Thursday, March 28, 2013

Commuter Knitter - Episode 51 - Your Mileage May Vary


I introduce a new segment this week - Your Mileage May Vary - a place to open up some discussion about some hot topics!

Drive

Giraffe

Itty Bitty Toys

Rearview Mirror/Road Maps - choosing yarn and other tips for toy knitting

First Teddy Bear

The Knitted Teddy Bear by Sandra Polley

Teddy Bear for Carlos

Santa Claus

Mrs. Claus

Cuddly Clown

Topsy Turvy Doll

Your Mileage May Vary - a new segment where I delve into some of those issues that always spur discussion among knitters.  Join us over in the Ravelry Group for further discussion about this week's topic.

This week I discuss pattern writing - how detailed should the instructions be?  Line-by-line step-by-step, or more open-ended where it is up to the knitter to fill in the blanks.  

Yarn Harlot - "Shades of Grey" blog post on Monday, March 25, 2013

Jane & Jen Knit Funny - see episode 20 where Jane and Jen discuss how they re-chart patterns to fit their preferences and styles.

Carpool

Remembering Remy KAL - Knitting Brooklyn Podcast

Cosmic Knittas - Sandy Hook Tribute for International Yarn Bomb Day

Join the Cosmic Knittas on TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Ravelry for the yarn bomb in Sandy Hook on 6/8/2013

Knitted and Crocheted Items for the Yarn Bomb can be sent to:

Commuter Knitter Podcast

P.O. Box 203

Botsford, CT 06404

Healing Newtown 

Road Trips

Connecticut Sheep & Wool

I-91 Shop Hop June 27-30 - Facebook Page

Green Mountain Spinnery Putney, VT
Metaphor Yarns Shelburne Falls, MA
Northampton Wools Northampton, MA
WEBS Northampton, MA
Marji's Yarncrafts Granby, CT
Creative Fibers Windsor, CT
Yarnover Avon, CT
Village Wools Glastonbury, CT
Knit New Haven New Haven, CT
Yarn Barn Woodbridge, CT
The Yarn Basket Branford, CT 

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
Twitter - @CommuterKnitter
Facebook - Commuter Knitter
Instagram - ndjen04
Email - commuterknitter@yahoo.com

Check out this episode!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Commuter Knitter - Episode 50 - Toy Extravaganza!


Lots of toy talk this week with a current WIP, past FO's in rearview mirror, and a review of Easter Knits  by Arne & Carlos, a book of (you guessed it!) toys.

Drive

Rocky Coast

Giraffe

Itty Bitty Toys

Cargo and Trip Planner

June's Favorite Sweater

Quince and Co.

Rearview Mirror

First Teddy Bear

The Knitted Teddy Bear by Sandra Polley

Teddy Bear for Carlos

Santa Claus

Mrs. Claus

Cuddly Clown

Topsy Turvy Doll

Road Maps

This week I review Easter Knits by Arne & Carlos. Many thanks to the kind folks at Trafalgar Square for sending a copy of this book for review.  As always, the opinions expressed are my own.

Carpool

Remembering Remy KAL - Knitting Brooklyn Podcast

Cosmic Knittas - Sandy Hook Tribute for International Yarn Bomb Day

Join the Cosmic Knittas on TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Ravelry for the yarn bomb in Sandy Hook on 6/8/2013

Knitted and Crocheted Items for the Yarn Bomb can be sent to:

Commuter Knitter Podcast

P.O. Box 203

Botsford, CT 06404

Healing Newtown 

Road Trips

Connecticut Sheep & Wool

I-91 Shop Hop June 27-30 - Facebook Page

Green Mountain Spinnery Putney, VT
Metaphor Yarns Shelburne Falls, MA
Northampton Wools Northampton, MA
WEBS Northampton, MA
Marji's Yarncrafts Granby, CT
Creative Fibers Windsor, CT
Yarnover Avon, CT
Village Wools Glastonbury, CT
Knit New Haven New Haven, CT
Yarn Barn Woodbridge, CT
The Yarn Basket Branford, CT 

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
Twitter - @CommuterKnitter
Facebook - Commuter Knitter
Instagram - ndjen04
Email - commuterknitter@yahoo.com


Check out this episode!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Commuter Knitter - Episode 49 - Back Behind the Wheel


After about a week off to get over losing her voice, Jen is back behind the wheel of the podcast.

You've Arrived at Your Destination

Katie

Shamrock

Drive

Rocky Coast

Jerry the Musical Monkey

Giraffe

Itty Bitty Toys

Rearview Mirror

Central Park Hoodie

Carpool

Remembering Remy KAL - Knitting Brooklyn Podcast

Cosmic Knittas - Sandy Hook Tribute for International Yarn Bomb Day

Join the Cosmic Knittas on TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Ravelry for the yarn bomb in Sandy Hook on 6/8/2013

Knitted and Crocheted Items for the Yarn Bomb can be sent to:

Commuter Knitter Podcast

P.O. Box 203

Botsford, CT 06404

Healing Newtown 

Road Trips

Connecticut Sheep & Wool

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
Twitter - @CommuterKnitter
Facebook - Commuter Knitter
Instagram - ndjen04
Email - commuterknitter@yahoo.com


Check out this episode!

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P.S. Episode 49 is on its way up tonight - thanks for bearing with me!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Commuter Knitter - Episode 48 - One Year!


In this episode, Jen takes a look back at the first year of The Commuter Knitter Podcast.  Thank you so much to all of the listeners who have made this a truly wonderful journey!  Here's to the second year and beyond!

You've Arrived at Your Destination

2012 FO's on Ravelry

2013 FO's on Ravelry

Drive

Katie

Neutral

Color Affection

Rocky Coast

Granny Square Blanket

Carpool

Remembering Remy KAL - Knitting Brooklyn Podcast

Cosmic Knittas - Sandy Hook Tribute for International Yarn Bomb Day

Join the Cosmic Knittas on TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Ravelry for the yarn bomb in Sandy Hook on 6/8/2013

Knitted and Crocheted Items for the Yarn Bomb can be sent to:

Commuter Knitter Podcast

P.O. Box 203

Botsford, CT 06404

Healing Newtown 

Road Trips during the first year of the podcast

Connecticut Sheep & Wool

I-91 Shop Hop

Ravellenics - Team Sasquatch

STITCHES East

NY Sheep & Wool

Vogue Knitting Live

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
Twitter - @CommuterKnitter
Facebook - Commuter Knitter
Instagram - ndjen04
Email - commuterknitter@yahoo.com

Check out this episode!