Friday, May 31, 2013

International Yarn Bomb Day 2013

Hi Everyone!!

There will not be an episode this week - it has been a little crazy, but in a good way! Yesterday, the Cosmic Knittas got together for another planning meeting for International Yarn Bombing Day to continue sorting through all of the beautiful knitted and crocheted items that you have sent to us from around the world.  We will be installing everything on Friday, June 7th.  Yes, technically IYBD is the 8th, but we all had obligations on Saturday, so IYBD will be celebrated in Newtown a day early.  We have permission to use the area where the main installation will be and it can stay up for two weeks.  If you are local and would like to help on the 7th, please get in touch with one of us and we'll give you the details of where (although if you follow either the Cosmic Knittas or me on Twitter, you might already know ;-) )

If you are not local, be sure to follow along online to check out our progress.  We are very excited and cannot wait to share all the color, cheer and love stitched in these items with the people of Newtown!

A sneak peek of some of the amazing tags we've received so far:

IYBD

Sandy Hook IYBD

Sandy Hook IYBD

Sandy Hook Yarn Bomb

Sandy Hook Yarn Bomb

Sandy Hook Yarn Bomb

IYBD

IYBD

Sandy Hook IYBD

IYBD - Danbury

IYBD - Danbury 2

Sandy Hook IYBD



Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Commuter Knitter - Episode 56 - Take 424


Thank you for bearing with me through the delays thanks to my technical difficulties with my new recording gizmo (Zoom H2n Handy Recorder).  My thoughts and prayers to the people of Moore, OK affected by Monday's tornado. 


Drive

Cargo

Camp Loopy

And So Are You Shawl by Rose Beck

Rearview Mirror

Carpool - Community Events and Charity KALs
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
Road Trips
I-91 Shop Hop June 27-30 - Facebook Page
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 

STITCHES East - Registration is OPEN.  I will be taking Snip & Zip: Steeks and Zippers with Franklin Habit.

Come Find me on the Interwebs
Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
Twitter - @CommuterKnitter
Facebook - Commuter Knitter
Plurk - CommuterKnitter
Nimblestix - ndjen04
Instagram - ndjen04
Email - commuterknitter@yahoo.com
Show notes - http://commuterknitter.blogspot.com

Friday, May 10, 2013

Commuter Knitter - Episode 55 - Stay-cation Edition


Thank you for joining me for a stay-cation edition of the podcast - a little delayed due to an FO and new podcasting equipment (Zoom H2n Handy Recorder)!



Happy Birthday

You've Arrived at Your Destination
Rocky Coast

Rocky Coast

Drive
Large Granny Square for Cosmic Knittas Yarn Bomb

Sandy Hook Yarn Bomb

Neutral
Color AffectionSurprise Granny Square project
Trip Planner
June's Favorite Cardigan
Rearview Mirror
February Lady Sweater

Carpool - Community Events and Charity KALs
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

Offroading - flattered that the Knitmore Girls purloined this segment in their episode last week, I'm taking it back this episode to talk about the television show that Carlos and I have been watching recently (in essence purloining the "TV" part of the TVKnittingPodcast)

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

STITCHES East - class brochure available May 14, 2013; registration opens May 20th.

Come Find me on the Interwebs
Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
Twitter - @CommuterKnitter
Facebook - Commuter Knitter
Plurk - CommuterKnitter
Nimblestix - ndjen04
Instagram - ndjen04
Email - commuterknitter@yahoo.com
Show notes - http://commuterknitter.blogspot.com

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Episode 54 - Back on Track


 Getting back on track with a regular mid-week episode.



You've Arrived at Your Destination
Go Buffalo - a.k.a. Baby-sweater-in-a-weekGo Buffalo

Drive
Rearview Mirror

Your Mileage May Vary - 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's question is: How far would you go for a fiber-related event (whether festival, convention, or retreat)?

Carpool - Community Events and Charity KALs
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
Road Trips
I-91 Shop Hop June 27-30 - Facebook Page
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
Plurk - CommuterKnitter
Nimblestix - ndjen04
Instagram - ndjen04
Email - commuterknitter@yahoo.com
Show notes - http://commuterknitter.blogspot.com