Thursday, September 12, 2013

30 Day Sweater - Raglan Increases Tutorial

Hi everyone!  It looks as though I will not get an episode out this week, but I'm popping over here because I'm excited to be a part of the media tour for the 30 Day Sweater Challenge run by Johnny Vasquez and Lacie Lynnae.  This Challenge takes place in October when Johnny and Lacie are running a knit-along with 5000+ knitters to create a sweater in 30 days.  If you've been following along with my knitting adventures this summer, you know that I knit not one, but two sweaters this summer - each within one-month's time.  Why not go for three, right?

If you'd like more information, check out the 30 Day Sweater website for more information.  Johnny & Lacie are also giving Commuter Knitter Podcast listeners a free copy of their Sweater Planning Guide as a Thank You for checking out the challenge.

In the meantime, here is a quick raglan increase tutorial for you to get started:

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In the interest of full disclosure, as a media partner for the 30 Day Challenge, I will be participating in the challenge and receive the materials for free.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Commuter Knitter - Episode 63 -




You've Arrived At Your Destination
Bayside Pullover
Bayside Pullover by Hannah Fettig - Camp Loopy Project Number 3
Cascade Heritage Silk in Strawberry Creme

Ribbit

Ribbit by Susan B. Anderson - free pattern available at Spud & Chloe blog

Drive

Halloween Socks for Carlos - Denali Socks with the links for the formula I'm using
Gnome Acres in Witches Brew

June's Favorite Cardigan
June's Favorite Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Quince & Co. Lark in Dogwood


Cargo
Wollmeise
Wollmeise DK from The Loopy Ewe - colorway is Magnolie Dark

Traffic Report
New podcasts that I've been listening to during my commute
Prairie Girls Knit and Spin hosted by Danie and Susie - Ravelry Group
Stitched Together hosted by Chrissy - Ravelry Group - Crafting Library KAL
Knotty Girls Knitcast hosted by Jen and Laura - Ravelry Group

Carpool
Podcaster Throwdown for Halos of Hope - STITCHES West 2014
The Crochet Dude's Chemo Cap challenge
New England Halos of Hope - holiday caps for pediatric centers in October and November.  Let me know if you want to knit or crochet some holiday caps and we'll get a KAL/CAL going!

Road Trips
I entered my NY Cardigan and Frost Tapestry Hat in the Needlework Contest at the Bridgewater Fair and won a blue & yellow ribbon!
Fair

Newtown Arts Festival - September 21-22, 2013
Western CT Yarn Crawl - October 4-7, 2013
NY State Sheep & Wool Festival - October 19-20, 2013 - Rhinebeck, NY
STITCHES East - November 7-10, 2013 - Hartford, CT


Come Find me on the Interwebs
Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
Twitter - @CommuterKnitter
Facebook - Commuter Knitter
Email - commuterknitter@yahoo.com
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