Friday, April 18, 2014

Commuter Knitter - Episode 71 - Knitter's Guilt and Moving Forward




Drive

Hat for Dad
Oranje in Frabjous Fibers Wonderland Yarns Mad Hatter.
New LYS in Newtown, CT - The Sheep Shoppe!! (Facebook page)
Monkey by Cookie A in Lorna's Laces Solemate
Monkey Socks

Cargo
Holiday Yarns Flock Sock - a surprise from my husband!
Surprise from Carlos

Your Mileage May Vary
What are your preferred sock needles? DPN's, magic loop, 2 circs, small circs?  Let us know in this week's episode thread in the Ravelry group

Road Maps
I talk about winding yarn twice to relieve some of the tension in the cake of yarn - thank you to a wonderful listener for the suggestion! I mention the Dark Matter Knits podcast by Elizabeth Green Musselman

Traffic Report
Deborah Tomasello is writing a book about our knitting stories.  If you are interested in contributing please send an email to Deborah (coedeborah [at] aol [dot] com) with the following:


Road Trips
Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival - April 26th - Tolland Agricultural Center in Vernon CT
STITCHES East - Hartford, CT - October 9th-12th


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

4 comments:

  1. I'm a FLK LOVER! Heck, I'd marry it. You still get that ZING! of joy and happiness as the heel magically makes this heel fit of glory. I'm into them and no, no one told me to say that. I would not knit socks without them. I knit two at a time toe up and am in love. I'm making one right now. I'm working the heel as I listen to you. I am in heaven!!!!!! You and FLK heels. Knitting happy time. :)

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  2. Hey! I love the Chia Goo red cable needles too, they're my fave! I love the join, sharp tips, the cable and everything you mentioned too. However, I like to do socks toe up, two at a time. I use two different needles, so usually one chia goo, one knit picks, so that I don't accidentally pickup the wrong needle. I learned this tip from a Craftsy class I took.

    I'm enjoying following you now on IG and listening to your blog :)

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    1. Oh and as far as length, I usually use short 16" needles since I'm not looping around in magic loop :)

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  3. your sock looks awesome on the rainbow dash, so happy you love it :) HUGS to you

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