Saturday, December 5, 2015

Commuter Knitter - Episode 102

A little late in getting this episode out to you all, but I hope you enjoy!



Your Mileage May Vary
Does the shorter daylight time in the winter months impact your knitting or crafting time?

You've Arrived at Your Destination

Antler Cardigan

Drive

Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket

Yoda from Star Wars Crochet

Trip Planner
Recreating a blanket that my great-grandma crocheted for me as a baby that was handed down to my middle brother

Blanket

Party Bus
Dusting off the Party Bus to give away a copy of Skein Watch Socks by Kinoknits
**Note - after recording the episode, Mary let me know that she recently started a podcast of her own.  I've listened to the first few episodes and this one will definitely find its way into my rotation!

Prairie Girls Knit & Spin
One Twisted Tree yarns

Enter to win in the Ravelry Group

Offroading
Carlos and I ventured up to Boston for the ND-BC game at Fenway Park and had a wonderful time!

Come Find me on the Interwebs
Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
Twitter - @CommuterKnitter
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Periscope - Commuter Knitter
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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Commuter Knitter - Episode 101 - Beyond Yarn and Needles

Carlos and I thank you so much for all of the kind notes and messages after Episode 100's exciting news that I shared.  This episode I have a couple FOs, a few WIPs, answer some questions about sweater knitting, and recap a wonderful day at NY State Sheep & Wool.



You've Arrived at Your Destination
Newborn Vertebrae
Mama Vertebrae

Newborn Vertebrae

Mama Vertebrae


Drive
Go Buffalo
DCS Pigskin Party
Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket

Go Buffalo

Addendum - Trip Planner - Bumble Socks for Carlos

Where Shall We Go Today?
A new segment to answer your questions.  This episode I talk all about sweater knitting thanks to a question from Michelle ACTuallyKNITting
I mention Amy Herzog's books and Craftsy Class (keep in mind I am a Craftsy affiliate, so if you happen to purchase a class after clicking a link here, I do receive a small commission)

Road Trips
NY State Sheep and Wool - October 17 and 18
Jennie the Potter
Gale's Art
Dragonfly Fibers
Into the Whirled

Rhinebeck - Apple Cider Donut Line!

Rhinebeck Haul

Rhinebeck Continued


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

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Commuter Knitter - Episode 100 - Speechless

This episode I am grateful for reaching 100 episodes, recap my 2015 goals, and share several new WIPs that have been under wraps for a bit.  Stay tuned after the closing music for some previously unaired audio from the "sound check" before the pilot episode.




Rearview Mirror
Recap/Check-in for 2015 goals and #stashdownthrowdown

Drive

Halloween Stripes


Mama Vertebrae
Halloween Socks
Arne & Carlos Socks
DCS Pigskin Party with BostonJen

Sweaters

A quick detour with news that will provide context to the next few WIPs

Newborn Vertebrae
Go Buffalo
Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket

Where Shall We Go Today?
A new segment to answer your questions.  This episode I talk all about choosing projects for travel and vacation knitting

Road Trips
Western CT Yarn Crawl - September 25-27
NY State Sheep and Wool - October 17 and 18


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

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Commuter Knitter - Episode 99 - Where Did August Go?

A recap of Stash Dash, a few WIPs, a chat about knitting socks for Carlos, and gearing up for Notre Dame football!



You've Arrived at Your Destination

Stash Dash 2015

Stash Dash recap - Details in TheKnitGirllls group

Patons Kroy Stripes - first sock done
Tan House Brook Shawl
Twitterpated Socks
Swirl E. Socks in One Twisted Tree Variegated Twist 
Sparkle Pony Socks
Vesper Intergalactic
Zigzagulars

Hitofude - Take Two

Congrats to Jasmin on her Stash Dash win AND the arrival of the newest Knitmore!

Drive

Pomme de Pin

Pomme de pin
June's Favorite Cardigan
Mama Vertebrae

Frogged:
September Morn
Elfe
Berkshire Dolman

Mama Vertebrae

Where Shall We Go Today?
A new segment to answer your questions.  This episode I talk all about knitting socks for Carlos and what I do differently.

Offroading
Notre Dame Football starts on Saturday! GO Irish!!

Road Trips
Western CT Yarn Crawl - September 25-27
NY State Sheep and Wool - October 17 and 18


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

Friday, August 7, 2015

Commuter Knitter - Episode 98 - Take Two

Three FOs, a couple WIPs and a lot of WIP-talking



You've Arrived at Your Destination
Operation Clear the Sock Needles
Vesper Intergalactic
Swirl E. Socks in One Twisted Tree Variegated Twist 
Prairie Girls Knit & Spin podcast
One Twisted Adventure - blog post from One Twisted Tree
These would count for ACTually KNITting's PALKAL
Hitofude - Take Two
Hitofude - take two

Drive
Stash Dash strategizing - Details in TheKnitGirllls group
Jasmin and I have a friendly wager going

Pomme de pin
June's Favorite Cardigan

Pomme de Pin


Where Shall We Go Today?
A new segment to answer your questions.  This week I talk all about my WIPs.

Road Trips
STITCHES Midwest - this weekend!
Stitch N Pitch at Citifield - August 16
Western CT Yarn Crawl - September
NY State Sheep and Wool - October 17 and 18


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

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Commuter Knitter - Episode 97 - There's All Sorts of Cheating Happening in This Episode!

Socks as far as the eye can see! And Jen is a cheater...



You've Arrived at Your Destination
Rainbows Flying Off the Needles

Drive
Stash Dash strategizing - Details in TheKnitGirllls group
Jasmin and I have a friendly wager going

Pomme de pin

#operationclearthesockneedles
Day 1 of #operationclearthesockneedles

Vesper Intergalactic
Swirl E. Socks in One Twisted Tree Variegated Twist 
Spring Forward 2.0 - One Twisted Tree
Whiz Bang by MrsShoo from the In a Sknit podcast in Quaere Fibre Sparkle Sock in Vincent & The Doctor
Paton's Kroy Blue Ragg Stripe
Poste Yarn - Elm Street
Two Lane Highway Rage Socks in Voolenvine Yarns stored in my glove box in my Stitched by Jessalu BBT bag.
Little Mount Yarn Co. Exploding TARDIS
Lollipop - Whisker Lickin's

Prairie Girls Knit & Spin podcast
Oh Loops! and Fiber by Design
Yarngasm Video Podcast

Road Maps - Sock Edition
Over the course of the several episodes, we are chatting about socks.  This week I talk about non-wool based sock yarns

Grumperina's blog post
Cascade Fixation
Blue Moon Fiber Arts - Sock Candy
CoBaSi

Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!

Rearview Mirror
Answered a question from the contest thread from earlier this year - DebKnits2 asked about my favorite project


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

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Commuter Knitter - Episode 96 - Fingers Crossed

Lots of WIPs, an FO for Stash Dash, and a brief chat about how I care for my socks



You've Arrived at Your Destination
Zigzagular Socks

Zigzagular Socks by Susie White


Total meterage for Stash Dash - 893.6 meters

Drive
Stash Dash strategizing - Details in TheKnitGirllls group
Jasmin and I have a friendly wager going

The Ultimate Nerd Scarf (formerly Big Bang Theory Scarf) out of hibernation
Graph Paper website - Thank you to Larry in our Ravelry Group for sharing!
I mention the Around Your Neck KAL with Suburban Stitcher and Must Stash podcasts

Hello neighbor! #stashdash2015

Pomme de pin

Spring Forward 2.0 - One Twisted Tree

Heel time! #onetwistedtree #stashdash2015 #omgheel

Two Lane Highway Rage Socks in Voolenvine Yarns stored in my glove box in my Stitched by Jessalu BBT bag.

Prairie Girls Knit & Spin podcast
Oh Loops! and Fiber by Design
Yarngasm Video Podcast

Paton's Kroy Blue Ragg Stripe

Swirl E. Socks in One Twisted Tree Variegated Twist 

Gauge and stitch patterns matter!

Whiz Bang by MrsShoo from the In a Sknit podcast in Quaere Fibre Sparkle Sock in Vincent & The Doctor


Road Maps - Sock Edition
Over the course of the several episodes, we are chatting about socks.  This week I talk about how I care for my socks
Citric Acid soak

Salad spinner turned sock spinner 😊 #operationsockdrawer #timetowashthesocks


Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!

Traffic Report
LifeFullofLaugh's Mini Skein swap group


Road Trips


I-91 Shop Hop - June 25th-28th
Green Mountain Spinnery (Putney, VT)
Handknits (Brattleboro, VT) 
Sheep & Shawl (Deerfield, MA) 
Northampton Wools (Northampton, MA) 
WEBS (Northampton, MA) 
Marji's Yarncrafts (Granby, CT) 
Creative Fibers LLC (Windsor, CT) 
Village Wool (Glastonbury, CT) 
Country Yarns (Wallingford, CT)
Knit New Haven (New Haven, CT) 
The Yarn Barn LLC (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
Email - commuterknitter@gmail.com
Instagram - ndjen04

Friday, June 5, 2015

Commuter Knitter - Episode 95 - Fueling my Competitive Fire

Second Sock Syndrome, smack talk for Stash Dash, and a bit of Disney chatter toward the end.  Enjoy!



You've Arrived at Your Destination
Tan House Brook

Tan House Brook Shawl by Boston Jen of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast
This project could have counted for PALKAL with ACTuallyKnitting podcast if I had waited until June 1st to finish

Twitterpated

Twitterpated Vanilla Socks

Total meterage for Stash Dash - 660.4

The LIST:

Stash Dash List

Drive
Stash Dash strategizing - Details in TheKnitGirllls group
Jasmin and I have a friendly wager going

The Ultimate Nerd Scarf (formerly Big Bang Theory Scarf) out of hibernation
Graph Paper website - Thank you to Larry in our Ravelry Group for sharing!

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E (almost!)

Cambridge Shawl
King of the Forest

Spring Forward 2.0 - One Twisted Tree
Zigzagular Socks by Susie White
Two Lane Highway Rage Socks in Voolenvine Yarns

Prairie Girls Knit & Spin podcast
Oh Loops! and Fiber by Design
Yarngasm Video Podcast

June's Favorite Cardigan

Road Maps - Sock Edition
Over the course of the several episodes, we are chatting about socks.  This week I talk about second sock syndrome and how to overcome it
Shoutout to KDLB - Kristine from the Yarnings Podcast

Melissa Morgan Oakes - 2-at-a-time Socks

Two at a Time Video

Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!

Offroading
Carlos and I are missing Disney World and help bring the Mouse home through podcasts
The DIS Unplugged
WDW Today
WDW Radio
See Ya Reel Soon
Disney Exchange
Enchanted Tiki Talk

Road Trips


I-91 Shop Hop - June 25th-28th
Green Mountain Spinnery (Putney, VT)
Handknits (Brattleboro, VT) 
Sheep & Shawl (Deerfield, MA) 
Northampton Wools (Northampton, MA) 
WEBS (Northampton, MA) 
Marji's Yarncrafts (Granby, CT) 
Creative Fibers LLC (Windsor, CT) 
Village Wool (Glastonbury, CT) 
Country Yarns (Wallingford, CT)
Knit New Haven (New Haven, CT) 
The Yarn Barn LLC (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
Email - commuterknitter@gmail.com
Instagram - ndjen04

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Commuter Knitter - Episode 94 - One Stitch at a Time

Converting Toe-Up/Cuff-Down



Drive
Just like Prairie Girl Susie of the Prairie Girls Knit & Spin podcast, I am holding WIPS as part of my Stash Dash strategizing - Details in TheKnitGirllls group
Jasmin and I have a friendly wager going
Big Bang Theory Scarf out of hibernation
Graph Paper website - Thank you to Larry in our Ravelry Group for sharing!
Tan House Brook Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde of the Down Cellar Studio podcast.  This project could count for PALKAL with ACTuallyKnitting podcast or the Around Your Neck KAL with Suburban Stitcher

Tan House Brook Shawl

Zigzagular Socks by Susie White

Zigzagular Socks

Spring Forward 2.0 - One Twisted Tree
Twitterpated Vanilla Socks

Two at a Time Socks

June's Favorite Cardigan

June's Favorite Cardigan

King of the Forest

Totoro



Road Maps - Sock Edition
Over the course of the several episodes, we are chatting about socks.  This week I (attempt to) answer the frequently asked question of how I convert cuff-down patterns to toe-up

Toe up

Toe Up Gusset Heel formula

Skew Socks


Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!

Road Trips


I-91 Shop Hop - June 25th-28th
Green Mountain Spinnery (Putney, VT)
Handknits (Brattleboro, VT) 
Sheep & Shawl (Deerfield, MA) 
Northampton Wools (Northampton, MA) 
WEBS (Northampton, MA) 
Marji's Yarncrafts (Granby, CT) 
Creative Fibers LLC (Windsor, CT) 
Village Wool (Glastonbury, CT) 
Country Yarns (Wallingford, CT)
Knit New Haven (New Haven, CT) 
The Yarn Barn LLC (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
Email - commuterknitter@gmail.com
Instagram - ndjen04