Showing posts from January, 2012

Interview: Hoxton Handmade

The Electric Sheep Podcast is one of my favorite knitting podcasts, and I jumped for joy when Hoxton Handmade (the host) agreed to do this interview!

I must admit, whenever I see a new episode of Electric Sheep downloading to my iTunes, a little party goes on in my head. Whether it’s about what’s on her needles, a knitting magazine review, hilarious (sometimes bearded) excerpt from the ‘Feed the Sheep’ thread on Ravelry, commentary on current events or her annual holiday Panto, Hoxton keeps us coming back for more! I really enjoy her wit, imagination, and honesty… She’s fantastic!

If you’ve never heard of the Electric Sheep, I hope this interview encourages you to check it out.

For those who have never heard about the Electric Sheep Podcast, please tell us a little about it:

Electric Sheep is a mostly-knitting British podcast in which I talk about patterns, yarns, and my woolly triumphs and disasters. Every episode starts with an essay on a wide variety of topics, from the …

Episode 35 - Living On the Edge

Episode 35 - 'Living On the Edge'
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Gynx Yarns Giveaway Winner
Big thanks to Laura Jinks of Gynx Yarns for offering up one of her gorgeous skeins for the giveaway and to everyone who entered to win it! Using a random number generator, I'm excited to announce that Ashley_Mann is the winner!!! Please contact me with your info so I can send you your prize.

On and Off the Needles

This past week, I finished knitting a pair of vanilla socks, using Cakewalk Yarns in Weenie.Since most of my yarn is packed away in a ginormous moving box, I was able to focus on my Audrey in Unst cardigan. I finished knitting the body.I'm still working my way through chart 2 of the Evenstar Shawl

Stash Bust Army
Cloisonée Mittens by Stephanie Pearl-McPheeAberdeen Mittens by Carol SundayApril Showers Cowl by Meg Strong

Vogue Knitting Live 2012

Yesterday, I went to Vogue Knitting LIVE! in Manhattan.  I had never been, so I was pretty excited to find out what was in store! I didn't sign up for any classes or lectures... If anything, I would have liked to take a spinning glass, but they weren't offering any, and nothing else on the schedule really jumped out at me.  So, I just got a marketplace pass. 
Unlike Rhinebeck, there weren't many indie dyers (not to mention, no livestock!)-- mainly yarn shops from all over the map... There were, however lots of interesting fibers like bison, possum... and for whatever reason fun fur and other novelty yarns. I'm blanking on the name, but Maria (from the Subway Knits Podcast) bought two contrasting yummy skeins of possum-- can't wait to see what she knits up with it. I also ran into Kaystarr from CraftStash, who is super nice!-- Caught her ogling and fondling yarn over at the Woolbearer's booth.

As if the day couldn't get any better, I had another Ysolda Tea…

Episode 34 - Shooting for Heirloom

Episode 34: Shooting for Heirloom
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Gynx Yarns Giveaway!

To enter the contest, simply comment on this post. I will announce a random winner in the next episode. Good luck!  Gynx Yarns Lemon Berry Parfait Fiber content: 100% organic merino
Yarn Weight: sock / fingering
437yds / 100g

Thanks to Laura Jinks for donating this gorgeous skein of Gynx Yarns. Check out Laura's Etsy Shop and my interview with her on!

Vogue Knitting Live 2012
I'll be there Saturday, January 14th, 2012... sometime in the morning. If you see me, say hello! :) Update
Interview w/ Cakewalk YarnsInterview w/ Gynx Yarns
Brooklyn Tweed's Wool People Vol. 2 Review
On the Needles

To help my Velynda Cardigan's loose neckline, Misiula & Nancy suggested I try the Yarn Harlot's crochet reinforcement technique… genius!

Sophie's Slouch by Kirsten Kapur
Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool in Natural Heather

Audrey in Unst by Gudrun Johnston
Knit Picks Gloss DK in Velve…

Episode 33: Smoke Jacketty

Episode 33: Smoke Jacketty
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Resolutions for 2012
Learn to spinStick to a scheduleConvince Dennis to Get a Dog... not a cat
My interview on APlayfulDay's blogMamaholmes started a 'Slow Cooker Recipe' thread in the YarnGasm Ravelry groupRound the Twist Podcast with Carin

Off The Needles:

Echo Flowers Shawl Jenny Johnson Johnen Velynda Cardigan by Bonne Marie BurnsButterfly Hat by Sofiya Cremin
On the Needles:
Audrey in Unst by Gudrun JohnstonMan's Cable Cardigan by Josh Bennet (Vogue Knitting Winter 2009/2010)
Stash Bust Army
Gespeg by Ariane Caron-Lacoste Bosc Hat by Robin UlricOlive by Diana HannaSimple Pleasures Hat by Purl SoHo135-31 Hat in textured pattern by DROPS Design