Sat, 20 February 2016
Brainy Thing: 20:47 Behind the Redwood Curtain 33:15
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting:
Catherine updates us on her process knitting with Vanessa Ives Shawl by Bunny Muff http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vanessa-ives
She is knitting baby socks by http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-socks--hat Bianca Boonstra for her favorite charity Afghan for Afghans http://www.afghansforafghans.org/index.html. They are out of her 2nd pair of Catnip Yarn that she died with Dharma dyes
Margaret has made more Bevy of Bangles http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bevy-of-bangles by Mags Kandis The pattern is free on the interweave press site and is featured in the book Gifted by Mags Kandis.
She reacquainted her self with Judy's magic cast on. As a reminder, she used the illustrations of Judy Becker’s book: Beyond Toes: Knitting Adventures with Judy’s Magic Cast-on.
Catherine tells us more about Stitchlinks and their work on Knitting and Addiction. Stitchlinks was started by Betson Corkhill. Catherine also mentions a HBO series http://www.hbo.com/addiction/on addiction that she found very informative.
Stitch Links http://stitchlinks.com/
Behind the Redwood Curtain
Margaret talks about the Standish Hickey State Recreational Area http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=423 and The Peg House http://thepeghouse.net/ complex across the street from the entrance.
Catherine tells Cat Bordhi’s tip on dealing with ladders in your knitting.
There’s a new contest — send in your knitting (or crochet) tips for an opportunity to win five back issues of PomPom magazine. Also, there is the continuing incentive to join the Ravelry Teaching your Brain to Knit http://www.ravelry.com/groups/teaching-your-brain-to-knit group.
Direct download: Ep_033_How_can_Knitting_help_fight_addiciton_un_-_2_19_16_7.08_PM.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:26pm PST
Sun, 7 February 2016
Brainy Thing: 13:45 Behind the Redwood Curtain 23:10
What we’re learning from our Knitting
Margaret is knitting a cowl out of Katia Temis or Colibri —she’s lost the ball band There’s no pattern: She just casts on 25 or more stitches and knits in garter stitch on very large needles (size 13) until she runs out of yarn. This is her exercise bike knitting. She also reports on how much she likes the Designing Vashti Yarn: Lotus Z-twisted sport weight fashion yarns: 52 cotton, 48 rayon. She knit up Kira K’s Belle Epoque shawl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/belle-epoque-shawl) with it and has had a chance to try it out and she loves the mix of cotton and rayon.
After years, Catherine finished her first pair of socks. She’s knit many since this first pair that she never quite4 finished. She used a generic cuff down sock recipe that she got from the sock knitting class she took and used a Brown Sheep Fleece cotton and wool yarn.
Brainy Thing: Lily Chin: Teacher Extraordinaire
Margaret analyzes why she thinks Lily Chin is an excellent teacher. Margaret recently finished viewing the Crocheter’s Toolbox video and also took a class in person with Lily on knitted closures.
Behind the Redwood Curtain: ACV
The Arcata/Eureka or the Eureka/Arcata airport (which actually is in McKinleyville) according to some people is the foggiest airport in the U.S. Whether that is true or not, it has a fascinating history.
Knitting Tip: SSK
Catherine tells us about a neater, more “perfect” left leaning decrease.
Direct download: Ep._032_Lily_Chin-_Teacher_Extraordinaire_pre_au.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:14pm PST