Episode 7: Kicks vs. Ruts

February 23, 2011 at 10:58 pm 2 comments

Thanks for joining us for episode 7!  If we missed a link or if you have a question, please email us or leave a comment! 🙂

On Our Needles/Bobbins:

Dana:  Down The Rabbit Hole Socks, Revontuli Shawl, Giant Granny Square Afghan O’ Dooooooom; Unwind Yarn Company merino in Fat Tuesday (Dana said Ametrine on the show by accident, sorry!)

Brittany:  Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf, (mentions Geodesic Cardigan and Malabrigo Laceweight), Midnight Purls Polwarth in Seasick

Finished Objects & Yarn:

Dana:  Cleopatra Socks, Whippoorwill Shawl, Shrinking Violets socks, Preemie Hat for charity, Rogue Adventures Merino/Silk Singles, Pigeonroof Studios Merino in Bracken

Brittany:  Baby Sweater, Corriedale (dyed by Dana), Lorna’s Laces Anklets

New In The Queue:

Dana:  Tomato by Wendy Bernard (from No Sheep For You) out of Noro Chirimen (Dana’s yarn in particular is here, and mentions TurtleGirl76’s Noro Striped Tomato), Shamrock Tam by Brandi Murphy (free on Ravelry and perfect for handspun)

Brittany:  Ruched Yoke Tee (from Interweave Knits Spring 2011)

If I Was A Rich Girl:

Dana:  HiyaHiya small interchangeable set

Brittany:  WIP tool from Karat Stix on Etsy

Knitting Kicks vs. Knitting Ruts:

We have a short discussion about the difference between knitting “kicks” and “ruts”.  Basically, we come to the conclusion that “ruts” has a negative connotation, and implies that it’s something you can’t break out of easily.  “Kicks” can be fun, when we’re obsessed with a pattern, color, technique, or particular type of item (socks, hats, cowls, etc.) and are having so much fun knitting that particular item that we knit multiples of it.  “Ruts” are more like knitting ennui, we think- when we just can’t decide what we want to knit, or if everything we have on the needles is too complicated for the amount of “bandwidth” we have at the moment.  We think that there are a lot of factors for why a knitter might go on a “kick”- comfort, familiarity, quickness, etc.  We come to the conclusion that “kicks” aren’t all bad and can be a lot of fun!

Patterns we mentioned during the discussion were: Turn A Square by Jared Flood, Luxe Neckwarmer by Tracy Ullman & Mel Clark (from Knit2Together), Monkeys by Cookie A, Bulky Mobius Cowl by Haley Waxberg

Upcoming Events:

Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival: March 17-19 in Townsend TN- we will be there the 19th

Stitches South: April 14-17 in Atlanta GA (our friends from Erin.Lane will be there- please stop by their booth and say hello!!  Their products are amazing!!!)

Middle Tennessee Fiber Arts Festival: May 27-28 in Dickson TN- we will be there the 28th

Contact Info:

Dana on Ravelry: craftygirl83

Brittany on Ravelry: brittanylaine

Our group on Ravelry: Just One More Row Podcast Fans

Email us: justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter: @justonemorerow


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. AnneLena Mattison  |  February 24, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Thank you for mentioning my new design: Ruched Yoke Tee. I hope you get to make it, let me know if you have any questions 🙂

    Love the podcast, am a regular listener from the very start.

    • 2. justonemorerowpodcast  |  February 24, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      Yes, I LOVE your design. Definitely my favorite from the latest issue. 🙂


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