Episode 12: The KAL Begins!
Hey there and thanks for listening to our 12th episode! We’re a bit early this time, but we wanted to get this episode out so you could get the details on the Summer Sweater KAL! And thanks to all of you that checked on Dana after the storm; she really appreciates it.
Dana: Chris’s 4th Anniversary Socks, Nelkin Mystery KAL, Roxanne Mystery KAL, Quick Cable Slouch Hat, the Angry Bird was indeed angry- frogged!, KnittyandColor Sparkle Batt, Corgi Hill Farms Swiss Chard Batts
Brittany: Breaking Hearts Socks
In this segment we got into a quick discussion about sock toe construction, and here is a link to a blog post that has pretty good descriptions and directions for the different toe types we talked about.
New In The Queue:
Dana: Gaia by Kristen TenDyke (free on the Berroco website here)
Brittany: Minuet Tam by Virginia Tullock of FatCatKnits (free on Ravelry), she’ll use her Midnight Purls Polwarth handspun for it (mentioned Buttonhead from Knitty)
Review: KnitScene Summer 2011
We think KnitScene is just awesome. It’s styled in a way that’s more attractive to us than a lot of the knitting magazines are. We like lots of patterns in this issue, including the Windsor Cardi, Lodi Caridgan, Sackets Harbor Pullover, Mountour Falls Cardigan, Penumbra Tee (looks like the neckline on the Lotus Blossom Tank Dana started last summer!), and the Radian Yoke. Dana really likes the article on mitered corners- really makes a sweater look “finished”! There are interesting articles in this one, including a biography of Amy Christoffers and an article by Stephen West on garter stitch. We felt they missed the mark in the “Sail Away” section… none of the designs actually say “nautical” to us, but we love the clothes the models are wearing. Overall, our opinion is that this is the first summer edition of a magazine that we’ve wanted to knit more than one thing, so we recommend it buying it!
Summer Sweater KAL:
- Starts May 1, ends August 1
- No rules about what pattern you can use… and if you started a summer sweater a week or two ago and only have a little bit done, please join us anyway!
- Here is the chatter thread, and here is the FO thread.
- Prizes are: 1.4oz lincoln/merino/silk/milk batt from Tyrannosaurus Knits, 3 sets of stitchmarkers from EBunnyCrafts, and some yarn we’ll pick up at MTFAF.
Events & Announcements:
Middle Tennessee Fiber Arts Festival: May 27-28 in Dickson TN. Dana is taking the Spin Silk & Have Fun! class, and is trying to talk Brittany into taking it too. If you’re going to be there, we’d love to meet you! Please drop us a line!
Also, thanks so much for sticking with us while our sound was a bit wonky. We think we’ve got it figured out now, and love the way it sounds! Thanks for being so patient with us!
If you donate $1 or more to the podcast between now and May 27, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a beautiful skein of Tyrannosaurus Knits Velociraptor Sock in the Candy Striper colorway!
Also, if you’ve donated and did not provide your Ravelry username in the “notes” box, please contact us and let us know who you are! We need your usernames so we can enter you into the drawing! Thanks!! 🙂
Don’t forget about the special discount code for the Breaking Hearts Socks pattern! Just type in code ONEMOREROW at Ravelry checkout to save $1 off the pattern til the end of 2011!
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