Episode 30: Still Obsessing Over Socks

February 3, 2012 at 3:56 am 2 comments

Hello and welcome to episode 30 of Just One More Row! In this episode we talk about what’s on our needles and bobbins, FO’s, New in the Queue, Rich Girl, and a discussion of Socktopus by Alice Yu.

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Thanks for listening!

On The Needles/Bobbins/Spindles:
Dana:
V Junkie sock, Toe-up Anu sock, Acer Cardi, Romney laceweight singles
Brittany: Linen Stitch Scarf, Herringbone Cowl, Sock Monkey Socks, Unwind Yarn Company Abalone Polwarth

Finished Objects/Yarns:
Dana: Loop Nply yarn 244yds, Pigeonroof Studios Merino in Starflower thick/thin singles (x2) 274yds in Skein 1 & 256yds in Skein 2, BeeMiceElf Space Invaders merino 204yds, Panther Creek polwarth 166yds
Brittany: CloudLover Gingerbread Falkland 232yds

New In The Queue:
Dana: Gramps by tincanknits ($6 download on Ravelry)
Brittany: Xenia by Vanessa Smith($6 download on Ravelry)

If I Was A Rich Girl:
Dana: Spin Art by Jacey Boggs(~$17.79 on Amazon)
Brittany: Lollipop Yarn self-striping yarn

Product Review: Socktopus by Alice Yu ($13.57 on Amazon)
Dana: I honestly can’t think of a single pattern I don’t want to knit. I’m currently knitting “V Junkie” and the pattern is clear, well-written, and has great pictures that show the detail. There are lots of technique sections scattered throughout the book, and it really explains some of the trickier techniques used in the patterns in greater detail (with great clear pictures too!). The other thing I love about this book is that every pattern is knit with a handpainted indie dyed yarn (from the designer’s own line of yarns) so you can pretty much guess how handpainted yarns are going to behave in each pattern before testing it out yourself.
Brittany: 
I love  the project gallery at the beginning. All the yarn used is very pretty and never overwhelms the patterns. She talk about the fibers that go into socks (including a brief lesson on common sheep breeds). Also, the behaviors of different ply structures (2,3,4,6,9) with clear pictures of the swatches.
Patterns themselves:
– A short blurb about why she named the pattern/ design inspiration (love!)
-Large, clear charts
-detail shots
-tutorials for new techniques interspersed as you use them
-variety of techniques that seem to get harder as you get further into the book.
-resource section
-index!

Contest Winner: We had 96 entries! The winner is 33, LizinMemphis. Congratulations!

Announcements:

  • Dana is vending Super Summer KnitTogether! 🙂 June 30 is the vendor market, open to the public for a $5 entry fee. Details to come!
  • Thanks to our sponsor Cakewalk Yarns!
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Entry filed under: knitting, podcast, shownotes, spinning.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. irishagold  |  February 6, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Unfortunately, I could hardly hear you girls…..

    Reply
  • 2. Liz Awsumb  |  February 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Dana, I sent you a Ravelry message with my address, Thanks for the yarn–that purple looks just like me!
    Thanks,
    LizinMemphis

    Reply

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