Sunday, July 15, 2007

PassioKnits Episode 2

Knitting and crochet updates. Blogs and Books of note.

MP3 File

Thanks to all for tuning (back) in!

The things and places I talked about this time:

Yarnswatch: my other blog where I show what yarns look like knitted-up.

Limari: the new yarn I review from Araucania

I'm Knitting as Fast as I Can : blog with GREAT hand-spun yarn, patterns, etc. The new knitting community

Secret Pal 11: The sign-up site for the upcoming swap for knitters

Secret Pal 11 blog

Knitting News Cast: once a podcast, still a source for knitterly news

Japanese Knitting Books: Incredible pattern books from Japan at NeedleArts Books

My Eclectic Mess: it's a podcast, it's a blog, it's an eclectic mess

Ribs and Lace Tank: One of my finished objects.

Twinkle Yarns "Cruise": yarn for an upcoming project

Library Thing: A place to keep track of all your books and finding others that are into the same things you are.

Book Mooch: A place to swap books you've read for books you want

Knitting Daily: "An online knitting guild meeting with everything but the brownies"

My finished objects:
This is the Ribs and Lace Tank by Jodi Green from Interweave Knits Spr/Sum 2006 in Zodiac by Karabella Yarns. Here is my review of the yarn on Yarnswatch.

Here's the Laxne tank from the book Araucania Moments. It is done is Nature Cotton.

Works in Progress:

Here's the infamous Crochet Me sock I've been working on, in this beautiful Dream in Color yarn called Gaia (a.k.a. Smooshy Sock). The pattern is "The Ultimate Crocheted Socks" by Dorothy Hardy. You know, when someone says it's the ultimate, why would you even mess with it? But that's just me. I have to change every pattern I do. But I learned my lesson with this one. After trying a couple of different knitted leg patterns for it, I've frogged and frogged, and come back to the original. True to form, however, mine will be longer in the leg, as I'm not much into anklets.

This is the beginning of the cute top I'm doing from the Spring/Summer 2007 edition of Vogue Knitting. Mine is in Rowan Calmer instead of the suggested Karabella Zodiac. I can't find a link for the pattern picture online, so you'll just have to wait till mine is done.


And last, but not least, the poll: How many people have you taught to knit? That number quickly becomes exponential when you think of all the people they've taught, and so on, and so on, and so on. So leave me a comment and let me know how many people YOU think you've taught to knit. You can leave a voice comment by clicking the link below:

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Here's the link to the podcast on I-tunes:

Episode 2 at I-tunes

Ignore the following, as I'm just claiming my Odeo channel:

Episode 2

My Odeo Channel (odeo/ef740a2aff265e


Rachel said...

So far good podcast. I reccomend that you edit it out the silent spots in your future episodes. Keep up the good work!

Kasia said...

Your knits look so lovely! I love the both tanks!

KnittyKitty said...

I love those tanks especially the pink one!!

Beth/Snarkdog said...

Thanks for the mention. I'm enjoying getting caught up on your podcast.