Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Episode 23: Back In Business!

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Introduce Yourself!

On The Needles

Iced by Carol Feller

Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes

Knitting Gremlins

Those gremlins  must have been playing with my socks when I wasn't looking!

Off The Needles

KGASS Afghan square

Squares For Comfort KAL/CAL Afghan square

* If you want to tighten up your purl stitch try Cat Bordhi's method!
Finished my Hobbledehoy ply pack!

And for the close up.....

Craftsy class review-

Spinning Dyed Fibers with Felicia Lo  - this is an excellent class and Ms. Lo is a fantastic teacher. Highly recommended!

New (to me) Podcast

I have fallen in love with Yarnspinnerstales! Find this fabulous podcast on iTunes and check out her Ravelry group.

Knitting For Good

Please join me in supporting Squares For Comfort distribute blankets to those hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy in the New York area.
Please read this thread for all of the details!!

Thanks for listening!

A very Happy Thanksgiving to all of my U.S. listeners!!

All music has been provided by Music Alley


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Squares For Comfort Update- Prizes & Thanks!

I am moved by the wonderful response I've received since announcing Knitting Brooklyn's charity KAL/CAL to support Squares for Comfort! Thank you all!
Fiber artists and listeners alike have graciously donated prizes for those who enter pictures of their completed squares  by 12/31/12 here.

A skein of yarn from Roman Hills
A skein of sport weight yarn from Spin Monkeys
Winner's choice! 2 skeins from Desert Vista Dyeworks
A skein of  "Soft Kitty" from Fibernymph Dye Works
A set of stitch markers (small or regular) from Cattail Knits
Winner's choice! Choose either  Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in Pop Rocks,  Malabrigo Sock in Caribeno, or Abstract Fibers Super Sock in Joseph’s Coat from Jen of the Commuter Knitter Podcast.
One copy of Cookie A's Shapes & Forms ebook and one copy of a Winged Knits ebook donated by Mel of the Single Handed Knits videocast.
2 copies of the pattern Relief Counterpane Blanket by Stephanie Kreuz: one donated by JanElinRN & terry427; one by myself
"A Knitter's Home Companion" by Michelle Edwards & Jennifer Gotch by terry427
A pattern gifted through Ravelry up to a $7 value by JansHands
A skein of yarn by Captiva
A skein of Five Moons hand dyed yarn in the Marmalade Chutney colorway along with fabric labels by Elspeth81
2 skeins Tosh Sock in the "home" colorway and one skein of "The Painted Tiger " in their Tiger Club May 2012 colorway by Barbknitz
Thank you to all of our prize sponsors and to all of my fellow podcasters for spreading the word about this KAL!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Squares For Comfort Charity KAL/CAL with Knitting Brooklyn!!

In an effort to help those devastated by Hurricane Sandy, JanElinRN and terry427 are collecting afghan squares to seam into much needed blankets. They have set up a group on Ravelry- Squares For Comfort which I urge you to join and support! I would like to encourage a sense of community here in the KB group, so I will be hosting an afghan square KAL/CAL until 12/31 to help out these wonderful ladies!!
Find the Ravelry thread here!

How You Can Help!
  • Knit or crochet 12” x 12” afghan squares with a garter stitch border
  • Please use machine washable, worsted weight yarn
  • Any color, pattern, or design is welcome
  • Any additional cards or notes with well wishes that you would like to pass on can be included as well.
  • You may include your name and city/state with your donation if you’d like that included
Our KAL/CAL will end 12/31, but Jan & Terry will accept squares indefinitely.

Mail your squares to:
Squares for Comfort
PO Box 909
Melville, NY 11747

Of course, there’s prizes!!
To enter post a picture of your afghan square in the FO thread, winners chosen by RNG, by 12/31/2012
To see the full list of fantastic prizes see this blog post!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Episode 22: There's No Place Like Home

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Introduce Yourself!

On The Needles & Spinning

See episode 21 's shownotes :0)

Tina & Coggie's Wheel Cleaning Tutorial

Knitting Gremlins

If you can't get the knitting, get the knitting needles!

Knitting For Good

Super Ty on Ravelry


Subway Knits Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraiser - info here

Post that you donated here! and email your receipt to subway.knits@gmail.com

Sherry aka spejo on ravelry has posted info on her daughter in law's  hurricane relief fundraising efforts here!

You can visit Rachel's charity organization directly here! Her drive will end November 11, 2012

Thank you for all of your prayers, thoughts, and well wishes- they were so greatly appreciated!!

Please take a moment to say a prayer for the victims and survivors of Hurricane Sandy.