Knitcentric

Young mother, and avid knitter working her way through life, one pair of socks at a time.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Alright, I don't know who the wise guy is, but I am having issues with posting pictures today. I know I promised a picture of me, as well as pictures of my knitting, but alas. Not here, not today. Since pictures are pretty much the point of show notes, I will try again in the morning. I know with family arriving in about an hour you might think I'll blow it off. I'll keep trying for pictures every day until it works.

Hopefully, show notes soon!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Hey everyone, here are the show notes from episodes 13 and 14. Sorry they took so long!

First off, last week I spoke about knitting I have seen on tv recently. For some truly inspired knitting check out the 1991 show Dinosaurs. I also spoke a bit about where I would like to see some knitting in entertainment.

I knit a Watermelon hat, based off of the hat knit by the Yarn Harlot recently. I’m having a bit of trouble with the seeds, I don’t want to leave a string going through the inside of the hat, but I’m not sure how else to do the double stitching.




I finished my World Cup Knitting. I had knit the Fuzzy Reception Cardigan designed by Joanna Sieff and available through knitpicks.com. I ran out of the Merino Style wool before I could do the button band, so I’m going to look for a clasp of some sort.



Lastly I worked on a tank top for Joanna. I cast on and started knitting in the round. I’m not sure how I’ll do the straps, but I’ll figure it out.




Episode 13 Reviews

Spin Off summer 2006
www.interweave.com
Rating-Full stash box It is full of information, a variety of things. I’m not ready for all of it today, and some I’m not sure when I’ll get around to it, but full of possibilities

The Yarn Girls Guide To Kid Knits, patterns for babies and toddlers by Julie Carles and Jordana Jacobs

Rated-Bright colored stockinette sweater- simple enough to make, goes over big with the parents, but the kid cares more about what color.

The Imperfect Mom

Rated sweater knit on the wrong size needles that still keeps you warm.


In Episode 14, I finally talk about knitting in Okinawa. I have looked for Okinawa knitters, but alas I have found none. Since I have no tales of Japanese knitting, I shared my adventure as I searched for a yarn store.

I have nothing new to report on my needles. Since I finished my world cup knitting my focus has been on Joanna’s dancing girl quilt. I have 3 ½ squares left to finish before my mother gets here. I really want to finish before then, so I can have my mother’s help putting top, batting and bottom together.

Greetings From The Knit Café by Suzan Mischer

Rated-Handspun silk and cashmere socks. You might not need them, but who wouldn’t want them?

Songs for episode 14 were provided by my lovely daughter Joanna. She has desperately wanted to help with this podcast, and was thrilled at such a fun contribution.

I've been having trouble with links lately, so I am sorry to not have any today!

Thank you everyone for waiting on Episode 13 notes!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Hey happy knitters.

I just finished the show notes for episode 13. They were glorious, I swear. Wonderful pictures, links to fascinating bits of information and what could have possibly been the meaning of life.

You might notice it's not here.

After an hour's work writing the show notes and creating the links, the post disappeared into the void known as "Evil Computer Glitches." I spent another half hour trying to recover or rewrite the post and it didn't work. I couldn't even get pictures to load. Here is were I have decided I accidentally posted the meaning of life. There is obviously a conspiracy to keep me from posting today's notes until after I have forgotten the meaning of life.

I will attempt show notes again tomorrow. Happy 4th of July to all Americans, Happy late Canada day to all of you Canadians, and if you're not covered in one of those have a great day anyways.