Monday, February 11, 2013

Episode 49: Necessity is the Mother of Unvention

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Off the Needles
I finished a long languishing WIP - the Habitat! I love the way it came out, but it begged to be with a coworker.
On the Needles
Alternating between slogging through Larch sleeves and casting on for the Betty Mouat Cowl.

Knitting Finds
Jane Richmond's beautiful patterns and her self published book, Island.

Swatch and Learn
We have FO's from the girls! The boys are mastering the knit stitch. Here is a pic of the first two FOs.
Boyfriend Sweaters: 19 Designs for Him That You'll Want to Wear by Bruce Weinstein and photography by Jared Flood. Published by Potter Craft, who kindly sent the book for review. Great technical resource and some of my favorite patterns include the Houndstooth Cardigan and Textured Argyle Cardigan. Not only are the sweaters for men, but they are for women too. 

Not attending MS&W - emergency trip to vet + upcoming graduation/final projects + 2 more licensing tests = a very busy May. 

I will be attending the Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair May 18, and this year, I am happy to announce that I am co-sponsoring a bus with Hallockville Farm and Long Island Livestock to bring NYC area knitters to the fair! Details here

Remembering Remy with Jessica of Knitting Brooklyn - lots of amazing prizes, which are gold themed. 
Winners for the QAL - katepricey, you won a skein of Roman Hills and - pjmcmullen won a bag from Second Avenue Swag. 
The next edition of the QAL will begin March 1, and we have some great prizes lined up - a shawl pin and Size 2 Dreamz DPN set from Knitter's Pride
You have two more weeks to enter the 2 Year Podiversary/50th Episode Giveaway - ask me a question for a chance to win a skein of my handspun, Northbound Knitting Finn in Only the Lonely.
Thanks for listening! 
Closing Song: "Feel the Same Way" by Poema

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