Episode 7 –Fiber Friends is Live!
We convey our sympathy to family and friends of knitpurlgurl. For ideas on how you can support her family, please visit the Friends of Knitpurlgurl group on Ravelry.
Thanks to irocknits for the gift of the For Good hat pattern - this time for Jan (she’s such a pouter)!
Thanks for the iTunes ratings, but more important, thanks for listening.
Jan’s recovery continues, slowly, but that doesn’t keep Ellen from teasing her about the Hens Who Will Not Lay.
The twins answer What Would Susan Ask?, this time dreaming about knitting.
Lots of knitting is happening this episode. Ellen has cast on a new cowl, using her bison handspun and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s Pretty Thing. She continues to make (slow) progress on Blue Moons and is at her 3rd of 6 mystery items (all will be revealed in good time). She also reported on the start of a Fiber Fusion sweater under Steven Berg’s tutelage. She talks more about that in the Design Principles.
Jan finally started both her Spring Grove hat and gloves. She is making good progress on her Show Me Your Larch Pack. Jan also promises photos of her Felted Friends someday.
After discussing spinning bison fiber from a cloud in 360 degrees, Ellen discusses rovings, top, sliver, and clouds in Fiber Jargon.
Ellen reflects on her recent experiences in The Knitting Guild of America’s Master Hand Knitter program. She and her buddy, Lisa, just sent in their Level II packs - what swatches do you think they will have to resubmit?
Jan and Ellen are identical in their recommendation to check out Annie Modesitt’s new book, History on Two Needles. Jan liked it more for the history and the technical mastery while Ellen wants to knit several of the projects soon. Check out the book and get a chance to win one of the patterns! (See the Twinset Designs Ravelry group for more info. Contest closes January 15, 2013.)
Speaking of contests, congratulations to winners of a Cat Bordhi e-book -
Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel Socks – Purplefrog5
A Treasury of Magical Knitting – Irocknits
A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting – SareBearKnits
and to Aljones1954, winner of the Rhinebeck project bag!
If you are in the Twin Cities area, you might be interested in taking part in the Knit-a-journey Winter Retreat, being held Jan 18-20 in Minneapolis. Details at the KAJ Ravelry group. Jan is attending Tina’s Fiber Retreat in her neck of Pennsylvania, but she reports it is all filled up.
Phew! Did you really make it this far? Thanks!