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This one is all about Shetland Sheep! I had a long conversation with Tracy & Tom of McTavish Shetlands.

Felted Shetland Vest
Tracy’s Felted Shetland Vest. Read more about it on the blog.
Knitting Artifacts:


Music Featured:
Ease on Down the Road

Download Episode 31

It’s all about the Sock Summit 2011, but it’s not just about knitting socks. Sock Summit was one heck of a big party for knitters, spinners and fiber enthusiasts.

Rachel & Natale talk at the sock summit

Sweet Georgia Yarns

About Knitting & Spinning with Silk Hankies

Bethany Hendrickson and Fleece to Foot

Happy Knits

Swe
Sweet Georgia Yarns Pomegranate Photo

Natalie's Podcasting Tech Kit

Podcasting tool kit at the Sock Summit

PurpleYarnQueen's Handspun Sock Yarn

PurpleYarnQueen’s hand spun sock yarn in all it’s purple glory!

Natknit

Me waiting in the sun by the Bell before the No Po walking trek

OCC Socksummiteers waiting

The long line during the opening day of the Marketplace

World Largest Sock at the Sock SummitThe World’s Largest Sock (WIP) at the Sock Summit. It was like knitting a yurt!

Episode 30

More on knitting history and a new small business that helps other small businesses (including Local Yarn Stores (LYSs)) thrive.

Music Featured:

Links:

Sock Knitting Segment
Worksheets:
1.) Designing Your Own Toe Up Sock Pattern
2.) Vanilla Sock Pattern
3.) Heel Flap Extension

Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Sewn Bindoff (Video)

Correction: I mentioned the Inuit people in referencing the “Arctic Lace” book. This is incorrect as the book covers the traditions of the Native or Indigenous Peoples of Alaska. Inuit actually refers to the Northern Native Peoples in Canada & Greenland.

Lanesplitter Skirt Panel

Lanesplitter Skirt

Episode 29

Report out from 2011’s Blacksheep Gathering in Eugene, Oregon. I find the wheel of my dreams. A little about our lovely national holiday and knitting during the American Revolutionary War.

 

Music Featured

Bugle Rag Call – Glen Miller

Links

McTavish Farms (Contact Tom for more info on McTavish Wheelworks and his fabulous spinning wheels)
Dicentra Designs on Etsy
/ On Ravelry
StitchJones (On Etsy)
Dudelace Group
on Ravelry
Good Reads Book List on US History
iCivics
No Idle Hands
Monmouth Hat Pattern

Sock Knitting Segment
Worksheets:
1.) Designing Your Own Toe Up Sock Pattern
2.) Vanilla Sock Pattern

Episode 28

Cave behind the South Falls at Silver Falls State Park
In this episode
  • There’s a bit about a hike in the woods and knitting socks in nature
  • Something about lace for dudes.
  • Mention of podcasts I love from across the pond.
  • and the continuation of the sock saga.
Sock Knitting Segment

Sock Pattern Links

More Photos from the Hike
Music used:
Shake that Little Foot – Lark in the Clean Air
Cave

Episode 27

Socks from my handpainted sock yarn

This is the one where I knit socks, socks and more socks… and try the Starmore sweater one more time!

Music Featured
Ballad of the Black Chihuahua – Jon Rauhaus
Swim Out – The Toothaches (sorry I featured them last time but I’m on a New Wave kick)
Inventio #2 in C Minor (Bach) – Learning Music

Beach Knitting
Alice Starmore’s Lochinver

Dyeing Tutorials
How to Handpaint Roving – great tutorial
Dyeing Silk Roving
More on Dyeing Silk Roving
Cascade Eco Wool
Fire on the Mountain

#knitchat
String & Beans Blog
Make1Inc’s Site

Updates
Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene June 24-26
Black Sheep Bingo
Contest Thread - Help me figure out what to do with this yarn!
Information about the No Po informal walking tour (Ravelry) – I’ll be updating this more…

Sock Pattern Links
Worksheets:
1.) Designing Your Own Toe Up Sock Pattern
2.) Vanilla Sock Pattern
3.) Heel Flap Extension

Come to Silver Sock Tutorials
Cat Bordhi’s Tutorial on Knitting on Two Circular Needles

Episode 25

In this episode Natalie tells all about her day at the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival as well as her spinning adventures during the month of April.

The cat that ate the business card sitting on my Columbia wool!

Sample skein of purple yarn made from Columbia fiber
Hand spindle with Blue Faced Leicester from Frabjous Fibers

80% Merino & 20% Silk with Terroir fiber from Sincere Sheep

Suri Alpaca Lace.

Episode 24
We’re both so ready for Spring weather and a repreive from the continuous downpour that has innundated the Northwest this year.

On & Off the Needles:

Photos: Blue Baby Socks, Trellis Sweater

Hooray for Spring Knitting:

Spring things in our queue for the near future
Rachel
Baby things
  • socks
  • hats
  • toys
Little lace projects & cowls
Natalie

Twitter Chat or #knitchat

  • #knitchat is a 1 hour Twitter chat that happens every Thursday night from 6:30-7:30 PST
  • To follow and participate in #knitchat simply follow and tweet the hashtag “twitterchat”
  • Shout out and thanks to participants of #knitchat @yarnsalad, @McDGG, @MrsKniterati
  • Paper.li the Online Twitter & Facebook Paper http://paper.li/ – my version is called the Natknit Daily

Music Featured:

Blue Skies – Betty Hutton

Episode 23

So I did fall off wagon. But I am valiantly getting back on and starting all over again.

Photo from the Morguefile: http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/214462

Music

Lee Rosevere – Up All Night
Sally GardensSláinte
Cow Cow Boogie
– Ella Fitzgerald & the Inkspots
Back in the Saddle Again – Gene Autry

Episode 19

Music Featured
If I Knew You were coming I’d have Baked a Cake - Gracie Fields
Bongo Ride – Jon Rauhouse
Beamish’s Goat - Folksong played by Doug Goodhart
I’m no Superman – Lazlo Bane

Books

Rigamaroles & Ragamuffins – Elinor Kapp
Simple Times – Amy Sedaris
Barnyard in Your BackyardEdited by Gail Damerow

Other things
Pygora Goats (Wikipedia)
Painted Turtle Afghan (Interweave Crochet)

Misfits – Wikipedia page
The Good Life (Wikipedia)

 

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