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And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine – Anita O’Day
After You’ve Gone – King Jesters:


Calendar of Hope:

Job Hunting for Knitters & Crafters:


Knitchat Updates:

Scale Mitts & Hanging Out:

Kollage Yarn Review:

Scale Mitts in Progress

Scale Mitt in progress in Malabrigo Rios

Hello everyone!

This is our first chance to chat with each other via a #knitchat on Twitter and I’m looking forward to it. Everyone grab a cup of tea and a pastry, biscuit or cake. Since this the first UK/US knitchat I thought we’d keep the discussion fairly simple and focus mainly on introductions and what we’re excited about learning (knitting-wise).

Please note I’m toying with the idea of hosting a Google Hangout instead of a Twitter chat in the same time slot (Saturday 8:00 AM PST) either the end of December or the beginning of January. If you are interested in participating in this or any other Twitter chats please follow me on Twitter. I am @cloudynatknit.

If you need a primer on how #knitchat works on Twitter please refer to the “DETAILS… DETAILS” section below. I’m not sure how many folks will join but there are a lot of folks the stream of tweets could get fast. It’s okay. Sometimes even I cannot keep up, but I do read the tweets the following day using Storify or

#knitchat discussion questions:

Q1) Introductions: Name, Location, Ravelry ID (or nickname), Website, blog, podcast, etc.
Q2) What’s currently on your needles or hook right now?
Q3) What are you excited about learning (knitting-wise)? Anything you’d like to master?


DETAILS… DETAILS… If you want to know more about what #knitchat is and how it works

  • Where: Twitter (follow the #knitchat hashtag)
  • When: UK/US – December 10, 2011 – Saturday 8:00 AM PST / 4:00 PM London time.
  • Who: Me you and other Twitter Knitters/Crocheters & Fiber-crafters
  • How: Need a primer on Twitter Chat… check this out: What does this Twitter chat thing look like?
  • How: to post photos – 5 ways to share photos on Twitter
  • How: to shorten your links. Simply paste your link into the field in and shorten it. Copy and paste this link into the twitter feed. Some Twitter aps actually automatically shorten the links for you.


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This one gets us ready for the Holiday Knitting Effort.

Happy Knits & Melinda Vermeer:

Holiday Knitting Tips:

Halloween 2011. That’s me in the red deer mask in the back. Sorry the photo of the Owls sweater isn’t that sharp. The Halloween Party Bus theme this year was Red Devils.

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Yes, we’re planning to dive back into sweater knitting because, after all, it is Fall!

On/Off the Needles:

Little Red/Sweater Design:

Festival Season:

Google + Database:

Music Featured:

  • Carmen Miranda – “Tico Tico”
  • Zero Suspiro – “Conversatione”
  • Xavier Cugat – “Papa Loves Mambo”
Freya Sweater

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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

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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

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!


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!

This is phase 1 of our shift to a new webpage for our show notes. This site will undoubtedly undergo even more changes. Honestly, I got tired of looking at the generic webpage and finally found some time to recreate the site.

Episode 30

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

Music Featured:


Sock Knitting Segment
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


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
No Idle Hands
Monmouth Hat Pattern

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