Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Episode 33: Flat Bed MK and 2 Needle Socks

Wheeee! Glad to be back after visiting family for the holidays...and having a "problem" with the electricity!

In this episode I discuss my new obsessions....Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

and my Singer 360.

Perfect for doing the knitting of these Eclipse socks. (picture lifted from her pattern)

And, DH asked if I could include this. Enjoy:

Friday, August 15, 2008

Show # 29: I Got Wollmeise (and Sock Blanks)

In today's show I discuss the new fad of sock blanks, with tips and tricks.

New yarns: Wollmeise,
Misti Alpaca Sock,
Noro Silk Garden Sock
noro 2
Noro 1

FO's: Rennaisance Socks,
Laura's Mitts
mitts thumbs 1

WIP's: Bart's Tantalizing Socks,
Quidditch Socks

Review of The Eclectic Sole by Janet Laidman

Cosmic Fibers Yarn Announcements
UK Edition Potter's Covers Club has room, and will begin shipping mid-September
Nefarious Club has a very few openings for 3rd three-month series
Shop update this week, including blanks
New Dexter colorways for the upcoming season.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Episode # 26: Feelin' the Love

I'm falling in love with sock knitting all over again with my Pomotomous socks :)

I'm also soliciting feedback from YOU about what sock yarns have held up well over time, and what yarns haven't. I'm thinking about the yarn itself as well as the dyeing. Please send an audio comment or text comment to cosmicfibersyarn AT verizon DOT net, and I'll share the info with other listeners. I'll evaluate how much I have in two weeks--that's March 24, 2008. Thank you, and the knitters thank you, too.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Episode # 24 Swag Makes Me Happyyyyy!

Hi everyone! I've got cool new stuff to tell you about this week:

Karat Stix knitting accessories: these are mine!

Yarn Lust (my seacell is here)
Comfort Sock
from Berroco

Online Supersocke

Daily Chum links:
darning tutorial
grafting without a darning needle
two socks on two circs
sock washing tips

I met the dyer of Keegan Lane Yarns :)

Monday, January 21, 2008

Episode # 23: Catching Up on Listener Questions

Hi everyone! In this episode, I talk about all things sock! Big surprise, I know! Only a few links this week, here is my queue on Ravelry. And, here are those FAB Gryffindor Socks I just saw.

Thanks always for your listening, support and comments!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Episode #22: Melissa Morgan-Oakes, New Year's Knitting

Interview with Melissa Morgan-Oakes, author of the new book 2 at a Time Socks

New Yarn Shops in CNY:
Sheep Thrills in N. Syracuse
Knit Me UP in Lafayette

New Year Groups:

2008 Sock KAL
January: Basic Crew of your choice February: Jaywalker/UFO March: Tube sock of your choice April: Anklet of your choice/UFO May: Knitty pattern of your choice June: Fair isle/multi color sock of your choice or UFO July: Lacy sock of your choice August: Cabled sock of your choice/UFO September felted footwear of your choice October: pink sock of your choice (Breast Cancer Awareness month) November: UFO Month December: Christmas socks of stocking of your choice

Sock A Month KAL 5 --closed, but fun to watch

Sock Log 2008
2008 is the year of the sock for me! I will be creating a sock log to be posted on my blog and would love to share it with you. We can post KAL's for sock patterns. Perhaps you are in a sock club and want to see how others are doing with their yarn and patterns. Are you creating your own pattern? Tell us about it. Need some help, I'm sure someone can help you. Just how many pairs can you make this year? Come join us!

Sea Socks '08
Dedicated the joys of knitting socks and thrill of shopping for yarn, this cruise shall delight one an all. With classes, shore excursions, get togethers, and goody bags, the 7 days on board the Celebrity's Infinity, roundtrip from Seattle, up the inside passage, with port call on Victoria, Ketchikan, and Juneau, should prove to be a thrilling adventure. Click here for all the specific details.

Socks 2008
In Norwegian, from Silja Devine

Nefarious Yarn Club

Hill Country Yarn Club is open for its second series. I can vouch that this is looovely, soft sock yarn. Plus, it's very affordable at $60 for a three-installment club over six months. Enrollment is open from December 1-February 15th.