Thursday, June 28, 2007

Episode #10 Show Notes

The Loopy Ewe is going to be carrying Wollmeise, with domestic shipping!

Very cool Harry Potter themed socks--three for this month: Bellatrix, Fawkes and ? by Socktopia's Gigi Silva.

Yarns discussed in depth: Schaefer Anne and Tofutsies

Kathy, co-owner of Webs has finally consented to knit a sock. Go on over and cheer her on! Tell them I sent ya. She talks about it in her latest podcast.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Episode #9 Show Notes

More apologies due...this time to Dr. Seuss.

I'm on Ravelry now--username is Dharmafey :)

SSK was the podcast who said socks were on the way, I heard it on another podcast. Overwhelmingly, those who replied to this thread on comments believed that socks are not on the way out at all. Several commented that the hot yarns are online indie dyers, so it's likely that LYS owners would see a drop in mass-produced yarn sales, and a few noted that folks are moving to sport and DK weight yarns for their socks.

How to do 2 socks on 2 circs: listen to my babbling or maybe check here, here, or here.

Check out Erin's Single Sock Liberation and the Jigsaw socks from Pink Monkey Knits. Those and the Sidewinders are next up on my needles. Also, look at these sock blockers! Wow!

And I thought the 52 Pair Plunge was crazy--look here!

On my needles are the Sockapalooooza Japanese Feather socks. Love knitting the pattern and they're working quickly. I'm using Sharing yarns, which I review here.

A local LYS Fingerlakes Fibers will be hosting Cheryl Shaefer on July 15th. I have been invited there to record a podcast which will be really exciting. I will also be reviewing a skein of the Shaefer Anne before then. Also happening soon is the Finger Lakes Fiber Tour, a bit of a yarn and fiber farm crawl and fibery workshops with our famous vineyards thrown in for good measure. This looks like a really rich time and has two sessions. Please check the link for more info. Wow....I might have to save the pennies for that one.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Episode #8 Show Notes

I've got some new fancy things on the blog this week! You'll notice an email link, an RSS show feed and the growing listener blogroll. Please comment anytime to get yourself on the list. It's best to comment on the most recent episode so that I can find it, or email me.

Lookie what I got from my pal Mia

Listen to these Podcasts:
Stash and Burn
Knit Science
Knit Views

Sock Patterns:
Sidewinders sock
Marigold sock

Socks, Socks, Socks, the book I discussed in a prior episode

Where to get indie dyers from one place!
the Loopy Ewe
Violet Green Wool Shop

Monday, June 4, 2007

Episode #7 Show Notes

Hooboy! Good times, Good times...

Apologies to the writers of A Prairie Home Companion

Send me your blog address to be included in the Listener Blogroll

Comment or email me to enter to win the Coriolis Socks--for you or to your favorite charity.


Buy stitch holders at 3 Owls Knitting. I like 'em--I like 'em a lot!

stitch holder

I also mentioned my fave LYS Knitting, Etc, Jitterbug Yarn, Charles' blog

Is anyone morally opposed to replacing the yarn in the winning pattern for the Sockapalooooza socks?

This week's vintage pattern is from Hilde Fuchs (1946)