Friday, June 23, 2006

Episode 7 Show Notes

Take me out to Citizens Bank Park. Go Phillies! (You suck!) Also, when in town and needing crab fries, head on over to Chickie and Pete's. Don't forget the cheese!

Check out the heel-less socks and Rowan Soft Tweed at
Rowan Yarns. The yarn is not CURRENTLY listed on their list? Could dryer lint be going the way of the dodo? You can check out the patterns though in Rowan Classic Winter.

I had a photo of Gus modeling a scarf I made in Dryer Lint, but I can't find it anywhere in my photo files. Oh well...

Check out the cabled socks Wendy made for her Daddio in Sarah Dallas Knitting. I linked it through the ELANN site, which is a fabulous place to score cheap yarn and great patterns. Consider this a double bonus!

Wendy is currently undertaking the Pomatomus Socks from

In honor of Dear old Dad (also known as "Little Petey") these are the tiger socks and the Manos vest

You can find the pattern for the Manos Vest, "Petrol," designed by our friend Carol at Rosie's Yarn Cellar, at as well.

Since I knitted at the ballpark, I stumbled upon the following link
TKGA Stitch and Pitch. So if you live in one of these major league towns, go out, route for your team and knit. Or as I say, "drinkin beer, watching baseball and knitting..."

Toe Up Sock Class
For a brief tutorial on the middle eastern cast on, check out this great article on
Knitting History which includes the middle eastern cast on. This is also from

Or, check out Ethnic Socks and Stockings by Priscilla Gibson Roberts

Yarn Sluts: The sluts go shopping...Main Line Yarn Shop Tour

Here are the shops we visited

The Technicolor Sheep, Havertown, Pa

Ewe and I, Bryn Mawr, Pa

Noble Knits, Malvern, Pa

We also visited Frou Frou, in Berwyn, PA. They do not have a website I can locate. We TRIED to visit Busy Body's, in Haverford, but as we said on the Podcast, they are only open M-F from 10-430 and some of us work. They also DO NOT have a website.

Some of the yarns we talked about

Fiesta Yarns
Find OPAL yarns at Simply Sock I love this online shop! I highly recommend it!
Cherry Tree Hill SuperSock; You can also find a photo of the Elfin Lace Shawl on Cherry Tree Hill's website, just look under "patterns" tab!
Lorna's Laces
Colinette Yarns
Manos Del Uraguay, Rosie's Yarn Cellar carries the COMPLETE color palatte of this AWESOME yarn

Provence from Lantern Moon.

And if you ever need a yummy snack while driving along Lancaster Avenue, Wendy and I highly recommend Peace a Pizza and Hope's Cookies.

I think you devoted listeners have your fill of fun things to look at from the Podcast; until the next episode "Knitty D goes on a yarn diet..."

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Episode 7 - Take Me Out to the Suburbs or Knitty D Does Devon

Click here for Episode 7!

Awesome SAXOPHONE (NOT TRUMPET - I don't know why I said it was a trumpet - gee, a lawyer who mispoke, unheard of!!!) courtesy of the Freesound Project

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Episode 6 Show Notes-Finally

Thanks all for allowing me a few extra days to get over the bridesmaid duty and back on track. I also seriously could not remember ANYTHING that Wendy and I discussed during episode 6-so I had to listen to the WHOLE thing...take notes etc.

Intro: Rosie's Yarn Cellar Update Rosie's Link

Again, we discussed our love of Koigu AD NAUSEUM-but just in case you haven't found it yet

Koigu Wool Designs you can also find Kersti at the Koigu website

I couldn't find a dedicated Claudia Handpaint Website, but aside from Rosie's Yarn Cellar, you can also purchase it online at Kpixie
This should also help you visualize its gorgeousness!

About naming colors---while I was getting a pedicure last week, I likenend naming nail polish colors to naming yarn colors and agree with Carol, that this would be the COOLEST job ever.

Some of our Philly Color Way ideas:
Bacon Egg and Cheese Though I prefer it on a hoagie roll...
Pat's Cheesesteak
Water Ice
Liberty Bell

I also couldn't locate a dedicated website for The Great Adirondack Yarn Co, however, if you do a Google Search, you'll find lots of shops that carry this yarn. Most stock Fluff, which seems to be their most popular out the raw silk and others that Wendy and Carol talked about on the Podcast. They also have THE MOST AMAZING booth at Stitches East every year
SIGN UP FOR A STITCHES EAST brochure here... (Wendy and I are going...)

And yes, we talk about the g** d*nm Clapotis all the time; but in case you missed it:

Clapotis Pattern

Louet Yarn

Big Girl Knits

Fleece Artist

Find the Shetland Triangle Shawl pattern featured in Fast and Wrong in Wrap Style, Interweave Press

Find Anne (one of our favorite yarns) Esperanza and Andrea @ Schaefer yarn

The Sexy Knitters Club Though I am firmly opposed to it!

Find the North Sea Shawl, the Sampler Shawl, the Basic Black Shawl and the Highland Triangle Shawl @ Folk Shawls, Interweave Press

Find Zephyr Yarn @ Halcyon Yarn, Ebay and COUNTLESS other local yarn shops

Find the Icarus Shawl Pattern @ Interweave Knits Summer 2006

Read about the Lace Class Wendy and I are taking @ Loop Classes

Read about circular knitting with two circular needles @ knitting on two circular needles tutorial
Read all about knitting in public @ knitting in public blog

Find Michelle's blog @
Knitster Chelle and learn all about knitting for our furry friends in shelters @ Alliance for Philadelphia's Animals. We will cover more on charity knitting in future episodes. Our friend Allison is a special friend to Afghans for Afghans...

And finally, what did Maggie eat...I couldn't bring myself to take photos of the carnage of the lilac zephyr.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Episode 6-Public, Private and all things in between

Show notes coming as soon as Knitty D is done being a bridesmaid...

Click here for Episode 6!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

And next up...

Thanks everyone for your supportive and glowing comments! Keep them coming!

We'll have another episode this weekend, where we tackle knitting in public..."Fast and Wrong" returns, as well as "what did Maggie eat?"(Hint, it is lilac and it was NOT pretty).

Next weekend we'll work on our special Father's Day/Knitting for Guys episode...

And coming up June 19th, Phillies vs Yankees---we knit at the Ballpark...

Episode 5 Photo Gallery

Lobster Pot Yarns: Interview with Susan McCurdy

The Lobster Pot, cooking yarn on the stove

Fresh out of the pot, "Sea Lettuce"

Mom oggles the lace weight cashmere


Whale of a Skein: Beach Heather

Lobster Pot Cashmere--Look at those colors

Monster Truck Hanks of Mohair

Get Your Knit On...
Christina's Clap

snore snore snore

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Episode 5 -- Lobster in the House

Careful - there's a lobster in the house! Watch your feet, and come on in - download Episode 5 - Lobster in the House!


Interview with Susan McCurdy, the Lobster Pot Lady!

Lobster Pot Yarn at Purl

Lobster Pot is also available at:

The Knitting Niche, Greenwich, Ct.
Kaleidoscope Yarns, Essex Junction, Vt.

Woolworks Inc.
6117 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
+1 (410) 377 2060

On the Bookshelf

Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan

Inspired Cable Knits

Viking Knits

Yarn Sluts

Golden Crown Suri Alpaca Nash Farm Alaska

Alchemy Synchronicity


Get Your Knit On


Allison Scarf Rosie's Yarn Cellar House Patterns

Wendy's Clap

Knitty D's Clap

Knitting Road Trip: Shops KnittyD visited while on Cape Cod

Adventures in Knitting, Harwichport, MA

Ladybug Yarn Shop, Dennis, MA