Julie Boylan

Hand y Machine Knitting

Hand y Machine Knitting

Description

This is the first episode of the Hand y Machine Knitting Podcast. In it I introduce myself and my knitting machines.

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Games & Hobbies

Episodes

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 63

Jan 14, 2020 01:04:33

Description:

Episode 63 - Knitting Almanac

Events
In the Group page for the podcast, you’ll find upcoming knitting events.

Acquisitions
Sold yarn, no moths

Hand Knitting
Red scarf project 
Commotion yarn 
Ladies House Slippers 
Cascade 220 yarn

Machine Knitting
January project
Drop shoulder pullover thread
machine knit version of the Boxy sweater
Sally’s Favorite Summer Sweater
Round yoke thread for February
Spouse’s winter sweater
zipperstop.com - a good source for metal toothed zippers
Christmas scarf 2019

Finish or Frog
Parallels sweater - Finish
Brown boucle sweater - Frog
Spouse’s winter sweater - Finish

Resources
Edison library book with nice paper
A version of the Passap Neck.
Another version.
Zipper hint from Daisyknits.com
“The best way that I have found to put a zipper into a garment is to glue the zipper into place using a good fabric glue. Let it dry completely. Then sew the zipper in place. No pins are needed once the glue is dry and every thing moves through the sewing machine smoothly and at the same time. Do make sure that before you glue the zipper in place you have treated the knitted fabric so that it will not shrink when washed or cleaned.”

Rant: cough syrup, 2 ml short
Rave: linen sheets

VitaMeataVegeMin
Cook your green beans right away in highly salted water.

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 62

Dec 13, 2019 51:20

Description:

Episode 62 - 2019 Review

Events
In the Group page for the podcast, you’ll find upcoming knitting events.
Jojoland Melody sock yarn

Acquisitions
Minus five knitting machines and a lot of yarn
On the Plus Side
Tofutsies yarn
Red Heart Heart and Sole sock yarn
Indulgence Silk 6 ply
Mary Lue’s Harmony yarn
Quetzal dress yarn
Lycra (gossamer spandex)
Zozo suit
Passap orange tool
Spike device for making heels and toes
LED circle light
Lycra cone holder (computer mouse pad desk accessory)
CSM travel frame in the map case
Easy Cut thread cutter
Four Corner Cover by Susan Adams
Grace Jacket by Marianne Henio 
Good Neighbor cardigan by Amy Herzog

Hand Knitting 2019
Red scarf project 
Rose Red Beret
Zigzag head band
Ladies Felted House Slippers 
My black slippers 
Felted Moccasins
Duffers 
French Press Felted Slippers
Linen Stitch Scrap Rug

Machine Knitting 2019
Felted Hat on a Bulky
Dominica hiking wrap
Double Mitt Twist mittens for the CSM
Double Mitt Twist Flatbed mittens
Polar Vortex Mitts
Tuck Striped Dishcloth
Amelia 
Baby Bunny Hat
Little Green Cardi
No show socks
Grace Top
Irish Hiking Jacket 
four curtain panels
mohair boucle cardigan
Heidi 
Double thick slippers 
My machine knitted slippers
Winter Scarf for Spouse
Dash of Cheer Copy Cat

For 2020
Shore Cardigan 
Crochet the button band (Mason-Dixon blog)
Crochet band tutorial

Resources
The Revised Knit, Cut and Sew book 1 and book 2 by Pam Turbett
The Art of Dryer Felting
Diana Sullivan’s smiles and frowns cast off
YouTube video showing the Australian and NZ cast on methods Ask Jack uses Marvel Mystery Oil and LPS1 and LPS Food Grade
Cathie’s CheckList for DBJ
Jerry Ritthaler’s DBJ in Eight Easy Lessons
Double Jacquard Methods by J&S Distinctive Knits
The Brother Techniques book is available on machineknittingetc.com
OzLorna.blogspot.com
Sleeve Caps, Armhole and Neck Shaping Tutorial given by Helga Guyot
The Art of Dryer Felting
Diana Sullivan’s smiles and frowns cast off 
The Importance of Being Well-Adjusted: Adjusting Your Machine by Scott Reno in Machine Knit America Mar/Apr 1996 issue
Machine Maintenance by Patricia Coulston
Make Your Knitting Machine Sing by Scott Renno and James Dixon
Marianne Henio’s How To Design, Write, and Convert Your Own Knitting Patterns - Instructional Guide for Hand and Machine Knitters
Principles of Knitting
Pamelacruse blog post about tuck stitch

Four interviews
Jenny Deters
Susan Adams
Glory
Spouse

Rant: Unnecessary Ravelry comments
Rave: Frasier

What Would Ruthie Say
“Copernicus called and you are not the center of the universe.”

VitaMeataVegeMin
Mama Leone’s Chicken Soup
Pasta e Fagioli
Ina Garten’s Lemon Yogurt Cake
Cook’s Illustrated Salad (chicken, apples, pecans, cheddar,  cranberry vinaigrette)
Canning tomato sauce
Chetna’s chicken curry)
Sous Vide
Cranberry apple pie with the vodka pie crust from Cooks Illustrated 2007 Nov/Dec issue

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Susan Adams

Dec 8, 2019 29:39

Description:

Bonus Interview Episode with Susan Adams!  
Recorded October 6, 2019
Edited for publication December 7, 2019

Susan can be reached on Facebook at Notable Knits

sadams464@hotmail.com

Carolyn Barnett

I am annejeneer on Ravelry and Instagram.
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Hand y Machine Knitting - Jenny Deters

Nov 26, 2019 24:09

Description:

Bonus Interview Episode with Jenny Deters
Recorded July 21, 2019
Edited for publication November 25, 2019

YouTube videos
Ribbed Sock
Wrapped Heel

Jenny's website

Books
Unique Fancy Sock Patterns for the CSM
Socks & More for the CSM
Hats and More for the CSM
Just Socks

Sock School
Beginning and Advanced classes three times a year in the spring, summer, and fall 

csmsupplies.com

detersj@sbcglobal.net or jmemayfield@gmail.com

I am annejeneer on Ravelry and Instagram.
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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 61

Nov 13, 2019 49:15

Description:

Events
In the Group page for the podcast, you’ll find upcoming knitting events.
All Fiber Retreat November 15-16 in Traverse City, Michigan (sorry no website)

Acquisitions
Mary Lue’s Harmony yarn
Quetzal dress yarn
Here’s my CSM travel frame in the map case

Yarn Inventory Project
Step 1: Remove and sort
Step 2: First pass through for discards
Step 3: Dust, clean, find lost things
Step 4: Weigh cones and put in Ravelry stash page
Step 5: Organize sock yarn
Step 6: Weigh non-coned yarn and put in Ravelry stash page
Step 7: Photograph all yarn
Step 8: FSOT yarn listed on Ravelry stash page - listed FSOT but not all have prices

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Step 9: Post on Facebook marketplace, Ravelry, and NextDoor 
Step 10: Repeat with knitting needles, tools, accessories

Hand Knitting
Ladies Felted House Slippers
My black slippers 
Snickerdoodle slippers
The Art of Dryer Felting

Machine Knitting
Diana Sullivan’s smiles and frowns cast off
Double thick slippers by Irene Woods
Rug wool that I used
My machine knitted slippers

Resources
The Revised Knit, Cut and Sew book 1 and book 2 by Pam Turbett

Rant: turning the clocks back
Rave: hop on/hop off tours

Bygones
Smith’s tea is much more expensive at New Seasons than I said it was. Find it on Amazon much cheaper.
Fall Fiber Expo - Barb’s interview
59,000 (not 23,000) varieties of dahlias

VitaMeataVegeMin
Mama Leone’s Chicken Soup

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 60

Oct 26, 2019 56:32

Description:

Events
In the Group page for the podcast, you’ll find upcoming knitting events.
Cranky Rodeo November 2 at Heritage Spinning and Weaving in Lake Orion, MI
All Fiber Retreat November 15-16 in Traverse City, Michigan (sorry no website)

Acquisitions
Peter Patchis Yarns
My Irish Hiking Jacket

Yarn Inventory Project
Step 1: Remove all yarn from the studio (except sock yarn of course).
Step 2: Quick and dirty pass through for easy decisions to discard.
Step 3: Dust and clean. Find lost items.
Step 4: Coned yarn I’m keeping is entered in Ravelry stash page with bare bones information including weight.
Step 5: Inventory of sock yarn.
Step 6: Evaluate the non-coned yarn.
Step 7: Photography the keepers and update Ravelry.
Step 8: Give away or photograph the yarns to be sold and update Ravelry including prices.
Step 9: Post a Destash notice on Ravelry, post on Facebook marketplace, and the NextDoor app. 
Step 10: Repeat with knitting needles, tools, accessories.

Hand Knitting
Linen Stitch Scrap Rug - crochet
Mohair Ballet Slippers
Kidsilk Haze yarn

Machine Knitting
Brown Cardigan
Hiedi dress pattern by Margaret Heck from KnitWords #32 Spring 2005
Decrease evenly calculator

Resources
Principles of Knitting 2012 edition, Chapter 23 pp 455-480
Pamelacruse has a blog with a post about having two tucking needles next to each other. It can be done!

Rant: Exercise and diet troubles
Rave: Five things to do each day

What Would Ruthie Say?
Drink tea! It will make you feel better. Especially Smith brand tea

VitaMeataVegeMin
chicken curry by Chetna
Smitten Kitchen blog

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 59

Sep 23, 2019 49:39

Description:

Episode 59 - Curtains!

Events
In the Group page for the podcast, you’ll find upcoming knitting events.
Finger Lakes Machine Knitting Seminar September 27-28 in Courtland, NY
The Great Canadian Crank-in is September 26-29 in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. Information found on Facebook.
The Interknits seminar with Susan Adams October 5-6 at the College of DuPage in Illinois
All Fiber Retreat November 15-16 in Traverse City, Michigan (sorry no website)

Acquisitions
Mostly clearing out with my 10 step process:
Step 1: Remove all yarn from the studio (except sock yarn of course).
Step 2: Quick and dirty pass through for easy decisions to discard.
Step 3: Dust and clean. Find lost items.
Step 4: Coned yarn I’m keeping is entered in Ravelry stash page with bare bones information including weight.
Step 5: Inventory of sock yarn.
Step 6: Evaluate the non-coned yarn.
Step 7: Photography the keepers and update Ravelry.
Step 8: Give away or photograph the yarns to be sold and update Ravelry including prices.
Step 9: Post a Destash notice on Ravelry, post on Facebook marketplace, and the NextDoor app. 
Step 10: Repeat with knitting needles, tools, accessories.

Hand Work
Linen Stitch Scrap Rug - crochet
French Press Felted Slippers
Felted Mocassins
Mohair Ballet Slippers
Red scarf project similar to like this one

Machine Knitting
Woven Curtains

Resources Topics 
Clean and lubricate the yarn mast working bits.

Rant: microwaved tea cools faster
Rave: The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson is improving my vocabulary. See below for list of words I either wasn’t entirely sure of the definition or words completely unknown to me.

VitaMeataVegeMin
Canning tomato sauce the MAO way.
http://cooktasteyum.blogspot.com/2017/08/canning.html
Don’t bother to sous vide bacon.

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Vocabulary Words

Adjutant Effete Counterfactual Spillikin Collectivisation Oculus Imputing Revanchism Subjugation Parapet Packeting Bounder Tannoy Knobkerry Antipodeans Phalanx Parapets Elegiac Demagogue Tosser Brio Cark Inveterate Acolyte Prang Billet Weals Primogeniture Apogee Autodidact Apocryphal Mullion Invective Panzer Kepi Pusillanimous Geostrategic Interlocutor Laconic Primus inter pares Quarterdeck Philippic emetic Toff Bulwark Weald filleting Deviling Rootling Excogitated Marginalia Coign kopke Dervish Epigram Depredation Oubliette Precept Vulturine Syndicalism Subaltern Cachinnate Cerebration Jape Peroration Tautology Declamations Circumlocution Tricolon Anaphora Chiasmus Sophist Porphyry Canard Cozened Exiguous

Hand y Machine Knitting - Bonus Interview Episode

Aug 31, 2019 47:26

Description:

Bonus Interview Episode - Spouse!

VitaMeataVegeMin
Sous vide gadget

Machine Knitting
Gray Cardigan - 2015
Gray Zip Vest - 2009
Woven curtains - 2019

Events
In the Group page for the podcast, you’ll find upcoming knitting events.

The Great Canadian Crank-in is September 26-29 in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. Information found on Facebook.

The Interknits seminar with Susan Adams October 5-6 at the College of DuPage in Illinois

All Fiber Retreat November 15-16 in Traverse City, Michigan (sorry no website)

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Hand y Machine Knitting

Aug 15, 2019 44:56

Description:

Events
In the Group page for the podcast, you’ll find upcoming knitting events.

The Michigan Fiber Festival August 14-18 in Allegan, Michigan

Sarah Etchison leading a DAK and Passap workshop September 20-23 in Illinois. Contact ronniesol805@gmail.com.

Finger Lakes Machine Knitting Seminar September 27-28 in Courtland, NY

The Great Canadian Crank-in is September 26-29 in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. Information found on Facebook.

The Interknits seminar with Susan Adams October 5-6 at the College of DuPage in Illinois

All Fiber Retreat November 15-16 in Traverse City, Michigan (sorry no website)

Acquisitions
Red Heart Heart and Sole sock yarn (sadly discontinued)
One cone of Indulgence Silk 6 ply
Spike device for holding down the stitches while short-rowing heels and toes
LED circle light
INVISTA--LYCRA- SPANDEX FIBER dtex 22-20 den 1 lb cone SINGLE STRAND (gossamer spandex)
Lycra cone holder (computer mouse pad desk accessory)

Machine Knitting
Grace Top by Marianne Henio
No-show Heel Tab socks by Sue Vunesky
TOFUtsies yarn
Tuck Striped Dishcloth by slisen

Resources Topics 
Marianne Henio’s How To Design, Write, and Convert Your Own Knitting Patterns - Instructional Guide for Hand and Machine Knitters

Rant: feel like a corpse sleeping on my back
Rave: dahlias!

VitaMeataVegeMin
Sous vide salmon article by Serious Eats

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 57

Jul 4, 2019 43:08

Description:

Episode 57 - Mostly Sock Machine

Events
Crankers of Wonderful Socks on Facebook
urbandreamsfarm.com
Winding yarn onto a warp board 
In the Group page for the podcast, you’ll find upcoming knitting events.

Acquisitions
Passap orange tool is very sharp.

I have enough but you might want to buy some Tofutsies yarn and the best price is at littleknits.com 

Hand Knitting
None

Machine Knitting
My retreat socks

Resources 
OzLorna.blogspot.com 
Sleeve Caps, Armhole and Neck Shaping Tutorial given by Helga Guyot.

Rant: woven band on bath towels
Rave: Make Up Eraser microfiber cloth

VitaMeataVegeMin
Best salad ever from The Best 30-Minute Recipes from America’s Test Kitchen. I want to make it every week.
Romaine lettuce, sliced Granny Smith apples, spiced pecans, cheddar cheese, shallot, grilled chicken, cranberry vinaigrette.

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 56

Jun 2, 2019 27:14

Description:

Events
In the Group page for the podcast, you’ll find upcoming knitting events.
Information about COWS is available on Facebook. 

Acquisitions
Passap orange tool

Hand Knitting
None

Machine Knitting
Peter Pachis has yarn and he will sell it to you!

Tools, techniques used to make the IHJ.

Good measurements of the intended wearer Accurate measurement of the swatch Garment Designer software Double bed machine for ribbing Seaming on the machine Zipper installation using the sewing machine Short row shaping Slipped stitch waist shaping Pocket shaping and attachment 10)Front band stabilization 11)Folded hems 12)Folded stand up collar 13)Turned cuff instructions from misterjones.

Here’s the completed jacket.

Resources Topics 
The Brother Techniques book is available for download at machineknittingetc.com.

Rant: credit check to open savings account
Rave: packing light

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 55

May 10, 2019 38:31

Description:

Events
In the Group page for the podcast, you’ll find upcoming knitting events.
Information about COWS is available on Facebook. 

Acquisitions
None!

Hand Knitting
Simple garter stitch scarf like this one.
Commotion 2 yarn
Modular Knits book by Iris Schreier
Cascade Fixation yarn

Machine Knitting
No show socks with Tofutsies or Opal yarn and lycra. This is a free pattern by Sue Vunesky.
Garment Designer software will be used to create my hiking jacket.
Peter Pachis has yarn and he will sell it to you!

Resources Topics 
15 tips and tricks

Rant: right sock misbehavior
Rave: farm fresh eggs

VitaMeataVegeMin
Smooth out the top of the yogurt and sour cream to prevent the whey from seeping out.

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 54

Apr 20, 2019 56:15

Description:

Episode 54 - Spring Cleaning

Events
In the Group page for the podcast, you’ll find upcoming knitting events.

Acquisitions
I’m serging with an old White Superlock serger.

Hand Knitting
Simple garter stitch scarf like this one.
Commotion 2 yarn
Modular Knits book by Iris Schreier
Cascade Fixation yarn
Ladies Felted House Slippers by Monique Rae. I used two strands of Paton’s Classic Wool.
Felted Moccasins pattern by Bev Galeskas
Duffers by Mindie Tallack

Machine Knitting
Amelia by Carol Scott
Baby Bunny Hat
Knit Radar videos by Roberta Rose Kelley
Garment Designer software
Episode 31 has a description of the KR-10 (knit radar)

Resources Topics 
Spring cleaning talk with Spouse
Ask Jack
Marvel Mystery Oil
LPS1 and LPS Food Grade silicone

Rant: no hugging man (episode 42)
Rave: desert super bloom

VitaMeataVegeMin
Grifone Primitivo red wine (from old vine zinfandel), cheddar cheese, pepperoni, olives, almonds. Makes a nice meal/snack on a Friday night. Or any night really.

yadasibeads.com - Sharon’s website

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 53

Mar 29, 2019 40:45

Description:

Episode 53 - Spring!

Events
In the Group page for the podcast, you’ll find upcoming knitting events like the Spring Fiber Expo and TechKnitters seminar.

Acquisitions
Zozo suit
Knit to Finish series Book 4

Hand Knitting
Simple garter stitch scarf like this one.

Machine Knitting
Amelia by Carol Scott
Baby Bunny Hat

Resources Topics 
Machine gauges
Treehouse Knits podcast 

Rant: coffee tainted hot water
Rave: spiral binding

VitaMeataVegeMin
Lemon Yogurt Cake by Ina Garten

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 52

Feb 26, 2019 47:06

Description:

Episode 52 - It’s Still Winter Here

Events
In the Group page for the podcast, you’ll find upcoming knitting events like the DAK workshop and the Spring Fiber Expo.

Acquisitions
Old issues of Machine Knitters Source

Hand Knitting
Rose Red by Ysolda Teague
Simple garter stitch scarf like this one.

Machine Knitting
Double Mitt Twist mittens for the CSM
Double Mitt Twist Flatbed mittens
Dominica Hiking Wrap
Felted Hat on a Bulky by Marg Jones
Faster! Flatter! Mattress Stitch
Diana Sullivan’s tuck lace rib blog post
Rectangle Mitts by Carol Scott
Tuck dishcloth - similar to this

Resources Topics 
Our YouTube video showing New Zealand and Australian ribber cast on methods
Your own library of books and magazine articles!

Rant: combs, claws, clips, yarn tails
Rave: The Caribbean in February thanks to Comfortable Hiking Holidays! Use my name if you book a trip.

Bygones 
I couldn’t respond directly to the listener’s question.

VitaMeataVegeMin
Clearing out the spice rack, the jar stash, and a kitchen cupboard

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 51

Jan 18, 2019 38:33

Description:

Episode 51 - Big Squishy
January 2019

Events
Group page

Acquisitions
Amy Herzog Custom Fit designs

Hand Knitting
Grandma’s Favorite dishcloth by Ruth Slate

Machine Knitting
Double Mitt Twist mittens for the CSM
Double Mitt Twist Flatbed mittens
Fisherman’s Rib
Lineapiu yarn

Resources Topics 
The Importance of Being Well-Adjusted: Adjusting Your Machine by Scott Reno in Machine Knit America Mar/Apr 1996 issue
Machine Maintenance by Patricia Coulston
Make Your Knitting Machine Sing by Scott Renno and James Dixon

Rant & Rave 
Dry skin
Jigsaw puzzles - helpful video here

VitaMeataVegeMin
Pasta e Fagioli

Banished words/phrases used in this podcast episode
accoutrements
wheelhouse
legally drunk
importantly
optics
grapple
wrap my head around
in the books

Lake Superior State College list of banished words, complete list here.

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 50

Dec 12, 2018 27:51

Description:

Episode 50 - 2018 Review

Hand Knitting
Mitten Garland Advent Calendar 
Winter Forest Cowl
Three Seasons in Scotland
Felted moccasins
No show socks
Route 66 socks
Cotton dishcloths
Undulating Rib socks

Machine Knitting
Saddle shoulder cardigan 
Spouse’s undershirt
13+ pairs of CSM socks
Summer scoop neck top, similar to the Cool Tops book
Body stocking for Shela, the dress form
From Mary Anne Oger / Knitwords
  2 ‘Take an old bag shopping” bags
  Geezer Chic
  Cocoa Beach
  Draped
  Parallels, UFO
  Big Sister, UFO
  Manfriend Hoodie, not started
Amazababy, blanket pattern by Rachel Brooks
Grace Top, pattern by Marianne Henio
Five Color Cowl, pattern by Carol Scott
Peppermint bark cowl, inspired by Susan Guagliumi on Craftsy
Little wrap sweater
Laundry bag with a zip closure
Brown sweater, UFO
Button front vest, not started

Resources Topics 
Gauge
Fit
Helen Sharp
Fashion Knit Course Outline for Hand Knitting Machines, Regine Faust
Open Spaces, Machine Knit Eyelets, Ladders, and Slits, Susan Guagliumi
Nina Miklin’s Classic Shoulder Line
Bill King’s article in Machine Knitting Monthly
Charity knitting patterns and ideas
Doris Coutts ribber articles in News and Views

Interviews 
Cathy Reaume
Ronnie Soltysiak

VitaMeataVegeMin
Asian salad dressing 
Improved rosemary almonds
No sugar berry jam
5:2 diet
Salad Nicoise
Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
Salty Dog cocktails

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 49

Nov 30, 2018 50:35

Description:

Episode 49 - Knitting for Charity

Hand Knitting
Mitten Garland Advent Calendar colorwork mittens with Knit Picks Palette and Nature Spun fingering yarns
Free pattern on Kathy Lewinski’s blog

Machine Knitting
Laundry bag prototype is done
Five Color Cowl
Jason’s socks

Interview with Ronnie 
VASronnie on Ravelry

Resources 
Charity Knitting group on Ravelry
Mary Anne Oger’s blog posts for the Red Scarf Project
Ten Ways to Knit or Crochet for Charity list on the Mother Nature Network
Craftsy list of free patterns for charitable knitting
Interknits website list of charities
News & Views magazine
Carol Scott
Ask Jack

Rant and Rave
Rant: Tasteless avocados
Rave: Ethnic grocery shopping and Egyptian dust tea

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 48

Oct 29, 2018 46:05

Description:

Episode 48 - October 2018 

Events
Autumn Fusion scarf 
Interknits machine knitting group in Glen Ellyn, IL
Carol Scott on Ravelry
One of Carol’s patterns is Amelia 
November 10 Holiday Wine and Wool at Sandhill Crane Vineyards near Jackson, MI
November 15-17 Sewing Expo in Novi, MI

Acquisitions 
Ribber plating feeder from Needle Tek
Mint Rain Hand Dyed Yarns - Tough Sock, Peppermint Bark
Icemelon’s Stash - Alrisha Sock in the Foxy Lady colorway
Moskal Farms sock weight yarn, 35% alpaca, 35% wool, 10% mohair, 20% nylon
Woven dish towel, contact Jane via loonworksllc@gmail.com

Hand Knitting
Ribbed socks with Icemelon’s Stash and Browning and Wolff Peruvian/aplaca/merino yarn in the Red Merlot colorway
Fish Lips Kiss short row heel 
Star toe instructions on the Interweave website
Better are the instructions in Favorite Socks - 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave. See the Embossed Leaves socks.
Mitten Garland Advent Calendar colorwork mittens with Knit Picks Palette yarns
Free pattern on Kathy Lewinski’s blog

Machine Knitting
Laundry bag in progress
Want thinner socks? Use the lace weight single ply yarn sold by Browning and Wolff.

Resources 
Fully fashioned back shoulder article in the March 2014 issue of Machine Knitting Monthly
Classic shoulder line in Nina Miklin's book 3 of her Knit to Finish series

Rant and Rave
Rant: Dirty and unsafe motel room
Rave: Mona Lisa Pink Soap

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 47

Sep 29, 2018 44:25

Description:

Episode 47 - September 2018
Knits I Wore on My Summer Vacation

Events
October 20-21 Interknits workshop with Carol Scott in Glen Ellyn, IL
October 27-28 Fall Fiber Expo at Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds near Ann Arbor, MI
November 10 Holiday Wine and Wool at Sandhill Crane Vineyards near Jackson, MI
November 15-17 Sewing Expo in Novi, MI
Fit for Art patterns

Acquisitions
New table top for the Legare sock machine
Counterweight required for stand knitting
The stand can be purchased at some Home Depot stores or on-line.
MAO stuff for your library
Serial Stuff CDs, Tricks of the Trade, Band Practice, Knitting on the Edge

Hand Knitting
Undulating Rib Socks by Ann Budd - frogged
Fish Lips Kiss short row heel
Star toe instructions on the Interweave website. Better are the instructions in Favorite Socks - 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave. See the Embossed Leaves socks.

Machine Knitting
Planning to make a laundry bag for delicate washables.
Grace Top by Marianne Henio
Four pair of CSM socks awaiting kitchener stitching

Amazababy 3D baby blanket by Rachel Brooks using Cotton Tale 8 yarn and Carlton Cabo for the trim

Resources
Susan G.’s fall book sale
“Now through October 26th all four of my machine knitting books are on sale for 20% off plus free shipping. This offer applies only to books ordered through my website only - not Amazon. Visit my website here and use the code FBS18 at checkout!”
Kamalini T videos on vimeo
MAO books and CDs

What I Wore and What I Didn’t on My Summer Vacation
Geezer Chic (my project)
Grace Top (my project)
No Show socks (mine)
Teva sandals

Rant and Rave
Rant: Egg shells crack into tiny pieces
Rave: Latin dancers

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 46

Aug 23, 2018 54:55

Description:

Episode 46 - August 2018
Vacation Knitting

Events
October 20-21 Fall Fiber Expo at Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds near Ann Arbor, MI

October 20-21 Interknits workshop with Carol Scott in Glen Ellyn, IL

November 10 Holiday Wine and Wool at Sandhill Crane Vineyards near Jackson, MI

November 15-17 Sewing Expo in Novi, MI

Acquisitions
My new sock yarn
Route 66 project bag
Old Mill Yarn is now in Allegan, MI

Hand Knitting
NoShow Socks by La Maison Rililie Designs with Lorna’s Laces Solemate yarn.
Undulating Rib Socks by Ann Budd
Knitting Pipeline Bookshelf KAL
Fish Lips Kiss short row heel
Hug Me socks by Terry Morris
Men’s Merino Socks by Nancy Bush

Machine Knitting
Parallels from Knit ‘n Style #183 with deep olive Paton’s Classic Wool Merino yarn.
Big Sister from Knitwords #42 using Yeoman’s Sari yarn
Amazababy 3D baby blanket by Rachel Brooks using Cotton Tale 8 yarn and Carlton Cabo for the trim
Grace Top by Marianne Henio

Resources
Sliding Bar Report Covers (they are cheaper at the Dollar Tree store)

Rant and Rave
Rant: MacBook Air won’t let me delete the Chess program
Rave: Grand Blanc Township police

VitaMeataVegaMin
5:2 - five days of normal calorie count + two days of very low calorie consumption
Shichimi Togarashi seasoning in the water used to boil shrimp
Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss, with 100+ Easy Low-Carb Recipes by Suzanne Ryan
Contigo travel mug
Route 66 vacation

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My Instagram

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 45

Jul 18, 2018 41:43

Description:

Episode 45 - July 2018
Lots O Knitting

Events
July 20–21 30th Annual Monroe Knitting Seminar, Monroe, MI
Susan Adams, Charlene Shafer, Sandee Cherry monroeknitseminar@att.net

July 28 Summer Wine and Wool at Sandhill Crane Vineyards near Jackson, MI

July 28-29 Founders Fest at the Textile Institute in Minneapolis, MN. It is put on by the Midwest Machine Knitters Collective. Mary Anne Oger is teaching.

August 2-5 Stitches Midwest in Schaumberg, IL

August 15-18 Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, MI

Machine Knitting
Draped from Knitwords #44
Parallels from Knit ‘n Style #183 with deep olive Paton’s Classic Wool Merino yarn.
Cocoa Beach from Knitwords #42

Coming up soon...
Manfriend Hoodie link is on the Needles to Say blog
Big Sister from Knitwords #42

Resources
History of the cardigan sweater
Kurt Cobain wearing his cardigan on MTV Unplugged
My Instagram

Rant and Rave
Rant: Slime mold
Rave: Ponds Cold Cream

VitaMeataVegaMin
How and What to Feed a Crowd from Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Cheesy Hash Brown & Egg Breakfast Casserole
Slow Cooker Sweet Tomatillo Chipotle Pork

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HyM Knitting Bonus Interview Episode

Jul 4, 2018 25:40

Description:

Bonus Interview Episode

Cathy Reaume talks about the Monroe (Michigan) Machine Knitting Seminar. This is the 30th year for the two day event.

I hope to see you there July 20 and 21, 2018.

 

monroeknitseminar@att.net

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 44

Jun 13, 2018 38:46

Description:

Episode 44 - June 2018
Gratitude

Events
July 20–21 30th Annual Monroe Knitting Seminar, Monroe, MI Susan Adams, Charlene Shafer, Sandee Cherry monroeknitseminar@att.net

July 28 Summer Wine and Wool at Sandhill Crane Vineyards near Jackson, MI

July 28-29 Founders Fest at the Textile Institute in Minneapolis, MN. It is put on by the Midwest Machine Knitters Collective. Mary Anne Oger is teaching.

August 2-5 Stitches Midwest in Schaumberg, IL

August 15-18 Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, MI

Acquisitions
Little Knits
Tofutsie sock yarn
Opal Light laceweight yarn
Lang Jawoll Color sock yarn
Yeoman Canelle cotton yarn
Yeoman Elsa mohair yarn

Hand Knitting
NoShow Socks by La Maison Rililie Designs with Lorna’s Laces Solemate yarn.

Machine Knitting
Take an Old Bag Shopping by Pat Holbrook published in Knitwords #44, Spring 2008. Here is a blog post with helpful information.

Experimenting with the three wedge heel from Lucy Best’s book Circular Machine Knitting:: Beyond Basics.

Mountain Colors Bearfoot sock yarn
Socrates sock yarn
Integrity sock yarn

Mid-gauge transfer tools are just right for the 54 needle cylinder.
Standard gauge transfer tools are just right for the 72 needle cylinder.

Try It!
Prepare hand knitting yarn with yarn spray or wax. Wind onto cones or a loose center pull ball.

Knit round yokes by hand.

Resources
Fashion Knit Course Outline for Hand Knitting Machines by Regine Faust circa 1980

Rant: Green Antacid tablets
Rave: Now Solutions Arnica Warming Relief Massage Oil

VitaMeataVegaMin
Salad Nicoise with tuna, potatoes, eggs, green beans, and Greek salad dressing. Don’t forget the Sauvignon Blanc.

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 43

May 31, 2018 36:41

Description:

Episode 42 - May 2018
Geezer Chicness

Events
June 9 World Wide Knit in Public Day

July 20–21 30th Annual Monroe Knitting Seminar, Monroe, MI Susan Adams, Charlene Shafer, Sandee Cherry monroeknitseminar@att.net

July 28 Summer Wine and Wool at Sandhill Crane Vineyards near Jackson, MI

July 28-29 Founders Fest at the Textile Institute in Minneapolis, MN. It is put on by the Midwest Machine Knitters Collective. Mary Anne Oger is teaching.

August 2-5 Stitches Midwest in Schaumberg, IL

August 15-18 Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, MI

Acquisitions
Knitting machine cover (actually an electronic keyboard cover) on Amazon.com.

Hand Knitting
NoShow Socks by La Maison Rililie Designs with Lorna’s Laces Solemate yarn.

Machine Knitting
Geezer Chic (my project)

Resources
Helen Sharp’s blog
YouTube video - high end garment cut and sew

Rant: cottonwood tree debris
Rave: Salty Dog cocktail

VitaMeataVegaMin
Spouse and I are doing the 5:2 eating plan. Two days of very low calories and five days of eating normally.

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 42

Apr 29, 2018 38:36

Description:

Events

I hosted Mary Anne Oger at my home for two days of instruction and hands on knitting. I recorded and released my interview with her in August 2107.

I went to the 40th Annual Spring Fling in Peru, IN. Arnetta Kenney recommended the Chart-Rite book by Bonnie Ralston and Norma Sweet. Look for it on used book sites.

May 25-27 Pacifically Passap, Pat Groves at knit-a-bit-oregon.com/

July 20–21 30th Annual Monroe Knitting Seminar, Monroe, MI Susan Adams, Charlene Shafer, Sandee Cherry monroeknitseminar@att.net

July 28 Summer Wine and Wool at Sandhill Crane Vineyards near Jackson, MI

July 28-29 Founders Fest at the Textile Institute in Minneapolis, MN. It is put on by the Midwest Machine Knitters Collective. Mary Anne Oger is teaching.

Acquisitions
Silver Needles cone winder. I got an older model.
Sponge bars for the Brother 940.
We can all find some eight stitch repeat patterns from machineknittingetc.com.

Hand Knitting
Three Seasons in Scotland hot water bottle cozy pattern by Hanna Weibye.
NoShow Socks by La Maison Rililie Designs with Lorna’s Laces Solemate yarn.

Machine Knitting
Take an Old Bag Shopping by Pat Holbrook published in Knitwords #44, Spring 2008. Here is a blog post I should have read first about knitting it on a Brother machine.
Tiers of Joy skirt designed by MAO is in Knitwords #47.

Resources
Needle Selector tools for LK-150 and LK-100 machine are hard to find these days. Sorry!

Rant and Rave
Rant: rabbits ate our tulips
Rave: looooonnngg hug

What Would Ruthie Say?
She would say to B+.

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 41

Mar 22, 2018 36:25

Description:

Bygones
Industrial rib looks like 2 by 1 rib on both sides but is actually a form of 1 by 1 rib. Here is Diana Sullivan’s video where she does a version that really is 2 by 1.

Rant and Rave
Rant: “It is what it is.” PIN number, VIN number, ATM machine.
Rave: Saying “Yes!” (or no) right away.

Events
I’m hosting Mary Anne Oger at my home for two days of instruction and hands on knitting. I recorded and released my interview with her in August 2107.

April 7-8 Yarn Con, Chicago, IL

April 10-11 MAO Uncensored in Grand Blanc, MI
contact: me at juliebknitter@gmail.com

April 13-14 40th Annual Spring Fling Peru, IN

April 14-15 Spring Fiber Expo Ann Arbor, MI

April 27-28 DAK workshop Monroe, MI
contact: Cathy Reaume at monroeknitseminar@att.net

May 25-27 Pacifically Passap
contact: Pat Groves at knit-a-bit-oregon.com/

Hand Knitting
Winter Forest Cowl by Anna Lange as heard about on the Knitting Pipeline Podcast. Link to mine.

Three Seasons in Scotland hot water bottle cozy pattern by Hanna Weibye. Link to mine.

Felted Moccasins slightly altered with Judy’s Magic Cast On. Here's mine.

Machine Knitting
A body stocking for my stunt double, Shela.

Resources
Amy Herzog’s Craftsy class Fit to Flatter.

VitaMeataVegeMin
No Fuss, No Sugar Added Berry Jam recipe by Melissa D’Arabian. I added some monk fruit sweetener.

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 40

Feb 22, 2018 54:25

Description:

Rant and Rave

Rant: Sloppy “fitted” sheets
Rave: New Girl

Events
March 10 Cranky Knitter Rodeo, Lake Orion, MI
April 7-8 Yarn Con, Chicago, IL
April 13-14 40th Annual Spring Fling Peru, IN
April 14-15 Spring Fiber Expo Ann Arbor, MI
April 27-28 DAK workshop Monroe, MI
contact: Cathy Reaume at monroeknitseminar@att.net May 25-27 Pacifically Passap, Pat Groves at knit-a-bit-oregon.com/
July 20–21 30th Annual Monroe Knitting Seminar, Monroe, MI
contact: Cathy Reaume at monroeknitseminar@att.net August 2-5 Stitches Midwest in Schaumberg, IL
August 15-18 Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, MI

Acquisitions
Stuff that came in:
Frenchy aka White 1502 double bed knitting machine plus accessories
Noro Kochroan
Berroco Memoirs
SWTC Phoenix
cones of cotton, silk, and wool
She-La the dressform
Easy Short Rowing Techniques and Design by Martine Ward
Cool Tops by Kay Furtaro
Marion Nelson pattern cards
Chart-Rite, Curves, Curves, Curves, Armholes Plus, That Final Touch by Norma Sweet and sometimes Bonnie Ralston.
Going Places - Charting with your Calcuknit by Jan Wold and Jan Mills

Stuff that went out - hand knitting books

A place to sell your yarn - Destashio.com

Hand Knitting
Winter Forest Cowl by Anna Lange
Knitting Pipeline Podcast

Machine Knitting
Lots o’ socks on the Legare
JaWoll sock yarn
TrekkingUndershirt UFO
Summer top practice piece

Resources
Recordkeeping ideas
Juana’s CSM Log
Kathryn Ivy’s journals

VitaMeataVegeMin
Rosemary Almonds with Browned Butter

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 39

Jan 19, 2018 53:17

Description:

 

Rant and Rave
Rant: DVD packaging
Rave: Gordon Food Service food storage containers

Acquisitions
Stuff that came in - two cones of rayon chenille, two cones of black Wool Crepe Deluxe, one cone of a wool chenille from Silk City, one cone of 90/10 wool/nylon sock yarn, duplicate Brother 350 knitting machine.

Stuff that went out - lots and lots of coned yarn given away, some books, some magazines, one video, LK-150 50 needle extension kit, KnitKing KHC 820 colour changer.

Hand Knitting
Linen and cotton dishcloth

Machine Knitting
Saddle shoulder cardigan

Marion Nelson Saddle Shoulder Pattern Cards for Machine Knitters
Non-rolling band from Machine Knitters Source and Colleen Smitherman
Angled hems as taught by Sandee Cherry
Short row shaping
Double roll neck as taught by Carol Scott
Uneven sides
Afterthought pocket by Lucy Neatby in Finesse Your Knitting 1
Needle out of work seaming
Yarn markers
Stable necklines as advocated by Sally Melville and Chris Bylsma
Magic formula calculator website GetKnitting.com.
Yarn from Peter Patchis

Log cabin demonstration

Susan Guagliumi’s Machine Knitting Hand-Manipulated Stitches Crafts class
Roberta Rose Kelley’s YouTube videos part 1 and part 2
Moderne Baby Blanket
Log Cabin Scrap Blanket

Resources
All about gauge
Gauge specific rulers
Diana Sullivan’s post
Susan G’s post
EstherKate’s post

VitaMeataVegeMin
Add diced avocado and supremed grapefruit to a salad with Asian dressing.

Asian Ginger Dressing
½ t garlic powder, 2 T grated ginger root, ¾ c oil, ⅓ c rice vinegar, ½ c soy sauce, 3 T honey, ¼ c water. Combine everything in a little sauce pot and warm to slightly liquify the honey. Let cool before dressing the salad.

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 38

Dec 16, 2017 38:11

Description:

Merry Christmas to you and I wish you a happy and healthy new year!

Rant and Rave
Rant: My front loading washing machine smells - Ew!
Rave: Shake your hands after washing to reduce waste. TED talk here.

2018 Events
February 16-17 Knitting Pipeline Retreat in Washington, IL
April 7-8 Yarn Con, Chicago, IL
April 13-14 40th Annual Spring Fling Peru, IN
April 14-15 Spring Fiber Expo Ann Arbor, MI
May 25-27 Pacifically Passap, Pat Groves at knit-a-bit-oregon.com/
July 20–21 30th Annual Monroe Knitting Seminar, Monroe, MI
contact: Cathy Reaume at monroeknitseminar@att.net August 2-5 Stitches Midwest in Schaumberg, IL
August 15-18 Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, MI

Acquisitions
None!

I indirectly referred to the book Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Find out about the five love languages here.

We have a mostly giftless Christmas. Susan Ager inspired me years ago when she wrote for the Detroit Free Press.

Hand Knitting
Felted Clogs (AC33) pattern for men and women by Beverly Galeska. After two pair in quick succession, my hands ached for stretches recommended by Carson Demers.

Practical and cute headband knit out of Cascade Fixation yarn. I use the techniques out of Modular Knits book by Iris Schreier. I can make one during an episode of Call the Midwife.

Machine Knitting
The warm undershirt project is on-going. I used Garment Designer software to design it with zero ease, raglan sleeves, and a loose one row tuck stitch. The 1RT is a genius idea from Mary Anne Oger.

Socks on the Legare CSM. One with Opal Little Prince and one with Kroy yarn in the carbon colorway.

Build a Mitten by Michelle Goodhand (ridelikethewind on Ravelry).

Resources
DL1000 Linker video on YouTube featuring Susan Guagliumi.
Part 1
Part 2

VitaMeataVegeMin
Baked Caramel Corn recipe available by request.

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 37

Nov 29, 2017 41:13

Description:

Episode 37 - November 2017

BygonesI said Easy Breezy Summer Top but it’s actually called Easy Breezy Tank - a great pattern by Michelle Goodhand (ridelikethewind on Ravelry).

Rant and Rave
Rant: Jeans with spandex
Rave: Jeans without spandex - Wrangler jeans

2018 Events
February 16-17 Knitting Pipeline Retreat in Washington, IL

April 7-8 Yarn Con, Chicago, IL

April 13-14 40th Annual Spring Fling Peru, IN

April 14-15 Spring Fiber Expo Ann Arbor, MI

May 25-27 Pacifically Passap, Pat Groves at knit-a-bit-oregon.com/

July 20–21 30th Annual Monroe Knitting Seminar, Monroe, MI

contact: Cathy Reaume at monroeknitseminar@att.net

August 2-5 Stitches Midwest in Schaumberg, IL

August 15-18 Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, MI

Acquisitions

Books leaving the studio.

72 needle replacement cylinder for the Legare CSM. Contact David Lord on Facebook for all your cylinder and ribber dial needs.

50 needle extension kit for LK-150

Mini garter bars from a Raveler and a needle retainer bar from Kris Krafter for the Brother 350

Hand Knitting
Autumn Fusion scarf by Brigitte Elliott with Noro Silk Garden sock yarn and Heavenly contrast yarn. Here’s mine.

Check out Lucy Neatby’s free Craftsy sock knit along where I learned about a great cast on for top down socks.

Practical and cute headband knit out of Cascade Fixation yarn. I use the techniques out of Modular Knits book by Iris Schreier. I can make one during an episode of Call the Midwife.

Machine Knitting
Slippers! Try the Clog Slipper pattern by Karalyn Rainey.I used Garment Designer software to design an undershirt.

Try It!
Knit a blanket or afghan on a knitting machine.
Machine knitters ought to try the Felted Clogs (AC33) pattern for men and women and the children's pattern by Beverly Galeska.

VitaMeataVegeMin
Cure-You-Quick chicken stock. Saute a family size package of chicken legs in a bit of oil in a large stock pot. Add some roughly chopped onion. Reduce heat to low and cover to let sweat for 25-30 minutes. Add salt to taste and 2 bay leaves as well as water - 4 cups for double strength or 8 cups for full strength stock. Bring to a simmer. Let simmer without boiling for 30-45 minutes. Remove chicken and let cool until cool enough to handle to remove the meat from the bones and skin. Strain and de-fat stock. This freezes very well.

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 36

Oct 26, 2017 52:10

Description:

What Would Ruthie Say?
Charity shops often have garments made with cool yarn that you can recover.

Bygones
I said Asymmetrical Vest when I should have said Color Bridges Vest in the last episode. Also I may as well apologize for the text alert sounds you heard in this episode.

Rant and Rave
Rave: Citizens’ Police Academy
Rant: Mail Thievery

Scary sounds by soundbible.com

Events
The next CSM crank-in at the Heritage Spinning and Weaving shop in Lake Orion, MI is scheduled for Saturday October 28.

Acquisitions
Brother KX-350 (video link)
Viking Rose sewing machine
72 needle replacement cylinder - I’ll link to this after I test it first.

Hand Knitting
Two color garter stitch washcloths (link to a cowl or gaiter with same stitch pattern)
Autumn Fusion scarf by Brigitte Elliott with Noro Silk Garden sock yarn and Heavenly contrast yarn.  Here’s mine so far.

Machine Knitting
Chenille two color stripe vest
Easy Breezy Summer Top by Michelle Goodhand (ridelikethewind on Ravelry)
Barcelona by Anne Lavene
My sister’s black wrap (stolen!)

Try It!
Knit a sock blank on a knitting machine.
Bind off your machine knitted piece by hand.

Resources
Susan G.’s Sinker Post/Gate Peg Bind-Offs
Forward Head Posture Correction by Dr. Paula Moore.

VitaMeataVegeMin
Canned tomatoes and green chile adobo sauce. Hey! They go together well!

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 35

Sep 19, 2017 44:24

Description:

What Would Ruthie Say?
Get a colonoscopy.

Rant and Rave
Rave: So Bronze Professional Sunless Tanning
Rant: Icky paper in new books. Is it the way of publishing these days?

Mary Anne Oger’s Handbook for Manual Machine Knitters and Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies books have this paper and the value of the content should not be judged by the paper.

Events
The next CSM crank-in at the Heritage Spinning and Weaving shop in Lake Orion, MI is scheduled for Saturday October 28.

Interknit Machine Knitter’s Guild October 14-15 seminar with knitwear designer Rebekah Younger in Glen Ellyn, IL.

The Fall Fiber Expo is October 21-22 at the Washtenaw County Fairgrounds.

Acquisitions
These are all out of print but check them out if you can find them. They might already be in your library if you’ve been machine knitting for some time.

Audrey Palmer’s Book of Linked Edgings & Finishings
Super Skirts - A Helping Hand from Linda Carver
Machine Knitted Skirts by Mary Weaver

Hand Knitting
Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth this one is by Ruth Slate but there are others out there. I do a kfb increase to avoid the yarn over. I use 3.75 mm or US5 needles.

The Retro Rib Socks by Evelyn A. Clark from Favorite Socks - 25 Timeless Designs is going to be frogged. I’m going to reuse the Integrity yarn in the Dune colorway.

Machine Knitting
I made six pairs of socks at the Third Annual Lake Michigan Sock Retreat. Boot Socks for my sister was the first. Check out my Ravelry project pages for the others.

Erlbacher aluminum cylinders for Legare CSM. Beware that Aluminum + oil = black marks. This pair shows the mark I am trying to remove.

I’m still working on my vest project. I’ve been inspired by Carol Scott truethreads@aol.com. Regardless of which stitch pattern I use, I will be using Garment Designer. Cochenille is the company behind the software.

Try It!
English Rib + Knitting machine and ribber = Brioche stitch.

Fruity Knitting Podcast episode with the interview with Nancy Marchant.

Garter stitch is easier by hand than it is by machine.

Resources
Machine Knitted Skirts by Mary Weaver is a gold mine of information.

VitaMeataVegeMin
I’m making my own healthy recipe binder with 10 to 12 recipes that I will be able to cook from memory.

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 34

Aug 29, 2017 45:54

Description:

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Rant and Rave

Rave: Salads with Miso Salad Dressing
Rant: Satisfaction surveys

Events
The Grand Rapids Area Machine Knitters Club is having Diana Sullivan September 8-9. This is on the west side of Michigan. I only found one online reference and that is to their Facebook group.

The next CSM crank-in at the Heritage Spinning and Weaving shop in Lake Orion, MI is scheduled for Saturday October 28.

Interknit Machine Knitter’s Guild October 14-15 seminar with knitwear designer Rebekah Younger in Glen Ellyn, IL.

The Fall Fiber Expo is October 21-22 at the Washtenaw County Fairgrounds.

Knitting Pipeline Eagle Crest Retreat is November 8-11 in or near Washington, IL.

Anne Hanson of Bare Naked Wools has great patterns and beautiful yarns.

Michelle Goodhand, machine knitting instructor at City Knits.

Cochenille, the company behind the Garment Designer software has very informative webinars.

Acquisitions
KnitKing Calcuknit - you can find the manual at machineknittingetc.com and buy the Ragu Charting book at countryknittingofmaine.com.
Knitwords issues 38-53 on a disk
Knitwords issues 1-16 bought on eBay
Tami Nobuyuki machine knitting handbooks
Atlantique pattern by Anne Hanson of Knitspot
Bare Naked Wools Fresh Lace 65% silk and 35% linen
I bought rayon and flax yarn at Forma.
MAO’s Handbook for Manual Machine Knitters is chock-a-block full of great information.
“Look, if you feel guilty about pleasure, you don’t deserve to have pleasure.” said Nigella Lawson on Milk Street Radio.

Hand Knitting
I made the  Mitered Dishcloth by Bernat with a thick cotton yarn. We like garter stitch dishcloths because they are super scrubby.

I also made a pair of Duffers, a fulled slipper pattern by Mindie Tallack using Paton’s Classic Wool yarn.

Machine Knitting
Skirt made with a rayon and linen yarn - maybe not a great choice for a skirt

Kindred by Sue Corcoran from Knitwords #52.

Resources
The Detroit Experience Factory gives free walking tours of Detroit every Saturday. I love taking guided tours of great cities.

VitaMeataVegeMin
Pickled peppers is a refrigerator pickle recipe from the Thrift At Home blog.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Mary Anne Oger

Aug 17, 2017 47:32

Description:

Bonus Interview Episode - Mary Anne Oger

Mary Anne Oger’s Needles to Say blog.

See also her cooking blog called CookTasteYum.

The Handbook for Machine Knitters is available on Amazon.

Silk City Fibers

Mary Anne’s current favorite yarn is Wool Crepe Deluxe.

Kniterate: The Digital Knitting Machine on Kickstarter

Craftsy.com has four machine knitting classes.

 

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 33

Jul 11, 2017 33:16

Description:

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Events
July 21-22, 2017 is the Monroe Machine Knitting seminar in Monroe, MI. Contact Cathy at monroeknitseminar@att.net.
The Founders’ Fest Seminar is July 29-30. It is put on by the Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative in Plymouth MN.
Stitches Midwest is August 3-6 in Schaumburg, IL.
The Michigan Fiber Festival is August 18-20 in Allegan, MI.
The Grand Rapids Area Machine Knitters Club is having Diana Sullivan September 8-9. This is on the west side of Michigan. I only found one online reference and that is to their Facebook group.
The next CSM crank-in at the Heritage Spinning and Weaving shop in Lake Orion, MI is scheduled for September 23, 2017.
Interknit Machine Knitter’s Guild October 14-15 seminar with knitwear designer Rebekah Younger in Glen Ellyn, IL.
Knitting Pipeline Eagle Crest Retreat is November 8-11 in or near Washington, IL.

Hand Knitting
Riverwild Qiviuk Scarf with Windy Valley Muskox yarn.
Retro Rib Socks by Evelyn A. Clark from Favorite Socks - 25 Timeless Designs. I’m using Integrity yarn in the Dune colorway.

Machine Knitting
The Funnel Neck Shell pattern by Kathryn Douberly is not available on Ravelry but here is where to find Kathryn.
Socks knit on the Legare with Paton’s Kroy Sock yarn.

Untitled New Segment
I-cord bundle
Cat Borhdi

Resources
Knitting Fiend website
calculator page

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 32

Jun 26, 2017 43:46

Description:

Events
The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is July 17, 2017.
Patterns using elongated stitches: Forest Weave, Mirage, Tier, and Phiaro Scarf.

July 21-22, 2017 is the Monroe Machine Knitting seminar in Monroe, MI. Contact Cathy at monroeknitseminar@att.net.

The Founders’ Fest Seminar is July 29-30. It is put on by the Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative in Plymouth MN.

Stitches Midwest is August 3-6 in Schaumburg, IL.

The Michigan Fiber Festival is August 18-20 in Allegan, MI.

The Grand Rapids Area Machine Knitters Club is having Diana Sullivan September 8-9. This is on the west side of Michigan. I only found one online reference and that is to their Facebook group.

The next CSM crank-in at the Heritage Spinning and Weaving shop in Lake Orion, MI is scheduled for September 23, 2017.

Interknit Machine Knitter’s Guild October 14-15 seminar with knitwear designer Rebekah Younger in Glen Ellyn, IL.

Acquisitions
I loved the Craft Cruises trip to Alaska.

Yarn shop stops
Anchorage - Wooly Mammoth
Seward - A Flyin’ Skein
Haines - Dalton City Yarn Emporium
Juneau - Seaside Yarns
Ketchikan - The Hive on the Creek

Check out Flint Handmade for inspiration on having a craft supply swap.

Hand Knitting
I combined the Vuorelan Luumut and the Peekaboo mitten patterns for my ideal mittens. I used yarn from Blooming Acres Farm.

I also started the Riverwild Qiviuk Scarf with a 50% qiviut and 50% mulberry silk yarn from Windy Valley Muskox.

Machine Knitting
CSM socks using Peruvian Alpaca and Merino yarn. Here is the Etsy link.

I also used a skein of Opal yarn for another pair.

The Funnel Neck Shell pattern by Kathryn Douberly is not available on Ravelry but here is where to find Kathryn.

I’m using some tips from an article by Bonnie Triola in an old issue of Machine Knitters Source July/August 1999 about knitting a skirt similar to a brand called St. John.

Resources
Jessica Tromp’s website with lots of free hand and machine patterns - http://www.jessica-tromp.nl/basic_machine-knitting_patterns_free_knittingmachine_patterns.htm

Threads Article about sewing a kick pleat.

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Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 31

May 24, 2017 40:09

Description:

Episode 31 - Helpful Accessories

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Events
The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is June 12, 2017

A CSM crank-in at the Heritage Spinning and Weaving shop in Lake Orion, MI to be held on June 10, 2017

July 21-22, 2017 is the Monroe Machine Knitting seminar in Monroe, MI. Contact Cathy at monroeknitseminar@att.net.

July 29-30, 2017 is Founders’ Fest Seminar, Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative, Plymouth MN.

Stitches Midwest is August 3-6 in Schaumburg, IL.

The Michigan Fiber Festival is August 18-20 in Allegan, MI.

The Grand Rapids Area Machine Knitters Club is having Diana Sullivan at their September 8-9 seminar. This is on the west side of Michigan. I only found one online reference and that is to their Facebook group.

Interknit Machine Knitter’s Guild October 14-15 seminar with knitwear designer Rebekah Younger in Glen Ellyn, IL.

If you know of any other events, near or far, let me know and I’ll add it to the list.

Acquisitions
I didn’t buy anything this month but I acquired some experience with my machine and accessories.

Hand Knitting
Looking for a travel project. Carl and I are taking a Craft Cruise to Alaska. Maybe the Monkey Socks by Cookie A.

Machine Knitting
Tuck Stitch Wonder

Eleven Tools & Techniques Sweater

LK-150 machine Yellow gauge ruler Garment Designer software Roberta Rose Kelly videos Diana Sullivan DVDs KR-10 knit radar Back stitch seaming on the machine Short row shaping I-cord trim DL-1000 linker Rolled neckline treatment

Resources
In addition to the above for links to Roberta Rose Kelley videos and the Diana Sullivan Knit Leader course, here’s the lint to the Clearwater Knits website and their tutorial for the Knit Contour devices.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 30

Apr 26, 2017 54:58

Description:

Please join in the Ravelry group for this podcast.

Rave - Flint Institute of Music and Flint Institute of Arts
Rant - Grinding up two of my hand knit dishcloths - the Melon dishcloth and the Chinese Waves dishcloth.

Events
The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is May 15, 2017

I went to a CSM crank-in at the Heritage Spinning and Weaving shop in Lake Orion, MI. Another is planned for June 10, 2017

I also went to the Erlbacher Gearhart Crank-In and Homecoming event in Cape Girardeau, MO. I saw a demonstration by Judy of making a felted slipper. Her project on Ravelry has all the details. I went to the yarn dyeing workshop where I got to use Dharma dyes. Next year it’s going to be April 4-8, 2018

This is the third year I went to the Spring Fling event in Peru, IN. I’d learn whatever Susan Guagliumi and/or Carol Scott wanted to teach. Next year it will be April 13-14, 2018. Contact Charlene Shafer, 765-985-3164, kks@knitknackshop.com.

Carolinas Machine Knitters Guild seminar May 5-6 in Raleigh, NC features Mary Anne Oger, Mike Becker, and April Mills.

The Techknitters Machine Knitting Club is bringing Helen Koshak to Burr Ridge, IL on May 6-7. Helen will be teaching various stitches and edges on Saturday and DAK on Sunday. Cost is $40/day or $75 for both days.

Susan G is also teaching a two day class called Machine Knitting Sweater Workshop on May 20-21 in CT.

My own knitting retreat is tentatively scheduled for June 9-10, 2017. You can email me at forcemajeure@ymail.com.

July 21-22, 2017 is the Monroe Machine Knitting seminar in Monroe, MI. Contact Cathy Reaume at monroeknitseminar@att.net.

July 29-30, 2017 is Founders’ Fest Seminar, Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative, Plymouth MN.

Stitches Midwest is August 3-6 in Schaumburg, IL.

The Michigan Fiber Festival is August 18-20 in Allegan, MI.

If you know of any other events, near or far, let me know and I’ll add it to the list.

Acquisitions
I bought a new V-hook and a double ended hook from Erlbacher. I forgot to mention that I bought the EON tool. I also picked up my 54 equal slot ribber dial.

I got a Strick Matador knitting machine from a friend. I can’t find a picture that isn’t on eBay or Knitting Paradise. Google it.

Roberta Rose Kelley has a series of videos on Youtube about using the KR-10. I bought new quarter and half scale mylars from Needle-Tek.

Hand Crafting
I finished Granny Stripes afghan in sock yarn scraps.

I finished the Midnight Sun Tam. I purchased the kit from Feral Knitter and it’s full of Jamieson’s Spindrift yarn in 11 colors.

I started the Dr. Owl hot water bottle cover.

Machine Knitting
I made several pairs of socks on my Legare CSM: Jackie’s purple socks, the socks for my friend from work, a pair for my daughter’s friend, a pair for me.

Here’s my little white cardi.

Legare chart  for knitting heels and toes.  

Resources
Susan G’s website (guagliumi.com, different than her blog) has a downloadable copy of Linking Basics - Reference for the Singer DL1000 Linking Machine. You have to sign up to view her freebies.

Here’s the film about Lorna and her artistry. (Having trouble with actual links.) https://vimeo.com/212569653

VitaMeataVegeMin - How I make stock
Put ham bone in the vessel of the electric pressure cooker and cover with water. Add a bay leaf and three to five peppercorns. Bring up to high pressure and cook for 75 minutes. Let pressure release naturally. Strain stock and use for bean or split pea soup. Be sure to pick all the ham off the bones to add to the soup. It won’t have much flavor but will add a bit of chew and texture to the soup.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 29

Mar 28, 2017 55:44

Description:

Episode 29 - Getting On

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Rave - Major Crimes TV show
Rant - Down with time change!

Events

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is March 20.
April 1 is a CSM crank-in in Lake Orion, MI put on by the Heritage Spinning and Weaving shop.
The Erlbacher Gearhart Crank-In and Homecoming event in Cape Girardeau, MO is a huge event for sock machine knitters. April 5-9.
April 7-8, 2017 is the Spring Fling Knit Knack Shop, Peru, IN, Charlene Shafer, 765-985-3164, kks@knitknackshop.comThe Ann Arbor Spring Fiber Expo is April 8-9 at the Washtenaw County, MI fairgrounds.
A DAK workshop with Charlene Shafer is April 21-22 in Monroe, MI at the Quality Inn. Contact Cathy Reaume at monroeknitseminar@att.net.
Susan Guagliumi is organizing a meeting on April 22 in CT to talk about starting a New England machine knitting guild.
April 28-29, 2017 is Purls of Joy, Princeton, MN, Cindy Schmatz, 612-390-1279,                                            cindyschmatz@gmail.com Carolinas Machine Knitters Guild seminar May 5-6 in Raleigh, NC features Mary Anne Oger, Mike Becker, and April Mills.
The Techknitters Machine Knitting Club is bringing Helen Koshak to Burr Ridge, IL on May 6-7. Helen will be teaching various stitches and edges on Saturday and DAK on Sunday. Cost is $40/day or $75 for both days.
Susan G is also teaching a two day class called Machine Knitting Sweater Workshop on May 20-21 in CT.  Students will make a sweater from start to finish.
July 21-22, 2017 is the Monroe Machine Knitting seminar in Monroe, MI. Contact Cathy Reaume at monroeknitseminar@att.net.
July 29-30, 2017 is Founders’ Fest Seminar, Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative, Plymouth MN.
Stitches Midwest is August 3-6 in Schaumburg, IL.
The Michigan Fiber Festival is August 18-20 in Allegan, MI.
For the Eastern, WI Machine Knitters Guild event on September 23, contact Grace Lindo at 262-227-8329 or Lynn Meyer at 414-588-4971.

If you know of any other events, near or far, let me know and I’ll add it to the list.

Acquisitions
I want Alice Starmore’s 3 ply Hebridean yarn for the Margaret Beaufort cardigan.

Hand Crafting
I am crocheting the Granny Stripes afghan in sock yarn scraps.
The Visser water bottle cozy with Alpaca Sox yarn was frogged to be reborn in different yarn.

Machine Knitting
I made several pairs of socks on my Legare CSM lately with these yarns: Knit Picks Stroll Tweed, Knit Picks Stroll, Opal, Kroy Sock, Ambiente.
My curtain panels use pattern #532 from Stitchworld Pattern Book for Brother machines.
Knit weaving on a non-patterning knitting machine video.
Fibonacci sequence of numbers

Resources - Old Books
Ribbing Attachment Parts 1 and 2 by Mary Weaver
The Rowan/Brother Designer Machine Knitting Book by Stephen Sheard
The Machine Knitting Book - how to design and create beautiful garments on your knitting machine by John Allen
The Machine Knitter’s Design Book by Hazel Pope

VitaMeataVegeMin - How I drink vinegar
Into a quart sized Mason jar pour in a glug, glug of Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and a heaping tiny spoonful of organic stevia sweetener. Add ice and water to fill. Drink before dinner. Drink two of these during hot weather. It helps to curb my appetite and keep me hydrated.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Bonus Interview Episode

Mar 24, 2017 36:56

Description:

Jamie Mayfield Interview Episode

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Jamie on Ravelry

Socktv.net

The Erlbacher Gearhart Crank-In and Homecoming event in Cape Girardeau, MO is a huge event for sock machine knitters. April 5-9.


By the way, I am picking up my equal slot cylinder at the crank-in!

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 28

Feb 22, 2017 01:09:28

Description:

Episode 28 - Other People’s Yarn

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Rave - Homemade laundry detergent (start with this one and adjust to suit yourself)
Rant - Yoga mat trespasser

Events
The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is March 20.
April 1 is a CSM crank-in in Lake Orion, MI put on by the Heritage Spinning and Weaving shop.
The Erlbacher Gearhart Crank-In and Homecoming event in Cape Girardeau, MO is a huge event for sock machine knitters. April 5-9.
April 7-8, 2017 is the Spring Fling Knit Knack Shop, Peru, IN, Charlene Shafer, 765-985-3164, kks@knitknackshop.comThe Ann Arbor Spring Fiber Expo is April 8-9 at the Washtenaw County, MI fairgrounds.
A DAK workshop with Charlene Shafer is April 21-22 in Monroe, MI at the Quality Inn. Contact Cathy Reaume at monroeknitseminar@att.net.
Susan Guagliumi is organizing a meeting on April 22 in CT to talk about starting a New England machine knitting guild.
April 28-29, 2017 is Purls of Joy, Princeton, MN, Cindy Schmatz, 612-390-1279,                                            cindyschmatz@gmail.com Susan G is also teaching a two day class called Machine Knitting Sweater Workshop on May 20-21 in CT.  Students will make a sweater from start to finish.
Rumor has it that the Interknits group in Illinois is planning a DAK event in May with Helen Koshak.
July 21-22, 2017 is the Monroe Machine Knitting seminar in Monroe, MI
July 29-30, 2017 is Founders’ Fest Seminar, Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative, Plymouth MN.
Stitches Midwest is August 3-6 in Schaumburg, IL.
The Michigan Fiber Festival is August 18-20 in Allegan, MI.
For the Eastern, WI Machine Knitters Guild event on September 23, contact Grace Lindo at 262-227-8329 or Lynn Meyer at 414-588-4971.
If you know of any other events, near or far, let me know and I’ll add it to the list.

Acquisitions
Magic Needle Selector Wand in 6.5, 7, and 8 mm gauges
Susan Guagliumi’s Craftsy classes in which she uses an LK-150 machine
Gridwall systems for the studio
Silky Alpaca Lace yarn
Rowan lenpur linen yarn
Tempo yarn

Hand Crafting
I am crocheting the Granny Stripes afghan in sock yarn scraps.
The Visser water bottle cozy with Alpaca Sox yarn is going to be frogged.

Machine Knitting
I made several pairs of socks on my Legare CSM lately with these yarns: Knit Picks Stroll Tweed, Neon Now (I said Regia but I meant Plymouth), and an easily felted wool.
Citric acid soak method for setting the color
Stitchworld Pattern Book for Brother machines

Resources
Reader's Digest Knitter's Handbook by Montse Stanley
Create with Knitweave by Audrey Palmer
Making magazine

VitaMeataVegeMin - How I make yogurt
Heat a half gallon of organic whole milk to 180F then cool to 120F. Let ¼ cup of plain yogurt with live cultures come to room temperature. Temper the yogurt with the warm milk. Add tempered yogurt to the pot of warm milk. Mix. Pour into two quart sized canning jars and place in a cooler filled with hot tap water. Let set overnight or at least eight hours. Line a large colander with a flour sack cotton towel set over a container to catch the whey. Tie up the four corners of the towel together and suspend over the colander/container to drain. Let drain until reduced by half. Refrigerate the thickened yogurt and the drained whey separately. Use the whey to thin the yogurt if needed or when making baked goods. Otherwise, pour over your hydrangeas to acidify the soil. Sweeten the yogurt, if desired, with stevia and berries.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 27

Jan 15, 2017 45:05

Description:

Episode 27 - Frugality

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Rave - Cooking at home
Rant - Noisy restaurants

Events

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is January 16.

April 7-8, 2017 is the Spring Fling Knit Knack Shop, Peru, IN, Charlene Shafer, 765-985-3164, kks@knitknackshop.com

April 28-29, 2017 is Purls of Joy, Princeton, MN, Cindy Schmatz, 612-390-1279,                                            cindyschmatz@gmail.com

July 21-22, 2017 is the Monroe Machine Knitting seminar in Monroe, MI

July 29-30, 2017 is Founders’ Fest Seminar, Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative, Plymouth MN, http://www.midwestmachineknitters.org/events/foundersfest/.

Acquisitions

It is a Michigan company called Indian Lake Artisans makes hexagon needles made in Michigan. Use HyMK10 to get 10% off your order.

Hand Knitting

I finished the Arch-Shaped Socks by Jen Showwalter of Mean Girl Design with Ambiente yarn.

I am crocheting the Granny Stripes afghan in sock yarn scraps.

Magic Knot tutorial on youtube.

Machine Knitting

I made several pairs of socks on my Legare CSM lately with these yarns: Kroy sock yarn, Lana Grossa Meilenweit “MEN”, Knitcircus Gradient Stripe, Opal - Vincent van Gogh.

Resources

For the best videos on using a circular sock machine, check out SockTV.

For a 50% off link to Renee Callahan’s knitting machine Craftsy class, go to her website.

VitaMeataVegeMin

Greek Salad Dressing - similar to Mitch’s
In a food processor pulse 2 T lemon juice, 5 T cider vinegar, 1 t dried oregano, 1 t dried basil, 1 t dried tarragon, 1 clove garlic, 2 T Dijon mustard, scant t molasses, 1 T mayonnaise. Drizzle in 1 cup olive or vegetable oil or combination of the two. My food processor has a tiny hole in the bottom of the pusher thing and that pusher holds exactly one cup. I pour the oil in there and run the processor as the oil is drizzled in in a slow stream.

Asian Ginger Dressing
½ t garlic powder, 2 T grated ginger root, ¾ c oil, ⅓ c rice vinegar, ½ c soy sauce, 3 T honey, ¼ c water. Combine everything in a little sauce pot and warm to slightly liquify the honey. Let cool before dressing the salad.

Blue Cheese Dressing
¾ c crumbled blue cheese, 5 T buttermilk, 5 T sour cream, 3 T mayonnaise, 1 T white vinegar, ¼ t sugar, ⅛ t garlic powder, ½ t salt, ¼ t pepper. Mash the cheese into the buttermilk then mix in everything else.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 26

Dec 19, 2016 01:16:53

Description:

Episode 26 - A Moving Tribute

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Rave - Carpool Karaoke with Stevie Wonder and James Corden

Rant - Recycling a recyling bin

Events

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is November 21..

You should join the Interknits club. I did.

Machine knitting seminar in Bradenton, FL January 4-5. Contact Annie Moore at 941-782-8668 or amoore999@verizon.net

April 7-8, 2017 is the Spring Fling Knit Knack Shop, Peru, IN, Charlene Shafer, 765-985-3164, kks@knitknackshop.com

April 28-29, 2017 is Purls of Joy, Princeton, MN, Cindy Schmatz, 612-390-1279,                                            cindyschmatz@gmail.com

July 21-22, 2017 is the Monroe Machine Knitting seminar in Monroe, MI

July 29-30, 2017 is Founders’ Fest Seminar, Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative, Plymouth MN, http://www.midwestmachineknitters.org/events/foundersfest/.

Acquisitions

Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Diana Sullivan

Midnight Sun by Sandy Blue. Here’s where to buy the kit with just the right amount of yarn.

Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift yarn

Peerie Flooers by Kate Davies

Rose Red hat by Isolda Teague

Selbu Modern hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Ambiente yarn for my friend’s socks.

o tell you about a pair of knitting needles I ordered. It is a Michigan company called Indian Lake Artisans makes hexagon needles made in Michigan

Hand Knitting

I made two pairs of Felted Clogs - one with Lion Brand Fisherman wool yarn and one with Paton’s Classic Wool yarn.

I’m making a pair of Arch-Shaped Socks by Jen Showwalter of Mean Girl Design with Ambiente yarn.

I need to restart the Hue Shift Afghan with Wool of the Andes sport weight wool.

I started Visser, a hot water bottle cozy, using Alpaca Sox yarn.

Machine Knitting

My grandson loved the Hogwart’s scarf out of Vanna’s Choice yarn.

I made two pairs of socks on my Legare CSM using Kroy sock yarn.

Resources

You may already own the world’s best knitting library. Check out your own shelves.

Vegemetarianism

Rosemary roasted almonds are so easy and help curb your appetite.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 25

Nov 4, 2016 58:02

Description:

Episode 25 - Starting Year 3

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Rave - Cleaning Carl’s closet

Rant - The half price mannequin who got away

Events

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild also has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is November 21..

You should join the Interknits club. I did.

Machine knitting seminar in Bradenton, FL January 4-5. Contact Annie Moore at 941-782-8668 or amoore999@verizon.net

April 7-8, 2017 is the Spring Fling Knit Knack Shop, Peru, IN, Charlene Shafer, 765-985-3164, kks@knitknackshop.com

April 28-29, 2017 is Purls of Joy, Princeton, MN, Cindy Schmatz, 612-390-1279,                                            cindyschmatz@gmail.com

July 21-22, 2017 is the Monroe Machine Knitting seminar in Monroe, MI

July 29-30, 2017 is Founders’ Fest Seminar, Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative, Plymouth MN, http://www.midwestmachineknitters.org/events/foundersfest/.

Acquisitions

I got a KR10 Knit Radar for Studio/Silver Reed machines. Susan G. made a video years ago all about the LK150 machine and in it, she also demonstrates a knit radar. I couldn’t find a link to the video it unfortunately.

Brother made an accessory to use on the machine bed that will link pieces together or bind off live stitches. It is a version of the big drum linkers. Here’s an image of one Brother Linker.

I bought a tilt stand for a knitting machine from Rocking Horse Farm.

I got some Palette and Wool of the Andes sport weight wool yarns from Knitpicks for some new projects.

Hand Knitting

I’m having yarn management issues knitting the Felted Clogs. I’m trying to use up all the Lion Brand Fisherman wool yarn without actually having to go buy more to finish.

I’m making a pair of Arch-Shaped Socks by Jen Showwalter of Mean Girl Design with Ambiente yarn. I’m certain that I won’t have enough to finish.

I started the Hue Shift Afghan which calls for Brava sport weight, an acrylic. I substituted the Wool of the Andes sport weight wool.

Machine Knitting

I made a  Hogwart’s scarf out of Vanna’s Choice yarn for a Halloween costume party across the street from our house.

The tuck stitch cotton dishcloth came out too small and too dense. I used the #30 pattern from Stitchworld, elongated over 50 needles and knit 176 rows of tuck.

I am working on a machine knit conversion for the Mitten Garland Advent Calendar and the 12 Days of Christmas Mitten Garland.

I like the looks of this dishcloth made with slipped stitches to make a herringbone pattern. Kitchen Dishcloth ~ Herringbone Linen By Joan Laws - a free pattern on Ravelry.

Resources

Check out the Cochenille Garment Designer Webinars at cochenille.com/events/category/webinars

I’m thinking of signing up for Working with Knit-Specific Functions on November 19. It’s $25 for a one hour webinar.

Mary Anne Oger’s is probably good in content but bad in it’s physical form. The Hand Book for Manual Machine Knitters.

Vitameatavegemin

We loved the our version of the Braised Cod Veracruz recipe in an Cook’s Illustrated cookbook called The Best 30 Minute Recipe. The book is available on Amazon right now for $7.44 in hardback.

I’m making Pickled Dill Carrots from the fall garden harvest.

I want to make this recipe - Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Spaghetti Squash from a blog called Peas and Carrots.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 24

Oct 21, 2016 01:03:31

Description:

Episode 24 - Moving

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Rave - express manicures with Nail Envy. I didn’t know that they had so many colors of this stuff.

Rant - squirrels and their walnut eating habits.

Events

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is October 24.

I forgot to mention the Ann Arbor Fall Fiber Expo - late notice - October 22-23 at the fairgrounds.

I saw Diana Sullivan at the Interknits event in Illinois in October. Shelly was there. Want to listen to my interview with her?

I saw Sandee Cherry and all 50 of her books and patterns in Grand Rapids.

Acquisitions

I bought a used Singer DL-1000 Linker from a guild member. I am a convert!

I am getting a Brother Knit Leader and the Diana Sullivan DVD about using it.

There is a similar device called a Knit Radar for Studio/Sliver Reed machines. Susan G. made a video years ago all about the LK150 machine and in it, she also demonstrates a knit radar. I couldn’t find a link to it unfortunately.

Design A Knit software does a lot and costs a lot. It might be just what you need.

I enjoy designing Garment Designer software.

Brother made an accessory to use on the machine bed that will link pieces together or bind off live stitches. It is a version of the big drum linkers. Here’s an image of one Brother Linker.

The Shadow Lace Tool is a jaws-like device that transfers stitches between the main and the ribber beds. It will work on any standard gauge machine.

I bought 40 pounds of coned yarn at Davidson’s Old Mill Yarn.

Hand Knitting

I’m having yarn management issues knitting the Felted Clogs. I’m trying to use up all the Lion Brand Fisherman wool yarn without actually having to go buy more to finish.

The Peekaboo Mitts are knitted, needle felted, and presented to the grandson. I used Nature Spun sport weight.

I’m making a pair of Arch-Shaped Socks by Jen Showwalter of Mean Girl Design with Ambiente yarn. These are to be a gift.

Left and Right Mittens made for my daughter.

Machine Knitting

I made a second panel for the Bathroom curtain using my bulky machine and ribber.

I also made a dishcloth using some cotton yarn. I used the #30 pattern from Stitchworld, elongated over 50 needles and knit 176 rows of tuck.

Resources

Still looking for Audrey Palmer’s book on the subject - Create with Knit-Weave. What is the Louis System?

There is another Susan Gaugliumi  Craftsy class coming soon.

Vegemetarianism

Poached salmon is delicious and good for me. This is a link the the Cook’s Illustrated recipe that I use. I think I’m not allowed to post the recipe without permission so it may be that you won’t be able to see it without a paid membership. Shrimp doesn’t taste as good as I remember.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 23

Sep 8, 2016 55:31

Description:

Episode 23 - Knit Weaving 

 

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Rave

Reverse Polish Notation (RPN) on my HP 15C calculator. Look at it! Is it not beautiful? Mine looks the same as the day I bought it.

Events

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild also has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is September 19.

Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool Festival in West Branch, MI September 23-25.

InterKnit Machine Knitting Guild fall seminar in Glen Elyn, IL October 8-9 featuring Diana Sullivan.

Davidson’s Old Mill Yarn is having a 2 day $2 sale October 8-9.

Mary Ann Oger is teaching in Dallas at the DFW Machine Knitters Guild October 15-16.

Acquisitions

I bought a KnitKing 820 Color Changer. Go to Daisy Knits to check to see if there is a color changer that will work with your machine.

Hand Knitting

Felted Clogs knit with Lion Brand Fisherman wool yarn.

The Peekaboo Mitts by Pensive Frog Designs are nearly complete. 

Machine Knitting

Swatches for my summer top. I’m using a cotton/linen flake yarn I bought at Davidson’s Old Mill Yarn in Eaton Rapids.

Resources

Knit Weaving. I have The Technique of Knitweave by Kathleen Kinder but I would love to know about Audrey Palmer’s book on the subject - Create with Knit-Weave. What is the Louis System?

Vegemetarianism

Trying to feel OK about eating seafood while I can tomatoes.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 22

Aug 18, 2016 55:31

Description:

Episode 22 - Learning is Fun

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Rave

Dave Ramsey’s Endorsed Local Providers to find a real estate agent, insurance company, or a tax preparer.

Events

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild also has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is September 19.

Michigan Fiber Festival is August 17-21 at the Allegan County Fairgrounds. Check out www.michiganfiberfestival.info for classes and vendors.

InterKnit Machine Knitting Guild fall seminar in Glen Elyn, IL October 8-9 featuring Diana Sullivan.

Davidson’s Old Mill Yarn is having a 2 day $2 sale October 8-9.

Mary Ann Oger is teaching in Dallas at the DFW Machine Knitters Guild October 15-16.

The Monroe MK seminar is July 21-22. Contact Cathy Reaume at monroeknitseminar@att.net to be put on her mailing list.

Acquisitions

The Yarnia store in Portland, OR is closing but you can still order online. I bought this fingerless glove kit. Only mine was $15 due to the fiber content I chose.

Hand Knitting

Felted Clogs knit with Lion Brand Fisherman wool yarn.

I am going to make Peekaboo Mitts by Pensive Frog Designs for my grandson. 

Machine Knitting

Socks for my friend, Mike. I used Lana Grossa Meilenweit “MEN” yarn color 1609. I sprayed them with Febreze

I forgot to talk about the second pair of socks I made on my Legare. Probably because I ended up frogging those also.

Resources

Watch the Kamalini Trentham machine knitting videos on YouTube.

Vegemetarianism

I cook corn on the cob unshucked in the microwave for 2 minutes per ear.

I boil green beans in plenty of salted water for five minutes and then I sock them in ice water to stop the cooking.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 21

Jul 25, 2016 58:13

Description:

Episode 21 - #1 Punchcard & Rectangles

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Events

Stitches Midwest is August 4-7 in Schaumberg, IL.

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild also has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is August 15.

Michigan Fiber Festival is August 17-21 at the Allegan County Fairgrounds. Check out www.michiganfiberfestival.info for classes and vendors.

Check out Episode 12 to hear about the CSM retreat on Lake Michigan.

InterKnit Machine Knitting Guild fall seminar in Glen Elyn, IL October 8 - 9 featuring Tom the Machine Knitting Guy.

Mary Ann Oger is teaching in Dallas at the DFW Machine Knitters Guild October 15-16.

Acquisitions

Newton’s yarn is available here and at many, many knitting events like Stitches. I bought Gene B and Madison Ave and Dazzle 2.

Hand Knitting

Felted Clogs

Duffers

French Press Felted Slippers

Patton’s Classic Wool Worsted yarn

Lion Brand says their wool is Aran weight but I think it’s quite thin. 

Machine Knitting

Fray Check

Vine Insertion stitch pattern

Bathroom curtain

Resources

Sally’s link to her craftsy.com class called Stash Busting Secrets for Sweater Knitting and More. Or contact Sally via Ravelry at Sallyknits for a half price code. The class is an updated Craftsy version of her Styles book which was all about using up your yarn stash.

Knitwords magazine is no longer being published but you can sometimes get them on amazon.com.

Vegemetarianism

Make Basil, Cucumber, and Tomato sandwiches this summer.

Don’t make the millet recipe from The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen.

 

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 20

Jun 29, 2016 01:00:24

Description:

Episode 20 - Summer Knitting

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Events

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild also has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is July 18.

Emma Urban of Urban Dreams Farm was our guest speaker at the May meeting. 

TKGA has a machine knitting masters program.

28th Monroe Knitting Machine Seminar July 22 and 23 at Monroe County Community College. Contact Cathy Reaume at monroeknitseminar@att.net. There are only a few spots left.

Check out Episode 12 to hear about the CSM retreat on Lake Michigan.

InterKnit Machine Knitting Guild fall seminar in Glen Elyn, IL October 8 - 9 featuring Tom the Machine Knitting Guy.

Mary Ann Oger is teaching in Dallas at the DFW Machine Knitters Guild October 15-16.

Acquisitions

I thought about ordering some Felici self striping sock yarn from KnitPicks but I didn’t. 

Hand Knitting

I finished the socks that were started as the first pattern on the free Knit-Along 2016: Socks with Lucy Neatby on craftsy.com but I used the stitch pattern from Hermione’s Everyday Sock for the leg to save some time. The yarn is called Sakkie

I also have been making cotton dishcloths using the Boxy Dishcloth pattern.

Machine Knitting

We had a knit along for the Gone for the Weekend Tee from knititnow.com.

I used Garment Designer software for sleeveless tops but my gauge is causing me trouble.

I have another machine knit top that actually did work out. It is the Linen Top pattern by Kat Coyle.

Resources

craftsy.com will launch a new class by Sally Melville soon called Stash Busting Secrets for Sweater Knitting and More. Contact Sally via Ravelry at Sallyknits for a half price coupon. The class will be an updated Craftsy version of her Styles book which was all about using up your yarn stash.

The former News and Views magazine/newsletter is now Country Knitting of Maine.

I mentioned June Hemmons Hiatt who wrote The Principles of Knitting. She is teaching a class about gauge at Vogue Knitting Live in November in Minneapolis.

Vegemetarianism

I made delicious crab fakes using a recipe from a book called The Meatlover’s Meatless Cookbook - Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour

I’m going to cook millet using a recipe from The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen. Millet - it’s not just birdseed!

 

Hand y Machine Knitting - Sally Melville Interview

Jun 19, 2016 59:38

Description:

Bonus Interview Episode with Sally Melville

Sally Melville’s website is sallymelvilleknits.com

Her Designs on Ravelry

A list of all her books. Buy them wherever you want but please support your local yarn store.

Sally Melville Styles: A Unique and Elegant Approach to Your Yarn Collection
The Knitting Experience Book 1: The Knit Stitch
The Knitting Experience Book 2: The Purl Stitch
The Knitting Experience: Book 3: Color
Warm Knits, Cool Gifts
Mother-Daughter Knits
Knitting Pattern Essentials

Susan Gaugliumi

Sally’s Craftsy Classes

Intarsia: Basics and Beyond
Wear What You Knit: Perfect Sweater Fit & Style
Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know
Sally will send listeners a half price link to her classes! Message her at Sallyknits on Ravelry.

Susan’s Craftsy Classes

Machine Knitting: Essential Techniques
Special Techniques for Machine Knitting: Color & Texture

Knitting as Warp - see this pattern which is the cover pattern on the Styles book. This purse would be a great way to start this technique.

Chris Bylsma - a knitwear designer and instructor who also teaches how to seam with the mattress stitch. Sally learned to do it from her knitting machine manual!

Knitter’s graph paper link.

Sally’s Memories Sweater pattern

Sally’s Universal Vest pattern

Sally’s L’Enveloppe pattern

Here’s a link to one of the machine knitted versions made by a member of our machine knitting guild - our own MaMaLaMaKnits.

Sally’s Gray Cardigan pattern. Here’s Carl’s gray cardigan that I knit on my mid-gauge knitting machine.

Sally teaches on a cruise once a year - on craftcruises.com.

Sally taught that weekend at Nautical Yarn in Ludington. It's a great shop and it's run by very nice and knitterly people. Lots of people stayed at the Cartier Mansion which was beautiful!

 

Hand y Machine Knitting - Alessandrina Costa Interview

Jun 19, 2016 57:07

Description:

Bonus Interview Episode with Alessandrina Costa

Alessandrina.com

Just in case you have a copy of this magazine in your library, I read about her in Machine Knitters Source magazine Jan/Feb 1994. Article begins on page 20.

Sandy came to the US on the Andrea Doria.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design 

Rhode Island School of Design

Her work is carried at Cambridge Artist’s Cooperative

 

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 19

May 22, 2016 59:48

Description:

Episode 19 - Boston

Please join in the Ravelry group for this podcast. You’ll be super-cool if you do.

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild also has a group on Ravelry.

I rave about ichthammol ointment for horses.

Events

At Spring Fling 2016 I saw Carol Scott (truethreads@aol.com) and  Sandee Cherry. Sarah Etchinson was also there as was Gini Woodward and Jan Richards.

I recorded an interview with Sally Melville to be aired next month. She was teaching at the Wine & Wool Weekend put on by Carole at Nautical Yarn shop in Ludington, MI. The event was at the Cartier Mansion. Steven Be is teaching at the fall event.

28th Monroe Knitting Machine Seminar July 22 and 23 at Monroe County Community College. Contact Cathy Reaume at monroeknitseminar@att.net.

InterKnit Machine Knitting Guild fall seminar in Glen Elyn, IL October 8 - 9 featuring Tom the Machine Knitting Guy.

Mary Ann Oger is teaching in Dallas at the DFW Machine Knitters Guild October 15-16.

Acquisitions

I ended up buying a blue and a green gauge rule at Distinctive Knits website.

I like to peruse the discussions on the Machine Knitting group on Ravelry. I met Sandy. I’ll publish my interview with her soon.

I added a KG-93 G-carriage, the KC-900 color changer, intarsia carriages for the standard, mid-gauge, and bulky machines, as well as a KG-89 to my studio.

I now have a cone of Yeoman Aurora Wool-way yarn and lots and lots of yarn from Sandy. Sandy came to the US on the Andrea Doria.

Hand Knitting

I signed up for the free Knit-Along 2016: Socks with Lucy Neatby on craftsy.com but I’ve had to switch to a different stitch pattern. I’m now using the one from Hermione’s Everyday Sock.

Machine Knitting

Dishcloths using the #2 standard punchcard or #30 elongated in Stitch World.

Working on a MK version of L’Enveloppe.

Resources

Pop Knitting by Britt-Marie Christoffersson

Machine Knitting the Technique of Slipstitch by Denise Musk

 

American’s Test Kitchen recipe for Pasta with Cauliflower got a five star review from the mother-in-law.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 18

Apr 10, 2016 52:00

Description:

Episode 18 - Generations

Please join in the Ravelry group for this podcast. You’ll be super-cool.

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild also has a group on Ravelry.

The 2016 Crank-In and Homecoming is going on right now through April 10 at Cape Girardeau, MO. Put on by the Erlbacher company.

The Spring Fiber Expo is April 9-10 in Ann Arbor, MI at the Washtenaw Fairgrounds.

I’m going to Spring Fling 2016 in Peru, IN.

DAK workshop featuring Charlene Shafer for April 29 - 30. For more information, call Cathy directly at 734-243-3016.

28th Monroe Knitting Machine Seminar July 22 and 23 at Monroe County Community College. With the increased interest in machine knitting, this event may fill up early. Cathy’s email address is: monroeknitseminar@att.net.

InterKnit Machine Knitting Guild fall seminar in Glen Elyn, IL October 8 - 9.

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild will be trekking to Forma Fiber Arts in Whitmore Lake, MI.

Addi DPNs - blunter end and pointier end on the same needle!

Craftsy class called Knit Faster with Portuguese Knitting with Andrea Wong

I signed up for the free Knit-Along 2016: Socks with Lucy Neatby on craftsy.com but I’ve had to switch to a different stitch pattern. I’m now using the one from Hermione’s Everyday Sock.

I added knit sleeves to my zippered fleece vest and I used Paton’s Kroy Socks FX to knit them on my mid-gauge LK150 machine.

I made a pullover sweater from a custom sized for me pattern on KnititNow.com using a very large hank of yarn from Newton’s Country Yarns. It is Finished-Finished-Finished per the Knitmore Girls Podcast.

I used five colors of Rowan Pure Wool Worsted yarn for my tuck stitch blanket that I am seriously considering frogging.

I suggest that beginners use the Diana Sullivan’s Goldilocks Challenge book and DVD set.

Or Charlene Schaffer’s Mid-Gauge Basics + Much More.

Or Kathryn Douberly’s The Answer Lady’s Machine Knitting Notebook.

Or Cheryl Brunette’s Your First Bond Sweater Youtube videos.

Cooks Illustrated Classic Stuffed Peppers is one of our favorite recipes that I’ve converted to vegetarian using a soy product called Meatless Crumbles from SimpleTruth.com.

 

Hand y Machine Knitting - Bonus Episode

Mar 29, 2016 39:09

Description:

www.shellypedretti.com

 

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 17

Mar 27, 2016 48:18

Description:

Please join in the Ravelry group for this podcast.

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry.

A really big circular sock machine event is April 6-10 at Cape Girardeau, MO. Put on by the Erlbacher company.

The Spring Fiber Expo is coming up on April 9-10 in Highland, MI.

I’m going to Spring Fling 2016 in Peru, IN.

DAK workshop featuring Charlene Shafer for April 29 - 30. For more information, call Cathy directly at 734-243-3016.

28th Monroe Knitting Machine Seminar July 22 and 23 at Monroe County Community College. With the increased interest in machine knitting, this event may fill up early. Cathy’s email address is: monroeknitseminar@att.net.

InterKnit Machine Knitting Guild fall seminar in Glen Elyn, IL October 8 - 9.

The Ladies Who Lunch had lunch at Biga Lora in Ann Arbor and had excellent thin crust pizza and beer.

We shopped for coned yarn at Forma Fiber Arts in Whitmore Lake, MI.

I did some grocery shopping at Hauxing market in Ypsilanti, MI.

I bought two knitting machines from my neighbor - the Brother 260E bulky gauge and the Brother 940 standard gauge.

I was able to buy a replacement needle here: Denise interchangeable needles on Ebay.

Check out the Ask Jack videos if you want to clean and lubricate your knitting machine.

Malabrigo Sock yarn shrinks in the dryer.

I frogged back to the heel the toe up socks with KnitCircus Gradient Stripes yarn. I need a stretchy rib for the leg.

I often use the Fish Lips Kiss Heel pattern by the Sox Therapist especially for toe up socks.

I re-started and re-paused the 10 Stitch Blanket by Frankie Brown. I’m using Zauberball yarn in the Tropical Fish colorway and incorporating the Waste Yarn Wrap technique for a totally reversible blanket by Lucy Neatby.

I broke one of my Lantern Moon Wood Sox Stix double pointed needles!

I used five colors of Rowan Pure Wool Worsted yarn for my tuck stitch blanket. If I don’t frog it for being too long and too narrow, I will use Diana Sullivan’s Scalloped Fold Over Trim for the edge.

I made a cast on rag using The Answer Lady’s YouTube video.

The Bond knitting machine videos by Cheryl Brunette demonstrate how weight is needed to cast on.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 16

Feb 29, 2016 41:51

Description:

Please join in the Ravelry group for this podcast.

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry.

A really big circular sock machine event is April 6-10 at Cape Girardeau, MO. Put on by the Erlbacher company.

The Spring Fiber Expo is coming up on April 9-10 in Highland, MI.

I’m going to Spring Fling 2016 in Peru, IN.

I forgot to mention that Cathy Reaume has organized a DAK workshop featuring Charlene Shafer for April 29 - 30. For more information, call Cathy directly at 734-243-3016.

28th Monroe Knitting Machine Seminar July 22 and 23 at Monroe County Community College. With the increased interest in machine knitting, this event may fill up early. Cathy’s email address is: monroeknitseminar@att.net.

At Jessica Knits in Scottsdale I got two hanks of Meadow yarn from the Fibre Company in Ladyslipper to make Axis.

At Isabelle’s Parlour (no website) in Wickenburg I got a hank of Paca Peds HT sock yarn in the color Mermaids Go Walking.

I plan to knit the Cotton Lace Ponchette with the Ice yarn. I couldn’t find this yarn in Ravelry. 

My vacation knitting was a pair of top down mittens knit with Ambiente yarn. Interesting yarn with great colors.

No love for the toe up socks with KnitCircus Gradient Stripes yarn. I like the yarn but not my gauge.

The Answer Lady and Ask Jack have great information for do it yourself machine maintenance.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Bonus Episode

Jan 16, 2016 28:59

Description:

 

The Knitting School in Seattle, WA

Helen got her degree at Trent Polytechnic which is now Notingham Trent University.

Watch a Hague linker in action on YouTube.

Helen teaches at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and she has a line of knitwear accessories.

Yarn sources: 

http://www.todd-duncan.co.uk

Zegna Baruffa yarn at Colourmart.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 15

Jan 11, 2016 51:27

Description:

Please join in the Ravelry group for this podcast.

Lake Superior State University list of banished words for 2016.

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry.

I’m going to Spring Fling 2016 in Peru, IN.

The Artful Ewe in Port Gamble, WA is a cool shop in a cool town.

So Much Yarn in Seattle, WA was packed with knitters when I was there. I bought two balls of Freia yarn after hearing about it on the Actually Knitting podcast.

When I got to Portland, OR I went to Yarnia for the cones of yarn to order.

After returning to Michigan, I went to the Yarn Garden shop in Charlotte where I bought a skein of Lang Jawool sock yarn, the Sock Ruler, two skeins of orange Cascade Roslyn yarn, and a little ceramic dish that looks like knit fabric by Charan Sachar.

Sadly, there is no sense in linking to Davidson Old Mill Yarn but here’s the article about the history of the place printed in the Lansing State Journal.

Nature Spun sport weight is great for color work mittens.

Brittany size 2mm double pointed needles are bluntly beautiful.

Signature Arts needles are also beautiful she said pointedly.

I finished the Rose Red hat by Ysolda Teague with Brooklyn Tweed Loft yarn.

I’m working on toe up socks with KnitCircus Gradient Stripes yarn.

I recommend the LK150 mid-gauge knitting machine to beginners. Everyone should take Susan Guagliumi’s Craftsy class.

Design your own sweater with Garment Designer software.

Watch for the bonus episode with the interview with Helen Sharp of The Knitting School.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 14

Dec 18, 2015 41:16

Description:

Episode 14 - Pacific Northwest Purples

Please join in the Ravelry group for this podcast.

Whipple surgery is often for pancreatic cancer patients, but my sister had it for a different cancer.

Seattle Times Rants and Raves

Puget Sound and ferry boats

Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry.

Spring Fling 2016

Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

Turkish Bed Socks

Eucalan Wrapture no-rinse wool wash

Brooklyn Tweed Loft

Stitched in Sweden podcast on YouTube

Rose Red hat pattern by Ysolda Teague

Isager yarn and Classic Knits book

Malabrigo Sock yarn

Linen Stitch scarf

Knit Stitch by Sally Melville

Purl Stitch by Sally Melville

l’enveloppe pattern by Sally Melville

Paton’s Classic Wool yarn

Paton’s Kroy Sock - stripes yarn

KnitCircus Gradient Stripes yarn

The Knitting School and Helen Sharp

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 13

Nov 5, 2015 37:23

Description:

Episode 13 - Ton of Wool

Susan Gaugliumi’s class on Craftsy is called Machine Knitting: Essential Techniques. Here’s a link for half off www.craftsy.com/ext/SusanGuagliumi_6832_H

Please join in the Ravelry group for this podcast.

Daylight Saving Time is bad! Watch this.

RainX 2 in 1 Window Cleaner is good!

Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry.

Habu Textile yarns

Sock yarn - denim blue alpaca, mohair, wool, and nylon blended sock yarn from a farm in Chelsea 

A possibility for my super soft alpaca yarn: get dressed in the dark pattern by Denise Chevalier

Ton of Wool yarn - sadly no longer available

Paradoxical Mittens by Lucy Nearby

Ten Stitch Blanket by Frankie Brown

Zauberball yarn

Classic Elite Commotion yarn - also sadly no longer available

Knit It Now is a subscription website for machine knitting (flat bed)

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 12

Oct 17, 2015 59:48

Description:

Episode 12 - Apples, Knitting, and Festivals

Fiber Expo in Ann Arbor, Michigan

October 24-25

Madonna Webster’s Santa and Snowman scarf patterns are not on Ravelry but check out the Knitting Paradise website. She is a member with a screen name of MadsWeb.

Chris’ book of patterns for things to make with the CSM that aren’t socks can be found at blurb.com.  Look for Christine Smith's store or, by title, "Knock Your Sock Off of your Circular Sock Machine" and "Tubes to Treasures".

These are the links:

http://www.blurb.com/books/637639-knock-your-socks-off-of-your-circular-sock-machine

http://www.blurb.com/books/1909502-tubes-to-treasures

Interknit Machine Knitters in Glen Ellyn IL. 

Gini Knits by Gini Woodward is on Facebook.

Paton’s Classic Wool

Regia sock yarn with colors by Arne and Carlos

Tekapo 8 ply wool yarn by Ashford Wheels and Looms in NZ ashford.co.nz.

Plasti-Dip

Meristem mittens by Maria Monstka

Nature Spun sport weight wool in the Pomegranate colorway

Color Affection by Veera Välimäki

Socks that Rock in the Haida colorway

Lion Brand Sock-Ease in the Taffy colorway

Malabrigo sock yarn in the Primavera colorway

Kusha Kusha scarf from Purl Bee

Habu Textile yarns

2/48 fine merino

1/20 silk stainless 69% silk, 31% stainless

Hand Manipulated Stitches for Machine Knitters by Susan Guagliumi

News & Views for May/June 2008 I saw a pattern for a Funnel Neck Shell by Kathryn Doubrley.

Craftsy classes:

Sweater Surgery with Carol Feller

The Essential Guide to Finishing Handknits with Anne Hanson

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 11

Sep 10, 2015 52:38

Description:

Episode 11 - Slipper Mash Up

World’s most expensive hand cream is Infinite Aloe Skin Care contact them at infinitealoe.com.

 

Cindy who restores vintage CSMs (and sells lycra)

thefiberartist@yahoo.com

 

Chris who has written a book of patterns for things to make with the CSM that aren’t socks. Sorry, I can’t find her contact information.

 

Spinners Flock

 

Finger Lakes Machine Knitting Seminar in NY fingerlakesknitting.com

 

Interknit Machine Knitters event with Gini Woodward in Glen Ellyn IL on 10/10-11. 

 

Carol Scott truethreads@aol.com

 

Tekapo 8 ply wool yarn by Ashford Wheels and Looms in NZ ashford.co.nz

 

Twin Birch Products knitting needles

twinbirchproducts.com

 

Knitting on the Fringe yarn store

knittingonthefringe.com 

 

Happy Camper Tote bag

naturallife.com

 

Kusha Kusha scarf from Purl Bee

 

Habu Textile yarns

2/48 fine merino

1/20 silk stainless 69% silk, 31% stainless

 

Browning & Wolff red yarns in merlot, cayenne, and sun dried tomato

 

Cascade 220 in color 4001

 

Triangle markers by Clover

 

Nova Cubics DPNs

 

Legacy Lace yarn in the Deep Plum colorway

 

Duffers 19 Row Felted Slippers by Mindie Tallack

 

Felted Clogs by Beverly Galeskas

 

Ladies House Slippers by Monique Rae

 

Color Affection by Veera Välimäki 

 

Meristem mittens by Maria Monstka

 

Nature Spun sport weight wool in the Pomegranate colorway

 

Patons Kroy yarn

 

Ambiente yarn

 

 

Susan Guagliumi on Craftsy? I hope so.

 

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 10

Aug 12, 2015 01:03:48

Description:

Episode 10 - Fair Enough

Ravelry

This podcast now has a group on Ravelry called “Hand y Machine Knitting Podcast”.

What Would Ruthie Say?

Ruthie would say “You’re never too old to learn and there is always something new to consider.”

 

Likes & Dislikes

I like concentrated garlic juice for mosquito abatement and I dislike houses turned into office space.

Events

July 22-23, 2016 is the date for the next Monroe knitting machine event in Monroe, Michigan. Contact Cathy Reaume(734)-243-3016. monroeknitseminar@att.net

 

Stitches Midwest was large and busy and hit my wallet hard this year!

 

Jackson County Fair August 9-15, 2015. The machine knit gray cardigan won a blue ribbon. Gray ribbed socks made on the Legare 400 CSM also won a blue ribbon. My fair isle hat hand knit this past winter won a blue ribbon in that category. The hand knit lunch hour mittens won a red ribbon as did the 28’s Big Sister 77 shawl.

 

Michigan Fiber Festival coming up August 15-16 near Allegan, Michigan.

 

Circular Sock Machine gathering in Grand Ledge, Michigan August 22, 2015. This event is organized by Carol Larsen of Rivers Edge Fiber Arts http://www.riversedgefiberarts.com/ 

and Eric Wolff of Browning and Wolff 

http://www.browningandwolff.etsy.com/

 

Interknit Machine Knitters seminar with Gini Woodward. October 10-11, 2015 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Acquisitions

Malabrigo sock yarn in the 859 Primavera colorway.

Huasco extra fine merino yarn by Araucania color #014 won on the bus to Stitches.

Das Paar 75-25% wool blend by Schoppel purchased from The Fold booth.

Ambiente superwash merino sock yarn also from The Fold booth.

Miss Babs Tarte sock yarn 75% merino, 15% nylon, 10% tencel in the Bat S**t Crazy colorway.

Miss Babs Yet 2 ply lace weight 65% merino, 35% tussah silk in three colors: Lilac, Spread Your Wings, and Moss.

Knit Circus gradient stripe yarn in two colors: Wit and Learning Stripes which is 75% Corriedale and 25% nylon and Watermelon Stripes in the 80% super wash merino with 20% nylon.

Diana Sullivan’s DVDs and books - 101 Tips and Tricks, Ribber Scarves, Baby Blankets, Finishing Tips

The Answer Lady’s Machine Knitting Notebook, Knitting and Sew On, Merry Go Round cardigan pattern, and Every Which Way (all about reversible cables).

Color Affection pattern.

Hand Knitting

I finished the slip stitch socks with Malabrigo sock yarn in the 850 Archangel colorway.

The Gusset-Heel Gansey Sock by Katherine Misegades is coming along slowly. I’m sorry once again about the mispronunciation of her name. Knitting with Beaverslide Dry Goods merino wool.

Color Affection with the Miss Babs Yet yarns.

Machine Knitting

Brother’s birthday socks in Lana Grossa Mega Boots Stretch Softcolor in the color #509

Ribbed socks using Eric’s delicious yarn.

The mismatched socks in Red Heart Heart and Sole yarn in the Congo colorway were frogged and reknit.

All are knit with either the NZAK 60 cylinder or the Legare 400 72 cylinder. The cuff is 1 by 1 rib, the leg is 3 by 1 rib, short row heel and either a hand knit round toe or a short row toe done on the machine and later grafted.

Contact Information

My Ravelry name is annejeneer. Send me a friend request and please consider joining our Ravelry group for this podcast. I would love to hear from you - especially if you want to come on the show to talk about your own machine knitting experiences.

 

Bonus Music Track

 

Love Song by Nicholas Nugent. 

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 9

Jul 14, 2015 34:30

Description:

Ravelry

This podcast now has a group on Ravelry called “Hand y Machine Knitting Podcast”.

What Would Ruthie Say?

Ruthie would say “Eat your food, don’t waste it!” I say to eat your food while it’s fresh.

Events

July 24-25 is the Monroe knitting machine event in Monroe, Michigan. Contact Cathy Reaume(734)-243-3016. monroeknitseminar@att.net

 

Stitches Midwest in Schaumberg Illinois August 6-9 

 

Jackson County Fair August 9-15, 2015.

 

Michigan Fiber Festival August 15-16 near Allegan, Michigan.

 

Circular Sock Machine gathering in Grand Ledge, Michigan August 22, 2015. This event is organized by Carol Larsen of Rivers Edge Fiber Arts http://www.riversedgefiberarts.com/ 

and Eric Wolff of Browning and Wolff 

http://www.browningandwolff.etsy.com/

Acquisitions

I bought one skein of yarn from Julianas Fibre it is the Silver Lining Sock yarn.

 

Opal sock yarn for Detroit Tiger fans.

 

Ardent by Janina Kallio.

Hand Knitting

I finished 28’s Big Sister 77 by Lynne Ashton. Made from sock yarn from Three Waters Farm on Etsy. It is for the Knitgirllls KAL.

I am making a pair of slip stitch socks with Malabrigo sock yarn in the 850 Archangel colorway.

I’ve begun my vacation knitting by casting on the Gusset-Heel Gansey Sock by Katherine Misegades. I’m sorry about the mispronunciation of her name. Knitting with Beaverslide Dry Goods merino wool.

Machine Knitting

Brother’s birthday socks in Lana Grossa Mega Boots Stretch Softcolor in the color #509

Spouse’s socks in Eric’s yarn.

Fair entry in Regia Racing Color socks in the Mini Cooper colorway #8891.

TBD socks in HPKY Donegal Sock Yarn Superwash Colorway unknown.

Mismatched socks in Red Heart Heart and Sole yarn in the Congo colorway.

All are knit with either the NZAK 60 cylinder or the Legare 400 72 cylinder. The cuff is 1 by 1 rib, the leg is 3 by 1 rib, short row heel and either a hand knit round toe or a short row toe done on the machine and later grafted.

Contact Information

 

My Ravelry name is annejeneer. Send me a friend request and please consider joining our Ravelry group for this podcast. I would love to hear from you - especially if you want to come on the show to talk about your own machine knitting experiences.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 8

Jun 26, 2015 52:27

Description:

Episode 8 - What Would Ruthie Say?

Ravelry

This podcast now has a group on Ravelry called “Hand y Machine Knitting Podcast”. Please join up. Thanks to Siobhan, Grania, Jan, yorksett, Lisa and Pam for posting.

What Would Ruthie Say?

I forgot to mention that Ruthie is my mother’s name! Ha! That would have been relevant. Ruthie would say “Use your library to save money!”

Likes & Dislikes

Judy Judy rules! LIKE!

 

Rascally rabits! DISLIKE!

Events

July 24-25 is the Monroe knitting machine event in Monroe, Michigan. Contact Cathy Reaume(734)-243-3016. monroeknitseminar@att.net

 

Jackson County Fair August 9-15, 2015.

 

Michigan Fiber Festival August 15-16 near Allegan, Michigan.

 

Circular Sock Machine gathering in Grand Ledge, Michigan August 22, 2015.

This event is organized by Carol Larsen of Rivers Edge Fiber Arts http://www.riversedgefiberarts.com/ 

and 

Eric Wolff of Browning and Wolff 

http://www.browningandwolff.etsy.com/

Acquisitions

I bought one skein of yarn from Three Waters Farm on Etsy. It is for the Knitgirllls KAL.

I mentioned these patterns:

Hummingbird socks by Sandi Rosner from the Knittter’s Book of Socks. 

Morning Dove Shawlette by Pam Jemelian

Ardent by Janina Kallio

28’s Big Sister 77 by Lynne Ashton.

Hand Knitting

Paradoxical Mittens by Lucy Neatby

Opal Sock Yarn Bunny by Susan B. Anderson

No love on the Aranami shawl this month.

Machine Knitting

Spouse’s v-neck saddle-shoulder cardigan on the LK 150 machine. I used the Cochenille Garment Designer software to create the pattern.

I used Lopi yarn in color number 0052 (gray).

CSM socks for the nephew-in-law’s 50th birthday felted dramatically so he got a pair that I had made for the spouse that he hadn’t yet worn. I don’t think my nephew-in-law appreciated the socks but he was distracted so hopefully he will learn about the wonderfulness when he puts them on someday.

 

Resources

Craftsy classes consulted during the finishing of the gray cardigan - The Essential Guide to Finishing Hand Knits with Anne Hanson and Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know with Sally Melville. 

 

Couture button sewing tutorial by the Knitmore Girls to sew on the buttons with backer buttons for stability. 

 

Cochenille Garment Designer software used for creating the gray cardigan pattern.

 

One row buttonhole tutorial (I used Sally Melville’s description in the Knit Stitch book). Bing it for yourself!

 

Contact Information

 

My Ravelry name is annejeneer. Send me a friend request and please consider joining our Ravelry group for this podcast. I would love to hear from you - especially if you want to come on the show to talk about your own machine knitting experiences.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 7

Jun 1, 2015 30:43

Description:

Episode 7 - A major life event

Bygones

Are you on Ravelry? If so, would you join a group devoted to this podcast? I mean you don’t have to be really devoted to it but would you join it? I need to have at least three people before I can be a group.

Major life announcement

I’ve retired - or will be retired by June 30.

 

A plan for a structured week:

A day to plan and shop for our meals and do other errands. A housecleaning day. An anti-procrastination day. An outside activity day like bike riding or kayaking. An cultural enrichment day. A stay-at-home day for reading or knitting.(Just one day??) A long term project day.

Also write notes to family and friends - longhand.

Likes & Dislikes

No furnace and no air conditioning in May! Lowest gas and electric utility bill of the year. LIKE!

 

Paperwork always piles up. DISLIKE!

Events

Circular Sock Machine gathering in Grand Ledge, Michigan

This event was organized by Carol Larsen of Rivers Edge Fiber Arts http://www.riversedgefiberarts.com/ 

and 

Eric Wolff of Browning and Wolff 

http://www.browningandwolff.etsy.com/

 

Come to the next one on August 22.

July 24-25 is the Monroe knitting machine event in Monroe, Michigan. Contact Cathy Reaume(734)-243-3016. 

Acquisitions

I bought one skein of hand dyed yarn from Carol Larsen and six balls of Zauberball in the Tropical Fish colorway to make the Ten Stitch Blanket by Frankie Brown. Check out the project that inspired me.

Here’s the Youtube video link two parts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnBEWkQABtQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GQxCwxSAtU

Hand Knitting

For Angie’s baby girl:

Scrappy Sock Yarn Preemie Hat by Greg Cohoon. The pattern costs $3.00 but Greg is donating all the proceeds to Family Support Network of Central Carolina. 

I made the newborn size and then dyed it pink. 

 

For Sara’s baby girl:

Miss Daisy cardigan by Lisa Chemrey.

I used some hand spun yarn (White Pine Fiberworks) that had been in my stash forever. I bought it at the Spinner’s Flock event in Chelsea.

 

I used Wilton’s food safe cake dyes to dye yarn. Here is a link to their site with all the information about yarn dyeing.

 

I used a skein of Steinbach Wolle Activ Pronto 6 ply sock yarn.

I made a pair of Turkish Bed Socks.

 

No love on the Aranami shawl this month. 

 

I finished the lunchtime mittens.

I forgot to mention that I  started and finished knit the Golden Cherries Shawlette by Pam Jemelian. I used Quince and Co Chickadee yarn.

Machine Knitting

Spouse’s v-neck saddle-shoulder cardigan on the LK 150 machine. I used the Cochenille Garment Designer software to  create the pattern.

All pieces are knitted and blocked and are awaiting seaming and a hand knitted button band and lower edge. 

I used Lopi yarn.

After I get this podcast episode uploaded, I’m going to work on seaming and hand knitting the ribbing at the hem and the button bands. I may have enough Lopi yarn in color number 0052 (gray) for a shawl collar.

 

Next up is machine knitted socks for my nephew-in-law’s 50th birthday. 

Contact Information

Check out my personal card.

 

 

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 6

Apr 24, 2015 01:01:57

Description:

Episode 6 Show Notes - Spring Fling Recap

 

You should listen to Paula’s Knitting Pipeline Podcast

Charlene Shafer’s Knit Knack Shop

Susan Guagliumi, author, instructor

Sandee Cherry, author, pattern designer

Susan Lazear, professor, designer, software development

Sarah Etchison, machine knitting instructor

Barb Endler and Sue Adams, great instructors

pork tenderloin sandwich, an Indiana treat

Tamm Yarns

Turkish Bed Socks

Neon Now by Plymouth Yarns

Aranami shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian

l’enveloppe by Sally Mellville

Lindy Chain by Knit Picks

Diamond Select Footsie color 409

CSM gathering in Grand Ledge Michigan April 25, 2015

Monroe Seminar July 24-25, 2015

Cathy Reaume(734)-243-3016

My Ravelry name is annejeneer. You can reach me there.
Show notes can be found at: handymachineknitting.libsyn.com

 

 

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 5

Apr 6, 2015 01:01:57

Description:

Episode 5 - I’ve Been Schooled

 

Bygones

Cough, cough

 

Hand Knitting

I finished the knitting on my l’envelope.

 

Lunch hour mittens based on this pattern. 

Vuorelan luumut

 

Machine Knitting

A 5 x 1 pair of 60 stitch socks on the NZAK Paton’s Kroy Socks FX – chambray colors.

 

A 3 x 1 ribbed pair of 60 stitch socks on the NZAD 

Bergere de France.

 

 

Likes and Dislikes

Like - The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook

Dislike - Disrespectful library patrons

 

Acquisitions

Knit Stop in Indianapolis, IN

Squishy yarn

Nomad Yarns in Plainfield, IN

Malabrigo Sockyarn in the color way Archangel

 

Events

Spring Fling April 17 – 18 in Peru Indiana

Mid-Michigan CSM Social Gathering April 25 in Grand Ledge, MI.

Carol Larsen and Eric Wolff

River's Edge Fiber Arts, and Browning & Wolff

517-643-9968

carol@riversedgefiberarts.com

 

CSM Class Recap

JCCampbell Folk School in Brasstown NC

Excellent instructors - Lucy Best and Eric Wolff

 

Johnson City is the home of East Tennessee State University.

 

Two-Part Invention In A-Minor composed by my son, Nick.

 

 

My Ravelry name is annejeneer.

Show Notes for Hand y Machine Knitting Podcast - Episode 4

Mar 12, 2015

Description:

Bygones
I apologized for coughing into the microphone in Episode 3. Prescription cough syrup didn’t do much for me but I had much better luck with an over the counter bottle of Robitusin with an antihistamine. I also mentioned the Folk School in Brasstown NC where I took a class about CSMs.

Likes/Dislikes
I complained about exercise videos. I am working my way through the Insanity program.

Bonus Dislike: Daylight Saving Time is back and we hates it. Here is a great video called “How is this still a thing?” It has a bit of salty language, the worst of which was bleeped out.

Swatching
The proposed gray cardigan sweater will be knit with Lopi yarn. I am using both the Charcoal Ribbed and the Classic Male cardigan patterns as the major influences. I plan to knit it on the LK150 machine.

No handout or links for Leslye Solomon’s swatch philosophy. I also mentioned Sally Melville and her Craftsy class.

For machine swatchers
This yellow gauge rule (scroll down to item #99861) is very helpful when you measure across 30 stitches and 40 rows.

For hand swatchers
If the desired gauge is 16 stitches over 4 inches or 10 cm, cast on three times 16 or 48 stitches on a suitable waste yarn and a few rows (at least 5 rows). Change to project yarn and knit 20-40 as many as you can stand. Switch back to waste yarn for a few rows, let’s say 5 rows. Bind off or just remove from the needles. Steam swatch to set stitches and even everything out. Thread a thin contrasting color yarn or thread on each side of center 16 stitches of the swatch. Measure between the thread markers in tenths of an inch or in centimeters. Take three measurements and average them for your gauge for that swatch. Decide from there if you like the fabric and want to adjust your pattern to suit this gauge or if you prefer to change needle sizes to get the exact gauge you need or want. I find that row gauge is less important in hand knitting, generally, but it is easier to measure.

MK finished objects
6 pairs of socks using Red Heart Heart and Sole, Knit Picks Stroll Tweed, Kroy stripes, and Lana Grossa (shown). Not shown are the Trekking and another tweed yarn from Browning & Wolffe. Check out the projects on Ravelry if you want to see additional pictures and read about the particulars.

HK works in progress
I have lost that loving feeling for my lunch hour socks. Unknown yarn knitted toe up with the skyp rib pattern for top of foot. Destined for frogging.

I restarted l’envelope by Sally Melville knitted with size 10 Denise needles and Mountain Colors wool crepe yarn, held double.

Yarn Acquisition
Yarn purchased at the CSM class from Eric Wolffe. I bought lots of the Alpaca-Merino-Acrylic 50 gram balls as well as a skein of tweed yarn, and one angora-acrylic yarn.

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 4

Mar 6, 2015 22:50

Description:

Show notes coming soon

Hand y Machine Knitting - Another Bonus Interview Episode

Feb 3, 2015 21:27

Description:

Links for the Bonus Interview Episodes

 

Susan Guagliumi

 

Carol Scott truethreads@aol.com

 

Style.com

 

College of DuPage

Hand y Machine Knitting Bonus Interview Episode

Jan 31, 2015 40:27

Description:

This interview was recorded in October 2014 at Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago Illinois.

If you haven't already, you should check out all three of the machine knitting books Susan has written and, if you're a big fan, check out the garden book as well.

Susan Guagliumi

Episode 3 - Shaker Socks on a CSM and a bunch of hand knitting

Jan 29, 2015 30:44

Description:

Hand y Machine Knitting Podcast - Episode 3

 

Bygones

I improved the sound this time but I coughed near the end of the podcast so I apologize for that now.

 

Likes

Sugar cubes (not the band)

 

Dislikes

“Creative” singing of the national anthem

 

Hand Knitting
Turkish Bed Socks using JoJoland Melody sock yarn - probably going to the frog pond

Toe up seed stitch ribbed sock using Trekking sock yarn colorway 177, started with Judy’s Magic Cast On (JMCO). All done and in my sock drawer.

Peerie Flooers hat by Kate Davies, done and glorious

 

Machine Knitting in Progress
Shaker style socks made from a skein of Opal Schafpate colorway Paula - sent to recipient

Sock Architecture by Lara Neel

 

Coming Events

I’ll be attending the CSM knitting class at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC during the week of February 5 of 2015. Taught by instructors Lucy Best and Eric Wolff (his Etsy shop) 

My husband is taking the Asian Cuisine cooking class.

I’ll be attending the Spring Fling Knitting Machine event in Indiana in April 2014. Susan Guagliumi and Diana Sullivan are two of the featured instructors.

 

My Ravelry name is annejeneer. You can reach me there.
Show notes can be found at: handymachineknitting.libsyn.com

 

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 2

Dec 31, 2014 32:41

Description:

Episode 2 - Vogue Knitting Live Recap

 

Bygones

I changed the name of the podcast after the first episode!

 

Events

Vogue Knitting Live Recap

Susan Guagliumi

Leslye Solomon

Noro Silk Garden colorway 2090 

blocking wires from Woolstock

Carol Scott truethreads@aol.com


Ravelry Groups

FLOSS 

Sock Knitting Machines and Friends

Machine Knitting

Circular Sock Machine

Circular Sock Knitting Machine Society

and I forgot to mention this one

Erlbacher Gearhart Knitting Machine Co.

 

Likes

Vegetarian Times magazine

 

Dislikes

Rushing the Christmas season

 

Equipment

LK150 Knitting Machine (see link for Carol Scott)

Lopi yarn colorway 52 - a dark heathered charcoal

Charcoal Ribbed Cardigan from Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2006 designed by Kate Kuckro. 

lambswool shawl collared cardigan sweater at Jos A Bank men’s clothing store (I can’t vouch for the quality of this sweater but it’s is tantalizingly inexpensive)

 

Coming Events

I’ll be attending the CSM knitting class at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC during the week of February 5 of 2015. Taught by instructors Lucy Best and Eric Wolff (his Etsy shop) 

My husband is taking the Asian Cuisine cooking class.

I’ll be attending the Spring Fling Knitting Machine event in Indiana in April 2014. Susan Guagliumi and Diana Sullivan are two of the featured instructors.

 

Machine Knitting in Progress
I made a tube from a skein of Opal Schafpate colorway Paula which will be made into a pair of afterthought heel socks.

I finished the Wrapped Sweater for All Seasons made with Lion Brand LB1878 and designed by Sandee Cherry

 

Hand Knitting in Progress
Turkish Bed Socks using JoJoland Melody sock yarn. One is done and the other is nearly to the toe.

I am knitting a toe up seed stitch ribbed sock using Trekking sock yarn colorway 177, started with Judy’s Magic Cast On (JMCO). One sock done, the other one has just the toe done.

 

 

Happy New Year!

Hand y Machine Knitting - Episode 1

Dec 3, 2014 26:54