Podcast Episode 48: I Want to Knit Socks All Day Long


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You can find Casey’s website at kcknits.com, and KCKnits on Facebook.

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Other things we talk about in this episode:

Two Guys on Your Head podcast – How to recover when you accomplish your goal
Staci’s Dirty Martini sweater
Casey’s many WIPs
Socks on 9” Circulars

Videos:
Tinking
Advanced Tinking
Tinking Increases and Decreases
Reinserting Needle into Live Stitches
Brioche Stitch

Stitch Markers, Ring Markers, and Marking a Stitch

In this video, I cover everything and anything you ever wanted to know about stitch markers.

The Knitter’s Pride Platina circular needle set I use in the video can be found here.

You can find more information about Knitter’s Pride needles from these retailers:
Bryson Distributing
Accessories Unlimited
Knitter’s Pride Shop finder

The shawl pattern I’m knitting is now available, you can see it here on Ravelry. You can see my project page, including info on the exact colors I used, here.

Here is an Etsy search result for ring stitch markers.

My nail polish is by Julep, color “Charissa”.

Podcast Episode 47: The Bohus Episode


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You can find Casey’s website at kcknits.com.

Things we talk about in this episode:
Courtney Kelley
Freyja Sweater
Poems of Color , and the book on Amazon.
AngoraGarnet
Google Image Search results for Bohus Knitting (lots of photos)

Staci’s Turtlepurl Socks
Turtlepurl Yarns

Videos:
Spit splicing
Winding Yarn into Two Equally-Sized Balls
Ravelry Tips – Adding a Project
Ravelry Tips – Finding Pattern Help
Ravelry Tips – Using Your Ravelry Library
Ravelry Tips – Using Advanced Search
Ravelry Tips – Stashed Yarns

Knit-Front-Back (KFB) Alternative

The KFB increase is an easy increase to work, and my personal favorite. This alternative way of working the stitch leaves you with a smoother fabric, minus the “purl bump”.

I mention the VeryPink Knits audio podcast, which can be found here, or in your favorite podcast app.

A regular KFB is worked this way.

The needles I use in this video are Lykke interchangeables.

The yarn I use is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.

My nail polish is by Julep, color “Charissa”.

Winners Announced! Zen Yarn Garden Shawl Kits

Congrats to Sarah C., Elizabeth H., and Chere L.! Winners, check your email for a message from Staci.

If you didn’t win this time, you can visit the Zen Yarn Garden website to see more info on their three subscription boxes, It’s a Wrap, Fancy Feet, and Blanket Club.

The random number generator I used to pick the winners can be found here.

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Podcast Episode 45 – Knitting and Math Concepts


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You can find Casey’s website at kcknits.com.

More links from the interview with Sarah Kuhn from UMass Lowell
Sarah’s blog
The original story about the STEM program
How to make a crocheted hyperbolic plane
Ted Talk on hyperbolic planes

The podcast episode with psychologist Art Markman can be found here.

The ball winder and swift I have from The Woolery:
Ball winder
Swift (the photo shows the “floor” model, I have the “table” model)

Giveaway! Zen Yarn Garden Shawl Kits

Very generous giveaway from Zen Yarn Garden! Three lucky winners will each win a yarn kit for the Stole My Heart shawl, a sample of their It’s a Wrap yarn subscription kit. There are three different Zen Knit Box subscription kits to choose from, including Fancy Feet and Blanket Club.

The Stole My Heart pattern is available here on Ravelry.

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