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Podcast Episode 60: Measuring Advice from a Seamstress


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This week Casey interviews seamstress Mariah Crownover about measuring to fit.

Things we talk about in this episode:
Closing Gaps in Raglan Underarms
The kind of ribbon I couldn’t remember – GROSGRAIN!
Stellar Swatching
Casey’s top made on size 19 needles

Podcast Episode 59: She Sells Sweater Seams by the Seashore


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This episode is sponsored by Vogue Knitting LIVE.
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Things we talk about in this episode:
Weaving in Cotton Ends
Simple Magic Loop
Setting in Sleeves
Staci’s Sock Tutorials
Book: Knitting Vintage Socks
Steven’s Ravelry Page (plenty of men’s dress socks for inspiration!)

Podcast Episode #58 – The Unexpected Effects of Knitting


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This episode is sponsored by Vogue Knitting LIVE.
As listeners of Very Pink Podcast Vogue Knitting LIVE is giving you 10% off your registration of packages or classes to Vogue Knitting LIVE. Use code VERYPINK during checkout.

Vanessa Hill can be found at the BrainCraft YouTube Channel

Be sure to watch Vanessa’s video we reference in the podcast, The Unexpected Effects of Knitting.

The other video we mention in this episode:
Getting good tension between knit and purl stitches

Podcast Episode 57: The Canadian Invasion


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In this episode, we spend the whole time diligently answering knitting questions. (Not true, we get way off track a couple of times.) Many thanks to all of our friends in Canada for submitting questions to the podcast! If you’d like to send in a question, just email us at podcast@verypink.com, and be sure to tell us where you’re from.

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

Things we talk about in this episode:
Three Options for Joining a New Ball of Yarn
Using Blocking Wires
The Finer Points of Garment Fitting and Blocking
Tesserino Cowl

Podcast Episode 55: I Learned to Knit 100 Years Ago


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If you want to submit a knitting question to the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com, and be sure to tell us where you’re from!

Casey wrote a blog post about a question we got in this episode, Is Knitting an Art or a Craft? Casey also talks more about art vs. craft in her interview at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, that episode of the podcast can be found here.

Things we talk about in this episode:
Reinforcing Sock Heel and Toes
New sock pattern – Sling Heel Socks
Provisional Cast-On
Della Q, a great source for needle cases
Knitting Notions Case

Podcast Episode 54: Makers Gonna Make


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You can see Casey’s blog post about the Maker Faire here.
Maker Faire website

Things we talk about in this episode:
Lace Socks Using German Short Rows
Duplicate stitch
Weaving in Ends in Garter Stitch
The Fiber Trends Slipper pattern Staci mentions
The Celestarium Shawl mentioned in a question
Three Options for Joining a New Ball of Yarn
Closing Gaps in Raglan Underarms
Backwards Loop Cast-On
Cable Cast-On
Knitted Cast-On

Podcast Episode 53: Do Chickens Need Sweaters?


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To celebrate one year of podcasting (!!), we are rebroadcasting a couple of classic episodes that we really like, in case you hadn’t heard them yet (and a little summer break for us). We’ll be back with a new episode next week.

You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com.

Peter English has studied birds for over 40 years and has extensive experience both as a researcher and an ecotourism professional and has studied birds in 28 countries. During his career he has been a Watson Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar, and has led over 150 international birdwatching tours with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours. In Ecuador, Dr. English was a driving force behind the creation of the Napo Wildlife Center, among the most celebrated ecotourism lodges in the past decade. Dr. English is currently a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin.

While we tried to sit outside to get birdsong in the background, the birds were quiet that day. Peter gave me some bird calls to include in the show. The funny sounding birds at the beginning are great tailed grackles which are all over Austin. Austinites have a love-hate relationship with grackles. The chirps at the end are from carolina wrens. The airplane noises are authentic.

Nestwatch tells you when birds are building nests.

Videos: Playlist of seaming videos

Podcast Episode 52: This is Your Brain, This is Knitting


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To celebrate one year of podcasting (!!), we are rebroadcasting a couple of classic episodes that we really like, in case you hadn’t heard them yet (and a little summer break for us). We’ll be back with new episodes in two weeks.

You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com.

In this week’s episode, Casey talks with psychologist Dr. Art Markman about about your brain on knitting – process vs. project knitters, multi-task knitting, and other topics.

Dr. Art Markman, Ph.D., is Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He got his Sc.B. in Cognitive Science from Brown and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois. He has published over 150 scholarly works on topics in higher-level thinking including the effects of motivation on learning and performance, analogical reasoning, categorization, decision making, and creativity. Art serves as the director of the program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations at the University of Texas.

His NPR show and podcast is Two Guys on Your Head
His latest book we mention is called Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most (and Least) Pressing Questions About Your Brain

From our Sponsor:
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Strauch Ball Winder
Strauch Swift

Things we talk about in this episode:
Blocking (photo tutorial)
Steam Blocking
Finer Points of Garment Fitting and Blocking
Provisional Cast-On
Provisional Cast-On Using a Crochet Hook
German Short Row Socks
Playlist of Portuguese Knitting videos
Knit Companion App

Podcast Episode 51: A Slave to Washing Wool


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Winc is an online wine club that gives you wine recommendations based on what you like to eat/drink. They have a simple 6 question palate quiz that asks you questions like “How do you take your coffee?” or “Do you like berries?” Winc then matches you to wine that you are guaranteed to love because it is tailored to your unique tastes.

In this episode, it’s all questions and answers! We discuss:
Knitting socks and changing colors in fair isle
Reverse stockinette
Knitting cables
Washing wool
Finishing/Weaving in lace
Copywriting rules for knitting
Kitchener stitching in a tube

Video Links
Good Tension Between Knit and Purl Stitches
Weaving in Cotton Ends
Correcting Color-Change Jog
Correcting a Dropped Decrease

Casey’s finished, but messed up brioche cowl.
The town of Truro.