As you know, I’m a fan of Jenny and Nicole’s podcast Stash and Burn. I started listening at episode #1 and worked my way through all 80 episodes. Well, I seem to be caught up now and have since found another knitting podcast I’d like to recommend to everyone. This one is called Sticks & String by David Reidy, aka, the “Australian bloke who knits”. This is a terrific podcast, and I’m just sorry I didn’t find it sooner. So far in each episode, and I’m only up to episode #15, he talks about what fiber related activities he’s participated in over the week and what project he’s currently working on. He also reads a very personal and well written essay, reviews knitting related materials, books or magazines, and sometimes interviews knitters, LYS owners or alpaca breeders. It would be so awesome to have him in my knitting group. (If you’re reading this, David Reidy, please hop on a plane and fly to the Coffee Tree Roasters on Walnut Street in Pittsburgh, PA on Wednesday evening at 6:30 for the Shadyside SnB group). I would highly recommend a listen!
So what’s on my needles, you ask? For the record, I am for the most part a monogamous knitter. But somehow I now have, hmmmm… 5 projects going at once, and it’s making me just a little batty. Here’s what’s on my to-do list:
1) Secret baby gift set for my friend Rebecca who had a baby girl on Friday
2) Secret project that I hope to submit to Knitty in less than 2 weeks barring any setbacks (I already have one- see below)
3) Ishbel shawl that looks like a manta ray
4) My aunt’s lacy “pico” socks
5) That verdammt Kate’s Cardigan
I have a Simplicity summer top to sew and jeans to hem, and bookkeeping to learn and a pattern to finish writing up to submit to Knitcircus. Lots going on and very little time to do it all in. If only I had that ring that stops time…
So here’s the not so minor setback:
My camera is wigging out on me! And it’s not just occasionally anymore. The actual color of this item is not really fuchsia, but a lovely light pink. I totally gimped the color/hue/brightness/contrast which didn’t help one bit and cropped out the lovely lines that appeared across the top and bottom of the picture. So I may need to borrow a camera in the not so distant future to photograph my submission to Knitty, assuming I get it knitted up in time!
(FYI, the yarn in the photo is cottonwood knit in a totally sweet stitch pattern I reverse engineered from a girl’s sweater I saw on the bus.)