Thursday, August 17, 2006


From the comments:
"Anonymous said...
I am having trouble downloading your podcasts from itunes. What happens is that it starts to download, everything looks like it is going normally (i download lots of podcasts nearly daily) and it stops donwloading shortly after beginning-sometimes 25 seconds into it, sometimes a bit longer, but never the entire post. I was wondering if anyone else was having this problem with your itunes link-this hasn't happened for me with any other podcasts i download from itunes..."

I have no idea what is causing this. Any ideas out there?

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Show 17: More Sleeve Shenanigans, Links and X

This week I tell you a refinement of my earlier sweater-sizing scheme, which relies on the one and only Elizabeth Zimmermann to save me (and you) from having to redesign a sleeve cap AND sleeve shaping. Whoo hoo. I'm working on one right now, and will let you know how it turns out.

Although, I won't be able to really tell you anything until September, because I am taking the week after next off from work to finish my thesis and am trying to pare down distractions.

Very Cool Link thanks to Jill, who left a comment. (Thank you, Jill!!!!)

Also, Melissa Wherle has a sweater design in Magknits August of 2005 and has offered it to us for deconstruction/resizing/whatever. Please leave a comment and let me know what you would like me to "do" with this wonderful offer.

Download Episode Seventeen

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Refinement: Sleeves

I have just realized, after it bugged me for a while, that my little math experiment for determining things like shaping for a sweater would NOT work, neccesarily, on sleeves. Refinement to come this weekend. The smart among you probably know this already, which is why I have not had any non-Eastenders comments.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Episode 16: Part One of one, two, three, five...

Very Simple Pattern

Purchase/find a washable foam sponge. (Are sea sponges washable?)

I think this detail sponge, or just part of one, could work well.

Honeycomb stitch is a good alternative to garter stitch for this pattern.

My segment on the Fibonacci sequence is on Cast-On, episode 23.

Download Episode 16

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Unrelated but important

Do any of you live in Minneapolis? I have a proposal for you.

There is a show called Eastenders that airs on the Twin Cities Public Television network on Fridays from 9 to midnight. It went off the air of BBC America some time ago and I have not been able to watch it since. If anyone's public TV station carries it and they are willing to tape and send it to me, I will reply with whichever yarn you like from my local. So far, I have only found it listed in Minneapolis, but it may be elsewhere without my knowledge. (There are only so many PBS stations one can rabidly find and search.) If you don't want yarn, name your price. I'm begging you. I will even send tapes back and forth so that you don't have to go to the store.

I really miss that show.

Speaking of shows, I will do one on Monday where I will talk about my trip to Minneapolis and the begining of a sequence of patterns and discussions based on Fibonacci. I think a little structure will help keep me on track.