Monday, October 23, 2006

Episode Twenty: Fibo Five

After almost a whole month, I dust off my microphone to bring you a longer-than-usual show.

- I review Knitting From the Top by Barbara Walker, a must-buy made possible by a listener's donation.

- Temporary Cast-On in Five Photographs (why 3 steps, in my mind, and 5 photos? No idea.)

This is the starting position for me when I do this.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

um, step 3.5 is taking your left thumb and swinging its yarn back over the top of the needle, bringing everything into place.

- I talk about this pattern, which I wrote in 2001 for a gift for my sister.

- I point out this awesome website, where a lovely helpful lady explains how to figure out exactly how much yarn you need, anyway. Don't be intimidated, her site is written for spinners, but will work for commercial yarns as well.

- I tell you about Warm Woolies which will take extra wool yarn off of your hands (if you send it to them).

Enjoy. Things should settle down here soon. Have I said that before? Is that doom sneaking up on me or is it just the cat?

Download episode 20.


Julia said...

Thanks so much for addressing my yarn amount question!

Julia said...

Thanks so much for answering my yarn-estimation question!

Liz said...

Great espisode. Love the book review. I show this book at the lys and was having a hard time getting past the cover. I think I may just have to get it now

Dharmafey said...

Ohhhh!!! The Forbes Library! I used to live in Franklin Cty and you could go to any of the local libraries and check books out with one card. Ahhh, I miss that lovely building! (plus the hot tubs across the street!)

Anonymous said...

I left a comment a while back-just letting you know that I am having the same trouble downloading the episode from you site-it appears to be loading up normally and the download begins, then cuts off shortly thereafter, only a few minutes into the podcast. I hadn't tried it for awhile but gave it another go today with the same result-I got 2 min. 56 sec of the show. I download MANY other podcasts it this manner and yours is the only one where I have had this trouble. Any insight into this? Thanks, Carol

Diane said...

Hey Lara - glad to hear you again! I had discovered your podcast a few weeks ago and was wondering when you would have a new episode. I've enjoyed them all!