Monday, February 19, 2007

Episode 27: Another FSS solution, a romantic book and courage in knitting form

This week I talk about how knitting has built my confidence in other arenas, like not zapping myself, Romantic Style and another solution for First Scarf Syndrome. Also, taking good notes to keep track of what you're doing, especially with Elizabeth Zimmermann patterns.

There is a KAL for Romantic Knits here.

The publisher's website had no corrections for this book (although it did for others, which is a good sign).

Download Episode 27


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Christine said...

Hi Lara: Hooray for Courage and knitting! I found this episode SO touching. Although I'm a some-what of a "handygirl", I have a healthy respect for power tools around the home. I also am a professional seamstress and love to problem solve all the whacky costume repairs I get on a daily basis.
My knitting has picked up again right around the same time my husband has again "reminded me" that he still wants to split up. I'm totally dragging my feet on this, and it's not even over him, but our two children. I've taken refuge into Sockland wondering how I can do this overwhelming task of hiring a lawyer, dividing the household, finding new digs,[if I can't stay in the house], and continuing to coordinate kids and schedules with even less contact than I have with him right now. Baby Steps Lara. I think it's the answer you've hit upon. Thank you for reminding me of this and having the courage to try....Hugs! Christine - Las Vegas

Anonymous said...

Hi Lara,

A long-time listener here. I really enjoyed this podcast, especially your thoughts about knitting as a first step on the road of independence.

Keep up the good work, girl!

sally said...

Hi Lara - great podcast - I totally relate to the physical task giving us confidence to take on other hard stuff. About ooh 12 years ago it was making a garden that gave me the confidence to end my marriage. These days it's tackling and solving tricky knitting and sewing challenges that gives me confidence to put myself forward for tough assignments at work. I love your podcast (I'm a mathematician by training but oh so inept when it comes to simple arithmetic). Keep it up, and keep adding the personal musings - they make it!

Anne Marie said...

Lara- really liked this episode. Reminded my of when I bought my house, by myself. The joys of home ownership and being brave enough to try something new and succeed! I've painted, ceramic tiled, laminate floored and landscaped at my house so far, hope to build a deck this summer. Good luck with your projects.

Lissa said...

Hi Lara - love love love your podcast. Your delivery is perfect and absolutely a joy to listen to. Okay, now I'm gushing. Anyway - your stories about taking care of things on your own was very inspiring and I've found the same idea applies to me. Thanks for sharing and keep up your great podcasts. I always learn so much.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your discussion of how knitting has given you courage. I am very scared of any projects that involve techniques I haven't done yet, but I'm slowly trying them out, one by one. Yesterday I blocked for the first time! I would love to hear a discussion of blocking and other finishing techniques on your podcast sometime.

Jessi said...

Lara, your sister is absolutely wrong. bet you love hearing those words, huh? I had the first scarf syndrome in crochet for years until I started counting every stitch. I never had that problem in knitting. And, I recently taught one of my girlfriends to crochet and she has the syndrome as well.

loving your show as always. wishing you the best.