Monday, December 21, 2009

Watch This Space...Or That Space, anyway

I'm going to be relaunching Math4Knitters as Math4Knitters: Crafty Living to go with the Crafty Living blog and column at the Journal Gazette and in January of 2010. I will probably do another post with the exact link to the blog when it starts, but I'm told that the link will be

I will be aiming for a weekly schedule and the content will loosely match up with the content of the Crafty Living blog/Sunday column. Hopefully, there will be a new podcast up every Sunday. There will be an RSS feed from the blog/podcast, but I don't know how long it will take me to get it on iTunes.

As always, any questions or comments are appreciated! You can still find me on Ravelry as math4knitters, and I may cross-post major updates for the podcast to this site. Old shows will still be available for download as long as I remember to pay the bill for the hosting...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Settling In

Once again, I have NOT podfaded, but life has a way of laughing at my plans to podcast. I moved for a new job and am very excited about everything here. That means that my computers/microphone/etc. are still scattered around my apartment. So, bear with me. I promise I will have something coming up, just in time to be too late for Christmas (just like everything else I am doing this year).

Alternative to Knitted Objects for Presents:

-1 big ol' mug, ideally from thrift store, maybe with ironic or cute design
-packet of dry "mix" from recipe below - just mix the flour, sugar and cocoa together
-5-Minute Mug Cake Recipe

4 Tablespoons flour
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons oil
splash of vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons chocolate chips


Mix flour, sugar and cocoa, or dump in contents of packet, if using mix.

Add egg, stir well.

Pour in milk, oil and vanilla, mix well.

Add chocolate chips.

Cook in microwave for 3 minutes on high. (The cake may rise above the mug, but don't worry.)

Allow to cool a little, tip out onto a plate, and enjoy!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Episode 44: A Mix

On today's show I talk about getting paid in yarn, sock toes, designing for short and round people, and substituting yarn/changing gauge/WIP HIM. I also annoy everyone by having to stop and google for Annie Modesitt's site. I mentioned Modesitt and White Lies Designs as being especially good for girls with curves and Big Girl Knits and its sequel, More Big Girl Knits.

Download Episode 44.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Episode 43: Measuring, Weighing and Super-Easy Square

Just to start, here is the fabulous site on The Brioche Stitch.

In this show, I cover listener questions and theorize about a square you could start with a gauge swatch and finish up whatever size you like (assuming it is larger than the original swatch).

Here are some design ideas for two colors with this method. The different patterns are all made from the same type of square, rotated.

Download Episode 43.

Monday, February 02, 2009

I'm Shameless

I made a cute little Flash animation for a Valentine's Day present. Feel free to send a link to your sweetie! For $5, I'll change the message to whatever you want and email you the file. :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Episode 42: Sizing and Squares

In this episode, I talk about resizing sleeves, resizing in general and making squares (or diamonds) with and without a gauge swatch.

Download Episode 42.

(Photo to come)