In this episode: Two great Welsh heritage sites become socks. A new computer makes life more interesting as it blows my schedule all to hell. I talk at length about the Tintern Abbey pattern release, and my less-than-straightforward Pentre Ifan process (prototype pictured above, in Regia Extra Twist Merino).
The final word on the Lanesplitter Skirt. Not the final word, I’m sure, but a word on eco scrubbies. An interview with Knot’s on the Square owner, and knitwear designer, and podcaster, Kate Jackson, then we commence dusting off the old patterns and making them shiny.
Read Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management and Mrs Beeton’s Book of Needlework, free on Project Gutenberg.
String beads, beads, beads for Beeton with a Beadspinner! Watch this video. Cool, yes? I have wanted one for AGES. And the Mrs Beeton classes have provided the absolutely perfect excuse to buy one. I ordered one in oak. I can’t wait to play with it.
A hearty hello to Cast On Tour 2012 sponsor, TomBihn.com. The only travel website in the world with an entire page dedicated to products for knitters. Check the Swift, and know that we’ll be talking at length about their many fine products as I make my way westward across the USA.
Another DIY Scrubby! I love them in theory. I’m still searching for one to make or buy that I love in person.
Thoughts, questions, problems, comments about YOUR knitting? Be the subject matter expert, and leave them in the comments section below.
This week’s Audible pick is Silver: Return to Treasure Island. (Full disclosure: I haven’t yet listened to this one, but it’s in my Tour 2012 queue.)