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Episode 106: Golden Seams

by Brenda Dayne on December 9, 2011

In this episode: My chocolate buzz; delight or detriment? Thanks for all the travel and teaching recommendations so far; please do keep them coming in. Breaking the fraternal rule of long-repeat sock yarn always only ever ends in tears or the mental health clinic. (Remember, don’t knit like I knit. I make mistakes, so you don’t have to.) I’m knitting Uzu as unironical pyjama socks; please tell me I’m not alone in the whole pyjama sock thing. The mysterious origins of the Sherman method revealed – rejoice with me! Mel also has a lovely tutorial, with pictures, that’s wonderfully easy to follow. My current hat (or “het”, in Received Pronunciation) project is Habitat, by Jared Flood, aka Brooklyn Tweed.

Lastly, but certainly not least, there is lots and lots of sock talk in this episode. What to do with worn out socks? Why not knit them with their later life in mind from the get go? Check out the Achilles Heal socks in the new knitty.com. Lots of ideas are still coming in so do check the shownotes from last week. You can read an article about Japanese golden ceramic seams here, as well as visit the V&A ceramics virtually.

Music by The Alice Project, Regifting for the Holidays, from the cd Girl on the Box.

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