All posts in: Series 05 – Campfire

30 Nov 2007

Episode 58: Knitting Time

This week we begin and end in Italy, our travels punctuated by Jill Smith’s steamy Sunday, and Franklin Habit’s cunning bid for immortality. An image of the Royal Wedding Dress is here. Go, then come back. Alanna, of Tactile Travel, thoughtfully set up a Cast On Italy flickr photo group, where there are photos aplenty,…

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05 Oct 2007

Episode 57: I Speak Jive

As I write this, it’s been thirteen years since this episode of Cast On was released.  I used the Barbara Billingsley clip from the 1980 film, Airplane, to underscore the point that, as knitters, it is our common language that unites us. The word, “jive”, describes a dance style that originated in the 1930’s, in…

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22 Sep 2007

Episode 56: Other People’s Voices

What began as a slight sore throat a little more than a week ago, morphed over the next several days into a raging case of tonsillitis. I’ve been in bed most of the week, only moving to the sofa as the drugs kicked in. This sucks in so many ways, but especially so as Autumn…

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07 Sep 2007

Episode 55: Play Ball

Thanks this week to writer, Donna Bowlin, reader, Sage Tyrtle, and Cast On Mobile Unit, Syne Mitchell. Knit your own Magic Blanket – Mitered Square Afghan patterns can be found here and here. I like this one so much I may rip mine out and start over. Mags Kandis’s Modern Quilt Wrap can be found…

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31 Aug 2007

Episode 54: Knitting Nature

Note: The Brother Amos sock pattern is is now (finally) available! Thanks for your patience. Special thanks this week to contributing writer Katherine Matthews, of Purl Diving, and to my guest, Norah Gaughan, knitwear designer, and author of the fabulous Knitting Nature. Be sure to check out Norah’s latest designs on the Berroco website. The…

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