Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Episode 9 - Coastal Comfort

Today’s episode is all about Comfort - on your needles, for your eyes and ears, and simmering in your kitchen.   We’ll look at the new Coastal Knits pattern book.  And “The Pagan Corner” brings us comfort at home, for home is a sacred space.

Shownotes for episode 9:

  • Enter to win a skein of Vesper sock yarn or undyed spinning fibre at the shownotes for Episode 8. 
The Knitter's Needles:
In the Kitchen/Eyes & Ears, Comfort special:
  1. Carrot Ginger Soup
  2. Cauliflower/Potato/Leek Soup (known around my house as "white soup" - good way to get kids to eat veggies :-)
  3. Chili con Carne
  • Books:
  1. Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables series, Emily of New Moon triology)
  2. Bill Richardson, CBC radio personality, author of the Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast, Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book, & Bachelor Brothers' Bedtime Companion (all available on
  3. Michael Ondaantje, author of Annil's Ghost and The English Patient.
  • Music (two of my favourite songs lately):
"As if we never said goodbye", sung by Kurt Hummel (played by Chris Colfer), in the TV show Glee.

"Turning Tables", sung by Holly Holiday (played by guest Gwyneth Paltrow), in the TV show Glee.

    Tuesday, November 1, 2011

    Episode 8 - Parting the Veil

    In today’s episode, we catch up on the knitting projects in “The Knitter’s Needles”.  Plus, we reflect on the significance of Samhain in “The Pagan Corner”.

    Show notes:

    • Enter to win Vesper Sock yarn or undyed spinning fiber on this episode's show notes - deadline 9pm Pacific, November 28th, 2011.
    •  The Pagan Knitter Ravelry group
    The Knitter's Needles:

    “On” Projects:
    • Secret project - will reveal in a future episode.
    “Off” Projects:
     Vesper Sock, 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 2ply (tight twist), self-striping, 428yards per 100gram skein.  Colourway: "Smoke on the Water".

      Photo/details of spinning fibre to follow shortly.

      The Pagan Corner: 

      - An essay about Samhain/All Hallow's Eve.