Thursday, December 22, 2011

Episode 11 - Birthing the Sun

Today is a bumper episode, as the British would say.  I’ll update you on what I’ve been knitting - and it’s been quite a lot.  I’ll also play a handful of seasonal songs both silly and sweet, for your enjoyment. There has been a lot brewing,  bubbling and baking in my kitchen lately - so I’ll share what I’ve been making.  And it is the Winter Solstice - the longest night of the year...

A bumper crop of show notes:   (Sorry for the delay, folks!) 

-Enter to win two skeins of blue/purple fingering merino/silk/nylon & silver over at the blog.  Post a comment in the comments section for “Episode 10”.  There is also a wonderful shawl pattern by Miriam Felton that can be knit with these two sparkly skeins.  Deadline is Saturday, January 14th, 2012.

The Knitter's Needles:

“Off the Needles” Projects:

Elphaba Pullover, by Mary Annarella
yarn: Bugga! by Sanguine Gryphon, in Blue Metalmark

Wurm hat, by Katushika.
Yarn: The Sanguine Gryphon, Sappho II fingering, in “Like a God” colourway.

OWLS pullover sweater, by Kate Davies
Yarn: Fleece Artist, Big Blue BFL chunky/aran, in “Seafoam” colourway.
I completed the sweater in 8 days!

"On the Needles" Projects:

Rae, by Jane Richmond.
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts, Purple Label Sock (MCN), in September colourway “Autumn sun”.

Arco Cowl, by Sara Sprung.
Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta super bulky, in “Arco Iris” colourway.

Mittens, top-down, my own design.  Could become a published pattern.  Starts at finger tips and works to cuffs.
Yarn: The Sanguine Gryphon’s Zaftig Bugga! worsted MCN, in the “Fierce Snake” colourway.

My favorite sweater - basic top-down raglan formula pattern, by Amber Corcoran.
Yarn: Fleece Artist, Big Blue BFL chunky, colourway "Moonstone".

In the Kitchen:

- My shortbread recipe and butter-tart recipe will be over at my personal blog soon.
- The tricky/disaster caramel apple recipe at the "Your Homebased Mom" site/blog.

The Pagan Corner:

- SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) - American Self-Help writer.

All music sourced through Music Alley.


  1. Thank you for this wonderful podcast. I really enjoyed it. I have been a listener for quite a while and I look forward to future episodes. About classifying yarn weights; I find that yarn sometimes looks thinner/thicker on the skein, then looks different again when caked up, and then knits or "behaves" differently again when knit. (Although I too have come across some "fingering weights" that should be lace and others that should be listed as dk or sport.

  2. Even though it feels as though the holidays are long behind us, I still greatly enjoyed listening to this show. My first, but definitely not my last of your podcasts.