I Thought I Knew How

A podcast about knitting and life and all sorts

Episode 007: I’m Just a Teenage Knitter, Baby

Anne has a breakthrough in her seed-stitch practice as she practices before knitting swatch 3 of the Master Hand Knitter Program.

007: I’m Just a Teenage Knitter, Baby.

Released May 7, 2019

In this episode, Anne realizes she knits like a teenager lives, and that’s ok.


Congratulations to BohneJl on Ravelry who won the giveaway from episode 6! The prize was a bag from LittleComfortsAtoZ, a hank of hand-spun alpaca, and a set of stitch markers. Enjoy them!

To celebrate the winner coming from the Ravelry group, there was a bonus giveaway added for those who are members. Check the thread for details. This additional giveaway will likely be repeated in the future, so be sure to join the group

Progress on the Master Hand Knitter Program

Anne began work on her seed stitch scarf to practice for the swatch, and found that by pushing the stitches so the next few stitches were on the tapered area of the needle, she could create a more uniform fabric. Progress!

Green Cascade 220 knit up on red Knitter's Pride knitting needles in seed stitch.
Ooh, la la! Not perfect, but getting better!

It also helped to only work on it when she can give it her complete attention. Multi-tasking has been relegated to the land of mythology, and Anne has learned this lesson herself, finding that when she gives her knitting her full attention, she creates a more consistent fabric.

Knitter’s Pride Spring Charity KAL and CAL for Warm Up America!

Got some acrylic yarn lying around you don’t know what to do with? Between projects and want to stay productive? Be sure to take a look at the Ravelry thread for the Knitter’s Pride Spring Charity KAL/CAL. All the details and the form to submit with your knitted or crocheted squares are available there. It launched on May 1 and runs until May 31! There’s a chance to win a set of needles or hooks from Knitter’s Pride, so get crackin’!

Connecticut Sheep, Wool, and Fiber Festival

Anne made it to the Connecticut Sheep, Wool, and Fiber Festival in April with her family. It was a nice blend of demonstrations, animals, and shopping. She was able to pick up some goodies from Yankee Knitter Designs, Katrinkles, 7th Floor Yarn, Once Upon a Corgi, and others. Listen to the podcast for the details on her haul.


Anne picked up a selection of items at the festival to gift to a lucky listener. To enter, follow her on Instagram and join the Ravelry group (one entry for each). Also, find the episode thread on the Ravelry group and share a family-friendly story from your own teen years that makes you laugh now. The storytellers among you will get 5 entries for sharing!

Upcoming Events

Anne should be attending the Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft event on May 25th at the Cummington Fairgrounds. If you would like to say hi, send her a message with an idea of where and when to meet up. (Anne suggests noon at the ring where the sheep sheering will be taking place, but she’s never been, so that may not be the best idea!

In July, she hopes to spend a few days completing the I-91 Yarn Shop Hop. Eleven shops in 4 days? Sounds like a dream! Be sure to check out this blog entry from Webs, one of the participating shops, for all the details!

Featured Music

The first song featured was “Teenager,” by The Crypts and is available at the Free Music Archive.

The second song was “Oh, Mother, I’m Wild,” by Howard Johndon, Harry Pease, and Eddie Nelson, available from the Free Music Archive.

If you are a musician who would like a song featured on the program, or if you have comments or feedback, please contact the show at anne@familypodcasts.com.

Social Media

You can follow Anne on Instagram or Ravelry as @ithoughtiknewhow. She posts articles related to knitting and yarn on the Facebook Group and on Twitter as @ThoughtIKhewHow. Subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or the podcast app of your choice.

There is now a Ravelry Group for the show. Be sure to join and introduce yourself!

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