Released: January 28, 2019
In this episode, Anne takes some time to introduce herself. She learned to crochet as a child and to knit several years later. On January 1, she took the plunge and signed up for the Master Hand Knitter Program offered by the Knitting Guild Association.
The first song in the show is “Dead From the Beginning, Alive Till the End,” by Doctor Turtle and available at the Free Music Archive.
After the music break, Anne shares her first memories of yarn shopping with her mother, as well as some thoughts on her current local yarn store, Marji’s Yarncrafts in Granby, Connecticut. Marji’s is a delightful yarn shop full of the tried and true as well as items to add extra style to your projects, all in a cozy setting that will have you wishing you had the time to sit and knit for a while. The last time Anne was in Marji’s, she picked up a Mybaggee mini zippered mesh pouch set that has done a perfect job at keeping her notions contained and orderly.
The second song in the show is “MainSquare,” by Jahzzar and available at the Free Music Archive.
Next, Anne talks about blocking the preliminary swatch for the Master Knitter program. It was a little tricky and required two different blocking methods to get it to lie straight. A traditional wet block stopped the sides from curling in, but the tops required the “mega-steam” method as described by Deborah Newton in her book, Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters. It’s a great way to get stubborn, natural-fiber knitting to lie flat without mashing your stitches. Listen to the episode for details!
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Anne rounds out the show by talking about what’s on her needles at the moment: the Drops Loving Embrace pattern worked in Madeline Tosh Merino Light. Then, she finishes with two podcast recommendations: Cast On and Mastering the Knits. If I Thought I Knew How didn’t satisfy your knitting podcast needs, give them a listen!
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