I love your podcasts and have listened to all of them. Recently, you've caught my interest when you've talked about roasting coffee. I figured I must be getting old when a few years ago my husband gave me a coffee roaster for my birthday (what else do you get for the gal who seems to have everything?). Now he gives me KnitPicks gift certs! Much more usable for me! Here's a tip when you roast...do it outside on your deck or patio. Even though I watch it carefully when roasting, the roaster still puts out a fair amount of smoke and it sets off the smoke alarm!! Outside is much better. The coffee seems to taste a bit different than commercially roasted beans, but sometimes "different" is what I'm looking for! Enjoy your coffee adventure!
i've just started listening to the podcast and i've really been enjoying it! i do have to share a comment that i left on episode 5 since the description of throwing that was presented in that episode was a little different than what i do as a thrower. i was really surprised to hear the statement that you have to set down your needles when throwing. many people who throw, including myself, don't let go of either needle, which is why some throwers knit so fast. when i was first getting serious about knitting and did put my needle down and old ladies would stop me and ask why i was setting down the needle because i didn't need to do that. they'd grab my knitting and show me. eventually i figured out a way to do it that worked for me. so, don't be fooled! throwing isn't as tedious as it sounds! haha
I'm enjoying the podcasts very much; it's like taking a comprehensive, self-paced knitting class--without leaving home! I have a couple of questions about using short rows for shaping. In the podcast, short rows are promoted as a way of evening out sweater length, so the back doesn't hang longer than the front. I'm busty enough that most tops hang short in the front rather than the back. Presumably, I'd want to create my short rows in the front then. How far down from the shoulder should they be, and how many pairs of rows am I likely to need? If I do some shaping at the waist (cinched in a bit with either decorative ribbing or with decreases), then the short-row shaping would need to be somewhere between the shoulder and the top of the waist section, otherwise the waist section is going to ride up in the front, as the sweater drapes over my bust. Thanks in advance. Cheers, Carol
Oops, never mind. I just found the tutorial on this very issue. Looks like all I need is the measurement from shoulder to "point" of bust, then place the short rows right at that level, subtracting that measurement from overall length of front if the sweater is knit from the bottom up.
I've been listening for a while now and have noticed that recently when I download the podcast I don't get any icon for it...so on my iPod, all I see is a music note instead of the KnitPicks logo. This bugs me...just like no project photos in the Ravelry. heehee!
Thank you for having such an informative, relaxing, friendly and addictive podcast. Kelley - your tone of voice, clear annunciation, inclusion of personal stories (and Xena), knowledge and recommendations are all very much appreciated.
My 45 minute commute to/from work is made so much easier as I've been catching up on all of the podcasts. I've learned so much and want to keep them all on my ipod all the time as reference.
I am looking forward to making my sampler for the sweater workshop and wish there were more podcasts than one per week. I enjoy the interviews, but my favorite parts are the tips/tricks you share.
Thank you for sharing your passion for fiber and knitting with all of us.
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy the knitpicks Podcast. It is so wonderful to listen to while I drive in to work or at the gym. I love your interviews. You ask all the right questions and have such a pleasant way about you. I feel like I am there with you and your guest sometimes.
The tips you give are find very helpful for me. Just the other day while working on a shawl for my Mother I realized a dropped stich many rows down. Normally I would have had to rip it all down, but I remembered a podcast you did on picking up stitches. Well I was able to fix it and saved myself a lot of time!
I also love hearing about your many projects. I am excited to be getting some EZ videos from my library and perhaps make some of her projects in your KAL's.
Even hearing about your travels is wonderful too.
Thanks so much for the time and effort you put into it. I really appreciate it!
I just happened along on the knit picks podcast when I got my ipod this spring. I really love it! It has turned me on to several knitting resources that I didn't know of before. I can't believe the largeness of the knitting community. The topics are great and Kelly is really inspiring. One thing though, I just can't beleive that Kelly can do as many things in one day, week, year as she says she does. How can she knit, read, and listen all at once!!! Wow! I am in awe.