I just need to tell you I love your podcasts! I look forward to someone talking knitting SO much! I am a mom of three all under the age of 5! So by the time its evening and everyone’s in bed you can just imagine how tired I can be. It's just so relaxing to hear your voice and that great laugh of yours, plus the interviews really are amazing! I love hearing the many different people that talk about their books and feelings about knitting, it makes me understand and appreciate their books so much more as well as adding more to my shopping cart! Plus you can never get enough knitting in your day whether it's talking about it, doing it or dreaming about it! Another great thing about your podcasts are that I can listen to them again and again, the same parts make me laugh and I look forward to the new ones you keep putting out each week, it’s like you’re sitting there at a knitting shop listening to everyone talk! Anyways it gives this mom something wonderful to look forward to while still being able to keep my slippers on! Thanks Kelley and all the team there for all that you do I love your site!
Thank you for the wonderful podcasts. I discovered them in January and finally made it through all of them! I have learned a great deal and feel much more confident in my knitting skills. Thanks to you my library queue is full of knitting and audio books. There is so much to learn, listen to, and enjoy. Thanks to you and Charlene Schurch, I am currently working on my first pair of socks. Keep up the great podcasts.
Hi, Kelly! I'm another podcast fan; I've gone back and loaded all of them since the beginning, and I am almost through those as well (about a dozen left). I listen to quite a few other knitting podcasts, but I think that the KP podcast does a terrific job of being about the knitting , both the techniques and the trends in the knitting market and community. It is friendly without straying into the unprofessional though fun coffee-klatchy tone that some podcasts have.
I just listened to the most recent podcast about Elise Duvcot's Knit One Below book. I can't wait to hear your thoughts after you start knitting some of her projects! The method is very easy and for an experienced knitter, probably without a hitch. But I have not yet learned to step away from the knitting when I get sleepy or distracted, so little errors pop up. And fixing errors in K1B is apparently a learned art. I did pick up a few tips on the Ravelry K1B group and I'm getting better. Interestingly, I am finding that the errors tend to show up more on the back side than on the right side...and I'm hoping that only another knitter would notice if the front looks okay!
But I particularly wanted to let you know that once I graduated from the Inside Outside Scarf, I decided to make the Baby Block Blanket which you also mentioned on the podcast. It is a gift for a male colleague who is expecting his first child, a boy, and his wife does not like baby pastels or "macho-little boy" colors. I decided to use KnitPicks Shine Worsted weight (it was the same gauge as the pattern), and I'm using Crocus, Bachelor Button, Reef, Green Apple and Creme Brule, in that order. I've never used this yarn, but it is just LOVELY to work with, and from the KP Ravelry group, seems to be a favorite for baby items. As soon as I get a little further along on the second row of blocks, I will try to take an "in progress" photo and post it on the Ravelry group. But I am very happy with the way the colors are looking together, and hope they'll fit the requirements of that new mom-to-be.
I can't wait to hear more about your further adventures with K1B! Please keep us posted (or podcasted?)
I'm so glad that you get so much joy from the podcast! I certainly understand because I have podcasts that do the same thing for me. Most of the time, I need them to do just the opposite of you. I need them to get me energized and focused to work on some project I really don't want to do - like clean the laundry room!!
I just wanted to say how much I am enjoying the archived podcasts, which I pick up through iTunes. I've been listening to some other knitting-related podcasts lately, and just discovered yours a few weeks ago. Even though I have been a knitter for many years, I have found your podcasts to be immensely valuable in expanding my knowledge of fibers/yarns, knitting styles and technique, and I am looking forward to continuing my growth as a knitter through your informative podcasts.
Isn't it wonderful that there is always something new to learn in knitting?! I believe that the internet community is so empowering both with answering questions we have and tempting us with lots of things we don't know!
Dear Kelly, I love your podcasts and look forward to each new one. Last week your comments on using the magic loop for sleeves was very timely as I was just about to start the top-down sleeves on a raglan sweater.
I am new to using the magic loop and have only knitted a pair of socks using this technique, so I have a question on how to use it with sleeves. Here is where I am at: I have picked up the stitches for the underarms and put the live top-of-arms stitches on the needle. Since the underarm is where I will be decreasing, won`t I end up with fewer stiches on the bottom part of the needle than on the top. If I move stitches from the top, won`t I end up with the centre of the underarms ``moving`` closer to the part of the needle away from the loops as I am doing two sleeves at one time. I can`t figure out how to keep the centre of the underarms centred on the needle. Do I need to.
Sorry my ``question mark`` on the computer won`t work.
Carole: Kelley knows ML much better than I do, but I'm thinking you can divide up the sts of the sleeve by front and back instead of top and underside. That's how I do it with two circulars. (I'm relatively new to ML.) --Peggy