Eposide 6: Herbivore vs. Vampire

2:14:00 PM

This week Kristin breaks her yarn diet and splurges on some yummy Twilight Saga - inspired skeins of Lorna's Laces, review Interweave Knits Fall 2010 issue, and has a few WIPS!



Traveling Woman Shawl

Vogue Knitting iPhone App (iTunes Link)
- link to JulieD81's comments (Ravelry Link)
Interweave Knits Fall 2010



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  1. I don't know what you have against wires; they're really worth the investment not just for lace but for sweaters, too. Mine are not per se beautiful-- they're from knitpicks-- but they do the trick. Now would be a good time to buy them along with something from the book sale that ends next weekend. If you have a rug on your floor you can put a beach towel on it and pin through that. No more hunchbacked shawls! Okay, so if you're still refusing to buy the wires, maybe you could run a tight lifeline through the shawl's edge points and use bulldog clips and yardsticks for the straight edges. Have a great time on the Cape!

  2. Hi Katie!
    Nothing against blocking wires at all! I actually had my eye on the KnitPick's brand but was a little skeptical about the quality. (I purchased Zephyr needles which are barely hanging in there, and a yarn ball winder, which I needed to repair with crazy glue and oodles of patience.) Nevertheless, I still love their yarn! Thanks for the suggestion! I may just put an order through this week for them. ;-)

  3. Awww... I have to respectfully disagree with your assessment of the Breacan Swing Coat. I LOVE IT SO SO MUCH. :D To me, a swing coat is such a great outer layer; dress it up, dress it down, it's flattering to almost all body types—if it's worked in the right size for the person. I do think that the sample size used is too big for the model wearing it.

    Also, if you study the construction of it (and are as big a textile-nerd as I am), it's as close to a "true" plaid as a person can get with two needles. It's knit with the yarn held doubled, and one strand works as a warp thread and the other acts as a weft thread, which just makes my newbie weaver heart go pitter patter. I think that alone is worth studying, if not actually knitting. :D

    And I'm a bit of an oddball and I love the color combo used, but again, I'm an oddball.

    Anyway, I loved listening to your podcast, I just wanted to throw another opinion out into the internet ether.