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63 minutes | Sep 30, 2012
episode 7 life changes when you are turning 40
I have an Issue: I'm turning 40, and I'm doing an emotional and spiritual housecleaning. I'm still working on my Control Journal, and talk about some goals I have for my 40th year of life. What I've been reading: I've been sleeping with Edgar, and I describe who he is, and why I'm sleeping with him... Technique of the Week: I talk about using older patterns and books to bring our skills forward. Rose Wilder Lane Book, the Complete Book of Crochet, and A Treasury of Knitting Patterns What I'm working on: The wedding afghan II is underway. I talked about foundation stitches in crochet. The link is to a youtube video.
52 minutes | Sep 22, 2012
episode 6 Why spend money?
Why don't you grab a cup of coffee and your stitches and join me, Louise Benjamin the Anonymous Knitter from anonymousknitter.com In Today's Podcast: This week's Issue, What I have been reading, The technique of the week, What I am working on, Seasonal Projects and the Pattern of the Week, The Weekly Deal, and a Product Review, Music has been provided by MusicAlley.com This week's Issue: Last week I posted a blog post about my hoarding problems and I had decided to do something about it. Since I am a podcaster, I looked to the podcasting community for help. This is what I've found. I'm officially a flybaby now, I've been working on it since Monday. I've been making progress. What I have been reading: A friend gave me a magazine as a gift. She received a Bible from me a week or so ago, and wanted to give me something nice in return. It is a first or Premier Issue of a new knitting magazine and I'm definitely interested in a few of the ideas inside. I've also been listening to an audio book. To Sail Beyond the Sunset by Robert A Heinlein is one of my favorites. I could listen to it repeatedly and I often do. The technique of the week: Twice knit knitting by Lee Gilchrist This technique involves
24 minutes | Sep 8, 2012
3 ambidextrous knitting and crochet
I know that many of you will think I'm a bit of a kook, but I am truly Ambixtrous. So, I decided that in this episode, I'd talk about both left and right handed knitting and crochet. Or at least about combining the two. What follows are a few links that will help... http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963 both left and right handed crochet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v00r6CJs48o left handed knitting http://www.anniescatalog.com/crochet/content.html?content_id=554 left handed crochet tips http://www.redheart.com/learn/videos/learn-basic-left-handed-crochet left handed crochet tips and videos http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/FEATmirror.html Knitty post about left handed knitting My ideas on left and right handed knitting and crochet... Do what works for you. Try both, see what works best. There are applications that make ambidextrous work an ideal. When getting started, just doing the stitch is a beginning, don't expect speed or accuracy in the beginning. Work with yarn that has a bit of "forgiveness" built in. Practise Practise Practise No project is done instantly. You aren't a machine, you will make mistakes. I also am going to talk about making do with what you have. In our lives there are times where the finances will just not stretch to meet your needs. My husband and I are currently going through one of those periods. This bill is due, that repair is needed.. and many other issues have come upon us. As a knitter and crocheter, I'm truly at the point where I have made my last yarn purchase for 2012. Financially, it's just not going to happen anymore. So in talking about working with what you have, I'm not just talking about the yarn stash, I'm talking about every area of our lives. I was in a conversation with one of my friends the other day, where I was invited out for coffee. I honestly said that I would have to consult my budget. There is no money in my budget for coffee house trips anymore, but my friend bought me a cup of coffee and we shared a piece of chessecake. I'm not ashamed to be broke, but I am ashamed that my friend had to buy me coffee for the company. In knitting and crochet, I'm to the point where if the yarn isn't in my
27 minutes | Sep 1, 2012
2 Questions and Answers
Questions I'll try to answer in this episode.. Why do we teach knitting or crochet? Why do we knit? Is there a reason to knit and not crochet? Why do we crochet? What is the "right way" to do things? What about left-handed work? What about knitting and crochet blogs? Do I have to use the LYS? Who do I turn to? What's on my needles: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/anonyknitter/tiny-purse http://www.ravelry.com/projects/anonyknitter/little-purse http://www.ravelry.com/projects/anonyknitter/wedding-afghan-2 Resources for Knitting: http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/ http://www.ravelry.com/ http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/ The DODEC spinning wheel! http://www.ravelry.com/groups/the-dodec You can find me in many places: anonymousknitter website facebook http://www.ravelry.com/people/anonyknitter anonymousknitter on iTunes email@example.com Drop me a line, and let me know what you think.. AnonymousKnitter, Louise Ann Benjamin My family member's blogs and podcasts... Politics and Guns Podcast KnittingII
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