Hot Knit: Show Notes

FOs
1st June KAL Mindless Sock

WIPs
Jane’s Arm Saga Part 20. Could relief be on the horizon?
Tim Ferris’ Four Hour Body
Fascia
Impingement Syndrome
Active Release Treatment
Jen’s “swatching” for Stripe Tease

Hot Knit

Summer-ish things we think are neat:
Knit bunting for parties
A knitted curtain that seems more do-able than this sweater
Beer Sweater!
Bacon Mittens remind us of The Anticraft’s Bacon Issue
Leafy thingees
Lip balm cozies
A to Z of Crochet
Ice cream and popsicle charts
Red HOT HOT HOT Chili Peppers
Booby Trap
A swimsuit Jen might actually knit
Esther
Weiner People
No words can describe the awesomeness of this

Cotton etc.
Cascade Fixation somehow defies gravity, as evidenced by the patterns in Knitting Lingerie Style
Jane’s Filet Patch Blouse epic fail
Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton
Gemini
Coachella
Lattice
Jill’s Dress
A beach-y cover-up
Knitted shorts
Girly Boxers from Knit Wit: 30 Easy and Hip Projects

The ultimate silly summer knit?

DIY Weaving Loom

Recommendations
Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster
United Stats of America hosted by the Sklar Brothers
I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee

Thank Yous
cdctiger & Traceyknits – Thanks for the iTunes reviews!
Jane thanks kathpol – one armed knitting (mskiknits), cynthia – strength & dexterity, middleagedpearl – ART

PS
Portland’s Oaks Park

Outro The Tripwires – Arm Twister

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Three Bags Full: Show Notes

FOs
Man Socks
The GapperSewn Bind Off is pretty awesome

WIPs
Jane’s actually thinking about considering possibly making a quilt.  Or not.
French Press Felted Slippers
Two Beaches Handwarmers

SPINNING!
Jane’s Origin Story starts with Reading Rainbow – Mistress Nora and her sheep Nancy appear at the 10:37 mark in the aforelinked video – and ends with Cheap Trick.

What’s the appeal of spinning?

If you’re not willing to throw down and buy a wheel, is drop-spindling the way to go?
Jane contends, “Not unless you have “Go, go gadget” arms!”

Things Jane Has Learned:
1) Big bobbin = big yarn. Small bobbin = small yarn
2) “Orifice” and “Orifice Hook” are funny words.  Unintentional funniness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F40VJEqOn5o
3) Spin Clockwise, Ply Counterclockwise – something about counterbalance
4) Wait 24 hours before plying – something about settling
5) The yarn will want to twist up on itself, but this can be worked out.
6) Tension is important.  Tension creates suck, in a good way.  DIY “Truck Nuts” will suffice if you don’t want to buy this.
7) Dog is gross.

Ravelympics are July 27th – August 12th

We Knit Funny – The Lunatic Fringe
Rules are meant to be broken…

  • Have fun!  This is supposed to be a challenge, but it shouldn’t be a drag.
  • Make something without buying anything.
  • No rewards other than the boisterous camaraderie and support of fellow Lunatics. “A job well-done is its own reward.”
  • Use official Ravelympics tags if you want your project to be eligible for a Ravelry-issued medal.
  • Tag your projects with “lunaticfringe” and share them with the Ravelry group if you want to be cheered on by your fellow Lunatics.
  • Theme song: Neil Young’s “Like A Hurricane
  • Somebody better knit some spats!

Events a Lunatic might enjoy…
Frogging Trampoline (eventfrog)
Single Skein Sprint (eventoneskein)
Synchronized Stash Busting (eventstash)
WIPs Wrestling (eventwips)

Recommendations
Bedazzled Sunglasses
Cinefamily Pete & Pete Reunion!
Jigsaw puzzles still rock!
Anne Burrell’s Meyer Lemon Curd Tart

Thank Yous
Rebecca, Sara, Valerie, Carol, Sharon & Kelly – Thanks for commenting at http://www.knitfunny.com!

iauthor, Carolyn, Justine, Knitterpixie, jovolsfan71, MaidenAunt2, bgcyclist & Jeni, Max & James in the UK & JuJu-Miazoe in Canada – Thanks for your reviews in iTunes!

Outro Leo J & the Melee – Carnival