Hot Knit: Show Notes

1st June KAL Mindless Sock

Jane’s Arm Saga Part 20. Could relief be on the horizon?
Tim Ferris’ Four Hour Body
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
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
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

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

Portland’s Oaks Park

Outro The Tripwires – Arm Twister


Three Bags Full: Show Notes

Man Socks
The GapperSewn Bind Off is pretty awesome

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

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:
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)

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!

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

Necking: Show Notes

Man Sock #1
Housewarming towel #1

TARDIS cardigan – Arm Saga Part 17
Charlie Brown Tee met its end
Purl Bee’s Long Striped Handwarmers


Thought-provoking Ravelry thread  I Don’t Get Shawls!

Where did all these shawls come from? How soon can they leave?

5 Basic Shawl Shapes PDF

Fun shawls for fat yarns?
Pembroke Wrap

Why Jane loves the cowl“Where have they been all my life?”

Free neck thingees Jane thinks are cool
Bigger on the Inside
Springtime Bandit
Pixie Sticks Scarf
The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief
Creekbed scarf

Jane might consider buying
Color Affection
Trixie Cowl

The quest for the perfect shawl pin.

Could cowls and shawlettes be on their way out?  What’s on its way in?

World Wide Knit In Public “Day” is June 9th – 17th

Recommendations & Updates

Jane tried Bob’s Burgers, Alton’s Brown’s Asian Slaw, Rachael Ray’s Peanut Butter Cookies – Heads up!  As of 5/24/2012, website is undergoing maintenance.
Mitch Hedberg’s Strategic Grill Locations
Hyperbole and a Half – thanks, LEaD!

Thank Yous

Carol of and all that yarn – Thanks for commenting at!

Jennifer Barrett – Thanks for your blog comment and iTunes review!

thefatsquirrel – Thanks for the iTunes review, fellow podcaster!

Kate – thanks for the email!

How much do we love our Ravelry group?  A LOT!

Outro: Archie Powell & The Exports: Metronome


Ta Da!

You asked for it, and we decided, “Why the heck not?”

Jane and Jen Knit Funny is now a Ravelry group.

Have fun!


Stash Dive: Show Notes

Wild Berry Bavarian Rockstar Socks
Goth Girl Kneehighs
April KAL Kneehighs

Deco Tardis Cardigan
Nerd Girl YarnsGallifrey, Blue Box Exploding & Midori Me
Jane would like to take this moment to issue the following retraction: Peter Vincent does not spend the entirety of Fright Night drunk on Mimosas. He drinks Midori. Hence, the green and black yarn. If he drank Mimosas, the yarn would be orange. Jane obviously needs drink something other than vodka and soda for once when it comes to cocktails.
Tyrian Purple Socks
Spinning Project – 10 ounces down, 22 to go
May KAL Man Socks
Housewarming towels?

Stash Dive

Thought-provoking threads on Ravelry
Flash Your Stash 2012
How do I cull my stash?!?!?

Stash defined:
Yarn not being used for a project being actively worked on + UFOs + FYUs

What creates stash?
Failure, gifts, free-shipping minimums, the “I’m not buying yarn”/”I bought yarn after all” cycle

How do we destash and/or minimize stash accumulation?  
Personal challenges, Donations, Free boxes, Selling on eBay

Is there a healthy level of stash?
“I’m OK.  You’re OK.”
If it feels good, it’s cool.  If it feels burdensome, it’s a problem.

Thank you to our new best friends!
Yahaira of From My Lips to Yours…, Helga of Helgas Webstube, Jeni of Stitches, Stews & Stylish Hues – Thanks for commenting at!

Cynthia, what is this 4 again, Topper89 and KarenE1969 – Thanks for helping make us New & Noteworthy in iTunes!

LEaD, susanotis, lily, northmom, MollyOMali, WiscKnitter, dpulliam, kmichigan, akamillie, cperrine, paprika, KnitterNinjaShar of The Yarniacs podcast – Thanks for reaching out to us on Ravelry!

Jen from Down Cellar Studio podcast – Thanks for mentioning us on your podcast!

Slate’s Political Gabfest podcast
Game of Thrones

Outro Carolyn Mark


You Said I Was Your Favorite…: Show Notes

Flaming Lips Clown Barf will be Kinetic Cowl
1st April KAL magenta kneehigh

Bavarian Rockstar Socks & Jane’s sampling for House Cardi
Jen’s planning May KAL socks in Hazel Knits Piquant Lite

All-time Favorite…

Eunny Jang’s Endpaper Mitts – Note: Jane totally admits that she didn’t know what she was talking about and Googled what an endpaper actually is
Mason-Dixon Log Cabin Blanket & Vitamin D

Things we’ve knit more than once – intentionally
Cold Mountain
Neck Warmer Hat & Felted Clogs

Veronik Avery, Steven West & Ysolda Teague
Shiri Mor, Heidi Kirrmaier & Ann Budd

Malabrigo Lace, Madeline Tosh Merino light  & Regular (Gretel Tam)
Madelinetosh Pashmina, Imperial Yarn Columbia, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted

Tools & Accessories
Lantern Moon needle case, Julip Bag, addi Click Turbo Interchangeables
Broke-ass stitch markers and weird cake box

Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends
Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope
Talkin’ Toons with Rob Paulsen – Episode 019 is an interview with Billy West of Doug & Futurama fame!

Outro Yakko’s World


Episode 5: You Said I Was Your Favorite, and I Said “Amen.”

Not exactly “Raindrops on roses” or “whiskers on kittens” kinda gals, Jane and Jen talk about their all-time favorite knitting-related things and do a little bit of time-traveling…

Episode 5: You Said I Was Your Favorite, and I Said, “Amen.”


Episode 4: Knit of 1,000 Corpses

Jane and Jen knit angry! And sometimes injuries occur. And sometimes all you can do is cry. Squeamy bits end at the 30 minute mark.  And sorry about the weird hiss on this recording, folks.  Our next episode will sound amazing – promise!

Episode 4: Knit of 1,000 Corpses


Episode 3: We Have Issues!

Jane and Jen flip though some of our older knitting magazines for items we might want to knit now. Also, new and completed projects and Jen makes a few recommendations.

Episode 3: We Have Issues!


Episode 1: Origin Story

It begins…   Episode 1: Origin Story

Intro Young Fresh Fellows

What are we working on?
  • Graduation socks – Shalimar Zoe
  • Owls – Kate Davies
  • Jane’s socks
    • Afterthought heel holes :(
  • Nee Clapotis – Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns Upside-down Raglan
  • Doctor Who scarf
  • Neckwarmer Hat– Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted
New favorites: what projects do you see in your knitting future?

Outro Bandwagon