Saturday, December 12, 2009

Episode 5 - It's Finally Here!

You can listen to the episode here or on iTunes.

Sorry for the delay, everyone! We had technical problems but we're all better now. Please pardon the buzzing sound in the first 8-10 minutes of the episode. It goes away shortly.

Local Weather
Everyone's cold! Deirdre shivers through 54F / 12C days in San Diego, while Peter toughs out the 4F / -16C temps in St. Paul.

Hashing it Out
Thanks for the comments, everyone!

What's Up
Peter finished a whole slew of projects and celebrates by starting a new sweater and a scarf.

Deirdre works on mystery projects and cannot stop knitting mini sweaters.

Regatta Socks by Anne Hanson
Expedition Pullover by Todd Gocken
Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off
Brigade by Todd Gocken
Minutia by Berroco

I Want That
Peter is eager to learn crochet so he can make himself a Babette Blanket, while Deirdre continues the small yet cute knitting obsession with Danger Crafts knitted monsters.

The Hot Seat
On the agenda for today are traditional knitting, how many UFOs we have lying around, pattern criteria, movie genres, and recurring dreams.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Stay Tuned...

Sorry, gang! We recorded Episode 5 on Friday but we have been experiencing technical difficulties with the editing software. Something's amiss with the file. We will try to get it corrected and uploaded tomorrow (Tuesday).

In the meantime, if you need a sibling podcast fix, check out The Savvy Girls Podcast. It's hilarious!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Episode 4 - Revealing Our Dorkitude

You can listen to the episode here or on iTunes.

Local Weather

Peter sweats it out in Wisconsin (52 F / 11 C) while Deirdre freezes her arse off in San Diego (64 F / 18 C).

Hashing it Out
Huge thank yous to everyone for all the comments!

This is the extent of our baby/kid knitting knowledge: Ysolda's toys, Alana on Never Not Knitting, Susan B. Anderson's Itty Bitty Toys, Debbie Bliss patterns.

The pair finally reveals the number of siblings they share.

Coleslaw on YouTube!

What's Up?
Peter moans about finals week and grad school apps, but rejoices in finishing his Expedition Pullover by Todd Gocken, and working on his Regatta Socks by Anne Hanson.

Deirdre is enjoying her Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, and contemplates actually wearing her completed Cookie A socks.


I Want That
Peter goes arctic for the Polar Chullo by Mary Ann Stephens out of the latest Twist Collective.

Deirdre gives updates on Anne Kuo Lukito's new e-book, Liberations and raves about Bloom Design Studio.

The Hot Seat
All about avoiding icky knitting techniques, KIPing, choosing colors, pattern mods, favorite Thanksgiving foods, and super powers.

Fruit Salad Recipe:
1 can cherry pie filling (20 oz.)
1 can pineapple chunks (20 oz.)
1 cup cherry yogurt (6-8 oz.)
2 bananas, sliced
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and enjoy! (Our family doubles the recipe, but you should be fine as is.)

An audio gift from Peter!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Birthday, Peter!

Peter reached the ripe old age of 22 today. Happy Birthday, old man! ;-)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Episode 3 - Avoiding the Finish Line

You can listen to the episode here.

Local Weather

Peter enjoys sunny and snowless (for now) Wisconsin (54 F / 12 C) while Deirdre is happy to see a cloudy day for once in San Diego (65 F / 12 C).

What's Up?
Peter inches closer to finishing his Expedition Pullover by Todd Gocken and is pretty sure he's knitting blue Regatta Socks by Anne Hanson with MacKintosh Yarns sock yarn.

Deirdre toiled through blisters and burning hands to finish up a pair of Bamboo Socks (by Lorraine Ehrlinger out of Trekking XXL) for the show announcer and turns her attention to an Ethereal Fichu (by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer in Buffboo lace weight) for Buffalo Gold.

I Want That
Deirdre likes the unique patterns from Anne Kuo Lukito from Crafty Diversions.

Peter itches for some colorwork after seeing the Min Ulla set by Elinor Brown (and then realizes he already has her Vespergyle Mittens on the needles).

The Hot Seat
The pair discuss their favorite things to knit, what finishing techniques they try to avoid, favorite movies, most used handknits, preferred stash organization techniques, and pick a favorite month.

The Red Violin
Away We Go
Cassidy by Bonne Marie Burns of Chic Knits
Herbivore by Stephen West
Cobblestone by Jared Flood

Monday, October 26, 2009

Episode 2 - Housekeeping and Other Bits

You can listen to the episode here.

Local Weather

Peter freezes in Appleton, WI (46F / 8C) while Deirdre cooks in San Diego (83 F / 28C)

We're on iTunes! Now you can subscribe and leave reviews to your heart's content.
A big thank you to Susan from the Knit a Journey podcast for the shout out.
MacKintosh Yarns is having a sale on discontinued yarn bases. Hurry!

What's Up?
Peter cranks away at Todd Gocken's Expedition Pullover
Peter also test knits some Diamondback Mitts from Stephen West
Deirdre whips out a pair of Garter Rib socks by Charlene Schurch from Sensational Knitted Socks

I Want That
Deirdre gushes over the French Press Felted Slippers by Melynda Bernardi of French Press Knits
Peter raves about Jared Flood

The Hot Seat
Knitting disasters, other crafts, holiday knitting, process vs. project knitting, being a troublemaker, and what to do while knitting

Theme music provided by Brian Bromberg from Mevio's Music Alley.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Episode 1 - It Can Only Get Better From Here

Welcome to the first episode of The Knitting Show!

You can listen to the episode here.

Local Weather
Peter dreads the first snowfall of the season and Deirdre waxes rhapsodic about living in a land without winter.

Who we are and why we're podcasting.

The Hot Seat
Peter grills Deirdre about climate preferences, pet peeves, pets, MacKintosh Yarns Spinneret Lace and her knitting history while Deirdre reveals a shocking detail about Peter

Deirdre stumps Peter right out of the gate but Peter recovers quickly enough to chat about learning to knit, having fun, college, and careers.

I Want That
Deirdre gushes about Vadis Designs while Staccato brings Peter's love for music and knitting together.

What's Up?
Expedition by Todd Gocken
Bartlett Yarns
Delain by Bouton d'Or
Berroco Ultra Alpaca
MacKintosh Yarns
Ice Queen by Rosemary Hill
Traveling Stitch Legwarmers by Lisa R. Myers
Botanic Hat by Stephen West
Herbivore by Stephen West
Colonnade and Little Colonnade by Stephen West

Theme music provided by Brian Bromberg from Mevio's Music Alley.