Episode 11- The Office Edition

I had so much fun recording with my good friend Kim!

This Week’s Segments Include:
On the Needles
Off the Needles
From the Armchair
On a Happy Note
Knitting in Passing
Crafty Adventures
A Contest
Quote of the Week

On the Needles


  • Rocky Coast Cardigan
    • Second sleeve is nearly done- a few rows of ribbing are left!
  • Milo Vest #3
    • Finished garter stitch upper portion that goes over shoulders. I’m ready to split for the sleeves
  • Heirloom Blanket
    • Getting bored. Not surprising I suppose.





  • Ysolda Teague’s Marin Shawl (might be started next if I finish my Ravellenics projects in time)





From the Armchair
Review: Mom & Me Knits by Stefanie Japel
  • Overall impression- give it a look! Baby knits were overall cuter than their adult counterparts but the photography is beautiful and there were several things we could see ourselves knitting.


  • Ravellenics 
    • Official Dates: 27 July-12 Aug 2012 
    • Official Start Time: 21:00/9pm BST London (4:30p EST- here in Boston)
    • Mass cast on begins the moment the Opening Ceremonies start in London
  • My Ravellenic Plans:
Tagging your projects is easy. If you need information here’s a
Link to post about how to tag your projects in Ravelry and how to tag your yarn and fiber

On a Happy Note

  • Kim and I both talked about the new iPad which we’ve each bought recently.
  • We’re each trying out GoodReader to edit pdf knitting patterns and mark where we are in our projects. More to come on that.
  • I also mentioned Flipboard

Knitting in Passing

  • Kim told a story about knitting her ruffle scarf on the Commuter Rail and giving her pattern copy to the rider sitting next to her.
  • The basic recipe we used for this scarf was given to my grandmother by one of her friends and I’ve pasted it below but here’s a link to a similar pattern on Ravelry which is a good reference for yarn + needles (the main difference being that the Rav pattern has you do the short rows from the opposite direction- so knit 4, turn, knit 6 turn, knit 8 turn and do all 20).
      1. Cast on 20 stitches with size 10 needles
      2. Knit 8 stitches & turn
      3. Knit same 8 back to beginning of the row
      4. Knit 6 & turn
      5. Knit same 6 back to beginning of the row
      6. Knit 4 & turn
      7. Knit same 4 back to beginning of the row
      8. Knit all 20 stitches
  • Jen told a story about knitting at Jury Duty.

Crafty Adventures

  • Jen and Ryan are still finishing up the Retro Apron with Jen’s Mom Diane.
  • Thus far Jen’s learned how to knot the string when threading a needle, basting, sewing over ruffled fabric and how important it is to read a pattern all the way through before starting!
  • In the Down Cellar Studio- the rest of the cabinets are sanded. Now I just need to sand the rest of the cabinet frames that have already been installed.

A Contest

  • Please consider making a donation towards my friend Claire’s Pan Mass Challenge 2 day bike ride to raise money to fund Cancer Research through the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
  • Make a donation of even just $1, send the confirmation email to me at: and you’ll be entered to win one of the following prizes:
  • If we hit 25 donations before this contest ends on August 3rd, I will throw in one more prize- and its a GOOD one, so please enter today!

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Quote of the Week

All the world is a birthday cake, so take a piece, but not to much -George Harrison

One thought on “Episode 11- The Office Edition

  1. Suzanne

    I really enjoyed listening to you and Kim today. The scarf that Kim shared the pattern for is one I have heard called a potato chip scarf. I have made several and every time I do, I think to myself, “I must learn how to knit in reverse.” :-)


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