Episode 12

Kim is back this week for more fun in the Down Cellar Studio!

This Week’s Segments Include:

On the Needles
Off the Needles
Knitting in Passing
In My Travels
From the Armchair
Life in Focus
Brainstorming
Events
On a Happy Note
A Contest
Quote of the Week

On the Needles

 

Off the Needles

In My Travels

Headed up to New Hampshire with the family and took what turned out to be a foggy boat ride out of Portsmouth Harbor. Check out the Isle of Shoals Boat Tour. I’m sure the scenery was beautiful- we just couldn’t see it.

From the Armchair

This week Kim and I reviewed Knit Red by Laura Zander.

  • The review copy of this book was kindly provided to us by Jimmy Beans Wool.
  • Also check out Stitch Red.
  • Bottom Line: there were many beautiful patterns in this book. Definitely give it a look!


We also talked about our visit to The Windsor Button in Boston.

Kim realized after listening to The Knitmore Girls Podcast that she’s a monogamist knitter! I, however, am definitely not :) To each his/her own.

 

Life in Focus

This week I answered some questions from the Photography Questions Thread on the Ravelry Group.

  • Barbknitz asked: “Somebody in another forum mentioned that you were discussion photography and they recommended Your Camera Loves You, Learn to Love it Back. Have you heard of this book?”
    • Answer: I have not heard of it, but it looks like a great resource for beginners and gets great reviews on Amazon. I’d recommend checking it out if you’re looking to learn more and can’t get to a class.

  • Catspawlace says: “I find it very difficult to get a good photo of lace shawls, mostly because of their size. Any ideas for effective ways of “posing” them?”
    • Here are links to a number of different poses and positions that I think would be great ideas for trying out!
      • #1 wear your shawl! I always think that looks best, and am interested to see how its meant to be worn.
      • Drape over a dressform or even a wooden coat hanger
      • Lay it along a fence. Yes, Brenda Dayne’s right it is cliche, but its effective! Here’s her latest beauty.
      • Stretch your shawl out on the grass
      • Over the back of a chair or a bench
      • Hang on a tree limb
      • Hang on a clothes line (inside or outside
      • For a silly, clever idea- wrap it around a shawl at your local park!

 

Brainstorming

 

Events

    • I’ve started a chat thread in the DCS Ravelry Group Forum- if you’re going to Rhinebeck, please stop by that thread and let’s chat! I’m so excited and want to start living a little bit of the experience early!
    • Searchable list of vendors is now available!
  • Fiber Festival of New EnglandNovember 3rd & 4th

 

 

On a Happy Note

  • GoodReader App for iPad- great for making notes on knitting patterns! More of an in depth review to come. I found two good articles from the Tech Republic website. Great screenshots and tips here: One & Two.
  • Blackening Seasoning Recipe (for use on fish, chicken, pork)
    • 1 1/2 tablespoon paprika
    • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
    • 1 tsp Nature’s Seasoning
    • a dash or two of white pepper
    • 2-4 teaspoons cayenne pepper depending on how much heat you want
    • a dash or two of ground cumin

Quote of the Week

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.” – Bill Cosby

 

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