Looking for something new to listen to while you knit? Check out Reel Pour!
This is one of my favorite podcasts! It is put on by 4 guys from Chicago, who love wine and movies. Every week, Andrew, Jason, Sam and Steve select one movie and one wine (often with related titles) and they discuss both.
The way they describe and taste the wine will make you wish you were sipping along. In fact, it is highly recommended that you pick up the featured wine before you tune in. They also put a lot of time and thought into their movie reviews. They discuss the whole movie, as well as the people behind it. If you’re afraid of spoilers, watch the movie first! Their insights, while sometimes unconventional, are always interesting and honest.
They always post their podcast on Monday afternoons on their website: http://www.reelpour.com.
Knitting on the go? You can download their podcast for free from i Tunes.
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Next week’s podcast will post on Monday, March 1st. It will feature:
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Got a case of “The Mondays?”
Brighten up your week with a pair of Picot Earrings!
What you need:
Wire hoop findings (bought mine at Michaels)
Earring findings (also bought at Michaels)
Size 3 Needles
A small amount of lace yarn in your favorite color.
These are so easy to make! It’s just a picot edging.
CO 22 sts.
Row 1: Bind Off 4 sts and slide last stitch on right needle back to left needle. *CO 2 sts, Bind Off 4 sts and slide last stitch on right needle back to left needle* Repeat from * to end.
Last Stitch: Cut yarn and pull tail through last stitch. Weave in ends.
Using the wire hoop, pick up 20 sts along the straight edge of your knit.
Close hoop and attach it to an earring finding using pliers.
Repeat for second earring.
Bearing the Kanji symbol for “Strength,” this hat makes a bold statement. It is knit using intarsia in the round and the Kanji is duplicate stitched in after the hat is bound off.
TIP: To prevent jogged stripes, a quick and dirty solution is to knit both colors together in the first stitch of a color change, then continue knitting with the new color as usual.
I really love the way this hat turned out; and I hope you enjoy knitting it!
CKU got together last night for a big Knit Night at Leona’s. It was a very busy night for us, we had like 18 knitters, and I had two more new students!
Here’s Sarah, learning how to knit:
Amber was finishing up a headband for a friend (she made up her own pattern!) and Chelsey decided to knit a Penis Chapstick Holder (rav link) for a certain lucky recipient.
After we had knit and eaten plenty of lasagna, we decided to go visit our friend, Julie, who is the best bartender in Chicago (cough cough, Redeye, cough cough).
It’s Official! Today is the first FREE PATTERN FRIDAY! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s something to warm up all your loved ones:
A Set of Toasties will warm the hearts and hands of those you love this winter. Warmed in the microwave and slipped into a pair of gloves or boots, they will comfort those shoveling snow or waiting on cold bus stops. Make them for all your favorite people!
This pattern can also be found on the Patterns page of this website and it will be available shortly as a free download on Ravelry. I hope you love these hand warmers as much as I do!