Monday, January 10, 2011

It's a Man Shawl! Episode 23

Listen here.

Pogona blocking (top) and off the wires (below)

Latte: Abby's almost finished with the Passerine socks, while she continues to work on Cassidy. She's also designed a simple cowl. Ben is working on Beer gloves.

Grande: Ben finished Chadwick, and Abby finished Pogona, both by Stephen West. Ben is so stoked, he is pursuing other "man-shawls" and welcomes your input!

Taste: Abby reviewed Color by Kristin, by Kristin Nicholas.

Tip Jar: Ben recommends keeping track of your needle sizes on ravelry; Abby talks about shopping for organizers in the hardware and sporting goods departments.

News and Events: Abby is thrilled and amazed to have won the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin'Sock Club contest. Here is a photo of the skein she named "Rumplestiltskein" for the win!

Abby will be attending Vogue Knitting Live and would like to meet you if you're going to be there. If you're new to New York, be sure and get yourself a Metrocard, some good maps and check out shopping opportunities (besides yarn)! You can find some shopping advice here. In SoHo, Ben likes Uniqlo, and Abby had to mention the new Doc Martens store on Spring Street. There are some wonderful apps for your smartphone which show you all the transit opportunities in NYC. For a listing of places to spend your money in NYC, look here, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Finally, don't forget about Camp KIP, organized by Jackie of the KIPing It Real Podcast. The camp is going to be full of podcasters, but space is limited, so if you want to go, get over to the website and sign up pronto!


  1. Just listened to this podcast a day or two ago and immediatley thought of 22.5 degrees (with a modified edging?) as a "man-shawl". Today I came across this one, Trillian, and I think it would work great, too. Love the podcast!!!

  2. Hi Abby and Ben! I just started listening to your podcast and love it! You guys are a lot of fun. You have had input on your Ravelry group, but I wanted to add mine for a man shawl. You probably are familiar with this pattern, but I'll leave it anyway. :) Anne Hanson of Knitspot designs some man shawls and my fave is hypotenuse. Happy knitting and keep on rocking those needles and yarn!