Monday, March 7, 2011

Excitable Barista - Episode 31

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Kitten Mittens!

Latte: Ben is churning out those stranded knitting dice bags. He's currently on his fourth one.  Abby cast on Potpourri Socks, and continues to knit Cassidy,  Distelfink and Bandwidth.
Grande: Ben finished three dice bags. Abby finished the Stricken socks and the Derry Raglan and Cowl. Ben also finished the Kitten Mittens.
Chai: Abby visited Wool and the Gang, a very unusual knitting shop in SoHo.
Taste: We reviewed The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques by Nancie Wiseman. 
Bite: Abby is in search of the perfect circular needle: slick, pointy tip, almost indestructible. Advice, anyone?
Caffeinated: Both Abby and Ben are reading the Dresden Files books and thoroughly enjoying them. Ben also recommends the audio books.
Barista Special: It's not too late to sign up for our Westknits knitalong! You can do that on our ravelry group, or via email.
Norwegian Star Earflap Hat, Ben finished it last week.

Tip Jar: Ben advises that a change in posture can really affect your gauge. Abby shared a few tips from the Wiseman book.


  1. Just wanted to thank you for another great Podcast and let you know that I am a huge fan of the Nancie Wiseman book as well. I have been knitting for 30+ years and this is one of the books I refer to the most. I came late to finishing my own work due to fear of failure--this book has given me much confidence and I now consider myself a very competent finisher.
    I second your high praise for this book!

  2. Didn't need another set of books to read,(yeah right! LOL) but I appreciate the recommendation for the Dresden books. Ordered from audible Books 1-4. Just finished book 2 and getting ready to start 3. Thanks so much! Love the podcast!

  3. Ben,
    How did you like knitting those Kitty Mittens?? I think I'll make some for my Grandchildren..