Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Little Bread in the City Episode 37

Listen here.
Latte: Ben is working on a heavily modified pair of Paraphernalia socks. Abby is making great progress on Cassidy and has noticed some subtle striping on her hand spun Marilinda socks. He is working toe-up using the Cat Bordhi technique and knitting them out of Fly Dyed Lacewing Sock yarn.
Grande: Ben finished Stephen West's Honegart (see above). Abby finished Transatlantic. Abby's still trying to work out the logistics of blocking a large item. Ben mentioned the google application SketchUp as a good way to build an online model of her apartment. 
Brewing: Ben found a big bag of googly eyes and is planning to knit....something, using them. Abby wants to make a small shawl with her hand spun "Firefly" yarn. She  found this generic shawl "recipe" that might serve as the basis for the shawl. She's looking at Barbara Walker's and Nicky Epstein's books for possible stitch patterns. Abby also wants to casts on Romi Hill's Elektra shawl. Also, Abby loves red!

Chai: Abby shared the perils of preparing for the holiday of Pesach (Passover), discussed the insane salad prices at her local Farmer's Market, and reminded you all to come to the opening of the Art Show Volumes II (see previous post for invite). She also mentioned getting Zipcar for a shopping trip to New Jersey. 
Taste: We reviewed Knit Visualizer, which we both really like. You can download the manual and a free demo here.
Barista's Special: We announced the winners of our Stephen West knitalong!
Special Guest: Abby chatted with Ysolda Teague at Vogue Knitting Live back in January. Ysolda shares what we call a Bitter Cup. 


  1. Knit Visualizer sounds like fun; I look forward to trying the sample download.

    Great hat, Ben.

    Abby, come to Indiana. I guarantee I can get you your farmers' market salad for a song. If you can live without fashion, theater, restaurants and a life, you'll love it here.

    (Just kidding. Indiana is amazing . . . plus, I'm just outside Chicago.)

  2. Just got to listen to your blocking problem, probably solved by now. However, I kept thinking "what about under your bed". When thoes blocks are put together, they slide nicely. Of course, underbed dusting is required.