Thursday, December 15, 2011

Go Deep - Episode 68 & We Talk Too Much and Ben Makes a Steve Jobs Joke - Episode 69

Episode 68

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Latte: Ben races against his yarn to finish another World War II Watch Cap.
Abby breaks down the construction of the Dahlia sweater. She struggles with cabling on the Rocky Coast Cardigan, and abandons it to start Shalder.
Grande: Ben talks about knitting in public at the bus stop, teaching three needle bind off while finishing the Dragon Slayer Earflap Hat, and receiving a lovely Norwegian Star Earflap Hat.
Abby finished the Cat Mittens. Paula from the Knitting Pipeline podcast inspired her to redo a too-tight thumb, and to simply cut into her knitting.

Abby finished Strata Sphere, finally!

Brewing: Ben wants to knit complex socks. Abby suggested Cookie A , Janel Laidman and Cat Bordhi.
Ben is trying to decide what to do with the Aurucania sock yarn and the Burgundy-Magenta Lustra yarn.
We talked about Elizabeth Zimmerman's Percentage System, Jared Flood's steeked cardigan, and Jane Ellison Queensland Collection 9.

Abby talked about The Knitter's Book of Socks and the new Jean Frost book and reading in depth.

Take a Bite: We talk about variegated yarns, including Noro and Creatively Dyed
Abby mentions The Knitter's Guide to Variegated and Hand Painted Yarn by Lorna Miser

Abby mentioned Miss Babs Yowza Whatta Skein for Cassidy
We talk about the Burn Test to determine fiber content of yarn and the McMorran balance for determining yardage relative to weight and WPI

Caffeinated: Ben talks about two Zelda Games and the 3Ds

The Tip Jar: Abby mentioned the Leslie Wind cable needle/necklace

Episode 69
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Latte: Abby is working on her Dahlia sweater and Shalder, but her Super Secret Socks are going to be frogged.
Ben is working on a Weasley sweater and a new knit tie.
Grande: Ben just barely finished his World War II Watch Cap, with less than a yard to spare!
Bite: Abby asks listeners for advice on The Who-induced tinnitus and how to study for her history exam.
Bite Back: Listeners ask: How did Ben celebrate his birthday? He visited a wine bar called Swing.
Brewing: Ben seeks design inspiration from The Clash. Abby wants to spin for the Dragon Slayer Earflap Hat.
Demi Tasse: The Cloud!: a subway story

Caffeinated: Ben is caffeinated about The Roots' new album undun (language on the album is not work-safe) and plays a snippet of "Kool On" after the sign-off.
Abby is taking plenty of pictures with Instagram.

Bitter Cup: H&M Puts Real Model Heads On Fake Bodies.

Chai: The iPhone mugger is on the loose, Abby goes to see Latkes & Hams, and sings the praises of Holiday Markets.

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