Sunday, March 31, 2013

114 - Complicated

It's springtime in Berkeley!
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Latte: I continue to work on Catkin and Clapotis

Brewing: I made an ill-fated attempt to teach someone to crochet, which proved to me that knowing how to do something is not the same as knowing how to teach it! 
I think out loud about the complications involved in actually producing a knitted garment. If you have succeeded, please congratulate yourself! In this segment I mention Ysolda Teague's Little Red in the City and Maggie Righetti's Sweater Design in Plain English.  

Bite: Questions for you: What should I do with a pill, raggy looking sweater? I loved knitting Carol Sunday's Acorns but after one wearing, it looked like a rag.  Corollary: How do you feel about Knit Picks yarns? Have you used Zauberball or similar singles sock yarn? How have these socks held up for you? I've been wanted to knit these Alchemist socks by Janel Laidman but I am somewhat leery about knitting socks with a singles yarn. 

Sofa: Alert! The second season of Call the Midwife is upon us, and the first season has just shown up on Netflix. Don't miss it!
I talk about two non-knitting podcasts that I enjoy: A Way With Wordsand All Songs Considered.
I recommend the upcoming record (and the old ones too!) by Vampire Weekend. The new record is called Modern Vampires of the City, and the new track is called Diane Young. I also recommend the group Explosions in the Sky and an offshoot, Eluvium. The new record from Eluvium is called Nightmare Ending

1 comment:

  1. I have made socks out of zauberball ( in 2009 and they are soft and have worn fine, but its not as if I've hiked in them or worn them everyday. But, I do usually wear them with danskos.