It’s time to delve back into my knitting basket! So bring out your own crafting project, take a seat, and listen to a bit about my current projects, finished projects, and how I combine books and knitting.

In lieu of detailed episode notes, I’ll direct you to my Ravelry project page, from which you can find any yarn and pattern specifics that might have caught your eye (or friend me for that matter). Here is my queue and stash, in case you want more information about future plans or what’s hiding in my cupboards. There’s also a Ravelry group; I’d love to ‘meet’ my viewers! If you’d like to follow along with my projects, I post frequently knitting photos on Instagram; my account is thecharmofit.

Tip: my beloved tubular cast on method tutorial from TECHknitting (one of my very favourite knitting resources and well worth a comb through her beautiful index). I’ve become so fond of this CO method that unless a pattern grows out of the ribbing, I now do 1 x 1 rib for everything just so I can use it.

Books Mentioned:

  • Vintage Modern Knits by Courtney Kelly & Kate Gagnon Osborne
  • The Sharing Knife Quartet by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
  • Tempest Rising by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
  • The Book of Ballads illustrated by Charles Vess, especially the story “The Great Selchie of Sule Skerry” by Jane Yolen

Finished Objects

Castles in the Air Shawl

Sister Grace’s Handwarmer

Loamy Fields Socks

Works in Progress

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Post Impressionist Mitts

 

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Red as Blood Beret

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11 thoughts on “Knitting Podcast 13: Bookish Knitting

  1. Your podcast is my new favorite! I love your delicate style. It is so refreshing to listen to you. You describe intricate work as it was stockinette, just the opposite I see on other podcasts.
    I really enjoyed the pictures of your wardrobe, the way you think about your outfits.
    My Kindle changed my life, I can knit an read easier, but have the same problem as you, I cannot turn page with my needle, so I set it for small letters:-)
    Best,
    Kriszta

    1. Thank you Kriszta! That is very kind of you to say & I appreciate you takign the time & energy to leave a comment. 🙂 That’s a great idea w knitting while reading on an ereader; I’ll have to try that. Thanks!

  2. I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your posts. I am inspired by the things you read and knit, and how you approach both. Thanks for sharing your work and life with us all 🙂

    1. There is! The colourway is Bing Cherry & the yarn is Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend. I fell in love with it at the yarn store & walked around clutching it while trying to decide on my final purchases, lol. Do you knit Clare? If not, I’d be happy to knit you something if you send me the yarn!

    1. Thanks Amanda! I love snail mail in theory, but in practice hand writing is really difficult on my (arthritic) hands, so I don’t get to do very much of it. But there’s something lovely about letter style correspondence!

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