Mon, 23 February 2009
It's true, Stephen will be teaching at Sock Summit 2009 in Portland, OR, August 6-9. It's going to be an unbelievable event, for new sock-heads and advanced sock-stars alike. The teacher line-up boggles the mind, but just wait until they announce the classes!
If this is your first time to Y KNIT, have a listen (or 18!). Just click on an episode's title or the POD graphic next to it to download the .mp3 file. You can also subscribe to the show using iTunes, Zune Marketplace or any RSS reader. We'll be talking about Sock Summit in future episodes, and hopefully recording bits and pieces of this historic event for posterity.
Yknit SOCKs? There are so many reasons, we can't SUMMIT up.
Category:general -- posted at: 6:34 AM
Thu, 19 February 2009
Episode 18: Natural ReVerberations (36:16)
A Verb for Keeping Warm, as well as its founder and owner Kristine Vejar, transcends a simple definition. A business that sells naturally-dyed yarns and fibers and all manner of tools to use those fibers (spindles, wheels, looms, knitting patterns), it's also creating its own unique community (in the Bay Area and online) through education and celebration of traditions and textiles for knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, dyers and all people who do labor-intensive work with their hands. Hear how Kristine's childhood connection to sewing and quilting took her to India and the origin of Verb's inspiration.
The following people and topics were mentioned:
For all you bookworms, the following books are recommended by Kristine (get ready to Google!):
Books about Women, Textile History & Culture (including the origin of Verb's name):
A VERB FOR KEEPING WARM CONTEST
The first contest is for the Shaped Arch Sock Pattern by Marlowe Craword and the fiber to spin for the socks. All you need to do is tell us your favorite VERB FOR KEEPING WARM.
The second contest is for the Slipstream Sock Pattern and the Verb sock yarn to knit the pattern. All you have to do is tell us your FAVORITE color in Kristine's colorways.
To enter either contest, please leave a comment on Yknit.com or on Ravelry under the Y KNIT group discussion. One winner will be randomly selected from all the entries. DEADLINE FOR ENTERING IS MARCH 15, 2009. We look forward to seeing what everyone has to say!
YSpin? It's where yarn comes from!
As always, a HUGE thank you to everyone who downloads and listens to Y KNIT. You hear us. You REALLY hear us!
We used snippets of the following songs in this episode: