Archive for May, 2010


Prize Drawing for May

May 7, 2010

This month I will be giving away the newest version of The Knit Kit.  Leave a comment anywhere on this blog from 1 May to 31 May and be automatically entered in this months prize drawing.

If you’ve been listening to the podcast for awhile, you will know I have a Knit Kit (black version)  and gave it very high reviews.  It is known as the Swiss Army knife of the knitting world.  And there really is no better way to describe it, except for some photos.

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(photos from The Knit Kit site)

The black version in the photos above is the version I received last year in 2009.  If you recall from my review, I mentioned it was near perfect, the only thing missing is a darning needle. The newest 2010 Knit Kit is a cool turquoise blue (also pictured above) and features a new, double ended crochet hook and a darning needle.  I love when companies listen to their customers!


What Men Want: Episode #48 Notes

May 3, 2010


  • SFA CAL extended to 11:59 pm 7 May CET… .drawing to be conducted and winners announced by 10 May.
  • Epiphany No. 6 again available as Ravelry download
  • Epiphany No. 6.1 in testing stage… 2 more test knitters needed.  Please send email to destiknitATgmailDOTcom, subject “TEST KNIT”
  • Edited to Add (with great embarrassment) This month’s Prize Drawing winner hails from Canada, #13 ikkinlala!  Congratulations ikkinlala, please send me your mailing address and I will ship this out to you ASAP.
  • Stay tuned for May’s Prize Drawing… Don’t forget… leave a comment anywhere on this blog from the 1st to the last day of the month and you are automatically entered.  One entry per person.

Book Reviewed:

Knits Men Want by Bruce Weinstein, Published by STC Craft 2010, ISBN: 1-58479-840-8.

Other Items Discussed:

  • Finished weaving project (photos to follow soon)
  • Lots of crocheting! Doilies, washcloths, flowers, coasters, etc. (photos to follow soon)
  • Flame Scallop Cardigan by Kristen TenDyke
  • Design.. Knit and Lace.
  • Knitting (photos to follow soon)
  • Dyeing (photos to follow soon)
  • Spinning (photos to follow soon)
  • Needles! (photos to follow soon)
    • KnitPicks
    • KnitPro
    • Siganture Needle Arts
    • HiyaHiya
  • Yarn! Sock Weight, Reasonable Price.

  • # tried it
  • @ didn’t try it but curious and sharing
  • ** Love it
  • # Lion Brand Sock Ease, 7 colors (variegated), $9.99/100g

    # Red Heart Heart & Sole, 19 colors (jacquard and solids), $4.99/50 g

    * Cascade Heritage, 38 colors, $11.65/100g Also available, Heritage Paints/$16.95

    # Berrocco Sox, 30 colors (stripes, space dyed and jacquard), $12.85/100g

    # Paton’s Kroy (diff. options> solid, variegated, jacquard, cotton stretch, fx). $5.99/50g

    @ Premiere Yarns Serenity, Bamboo/Nylon/Merino, 18 colors (stripes,variegated), $4.50/50g

    @ Kertzer On Your Toes, 28 colors (jacquard, variegated, solids), $10.99/100g

    * Plymouth Happy Feet 36 Colors (solids, variegated), $5.95/50 g

    * Plymouth Sockotta, Cotton,  24 colors (jacquard, variegated), $10.99/100g