Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Yknit 13, Yknitalong featuring Larissa Brown

The new podcast is LIVE at and on iTunes.

This interview was so fantastic, primarily because Larissa is a dream subject... smart, thoughtful, funny and very zen. I could have chatted with her for hours, but I knew we would need to edit it down to ~30 minutes so I spared her the fanboy marathon.

If you haven't see her book Knitalong go to your nearest independent bookseller and give it a whirl. It's got great stories, luscious photographs and some simple but elegant patterns to experience.

I know I've gone a bit silent recently, but it's all for wonderful reasons:

1. Anthony has started school (Whooo Hooo!) - He's studying English and poor thing is so nervous. I keep telling him he's going to knock their socks off, but he's not sure if that's good, since I'm an avid sock knitter.

2. Men's Fall Knitting Retreat planning is in full swing - The date has been set for November 7-9 at Point Bonita YMCA in the Marin Headlands. It's going to be tons of fun with lots of fiber goodness for the Y-Chromosome set. If you are a guy or you know a guy who'd be interested in joining us, please put them in touch with me.

3. I'm about 3/4 of the way done with MY FIRST SWEATER (EZ EPS) - Yes, this UFO has been on my needles for well over a year (if not longer). The lure of quick knit objects (like toys) or obligation/deadline knitting (like booties), always jumps ahead in the queue, but, with the approach of the MFKR (see #2 above), I'd like to have a practical but personal FO for show and tell.

4. I'm about 1/5 of the way through the Uncle Argyle scarf from Son of Stitch N Bitch. It's such a striking pattern, but GOTT IM HIMMELL, it's a slow knit. Granted, I'm a slow knitter, but the chart is serious daytime, full-attention work. The results are ENTIRELY worth it.

Hope everyone is doing well!


Mel said...

I can't imagine Anthony not rocking the hell out of an English curriculum, well-spoken and intelligent lad that he is. Perhaps he'd like to try his hand at my introductory epidemiology class?

And yes, you have been far too scarce lately.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Such a great interview with Larissa, such a thoughtful and well-spoken gal. Can't WAIT to see the sweater:)

Knitsonya said...

I didn't even realize that was what was on your needles on Sunday! Anthony will know socks and gaiters and toe-rings off everyone.

Elemmaciltur said...

Ahhhh...yeah, Uncle Argyle. Mine's not moving that much either and I'm using heavy-finger/DK.