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GRADED:
Anubis Shawl by Anna Dalvi from Ancient Egypt in Lace and Color, knit in Julianna’s Fibre yarn in the “Opal” colorway

TYPEWRITER:
socks from Fibernymph Dyeworks Inversibles Sets - Fingering in the “Turquoise & Brown” colorway

With my Jeri Brock Turkish spindle, I’m spinning “Epic” battlings by Hobbledehoy

Hold Your Seahorses socks designed by Rose Hiver and knit in LYNAI yarns "Mermaid Pool Filter" and Cyborg's Craft Room "Have Heart"

GIVEAWAYS & ENABLING:
Watch the podcast to see if you won one of the three amazing prizes I am giving away for my 3rd podiversary. Something might be going to live at your house! Also, I show off a sweet spread of lovely skeins that are entering my stash and inspiring me for fall knitting.

My family photos are by Little People Photo Studio. I forgot to credit the photographer with a note in the podcast itself. Oops.

I’m loving the short story RAL. September is choose your own story. I have no idea which one I’m going to read this month. What short story do you recommend?

Direct download: knittheoryEp66.mp4
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Head on over to the knit.theory Ravelry board for a chance to win one of three great prizes. Three great prizes. Three lucky winners.

Prize Thread:
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knittheory/3483954/1-25#11

Prize Shops:
bedesisters.etsy.com
daizieknits.etsy.com
twistfiberstudio.etsy.com

Direct download: knittheoryEp65.mp4
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Hello! It's knit.theory's third birthday. Watch to the end to see the prizes and then head on over to Ravelry to enter the giveaway.

Anubis shawl by Anna Dalvi
Hold Your Seahorses socks by Rose Hiver
Exploration Station by Stephen West

fibernymphdyeworks.bigcartel.com
hkatscrafts.bigcartel.com
fatsquirrelfibers.bigcartel.com
wanderingwool.etsy.com
juliannasfibre.etsy.com
threeirishgirls.com
sarastexturecrafts.com

"Cathedral" by Raymond Carver
URL
www.giuliotortello.it/ebook/cathedral.pdf

Clark, Robert C. "Keeping the reader in the house: American minimalism, literary impressionism, and Raymond Carver's 'Cathedral'." Journal of Modern Literature 36.1 (2012): 104+. Literature Resource Center. Web. 22 Aug. 2016.
URL
http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA314348114&v=2.1&u=maco12153&it=r&p=LitRC&sw=w&asid=613a350acef3efa2a21acbc9f256395b

Direct download: knittheoryEp64ThreeYearsOld.mp4
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Hello! This is the knit.theory podcast, and I am Ammie. Thanks for joining me today, July 26th.

ENABLING
Oh my gosh. SSK. So much enabling!

Thank you, Laurie, for the gorgeous Binkwaffle bag from A Good Yarn in Sarasota. It's very "me."

People, I am spinning. I am spinning! I love my new little Turkish spindle with bright yellow socks on it from Jeri Brock. It spins like a dream. The beautiful and manageable little Epic battlings from Liz are spinning up beautifully for this spindling novice.

I am lucky to have two charming interviews with vendors Liz of Hobbledehoy and Jeri of Jeri Brock Woodworks. Aren't they adorable, smart, and talented!? Thanks, you talented people.

Fiber retreats are beautiful places to go. The people, the fiber, the fantastic friends make retreats rejuvenating places and spaces.

My classes were amazing--informative but not overwhelming. The teachers were spectacular, friendly, and talented. Romi Hill and Thea Colman inspired me to knit and design. I learned how to choose a good yarn for a lace shawl and how to pair texture or lace with a given yarn.

LIT THEORY
I'm very much enjoying the short story read-along with Jeanette, Bookishstitcher.

Today I compare the realist and minimalist masterpieces of Maupassant and Carver, written nearly 100 years apart. SPOILER ALERT!

"The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant (July's story)
"Cathedral" by Raymond Carver (August's story)
Download "Cathedral" for free here: www.giuliotortello.it/ebook/cathedral.pdf

If you'd like to read a free American literature textbook, consider this great resource, Writing the Nation by Amy Berke, PhD; Robert R. Bleil, PhD; Jordan Cofer, PhD; and Doug Davis, PhD. Download Writing the Nation for free here: http://ung.edu/university-press/books/writing-the-nation-a-concise-introduction-to-american-literature-1865-to-present.php

Direct download: Ep63SSK2016FriendsFiber.mp4
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Direct download: Ep62.mp4
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Typewriter (What I’m Working on)
The Exploration Station shawl designed by Stephen West makes for incredibly happy knitting. I'm knitting this as part of the lgbtqsolidaritycal on Instagram.
I’m knitting with US5/3.75mm needles.
Light blue yarn is Mermaid Pool Filter by Lynai Yarns.
Orange yarn is Pumpkin by Ella Rae Lace Merino.
Purple yarn is Knitting in the Nashville Night by Wandering Wool.
Pink yarn is The Cyborg’s Craft Room Assockilate in the Have Heart colorway.
Bright blue yarn is Peacock (colorway) Fyberspates Vivacious.
Green yarn is Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino.

My favorite brioche tutorial is Nathan the Sockmatician’s YouTube video One-Pass Two-Colour Brioche.

I’m also knitting a beautiful pair of socks with Fibernymph Dyeworks Turquoise and Brown Inversibles.

Lit Theory

"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman on Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1952/1952-h/1952-h.htm

Crewe, Jonathan. "Queering The Yellow Wallpaper? Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Politics of Form." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 14.2 (1995): 273. Gale. Web. 25 June 2016.

Direct download: Ep61ThatQueerYellowWallpaper2.mp4
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Take a tour of my craft room that doubles as a baby’s room.

Typewriter (What I’m Working on)
The Exploration Station shawl designed by Stephen West makes for incredibly happy knitting.
I’m knitting with US5/3.75mm needles.
Light blue yarn is Mermaid Pool Filter by Lynai Yarns.
Orange yarn is Pumpkin by Ella Rae Lace Merino.
Purple yarn is Knitting in the Nashville Night by Wandering Wool.
Pink yarn is The Cyborg’s Craft Room Assockilate in the Have Heart colorway.
Bright blue yarn is Peacock (colorway) Fyberspates Vivacious.
Green yarn is Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino.

I’ve been practicing my brioche knitting by knitting and frogging ginormous hats! I’m getting pretty good, even if my gauge is unpredictable! My favorite brioche tutorial is Nathan the Sockmatician’s YouTube video One-Pass Two-Colour Brioche.

I’m also knitting a pair of socks with Fibernymph Dyeworks Turquoise and Brown Inversibles.

Direct download: Ep60HowdyCraftRoom2.mp4
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I’m knitting toe-up socks with MustStash Sheep Droids yarn, using a Turkish cast-on and an afterthought heel. The heels and toes are knit with two mystery mini-skeins and a strand of grey nylon thread. The blue and white heels and toes represent the light sabers of the light side and the grey thread represents the tension between the light and dark sides. I’m knitting for the Empire!

I’m also knitting a pair of delightful Fibernymph Dyeworks Inversibles pair of cuff-down socks.

My sock gauge has been changing.

How have you adjusted your sock knitting for changes in gauge and other sizing issues?

I’m working on creating a “prepared environment” for our Montessori-inspired homeschool, and I’ve noticed that knitting, watercoloring, and scrapbooking also inspire me most when my crafting environment is tidy and filled with high-quality, beautiful tools and materials.

What does your ideal knitting environment look like?

My Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich is nearly completed. I need to finish it in the next two days! Yikes! Wish me luck! I’m knitting it with Berroco Pure Pima 100% cotton in the Dutch Blue colorway.

The June Short Story RAL story is ”The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

The Chaotic-KAL is closed. Did you win the beautiful skein of the utterly tranquil SockBunny Studios “Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket” yarn? Watch to find out! (Winner, please PM me with your mailing address.)

What are you knitting? Share a picture in the thread below!

Direct download: Ep59PreparingKnittingEnvironment.mp4
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I have been knitting my Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich and two pairs of stockinette stitch socks, one in MustStash Yarns Droids yarn and the other in Fibernymph Dyeworks brown and teal inversibles yarn. Both are completely beautiful yarns.

Enoch and I have fun cuddling and talking about knits for children.

I share stories of our Renaissance faire adventures.

I am reading Frederick Busch’s short story “Bread” for Mystery May. I am remembering that I loved many of the stories in The Children in the Woods, particularly “Ralph the Duck,” a story about a couple’s loss and a suicidal young woman. I’m going to read this story again soon! But first, help me out, folks. What is the duck reference I am missing?

I’m planning on finishing up the Chaotic-KAL and drawing a winner next Sunday. You still have time to get your entries in here.

Direct download: Ep58BreadForRalph.mp4
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For a better quality video, please visit this episode on Ravelry or YouTube at https://youtu.be/h-fA9DYO5mI . I apologize for the compromised quality. That is the nature of video podcasting storage capacities.

Hello. I'm Ammie. Today the boy and I sing our knitting ditty, show off our WIPs and model our handknits, run with our doggies in the woods, and talk homeschooling, deschooling, and deknitting.

TYPEWRITER
Pussy Willow Stockings by Cat Bordhi, US 1/2.25mm needles. The yarn is KnitCircus Corriedale Sock yarn in the Conversation Hearts colorway.

Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich, US4/3.5mm and US6/4.0mm needles. The yarn is Berroco Pure Pima in the Dutch Blue colorway.

Direct download: ep56deknitting223.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm EDT

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