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Date: Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 05:12

Do you have P.S.S.D. - Post-Sock Summit Depression?

I know I do!

It was a long road and lots of work to get ready for them, but my classes at Sock Summit were a success. Much fun was had by me and the amazing students who took Hip Hems for Him & Her and HIZsocks - Making Socks Manly. Thanks, Tina and Stephanie for choosing me to be part of it!

The good news is, I will now have more free time to devote to getting out the next 3 episodes of YKNIT that have languished in varying states of completion!

To combat P.S.S.D., I've found reading KnitSpot's Sock Summit summary makes me smile. (Thanks, Anne!)

Stay tuned...

Author: "yknitguys@gmail.com (hizKNITS & WonderMike)"
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Date: Sunday, 12 Apr 2009 19:25
Episode 19: A Fistful of Fibers (42:28)
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Howdy, listeners! Saddle on up for a wild ride with everyone's favorite knitting Canadian!

The Yarn Harlot is back again with another thoughtful AND humorous look at her close friends from the fiber world and beyond! Michael spoke with her (in his trusty mobile recording studio) back in October during her book tour for Free Range Knitter: The Yarn Harlot Writes Again. They talked about Kinnearing, writing (not knitting) deadlines and the politics of immigrating to Canada.

The following people, places and things were mentioned:

 

Our big evolutionary and educational announcements are:

  • Stephen is teaching at Sock Summit and at 2009 Men's Spring Knitting Retreat!!!
  • Michael is teaching at Article Pract and A Verb for Keeping Warm!!!
  • Michael is leaving Yknit to pursue other fiber disciplines. This was a difficult decision to make, but it really does make sense because his interests are going all over the fibersphere and he'd like the freedom to explore and report about all of it. He's also excited about doing video work and instructional pieces which don't really fall under the scope of Yknit. Rest assured that Stephen is carrying the Yknit torch onwards and upwards. AND they will both be active on Ravelry and in the world of fiber! A great big virtual hug and kiss to all of our lovely listeners. Keep your eyes and ears tuned.
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    Free Range Knitter CONTEST

    We have three (count 'em) THREE copies of Free Range Knitter by the Yarn Harlot to give away. All you need to do is tell us what is MISSING from the world of fiber and craft instruction? What would help you free up your range of learning? Hmmm.

    To enter, please leave a comment on Yknit.com or on Ravelry the Y KNIT group discussion. Three winners will be randomly selected from all the entries. DEADLINE FOR ENTERING IS MAY 15, 2009. We look forward to seeing what everyone has to say!

    AVFKW Contest Winners
    Episode #18, Natural ReVerberations!: Our randomly selected winners from the entries are:

    Congratulations to our two winners and thanks to everyone who participated!

    As always, a HUGE thank you to everyone who downloads and listens to Y KNIT. Evolution is real!

    YKnit? It's Darwin-ic!

    We used snippets of the following songs in this episode:

    • "Main Theme from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" " performed by Ennio Morricone from A Fistful of Film Music (Rhino Records, 1995)
    • "Man with a Harmonica" performed by Ennio Morricone from A Fistful of Film Music (Rhino Records, 1995)
    • "Home on the Range" performed by Julie Andrews and Robert Preston from Victor, Victoria (MGM/UA, 1982)
    • "Free Range" performed by The Fall from Free Range, CD Single (Phonogram, 1992)
    • "A Man Could Get Arrested" performed by Pet Shop Boys from Please (Remastered) (Parlophone, 2001)
    • "Brideshead Revisited" performed by Jeremy Irons from Brideshead Revisited (Granada TV, 1981)
    • "Martian Hop" performed by The Ran-Dells from Brain in a Box (Rhino Records, 2000)
    • "Dear Mr. President" performed by Resident Genius and Howard Zinn from You Can't Blow Up A Social Relationship (Thick Records , 2005)
    • "Humming Chorus" performed by William Orbit from Hello, Waveforms (Sanctuary, 2006)
    • "A Case of You" performed by Joni Mitchell from Blue (Reprise, 1971)
    • "We'll Meet Again" performed by Vera Lynn from We'll Meet Again: The Best of Vera Lynn (ASV Living Era, 1995)
    • "Don't Fence Me In" performed by David Byrne from Red, Hot and Blue (Chrysalis, 1990)

     

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    Date: Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 23:31

    Hello Fiber Friends and Yknit Listeners,

    My friend, Kyle Kunnecke, is working on project about men who knit. Part of said project is a survey that will take you around 10-15 minutes maximum to complete.

    If you're a knitter (and I suspect quite a few of you are!!), please consider taking the survey. Women and men are wanted!

    All other questions about the rest of the project can be found on the FAQ.

    Thx!

    ~wonderMike

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    Date: Monday, 23 Feb 2009 06:34
    Sock Summit!
    Perhaps you found your way here from the Sock Summit site or the Yarn Harlot's blog. Welcome to our podcast!

    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.

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    Date: Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 20:53
    Episode 18: Natural ReVerberations (36:16)
    Yknit 18 Natural ReVerberations

    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):

    • Women's Work by Elizabeth Wayland Barber
    Books about Natural Dyeing:
    • A Dyer's Garden by Rita Buchanan
    • The Craft of Natural Dyeing by Jenny Dean
    • Indigo by Jenny Balfour
    Books about Fiber and Spinning:
    • The Intentional Spinner by Judith MacKenzie McCuin
    • Beautiful Sheep: Portraits of Champion Breeds by Kathryn Dun
    • The Natural Knitter: How to Choose, Use, and Knit Natural Fibers from Alpaca to Yak by Barbara Albright
    • A Fine Fleece by Lisa Lloyd
    Books about Weaving:
    • Weaving Made Easy: 17 Projects Using a Simple Loom by Liz Gipson
    • Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving by Betty Linn Davenport
    • Textures and Patterns for the Rigid Heddle Loom by Betty Linn Davenport

     

    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!

    Contest Winner
    Episode #17, Go West, Young Man!: Our randomly selected winner from the entries is Chris Bogs, Chimakwa on Ravelry. His prize is already on its way to Philly. Congratulations to our winner and thanks to everyone who participated! The world WOULD be a better place if more men knit.

    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:

    • "Theme from Jeopardy" performed by The Gamers from Game Show Favorites (Essential Media Group, 2007)
    • "Lunchdate" performed by The Sisterhood of Convoluted Thinkers from Ume Sour (Darla, 2001)
    • "Speaking My Language" performed by Leslie Tucker from In This Room (Compass Records, 1995)
    • "Sandhya Raga" performed by Ravi Shankar from Inside the Kremlin (Private Music, 2004)
    • "Toxic" performed by Britney Spears from In the Zone (Zomba Recordings, 2003)
    • "Textile Lunch on Moody Street" performed by the Flanagan/Ingham Quartet from Textile Lunch (33 Jazz, 1999)
    • "Secret Garden" performed by Depeche Mode from A Broken Frame (Mute, 1982)
    • "Weave Me the Sunshine" performed by Noel Paul Stookey from One Night Stand (Warner Brothers, 1973)
    • "Introduction" from Star Trek: The Original Series (Paramount, 1966)
    • "De Colores" by Connie Bieberach from Arco Iris Musicál (CD Baby, 2004)

     

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    Date: Monday, 12 Jan 2009 06:22
    Episode 17: Go West, Young Man (33:49)

    Yknit Episode 17,

    The very first Men's Knitting Retreat was held in the Spring of 2008 and featured the hard work of QueerJoe and KnitterGuyTed. The Fall 2008 event was held at the Point Bonita YMCA in the Marin Headlands and the manly magic was in full effect. The event was November 7-9, 2008 and this audio features interviews with two of the instructors: Brian Kohler (professional designer with Skacel), and Harry Wells (President of Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild). But we start things off by chatting with Ted Myatt aka KnitterGuy (organizer and co-creator along with Joe Wilcox aka QueerJoe of the Men's Knitting Retreats).

    The Men's Fall Knitting Retreat 2008 was blown away by the extraordinary swag we received from the following folks: Article Pract, A Verb for Keeping Warm, Briar Rose Fibers, BrooklynTweed, Danny Oulette Designs, Hansigurumi, HelloYarn, KnitSonya, Knotty Naomi, Oceanwind Knits, Perchance to Knit, Schoolhouse Press, Shelridge Farms, Spinning Loft, Tactile Fiber Arts, Unique Sheep, Wild Geese Fibers, and Yarn Nerd. We're so not worthy!!!

    If you're interested in attending the Men's Spring Knitting Retreat 2009, give QueerJoe a shout.

    Contest
    Skacel has given us a handsome entrelac scarf pattern designed by Brian Kohler, MFKR attendee and instructor. The prizing includes 3 balls of Skacel's new felted yarn called Loft. To enter, simply tell us how the world would be a better place if more guys knit. A winner will be randomly selected from all entrants.
    DEADLINE FOR ENTERING IS JANUARY 31, 2009.

    Contest Winners
    Congratulations to our winner from episode 16 with Linda Cortright of Wild Fibers magazine, Tyler Macek. He receives a year subscription to WF courtesy of Linda! Thanks to everyone who entered and shared their fiber adventure stories.

    A big thank you to everyone who listens, reviews, recommends and responds to YKNIT! Without you, we're nothing.

    YKnit with guys? It's MANdatory!

    We used snippets of the following songs in this episode:

    • "Morning Edition Theme" performed by BJ Leiderman (BJ Leiderman Music, 1979)
    • "Indy Rides the Statue" performed by John Williams and the London Philharmonic from Raiders of the Lost Ark (The Soundtracks Collection) (DCC, 2008)
    • "Boys Keep Swinging" performed by David Bowie from Lodger (RCA, 1979)
    • "Richard's Joust - Medea Vita" performed by John Barry from The Lion in Winter (Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Columbia, 1968)
    • "Jesus Baby" performed by Faith + 1from Southpark: The Complete Season Seven (Paramount, 2006)
    • "Holiday for Strings" performed by Walter Schumann from The Voices of Walter Schumann (RCA, 1958)
    • "Teacher I Need You" performed by Elton John from Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player album (DJM, 1973)
    • "I'm Just Wild about Harry" performed by Al Jolson from Golden Years of Al Jolson (Soho, 2005)
    • "The Brian Song" performed by Sonia Jones from The Life of Brian Motion Picture Soundtrack (Virgin, 1979)
    • "The Penis Song" performed by Eric Idle from The Meaning of Life Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1983)
    • "Go West" performed by the Pet Shop Boys from Very (Remastered) (Parlophone, 2001)
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    Date: Saturday, 15 Nov 2008 18:21
    Episode 16: Talk on the Wild Side (34:00)
    Yknit016

    Do you know the story behind the fiber you're knitting, crocheting or spinning? Before it makes it to your yarn pusher, all non-plant fibers most likely belonged to a creature. Linda Cortright, editor and publisher of Wild Fibers magazine discusses the magazine and her fiber travels. Wild Fibers educates and promotes all aspects of the natural fiber industry with special emphasis on sustainable practices and responsible use of natural resources throughout the world.

    While Stephen was away traveling, Michael heard Linda speak at the Spindles and Flyers guild in El Cerrito, CA about the Chantang nomads of Ladakh and their cashmere goats in northern India. Cosmically, two weeks later, the universe aligned so Stephen enjoyed seeing Linda's presentation at Rhinebeck, aka, the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival.

    Other topics discussed:

    Contest (and a surprise for everyone!)
    Linda has given us a one-year subscription to Wild Fibers magazine to give away. Just let us know what sort of far-flung places has your fiber exploration taken you, geographically, spiritually, or emotionally? A winner will be randomly selected from all entrants.
    DEADLINE FOR ENTERING THIS CONTEST IS DECEMBER 7, 2008.

    For those of you who want to subscribe, Linda has offered YKNIT listeners a 10% discount rate which is applicable to subscriptions (both new and gifted), as well as back issues. Enter the promo code "Yknit" when you place your order online. This offer is valid through December 1, 2008.

    Contest Winners
    Congratulations to our winners from episode 14 with Brooke and Maia of Tactile Fiber Arts. The new-to-spinning winner is BeckyJean and the already-been-spinning winner is Noricum/Andrea. Thanks to everyone who entered and shared their stories. We love reading about your yarnie passions and hope you're reading them too!.

    A big thank you to everyone who listens, reviews, recommends and responds to YKNIT! Without you, we're nothing.

    YKnit? It's a great source of fiber!

    We used snippets of the following songs in this episode:

    • "Walk on the Wildside" performed by Lou Reed from Transformer (RCA, 1972)
    • "Wild Thing" performed by Tone Loc from Lōc-ed After Dark (Delicious Vinyl, 1989)
    • "Tree Hugger" performed by The Rugburns from Taking the World by Donkey (Manifesto, 2004)
    • "Heat Wave" performed by Ethel Waters from The Incomparable Ethel Waters (Okeh/Columbia, 1933)
    • "Variation on Genesis" and "Bounty Full of Crops" performed by Ravi Shankar from Genesis: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Milan, 1986)
    • "Aïrauyqtyn Aschy Kuïi" performed by Maîtres de la Dombra from Dombra du Kazakhstan (Buda Musique / Believe Digital. 2006)
    • "Joyce No. 2" performed by Johnson Mkhalali from The Indestructible Beat of Soweto - Volume One
    • "Para Elisa" performed by Los Destellos from The Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru (Barbes Records, 2007)
    • "The Thing (Main Title)" by Ennio Morricone from The Thing: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Universal, 1982)
    • "Kashmir" performed by Lez Zeppelin from Lez Zeppelin (Emanation, 2007)
    • "Kashmir" performed by Rockabye Baby! from Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Led Zeppelin (Baby Rock Records, 2006)
    • "Born to Be Wild" performed by Steppenwolf from Steppenwolf Gold (ABC/Dunhill, 1971)
    • "The Wild Boys" performed by Duran Duran from The Wild Boys (Capitol, 1984)
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    Date: Monday, 27 Oct 2008 01:13
    Episode 15: "Quick, Call KnitOneOne!" (32:52)
    Yknit 015

    Síle (pronounced Sheila) Convery is the hostess with the most-est, creator and Queen Bee of KnitOneOne, a nexus of crafting know-how in Berkeley, CA. More than a community organizer, Síle has catalyzed a community of learning, fun and friendship for knitters and crafters of every stripe. Sitting on the cheery studio's back patio, she shared how KnitOneOne came to be. In addition, some of the fabulous KnitOneOne instructors share their thoughts on this special place.

    A few of instructors and friends of KnitOneOne:

    CALLING ALL GUY KNITTERS!
    The Men's Fall Knitting Retreat will be held during November 7-9, 2008 at the Point Bonita YMCA Center. More details can be found on Ravelry or on MenWhoKnit.com. Please tell all the crafty guys in your life to get in touch with us if they'd like to participate. And if you know any businesses who'd like to donate yarn, patterns, tools or fiber, please put them in touch with us.

    Contest Winners
    Episode #13, YKnitalong: GlennaC (Ravelry) won a signed tote and a signed copy of Knitalong by Larissa & Martin Brown. It has made it's way to Canadialand.

    Congratulations to our winner and thanks to everyone for sharing your Knitalong spinning tales.

    Always, a HUGE thank you to everyone who downloads and listens to Y KNIT.

    YKnitOneOne? It's all about the shortbread, baby!

    We used snippets of the following songs in this episode:

    • "Turquoise" performed by Milt Buckner from Send Me Softly (Capitol, 1957)
    • "John Naughton's Reel / Another Paddy Fahy Reel" performed by Martin Hayes And Dennis Cahill from The Lonesome Touch (Green Linnet, 1997)
    • "Oh Sheila" performed by Ready for the World from Ready for the World (MCA, 1985)
    • "She Can Knit" performed by The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem And Their Families from Irish Folk Songs and Airs (1994, Legacy International)
    • "Do You Believe In Magic?" performed by the Lovin' Spoonful from Do You Believe In Magic? (Kama Sutra, 1965)
    • "Broken Monitors" performed by B. Fleischmann from Humbucking Coil (Morr Music, 2006)
    • "Ball O' Yarn" performed by Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick from Second Album (Topic, 1993)
    • "Sheila" performed by Tommy Roe from Greatest Hits (Curb, 1970)
    • "Hair" performed by the Cowsills from Painting the Day: The Angelic Psychedelia of the Cowsills (El Records, 2006)
    • "Síle" performed by Reeltime from Song Of The Green Linnet (Green Linnet, 2000)
    • "ONE ONE Pennie" performed by Oscar James (with digital drop-ins from Síle) from The Power of Courage (KOJ Productions, 2004)
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    Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2008 17:40

    Episode 14: "Wonder Wheels Power, ACTIVATE" (41:13)
    Yknit 014 featuring Tactile Fiber Arts

    Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel, never ending or beginning, I think you know just what we feel... when we're spinning... well, when WonderMike is spinning. Maia Discoe and Brooke Sinnes of Tactile Fiber Arts Studio join the Yknit guys for this episode. WonderMike chatted with these spinning divas one late night after a month-long series of spinning classes held at KnitOneOne in Berkeley, CA. They spoke of many spinning things: past, present and future.

    The following people and topics were mentioned:

    The following books are recommended by Brooke and Maia. Please support your independent bookstores and LYS by searching for them there. Books about fiber Dyeing: Books about Dyeing History: Books about Spinning: TACTILE FIBER ARTS CONTEST
    We've got two prizes for you courtesy of the kind souls at Tactile.

    The first prize is for the non-spinners or just-got-bit-by-the-bug folks. Tell us what drew you in. What was the thing that hooked you? Your prize is a Learn to Spin kit which contains a 2.1 oz. Schact Hi-Lo Spindle, 2 oz. of naturally dark BFL, 2 oz. of naturally dyed BFL, an organic cotton tote and "Spin It" by Lee Raven!

    The second prize is for the experienced spinners. All you have to do is tell us your FAVORITE thing about spinning. That's it. Your prize is a $50 gift certificate.

    To enter either contest, please leave a comment on Yknit.com or on Ravelry under the YKNIT group discussion. One winner for each prize will be randomly selected from all the entries. DEADLINE FOR ENTERING IS OCTOBER 15, 2008.

    CALLING ALL GUY KNITTERS!
    The Men's Fall Knitting Retreat will be held during November 7-9, 2008 at the Point Bonita YMCA Center. More details can be found on Ravelry or on MenWhoKnit.com. Please tell all the crafty guys in your life to get in touch with us if they'd like to participate. And if you know any businesses who'd like to donate yarn, patterns, tools or fiber, please put them in touch with us.

    Contest Winners
    Episode #12, Y Would Dye 4 U: Scout donated a skein of her glorious superwash merino sock yarn in the Marigolds colorway. Our randomly selected winner from the entries is Alex, FetchBoi40639 on Ravelry. His prize is already on its way to Missouri.

    Congratulations to our winner and thanks to everyone who participated! The entries for this contest were inspiring.

    We used snippets of the following songs in this episode:

    • Dizzy performed by Tommy Roe from Tommy Roe's Greatest Hits (Curb, 1970)
    • Fanfare for Rocky performed by Bill Conti from Rocky: Original Motion Picture Score (United Artists, 1976)
    • Cinematic Snippet performed by Mark Hammil (Luke Skywalker) and James Earl Jones (Darth Vader) from Star Wars, Episode V, Empire Strikes Back (20th Century Fox, LucasFilm, 1980)
    • If I Were a Carpenter performed by June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash from Ring of Fire: The Best of June Carter Cash (Dualtone, 2005)
    • Comme Un Igloo performed by Etienne Daho (with digital drop-ins by Maia) from Paris ailleurs (Virgin France, 1991)
    • Spinning Wheel performed by Blood, Sweat and Tears from Blood Sweat and Tears Greatest Hits (Columbia, 1971)
    • Spinning Around performed by Kylie Minogue from Light Years (Emd Int'l, 2000)
    • Spinning Away performed by Brian Eno and John Cale from Wrong Way Up (Opal, 1990)
    • It's a Small World After All performed by The Chris Walden Big Band from No Bounds (Origin, 2006)
    • Sheep performed by The Tiger Lillies from Farmyard Filth (Misery Guts, 2000)
    • The Wheel performed by Rosanne Cash from The Wheel (Columbia, 1993)
    • Spinning Straw into Gold performed by Barry & Holly Tashian from Straw into Gold (Rounder, 1994)
    • The Windmills Of Your Mind performed by Varla Jean Merman from Enough About Me, An Unauthorized Biography (Peak Productions, 2000)

    Always, a HUGE thank you to everyone who downloads and listens to Y KNIT.

    YSpin? It's where it all begins!

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    Date: Wednesday, 03 Sep 2008 02:27
    Episode 13: Yknitalong (39:26)

    Yknit 13, Yknitalong featuring Larissa Brown

    You are not alone! Knitalongs (or KALs) have likely existed from the first moment two stitchers got together to kvetch and work on the same projects. Author Larissa Brown discusses her book Knitalong which provides an introductory course in online KALS, a history of knitterly communal behavior and some groovy patterns to sharpen your knitalong skills.

    The following people and topics were mentioned:

    KAL CONTEST
    We've got a signed copy of Knitalong and a signed tote bag (for your KAL projects) for one lucky winner. To enter, please leave a comment about your most enjoyable KAL experience. Tell us on Yknit.com or on Ravelry under the Yknit group discussion. One winner will be randomly selected from all the entries. DEADLINE FOR ENTERING IS SEPTEMBER 15, 2008.

    CALLING ALL GUY KNITTERS!
    The Men's Fall Knitting Retreat will be held November 7-9, 2008 at the Point Bonita YMCA Center, just north of San Francisco, CA. More details can be found on Ravelry or on MenWhoKnit.com. Please tell all the crafty guys in your life to get in touch with us if they'd like to participate. And if you know any businesses who'd like to donate yarn, patterns, tools or fiber, put them in touch with us.

    Contest Winners
    Episode #11, Man Camp: Unique Sheep donated a skein of their Footprints superwash merino sock yarn in a decidedly masculine "Grey Street" colorway. Our randomly selected winner from the entries is cristinabeena on Ravelry. Her prize is already on its way to Scotland.

    Congratulations to our winner and thanks to everyone who participated!

    We used snippets of the following songs in this episode:

    • Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1, Op. 46 by Edvard Grieg performed by Neville Marriner and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields from A Portrait of Sir Neville Mariner (Philliips, 2000)
    • Knit One, Purl Two performed by Glenn Miller & His Orchestra Feat. Marion Hutton & The Modernaires from The Glenn Miller Story Vol. 15-16 (AVID Entertainment, 1942)
    • Vogue performed by Madonna from The Immaculate Collection (Maverick, 1990)
    • I Could Write a Book performed by Dinah Washington from For Those in Love (Emarcy, 1955)
    • Love is all Around performed by Sonny Curtis from Sonny Curtis (Aspirion Records, 2007)
    • Love is all Around performed by Hüsker Dü from Eight Miles High (SST, 1990)
    • Together performed by Joe Williams and Harry "Sweets" Edison from Together (Roulette, 1961)
    • The Coffee Song performed by Frank Sinatra from Ring-a-Ding-Ding (Reprise, 1961)
    • How the Grinch Stole Christmas performed by Boris Karloff from Dr. Seuss - How the Grinch Stole Christmas/Horton Hears a Who (Warner Home Video, 1966)
    • Git Along Little Doggie performed by Old Town School Of Folk Music (with digital drop ins by Larissa Brown) from Songbook, Vol.2 & 3 (Old Town School Recordings, 2007)

    Always, a HUGE thank you to everyone who downloads and listens to Y KNIT.

    Yknitalong? It's better to do it in a throng!

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    Date: Saturday, 02 Aug 2008 19:24
    Episode 12: Y Would Dye 4 U (featuring Scout) (26:42)
    Yknit Episode 12,

    If you're a fan of hue, saturation, fiber and indie dyers, you probably know Scout of Scout's Swag. But if you don't, come join us for a rainbow romp with the Queen of Color herself, Ms. Scout (aka Jamie). She came to Berkeley to teach her yarn dyeing class at Knit One One. Minds were expanded, fibers were transformed and color ruled the weekend.

    There's also a Y KNIT exclusive: Scout made a special announcement! You've got to listen to the episode to find out the details of how she will be making the world a brighter place in the near future.

    The following tidbits were mentioned during the show.

    Contest
    What are your favorite color combinations? Leave us a comment below or on the Ravelry Y KNIT group.

    One winner will be randomly selected to win a skein Scout's Swag superwash merino fingering weight yarn in the "Morning Glories" colorway. DEADLINE FOR ENTERING THIS CONTEST IS AUGUST 31, 2008.

    As always, a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who downloads and listens to Y KNIT.

    Y Dye? It's chromatic!

    We used snippets of the following songs in this episode:

    • "Pomp and Circumstance" by USAF Heritage of American Band from Ceremonial Music (Altissimo Records, 2006)
    • "I Would Die 4 U" by Prince from Prince The Hits/The B-Sides (Paisley Park/Warner Brothers, 1993)
    • "Java Jive" by The Ink Spots from 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Ink Spots (MCA, 1999)
    • "Bo-bo Ski Watten Totten" by The Superkids, recorded by Supermom (Scout Records, 2008)
    • “I'm Just A Little Elf” by The Peter Pan Players from Christmas Classics (Peter Pan Records, 2000)
    • "Choice of Colors" by Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions from The Young Mods' Forgotten Story (Curtom, 1969)
    • "No Noise" by Karma Shabda from Buddha Cafe (Intentcity Records, 2003)
    • “College Of Heralds March” by The Queen's Birthday Parade from Trooping Of The Colour (Legacy International, 1995)
    • "Do You Dream in Colour" by Bill Nelson from Quit Dreaming and Get on the Beam (Mercury, 1981)
    • "Colour My World" by Chicago from Chicago (Columbia, 1970)
    • "True Colours" by Cyndi Lauper from the film For the Bible Tells Me So (First Run Features, 2006)
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    Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2008 05:35
    Episode 11: Man Camp (35:27)
    Yknit #11,

    This one time at Man Camp, I saw men knitting and spinning and having the time of their lives. The first-ever Men's Spring Knitting Retreat (MSKR) was the event of the year for those who attended. If you don't believe us, read some of the recaps from Ted, Joe, Paddy, Kenny, Mel, Sean and Guido. You can also see the fevered pitch discussions on Ravelry archived thread (last count 416 posts).

    QueerJoe and KnitterGuyTed had a vision for a decidedly masculine gathering of fiber-heads. This historic happening was hosted at the idylic and picturesque Easton Mountain Retreat in upstate New York, not too far away from historic Woodstock (well, it's actually closer to the less-pop-culturey-historic Albany).

    Stephen bit the bullet for Team YKNIT and traveled to the OTHER coast where he interviewed, taught and met online friends offine. In addition to Joe and Ted, he spoke with cotton-spinning master VTknitboy Chris.

    It takes a village of fiber enablers to make super sweet schwag bag. A big thanks to the generous sponsors of the MSKR. If you like to see men knitting and spinning, please patronize these fine establishments:

    A Men's Fall Knitting Retreat (MFKR) (Ravelry link), is being brainstormed right now. Momentum is swirling around one in Oregon. For more information or to volunteer to help, contact GrandfatherKnits on Ravelry.

     

    Contest - ENDED ON AUGUST 16, 2008

    The kind folks from The Unique Sheep sent a lovely skein of their yarn, just like the yarn for the The Ram Club for Men. It's 334 yards of sport weight superwash merino in Grey Streets colorway.

    To enter, tell us your story of teaching a Y-Chromosome (man or boy) how to knit or spin OR how you're planning to do so in the near future. Post your story the comments below or on the YKNIT Ravelry forum. One winner will be randomly selected from the eligible entries. DEADLINE: August 16, 2008.

    Yknit and spin? It's MAN-tastic!

    We used snippets of the following songs in this episode:

    • "Where the Boys Are" by Connie Francis (single) (MGM, 1960)
    • "Where the Boys Are (demo)" by Neil Sedaka from Neil Sedaka: The Definitive Collection (Razor & Tie, 2007)
    • "Johnny Are You Queer?" by Hotbox from Blowin' Our Cover (Roach Coach, 2007)
    • "Hot for Teacher" by Richard Cheese from Tuxicity (Surfdog Records, 2003)
    • "The Boys are Back in Town" by Thin Lizzy from Jailbreak (Mercury, 1976)
    • "Boys Don't Cry" by The Cure from Boys Don't Cry (Fiction, 1979)
    • "Cottontail" by Oscar Peterson from JATP '53 (Jazz at the Philharmonic) (Verve, 1953)
    • "Simple Man" by Klaus Nomi from Simple Man (RCA, 1982)
    • "Boy" by Book of Love from Book of Love (Sire, 1985)

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    Date: Monday, 07 Jul 2008 17:41

    Episode 10: Public Displays of Creation (37:20)

    Yknit Episode 10, Public Displays of Creation

    Do you do it in public? Are you a voyeur or exhibitionist? Are you out and proud?

    Y Knit hits the streets and investigates PDC (public displays of creation) all over the Bay Area.

    Back in May, we headed down to the 3rd annual Maker Faire. Put on by the peeps behind CRAFT and MAKE magazines, the Maker Faire is a physical manifestation and celebration of all things DIY. Drawn down by the Yarn Harlot's appearance (sounds like the knitter's version of the Virgin of Guadalupe), we were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of creativity. Natalie Zee Drieu, senior editor of CRAFT magazine, tells us all about it.

    After a long, long day of knitting, steampunk outfits, Diet Coke and Mentos fountains, hanging with the Harlot, fire sculptures, rockets, motorized cupcakes, hackers, crafters and a few friends (PuNk rAwK pUrL and Knit Sonya), we can't wait to go back. The next Maker Faire is in Austin, TX, October 18-19. If you are in the area, don't miss it!

    Next up, Michael ran all over the Bay Area to check out World Wide Knit in Public Day 2008 events. Sile Convery from KnitOneOne and Elaine Kim of KimChiCrafts hosted the Berkeley event and Laurie (Trumom) hosted the Albany event. Then, it was across the Bay on BART to Union Square for the San Francisco event.

    In addition to interviewing the many attendees, Michael was seen spinning in public with his favorite new toy, a Golding Tsunami Ringspindle. Stephen spent the day with his synchronized swimming team, not spinning.

    Contest Winners

    Episode 7: Blue Moon Fiber Arts special edition Knitters Without Borders. Our winner made a donation to KWB (aka Knitters/Doctors Without Borders) and requested that they remain anonymous.

    Episode 8: A signed copy of Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One was won by Yarnbird (Verena).

    Episode 9: 3 signed copies of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's Things I Learned from Knitting (Whether I Wanted To or Not) were won by Orange (JenniferP), Seamless (Sharon), and Soo (Soo).

    Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who participated!

    We used snippets of the following songs in this episode:

    • Power to the People by John Lennon from Working Class Hero (EMI, 2006)
    • Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy by Stinky Weaselteats from Ren and Stimpy TV show created by John Kricfalusi and Billy West (Nickleodeon, 1991)
    • Le "manine" di primavera by Nino Rota from Amarcord (CAM, 1999)
    • Robots by Flight of the Conchords from The Distant Future (SubPop, 2007)
    • Scarborough Fair/Canticle by Simon and Garfunkel from Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme (Columbia, 1967)
    • Girls Guitar Club Theme by Karen Kilgariff and Mary Lynn Rajskub from the short film Girls Guitar Club directed by Ruben Fleischer (Ruben.FM, 2001)
    • Chocolate (Mr. Gone's Club Sandwich) by Afro Elements from Nude Dimensions 2 (Naked Music, 2001)
    • Who's That Woman by Phyllis Newman from Follies (TVT, 1998)
    • The Limit by Lovebirds from Nude Dimensions 2 (Naked Music, 2001)

    Lastly, a HUGE thank you to everyone who downloads and listens to Y KNIT. We're honored that you choose to spend 30 (or so) minutes of your time with us every few weeks. Here we are at 10 episodes, and we've got over 3000 new friends!

    Yknit in public? It's genetic!

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    Date: Monday, 09 Jun 2008 14:53
    Episode 9: Hot for Harlot (28:11)

     

    YKnit Episode 9,
    Does Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, The Yarn Harlot, need an introduction? Author of five books (so far). Founder of the Knitting Olympics and Tricoteuses Sans Frontières/Knitters Without Borders (who have raised over $430,000 for Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders since 2004). And, perhaps the most-read of the knitting bloggerati. If you don't already know her, stop reading this right now and run over to yarnharlot.ca to catch up. We'll wait here.

     

    Lucky for you, dear listeners, we have, not one, but two conversations with Stephanie. In April, she and Stephen sat down on the last night of BMFA's sock camp to talk about (what else?) knitting. More recently, she gave Mike and Stephen an exclusive and very exciting announcement.

    Contest
    We have two signed copies of the Harlot's latest book, Things I Learned from Knitting (Whether I Wanted To or Not). Tell us what you're doing on Worldwide Knit In Public Day, June 14. (It's also Stephanie's 40th birthday!) From the submissions, we'll randomly choose two winners.

    Y Knit? C'est fantastique!

    We use snippets of the following songs in this episode:

    • "Lover" Richard Marino and his Orchestra from The Magic Beat (Liberty, 1960)
    • "Nine to Five" Player Piano from Player Piano - Country Hits (Tandem Music Group, 1993)
    • "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" The Ink Spots from Swing High! Swing Low! (Past Perfect / Finetunes, 1998)
    • "Stephanie" The Partridge Family from Come on Get Happy! The Very Best of the Partridge Family (Arista, 2005)
    • "Nitty Gritty" Jocelyne from Jocelyne (Polydor, 1965)
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    Date: Tuesday, 20 May 2008 00:56
    Episode 8: The Cat's Pyjamas (23:22)
    YKnit 8, featuring Cat Bordhi

    Tune in, turn on, and don't drop stitches with Stephen and Cat Bordhi as she explains her journey from teddy bear artist to award-winning author and knitting designer/teacher/pied-piper.

    Stephen and Cat sat on a dock over the water at Orcas Island and discussed curiosity, Möbius strips, and rethinking sock design.

    Contest
    Cat Bordhi has released a book on her new approach to sock knitting called New Pathways for Sock Knitters and we have a special signed copy for our "Cat's Pyjamas" contest. Who do you think is the bee's knees in the world of fiber and knitting design? Let us know in the show comments section below or on the Ravelry Yknit group. One lucky winner will be selected at random!

    DEADLINE FOR ENTERING THIS CONTEST IS JUNE 20, 2008

    The words from our parody of the Jabberwocky are as follows:

    "Twas purling on the garter toes
    with Cast-On Magic, Judy's Way
    All L-Rinc-y where increases grow
    And the sole craft displays!

    Beware the Jabbersock, My Son!
    The heels that strike, the cuffs that catch
    Beware the gusset holes undone
    And Coriolis spirals, natch!"

    Y Knit? It's Cat-a-Tonic!

    We use snippets of the following songs in this episode:

    • "White Rabbit" Jefferson Airplane from Surrealistic Pillow (Runt, 1967)
    • "White Rabbit" Enon from Don't know When I'll Be Back Again (compilation benefiting American Veterans of the Vietnam War)(TuneCore, 2007)
    • "My Favorite Things" Betty Carter from Inside Betty Carter (United Artists, 1964)
    • "One" Harry Nilsson from Aerial Ballet (RCA, 1968)
    • "I'm Free" The Rolling Stones from Out of Our Heads (London, 1965)
    • "Freedom! '90" George Michael from Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael (Epic, 1998)
    • "What's New Pussycat" Tom Jones from Greatest Hits Live (C/F International, 2006)
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    Date: Monday, 05 May 2008 19:18
    Episode 7: Sock Camp Survival (featuring Tina Newton) (33:23)
    YKnit Episode 7: Sock Camp Survival Experience the bucolic serenity of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Camp Crow's Feet sock knitting camp.

    Laugh along with the gentle Socks that Rock sock club members as they embody the mature and peaceful spirit of knitting, surrounded by the majestic Pacific Northwest on Orcas Island off the coast of Washington.

    Stephen and his mother spent a week under the stern tutelage of Cat Bordhi (Insouciant Socks), Cookie A (Traveling Stitches), JC Briar (Cast-on Cornucopia), Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and BMFA dye mistress Tina Newton (Rock the Sock).

    In addition to classes, there were toilet paper cozies and sock puppets. And a "talent" show. And there were monkeys. Lots and lots of mini hand-knit sock monkeys. And photos to prove it!

    Campers and Sockateers share their favorite camp memories (Ravelry IDs ):

    • Jen (FurrPurls)
    • Kristin (KristinK)
    • Casey (RubyCakes)
    • Sockateer Hot Flash (HotFlash)
    • Lisa (ConvolutedString)
    • Ariel (Stariel)
    • Claire (ClaireKnits) who almost drowned
    • Sockateer Cockeyed (Cockeyed), the amazing sock monkey designer
    • Sheila of the amazing monkey calls
    • Lou (HappyStasher) donate at KnittersForKnockers.com by May 10 to enter the raffle
    Tina Newton, color genius and owner of Blue Moon Fiber Arts, describes her journey from spinner to yarn dealer and the madness that is Sock Camp.

    Finally, the entire experience is summed up in the amazing camp yodel by Celia (CeliaMcC).

    Contest
    BMFA released a new colorway just in time for camp. Win a skein of Knitters Without Borders in Socks That Rock lightweight by donating to Doctors Without Boarders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Donate here and let us know how much you gave so we can share how generous Y KNIT listeners are. Email us at yknitguys [AT] gmail [D0T] com. One lucky winner will be selected at random!

    If you'd like to buy one for yourself, they're available on BMFA's website and $3 from each skein goes to the invaluable work of MSF. Also, the Funky Sock Monkey pattern and kits are available for purchase.

    Sock Camp cannot be contained by the mere 33 minutes of a single podcast. There were many, many, many more knitters who were interviewed, drunken late-night after-parties, and antics galore. We're sorry we couldn't fit everyone into this episode. If you want more, you'll just have to come join us next year!

    Y Knit? It's Campy!

    We use snippets of the following songs in this episode:

    • "Holiday for Strings" Walter Schumann from The Voices of Walter Schumann (RCA, 1958)
    • "Sabre Dance" Les Baxter and his Orchestra from Les Baxter's Wild Guitars (Capitol, 1959)
    • "Satan Takes a Holiday" Jack Malmsten from Organ Spectacular (Liberty, 1963)
    • "Saturday Night on Saturn" Les Baxter and his Orchestra from Space Escapade (1957, Capitol)
    • "Sleep Walk" Henri Rene and his Orchestra from The Swingin' 59 (Imperial, 1959)
    • "The Monkey" Yo Majesty from Yo EP (Out There Recordings, 2006)
    • "Colors" Ice-T from Colors - Original Soundtrack (Warner Brothers, 1988)
    EDIT: Due to my sloppy coding, Cat Bordhi's class wasn't appearing and Cookie A's link was not working. They have been fixed and I meant no disrepect. They are geniuses (geniusi?) who inspire me daily.
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    Date: Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 00:18

    Episode 6: Y Love Lucy? (27:21)
    Y knit, ep.6 - Y Love Lucy Lucy Neatby spins a tantalizing tale of sea-faring adventures, cinematic drama and an evil rabbit named Reggie.

    Here are some of the goodies mentioned during this episode:

    Y Ravelry contest winners (from episode 4)
    Lapel Pins and Buttons: Tini.
    Autographed Daily Dose of Fiber Tee: Kenyetta.
    Autographed Ravelry Tote: Sara.

     

    Y Knit? It's An Aesthetic.

    We use snippets of the following songs in this episode:

    • "Socks" performed by Rebecca Parks from the album "Night Ship" (Messiah Refugees Music/CD Baby)
    • "Sailor's Hornpipe" performed by The Windjammers from the album "Shanties & Songs Of The Sea" (Really Free Music/INgrooves)
    • "O Canada" from the album "National Anthems 1" (Sonoton / BFM DIGITAL)
    • "I Love Lucy Theme" performed by Desi Arnaz Orchestra, Wilbur Hatch conductor, from the DVD "I Love Lucy: The Complete Series" (Paramount)
    • "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" performed by William Shatner from the album "The Transformed Man" (Decca)
    • "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Variations" performed by Anthony Bonet exclusively for Y Knit.
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    Date: Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 00:53
    Because you demanded it, here's the "Lace for Boyz" in single format.

    Lace For Boyz (2008)

    Too Fine, Too Small
    Too Fine, Too Small

    WonderMike:
    Yo, yo, yo, yo, hizKNITS
    These big knit kids still frontin’ on us
    Show them that we can do this, cuz we always knew this, HA HA HA
    Yeah, boyeeeez

    hizKNITS:
    Lace! How long can it grow?
    Last row, what a knitter throw.
    Once again, back it’s the inflammable
    The chart animal
    The untangleable [FLEECE] knitted finery made by one

    QueerJoe said, MOTHS! and I got numb
    Can I tell ‘em that I really never had handspun?
    But it’s the crack that the BMFA had done
    Now they got me in a cell cause my needles, they swell
    cause a brother like me said, well...
    Lacy Knitters Guild's a posse that I think you ought to listen to
    Guys who know the craft, I'm talkin' Gene and Lew.
    Follow for now, power of the people, say,
    Make the miracle [LACE] block the lyrical
    Black is back, all in, we’re gonna win
    Check it out [yeah y'all] here we go again

    Chorus: Knit it up! Lace for boyz! Knit it up! Lace for boyz!

    WonderMike:
    Yo, yo, yo, hizKNITS
    They spittin’ cuz we knittin’
    Let’s show them that Yknit in da house
    Yo hizKNITS, show ‘em what you can do

    hizKNITS:
    Never badder than bad cause the brother is madder than mad
    At the stitch that's been dropped like a spindle whorl
    Stole on the roll, but you treat it like soap on the rope
    Cause the yarn in the shawl is so dope
    Counting the stitches I'm knitting inside fabric with yarn-O's and decreases galore
    They'll never care for the brothers and sisters
    Now going blind, saying, "Rows? Just one more!"

    We got to demonstrate [come on now]
    They're gonna have to wait
    Til we get it right
    Victorian, Hemlock, Pi and Mystery
    Swallowtail, Icarus, Shetland, and Hanami!

    Chorus: Knit it up! Lace for boyz! Knit it up! Lace for boyz!

    WonderMike:
    Yo hizKNITS
    They say boys can’t do lace
    I don’t understand what they sayin’
    But I got Orenburg for they face!

    Yknit? It’s synthetic, athletic, aesthetic and prophetic
    Yknit? It’s copacetic, energetic, not apathetic
    Yknit? It’s electromagnetic
    Yknit? It’s genetic!

    Parody lyrics: hizKNITS (with little bits by wondermike), 2008
    Respect and inspiration: Public Enemy’s “Bring The Noise?, 1988
    Engineered by: Sex For Teens, 2008
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    Date: Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 14:54

    Stay cool!

    if you can't see this, I tried to embed this video but lib syn keeps eating the code.

    Author: "yknitguys@gmail.com (hizKNITS & WonderMike)"
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    Date: Friday, 04 Apr 2008 21:04
    Episode 5: Lace in Your Face (33:44)
    Y Knit, Episode 5

    We chat lace with guys from all over the country:

    • Our favorite vet, Mel of Cabezalana blog was visiting from Maine (DrMel94 on Ravelry);
    • Doug, from Southern California and Troy from Belliningham, WA met on Ravelry, then met in person (and with us) in SF; and
    • Gene, from Eugene, OR and Lew from Sacramento, CA were "man-"ning the Lacy Knitters Guild booth at Stitches.
    Let's let the lace do the talking. Here's the lace inspiration mentioned during this episode: hizKNITS In Da House Contest winner Art vs. Craft episode
    The winner of KnitKnit Issue #7 is KatKrafty. The essay she mentioned is found at redefiningcraft.com

    Thank you to everyone who took time to ponder lace with us: Mel, Troy and Doug (thanks for the gifts!), and Gene and Lew. As Michael said, I don't think this is the last time you'll hear lace discussed on Y KNIT.

    And, as always, thanks for listening! Leave your thoughts on men and lace in the comments below or in the Ravelry group.

    Y Knit? It's poetic!

    This show features snippets of these songs:

    • "Love is Here to Stay" performed by Bill Evans from the Solo Sessions Volume 2 on Milestone Records (1963)
    • "Leather and Lace" performed by the Jolenes from the album Get It to Go on Good Fork Records / IODA (2006)
    • "Chantilly Lace" performed by the Big Bopper from Hellooooo Baby: Best of the Big Bopper on Rhino Records (1958)
    • "Lace for Boyz" performed by hizKNITS and WonderMike. Engineered by Sex14s (2008). Inspired by the genius of Public Enemy’s “Bring the Noize? from It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back on DefJam Records (1988).
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