How bad could it be

So I have been kicking around the idea of doing a skit for the show called:

Yarn Beard (The Knitting Pirate) And The Curse Of The Black Purl

Copyright issues aside, I’m sure that Disney could have a field day, is this such a bad idea?

My Pumkin, you may remeber her as the one who refers the the show as dead, thinks that this may be a little too corny. But I spent the weekend re-assuring her that there is no such thing as too corny for you guys gals.

So I put it to you, is a skit about a knitting pirate and his shaggy crew too much?

Also… new show and happyness at the end of the week.

Episode 19: Knitting Out Loud Boston

This week I am in Baltimore, next week I will go back to normal, I promise…

Tommorrow I will update the links.



No one has anything to say about knitting for guys and how they recieved it??

 Well… if you would like to vent or share your experiences about knitting for a guy, this is your chance. An you might even be rewarded for it. Please post commonts and i will get the books ready to send.

In other news:

I finished my hat that includes my first hand spun. I will post this image over the weekend. I am now frantically trying to complete a baby hat for a friend and get packed for a weekend trip. The trip will include family, firends, and foreign people(family). Even thouhg I am only traveling four hours each way, it feels like I will have little to no time to hang out once I get there.

I will see if David, my borther, will participate in Sunday’s show. I think he should do some non-knitter reviewing.

My pumkin and I have decided to knit a large series of scarves and then sew them into a chuppa cover for our wedding. This will become the true test of our affections.

 gotta run, lunch time is coming to a close and I still need a little more sugar.

Holiday Knitting Approaches

So not to spook you, but… Next week is ten weeks from Christmas.

This can me:

  • It’s time to get you projects going
  • It’s time to pick some holiday projects
  • It’s time to buy some knitting gifts for friends
  • It’s time to buy yourself some nice knitting gifts to sneak into the pile of gifts (he with the most gifts wins)

In this vain I am going to try and help people out in two ways:

  1. I will be giving away a free books each week from now until Christmas
  2. I will be incouraging you guys to knit some items for charity

I Bet you didn’t see number two comming. I know that I didn’t. I guess in a way I would like to start a knit along that contributes to charities. All knitting charities are good, but since the weather is getting colder in N.E. I am going to be working on some kid clothing and adult hats to keep people warm this winter.

So I will work to help give out some books that will inspire you to knit something for a loved one or charity, you guys get out there and knit until the cows come home.

So this week, if you feel so inclined, comment to this post with a charity knitting pledge and I will put you in a drawing for a free book on Sunday’s show. This is an honor system, but if you complete your pledge come back and comment about it again showing us what you have done.

My First Baby Suprise

Baby Suprise


I just got this picture in an email from my friend who received the baby suprise.

My pumkin always noted that the sleeves always seemed a bit too small, now looking at the image of the garment in use, I have to agree. It’s looks like it’s some sort of sweater t-shirt. Which is not bad, just not right either.

So there you have it, my one FO in a long time.

In other news: With the holidays fast approaching I have decided I want to help others by sending them books filled with ideas. (Or you could read this as… some publisher sent me a lot of books, and I think I should share). At any rate… There will be a drawing every week that I have books to give from here until December. So listen in to find out which book is up for grabs.

Comment Spam…

I don’t know why, but I am currently under attack by comment spammers. This blows.

 Anyhow, I will have full show notes up tonight for the show. I got caught up in a wonderful afternoon and evening with my pumkin last night and didn’t feel like firing up the computer.

Have  great day and don’t forget to send in some knitting jokes for the itty bitty Hat book drawing.

The sun will come out…

Ok so I am finally fealing more like myself and can’t wait to find some time to do some more talking and tell you guys what I have been up to. But that will have to wait now until I have some free time at home, this may take until next week. But for now here are a couple notes and some picture for you to enjoy.

  1. I would like to publicly announce my anger over yarn sluts segment of the Knitty D and the City (that’s Wendy) show. Because of their influential episode 5, I cannot stop going to Webbs website and coveting the Rowan plaid. :P
  2. I am loving the new book Greeting from Knit cafe and will talk about it in the net episode(whenever that happens). But, after visting the Knit Cafe website, I am a little disturbed by the buzz. I look at the the Buzz section and then mouse over it.. I think that picture may be a little phalic for me. Or I am just a high school kid at heart and can’t help but making everything into a penis joke.
  3. Knitting in public would be more awesome if it weren’t raining out. But I give major props to the following people who did show up in Boston. I hope i get all your names correct:
    Jordan – kgb special forces
    Noble Jordan
    Anna – Random knitter from Milan
    Ariel – Sock of the week contestant (12 done since January)
    Alasdair – KGB special ops (triple knitting)
    Triple Alasdair
    Dannielle – Sock reporter
    Emily – Flaming Poi glove maker (don’t ask, I don’t know)
    EmilyFlaming Poi
    Patience – Not just a virtue, but also a slammin knitter (thanks for the help
    Patience is a virtue
  4. Finally, EZ is not for kids… Mrs. Zimmerman’s baby suprise is only suprising if you think you can do it without ripping back. It took me a week to get therought the first three colors I used:
    Suprise Baby
    Just when I thought I was doing ok, I got binto the increases and everything went wacky again. I give you holes:
    Not a suprise
    oh cruel world… oh Elizabeth.. why mus you taunt me with your clever projects that make more sore in the ripping…. Oh well, I have to rip back to the red, again… If the holes were the only problem i might just leave them in (hey, it’s my first one and the baby won’t know). But my stitch count is off, again, so I have to go back.

That’s it for now. I bet somebody in my office has some work for me to attend to. :)

Why do I want to meet everyone?

Through this pod cast I reach hundreds of people. I find myself now wanting to meet my listeners but, I don’t know why.

I don’t do the show because I am super egotistical. If I did the show would sound a lot more like Howard Stern and less like Ira Glass (I heart Ira). I am not looking to meet people to discuss me and my silly show. Nor am I looking for validation, although a nice atta boy / pat on the back from my listeners does give me re-newed energy to do the show.

I want to meet people because I am interested in what other people are up to and what they are like. But I fear that in meeting them we will find ourselves with nothing to talk about.

I think this is another one of those moments where I realize why it is I love knitting groups so much. I don’t need to strike up the conversation, but I can listen and chime in when I feel like it.

Anyhow,  for those who are interested in hanging out and gabbing about projects… I am going to the NH Fiber Fest this weekend. I will be traveling with my mom and knitting buddy. I will probably be wearing a tan hat that has the LL Bean fly fishing logo on it. I invite people to say hi. I will be looking to record other people talking about what they are doing at the show, so if you want to contribute, please let me know.

You will know it is me if I look the my picture on the Yarn Harlot web page and am carrying around those silly cards I posted about yesterday in my knitting bag.

Also, is anyone in the NYC area?? I am going to be down there on business June 7-10. I am looking for a group somewhere in Manhattan to go to for me and my Auntie. If you have ideas, please let me know.

I am now dreaming in alpacavision

It feels so weird, but this morning right before waking up I had a dream about fiber. The obsession is creeping deeper and deeper into my subconscious.In my dream I was visiting a comic book store in Portsmouth New Hampshire. I was looking for some rare something or other. I finally decide to leave and for some reason I realize that I am supposed to meet Caroline from the fibercast and talk some more about alpacas. And there, walking down the street is Caroline with two wee alpacas. One is small enought to to carry around in a tote bag and one is small enough to hold in your hands. (I know that this is way to small, but it was a dream. I think they looked more like llamas, I don’t think I really know what an alpaca looks like in person)

So Caroline comes over to me carrying her little ones in a tote bag, the large one in the main fold and the smaller one in a pocket of the bag. Apparently there is now a crowd forming around us. She starts off by letting me pet her larger alpaca. After laying my hands on it’s soft fuzzy fleece I start to feel that the fur is shedding. When I finally remove my hands from the alpaca I realize that I now have a wonderful little ball of roving, all perfectly carded and everything (WOW!!).

Caroline tells me that I should take as much as I need and that these balls of roving are perfect for new spinners. (Yippie, Caroline is the best both in real life and in dream time) Then she hand me the little hand held alpaca. This does not go as well for me. It poops in my hands, and for some reason I had to ask Caroline if she needed to measure the poop. I never knew how anal retentive I could get. Oh well…

Somewhere around me washing my hands, I woke up… I had the sudden desire to spend some time with my stash looking for something soft.

Aright, that is all for now. Please leave all your interpretation of my dreams in comment form. I can’t wait for someone to help give me some meaning about all this.