iapm82: A Potpourri Of Knitting



Needles We Like

Squee of the week/News


If you are reading this it’s probably because you care about the show and are wondering about the gap between episodes. Well, knitting keeps having to take a back seat in my life to my job and other professsional development. Sadly, in the time since we recorded this so much has gone down in Boston, including Windsor button closing and Mind’s Eye going up for sale.

We will continue to record, probably monthly for a little bit, but we want to work this out and make a great show that we can be proud of. So please bear with us.


iapm81: Sit n Knit

In this episode, we interview the proprietress of Sit ‘n Knit in Melrose, MA.  She’s got some great yarn (and my favorite needles), and Guido and I both bought treats!

We talked about the dude who sells knitting for what it’s worth – check out this guy…

Ravelry Thread of the Week


Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat

The Common Cod Fiber Guild

Fibercraft at MIT

Fiber Farm Days Meet Up



IAPM80: Gather Here

Gather Here Winter Wonderland
Gather Here Winter Wonderland

In this episode, we interview the owner of Gather Here in Cambridge, MA.  Guido and I also delight you (we utterly delight you, I said) with tales of our current knitting projects: Quercus, Color Affection, and Baby Surprise Jacket.  Guido’s all aquiver over his yarn from Green Mountain Spinnery, so you should check them out if you haven’t yet done so.  Last but not least, please join us on Ravelry.  We’re dying (not dyeing, but maybe later) to hear from you!


IAPM79: 2012 In Review


Hey listeners!  Are you ready for an all new 2.0 version of “It’s a Purl,  Man”?  The show has a brand new sound and a brand new co-host, ME (Jessica)!

This week, it’s 2012 in review from a knitter’s perspective, some information about upcoming events that you NEED to know, and a bit of a technical mystery.

We are reviving the It’s A Purl, Man Ravelry group.


Links to stuff we talked about in this episode:


IAPM78: Leslie Ann

Cast On, Bind Off Book Cover


On this weeks show I get to talk with Leslie Ann the new author of Cast On, Bind Off. Leslie Ann is a teacher who has just published her first book, and it’s a lot of book on a topic that comes into play with every knitting project.

If you are interested in hearing more about this book feel free to check out the other great posts along the yarn parade tour:

7/9         Picnic Knits

7/10       Knit and Tonic

7/11       Zeneedle

7/12       Rambling Designs

7/13       Rambling Designs (pt. 2: Leslie Ann guest post)

7/14       Neo Knits

7/15       Knit & Nosh

7/16       Knitting at Large

7/17       Rebecca Danger

7/18       Lapdog Creations

7/19       Nutmeg Knitter

7/20       Yarnagogo

7/21       Weekend Knitter

7/22       knitgrrl

7/23       It’s a Purl, Man

7/24       Whip Up

7/25       Knitspot

7/26       Under the Humble Moon

7/27       Knitting Daily

7/28       Knitting School Dropout

7/29       Hugs for Your Head

7/30       The Knit Girllls

IAPM77: Busy Week

iapm77 cover art

This episode was put together in a On this episode created in a very busy crafty week. Tuesday included a trip to see Brenda Dayne of Cast-On at WEBS. Wednesday included a talk by Tara Swiger about her new book and marketing craft hosted by Gather Here. Friday rounded out the week with a talk by Clara Parkes at The Common Cod Fiber Guild. Lots of great talk about craft, memory, marketing, and passion.

In my final remarks at the end of the show I mention the following:

Chocolee Chocolates, Roflcon, Commuter Knitter Podcast, The Flog, Mind’s Eye Yarns


IAPM76: Extreme Double Knitting

52 Pickup Scarf
52 Pickup Scarf

In this episode I sit down with my close friend Alasdair Pot-Quinn to talk about knitting and his new book Extreme Double Knitting. We also talk a little about some of my favorite things like zefrank and Knittings Review

IAPM75: Stitches East 2010

On today’s show Kimberly Reynolds and I talk shop about Stitches East. She is a super social media mover and shaker working for XRX(which BTW has finally started to make their website user friendly). She is very excited about the upcoming events.

Also, I am offering up an awesome haloween inspired project bag from my friend Sue at Lovely Yarns in Baltimore. Listen to the show to find out how to enter the drawing.

IAPM74: Crashing Trunk Shows

Brave New Knits

Craft Work Knit


NY Sheep and Wool

  • Oct 16-17th
  • Rhinebeck, NY

Stiches East

  • Oct 28-31st
  • Hartford, CT

Fiber Festival of New England

  • Nov 6-7th
  • West Springfield, MA
  • Vogue Knitting Live!

    • Jan 21-23rd
    • New York, NY

    IAPM73: It’s about time

    Catching up and sharing the many events I have been working on.

    Make Mine Local Designer Showcase

    FiberCamp Boston
    Annie Modesitt’s online classes
    After The camp page

    TNNA Survey
    Gale Zucker Photo fun at Juniper Moon Farm

    FiberCrawl Maryland Sheep and Wool After Party