On today’s show I sit down with Annissa at Stitch House Dorchester. Her store is the newest kid on the block in Boston. It’s a great space and a lot closer than I thought.

The song I played is Don’t Loose Touch by Against Me.

Finally, I am working with others on starting a Friday night knitting guild in Boston and we need space… if you work at a local college or large corporation near a T stop and can provide some space, please email me at podcast at itsapurlman dot com.

iapm45-The Live One

Jackie at Wild and Woolly
Jackie at Wild and WoollyOn todays show I feature an interview with Jackie of Wild and Woolly. Today’s show was broadcast live and it was a lot of fun, I hope that people join me as I try this again next Saturday, time is going to be TBD.
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IAPM 44: Loom with a View

The Weaving Room at A Loom with a View
On today’s show:

I yarn-a-lot about my current projects and 2008. I play a recording by Queer Joe and share info about the Men’s Knitting Retreat. Then I sit down and talk with Betsy of A Loom With A View in Newburyport, MA. Finally I rant a little about my Fat Nano and stuff.

Here is the Powerful weaved bag that Betsy talks about on the show, love the colorway. Here is a link to the Hemlock Ring Blanket project and the KAL at WEBS. Here is a link to the Mostly Merino site where I made the Very Simple Shawl project. This was a great first shawl project, so fast, so easy, so pretty…

I have a new. simpler email address for you to send me your thought, podcast@itsapurlman.com. I have also updated my flikr account.


I take the Yarn Crawl on the road today and visit Northhampton. I sit down to talk to the owners of WEBS.

Here are some links to some things that we talk about on the show:
Lexi Barnes – hot bags made in MA
Vermont Organic Fiber – Environmentally happy yarn made in VT
ECO Wool – Good value, sorta environmentally friendly
Hempathy – Elsebeth Lavold makes pretty things
Bamboo Yarn – Classic Elite has been playing with this stuff for a while
Corn Yarn – I would love to try this out
Rowan Soy Yarn – It looks so yummy

This weeks drawing is for a copy of Joelle Hoverson’s Last-Minute Knitted Gifts.

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by Twisted Sister

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.


The Not so rainy Show (13)

This extra long episode has been brought to you by Procrastination. Because now I have so much to say and so little time to get it out there. More links and notes to come, but I thought you might want this show now

Please send in your knitting jokes to 2skiens-at-itsapurlman.com for you chance to win the cutest baby hat book ever (listen to the show).


Title and Registration by Death Cab for Cutie

Get Creative
Kaffe Fassett
Stitches East

The Ballad of Barry Allen by Jims Big Ego
Summertime Sun by Monkey

Itsy Bitsy Book Review

Born under a bad huppa by The Vulgar Bulgars

Boston Yarn Crawl: The Knittin Kitten 

Link to the show
Link to the site

I am the new Yoga

In todays episode:

Sublime by SuperEgo

Weekly Yarn-a-Lot (new name, what do you think?)
I discuss the amazing showing at wwkipday Boston, stealing yarn, knitting granny art??, 3.25 Stars, World Record Scarf

NH Interview 3 – Elihu Farm

What I Need by Juniper’s Daughter

Yarn Crawl 3Spark Craft Studios

Best Friends by All for nothing

link to the show (Episode 11)
link to the website

Episode 8 – Mothers day

Episode 8 – Mothers Day

Spending time with my mo, will do show notes ltommorrow.

From the show

Sure had a wonderful time
Vamos Lento / sube al agua

Alpaca’s in New England
Journey Wheel – I bought a purple heart drop spindle for making sock yarn… yumm…

Mind’s Eye Yarns
Lucy’s Lovely Hand Died Yarn

Episode 7 – Boston Yarn Crawl 1


Another week… another episode.

This weeks begins a yarn crawl that will should last for a while. I am trying to interview the shop people from my LYS’s. Also, this episode has no music… weird…

I go on for about half an hour…
Links from the show

From the Reviews:
Maran Illustrated: Knitting & Crocheting – maranGraphics Development Group
Get Creative

From the interview segment: Woolcott & Company
Big Girl Knits – Jillian Moreno
The Opinionated Knitter – Elizabeth Zimmermann
Knitted Flowers – Nicky Epstein