Lily Chin on the Knitgrrl Show and more!

by Shannon on August 1, 2007

This Friday it’s the legendary Lily Chin on The Knitgrrl Show, at a special time (5:00 p.m. Eastern) to accommodate her ultra-busy schedule. Call in with questions, send them via IM or email — any way you want to check in, we’ll see you Friday at 5:00. Pretend you’re staying to do overtime, impress the boss, listen to The Knitgrrl Show. Everyone wins.

River Colors Yarn Studio (aka Stitch Cleveland’s next-door neighbor) finally got the fall issue of Vogue Knitting yesterday — woo! I did a (hilarious, lengthy) phone interview with none other than Debbie Stoller, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Clara Parkes and Vickie Howell.

Poor Cheryl and Adina from Vogue Knitting had to play Shut The Knitters Up So We Can Take Notes from time to time, but they did a brilliant job of it, and it’s a great article. Thanks, Cheryl!

I have learned, however, that me + phone interviews aren’t a good idea, given my tendency to just Blurt Out Whatever I Feel Like Saying. (My mom is going to be mortified by my use of the word “asses,” for example. She’s always trying to get me to stop swearing like a sailor — to no avail. Sorry, Ma!)

Two book reviews to do this week, one of The Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters: A Knit-to-Fit Workshop by Lynne Vogel, and one of The Knitting Man(ual): 20+ Projects for Guys, by Kristin Spurkland. Short version: I love them both. But more to come…

A project for my upcoming book (How to Knit in the Woods) by Annie Modesitt arrived today and it is so cool, I am having a difficult time not publishing a photo. Maybe I’ll post some behind-the-scenes photo shoot stuff next month, but for now, I’m being all Secret Squirrel about it. Same with the alt-fiber book.

Needless to say, when I can’t find the time to post, I am actually hard at work. I’m particularly proud of a bag I felted last night that came out just the way I wanted it to, better, even. Note for the felt fans in the crowd, Cascade’s “The Heathers” colors in 220 felt really beautifully, I’ve used them in two projects so far and they look fantastic. Deep and rich because of their multicolored-ness.

One last thing: has anyone spotted this on Amazon yet? Son of Stitch ‘n Bitch: 45 Projects to Knit and Crochet for Men by Debbie Stoller! Superfun.

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Lolly August 1, 2007 at 12:36 pm

The VK piece was brilliant. I read it last night and was thinking about it for hours. I really enjoyed the old guard-new guard thing.

Can’t wait to see these book reviews!

Shannon August 1, 2007 at 12:39 pm

Funny you say that, ’cause I think it was kinda mean to label them the “old” guard. They’re my heroes, for heaven’s sake! They should be the FABULOUS FOREBEARS or something…

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