Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Fiber Hooligan Podcast & SSK Photos

(photo by Gale Zucker)

Hi, Knitters,
I'm popping in briefly this Sunday morning to let you know that I will be interviewed live on the Fiber Hooligan Podcast tomorrow morning. The show starts at 11am Central Time and it lasts an hour. You can have a reminder sent to you before the show starts and you can call in during the show to ask questions! The show is hosted by Benjamin Levisay of Knitter's Magazine, XRX Books, and Stitches Events fame. I am so honored to get to be a part of his podcast.

If you can't tune in live you can listen anytime at your own convenience. Benjamin already has so many great episodes and interviews in the archives. The Fiber Hooligan is one of my new favorite podcasts. I have been listening from the start and subscribe through iTunes. Since I was already a fan and follower I was thrilled to be asked to join in the show.

Here are all of the links you'll need:

The phone number to call in is: (718) 664-9655

The Fiber Hooligan Ravelry Group! I'm a member, come join me over on the forum.

Also, Benjamin is giving away a copy of my new book Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys AND 3 of my Craftsy Classes for free!!!! Click here and here to see my class offerings on Craftsy.

Anyway, I am looking forward to chatting about all things fiber and knitting and I hope you'll join me!

(photo by Gale Zucker)

Now, to explain these fantastic photos. While I was at SSK in July I was fortunate to get to spend some time with the fabulous photographer/teacher, Gale Zucker. Click here for Gale's photography website and blog! Gale had a fantastic post about SSK that included photos of Scarritt-Bennett and the instructors and attendees. Gale even attended my last class of the event and took some photos, which I really appreciated. She was just fun to have around in class, too.

I asked Gale if I could share her photos on my blog and she said, "Sure!" So here they are. Thank you to Gale.

The first photo is during my Fair Isle Hat class. The students learned how to do a corrugated rib, left and right-leaning Latvian Braids, how to do two-handed colorwork along with many tips and tricks in between.

The next photo above is a small version of the following photo.....

(photo by Gale Zucker)

The hands belong to fellow instructor Amy Christoffers and me. This really happened and Gale caught the moment on camera. I had just hand-wound a ball of Desert Vista Dyeworks self-striping sock yarn in the Tiki Bar colorway. As we were waiting to go to dinner at Ann Shayne's house I was telling Amy about the socks I was casting on that night, Amy wanted to get a closer look so I handed it over. 

Click here to order the Tiki Bar sock yarn. You'll love it. I got a good part of the cuff done on the sock at Ann's house so the sock will be a great memento of that night.

(photo by Gale Zucker)

These are some of my class demonstration samples. All of the yarn is Quince & Co. Lark which is the perfect wool for colorwork. I love this messy photo. There is so much work accomplished in the three-hour class and the photo reminds me of how much fun it is to teach. This may be my favorite class in my repertoire.

(photo by Gale Zucker)

During class I have always have my students gather around me to look over my shoulder while I sit at the teacher table. This is where I do technique demonstrations and in this class there are many. This Fair Isle class was an especially fun and studious group. We had a good time together.

(photo by Gale Zucker)

One of my students had this beautiful shawl made from her handspun. I asked her if I could try it on. Isn't it pretty? I don't know if you'll remember but I want to knit a shawl that I can cross in the front and then tie behind my back. This one worked perfectly like this. I think I'll end up knitting something simple like this with the garter stitch and long length.

Anyway, thank you for indulging me with these photos. These are some great memories for me and I want to have a good record of the SSK event and of the excellent knitters I got to hang out and knit with. 

Thank you to both Gale and Benjamin today!

Hopefully some of you will pop in tomorrow for The Fiber Hooligan podcast.
best, susie
p.s. Thank you for all of the How I Make Worsted Weight Socks and How I Make My Socks love. The worsted weight sock recipe climbed all the way to #4 on the Ravelry Hot Right Now Patterns. I thought that was fun and kind of funny at the same time.