Commuter Knitter Podcast

de Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Episodios

Commuter Knitter Podcast - WFH Edition - Episode 117 - Where Did August Go?

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Please note - none of the links in this post will direct you to Ravelry due to accessibility issues.

You've Arrived at Your Destination

A little girl stole her mother's freshly knitted striped hat

  • Vanilla Sock - One Week Sock Challenge - Julie Ann Knitter and Earthtones Girl Denise.

A new pair of stripey socks

Drive

Road Trips

Your Mileage May Vary/Trip Planner

  • I mention projects I am planning for the Pigskin Party:

A semicircle of wound yarn in rainbow order: grey speckled, pinkish orange, orange, yellow, green, blue, light purple and dark purple Yarn for V-Back Tee

Backseat Drivers

The twins share their current projects with a bit of podcasting before bed

Two bespectacled girls smile for the camera holding their knitting projects surrounded by their stuffed toys The girls say "hi!"

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Commuter Knitter - WFH Edition - Episode 116 - Recharging My Own Batteries

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Please note - none of the links in this post will direct you to Ravelry due to accessibility issues.

You've Arrived at Your Destination

  • Regia – Arne & Carlos – Moon Night – US 0 2.0mm (Started during Pigskin Party 2015!)

Drive

Road Trips

Your Mileage May Vary

  • I discuss finding the "right" tools for your projects

Backseat Drivers

The twins do not join me this time, but say hello!

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Commuter Knitter - WFH Edition - Episode 115 - I'm Just a Knitter Who Loves Her Yarn and Her Needles

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Please note - none of the links in this post will direct you to Ravelry due to accessibility issues.

You've Arrived at Your Destination

  • Finally finished the mate to the Patons Kroy Blue Striped Ragg first sock that I knitted during Stash Dash 2015.
  • Scalloped Potholder

Drive

  • Regia - Arne & Carlos - Moon Night - US 0 2.0mm (Started during Pigskin Party 2015!)
  • Spring Forward Socks - One Twisted Tree - Disco Lemonade

Road Trips

Trip Planner and Your Mileage May Vary

I ramble a bit about being a process knitter vs. a product knitter - having lots of WIPs or focusing on one project at a time. I mention some plans for upcoming projects:

  • Regia – Arne & Carlos – Moon Night – US 0 2.0mm (Started during Pigskin Party 2015!)

Backseat Drivers

The twins do not join me this time, but say hello!

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Commuter Knitter - WFH Edition - Episode 114 - Socks Everywhere!

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

You've Arrived at Your Destination

Drive

  • Project 465 - Vanilla Sock – Patons Kroy – Fern Rose Jaquards
  • Regia - Arne & Carlos - Moon Night - US 0 2.0mm (Started during Pigskin Party 2015!)
  • Spring Forward Socks - One Twisted Tree - Disco Lemonade

Check Engine Light/Road Maps

Road Trips

Backseat Drivers

The twins join me after the music to talk about their current knitting projects

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Commuter Knitter - WFH Edition - Episode 113 - A Friday Afternoon Chat

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

You've Arrived at Your Destination

Bean & Olive and Bean & Olive Grown-up by Andrea Mowry

Drive

  • Stephen West – Painting Honeycombs Shawl
    • Dragonfly Fibers – Dragon Sock – Dr. Frankenstein (May 2013 club colorway)
      • Kate stepped away from Dragonfly in 2019. In 2020, Amy from Canon Hand Dyes and Lisa from White Birch Fiber Arts bought the business
    • Knit Style Yarns – Trendy Sock Minis – Party at the Mansion
    • Stephen's YouTube Tutorial for Painting Honeycombs

Road Trips

Your Mileage May Vary

I discuss my own yarn shopping habits

Backseat Drivers

The twins join me for sound checks with my new microphone

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Commuter Knitter - WFH Edition - Episode 112 - Discombobulated by Technical Difficulties

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Drive

Bean & Olive and Bean & Olive Grown-up by Andrea Mowry

 

Vanilla Sock - Patons Kroy - Fern Rose Jaquards

Trip Planning

I talk about planning for The Knit Girllls Stash Dash, Down Cellar Studio Splash Pad Party and other Summertime Make-alongs

Road Trips

Your Mileage May Vary

I discuss various knitting trends that started to emerge while I was on the sidelines - mohair, minis, and speckled yarn

Backseat Drivers

The twins share a joke from the Spark Shorts Purl (Disney+) and talk a little about an episode of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Amazon Prime)

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Commuter Knitter - WFH Edition - Episode 111 - Purposeful Pause

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Please note - none of the links are to pages on Ravelry.com due to accessibility issues currently present on the site as of the time of this recording.
 
Drive
Bean & Olive and Bean & Olive Grown-up by Andrea Mowry
 
Vanilla Sock with Megan Williams' OMG Heel
Vanilla Sock with Megan Williams' OMG Heel - kid sized
King of the Forest (Totoro) by Robin Zillman Jacobson
  • Started this one in January 2015
  • Holding Cascade 220 double - sapphire
Trip Planning
I talk about planning for The Knit Girllls Stash Dash, Down Cellar Studio Splash Pad Party and other Summertime Make-alongs
 
Road Trips
 
Your Mileage May Vary
I continue my discussion from last episode about finding ways to bring knitting back into my every day routines
 
Backseat Drivers
The twins are not joining us on the podcast today, but they say "hello!"
 
Come Find me on the Interwebs

 

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Commuter Knitter Podcast - WFH Edition - Episode 110 - Time is a Weird Concept These Days

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Join me for a mid-week episode of the podcast - Take 3!

Please note - none of the links are to pages on Ravelry.com due to accessibility issues currently present on the site as of the time of this recording.

You've Arrived At Your Destination

North Shore by Tin Can Knits - TCK website

Drive

Bean & Olive and Bean & Olive Grown-up by Andrea Mowry

Vanilla Sock with Megan Williams' OMG Heel

Road Maps

I discuss choosing colors for color work knitting and mention Melissa Leapman's Mastering Color Knitting.

Your Mileage May Vary

I talk about finding one's knitting spark when life is throwing us curveballs - expectedly or unexpectedly.

Backseat Drivers

Stay tuned after the music for a clip of the twins chatting about knitting.

Come Find me on the Interwebs

 

Commuter Knitter Podcast - WFH Edition - Episode 109 - A Day Long Battle with This Episode

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Take # 371 of this episode after technical difficulties.  It reminded me of the episode of The West Wing where President Bartlett could not successfully pre-record his weekly radio address.  In the end, he finally got through it live.  Turns out, the same strategy worked for me today and I was able to record the rest of the episode in one take and did not need to edit much! Join me as a project reaches a roadblock, a long languishing project sees the light of day again, and I swatch for upcoming projects.  My co-hosts make a return appearance on the show at the very end.

Thank you!

Thank you to Jasmin and Gigi of the Knitmore Girls Podcast for the recent shoutout

And many thanks to Jen of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast and YouTube channel for inviting me to join her for a Crafty Chat on her channel!

Drive

North Shore by Tin Can Knits - TCK website

Oranje by Ann Weaver - Knitty.com

Trip Planner

Bean & Olive and Bean & Olive Grown-up by Andrea Mowry

Your Mileage May Vary

I discuss the current accessibility issues with Ravelry and ponder my future use of the site.  Please join me and others in staying off the site March 31st - April 2nd in solidarity with those who are unable to access due to triggering migraines and other health issues.  For additional details, please check out posts by ktb38 and evanitaewm on Instagram.

Come Find me on the Interwebs

 

Commuter Knitter - WFH Edition - Episode 108 - Different Ways to Get from Point A to Point B

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Thank you everyone for the warm welcome back to the world of podcasting after the last episode!

This episode, I share a finished object, talk about my current project, and blather on a bit about needle organization. My little co-hosts make a return appearance at the end of the show.

You've Arrived at Your Destination (with a couple Check Engine Lights along the way!)

Crazyheart by Tanis Lavallee - Tanis Fiber Arts website

Crazyheart Ravelry Project Page

Drive

North Shore by Tin Can Knits - TCK website

North Shore Ravelry Project Page

Your Mileage May Vary

How do you store your needles?

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Ravelry - ndjen04

Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast

Twitter - @CommuterKnitter

Facebook - Commuter Knitter

Periscope - Commuter Knitter

Email - commuterknitter@gmail.com

Show notes - http://commuterknitter.blogspot.com

Instagram - ndjen04

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Commuter Knitter - WFH Edition - Episode 107 - Not Letting Perfection Get in the Way

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

**Update - 3/5/2021 - a listener brought to my attention that the links below were not working. Hopefully the technical issues have been fixed!  :-)

Four years, four months and a week ago was the last time I recorded an episode of the podcast.  After all this time, my knitting spark has finally turned back into a (small) flame and I have been inspired to return to the podcast to share! 

**Please note - all Ravelry links will be clearly labeled as such**

You've Arrived at Your Destination

Little Camaro by Tanis Lavalee - Tanis Fiber Arts website

Little Camaro Ravelry Project Page

Mini Last Unicorn - Bad Wolf Girl Studios Etsy Shop

Mini Last Unicorn Ravelry Project Page

 

Drive

Crazyheart by Tanis Lavallee - Tanis Fiber Arts website

Crazyheart Ravelry Project Page

 

Trip Planner 

North Shore by Tin Can Knits - TCK website

Neighborhood Fiber Company Studio DK

Bean & Olive by Andrea Mowry - Drea Renee Knits website

Bean & Olive Grown-Up by Andrea Mowry - Drea Renee Knits website

LolaBean Yarn Co.

 

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Ravelry - ndjen04

Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast

Twitter - @CommuterKnitter

Facebook - Commuter Knitter

Periscope - Commuter Knitter

Email - commuterknitter@gmail.com

Show notes - http://commuterknitter.blogspot.com

Instagram - ndjen04

Commuter Knitter - Episode 106 - Finding Balance (or How Jen Got Her Knit Groove Back)

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Thank you for sticking with me and welcome to any new listeners!  In this episode, I share how I am finding balance and am getting my knit groove back.  No show notes this go-around - am just happy to be back behind the microphone and chatting with you all!

 

Commuter Knitter - Episode 105 - You Would Think This Would Be Like Riding a Bike

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

I'm BAAAACCCCKKKK in the Saddle! Three months and a day between episodes.  Boy am I glad to be back at the microphone.  Not much progress to share on the knitting front, so I share my plans to get my knitting mojo back this summer with ALL THE KALs.  We also have a special guest for the last segment or two :-)

You've Arrived at Your Destination

Puerperium Cardigan - newborn size

Drive & Trip Planner

Stash Dash with TheKnitGirllls

Graduate Your Stash KAL with Kino Knits

Batter Up KAL with In a Sknit

Great Outdoors KAL with Knitting Butterflies

Splash Pad Party with Down Cellar Studio

Kitchen Counter Crafter

PALKAL with ACTually Knitting

One Twisted Tree

Go Buffalo!
Playful Stripes Cardigan

Baby Shrug 1 and Baby Shrug 2

Arne and Carlos Socks

Whiz Bang

Spring Forward

Halloween Socks

Yeti Socks 

Two Lane Highway Rage

Whisker Lickin' Socks

Mix and Match Henleys

Flax Light

Offroading

Cross Stitching

Thank you for all of the kind words and well wishes following the four year pod-iversary in February and the birth of our daughters the following day!  

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Ravelry - ndjen04

Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast

Twitter - @CommuterKnitter

Facebook - Commuter Knitter

Periscope - ndjen04

Email - commuterknitter@gmail.com

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 104 - Four Years Ago Today a Podcast Was Born

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Four years ago today on Leap Day 2012, I turned on the voice memo app on my phone and the Commuter Knitter Podcast was born.  Thank you for a wonderful FOUR years!! :-)

You've Arrived at Your Destination

Ripples 2.0

Newborn Vertebrae #2

 

 Drive

Repaired Carlos' Fighting Irish Mittens

Puerperium Cardigan - newborn size

Go Buffalo!

Neutral

Playful Stripes Cardigan

King of the Forest

 

Traffic Report

Some new podcasts for you to enjoy!

Kino Knits

In a Sknit - rebooted as a one-woman video podcast with krisluvswool

Cultivate and Create - with mrsshoo (formerly of In a Sknit)

Unraveling with Greg and Joey

Thank you for a great four years of podcasting!

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Ravelry - ndjen04

Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast

Twitter - @CommuterKnitter

Facebook - Commuter Knitter

Periscope - Commuter Knitter

Email - commuterknitter@gmail.com

Instagram - ndjen04

Commuter Knitter - Episode 103 - Looking at 2015 in the Rearview Mirror

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Happy New Year!  Thank you all for a wonderful 2015 and here's to a great 2016!!

You've Arrived at Your Destination

Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket

Force Awakens Hat

Drive

Yeti Socks

Ripples 2.0

Gauge Matters in Crochet, too!

 

Party Bus

Dusting off the Party Bus to give away a copy of Skein Watch Socks by Kinoknits

Mary recently started a podcast of her own.  I've listened to the first few episodes and this one will definitely find its way into my rotation!

 

Prairie Girls Knit & Spin

One Twisted Tree yarns

 

Enter to win in the Ravelry Group - Contest will close January 10th

 

Rearview Mirror

 

Recap of 2015 Goals

 

New-to-me Yarn Dyers added to the stash in 2015:

Kismet Fiberworks

One Twisted Tree

Twist Fiber Studio

Arne & Carlos

Gale's Art

Oh!  Loops

Fab Funky Fibres

 

Looking ahead to 2016

 

Balance is the key word for this year

 

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Ravelry - ndjen04

Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast

Twitter - @CommuterKnitter

Facebook - Commuter Knitter

Periscope - Commuter Knitter

Email - commuterknitter@gmail.com

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 102 - All Crochet All the Time

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

A little late in getting this episode out to you all, but I hope you enjoy!

Your Mileage May Vary

Does the shorter daylight time in the winter months impact your knitting or crafting time?

You've Arrived at Your Destination

Antler Cardigan

Drive

Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket

Yoda from Star Wars Crochet

 

Trip Planner

Recreating a blanket that my great-grandma crocheted for me as a baby that was handed down to my middle brother

 

Party Bus

Dusting off the Party Bus to give away a copy of Skein Watch Socks by Kinoknits

**Note - after recording the episode, Mary let me know that she recently started a podcast of her own.  I've listened to the first few episodes and this one will definitely find its way into my rotation!

Prairie Girls Knit & Spin

One Twisted Tree yarns

 

Enter to win in the Ravelry Group

 

Offroading

Carlos and I ventured up to Boston for the ND-BC game at Fenway Park and had a wonderful time!

 

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Ravelry - ndjen04

Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast

Twitter - @CommuterKnitter

Facebook - Commuter Knitter

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Email - commuterknitter@gmail.com

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 101 - Beyond Yarn and Needles

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Carlos and I thank you so much for all of the kind notes and messages after Episode 100's exciting news that I shared.  This episode I have a couple FOs, a few WIPs, answer some questions about sweater knitting, and recap a wonderful day at NY State Sheep & Wool.

You've Arrived at Your Destination

Newborn Vertebrae

Mama Vertebrae

Drive

Go Buffalo

DCS Pigskin Party

Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket

Addendum - Trip Planner - Bumble Socks for Carlos

Where Shall We Go Today?

A new segment to answer your questions.  This episode I talk all about sweater knitting thanks to a question from Michelle ACTuallyKNITting

I mention Amy Herzog's books and Craftsy Class (keep in mind I am a Craftsy affiliate, so if you happen to purchase a class after clicking a link here, I do receive a small commission)

Road Trips

NY State Sheep and Wool - October 17 and 18

Jennie the Potter

Gale's Art

Dragonfly Fibers

Into the Whirled

 

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Ravelry - ndjen04

Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast

Twitter - @CommuterKnitter

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Periscope - Commuter Knitter

Email - commuterknitter@gmail.com

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 100 - Speechless

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

This episode I am grateful for reaching 100 episodes, recap my 2015 goals, and share several new WIPs that have been under wraps for a bit.  Stay tuned after the closing music for some previously unaired audio from the "sound check" before the pilot episode.


Rearview Mirror
Recap/Check-in for 2015 goals and #stashdownthrowdown

Drive

Mama Vertebrae
Halloween Socks
Arne & Carlos Socks
DCS Pigskin Party with BostonJen


A quick detour with news that will provide context to the next few WIPs

Newborn Vertebrae
Go Buffalo
Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket

Where Shall We Go Today?
A new segment to answer your questions.  This episode I talk all about choosing projects for travel and vacation knitting

Road Trips
Western CT Yarn Crawl - September 25-27
NY State Sheep and Wool - October 17 and 18


Come Find me on the Interwebs
Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
Twitter - @CommuterKnitter
Facebook - Commuter Knitter
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Email - commuterknitter@gmail.com
Show notes - http://commuterknitter.blogspot.com
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Commuter Knitter - Episode 99 - Where Did August Go?

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

A recap of Stash Dash, a few WIPs, a chat about knitting socks for Carlos, and gearing up for Notre Dame football!

 

You've Arrived at Your Destination

Stash Dash recap - Details in TheKnitGirllls group

Patons Kroy Stripes - first sock done

Tan House Brook Shawl

Twitterpated Socks

Swirl E. Socks in One Twisted Tree Variegated Twist 

Sparkle Pony Socks

Vesper Intergalactic

Zigzagulars

 

Hitofude - Take Two

 

Congrats to Jasmin on her Stash Dash win AND the arrival of the newest Knitmore!

 

Drive

Pomme de pin

June's Favorite Cardigan

Mama Vertebrae

 

Frogged:

September Morn

Elfe

Berkshire Dolman

 

Where Shall We Go Today?

A new segment to answer your questions.  This episode I talk all about knitting socks for Carlos and what I do differently.

 

Offroading

Notre Dame Football starts on Saturday!! Go Irish!!

 

Road Trips

Western CT Yarn Crawl - September 25-27

NY State Sheep and Wool - October 17 and 18

 

 

 

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Ravelry - ndjen04

Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast

Twitter - @CommuterKnitter

Facebook - Commuter Knitter

Periscope - Commuter Knitter

Email - commuterknitter@gmail.com

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 98 - Take Two

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Three FOs, a couple WIPs and a lot of WIP-talking

 

You've Arrived at Your Destination

 

Vesper Intergalactic

Swirl E. Socks in One Twisted Tree Variegated Twist 

Prairie Girls Knit & Spin podcast

One Twisted Adventure - blog post from One Twisted Tree

These would count for ACTually KNITting's PALKAL

Hitofude - Take Two

 

Drive

Stash Dash strategizing - Details in TheKnitGirllls group

Jasmin and I have a friendly wager going

 

Pomme de pin

June's Favorite Cardigan

 

Where Shall We Go Today?

A new segment to answer your questions.  This week I talk all about my WIPs.

 

Road Trips

STITCHES Midwest - this weekend!

Stitch N Pitch at Citifield - August 16

Western CT Yarn Crawl - September

NY State Sheep and Wool - October 17 and 18

 

 

 

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Ravelry - ndjen04

Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast

Twitter - @CommuterKnitter

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Email - commuterknitter@gmail.com

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 97 - There is All Sorts of Cheating Happening in this Episode!

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Socks as far as the eye can see! And Jen is a cheater...

 

 

You've Arrived at Your Destination

Rainbows Flying Off the Needles

 

Drive

Stash Dash strategizing - Details in TheKnitGirllls group

Jasmin and I have a friendly wager going

 

Pomme de pin

 

#operationclearthesockneedles

Vesper Intergalactic

Swirl E. Socks in One Twisted Tree Variegated Twist 

Spring Forward 2.0 - One Twisted Tree

Whiz Bang by MrsShoo from the In a Sknit podcast in Quaere Fibre Sparkle Sock in Vincent & The Doctor

Paton's Kroy Blue Ragg Stripe

Poste Yarn - Elm Street

Two Lane Highway Rage Socks in Voolenvine Yarns stored in my glove box in my Stitched by Jessalu BBT bag.

Little Mount Yarn Co. Exploding TARDIS

Lollipop - Whisker Lickin's

 

Prairie Girls Knit & Spin podcast

Oh Loops! and Fiber by Design

Yarngasm Video Podcast

 

Road Maps - Sock Edition

Over the course of the several episodes, we are chatting about socks.  This week I talk about non-wool based sock yarns

 

Grumperina's blog post

Cascade Fixation

Blue Moon Fiber Arts - Sock Candy

CoBaSi

 

Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!

 

Rearview Mirror

Answered a question from the contest thread from earlier this year - DebKnits2 asked about my favorite project

 

 

 

Come Find me on the Interwebs

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 96 - Fingers Crossed

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

This week I overcame technical difficulties to share lots of WIPs, an FO for Stash Dash, and a brief chat about how I care for my socks

 

You've Arrived at Your Destination

 

Zigzagular Socks by Susie White

 

 

Total meterage for Stash Dash - 893.6 meters

 

Drive

Stash Dash strategizing - Details in TheKnitGirllls group

Jasmin and I have a friendly wager going

 

The Ultimate Nerd Scarf (formerly Big Bang Theory Scarf) out of hibernation

Graph Paper website - Thank you to Larry in our Ravelry Group for sharing!

I mention the Around Your Neck KAL with Suburban Stitcher and Must Stash podcasts

 

Pomme de pin

 

Spring Forward 2.0 - One Twisted Tree

 

Two Lane Highway Rage Socks in Voolenvine Yarns stored in my glove box in my Stitched by Jessalu BBT bag.

 

Prairie Girls Knit & Spin podcast

Oh Loops! and Fiber by Design

Yarngasm Video Podcast

 

Paton's Kroy Blue Ragg Stripe

 

Swirl E. Socks in One Twisted Tree Variegated Twist 

 

Whiz Bang by MrsShoo from the In a Sknit podcast in Quaere Fibre Sparkle Sock in Vincent & The Doctor

 

 

Road Maps - Sock Edition

Over the course of the several episodes, we are chatting about socks.  This week I talk about how I care for my socks

Citric Acid soak

 

 

 

 

Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!

 


Road Trips

 

I-91 Shop Hop - June 25th-28th

Green Mountain Spinnery (Putney, VT)

Handknits (Brattleboro, VT) 

Sheep & Shawl (Deerfield, MA) 

Northampton Wools (Northampton, MA) 

WEBS (Northampton, MA) 

Marji's Yarncrafts (Granby, CT) 

Creative Fibers LLC (Windsor, CT) 

Village Wool (Glastonbury, CT) 

Country Yarns (Wallingford, CT)

Knit New Haven (New Haven, CT) 

The Yarn Barn LLC (Woodbridge, CT) 

The Yarn Basket (Branford, CT) 

 

 

 

Come Find me on the Interwebs

Ravelry - ndjen04

Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast

Twitter - @CommuterKnitter

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Email - commuterknitter@gmail.com

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 95 - Fueling my Competitive Fire

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

This week it's a lot of smack talk about Stash Dash, lots of knitting, how to battle second sock syndrome, and a bit of offroading at the end.  Enjoy!

You've Arrived at Your Destination

 

Tan House Brook Shawl by Boston Jen of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast

This project could have counted for PALKAL with ACTuallyKnitting podcast if I had waited until June 1st to finish

 

Twitterpated Vanilla Socks

 

Total meterage for Stash Dash - 660.4

 

The LIST:

 

Drive

Stash Dash strategizing - Details in TheKnitGirllls group

Jasmin and I have a friendly wager going

 

The Ultimate Nerd Scarf (formerly Big Bang Theory Scarf) out of hibernation

Graph Paper website - Thank you to Larry in our Ravelry Group for sharing!

 

Cambridge Shawl

King of the Forest

 

Spring Forward 2.0 - One Twisted Tree

Zigzagular Socks by Susie White

Two Lane Highway Rage Socks in Voolenvine Yarns

 

Prairie Girls Knit & Spin podcast

Oh Loops! and Fiber by Design

Yarngasm Video Podcast

 

June's Favorite Cardigan

 

Road Maps - Sock Edition

Over the course of the several episodes, we are chatting about socks.  This week I talk about second sock syndrome and how to overcome it

Shoutout to KDLB - Kristine from the Yarnings Podcast

 

Melissa Morgan Oakes - 2-at-a-time Socks

 

Two at a Time Video

 

Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!

 

Offroading

Carlos and I are missing Disney World and help bring the Mouse home through podcasts

The DIS Unplugged

WDW Today

WDW Radio

See Ya Reel Soon

Disney Exchange

Enchanted Tiki Talk


Road Trips

 

I-91 Shop Hop - June 25th-28th

Green Mountain Spinnery (Putney, VT)

Handknits (Brattleboro, VT) 

Sheep & Shawl (Deerfield, MA) 

Northampton Wools (Northampton, MA) 

WEBS (Northampton, MA) 

Marji's Yarncrafts (Granby, CT) 

Creative Fibers LLC (Windsor, CT) 

Village Wool (Glastonbury, CT) 

Country Yarns (Wallingford, CT)

Knit New Haven (New Haven, CT) 

The Yarn Barn LLC (Woodbridge, CT) 

The Yarn Basket (Branford, CT) 

 

 

 

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 94 - One Stitch at a Time

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Converting Toe-Up/Cuff-Down

 

Drive

Just like Prairie Girl Susie of the Prairie Girls Knit & Spin podcast, I am holding WIPS as part of my Stash Dash strategizing - Details in TheKnitGirllls group

Jasmin and I have a friendly wager going

Big Bang Theory Scarf out of hibernation

Graph Paper website - Thank you to Larry in our Ravelry Group for sharing!

Tan House Brook Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde of the Down Cellar Studio podcast.  This project could count for PALKAL with ACTuallyKnitting podcast or the Around Your Neck KAL with Suburban Stitcher

Zigzagular Socks by Susie White

Spring Forward 2.0 - One Twisted Tree

Twitterpated Vanilla Socks

June's Favorite Cardigan

King of the Forest

 

Road Maps - Sock Edition

Over the course of the several episodes, we are chatting about socks.  This week I (attempt to) answer the frequently asked question of how I convert cuff-down patterns to toe-up

 

Toe Up Gusset Heel formula

 

Skew Socks

 

 

Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!


Road Trips

 

I-91 Shop Hop - June 25th-28th

Green Mountain Spinnery (Putney, VT)
Handknits (Brattleboro, VT) 
Sheep & Shawl (Deerfield, MA) 
Northampton Wools (Northampton, MA) 
WEBS (Northampton, MA) 
Marji's Yarncrafts (Granby, CT) 
Creative Fibers LLC (Windsor, CT) 
Village Wool (Glastonbury, CT) 
Country Yarns (Wallingford, CT)
Knit New Haven (New Haven, CT) 
The Yarn Barn LLC (Woodbridge, CT) 
The Yarn Basket (Branford, CT) 

 

 

 

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 93 - Cheerful Chatter About Knitting

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Road Maps - Sock Edition

Over the course of the several episodes, we are chatting about socks.  This week is all about heels and toes - well, mostly heels

 

Clementine Socks with a Garter Stitch heel flap

Lara Neel Sock Architecture

Short Row Heel

Peasant heel discussion

OMG Heel

FishLipsKiss Heel

Double Gusset

Sweet Tomato Heel

 

Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!


Road Trips

Connecticut Sheep & Wool - Tolland Agricultural Center - April 25, 2015

Stitched By JessaLu

Fat Cat Knits

TVKnittingPodcast

 

 

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 92 - Just Right Like Goldilocks

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

This week it's all about gauge!

 

You've Arrived at Your Destination

Rainbow Socks for Carlos in White Birch Fiber Arts Nothing Says Screw You Like a Rainbow

Thanks again to Jasmin of the Knitmore Girls for a podcast-friendly name for this color way :-)

Megan Williams' OMG Heel

 

Drive

Stash Dash strategizing

Pomme de pin

Halloween Stripey Socks

 

Road Maps - Sock Edition

Over the course of the next several episodes, we are going to chat about socks.  This episode the discussion is all about yarn and needles.

 

This week we talk about how much gauge can change the outcome of your socks.  

 

Spring Forward Turned Vanilla

Spring Forward 2.0 - One Twisted Tree

 

I mention my Valentine Socks out of Must Stash Yarns from the kit with Suburban Stitcher and Vintage Rose

 

Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!


Road Trips

Connecticut Sheep & Wool - Tolland Agricultural Center - April 25, 2015

Kent Needle Arts Retreat - Kent, Connecticut - May 16-17, 2015

 

 

 

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 91 - Well, It Depends

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Please note - there is a bit of extra background noise in this episode thanks to the rain and potholes...

 

Drive

Rainbow Socks for Carlos in White Birch Fiber Arts Nothing Says Screw You Like a Rainbow

Thanks again to Jasmin of the Knitmore Girls for a podcast-friendly name for this color way :-)

 

Cargo

Checking in for #stashdownthrowdown

Down 289.8 yards, even after falling down at the One Twisted Tree yarn premiere a couple weeks ago

I'm also strategizing for The Knit Girllls Stash Dash

 

Road Maps - Sock Edition

Over the course of the next several episodes, we are going to chat about socks.  This episode the discussion is all about yarn and needles.

 

Early on in the podcast, I did a few photo tutorials for circular knitting:

DPN Tutorial

Magic Loop

2 Circulars

 

Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!


Road Trips

Connecticut Sheep & Wool - Tolland Agricultural Center - April 25, 2015

Kent Needle Arts Retreat - Kent, Connecticut - May 16-17, 2015

 

 

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 90 - The Rainbows Aren't Done With Me Yet

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Rainbows, rainbows everywhere this week!

 

You've Arrived At Your Destination

Rainbow Vanilla Socks in Quaere Fibre 10 Stripe Rainbow. Vanilla toe-up socks with Megan Williams' OMG Heel

 

Drive

Rainbow Socks for Carlos in White Birch Fiber Arts Nothing Says Screw You Like a Rainbow

Spring Forward from Knitty Summer 2008

 

Road Maps

Over the course of the next several episodes, we are going to chat about socks.  This episode the topic is where to get started.  

 

Clara Parkes Knitters Book of Socks

Ann Budd Sock Knitting Master Class

Alice Yu Socktopus

Lara Neel Sock Architecture

 

The Party Bus - complete with snow tires! - Winners Announced

Celebrating 3 years of podcasting with a month-long giveaway in the Ravelry Group!

Dragonfly Fibers

Cooperative Press

Aila Grace Shawl from Jennifer Lassonde

Dream in Color Everlasting Sock

Fix-A-Stitch - a regular and lace set

 

Traffic Report

Congratulations to Danie on her expansion of One Twisted Tree to include beautiful hand-dyed yarn.  The first update took place on March 13 - can't wait to see what Danie has in store for the future!


Road Trips

Connecticut Sheep & Wool - Tolland Agricultural Center - April 25, 2015

 

 

 

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 89 - Rainbows Flying Off the Needles

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

You've Arrived At Your Destination

Sorin by IrishGirlieKnits in Dragonfly Fibers Corgi

Flax by TinCanKnits in Dream in Color Everlasting DK

Cross Stitch pattern for Carlos's Valentine's Day gift

 

Drive

 

King of the Forest

Valentine Socks in Must Stash Yarns Je T'aime

Rainbow Vanilla Socks in Quaere Fibre 10 Stripe Rainbow. Vanilla toe-up socks with Megan Williams' OMG Heel

I mention the Suburban Stitcher Rainbow Along

 

Rearview Mirror

Checking in on my 2015 goals - so far so good!

 

Road Maps

Be sure to keep an eye on the blog for reviews and other posts coming out on a more regular basis.

Earlier this week I reviewed Dream in Color Everlasting DK, which I knit up in Flax by TinCanKnits

 

The Party Bus - complete with snow tires!

Celebrating 3 years of podcasting with a month-long giveaway in the Ravelry Group!

Dragonfly Fibers

Cooperative Press

Aila Grace Shawl from Jennifer Lassonde

Dream in Color Everlasting Sock

Fix-A-Stitch - a regular and lace set

 

Road Trips

Connecticut Sheep & Wool - Tolland Agricultural Center - April 25, 2015

 

 

 

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 88 - The Surprise is the Best Part

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

This week I continue tallying the WIP count, review Silver Spun yarn and put snow tires on the Party Bus.  Enjoy!

 

You've Arrived At Your Destination

Monkey Socks for Me

Halloween Socks for Carlos

 

Drive

King of the Forest

Cross Stitch pattern for Carlos's Valentine's Day gift

 

Road Maps

Be sure to keep an eye on the blog for reviews and other posts coming out on a more regular basis.

During the Blizzard I posted a review of Feel Good Yarn Company's Silver Spun

 

The Party Bus - complete with snow tires!

Celebrating 3 years of podcasting with a month-long giveaway!

Dragonfly Fibers

Cooperative Press

Aila Grace Shawl from Jennifer Lassonde

 

Traffic Report

Congrats to Ravelry for reaching 5 million registered users!

I mention that I have been listening to the back catalogue of Cast On

 

 

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 87 - Quite Literal

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

This week I keep tally of my WIPs, mention some beach-inspired yarn, and recap Vogue Knitting Live 2015 - enjoy!

 

You've Arrived At Your Destination

Your Heart is Full of Unwashed Socks - You're a Mean One socks

Straight as an Arrow Hat in Unwind Yarn Company Touring DK

I mention Club Dragonfly

 


Drive

Dad's Hat

Sorin by IrishGirlieKnits in Dragonfly Fibers Corgi

Evergreen Socks by Madeline Gannon of The Little Mount Yarn Company  The hashtag is #EvergreenSocksKAL on Instagram.  I am knitting these out of Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in Giving Tree

King of the Forest

Cross Stitch pattern for Carlos's Valentine's Day gift

 

Road Maps

Be sure to keep an eye on the blog for reviews and other posts coming out on a more regular basis.

Last week, I reviewed A Good Yarn Sarasota's Exclusive Yarn from Lorna's Laces

 

Road Trips

Vogue Knitting Live - Seamless Knit Doll class with Susan B. Anderson (and BostonJen!)

Mary, Millie, and Morgan

We met up with Maria from Subway Knits and Kristen from Yarngasm in the One Geek to Craft Them All booth

The Stephen & Steven Mix Tape Tour fashion show was a lot of fun!

Kismet Fiber Works

The Yarn Company

Socks that Rock

 

 

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 86 - The Annual Airing of The Stash

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

The first episode of 2015 recorded from the comfort of my living room.  I mention that I am wearing my Dark & Stormy to keep warm

 

You've Arrived At Your Destination

Your Heart is Full of Unwashed Socks - You're a Mean One socks

Spacious OMG Heel by Megan Williams from the Expanding CommuKnitty socks.  I couldn't find a free-standing pattern for this version of the OMG heel, but if there is one, please let me know.

Judy's Magic Cast On

Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off


Drive

Dad's Hat

WIPs, WIPs, and more WIPs - #WIPcrackin15 and #WIPknitdown2015

I mention Sarah from In a sKnit and Amy from Stockinette Zombies

 

Needle Inventory

 

Trip Planner

King of the Forest

Cross Stitch pattern for Carlos's Valentine's Day gift

 

Commuter Knitter Finish-along - winners announced

Wollmeise from my stash

 

Cargo

Annual Airing Out of the Stash:

 

All put away:

 

My Yarn Stash March 2007

 

 

Flash Your Stash thread on Ravelry

 

Road Maps

Be sure to keep an eye on the blog for reviews and other posts coming out on a more regular basis.

Last week, I reviewed Manos Lace

 

Road Trips

Vogue Knitting Live - Seamless Knit Doll class with Susan B. Anderson (and BostonJen!)

 

Welcome to any new listeners who have recently found the podcast. And thank you to the Knitmores for featuring the show in their 12 Days of Podcasts last week!

 

 

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 85 - Looking Back at 2014 in the Rearview Mirror

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

A retrospective of my 2014 yarn crafting adventures and a look ahead to 2015.  Recorded on Monday, December 29th, 2014.  Released January 1, 2015 - Happy New Year!

 

You've Arrived At Your Destination

2014 Finished Objects (no, you cannot do the same organizing in the stash page that you can in the project page and queue)

4 pairs of socks - 3 for me, 1 for Carlos

2 sweaters - Hitofude and Ginny's Cardigan

3 kids' sweaters

1 hat

1 cowl

1 bedspread

 

I mention The Knit Girllls Stash Dash, the Prairie Girls Knit & Spin podcast and their "Legend-Prairie" project.


Drive

 

14 WIPs started in 2014

Oranje

Elfe

Pomme de pin

6 pairs Socks, socks and more socks

2 hats

1 Kids' sweater

1 pair mitts

1 shawl

 

Rearview Mirror - 2014 Goals

Bring back old WIPs - of the 12 FOs this year, 3 were old WIPs, but the Mario Blanket should count for quite a few!

More socks for me - 3 new pairs added to the sock drawer

Thoughtful with yarn purchases - I did well up until recently

Expand my skills

The one I couldn't remember was to knit more sweaters for myself - finished 2 and cast on 3 more

 

Trip Planner - 2015 Goals

 

Knit through my 30 (!!) WIPs - tackle them one at a time to chip away at them

Knit from stash

Knit from pattern library

More socks for Carlos

Sweater or vest for Carlos

Finish cross stitch projects

 

Road Map to Achieve 2015 Goals

Search within myself - a theme for me both inside and outside my crafting life

Shopping from my WIPs, stash and pattern library

 

Road Trips

CT Sheep and Wool

Stitch n Pitch

Stitches East (which, sadly, has been cancelled for 2015 in Hartford)

Rhinebeck

 

Thank you to all of you for a wonderful 2014 and a great year for the podcast despite the bumpy ride

 

 

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 84 - Crafting All the Christmas Things

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

A shorter episode recorded the day after Thanksgiving.  Here you have a bit of a Turkey Day recap, some knitting, and a bit of off-roading

 

Jen's Eggnog Ice Cream Recipe

2 cups eggnog

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla Extract

1 tsp rum Extract

Cinnamon to taste

Nutmeg to taste

 

Combine eggnog and heavy cream in a large bowl.  Add extracts, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Stir until combined.  Refrigerate for 2 hours (or longer). Freeze in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. In my Cuisinart, it takes about 20 minutes or so.

 

Drive

NaKniSweMo - Pomme de Pin

Christmas Stripey Socks for Me

Desert Vista Dyeworks

*Correction on the stripes - Green, White, Green, Red, Green, Black

Your Heart is Full of Unwashed Socks

 

Irish Girlie Knits - We Do Not Have A Knitting Problem

 

Sorin

 

Finish-Along until the end of 2014 - #ckfal2014

 

Down Cellar Studio Pig Skin Party

 

Trip Planner

Connectivity Gloves

SilverSpun

 

Offroading

Christmas Celebration Sampler - Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

Picture This Plus

 

 

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Commuter Knitter - Episode 83 - The Long Lost Episode

por Jennifer D (ndjen04)

Where has November gone?!  I recorded this episode on November 6th and whoosh, here we are on December 3rd.  Also, I have recorded Episode 84 already, so be on the lookout for that one this weekend! 

 

You've Arrived At Your Destination

 

Chanchito by Kristen Jancuk


Drive

 

Halloween Socks - His

Halloween Socks - Hers

 

Elfe

 

NaKniSweMo - Pomme de Pin

 

Finish-Along until the end of 2014 - #ckfal2014

 

Down Cellar Studio Pig Skin Party

 

Knitting Room!

 

Destash Page

 

 

Road Trips

 

Rhinebeck 2014

 

 

 

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