90% Knitting – Episode 44

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  1. Finished – Madrona Shawl; Scarlett Fleece handspun, 100% Aust. Merino; Raisin Berry; US ?
  2. Spinning – Finished Taste the Rainbow; Falkland. Got 365 yd of a 2-ply, sport/dk.
  3. Started – Cross stitch project for DD
  4. Going to start…?
  5. Need to finish – Interlocked socks, Seeded Rib Socks
  6. New things – Ordered new ball winder and new wheel!


  1. Knitter’s Choice Club – spots picked, e-mails sent, be sure to reply!
  2. Update Friday, early afternoon!
  3. Gift Certificates…great holiday gifts!
  4.  December shipping special still going on! Free domestic shipping, half off Canada, 25% off int’l. Includes special orders. No coupon code needed!


  1. Quickie KAL project – Undulate by Me!
  2. Wine recommendation – Torres Malena (can’t find a link to it on their site…sorry!)
  3. Some perennial favorites for me, gloomy as they may see: Rudy by the Be Good Tanyas; Father Christmas by the Kinks; His Favorite Christmas Story by Capital Lights; I Believe in Father Christmas by Greg Lake; Fairy Tale of New York by The Pogues with Joyce Redmond (the version on my Christmas CD is by Ed Harcourt and KT Tunstall, but since it’s actually a Pogues song, I thought it made sense to link to a version being sung by Shane MacGowan, who wrote it. There are so many versions of this with the Pogues, all with Shane in various states of inebriety and toothlessness…this was one of the better ones. I think he’s actually sober in this video. And I’ve heard he’s gotten a new set of teeth. Fascinating! I also like this video because the host is speaking Gaelic in the beginning…I love listening to it!)
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8 Responses to 90% Knitting – Episode 44

  1. folksmith says:

    OMG, Lisa, you made me LOL when you started talking about drinking wine. that was so funny about your only drinking four/three glasses of wine. i couldn’t stop laughing. you buy wine like i do, i love the arty looking labels, drives my husband nuts. i miss being able to buy wine in the grocery store, maybe it’s a good thing, i don’t buy as much wine like i use to.

    thanks for a fun video podcast. too, too funny!

    • fibernymph says:

      You know, the owner of my LYS also does wine tastings. I should ask her to do one during knit night some week…maybe I’d learn something useful about wine! And it would probably make for a very interesting knit night, too. ;)

  2. Lisa says:

    Lisa – you cracked me up too!! I totally pick my wine by the label and also my football teams by the cuteness of the quarterback and perhaps the colors of the jerseys since I don’t know much about the NFL (being Canadian and all) but I do like to bet in a pool!! LOL!! I think your Madrona is GORGEOUS and whoever is getting that as a gift is ONE LUCKY RECIPIENT!!! It’s just lovely!!! Love the new ball winder and the wheel (lucky duck) and please keep the QKALs…love them!! Thanks for brightening up my day!! :)

  3. Enid Mary Shaw says:

    Hello, Lisa,
    very nice necklace, it didn’t affect my view of the episode, and a good one it is.
    I have heard a couple versions of ”Fairytale of New York”, and much prefer the one with Shane and the late Kirstie McColl.
    Enjoy the latest toy!!!!

  4. Emily (oohfancypants) says:

    Hi Lisa!
    You are too funny. “I ended up drinking the whole bottle-you know, there’s really not that much wine in a bottle”. LOL!!! I was dying.
    Found this for you: http://www.amazon.com/Wine-Dummies%C2%AE-Mini-ebook/dp/B004MPRU5C/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1323396624&sr=8-5

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