1.15.2011

The NeverNotKnitting Podcast : Episode 48 : Keep Your Hand-knits Close


Episode 48




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48 comments:

Maryse said...

Glad to hear Kristen got her hand knits back! Hope Alec Baldwin too ;-) Thanks for the podcast. It makes the I-cord BO a lot less boring!

Karen said...

I enjoyed listening to this episode very much. I had to laugh as you commented on seeing Debbie Bliss at TNNA. I too get star-struck when seeing what I consider a celebrity of the knit world. I was fortunate to see Nicky Epstein at Stitches West one year. We were riding up the escalator at the same time, and I thought, ok say something, this is your chance. I did and she responded and it was a very nice mini interchange that I'll always remember.

judy said...

I very much enjoyed listening to this podcast and happy for Kirsten!

Nancy said...

Your podcast is so sweet! I love the stories and hearing about your knitting and designing. Thanks!

Suzanne said...

Oh, this was a great podcast! I did a happy dance on the exercise machine when I heard you met Debbie Bliss.

I loved Kirsten's story. It's always great to hear the voices behind the designers.

I hope you accomplish your goal of completing the patterns by Stitches West and more importantly, that you get well and stay that way.

iMake said...

Lovely episode! Thank you :-) I loved your 'star struck' moment with Debbie Bliss! Keep up with good work.
Martine
http://www.imake.gg

StaceyKnitsIt said...

Nice episode and story!

penelope10 said...

The trip to TNNA sounded wonderful. All that gorgeous yarn and Designers!
Pleased to hear Kristen got her knitting back! I could feel the pain!

Te Araroa said...

Great podcast - I really felt for Kirsten - it's my nightmare that my needles will be taken away by airport security so I always run some scrap yarn through my stitches just in case ...

Cynthia said...

What a great episode. Really enjoyed Kirsten's story.

oldspice said...

I enjoyed this episode, especially Kirsten's story. I just started knitting a pair of her Wood Hollow Mittens, and I am very pleased with them so far.

NoniKnits said...

Wow, that was fun...my first time listening to your podcasts, while sittin' an' knittin'...and watching cricket ;- ). Told the boys I was listening to something very important (no interruptions please)...now have to break the news that I have another 47 important things to go back and listen to ;P. ( I hope the previous podcasts are all still available!). Thanks for the entertainment :)

tvknitter said...

Note to self: do not bring knitting needles on international flights. Ouch!:) Thanks for sharing...s

Jessica Powers said...

So happy to have found this blog - what a nice, personable thing to have on while knitting! Thanks much!

Lacey said...

I enjoyed listening while knitting :) I love love love your giveaways. It's like my fairytale dream to win one day! This was my first time listening and I think it's so fun and inspiring to knit, sip and enjoy a little 'me' time. :)

Erica said...

loved hearing about the new designs!

Jocelyn said...

Loved the episode although parts of Kristen's story made me cringe with empathy.

Shannon O. said...

It was great to hear from Kirsten and especially great to hear that she got her luggage back. This episode made me want to knit more TTL designs and made me want to get started on some handmade Christmas stockings for my family because I just love that her family's handmade stockings are so essential to Christmas that they were willing to fly them all the way to Italy.

Diana said...

They way you imagine encountering Debbie Bliss is how I imagine it would be like to meet Jared Flood from Brooklyntweed. Glad you met your knit-shero, I hope someday I'll meet my knit-hero.
Thanks for reminding me to keep my hand knitted goods close. Kristen's story reminded me of how many wonderful memories my hand knits carry.
Your podcast is uplifting, informative and heartwarming-Thanks!

slmiller8 said...

I'll be honest-I haven't listened to it yet. But later today, while I'm out for my walk, I'll listen. NNK always makes my walks more enjoyable.

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Mikki said...

Someday I hope to see you and say the same things you just said about Debbie Bliss. I love your pod cast and can't wait to see your new patterns.

cheryl j said...

Great episode and I love listening to all your podcasts

Melissa said...

I got addicted to your podcast while driving cross country from Pennsylvania to Colorado. Thank you so much for entertaining me over the 1500 miles. I got lots of ideas and inspiration. Thanks!

linda said...

I was apalled at the thought of 17 hrs without knitting stuck on a plane. I loved the episode and am thrilled at the hapy ending of the story. I also love the song thanks for sharing it.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I think if my needles were taken at the airport and the lady who took them did a little dance, I would have to break down and cry!
That was just mean!

I think I would have loved to talk with Debbie Bliss, too. :)

Diane said...

Loved the podcast-- am a new fan.
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Caitlin said...

Thanks for another great episode of your podcast. You are a very busy person -- how much sleep do you require? I am very impressed and look forward to seeing your designs. Loved the story with Kristen.

dhanchett418 said...

Loved the podcast! This was my first time listening to the podcast. I love Kristen's story. So glad she got her luggage back. The Ida's Kitchen hat is beautiful and the colors match my current coat perfectly.

Ejw1969 said...

hi I have just found your blog and podcasts and have just enjoyed a sit down with a coffe, a listen to your show, and added a few rows to a sock. saturday morinings really dont get much better than that!!

Marie said...

I can't believe I just listened to my first podcast - ever. I enjoyed it so much. I do so many of my knitting related activities online -- downloading patterns, watching instructional videos, reading blogs, purchasing yarn, etc. that I'm not sure why "listening" never occurred to me. What a great way to start a Saturday - sipping coffee, knitting, and listening to your podcast. I'll be back!

MoxieDot said...

Lovely episode as usual! I always look forward to your voice. See you at Stitches!!

lisala said...

Hi, I listened to your podcast for the first time today on my morning commute. I enjoyed finding a new favorite and look forward to future podcasts.

kristal135 said...

Great podcast as always! Glad to hear Kirsten got her hand knits back phew! Looking forward to seeing the new designs.

spejo said...

great show. i love blue sky alpaca cotton tho of course it is not alpaca. sherry

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nblank said...

Very nice episode. Yes, I would agree - I would be devastated if I had to... "never not knit" :)

Kristi said...

Great episode Alana! I really enjoyed Kristen's story, and I am so glad she got her handknits back. I always love your give-aways, and this one looks great!
Thanks!
Knittengurl on Ravelry

MoxieDot said...

Meeting Debbie Bliss must have been...well, blissful! Great podcast. Can't wait for Stitches West!

Des said...

I thought it was pretty cool you got to see Debbie Bliss un-tangling yarn just like we all do. Plus the story about the lost knitting made me decide to do the same as Kristen and place it all in my carry on. I'd hate to have the heartbreak of thinking stuff knitted by my mom and grandma were missing forever.

FishHeaven on Ravelry

Worth A While said...

Today is my first day finally getting a chance to listen. Enjoy them very much. The stories are so much fun.

Mary said...

I just love Happy Endings!

Naomi said...

Thanks for the podcast. It was fun to hear about your trip to TNNA. I don't get to go to many events so it's great to be able to hear about them!

Sabrina said...

As always, I loved the episode! I'm dying to try some Blue Sky Alpacas yarn now. I've wanted to for a long time, but every time you talk about it, it sounds so nice.

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Meredith said...

I can't believe Kristen's story about losing her luggage with those precious knits and family heirlooms! My jaw hung open in fear throughout! I'm glad she got them back and I'm especially glad she learned her lesson for next time!

Thank you for the Blue Sky Alpaca review! I have to check them out.

grammynan said...

What an appreciative gesture for you to thank the knitters who gifted you. And what a treat for them to "hear" the thank you via the podcast. thanks for your talks.

Anne-Marie said...

Love your podcasts! Though this time I actually cried while I listened. I'm glad you added that Kirsten got her luggage back.

Monique said...

Kristen's story was precious. I enjoyed it immensely.

Natalie Servant said...

Thanks for Kirsten's story. I just lost one Anemoi mitten & the lady at the grocery store was extremely unsympathetic about the loss.