Knitcircus Podcast #13

In Lucky Podcast #13, Amy and Jaala talk Garter tabs, Noro secrets and the best television shows to knit by.

Listen on Libsyn or iTunes

Mentioned this podcast:

Susan B. Anderson

Silk Moon Shawlette, by Jaala Spiro

Silk Moon Knitalong

Noro Kureyon and Silk Garden

Lucy Neatby Modular Vest

Steven West Garter Tab Cast-On

Principles of Knitting, by June Hemmons Hiatt

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

Midwest Felting Symposium

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

Midwest Folk and Fiber Festival

Michigan Sheep and Wool

Knitter’s Review Calendar

Knitcircus Fall Retreat: October 6th

Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp

Garrilyn’s Etsy Store; re-usable transparencies and markers, plus pdf’s on Patternfish.

Vogue Knitting Chicago

Stitches Midwest

Knitting Recipes: Hats and Cowls

To watch and listen:


Castle/Nathan Fillion

Stargate SG1


Fall of Giants

Sookie Stackhouse

Cast On Podcast

Sticks and String

Stash and Burn

Knitmore Girls

Spilled Milk

Hungry Monkey, by Matthew Amster Burton

CogKNITive Podcast

Doubleknit Podcast

Project Runway

Top Chef


2 thoughts on “Knitcircus Podcast #13

  1. I had to listen to Amy’s story twice, because I had wondered if Crayon was the original name of the yarn.

    But can I preserve Amy’s Noro story? I think so. Japanese has no alphabet. They have a syllabary (actually 2, Hiragana and Katakana for the same sounds). These supplement the pictograms (Kanji). They use the syllabary to do their best to sound out and spell foreign words. So the syllables (of the 50+ available) work out in English lettering (Romaji) as follows for Mr. Noro

    Crayon = ku re yo n (“n” is the syllabic n)

    Cleopatra = ku re o pa to ra

    Strange how sometimes a translation from the original language to another then back can transform an phrase to something totally different.

    Thanks for the podcast. I’ve really been enjoying it.

    Mimi (not Japanese but studied it in college)
    PS My sentiments about the Garter Tab Start: ditto to yours.

  2. Yea for scripted shows! My son is a writer for “Nikita” on the CW–just renewed for Season 3. There is so much action some episodes that I have to look up a lot!

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