CraftLife Episode 20 – Sweater Love


 

The hiatus is over! I am very glad to be back behind the mic with you for episode 20. I had a wonderful Christmas with my family (on the tree farm), and even though I didn’t podcast in January, it was still a pretty busy month. What do you think about the new website?! It is still a work in progress as I continue to add new things and tweak existing ones. All of the 2011 knitter parodies are available for individual download on the “Songs” page, and you can diagnose your level of knitting addiction on the “CKS Questionnaire” page. *Many thanks to Adam for getting the questionnaire arranged in a lovely Flash format.* There is also the new “Recipes” page which will hold just the recipes that I have talked about in the podcast or blogged about in previous posts. There are only a few recipes in there right now, but there is room for plenty more.

Thank you, GumbyGooGoo, for submitting a question for the first CraftLife Two-Headed Oracle segment. If you would like to submit a question, you can do so on the I Want You! for a new show segment thread on the CraftLife Ravelry group. This new segment veers a bit off of the beaten path, so I’m just putting it out there to see if it floats. Do you love it/hate it? Tell me what you think about it in the comments section.

If your favorite fiber to spin is ‘coon, and your yarn stash is made up of mostly baling twine, you might be a Redneck. To dig deeper into the meanings of this multifaceted word, you can check out Gretchen Wilson and her music video for Redneck Woman. You may also want to enjoy the comedy stylings of Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy.

I had quite a fiber-friendly Christmas! Check out my two new drop spindles. The one on the left is from Texas Jeans, and the one on the right is from Spinatude, both on Etsy.

The Dovahkiin Gamer Gauntlets are done! (well, almost…) They look a bit baggy modeled by yours-truly, but they fit Adam’s man hands just right.

I have put my Peregrine handspun merino to good use with the Figure 8 Mitts by Dorothy Jane. Now if only they didn’t knit up too small… Maybe blocking will help?

And if you’re looking to do a bit of fiction reading involving the dreaded Sweater Curse, you might want to have a look at Curse Of The Boyfriend Sweater, by Patricia and Adam Schribner.

Lyrics to this week’s song (based on the song “Umbrella” by Rhianna)

Boyfriend Sweater

He has my heart
And I love the way we are
As close as you’ve ever seen
We two will never part

In colors nice and dark
I knit with shiny yarn
A gift just for him to wear
To show I’ll always care
Because,

Everything we do, we do together,
I know that we’ll be two forever,
Side by side until the end
We’ve been inseparable since it all did begin
Our love is strong now, more than ever
I know we’ll always have each other
So I knit my boyfriend a sweater
Yeah, I knit my boyfriend a sweater
(eter eter, eh eh eh)
I knit my boyfriend a sweater
(eter eter, eh eh eh)
I knit my boyfriend a sweater
(eter eter, eh eh eh)
I knit my boyfriend a sweater
(eter eter, eh eh eh, eh)

Now I can’t find him at all.
He don’t return my calls.
He’s been away so long,
I don’t know what went wrong.

He said I’m a nice girl,
But I don’t rock his world –
Said we should just be friends.
That’s where our story ends.
Because,

Everything we did, we did together,
I thought that we’ll be two forever,
Side by side until the end
We’d been inseparable since it all did begin
Our love was strong then, more than ever
I thought we’d always have each other
‘Till I knit my boyfriend a sweater
Yeah, I knit my boyfriend a sweater
(eter eter, eh eh eh)
I knit my boyfriend a sweater
(eter eter, eh eh eh)
I knit my boyfriend a sweater
(etrt eter, eh eh eh)
I knit my boyfriend a sweater
(eter eter, eh eh eh)

With perfect decrease on the arms
Perfect shape and perfect form
And made by me

We were together before
Now I don’t know him anymore
Because,

Everything we did, we did together,
I thought that we’ll be two forever,
Side by side until the end
We’d been inseparable since it all did begin
Our love was strong then, more than ever
I thought we’d always have each other
‘Till I knit my boyfriend a sweater
Yeah, I knit my boyfriend a sweater
(eter eter, eh eh eh)
I knit my boyfriend a sweater
(eter eter, eh eh eh)
I knit my boyfriend a sweater
(eter eter, eh eh eh )
I knit my boyfriend a sweater
(eter eter, eh eh eh, eh eh eh)

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