S2: E12 Books for Beginning Knitters



Sherri, host, knitter, spinner, and fosters dogs.

You can find Sherri as
TangledThread on Ravelry
Instagram: geminatepodcast

Tamara, co-host, knitter, knitwear designer, hiker, mom.

You can find Tamara as
tammo on Ravelry
Instagram: tamaramoots
Blog: www.tamaramoots.com
Ravelry Designs: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/tamara-moots
Etsy Shop (Knitwear Designs, Stitch Marker Sets and more): Tallgrass Knitting
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Projects: Current, Finished, Fantasy and Wearing

  • Spinning yarn to make Spirally by Anne and Heidi Pickles. She's playing yarn chicken already before she even starts knitting. 
  • Participating in the Geminate Podcast Wrap Up, Wind Up, WIP 2021 Ravelry thread.
  • Frogged the Summer Solstice by Heidi Kirrmaier.
  • Used the frogged yarn to make hats
  • And used the frogged yarns to knit Earthshine by Hilary Smith Callis. 

  • Finished the Frida hybrid top-down sport weight tee and started the test knit for it!! Named Frida because the flower bud cable panels evoke the flowers that the artist Frida Khalo always had around her in paintings and photographs. She really loves this one and has even taken some pics in the tee channeling her inner Frida. 
  • Released the Aria Hat
  • The Agave Cowl sample is done and she's working on pattern writing and edits for this one! 
  • The next, next cowl inspired by a Van Gogh painting is getting close to finished also.
  • And she's on day 92 (out of her self-imposed goal of 100) and starting to decide how and where to start working towards getting certified to teach. 

Topic of the Show: Best Books for Beginning Knitters

Sherri and Tamara talk about the best books for beginning knitters. They both brought their favorite 3 books that they've lent to new knitters time and time again to discuss. Books discussed are The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville, Knitting without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmerman, Stitch 'n Bitch by Debbie Stoller, Knitting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti, Knitting Rules! by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and The Handknitter's Handbook by Montse Stanley. 

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