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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Anchors Away!

Listen to Episode 30 Here!

Happy One Year Podiversary to us!!  Can't believe it's been a year.

I hope you have a chance to eat at The Old Spaghetti Factory someday if you haven't already.  The half mezzithra cheese and half mushroom sauce is my FAVORITE!!

A few of our brood of chickens.  Notice little white Duke in the back.  So cute!

And here's Edie 2 aka Stripe, the talking hen.

Sock Summit 2011 was ALL that everyone said it would be!!  If there is another one, you MUST try to attend.  Here are pics of two of my highlights.

Passing through Sockgate at the entrance to Sock Summit 2011

(photogragher was a stranger I grabbed, apparently she really liked the carpet)

With Peggy Stuart and family...

With Judith McKenzie (such a thrill)
And with Stephanie Pearl McPhee

Yes, Rick really did win best of show with the motorcycle he built and yes, that is Steven Tyler sitting on it.

Hey everyone!  Check out the new podcast, Craftlife with Amanda!  We love new crafting/knitting


If you wish to enter the raffle for handknit socks from our first ever Socks Around The World, you may do so by using the donate button on this page.  It is $1.00 and entry and  entries will be taken until midnight PST November 30, 2011.  These were knit for a size 8 foot and are knit with Opposites Attract yarn from Barking Dog Yarns in the Arthur and Guinevere colorway.


Up for trade is a Color Your Own Sweater kit from Philosopher's Wool Co. in the Peacock colorway. Get your trade offers in valued at $120 or over.  This is a beautiful kit you don't want to miss out on!


Check out the beautiful and functional products at Slipped Stitch Studios.  I just love her things, especially the pattern keeper.  Check them out!!

I'll be starting a Bible study in my home using the book Biblical Bits for Knit Wits.  If you're interested in the Bible and Knitting, visit the website and look it over.  Looks interesting.


H.M.S. Rattlesnake Red Table Wine 2009 with a hint of hickory and if you close your eyes and click your heels together three times, you can almost taste bacon.  Not so easy to find but I was able to find it on this website.


Goodale Sweater - such a pleasure to knit and SO quick!!

Stephen West Mystery Shawl KAL "Earth & Sky"
And I have cast on for the Tea Leaves Cardigan in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in the Forrest Heather colorway.

The closing song introduced by Knit Knickers Nick was Blow Me Down by the Moneyshot Cosmonauts.

Thank you to all our listeners!  We love you!!!


  1. The word is...actually may I suggest two words!
    Coconut oil...!
    A wonderful oil that helps support memory function!
    Here is a link to a podcast on its use for helping to support the brain and cognitive recall.
    Thank you again for an enjoyable hour+ of giggles and outright guffaws...you're entertaining podcast is well worth the wait and us fans will patiently wait as long as needed.
    Many blessings to you and your family

  2. Rick, there is nothing to apologize for. Life happens, but I am so glad you guys are back.

  3. So excited you are back. Enjoyed the Anchor story. laughed out loud. Sitting with the older couple eating dinner was too precious. It reminds me that children love grandparents and will find someone to fit the part. How they must have enjoyed her company. Please don't worry about going over an hour. We love it! Hope to see you again at Stitches South. Glad you are happy in your new home. It sounds wonderful.

  4. I'm happy you guys are back. What a big adventure you and your family had moving all the way across country. Glad that you're settling in and enjoying the PNW.

  5. Hi Carin and Rick - just tried to post this review on iTunes but not sure it let me, so I'm copying what I wrote in this comment form. Best, Penelope

    Yesterday I listened to the latest episode of The Knit Wits ("Beaks...") and felt that I had to say something. This podcast is FREE. Rick and Carin do not insist on any kind of monetary payment. Rick and Carin produce one of THE best podcasts I've ever had the pleasure of listening to. Rick and Carin are human - they are not gods who can somehow continue to podcast on a regular basis as they move across the country, find a new home, settle in, resume home-schooling, look for work, and establish connections in their new location. Podcasting may SOUND easy, but the production of a quality episode takes hours upon hours of work. How do I know this? I don't. But it's obvious - anyone who has listened to an off-the-cuff podcaster knows the difference between excellence and mediocrity.

    I have not donated, dollarwise, to The Knit Wits Podcast. But I have listened to each and every episode, and have waited eagerly for each new installment. But who am I, (who are ANY of us?) to decide what a worthy schedule is? Whether it be once weekly, twice a month, once monthly, or once in a blue moon, I, for one, am delighted with each episode whenever they arrive. My wallet agrees - and WILL agree, when I donate NOW.

    Thank you, Carin. Thank you, Rick. This isn't well written nor eloquent but I want to let you know that you are appreciated.

  6. Because I don't see a post for your November 5 2011 podcast, I want you both to know here that Rick's message that he read on that podcast was terrific. Thanks for reading a public explanation to a public comment. Also, I've missed hearing you, but as someone who has also just moved (in July, no less...), I expect it will take about a year for me (and perhaps you) to settle into the new environment. I'm cheering for you...
    Knitflex (Ravelry)