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Hand y Machine Knitting

Welcome to the Hand y Machine Knitting podcast.

Whether you knit fast or slow, you'll find a new episode each month to inspire and motivate you to get some knitting done!

Apr 29, 2018


I hosted Mary Anne Oger at my home for two days of instruction and hands on knitting. I recorded and released my interview with her in August 2107.

I went to the 40th Annual Spring Fling in Peru, IN. Arnetta Kenney recommended the Chart-Rite book by Bonnie Ralston and Norma Sweet. Look for it on used...

Mar 22, 2018

Industrial rib looks like 2 by 1 rib on both sides but is actually a form of 1 by 1 rib. Here is Diana Sullivan’s video where she does a version that really is 2 by 1.

Rant and Rave
Rant: “It is what it is.” PIN number, VIN number, ATM machine.
Rave: Saying “Yes!” (or no) right away.

I’m hosting

Feb 21, 2018

Rant and Rave

Rant: Sloppy “fitted” sheets
Rave: New Girl

March 10 Cranky Knitter Rodeo, Lake Orion, MI
April 7-8 Yarn Con, Chicago, IL
April 13-14 40th Annual Spring Fling Peru, IN
April 14-15 Spring Fiber Expo Ann Arbor, MI
April 27-28 DAK workshop Monroe, MI
contact: Cathy Reaume at

Jan 19, 2018


Rant and Rave
Rant: DVD packaging
Rave: Gordon Food Service food storage containers

Stuff that came in - two cones of rayon chenille, two cones of black Wool Crepe Deluxe, one cone of a wool chenille from Silk City, one cone of 90/10 wool/nylon sock yarn, duplicate Brother 350 knitting machine.

Stuff that...

Dec 15, 2017

Merry Christmas to you and I wish you a happy and healthy new year!

Rant and Rave
Rant: My front loading washing machine smells - Ew!
Rave: Shake your hands after washing to reduce waste. TED talk here.

2018 Events
February 16-17 Knitting Pipeline Retreat in Washington, IL
April 7-8 Yarn Con, Chicago, IL
April 13-14 40th...