Episode 17: Snake Watch


Plain 2X2 Ribbed sock, Paton’s Kroy Sox FX, Camo colorway

Pine Forest Baby Blanket by Ingrid Aartun Boe in KnitPicks CotLin, Clementine colorway, on US 3’s with plans to also do a Gevlochten Ball!

Bulky Mobius Cowl by Haley Waxberg in Malabrigo Rasta, colorway Porrinho(?) on US 17’s

Big Girl Dish Scrubbie by Laurie Laliberte out of Hobby Lobby I Love this Cotton Red Marl on Size D Hook (I used 25 stitches instead of 25 and replaced all double crochets with singles.)

Bee Mice Elf Falkland in a coordinating club solid


Leyburn Sock by Minty Fresh in Hobby Lobby’ss Walk Away, Kicky colorway, on US 0’s

Goodale by Cecily Glowik MacDonald in Knit Picks CotLin, Harbor colorway, on US 3’s

10 thoughts on “Episode 17: Snake Watch

  1. Sarah in Houston

    I was upset by your comment yesterday about Hobby Lobby, because I love their store and knew I couldn’t shop there if your statement was true. I looked around on the internet and found this letter. http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-56954-1.html
    If you have other information about Hobby Lobby, I’d be interested in hearing it. I don’t want to support a company that is anti-gay rights, either.

  2. thefatsquirrel Post author

    Let me say, a company tends not to invest itself in only one cause, and there is certainly no transparency in how stockholders are investing dividends earned from any company/investment. Hobby Lobby offers a list of it’s supported ministries here: http://www.hobbylobby.com/our_company/ministry.cfm

    While the majority of these evangelical organizations do not have a public policy on gay rights, Oral Roberts University does not admit openly gay students, and has policy in place to expel any student who “comes out”.

  3. Angela

    First, thanks for the heads up on Hobby Lobby. I’ve never been in one, but there are a couple around town and I probably would have!

    Second, I think the same thing about British TV. US tv shows have people that look all the same – tall, think, beautiful, young, straight teeth, smooth skin, yadda yadda yadda. I love Dr. Who, because they have people of all shapes, sizes, ages, and looks. I love it. They have also embraced differences in other ways, by having story lines that include biracial and gay couples/relationships. I think tv shows should represent what the population does and looks like and ours certainly does not.

    Again, another fabulous podcast!


  4. Fay Lynn

    I just found you and you are a hoot!!

    I couldn’t understand the name of the BBC show you found.
    I am always looking for good shows to knit to what was it??

    Thanks so Much
    Fay Lynn

  5. thefatsquirrel Post author

    Thanks so much, Angela! Yeah, unfortunately, our culture is moving more away from actual human-to-human interaction, so it seems like entertainment has even more of a responsibility to represent a realistic framework, even if it is only 2-D!

  6. thefatsquirrel Post author

    Ooooh, it’s Foyle’s War….Keep an eye out for all the great knits while you’re watching!

  7. geeksdoitbetter

    i’m a bit late, going back thru your archived shows

    i wanted to say, i would always love to hear your garment modifications! both the reasons and the actual changes

    i’m a very new garment knitter and, being plus sized it’s very intimidating to think how to modify a pattern

  8. thefatsquirrel Post author

    Thank you for the feedback! Sometimes I feel a bit rambly when I’m talking about mods, so it’s good to know folks are finding the information helpful!

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