Monday, December 2, 2013

Knitting Butterflies Podcast - Episode 3 - Parking Meters


Welcome to Episode 3 of the Knitting Butterflies Podcast! Show notes for this episode:

Clicking Away

Spinning Stories

Remember and Reminisce


  • My first review is for Green Gables Knits by Joanna Johnson. Thank you to Slate Falls Press for gifting this book to me, and two more copies (one paper for US listeners, one digital for international listeners) to give away to my listeners!

  • To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post with your first name, state and/or country, email address or Ravelry name, and answer the following question:
    • What literary character has inspired you to knit or be creative?
  • The giveaway runs from December 2nd - December 17th
Countdown to 30
Photographing Your Knits
  • I discuss natural vs. manufactured lighting when photographing your knits, as well as soft light vs. hard light. I'm really excited about this segment, if there are questions you have about photographing your knits please let me know and I will do my best to answer them!
Shout Outs
  • Orange_maid shared another great tip, the Magic Knot (featured to make the Magic Cake on Knitting Pipeline), which I used in my Falling Water scarf
  • grrlgeek42 has really fun geeky names for her socks and I love them :)
  • In a Sknit - one of my new favorite podcasts! Sarah and Kristi are adorable, keep up the good work, ladies!
Thanks for listening, have a wonderful week! Blessings!


  1. Hello, Emily! It amuses me that I have an English degree and love to read, but I just happened to make it through these first 29 years of my life without ever having read Anne of Green Gables. But this knitting book showing up on podcasts and Ravelry has inspired me to finally read it; I'm three chapters in and loving it so far!

    I absolutely adore the books in the Twelve Dancing Princesses series by Jessica Day George. The characters use knitting to channel protective magic and save the people they love, and there are knitting patterns in the backs of the books, too. I didn't realize the books involved knitting when I first bought them, but that little inclusion absolutely inspires me to knit more, especially for the people I love.

    P.S. - Your new photography tips section is great!

    DatPixieGirl on Ravelry

  2. Dr. Who inspired me to knit my "Storm Warning" shawlette, which turned out awesome. I knit it for a knitalong on Ravelry.

    Thanks for the chance to win the book!

    Linda from Pennsylvania (Rav name: lmecoll)

  3. Pippi Longstocking. I loved those books and thought that she was real imaginative and creative. I would try to make Pippi 'things'.

    Kimberly from Alaska (EatWildSalmon on Rav)

  4. I absolutely love Anne of GG but don't think that I have used any book for inspiration - I read alot of Amish based novels and have made quilts in that style but alsa no knits. I have knit some TV linked patterns, my newest being the Insulate hat for a Christmas gift. Thank you. Caroline - quiltercaroline - UK

  5. Harry Potter inspires me a lot, but you wanted other ideas too �� I think another character that inspires me is Tiffany Aching of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Her grandma was a witch to a town of sheep farmers and her father is a sheep farmer, so she's been around wool her whole life. The books are hilarious but also very fulfilling, not fluff books at all. Terry Pratchett is one of my favorite authors and many of his other characters inspire me as well :)

    crouchingcheese on Ravelry

  6. Mrs Weasly from Harry Potter of course!!! She knit with love.

  7. I can't say any specific literary character has inspired me to knit or be creative. I never really though about that. But I'm thinking the Little House on the Prairie books could do that. Thinking about the homemade Christmas gifts they gave each other, the quilts, things needed to stay warm.

    WiscKnitter on Ravelry

  8. Marge Simpson knits sometimes and I am a huge Simpson fan....

    Vienna, Austria
    maggievienna on Ravelry

  9. I LOVE that apron-how gorgeous! My mom would DIE for one-I need to learn how to knit!!!!!!!!! I love that you talked about the Love Languages-I read that about a year ago and it definitely changed the way I think about the people I love. My language is also quality time-with emphasis on communication-so we would be peas in a pod if we lived closer. LOVE YOU AND keep up the awesome work! <3

  10. I found your podcast recently and have enjoyed it!
    My literary character did be Jane Eyre. It's been awhile since I've read the book, but I can imagine there are many knitting inspirations.
    Jennie, javajennie on Ravelry, from Wisconsin

  11. My answer to your question t ion isn't really a character but a story....The Nutcracker. I remember watching it with my Family eve r y Holiday and having such warm memories much like a warm knitted hat or blanket. The same way you feel when you knit something for a friend. You remember all the fun silly t times and the special memories. I'm Rebecca from PA and on Ravelry as dustytreeknits. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

  12. I don't have anyone I can really say inspires me, I do love Laura Ingalls Wilder from the little house on the prairie.
    I am Helen from Scotland (Orange-maid) Ravelry

    All the patterns are fantastic

  13. Hmmmm. I love the Harry Potter knitting magazine, so I will go with that.
    Your podcast is really good, glad I found you.
    I am in Fountain Hills, AZ.
    Rav name:outofthisworld


  14. I think I am inspired be marilla cuthbert

    My name is Carol and I am from Prince Edward Island, Canada yes Anne's Island :) My Rav name is nannapei

  15. Hi! I'm Sarah Stevens from Spokane, WA. My Ravelry name is sarahstevens.

    I would honestly have to say that there are tons. But one that a few I have always loved has been the characters from Little Woman


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