Episode 21– Back Again!

Where you can find some Magknits.com patterns:


Eileen sweater

Postaweek/Postaday 2011 WordPress challenge


My Sewing Circle

Regular blog is at Adrift in Crafts


Episode 20– Neverending WIPs, (and a special FO)

Nutkin Socks from Knitzi.com

Edit: Episode 20 is here!

RosiG'(SoapyKnitter) is destashing some sweet yarns!! Don’t miss out! (Ravelry link)

Verena Knitting Magazine
–Beautiful, stylish knits!! Plus Sizes! Cables!


With this episode, I think it is time to say goodbye. I didn’t want to mention that Episode 20 would be my last, because I didn’t want to bring the tone down during recording. Lately I’ve just not been feeling the podcasting, and while I’ve had some great times, I think it’s best not to continue. I started my craft documentation with blogging and since I prefer the written word(and photos!) over the podcasting, that is what I will return to. I will be leaving this blog up in case iTunes decides to delete my feed link, and an all-new crafting blog will be up in the coming weeks. I will also from time to time continue to contribute at the House of Wool Repute.
I want to thank ALL my listeners, commenters and HoWR cohorts for encouraging me when the going got tough.

Shannon, of SSK podcast, thank you for giving me the kick in the a$$ that I needed to finally get my voice out there.
Thank you HoWRs and honorary HoWRs for listening to me whine about it all and giggling at my crazy comments.
Thank you Necia for suggesting I branch out and talk about all my different crafts.
Thank you CiCiCarry for keeping me on my toes and checking me out on the blogs, in Flickr AND in Ravelry.
Thank you Susandolph for encouraging me to keep on even when I had my doubts, and congratulations on getting on the mic as well.
Thank you Yarngeekier for listening to me talk about an upcoming episode, only for it to be totally different, and not saying, “Uh, what happened to…?” 😉
Thank you Turtlegirl for YAYing when an episode went up!
Thank you to everyone who’s ever sent me an email, a Ravelry comment or left a comment on this blog or at HoWR to let me know you’re out there. You all have seen me through this and I hope you’ll continue to check out BeanKnits and Spins, etc. wherever it may turn up.


Episode 19 is here.

Poinsettia Neck Warmer

Poinsettia neckwarmer by Anne Hanson from the Winter 2008 Knitty

Knit in Misty Mountain Farm Alpaca held double with Classic Elite Alpaca Sox

The bass-ackwards ‘long draw’ spinning video is here.

Episode 18-Back again!

Episode 18 is ready to go!

Kwik Sew 3588 PJ pants

Kwik-Sew Plus size Pajama pants pattern, and some sale fabric I bought at City Quilter

Summer of crafting– new machine, skirt craze just before vacation,
finishing second quilt EVER!

PJ pants fiasco!

Techniques I’ve learned over the years: (links don’t necessarily represent an ‘ownership/invention of a technique, they are merely tutorial.)

Emily Ocker’s Circular cast on
magic cast on/figure 8 cast on
sewn bind off/Russian bind off
cabling without a needle
backward knitting and purling
navajo/chained plying

What’s on the needles/presserfoot:

Mystery Stole 4 and Abrazo

Episode 17.5– News!!

Episode 17.5 is ready.

Thanks to SpinnDiva of Rambling Designs!!

Ms Bean's Shawl

She designed this beautiful shawl and named it after me!! Then turned around, knit one, and sent it to me. In my favorite color!! I can’t thank you enough, SpinnDiva!! We fiber crafters are something else!

Please check out her site and tell her I sent you!

KnitsnThings has a neat way to get around your spinning ADD: Check it out! I love it!

Also, Need fiber pr0n? Have a look-see at:

Tag surfer at WordPress.com;
the “Show me” thread in Spinner Central at Ravelry;
The Fiber Friday threads (as well as other threads) in the Spinning section of Craftster.org!!

Newest books:
Pretty Little Patchwork (amazon.com)
A is for Apron (amazon.com)

Since there is no specific website for Save-A-Thon craft and fabric stores I’ll list the addresses here:

2452 Flatbush Avenue (near Ave U)
824 Flatbush Avenue (bet. Caton and Linden)
57-31 Myrtle Avenue (near Seneca Ave)
166-07 Jamaica Avenue(between 166 and 167)
9 East Fordham Road(near Jerome)
2891 Third Avenue(near Westchester)
1887 3rd Avenue(near 104th)

Check This out…

While not an official ‘episode’ of BeanKnits and Spins, there’s a little video of me dyeing up some fiber at
The House of Wool Repute. Go on and check it out!

Episode 16- Pointed Ramblings, New Hobbies

Episode 16 is now available

drawstring bag

Falling into Sewing and Baking (I’m getting domesticated, eek!)
Fabric/Sewing from a Knitter’s point of view
Resist-Dyeing technique
Running around Brooklyn lookin’ for fabric in all the wrong places(and some right places, too)


Resist Dyeing at Two Sheep

Knitscene Magazine at Interweave Press(This is where the CPH pattern came from, NOT Knit.1 magazine)

KitchenAid Mixers