lk2g-015 Twisted Stitches

In this episode of our Video Podcast, we cover Cable knitting techniques both with and without a cable needle

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9/11 Photos from Jonathan Corum, Steve McCurry, and *Hiro

… also thanks to Paolo Ciccone. We shot this episode using his TrueColor Version 3.0 camera settings.

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11 Responses to “lk2g-015 Twisted Stitches”

  1. 1 Amy

    I just stopped the video half way to say – THANK YOU!! I’ve wanted to know how to do a cable w/o a needle for quite awhile…but could not fathom how! Thank you!!

  2. 2 Amy

    Done now and can’t stop the tears. I’m glad your sister was/is safe. I started knitting in 2003 after losing my son at 9mos old. I can really relate to trying to knit my grief away. It DOES help! Thank you for sharing – it was beautiful!

  3. 3 Phyllis

    Wow! I turned on the TV just as they started broadcasting the news, and was stunned when I watched the second plane hit. I can’t imagine how terrified you must have been. I’m so glad that your sister was one of the lucky ones. I will never understand why people do these things. Thanks for sharing. I don’t think I’ll ever do another cable without thinking about you and your sister.

  4. 4 Caitlin Al-Ansari

    Hi Cat,
    I just wanted to let you know that I’ve been enjoying all your pod casts. Thank you so much for doing them. I too began to knit after 9/11. It has become a life style now for me.
    I as well as being a Knitter am also a Muslim.
    I converted to Islam May 2001 and my husband and I were actually married September 8th just a few days before the world, as we know it changed.
    My husband and I, like everyone else in the country were shocked and dismayed by it and we can’t understand how anyone who calls himself or herself a Muslim could ever do such a thing. Really and truly Cat we do not allow this sort of thing in Islam. These so called “Muslims” have unIslamic intentions.
    My heart goes out to all the Victims of 9/11 and their families and all the victims that are still being made because of a chain of horrendous and cruel acts made against humanity, by a group of ignorant cowards.

    Again, thank you for your great pod casts and as we Muslims say – Give my Salams(Peace) to you and your family. I wish you all the best. Happy Knitting – Caitlin

  5. 5 TrishD

    Wow, Cat… what a wonderful and personal podcast.

    I work in Washington DC for the Federal Government, just over the Potomac River from the Pentagon. That day was full of panic and chaos, and even though I work in DC, several of my co-workers were on travel and in the WTC that day. They all made it out, thank goodness, but one of my co-workers lost a son that day.

    I remember the sky toward Virginia that morning, thick with black smoke, and then the horror of getting stuck in gridlocked traffic near the Capitol (someplace I didn’t want to be, for sure, but we got stuck going that way!) and sitting there just yards from the Capitol, not moving for over an hour, with sharpshooters’ guns pointed at me. I don’t recall ever being more frightened in my life. So I can only imagine the fear and panic you must have felt that day, waiting for news of your sister. Thank heavens she is ok. I was not a knitter yet on that day but knowing how it was for me two years ago when my dad died, I know I could not have knit my way through it. I’m glad that the knitting brought some solace for you, and what a beautiful sweater it was that was wrought from such pain. (Does it actually fit anyone? When I am that uptight my even tension goes out the window!)

    Thanks for sharing,


  6. 6 Cynthia

    Hi CAT,

    What an amazing podcast. Thank you for sharing the story of your sweater. I lived in upstate New York on 9-11. A very dear friend was in Manhattan that day for a medical conference and helped to set up a triage station, but was devastated when the masses of injured people they were expecting did not arrive. So very sad.

    On a brighter note, I have already voted for you on Bloggers Choice. I also have a new blog and gave you a shout out there… for the very few people who read my blog anyway :)

    Thanks for all your hard work. We appreciate it!

  7. 7 Susan

    Wow Cat. Like Trish, I too work in DC. I remember that day very well. It took hours to get out of the district as we were told the metro was shut down (later found out this wasn’t true). I cannot even begin to imagine what you went through worrying about your sister and seeing the devastation first hand.


    I look forward to viewing your podcasts as you always have some interesting things to talk about and demonstrate. I will definitely be trying the cables w/o the cable needle. I wonder how well it will work with a 6×6 cable.

    I love the coat you’re wearing and the cable sweater.

    On another note, I’m eagerly awaiting your podcast from the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival!

  8. 8 Monique

    Hi Cat,

    I just found your wonderful site today.I just love to watch the video’s and they’re a great help to me. Thanks.

    I live in the Netherlands and for me 9-11 was a great shock too.
    I’m very glad to hear that your sister got out safe.

  9. 9 Susan

    Cat, are you going to do a podcast about the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival?

    Just wondering :)

  10. 10 Nina

    Cat – Thanks so much for this episode! I have always been frustrated by cable needles and am thrilled to have an alternative.

    I live in upstate NY also and remember that day still so vividly. I remember staring at the tv absolutely dumbfounded and going through the day trying to get every piece of information I could from the media. It made me realize that my sense of security was just an illusion. I can’t even imagine what it was like to have family caught up in that mess. Thank God your sister got out.

    Thanks for sharing.

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