A Small Break

Training Socks in Progress.

Hey everybody!  I’m getting great responses from listeners concerning the show!  I’d love to hear more feedback, email me at collegeknitter@gmail.com.

Though, I will be unable to do a show for the next two weeks or so.  I moved into my dorm and am going through training for the next week.  Training takes up a lot of my time, so I will be unable to do a show for a little while.  Please bare with me, I promise I have some new things to talk about.



August 23, 2008 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

Episode Three: Changing!

Lauren, left to her own devices in an empty house, talks about what’s still on her needles, fantasy projects, holiday knitting, what she’s been up to outside of sticks and string (yes, I have a life!), the newly-released interview with the hosts of C121 Radio and “Changes” isn’t the name of the episode for nothing!

While you may have moved on to several projects between episode two and three, Lauren is still stuck on the Boyfriend Socks and the Pimlico Shrug. She’d also be a lot happier if she could pronounce “Pimlico”.

Though two projects are still on the needles, Lauren is quickly loosing focus and beginning to fantasize about winter knitting. Once the thoughts of “winter knitting” enter her mind, she quickly comes to the realization, “Damn it! Christmas!”

Other than knitting, Lauren has a life, kinda. When not knitting, she spent the past few weeks reading on Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl and A Changed Man by Francine Prose. She’s also taken part in popular culture by attending the midnight showing of The Dark Knight with friends.

The interview, which has seemingly sparked more interest in my podcast, is on feed. Check out the guys at C121 Radio and listen to Episode 37: Shh… Socks!

Finally, Lauren knows that the sound quality of this podcast is not the best but hopes to borrow better mics shortly. Somebody killed the Radio on The College Knitter? That was Lauren! A worldwide search for theme music and better transition music is now in progress. Let’s make Lauren sound more professional!

Contact Information:

Email: thecollegeknitter@yahoo.com
The College Knitter on Mevio.com
Lauren’s now on iTunes!

Edit Notice:

Email has been changed on collegeknitter@gmail.com

Sorry for the inconvenience!

July 26, 2008 at 4:02 pm Leave a comment

Episode Two: “Summer Knitting, Happened So Fast”

Show Notes:


-People are actually listening!

Summer Knitting:

-What do you knit?

-What I like to knit in the summer:



-Winter Accessories.

-My preparations for the cold, New Jersey weather ahead.

On the Needles:

The Swallowtail Shawl:

-The problems with Peaked Edging and knitting 300+ stitches.

-The magic of blocking using spare wire and tens of pins.

-The finished project.

Pimlico Shrug

Knit2together by Tracy Ulman and Mel Clark.

Wool-ease by Lion Brand Co. in Dark Rose Heather.

-The yarn has finally picked its project.

Dollar and a Half Cardigan by Veronik Avery.

-The progress and the troubles.

The Boyfriend Socks:

-My solution to the cabled leg problem. Ribbing!

-BO the first sock and CO the second with left over yarn?!


Yarn Harlot: The Life of a Knitter by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.

-Process vs. Product Knitter and how that affects us as knitters.

Lace Style by Pam Allen and Ann Budd

-Floral Lace Anklets – Evelyn A. Clark

-Tailored Scallops – Pam Allen

-Retro Redux Shrug – Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark

-Katharine Hepburn Cardigan – Kathy Zimmerman


ViceLounge – Enjoy the Ride

Glenn Phillips – Rise Up

Colleen Jameson – The Send Off

Contact Information:

-Email : thecollegeknitter@yahoo.com

-Raverly User Name: laureateknits

-“The College Knitter” on Mevio.com

July 15, 2008 at 7:57 pm Leave a comment

Episode One: A Warm Welcome

Show Notes:

…In which Lauren introduces herself, and the show, for public enjoyment.


Monkey by Cookie A.

Simply Ginny by Anna Peck

Cable Ribbed Socks by Erica Alexander

The Boyfriend Socks by Alice Bell

Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark


Favorite Socks by Interweave Press


Adrina Thorpe – Round the Bend

Black Lab – Remember

Emilia Dahlin – No End

Contact Information:

Email: thecollegeknitter@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.thecollegeknitter.wordpress.com (But you already knew that.)

Lauren’s Ravelry ID: “laureateknits”

July 2, 2008 at 9:10 pm Leave a comment

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