Large Patchwork Bag

Episode 39 – New Year’s Bead Drop

Happy (belated) new year! We start off 2011 with some exciting news about the book that the girls teased last summer. Deborah learns what donegal tweed is, and talks about what she’s knitting: Ruby Red cardigan (See her Ravelry project page to see how she’s modifying it for herself.) A …

Episode 38 – Colombian Christmas

For this special Christmas episode, Melanie and Deborah are together in Colombia. They explore the many ways that Christmas is celebrated around Bogota (like UN observers… but with knitting sticks). The girls learn to wet felt, and have some fun dyeing yarn for Melanie’s new dream gloves. Are you a …

Latke Recipe

As promised in Episode 37, here is Savvy Mom’s fantastic recipe for traditional potato latkes. I have collected many recipes for latkes, including sweet potato latkes, butternut squash latkes, baked latkes, zucchini latkes, etc. The following recipe is the traditional way to make these lovely, delicious fried treats. Enjoy the …

Happy Hanukkah!

Episode 37 – Hanukkah Mischief

The girls are once again together, this time in Colombia. Join them as they celebrate Hanukkah, and engage in some musical mischief. Deborah talks about working on the Ruby Red cardigan, with the help of this provisional cast-on video.

Episode 36 – Inner Voices

We (finally) announce the winners of our knitting etiquette contest! Thanks again to everyone that entered, and – of course – thanks to Green Mountain Knitting Bags for generously donating the impressive grand prize. Curious about what goes though the mind of a Savvy Girl? Listen to find out… Melanie …

Episode 35 – Hipsidaisies

In this episode, we take you back in time — to last month’s New York City Yarn Crawl! Melanie was on the Dr. Oz Show! Watch her segment here! The girls chat with fellow crawlers Kelly and Maddy, Carol of Moonlit Alpacas, and Mike at Rags & Riches Fabrics.

Episode 34 – Rhinebeck Redux

In this episode the savvy sisters are with Savvy Mom at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. Deborah takes a short row class from Lily Chin. Deborah and Melanie meet Jess and Casey from Ravelry, and lots of current and (hopefully) future listeners. They also …

Episode 33 – Crepes and Waffles

Not a lot of knitting in this episode, but join the girls as they hang out in Bogota, Colombia. They do some shopping and sightseeing, but mostly they spend an inordinate amount of time at a particular restaurant. Next week, the girls will be at Rhinebeck.  Last year was great, …

Episode 32 – All About The Men

Deborah’s loving Columbia, so Melanie joins her down there to see what all the fuss is about. But first, she meets up with listener Marian for some adventure. Deborah made the Amused sweater out of Milana Chelsea yarn, and Melanie’s working on socks again! SavvyDad returns to answer more listener …