Episode 30: Four Types of Introverts

Episode 30 comes after a month of being swamped with job responsibilities, so thank you all for your patience in waiting for this episode to be released.  Today’s lesson is on a topic that I’ve probably received the most requests to do a show about, and that topic is introversion.  Before we go into the classroom, I chat about my birthday last month, attending the Bishop Hill Spin-In last Saturday, the recent lunar and solar eclipses, snail mail news, and some new video podcasts I’ve been watching.  I wasn’t able to include a list of my favorite audio podcasts because of time constraints, but I’ll plan on doing that next time.  I also talk about the one knitting project I’ve worked on this month, review a new set of interchangeable knitting needles, and discuss an audiobook that I recently finished.

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SHOW NOTES

Reminders and Announcements

  • The October Graduating Class is growing, and you have until October 31 to get your finished objects into this month’s graduating class.
  • Thanks to everyone who shared their county fair entries in the County Fair Countdown thread this year.
  • The Anomalous and Spooky KRAL (knit- and read-along) is going on right now.
    • Read-along:  We’re reading The Yarn Woman by Brooks Mencher — ends October 31
    • Knit-along:  Make something unusual — extended to November 30

Prizes for the KRAL include:

ghoulish stitch markers

Ghoulish stitch markers which will go to one person who contributes on the discussion board for the Spooky Read-along, which were generously donated by Sara of the Yarns at Yin Hoo podcast.

Cubics Prize

A set of Knitter’s Pride Nova Cubics Platina interchangeable knitting needles, which were generously donated by the fabulous Knitter’s Pride company.

 

  • 2015 is the Year of the Sheep in the Chinese Calendar.  I’ve opened a thread on Ravelry to discuss breeds of sheep you would like to see featured on the show next year.

Awards and Scholarships

September Valedictorians:

  • VALSUE with Post #72 (Val from Michigan) — she knit a gorgeous Harvest Cardigan and wins a project bag of her choice from Halcyarn Knitting Accessories
  • CASCOTT with Post #37 (Carla from South Dakota) — she knit an adorable little stuffed toy and wins a skein of yarn from Hansen Hand Dyes

August Valedictorian:

  • IRIBEIRO with Post #110 (Isa from Portugal) — she knit a beautiful baby hat and wins a skein of yarn from Hansen Hand Dyes

Around Campus

I talk about my birthday — thank you for the many lovely birthday wishes from listeners.  Gail knit me an awesome toy monkey that I love with all my heart:

My new monkey with my old monkey (from my childhood)

My new monkey with my old monkey (from my childhood)

On my birthday, John took me on an adventure up the Mississippi River to Fulton, Illinois.  Here is the full-sized and fully operational Dutch windmill that is the major landmark in Fulton:

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Last Saturday I attended the Bishop Hill Spin-In and purchased some new yarn.  Here are some pictures:

100% Superwash Faulkland Wool from Dyenamic Duo Hand Painted Fiber and Yarns

100% Superwash Faulkland Wool from Dyenamic Duo Hand Painted Fiber and Yarns

Cormo Wool from Clear View Farm

Cormo Wool from Clear View Farm

New video podcasts that I’ve been watching and enjoying:

The Academic Status of My Knitting Projects

  • I’m giving up on my Painter’s Palette that I was doing for the Anomalous KRAL — frogging it and picking out something else to knit
  • When I can, I’ve been working on a new project, the Hapa Shawl which is making my heart sing.  A huge thank you to Cayenne for gifting me this pattern!
    • Pattern:  Hapa Shawl by Mel mskiknits on Ravelry
    • Yarn:  Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stealer in the Concealed Elixir colorway; Another Crafty Girl Strong Sock in the I am not a Moron colorway
    • Needles:  US size 6 (4mm) from my new Knitter’s Pride Carbonz interchangeable set that I got for my birthday

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Hapa Yarn

A Review

I review the Knitter’s Pride Limited Edition Karbonz Interchangeable Circular Needle Set and the Knitter’s Pride Karbonz Double Pointed Sock Needles.

Karbonz Interchangeables

At the Library

I finished listening to the audiobook version of The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton.

In the Classroom

In this episode I talk about a new model of introversion which includes four different types of introverts.  Listen in to see what they are and answer some questions to get an idea of your primary introverted type.