Saturday, February 16, 2013

Episode 30 - A chat with Benjamin Levisay

Greetings fellow Yarniacs! This episode Gayle and I welcome a special guest to the podcast. We are thrilled to share a chat with Benjamin Levisay. Benjamin Levisay is the CEO of XRX, Inc., the family-owned business that brings us Knitter's Magazine, XRX Books, and the STITCHES Expos.

Benjamin shares the humble beginnings of the family yarn shop and his memories of weaving on his dad's looms, to how during a family outing at a local pizza joint his uncle suggested the family start their own magazine. Because really, how hard could that be? And so, a new chapter of the family business was born. If you have attended a STITCHES Expo, cracked open an XRX book, or studied the pages of Knitter's Magazine, you will appreciate the care and attention to detail XRX places on each pattern, each page, each Expo attendee.

We are preparing our shopping lists and expectations for attending the upcoming STITCHES West 2013 and hope this brief chat will enlighten and hopefully inspire you to check out the magazine, a new book, or the Expos from XRX.

- Sharlene

Episode 30 links

XRX general website
STITCHES West 2013 show book
K100 Knitter's Magazine free issue
Note: This one issue is free, you will need to register with Zinio to access.

Episode 30 can be found on iTunes here; via our RSS feed here; or by directly linking to the episode here.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Episode 29

The Yarniacs are cruising into February and getting ready for Stitches West. Listen for some giggles and background entertainment provided by Boo the kitten. :)  Just regular segments this week, though we have some educational discussions in the works! Stay tuned and enjoy!

What are we wearing?
Ribby Cardi by Bonne Marie Burns
Zucca Cowl by Julia Trice
Neon by Joji Locatelli

What are we stalking?
Meridien by Joji Locatelli
Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Wingspan by Julia Trice
Chunky Circle Scarf by Lindsi
Twice Born shawl by Magdalena Kubatek

What are we knitting?
Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang
Forrest Floor hat by Alana Dakos
Sharlene started ripping out her Hoodie Sweatshirt by Judith Swartz
Oranje by Anne Weaver
Cowl Neck Vest by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Sharlene's Cowl Neck Vest
Gayle's first Cowl Neck Vest
Pressed Leaves beret by Alana Dakos

What have we finished?
Arbutus by Jane Richmond
Sharlene's Arbutus
Lemongrass by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Lemongrass
Autumn Blush shawl by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Autumn Blush