Friday, April 4, 2008
If I'm Eating Baby, I Don't Count Calories
I took this photo walking around the Mission after interviewing two sweet knitter guys for our latest podcast, "Lace In Your Face". Doug and Troy were two new friends that we met on Ravelry and they happened to be in the Bay Area for some yarn shopping and vacationing. We didn't pass up the chance to talk with some Y-Chrome fiber peeps and get their thoughts on Ravelry, knitting and, specifically, lace.
We also got some lovely audio from Mel (cabezalana) visiting from Maine. We took him to Queer Knit Night at the 3 Dollar Bill cafe in San Francisco. We coudn't let him visit the bay area without dragging him to Ritual for coffee.
The piece de la resistance for this podcast episode is the wonderful interview that we got from Eugen and Lew of the Lacy Knitter's Guild in Mountain View, CA. They are both octogenarian knitters and have been working their craft for longer than I've been living. Incroyable, no?!
Stephen was so inspired by their work, that he started a new lace project called the Hanami Stole. It's his first lace project and it even has beading at the edge. Totally crazy.
We finish the episode off by performing an homage to lace knitting boyz by re-working a brilliant Public Enemy number, "Bring the Noize". Our song is called "Lace for Boyz". Tell us what you think!