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It's a show about a guy from Boston with yarn issues.

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iapm82: A Potpourri Of Knitting

Sun, 31 Mar 2013 14:46:34 +0000

Q&A Needles We Like Knitpicks Interchangeable Needles Addi Turbos Knitters Pride Dreamz Squee of the week/News Woody Alert [ravelry] All he touches turns to Cashmere[ny times] Other If you are reading this it’s probably because you care about the show and are wondering about the gap between episodes. Well, knitting keeps having to take a … Continue reading "iapm82: A Potpourri Of Knitting"

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iapm81: Sit n Knit

Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:43:17 +0000

In this episode, we interview the proprietress of Sit ‘n Knit in Melrose, MA.  She’s got some great yarn (and my favorite needles), and Guido and I both bought treats! We talked about the dude who sells knitting for what it’s worth – check out this guy… Ravelry Thread of the Week Events: Men’s Spring Knitting … Continue reading "iapm81: Sit n Knit"

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The Boston Globe thinks we are cool

Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:39:11 +0000

Hey folks… The Boston Globe has an article about men who knit and I got included. It’s very exciting to be a part of the group of people they featured and to have all my knitting projects listed… I am super thrilled.   You can read the article here.

IAPM80: Gather Here

Sun, 20 Jan 2013 13:00:22 +0000

In this episode, we interview the owner of Gather Here in Cambridge, MA.  Guido and I also delight you (we utterly delight you, I said) with tales of our current knitting projects: Quercus, Color Affection, and Baby Surprise Jacket.  Guido’s all aquiver over his yarn from Green Mountain Spinnery, so you should check them out … Continue reading "IAPM80: Gather Here"

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IAPM79: 2012 In Review

Sun, 06 Jan 2013 17:00:06 +0000

Hey listeners!  Are you ready for an all new 2.0 version of “It’s a Purl,  Man”?  The show has a brand new sound and a brand new co-host, ME (Jessica)! This week, it’s 2012 in review from a knitter’s perspective, some information about upcoming events that you NEED to know, and a bit of a … Continue reading "IAPM79: 2012 In Review"

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IAPM78: Leslie Ann

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 05:25:53 +0000

  On this weeks show I get to talk with Leslie Ann the new author of Cast On, Bind Off. Leslie Ann is a teacher who has just published her first book, and it’s a lot of book on a topic that comes into play with every knitting project. If you are interested in hearing … Continue reading "IAPM78: Leslie Ann"

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IAPM77: Busy Week

Sat, 26 May 2012 19:40:02 +0000

This episode was put together in a On this episode created in a very busy crafty week. Tuesday included a trip to see Brenda Dayne of Cast-On at WEBS. Wednesday included a talk by Tara Swiger about her new book and marketing craft hosted by Gather Here. Friday rounded out the week with a talk by Clara … Continue reading "IAPM77: Busy Week"

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IAPM76: Extreme Double Knitting

Mon, 07 May 2012 01:37:47 +0000

In this episode I sit down with my close friend Alasdair Pot-Quinn to talk about knitting and his new book Extreme Double Knitting. We also talk a little about some of my favorite things like zefrank and Knittings Review

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What happened?

Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:50:53 +0000

In some ways it seems that the question “Have I pod faded?” is an obvious thing. I mean, I have not put out a new show in a long time. But, it’s not that simple. I have been planning and recording things in the meantime, it’s just that for many reasons all this work has not seen … Continue reading "What happened?"

IAPM75: Stitches East 2010

Tue, 26 Oct 2010 02:55:20 +0000

On today’s show Kimberly Reynolds and I talk shop about Stitches East. She is a super social media mover and shaker working for XRX(which BTW has finally started to make their website user friendly). She is very excited about the upcoming events. Also, I am offering up an awesome haloween inspired project bag from my … Continue reading "IAPM75: Stitches East 2010"

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IAPM74: Crashing Trunk Shows

Sun, 03 Oct 2010 23:07:11 +0000

Brave New Knits Julie Turjoman Craft Work Knit Ann Weaver Events NY Sheep and Wool Oct 16-17th Rhinebeck, NY Stiches East Oct 28-31st Hartford, CT Fiber Festival of New England Nov 6-7th West Springfield, MA Vogue Knitting Live! Jan 21-23rd New York, NY

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You rock!!

Thu, 09 Sep 2010 23:02:19 +0000

You Rock!! No really… You Rock!! What I mean to say is, the best part of hanging out with you is that knitters, spinners, weavers, dyers, crocheters… the whole lot of you totally rock. You as a group are creative and playful and always learning new things. It is so very exciting to learn and … Continue reading "You rock!!"

IAPM73: It’s about time

Tue, 06 Apr 2010 02:48:52 +0000

Catching up and sharing the many events I have been working on. Make Mine Local Designer Showcase FiberCamp Boston Annie Modesitt’s online classes After The camp page TNNA Survey Gale Zucker Photo fun at Juniper Moon Farm FiberCrawl Maryland Sheep and Wool After Party

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The Mission Statement

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 23:22:34 +0000

Sometimes it’s important to make a statement, sometimes it’s important to go on a mission, and sometimes doing both makes for very interesting business speak. So in an effort to find my spark I give you, a mission statement Memo: 3/2/2010 To whom it may concern: It’s a Purl, Man is a show about a … Continue reading "The Mission Statement"


Tue, 23 Feb 2010 23:02:45 +0000

Last week I started to listen to the podcast from the beginning. You can really hear the excitement and momentum of my knitting life in those shows. I am so excited to reach out to the community and so thrilled to find an audience of people who share my love of fiber. Sadly, I don’t quite feel that way now. … Continue reading "Funk"

Be my valentine…

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 00:45:03 +0000

On this valentine day I reflect on the past couple of years and the people who have come into my life as listeners to my show. So, it’s been a while. I miss you and miss this show, but I have been really overloaded with projects and paid work. Between a major event every month … Continue reading "Be my valentine…"

IAPM72: Rhinebeck and more

Sat, 07 Nov 2009 05:12:01 +0000

Joanne Seiff, author of Knit Green and Fiber Gathering, joins me on the show to talk about Rhinebeck, fiber events, and the complicated landscape of bring green. She is very knowledgeable about both fiber and the environment and breaks it all down for us in her writing. Many, many thanks to my friend Alanna at … Continue reading "IAPM72: Rhinebeck and more"

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Rhinebeck 2009

Tue, 20 Oct 2009 10:52:58 +0000

Words fail me Perhaps this is how haikus got started, someone went to Rhinebeck and felt very overwhelmed… so they had to limit the amount of words that came out of their mouth in describing the experience. The fall brought Rhinebeck Tactile Travel tour drove me there Overwhelmed Please enjoy my impromptu slide show as … Continue reading "Rhinebeck 2009"

IAPM71: Itty Bitty Toys

Thu, 15 Oct 2009 13:36:14 +0000

On Todays show I have a great discussion with Susan B Anderson about her new book “Itty Bitty Toys“. She shares her influences and thoughts about the book as well as her other projects. In the Yarn-a-lot I talk about my joy of finally making it to Creative Fibers in Windsor, CT (near Hartford). I … Continue reading "IAPM71: Itty Bitty Toys"

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IAPM70 – Reaching Into The Back Of The Stash

Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:37:26 +0000

On today’s show I have an interview with Kathy Elkins of WEBS America’s Yarn Store. She blogs and has a podcast about the yarn that comes into the shop and the many interesting people in the fiber industry.     Projects Little Bubbles (KnitPicks) Quincy (by Brooklyn Tweed) Common Cod Fiber Guild Make Mine Local … Continue reading "IAPM70 – Reaching Into The Back Of The Stash"

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IAPM69 – Yarn Bombing

Sun, 27 Sep 2009 19:02:45 +0000

On today’s show Mandy Moore and Leanne Praine talk about there newly released book Yarn Bombing. It’s a guide to kntting graffiti and the very public world of knitting.

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IAPM68 – Summer TNNA 2009 Spectacular

Wed, 12 Aug 2009 02:12:27 +0000

This show is chock full of interviews from the Summer TNNA 2009. If that isn’t enough, check out the live feed post here. Many thanks to Buffalo Gold for taking me in and letting me go to the show. Interviews Chrissy Gardiner of Gardiner Yarn Works talks about her designs and new book Toe-Up! Patterns … Continue reading "IAPM68 – Summer TNNA 2009 Spectacular"

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technical delay…

Mon, 10 Aug 2009 02:46:42 +0000

the TNNA show will be up By tommorrow night… technical difficulties… :P sorry for the delay

IAPM67: Colorful People and Pets

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 02:29:26 +0000

On todays episode My friend Deb reviews Pet Projects and Kristin Nicholas talks about some fun going ons at her farm. I also play a promo for a fun new podcast called Kiping it real.

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IAPM66: Pirates and Designers

Wed, 08 Jul 2009 01:53:20 +0000

In this Episode my friend Jen shares some insite into the Design Copyright discussion. Jen also posted more about it here. I would love to hear you thoughts on this issue. Sadly, this show is very short. I am having a hard time finding my voice as I switch from an older computer setup to … Continue reading "IAPM66: Pirates and Designers"

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IAPM65:TNNA Updates with link love

Mon, 22 Jun 2009 03:35:31 +0000

I went to TNNA and all I brought you back is this lousy post… OK, this post and and two podcasts. Todays show is a quick overview of my weekend… secrets revealed… First, all the time below is GMT, so please subtract 4 hours for the real time. I put all the pieces together into … Continue reading "IAPM65:TNNA Updates with link love"

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TNNA in reverse

Sun, 14 Jun 2009 22:29:28 +0000

I put out a lot of content this weekend live from TNNA… Sadly, the video didn’t work out they way I wanted, but the audio updates and images are great. Here is a list of all the things I put up: AUDIO UPDATES (click on the top right play button for them all) IMAGE … Continue reading "TNNA in reverse"

IAPM64: Spinning through May

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 02:58:36 +0000

On the show I do some catching up with yall… and I have a great interview with Jacey Boggs of Insubordiknit. She talks about living through this economy as a spinner and her fun spinning DVD called Sit And Spin. My friends and I will be sharing our experience at TNNA here: I will … Continue reading "IAPM64: Spinning through May"

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Mon, 04 May 2009 01:26:50 +0000

I am in DC with IAN MAX…

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IAPM61:Walking and Talking

Sat, 25 Apr 2009 15:10:57 +0000

On todays episode I do a little catching up… I announce the winners of the Annie Get Your Needles giveaway. I review It Itches and Knitting for Good. I open a drawing to Get the word out about @GuidoS Dreamy Maryland Sheep and Wool After Party. If you post to a blog or twitter an … Continue reading "IAPM61:Walking and Talking"

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Late night Beseaching

Fri, 24 Apr 2009 04:31:41 +0000

Come check out the fun at @GuidoS Dreamy MS&W After Party I know this is last minute, and that is why I am asking all of you to help me… We need people to know this party is happening and to register this weekend ASAP. I am sure that you can blog/twitter/facebook/call someone you know … Continue reading "Late night Beseaching"

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Maryland Sheep and Party…

Wed, 22 Apr 2009 01:44:11 +0000

So, no one else was throwing an after party.. so I took it upon myself to put togther a mixer/cocktail party… and now I am looking for a head count. If you are going to be at the Maryland Sheep and Wool and are looking for some fun at night… come out… knit… socialize… etc… … Continue reading "Maryland Sheep and Party…"

IAPM61:Casting On Tweets

Tue, 10 Mar 2009 09:00:42 +0000

Prelude – Alanna Nelson is the force behind Tactile Travel and is planning to cast on for a trip to NH sheep and wool in the spring. Act 1 – Melesa Sundquist blogs about her life, knitting, and free form bras at her blog Stances and Stitches Music Break 1 – The Midnight Fog by … Continue reading "IAPM61:Casting On Tweets"

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IAPM60:Kim is my first name

Sun, 22 Feb 2009 21:52:32 +0000

Kim Werker joins me on the show to talk about her dream and where that has brought her. She is a major player in the online crocheting and fiber communities. She has written books and edited major magazines. But she still thirsts for more. ack… I totally appluad her for her ability to calmly move … Continue reading "IAPM60:Kim is my first name"

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IAPM59:Annie get your Needles

Sun, 15 Feb 2009 12:53:12 +0000

Annie Modesitt talks to me about her books, her life and then I make her cry. Akward… Warning this show is very real and in your face which is the only way I think Annie knows how to be. So if you don’t want to connect with someone real, please move on. Go buy her  … Continue reading "IAPM59:Annie get your Needles"

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IAPM58: Stoked about 2009

Sat, 07 Feb 2009 23:08:05 +0000

Back on the mic, I am so excited about all the projects I am working on this year. I hope to hear from listeners about what they are up to and let me know if you would like to do a FiberCamp in your neck of the woods… Many thanks to those of you who … Continue reading "IAPM58: Stoked about 2009"

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New Year Distraction

Mon, 05 Jan 2009 18:12:27 +0000

Look, I know that there is no show. See… when I have no computer and fils missing, it’s hard to put on a show. So instead  I am gong to distract you with some photos of a cute little girl who I knitted a hat for from the Itty Bitty Hat book:


Mon, 29 Dec 2008 13:00:11 +0000

Ok… so my computer is in the I.C.U. right now. Because of this I have not been able to get out the three great interviews I have currently. Please hang in tough with me. I will try and put together the 20 stories day on New Years day with my wifes computer, but the other … Continue reading "I.C.U."

A twit for stories…

Fri, 19 Dec 2008 17:32:34 +0000

So I was listening to This American Life yesterday and they did a show where they crammed 20 stories into an hour. The radio show was inspired by a theater group in Chicago that has a similar theme to it. This concept of short story telling seems like a lot of fun to me. So … Continue reading "A twit for stories…"


Sat, 13 Dec 2008 13:28:31 +0000

I am trying out a new theme this week. Let me know wat you think…

IAPM57:Boston Handmade Downtown

Fri, 12 Dec 2008 11:53:26 +0000

Jessica Burko (the force behind Boston Handmade) and some of the exhibitors at Boston Handmade Downtown (located here) sit down with me to talk about the holidays and fiber fun. Jen of Blue Alvarez, Lynn of Cozy Cottage Creations, and Sedruola of Sedruola’s Yarn Obsession all have some interesting insight on making stuff for people … Continue reading "IAPM57:Boston Handmade Downtown"

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Tyson Hunger Relief

Wed, 10 Dec 2008 14:19:02 +0000

From the Twitter universe I have this request for you: RT @nathanwburke: Tyson foods will give 100lbs of food to the boston food bank for each comment left on

IAPM56:Mr. Gobbles

Tue, 25 Nov 2008 12:14:55 +0000

Today’s episode has an interview with Beverly of Ewe’ll Love it in NH. I also talk about my Knit One Save One Project, my pattern is coming soon. Finally I tell you a thanksgiving story about me and my sister and the Macy’s parade, here is the photo: MUSIC: Yoga Master by Lee Coulter

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It’s crochet, It’s still crochet…

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 06:00:23 +0000

So I have been recieving links about this video from family. It a segment in the LA Times about a bus being covered by fiber in Mexico by Knitta Please. Now, I know she does knitted pieces and I know she is all about breaking perceptions of knitting… something about knitting and grafffitti being a … Continue reading "It’s crochet, It’s still crochet…"

IAPM55:One Take Wonder

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 17:39:25 +0000

On today’s show I do some catching up. I recorded the whole thing in one take and only added some music a the end. The last couple of weeks have been a lot of fun and I have been knitting and crocheting up a storm. My brother got me started working on the Knit One … Continue reading "IAPM55:One Take Wonder"

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Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:09:17 +0000

So… show notes will come up later.. but for the moment I am having technical difficulties and am going to spend my time trying to get the links working again so that this end up in the feed… so this post is going to be updated tonight with all sort of good stuff about the … Continue reading "IAPM54:S.A.D."

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Note to self

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 11:43:42 +0000

self, in the future do not stand too close to the Yarn Harlot, you may end up in the background being patted on the head.

PSA: Martha’s Vineayard Fiber Farm

Wed, 08 Oct 2008 13:12:16 +0000

Susan Gibbs of Martha’s Vineyard fiber farm is in need of your clicks. Amazingly, she is in the lead for a technology grant from Intel which is based on votes. You don’t have to register, all you have to do is click on the “I like it” button at this site. I also ask that … Continue reading "PSA: Martha’s Vineayard Fiber Farm"

Send her away..

Tue, 07 Oct 2008 15:14:02 +0000

just a quick note… Let me tell you what I have done on my first anniversry. I have sent my wife away for the next weekend. Yes, I am sending her away so I can record a couple of episodes and do some knitting. Show topics I will work on include: Local Knit Out Fun … Continue reading "Send her away.."

A Night At The Theater

Wed, 17 Sep 2008 11:32:56 +0000

Last night I was invited to attend and blog about “Let me Down Easy” a dramatic piece by Anna Deavere Smith which was put together for the American Repertory Theatre (ART) in Cambridge. This was a great blogging event that was put together by Sooz. I believe that this was an attempt to reach a … Continue reading "A Night At The Theater"

Road trip to Philly (Extended Fiber crawl?)

Thu, 28 Aug 2008 12:59:05 +0000

OK, so I am hitting the road and driving down to Philly for Podcamp Philly the weekend after next. I will be heading down on Friday morning and was wondering what kinda fiber crawl I could do on my way down to Philly. I know I want to visit Rosie’s and Loop in Philly, but … Continue reading "Road trip to Philly (Extended Fiber crawl?)"

From here to there

Mon, 25 Aug 2008 04:02:44 +0000

In hopes of promoting the fiber guild and my stash I went on a pretty fantastic ride on Saturday. It started at Athan’s in Allston. There is a great group of ladies who meet up there for fantastic food, conversation, and knitting. I got a lot of feedback about what would make for a good … Continue reading "From here to there"

IAPM53: Local Yarn Shops at NENA 2008

Mon, 18 Aug 2008 02:22:11 +0000

The ladies from Creative Warehouse and their Kuku knitted dolls Many thanks to Jan Anderson super yarn rep of “All About Yarn” for inviting me to NENA. She is a gracious host and very proud of the yarn companies that she reps. Also, many thanks to the folks at Blue Heron for giving me a … Continue reading "IAPM53: Local Yarn Shops at NENA 2008"

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The votes are in

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:44:09 +0000

In case you didn’t know: I am starting a fiber guild in Boston. It’s going to be a Friday night group where we can all go for drinks afterward. We have set up two meetings and on one special event planned for 2008. We are in the process of taking of the Boston Knit Out … Continue reading "The votes are in"

So many yarns spinning…

Thu, 07 Aug 2008 01:50:23 +0000

I am working on getting the new fiber guild off the ground. I have been talking to people about speaking at our meetings. I have been working on graphics. I have been getting venues, tickets, and lawyers. I have been trying to figure out how to convince everyone to come out and play. And now … Continue reading "So many yarns spinning…"

The Worsted Feather Tribune

Tue, 29 Jul 2008 01:32:12 +0000

Dear listener… Today was another wonderful day at camp not-a-lot-a-fiber. We started the day at the pool where we learned to block shawls. We then moved into the hundred yard dash where we learned to beat other campers to the cashmere sale. After dinner, we all gathered around and sang a round of camp town … Continue reading "The Worsted Feather Tribune"

A quick wrapup…

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 17:03:23 +0000

So many things to update you all on… let’s start with some thanks, Thanks to Alanna Andrea Chelsea DarkInnKnits Cat and Eric and everyone else who sent me an image or positive vibe for my podcamp presentation. It went well. Actually, I think that the knitting gods were smiling upon me by stacking the room … Continue reading "A quick wrapup…"

Anxiety and excitment

Fri, 18 Jul 2008 12:06:47 +0000

So we are now in July, already. Time and I seem to be having some issues. It keeps slipping away like air conditioning out a window. I think I have plenty of time, and then it’s July. So why am I all at odds with time. Because I want to get things done. Let’s see, … Continue reading "Anxiety and excitment"

I am not Canadian

Thu, 10 Jul 2008 12:05:54 +0000

And people say I appologize like I was Canadian… Thought you all might like to check out the High Maintenance Machine site. The author of this strip not only lives in my city, but he also seems to live in my head. I find it strange that so many of the scenes he plays out … Continue reading "I am not Canadian"

Patriotic and stuff

Wed, 09 Jul 2008 11:43:49 +0000

Thank you all for your help, I will be working on the presentation at the end of the week and will be looking forward to anything else you can send me until then. In the mean time, please enjoy this belated Happy 4th of July: (originally found at Mamma E’s blog)

Some help please

Tue, 08 Jul 2008 11:50:21 +0000

Hey all… I need help collecting images. So in my usual fashion I have a final week crunch on a project and I need help from you gals/guys. I am presenting on Saturday about knitting lessons learned and how they relate to podcasting and the creative process. Here are some of my points currently: Fiber … Continue reading "Some help please"

Strong Bad Email Scarf

Wed, 02 Jul 2008 16:39:48 +0000

Strong Bad Email has been a staple of internet entertainment for a while. The shows are pretty geeky and funny and totally pointless. Somehow they keep developing these weirdo little characters into a world full of marshmallows. Anyhow, I was watching one of the recent shows (here) and Strong Bad was talking about the rules … Continue reading "Strong Bad Email Scarf"


Fri, 27 Jun 2008 12:10:16 +0000

Here is what WWKIP 2008 looked like in Boston: Behold, David Sedaris’s willy warmer This is swatchy Watch out for these guys when knitting in public Check out the birds dirty work Finally, I saw this later that day at Foxwoods and had to share: Here are some links from the show: Boston Hand Made … Continue reading "iapm52:WWKIP2008"

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Boston Handmade and some other notes

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 11:35:47 +0000

First, an announcement: Boston Handmade Marketplace Union Square ~ Somerville, MA Saturday, June 28 ~ 3pm to 7pm This event should be a lot of fun. it’s happening in m neighborhood, but sadly I think I have to go to a company picnic. But you should check it out if you are in Boston. Jessica, … Continue reading "Boston Handmade and some other notes"

WWKIP Boston 2008 : Copley Square 10-1.5

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 13:23:43 +0000

I wish I had something really clever to write today about where I have been and what I have been up to. I wish I could tell you that I have had nothing but cool knitting stuff in my life. But, reality is a cruel master and I have been trapped under mycomputer working for … Continue reading "WWKIP Boston 2008 : Copley Square 10-1.5"

May is Madness

Wed, 21 May 2008 16:12:48 +0000

So for those of you following along here has been my schedule this month: May 4th – NENA (New England Needle Arts Show) May 11th –  NH Sheep and Wool May16th-18th – Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat (thanks Joe, Ted, Dave, Stephen, Patrick, Sean, Josh, Chris…… for a great weekend) May 25th – Massachusetts Sheep & … Continue reading "May is Madness"

Man Handeled

Tue, 20 May 2008 01:45:01 +0000

I would like to report on the wonderful weekend I had at the Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat at Easton Mountain, but I find myself at a loss for words. Everything went as well as expected, even though Alasdair couldn’t make it up. The guys were nice, the food was good, and the fiber was plentiful. … Continue reading "Man Handeled"

iapm51:MA Sheep & Wool 2008

Wed, 14 May 2008 12:20:52 +0000

Today’s show is all about the Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Show. My three Guest will be participating in the event which happens over memorial day weekend in Cummington, MA. It’s a great show and if you are in the new england or New York area it is a great way to spend the day. My … Continue reading "iapm51:MA Sheep & Wool 2008"

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When the sheep come home

Wed, 07 May 2008 12:28:05 +0000

hey… you… you with the teeth. You still reading/listening to this blog. Well… It’s good to see that you are still there. Sometimes I forget you are there because I get wrapped up in work and life and blah… blah… blah… you get the idea. Anyhow, I wanted to let you know that this here … Continue reading "When the sheep come home"

taking the week off

Sun, 27 Apr 2008 11:57:16 +0000

I’m proud of the recent consistancy to the show. But I need a week off. Soon I will be winding down a bit for the summer, perhaps an every other week schedule will come into play again. we’ll see. In the mean time… I am starting a summer hope chest knit along… so if any … Continue reading "taking the week off"

iapm50:Baby Boogy

Wed, 23 Apr 2008 00:21:01 +0000

First, many thanks to my special guest/co-host Susan B. Anderson. She is the wonderful author of Itty Bitty Hats and Itty Bitty Nursery. She is also one of the first people in the knitting world to trust me with a book review, even after listening to the show. I love her books and can’t get … Continue reading "iapm50:Baby Boogy"

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Passover Break

Tue, 22 Apr 2008 10:52:06 +0000

FYI episode 50 live, went well. I am running behind in putting the show up because I have had some passover events the last couple of nights. I will get the show up ASAP. It’s really good and my guest Susan B. Anderson was awesome.

The Live show take 3

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 16:28:23 +0000

OK… so I like the live show format. Really, I just like having you all around while I put the show together. It makes it a hell of a lot more fun. Also, I like chatting with people in the music breaks. With all that said I want to remind everyone that I will be … Continue reading "The Live show take 3"


Sun, 13 Apr 2008 06:05:26 +0000

On today’s show I sit down with Annissa at Stitch House Dorchester. Her store is the newest kid on the block in Boston. It’s a great space and a lot closer than I thought. The song I played is Don’t Loose Touch by Against Me. Finally, I am working with others on starting a Friday … Continue reading "iapm49:Dorchester"

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iapm48:Sheep and Goat Retirment Home

Tue, 08 Apr 2008 01:11:39 +0000

This episode is about Google Maps and Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm. Susan, from Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm, explains how a sheep CSA works and tells us about the vibrant agricultural community on the Vineyard. Also, Go to the Inaugural: Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Fest April 19, 2008 at the New Ag Hall in W. Tisbury The … Continue reading "iapm48:Sheep and Goat Retirment Home"

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iapm47:Knitini and other Drinks

Tue, 01 Apr 2008 02:44:33 +0000

Todays episode is a little bit of rambling on my part about Pawsox stitch and pitch and Tink and Wink sit down to talk about there shop Yarn’s in the Farms. Music today was provided by Dust Rhinos (Jedi Drinking Test) more show notes later.

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WWKIP June 14 2008

Fri, 28 Mar 2008 15:41:20 +0000

So… who’s up for another WWKIP in Boston? Copley was a good space last year, perhaps we can try doing it there again this year, hopefully the weather will be nice and we can all be outside instead of in the food court, but the food court did have food… yum… Perhaps this year we … Continue reading "WWKIP June 14 2008"

Won’t you wear a sweater day

Thu, 20 Mar 2008 03:56:42 +0000

Just found out about this today and am feeling a bit ill…. so this, 15minutes prior, is the frist I can get to letting you know about it. Needless to say, I love Mr. Rogers. Good guy, all around… Protected children and adults in the fabled betamax supreme court hearings. See video in More section:

iapm46-Two Year Pod-O-Versary

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 01:53:49 +0000

  My special guest Sarah (Haptotope) joins me for a little two year gittyness. I have been working really hard to get this out, I have also been working really hard to get some much needed excercise in so I don’t get mcuh time at night to work on this and need to get some … Continue reading "iapm46-Two Year Pod-O-Versary"

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Editing Episode 46

Mon, 10 Mar 2008 13:59:00 +0000

Hey all… Just wanted to let you all know that the 2nd year anniversery/birthday party went well. I have around 10 people show up to watch and participate. Thanks again fro dropping by and making it so much fun. I have to edit the show. The weekend has gotten away from me, so please bear … Continue reading "Editing Episode 46"

Last one to know

Wed, 05 Mar 2008 13:25:28 +0000

I know that I don’t get out and do as much knitting and chatting as I would like. But I thought I knew what was going on with the local yarn stores. But then Franklin, in a post on Ravelry, opened up my eyes to a development that is now a year old. Sean, my … Continue reading "Last one to know"

I live in MA, kinda

Wed, 05 Mar 2008 11:03:38 +0000

You Are 40% Massachusetts You could pass for being from Massachusetts – until you open your mouth and start pronouncing R’s. How Massachusetts Are You?   Thanks to Lucy for turning me onto this silly test. I am so embarrassed now, I guess my roots are showing. I guess I’ll go park my car in … Continue reading "I live in MA, kinda"

Saturday Evening Live 03-08-08 17:00EST

Tue, 04 Mar 2008 11:43:13 +0000

I’m going to have a two year podcast birthday party next week and you are all invited. I have a special guest coming over to my house to celebrate with me. We will be talking about knitting, design, india, chopped bicycles, tree knitting, and abuse of a serger. The anniversary show is going to be … Continue reading "Saturday Evening Live 03-08-08 17:00EST"

Found on Ravelry

Sun, 02 Mar 2008 00:59:09 +0000

Found this on Ravelry today, it’s someones avatar/RAVatar. I wonder what kind of response I would get if I changed men for women? Dude… why can’t we all just knit together…

iapm45-The Live One

Sat, 01 Mar 2008 17:57:16 +0000

Jackie at Wild and WoollyOn todays show I feature an interview with Jackie of Wild and Woolly. Today’s show was broadcast live and it was a lot of fun, I hope that people join me as I try this again next Saturday, time is going to be TBD. Yarn-a-lot z of znits podcast Sherril of … Continue reading "iapm45-The Live One"

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Testing Livenessness

Fri, 29 Feb 2008 20:40:38 +0000

This is a test of the It’s a Purl, Man broadcast system. Had this been a real emergency you would be directed directly to your LYS for more yarn. If you happen to be around tonight or tomorrow morning you may see me testing this little plug in or actually pushing out the live show. … Continue reading "Testing Livenessness"

I don’t get it

Thu, 28 Feb 2008 16:47:23 +0000

A friend of mine who was traveling the country recently, go Daria in ’08, let me know that there was a lot of fury around an article in the January 2nd Philadelphia Weekly about kniters. (I do not want to link there, read on). The article reads very strangely, it starts off expressing that it’s … Continue reading "I don’t get it"

It’s on, and it’s live

Thu, 28 Feb 2008 12:27:00 +0000

Saturday, March 1st, 11:00am eastern standard time, I have no idea what live thing I will do, but I will put on a regular show and record what come of the liveness for the regular podcast feed.

Saturday Morning Live?

Mon, 25 Feb 2008 13:00:48 +0000

I was thinking that I would try recording th next episode Live on Saturday morning using the following: Anyone interested in this? I Don’t know how this will work exactly, but I thought trying this out might be fun… Discuss…

Missed Connection

Thu, 31 Jan 2008 11:31:28 +0000

Me, knitting mittens magic loop style with Cashmere Island on Red Line from downtown to Harvard. You, some guy knitting on grey straights (I assume size 8) with some lovely orangey stuff (I assume malibrigo). You were practicing seed stitch. I gave you my podcast card and told you about the knitting group for guys. … Continue reading "Missed Connection"

Comming Up

Mon, 28 Jan 2008 00:07:49 +0000

Next weeks show will feature an interview with Jackie, the shop owner of Wild and Woolly in Lexington, MA. Jackie is an awesome force of nature who has been running her shop for for over 30 years. She has a lot of opinions and stories… and you will get to hear them next week. This … Continue reading "Comming Up"

IAPM 44: Loom with a View

Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:09:20 +0000

On today’s show: I yarn-a-lot about my current projects and 2008. I play a recording by Queer Joe and share info about the Men’s Knitting Retreat. Then I sit down and talk with Betsy of A Loom With A View in Newburyport, MA. Finally I rant a little about my Fat Nano and stuff. Here … Continue reading "IAPM 44: Loom with a View"

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I’m working on it

Tue, 22 Jan 2008 12:14:12 +0000

The server is giving me some trouble. While I have a new interview recorded I need to get the server working correctly prior to posting the new show. Perhaps tonight will work. In the mean time, check out this awesome collection of images from the Library of Congress at Flickr. Also, I have updated my … Continue reading "I’m working on it"

2 things

Wed, 16 Jan 2008 12:54:41 +0000

1) New show this weekend 2) I am so lusting after the new GREEN Macintosh.

ABC’s Stash

Wed, 09 Jan 2008 17:11:43 +0000

OK… I love “Pushing Daisies”. It’s a great show about a recluse who can resurrect people. The universe in which this story takes place is a fantastic retro-world ala Edward Scissors hands. Everything is modern, but strangely 50’s cartoonish as well. So, why do I bring this up? Well… There is a lead character on … Continue reading "ABC’s Stash"

Fat Nano…

Wed, 26 Dec 2007 21:04:31 +0000

So… my pumkn got me a Fat Nano for Christmas ( Yes, I said christmas… and I had a chuppah… what of it). I love it so much. I can now listen and view some of my favorite podcasts … only thing. Two things… questions really… 1) Can you really only dock with one computer? … Continue reading "Fat Nano…"

When Muggles compete…

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 17:53:58 +0000

I saw this event posted at Basically it’s a ugly holiday sweater contest. Everyone is supposed to wear the most hideous holiday sweater they can lay their hands on and then compete for the title of most reviled sweater. This could be a lot of fun for many creative knitters. I would love to … Continue reading "When Muggles compete…"

Dream Girls Crochet

Wed, 19 Dec 2007 03:11:13 +0000

OK.. Just saw the dream girls movie and fell in love with that hat that Eddie Murphy was wearing durring a recording session. It was a crocheted little number. I believe that this was inspired by hats that Marvin Gaye wore. Does anyone kow where I can get this hat crochet pattern? Is there anyone … Continue reading "Dream Girls Crochet"


Mon, 17 Dec 2007 11:54:44 +0000

OK… I got three episodes out and now I need to hibernate. I wish that this meant that I would go into a cave with all my fiber to keep me company. That would be an excellent way to spend the winter. Sadly, I am finding it harder and harder for me to participate in … Continue reading "Hibernating"

Google Street View is the best

Tue, 11 Dec 2007 15:40:26 +0000

In case you have ever wondered what these places look like and how to get to them, please check out the following links: Mind’s Eye Yarns Windsor Button Spark Knitten Kitten I think this is where Newbury Yarns is