February 2nd, 2013

Ready, Set, Knit! 298: Kathy talks with Kristin Omdahl

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Guest: Kathy and Kristin talk about The Finer Edge: Crocheted Trims, Motifs & Borders, Kristin’s newest book.

The book began as a seasons worth of project ideas for Knitting Daily TV and there was so much to work with that it made sense to turn it into a great reference book for edgings and borders.

The book is divided into sections for edgings worked from the top down, the bottom up and side-to-side. There is also a pattern section featuring garments and accessories where the fabric is actually constructed from edgings!

Kathy loves the Luxor Blanket and the Palmira Shawl crochet in our own 2/14 Alpaca Silk.

Finer Edge Giveaway!

Leave a comment on our post as well as on Kristin’s Blog to win a signed copy of The Finer Edge as well as a Prize pack containing the yarn and hook to make the Palmira shawl, a bottle of Eucalan in Kristin’s Wrapture scent and a $25.00 WEBS Gift Card. Comments are open through Thursday, Feb. 7th and the winner will be announced here on Saturday Feb 9th.

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Reminder: Pre-Game Sunday Escape, tomorrow, Feb 3rd from noon-4:00PM

Upcoming Events: 

February 15-18 Debbie Stoller will be at the Rowe Conference Center for a weekend long workshop: Raging Wool

Monday February 18th Debbie Stoller will be at WEBS from 3-5pm! She’ll be teaching a one hour lace workshop and then signing books. The class is free but Registration is required.

Two weeks from today, on Feb 16th, we will air Show #300! To celebrate we will be giving away three $300 gift cards. You must be on the e-mail list to participate, join here. We will be e-mailing a short survey, this Tuesday –  February 5th,  and filling it out will enter you in the contest. The winners will be announced on the 300th episode.

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Marketing Coordinator at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
Sara learned to knit and crochet as a child and added spinning and weaving to her skills after being hired at WEBS in 2007. While crochet is her #1 love, she is also very fond of her husband and 2 daughters.

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38 Responses to “Ready, Set, Knit! 298: Kathy talks with Kristin Omdahl”

  1. Petra Says:

    I would LOVE a copy of the book so I can learn the edgings Kristin is using.

  2. Josephine Says:

    I haven’t crocheted since I learned to knit in August; that book cover makes me want to start again!

  3. Marsha Says:

    Wow, those crocheted edgings are beautiful. Looks like a great addition to the library.

  4. Frances Says:

    I’d love to win this book! Looks like a lovely collection of edgings.

  5. mbh Says:

    great looking cover! would love to get back into crocheting, haven’t done much since I was a teen and I keep thinking I would like to edge some of my knit shawls with crochet

  6. Meredith Says:

    I just listened to this podcast, and would love a chance to check out the book! The designs look beautiful.

  7. MaineDruid Says:

    What a lovely combination of goodies! I’m especially looking forward to trying the new Eucalan.

  8. Michelle Kroll Says:

    I love Kristin’s crochet aesthetic. This would be a splendid prize!

  9. Zita H Says:

    what a great package to win!

  10. Gail Donaldson Says:

    Lovely patterns! Makes me want to learn to crochet!

  11. Andrea Bickley Says:

    Always looking for great decorative borders to fancy up a project! This book is on my list for future purchases, but if I can win it, even better!

  12. Pamela Brown Yaeger Says:

    So different and creative! I love the colors used on the cover.

  13. Lynda Gavaghan Says:

    Oooo! Such beautiful colors on the cover! I’ve been itching to get back into crocheting again.

  14. Ember Isle Says:

    Awesome. Needed a companion to Knitting on the Edge :)

  15. Guest Says:

    These borders look gorgeous! I just finished my first large crochet project (a granny square blanket), and I’d love to try something that would continue to push me and develop my skills.

  16. Jen Says:

    Great idea for a book! I love Kristen’s Crochet Corner on show!!!

  17. MaryB Says:

    I have several of Kristen’s books but not this one and I’d love to try Wrapture. (Can’t find where we’re supposed to also post on Kristen’s blog though.)

  18. lorinda Says:

    So inspiring! Would love to win.

  19. LaTanya Bennett Says:

    What an awesome prize package! Thanks for the opportunity! :-)

  20. Sylvia Bloch Says:

    Thank you for the chance to win a wonderful prize!

  21. Margot Schips Says:

    Book looks great! Webs is one of my favorite not-so-LYS.

  22. f1bercat Says:

    I knit and crochet! and would love that book.

  23. Emmie Seaman Says:

    I am just now making plans for shawl and the edging is a great consideration. What a neat book for reference.

  24. Jami Says:

    Always looking for decorative edges, thanks for hosting this!

  25. Evelyn Van Orden Says:

    Great book. I’ve been teaching my knitting students how to crochet so they can easily add borders, straighten uneven edges, and add finishing touches to their knitting.

  26. gwemau44 Says:

    A shawl with pretty edging would be so nice. I like the looks

  27. Guest Says:

    I love this kind of book – very useful.

  28. Cheryl S. Says:

    I love both knitting and crochet. This looks like a really useful book.

  29. Myrna Pouyatt Says:

    I knit, crochet and make jewelry. I love the look of this book, and I am always looking for the perfect edge.

  30. Ann P. Says:

    I’d love to have this book to browse and choose a trim for my shawls.Thank You!

  31. KBKnits Says:

    I would love a copy of Kristin’s book! I knit and crochet, and I would love to learn more about edgings!

  32. LynnWA Says:

    I enjoyed listening to the podcast, especially because I haven’t done much crocheting. It would be fun to learn how to put crocheted edges on knitted items. Such a pretty book cover!

  33. Susan Snow Says:

    This looks like a really nice book. Would love to win it!

  34. Corinne D Says:

    Such a beautiful cover on this book! This would be an excellent reference book, very useful for multiple projects. Thanks for the opportunity.

  35. Cristalle Stutrud Says:

    I’ve been a knitter for years and finally decided to try to tackle crochet- this book is very exciting because I can try to incorporate crochet into my knitting. Love the podcast!

  36. Caroline Says:

    This looks like a great book, thanks for the giveaway!

  37. sealed4ever Says:

    The cover photo is drool-worthy. I have some of K’s video tutorials & she’s an excellent instructor. Surely this book will be excellent

  38. Susan Says:

    Thank your for the opportunity to win a Crochet book and some Wrapture. Thanks…I knit and crochet…

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