November 23rd, 2013

Ready, Set, Knit! 335: Kathy talks with Ellen Gormley

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This week Kathy talks with first time guest Ellen Gormley, crochet expert from Knit & Crochet Now! – check your local PBS station for availability.

Ellen talks about prepping for each season and the work that goes into presenting a project. Currently in it’s 4th season, Knit & Crochet Now! has a great mix of projects that range from beginner to advanced each season and features patterns and techniques from some of the industries top designers.

We have 2 copies of the Season 4 DVD to give away! Leave us a comment and tell us if you’re a knitter, a crocheter or both, by 11:59pm on Tuesday, Nov 27th. The winners will be announced the following Saturday, Nov. 30th.

Steve’s Yarn Picks:

Upcoming Events:

Northampton Bag Day is happening TODAY!  20% off any one item,  in store only

Our November KAL on Ravelry has just one week to go but there’s still time to participate! Join us in making the Safe Passage Set and be entered to win a $50 WEBS Gift Certificate.

WEBS is closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday but will begin opening on Sundays, from 12-5, starting December 1st and running through December 22nd.

Team WEBS is running and walking in the Annual Hot Chocolate run to benefit Safe Passage on December 8th. Please make a donation to any member of our team and remember: Steve and Kathy will match all funds raised!


Ready, Set, Knit! listeners are you up for a challenge?!   The KnottyGirls Knitcast issued a challenge and started the Ravelry Podcaster Throwdown. They claimed that their listeners will turn in more hats for Halos of Hope by the end of Stitches West 2014 than any other podcast out there. You all know that Kathy has a competitive streak a mile wide and can’t resist a challenge! Steve has even stepped in and said that he will ship all the collected hats to Stitches West! Here’s what you need to do:

Make as many knit and/or crochet hats as you can (check here for preferred fibers and free patterns) and get them to us by February 1, 2014. Make sure each hat and package is labeled with “Team RSK!” Please mail all packages to:

We are no longer accepting donations of hats – please send all hat donations to 

Halos for Hope

20987 N. John Wayne Pkwy


Maricopa, AZ  85139

If you’re posting about your progress on Facebook or Twitter please use #PodcastThrowdown. And please join the Podcasters Throwdown Group on Ravelry and show your support in the Team RSK thread! If you’ve sent in hats let us know who you are.

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22 Responses to “Ready, Set, Knit! 335: Kathy talks with Ellen Gormley”

  1. shirleyberger63 Says:

    I’m a knitter and crocheter!

  2. Marie Says:

    I am both a knitter and crocheter with big dreams of being a spinner!!!

  3. Debora Shoemaker Says:

    I am a knitter primarily but I have crocheted a few things.

  4. Jacki Says:

    Knitter, but have just picked up crochet after 30+ years and am obsessed.

  5. Tina Hollands Says:

    I love knitting and knit everyday but I am a beginner in crochet! (only ever doing simple blankets)

  6. Rebecca Says:

    I’m a crocheter and a beginning knitter, my husband though, is a fiercly talented fearless knitter.

  7. freres Says:

    I am both a knitter and a crocheter, though lately I’ve been doing more with yarn, which for me tends to be knit. I use thread for most of my crochet, including sewing thread for handkerchief edgings. (gelert on Rav)

  8. Emily Says:

    Knitter! Fun listen, and looks like a great prize!

  9. Alejandra Says:

    I’m a crocheter and kniter since I was 6-8 years old thanks to my mom.Recently I’m a fan of lace knitting. Malsia on Rav. Thanks for the chance.

  10. Barbara Says:

    I’m a knitter and crocheter and have recently become a handspinner, too. I really enjoy the podcasts and am usually working with yarn or fiber as I listen!

  11. Teresa Says:

    I consider myself a knitter who has crocheted before. It would be great to win the DVDs since my PBS stations only air random old episodes. For once, I would be current. (RAV ID: TeresaRRoberts)

  12. Karen Grauman Says:

    I am a knitter who dabbles in crochet

  13. Maryellen C Says:

    I grew up with knitting. I have spent the past year taking various crochet classes at Webs and have loved it!

  14. allison j Says:

    I’m a novice (but obsessed) knitter!

  15. Mary Anne Says:

    Mostly a knitter these days, with a past life as a crocheter

  16. Jane Kettlewell Says:

    I am a knitter. I do crochet edges to some knitting projects and I crochet simple baby blankets for our local hospital. Happy Holidays!

  17. Kim Witherow Says:

    I’m a knitter and spinner. I’d love to learn crochet, but don’t want to take the time to be a beginner right now.

  18. Heather Bryda Says:

    I’m a knitter, spinner and crocheter. I’m so addicted.

  19. hotknitter Says:

    I’m both a knitter and crocheter, and love both of them.
    hotknitter on rav

  20. Janet Says:


  21. cnuland Says:

    I’m both a knitter and crocheter! Thanks for the chance to win (asimplehomestd on Rav)

  22. Laurie in Maine Says:

    Both; although crocheting things flat/back and forth tends to go wonky at the edges. sigh. rav laurie521

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