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About kellilee

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  • Birthday 05/27/1968

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    Kelli Robinson
  • Location
    Birmingham, AL
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  • Crocheting since...
  1. Listen to Episode 8 of Unwound. 1. Thanks 2. Blocking Tip from Rene at Knits Finished 3. Fair Isle Knitting Yahoo! Group 4. Betsy's Story about her Manhole Scarf Betsy's Inspiration 5. Winner of the Book Drawing: Christian in Atlanta, GA 6. Listener Poll 7. Book Review by C4G in Madison, WI Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby 8. Books When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters: An Emergency Survival Guide by Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore 200 Stitch Patterns for Baby Blankets: Knitted and Crocheted Designs, Blocks, and Trims for Crib Covers, Shawls and Afghans by Jan Eaton Traditional Fair Isle Knitting by Sheila McGregor
  2. Listen to Episode 7 of Unwound. 1. Thanks 2. Red Scarf Project Photo Album of red scarves by Unwound listeners that were contributed to the Red Scarf Project 3. Teaching Tip by Amie Hirtes from Nexstitch 4. Knit & Crochet Programs for Inmates Programs currently accepting donations of yarn & supplies: Women Empowered for Change - Alexandria, VA Prisoners' Knitting Group - Albion, NY Washington Womens Correction Center - Gig Harbor, WA Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility Community Service Program - Delaware, OH Teddy Bear Club - Quincy, FL 5. Winner of the Book Drawing: Vera in Charleston, SC 6. Listener Poll 7. Books Party Crochet by Sue Whiting Knitting Cuff to Cuff (Twelve Sweaters One Way) by Susan Guagliumi Time to Weave: Simply Elegant Projects to Make in No Time by Jane Patrick
  3. Listen to Episode 6 of Unwound 1. Thanks Japanese Manhole Cover Pics plus Knitted Interpretations by Betsy in Nagoya, Japan 2. Red Scarf Project Update 3. Nicky Epstein 4. Winner of the Book Drawing: C4G in Madison, WI 5. Winner of the Stitch 'n Bitch 2007 Page-a-Day Calendar: Nicole in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 6. Listener Poll 7. Book Review by Wendy in Tampa Bay Area of Florida Classic Knits: 15 Timeless Designs to Knit and Keep Forever by Erika Knight [/url] 8. Books Knitprovisation: 70 Imaginative Projects Mixing Old with New by Cilla Ramnek by Debbie Stoller by Margaret Docherty and Jayne Emerson
  4. Thank you so much for your continued support of the podcast. Crochetville has been most kind to let me self-promote this project week in and week out. Please consider participating in the weekly poll - add your voice to Unwound (and take a chance at a free book!)
  5. Listen to Episode 5 of Unwound 1. Thanks 2. Pets and Crafts 3. Pet Hair to Yarn 4. VIP Fibers, Inc. Custom Spinnery 5. Winner of the Book Drawing: Wendy in Tampa Bay Area, FL 6. Listener Poll 7. Book Review by Christine in Northern California One Skein Wonders 8. Books Classic Knits: 15 Timeless Designs to Knit and Keep Forever by Erika Knight Glamour Knits: 15 Sensuous Designs to Knit and Keep Forever by Erika Knight Couture Crochet Workshop: Mastering Fit, Fashion, and Finesse by Lily Chin Sheep to Sweater (Beginning to End Series) by Julie Murray
  6. Listen to Episode 4 of Unwound 1. Thanks 2. Seaming Tip by Rene at Knits Finished 3. Pattern Profile Stripy Throw from Erika Knight's Simple Crochet Made from Knit Picks Shine Worsted 4. Ungifting a Handmade Item 5. Aftercare of Knitted and Crocheted Projects Understanding Care Instructions on Yarn Labels Natural Moth Repellant: Morehouse Farm Potpourri Sachets 6. Winner of the Book Drawing: Christine in Northern California 7. Listener Poll 8. Book Review by Amy in Northern California Victorian Lace Today 9. Books Naughty Needles: Sexy, Saucy Knits for the Bedroom and Beyond by Nikol Lohr Way to Crochet! 20 Easy, Cool Projects for Kids of All Ages by Sherri and Michelle Haab Spin It: Making Yarn from Scratch by Lee Raven
  7. Thank you! Unwound's audience has grown to 400+ listeners thanks to the Crochetville community. On this episode of Unwound, I: 1. Give thanks. 2. Share a design opportunity. 3. Tell you how I recently came out of the closet to my co-workers. 4. Profile another Candi Jensen crochet baby cardigan pattern. 5. Introduce you to a number of fiber-related travel destinations. 6. Share your answers to past listener’s polls and then pose a new poll. 7. Announce 5 books.
  8. Thank you for all the support and willingness to give the show a listen. I wanted to let you know that the second episode is now available for download. I feature Lily Chin and the Red Scarf Project plus pose a new listener poll. Just click here to listen. Here is the easiest way to listen from the web site: Right-click on the "pod" icon to the left of the show title and "Save Target As" to download the show (mp3 file) to your computer. Depending on your computer and your Internet connection speed, this download could take 3 to 5 minutes or longer. Each show is 30 to 40 MB long (or roughly 30 to 40 minutes) so the file is pretty large. Once the file has downloaded, it will give you the option to "Open" and when you click this, your computer will play the show in your default mp3 player (like Windows Media Player). Thanks for listening!
  9. Wow! Your comments are MAKING MY DAY! I plan to produce two podcasts per month at first (look for Episode 2 around November 15) since I don't want to over-commit and then end up abandoning the podcast due to burn out. I really hope you plan to participate in the listener's poll by calling the dedicated voicemail line (206-350-8181) or using the Odeo Studio and emailing your comment to me. I WILL include your comments on my next episode so there will be more than one voice to listen to AND I have a surprise planned for one lucky participant (think: free stuff). Thank you, thank you, thank you.
  10. Thanks for your comments. I just visited the Unwound site from work to see what the problem might be. I generally download podcasts to my mp3 player using iTunes so I have not tested listening to the file directly from the website. Here's what I found: To download the file to my computer, I right-clicked on the "Direct Download" link at the bottom of the post and selected "Save Target As" to start the download, waited patiently for about 5 minutes or so as the 33.9 MB file downloaded (it's about 38 minutes long), then I selected "Open" when the file had completed its download and my Windows Media Player opened up and started to play the podcast. [This process may be very different depending on your connection speed and default mp3 software. Since I'm at work, I have a super-fast connection.] To listen directly from the website, I double-clicked on the title: "1 Unwound" and it automatically opened my Windows Media Player and started to play the podcast. [This may take awhile to open so please be patient.] I hope this helps anyone who wants to take a listen and I'm so sorry that you had difficulties.
  11. I hope you don't mind a little self-promotion. I just launched the debut episode of my podcast: Unwound and I wanted to invite you take a listen. I am a crocheter first, knitter second, and love all things fiber-related. My podcast will include stories on fiber-related companies, products, and services, pattern profiles, new book announcements, listener polls, and much more. Visit http://www.unwoundpodcast.com to download the show or listen from your computer. You can also subscribe via iTunes. THANK YOU to an awesome community of crocheters for inspiring me!
  12. Picked up both Interweave Crochet and Crochet Today yesterday while I was at Barnes & Noble - wasn't super happy with either but that won't stop me from continuing to buy. Who knows? My tastes might change. Did anyone notice the subscription card inside Interweave Crochet? Yup - you can now subscribe. And here's the best news: FOUR issues for $21. That must mean Interweave is changing this to a quarterly publication - just like Interweave Knits. Crochet is no longer relegated to the kid's table - yeah! Kelli
  13. I have heard that this book is written in British crochet terms so will require conversion. Any truth to this rumor? Any tips on how to know if you are looking at a British or US crochet pattern? There are some stitch explanation at the front of the book - and it looks like a single crochet is a single crochet (not a double crochet) and a double looks like a double so I'm not sure that rumor is correct. Any help would be appreciated, Kelli
  14. Clocke: Thanks for the pic advise - I can definitely add the pictures directly to the posts in the future with no problems. I'm sure everyone hear is waiting patiently to see MORE squares with wonky sides! Appreciate the help, Kelli
  15. Well, I finished my first three squares in the Moss color: Single Crochet (#1), Double Crochet (#3), and Front and Back Loop HDC (#5). When I decided to use 5 colors, I sat down with my pattern book, color list, and a blank piece of paper and mapped out my colors using the suggested layout in the book. Right now, I'm focusing in on those squares in the Moss color (based on my design). No, I did not intentionally skip the Trinity Stitch - I just don't have that color (Ivory) yet but I'm expecting it in the mail next week. Although my gauge is working out to "approximately" 7" and 7 1/2" with first row of finishing, my Front and Back Loop HDC was clearly a 1/4" narrower than the rest but when I stack the squares, the difference is so minimal that I feel sure that it won't make a big difference in the end. Here are pictures from my blog - I wasn't sure if I could include them directly in my post. I hope those wonky sides also work themselves out during the blocking and finishing phases. Kelli
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