In my daily life I have to do things like the cooking, the ironing and the washing – you all ready know how I don’t share the washing. But while these jobs must be done, I listen to my iPod and the work seems to go by so much faster. I am a huge audio listener and have been ever since joining Audible in 2006. I usually listen to mystery/thrillers but the members at Audible.com kept recommending Life by Keith Richards read by Johnny Depp and Joe Hurley. It is fantastic if you are a fan of the Rolling Stones. But I also enjoy knitting podcasts. I usually listen to podcasts between finishing one book and starting another or in the mornings when the house is quiet This week I caught up on some Knit Pick podcasts and just discovered a new one that I really like called Never Not Knitting by Alana Dakos.
I am now up to “Episode 179: Learning the Quirks of Lace” on the Knit Picks podcast where Kelley Petkun gave a great hand tip. She said that her cuticles kept catching on the silk yarn/ribbon and were causing her problems. She said that she had heard a trick to put some olive oil and sugar onto her hands and scrub, scrub, scrub. I looked down at my hands, and saw some straggly bits around my cuticles and thought, why not? My hands feel amazing! I just poured a little olive oil into the palm of my hand, added some sugar and scrubbed. It felt a little thick and greasy at first but after rinsing my hands in warm water, my hands felt really nice.
The Martini Knitter
PS – please feel free to recommend other podcasts that you like – knitting or otherwise.