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This week's episode has been posted a little early, and guest hosted by Andrew and Gregory.
On the needles: (00:43)
The guys talk about knitting times and places, including the Rose Garden. Greg has finished the white baby blanket from episode 33. He is now working in Nimbus merino. Greg has a cardigan/pullover issue.
Andrew declares that he is a monogamous knitter. He is working on the "Not your standard issue sweatshirt" from the Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits, out of olive green Manos.
Husband Knows Best: (7:57)
The guys discuss what is important to consider when knitting for a guy. They discuss style, climate, and personal constitutions. Greg talks about Elsebeth Lavold's "Viking Patterns for Knitting" book.
When Knitting Attacks: (14:08)
Andrew discusses "When Knitting Karma Attacks". Greg accidentally left his knitting up in Santa Rosa. They discuss the "Boyfriend Sweater" knitting urban legend.
The guys give honest and candid reviews of patterns in men's books.
Books they liked:
For Men, from the Let's Knit Series (this is a Japanese book). Norah Gaughan's new Men's book. Rowan's Knitting For Him. Elsebeth Lavold's Viking Patterns for Knitting.
Books they didn't care for so much:
Knitting with Balls. Simply Beautiful Sweaters for Men. Men in Knits.