Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Benediktbeuern! Getting serious!!!!

Okay, I have about 8-10 people who are interested in coming to BB with us. I've emailed and ask about availabilities for a place to stay at Zentrum für Umwelt und Kultur Benediktbeuern for 10 people. Just got an answer from them.

They have 5 doubles available for the 22nd-23rd September, which means we can have 10 people coming. It costs EUR 29.50 / person including breakfast. I need to get confirmation from people who are definitely coming and book the place ASAP, so please contact me either here by leaving a comment or email (in the sidebar) to confirm your place as soon as possible! (preferably at the latest by the end of this week!).

So far, these are the people I have on my list:

Am I missing someone? Or is there anybody on the list who's not supposed to be on there or doesn't want to be on there? Please get back to me ASAP and confirm! Looking forward to hearing from all of you and seeing y'all at Benediktbeuern!


ETA: I haven't asked the ZUK about this, but there might be a possibility that we could all go into one big room. Now, I'm not sure how y'all might feel about this, but tell me what you would prefer!

ETA 2: Okay, I got them on the phone. No big sleeping room available. I will book all 5 double at the latest by tomorrow morning regardless of confirmations, since they told me that we can cancel the reservation without any costs up to 8 weeks prior to the real date. That means, the very latest you can cancel is towards the middle of August. So, please decide by then (the earlier, the better)!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Knitters Uncensored in Tracht!

Okay, basically Tracht means 'traditional German costume', thus it applies to both Dirndl and Lederhosen.

And now I shall present the Knitters Uncensored in their own Tracht!

Elemm in Lederhosen (at the Kocherlball in 2006):

And Cashyie's Dirndl:

EDIT: After many requests, here's another photo of Cashyie in her Dirndl:

and Ms. B with her whole family:

Tell us what you think! (I'll be going to the Kocherlball this year with Cashyie! Anybody else wanna join? 6 a.m. on Sunday 15th July 2007 at the Chinese Tower in the Munich English Garden!)


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

King of the Toilet Drops!!!

OK, just out of curiosity (and just plain weirdness), I did a google search on "toilet drops" and guess who shows up on #6? HA! If you missed the comment, Lizzy in England ordered hers from And Carol in British Columbia, Canada gets hers from Wal-Mart. AND I found a picture of the bottle (the Japanese one I have) on flickr here. I'm glad that we could provide such a valuable service! heh.

Thanks for all the great comments, you guys are awesome!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Episode #03: The One Which Must Not Be Named (Show Notes)

We're back with the third episode! I need to warn you though, there's hardly any knitting-related content in this episode at all. But we had fun nevertheless! (What's with me getting progressively drunk while, I pushed the wrong button once and deleted a whole section! *oops*)

We had loads of great fun. I just can't believe some of the things I said on and off mic...I ended up physically rolling off the floor laughing!

So, let's get on with the show!

Thank you for mentioning us!
We digressed immensely here and started talking about toilet drops *LOL*

We also would like to thank you for all the comments, emails and iTunes reviews!!!

....and don't forget to answer my Quiz! ;-)

One weird fact:
  • Cashyie went on a a Strip-Club! (And ran in to a *famous* scientist)
  • Ms. B has uneven legs!
  • Elemm's hooked on re-hanking yarns and taking photos of them
What's on our needles?
Life in Germany with Ms. B: Television in Germany....mostly in German. So she escapes with Internet Television. Shady programmes after midnight, paid by your Television Fees! Going to the movies thinking it was in English....*wrong* (they wouldn't let me join in the discussion about popcorns!). Tobacco commercials in the movies.
  • OV: Originalversion = Originial Version
  • OoU: Original ohne Untertitel = Original without subtitle
  • OmU: Original mit Untertitel = Original with subtitle
Cashyie goes shopping! This time, she went and got herself a Dirndl, so she can get South Tyrolians! :-p If you have South Tyrolians to spare, please write to

KnittersUncensored (AT) gmail (DOT) com

I (Elemm) was going to talk about photography tips this time but we talked so much already that it would've been too much (plus, I was too drunk to string together something, no chance of doing a segment without slurring badly *LOL*)

  • LAST CALL: Benediktbeuern Textile Market (22nd-23rd September 2007): Biggest textile market in Germany. Meet the Wollmeise in person! Fondle her gorgeous yarns before making the purchase. There will be a sock-workshop with Yarnissima, the designer of the Digitessa! The Knitters Uncensored Team will be there and we all will be having a PJ-Knit-Party! This is an open invitation to all the listeners, as well as to all podcasters out there! It's on during Oktoberfest, what better excuse to combine yarn with beer?!
  • Join our Hank Wankers Group! Wind all your yarns into beautiful hanks!!!! Just 'wank your hanks!' *LOL*
  • Knitters Uncensored Theme Song by Ms. B and her DH!
  • Closing Song: "One more year at Hogwarts" by Billy Reid (I and Ms. B will be knitting him each a pair of socks! If you feel like joining us in this then send us an email!)
You can contact us via email at:

KnittersUncensored (AT) gmail (DOT) com

or just leave us a comment here!

Hope that we didn't bore you to death with our non-knitting-related banters this time! Until the next episode! Knit on!!!

Yours (totally sobered and without a hangover),

Ps. We talked a bit about Ravelry, if you're not a beta tester yet then go and put your name down. If you've put your name down but haven't received an invitation yet, then go check your junkmail....if it's not there, then just be patient! You will get in soon!! In the mean time, just go take pretty photos of your stash and your projects! ;-)

Episode #03: The One Which Must Not Be Named

Episode #03: The One Which Must Not Be Named

It's time for Episode #03!!! Welcome to our (drunken) banters! :-p

Elemm got progressively drunk during the show, but we had great fun recording (and re-recording *Elemm's fault*)

Thank you: David Reidy, Brenda Dayne, Jenny & Nicole, Dharmafey

We digress and talk about toilets and toilet-drops *LOL*

One more weird fact from each of us

What's on our needles?

Life in Germany with Ms. B: German TV & going to the movies in Germany

Cashyie goes Dirndl Shopping


  • Benediktbeuern: Last-Call!!!
  • Hank Wanker Group on Flickr
  • Knitting socks for Billy Reid
  • Opening Music: Ms. B and her DH
  • Closing Music: "One More Year at Hogwarts", Billy Reid (
You can find the detailed show note under the following URL:

Next Episode is in editing!

Yes, episode #03 is now being edited by Ms. B. It should be up online in the next couple of days!

Loads and loads of fun recording this episode....especially with my getting progressively extremely drunk during recording while physically rolling off the floor laughing at things we were talking about. I can't believe some of the stuff I said on and off the microphone. :-p

So, watch for my slurring when the episode's up! *LOL*

Yours (now sobered),

EDIT: Ps. I've just heard from Ms. B and I need to put up a warning for this episode: There is hardly any knitting content in this episode. It turned out to be more about life in Germany in general. So, don't tell me that I haven't warned you! ;-)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Men and shawls: Who said we can't?

"Who said we can't?" Clementine Shawlette, modelled par moi
Originally uploaded by elemmaciltur

Started: 11th May 2007
Finished: 09th June 2007
Needles: 3 mm / 60 cm Inox circs
Yarn: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise sock yarn, "Drachenblut"
Pattern: Clementine Shawlette by Michele Rose Orne from Interweave KNITS Spring 2007

Okay, just to prove my point, here it is: My recently FO'ed Clementine Shawlette, modelled par moi!

Srsly though, I won't be going around outside like that, but I keep the shawl close to me at home (not on my shoulders, as it does get too warm with the temperature around here being at 22 centigrades / 71 fahrenheit at the moment).

I'm sure that I'll probably regret putting this up at the KU-Site. *LOL*

Have great week, y'all!


Friday, June 8, 2007

WWKIP-Day: Location

I was at Odeonsplatz earlier today and they're having some kind of festival going on, which probably will continue into the weekend.

We'll still meet at 11.30 a.m. at Odeonsplatz, but instead of at the Feldherrnhalle, we'll meet in front of the Theatinerkirche (St. Kajetan)'s the big ochre-yellow church right on that place, you can't miss it. Then we can decide on where to go.

See y'all tomorrow! (Even if it's going to be only me and Cashyie).

If anybody needs to contact us about this, please do so! Leave a comment here or write an email to:

KnittersUncensored (at) gmail (dot) com

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Episode #02: Coffee, Cakes & Kolenyas (Show notes)

Our second episode is here!!! *Applauds*

We always take delight in digressing on whatever topic we're talking about....but that's our charm, eh? :-p Great fun was had with help of alcohol, potato chips and sweets! This time, we were recording from Elemm's palace house apartment rat-hole! (Sound effects - if you can hear any - courtesy of my lovely neighbours)

So, let's get the show started!

Thank you for mentioning us!
What's on our needles?
KnittersUncensored (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Life in Germany with Ms. B: Yarn shopping dilemma....hand-painted yarns are a rarity here! Go check out her compilation of online yarn shops and indie dyers in Germany here.

Knitting "auf Deutsch" with Elemm:
  • Garn = yarn (usually refers to the thread itself)
  • Wolle = wool, yarn
  • Bambus = bamboo
  • Schurwolle = virgin wool
  • Seide = silk
  • Baumwolle = cotton
  • Acryl = acrylic
  • Masche(n) = stitch(es)
  • anschlagen = cast-on (Maschen anschlagen, "Ich schlage (Maschen) an")
  • abketten = bind-off/cast-off ("Ich kette ab")
  • stricken = to knit
  • rechts stricken = knit (so: rechte Masche = knit stitch)
  • links stricken = purl (so: linke Masche = purl stitch)
  • schlechte Podcaster, kein Keks = bad podcasters, no cookie
Cashyie reveals what she does for her day-job!

The drawing for our contest!
Congratulations to I play with Pins & Needles (Wollmeise) and Celtic Knots (Knit Picks)! We have contacted you via email already and will be sending out the prizes as soon as possible!

  • WWKIP-Day: the unofficial Munich section. We're going to meet at 11.30 a.m. on this coming Saturday, 09th June. The meeting point will be at the Feldherrnhalle on the Munich Odeonsplatz. Please tell us if you're coming, so we will know who we should be expecting!
  • Benediktbeuren Textile Market (22nd-23rd September 2007): Biggest textile market in Germany. Meet the Wollmeise in person! Fondle her gorgeous yarns before making the purchase. There will be a sock-workshop with Yarnissima, the designer of the Digitessa! The Knitters Uncensored Team will be there and we all will be having a PJ-Knit-Party! This is an open invitation to all the listeners, as well as to all podcasters out there! It's on during Oktoberfest, what better excuse to combine yarn with beer?!
  • Ms. B will be going to Ally Pally in London for the Knitting & Stitching Show in October
Special thanks to Tini of Tini's World of Fibre Arts for sending us all our very first Knitters Uncensored Podcast care package!

A skein of sock yarn, 2 balls of Tini's own hand-dyed sock yarns (this got Cashyie into knitting her first socks with DPNs!), yumminess of Chocolatey death....not to mention the to-die-for Russian Chocolate scented coffee! (All food items are all gone now!) Thank you so much! Vielen tausend Dank von uns allen!

  • Knitters Uncensored Theme song written, produced and performed by Ms. B and her DH (please tell her that her singing is wonderful!)
  • "Lip Syncing to the Song" by Billy Reid...and just for the sakes of it, here's the video of the song:

Leave us comments (coz we're comment-ho's) or write us an email at:

KnittersUncensored (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Until the next time, keep knitting!

Yours (with 2 snaps in a circle and a cherry on top *winks*),

Ps. The show titled with "Kolenyas" need a bit of explanation: "Kolenya" is a pattern for fingerless mittens that I knit. You can find the pattern by Sheep and no city HERE.

Pps. Also thank you to Socks in the City for mentioning our podcast in her latest episode! Glad that my segment could be of help! (I'm adding this in right now because I'm listening to her while writing up the show notes)

Episode #02: Coffee, Cakes & Kolenyas

Episode #02: Coffee, Cakes & Kolenyas

Episode #02 is here!!!! We had great fun (with help from alcohol and junk food)! We digress a lot, as usual. ;-)

We thank all ye podcasters who have mentioned us

We tell you something weird about ourselves....(Ricky, please get in contact! *LOL*),

Find out what's on our needles

Get your men to wear purrrrdy lace shawls!

Life in Germany with Ms. B: Yarn shopping dilemma

Knitting "auf Deutsch" with Elemm: yarn content and basic knitting terms

Cashyie reveals what she does for her day-job. And so the winners of the contests are announced.

We talk about current knitting events in Europe:

  • WWKIP-Day: Munich crowds, we're meeting at 11.30 a.m. this Saturday (9th June 2007) at the "Feldherrnhalle" on Odeonsplatz

  • Benediktbeuren Textile Market: Come to meet the Wollmeise, Sock-Workshop with Yarnissima, PJ-Knit-Party!!! - This is an open invitation to all!!!

  • Ms. B's going to Ally Pally in London: Knitting & Stitching Show

You can find detailed show notes to this episode at the following URL:

...very soon!!

Episode #02 of the Knitters Uncensored podcast had been recorded, so it should be online very soon!!!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Contest submission is now closed!

Sorry guys, you're a tad late, but the contest for the Wollmeise and Knit Picks is now over. Winners will be announced in the next episode!

Have a great week!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Welcome to all listeners! (and some reminders)

Welcome to all new listeners who got to us through either Stitch Stud and His Bride or through Lime & Violet!!! Also thank you to Charles for giving us a shout-out! We hope that you have as much fun listening to us as we had recording this!

The contest for the Wollmeise and Knit Picks will be closing tomorrow (4th June), so get your answers in folks! We actually forgot to ask you guys to put in your location, as the prizes are separated for U.S. listeners and the rest of the world. So, if you're still answering the question of "What's Cashyie's Day-Job?", please make sure to put in your location. As for the rest, you can either still tell us where you're from...although I don't think that it'd be too difficult to find out. ;-)

If everything goes well, we should be recording the second episode this coming Thursday. So, keep a look-out for the next episode coming soon to you!!!!

Lastly, if you haven't joined the banters hosted by the gals from SSK Podcast on Skype yet, well....what the heck are you waiting for?! Come and join the fun, add them to your list and keep a look-out for the next virtual SnB!

Hope y'all have a great weekend!
Elemm (the one with the sexy accent, according to L&V *LOL*)