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K110 with Rick Mondragon & More - Show Notes from Fiber Hooligan
03/18/13 3:03 pm
by BenjaminXRX on 03/18/13 3:03 pm
The guest on the second episode of Fiber Hooligan was Rick Mondragon, editor of Knitter's Magazine.

Rick has been knitting for over 40 years and he has been the editor of Knitter's Magazine for the last 13 years. He is an artist and a designer. He is also Benjamin's co-host at STITCHES.

Benjamin started off the show welcoming everyone. And then he thanked his listeners.

Benjamin then introduced Rick Mondragon who joined him from his office in Sioux Falls, SD. Rick spoke about doing some quilting and some knitting over the weekend. Benjamin asked after Rick's dog, Pucci.

After catching up from their weekend, Benjamin & Rick discussed the following things.
  • Rick talked about how Knitter's Magazine works and how it's put together.
  • Rick talked about the way he approaches designs and designers for Knitter's Magazine.
  • Rick gave us a verbal tour through some of his favorite projects in the current issue of Knitters Magazine (Spring 2013, K110).
  • Rick talked about some of the projects he has designed in the last four issues of Knitter's Magazine.
  • Rick discussed the way he knits--in both directions and why he knits that way.
  • Rick gave us a preview of what we can expect to see in the next issue of Knitter's Magazine (Summer 2013, K111).
  • Rick talked about his Opening Day program at STITCHES South next month.

Rick's quote of the show: "This morning I realized that you invited me to be here (on the show) so that I'd come to work early. It's an evil plot."

Benjamin thanked Rick for being on the show and asked him to please come back.

Benjamin closed the show with the following message… "I'd like to wish you all a glorious week," Benjamin said. "Remember… the only thing better than being creative is being kind to each other. The good news… you can do both. Thank you. I'll see you next week on another edition of Fiber Hooligan."

Benjamin spoke about the 25% OFF Knitter's Magazine subscription for either the print version or the digital version (which applies to both new 1 year subscriptions and new 1 year renewals). Here are the details and links.

To subscribe or renew a one year subscription of the print edition of Knitter's Magazine,
click here, choose either 'Renewal' or 'New Subscription' from the pull down menu, click the 'Buy Now' button, login or register, and then use the coupon code FHK110 to get 25% off this item.

If you have trouble with our online system (for the print version only) you can also call in with the code and one of our customer service representatives will assist you. The number to call is

To subscribe or renew a one year subscription of the digital Zinio edition of Knitter's Magazine, click here, choose either create a new account or login from your existing account, enter the relevant information in the purchase form, enter FHK110 in the 'COUPON CODE' field (to get 25% off of this order), and then click on the 'Continue' button to finish processing your order.

This offer expires at midnight (central time) on April 1, 2013

Important links from this show…

We invite you to listen to the show live every Monday morning at 11:00 am central time. You can get reminders of the Fiber Hooligan podcast via BlogTalkRadio.com by going to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fiberhooligan and clicking on the 'follow' button. If you can't make it to the live show, you can always find past shows as On-Demand Episodes on that same page.  There is also an RSS feed link on that page that will allow you subscribe to the podcast via your favorite mobile device. And, of course, you can also subscribe to the show via iTunes.

Benjamin is eager to hear from you. You can e-mail him questions, recommendations, critiques, and feedback at
benjamin@fiberhooligan.com. He doesn't promise to respond to every e-mail, but he does promise to do his best to read every e-mail. He may even read your e-mail on the podcast.

Benjamin Levisay is the CEO of XRX, Inc… home of Knitter's Magazine, XRX Books, and STITCHES Expos. You can visit their website,
http://KnittingUniverse.com or their Facebook page, http://Facebook.com/KnittingUniverse. You can also find Benjamin online on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, & Ravelry as BenjaminXRX

Upcoming Broadcast…

For the
next edition of Fiber Hooligan, Benjamin's guests will be BeLinda Creech of Elephants Remember Joplin, Pam Haschke of Halos of Hope, and Marian Rose from the Atlanta Knitting Guild. They are going to be talking about thier 'Under the Sea for Kids" campaign - a hat and toy bombing for children who are being treated for cancer at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Egleston & Scottish Rite. This is a great story. And you're going to want to tune in to hear from Benjamin and these amazing women.