Thursday, September 1, 2011

Episode 4 - West Coast Wool

Today I recount Fibrations, interview two yarn sellers, share what I love to read, and give you the introductory information on rituals and spellwork.

Show notes for episode 3:

  • Winners of the Bugga! yarn contest (yes, there are two) are: SheilaD37 (post #10) and Teo (post #41).  I'll contact you asap to get your mailing details.
  • Complex Texture, a Victoria knitting videocast.
The Knitter's Needles
Everything Old Em yarn or spinning fibre contest - leave a comment on this post to enter a chance to win your choice between:

One skein of True Blue sock yarn - 80% Superwash BFL wool (blue-faced leicester) & 20% Nylon, in the Peacock colourway.

Or one braid of Falkland Wool - 4 ounces in the Peonies colourway.  

**Please note, the second part of Episode 4 (Eyes & Ears and The Pagan Corner) will be delayed and included as a part of Episode 5, coming next week.  I have just added a brief post here.  Thanks!**


  1. I love the live sound bits! It must be harder to take the recording stuff around with you, but it is interesting.

    The interview at knits by the Sea was awesome! I'm going to keep my eye open for updates about the next retreat in Spring.

    Your podcasts get better with each one :) i'll look forward to part 2 of this episode.

    Have a nice weekend!

  2. I'm glad I found your podcast. It's been interesting every time. I listen to podcasts when I knit, so have added yours to my favorites. Hope you'll continue for a long while.

    Best wishes.

  3. Great episode! I love the ocean-cast, very jealous!

  4. Those pictures are so lovely! And seeing the little islands in the fog made me think of Avalon.

  5. interesting. i stumbled upon your podcasts via ravelry. i was surprised to realize you were canadian (me too) and enjoyed your podcast, though i'm not a knitter myself.

    i LOVE that falkland fiber. so striking! i just want to squish it :D

    thanks for the interesting content!

    (CrochetBelle on ravelry)

  6. Thanks for another great podcast. I have been to Cathedral Grove once, it was amazing. Now I want to go back, and to the shore to see the ocean too.
    That peacock sock yarn has caught my eye, its beautiful!

  7. Hi I am crzyknittengran on Ravelry. I have never listened to a podcast. How do you do it? I love the yarn!

  8. Just found your podcast. Love it. Thanks for the chance to win

  9. Both colorways are beautiful! I knit and spin so either would be delightful :) worldknit on ravelry.

  10. Stumbled acrosss your podcast via itunes and enjoyed it so much I had to go back and frog my work (knit where i should have purled). The interviews were great and thanx for the sea breeze. Now I'm going to look for you on Ravelry. Me please for the True Blue Sock Yarn.(Cguard on Rav)

  11. Just found your podcast. Certainly am enjoying it.... thanks so much!

  12. Very cool episode! Thanks for telling us about Fibrations, for those of us who couldn't make it up there ourselves.

    Love the foggy day at the beach, too - very Pacific Northwest. (I've had a beach visit like that or too myself.)

    I love the colors in the Peacock yarn and would like to see how it would knit up.

    -V (sydmo (at) yahoo (dot) com)

  13. What a fun episode--I loved hearing about the yarn shop in Port Alberni. I think I would make it a destination if we were to visit BC! I love the Peacock yarn--the roving is very pretty but alas, I am not a spinner. . . would love to win the yarn.
    --sue(at)suetirrell(dot)com or montanasue on Ravelry

  14. You're doing a great job on the podcast so far, Ursa! I am really enjoying listening to you!

    I'd love to win the yarn of course (or the fiber- yum!!!) but I really just wanted to tell you that I like the show, and keep up the fantastic work! :)

    Dana (aka half of the duo of Just One More Row podcast and craftygirl83 on Ravelry)

  15. Great podcast. I agree Fibrations at the orchard was an extraordinary event and your podcast portrayed that beautifully. Like your other commenters, I too would love to win this month's yarn from Everything Old Em

    Cheryl (CherylBeth on Ravelry)

  16. Just stumbled across your site via a link on Rav, looks very interesting, and the colors in both prizes are amazing!

    ~Kallieen (Ravelry)

  17. Thanks for the great podcast (as well as the give away)!!!!!

  18. So glad to have found your podcast! The live audio bits did turn out well. Thanks for the chance to win a prize!

  19. Happy I found your podcast. I love to listen to it while I spin.
    Great giveaway!
    Zenitude on Ravelry
    Woolyknitsnbits at live dot ca

  20. great podcast!! I think both prizes are beautiful

  21. Both of the prizes look wonderful, thank you for the chance to win!

    I just recently found your podcast and I love hearing about your path and I like the sound of your voice.

  22. Love the podcast keep recording!
    The colorways of the prizes yarn/fiber are gorgeous.