Saturday, July 28, 2012

Episode 18 - Celebrating cables with Carol

In today’s episode, the one year anniversary of the podcast, I chat with Irish designer Carol Feller about her new Craftsy online class - Celtic Cables.

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News & Noteworthy:
-Draw for spinning fibre - “LittleCaptina” - Sarah
-Teo Bishop, our lovely Druid from episode 16 is American musician Matt Morris.

New draw/contest for the month of August:
Yarn - Gaia's Colours Fibre Arts, 3 skeins of Silkie Sock (50% SW Merino/50% Silk, 2ply, heavy fingering, 383yards/350metres per 4oz/115grams) in the colourway "Tammuz".

Spinning Fibre - Wooly Treasure, 1 batt (Merino, BFL, SW Merino & Silk, Silk Noil, Angelina, 3.6oz/100grams) in the colourway "Earth Sing", still sealed in bag (as seen below).

The Knitter's Needles:

- My interview with Carol Feller, of, here on a "blog tour" to promote her classes "Celtic Cables" and a free one, "Short Rows".

Song: Great Big Sea, “Old Polina", courtesy of Music Alley.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Almost one year!

Yes, indeed.  The first anniversary for the podcast is fast approaching.  I am pleased to tell you that this episode coming up will include an interview with a wonderful European designer, so please say tuned!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Where is that girl?

I haven't disappeared!

Hi everyone,

I've been meaning to update you all.  Life is full and busy and podcasting has had to take a backseat.  The brief lowdown:

- May saw me sick with two colds, a mystery sore throat, planning/building a chicken coop/run (with lots of digging!) and travelling with family.
- June saw me with a sinus infection & hayfever & mild cold.  Also very busy with my two sons' last month of school (crazy amount of activities), and then they were home for the summer.
- July so far has me home with my boys during the day, during the week. 
- Plus, as of early June, we now have chickens, who also keep me busy.  My day starts around 7 or 7:30am and doesn't let me have time to myself until around 9:30pm.  I barely have energy for knitting or reading or writing, let alone podcasting.  Argh. 
- I've started a new screenplay writing course, as I really need to finish my script, so that's going to take up the little evening time I have. 

So what does this mean for the podcast over the next month or two?  I'm hoping to be able to record a show soon, even if I have to do it over two or three evenings to make the time workable.  The 1-year anniversary show is also looming on the horizon, at the end of this month.  I know things will lighten up come mid-September, but I do want to get some shows out before then. 

I'm sorry for being quiet - life gets in the way of podcasting, but then, I need to be able to live fully to have content for the podcast!  Funny that :-)

I hope you all are having a great summer so far, and perhaps will be participating in the Ravellenic (!!) events.