Thursday, December 6, 2012

Episode 20 - Jane of the Island

In today’s episode, I’m pleased to bring you an encore interview with Jane Richmond, here to talk about her new collection of knits, inspired by Vancouver Island. Plus, in the Kitchen I’ll talk about my new way of cooking and eating.

Shownotes (links to follow):

News & Noteworthy:

The contest is now closed and there will be a drawing for it soon.  Thanks!
The contest for this month: a copy of Jane Richmond's new knitting collection "Island".  Also, a skein of Madelinetosh "Vintage" worsted, in either "logwood" (purple) or "mourning dove" (blue). The deadline for this contest draw is December 31st, 2012, around 9pm Pacific/12midnight Eastern. Leave a comment with your contact info (Ravelry id is great!)

Jane Richmond's new book "Island".

Madelinetosh "Vintage" worsted (200yards/4oz), "Logwood" colourway.

Madelinetosh "Vintage" worsted, "Mourning Dove" colourway.

For “On and Off the Needles”:

Interview with Jane Richmond.

Song - Ludovico Einaudi, “Nightbook”

In the Kitchen:

The Paleo/Primal diet/lifestyle:
Robb Wolf’s The Paleo Solution
Mark Sisson’s The Primal Blueprint  
Sarah Fragoso's Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook 
Diane Sanfilippo's Practical Paleo
Julie & Charles Mayfields's Paleo Comfort Food

Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations (Paleo cooking/baking)
Elena's Pantry (gluten-free, but with some Paleo options)
Mark Sisson's "Mark's Daily Apple"
(more to be added soon)


Today I want to acknowledge the loss of one of our own.  A fellow podcaster, knitter and much loved lady in the knitting and Ravelry community - Karrie, also known as KnitPurlGurl (podcast by the same name), passed away suddenly on Monday, November 26th, 2012.  Please join me in sending your thoughts of strength, love and peace to her family. To honour her today, in this closing, I wanted to play a song by Torley on Piano called “Remember Melody”.  To our sweet KnitPurlGurl, this is for you.

Song: Torley on Piano - Remember Melody


  1. Hi Ursa! Thanks for asking Jane all about the photos in 'Island' - I actually was able to follow along a bit in my PDF copy. It was really interesting to hear how she put the book together. I have had my boyfriend do photos and graphic design for my mini-business, so it's something to keep in mind if I ever publish my own designs as well!
    Linzhill on Ravelry, as you know ;)

  2. Wonderful episode!
    I favorited the book!
    amiyesiam on ravelry

  3. Ooh, that dove Madelinetosh looks lovely. Maybe my hubby will let me get some next year, if I don't win.

    KnitByMoonlight89 on Ravelry :)

  4. I am really enjoying this episode (okay, only the second one I've listened to!), and love the format and energy of the show.

    WrambleWren on Rav

  5. Another great podcast!!!
    I love all of Janes patterns

    momofpeg on Rav

  6. Interesting episode with the paleo diet information. My daughter has expressed interest. I have tree nut allergies so can't see myself with this change but I will pass the information.

    The Jane Richmond books looks wonderful and could help me go beyond knitting scarves and shawls. The purple would be my choice of yarn.

    RavID - Sabrab

  7. love the show! I plan on trying a simler diet (post yule n festive period)cutting out gluten, but will have a look in to this one and have another listen to ur experience.
    i must have a look at janes patters they sound wonderful.
    could i be entered for logwood please. ravelry id is VictoriaG86.
    cant wait for the next one.
    have a wonderful festive season, all the best for the new year.

  8. Can't wait to see the book! And of course the Tosh is gorgeous! Every time I listen to you I want to visit up there!

    FireMedic on Ravelry

  9. Great show as always! I'm on a diet very similar to the paleo. The amount of energy you get from it is amazing! Can't wait for the next episode! :D

    Liz--Luckyorangeliz on ravelry

  10. A great interview with Jane - it really makes me want to visit your Island

  11. Thanks for that wonderful interview and all the love and effort you put into each new episode!

    Lots of love from winter wonderland Germany

    aka bumbles1 on Ravelry

  12. Thanks for the podcast and another great interview with Jane Richmond! Looking forward to your future episodes!

    Ravelry ID: k99km01

  13. Another lovely episode - very evocative of the Island scenery. I'd love to get back there some day.

    Josie aka Pibble on Ravelry

  14. Yummy! Love the Mourning Dove and would adore Jane's book!
    Punkrawkpookie on ravelry,or Tricia Dodge

  15. Jane's patterns are all so wonderful! Thanks for the interview.

    Jessica- jska510 on Ravelry

  16. Love Jane Richmond!

    megann on ravelry

  17. I grew up near Vancouver Island and I am dying to get my hands on Jane's book. Just looking at the photos online makes me homesick :) The Vintage is just gorgeous also. Thanks for the giveaway and the interview. hannahr on Ravelry

  18. Lovely! Jane's book is beautiful. I actually found your podcast through Jane's blog. Looking forward to listening more often. :)
    Rachel (rschlab1 on Ravelry)

  19. I would love to win this!

    Raverly ID is elizlind


  20. That logwood mad tosh is gorgeous! (the book sounds great too).

    SheilaOKeefe on Rav

  21. Great interview! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! I'm urbanizer on Ravelry.

  22. Great interview! I really loved hearing where the photos for the book were taken on the island - so cool! I really love the whole concept for the book. (SarahVV on Rav)

  23. The Kinsol Trestle is a lovely and historic wooden foot/bike/horse passenger bridge. A great spot for a Sunday (or any day) stroll. Just discovered your podcast and really enjoy it - thank you! (Nicholae on Ravelry)

  24. Great interview! I enjoy Jane's patterns very much (I'm actually wearing a cardigan I knit from one of her patterns right now). I'm sorry to hear about KnitPurlGurl. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. (ariel8863 on ravelry)

  25. I've been lusting over Jane's patterns for a while now! Beautifully detailed and simple. Thanks for this chance! (KatRobbinsVT on ravelry)

  26. Great interview. I recently picked up knitting and Jane's designs caught my eye for projects, as well as her blog.

  27. Would love, love, love this book! yellowaspen on Ravelry.

  28. Huge, big, Jane Richmond fan here. Pick me! Pick me!
    Agador on Ravelry.

  29. Lovely podcast! And local. Love Jane's work. Congratulations on your book. It looks amazing.

  30. So lovely to hear all those details about the book :) jannamaria on ravelry

  31. i would love to win this book and yarn :-)

    happycrafter207 on ravelry

  32. Congrats on the book :) love Jane's patterns

  33. Love the new ISLAND book! angelfire212 on Ravelry

  34. Love the book, have been drooling over Arbutus especially! Thanks for the podcast and giveaway!

    Debbie4 on Rav
    mcsix at embarqmail dot com

  35. Love the clean lines of Jane's designs. Thanks for the interview!
    heathermg on ravelry

  36. Ooh! I have been eyeing Jane's new pattern collection. Thanks so very much. Jeez64 on Ravelry

  37. I've been a fan of Jane's for some time now and I've been wanting her book since she blogged about it....

    hyattheat on Ravelry

  38. Great interview with Jane, love the cardi in the book! treesalober on Ravelry

  39. Ursa...thank you for another lovely podcast. I live on the mainland of B.C. and am so proud to have both yourself and Jane as local celebrities. Wishing you and your family a Happy Winter Solstice, Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013
    PS My fingers are crossed that you will find the time to put together a solstice inspired podcast...the pagan/wiccan sections are one of my favorite parts of your delightful show.

  40. I love your podcast. I always learn something new. I am Turtleknits on Ravelry.

  41. Great podcast! I can't wait to see Jane's book, since Vancouver Island is such an inspiring place. I hope to be able to carry it in my shop. I am "metaphor" on Ravelry and our group is "Metaphorical Friends".

  42. Thanks for the interview! I really liked listening to your Podcast. I'm joco17 on Ravelry.

  43. Really enjoy listening to your podcast. Great interview with Jane. Thanks for the giveaway. Best wishes for 2013!!
    WoollyMomma on Rav :)