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THANKS

This week I had fun with a  Romper Room magic mirror and tried to thank all those who have left a comment recently.  I really appreciate it and it really does keep the podcast going. 

I also enjoyed putting the cluster map on the site and seeing where people are visiting form.  I love having one listener in Trinidad, for example.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNECDOTE
  • This episode I talk about my trip to the dentist where I got a healthy dose of knitting conversation along with my check up. 
  • Some mentions on Ravellry and Alan Dart.
THRIFTY KNITTER
  • I’ve done some reasonably successful Jelly Crystal dyeing but wanted to experiment with the Rhonda Trounce Dyes that my Mum passed on to me.
  • Whilst waiting for the yarn to simmer and absorb the dye I decided to learn Tatting.
  • Totusmel has some cool instructables  and a utube video for tatting. 
  • I used them both in order to make this flower 
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  and this more bizzare and less successful botantical specimen.
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  • Here is the fibre in the pot – I’m reasonably happy with the colours.IMGA0842
  • Here is the resulting yarn
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  • What pattern shall I knit with it?  I have about 15o metres of sportweight yarn.
  • I found “The Yarn Collective” – an outlet for indie dyers and sellers in australia. 
STARBUCKLES – THE CAFE`CHRONICLES
  • What happens when the cafe` you chose to knit or stitch in is actually a wine bar?
ENDANGERED WORDS
  • Today’s word is Snollygoster!
  • I’m getting these beauties from Save the Words
VISITS TO THE YARN STORE
  • In this episode you will meet lorraine – who seems to have some interesting theories on Yarn –  the product and/or Yarn – the magazine.
INSPIRATION
  • In this episode we have a look at juxtaposition as inspiration – prompted my my vision of a sheep running down a city street just near Glebe.  Does anyone know what happened to the sheep?
  • I visited the NSW Art Gallery – they had a cool multi media exhibition on.
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THANKS

Thanks to everyone who has emailed or commented or pm’d me on Ravellry.  I think I’ve got back to you all but if not…give me a shove and I will because I appreciate all your good wishes and prods to get back to podcasting.

Thanks to Gigi and Jasmine from The Knitmore Girls for playing my promo.

 

ANNOUCEMENTS

VICTORIAN BUSHFIRE APPEAL

  • You can donate money to The Red Cross
  • You can enter a drawing after you donate and get your receipt at Serendipity
  • See Handmade Help for craft items up for auction, or to donate items, or to find drop off points for your handmade blankets, scarves etc…
  • See Ecoyarns to contribute to a collection of craft items or coles vouchers for those affected by the fire.
RETURNING PODCASTS
NEW PODCAST
  • Check out the new Australian podcast Craft Cartel which comes up on my itunes as Radical Cross Stitch.  It’s great, mate.
KAL
  • Wendy has been organising KAL’s. She’s just taken down the page for them though but you can find them here.  I’m linking to her handdyed fibre and yarn page where you can purchase some lovely yarn if it takes your fancy.  I really like that kettle dyed mauvey colour. She also sells patterns here.
ANNECDOTE
THRIFTY KNITTER /CRAFTER
  • I have a spinning wheel – an Ashf0rd Traditonal lent to me by my SIL – I love it.
  • The halfway decent yarn I have produced.imga0586
  • I recently found some lovely yarns at Ecoyarns…I had some Christmas money to spend…yay for Christmas money.
  • I’ve enjoyed teasing my husband with pictures of Art yarn from Intertwined by pluckyduck.  He doesn’t particulalry like the slubbyness…but he’s ok with the colours so I can experiment with a yarn for him – of course I can always experiment with a yarn for me too.  And I will!
  • I’ve found the $10 swap group in Ravellry!
STARBUCKLES
  • I am still trying to find a starbuckles replacement – why is it that everyone thinks I’m a complementary childcare worker whenever I pull out my knitting or stitching?
ENDANGERED WORDS
  • I’ve found save the words.org which has a wallpaper of endangered words.
  • Today’s word lost in the woods is “secability”.
  • Can you supply and sentances for lost words?
VISITS TO THE YARN STORE
  • Today we have a listen to Katie’s visit to the yarn store.
  • Ever had one of those days where you walk into everything? Or is that just me?
INSPIRATION
  • Many of you asked how I went in the writing course.  It was a fabulous course and I enjoyed it very much.  I did pretty well marks – wise to0, so I was happy.
  • BUT – I find writing quite hard…so I was incredibly excited and relieved to find this talk by Elizabeth Glibert