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Just to let any listeners know….
The podcast host that I use, (garageband/Gcast), is no longer accepting uploads and will close in august, I believe. I have yet to decide if I’ll continue producing the podcasts with another host. I’ll need to find a reliable and free one. Gcast were a great host, very simple to use and cost effective. My thanks to them for the ride, so far.
GarageBand had an option to transfer files across to ilike which is linked to facebook somehow, (you’ll remember I’m no tech wiz here). I’ve taken this option but so far I haven’t been able to find my own files. I still have copies of the old shows, so if I do find another host I’ll probably put them up there too.
Many Thanks to everyone for your feedback and comments, here and on ravellry. Apologies too, to Marty, who I didn’t get back to because my computer imploded and lost all my emails…(just in case you’re reading, Marty – it would be a bit sureal if you were…)
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.
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.
- The following podcasts are returning (Yay!) Christa Knits, Stitch Stud and his Bride, SSK.
- Also Maria Theresa from Knitting time together is planning to return so keep your eye out.
- Check out the new Australian podcast Craft Cartel which comes up on my itunes as Radical Cross Stitch. It’s great, mate.
- 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.
- Another installment in the make of the Threepenny Pullover by Veronik Avery.
- I’ve decided to forgo the edging on the cuffs – being as the arms are long enough already.
- I have a spinning wheel – an Ashf0rd Traditonal lent to me by my SIL – I love it.
- The halfway decent yarn I have produced.
- 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!
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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.
I just wanted to say a big thank you to all who have emailed or contacted me through Ravellry to say “Hi” or let me know that you are patiently waiting until things get better and I can put out another podcast. I really appreciate your support.
There have been soooo many great new podcasts that have come out in the last few months:
For your listening enjoyment please try:
- This isn’t in the show because I didn’t realise it was still going, but Manda from Knitting Psychos is doing a walk for Breast Cancer. She needs donations and has a contest going for those who donate. Visit this post to find out more.
ANNECDOTE – Childhood memories
- In my primary school days I was most taken with a Bargelllo project in shades of purple; a green macrame owl and acryllic wool God’s eyes.
- The main annecdote in this episode is written by Jessica from Folk and Fairy. You can read it and view the beautiful accompanying photograph here.
- It was time to buy my Mum a gift again.
- I bought her some handmade earings made of china from the broken vases that families smashed under the Communist regime in China.
- In my travels to find Mum a gift I discovered some handmade felt scarves and embelished teatowels.
- I didn’t have the time to make her a gift, but wish I had.
- I wish I had the time to start a new craft, and ever hopeful, I’ve jsut bought a tatting shuttle…does anyone know how to do this? I’ve seen a video on u-tube. I’d love something like the wooden shuttle she’s using – I’ve only ever seen a red plastic one here – which is the one I bought.
- Wouldn’t you know it! Just as I started this new section, the Starbucks corporation has decided to pull out stores in Australia and NZ. Don’t they know I have a podcast here?!
- So, I’m on cafe` crawl to find a new stitch spot.
- Today I explore one destination by the sea, but the search continues.
- Today we have Melissa’s visit.
- She laments the demise of another local yarn store. But she also delights in the closing down sale.
- Speaking of LYS’s – I’ve heard on Ravellry that Rubi and Lana’s at Gordon, Sydney, is closing down. This is one of the most pretty and cosy yarn shops in Sydney. It’s such a shame.
- Believe it not, Ripley, I was inspired by Sport! Specifically by Sally McLennan’s approach to her “finals”.
- In this episode I played “Scenes of My Silly Childhood” by Chapter 9
- This song was from the Podsafe Music Network.
Hello my lovely listeners, I’ve noticed that there are spikes in people checking this site so I’m assuming some people have set times in which they check to see if a new episode is up. I know it’s been a long time, way too long, since I’ve got an episode up so I just thought I’d let you know that one is on it’s way.
The delay has been caused by:
Personal illness – But not to worry, I’m on the mend.
My Father having been diagnosed with cancer. But not to worry, it’s a slow progressing kind and after a nasty operation he should be fine.
Our big computer crashed. But not to worry, we got a ltitle computer and now are transferring files on to the small one and setting up sound recording etc. This is taking me some time as I’m not very techy!
I’ve started a new writing course. Hopefully, even though this means less time for me, it will mean better writing for you! There’s always hope!
Anyway, I just wanted to let you good people know why it’s been so long between episodes, not that I’m famous for my consistency anyway, but I didn’t want you all to go away or to think that I had gone away! I enjoy podcasting and hope to be back very, very soon!
Take care all,
- Many thanks to Wendy from Wendy’s Modest Dress for sending me my first podcaster pressie, which I am obviously very chuffed about. I received four gorgeous skeins of hand dyed yarn in the colourway “Antony and Cleopatra” – beautiful purples and aqua’s.
- Wendy sells custom handmade sock bags as well as fibre…check it out here.
- Thanks also to Andrea and Cindy who have joined me in the Pay It Forward Swap…some time in the next 6 months you will recieve…a mystery something. There is still one place left – you just have to sign up on my personal blog – Changelingthings
- Thanks to Yan Tan Tethera from Ravelry for sharing her instructions for the boarder of her pinwheeel baby blanket.
- A long overdue thank you to those of you who have left reviews on itunes – it’s very much appreciated.
- Thanks to those who have left comments on the site or contacted me through Ravelry to let me know you enjoy the show or make friends. It’s great fun to see where you are all from, and really helps encourage me to keep going with this.
- I am still working on the TAST Challenge, whilst others are working on the TIF challenge.
- These challenges are kindly set up by Sharon b from In a Minute ago
- I did a little sampler/picture using Basque Stitch
- I finally did some Jelly Crystal yarn dyeing.
- I used the instructions in Yarn Magazine – issue one.
- I called the resulting yarn…”Butterfly Garden”
- My not so secret hidey hole was infiltrated the last time I visited and so I had to visit the competition. Hear what happened in the podcast…
- Ever had a bad day at work and retreated to the yarn store to ground yourself?
- You might like Selina’s story….
- This weeks inspiration is a movie review by an anonymous mother.
- It is for the movie Smart People.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the “what you say” collumn to take a look.
The number of knitting podcasts continues to grow – Here are three new ones to try.
My stash of yarn is pretty small but my stash of love overflows – this is a tale of how Valentine’s day was celebrated at my place.
At the moment my favourite stash yarn is Madil Kid seta in a beautiful cornflower blue.
Someone left a comment on an earlier episode with a link to Amazon sale pages. I decided to link to some online yarn store sale pages:
Also…I though I’d just mention The Wool Inn at Penrith, NSW. It has a pay as you knit system going where they hold yarn for 2 months so you can buy it a bit a t a time – good for all us thrifty knitters…not that I live close enough to make use of it – what a shame.
THE PAY IT FORWARD SWAP – I have joined this swap but no-one has joined me. If you think you might be interested check out my personal blog for the guidelines.
Yay! It’s a new Segment! I hope you enjoy it.
I hang out at Starbucks a fair bit because they leave me alone while I’m knitting or embroidering. I’m going to collect some stories as I sit there…and bring them to you.
In this episode you’ll hear the first installment about my encounter with a very young and novice stitcher…and her Mum.
I’ve recently attended a couple of Rubi and Lana Knitting group meet-ups. Everyone has been absolutely delightful. But that didn’t stop me from being nervous and so I wrote “Ellen’s visit”
This is an entirely fictional account.
I couldn’t go past Kevin Rudd’s apology speech to the indigenous people of Australia in the inspiration stakes.
I also mentioned that Autumn has come to Australia, NSW. It’s good and inspiring knitting weather.