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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…)


Download the episode from Gcast here.  


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.


  • 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.
  • 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 
  and this more bizzare and less successful botantical specimen.
  • Here is the fibre in the pot – I’m reasonably happy with the colours.IMGA0842
  • Here is the resulting yarn
  • 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. 
  • What happens when the cafe` you chose to knit or stitch in is actually a wine bar?
  • Today’s word is Snollygoster!
  • I’m getting these beauties from Save the Words
  • In this episode you will meet lorraine – who seems to have some interesting theories on Yarn –  the product and/or Yarn – the magazine.
  • 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.



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.




  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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 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

Download this episode from the G-Cast site.


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:

Knaked Knits

The College Knitter

Dyeing to Knit

Knitmore Girls

Sock Tart

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”.

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