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Two fiber and craft obsessed individuals chat and explore what it means to live in a DIY Nation. We will explore what it means to be a knitter, crocheter, a crafter and explore the world of fiber and craft in our own little corner of the world in the Pacific Northwest.

Two fiber and craft obsessed individuals chat and explore what it means to live in a DIY Nation. We will explore what it means to be a knitter, crocheter, a crafter and explore the world of fiber and craft in our own little corner of the world in the Pacific Northwest.
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Two fiber and craft obsessed individuals chat and explore what it means to live in a DIY Nation. We will explore what it means to be a knitter, crocheter, a crafter and explore the world of fiber and craft in our own little corner of the world in the Pacific Northwest.




Episode 36: Stitching in the New Year

Download Episode 36 Music: And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine - Anita O’Day After You've Gone - King Jesters: Links: Happy Knits Madeline Tosh DK at Happy Knits Calendar of Hope: Army of WomenCalendar of Hope 2012 Job Hunting for Knitters & Crafters: Crafters searching for work group (Ravelry)Job Market group (Ravelry)Job Hunting Tricks for a Web 2.0 World CGOA: Forum Announcement on Ravelry on Crochet Master's Portfolio Knitchat Updates: Knitchat group on RavelryKnitalong details...


Episode 35: Quick & Expedient Gifts (Jane Austen Mag Review & Regency Period)

Download Episode 35 This one is all about Quick Christmas Gifts and the Regency Period. Music Featured: Beethoven's Piano Concerto 15 Quick Christmas Gifts Give a HootBunny NuggetsRebecca Danger's Big Book of Knitted MonstersIncognitoShroomSpiral CowlSusie's reading mittsCoco Knits Hotwater Bottle CoverBev Galeska's Felted Hotwater Bottle CozyFelted Soaps On/Off the needles Gail aka nightsongStormy Morningside NeckwarmerBaby KinaRios Malabrigo YarnSublime Extra Fine...


Episode 34: Ready, Start Your Engines...

This one gets us ready for the Holiday Knitting Effort. Happy Knits & Melinda Vermeer: Happy Knits OnineMelinda Vermeer’s WebsiteMelinda Vermeer’s Designs in Knit Picks IDP Melinda’s Ravelry Group Holiday Knitting Tips: Koolhas HatTurn a Square HatClapotisSoakEucalanBurberry Inspired CowlComfy Cowl or WoobieProvisional Cast On (Crochet) VideoKitchner Stitch VideoDebbie Bliss Paloma Halloween 2011. That’s me in the red deer mask in the back. Sorry the photo of the Owls sweater isn’t...


Episode 33: Sweaters are the New Socks

Download Episode 33 Yes, we're planning to dive back into sweater knitting because again, it is Fall! On/Off the Needles: Ananke (Ravelry link)BYOBToe up Socks for Every BodyPembroke VestMorningside NeckwarmwerLight as a Feather Smoke Ring (Ravelry link)Gail aka nightsongSierra Lace Cardigan Sublime Extra Fine Luxurious MerinoRiveting (Kollage yarn)Midnight Little Red/Sweater Design: CriaChickadeeLauriel (all ravelry links) Festival Season: Oregon Flock and Fiber...


Episode 32: Road Trip & Shetlands

This one is all about Shetland Sheep! I had a long conversation with Tracy & Tom of McTavish Shetlands. McTavish Shetlands BlogMcTavish Shetlands HomepagePicasa Photo Album of photos from my trip. Apologies for some of the photos being blurry. I’m a podcaster not a photographer, Jim!More about Shetland sheep from Jamieson & SmithOregon Wool - perfect place to buy local Oregon Fiber Tracy’s Felted Shetland Vest. Read more about it on the blog. Illustrated History of Needlework...


Episode 31: Sock Summit - A Knitter's Jamboree

It's all about the Sock Summit 2011, but it's not just about knitting socks. Sock Summit was one heck of a big party for knitters, spinners and fiber enthusiasts. Rachel & Natale talk at the sock summit Sock SummitCraft Lit PodcastPetite PurlsSweet Georgia Yarns PomegranateSierra Summer Lace Cardigan Wrap (PDF)World’s Largest SockPortland Yarn Store List Sweet Georgia Yarns Director Park Downtown Portland ORSweet Georgia YarnsShop Sweet Georgia YarnsSweet Georgia’s Ravelry...


Episode 30 - Support Your Local (Knitting) Businesses

Music Featured: Andrew Sisters - Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Woogie BeatBig Joe Turner - Rock the Joint Links: Nautillina Lanesplitter SkirtPoems YarnFibre Company Canopy YarnThe Naked Sheep Knit ShopArticle: Ravelry Beats FacebookSupportlandHappy Knits (website)Happy Knits (raverly group)Ravelry Group on Sock SummitLittle Red in the CityKnitting AmericaMonmouth CapShort History of the Monmouth CapRyeland SheepDonna Druchunas Arctic LaceSuccessful Lace KnittingOregon Live Knitting...


Episode 29 - Shetland, Wheels and the Grand Ol' Fourth

Report out from 2011's Blacksheep Gathering in Eugene, Oregon. I find the wheel of my dreams. A little about our lovely national holiday and knitting during the American Revolutionary War. Music Featured Bugle Rag Call - Glen Miller Links McTavish Farms (Contact Tom for more info on McTavish Wheelworks and his fabulous spinning wheels) Dicentra Designs on Etsy / On Ravelry StitchJones (On Etsy) Dudelace Group on Ravelry Good Reads Book List on US History iCivics No Idle...


Episode 28 - A Hike in the Woods

Cave behind the South Falls at Silver Falls State Park In this episode There’s a bit about a hike in the woods and knitting socks in natureSomething about lace for dudes.Mention of podcasts I love from across the pond.and the continuation of the sock saga. Erosional Chimney Seabuckthorn Plant (WIkipedia) Sea Berry Plant (One Green World Catalog) Exploring Shimada’s Sock Class (Class is taught by Gayle Roehm) Purl District in Silverton, OR Knitting Thimble Dudelace Group on...


Episode 27- Riding the New Sock Wave

Socks from my handpainted sock yarn This is the one where I knit socks, socks and more socks... and try the Starmore sweater one more time! Music Featured Ballad of the Black Chihuahua - Jon Rauhaus Swim Out - The Toothaches (sorry I featured them last time but I’m on a New Wave kick) Inventio #2 in C Minor (Bach) - Learning Music Beach Knitting Alice Starmore’s Lochinver Dyeing Tutorials How to Handpaint Roving - great tutorial Dyeing Silk Roving More on Dyeing Silk...


Episode 26 - Keeping all the Pieces Together

Yarns on the left are some of my handdyed sockyarns This one is all about finishing by blocking and getting ready for the Sock Summit. Music used: Django Rhinehardt - Exactly Like YouThe Toothaches - Don’t Be Lonely Show note links: Sublime Mandarin (Actually I messed up the version with the sleeves is called Siam)Sock Summit siteSock Summit group/forums on RavelryCat Bordhi’s New Pathways for Sock Knitters- Book I.All the lovely places on No Po’s Mississippi AvenueThe official...


Episode 25 - Fiber Love Madness

In this episode Natalie tells all about her day at the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival as well as her spinning adventures during the month of April. Columbia Gorge Fiber FestivalDicentra Designs on EtsyOn RavelryTussah SilkArtfibers TantraA Verb for Keeping WarmDuncan Fiber EnterprisesCherry Hill AlpacasSincere Sheep Pico Accaurdi DyeworksFalkland WoolBlack Sheep GatheringSock SummitBlue Faced LeicesterFrabjous FibersImperial Stock Ranch The cat that ate the business card sitting on my...


Episode 24 - Hello Spring!

We're both so ready for Spring weather and a repreive from the continuous downpour that has innundated the Northwest this year. On & Off the Needles: Baby Bunny Beanie Baby HatTweed Baby BlanketShawl Collared CowlPembroke Baby Vest Baby to Toddler SocksDoughnut ToyTwo Seam Cube ToyTunisian CrochetScottish Highland KnitsCellini Yarn Photos: Blue Baby Socks, Trellis Sweater Hooray for Spring Knitting: Spring things in our queue for the near future Rachel Baby...


Episode 23 - The Wagon

So I did fall off wagon. But I am valiantly getting back on and starting all over again. Shetland Trader - Gudrun Johnston Quince and Company (yarns) Persistent Illusion PDX LYS Map: You can find links to all the yarn stores mentioned in this podcast on this site. Thank you, Judy Becker, for putting this together for us.Alpaca Lace: Yarnia Charrierana yarn Yarnia VideoUrban Fiber ArtsStitchjones gorgeous and color-popping yarns and fiberCropped Crochet Cardigan#knitchat details.......


Episode 22 - Art for Fiber's Sake

Sorry Explicit this time because I used the S-bomb.... but only once. This one is all about art. Music & Sound Featured: Istanbul - Ella Fitzgerald & Bing Crosby Classic Routine - Jack Benny and Mel BlancOoop Shoop - GospromLa Cumparsita - Carlos Molina Yarn Bombing: Yarn Bombing Images (Google Image Search) Giant Knitting (Art): Rachel John's Art Installation VideoArticleRachel John's Website Freeform Crochet/Knitting: Freeform Crochet ExamplesFreeform Crochet and Beyond by...


Episode 21 - Selfish Knitting Month Recap

Natalie Reflects on the Knitting Progress for January. Knitting Update: Serviceable Sweater in Handbook of Wool & Knitting (via the Project Gutenberg) Elsebeth Lavold's Book 21 - Cityescapes (Ravelry link) Elsebeth Lavold's Book 21 (Link) Silky Wool XL 113-17 Jacket with Raglan Sleeves and Pattern on Yoke (Link to pattern) 113-17 Jacket with Raglan Sleeves and Pattern on Yoke (Ravelry page) Knitting without Tears - Elizabeth Zimmerman Custom Knits - Wendy...


Episode 20 -Knitting Fantasy Project List 2011

On/Off the needles: Rachel Tweed Baby Blanket Baby Leggings Cute baby Hat Spiral Mitts Natalie Painted Turtle Afghan Cambridge Jacket from Best of Interweave Knits Hoody from Knitting Pure & Simple Drops Yoke Sweater in Rasu Knit-a-long: Cloudy Flickr group Knitting Fantasy lives: Natalie's 2011 Sweaters n' more: All unfinished items Leyfi Pullover (IK) Beatnik (Knitty) Hawthorne Pullover (IK) October Frost (A fine Fleece) Forest Mushrooms (Twist...


Episode 19 - Resolutions & Origins

Natalie admits she has to work on culling her stash. Music Featured If I Knew You were coming I'd have Baked a Cake - Gracie Fields Bongo Ride - Jon Rauhouse Beamish's Goat - Folksong played by Doug Goodhart I'm no Superman - Lazlo Bane Books Rigamaroles & Ragamuffins - Elinor Kapp Simple Times - Amy Sedaris Barnyard in Your Backyard - Edited by Gail Damerow Other things Pygora Goats (Wikipedia) Painted Turtle Afghan (Interweave Crochet) Pop Culture Portlandia Dream of the...


Episode 18 - Marshmallow Wonderland Dreams

Cooper Spur Mountain Resort Thanksgiving 2010 Winter is here or in the Pacific Northwest we call it Wetter. I might as well call this one the Burl Ives Classic Episode, but I was have a pastblast of Christmas media the night before I recorded this. ChartGen Vogue Knitting Holiday 2010Elizabeth Zimmerman's Percentage SystemRarest Breed SheepCloudy with a Chance of Fiber Forum Tunisian Knit StitchLily Chin's Couture Crochet Workshop Music featured: Island of Misfit ToysTypewriter...


Episode 17 - Adventures in Felting and Dreams of Somewhere Warmer

On/Off the needles: Kiri Shawl (.pdf)Yarnbowl on Etsy (I think she has more) The Episode of Murder Most Horrid We All Hate Granny. Tweed BeretTweed Baby Blanket Addi cro-needlePin for Ruffled & Ruched Scarf was from Briar Rose Fibers booth at Sock SummitFrench Press Felted Slippers Felting: Felting Article from Knitty Music Featured this Episode: South American Way - Carmen MirandaChica Chica Boom Chic - Xavier CugatV.V. & O Processo - BNegão & Seletores de Freqüência