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


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)

Misfits - Wikipedia page
The Good Life (Wikipedia)


Direct download: CWCF_019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

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.

Music featured:

  • Island of Misfit Toys (Burl Ives and others)
  • Typewriter Song (?)
  • Marshmallow World (Brenda Lee)
  • Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy (Tchaikovsky)
  • You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch (Burl Ives)
  • Put One Foot in Front of the Other (Burl Ives & Mickey Rooney)


Direct download: CWCF_018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53pm EDT

On/Off the needles:


Music Featured this Episode:

Direct download: CWCF_017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:57pm EDT


This is Natalie here. I'm very excited to host this upcoming #knitchat on Thursday November 18, 2010 (5 PM PST/ 8 PM EST). I have a feeling this first one might be modest, but that's good, it will be a great opportunity for everyone to get our feet wet with a Twitter chat on knitting. Ever since I first started tweeting, I've found that it's an excellent way to find others who are interested in the same things that I am. In  this case knitting, crochet, and fiberarts. 

If this goes well, I may start hosting this weekly. If I can't manage it, I may tag some very willing volunteers to help moderate the chat. Knitting is about community afterall. This new phenomenon of social networking online can be open to all willing folks.

If you're interested do come join us; love to see you there!

How do I participate in the upcoming #knitchat?

  1. Get a Twitter account ( if you don’t already have one.
  2. On Thursday November 18, 2010 at 5:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time) log on to Twitter and start chatting away (including the #knitchat hashtag in the text of your tweet. The chat will last approx. 1 hour long.
  3. The moderator of the chat, in this case me, will tweet the questions that will guide discussion. Don’t worry I’ll label the questions “Q1,” “Q2,” etc. and I’ll repeat them several times.
  4. Chat and respond away. Have fun :) Please offer your own wisdom, wit, happy smileyness and lovely knit related comments.
  5. The last five-ten minutes we can spend time introducing ourselves and plugging our sites, latest FO (finished object) that we’re proud of etc.
  6. Also, if you’re shy, you don’t have to contribute to the discussion. Just type the “#knitchat” hashtag into the “Search” on Twitter and refresh every minute or so. Voila you will see the chat happening before you.

How do I follow along or contribute to discussion in a #knitchat?

How the conversation works. With every tweet you want to contribute to the discussion type in #knitchat at the beginning or end it doesn’t matter.

When you search for this #hashtag (#knitchat) in Twitter and refresh the search, voila… you will see a stream of tweets shared by your fellow knit tweeters.

Depending on the number of participants and how fast they tweet the stream make flow pretty quickly, but that’s okay. You can always look back at the stream after the chat is over to catch any valuable links, photos, or pithy humor your fellow knitters may be sharing

How does the numbered question thing work in a Twitter discussion?

During the chat one or two people may moderate the chat by sending out a discussion question out every ten minutes or as needed. They label these questions with a number. For example if I ask people Question #2…the following exchange might take place

@Cloudynatknit: QUESTION POST -  Q2) What is your favorite standby knitted holiday gift? #knitchat

@Afakeknitter: Q2 Washcloths accompanied with a lovely bar of soap #knitchat

@KnitterX: Q2 -Hats and mittens with personalized tags :) #knitchat

If you get lost in the case of our #knitchat discussion, always look for the text “QUESTION POST” when scrolling through the recent chat/tweet history.

What are the questions for #knitchat?

For those of you who like to prepare in advance… I’m posting them here.

Q1) Introductions? Who are you? Ravelry ID or handle?

Q2) What is your favorite standby knitted holiday gift?

Q3)  How do keep your holiday projects organized? Stay on task? Methods? Tools?

Q4) Do you have any holiday gift fails? What were they?

Q5)  Do you have any other  coping strategies?

Q6) Any cool quick knit patterns you want to share? Any cool gift ideas for knitters you want to share?

Category:general -- posted at: 8:54am EDT

A few scary stories and some sequinned shoes later and Natalie is ready for Halloween.


Music Featured: 

Twitter Chat Instructions:

I started a new Twitter ID for this chat it’s @cloudynatknit. But you don’t have to follow me to participate in knit chat... all you have to do is the following. 

  1. Sign up for a twitter account if you don’t have one (
  2. On November 18, 2010 at 5:00 Pacific Standard Time type in a search for the ‘hashtag’: #knitchat
  3. Chatter away about knitting. The main topic for this chat will be... “Christmas Knitting”
  4. I’ll have a few #’ed questions for us to answer during the chat. I’ll post them to the Cloudy Chance Fiber Blog ahead of time if you want to do your ‘homework.’

Can’t wait to see you there.  I’ll try to post up on Ravelry in both the Cloudy with a Chance of Fiber forum as well as other threads to generate even more interest in the chat. Hopefully the twittering of knitters will fill the air. See you there ;)


Beginning of my yoke sweater in Rasu:

Direct download: CWCF_16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

Episode 15 - Knitting on a train

Just a short solo show from Rachel:


Staying Busy

Baby gifts:
Better than Booties Baby Socks (free download with Knitting Daily Subscription)

San Francisco Giants Baseball  (warning - video ads)

Some reflections on being a knitting commuter.



Direct download: CWCF_015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:28pm EDT

For your listening pleasure. I created this playlist for myself and my own craving for this music, but in the interim between our podcasts we thought we'd share this with you our wonderful listeners. Please note the entire track plays all the way through. I did not have time to insert markers in the audio. This is something I'm working on learning more about how to do. Thank you for your patience.  The songs below were found on the Internet Archive. Most of them are from the 1930's or before. Note, some have been already featured in previous podcasts (see items with *) Enjoy! Natalie

  1. Django Rhinehardt - Daphne
  2. Josephine Baker - La Conga Primitive
  3. Frehel - Tel Qu'il Est
  4. French Accordion - Swing 1939*
  5. Edith Piaf - Padam Padam
  6. Django Rhinehardt - Darling Je Vous Aime Boucoup*
  7. Lucienne DeLyle - Sur Le Quais du Vieux Paris
  8. French Accordion - Swing 1939*
  9. Unknown - French Folk song
  10. Edith Piaf - Les Roses Blanches
  11. Frehel - Pepe Le Moko
  12. French Accordion - Pinsionette*
  13. Charles Trenet - Le Soleil a Rendezvous Avec La Lune
  14. Josephine Baker - J'Attendrai


Direct download: PardonMyFrench.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:07am EDT

We still heart all of you. :)

I know some people hate apologies so I won’t give one ;). But we’re on sort of a few week hiatus for now due to life (for both of us) getting in the way of podcasting. But I’ll shortly be posting a musical interlude only offering on the site as an offering and sign that we’re still alive and kicking, just slightly ‘dormant.’

I'm posting this musical collection separately in a following entry.



Direct download: CWCF_Update.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:34pm EDT

Episode 14 - 1920s Style

Rachel and Natalie introduce our new forum on Ravelry.  We take a look back at knitting in the 1920s and the social changes that influenced styles.  We have a long discussion of what we've been knitting.

Ideas for a Knit-a-long (Ravelry links):

Let us know if you have any other suggestions!  We'd love to hear them.  Contact us here, through the Ravelry forun, or email us at CloudyChanceFiber(at)gmail(dot com) (replace @ and .com, we don't want to hear from spambots!)

1920s Knitting:


On and Off the Needles:

Music Selections

I want to be Bad - Jack Leon's Symphonic Dance Band
Castles in the Air - Jack Denny and His Waldorf Astoria Orchestra


Direct download: CWCF_014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:32am EDT

In this episode Natalie talks about knitting for sewing. She also shares some antique knitting treasures and has found the perfect yarn for heirloom aran knitting.

Knitting Books from the past (long ago):

Knitting my way out of my stash:

Yarn Review:


Music Featured:

* I need to get another photo of Eric's vest in it's finished state. I'll post it up here once I find it.

Direct download: CWCF_013.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:14am EDT





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