Fri, 31 December 2010
Natalie admits she has to work on culling her stash.
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
Pygora Goats (Wikipedia)
Painted Turtle Afghan (Interweave Crochet)
Sun, 12 December 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.
Thu, 25 November 2010
On/Off the needles:
Tue, 16 November 2010
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?
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
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?
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Sat, 30 October 2010
Mon, 11 October 2010
Just a short solo show from Rachel:
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.
Sat, 2 October 2010
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
Fri, 1 October 2010
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.
Fri, 10 September 2010
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!)
On and Off the Needles:
I want to be Bad - Jack Leon's Symphonic Dance Band
Castles in the Air - Jack Denny and His Waldorf Astoria Orchestra
Aint that a Grand and Glorious Thing - Jack Hylton
Tue, 31 August 2010
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:
* 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.