25 February, 2009

Emergency Cast

Go over to the Serendipity blog to check out the raffle of knitterly prizes and see how to donate to the Australian Red Cross

Story includes: "Story of the First Calender" from The Arabian Nights Entertainments by Andrew Lang

A quick knitting update: I finished the Boyfriend Socks! Yay! A fabulous free pattern, great for men and women alike, but especially for knitters.

Listening: The Boob Fairy by Deidre Flint. Because I think it's funny.

Next time - Noro socks, and how my knitting resolutions are panning out...

Helping Others - Public Service Announcement

Hey, knitting peeps of the world - you've probably seen it by now, but if you haven't, you've got 4 days, including today, to get your butt over to Serendipity and check out the backlog of fabulous knitterly prizes donated, not to mention over $19,000 AU in support of the Victorian brush fires. (Need I say more than Sundara, Wollmeise, Amy Butler, Lantern Moon, Artyarns, and Swift to pique your interest?)

I just made a donation, and with the exchange rate, it clocked in at a wimpy $6.41 USD. I definitely felt I could afford that to help out others in need. I, who have lots of yarn, an apartment that is quite intact, and all the food and clothes I could want. (On the other hand, I don't exactly have a job, and haven't gotten paid in a while, so I am watching my dollars. Hence I did not donate more.)

I hope you'll consider making a donation, the raffle ends at 11.59 pm March 1st Melbourne time. I hope you'll consider it, because it would suck to lose everything in a fire. And there are some awesome prizes to be had too.

17 February, 2009

Episode 9 - The Rain

In which I read from Songs of Content by Ralph Erwin Gibbs
"The Three Calenders" from the Arabian Nights Entertainments by Andrew Lang

Does anyone know what a Calender is, as pertains to this story?

Topics Include:


Podcasting frequency - subscribe to the show notes (this blog) to know when a podcast is up!

Knitting updates:

The Boyfriend Socks
Handspun sock yarn update

I'm starting to dye spinning fiber! Check out the link in the sidebar for stitch markers and fiber. Thanks!

I got fabulously cheap yarn storage! These are the jars!
(If you go to Ross make sure to bring your knitting! I did, and so did not go mad.)

Arch shaped sock (Ravelry link) - very cool construction - Click here for a free pdf

Humor: Fail blog, Cakewrecks, The Ugliest Socks in the World (these ones have my vote! so do these!)

Thanks for stopping by!

13 February, 2009

My Lonely Valentine - Mrs. Pepper in Paris

Listen to the Episode

In which I read:

"Mrs. Pepper in Paris" from Moon-Madness and Other Fantasies by Aimée Crocker Gouraud


Lovesticks sock yarn

Ah, the seduction of Noro striped socks!

My mateless socks, resolved! (Though some of them still have problems).

I finished my Rock and Weave socks! Victory!

Check out this reading (by David Barnes) of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - really a great listen!

12 February, 2009

My Sad Valentine - The Dance of the Cobra

Listen to the Episode

In which I read:

"The Dance of the Cobra" from Moon-Madness and Other Fantasies by Aimée Crocker Gouraud

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Quick! Knitpicks is having a sale on Elizabeth Zimmerman books! The sale is over tomorrow, so snatch those titles up now!

Darning socks and thinking about the true value of our materials. Tutorial on darning.

Guide to Self-Sufficiency

Family Trunk Project - Emily is stepping up her design time, check it out!

Contest Winners! Amycakes and Molly the Bean Queen! Thank you to everyone for stopping by, commenting, and listening!

Three Cups of Tea - great audiobook knitting!

My Wicked Valentine - Paula Loved Pearls

Whew, it's been almost a whole month since I was last able to sit down to record. I have only a mini episode for you this time, but better than nothing! I hope you enjoy the Valentine's day tale - don't worry, it's not too sappy!

Listen to the Episode

In which I read:

"Paula Loved Pearls" from the book Moon-Madness and Other Fantasies by Aimée Crocker Gouraud

Topics Include:

My Valentine's day knitting - Boyfriend Socks! (Free pattern)

Made out of cheap, yet enjoyable wool from here

03 February, 2009


Anybody want to trade? One lovely handspun (by me) and handknit (by me) cowl!

A new episode is percolating. I've been busy trying to stay off the internet (as much) and have been knit knit knitting away, finishing up some socks, and doing other activities. I feel a podcast coming soon though! Stay tuned! And thanks for listening!