Sunday, February 22, 2009

Episode 34 is live

**REPAIRED VERSION NOW LOADED**--delete the previous copy from your Itunes or podcast aggregator and then ask the aggregator to update the podcast, and you should get the new version. Thanks for your patience!
1styarn2.jpg I call it "yarn"--my first hand spinning.

What's On My Hook/Needles: The ripple afghan, the cowl, the sock, and, yes, alas! I have begun to use a drop spindle.

A Strategy: Managing the Winter Blues: Use cheerful, upbeat music to raise your mood

Something I Really Like: The movie Wall*E

Blather: Voted off the island!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Itunes/Mypodcast problems

I found some of the reasons has been acting up. It was seriously hacked by somebody trying to force free ads for themselves into postings. You can avoid these hacks by not including any images in your postings there. This probably interfered with the feed being sent to Itunes.

This time, it is not the fault of Itunes.

Out-Takes Episode: The Scarf with a Murderous Bent


Another out-takes--the tale of my homicidal scarf, as originally presented on the Never Not Knitting podcast . I really think you should go listen to that podcast (episode 12), but for those of you who have requested this....

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Episode 33 is Live

silks.jpg Incredibly decadent recycled sari silk yarn--thanks, Straphanging!

What's On My Hook/Needles: The baby blanket, the ripple afghan, the cowl, the sock, the visit to Itza Knitterie and Unwind and the best Superbowl party EVER!

A Strategy: Managing the Winter Blues: Cultivate a Place to Be When Sad

Something I Really Like: I owe it all to the kindness of strangers--Itunes reviews and Internet-based feedback

Blather: Negative Itunes Review and Transference/Countertransference

Friday, February 13, 2009

Out-Takes Episode: Visit to Itza Knitterie

A group of us invade Itza Knitterie, in Glendale, CA. Many nonessential topics whiz by. This is the recording/podcast that resulted.

Itza Knitterie's Web Site:

Phone:(818) 507-1813

Snail: 1413 W. Kenneth Road
Glendale, CA 91201

Go visit! Great selection, kind owners, great service.

NOTE: Itunes is acting up. I had to unsubscribe from the podcast, then resubscribe to get the download.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Episode 32 is Live

IMG00361.jpg The baby blanket that really is a giant granny square with a border.

What's On My Hook/Needles: Creeping along at a dead stop on the Endless Cowl and the Paca-Peds sock. Crocheting like the wind on the rippled afghan from the Vanna's Choice book and on a baby blanket that is really a giant granny square, from the same book.

A Strategy: Managing the Winter Blues: News Diet

Something I Really Like: Reverting to the medieval wardrobe staple that is the leather carrying belt.

Blather: Negative Itunes Review and Client/Patient Definitions

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Episode 31 is Live

s2.jpg Those are PINKS, not PURPLES, all you marketing people at Joann's!

What's On My Hook/Needles: I'm done the first sock of the PacaPeds HT socks--and I LOVE it! Still doing the sock-yarn cowl from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts and the rippled afghan from the Vanna's Choice book. All of which left me time for a quickie scarf in Joann's Sensations Licorice "Purples".

A Strategy: Managing the Winter Blues: Developing Your Support Network List

Something I Really Like: Aging Into Mood Swings

Blather: Here, There, and Everywhere--but at least Nelson is back!