Green Stockings Craft & Design

September 20, 2014

Episode 7: Return of the Missing Sock

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Hi Everyone!

Thanks for checking out the podcast this week!

I think I am finally happy with the recording/sound/video quality for the podcast! Yay!  If you are new to the podcast, I recommend you start with this episode!

Happy knitting!

 

 

Notes for projects mentioned:

 

FOs

Vinnland Fingerless Mitts by Becca Compton from The Anti-Craft on 3.25mm needles in Red Heart Ecoways Bamboo/Wool in Dill

 

WIPs

Ginny’s Cardigan by Marie Chiba from the Interweave Unofficial Harry Potter Knits in mystery wool-blend yarn on 3.0 and 3.5mm needles

Pinwheel Sweater from elann.com on 5mm needles in StahlScheWolle Haiti (100% cotton) in pale yellow

Trillian Shawl by Martina Behm on 4mm needles in Fleece Artist 2/6 Merino in the Stone colourway

Missing Vanilla Sock which returned, though its mate, needle (2.5mm circular), and spare yarn are now missing.  Yarn is Deborah Norville Serenity Sock in Teal Tease.

 

 

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September 5, 2014

Episode 6: The All Owl Podcast

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Hi Everyone!

Thanks for checking out the podcast this week!

So in the continued adventures of making this podcast, this episode was recorded on my tablet. I’m happy with the video quality, but there is a low-level whine in the background of the whole episode. If that sort of thing bothers you (or if you use earbuds to listen) you might want to pass on this episode and join us for the next one. I have, however, figured out what caused it, so we should have none of that issue the next time!

Notes for projects mentioned:

 

Owl Puffs by Jenna Krupar (Retro Lemon) in Bernat Softie Chunky on 4.5mm needles

Trillian Shawl by Martina Behm in Fleece Artist 2/6 in Stone on 4.0mm needles

Ginny’s Cardigan by Marie Chiba in mystery yarn on 3.0 and 3.5mm needles

 

Books mentioned:

 

Knit to Flatter by Amy Herzog

Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton

 

Be my friend on Ravelry! GreenStockings

Join the Ravelry Group! GreenStockings Creative

Follow me on Instagram! green_stockings

Facebook: GreenStockings Crafts & Creative Events

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Also check out my TOTALLY INACTIVE Twitter feed! @Green_Stockings

May 20, 2014

GreenStockings Podcast Episode 2: Finally!

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Hi Everyone!  Thanks for your patience while my life did a little bit of a roller coaster ride with work stuff in the last 6 weeks.  Here’s the podcast Episode 2: Finally!

 

Connect:

Ravelry Group: GreenStockings Creative

Facebook: GreenStockings Crafts & Creative Events

Instagram: @green_stockings

Twitter: @Green_Stockings

Etsy Shop: GreenStockings

 

Episode notes:

WIPs:

Ginny’s Cardigan, pattern by Mari Chiba (Unofficial Harry Potter Knits); yarn is a cone of mystery wool/mohair/rayon;  3mm and 3.5mm needles

Vinnland Fingerless mitts, adapted from the sock pattern by Becca Compton (The Anti-Craft); yarn is Red Heart Eco-Ways Bamboo Wool in Dill; 3.25mm needles

Vivid Baby Blanket, pattern by Tincan Knits (Handmade in the UK); yarn is Patons Classic Wool Superwash DK in Green Apple; 4.5mm needles

SMASH shawl, pattern by Rebeka Darylin (Waterview Knits); yarn is Inca Gold 100% alpaca from the Susan Andrews Collection in Lilac and Purple; 4mm needles

 

Reading/Read:

Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

April 2, 2014

GreenStockings Podcast Episode 1

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Hey you guys! I made a podcast!

I had such a blast making this first episode! It’s a little rough around the edges though, so please bear with me as I work to get the best image quality out of my camera. The things that I’ve learned so far are:

1. Set up the camera closer! I’m sorry that the sound isn’t the greatest – if you turn up your speakers you should be able to hear most of it, but it’s a little scratchy sounding, and I’m sorry that I sound like I’m mumbling a lot!
2. MORE LIGHT. I’m looking more than a little orange in this first episode, but I think a couple of extra desk lamps should make me look much more like my gorgeous self! (and get a better focus from the camera)
3. The batteries run out in the camera at almost exactly 25 minutes… so I get cut off in this first episode, I’ll know better for next time!

I am so looking forward to recording again next week.

 

Show Notes

Contact Links:

Find me on Ravelry as GreenStockings

Find our Ravelry group for the podcast and our creative events – GreenStockings Creative

Follow me on Instagram as green_stockings

Like the Facebook page Green Stockings Craft & Creative Events

 

Project info:

Vinnland Fingerless Mitts – Bernat Eco-Ways Bamboo Wool in Dill, 3.25mm needles; pattern by Becca Compton from the Anti-Craft

Mystery Ginny’s Cardigan – cone o’ mystery teal wool/mohair/rayon yarn, 3.5mm needles (3mm for ribbing); pattern by Mari Chiba from Interweave Knits Unofficial Harry Potter Knits

Glittery Lace Stole – Patons Lace Sequin in teal, 3.25mm needles; pattern by Felicia Lo (Sweet Georgia)

Vivid Blanket – Patons Classic Wool Superwash DK in Green Apple, 4.5mm needles; pattern by tincanknits from Handmade in the UK

 

Stash Enhancement:

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Cousteau

 

Comfort Shawls:

New design stripe shawl (publishing soon!) in Bernat Mosaic in Calypso and Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in off-white

 

See you next week!

February 5, 2014

Podcast Frenzy!

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Hey Knitters!

While I was off on maternity leave last year, I discovered knitting podcasts – clearly I must have known that these things existed (I must have, right?), but had never actually sought one out.  My tolerance for scripted television is pretty low (the misogyny! the terrible tropes! the bad writing!), so it was a pleasure to discover a plethora of charming knitters and spinners who give an hour or so of their weeks to share what they’re working on, show off their yarnie acquisitions, and make a more-or-less-home-bound-mum-of-a-small-baby feel like she’s (even more) part of a genuine online community of crafters.

The forum nature of Ravelry definitely gives a connection to others with similar interests all over the world, and it’s wonderful.  The added fun of a podcast is actually hearing someone’s voice, and (even better in my opinion) getting a feel of their personalities!  Obviously we are adept at sharing ourselves online in a certain way, and it’s all performativity anyway, but there’s something wonderful about seeing someone on video that I seem to have only discovered in the last year.

So here’s a round up of the podcasts I’ve discovered and loved – and I’d welcome your suggestions, since I’m all caught up on them!

The Knit Girllls – http://www.theknitgirllls.com

It seems they’re the classic!  Laura and Leslie have been sharing their knits and spins by video for almost 4 years now.  I have had occasion recently to mention them to a friend recently on account of the really lovely way that they model a very close friendship between adult women, even though they now live in different states.  The Knit Girllls are also the hosts of the Super Summer Knittogether (SSK) retreat annually in Nashville, TN.

Knitting in Circles – knittingincircles.blogspot.com

A charming wife (Aimee) & husband (Darren) team of knitters – they knit lots of socks.  Lots of socks.

Yarnraising – http://www.yarnraising.com

A spinning-focused knitting videocast from the lovely, lovely Malia.  I love that she distinguishes between her handspun knitting projects and commercial yarn knitting projects.  She knows SO MUCH about spinning, and is so self-effacing about it.  She has really made me want to not give up on spindle spinning.

Knitting a Story – knittingastory.blogspot.com

Ok, full discolure, one of these podcasters (Lex) is a childhood friend of mine! (Maybe sometime I’ll get to meet her co-host, Jenn)  I enjoy that they host a Canadian podcast (I feel like there’s another prominent Canadian podcast that I can’t think of?); this is an audio podcast (the only one I listen to), which honestly I find harder to follow with a toddler underfoot, but it’s still super enjoyable!  I love that their yarn acquisition segment is called “It Followed Me Home” – I also love that they list off the segments that they have in the episode.

More Podcasts!

I have also tried and not really gotten into: The Fat Squirrel Speaks, Round The Twist,  Dramatic Knits, Stockinette Zombies, Knitabulls, and Single Handed Knits.  This is not always about content/style (though bad lighting, and sitting too far from the camera to be able to see the things you’re showing do not hugely endear you to me), it’s mostly about playback on my Android tablet – if I need to play your podcast directly from youtube/blip (on purpose, or because whatever video platform you’re using on your webpage/blog just won’t load in my Firefox), I’m a lot less likely to watch, because it’ll stop playing if I surf over to Rav to look at the thing you’re talking about.  If I am watching in an internet browser tab, I can continue to play your podcast in the background while I chat with friends, check Rav, or whatnot.

So blog friends, what am I missing out on? Should I revisit any of the podcasts I’ve tried and not loved? What do you love in a podcast?

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