Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Episode 5

I'm so sorry I haven't posted a podcast in the last two weeks. I was sick the first part of February, and then we went on holiday to Wales. This episode is a bit longer than I'd like, but I talk about my Wales trip, and some of the things I learned.

Here are some of the links to things I talked about in this episode:

I'm almost finished with the "Skywalker Shawl." I have been learning how to lace knit from the, "Mastering Lace Shawls" class by Laura Nelkin

Knitting Book: Stitch London, by Lauren O'Farrell
Also, see her website,

Liverpool's "Superlambbanana"

Wales' unusual paper: "Sheepoopaper" (Some of the description of their products are quite "punny")

Until next time, "Happy Knitting!"

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I'm on Holiday

Hi, all!

I am currently sitting in a pizzaria in Liverpool. I can see the Beetles museum from where I am sitting. Earlier we took a tour of that museum, and before that we went to the Maritime museum. After lunch we are heading over to the large cathedral, one of the largest in the world.

I meant to catch up on knitting on our four-hour drive yesterday, but if anyone has ever traveled through England, you know how crazy it can be to get around. Needless to say, I felt myself getting motion sick, so I opted to watch other knitting podcasts instead. Even though England is smaller in size than my home country, it is more difficult to travel here. There are frequent roundabouts if you are not traveling on a major motorway. But, the views are beautiful, even in winter. We drove through the Moors, which are barren and brown, and many herds of sheep can be seen from the road. I was tempted to buy a set a sheers, and a spinning wheel, but the cold made me resist! The barrenness has to be beautiful in the summer, when the heather is in bloom. Fields and fields of purple flowers! I wish I could see it now. It's been a long winter.

Tomorrow we are headed to Northern Wales, and then we will be going to Swansea and Cardiff on the southern coast of Wales this weekend. I am so excited. I hope to find some great wool shops. After all, there are about 11 million sheep and only 3 million people in Wales. They have to have some wool! My friend in Swansea said she would try to set an appointment up with a lady she knows who sells wool out of her home. My birthday is this Friday, and I told my hubby I wanted wool. So he's off the hook. Other plans include seeing the places where my ancestors were from. I have ancestors from areas near Swansea, and they immigrated to the United States in 1855.

I promise I will record another episode when I get back. My goal is to do 2-3 podcasts a month.

Well, gotta eat dessert and run! Have a fabulous week, and happy knitting!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wannabe Knitter Episode 4

In this episode I show off my very first lace project. I also talk about wool translation (British vs. American names for wool), and what frogs and lace have in common

Next week I will be going to Wales for my birthday! Yeah!! Did you know there are about 3 million people in Wales and 11 million sheep? I will be on the lookout for wool shops. I'll try to take photos that I can share with you!

Because I will be gone, I will not have a podcast up until the following week. My goal is to do a minimum of two podcasts a month. So join me next time when I return from my holiday.