Here's To Ewe!

The companion blog and show notes for the "Here's To Ewe!" podcast.

Episode 29: Extra Long Episode Featuring Echo! May 16, 2010

Filed under: Show Notes — RedQueen @ 10:22 pm

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Here’s the orgy of yarn we got from KnitPicks!  RQ’s on the left, Echo’s on the right, and MH is filling up the middle with all those cotton skeins!!

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Music for this podcast is “Carnival” by Digisphere.

If you’d like to send us an email, you can write to podcast (at) herestoewe (dot) com; or send us a message on Ravelry, either to MaddieHatter or RedQueen or Echo79

 

Episode 27: Interview With Arenda Holladay April 30, 2010

Filed under: Show Notes — RedQueen @ 11:30 pm

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This is an interview with one of the co-chairs of the TKGA, Arenda Holladay.  She was kind enough to spend a LONG time with me, chatting about everything under the sun. 🙂   RedQueen and Arenda discuss the Masters program, copyright laws, photo shoot shenanigans, Cast-On Magazine, gauge problems….

This is the mag with the “Wasp Wing Socks” in it.

.The sweater on the cover is the one we’re referring to:  the “Little Red Hooded Coat”

Many many thanks to Arenda, as well as deepest apologies for not publishing this interview sooner.  I hope that all of those working through the Masters program will take her advice and enjoy the process.  And for anyone who hasn’t yet enrolled, but has been thinking about it, I hope that listening to this gives you the confidence to do it!

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Music for this podcast is “Carnival” by Digisphere.

If you’d like to send us an email, you can write to podcast (at) herestoewe (dot) com; or send us a message on Ravelry, either to MaddieHatter or RedQueen or Echo79

 

Episode 26: Now With More Dogs! April 23, 2010

Filed under: Show Notes — RedQueen @ 3:33 pm

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Another “live” episode — this is the second (and last) one recorded before our unscheduled hiatus.

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RQ is using Misti Alpaca to knit the Christening Gown from Marie Connolly’s book “The Expectant Knitter.”  Very easy, coming out lovely!  She’s actually swatched this one, and good thing, too:  the stockinette is being knit on size 0, and the lace skirt is now on a 2.  A big change from what the pattern suggests.  (Oh, and she’s knitting the 0-3 month size, guessing that she’ll get the baby christened in the fall.)

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MH is going to knit a shawl for her friend’s wedding, also using the Misti Alpaca.

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Echo is using Malabrigo Lace in the Hummingbird colorway to knit Laminaria:

<—————- Ooooh, pretty!

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The “Burn Test” for fiber involves burning the end of a small piece of fiber with an open flame.  Natural fibers (cotton, wool, linen, etc.) will burn up and turn to ash.  Synthetic fibers (acrylics of any kind) will continue to burn and will melt into a twisted piece of plastic.

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MH finally got the yarn to finish her godson’s christening sweater!  Yay!  But now she has to wait because her shoulder is acting up again.  😦  But she’s going to massage regularly, and will be seeing a physical therapist who will hopefully give her awesome tips on how to avoid knitting-related injuries.  Which she will then share with the rest of us!!  And in related news, RQ picked up spinning again!  She got almost one whole ounce spun of Echo’s hand-dyed roving, and it looks pretty good.  Big apologies to all the other podcasters that we’ve been neglecting by not listening to their shows.  Fail.

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Both MH and RQ discuss their jealousy over people who are able to alter patterns to suit themselves.  And RQ makes a terrible, horribly jumbled mess of trying to explain yarn substitutions.  In fact, you’re probably MORE confused now than you were before you listened to us.  😦  (Listen to the Knitmore Girls for a better explanation — we will try to discover which episode they were discussing this in a clear, intelligent manner.)  We are fascinated by those of you that are able to bend your minds around the concept of patterning.  We do not seem to have the skills (yet), or maybe just the patience needed to become good pattern-makers.  Thank goodness there are some of you who do, and we can use the patterns you make!!

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Big thank you to our co-hosts today:   Mabel, Desmond, and Lucy (in order of size from big to small).  🙂

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Music for this podcast is “Carnival” by Digisphere.

If you’d like to send us an email, you can write to podcast (at) herestoewe (dot) com; or send us a message on Ravelry, either to MaddieHatter or RedQueen or Echo79

 

Episode 20: Blocking Issues November 22, 2009

Filed under: Show Notes — RedQueen @ 2:43 pm

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OK, so we’re having some serious scheduling issues around here.  Obviously.  On both our parts.  We shall explain all in the next episode, and maybe someday I’ll get some show notes up….

 

Episode 19: Stop the Eighties!! November 15, 2009

Filed under: Show Notes — RedQueen @ 11:32 am

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RQ:  sorry about the delay — there’s something whacky going on with my internet connection.  I PROMISE I’ll have show notes up before the next show.  sheesh….

 

Episode 18: Dirty Santa & Halloween November 4, 2009

Filed under: Show Notes — RedQueen @ 8:56 pm

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RQ:  I’m better!  Check back for updated notes!!

 

Episode 17: What’s in YOUR bag? October 29, 2009

Filed under: Show Notes — RedQueen @ 1:54 pm

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RQ:  urgh…  I have the flu.  So it may be a couple of days before the notes go up.  Sorry.  😦