Episode #87 – Lucky

In the episode, I’ve got some knitting, some spinning, a little tale for you about some strange luck of mine and I get all spun up about a class I have ever taken.

Updates

– Festival Update: We conquered Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival and I share a brief update; I have a handful of pictures from the event on my blog.  Our next goal is to get everything set for Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene Oregon.

– I share some life updates.  The kids of getting along pretty well and we survived prom.  Hear about the opportunity that crossed my path to take on some freelance/consulting work.

Spinning a tale

– So I either have the craziest luck in the world or there is something strange in the soil around here.

Spinning my wheels

Knitting

– I finished two projects: The Villenueve Tank for MDSW.  It’s a pattern from Espace Tricot; I also started some shorty socks for itty-bitty.

– pretty proud that I also cast on two new project: Started a pair of shorty socks for Byrd; Started the Petal Wrap for my Tanya’s Birthday.

Spinning

– I finished all the plying for my Swap Challenge 2015 project.  I am pretty happy with the final yarn.

– Started prepping the fiber for the Jenkins Group Summer Spinning event.

All Spun Up

– Feel super lucky to have had the chance to take a couple workshops with Jacey Boggs Faulkner of PLY Magazine.  Took a workshop on turning your fiber craft into a business and one on plying & Ply Structure.  She is a fantastic teacher and I hope I get the chance to take a class with her again in the future.

Spin off

– Thanks for tuning in. I have a lot of motivation right now with all the fun stuff coming up.

– Music alley is still jacked up. Thought it was a good episode for some hep hep… Weezer!

Contact Information

– Blog site – spincontrolpodcast.com

– Email – mailto:ajoyfulgirlknits@gmail.com

– Catch me Ravelry – aJoyfulGirl

– Follow me on Twitter – aJoyfulGirlMade

– Just joined Instagram – foreverhandmade

All music provided by the Podsafe Music Network. Including our theme, Spinning Wheel by Clare Dowling.

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Episode #86 – It Clicked

In the episode, I’ve got some knitting, some spinning, a little story about with it all lines up and things start to click and you can see the fruits of your labor paying off.

Updates

– Festival Update: I am all set to attend Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival at the Howard Country Fairgrounds; and, I booked my travel and hotel for Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene Oregon.

– Biggest project: Still not done.  I took on a project to build myself a custom pegboard to organize my thread stash.  Maybe next time.

– I rediscovered a local yarn store: Cloverhill Yarns, Catonsville, MD.

Spinning a tale

– I have a little story about seeing the fruits of my labor as a parent and watching reality click for my oldest, Byrd.

Spinning my wheels

Knitting

The boy’s Staghorn Sweater actually fits.  I knew it would but he doubted me. I hated knitting them but am finished the plain-jane socks.  Used a new short-row technique to increase the depth of the gusset.

I cast on two projects: The Villenueve Tank for MDSW.  It’s a pattern from Espace Tricot; I also started some shorty socks for itty-bitty.

Spinning

– I finished spinning for Swap Challenge 2015 project hosted by the Jenkins Lovers group on Ravelry. All I have left is a tiny bit of plying.

All Spun Up

– I marathon watched two seasons of the BBC America Original show Orphan Black.  LOVE IT!

Spin off

– Thanks for tuning in. I have a lot of motivation right now with all the fun stuff coming up.

– Music alley is still jacked up. I threw some Vampire Weekend in there to get us through.

Contact Information

– Blog site – spincontrolpodcast.com

– Email – mailto:ajoyfulgirlknits@gmail.com

– Catch me Ravelry – aJoyfulGirl

– Follow me on Twitter – aJoyfulGirlMade

All music provided by the Podsafe Music Network. Including our theme, Spinning Wheel by Clare Dowling.

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Episode #85 – Career Aspirations

In the episode, I’ve got some knitting, some spinning, some future project planning, a little story for you about my career aspiration and I get all spun up about my festival preparations.

Updates

– Celebrating 5 years of podcasting.  I reminisce a bit about why I started.  If you are in the mood for a laugh.  Check out episode #1!

– Biggest project: Not done with the damned craft room yet.

Spinning a tale

– Hear all about my career aspirations.  I have some big goals set.

Spinning my wheels

Knitting

I completely finished  the boy’s Staghorn Sweater.  I hate them but am so close to finishing the plain-jane socks.  I put my brother’s rippled blanket on the back burner for some new items in the queue.

You will not believe what the future holds for that stupid crochet blanket!

Spinning

– I am 3 quarters of the way done with the Swap Challenge 2015 project hosted by the Jenkins Lovers group on Ravelry.  Should be done spinning and plying this weekend.  This project features some pretty great fiber: 2 oz. of Inglenook Fibers and 2 from Dragonfly Fibers.

All Spun Up

– I am all spun up about my festival preparation — This year I will be attending both Maryland Sheep and Wool and … Black Sheep Gathering!

Spin off

– Thanks for tuning in.  I have a lot of motivation right now with all the fun stuff coming up.

– Music alley seems to be missing from the interwebs so, this weeks some is from own collection.  Enjoy Myke Ptyson by STRFKR… itty-bitty and I have been rocking out to it lately.

Contact Information

– Blog site – spincontrolpodcast.com

– Email – mailto:ajoyfulgirlknits@gmail.com

– Catch me Ravelry – aJoyfulGirl

– Follow me on Twitter – aJoyfulGirlMade

All music provided by the Podsafe Music Network. Including our theme, Spinning Wheel by Clare Dowling.

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Episode #84 – Mildly Addicted

In the episode, I’ve got a little bit of knitting, some spinning, some progress progress on my biggest project, a little take for you about my mild addiction and I get all spun up about lip balm.

Updates

– The current status of the craft room is insane… check it out on my blog.

– Festival Announcement: This year I will be attending both Maryland Sheep and Wool and … Black Sheep Gathering!

Spinning a tale

– Hear all about my mild (ha, ha, ha) addition to Jenkins Turkish Spindles.  Its really a confession about my spindle stash.

Spinning my wheels

Knitting

– I am focusing my efforts on finishing the plain-jane socks and the boy’s Staghorn Sweater.

Spinning

– I am still spinning on the kuchulu project and making progress on the Swap Challenge 2015 project hosted by the Jenkins Lovers group on Ravelry.  So far my faith in swaps is renewed.

All Spun Up

– This is so lame but, I am all spin up about lip balm.

Spin off

– This week’s song is Love is Not a Clanging Cymbal by Jim Guittard!

– Yet another episode dedicated to Espie;)

Contact Information

– Blog site – spincontrolpodcast.com

– Email – mailto:ajoyfulgirlknits@gmail.com

– Catch me Ravelry – aJoyfulGirl

– Follow me on Twitter – aJoyfulGirlMade

All music provided by the Podsafe Music Network. Including our theme, Spinning Wheel by Clare Dowling.

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Episode #83 – Slow Lights

In the episode, I’ve got some knitting, some spinning, and zero sewing.  I have got a little story about some slow lights, and I will tell you a little bit about my biggest project.

Updates

– The current status of the craft room is insane… check it out on my blog.  Until I tackle this, I may not get anything else done or started.

Spinning a tale

– Hear all about my intolerance for slow lights.

Spinning my wheels

Knitting

– I have been making steady progress on my plain-jane socks.  I have made no progress the boy’s Staghorn Sweater.  I nearly forgot about the Rainbow Throw that I am working on for my brother.

Crochet

– yup, crochet.  I resurrected my rippled blanket.

Spinning

– I spent a lot of time spinning samples that came with my new spindles.  But that is an update for another episode.  I am still spinning on the kuchulu project.  That is taking forever but I like it.  I am trying my hand at a fiber swap hosted by the Jenkins Lovers group on Revelry.  So far my faith in swaps is renewed.

Sewing

– zero, zero, zero sewing.

All Spun Up

– This edition is one of those roller-coaster-of-emotion editions.  No worries, it’s happy in the end.

Spin off

– This week’s song is Down we go by We Steal Flyers!

– Yet another episode dedicated to Espie;)

Contact Information

– Blog site – spincontrolpodcast.com

– Email – mailto:ajoyfulgirlknits@gmail.com

– Catch me Ravelry – aJoyfulGirl

– Follow me on Twitter – aJoyfulGirlMade

All music provided by the Podsafe Music Network. Including our theme, Spinning Wheel by Clare Dowling.

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Episode #82 – The one with no name

In the episode, I get us all caught up on where I have been.  I have a crafting update, a 2014 year in review, and a sad little tale about what I learned from my last house.  I think if I tried to get more in than that, it’d be overwhelming.

You’ll just have to listen.

All the project detail stuff is available on my Revelry page… check it out here!

Contact Information

– Blog site – spincontrolpodcast.com

– Email – mailto:ajoyfulgirlknits@gmail.com

– Catch me Ravelry – aJoyfulGirl

– Follow me on Twitter – aJoyfulGirlMade

All music provided by the Podsafe Music Network. Including our theme, Spinning Wheel by Clare Dowling.

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Episode #81 – The Livin’ is Easy.

In the episode, I’ve got some knitting, some spinning, a little tale about my summer time adventures and we will get all spun up about spindles and competative shopping.

Not a whole lot going on for regular updates.

Spinning a tale

– Hear all about my summertime adventure with the Joyful Boy and the girls.

Spinning my wheels

Knitting

– Making some serious progress on the Rainbow Throw and talk about it in quite a bit of detail. I ripped out the Kebnekaise socks and have reknit the toe for some plain jane socks.  I have started thinking about picking up the boy’s Staghorn Sweater.

Spinning

– Finished spinning and plying my frabjous fiber.

– Finished Tour de Fleece as part of Team Sasquatch! I successfully learned to Ply on the Fly on a spindle and knock out another 2 oz. the Dreaded Fleece.

Sewing

– Still nothing…

All Spun Up

– I truly am all spun up about competative shopping and completing my collection Jenkins Woodworking Turkish Spindles.

Spin off

– It’s that time again for me to give a little plug for donations to cover my hosting fees and the like.

– This week’s song is In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry!

Contact Information

– Blog site – spincontrolpodcast.com

– Email – mailto:ajoyfulgirlknits@gmail.com

– Catch me Ravelry – aJoyfulGirl

– Follow me on Twitter – aJoyfulGirlMade

All music provided by the Podsafe Music Network. Including our theme, Spinning Wheel by Clare Dowling.

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Episode #80 – Found it

In the episode, I’ve got some knitting, some spinning, a little bit of daily crafting and we will talk about the return of my Mojo.

Spinning a tale

– This little ditty is all about the Spindle of Shame … kind of.  Much ado about Jenkins Woodworking Turkish Spindles and competative shopping.

Spinning my wheels

Knitting

– Still making progress on the Rainbow Throw and talk about it in quite a bit of detail.  Definitely planning to rip out the  Kebnekaise socks.

Spinning

– Still working on my frabjous fiber.

– Actively participating in Tour de Fleece as part of Team Sasquatch! I will be learning to Ply on the Fly on a spindle and knock out as much of the Dreaded Fleece as possible.

Sewing

– Still just planning on sewing but TdF has me all wrapped up.

Spin off

– Thanks for tuning in.

– This week’s song is Rocky Valleys of Dawn by Modest Midget!

Contact Information

– Blog site – spincontrolpodcast.com

– Email – mailto:ajoyfulgirlknits@gmail.com

– Catch me Ravelry – aJoyfulGirl

– Follow me on Twitter – aJoyfulGirlMade

All music provided by the Podsafe Music Network. Including our theme, Spinning Wheel by Clare Dowling.

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Episode #79 – Teenage Heartache

In the episode, I’ve got some knitting, some spinning and a little tale about teenagers and broken hearts.

Spinning a tale

– Hear all about teenagers and broken hearts

Spinning my wheels

Knitting

– I finally finished the Dusty Corner Socks!  I also cast on two projects: Kebnekaise socks, and a Rainbow Throw.

Spinning

– Working on a few spinning projects: Finishing up my Spring Fling project out of some frabjous fiber

– I plan to participate on in Tour de Fleece as part of Team Sasquatch!  I will be learning to Ply on the Fly on a spindle and knock out as much of the Dreaded Fleece as possible.

Sewing

– Trying to kick start my sewing again with a couple of easy projects with itty-bitty.

All Spun Up

– I am all spun up about taking time off with my girls and enjoying summer time to the best of our abilities;)

Spin off

– Thanks for tuning in.

– This week’s song is Power Within Me by Junga World!

Contact Information

– Blog site – spincontrolpodcast.com

– Email – mailto:ajoyfulgirlknits@gmail.com

– Catch me Ravelry – aJoyfulGirl

– Follow me on Twitter – aJoyfulGirlMade

All music provided by the Podsafe Music Network. Including our theme, Spinning Wheel by Clare Dowling.

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Episode #78 – Ketchup

In the episode, I’ve got a little bit of life business and crafty business.  This episode is one big update to set a new baseline for my return to the grind.

Spinning a tale

– Here all about the end of grad school and my half marathon adventure.

Spinning my wheels

Haven’t really finished anything just some emergency knitting.

Spin off

– Thanks for tuning in.

– This week’s song is Summerland by Jonathon Donovan!

Contact Information

– Blog site – spincontrolpodcast.com

– Email – mailto:ajoyfulgirlknits@gmail.com

– Catch me Ravelry – aJoyfulGirl

– Follow me on Twitter – aJoyfulGirlMade

All music provided by the Podsafe Music Network. Including our theme, Spinning Wheel by Clare Dowling.

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