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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Episode #77 – Allergic

In the episode, I’ve got a little bit of knitting, some spinning, some life updates and a little story about something unfortunate I may be allergic to.

Updates

- Lots of good stuff.  Biggest update, I got permission from my university to do my research!  Please take my survey!  Its focused on why and how people use Ravelry;)

Spinning a tale

- Hear my sad tale about a very unfortunate thing I may be allergic to.  Don’t worry, it’s not wool:)

Spinning my wheels

Spinning

- Still just spinning on the Dreaded Fleece. Finished 6 oz. so far.  Only 24 to go.

Knitting

- Finished both legs on the Dusty Corners socks, about to turn the heals.

- Actually managed to knit a few rows on the boy’s Staghorn sweater.

Sewing

- Randomly decided to make myself a reusable duster clothes.

Spin off

- Thanks for tuning in. Please, please, please consider taking my graduate school survey if you haven’t already.

- This week’s song is Treeline by Sarah Donner!

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 #76 – Going to the Show

In the episode, I’ve got a little bit of knitting, some spinning, some life updates and whatever else comes to my mind.

Updates

- The beginning of the year is all started and mom is spending lots of time playing taxi to two little girls.

- Byrd is moving up in her cross country world and impressing us with her performance.

- Grad School: Really making progress and it feels super good to get good news from the graduate school.

Spinning a tale

- Hear all about how I move up to the big leagues.  I am going to the show.

Spinning my wheels

Spinning

- Still just spinning on the Dreaded Fleece.  It gives me a nice break from the stress of school and work.

- Still spinning on the mini llama on the spindle.

Knitting

- Cast on and finished the infinity scarf for byrd.  Used a pattern called whipped berries.

- I picked up the Dusty Corners socks I started a million years ago.

Sewing

- Lots of talk about chore sewing.

Planning

- There is some mandatory knitting and crochet in my future.  My brother lost everything in a fire.  I have to recreate a blanket I made for his family and a kitten I made for his son.

All Spun up!

- I got to see the Avett Brothers live at Virgin Mobile FreeFest.  It rocked!!!

Spin off

- Thanks for tuning in. I hope to record again really soon and will likely have an update on my thesis research.

- This week’s song is in celebration of seeing Avett Brothers Live!  Enjoy.

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 #75 – On the Run

In the episode, I’ve got a little crafting, a little craft preparations, a story about a little byrd that can run and some other little bits and bobs.

Updates

- The boy and I are both starting our Fall semester of school.

- Grad School: I actually made progress on my thesis proposal.

- The kids all start school and are finishing up their summer adventures.

Spinning a tale

- Check out this little story about a little byrdie that can run.

Spinning my wheels

Spinning

- Still just spinning on the Dreaded Fleece. Can’t wait until Grad. School is done!

- Still spinning on the mini llama on the spindle.

Knitting

- Working on that other pair of socks of itty-bitty.  Almost done, working on those pesky toes.

- Planning on starting an infinity scarf for byrd.

Planning

- Hear all about my master plan to get some crafting done over the next two semesters.

Spin off

- Thanks for tuning in. I hope I stayed on track. We shall see.

- This week’s song isin honor of Byrd’s accomplishment… Middle Distance Runner by Sea Wolf

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 #74 – The Ramble

Time to catch up!

Updates

- Just a little intro and apology for my abscense.

The Ramble

- You get to hear all about the things that have kept me away

Spin off

- Thanks for tuning in. Keep your fingers crossed that I can keep this up and record again soon.

- This week’s song is Cold Play’s Clocks as performed by Old School Freight Train

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 #73 – Call Me Cliche

In the episode, I totally forget how to do and intro.  I did manage to get out some information out about my knitting, spinning and sew, I talk about why I felt like such a cliche last week and I put my spin on a book.

Updates

- The boy will be moving to day shift really soon.  So excited and it comes just in time for the summer.

- Grad School: three weeks left of the semester;)

- The podcast download issue related to Apple products is Fixed!!!

- Events: I will be at Maryland Sheep and Wool!  Yay.  Hope to see you there.

Spinning a tale

- I feel like a cliche… Did you even know they still sell vacuums door-to-door?

Spinning my wheels

Knitting

- I finished something! The Scrappy Lengthwise Scarf is done

- Feel so luck that I got to re-knit the entire back of the boy’s sweater.

Spinning

I really feel like I conquered the Dreaded Fleece.  Spun, plied and swatched for a fabric that I am happy with

Sewing

- Never even sewn with a pattern but itty-bitty talked me into sewing her a medieval gown.

Put My Spin on It

- Book Reveiw:  Sew Red by Laura Zander

Spin off

- Thanks for tuning in. I hope I stayed on track. We shall see.

- This week’s song is Scuba Diving by St. Johnny

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 #72 – Unexpected Surprises

In this episode, some knitting, spinning and I alomost had some sewing.  sewing. I also have a little book reveiw and a little tale about a surprise that was unexpected.

Updates

- I am adjusting to Grad. School but struggling with time management

- I had a birthday and it was uneventful

Spinning a tale

- The Joyful Boy knocked my socks of with a completely unexpected gift.  He got me a me a HuskyLock s21 Serger.

Spinning my wheels

Knitting

- I pulled out all of my WIPs to take a good look at what I still have on the needles… There are my Dusty Corner Socks, a Burp Cloth, the Scrappy Lengthwise Scarf and a pair of little girl socks.

- Started cast-on and am making decent progress on the boy’s sweater.

Spinning

- I helped my friend doctor her wheel

- Got the two oz. of Dreaded Fleece off the bobbins and ready to ply.  It is dramatically thinner when I finished than when I started.

Other

- The sergers arrival has really stirred things up in the craft room.  You will have to hear it to understand.

Put My Spin on It

- Book Reveiw:  The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs by Sarah Anderson

Spin off

- Thanks for tuning in. I hope I stayed on track. We shall see.

- This week’s song is Daylight Savings Time Again by +Nurse

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 out theme, Spinning Wheel by Clare Dowling.

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Episode #71 – Crafty

In this episode, some knitting, spinning and sewing; a little tale about how everyone around here seems to be getting crafty; and, some misgivings about getting all spun up.

Updates

- We are surviving the night shift and I am back in Graduate School

Spinning a tale

- Hear all about my crafty family.  I am pretty impressed.

Spinning my wheels

Knitting

- I finished the pair of toe socks from itty-bitty!

- Started swatching for the boy’s sweater

Spinning

- I managed to finished the singles for plying samples of the Dreaded Fleece.

- Got back to spinning the Onterio Alpaca I got from Turtle Purl.  It is super bright and lovely.

- I have been hand carding the fiber from Mona Kita.  Love it.

Sewing

- I crushed the boy’s soul by trying to help him finish him jean quilt

All Spun Up

- Totally not really spun up about anything.  I need to get off my couch and get back in to shape!

Spin off

- Thanks for tuning in. I hope I stayed on track. We shall see.

- This week’s song is Something Better by All Dogs Invited

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 out theme, Spinning Wheel by Clare Dowling.

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