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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Episode #70 – Ringing in the New

In this episode, I’ve got a little story about how rice saves the day; I’ve got some knitting, spinning, sewing, a labor of love and I rant and rave about time off.

Updates

- I spent my holidays at home with the Joyful Family and it was great.

- I recorded with my new mic!  It may have affected the sound quality.

- Year in review!  I got nothing so share your favorites from 2012 with everyone.

Spinning a tale

- Hear all about how rice saves the day … twice.

Spinning my wheels

Knitting

- Still chugging away on the pair of toe socks from itty-bitty.

Spinning

- Made zero progress of my own but spent my New Year’s Day teaching my friend to spin;)

Sewing

- The labor of love: I finished the Christmas quilts for the boys family

All Spun Up

- Take a listen to me ranting and raving about time off

Spin off

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

- This week’s song is Where are You by The Knitting.

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 #69 – Tis the Season

In this episode, I’ve got some knitting, spinning, sewing, some holiday cheers and jeers and tale about the way I like to start the holiday season.

Updates

- I recorded in a new location and that may have affected the sound quality.

- I had a sneaky little give-away on my personal blog.  Check out the details about Zinio magazine give-away winners over there.

- I have some updates on the 101 in 1001 list.  This turns into an app-heavy episode when I talk about Zinio and Overdrive.

Spinning a tale

- Here is the tale about my thoughts on the way that the holiday season should start.

Spinning my wheels

Knitting

- I finished a sock from  the pair of toe socks from itty-bitty.  The boy convinced me to start something too.  I cast on the Baby-Genious Burp Cloth from Mason Dixon Knitting.  That should be the first in a long line of finishing.

Spinning

- I finished up the Turtle Purl fiber that I have on the Sequoia. Now I can loan the wheel to a friend and teach her to spin.

Sewing

- I am working on the Christmas quilts for the boys family and helping him finish a scrap demin quilt he started.  Got a super deal on the background fabric.

All Spun Up

- I am all spun up FOOD!

Spin off

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

- This week’s song is Live and Let Die by Ummagma.

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 #68 – Off the Cuff

In this episode, I record completely off the cuff.  Had no time to prepare but didn’t want to miss recording.  Fingers crossed that it goes well.

Updates

- I made it safely through Hurricane Sandy.  I feel blessed and lucky.  Oh, and in the middle of all of it… I got promoted.

- Thanks to everyone who weighed in on the roll call.  Keep those comments coming, I love hearing from everyone.  There is a link to the thread … here.

- I give you all an update on the Boy’s knee.  He is doing fine and working out regularly.

Spinning a tale

- Here is the tale about my promotion ceremony.  Here all about how my promoting officer used the podcast against me;)

Spinning my wheels

Knitting

- I actually managed to finish the plain pair of toe-up ankle socks.  I am still working on the a pair of toe socks from itty-bitty, and a second pair for her to knit herself .  That should be the first in a long line of finishing.

Spinning

- I am finishing up the Turtle Purl fiber that I have on the Sequoia.  Once that is done, I am going to lone the wheel to a friend and teach her to spin.

- I am looking for a local place that will allow my friend to test drive a wheel.  If you are in the local area and know of a place … let me know.

Sewing

- I am working on the Christmas quilts for the boys family and helping him finish a scrap demin quilt he started.

All Spun Up

- I am all spun up about Yarn Shopping!  Hear about my trip to All About Yarn.

Spin off

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

- This week’s song is Oh Alaska by the Robbie Boyd Band.

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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