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Music:
And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine – Anita O’Day
After You’ve Gone – King Jesters:

Links:

Calendar of Hope:

Job Hunting for Knitters & Crafters:

CGOA:

Knitchat Updates:

Scale Mitts & Hanging Out:

Kollage Yarn Review:

Scale Mitts in Progress

Scale Mitt in progress in Malabrigo Rios

Episode 30

More on knitting history and a new small business that helps other small businesses (including Local Yarn Stores (LYSs)) thrive.

Music Featured:

Links:

Sock Knitting Segment
Worksheets:
1.) Designing Your Own Toe Up Sock Pattern
2.) Vanilla Sock Pattern
3.) Heel Flap Extension

Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Sewn Bindoff (Video)

Correction: I mentioned the Inuit people in referencing the “Arctic Lace” book. This is incorrect as the book covers the traditions of the Native or Indigenous Peoples of Alaska. Inuit actually refers to the Northern Native Peoples in Canada & Greenland.

Lanesplitter Skirt Panel

Lanesplitter Skirt

>Episode 21

Natalie Reflects on the Knitting Progress for January.

Knitting Update:

Knitting Origins
Final Notes:
Music Featured:
Let’s Have Another Cup of Coffee - Fred Warring’s Pennsylvanians
Canigas d’Agua – Axial
Silky Wool XL & the Melbourne Sweater

Episode 16

A few scary stories and some sequined shoes later and Natalie is ready for Halloween.

Links:

Music Featured: 

Twitter Chat Instructions:

I started a new Twitter ID for this chat it’s @cloudynatknit. But you don’t have to follow me to participate in knit chat… all you have to do is the following.

  1. Sign up for a twitter account if you don’t have one (http://twitter.com)
  2. On November 18, 2010 at 5:00 Pacific Standard Time type in a search for the ‘hashtag’: #knitchat
  3. Chatter away about knitting. The main topic for this chat will be… “Christmas Knitting”
  4. I’ll have a few #’ed questions for us to answer during the chat. I’ll post them to the Cloudy Chance Fiber Blog ahead of time if you want to do your ‘homework.’

Can’t wait to see you there.  I’ll try to post up on Ravelry in both the Cloudy with a Chance of Fiber forum as well as other threads to generate even more interest in the chat. Hopefully the twittering of knitters will fill the air. See you there ;)
Beginning of my yoke sweater in Rasu:

Episode 12

Greetings, fellow needlers! This is Natalie. I came home in such a sour mood, didn’t feel like podcasting, but I put myself to task… git ‘er done, I said. And you know… after sharing with y’all, I’m in a much better mood.
Rabbit Mnemonic for Single Crochet: (Made some adjustments because what I said in the podcast may not have made a lot of sense :))
1.) Make a chain (or a series of rabbit holes)
2.) Insert the hook into the 2nd stitch from the right (Go into the 2nd rabbit hole from the right)
3.) Pull the working yarn through this hole from the back (Pull one of the rabbits out of the hole)
4.) You have two loops on the hook (Now you have two rabbit friends)
5.) Pull the working yarn through the back of these two loops (bring the another rabbit through both of the friends. He takes these friends away)  
Music Featured:

Episode 11

Originally released on 8/9/10

 

My attempt at a stainless steel spider web. Knit with beads and Habu Stainless Steel*

Just a note dear listener… This is Natalie. Thank you for bearing with my learning curve. I’ve been experimenting with changing the format and delivery of the podcast. As ever I and we appreciate any feedback you have to give. :) email: cloudychancefiber@gmail.com

De Show Notes:

Link to my blog post on the old grey sweater that like at the bottom of my “Bin of Shame/UFO’s.”

Poorly drawn schematic of a Saddle Shoulder Sweater… note the saddles form the shoulders

Crochet Book ReviewCrochet So Fine – Krisitn Omdahl

Music/Sound Featured:

Housekeeping:

  • A few days left to enter the contest to win Yarnia or handspun yarn in Episode 8
  • I’m natknit and Rachel is RachelP on Ravelry
  • I’m on Twitter – My handle is nlkilkenny

* There is another version of Stainless Steel yarn out by Lion Brand

Episode 10

Originally released on 7/31/10
For those of you who are into getting ready for gift giving later in the year here are a few suggestions. Also, we show you exactly how nerdy we are. Bonk!
Remember you can get a hold of us if you have any questions or feedback via cloudychancefiber@gmail.com
Note: I will post the list of gift objects with links shortly in a separate blog post (Natalie).

Show Notes:

Otaku = A nerdy fan/collector  
Music Featured:

* I created graph paper in excel by sizing the rows and colums until I got a graph paper grid. If you don’t have access to MS Office products then you can easily create one using the spreadsheet feature in Google Docs. Rachel and I actually use Google Docs to collaborate on developing the ideas and outlines for this podcast.

Episode 9

Originally released on 7/24/10

Rachel shares her sock knitting secrets, and she’s finally finished with her Log Cabin Noro blanket! Natalie obsesses over two very large bumps of red wool. Oh dear!

Rachel’s Chat on the Fine Art of Knitting Socks

On/Off Our Needles

BTW – I could not validate the legend or tradition of giving away opals as ‘spiteful’ gifts. But I did find out that apparently Sir Walter Scott started a rumor/superstition that it was bad luck to give Opals to people who were not born in October… Sir Walter, really? But Queen Victoria luckily dispelled the rumour by giving them away as gifts. (She probably had stock in Australian Opal mines).

How to get a hold of us…. visit our blog/podcast site at http://nkilkenny.libsyn.com or use our gmail cloudychancefiber@gmail.com

Music and Audio Selections:

Episode 8

Originally aired 7/13/10

It’s time for you Northwesters to stretch your geography muscles. I was at a particular riverside setting. Can you guess where I was?

Harvey Pekar – the mind behind the comic “American Splendor.” Learn more about Harvey at the Pekar Project.

Everyday Inspired Knits:

My apologies to Rhonda White for mentioning Knitting Nonsense which is the place where the pattern is published and to Abigale – 1870pearl for not catching your entire Ravelry handle.

Crocheted Steampunk Gloves – a 3 hour class at the Naked Sheep Knitshop in North Portland, OR – Saturday (August 14) 1:00-4:00pm

Remember students receive 10% OFF all purchases one week before class begins through the last day of class

Yarns Used – Cascade Heritage Sock & Collinette Sock Yarn Fedora Primo – great little hat shop in Santa Monica, CA

Contest #1 for Northwest Natives – Prize = Shetland handspun made by me in a natural fawn brown.

Please note where this is. What river am I on? What’s the name of the park where we’re at?  

Contest #2 for Everyone Else - Prize = 300 yards of Yarnia – bamboo yarn (DK weight)

What is making the sounds at the end of the podcast??

For both contests note in the comments 1.) The contest number 2.) Your location 3.) Your guess As I noted you have until 8/15 to respond to the comments. I’ll announce the winners in our next podcast after that date. If you want to send us your answers… e-mail us at cloudychancefiber@gmail.com

Here’s the photo for contest #1 (Hint there’s a bridge in the distance)

Clue # 2 This was the view on the way there…

Music Selections this Podcast:

Episode 7

Originally released on 7/5/10

Well done with it for now… looks like sunny days are around the corner. Here’s a mini episode as promised in Episode 6.  


Introduction & Sweater Quest

Gansey Talk

Image of a Gusset from my “Two Week Raglan” made for my husband:

Crochet Chat (Book Review)

Music Selections

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