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Download Episode 31

It’s all about the Sock Summit 2011, but it’s not just about knitting socks. Sock Summit was one heck of a big party for knitters, spinners and fiber enthusiasts.

Rachel & Natale talk at the sock summit

Sweet Georgia Yarns

About Knitting & Spinning with Silk Hankies

Bethany Hendrickson and Fleece to Foot

Happy Knits

Swe
Sweet Georgia Yarns Pomegranate Photo

Natalie's Podcasting Tech Kit

Podcasting tool kit at the Sock Summit

PurpleYarnQueen's Handspun Sock Yarn

PurpleYarnQueen’s hand spun sock yarn in all it’s purple glory!

Natknit

Me waiting in the sun by the Bell before the No Po walking trek

OCC Socksummiteers waiting

The long line during the opening day of the Marketplace

World Largest Sock at the Sock SummitThe World’s Largest Sock (WIP) at the Sock Summit. It was like knitting a yurt!

Episode 29

Report out from 2011’s Blacksheep Gathering in Eugene, Oregon. I find the wheel of my dreams. A little about our lovely national holiday and knitting during the American Revolutionary War.

 

Music Featured

Bugle Rag Call – Glen Miller

Links

McTavish Farms (Contact Tom for more info on McTavish Wheelworks and his fabulous spinning wheels)
Dicentra Designs on Etsy
/ On Ravelry
StitchJones (On Etsy)
Dudelace Group
on Ravelry
Good Reads Book List on US History
iCivics
No Idle Hands
Monmouth Hat Pattern

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

Episode 28

Cave behind the South Falls at Silver Falls State Park
In this episode
  • There’s a bit about a hike in the woods and knitting socks in nature
  • Something about lace for dudes.
  • Mention of podcasts I love from across the pond.
  • and the continuation of the sock saga.
Sock Knitting Segment

Sock Pattern Links

More Photos from the Hike
Music used:
Shake that Little Foot – Lark in the Clean Air
Cave

Episode 27

Socks from my handpainted sock yarn

This is the one where I knit socks, socks and more socks… and try the Starmore sweater one more time!

Music Featured
Ballad of the Black Chihuahua – Jon Rauhaus
Swim Out – The Toothaches (sorry I featured them last time but I’m on a New Wave kick)
Inventio #2 in C Minor (Bach) – Learning Music

Beach Knitting
Alice Starmore’s Lochinver

Dyeing Tutorials
How to Handpaint Roving – great tutorial
Dyeing Silk Roving
More on Dyeing Silk Roving
Cascade Eco Wool
Fire on the Mountain

#knitchat
String & Beans Blog
Make1Inc’s Site

Updates
Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene June 24-26
Black Sheep Bingo
Contest Thread – Help me figure out what to do with this yarn!
Information about the No Po informal walking tour (Ravelry) – I’ll be updating this more…

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

Come to Silver Sock Tutorials
Cat Bordhi’s Tutorial on Knitting on Two Circular Needles

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 5

Originally released on 5/10/10

Rachel finds some really nifty knitting accoutrements while Natalie once again contemplates knitting socks after a long hiatus. Crocheting with wire turns out to be quite fun and yields gorgeous results. We take a look at knitting with plant fibers and chat with the Naked Sheep lady (a.k.a Cheri).
Plant Fibers with Cheri Clark
Stash Maintenance:
Crochet Chat:
  • Crochet with Wire by Nancie Wiseman
  • Didn’t mention it in the chat but Dava Bead & Trade in Pdx is a great source for that 28 gauge wire.  Sorry… apparently they do not carry 30 gauge.

On/Off The Needles

Episode 4

Originally Released on 3/30/10

Welcome the episode all about Dyeing yarn. We explore the idea of re-purposing yarn through dyeing as well as focusing on old unattended projects. It’s all about appreciating what you’ve got and maybe giving it a ‘brand new frock.’ 🙂

Dyeing technique & materials:
Stash Maintenance: 

BBC Comedy Gold:

  • The Good Life (Just a side note – Tom and Barbara already had paid off their house so going self-sufficient might have been more of an option :))
On the Needles: 

Music Featured:

Natalie’s Noro Silk Garden Rainbow (Buttons from the Button Emporium)* *I improvised the pattern based on your basic bottom-up cardigan.