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Jan 07 2012

Episode 141: “Farewell”

episode 141: “Farewell”

Babble:
-littleman transitioned to his new school, and all is going well!
-holiday recap

Fibery Goodness:
-Jewel sweater from Custom Knits
-Try-it-on tubing
-Mandel by Fallmarche

Announcement:
4 years of podcasting, and it’s time to say a fond farewell. :)

Favorite thing:
the podcast and everything it has allowed me to experience and everyone it has allowed me to meet. i wouldn’t change it for the world. :)

Please check back here periodically. I hope to start a blog up, so i can still share experiences and what i am doing. it just won’t be me sitting down behind a microphone to do it. I’m also on twitter as itsjustmeghan. please follow me on there if you want to see what shenanigans i am up to!

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Nov 30 2011

episode 140:”i’m a real mommy now!”

episode 140: “I’m a real mommy now!”

Donation incentive for this month is a Vera Bradley Erica In Very Berry Paisley. SUPER cute and filled with wonderful wonderful pockets!

Homesteading:
-garden buttoned up
-black tarps down to expand the beds
-wildlife highway

Handmade holidays:
Ribbon chains for the Christmas tree

Babble:
-Halloween I’m a real mom now!
-IEP and changes coming
-skin care service announcement
-Ryan’s new job

fibery goodness:
-spectra shawl and scarf purgatory
-vanilla socks to the recue
-Vivian
-boneyard shawl by westknits in handspun
-The Big Project comes back

Favorite things:
Walk Fit orthotics

http://www.walkfitplatinum.com/

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May 26 2011

episode 132: “Goodbye, Old Man Willow”

episode 132: Goodbye, Old Man Willow

homesteading:
-garden, garden, garden
-swingset goodness
-goodbye old man willow
Old man willow
-garden, garden, garden
Garden 2011 may
-bread and the love of oven thermometers and pizza stones

babble:
-playing with the neighbors

fibery goodness:
-finished the neverending maltnomah
-casting on simple hats
-spinning up Norbert’s Jacob fiber
-preparing fiber from THE BIG PROJECT for the tour de fleece

favorite things:
Popsicles on a sunny day

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May 06 2011

episode 131: “where was i? crazytown!”

i’ll try to get shownotes written up…for now, here’s the link:

episode 131: “where was i? crazytown!”

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Mar 30 2011

episode 130: “Take on Me”

episode 130: “Take on Me”

Podcast donation incentives! from podcast listeners!
Joanne donated Socks that Rock Pining 4 ewe

Jarista has donated a skein of Fleece Artist, Hand dyed, Curlylocks, 78% Kid Mohair, 13% Wool, and 9% Nylon.

Cynthia has donated Knitopedia: The Ultimate A to Z guide for knitters by Vogue Knitting. it’s JUST come out and looks like a great addition to any knitting library!

a donation to the podcast during the month of march will enter you into a drawing to win ALL THREE PRIZES! yippee! :)

Homesteading:
-Gardening
-Poorman’s firepit
-composting a la erksnerks

On the Needles:
-Hampton cardigan is done…sort of
-vanilla socks with fun stripey unknown sock yarn
-clockwork shawl by westknits

Upcoming Events:
-campKIPhosted by Jackie of the KIPing it Real podcast is next week! super excited! carpooling with Julie and Jessica from Revenge of the Knits podcast and Stephanie from Wisconsin
-Knittin in the Mitten hosted by CoggieTM of the High Fiber Diet podcast November 3-6. spaces are still available! a relaxing weekend of knitting and eating in Khardomah Lodge in Michigan. sounds delightful! contact CoggieTM if you are interested in signing up!coggietm(at)hotmail(dot)com

Babble:
-Bats do that!
-Like outerspace?
-Ukulele madness. my new uke is from Mainland Ukulele. LOVE IT!

spinning/The Big Project:
-meet your fleece
-bagging the fleece
-knit with your handspun…PLEASE!

favorite thing:

i want to be her when i grow up
Shiny and the Spoon

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Nov 09 2010

episode 121: “toffee coffee and cream”

episode 121: “toffee coffee and cream”

November is being sponsored by Babknits and Welshmillie’s Whimsies!!

Babknits is offering a prize for a knitter or a spinner! Knitters prize will be: hank of handspun, shawl pin, needle felted sheep. Spinners prize will be: 4oz drumcarded batt set or spindle kit. check out babknits.etsy.com to see what goodies she has to offer!


Welshmillie’s Whimsies is offering up a $20 giftcard to her shop where you can choose from adorable animal stitch markers to project bags! check out Welshmillie’s shop to see what goodies you could be winning!

All it takes is a donation to the podcast during the month of November to enter you into the drawing. All of the proceeds help to cover podcast production costs.

homesteading:
-fall cleanup
-kitchen rearrange
-reclaiming basement & purging

Babble:
-Halloween
-SO much better

Fibery goodness:
-mittens and me
-knit Ryan a hat
-handspun cardigan sleeves of doom
-my crocheted steek tutorial
-spinning bronwyn
-quick lesson in Z vs S twist in yarn, and how to correctly twist your skein of yarn
-sweater ideas for bronwyn yarn?
-Gideon and Norbert roving
-deb robson class at spinning loft

Favorite thing:

Convection/toaster oven

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Jul 18 2010

episode 113: “Double Rainbow, All the Way”

episode 113: “Double Rainbow, All the Way”


July is being sponsored by Green Mountain Spinnery! they have been so gracious to share a copy of their new pattern book and a skein of their mill spun yarn. i encourage you to check out their website to read about their mill and all of the lovely fibery goodness to enjoy!

housekeeping:
-hopefully the sound will get better
-i’m gonna have to turn off comments on the shownotes page.

little house in the suburbs:
-started clearing out the basement some more, weighed out fiber, until scale ran out of batteries.
-i got a book on chickens. thanks to Roue

-joining a CSA and super excited about it!

babble:
-littleman is an artist
-car whoas, and the realization that living in the suburbs ain’t always so grand.

Spin Control Podcast Promo! with my buddy Shilo

ask and ye shall receive:
-Anitat “I want to learn about whacking the yarn (don’t understand this at all) ”

fibery goodness:
-REALLY loving spinning for big projects and knitting little ones
-been dreaming of mittens this week
-still working on my shawl
-tour de fleece update

favorite thing:
First watch:

Then watch:

double rainbow, all the way

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Jun 30 2010

episode 111: “She’s like a SHARK!!”

episode 111: “She’s like a SHARK!!”

June’s podcast donation incentive prize has been sponsored by knittingfairy.com. They have donated a shawl kit for their new Counterspell Shawl that just debuted at stitches east!
Counterspell
So pretty! the kit will include one skein of Acero by Brooks Farm Yarn, pattern, beads and needles for the shawl.
if you donate to the podcast during the month of June, you will be automatically entered into the drawing. :)

townhomesteading:
-planted a veggie garden (bag style!)

Lay out cardboard in selected area, and soak it completely


Arrange your top soil bags, slash holes in the bottoms for drainage, and cut open the top for planting.


add some fertilizer to the dirt, plant your veggies/flowers. tomato and zucchinis get 1 per bag


completely cover bags and cardboard in a finely ground mulch. cage plants that need it, water, and PRESTO! a garden!


-unpacking the basement
-mulberries
-bonding with my neighbor aka the shark!
-the willow is at the front door!


-restocked the freezer. using baskets=genius!
-strawberry rhubarb & ice cream. yum!

babble:
-power wheels

fibery goodness:
-the fiber workshop/workbench area
-culling back the fiber stash further
-montedale for tour de fleece

favorite thing:

BLTs

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Sep 28 2009

episode 88: “Want coffee, Mommy?!?!”

episode 88: “Want coffee, Mommy?!?!”

September’s Podcast Donation Incentive is sponsored by The Spinning Loft!

TheSpinningLoft donation
donate to the podcast during the month of september to have a chance to win! :)

The Minnesota Knitters Guild will be hosting the 6th annual Twin Cities Knit-Out on Sunday, October 4th at Southdale Center. This celebration of knitting will take place from 12 – 4 p.m. in the Macy’s Courtyard. There will be free knitting lessons, door prizes, hourly fashion shows, a fastest knitter contest, community service knitting projects, expert knitters to answer questions and local yarn shops displaying the latest in yarns, patterns and tools.
For Information: www.knitters.org

Townhomesteading:
-garden books

-bread baking

-assessing new potential for side of house
-container gardening
-Mary Jane farm magazine
-clearing out flower beds, saving herbs, freezing tomatoes

Babble:
-house mid project
-chore list created
-littleman with no nap
-French press “want coffee mommy?!”
-Penis water

Fibery goodness:
-knitting the shawl…still
-deadline on coraline approaches
-mcguivering the wheel break band
-double drive vs scotch tension vs Irish/bobbin drive and tutorial by Beth Smith on how to change a matchless around.
-holiday knitting/sewing aprons for all!! (or at least me) No Frills Frilly Apron
-Stitch it!! podcast/Knitmoregirls podcast meet and greet at Rhinebeck. Saturday afternoon in the Carolina Homespun booth. We’ll share times as soon as we have them!

Favorite thing:
iphone
i LOVE my iPhone….LOVE….

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Sep 17 2009

episode 87: “how can they walk?!”

episode 87: “how can they walk?!”

September’s Podcast Donation Incentive is sponsored by The Spinning Loft!

TheSpinningLoft donation
donate to the podcast during the month of september to have a chance to win! :)

on/off the needles:
-coraline continues….once i spin more
-OWL + math = not what i wanted
WI Sheep and Wool Festival
-shopping
-books and magazines
-sheeps, lambs, and all sorts of wonders!
The Looking Glass Sweater -pattern by ewetopiafibershop.com
-alpaca yarn is from Enchanted Meadows Alpacas
-books and magazines were from countryside bookstore
-working on a new alpaca forest canopy shawl

babble:
-podcast changes….opinions?
-tomatoes
-pumpkins

word of the week:
wether

spinning:
-washing alpaca
-washing and dyeing targhee
-yellowing of the fleece

favorite thing:
healthy_cookies
Nikki’s Healthy Cookies…..

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