TwinSet Designs (knitting, spinning, designing)

In which Ellen spends almost 15 minutes talking about how her knitting bit her.  It really is impressive.  Just saying.


In which we are joyful about the arrival of Andrew and prattle on about many things.

Direct download: Episode_66_--_Delayed_by_Baby.mp3
Category:Knitting, Spinning, Designing -- posted at: 10:43pm EST

In which we discuss a fun new craft-a-long with Mastering the Knits, how California's drought is really all of ours, anniversaries (36 for Jan and 35 for Ellen),  crazy highjinx at minor league baseball games (did I mention cowboy monkeys?), boondoggles to Lake Tahoe for frozen toes, some fun finished objects, a review of "A Knitter's Gallery of Mitred Squares - 45 Unique Designs in color, Texture, and Lace" by Jill Begelow Suttell and Jane Bigelow, and Jan's new pattern and at the begining of which Jan gets to congratulate the Knitmores on new baby Rex!

Direct download: Episode_63_--_Still_Crazy_After_All_These_Years.mp3
Category:Knitting, Spinning, Designing -- posted at: 4:33pm EST

In which we decide to surprise you with an episode even though we said we were taking a break till after summer camp!

Direct download: Episode_61_--_Surprise.mp3
Category:Knitting, Spinning, Designing -- posted at: 3:02pm EST

In which we take forever to actually start the show, are visited by two delightful guests, and discuss new babies, knitting for new babies, surprise father's day visits on the farm, snack foods and cat discipline.

 

Direct download: Episode_60_--_Fathers_Day_Surprise_Visits.mp3
Category:Knitting, Spinning, Designing -- posted at: 12:50am EST

In which we discuss filling up our bellies at Thanksgiving, podcast endings and podcaster beginnings, cabbages and kings (well, not kings), fine dining in NYC and nights on the town in DC, visitors and the proper pie ratio, new members of the farm family and a bit of farm animal photography!

Direct download: Episode_49_--_Full_Bellies.mp3
Category:Knitting, Spinning, Designing -- posted at: 1:51pm EST

In which we offer condolences to the "Car Talk family", start a new contest for a Boston Jen design, congratulate Wilson for his "Top 100" chess status, Marie's debut in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade*, Gale Woods Farm, Jan's new job, Buddhist housekeeping, NYC visits to daughter's restaurants (well, restaurants at which daughters play key roles) knitting retreats that bring healing, new playwrites and playing in parks, Dr. Yarn's anger management techniques, Spinzilla and designing for flow, and try to catch up on many other aspects of life!

*Update!  Marie will not be a Christmas tree -- instead she will be a pirate, a treasure chest or a shark devouring a person as one of the wire walkers for the "Pirate's Booty" balloon.  She hopes she gets to be a shark!

Direct download: Episode_48_--_Catch_Me_Up_If_You_Can.mp3
Category:Knitting, Spinning, Designing -- posted at: 2:34pm EST

In which we discuss trips to the ball game, trips to Sweden, trips to France, trips to the state fair, trips up north and trips to DC and we get plenty tripped up trying to explain an improvement on last episode's slick trick.  Much other merriment ensues.

Direct download: Episode_46_--_They_Say_Were_Crazy.mp3
Category:Knitting, Spinning, Designing -- posted at: 7:46pm EST

In which we thank our camp supporters, have a great time chatting about the success that was TwinSet Summer Camp, discuss making play out of work on the Snake River, being surprised by San Antonio yarn shops, shared birthdays and harmonious gifts, taking daughters to birthday dinners, welcoming Heidi back from the trail, various knitting bites (including a real doozy for Ellen and the recurring theme of ignoring pattern instructions), spinning many yards of yarn and using many wheel ratios, inspiration from Abby Franquemont, the Lost Geek Challenge Along and some other stuff.  

 

Yes, it's a LONG episode -- enough for 3 half hour runs or for Louise to clean all the toilets in Mey.

Direct download: Episode_44_--_Back_at_It_Final.mp3
Category:Knitting, Spinning, Designing -- posted at: 5:56pm EST

Episode 35 -- Show Notes to Follow

In which we discuss business trips with drive by yarn shop stops, discover we are both connected to an Indie dyer, alpaca barn parties, yet more snow, class with Abby Franquemont, cranking and spinning, cabled yarns, spinning wheel maintenance, a bit of outside work for Jan and a trip to the MN Closed Chess Championship for Wilson.  (Congrats, Wilson!)

Direct download: Episode_35_--_Show_Notes_to_Follow.mp3
Category:Knitting, Spinning, Designing -- posted at: 10:07pm EST