TwinSet Designs (general)

In which I catch you up on five months of patterns of my life, talk about an i-cord edging experiment, get started on Stash Fit, and open up the registration for TwinSet Summer Retreat 2018!!

Find the link for the retreat here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OTh5-0nJdmgFQ_vpxFicXwuJcMpWbXoX

Visit Infinite Twist at https://www.infinitetwist.com/

Find Modeknit yarns at: http://www.modeknityarn.com/

Knitspot (Anne Hanson and Bare Naked Wool) is here: https://www.barenakedwools.com/

Direct download: Episode_101_--_Happy_Memorial_Day.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT

In which I give you a quick reboot and suggest you visit http://www.infinitetwist.com to purchase Stash Fit! with the code twinset for a $3.00 discount!

Direct download: Reboot_Episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

In which it took me three weeks to edit, but in the meantime I did finish the paper to which I refer in the opening minutes.  Also, we do talk about knitting, and about our lives, and about things that we object to and things that we support...pretty much as usual.  Enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_99_--_Busy_Busy_Busy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT

In which we are back from hiatus and we chat about what's been going on -- Jan hosted the TwinSet Summer Retreat 2017 and made a trip to China, and Ellen played around at Cedar Point with her clan and then travelled to Oregon for the eclipse where Jan's Grand Nephew gave her a total eclipse of the heart.

Direct download: Episode_97_--_But_I_Digress.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36am EDT

In which Jan give some details about the coming TwinSet Summer Retreat -- a few spots remain at time of publication!

Direct download: Special_Episode_--_A_Lovely_Retreat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT

Okay, I'm getting this sucker published -- maybe Ellen will take some time to tell you what's in it, but I just want to be done with it...almost two weeks after we recorded!!!!

Direct download: Episode_93--_Finally_Edited.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT

In which we discuss the upcoming March for Science (which is in April, not March, but I digress), synthetic, man-made, natural, organic, inorganic and other fiber related terms, advice for washing your fleece, and highlight contests and new lambs!

Direct download: Episode_92_--_Over_the_Moon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:10am EDT

In which we get you all caught up -- whether you want to be or not.

Direct download: Episode_83_--_The_Computer_Gods_Are_Laughing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT

At last...after gaining access to a different computer (the old one is likely a total loss -- thank goodness for Carbonite!) and in which we discuss visits to Minnesota, new chickens, hoping for a break in the heat, the Marie Kon-Don't Method, and the difference between Scotch tension and double drive spinning.

Direct download: Episode_82_--_Technical_Difficulties.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25pm EDT

In which we discuss some sad farm news and some better farm news, business travels and ball games, Memorial Day remembrances, and the fact that Ellen is running out of work days rather rapidly!!

Direct download: Episode_77_--_12_More_Days.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

In which we discuss trips all over the place, many projects, winning endeavors, buffalo garbanzoes, cowichan sweaters, Nancy Totten Designs and prize winning farm animals plus lots of other stuff.

Direct download: Episode_76_--_So_Much_Stuff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:29pm EDT

In which we discuss trips all over the place, many projects, winning endeavors, buffalo garbanzoes, cowichan sweaters, Nancy Totten Designs and prize winning farm animals plus lots of other stuff.

Direct download: Episode_76_--_So_Much_Stuff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

In which we give a recap of TwinSet Summer Camp 2015, reaching 1,000 members, the shenanigans of the lamb Squirrel,  a Seattle trip including visits to Tolt and So Much Yarn (and Starbucks!), knits for Vlad and being underwater with our knitting.

Direct download: Episode_62_--_Just_Adorable.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56am EDT

In which we discuss things.  And for which there are no outtakes due to an incomplete edit just to get the episode out.  I explain the very sad reason why in the introduction.

Direct download: Episode_51_--_Dont_Call_Me_Shirley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

In which we discuss our good fortune at Christmastime and in the opening days of 2014, Valor the Ram, a strategy for giving, the great alpaca drop of 2014, getting back to work on some big knitting projects, our review of 2013 and our goals for 2014, how to take stock and why you should eat more beans.

(Be sure to listen to the outtakes if you want to understand the title!)

Direct download: Episode_31_--_Bitten_by_Our_Kittens.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT

In which we discuss* our Thanksgiving celebration, knitwear on fire, alpaca with trench-o-phobia, cold and snowy weather, planning to make the most of your knitting time, shades of colors, crispy duck skin and foregone conclusions for the outcome of the Army-Navy game.  (Navy will win, in case you are wondering!)

*And all in less than an hour!

Direct download: Episode_29_--_Hats_alot_of_Knitting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

In which we discuss the Cat Bordhi Fall knitting Retreat, Frog Tree Yarns, the impressive research of David Krag (who with the help of knitters will eliminate the need for chemotherapy for many cancer patients!!!), Yoda and Red Roosters, Master Knitter II Submission madness and wild and crazy chess players, aquaknitting, The House of Jerky, super food, dressing like twins, the designer Melinda VerMeer (she does not have a pearl earring) and how knitters can do great good in the world.  (More felfs!  Less Chemo!)

Listen here:  Episode 26 -- More Felfs, Less Chemo!!

Direct download: Episode_26_--_More_Felfs_Less_Chemo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT

In which we discuss our Seattle trip for the fabulous Bohus knitting workshop, the weather, fair food, prizes for knitting everywhere, camelid fiber grading workshops, capturing domestic and wild life, Bohus knitting and reknitting, share a negative space essay about returning home, and learn some more fiber jargon and another slick trick.

Direct download: Episode_23_--_Second_Sock_Syndrome.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:38pm EDT

In which we discuss zoological explorations, tomatoes coming out of our ears, pedicures for alpaca, holographic Kelly Clarkson, biking to work, state fair entries, making a sweater in 2 years, fiber preparations, yertles (fiber turtles), and a meetup in Seattle.

Direct download: Episode_22_--_Otter_Nonsense.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

In which we discuss the birth of Violet...other stuff too, but really, Violet is what was important.  (Okay, we also discuss beach vacations, 90th birthday parties, chickens to the freezer, knitting polygamy, making iced tea more delicious, a few knitting nibbles, what to do with 80 yards of bulky handspun, roving, top, batt and sliver (oh, my!) and have a delightful visit by Dr. Yarn.)

Direct download: Episode_21_--_Hello_Violet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

In which we discuss population changes on the farm and in the backyard, barn raising, post pounding, fireworks on the Stone Arch Bridge, turkey escapees, awkward teenage birds, grizzlypig shenanigans, cherries for pie, vegetables for pickles, an expectant mother, good progress on many projects, how helpful it is to actually read directions, hiding decreases in ribbing, knitting cues, pitting tools and many, many contests.  And be sure to note the "summer25" discount code on Goodstuff's Ravelry downloads!

Direct download: Episode_20_--_Quickly_Recorded_Slowly_Published.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:26pm EDT

In which we talked about making sure our listeners could hear our podcast, Madrona, why alpaca are like kindergarteners, zumba, Nemo, Madrona, our perfect yarn shop, designing by starting with a concept and designing by starting with the yarn, Madrona, how easy patterns can still bite you, the History on Two Needles winner, Madrona, The Fiber Factor competition, Madrona, and Madrona.

Direct download: Designed_for_Your_Pleasure_-_Not_in_Stereo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT

In which we congratulate Erin of "The Anatomy of Knitting" on her two new baby boys, chat about the rewards of preventative medicine and Jan's adventures and misadventures at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, listen to an interview with alpaca princesses and a local youth fleece to shawl competition team, avoid the worst of Jan's flu experience, review knits on and off the needle, get into a disagreement over fulling and felting, offer some tips for finding fiber arts classes that will make you happy you took them, drool over edible roving, discuss how dye helps you find tippy tips of tippy fleeces, learn a tip to eliminate ladders in garter stitch knit on dpn's in the round and look forward to fiber retreats this weekend and next.

Direct download: Episode_9_Top_Tips_for_Taking_Classes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:55pm EDT

In which we discuss feasts, post holes, knitting on drugs, knitting in church, why worsted isn't the worst, remind listeners about the contests deadlines at the end of the month, and have a listen to the Abby Franquemont interview from Rhinebeck.

Direct download: Episode_6_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:49pm EDT

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