TwinSet Designs (hobbies)

In which Ellen sings and is repetitive and in which we discuss Yarnover and Fiber Fest, a great review from Jasmin & Gigi, Thunder Snow!, quick trips to Ohio, Spring springing...and not, farm stuff, mouse melons, love blankets, snow and the frozen north, blended colors and intarsia, when eagerness overwhelms instinct, yarn to dye for, figure irregularities, the magic bullet and Yarnover and Fiber Fest.

Cover Art by Martin Austermuhle

Direct download: Episode_16_--_Thundersnow_MP3.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 1:36pm EST

In which we squee over Dr. Gemma's review, welcome baby Matilda, and chat about Shirley Paden's Design-A-Long, clever cats, alpaca roundups, giant cows, top shelf vodka, knitting satisfaction, lots of knitting on and off the needles, lots of knitting nibbles too, bulging bobbins and that's not everything, but it is about the grist, err, um, gist of it.

Direct download: Episode_13_--_How_Now_Giant_Cow.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 6:17pm EST

In which we hear many, many highlights from Madrona, consider the image of alpaca at the feeding trough, ponder whether the fact that we are knitters has caused us to make decisions differently,were thankful for finding knitting that once was lost, are illuminated by the wisdom that can come from a single gauge swatch (especially one that is garment sized), take a spin with Finn, consider what to do when massively bulky yarn is not really so bulky after all, and enjoy hearing from the greatest Dayne of all.

Direct download: Episode_12_--_Gauging_Where_Youre_At.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 9:03pm EST

In which we talk about new eggs and new alpaca, spring coming to Minnesota on owl's wings, fiber retreats for both of us, Master Knitter returns, shetland ponies in fair isle sweaters, yarn design for a bulky cowl, fulling and felting, a kindness of knitters, electric blankets for the car and emerald green.

Direct download: Episode_10_--_Fiber_Retreats_are_Real_Treats_Monaural.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 4:40pm EST

In which we love the number 5, talk of knitting retreats and fiber festivals, twin spin, learn about the best yarn for cables, find out that singles are singular, hear a Cat's purr, count our blessings post-Hurricane, hear about a beloved knitting mentor and talk about loss including that of Judith MacKenzie's studio, ask our listeners to support Hurrican survivors and help Judith get back on her feet and offer not one, but two contests!

Direct download: Episode_5_Final.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 5:34pm EST

In which we fondly recall the great fun we had at Rhinebeck including  workshops with Abby Franquemont and Jane Woodhouse (spindling and dyeing  respectively), shopping the vendor market, dreaming about future  flocks, fleece acquisition, meeting listeners, connecting with friends  and eating maple flavored cotton candy (that looked like roving!).  We  also chat about upcoming projects, design aspects to our SPAKAL  (Spin-a-Long Knit-A-Long with the Knitmore Girls) sweaters and Ellen’s obsession with all things Shetland.

Direct download: Episode_4_Final.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

In which we are gobsmacked by your embrace of episode 1, chat about piercings and knitting silk hankies, discover one can win fair prizes without even trying, observe how hard it is to isolate the edge of the seasons, comment on spirals of color in knitting, learn what a mawata is, and find out that neither of us ever finished our first sweater.

Direct download: Episode_2_Final.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 5:48pm EST

In which we introduce ourselves and share our goals for the podcast, comment on our knitting, spinning and designing, talk of grizzlyhogs (AKA whistle-pigs AKA ROUSs (rodents of unusual size) AKA land beavers AKA just plain huge groundhogs) and share some gratitude for connections and those who have inspired us.

Show notes can be found at our blog -- http://twinset.us -- click on "TwinSet Designs, The Podcast" in the Navigation box on the right hand side of the page.

Direct download: Episode_1_Final.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 8:49am EST