TwinSet Designs

In which we discuss much holiday fun and frolic with family and lots of food, update each other on a miserly quantity of completed knitting, have zero actual spinning going on, chat about the gleener, note the trick to the Channel Island cast on, and offer up our intentions to have better resolution in 2013.

Direct download: Episode_8_High_Resolution.mp3
Category:Knitting, Spinning, Designing -- posted at: 4:08pm EDT

In which we discuss the Army-Navy football game (Go Navy!), hens who are not yet layers, preparations for visits from family, gift knitting and needlefelting, an almost finished Larch cardigan, the origin of the word "tocque", slivers, rovings and top, buffalo clouds, pretty things, contest winners and new contests, and review the new Annie Modesitt book, "History on Two Needles."

Direct download: Episode_7_Fiber_Friends.mp3
Category:Knitting, Spinning, Designing -- posted at: 4:29pm 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

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 EDT

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 EDT

Episode 3 is available!  In which we chat about the wedding, the setting, the bride's beauty, the folks who helped make it happen, and our very special guests who grazed their way through the ceremony.  We also chatted about Noro Kureyon, various knitting accomplishments, a hat for Wilson and our anticipation of attending the Duchess County Sheep and Wool Festival (aka Rhinebeck!).

Direct download: Episode_3_Final.mp3
Category:Knitting, Spinning, Designing -- posted at: 12:55pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT