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Fluffy Fibers: Episode 22: Trying Something New

Sharing the creations that have kept me together these past few weeks… In audio AND video this time! And with a little tea swap that is sure to brighten the weeks to come.
Episode recorded on January 21, 2015.

Download the AUDIO episode here.
Watch the VIDEO episode here.

Here is the direct feed and the iTunes page for the podcast.

I am FluffyFibers on Ravelry and the podcast has a Ravelry group and forum.
If you wish to connect on Instagram, please send me a note first to introduce yourself.

Kristin , Maria and Dani have inspired me to do a video episode.

The video/audio gets slightly out of sync after a while. I tried for a long time to fix it, with no success. Next time will be better I promise!

TEA SWAP!
Brilliantly imagined and organized by knittinluv on Ravelry. All the details have been posted in the ravelry group.

1. A BIT OF SEWING
I am wearing Newlook 6615, which I made in 2005.
I mention the Clothkit Dress (and matching skirt for me) that I made in 2013, and the aprons that I made last year.
I just cut out Simplicity 2946  out of a floral corduroy to make Birthday Dresses for my daughter and her doll. The pattern was sent to me by Helen.

2. A BIT OF KNITTING 

2.a Finished
Cardigan out of my handspun for SPAKAL: Metro by Connie Chang Chinchio.
Woolful and KnitBritish are podcasts (and websites) that emphasise the reasons why we should be more mindful of our fibre choices.

I mention my daughter’s Manteau de Lutin.

2.b In Progress
Legwarmers out of Adriafil Knitcol in the Beethoveen (62) colourway.
– Lenny by Heidi Atwood-Reeves for my daughter, out of Countess Ablaze BFL Aran in Radioactive Raspberry.

2.c Future Projects

– Cardigan for both me and my daughter, out of the Surnaturelle yarn that I got from La Droguerie for Christmas. My cardigan is going to be Alecia Beth by Justyna Lorkowska.
– socks for Seb out of Online Supersocke 4-fach, in the shade 1530.
– socks for me out of Adriafil Knitcol (and I meant the Boccioni colourway, #66, not Boccaccio as I say in the podcast!).

3. A BIT OF SPINNING 

– I plied the merino braid from Countess Ablaze in Northern Lights.
– Currently spinning a Juno Fibre Arts braid named Wishing Tree: 70% BFL- 30% Sparkle.
I’m going to knit it into a Stretcher Quaker Boomerang by Susan Ashcroft, which was gifted to me by a VERY lovely listener. 🙂

Spinning Acquisitions:
I purchased rolags and batts from Sara’s Texture Crafts, which are gorgeous – Malachite marl batts, Sea Foam Shantung batts, and Oslo rolags.

I forgot to mention that Sara very kindly added several tape measures (both in inches and centimetres) as a gift, knowing how much I enjoy sewing!

Credits: Music: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, mvt. 3 by Joseph Haydn, played by Mario Ajero.

9 thoughts on “Fluffy Fibers: Episode 22: Trying Something New”

  1. Can you clarify how you will 2-ply the yarn that is on your bobbin. Will you spin another bobbin in mostly the same coloration in the current bobbin? I was wondering if the colors will become muddy when they are plied. Thanks.

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  2. I just saw your video podcast and so enjoyed it. I came to it as a result of seeing Little Bobbins Knit podcast and am so glad she recommended you. Lovely projects and such a wonderful variety. Very enjoyable. Keep up the good work.

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  3. Hello,
    I wanted to tell you I am really enjoying catching up with your back episodes. I really am enjoying your episodes that you read you have such a calming voice even when you talk about your projects. Wish I could find audio books with a voice like your on it..your project are all beautiful.
    Devon

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  4. First of all, I love your podcast and have been listening for years!

    I must admit I was disappointed to discover that suddenly this podcast has a video element. Listening to the audio only of a video podcast is unsatisfying because you talk differently about things when someone can see them. Usually when you're talking about projects you describe the color, and the yarn, and the type of project in such a way that I can picture it in my head, or at least I don't feel like it's missing. (When I want to see something, I follow the links to the project on your Ravelry page, where there are pictures!) But I listen to podcasts when I'm driving to and from work, which means that video podcasts don't work for me. (Plus they're huge! My phone doesn't have enough space!) I'm sure I'm in the fuddy-duddy minority not liking video, but I wanted to let you know that there's at least one person out there who would be very sad if you took your lovely voice off to the world of video podcasts.

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  5. Amber, you are not alone.

    I don't have a smart phone and would be unlikely to watch a long video on it even if I had one. As it is, I have poor internet service at my rural home and so can't watch video there either. That leaves watching video at work, which doesn't seem like a good idea. 🙂

    I usually listen to the podcast on my iPod during my commute. I click through to the show notes at another time as needed to see the actual items being discussed.

    Isabel, I enjoy listening to you and just wanted to let you know that a video-only podcast does not suit everyone.

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  6. Dear Amber and LisaB,

    First of all, thank you for your constructive feedback. It is very helpful to know about how you feel. I am glad that you felt like you could share your opinion.

    I am very sorry that listening to the audio didn't feel the same as usual, and I did realise when editing that I should have described the projects better for the audio listeners. I will make a conscious effort next time I record a joint audio and video podcast.

    As I mentioned at the beginning of the episode, I am definitely not planning on doing a video-only podcast. I am very attached to the audio format – as mentioned in the episode, I listen to far more podcasts than I watch them, for the same reasons that you list. So I completely understand what you mean.

    I really hope going forward that I can manage to produce a podcast that is equally enjoyable to listen as it is to watch. In any case – do not worry about the audio going away. 🙂

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  7. Love your video podcast! I watch YouTube on my tv, so I thoroughly enjoyed watching your charming video while knitting and drinking tea. Looking forward to your next episode.
    Blessings,
    G

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  8. I just had to encourage you on the video podcasts. An avid quilter and knitter I predominately watch video podcasts. Color is a huge factor in what I do personally so I want to SEE what other people are doing, how their color choices work or don't, how color can effect patterns, etc. I can always listen to a video podcast, pause it and take a peek at something if I want but I can't watch an audio podcast. And taking the time to go to the website and see…. well, may not happen with my busy schedule. I really enjoyed your podcast and hope to see more! And please give your lovely kitty a headscratch from a viewer in the USA. Best to your and yours!

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