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I am optimistic about this new year and the possibilities it holds. There are some significant milestones planned, at least one wedding, perhaps two. Travel.... knitting retreats, blogging and a high probability of a podcast... Would you be interested? I am motivated to join the many podcasters for a few reasons, first the sense of community. I have friends in the local knitting Guild, I have online friends and Instagram friends, but I am pondering a podcast to share with you in a more immediate way. Second, I do love to enable, encourage and contribute to the knitting habits of others. Anyone who knows me will attest, my brain is locked down on knitting most all of my waking hours, there are knitting dreams too.... As for the format of a show, I am thinking of including topics like: what I am working on, new additions to the craft cave, friends far and near, Guild events, knitting retreats, perhaps a tutorial, and then, shameless self promotion of project bags and commission knitting.... Currently the draw backs include... time, vanity and more than a touch of nervousness to expose myself and my work on the web. The idea has percolated for a while, but I have so enjoyed the shows by a team of new podcasters that I want to jump in and add my two cents.
|Tiny Paper Foxes|
Another podcaster that I have come to love is Nicole Clark of the Hue_Loco podcast. Nicole is a young mum who hand dyes yarns, sews project bags and offers video tutorials on how to make a bag and dye your own yarn. Her quiet and calming voice is something I look forward to, I sit and knit and watch what she has accomplished over the past week. She has a Hue_Loco Etsy shop for her patterns, yarn, and project bags. I enjoy watching the stock turn over and refresh with new colors. Given that she is a new podcaster, she seems to have a major impact on the shopping habits of her viewers! I have linked to the tutorials, have a peek.
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Finally, a podcaster who has a longer episode archive is Molly of the Homespun House podcast. She lives in Berlin, makes bags, dyes yarns and writes patterns. Again, her podcasting style is one of calm and soothing voice, interesting project and pattern choices, and she gives you a view into her creative thought process. There is a shop link on her webpage, go and see some of her unique creations in areas of project bags, stitch markers and progress keepers. Molly speaks of other knitters, yarn dyers, and designers; she keeps you abreast of the things happening in her circles. Another thing I love about Molly is her love of coffee, teas, and teacups....
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So, my viewing of these ladies and a number of other podcasters have emboldened me, have encouraged me to give this podcasting thing a try. Wishing you the best in 2016, happiness, good health and speedy needles! Hugs, Erin