A Different Sort of Adventure

This Super Hero would love to capture the villain who allowed this to happen to a fine solid oak floor.

Alas, Captain House Rescuer and her trusty partner toil away to save the day!!!!

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Episode 15: Joshua Tree!!!

HI! Another fabulous and adventurous Podventure. DO ENJOY!
4:26-15:00 
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58:26-1:04:15 - Knitting!!!
15:35-20:35   - Hellos and Thank yous 
0:00-7:45     - Gold Fork Hot Springs 
20:50-26:15   - Arizona traveling 
26:15-End     - Joshua Tree

 The shows are also in YouTube (Episode 1 is on Vimeo).

SHOW NOTES

Patterns

  1. Chevron Tweed Skirt by Theresa Shabes in Knitter’s Magazine Issue2012 K109Tin Can Knits   (free pattern!)
  2. Veil of Leaves socks  by Cat Bordhi in New Pathways for Sock Knitters book
  3. Ribbed Coin Cable Hat by Ivy Brambles  Was a RAP to me by Johanne (lunou)

Yarns (numbers correspond to numbered patterns above)

  1. Debbbie Bliss Andes  65% Baby Alpaca / 35% silk, DK is, almost all th ecolorways
  2. Araucania Itata Solid 2003 colorway, fingering  &   Cascade Kid Seta
  3. Plymouth Yarns Alpaca

Music

Tristan Clarridge (3rd track) and The Bee Eaters (1st, 2nd & last tracks) recorded live June 21, 2013  at The National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival  in Weiser, Idaho

Ripple (4th track)   by The Grateful Dead

References

Elizabeth Zimmerman’s 4 disc PBS show – Knitting Workshop DVD at Schoolhouse Press (scroll down to find it)

Science Links

Amazing Bloom Year for Joshua Trees:    USA Today       Press Enterprise News       LA Times

Joshua Trees in Peril:  NPR Feb 4, 2008      The Daily Press Aug 27, 2009      Earth Island Journal

Seed Pods Video:  Vimeo video by Kolby Kirk

Episode 14: Arch Canyon Day Hike

Not a lot of knitting.
Knitting Cameos at 1:00-2:00, 24:00-25:15, and 34:24-35:15.
The hike is an extravaganza canyon loop with amazing views, petrified wood, Anasazi ruins, and crazy creek ice. Put your boots on, lets go back in time to late March and early spring in the desert.
 
The shows are also in YouTube (Episode 1 is on Vimeo).

SHOW NOTES

Patterns

  1. Antler Hat by Tin Can Knits   (free pattern!)
  2. Crosswords at the Coffee Shop Shawl  by   Karrie Steinmetz

Yarns (numbers correspond to numbered patterns above)

  1. Cascade Hertiage Silk colorway #5631,  85% superwash merino/ 15% mulberry silk (sooooo soft and bouncy!), light fingering   and Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi, 80% Merino wool  20% nylon, fingering, colorway 307
  2. Unwind Yarn Company Voyage Aran

Music

River Run by Paul Winter Consort  and the Lovely Canyon Wren

Episode 13: Where the Heck is McCall Idaho?

Knitting!! 2:24 and 17:40
 

The shows are also in YouTube (Episode 1 is on Vimeo).

SHOW NOTES

Patterns and RAPS

  1. Ribbed Coin Cable Hat by Ivy Brambles  Was a RAP to me by Johanne (lunou)
  2. Burrard by Glenna C.
  3. Susies Rogers Reading Mitts FREE Beautiful pattern
  4. Chevron Tweed Skirt by Theresa Shabes in Knitter’s Magazine Issue2012 K109
  5. Lace Fingerless Gloves by Luciana
  6. Plain sockenette sock
  7. Mottled Fields Jacket in Knitter’s Magazine K108

Go out and RAP someone! It feels great. THANKS Johanne!!!

Yarns (numbers correspond to numbered patterns above)

  1. Plymouth Yarns Alpaca
  2. North Ronaldsay  endangered sheep wool from Orkney Island, 100% wool, dk?, colorway light grey
  3. Mountain Colors River Twist 100% Merino (so nice!!), worsted, Hyacinth Lake colorway
  4. Debbie Bliss Andes  65% Baby Alpaca / 35% silk, DK is, almost all th ecolorways
  5. Windrush Farms Shetland, worsted, OR  Woolen Rabbit Frolic, Caramel Latte, DK
  6. Mountain Colors Bearfoot, 60% Superwash wool, 25% Mohair, 15% nylon, sock yarn, Headwaters colorway
  7. Cascade Pure Alpaca: 100% baby alpaca. colorways 3032 Sapphire  and  3042 Mystic Purple, and Lime    & ShiBuiKnits Baby Alpaca DK 100% baby alpaca, colorway 229 bordeaux.  &  Frog Tree Alpaca  olive green  &   yellow  & teal

Shops

Absolute Wonder  Etsy Shop   Hi Ginger!

Music

Seeds of the Pine by Martha Scanlan

Check out Martha Scanlan here doing her song much better than I.

Episode 12: Study Phase Geologizing

Intros 0:00-6:12
Knitting!! 6:12-39:57
Geologizing 39:57-End
 

The shows are also in YouTube (Episode 1 is on Vimeo).

SHOW NOTES

Patterns and RAPS

  1. Burrard by Glenna C.
  2. Crosswords at the Coffee Shop Shawl  by   Karrie Steinmetz
  3. Mottled Fields Jacket in Knitter’s Magazine K108

Wanderlust  by Friederike Erbslein, hiking colorway socks   Thank YOU France (FranceA)

Go out and RAP someone! It feels great.

Yarns (numbers correspond to numbered patterns above)

  1. North Ronaldsay  endangered sheep wool from Orkney Island, 100% wool, dk?, colorway light grey
  2. Unwind Yarn Company Voyage Aran Bluebird colorway
  3. Cascade Pure Alpaca: 100% baby alpaca. colorways 3032 Sapphire  and  3042 Mystic Purple, and Lime    & ShiBuiKnits Baby Alpaca DK 100% baby alpaca, colorway 229 bordeaux.  &  Frog Tree Alpaca  olive green  &   yellow  & teal

KALS

Rare Breed Knit/Spin-a-long   Ended Feb 28 but thread is worth reading!!!

Music

Jon Sousa and Adam Agee

Fiddle – Adam Agee     Guitar – Jon Sousa    These guys are soooooo Awesome!

Recorded live at the Strater Theatre in Durango March 9, 2013

Episode 11: Kindness of Knitters & Extreme Mysteries

LOTS and LOTS of new Yarn!
Intros 0:00-11:00
RAPs, patterns, and yarn 11:00-35:25
Hellos 35:25-41:30
More Yarn & some Knit and Ski Steamboat 41:30-52:34
Snowy FO Field Trip 52:34-1:02:40
SKIING!! 1:02:40-End
Waxing poetic 1:03:51-1:05:16
 

The shows are also in YouTube (Episode 1 is on Vimeo).

SHOW NOTES

Patterns and RAPS

Beautiful Project Bag  (the bag on her Etsy Shop)   THANK YOU,  Debbie  (Fluffydogowner)

  1. Foxy and Wolfie  by Ekaterina Blanchard        Thank you,  Kim   (Kaystarr )   of  CraftStash Podcast
  2. Elphaba Pullover  by   Mary Annarella         Thank you, Judy   (Miazoe ) 
  3. Ribbed Coin Cable Hat by Ivy Brambles   Thank you,  Johanne  (lunou)
  4. Dublin Tee by Melissa Jean Stahl    Thank you, Diana (DiCat)   Melissa Jean Design for nice buttons
  5. FrostFangs Hat by Liz Smith    Thank you, Ginger  (afreespirit)  her Etsy Shop AbsoluteWonder
  6. Antler Hat by Tin Can Knits   (free pattern!)
  7. North Shore colorwork pullover by Tin Can Knits
  8. Women’s Aran pullover by Bobbi Intveld for Blue Sky Alpacas

Go out and RAP someone! It feels great.   

Yarns (numbers correspond to numbered patterns above)

  1. Berroco Ultra Alpaca  colorway Redwood Mix, 50% alpaca 50% wool, light worsted or DK
  2. Araucania Ruca Multy Color 2, Sugarcane Fiber, sport.  Or a Flax
  3. Debbie Bliss Andes 65 baby alpaca  35 mulberrry silk, DK.     Or  Plymouth Baby Alpaca,  aran, blue grey purple                                        Thank you,  Pauly   (Pauly81 )   of the Pauly Knits Podcast
  4. Several flaxes to choose from
  5. Many colors of alpaca Hooray!!
  6. Cascade Hertiage Silk colorway #5631,  85% superwash merino/ 15% mulberry silk (sooooo soft and bouncy!), light fingering   and Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi, 80% Merino wool  20% nylon, fingering, colorway 307
  7. Alpaca with a Twist Baby Twist colorway 3003 Carnival Red  100% Baby Alpaca, DK  &  Valley Yarns Deerfield colorway Soft Chestnut,  80% alpaca/20% silk, DK (sold only through WEBS)  & various other colors in Berroco Ultra Alpaca
  8. Classic Elite Inca Alpaca colorway 1107 Camacho Blue, 100% Baby Alpaca, DK

Twirl    Wool, ChurroxMerino-Cottswold-Llamma, Wool-Mohair, Natural colors and natural dyes, sport

Louet EuroFlax 100% linnen, light fingering/lace

Windrush Farms Shetland, natural brown, aran

Snow Diamond Alpacas  90% Baby alpaca/ 10% silk, natural, light fingering

Frog Tree Pediboo (non-profit, fair trade company!!!), 80% Merino/20% Bamboo, sock

Kollage Sock-a-licious 70% Fine Superwash Merino Wool – 10% Silk – 20% Nylon, colorway Mango,

Shops

Sew Steamboat       Needle Rock Fiber Arts in Telluride

KALS

Knit Spin Farm Walden Read-long &  Rare Breed Knit/Spin-a-long   Ended Feb 28 but thread is worth reading!!!

Music

Jon Sousa and Adam Agee

Fiddle – Adam Agee     Guitar – Jon Sousa    These guys are soooooo Awesome!

Recorded live at the Strater Theatre in Durango March 9, 2013

Episode 10: Grand Experiment – baby cardigan

Hi. An in depth focus on the development of one fascinating project!
Mostly knitting.
Nature – The American Dipper – 19:0021:40 plus scattered throughout
Enjoy!!!

The shows are also in YouTube (Episode 1 is on Vimeo).

SHOW NOTES

Patterns

  1. Gramps baby cardigan by Tin Can Knits

Yarns (numbers correspond to numbered patterns above)

  1. The Woolen Rabbit  Frolic worsted in Caramel Latte and Forever in Blue Jeans colorways  Pixie sport in Henny Penny  100% superwash merino

Blogs and Podcasts

Very Pink Knits – Grafting Ribbing,  Steeking