Thursday, December 18, 2014

Episode 22: Year in Review

As usual, thanks for the reviews and star rating on iTunes! 

Here's my birthday cake, in case you missed it. 

Knitting Segments

Show-Ready Knits 

 Neon Beast by Veera Valimaki

Knits in Rehearsal

Auditioning Knits

I've been looking at lots of slippers! 

Knitting Talk-Back: Year in Review

Did you meet your knitting goals for 2014? Why and why not? How will this year help to determine your goals for 2015? 

New Skills I Learned this year: 

Short Rows, thanks to this Craftsy Class  


What a Crock

Black Bean Soup

1 medium onion (chopped) 
4 gloves garlic (minced) 
1 tbsp ground cumin
2 tsp crushed red pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cans black beans
1 can chicken broth
1 jar salsa
2 tbsp lime juice

Place 2 cans of beans with liquids in batches with broth in blender. Blend until pureed. Put all ingredients in the crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours.  

Love it or Leave It

Love It: I have a nice 2 week break from school coming up! 

Leave it: Lack of communication in relationships

Other News and Notes 

I'm continuing my 30 in 30 day challenge, so far I've worked out every day but 1 in december. 

Here's the yoga video I've been watching: Yoga with Adriene

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Episode 21: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Program Mentions: Thanks so much for the iTunes reviews!

Knitting Segments

Show-Ready Knits

Barley by Tin Can Knits 

Speedy Cable Beret 2 by Paulina Chin

Knits in Rehearsal

The Good: 

Neon Beast by Veera Valimaki

                Tosh Merino Light By Madeline Tosh 

The Bad: 

#NaKnitSweMo Sweater: Effortless Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
                Yowza What a Skein by Miss Babs in Coffee Break 

The Ugly: 

Auditioning Knits

Rikke Hat by Sarah Young 

Mrs. Jeckyl and Little Hyde by La Maison Rililie

Bulb by Veera Valimaki
Check out her entire Knit You Advent Calendar! Surprises everyday!

Knitting News, Notes and Events

I hope you enjoy a #BecauseofKnitting story sent to me by a listener. Keep 'em coming! 

Technology Talk Back



What a Crock

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Chili  

Love it or Leave it

Love it: 

Serial Podcast
Jamberry Nails 

Leave it: 

My little companion Jackson is showing his age.

She's Crafty

Yarny Christmas Wreath Project

Other News and Notes

Participating in a Holiday Caberet Night. No details yet! 

30 in 30 Challenge: I've pledged to myself to be active at least 30 minutes a day for 30 days in a row. Join along! 

I've also registered for a 10k to benefit brain tumor research. It takes place in March and you can donate if you are interested! See the Team Derren page for more information and click on my name if you'd like to donate! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Episode 20: Monogamy: It's Not For Me

Program Mentions:
Thanks to mtk3 for the lovely iTunes review! It means a lot to a podcaster!
Thanks to Melinda, AKA Yanderwoman, for gifting me the Mama Vertebrae Pattern. How Sweet!

Catching Up: I've been a little sick, so forgive my scratchy voice!

Knitting Segments

Show-Ready Knits

Big Chunky Comfy Hat by Erica Kempf 

Knits in Rehearsal

Effortless, by Hannah Fettig 

Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks

TGV By Susan Ashcroft

Auditioning Knits 

Bluesand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie

Barley by Tin Can Knits

Bella Vita Cardigan by Christina Ghirlanda 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

Carolina Fiber Frolic was so much fun. Perfect amount of knitting, talking and drinking wine! 

I announced the winner of the skein of self-striping sock yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings. Check out this episode to see if you won! 

Working on the next KAL, but stay tuned for information about the Knit Your Bit Campaign from the WWII Museum. They have a program where you knit scarves for Veterans. 

Technology Talk-Back: Stashbot

Stashbot is a new app by Hannah Fettig that helps (enables?) you to choose the right amount of yarn for your projects! Check it out and let me know what you think! 


I apologize for not having a new crockpot recipe to share with you. I promise to get back on track in episode 21!

Love it or Leave it

Love it: 
Keurig Coffee Maker installed at school! Yay!! 

Leave it: 
Car accidents and driving a giant mini-van for a week! 

Here's a link to the Seinfeld video I referenced. 

Other News and Notes

Here's the recipe for the Mexican Street Corn and the Off the Cob Version

Yay! Thanksgiving! 

I found a couple of running partners. I'll let you know how it works out! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Episode 19: Yarn Hangover

Catching up:
Enjoyed some quality time with my mom last weekend (she's awesome), saw a play and had a soup party this weekend!

Knitting Segments 

Show-Ready Knits

Atelier by Heidi Kirrmaier 

Michelle's Atelier (good project photos to come!)

       Slip Stitch Seam

       The Knitting Answer Book 

Knits in Rehearsal

Neon Beast by Veera Valimaki

                Tosh Merino Light By Madeline Tosh 

#NaKnitSweMo Sweater: Effortless Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
                Yowza What a Skein by Miss Babs in Coffee Break 

Auditioning Knits

Mama Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker

Arenales by Amy Christoffers

Knitting News, Notes and Events

Enjoy some SAFF photos! 

My Purchases: 
A Día de los Muertos bag from Sew Flo. Check them out on Etsy! 
Miss Babs Yowza (see link above) 
Jones Street DK from The Copper Corgi

Enjoy this article by Franklin Habit about How to be at a Fiber Festival

Knitting Talk Back: Knitting and Technology

This will be a mini-series on how I use technology aid in my knitting. This knitting talk back is about my favorite knitting app, Knit Companion

A Contest...

Don't forget to enter the contest in the Ravelry thread to win a skein of sock yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings and, bonus prize, a small sock size project bag from Yasmin at Knit Shear Bliss

Non-Knitting Segments

What a Crock

Love it or Leave it

Souper Sunday Soup Party: Try it with your friends! 

Someone at my school was my coffee angel this week, how sweet is this? 
Leave it: It's getting dark way too early! 

Other News and Notes: I Got Nothing this week! 

Thanks for listening! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Episode 18: Drinking Game!

Program mentions go out to The Carolina Fiber Girls for mentioning me on their podcast! Thanks ladies.

Also thanks to knittersusan for the kind words on the iTunes review.

Catching Up:
If you are in the area, visit Childress Vineyards and Native Vines to try some North Carolina Wines. 

Knitting Segments

In Rehearsals: 

Atelier by Heidi Kirrmaier 

                       Madeline Tosh Pashmina in the Hosta Blue Colorway 

                       Icord Bind-off Tutorial From Craftsy

I mentioned the Curious Handmade Podcast hosted by Helen Stewart, check it out if you haven't already.

Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks

TGV High Speed Knitting by Susan Ashcroft 
                       Crazy Zauberball

Auditioning Knits: 

Knitting News, Notes and Events  

Carolina Fiber Frolic, November 7-9

SAFF, October 24-26

A Giveaway from Berry Colorful Yarnings. Make sure you listen to hear the rules for the contest and enter ASAP! 

Also listen for the special coupon code that Michelle from Berry Colorful Yarnings is generously offering for podcast listeners. She will have an update on October 23! 

Maria from Elegant Economy Knits has a very special pattern that will be released October 27th called The Graceful Pullover. I will make sure to link the pattern once it is available. 

#BecauseofKnitting has been really great! Keep it up on Ravelry and on Instagram. 

Knitting Talk Back: 

Health Benefits of Knitting

Non-Knitting Segments

What a Crock: 

Easy Crockpot Black Bean Soup

Love it: 

Homeland (I know, I'm late!) 

I got a massage last week! Yay!!

Leave it: 

Bad health news from a friend. 

Other news and Notes: 

The running continues! 

Thanks for listening! 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Episode 17 is a special episode so there's no normal segments this week! Hope you enjoy the special interview and listen to see if you won a prize for the PalKal 2014!

Please check out the FibroFibers website and donate to the KickStarter if you are able! Good things are coming from FibroFibers!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Episode 16: Because of Knitting

Knitting Segments

In Rehearsals: 

Atelier by Heidi Kirrmaier 

                  Icord information

                       Madeline Tosh Pashmina in the Hosta Blue Colorway 
                       Icord Bind-off Tutorial From Craftsy

Vitamin D

TGV High Speed Knitting by Susan Ashcroft 
                       Crazy Zauberball

Color Addiction Cowl by Jodi Baldwin

Auditioning Knits: 

Knitting Events: 

The Pal Kal ends on October 1st, get those FOs on the non-chatter thread. 

The Charlotte Yarn Crawl is happening this weekend, September 26th through October 4th

October 12th I'll be at a Pre-Carolina Fiber Frolic in Greensboro

October 24th I'll be at SAFF. 
SAFF Please let me know if you're going to be there on Friday and let's meet up!

November 7-9 I'll be at the Carolina Fiber Frolic

FibroFibers Kickstarter. Check it out and donate! She made it past her initial goal but she's now looking at even better expansion ideas.

This yarn is also carried at the Yarnhouse which is right in my neighborhood.

Knitting Talkback: Because of Knitting

What has knitting done for you? How has it helped you? Why is it so important to you? Be sure to post daily knitting pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #becauseofknitting and also post to the Episode 16 thread on Ravelry. I would love to hear your stories and comments on this topic. 

In the Wings:
Stash Enhancement

I totally fell off the wagon and bought yarn from Webs to make the Neon Beast by Veera Valimaki

I got the exact yarns called for in the pattern, which I never do! 

MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light in the colors Astrid Grey, Edison Bulb and Fluoro Rose. I'm so excited and I just can't hide it! 

Yarn Ink Sparkle Sock, check out the YarnInkStudio shop on Etsy! So Pretty! 

Yarn box delivery this month was a Sport Weight by Delicious Yarns in the Red Velvet and Cherry color ways. Check out their website, so cute and creative! 

Non-Knitting Segments

What a Crock:

Creamy Crock-Pot Chicken Tomato Soup

Love it or Leave it: 

Love: Spinning Class at the YMCA this week, I'll definitely go back! 

Leave: Negativity in general

Other News and Notes: 

I ran my second 5k and I finished in 29:50! 

I auditioned for a show last weekend, but I just found out today (post-recording) that I didn't get the part. That's the way it goes sometimes! 


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Episode 15: I DO Knit Shawls! 

Knits In Rehearsals:

Atelier by Heidi Kirrmaier 

                  Icord information

                       Madeline Tosh Pashmina in the Hosta Blue Colorway 
                       Icord Bind-off Tutorial From Craftsy

TGV High Speed Knitting by Susan Ashcroft 
                       Crazy Zauberball

Color Addiction Cowl by Jodi Baldwin

Auditioning Knits:

Neon Beast by Veera Valimaki

                Tosh Merino Light By Madeline Tosh 

                 Knit Picks Stroll Neon  

Seam on Seam by Veera Valimaki

Quadratic by David O'Kelly

Knitting News, Notes and Events:

Pig Skin Party Kal hosted by BostonJen of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast

Knitalong, hosted by Sarah and Kristi of the In a sKnit Video Podcast

Chill Chaster KAL hosted by Susie and Danie of The Prairie Girls Knit and Spin Podcast

SAFF Please let me know if you're going to be there on Friday and let's meet up!

Carolina Fiber Frolic

Non-Knitting Segments:

What a Crock: Slow Cooker Zucchini Ziti

Love it: Lovely Fall-like weather we are having in Charlotte

Leave it: Feeling overwhelmed at work

Other News and Notes:

Finished my First 5k!
Signed up for a second on on September 13th!

Dyakraft Needles

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Episode 14: It's a Blog Thing

Recorded on August 19th, 2014

Thanks so much for the iTunes reviews!

Show Ready Knits

Socks on a Plane by Laura Linneman

Knits in Rehearsal

Atelier by Heidi Kirrmaier 

                  Icord information

                       Madeline Tosh Pashmina in the Hosta Blue Colorway 

Quick Ribs Hat by Rachel Plafchan

                      Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick 

Auditioning Knits 

                    Knit.FM Podcast

Talk Back: Blogs

I use Feedly to collect all of my blogs

Knitting Blogs:

Non-Knitting Blogs: 

Putting Me Together (A Fashion Blog) 

Pal-Kal is moving right along! Please join in! 

Non-Knitting Segments

What a Crock!

Love it or Leave it



Thursday, July 31, 2014

My Never Ending Affection….For Color Affection

Knitting Segments

Show-Ready Knits

Zigzagular Socks By Susie White

And the Hiya Hiya Interchangeable Needles that I used to complete these socks. 

Sock Yarn Square by Shannon Geddes

I mentioned this digital row counter that I purchased at my LYS, Charlotte Yarn 

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki

Tutorial for carrying the yarn up the side of the project.

Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off tutorial

Knits in Rehearsal

The Dude by Andrea Rangel 

Auditioning Knits

Last week I had talked about making either Declan's Hat  or Astronomer for my nephew. 

But he vetoed both of those, so I'm making him the Quick Ribs Hat by Rachel Plafchan using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick  in the Barley color. 

Also auditioning Socks on a Plane by Laura Linneman. I am making these for my mom and I'm still debating whether to use the Cherry Tree Hill Fingerpaints in Summer Sweet or Knit Picks Stroll Handpainted in the Wine Tonal color.  

Knitting News, Notes and Events 

SAFF is October 24-26, 2014 

Carolina Fiber Frolic is November 7-9, 2014

Stiches Midwest is August 7-9, and I'm super jealous of everyone who is going!! 

Palkal2014 is rocking and rolling! 
Rules: Knit or crochet an item that is either designed by a podcaster or the yarn is dyed by a podcaster. 
Cast on: July 1, 2014
Bind-off: October 1, 2014

Enter as many times as you like! Each Finished Object is 1 entry in the contest, so be sure to post each FO in a separate post in the Non-chatter thread on the Actually Knitting Podcast Group on Ravelry.

You must be a member of the group to win! See the first post in the non-chatter thread for the prize information and more details. 

Congratulations to all those members who have finished objects already! 

Don't forget to head over to the Multicraftual Etsy Shop and use the coupon code mentioned in the episode for a 1$ discount on patterns. 

Non-Knitting Segments

What a Crock

Love it or Leave it

Love it: The Newsroom and Veep on HBO

Leave it: I'm losing my classroom and being moved into a Mobil Unit (read: trailer)

Theatrical News and Notes

My show, Things you Shouldn't Say Past Midnight, opened to a sell-out weekend and great reviews! 

Here is a review, and another, if you are interested. 

Other News and Notes/Catching Up

I am now running PAIN FREE!!!!

Ordered some sewing supplies so I can take full advantage of my Craftsy Class, Sewing Studio

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Episode 12: An EPIC Show-Ready Knit! 

Program Notes:
Big thanks to Jill953, Sandyknits88 and Eannrn for their iTunes reviews! It means a lot!

Knitting Segments

Show-Ready Knits: 

Toujours by Joji Locatelli   IT'S FINALLY FINISHED!!
The link above is to the project page, I hope to get some pics taken this weekend of my sweater. 

Knits in Rehearsal: 

Zigzagular Socks by Susie White
Susie is one of the hosts of The Prairie Girls Knit and Spin podcast. Check it out! 

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki
If you don't know this pattern, where have you been???

I'm using Knitting Notions Classic Merino Bamboo in the colors Atlantic, Saffron and Ironstone. 

Of course, this picture doesn't really capture the true colors of the yarn. 

Auditioning Knits: 

Declan's Hat by Samantha Kirby

Astronomer by Veronia O'Neill

Excelsior by Allyson Dykhulzen

Knitting News and Notes: 

Participated in a Virtual Knit Night (VKN) with some of my favorite podcasters: 

(Don't worry, Susie was invited but she couldn't make it!)

Boston Jen from the Down Cellar Studio Podcast

Sarah and Kristi from In a sKnit Video Podcast

So much fun! Google Hangouts are super easy to do, give it a try and have a VKN of your own! 



We are chugging right along on the PalKal (#palkal2014). Official dates are July 1-October 1

Enter as many times as you like: each project is one entry 

Either the pattern designer or yarn dyer must be a podcaster

Have fun! Details are in the Actually Knitting Podcast Group on Ravelry

Thanks to Estella, OneMoreRowPlease on Ravelry, for her generous donation of 2 patterns as prizes for the PalKal.

The Reviews are In: 


What a Crock!

Love it or Leave it

Love it: Nutribullet

I'm having smoothies everyday! 

Leave it: Injuries
I'm getting old! I pulled a muscle making my bed! What????

Theatrical/Other News and Notes:

I'm doing a show! 

Queen City Theatre Company

**For Mature Audiences**

Running is back on pause again due to pulled muscle in my back. Blerg! 
If I can run my 5k (no walking, no stopping) in August, I will allow myself to get on the waiting list for some Dyakcraft Needles

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Episode 11: 
Cool People Make the Rules

Thanks to everyone who has left an iTunes review! 

Knitting Segments: 

Show Ready Knits: 

Liesl by CocoKnits

Monkey by Cookie A

Entered my Monkey Socks into the Summer of Socks KAL with the Tapgurl on the Go Podcast

Knits in Rehearsal: 

Toujours by Joji Locatelli

I'm making some progress on this one, knitting in Malabrigos Arroyo in Chispas Colorway 

Auditioning Knits: 

Open Eye Tunic By Deborah Heimke

Morning Breeze by Christiane Burkhard

Pixelated Pullover by Jennifer Beaumont

Knitting News and Notes: 

I attended the Friends and Fiberworks Retreat in Candler NC, 

Here are some fangirl pictures of me with Franklin Habit and then Miss Babs. 


Spring Forward Kal: 
Manda-Jane, contact me via Ravelry to discuss getting your prize for the KAL! 

This officially started July 1st, The Podcast-Along, Knit-along

For this KAL, we are knitting projects where either the pattern designer or yarn dyer is a podcaster. 

THIS JUST IN: I decided to go ahead and extend the date until October 1, 2014, because there are so many wonderful designs and yarns out there that I want to use and I know you all do as well. 

Please use the tag PALKAL2014 on Ravelry and #PALKAL2014 on Instagram. 

Very generously, Jessie, cohost of the Multicraftual Video Podcast has an Etsy Shop  and she has generously offered a coupon code. Listen to this episode to get the coupon code for her shop to get 1$ off a pattern! 

Special thanks to Mel from Single Handed Knits who offered a coupon code for a few days. She announced this on the thread for the PALKAL chatter. 

Prizes so far: 

Knit Collage Pixie Dust Mini and Stargazer Silk and Sequin

Hasegawa Luxury Silk 

If you have any interest in donating a prize for this KAL, please email me or PM me on Ravelry. 

Knitting Talk Back: Cool People Make the Rules

What rules have you/do you make for yourself for knitting? Do they help or hinder you? 

Are you on a stash-down or yarn diet? Are there any exceptions? 

Do you make yourself finish something before you start something new? 

What goals did you set for yourself this year and how are you doing so far? 

Non-Knitting Segments: 

What a Crock: 

Here's a picture of my version of this recipe: 


Love it or Leave it: 

Love it: Designing Women Reruns 
Here is a Youtube Video of some of the best Julia Sugarbaker Moments

And, some of Anthony's best moments, actor Meshach Taylor passed recently: 

Leave it: It's so Hot and Humid here!! YUCK

She's Crafty: 
I've been trying some sewing again! 

Other News and Notes: 

Running: I'm injured. Boo. Hiss

I started Written in my Own Heart's Blood, the 8th novel in the Outlander series

Happy Independence Day in the US this week! Hope your celebrations are fun-filled and safe! 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Episode 10: Knittin' Like It's My Job

Knitting Segments

Show-Ready Knits: 

Used This pattern for the heel: Afterthought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman 
Here is the Video Tutorial by the Knit Girllls 

Knits in Rehearsals:

Knitting These in Heritage Hand Paints I have since discovered that the color way is called Citrus Mix 
which I purchased at Unwind Yarn and Gifts in Savannah, Georgia. 

PDF Converter To convert any webpage to a PDF. Now I can have my Knitty patterns on my iPad

Liesl by Coco Knits 
In Louet Euroflax Sport  In Natural Colorway (beware, the color in the photo on the linked page is very different from the actual color) 

Auditioning Knits

Using leftover sock yarn. Guess I need to keep making socks! 

Will most likely be casting this on once I get a few things off the needles, in my Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Contemplation in the Prussian Soldiers Colorway

Knitting News, Notes and Events

Friends and Fiberworks Retreat June 20-22 in Candler, North Carolina

Stash Dash: So far I have 327 yards for the Knit Girllls Stash Dash

Spring Forward KAL: 
Congratulations to our 2 winners: Ravely Users WildLilly and MandaJane. Send me a PM on Ravelry and I'll get your prizes out to you. Thanks to everyone who participated. 

The Next KAL will be the PALKAL: Podcast-along Knit-along 

We are going to knit and or crochet patterns and or using yarn by our favorite podcasters! Please see the Ravelry Group PALKAL chatter thread for suggestions, discussions, or to suggest a pattern or yarn to the group. For this KAL you can enter as many times as you like, each project is an entry, that way we feel encouraged to knit and support as many of our podcaster designs and yarns as possible. 

This KAL will run July 1 through September 1, so take the next couple of weeks to figure out what you want to knit and chat it up in the group thread! 

Non-Knitting Segments

What a Crock

I cheated a little this week, so the only part of this recipe made in the crock pot is the chicken, but it's so delicious and easy I wanted to share it with you! 

I substituted plain fat free Greek yogurt for the olive oil to save some calories. 

Here's the chart I use to substitute Greek Yogurt into my recipes. 

Love it or Leave it: 

Leave it: Trains and Construction and Traffic, Oh My! 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Episode 9: All the KALS! 

In Rehearsals

Liesl in Louet Sport Euroflax

Signature Needle Arts Convertible Needles

Stockinette Zombies Podcast

Auditioning this Week 

Loopdigan Combination Shrug, cardigan and cowl

Afterthought A La Carte Sock Pattern

Vivid Blanket Pattern

Square 2 Blanket Square Pattern

Barn Raising Quilt Blanket Squares

Knitting In Circles Video Podcast

Knitting Flubs and Flops

Froot Loop Socks

 In the Wings
(Stash Enhancement)

Knitting News, Notes and Events

Must Stash Podcast

Knit Girllls Podcast

My Stash Dash List:
The Dude
Froot Loop

The Spring Forward Kal runs through June 15th! Get on it!
31 Bags

WWKIP Day Sponsored by the Charlotte Knitting Guild

Friends and Fiberworks Summer Retreat 

Franklin Habit

Knitting Talk Back: Budget Knitting 
Do you have a knitting budget? 
How do you stay on it? 
Are you on a yarn diet? Why? 

Do you sneak yarn into your house?? Do Share!  

Do you make rules about input vs output when it comes to yarn? 

Do you buy lower quality/priced yarn just so that you can keep on knitting? 

 What a Crock!

Love it or Leave it

Love it: I started running! (Who is this person and what did she do with Michelle?)

10 k Runner App 

Leave it: Negativity

Other News and Notes

Gardening up a Storm!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Episode 8: Knitting in Public

Thanks to the hosts of the following podcasts for mentioning my show on their shows!

Knitting Butterflies

Down Cellar Studio

Dark Knit Podcast

Knitting Segments: 

Alas, no show-ready knits this week (insert boos here!)

In rehearsals

Toujours by Joji Locatelli

Fruit Loops Socks by Kristi Geraci

Tutorial for Two at a Time Top Down Socks

Chiaogoo Needles 

In a sKnit Video Podcast is hosting a sKnit to do Knit A Long, which is a one-skein project KAL. 

Auditioning this Week: 

Liesl by Coco Knits

Louet Linen

Knitting Talk Back: 

Knitting in Public

Official Website

Do you knit in public? Where? When? How often? Have any good or bad experiences?

Knitting News and Notes: 

World Wide Knit in Public Day I'll be attending an event sponsored by the Charlotte Knitting Guild
June 14th 11am to 3pm

Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte

Free admission with fiber-y paraphernalia 
10$ admission for others, 8$ Seniors and Free for children under 5

Since I mentioned them, The Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

Visit listener Michelle's 31 page and help support her business! She has donated 2 31 bags to the podcast for prizes.

Friends and Fiberworks Summer Knitting Retreat near Asheville, NC. 

Non-Knitting Segments: 

What a Crock: 

Ooops! I can't find the original blog entry for this but the ingredients are: 
Bag of frozen tortellini
Small bag of fresh spinach (I use large bag)
2 Cans of Italian Style Diced Tomatoes
4 cups vegetable broth
1 block of cream cheese
Cook on low for 5-6 hours, stir to distribute the heavenly cream cheese

Love it: Jimmy Fallon Lip Syncs with Emma Stone

Leave it: I feel Blergh this week

Theatrical News and Notes:

Sad Day. I did not do my best at an audition, and I didn't get the role. I guess it wasn't meant to be!