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Yarnspinners Tales's Podcast

Welcome!  This is a periodic podcast all about my experiences making yarn through the process of spinning.  All areas of the process are discussed, and there will be something here for any spinner, novice or experienced.  There is a Ravelry group for podcast listeners, called Yarnspinnerstales Spin In. Please join us there.

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Jun 20, 2008

Spinning on my front porch, means cool morning air, birdsong and the occasional cow mooing in the background.  But the topic of the yarnspinnerstale this month is very cool, as I tell all about my recent cruise to Alaska with Seasocks 08.

Before that though, I discuss two sheep breeds from my rare breed sampler:  Cormo and Montadale.  The photo is from some of the cormo spun from combed top pulled through a diz.

Music for this podcast is from the Podsafe Music Network.  New music artists include:

Janet Spahr  with Rosemary

Damh the Bard with Lady of the Silver Wheel

And special thanks to Wren Ross for letting me use Baa Baa Black sheep with the sheep fleece reviews, and to Clare Dowling for the opening Spinning song.

A few links I said I would include are:

Amy Singer   her webpage is here.  Amy taught a shawl Plug and Play class on the cruise.

Crissy Gardner, and Heather Ordover  each taught in the Heels, Heels, Heels classes.

And Brenda Dayne, talking all about her experiences podcasting, was the highlight of the trip, for this podcaster.

Finally, I issue an Olympic challenge.  I did this for the winter Olympics, and the blog entry is in the archives from my blog.  But I am in the mood to do something different this time, and talk about that in the podcast.  I hope you will join me in August as I watch the Olympics and take on your own Olympic spinning challenge. You have a bit of time, but don't dally, the challenge starts 08/08/08.

Happy summer solstice!

almost sixteen years ago

I have been listening to your podcast for the past couple of months and I wanted to let you know that I have enjoyed each one. I am a new spinner and have learned a great deal and look forward to future podcasts. Thanks!

almost sixteen years ago

Hi there!
I just listened to my first podcast ever, and it was your episode 14. I\\\'ll certainly be back for more, now that I\\\'ve figured out how it works. I really enjoyed hearing about the different sheep breeds, and will go back through your archive to download the other episodes.

Also, I\\\'m thinking about an olympic challenge, but I haven\\\'t decided what yet.

Thanks from Sweden!

almost sixteen years ago

Love the podcast. I am looking forward to future more intermediate to advanced spinning techniques. Do you weave? Weaving stuff would be great too. You were wondering in your cotton podcast what the tool was to remove fiber from the drum carder: Fricke-Strauch calls it the Knuckle Saving Bat Picker :o). Not kidding. Thanks again, Sharolene

over sixteen years ago

I have to call you out on one thing from this podcast - \"talking your family into joining you\" on the cruise. As I recall it was me who pulled the Mom! Mom! Can we go, please please please please?!?!?!?! :D

Good episode, the mockingbird and cows made me laugh.

Therese Bare
over sixteen years ago

I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your podcast. I get a great deal of joy listening to your take on the spinning world. Most podcasts being mostly knitting oriented do not feed my soul the way yours does. Thanks again.

over sixteen years ago

Thank you Therese for the lovely comment.

And yes indeed, I was easily willing to join my enthusiastic daughter on the cruise. It was my hubby that needed the \'gentle\' persuasion.