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  • Knit Actually Podcast Episode 23

    · Knit Actually Podcast - Knit Actually Podcast

    Actually FinishedThank you so much for your support of the podcast in 2015! I hope everyone has a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016!I talk about the projects I finished this year, includingVanilla Socks for my boys, knit in Knit Picks FeliciVanilla Socks for my mom, knit from Western Sky Knits AspenA Windschief Hat for my brother in lawThis year I knit13 Pairs of Socks12 Cowls5 HatsAn Easy Shawl3 Sweaters (Two Flax Sweaters and a Briquette)Scoreboard Scarf Actually WorkingI'm currently working onStar Wars Crochet Characters from the kit I bought (Luke Skywalker and Yoda are finished since I recorded the episode)Vanilla Socks out of some self striping yarn that I dyed I've been making Pom Poms and I'm thinking about making a garland for my knitting roomI started my first Force Awakens HatA double knit cowl I talk about projects I started but didn't finish in 2015 includingTrue by Joji LocatelliStranger CardiganAustin HoodieMake a Wish CardiganBaley SweaterLia Pullover Actually StashedI talk about the knitting related items I got for Christmas includingHandmaiden Fine Casbah Sock in GlacierBlue Moon Fiber Arts BFL Sport in Electric Kool Aid Acid Test and KerplunkFreia Handpaint Flux in SeaglassI got a great BB8 / Force awakens chest for storing yarn, and a set of Pom Pom Makers, too!  Actually Hand DyedI talk about all the yarn I dyed this year. I tried a number of different techniques including:Kettle DyeingHand PaintingSelf StripingCake DyeingGradients on Sock BlanksStriping on Sock BlanksStenciling Sock Blanks Actually Attending Knit Knosh is coming up on January 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm at Samples World Bistro in Longmont, Colorado. Knit Knosh is a food, wine and yarn tasting and will feature yarns from the following amazing yarn companiesBijou Basin RanchMJ YarnsSkeindalousKnerd Actually DesigningI talk about a few things I designed this year, including:The cowl I knit with Lemonade ShopMy Chevron HatThe Adelaide cowl, which I  knit last year but published this year Giveaway / KALCooperative Press generously offered an ebook copy of Veera Valimaki's book "Color Wheel Knits". Check out the thread in the Ravelry group to learn how you could win! I'll draw the winner on Monday, January 4.I'm going to do a Knit a Long from this great book starting in January. I hope you'll be able to join in! Thanks so much for listening! Happy New Year!

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  • 苏斯博士之-Fox in Socks

    · 晓华亲子英语

    FoxSocksBoxKnoxKnox in box.Fox in socks.Knox on fox in socks in box.Socks on Knox and Knox in box.Fox in socks on box on Knox.Chicks with bricks come.Chicks with blocks come.Chicks with bricks and blocks and clocks come.Look, sir. Look, sir. Mr. Knox, sir.Let&`&s do tricks with bricks and blocks, sir.Let&`&s do tricks with chicks and clocks, sir.First, I&`&ll make a quick trick brick stack.Then I&`&ll make a quick trick block stack.You can make a quick trick chick stack.You can make a quick trick clock stack.And here&`&s a new trick, Mr. Knox....Socks on chicks and chicks on fox.Fox on clocks on bricks and blocks.Bricks and blocks on Knox on box.Now we come to ticks and tocks, sir.Try to say this Mr. Knox, sir....Clocks on fox tick.Clocks on Knox tock.Six sick bricks tick.Six sick chicks tock.Please, sir. I don&`&t like this trick, sir.My tongue isn&`&t quick or slick, sir.I get all those ticks and clocks, sir,mixed up with the chicks and tocks, sir.I can&`&t do it, Mr. Fox, sir.I&`&m so sorry, Mr. Knox, sir.Here&`&s an easy game to play.Here&`&s an easy thing to say....New socks.Two socks.Whose socks?Sue&`&s socks.Who sews whose socks?Sue sews Sue&`&s socks.Who sees who sew whose new socks, sir?You see Sue sew Sue&`&s new socks, sir.That&`&s not easy, Mr. Fox, sir.Who comes? ...Crow comes.Slow Joe Crow comes.Who sews crow&`&s clothes?Sue sews crow&`&s clothes.Slow Joe Crow sews whose clothes?Sue&`&s clothes.Sue sews socks of fox in socks now.Slow Joe Crow sews Knox in box now.Sue sews rose on Slow Joe Crow&`&s clothes.Fox sews hose on Slow Joe Crow&`&s nose.Hose goes.Rose grows.Nose hose goes some.Crow&`&s rose grows some.Mr. Fox!I hate this game, sir.This game makes my tongue quite lame, sir.Mr. Knox, sir, what a shame, sir.We&`&ll find something new to do now.Here is lots of new blue goo now.New goo. Blue goo.Gooey. Gooey.Blue goo. New goo.Gluey. Gluey.Gooey goo for chewy chewing!That&`&s what that Goo-Goose is doing.Do you choose to chew goo, too, sir?If, sir, you, sir, choose to chew, sir,with the Goo-Goose, chew, sir.Do, sir.Mr. Fox, sir,I won&`&t do it. I can&`&t say. I won&`&t chew it.Very well, sir.Step this way.We&`&ll find another game to play.Bim comes.Ben comes.Bim brings Ben broom.Ben brings Bim broom.Ben bends Bim&`&s broom.Bim bends Ben&`&s broom.Bim&`&s bends.Ben&`&s bends.Ben&`&s bent broom breaks.Bim&`&s bent broom breaks.Ben&`&s band. Bim&`&s band.Big bands. Pig bands.Bim and Ben lead bands with brooms.Ben&`&s band bangs and Bim&`&s band booms.Pig band! Boom band!Big band! Broom band!My poor mouth can&`&t say that. No, sir.My poor mouth is much too slow, sir.Well then... bring your mouth this way.I&`&ll find it something it can say.Luke Luck likes lakes.Luke&`&s duck likes lakes.Luke Luck licks lakes.Luck&`&s duck licks lakes.Duck takes licks in lakes Luke Luck likes.Luke Luck takes licks in lakes duck likes.I can&`&t blab such blibber blubber!My tongue isn&`&t make of rubber.Mr. Knox. Now come now. Come now.You don&`&t have to be so dumb now....Try to say this, Mr. Knox, please....Through three cheese trees three free fleas flew.While these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew.Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze.Freezy trees made these trees&`& cheese freeze.That&`&s what made these three free fleas sneeze.Stop it! Stop it!That&`&s enough, sir.I can&`&t say such silly stuff, sir.Very well, then, Mr. Knox, sir.Let&`&s have a little talk about tweetle beetles....What do you know about tweetle beetles? Well...When tweetle beetles fight,it&`&s called a tweetle beetle battle.And when they battle in a puddle,it&`&s a tweetle beetle puddle battle.AND when tweetle beetles battle with paddles in a puddle,they call it a tweetle beetle puddle paddle battle.AND...When beetles battle beetles in a puddle paddle battleand the beetle battle puddle is a puddle in a bottle......they call this a tweetle beetle bottle puddle paddle battle muddle.AND...When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddlesand the bottle&`&s on a poodle and the poodle&`&s eating noodles......they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodlebottle paddle battle.AND...Now wait a minute, Mr. Socks Fox!When a fox is in the bottle where the tweetle beetles battlewith their paddles in a puddle on a noodle-eating poodle,THIS is what they call......a tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottled paddledmuddled duddled fuddled wuddled fox in socks, sir!Fox in socks, our game is done, sir.Thank you for a lot of fun, sir.---------------------------------- 更多启蒙方法,学习资源,关注微信公号:晓华亲子英语 (youeryingyugushiwu)

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  • Fox in Socks 1 (教学版)

    · 英文儿歌亲子童谣韵文

    FoxSocksBoxKnox狐狸袜子盒子诺克斯Knox [nɔks] 诺克斯(姓氏)Knox in box.Fox in socks.诺克斯在盒子里。狐狸穿着袜子。Knox on fox in socks in box.诺克斯在穿袜子的狐狸上面,穿袜子的狐狸在盒子里。Socks on Knox and Knox in box.Fox in socks on box on Knox.袜子穿在诺克斯脚上,诺克斯在盒子里。穿袜子的狐狸在诺克斯头上的盒子上。Chicks with bricks come.Chicks with blocks come.Chicks with bricks and blocks and clocks come.小鸡们顶着砖头来啦。小鸡们顶着积木来啦。小鸡们顶着砖头,积木和闹钟来啦。chick [tʃɪk] 小鸡brick [brɪk] 砖block [blɒk] 块,积木clock [klɒk] 闹钟Look, sir. Look, sir.Mr. Knox, sir.Let&`& do tricks with bricks and blocks, sir.Let&`&s do tricks with chicks and clocks, sir.看啊,先生。看啊,先生。诺克斯先生。先生,我们用砖头和积木玩游戏吧。先生,我们用小鸡和闹钟玩游戏吧。trick [trɪk] 恶作剧; 戏法,把戏do tricks 玩游戏,耍花招First, I&`&ll make a quick trick brick stack.Then I&`&ll make a quick trick block stack.首先,我要迅速地把砖头堆起来。然后,我再迅速地把积木堆起来。quick [kwɪk] 快的,急速的stack [stæk] 垛,干草堆You can make a quick trick chick stack.You can make a quick trick clock stack.你可以迅速地把小鸡堆起来。你也可以迅速地把闹钟堆起来。And here&`&s a new trick, Mr. Knox ...Socks on chicks and chicks on fox.Fox on clocks on bricks and blocks.Bricks and blocks on knox on box.这儿有个新玩法,诺克斯先生... 袜子穿在小鸡脚上,小鸡站在狐狸身上。狐狸踩在闹钟上,闹钟放在砖头和积木上。砖头和积木架在诺克斯身上,诺克斯躺在盒子上面。Now we come to ticks and tocks, sir.Try to say this, Mr. Knox, sir ...先生,现在我们来玩嘀嘀和哒哒的游戏吧。试着说说,先生,诺克斯先生...tick [tɪk] 钟的嘀嗒声tock [tɒk] 托科鸟 tick-tock 钟表嘀嘀哒哒的声音Clocks on fox tick.Clocks on Knox tock.Six sick bricks tick.Six sick chicks tock.闹钟在狐狸身上嘀嘀。闹钟在诺克斯身上哒哒。六块病砖头嘀嘀。六只病小鸡哒哒。sick [sɪk] 不舒服的,生病的Please, sir. I don&`&t like this trick, sir.My tongue isn&`&t quick or slick, sir.I get all those ticks and clocks, sir, mixed up with the chicks and tocks, sir.I can&`&t do it, Mr.Fox, sir.先生,求你了。我不喜欢这个游戏,先生。我的口齿不伶俐,先生。先生,我把那些嘀嘀和钟表,小鸡和哒哒都弄混了。我玩不了这个游戏,狐狸先生。tongue [tʌŋ] 舌头quick [kwɪk] 快slick [slɪk] 光滑mix up [miks ʌp] 混合,混淆I&`&m so sorry, Mr.Knox, sir.我很遗憾,诺克斯先生。Here&`&s an easy game to play.Here&`&s an easy thing to say ...这儿有个容易点的游戏可以玩。这儿有个容易点的东西可以说...New socks.Two socks.Whose socks?Sue&`&s socks.新袜子。两只新袜子。谁的袜子?苏的袜子。Who sews whose socks?Sue sew Sue&`&s socks.Who sees who sew whose new socks, sir?You see Sue sew Sue&`&s new socks, sir.That&`&s not easy, Mr. Fox, sir.谁缝谁的袜子?苏缝苏的袜子。谁看见谁缝谁的新袜子,先生?你看见苏缝苏的先袜子了,先生。这个不容易啊,狐狸先生。sew [səʊ] 缝纫; 缝Who comes? ...Crow comes.Slow Joe Crow comes.谁来了?...乌鸦来了。 慢性子乌鸦乔来了。crow [krəʊ] 乌鸦slow [sləʊ] 慢的; 迟钝的Who sews crow&`&s clothes?Sue sews crow&`&s clothes.Slow Joe Crow sews whose clothes?Sue&`&s clothes.谁在缝乌鸦的衣裳?苏在缝乌鸦的衣裳。慢性子乌鸦乔在缝谁的衣裳?在缝苏的衣裳。clothes [kləʊðz] 衣服,衣物Sue sews socks of fox in socks now.Slow Joe Crow sews Knox in box now.苏在缝穿袜子的狐狸的袜子。慢性子乌鸦乔把诺克斯缝进了盒子里。Sue sews rose on Slow Joe Crow&`&s clothes.Fox sews hose on Slow Joe Crow&`&s nose.Hose goes.Rose grows.Nose hose goes some.Crow&`&s rose grows some.苏把玫瑰缝在慢性子乌鸦乔的衣服上,狐狸把水管缝在慢性子乌鸦乔的鼻子上。水管喷呀喷。玫瑰长呀长。鼻子上的水管喷一喷,乌鸦的玫瑰就长一长。rose [rəʊz] 玫瑰nose [nəʊz] 鼻子hose [həʊz] 软管Mr. Fox!I hate this game, sir.This game makes my tongue quite lame, sir.Mr. Knox, sir, what a shame, sir.狐狸先生!我讨厌这个游戏,先生。这个游戏让我的舌头都僵了,先生。诺克斯先生,真遗憾,先生。hate [heɪt] 厌恶,仇恨game [geɪm] 游戏quite [kwaɪt] 相当,很lame [leɪm] 蹩脚的; 跛的shame [ʃeɪm] 羞愧,可耻what a shame [hwɔt ə ʃeim] 真遗憾We&`&ll find something new to do now.Here is lots of new blue goo now.New goo. Blue goo.Gooey, Gooey.Blue goo. New goo.Gluey. Gluey.我们找点新花样吧。这儿有许多新鲜的蓝胶。新鲜的胶,蓝色的胶。粘粘的,稠稠的。蓝色的胶,新鲜的胶。粘粘的,稠稠的。blue [blu:] 蓝色goo [gu:] 黏性物,胶Gooey [ˈgu:i] 胶粘的,胶粘物Gluey [ˈglu:i] 胶的,粘着的Gooey goo for chewy chewing!That&`&s what that Goo-Goose is doing.Do you choose to chew goo, too, sir?If, sir, you, sir,Choose to chew, sir,with the Goo-Goose,chew, sir. Do, sir.稠稠的胶,真好嚼!有一只大胶鹅在嚼。先生,你也想嚼么?先生,如果你也想,先生,就和鹅一起嚼吧,先生,去嚼吧,先生。chew [tʃu:] 咀嚼,咬chewy [ˈtʃu:i] 耐嚼的chewing [t&`&ʃu:ɪŋ] 咀嚼,咬( chew的现在分词 )goose [gu:s] 鹅choose [tʃu:z] 挑选,选择Mr. Fox, sir,I won&`&t do it.I can&`&t say it.I won&`&t chew it.狐狸先生,我不会做,我不会说,我不想嚼。Very well, sir.Step this way.We&`&ll find another game to play.那好吧,先生。到这边来吧。我们来玩个别的游戏。step [step] 脚步,行走Bim comes.Ben comes.Bim brings Ben broom.Ben brings Bim broom.宾来了。本来了。宾给本拿来了扫帚。本给宾拿来了扫帚。broom [bru:m] 扫帚Ben bends Bim&`&s broom.Bim bends Ben&`&s broom.Bim&`&s bends.Ben&`&s bends.Ben&`&s bent broom breaks.Bim&`&s bent broom breaks.本弄弯了宾的扫帚。宾弄弯了本的扫帚。宾的扫帚弯了。本的扫帚弯了。本的弯扫帚断了。宾的弯扫帚断了。bend [bend] (使) 弯曲,屈身bent [bent] 弯曲的break [breɪk] 破Ben&`&s band. Bim&`&s band.Big bands. Pig bands.本的乐队。宾的乐队。大大的乐队。猪猪的乐队。band [bænd] 带; 乐队Bim and Ben lead bands with brooms.Ben&`&s band bangs and Bim&`&s band booms.宾和本都用扫帚指挥乐队。本的乐队乒乒,宾的乐队乓乓。lead [li:d] 领导,指挥bang [bæŋ] 猛击,猛撞boom [bu:m] 发出隆隆声Pig band! Boom band!Big band! Broom band!My poor mouth can&`&t say that. No, sir.My poor mouth is much too slow, sir.猪猪的乐队!热闹的乐队!哒哒的乐队!扫帚的乐队!我可怜的嘴巴说不了那些,不行的,先生。我可怜的嘴巴根本跟不上,先生。poor [pɔ:(r)] 贫穷的,可怜的mouth [maʊθ] 口,嘴巴

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  • Episode 4-374 – Jonathan Trains Hard to Qualify

    · 01:10:55 · RunRunLive 4.0 - Running Podcast

    The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast Episode 4-374 – Jonathan Trains Hard to Qualify  (Audio: link) audio:http://www.RunRunLive.com/PodcastEpisodes/epi4374.mp3] Link epi4374.mp3 MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - http://www.marathonbq.com/qualify-for-the-boston-marathon-in-14-weeks/ Hello, good morning maybe, and welcome to the RunRunLive Podcast episode 4-374, but who’s really counting anymore?  This is the endurance sports podcast where we dole out such useful tips as ‘don’t eat curry for lunch if you have a speed workout planned for the afternoon’  Good thing there’s a public restroom on the Esplanade where I run now.  That was like a scene from Alien.  Oh, sorry, that was a little rough right out of the gates wasn’t it?  The weather is finally turning colder now so we are getting some relief from the hot humid days we’ve suffered through all summer.  The leaves are doing their fall leaf thing.  I’m sitting in my home office typing on a new keyboard that arrived for my Surface.  I like this Surface. I’ve had it for 3 years now.  I use it like a laptop. It’s got an excellent form factor for travel.  It’s classified as a tablet so you can keep it on during takeoff and landing.  It does everything I need to do but my keyboard went wonky on me this week and started adding extra letters into my sentences. Today I have a chat with Jonathan who, at the time we had this conversation was training for a BQ attempt.  If I can manage it I’m going to do this as the first of a 3-part series.  He missed his goal at his first race by a couple minutes and is currently scheduled to try again in a couple weeks.  I think it would be interesting for you to see both the physical and emotional arc of missing your goal and extending your cycle to double down.  He’s got a great back story.  Check out the links in the show notes.  He’s a physician and was a pack-a-day 400+ guy in his residency and turned his health, and his life, around with endurance sports.  I’ve also got a quick race report for the Maine marathon I ran since last we talked and in section two a pep talk on using our endurance in life.  … I’m going to throw in a couple product reviews today.  The first one is some socks.  I’m a big believer in good athletic socks when you’re going long.  They help keep your feet healthy.  But, other than that I can run in just about any athletic sock.  I tend to like the short socks now.  I got like 10 pair from ASICS when I ran the New York City Marathon for them and they have survived very well. I typically tear through the big toe after a few months in regular socks.  I still have most of these, so they are pretty tough.  https://www.nicelaundry.com/ A couple weeks ago I got a couple pair of socks from an outfit called nice laundry.  Now, there is nothing super special about the tech socks they sent.  Good, tough tech material, reinforced in the heel and toe.  Good socks.  I don’t make any money off this but if you’re interested the link is in the show notes.  There is something very special about the second pair they sent me.  They are 1980’s style tube socks that are tech socks.  You know the ones I’m talking about.  Remember like Larry Bird style socks? Maybe 8 inches up the calf, white socks with the two colored stripes at the top?  Yeah, those.  Now I can show up at a race with my fashion-disaster short shorts AND a pair of 1980’s, retro tube socks to race in!  It totally completes my fashion disaster protocol.  Socks are the next thing.  Our over-financed friends in Silicon Valley have decide that socks are the next accessory.  We’ve done away with ties.  Have to find something else to differentiate yourself from the fashion herd.  It’s socks now.  Socks as a service.  On with the show. … I’ll remind you that the RunRunLive podcast is ad free and listener supported.  What does that mean? It means you don’t have to listen to me trying to sound sincere about Stamps.com or Audible.. (although, fyi, my MarathonBQ book is on audible) We do have a membership option where you can become a member and as a special thank you, you will get access to member’s only audio. There are book reviews, odd philosophical thoughts, zombie stories and I curate old episodes for you to listen to.  I recently added that guy who cut off is foot so he could keep training and my first call with Geoff Galloway.   “Curated” means I add some introductory comments and edit them up a bit.  So anyhow – become a member so I can keep paying my bills.   … The RunRunLive podcast is Ad Free and listener supported.  We do this by offering a membership option where members get Access to Exclusive Members Only audio and articles. Member only race reports, essays and other bits just for you! Links are in the show notes and at RunRunLive.com Become a member … Section one – Maine Marathon - http://runrunlive.com/the-maine-marathon Voices of reason – the conversation Jonathan Lieberman https://youtu.be/aMkqqfB--V4 My Story: During my residency I was 241 pounds, miserable, and knew something had to be done about my health. So I started slow and short, and revisited my past love for distance running and marathons. Eventually I was turned on to Ironman and found my new love! Teaching myself to swim in the hospital pool and riding a folding bike to work each day, I applied by lottery for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. On my 39th birthday, I was selected for and ultimately finished this race…having also completed my first Ironman in Lake Placid just 10 weeks earlier. Consequently, in 2012 I was honored to be chosen for the Runner’s World photo shoot issue (video). Training and competing - with *myself* - is my ultimate passion. It has enabled me to face and conquer life’s toughest challenges. Ironman has taught me that it doesn’t matter what you think, how you feel, or what you say in life - only what you *do*. I live this motto for my children. Section two – Smile and Muddle Through - http://runrunlive.com/stop-complaining Outro Ok my friends you have run very quickly to the end of episode 4-374 of the RunRunLive Podcast.  Let’s go for a cool-down and stretch a bit, shall we? After the Maine Marathon I decide to double down and run BayState in a couple weeks. It’s a flatish course design for qualifying.  I’ve qualified there twice.  I know the course.  My buddies Frank and Brian are running so Hopefully we can pace each other.  Based on the Maine marathon I’m in good enough shape to run a fast race on the right day.  I’m going to run the Groton Town Forest 10 miler tomorrow as a workout.  I’ll go out easy for the first 3 miles then race it in.  Should be fun. It’s a difficult course and one of my favorites.  It’s one of my club races and I do love to support the club.  I’ve adjusted to the new work schedule. The most challenging part has been burning in new habits.  I take the train in with Teresa. Most mornings I’ll where my workout stuff and do my workout early then shower up for work. The logistical challenge is remembering to bring everything you need for both activities and doing so either at night before you go to bed or in the morning before you head in.  So far I have forgotten, a belt, my office keys, my car keys, and my wallet and my shaving stuff – on different days this month.  No big deal – I just work around it.  One day this week I was throwing my workout stuff into my backpack – BTW I’ve found a use for the backpack that ASICS gave me – and I grabbed what I thought were my Hokas, but they ended up being a 6-year old pair of Brooks Launch that had been retired to lawn mowing long ago. I had an easy run on the schedule.  I just wore the old shoes.  I mean I ran a few hundred miles in those shoes at some point so I should be able to jog around the city in them for an hour!   See?  Smikle and muddle through.  It all works out.  I quick update of Buddy the old Wonder dog.  He’s doing ok.  He’s shrinking. Literally shrinking.  He appreciates the colder weather but he can’t run much anymore.  His back end bothers him and he’s slow getting up and down.  Just like me, he doesn’t’ know he’s old.  He sleeps all day and gets bored still.  He’s happy, but that’s built into his DNA.  … Another product I want to give you a review on is a pair of Bluetooth Headphones I’ve been trying to kill.  I got these sent to me in June by a company called Jaybird Wireless. They are the X3 – sweat proof, secure fit.  I have not been able to kill them. You see my super-power is sweat.  Not just any sweat, toxic Chris sweat. You folks are privy to the kind of workouts I do in all kinds of weather. Most headphones I’ve used that claim to be sweat-proof are not Chris-Sweat-Proof.  They last a couple weeks and I kill them.  I have not been able to kill these. The closest I got was one long workout in July when I filled them with so much fluid that they sounded like they were underwater.  I thought that was it, but they bounced back.  They survived the sweat filled days of July and august. They survived multiple of those as long runs.  They survive the occasional rainy tempest – like the back half of the Wapack Trial race.  At this point I’m willing to concede that these things are tough.  The only thing I managed to kill was the little blue light that comes on when you put them in the charging cradle.  That does not come on anymore.  But they still charge. They come in an overly complex iPhone type collectors box packaging.  They have a tricky little USB charging cradle.  They have a companion iPhone audio program that has dozens of audio profile adjustments and other tweaky Millennial thingies which I ignored.  The default sound is fine.  They are on a flat wire that you can loop around the back of your neck.  They have multiple secure-fit ear thingies.  They work ok but I’ve been losing the little ear buds and I’ve found them hit or miss on the security side.  I’ve had my best luck jamming the earbud deep into my ears and looping the wire over my right ear to support the mic.  The challenge with this deep-jamming methodology is that they become totally noise cancelling which isn’t always a good thing when you’re running in traffic. The plastic wing-thingies that are supposed to grip onto the inside curve of your ears work, but I find them a bit stiff so that they make my ears sore after a while.  They are supposed to work for making calls.  When I’ve tried that the people on the other end can’t hear me.  I’m probably doing something wrong.  The Bluetooth set up and sync works great. Actually, too well.  They will sync to my phone and my computer and my car and sometimes I have no idea what they are connecting to until I notice sound coming out.  I do love the hands-free, wire-free experience.  You can put your iPhone in a plastic bag and stick it in your pocket or in your backpack.  That’s very convenient and safer for the iPhone.  They claim an 8 hour battery life.  I haven’t taken them much beyond 4-5 hours but they made it that far. The bottom line here is that I tried to kill these headphones and couldn’t.  I’m going to keep trying.  I do have some challenges keeping them in my ears but I do appreciate them and they have helped make some long runs much more enjoyable.  Again, I don’t make any money off it, but the links are in the show notes. https://jaybirdsport.com/en-us/x3-bluetooth-headphones.html That’s it.  I did have some lady offer me a mattress to test.  That’s interesting, huh?  How exactly would I test it?  That’s a topic for an entirely different podcast.  I’ll see you out there. MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - http://www.marathonbq.com/qualify-for-the-boston-marathon-in-14-weeks/ Http://www.marathonbq.com http://runrunlive.com/my-books

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  • Episode 91 - Prairie Girls Potpourri A Cavalcade of FOs

    · Prairie Girls Knit & Spin

    In this episode, the girls go on an FO parade! Miscellaneous items mentioned include stroopwafels, which are a delicious Dutch treat (not Danish as Susie mistakenly stated), Susie's Costeau Hat, Very Busy Monkey Designs, Hermione's Everyday Socks, Monkey, Atlantic Current Socks, Nymphalidea, and Henry's Hat. Finished Projects Susie finished her Choice Bit of Calico and her Good Grief! sweater. Danie finished her Toe-Up Suburban Prairie Socks, her Denver Socks (rallying nicely from a son of a stitch on a plane!), and her Super Bowl Rainbow Socks. She also finished TWO sewn dresses, and some beautiful handspun. Current Projects Susie frogged her Spectrum and is re-purposing the yarn for Leventry. She also started a new sock design, her Circuitous Ribbed Socks, using With Pointed Sticks Ballpoint Sock in Big Head, Little Arms, and yet another scrap blanket. She also started her Pere Lachaise Socks using itty bitty circs. Danie worked on her Handspuns Headwinds, her Featherweight Cardigan, and restarted her Dude Socks. Future Projects Danie is going to cast on all the socks!!! She's also going to frog her Corrugated Box to knit the Campside Cardi by Alicia Plummer for her 2016 Mother's Day Cast-on and Rhinebeck sweater. Susie is going to knit A Night at the Theater using a Soliloquy gradient set by Leading Men Fiber Arts for her 2016 Mother's Day Cast-On. Enhance the Stash Danie acquired Colorful Yarns sock yarn in Denver Broncos Self-Striping, Cormo Fingering from Sincere Sheep in Agean, fiber from Greenwood Fiberworks, and fiber from Into the Whirled.

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  • Knit Actually Podcast Episode 24

    · Knit Actually Podcast - Knit Actually Podcast

    Actually FinishedI talk about the things I've finished recently including:The Bon Bon Toque from Tin Can Knits, knit in Spud and Chloe SweaterThe Force Awakens Hat, knit in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes SportMy Son's Rainbow Socks, knit in Knit Picks FeliciI talk about adding Pom Poms to my Apishapa hat and my Chevron HatI talk about my Bijou Creek Cowl Actually WorkingI talk about the projects currently on my needles, including:My Son's Force Awakens HatThree pairs of Vanilla Socks with hand dyed self striping yarn Actually AttendingI give an update on Knit Knosh. Knit Knosh is SOLD OUT! It's Saturday, January 23 at 12:30 pm at Samples World Bistro, featuring yarns from Bijou Basin Ranch, MJ Yarns, Skeindalous and Knerd. I hired a local musician, Tim Ostdiek,  to perform at the event.I talk about Modular Modular project bags, which will be on sale at the event. I'll be announcing the details of the Knit Knosh Along in the next episode. ReviewI review the Winter 2016 collection from Brooklyn TweedKALs and GiveawaysI announce the winner of the copy of Color Wheel Knits book. I have opened a thread in the Ravelry group for the KAL. I'm planning to cast on the Beetle Cap hat as my first project, and I'm hoping to cast on the Little Red hoodie out of my madelinetosh DK in Boulder

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  • Knit Actually Podcast Episode 34

    · Knit Actually Podcast - Knit Actually Podcast

    Segments in this episode include:Actually Working  Actually StashedI talk about some discontinued colors fro Madelinetosh, and refer to Eat Sleep Knit, which can be a great place to grab those yarns on sale!Actually AttendingI talk about some events I'll be attending, as well as some I am bummed to be missing! Estes Wool Market (Estes Park, CO June 10-13)Fancy Tiger Craft's 10 year anniversary! (June 18)Salida Fiber Festival, Salida, CO Rhinebeck!I am working out the dates and details for the next Knit Knosh, so stay tuned! Actually Hand DyedI tried out another recipe from the Professional Yarn Dyeing at Home class from Craftsy This one is called Phoenix Butterfly, and I'm really happy with how it turned out ReviewI talk about Sprout Patterns, which I'm definitely obsessed with! I purchased a Dopp Kit in the Yarnbombing fabric, and they will be sending me two more bags to review, PLUS they are sponsoring the KAL, so stay tuned!  Summer Superlatives Knit A Long sponsor spotlightSo far I have patterns from YumiYarnsJenn Sheelen has offered a copy of her New Horizons Infinity CowlI have a skein of Kraemer Yarns BelftastA set of four Fix A Stitch toolsA Portside Dopp Kit from Sprout Patterns in your choice of fabric!A Skein of Manos Marina in the color of your choiceTwo Skeins of Kraemer Yarns Tatany Tweed DK in the color of your choiceDale Garn Yarn is donating two skeins of their soon to be released yarn, ECO Baby WoolA bag of the winner’s choice from KnittyKittyBagsA zippy project bag from AnniePurl Homemade GoodsTwo skeins of yarn in the color of your choice from Briggs and Little

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  • Ep. 39: Steve Thompson - Helping the Homeless a Pair of Socks at a Time

    · 00:28:47 · Chasing Dreams with Aimee J.

    Steve Thompson has built his business around his 2 passions: socks and giving back. His business, Necessary Good, LLC, is focused on giving back in a big way. Steve discusses the mission of Necessary Good, as well as the inspiration behind the company. It’s clear that Steve makes helping people a core focus of his life and the good that he continues to do with his company is certainly inspiring. Learn more about Steve and the conscious work Necessary Good does to make the world a better place, one pair of socks at a time. TWEET: Making the world a better place, one pair of #socks at a time Having an “a-ha” moment that shapes your future. Steve’s passion for socks goes back a few years. In fact, he has quite the collection of unique(and sometimes downright “crazy”) socks. For Steve, realizing just how much money he was spending on his sock collection sparked an idea. Fueled by a passion for helping people, Steve decided it was time to give back and pursue his passion for socks at the same time. His a-ha moment came when he found out the number one things homeless shelters need are socks. Once Steve put those 2 ideas together, Necessary Good was born. The value of giving back and building a business around that. The mission of Necessary Good is simple: “Giving socks a new meaning, one pair at a time”. Their“buy a pair, give a pair” business model has been a huge hit with customers. Steve discusses why this is important and how they donate 1 pair of socks for every pair sold to a homeless shelter.He discusses the design process of the socks as well, sharing more detail of his passion for unique socks. Steve also dives into the subject of balance while building a business and how he maintains focus on what matters most. TWEET: Can you build a #businessaround #GivingBack? Ask Steve Thompson Overcoming setbacks and focusing on your why. For any new business, there are setbacks. Steve shares one of his setbacks in building NecessaryGood and how, for a short time, it sidetracked him from his mission. He also discusses how maintaining focus on his “why”helped him get back on track. Steve delves deeper into his why and shares how he always focuses on why he started the company,especially when there are naysayers around. He also discusses the importance of having the right people around you so that you can stay focused on what matters most and continue to grow. Making the world a better place, one pair of socks at a time. As they close out their chat,Aimee and Steve talk about the inspiration behind the nameNecessary Good as well as Steve’s hopes for the future. Steve also gives his top piece of advice to fellow dream chasers (hint: follow your heart). He gives insight to the commitment Necessary Good has to environmental responsibility as well as how important it is to make sure customers understand your mission. It’s clear Steve is a dream chaser through and through. It’s also clear he’s following his dreams with passion and purpose, truly making the world a better place. TWEET: Overcome #obstacles by always focusing on your #why OUTLINE OF THISEPISODE: [1:09] Introduction of SteveThompson. [2:26] Making strides to change the world. [2:47] The inspiration behind NecessaryGood. [4:45] Steve’s “a-ha” moment. [5:35] The process of giving back throughSteve’s company. [6:42] Steve’s passion for design. [7:23] Steve’s aspirations as a child. [8:54] Balancing the company with other areas of life. [10:27] Some mistakes Steve made along the way and what he learned. [14:24] What inspired the name “NecessaryGood”? [15:32] Will you expand beyond socks? [16:42] What was one thing you’ve done over the last 2 years, that you’re really happy about? [18:28] The thrill of the first sale. [23:03] How you can give back to your community. [24:13] Steve’s commitment to environmental responsibility. [25:32] Steve’s recommendation for fellow dream chasers. STEVE’SRECOMMENDATION: Listen to your heart and tune out the negative voices. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THISEPISODE: www.NecessaryGood.com Follow Necessary Good on social media: Instagram Twitter TWEETS YOU CAN USE: TWEET: The value of surrounding yourself with the right people when you chase your#dreams TWEET: I want people to be inspired by the work that we do to make the world a better place ~Steve Thompson

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  • Episode 112 - Hey, How Are You?

    · Prairie Girls Knit & Spin

    In this episode, the girls are back at it after some time away! Finished Projects Susie finished her second pair of Downpour Socks, and started and finished her Stripe Study Shawl using Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Glacial and Seaweed that she picked up at the ZK market. Current Projects Happily, Danie added a bunch of squares her Stained Glass Sock Blanket. Less happily, she almost finished her pair of Broncos socks and put in three heels into her Downpour Socks, and realized both are a touch too tight. (The culprit is clearly humidity ankles.) Susie worked on her Endless Maze Socks, and cast on the Weekend Pullover using Luna Grey Fiber Arts Nova Worsted in Brickhouse. finished Oh, Scrap! Blanket squares #20 and #21 of 63, and started a Bunny Hat with Chin Ties using Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in a buff color. She also worked more on her Downpour Socks, and started a new self-designed pair she is calling the Endless Maze Socks using Panorama Fiber Arts Hitchhiker Sock in Torrent. Danie worked a bit on , and on her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket. She also worked on her I See You Socks. Enhance the Stash Danie acquired a mini pack from Marigold Jen, a skein of Suburban Stitcher Sock in Bourbon Street Blues. Susie's acquisitions were many, and are all logged on her Ravelry stash page.

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  • Knit Actually Podcast Episode 22

    · Knit Actually Podcast - Knit Actually Podcast

    Episode 22 Show Notes:Welcome to the Episode 22 of the Knit Actually Podcast!Actually  Finished·         Christmas Socks for my husband·         Vanilla socks for my Mother in Law·         The last of the Rose City Rollers I’m knitting for my cousin Actually WorkingI talk about projects I am currently working on including·         Self Striping Vanilla Socks for my son·         Vanilla Socks for my Mom·         A Windschief Hat for my brother        Holiday Knitting UpdateI talk about the Tin Can Knits 12 days of Christmas offer, and the patterns I’m planning to knit up, including the Lowlands Hat, and the Sitka Spruce Hat and MittensI talk about the things I want to knit over my holiday break, including:·         Lia pullover, knit with Madelinetosh Home in Dr. Zhivago’s Sky·         The Force Awakens Hats·         My True Cardigan by Joji Locatelli·         The sweaters I want to cast on from Color Wheel Knits·         Do you knit for the holidays? Who do you knit for? How do you keep from stressing over it? Post in the Ravelry thread for a chance to win a holiday gift from me! ·         Actually Stashed·         I talk about recent additions to my stash including·         Wool of the Andes Sport in 7 colors for the Force Awakens hats·         Actually Attending·        Interweave Yarn Fest, March 31 – April 3o   List of Workshops is here. Registration is now open!I’m registered for Building your Design Career with Dora Ohrenstein and the Design Master Class with Shirley Paden  o   Current list of vendors is here ·         Knit Knosh·         Registration is open for Knit Knosh!!! Knit Knosh will be a food, wine and yarn tasting, on January 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm at Samples World Bistro in Longmont, CO. I’m EXTREMELY excited to announce the participating yarn companies:§   Bijou Basin Ranch§   MJ Yarns §  Knerd§  Skeindalous Giveaways and Knit A LongsCheck the Ravelry group   for the Color Wheel Knits  Giveaway and Knit A Long!Thank you for listening!!!! 

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  • Knit Actually Podcast Episode 20

    · Knit Actually Podcast - Knit Actually Podcast

    Episode 20 Show Notes:Welcome to the Episode 20 of the Knit Actually Podcast!·         Actually Finished·         I talk about the project I finished recently·          Windschief Hat for my husband ·         Actually Working·         Italk about projects I am currently working on including ·         Christmas Socks for my husband·         My son’s Scoreboard Scarf (Go Broncos!!!)·         Self Striping Vanilla Socks for my son·         Vanilla socks for my Mother in Law Minion Hat for my sonActually WearingI talk about the hand knits I’ve been wearing lately, including·         Boxy·         Cold Breath·         Chevron Hat·         Sockhead Hat·         Braided CowlLots of Socks ·         Actually Stashed·         Italk about recent additions to my stash including·         Star Wars Crochet Kit·         Peanuts Crochet Kit·         Knit Picks Caldena for dyeing·         Knit Picks Stroll Handpainted Sock in Chelsea·         Knit Picks Brava (for the minion hat and the Star Wars and Peanuts crochet kits)·         My purchases from the Eat Sleep Knit Black Friday Sale including·         Freia Fine Handpaints Flux in Punk Rock and Ultraviolet·         Freia Fine Handpaints Ombre Sock in Dusk ·         Actually Gift Knitting·         I recap all the gifts I’ve knitted so far this year. Do you knit for the holidays? Who do you knit for? How do you keep from stressing over it? Post in the Ravelry thread for a chance to win a holiday gift from me!·         Actually Obsessed·         I talk about this CRAZY large knitting blanket by Purl Soho (Big Little Dandelion Garter Blanket)·         I talk about these Instagram posts where people made advent calendars with a mini skein a day. Genius!! ·         Actually Attending·        Interweave Yarn Fest, March 31 – April 3o   List of Workshops is here. Registration is now open!I’m registered for Building your Design Career with Dora Ohrenstein and the Design Master Class with Shirley Paden  o   Current list of vendors is here ·         Knit Knosh·         Registration is open for Knit Knosh!!! Knit Knosh will be a food, wine and yarn tasting, on January 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm at Samples World Bistro in Longmont, CO. I’m EXTREMELY excited to announce the participating yarn companies:§   Bijou Basin Ranch§   MJ Yarns §  Knerd§  Skeindalous ReviewI review Joji Locatelli’s new collection, The Authentic Collection and the cool video she created to promote it            Thank you for listening!!!! 

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  • "We’re trying to do for socks what Starbucks did for coffee." - Episode 227 - The Less Doing Podcast

    · 00:37:45 · The Less Doing Podcast with Ari Meisel: The Best Life Hacks And Productivity Tips For Less Doing, More Living

    Summary: In Episode #227 Ari and Nick welcome Dave Heath from Bombas Socks onto the Less Doing Podcast. Growing up, Dave was always irritated by the toe seam in his socks. As he got older and became more interested in fashion, he discovered there was no affordable, high-quality sock in the marketplace, so he filled the niche with Bombas Socks. Listen to learn how Dave made the most of a small window of opportunity, and how the lessons from his experience can be extracted for universal benefit. Time Stamped Show Notes:   15:15 – Introduction of Dave Heath 15:45 – “An engineering marvel” 16:05 – How Dave got the idea 16:45 – The sock marketplace 17:15 – Premium socks were marketed to specific athletic categories 17:50 – But they did have a real difference in quality 18:10 – He took the good qualities and made something with a lower price point 18:30 – Multi-purpose socks 19:30 – Bombas Socks are geared to a mass market 20:20 – “We’re trying to do for socks what Starbucks did for coffee.” 21:00 – The technology of the sock 21:20 – Dave grew up as a kid with ADHD 22:10 – The toe seam 22:40 – Arch support 23:00 – Preventing blisters 23:20 – Compression 23:40 – High-grade cotton 24:10 – The line seam 24:30 – The history of “tube socks” 25:50 – “It really makes a huge difference.” 26:15 – Gross-market costs are doubled 26:30 – They donate one pair for every pair sold 27:03 – The grey and black socks that they started with 27:40 – The donation sock changed 28:40 – The donation sock is only 10% cheaper to produce than the regular socks 29:25 – What donation companies need to consider 30:15 – Talking margins 30:50 – Their donation model has helped drive much of Bombas success 32:15 – The company was first launched on Indiegogo 32:45 – Copycats on crowdfunding sites 33:15 – “We were one of the first to launch our sock brand on Indiegogo” 33:30 – The benefits of using the digital medium 35:10 – Top 3 Tips to be More Effective: Be really good at one thing. Do 15 to 20 minutes of meditation each day. com 37:25 – Dave’s favorite sock is their black quarter-length.   3 Key Points: Don’t be afraid to mess with something that has been the same for thirty years. Keep your niche very specific until you have proven your success. Be careful with donation companies. Look closely at their margins and what quality of product they donate. Resources Mentioned: Indiegogo: The crowdfunding site that got Bombas Socks started. New Podcast: Email your ideas for the podcast’s name to va@lessdoing.com Blinkist: An online resource that provides book summaries Calbert: A Chrome extension that takes an event from your email and adds it to your calendar. Rthm: Takes your DNA and gives you feedback for aspects of your life. Slaask: Connects through Slack with customers and clients “How to Be Productive”: An article that teaches you how to utilize your time Text DOLESS to 33733 to sign up for the Less Doing Newsletter Credits Original Music provided by Felix Bird Audio Production by Chris Mottram Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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  • Episode 92 - Small Circs & You A Beginner's Guide

    · Prairie Girls Knit & Spin

    In this episode, the girls chat about small circs. Susie rides a sock-yarn-scrap square high, and Danie casts on all the socks. Listen here. Finished Projects Danie finished her Lady Skater dress. Current Projects Susie maintained momentum on her Oh Scrap Blanket, finishing 3 squares. She also worked on her Circuitous Ribbed Socks and her Pere Lachaise Socks, and got to the lace border on her Leventry shawl. She also cast on her Mother's Day Cast-On project - A Night at the Theatre shawl out of Leading Men Fiber Arts Soliloquy in Ol' Blue Eyes. Danie knit a bit on her Featherweight Cardigan and on her Handspuns Headwinds. She also knit on sock after sock after sock after sock - her Dude Socks, her Royal Socks, her Loud-Mouth Socks, and her First Hermione's Everyday Socks. She also cast on her Mother's Day Cast-On project - a Campside Cardi out of One Twisted Tree Lavish in Shrewd Lady Mary. She also spun on her Greenwood Fiberworks handspun. Enhance the Stash Susie acquired two skeins of Luna Grey Fiber Arts Celeste in Moss, and a new double-shot project bag from Kitchen Counter Crafter. Danie bought a used large plying-head for her spinning wheel, and a sweater's quantity of Cormo fleece to spin.

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  • Episode 87 - Prairie Girls Potpourri

    · Prairie Girls Knit & Spin

    In this episode, the girls can't stick to any one topic or train of thought. Look for the Suburban Prairie Kit on One Twisted Tree on March 11, 2016. Quantities are limited, so mark your calendars! Also check out the Prairie Girls Knit & Spin project bags available now! Events We’re going to the Knitting Pipeline Retreat February 26-27, 2015 in Washington, IL! Finished Projects Susie finished her Two by Two Hat, Socks in the Name of Science, and Among the Shadows Shawl. Danie finished her Danie Duffers, a lot of baby booties, Micah's Dance Socks, and Circus Poodle Socks. She also spun some beautiful yarn! Current Projects Susie worked a little bit on her Glenfiddich sweater and Reminiscence Blanket. She also picked up her Fork in the Road Socks, restarted her Choice Bit of Calico, and started a second Zig Hat. Danie worked on her SuperBowl Rainbow Socks and her Handspun Headwinds.  Enhance the Stash Susie acquired two skeins from Spark Story on their Merino Singles Fingering base in Jewellic Dark and Silver Cloud.

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  • Knit Actually Podcast Episode 21

    · Knit Actually Podcast - Knit Actually Podcast

    Episode 21 Show Notes:Welcome to the Episode 21 of the Knit Actually Podcast!·         Actually Working·         I talk about projects I am currently working on including·         Christmas Socks for my husband·         My son’s Scoreboard Scarf (Go Broncos!!!)·         Self Striping Vanilla Socks for my son·         Vanilla socks for my Mother in Law ·         Lia pullover, knit with Madelinetosh Home in Dr. Zhivago’s Sky Actually WearingI talk about the hand knits I’ve been wearing lately, including·         Lemongrass·         Jenica·         Opposite Pole·         February Lady Sweater ·         Actually Handdyed·         I talk about my recent adventures in hand dyeing, including some Knit Picks Stroll Sock with Stellina, which I dyed as self striping, and some Knit Picks Caldena that I hand painted. These will both be holiday gifts! Actually Stashed·         I talk about recent additions to my stash including·         Bijou Basin Ranch Shangri La·         Skeindalous Eartha in the Let it Go Colorway ·         Actually Gift Knitting·         I recap all the gifts I’ve knitted so far this year. ·         I mention these lovely Victorian Ornaments  by Jenn Sheelen, and mention the giveaway on the Down Cellar Studio podcast·         Do you knit for the holidays? Who do you knit for? How do you keep from stressing over it? Post in the Ravelry thread for a chance to win a holiday gift from me!·         Actually Obsessed·         I talk about  the Force Awakens hat that is feeding my Star Wars fever these days, and I mention seeing the ones Emily from Knitting Butterflies has knit·         Actually Attending·        Interweave Yarn Fest, March 31 – April 3o   List of Workshops is here. Registration is now open!I’m registered for Building your Design Career with Dora Ohrenstein and the Design Master Class with Shirley Paden  o   Current list of vendors is here ·         Knit Knosh·         Registration is open for Knit Knosh!!! Knit Knosh will be a food, wine and yarn tasting, on January 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm at Samples World Bistro in Longmont, CO. I’m EXTREMELY excited to announce the participating yarn companies:§   Bijou Basin Ranch§   MJ Yarns §  Knerd§  Skeindalous Thanks so much to Emily from Knitting Butterflies, Maria from Subway Knits, and Boston Jen from Down Cellar Studio for the Knit Knosh shout outs!ReviewI review Color Wheel Knits by Veera Valimaki Check the Ravelry group   for a related Giveaway and Knit A Long!Thank you for listening!!!! 

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  • Knit Actually Podcast Episode 14

    · Knit Actually Podcast - Knit Actually Podcast

    Episode 14 Show Notes:Welcome to the Episode 14 of the Knit Actually Podcast!·         Actually Wearingo    It’s finally cool enough to wear my recently finished Briquette by Alicia Plummer·         Actually Finishedo    My second Rose City Roller, this one using the OMG Heel        o    Vanilla Sockso     Briquette by Alicia Plummer·         Actually Working·         Italk about projects I am currently working on includingo    Socks for my Husband for Christmaso    Vanilla Sockso    More Vanilla Socks o    True by Joji Locatellio    My son’s Denver Broncos Scoreboard Scarfo    Chevron Baby Blanket              ·         Actually Stashedo    I talk about the next installment of the Magnolia Society Yarn Clubo    I talk about the Knit Picks yarn I ordered for the Scoreboard Cowl KAL and the Chevron Baby Blanket·         Actually Reviewedo    I review the Cooperative Press book Sock Architecture by Lara Neel. I’m planning to test a lot of the heels and toes from the book on the Rose City Rollers I’m knitting, and also on the socks I’m working on right now·         Actually Attending o    Dyeing Yarn Class at Fancy Tiger Crafts, October 21o    Handweavers Guild of Boulder Annual Sale , November 4-8o    Interweave Yarn Fest, March 31 – April 3§  List of Workshops is here. Registration is now open!I’m registered for Building your Design Career with         Dora Ohrenstein and the Design Master Class with Shirley Paden  §  Current list of vendors is here o    I’m participating  in and sponsoring the Pigskin Party KAL at the Down Cellar Studio Podcasto    Socktember / Socktober KALI’m hosting my first KAL! The Kate Atherley book has me inspired to knit EVEN MORE Socks. I wanted everyone to have plenty of time, so instead of just Socktober, I’m starting early in Socktember! I’ve started a chat thread on the Ravelry group, along with a thread to post your FOs. One entry per FO! Or post your FO photos on Instagram, using the hashtags #knitactuallypodcast and #kapsocktober.  I have 3 sock patterns published on Ravelry, so if you want to knit any of those socks use coupon code SOCKTOBER for $2.00 off! o    I have some AMAZING sponsors lined up who are donating some lovely prizes!     §  Sarah from Ewe Sew and Sew is donating one of her medium project bags §  Kaitie from mintrain have donated a beautiful skein of yarn in her Christmas Bobbles colorway. She has also created a coupon code for free shipping, SOCKTOBER §  Ann and Jolane from Two Sisters Yarn Company have donated a skein of their yarn in the Wine Country colorway §  Melanie from KnitStitch Yarn has offered a coupon code for 10% off and free domestic shipping. The code is KNITACT10§  Jackie from Luna Grey Fiber Arts has offered a skein of her Celeste Sock Yarn in the Techno colorway §  Katy from ModularModular is donating one of her great project bags§  Cooperative Press is donating two electronic copies of their great sock books, Big Foot Knits by Andi Smith and Sock Architecture by Lara Neel §  Ashley from Fiber Fan Girl is donating a skein of sock yarn§  Shari from Peepaloo Fibers is donating two $8 credits to her shopo    Thank you SO MUCH to all our generous sponsors!·         Knit Knosho    I’m FINALLY ready to start to share some details for the local event I’ve been planning. Knit Knosh will be a food, wine and yarn tasting, on January 22, 2016 at 1 pm. I’m working to finalize the location, and the website will be up this week. I’m EXTREMELY excited to announce that Bijou Basin Ranch and MJ Yarns will both be participating at the event! ·         Thank you for listening!!!! 

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  • Episode 10 ~ Knitcircus Gradient Stripes Socks Set Giveaway!

    · Susan B. Anderson Podcast

    Hi, Knitters,For email subscribers please Click Here to watch the 24-minute video on YouTube!Click here to subscribe or check out the Susan B. Anderson Podcast on iTunes!I am a bit scattered off and on so hang in there with me to hear about the fantastic giveaway.There is much to talk about and link for today's short podcast episode but most importantly I want to share a few photos of the Knitcircus Gradient Stripes Matching Socks Sets that I am giving away so you can get a good picture of what the socks look like. This is a new gradient concept created exclusively by Knitcircus and the owner and my friend Jaala Spiro.The photos for today's post are taken from the Knitcircus Etsy shop with permission.I love this fun photo of the Gradient Stripes Matching Socks Sets colorways. It is a unique concept to have gradient stripes plus the yarn is squishy and compelling to knit. It's a winner all around. The change in stripe colors is gradual and interesting and subtle. You will love this yarn!Come What May Colorway of the Gradient Stripes Matching Socks SetThis is the next colorway I want to get and knit up right away! I have to put my order in with Jaala.This is the matching socks set colorway called Tropical Sunset. I knit the one sock in Tropical Sunset that I'm giving away to a lucky winner! I used up one ball and you will get the other ball to complete the second sock. It is gorgeous and fun!I will select two winners for the Knitcircus Gradient Stripes Matching Socks Sets. The prizes are as follows:~ One winner will get the already knit sock by me and the second ball of yarn to make a matching sock. I show this already completed sock on the podcast.~ The second winner will get a Gradient Stripes Socks Set in their color of choice.You don't need to watch the video to enter to win!To enter leave ONE comment on this blog post that includes an email address or your Ravelry ID or username. Please be patient for your comment to appear on the blog, there is a delay for me to approve comments. Please don't keep posting the same comment by pushing the publish button more than once, multiple entries make it an unfair contest. I know sometimes it is an accident so no worries, I try my best to take out multiple entries as I publish comments.The one sock I knit from the set, that I shared on the podcast, is made using my How I Make My Socks free pattern on US size 1 needles, casting on 64 stitches with a 7-inch cuff. The foot length is easily adjustable. The sock is knit to fit a US 7.5-8 women's shoe size.Click here for the How I Make My Socks free pattern!Okay, now for the various other links I discuss in podcast Episode 10:Two Minor corrections: 1. I say I never got to wear blue when I meant to say I always wore blue. (I also never complained to my mom about my dislike of blue so she had no idea.) 2. I say I am going to make baby size fingerless mitts ~ no to this ~ I meant to say thumbless mitts for a newer baby or infant.Twinset Designs podcast with Jan Hamby of Fair Winds Farm on Etsy ~ coming soon! (the beautiful teal alpaca farm yarn)!Eggy Johnson sock yarn ~ no online shop. Barbara is a good one to follow on Instagram as ravblb and on Ravelry as blb. I don't know if she takes requests for her yarn or not. It is really beautiful.I'm wearing the Lullaby Rain Shawlette by Paula Emons-Fuessle. I fail to mention this at first.The yarn for the Lullaby Rain shawlette is Quince & Co. Finch in the Frank's Plum colorway.The shawl pin is from Deerfield Creations.  I love this light-weight shawl pin, highly recommend.Waiting for Winter Mitten and Fingerless Mitts pattern, the stripey Noro Kureyon Mittens. Here is the link to the blog post about the stripey mittens I made in Maine.Here is the photo of the Entrelac piece I frogged to get 5 mittens worth of Noro Kureyon. It was about 10 years old and still on the needles (literally).Sheppard Handmade Etsy Shop ~ one of my favorite pottery artists sent me the sheep mug as a thank you for hosting a giveaway for her. I love her buttons and have used them on several projects. She is wonderful and has great customer service located out of Canada. Highly recommend her shop!There were a few other things I picked up in Maine that I forgot to share and I will do so another time very soon. Don't forget to enter the super fun double sock sets giveaway including one already knit sock by me!!! Leave a comment to enter if interested in winning the Gradient Stripes Matching Socks Sets. 2 winners randomly selected soon.Love you all! Thanks for the constant support and for the fun you bring to my life.xo ~ susan

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  • Podcast Episode 71: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

    · 00:20:36 · VeryPink Knits

    Our sponsor this week - Turtlepurl Yarns Here are some socks that Casey and Staci have knit with Turtlepurl! The first two images are my Socks on 9" Circulars pattern, the third is my Sling Heel Socks pattern. Casey’s interview this week is with Diane Lewis from Alice’s Embrace, a non-profit organization devoted to providing hand-knit and hand-crocheted prayer shawls and lap blankets to those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Click through to their website for information on how to help. Other things we talk about in this episode: Craft Yarn Council Standard Body Measurements/Sizing Toe-Up Socks Using German Short Rows Tutorial Sling Heel Socks Tutorial Casey’s Baby Digger Sweater

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  • Episode 110 - Risque Hex-ay

    · Prairie Girls Knit & Spin

    In this episode, the girls catch up after another break from being in front of the mic. Danie gets her sock-groove back, and Susie is bad at words. Stuff & Things Thank yous to Andy of Plum Deluxe for sending us tea samples, Caroline of Clothesline Designs for sending us copies of her Mountain Air pattern (don't forget to also check out Mountain Path), and Jen of Down Cellar Studio for sending us copies of her Emelyn Mae Shawl. Events Zombie Knitpocalypse is June 21, 2017 - June 25, 2017 in Rochester, MN. Finished Projects Danie finished a pair of socks.  Susie started and finished her Darling Little Ear Flap Hat, and finished her Atlantic Current Socks and the first (erroneous) sample of her Downpour Socks. Current Projects Danie started her I See You Socks and worked on her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket. Susie started her second Downpour Socks sample using Kirbywirby HoneyBFL self striping fingering sock in A Case of the Mondays, and a pair of Bob & Weave Socks using Suburban Stitcher Sock in the Bomb Pop colorway. And for her 2017 Mother's Day Cast On she started Luna Viridis in With Pointed Sticks Fountain Pen in the Sunsets on the Eastside colorway. Enhance the Stash Susie acquired an amazing set of race car stitch markers from Ann Tudor LLC, and her stash was greatly enhanced with a (kid's) sweater quantity of Luna Grey Fiber Arts Nova Worsted in Brickhouse.

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  • Rip cord method - Episode 248 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

    This week's episode is sponsored by: Do you know about  Lo-Lo EO's?  EO's (essential oils) are natural compounds derived from plants, that have powerful biochemical compositions which often stimulate our brain, affecting mood and well being.  Like you and me,  Lo-Lo EO’s are a wondrous mixture of individual qualities, some very bold and assertive, others showing a softer, gentler face.  By applying specific EO’s or blends, you choose  the way want your mood affected.  When EO’s are combined with Bar-Maids soothing combination of  natural oils and butters, you have an amazing Lo-Lo experience. EO’s are powerful, and respecting them is appropriate. With that in  mind, do you want to relax, rejuvenate, or recharge? It's all up to you. Lo-Lo EO’s are available in the Body Bar, To-Go Bar, O’ for Feet Sake, Lip Balm, and Cuticle Intensive. Are you always on the lookout for new fiber blends and interesting fiber preps? Well search no more! Gourmet Stash is an online fiber arts shop specializing in punis, puni-style rolags, kits, tutorials and mini batts! We have a love of color and luxury fibers that we blend to make each spinning experience truly decadent. Stop by our shop and see what new fiber delicacies are being created every week at www.gourmetstash.com. Love self-striping yarns but not quite sure how to use them? Join the Knitcircus Yarns Gradient Yarn Club and let hand-dyer and designer Jaala Spiro guide you! Three packages of exclusive self-striping colorways with patterns written just for them, plus information and lists of favorite patterns for using gradient yarns. The cherry on top? Treats from other indy knitting businesses with every package. Check out the Knitcircus Yarns store for handpainted and kettle-dyed yarns, too! Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!  On The Needles:(0:34) This week, Rachel from the Knitcents podcast is joining in. Rachel is knitting on a top down-toe up sock out of Bergere de France. Gigi is working on her Something Fishy sock out of Cascade 220 superwash sportweight in multis. Jasmin is working on her 15 Color Rainbow Socks (#operationsockdrawer), where she is rehoming socks that she is tired of, and replacing them with new, fun socks. Shs mentions Susan B. Anderson's sock drawer. Gigi finished the Spice Man socks out of Fortissima yarn. Rachel just finished a Gramps cardigan for Genevieve. Jasmin finished her Houdini socks out of Patons Kroy. Gigi has put more rows on the Crocus Vernus socks. Rachel is also working on a Kerouac sweater out of her own handspun. Gigi has cast on a pair of socks out of

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