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  • #BeardyCast 13 - Судьба превосходства

    · 01:47:13 · #BeardyCast: гаджеты и медиакультура

    [00:00 - 09:51] Приветствие[09:51 - 30:33] Впечатления от бета-версии Destiny[30:33 - 36:07] Какой внешний вид интерфейсов мобильных приложений сейчас в моде, их преимущества и недостатки[37:07 - 42:47] Apple и IBM объединились для дальнейшего внедрения iOS в бизнес-сектор[42:47 - 48:16] Сериал "Остановись и гори" (Halt and Catch Fire) как хорошая ретроспектива современного компьютеростроения[48:16 - 53:11] Google Project Zero обезопасит для вас Интернет[53:11 - 61:32] Продажи Samsung Galaxy S5 отстают от Galaxy S4 и iPhone 5S[61:32 - 63:38] Евгений Яруткин и Motorola Moto G - уголовное дело и административный штраф[63:38 - 74:52] Фильм "Превосходство" (Transcendence) с Джонни Деппом в главной роли[74:52 - 104:46] Ответы на вопросы слушателей[104:46 - 107:12] Прощание

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  • 038 Becca Greenwood | Breaking Through Strongholds

    · Eternal Leadership

    For the full post and great resources CLICK HERE   “Where are we limiting ourselves? What are the lies that we have embraced because of our life circumstances or things that have happened that would keep us or hold us back from the fullness of identity that the Lord has for us?” –Rebecca Greenwood   From an early age, Rebecca Greenwood struggled with strongholds in her life: anger, depression and multiple fears. She feared authority figures, displeasing others, heights, the dark…even while she was a church youth leader and member of the worship team.   Through a process that she describes in this podcast, Rebecca learned how to break free from these strongholds through uncovering their root causes and allowing God to heal them.  She shares how you can find freedom and lasting peace through this process, and help others to do the same.   “We will want in our personal lives to see God's kingdom extended wherever He has placed us…We can be totally bold and humble all at the same time.”-Rebecca Greenwood   You will learn:   How to identify the areas in your life where you are limiting yourself How to uncover your own strongholds and their root causes How to replace the lies about yourself that you have been believing with truths about who you were really created to be   How to retrain and renew your mind   Rebecca is co-founder and president of Christian Harvest International and Strategic Prayer Action Network (SPAN).   From the time she was young girl, Rebecca felt a drawing of the Lord that she would be used by Him. Her mother used to tell Rebecca she was blessed and her father loved to sing a son entitled Far Away Places to she and her sister when they were small girls. Little did her parents know they were speaking her destiny into her heart and mind even from the time she was a young child.   In a prayer time in 1990 she felt a strong presence of the Spirit in which she was overcome. During this time the Lord showed her a vision of thousands and thousands of souls from many nations. He challenged her saying, Becca, will you be accountable for the souls I have assigned to you? Will you reach them for Me? Her heart captivated by this experience, she seriously responded to the mandate of the Lord to the nations. Since this Kingdom encounter, her passion has been seeing the lands of the world impacted for the Glory of God and reaching people with the gospel and setting the captive free. Her heart cry has become, Lord give me the nations. . As a result, prophecy, prophetic intercession, transformational spiritual warfare prayer, spiritual mapping, deliverance and teaching the word of God extensively in the many lands of the earth are the main thrusts of Christian Harvest.   Over the past 22 years, she has participated and led in spiritual warfare prayer journeys to 25 countries such as Egypt, Nepal, Italy, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Ireland, Spain, China, and to many cities and locations throughout the United States in which measurable breakthrough of transformation have been realized.   Having a heart for lost souls, Rebecca has seen many saved and set free. She ministers in transparency from her personal experiences of overcoming fear, depression and rebellion into freedom. She is committed to equipping in scriptural truths on how to live an overcoming life of purpose, fulfillment and destiny. And to equip people and churches to have a Jesus captivated and authoritative prayer life in which change and transformation are realized.   While she loves to travel the world and partner with the Lord in touching people's lives, Rebecca's favorite and most cherished times are with her husband Greg and their three beautiful daughters: Kendall, Rebecca and Katie. They reside in Colorado Springs, CO and are members of Freedom Church.   Rebecca has been a guest on TBN, Its Supernatural, God Knows and the Harvest Show. She has written for publications such as Charisma, Pray! Magazine and Spirit-Led Woman. She graduated with a Doctorate of Practical Ministry from Wagner Leadership Institute where she also serves as a core faculty member.   She is the author of six books:   •   Authority to Tread: An Intercessors Guide to Strategic-Level Spiritual Warfare •   Breaking the Bonds of Evil: How to Set People Free from Demonic Oppression •   The Power of a Godly Mother (ebook) •   Destined to Rule: Spiritual Strategies for Advancing the Kingdom of God •   Let Our Children Go: Steps to Free Your Child from Evil Influence and Demonic Harassment •   Your Kingdom Come: Encouraged to Intercede •   And was invited to partner with C. Peter Wagner in contributing to an Understanding Spiritual Warfare: Four Views. An academic book discussing four theological views of spiritual warfare which will be used in seminaries throughout the United States.          

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  • Actually Knitting Episode 25: Circular Needle Round Up

    · Actually Knitting

    Episode 25: Circular Needle Round Up   Thanks so much for the itunes reviews! They make my heart smile!    Knitting Segments Knits in Rehearsal   Effortless Cardigan by Hannah Fettig   That Nice Stitch by Susan Ashcroft    Memory Blanket by Georgie Hallam     Auditioning Knits   Autumnal Mitts by Jo Bangles     Tolt Hat and Mitts by Andrea Rangel    Looking to use my Jones Street DK that I purchased at Saff from Sarah at The Copper Corgi   What do you think about these two colors in color work?  That's my Jones Street DK by Sarah of The Copper Corgi       Knitting News, Notes and Events   Carolina Fiber Frolic, March 20-22. I heard it's sold out but email for details.   New KAL: The RAK-Along Rak: Random Act of Kindness   Knit something for someone just because, or knit for charity. Not a birthday or holiday, but just to do something nice for someone else.    Dates: March 1 through May 1   Charity Suggestions:  Knit your Bit: Scarves for Veterans Halos of Hope   Your local homeless shelter, NICU, etc.    There will be 2 threads open on the Actually Knitting Podcast board: A chatter thread and an FO Thread.    Rules:  1 post per person in the FO thread (because there is no minimum yardage)  Update your original post if you finish more than one object.  Start early if you want!  Chat it up in the chatter thread. Make suggestions for charities, small gifts to give as Random Act of Kindness.    Not sure about prizes yet, but I will work on it. But the point is to knit something just to make someone happy.    I am going to be teaching knitting classes at a local women's recovery center. If you have any needles, yarn, etc, that you would like to donate, please PM or email me! We can use anything you would like to donate and the volunteer coordinator has told me that supplies are a big issue for them. Help me create some new knitters who will someday be able to tell their own #becauseofknitting story.      #Stashdownthrowdown Updates   I chose a random winner from the Instagram users who have tagged their projects with #stashdown throwdown, if you have used this hashtag, listen to the podcast to see if you have won a pattern of your choice (up to 7$) on Ravelry. If you haven't used the hashtag, what are you waiting for?    Knitting Talk Back: Circular Needle Round Up    A listener posted a question on the "What Would You Like to Hear About?" thread. She wanted to know my thoughts on needles, and I had been working on a needle round up of circular needles, especially focusing on interchangeable sets. Be sure to post on the Actually Knitting Podcast thread for episode 25 about your experience with circular needles, dpns, etc.    I talk about the following needles:    ChiaoGoo 9 Inch Circular Needles   Knit Picks Harmony Options   Knit Picks Caspian Straights   Hiya Hiya Interchangeables   ChiaoGoo Interchangeables   Signature Needle Arts Non-Knitting Segments   What a Crock Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Quinoa from Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen   Love it or Leave it   Love it:  I really loved this video with Jimmy Fallon and the cast of Saved by the Bell.    Went to Greenville, SC for the day last weekend and loved it. It was absolutely beautiful and I got to visit a lovely LYS called The NeedleTree.    I fell off the wagon with the #stashdownthrowdown (It wasn't my fault, I swear!) and purchased the following lovelies:          Leave it: Taxes   Other News and Notes Superbowl 4 mile race   I finished in 38 minutes! I can't believe it!    26 Books in 2015 Book Challenge   I have finished 2 books since I last recorded:   Still Alice by Lisa Genova   Calling me Home by Julie Kibler   I'm currently reading:    The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton   Written in my Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon   Thanks so much for listening today and for your positive reviews and feedback. Check out the following threads on The Actually Knitting Podcast Group:    Your Turn in the Spotlight: Share your talents with us! Do you have a podcast, etsy store, underwater basket weaving class?    What would you like to hear about?: Ideas and suggestions for talk back topics.   Knits on Stage: Are you knitting in public and/or wearing your knits in public? Share!    Contact me! Links are available on this page. 

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  • Actually Knitting Episode 22: A Year in Review

    · Actually Knitting

    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  Tiny Trees Ornament by Lily/Sugar and Creme     Neon Beast by Veera Valimaki   Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off    Knits in Rehearsal TGV by Susan Ashcroft      Auditioning Knits   I've been looking at lots of slippers!    Seamless Salomas Slippers by Megan Williams   Non-Felted Slippers by Yuko Nakamura   Non-Felted Slippers Biscotte's Version by Louise Robert    Pleated Ballet Flats by Coco Knits   Malbrigo Loafers by Coco Knits    French Press Felted Slippers by Melynda Bernardi   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:  Three Needle Bind-off   Short Rows, thanks to this Craftsy Class     Kitchener Stitch   Knitting in Both Directions   Gwen Bortner Classes on Craftsy    Icord Cast on   Icord Bind off  Non-Knitting 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!    New Coffee Maker!   Leave it: Lack of communication in relationships   Other News and Notes  Cabaret at Theatre Charlotte     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

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  • FB#45 - The Fat Black Answers Series No2

    · 00:36:00 · TriSpecific | Ironman Triathlon Coaching Podcast

    You Asked… we Answered. From this week onwards Pete and are adding a second show each week. So Tuesdays will be “The Fat Black - The Answers Series” and The Friday Fat Black will be our interviews. So last Friday we did our first of “The Answers” series podcast and after that and the feedback for more.. we have obliged. If you have questions. Please use the comments on the show notes page, ask on our TriSpecific Facebook fanpage or simply email me kristian [at] trispecific.com. This weeks Questions: Q: Out of all the pieces of equipment available for training and performance improvements, what is the first one you would recommend to buy? Q:  What are the best cassette and chain ring choices for events. When do you determine you need to? Q: Bike shoes for Ironman and Half … should I be using Triathlon Specific shoes or road shoes? Q: What is the best bike case for traveling Links: Trigger Point Performance Therapy Tools Australia New Zealand USA Germany United Kingdom Bike Trainers Revbox (if you're interested in this trainer, contact me as I have a special TS Coached Athlete, TS LIFE and Blueprint Athlete and even for our listeners) Wahoo Kickr Swim Tools TYR Catalyst Hand Paddles - You can grab them here at wiggle Australia or wiggle rest of world. Pull Buoy Options we like: Big Ass PB ;) Huub - Big Buoy Blue Seventy Core Short (a new favourite) Finis Tempo Trainer Pro (great for run training too..)  Bike Shoes For long course racing we prefer and recommend using a road shoe. We like S-Works Road Shoe Shimano Road Shoe If you want to go down the custom route check out Bont Also ensure you go to your local Specialized dealer that does Body Geometry and use their "archometer" and get the specific body geometry footbeds needed for you. Instant increase in power, less foot fatigue and lessen the chances of injury. Run You need to ensure you are in the right shoe for you. In Australia our friends at The Running Company have a great service as does The Running Centre in Perth. If you don't have a store near you that can get you on a treadmill and see you run, both barefoot and in shoes then Pete and I have a Run Faster service where we will get you to get video footage for us and then we will guide you to a shoe that is right for you. We will also give you advice on potential mobility drills and self massage techniques you'll need to do to improve your running efficiency. For more on this service just contact me. Bike Cases Shimano Mega case SiCon Aero 2.0  

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  • #BeardyCast 19 – Дьявольский Айфон

    · 01:25:49 · #BeardyCast: гаджеты и медиакультура

    [00:00 – 01:05] Вступление и приветствие[01:05 – 07:33] Как Андрей пропал – впечатления от Diablo 3 на Sony PlayStation 4; прочие игры[07:33 – 14:51] Новый iPhone будет показан 9 сентября (официально)[14:51 – 16:54] Бородатые прогнозы про «умные» часы Apple[16:54 – 24:10] Поход Сергея в Kaspersky Lab[24:10 – 27:47] Компания Samsung лицензировала карты HERE – очередная попытка уйти от экосистемы Google[27:47 – 32:02] LG G Watch R vs. Moto 360 vs. Samsung Gear S[32:02 – 38:30] Dscout – интересная «теневая» кампания за пределами Project Ara[38:30 – 85:07] Ответы на вопросы слушателей[85:07 – 85:48] Заключение и прощание   Сайт: http://beardycast.com/Вконтакте: http://vk.com/beardycastGoogle+ https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/115556032110113953828

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  • DNP90|Timo Eckhardt: Die Löffelliste... Dinge, die ich noch tun möchte, bevor ich den Löffel abgebe.

    · 00:16:36 · Der Digitale Nomaden Podcast - Lerne wie du Reisen und Arbeiten verbinden kannst

    Die Löffelliste Was würdest du tun, wenn du nur noch kurze Zeit zu Leben hättest? In dem Film "Das Beste kommt zum Schluss" müssen sich die krebskranken Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) und Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) genau diese Frage stellen. Die Antwort ist... ihre Löffelliste (engl. Bucket List) abhaken. Die Löffelliste ist eine Liste mit Dingen, die man tun möchte bevor man "den Löffel abgibt"...also stirbt, bzw. "ins Gras beißt". Du hast hoffentlich noch etwas mehr Zeit, als die Beiden. Trotzdem solltest du deine Zeit nutzen. Man weiß ja nie, wann es vorbei ist. Unser Tipp: Mach dir auch eine Löffelliste. Eine Liste mit all deinen Lebensträumen und Wünschen. Durch die Liste findest du dein persönliches "WARUM" heraus, du findest einen Sinn und sie motiviert dich ein richtig abgefahrenes Leben zu führen. Jedes Mal, wenn du mal wieder ein Haken hinter einen Punkt auf deiner Löffelliste machen kannst, fühlt sich unbeschreiblich schön an. "Was soll ich bloß auf meine Löffelliste schreiben?" Fang an zu träumen und sammle alle Ideen, die dir in den Kopf kommen in einer Mindmap. Du kannst dir außerdem anderen Löffellisten anschauen und dich inspirieren lassen. Tausche dich mit deinen Freunden aus. Wichtig: Zu Anfang schreib einfach alles auf, was dir einfällt. Egal, ob es realistisch ist oder nicht. Du willst auf den Mars? Coole Idee, schreib es erstmal auf. Wer weiß, ob das nicht schon in wenigen Jahren sowieso möglich sein wird. Ziele: Setze dir Ziele in den verschiedensten Bereichen (z.B. soziale, berufliche, finanzielle, persönliche oder auch Reiseziele) "Visualisiere deine Löffelliste" Es bringt nichts die Liste in der Schublade verschwinden zu lassen. Du musst täglich an deine Ziele erinnert werden. Vielleicht machst du dir eine riesengroße Collage mit Schwarz-Weiß-Bildern von deinen Zielen. Immer wenn du ein Ziel erreicht hast, tauscht du das Schwarz-Weiß-Bild dann gegen das bunte Originalbild von dir aus. Deiner Kreativität sind da keine Grenzen gesetzt. "Fang an... verdammt nochmal!" Fang heute an! Genau Jetzt. Du hast gerade keine Zeit? Ok... Dann mach dir JETZT einen Termin im Kalender, an dem du dich zwei Stunden nur mit deiner Löffelliste beschäftigst. Wenn du nicht jetzt startest, dann war die Löffelliste eine ganz nette Idee, welche niemals umgesetzt wurde. Deshalb baue direkt Momentum auf, indem du den ersten Schritt sofort machst. Damit du dich selbst nicht überforderst, setze dir kleine Ziele. Beispielsweise, dass du jeden Monat genau ein Punkt deiner Löffelliste abhakst. Macht im Jahr 12 Ziele - klingt doch gut, oder?! Am Besten findest du einen Löffellisten-Freund, mit dem du dich regelmäßig austauscht. Teile doch einfach diese Podcastfolge mit der Person, mit der du dich über deine Löffelliste austauschen möchtest. Vielleicht hat sie ja auch Lust ein geiles Leben zu führen. Hier noch ein paar Punkte von meiner Löffelliste: Reiseziele (Thailand, USA, Kanada, Amsterdam, Paris, Rom, London) Wingsuit flying Youtube-Channel starten ✓ Fallschirmspringen ✓ Bungeejumping ✓ Flyboarden ✓ ins Kinderparadies Rabatz Fremde glücklich machen ✓ Einen Elefanten reiten im Anzug Lasertag spielen ✓ Neuseeland ✓ auf dem Nürnburgring fahren Helikopter fliegen ✓ Bei Gedankentanken auftreten die Niagarafälle sehen Tauchen am Great Barrier Reef Mit Delfinen schwimmen über die Chinesische Mauer laufen Bubble-Fussball spielen Heli-Snowboarding Kiten lernen die Polarlichter sehen Einen Parabelflug machen Mit einem Orka schwimmen Ins Bett fallen und in 3 Sekunden einschlafen ✓ Ein Schweigekloster für eine Woche besuchen Eine Insel allein bewohnen Ein Feuer machen (Nur mit dem was einem die Natur bietet) Alle meine Reisefotos mal sortieren :P Ein Hotelzimmer wie ein Rockstar verwüsten Eine Woche ohne PC, Smartphone und Internet verbringen ✓ (das muss immer wieder mal sein) Ein Start-up gründen Alle 7 Kontinente besuchen Einen Road-Trip mit Sascha machen Mein Englisch verbessern 1st class fliegen Karneval in Rio erleben Am Times Square entlang gehen Über die Golden Gate Bridge laufen Mit Haien Käfigtauchen Den Sternenhimmel in der Wüste sehen ✓ Motorschlitten fahren Quad fahren ✓ Einen Monat ohne Geld reisen Einen Feuerlauf auf einem Tony Robbins Seminar machen Unter freiem Himmel schlafen ✓ Ein 5 Gänge Menü im Dunkeln essen Nachts im Mondschein baden ✓ ein Baumhaus bauen unter einem Wasserfall baden ✓ Eine Höhle hinter einem Wasserfall entdecken ✓ Eine gute Nachricht überbringen ✓ Vor Lachen weinen ✓ Bier auf Wein trinken :D Mit einer Haarnadel ein Schloss knacken Eine Schule in einem Entwicklungsland bauen + Zugang zum Internet schaffen + Möglichkeiten erklären Mit meiner Familie und meinen Freunden Zeit verbringen Zeit verschenken usw. :D ✓ = erledigt Konnte ich die inspirieren? Mach gerne Fotos von deiner Löffelliste und lade sie bei Instagram hoch. Verlinke @digitale_nomaden_podcast auf dem Bild und nutze den Hashtag #löffelliste und #dnpod damit wir benachrichtigt werden :) Wir freuen uns auf deine Löffelliste. Liebe Grüße, Timo Du würdest auch gerne deinen eigenen Podcast starten? Klicke hier! Hast du schon dein Ticket für die DNX vom 27.-28.05.2017 in Berlin? Nein? Dann kannst du es hier mit einem exklusiven Rabatt von 20 € bestellen. Willst du exklusive Hintergrundinfos vom Digitalen Nomaden Podcast? Dann folge uns doch auf Instagram. Hier erhältst du in unserer Instagram Story, Einblicke wie es backstage bei uns abläuft. Tritt auch unserer kostenlosen Facebook-Community bei und connecte Dich mit uns und anderen Gleichgesinnten. Erhalte unser Digitale Nomaden Podcast WochenEcho + unsere 10 besten Ressourcen für angehende Digitale Nomaden FOR FREE – einfach hier eintragen Sascha & Timo

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  • Spinnin' Sessions Episode 123 - Guest: Saint WKND

    · 01:00:01 · Spinnin' Sessions

      1. Pep & Rash x Shermanology - Sugar [Spinnin’ Deep]  2. EDX - Belong [Spinnin’]  3. Oliver Heldens & Da Hool - MHATLP (HI-Lo Edit) [Spinnin’]  4. Scott Harris ft. Bodhi Jones – While The World Sleeps [Spinnin’ Talentpool]  5. Chocolate Puma & Tommie Sunshine - Scrub The Ground (ft. DJ Funk) [HELDEEP]  6. Ralvero & Jimmy Clash - Trivia [Oxygen]  7. Alpharock & VIDA - Guitar Hero [Musical Freedom]  8. Odesza vs Cedric Gervais - Say My Name (ft Zyra) [Spinnin’]  9. VINAI - Techno [Spinnin’]    Guest mix by Saint WKND

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  • Actually Knitting Episode 28: Choose your Own Adventure Sweater Knitting

    · Actually Knitting

    Thanks for listening to Episode 28 of the podcast!    We started out today with some thank you program mentions to all of those (I think) who have donated supplies to my knitting classes at the Women's Recovery Center.    Knitting Segments Show Ready Knits Bloccare Cap by Elizabeth Green Musselman, Dark Matter Knits Yarn: Bijou Basin Llasa Wilderness in a dusty purple (Color #14)            Frabjous Fibers Mad Hatter Mini Skein Pack in the Mice in the Tea Colorway  Needles: Signature Convertibles US size 4 for the body and 3 for the brim Size: I made the large size, with the slouch     Knits in Rehearsal Viajante by Martina Behm Finally, actually cast this on instead of just talking about casting it on!  Yarn: Miss Babs Kilimanjaro in the Believable color way Needles: US Size 3 and US Size 4   Catnip Socks by Wendy D. Johnson Yarn: One Twisted Tree Prime Sock in the HinkyPunk Colorway Dyed by the wonderful Danie of the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin Podcast Needles: US Size 1.5 Addi Turbo fixed circular needles   Vanilla Socks Yarn: Wisdom Yarns Saki Bamboo in the Garnet Ridge colorway Needles: US 1.5 Addi Lace fixed circular needles Cast on 63 stitches using Judy's Magic Cast On    Memory Blanket by Georgie Hallam Yarn: Who knows?? Needles: US Size 2 Addi Turbo fixed circulars    Auditioning Knits Mill Wrap by Maria Yarley/Elegant Economy Knits   Sugar Maple by Carina Spencer   Cardinia Wrap by Ambah   Knittings News, Notes and Events   I visited a lovely LYS in Black Mountain, NC, called the Black Mountain Yarn Shop. I highly recommend you check it out if you are in the area! I purchased some Hedgehog Fibers Sock yarn in the Villain color way.    I had a blast at the Carolina Fiber Frolic!  Check out the bags made by Jan Smiley on Etsy! She does excellent work!  Here is my lovely bag!        I purchased 2 of the official Frolic Colorways by Sarah of The Copper Corgi Yarns.    I won a skein of Quaere Fibers Gradient Sock in the Raw Turquoise color way.    I also purchased a mini-skein gradient kit by the lovely ladies of Kismet Fiber Works. What should I make??   I had the best roomies at the Frolic! Maria from Elegant Economy Knits and Faith of Faithfully Geeky Blog. Check out these ladies!    Fiberlicious Kickstarter Contest We had 28 entries for the contest which closed on March 22. I drew a winner? Listen up to see if you won a skein of yarn and project bag from the ladies of Fiberlicious!   Rak-Along The Rak-along is still going strong. We have only a few entries but still lots of time left to participate!      The KAL will run through May 1. All of the rules and regulations are available in the thread on Ravelry. Make someone something, you'll make them smile and I bet you will smile too!   500 Member Giveaway We still have the contest going through April 1st. Don't forget to enter!    New to me Podcast: Teaching your Brain to Knit   New to me Video Podcast: Junkyarn   Knitting Talk Back A special review of the new Amy Herzog book Knit, Wear Love.    Non-Knitting What a Crock Creamy Mushroom Chicken Stew   Love it or Leave it Love it: The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix               The wedding I attended this weekend was super fun!   Leave it: Hurt feelings. Boo! Who needs it?    Other News and Notes Book Update I finished reading Three Daughters by Consuelo Saah Baehr. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.   Still running...as much as I can manage with some calf pain. 10k is two weeks away.    Thanks for joining me for episode 28. 

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  • Episode 34: Knitting Buffet

    · Actually Knitting

    Thank you so much to all the new and returning listeners out there, and double thanks for the lovely iTunes reviews!   Special shout-out to Elizabeth Green Musselman from Dark Matter Knits for both mentioning the podcast on her podcast and for putting information about the PalKal in her newsletter.   Knitting Segments   Show Ready Knits Make it Work by Allie Coffey Make it Work by Allie Coffey Yarn: Bijou Basin Ranch Lhasa Wilderness from the Outlandish Collection in the Culloden colorway.  Needles: Knitter's Pride Nova Platina in size 4 and 6           I was also lucky enough to review both the yarn and needles  I used on this project.  Listen up             to hear my thoughts.    Make sure you check out the Outlandish Collection by Bijou Basin Ranch. I also mentioned the Clara Parkes Craftsy Class if you are interested in learning more about yarn.     I also really enjoyed reviewing the Knitter's Pride Nova Platina Interchangeable Needles.      Tre o Molti by Anthony Casalena Yarn: Madeline Tosh Tosh Merino Light in Flashdance (purple), Antique Lace (cream) and Vanilla Bean (variegated with creams, purples, browns) Needles: US 7/4.5 mm   I love this project and I'll be entering it for the Around Your Neck Kal that is happening with Dianne of the Suburban Stitcher Video Podcast and Stacy of Must Stash Yarns and Podcast.   Here's the Lenny Kravitz scarf I talked about which I will most definitely NOT be knitting.    I also mentioned the    Stash Dash Update: This brings my yardage to 985 or 900.684 meters towards my goal   Knits in Rehearsal Vanilla Socks I started a new pair of self-striping socks while I was camping last weekend. Yarn: Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated Sock in the Shades of Grey colorway Needles: Size 1 Addi Turbo circular needles   I mentioned that I referenced Laura Linneman's After Thought Heel Recipe.    Astonish Top by Katy Banks After some ripping back, I've been working on this again.   Yarn: Knit Picks Lindy Chain in Sagebrush and Honey  Needles: Size 2 Addi Lace Turbos     Whiz Bang Socks by Sarah Shoo  Sarah is half of the lovely duo behind the In a Sknit Video Podcast.  Yarn: Yarn Ink Sparkle Fingering in Oblivion Needles: Size 1 Karbonz Fixed Circulars   I briefly mentioned my opinion about the Chiaogoo Bamboo Circular needles.  Sarah is offering a coupon code to get this pattern for $1.50. Use code ActuallyKnitting15 at checkout!    I talked about my summer knitting plans while I'm Knitting Like It's My Job.    Auditioning Knits Sun Tea by Laura Aylor   Knitting News, Notes and Events World Wide Knit in Public Day was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who came out! Special thanks to our sponsors:  Charlotte Yarn Yarnhouse Cottage Yarn  Baskets of Yarn Another special thanks to all the individual prize donors! You helped make the day fun!             Stitches Midwest is August 6-9. I'll be there, will you?   Stash Dash is still going strong! Check out The Knit Girlls for more information.    Pal Kal Progress   Make sure to check out the Ravelry group for the pertinent threads. Thanks so much to all of our sponsors both of coupon codes and prizes. PALKAL 2015 PalKal is happening starting June 1st! I answer a few questions I've been asked on the boards, but feel free to ask anything that you think of. The most important update is that I've decided that you can use Wips for the PALKAL. Please use #palkal2015 on Instagram. I can't wait to see what you decide to do!   This is the biggest KAL of the year for Actually Knitting!  The Podcast Along Knit Along will start officially on June 1st, but let’s start our plotting and planning now! Here are the rules: Cast on: June 1 Bind off: September 1 The basic idea is to support a podcaster you listen to or watch by knitting one of their patterns and/or using their yarns for your project. You can also use a project bag by a podcaster! The design, yarn/fiber and/or project bag must be from a knitting/crochet/fiber podcaster. (Not all 3, just one of those to qualify) Use the chatter thread for discussion. Make suggestions. There are TONS of podcasts out there and almost no one knows about all of them, so if you know of a podcaster designer/yarnie/bag maker, feel free to share with us! You are encouraged to take advantage of the coupon codes offered by our sponsors, but you are not limited to those podcasters for the KAL. Sponsors and coupon codes will be announced in an upcoming episode. Please post finished objects in the non-chatter thread and include a link to the podcaster you are supporting. Enter as many projects as you like. Each project gets a separate post in the non-chatter thread. A note about project bags: a project bag may only be entered into the contest one time for an entry. (You can’t just keep using a podcaster project bag over and over and entering the contest that way). You must be a member of the Actually Knitting Podcast Group to win. Have fun supporting a podcaster designer or yarnie! Please do not chatter in the non-chatter thread. It makes it more difficult to draw a winner! Use the tag PALKAL2015 on Ravelry and #palkal2015 on Instagram In addition, I've decided that you can use WIPS for this KAL. Yay!    We have some great sponsors and wonderful prizes that I can’t wait to share with you all! Let’s make some plans for summer knitting!    The coupon codes will be listed on the podcast and are available here as well:   Dianne from Suburban Stitcher, use code PALKAL2015 for 10% off of any order May 25th through July 31st   Jennifer from the Down Cellar Studio Podcast, use code PALKAL15 for 30% off through June 15th   Alana Dakos from Never Not Knitting, use PALKAL for 25% off of any PDF pattern (not books)   Megan from Stockinette Zombies, use ActuallyKnittingPalKal for 30% off through the end of July   Anne from the Carolina Fiber Girls, use PALKAL50 for 50% off any of her patterns   Elizabeth Green Musselman from Dark Matter Knits, use the code PalKal15 for 20% off of any of her self-published patterns, through September 1st.   Allie Coffey from Caffeinated Knitting Video Podcast, use the code PALKAL2015 for 50% off of her patterns.   Daniela from Caffeinated Knitting Video Podcast, use the code ACTUALLYCAFFEINATED for 50% off her patterns through September 1.  Angela from the Revelations of a Delusional Knitter Podcast, use the code PALKAL2015 for 25% off of her patterns.   Sarah Shoo from In a Sknit is offering her new pattern, Whiz Bang Socks, for $1.50 with the code ActuallyKnitting15   Prizes:  Suburban Stitcher/Dianne 1 sock size draw string bag of winner's choice from her Etsy Shop.   Danie from The Prarie Girls Knit and Spin podcast and One Twisted Tree 1 skein of her Prime Sock Yarn in the Hinky Punk colorway   Mel from With Mel Video Podcast 3 patterns from her Ravelry Store   Stacie/Must Stash Yarns and Video Podcast 1 skein of her Extended Play Version of Darkside of the Moon   Emily/Fibretown 1 skein of yarn   Megan Williams/Stockinette Zombies Sock Pattern kit that includes yarn, pattern and a bag   Anne/Carolina Fiber Girls 1 sock pattern   Estela/One More Row Please (blog/designer) 2 patterns from her Ravelry Store   Laura/Gynx Yarns 1 skein of   Brenda Castiel/designer 3 patterns from her Ravelry store   Maria/Stitched in Sweden A pattern from her Ravelry Store   Jennifer from the Down Cellar Studio Podcast, Trickle Shawl Kit from Infinite Twist   My other plans for the Pal Kal are:    Los Monos Locos in my One Twisted Tree Prime Sock in the Disco Lemonade color way   Pump of the Volume Socks, Cool Clavicle Cover and the Seamless Saloma Slippers, all by Megan Williams.    Aila Grace Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde.    Swirl E Socks by Susie White.      Gleener Giveaway Contest ended on June 15th, listen up to see if you are the lucky winner!   Knitting Talk Back: Blocking   Listen up for some information on blocking, what my go-to tools are and a review of the Knitter's Pride Blockers.                This tutorial from Craftsy has some great information for new and experienced knitters.    Non-Knitting Segments   What a Crock Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein This recipe isn't truly a crockpot recipe, but I use mine to cook the spaghetti squash! Makes it really easy to get started on the rest of the recipe when you get home from work.    Love it or Leave it Love it: Summer Break is here!    Leave it: Construction on my building   Other News and Notes I have been able to spend some time with my family recently, which was very nice. I am still reading The Martian by Andy Weir and I actually picked up Written in my Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon again.      Running updates: nothing to share, just plugging along.    Thanks for listening! 

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  • Actually Knitting Episode 27: Knitting Resources

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    Episode 27: Knitting Resources   Thanks to everyone for listening, commenting on the episode threads on Ravelry and leaving me wonderful iTunes reviews. You make a girl feel special!   Knitting Show Ready Knits   That Nice Stitch by Susan Ashcroft  I love, love, love this knit! Too bad it's too warm to wear it currently.    Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Damsel in the Starry Night Colorway Needles: Size 6 Chiaogoo Fixed Circular (Love them!) Used up the whole skein, for 335 yards out of my stash! And I still have a skein left! What to do??   Knits in Rehearsal Bloccare Cap by Elizabeth Green Musselman I am obsessed with this knit! Saw it on the designer's podcast, Dark Matter Knits, and immediately shopped the stash for the right yarn.  Yarn: Bijou Basin Llasa Wilderness in a dusty purple (Color #14)            Frabjous Fibers Mad Hatter Mini Skein Pack in the Mice in the Tea Colorway  Needles: Signature Convertibles size 4 Size: I'm making the large size, with the slouch   Hope to start very soon: Mama Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker I have swatched, so hopefully will be able to cast on this week. Yarn: Malabrigo Arroyo in the Chispas colorway   Dapper Scarf by Terri Stockdreher This will be my first RAKalong project, it's a scarf that will be donated to the Knit Your Bit Campaign sponsored by the WWII Museum. Yarn: Unknown (I think it's Lion Brand) Needles: Random size 10 bamboo circulars I have in my needle stash   *Actually, since recording, I have changed my mind about this pattern, because I didn't like the fabric I was getting, so I decided to just get a stitch pattern from a book and knit that up as a scarf, details on the next episode.    Viajante by Martina Behm Yarn: Miss Babs Kilimanjaro in the Believable Colorway Needles: Size 3 Chiaogoo Fixed Circulars Auditioning Knits Sunny Stripes Hat by Gretchen Tracy   I also mentioned my recently finished cross stitch project, The Dude, from the Etsy shop Plastic Little Covers.        Knitting News Notes and Events #StashdownThrowdown How are you doing with your StashDown Goals? So far I am doing very well! I have knit 2482 yards since January and haven't purchased any yarn for myself (gifts don't count in my bizarre game!)   There are 35 posts tagged on Ravelry as of the recording of this episode, and it was time for another random winner of a downloadable pattern of your choice, $7.00 and under. You'll have to listen to see if you won!    500 Member Giveaway As of recording time we were at exactly 500 members in the Actually Knitting Podcast group on Ravelry. So, as promised, there is a special giveaway! You'll have to listen to see what it is, and don't forget to join the group if you haven't already. Thanks so much for all of your support! I will open the giveaway thread and leave it until April 1, 2015.   Also, don't forget to check out my friend's 31 Gifts page if you are in need of some cute bags!    Fiberlicious Kickstarter Some listeners contacted me about a Kickstarter they are doing to open a yarn shop in Orange County, California. And, they have a special giveaway for you. All you have to do is go to their Kickstarter page, look at the rewards, and then come back to the Actually Knitting Podcast Group on Ravelry and post about your favorite reward in the giveaway thread. Easy Peasy!    Rakalong Don't forget the Random Act of Kindness Along which runs March 1 through May 1. All of the rules and regulations are available in the threads on Ravelry. Make someone something, you'll make them smile and I bet you will smile too!   Carolina Fiber Frolic I will be making the trek to Sapphire, NC for the frolic very soon. Hope to see some of you there!    Knitting TalkBack: Resources, I was asked a question on the "What Would You Like to Hear About?" thread about my favorite knitting books, how do I organize them, etc. I had a nice time talking about my favorite knitting resource books, both real books an electronic ones. Don't forget to tell me about your favorites on the thread for Episode 27.    I mentioned a few books, and here they are:   The Knitting Answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe (This is the first edition, I own it in book format)    The Second Edition of the same book, which I recently purchased for my Kindle.   Up Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary by Wendy Bernard (There is only the book format, no ebook)    The Knowledgeable Knitter by Margaret Radcliffe (I purchased this for my Kindle/iPad).    Knit to Flatter by Amy Herzog (Available in ebook and traditional book format, but I just had to have the actual book)   Non-Knitting What a Crock Paula Deen's Taco Soup   Love it or Leave it Love it: Parks and Rec Series Finale and Downton Abbey Season Finale   Leave it: Parks and Rec is over!!!   Other News and Notes Book Challenge Update A few friends and I are participating in this book challenge. Let me know if you are interested and we will start a thread on the Ravelry board for this challenge. I'm always on the lookout for a good book to try!   Finished reading:     The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton, I didn't enjoy it that much.   Currently reading:    Written in my Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon   Three Daughters by Consuelo Baehr which I chose purely based on it's cover.   Running Updates: Still running, though I had to slow down a bit this week due to a hamstring problem. Feeling better already though!   I am participating in my first 10k in April, and I'm nervous but hopeful! I'm contemplating a 1/2 marathon next year (yikes!).   Thanks for listening!

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  • Frag Lars - Mal wieder MeisterTask (109)

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    Die heutige Folge dreht sich mal wieder um MeisterTask. Wenn auch Du eine Frage an mich hast, schreib mir einfach an: office@larsbobach.de Diesmal beantworte ich folgende Fragen: (1) von Dirk: "Hallo Lars, zunächst muss ich dir sagen, ich finde deine Beiträge einfach super und sie geben mir wirklich Orientierung. Bisher benutze ich • Für den kreativen Prozess: Realtime Board • Aufgabenverwaltung: Trello • Notizen/fertige Dokumente: Evernote • Dokumente an denen gearbeitet wird: Google Drive Hast du Erfahrung mit der Synchronisation zwischen MindMeister und MeisterTask? Arbeitest du eventuell sogar damit?  Oder hast du alternative Vorschläge, wie sich der kreative Prozess möglichst effizient mit dem Aufgabenmanagement verbinden lässt? Kennst du eine Möglichkeit, wie man aus einer PDF, die man aus GoodNotes nach Evernote exportiert hat, die Handschrift als/in Maschinenschrift exportieren/umwandeln kann? In/Aus GoodNotes selber funktioniert das ja recht gut. Ich hoffe du kannst mir auch bei diesen vielen Fragen weiterhelfen und weiterhin Orientierung geben. Ich freue mich auf deine Antwort!" (2) von Karl: "Hallo Lars! zunächst einmal vielen Dank für deine informativen Podcasts. Ich verfolge dein Treiben mittels RSS Feed und entdecke dabei immer wieder neue Ideen zur Steigerung meiner Produktivität und meines Workflow. Ich versuche mich derzeit an meistertask als meine persönliche Schaltzentrale, sowohl privat als auch beruflich. Etwas, das ich dabei schmerzlich vermisse, ist eine native evernote Integration und zwar den Zugriff auf meine evernote Daten über meistertask. Meine Frage:  Gibt es eine Möglichkeit, evernote-links in meistertask Aufgaben einzubinden?  Wünschen würde ich mir einen link als Anlage einer Aufgabe, über den dann über evernote die entsprechende Datei aufgeht. Wenn das nicht geht, hast du eine Ahnung, ob daran gearbeitet wird? P.s.: Über ein Video, wie du meistertask konfiguriert hast (Projekte, Spalten, Sections, Actions etc.) würde ich mich freuen." (3) von Gordon (von Podcasthelden) "Hey Lars, ich werde jetzt auch mal versuchen Teil deines Podcasts zu werden. Vielen Dank für deine Arbeit. Jetzt zu meiner Frage: Bei Trello habe ich ein Ressourcen-Board angelegt, in dem die Zugänge zu verschiedenen Plattformen für meine Assistentin angelegt waren. Die hatten kein Datum und „waren einfach da“. Bei Meistertask sind die Kärtchen in dem Board alle als Aufgaben im Dashboard zu sehen. Ich habe sie jetzt als „erledigt“ markiert, damit sie nicht ständig zu sehen sind. Der durchgestrichene Titel sieht aber nicht so schön aus. Wie hinterlegst du Ressourcen in deinen Boards? Besten Dank" (4) von Robert: "Servus Herr Bobach! Erst mal schöne Grüße aus dem Bayerischen Wald! Ja, auch hier beschäftigt man sich mit Digitalisierung und "so Zeug"! Getreu dem Motto unseres ehemaligen Ministerpräsidenten Edmund Stoiber: Laptop und Lederhose! Ich habe eine Frage zu MeisterTask: Kann man in dieser App, ähnlich wie bei ToDoIst, wiederkehrende Termine mit Erinnerung einpflegen? Z.B. den Plan für die Mülltonnenentleerung?! Ich nutze die App noch in der Basic Version und habe die Möglichkeit noch nicht entdeckt. Muss ich dafür ein Upgrade kaufen? Herzlichen Dank!" (5) von L.M.: "Hallo Herr Lars, ich habe eine Frage zum Zusammenspiel von GoodNotes und MeisterTask: Ist es möglich, Dokumente, Notizen oder andere Dateien, die ich in GoodNotes erstellt, und dort abgelegt habe, direkt in ein in MeisterTask bestehendes Projekt zu importieren? Oder muss ich hier den Umweg über eine Cloud gehen? Danke und Weiter so!"

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  • Actually Knitting Episode 29: Date Night!

    · Actually Knitting

    Episode 29: Date Night!    Knitting Segments!  Show Ready Knits Adjustable Coffee Mug Wrap by Danido Crafty Yarn: Paton's North America Classic Wool Worsted in the Dark Gray Mix Needles: Size 5 Knit Picks Caspian Wood Straights   First FO for the RakAlong (How lazy have I been about my own KAL?)  I cast on 12 stitches instead of 11 because I wanted my increases, etc, to all be in the center.    The Cup Sleeve by Brook Croley Yarn: Paton's North America Classic Wool Worsted in the Dark Gray Mix Needles: Size 6 Signature Convertibles (Magic Loop) This is my 2nd FO for the RakAlong, and it would make a great project to learn cables and knitting in the round.    Both of these projects will count for the KAL going on in the Down Cellar Studio Podcast group, hosted by Boston Jen!  Knits in Rehearsal Viajante by Martina Behm This is now in the knit until forever stage, but I love it!   Finally, actually cast this on instead of just talking about casting it on!  Yarn: Miss Babs Kilimanjaro in the Believable color way Needles: US Size 3 and US Size 4 Signature Convertibles        Vanilla Socks No pattern on this one, just cast on 32 stitches using Judy's Magic Cast On, did the increases until I had 64, and started knitting away. Great travel project, until I get to the heel, of course. As a still relatively new sock knitter, I don't have the heels down by memory yet. What's your favorite toe-up heel?   Yarn: Wisdom Yarns Saki Bamboo in the Garnet Ridge colorway Needles: US 1.5 Addi Lace fixed circular needles Judy's Magic Cast On    I mentioned the OMG Heel by Meghan Williams and the Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks.    Catnip Socks by Wendy D. Johnson I finished the first sock a couple of weeks ago, but haven't gotten much done other than the toe on the second one.   Yarn: One Twisted Tree Prime Sock in the HinkyPunk Colorway Dyed by the wonderful Danie of the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin Podcast Needles: US Size 1.5 Addi Turbo fixed circular needles   Mama Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker I am plugging along on this, but it's become a mostly at home project since I am alternating skeins and that's a lot of yarn to carry in your purse (though I've done it before!) I have linked to my project, which is still in the very beginning stages, but please check out the design as well.   Yarn: Malabrigo Rios in the Chispas Colorway Needles: Size 6 Signature Convertibles   Crochet Provision Cast On   Knitting News, Notes and Events RakAlong You have until May 1, 2015 to post your finished objects. Make something for someone "just because." There is no yardage requirement, but you need to keep your entry to 1 post per person, so just update your original post each time you finish something.      2015 Goals Update I wanted to update you (and myself) on my progress on my 2015 goals, now that we've reached the end of the 1st quarter of the year. Listen up to hear how I've done on my 5 knitting goals of 2015:  Education Charity Knitting Gift Knitting  Knitting from Stash Zen Knitting Stashdown Throwdown Don't forget to use the hashtag #stashdownthrowdown on Instagram! How are you doing with your Stashdown goals? Are you loving that amazing stash?    Giveaway: Knit, Wear, Love by Amy Herzog In episode 28 I reviewed this amazing book, don't forget to join the Actually Knitting Podcast Group on Ravelry and enter to win your copy! The contest runs through May 1st!   500 Member Giveaway I announced the winner of the 500 member giveaway! Listen up to see if you are the lucky winner of a great bag!    Knitting Talk Back: Date Night  Date Night is a fabulous collection of 5 patterns by Maria Yarley of Elegant Economy Knits. I hope you enjoy the review and, there is a copy for a lucky listener, too!  Listen to the episode to find out how to enter!    Non-Knitting Segments What a Crock Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala   Love it or Leave it Love it: Spring Break, my trip to Savannah   Leave it: Chores!    Stage Craft I did a little bit of sewing this week, and made this project bag!    I used this tutorial to make the bag, very easy to follow for a non-seamstress like myself! Thanks to the Knitmore Girls for pointing me in the direction of this tutorial.    Other News and Notes Book Updates I finished reading Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo. I really enjoyed it and recommend it! I mentioned the podcast Teaching Your Brain to Knit.   I'm still doing this book challenge. 26 Books in 2015 Book Challenge   I started reading The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. I loved the first book in this series,  The Rosie Project so I have high hopes for this one!   Running Updates I will run my first 10k on Saturday April 11, 2015. I'm a bit nervous because I'm still having some problems but, I'm as ready as I'm going to be! Wish me luck!

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  • Actually Knitting Episode 49: I Wish You Could See My Face Right Now!

    · Actually Knitting

    Episode 49   I mentioned the iTunes review from one of the hosts of Unraveling with Greg and Joey, check them out if you get a chance.   Knits in Rehearsal Vanilla Socks for Josh   Hermione's Every Day Socks by Erica Lueder I'm knitting these out of my first ever skein of Socks that Rock by Blue Moon Fiber Arts.   Vanilla Socks with some White Birch Fiber Arts    Bryum shawl  Yarn purchased at my favorite yarn shop, Black Mountain Yarn Shop.   Worsted Boxy  My favorite Miss Babs Yarn, gotta love it!   Auditioning Knits It's not been released yet, but Joji Locatelli has a new shawl pattern coming out (hopefully) soon. Check out her Instagram feed to see the picture.    I mentioned having seen the shawl on the Suburban Stitcher Podcast.  Knitting News, Notes and Events News The Broadway KAL is up and running!  I hope you are playing along because there are some great prizes up for grabs.   Cast on: February 15, 2016 Bind off: April 15, 2016 Wips Count!   The theme is Broadway, and you can interpret this theme as strictly or as loosely as you’d like. Basically, your project should tie in with a play or musical (on Broadway, or a little further from the Great White Way, the decision is yours). How you tie in your project with the theme is up to you, make it work! Have fun! Is the yarn or pattern actually named after a Broadway show or character or even a song from a show? Does the project remind you of a costume from a show? Is the yarn bright green, so it reminds you of Elphaba’s skin in Wicked? You get the point! Here is a great website where you can see Broadway shows listed by the year that they opened. You never know what might inspire you! There is a featured bundle in this group where any group member is free to add patterns you find that might work. This thread is for discussion and planning. Feel free to chat, encourage, make suggestions, etc. Closer to the cast-on date, a thread will be opened for finished objects. We will keep this KAL to one post per person in the FO thread, that way everyone is kind of on even ground. You may complete as many projects as you like, but you will put all of your FOs in one post in that thread. Prizes!   1 pattern from Jennifer Lassonde   1 Skein of yarn from The Happy Buffalo Boutique   2 Skeins of yarn from Ancient Threads Farm Be sure to check out Ancient Threads Farm! Lynda has generously offered a coupon code, Actually20, that is good through April 15th, for 20% off of anything in her Etsy Shop.  2 patterns from Estella Haines' Ravelry Shop.    New Prize Offering!  Thanks to Thuy from the Twisted Stitches Podcast for the donation of an Original Cast Recording of Hamilton. Listen up to find out about the prompt for this giveaway and thanks to Thuy for the prize.    There is a chatter thread open on the Actually Knitting Podcast group on Ravelry, as well as a Finished Objects thread. Use the tag #AKBroadwayKal2016 on Instagram and Ravelry.   Notes My mother came for a visit and I taught her how to knit and she loves it! I'm so happy! She's working on her first ever pattern, the Sugar Cubes Baby Washcloth.    Events I attended the Carolina Fiber Frolic a couple of weekends ago and I had am amazing time. Listen up for a short recap of the event.   Heather Storta was the teacher and I really enjoyed taking classes with her.       Non-Knitting Segments One-Pot Wonders One Skillet Cream Cheese Mexican Chicken and Rice     Love it or Leave it Love: Peloton Bike   Leave: End of Quarter Stress     StageCraft I've been working on even more sewing! Check out my Instagram to see the pics of the bags I have finished this week. I used Ellie Mae Designs K155 and McCalls M6256 for my project bags.    Book News/Notes   Thanks to a listener for suggesting Modern Mrs. Darcy for book recommendations. I also heard about it on the Cultivate and Create podcast.    Currently Reading   Started reading The Daughter by Jane Shemilt.    Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter. Warning, this book is very graphic and disturbing.    Finished Reading The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty   Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear   Running Updates I am back at it, training for a 10k in May. No pain, so hopefully the injury is healed. 

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  • Actually Knitting Episode 30: Are You Picking Up What I'm Putting Down?

    · Actually Knitting

    Knitting Segments Show Ready Knits Catnip Socks by Wendy D. Johnson I finished these beauties!   Yarn: One Twisted Tree Prime Sock in the HinkyPunk Colorway Dyed by the wonderful Danie of the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin Podcast Needles: US Size 1.5 Addi Turbo fixed circular needles   Knits in Rehearsal Viajante by Martina Behm This is now in the knit until forever stage, but I love it!   No real updates here.  Yarn: Miss Babs Kilimanjaro in the Believable color way Needles: US Size 3 and US Size 4 Signature Convertibles        Vanilla Socks No pattern on this one, just cast on 32 stitches using Judy's Magic Cast On, did the increases until I had 64, and started knitting away. Great travel project, until I get to the heel, of course. As a still relatively new sock knitter, I don't have the heels down by memory yet. What's your favorite toe-up heel?   Yarn: Wisdom Yarns Saki Bamboo in the Garnet Ridge colorway Needles: US 1.5 Addi Lace fixed circular needles Judy's Magic Cast On    Any suggestions for campfire knitting?        Mama Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker I am plugging along on this, but it's become a mostly at home project since I am alternating skeins and that's a lot of yarn to carry in your purse (though I've done it before!) I have linked to my project, which is still in the very beginning stages, but please check out the design as well.   Yarn: Malabrigo Rios in the Chispas Colorway Needles: Size 6 Signature Convertibles   I mentioned the Yarnderwoman video podcast which you should watch!   Lucy Hat by Carina Spencer Yarn: Jones Street DK by The Copper Corgi Needles: Signature Convertibles Size    Check out the Stash and Burn podcast for more information about their KAL 15 hats in 2015 Auditioning Knits Astonish Top by Katy Banks Published in the book Golden Morning by Knit Picks Lindy Chain yarn by Knit Picks I ordered the Sagebrush as my main color and Honey as my accent color.    I love linen!    Psst. I already ordered the yarn!    Tre o Molti by Anthony Casalena I have queued this and matched it up with 3 colors of Madeline Tosh Merino Light I have in my stash!    Looking for a fun washcloth pattern to do for my mom, grandmother and aunts for Mother's Day.        News, Notes and Events Knit, Wear, Love Giveaway ends May 1st! Listen to Episode 28 for details.   Date Night Giveaway ends May 15th. Listen to Episode 29 for details.    Rak-a-Long KAL Ends May 1st. I'll probably close the thread that day or the next, so get your objects photographed and posted by then! I have 2 fabulous prizes for this KAL.    World Wide Knit in Public Day: June 13, 2015   If you are in the area join me at Heist Brewery in Noda in Charlotte from 11-3! We will have prizes and it's sure to be a great time!   My Knitting News I discussed my knitting group activities and some reactions we have gotten knitting in public lately. I also talked about my experience teaching the knitting classes at the women's recovery center last week. I can't wait to go back!  PALKAL 2015 Podcast-a-long Knit-a-long   This is by far the best KAL I did last year and this year is sure to be even bigger and better! This will run June 1 to September 1 and you are welcome to double dip in any other KAL you are doing (Stash Dash with the Knit Girllls? Or the Around the Neck KAL with Suburban Stitcher?)  The basic idea is to support a podcaster you listen to or watch by knitting one of their patterns and/or using their yarns for your project. The design, yarn or fiber must be from a knitting/crochet/fiber podcaster. (Not all 3, just one of those to qualify) You can use of the suggested podcasters on the chatter thread, but you are not limited to that list. If the designer or yarn dyer is a podcaster, it qualifies. Have fun supporting a podcaster designer or yarnie! Use the tag PALKAL2015 on your project pages, and on Instagram (if you use that service) as well (#palkal2015). Stay tuned to Episode 31 for some coupon codes from some of your favorite podcasters!    Knitting Talk Back  This is a trick because I don't have a talk-back topic today! Please go to the thread in the Ravelry group and post a question you'd like me to answer on the podcast in the "What Would You Like to Hear About?" thread.    Non-Knitting  What a Crock!  Easy Creamy Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken (say that 5 times fast)   Love it or Leave it Love:  Teaching my knitting classes Outlander is back!    Leave:  My sleep (or lack thereof) issues   Other News and Notes Book Updates I finished reading (listening) to The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion  I liked it, but not as much as the first book.    Currently reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, because everyone else already has!    Running News:  I finished my 10k! I got my medal and now I'm on the hunt for more medals! I'm officially training for a 1/2 marathon in November! 

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  • RebelForce Radio: March 27, 2015

    · Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

    It's a RebelForce Radio miracle! Stephen Stanton returns to give us an amazing Death Star-sized update to our Star Wars Celebration ticket giveaway that will blow you away. Stephen also gives us the lowdown on what he has up his sleeve for the 501st party.  Geek Out Loud superstar Steve Glosson joins Jimmy Mac this week for a huge Celebration Anaheim Update with Star Wars artist extraordinaire Randy Martinez. We get all the deets from Randy about his booth at the show, and we review some of the Celebration programming schedule, including Smuggler's Bounty. You know him as the voice of Kit Fisto in Star Wars: The Clone Wars & Senator Bail Organa in Star Wars Rebels - Phil Lamarr talks to Jimmy Mac about working in Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, Mad TV and more! SOLD OUT! That's right, all the tix for the massive RFR Celebration Kickoff Bash are gone! We fill you in on what will be happening at the bash and who will be there. Plus, Star Wars Aftermath, some new buzz about the long-in-development live-action Star Wars TV show, Will Ferrell as Little Debbie, music and good times! RFR is a STAR WARS CELEBRATION for your ears!

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  • Ep. 5: Joey L. vs. Instagram - and more

    · 00:24:50 · PetaPixel Photography Podcast

    You can also download the MP3 directly and subscribe via iTunes or RSS! Call 1-206-333-9308 or use our voicemail widget for feedback/questions for the show. In this episode: If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us. Canon Explorer of Light Bruce Dorn opens the show. Instagram removes photos taken in the Kurdish region of Iraq and Syria citing their policy against the posting of photos take of those on "terrorist" lists. (full story) A 16-year-old boy is killed by a train while doing a one-year anniversary shoot with his girlfriend. (full story) Famed documentary photographer Eugene Richards has taken to Instagram. (full story) Virtual Supply Co. releases its VSCO Keys Lightroom shortcuts to the open source community. (full story) Can you picture photography legend Ansel Adams in baseball gear on a baseball card? Now you can. (full story) An electronically-controlled ND filter lens adapter is in the works. (full story) The Pentax full-frame K mount DSLR isn't coming out until Spring 2016. (full story) Hassleblad 500 series users looking for a 120mm f/4 Petzvar lens may have one coming up. (full story) Do you have a spare $389,000 for a beastly 200mm f/1.0 lens? (full story) A film called "The Last Sentoshi" features a superhero who kicks butt with flashes. (full story) Photographer Dustin Snipes talks about how he shot NBA star Anthony Davis dunking the sun. (fully story) A YouTube channel unearths a hilarious modeling video from the 1980s. (full story) A photographer bikes from England to Russia and back and documents "Soviet Bus Stops" in a book. (full story) A Belgian photographer documents a Japanese crime family. (full story) Photographer Jeff Cremer's camera gets infested by termites in the Amazon jungle. (full story) NASA releases stunning photos of Pluto as the New Horizon spacecraft flies by. (full story) A video points out how film stock of the past was biased toward white skin. (full story) Today’s listener question: Josh Payne with Joshua Payne Photography in Tyler, TX wants to know if he should create a website specifically for his wedding photography. In drone news: A Kickstarter projects features a drone which is meant to explores bodies of water. (full story) Thank you and connect with us: Thank you for listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast! Connect with me, Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @LensShark) as we build this community. Listener questions needed: Leave us an audio question through our voicemail widget or call us at 1-206-333-9308. Alternatively, you can comment below or via social media. But we’d love to play your question on the show! Cut a show opener for us to play on the show!  As an example: “Hi, this is Matt Smith with Double Heart Photography in Chicago, Illinois and you’re listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast with Sharky James!”

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  • RebelForce Radio: April 10, 2015

    · Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

    With Star Wars Celebration Anaheim coming next week, RebelForce Radio is the only place you will hear all the hosts from the 3 main stages together. Joining Behind The Scenes Stage hosts Jimmy Mac & Jason Swank are David W. Collins (Digital Stage host) and Celebration Stage host James Arnold Taylor!  We preview highlights from the upcoming action-packed week of Star Wars insanity.  Force In The Flesh author Shane Turgeon is In The Cantina with the lowdown on what's happening in the Celebration Tattoo Pavilion and competition. Plus, your chance to get last-minute tickets for the RFR Celebration Kickoff Bash, Star Wars goes digital, and much more to get you fired up for Star Wars Celebration!

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  • Episode 23: 2015 Goals

    · Actually Knitting

    Knitting Segments Show-Ready Knits Speedy Cable Beret #3   Strib Hat by Kelly Williams    TGV by Susan Ashcroft   French Press Felted Slippers by Melynda Bernardi     Knits in Rehearsal Effortless Cardigan by Hannah Fettig    That Nice Stitch by Susan Ashcroft      Auditioning Knits  All Bundled Up Collection by Amy Miller   Especially these 3 patterns:    Windchill   Freshly Fallen    Ice Shanty   Knitting Flubs and Flops Major color bleeding with my Neon Beast Update: I emailed Madeline Tosh again and they said they were having problems with their email server and they have asked to see pictures and for a little more information.    I also mentioned the Knitting Pretty Podcast, check it out if you haven't already.    Knitting News, Notes and Events   Carolina Fiber Frolic Spring Retreat   Stitches Midwest   #stashdownthrowdown 2015 Shop my stash, more yarn out than in, who's with me?    I mentioned Commuter Jen, who is the host of the Commuter Knitter Podcast  , listen to her if you aren't already!  Knitting Talkback: 2015 Goals   I created a project page for my goals this year, as suggested in the thread for Episode 22.    Here is the Clara Parkes Craftsy class I mentioned, get your education on!    Here's a link to the Knit Your Bit knitting campaign that I mentioned, feel free to join along.    Non-Knitting Segments What a Crock  Slow Cooker Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers   Love it or Leave it Love it: Seeing my nieces and nephews and being around kids for the holidays!    Leave it:    Other News and Notes #30in#30 challenge was derailed in December due to illness in the family, but I learned a lot about myself in the process. I also ran 49.43 miles in December, just shy of my 50 mile goal. For January I would like to aim for 75 miles.    Holiday Cabaret went really well! 

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  • Episode 20: Monogamy: It's Not for Me!

    · Actually Knitting

    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!      Non-Knitting  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!               

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