Sunday, December 30, 2012

I like Podcasts!


For about a year now I've been listening to podcasts, most specifically knitting or spinning podcasts that have really added a deeper dimension to my crafting life.  I enjoy hearing the reviews on products and books, as well as tips and thoughts that others share on crafts so instrumental in my life.  The podcasts fill a desire I have for information and conversation (even though it's just me listening).  Although I belong to a knitting group that meets fairly regularly, most of the members are new to the crafts and I tend to the be the one everyone asks for advice.  Don't get me wrong I thoroughly enjoy the group but I feel an additional need for peers that are more equal in ability and interest or nerdy obsession!  My guild, Ventura County Handweavers and Spinners Guild (VCHSG), is a fantastic resource for information and comraderie -many of my fellow guild mates are extremely knowledgeable- but I only see them once a month.  And my local LYS Anacapa Fine Yarns in Ventura is also fantastic but it's kind of far from my home so I don't get there as often as I'd like.  You get my drift...I want more fiber craft input.
So far my favorite podcasts are The Knitmore Girls Podcast and SpinDoctor.  I'm wondering if any of my readers also enjoy podcasts I haven't found yet...there are so many and I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!

The projects pictured were inspired by books I learned about on the Knitmore Girl's Podcast. The fingerless gloves are done a handspun single made of wool and silk, the pattern is in the book A Knitter's Book of YarnThe Knitter's Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn: Clara Parkes: 9780307352163: Books.  

No More Guilt - #1 2013 goal

What do I have guilt about?  The craziest of things, not cleaning my house, having too much cool stuff, not weeding my garden, not having a job, having too much yarn and fiber stash, not knitting enough, not finishing enough, too many I said CRAZY!    It basically boils down to not doing as many things as I would like and that mindset is just setting me up for failure!

Goal 2013:  I am just who I am and I love and accept myself for being that person that's all!

This is all part of a bigger theme of self love, forgiveness and acceptance maybe it's too much and personal to write about in a blog.  But here is how I see this playing out in my blog life...I have lots of projects going at once, sometimes I don't finish them as quickly as I envision and I will just go ahead and post and share.

Happy New Year!