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Episode 1: Diversifying with Jenny Ryan

February 19th, 2009

In this first proper episode, I talk with Jenny Ryan about the projects she has going on—a truly diverse array. She's blogging professionally, runs the urban craft fair Felt Club, has a new book out, and just teamed up with a brick-and-mortar store. And after we talk about all that, we geek out over Buffy, Dollhouse, and Freaks and Geeks.

To win a copy of Jenny's book Sew Darn Cute, leave a comment on the post on my main blog (notice that comments are turned off here). I'll use the random number generator to pick a winner. But wait! At the end of the podcast I tell you how you could win an extra-special surprise prize, too.

I'm very pleased that the audio quality on this, my second proper recorded interview, far exceeds that of my first. That said, it ain't perfect, but I'm learning. Also, I think the jingle I threw together might be eye-poking-out annoying. Thank you for your patience.


More Than Just Duplicitous and Evil: Joss Whedon on Crafts and Craftiness

December 6th, 2008

The rivalry between knitters and crocheters is "an age-old war, like the vampires and werewolves," said Joss Whedon, creator of such television favourites as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, and the internet's own Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. If only I'd known that when I was preparing to speak with him last month. Now I'm just left wondering why I hadn't assumed from the start that he'd be well acquainted with yarn crafts. I would have prepared way more specific and craft-geeky questions for him about crafts of all sorts. (Joss, if you're reading this and want to follow up, let me know.)

Read more about our interview and see the show notes over on


Let’s Get This Party Started!

December 4th, 2008

This first podcast is pretty much just a test. Let's see if I got this baby set up right. If I did, the podcast should soon show up in iTunes, you should be able to subscribe using any of the services in the sidebar to the right, and there should be an audio clip embedded in this post. If any of those things isn't true for you, please leave a comment or contact me using the link just under the photo in the sidebar.

If you're looking for my interview with Joss Whedon—we talked crafts!—please subscribe to the podcast so you get it as soon as I post it (which should be in the next day or two).

Now for this clip. When we taped the second season of Knitting Daily TV in September, I used my iPhone as a microphone (and it worked surprisingly well). Here's a chat co-host Eunny and I had with Karen, our makeup artist on the show. We started each day of taping sitting on Karen's stool; she's remarkably fun to spend time with in the early morning, and here she tells us a little about doing makeup for television. (Note: I said Annie [Bakken] is a producer; she joked that she just got a pay raise because her exact title is "segment producer". My bad.)

If you enjoy the clip and/or want to spread the word about what might become a somewhat sporadic podcast, feel free to use the player in the sidebar or at the bottom of this post to add this clip in your blog or on your favourite social site.