Season 2, Episode 2: Girl Power!

Podcast Love

I mention three podcasts in this podcast, and I recommend all of them!!

CooCooforCowls with Jillian (another Joisey girl!)
The Crafty Toads with Helen and Mary Beth (two more Jersey Girls)
Tome Time Reading and Knitting Podcast

I've noted the time where each sections starts in parenthesis for the segments below:

Knitting (3:47 minutes)

The Caring Cowl KAL ends on February 28, 2017. Alexis Winslow, the designer, donates the proceeds from the pattern sales to the American Red Cross. I knit mine out of Bernat Dimensions; my version and a number of other versions can be found in the Ravelry group.

I am looking for a few more test knitters for my new pattern, Flock of Seagulls. Knit in MadelineTosh DK, this pattern uses approximately 210 yards of DK weight yarn and does have a very simple cable stitch in the main section. I am not a cable knitter! You only use the cable needle once very 6 rows so it's a good pattern to try cable knitting if you've hesitated to do it in the past!

I'm asking that test knitters finish by St. Patrick's Day (March 17, 2017) and post their finished project on Ravelry when the pattern is finished. A final PDF copy of the pattern will also be provided to anyone who is gracious enough to test this pattern!

I also mention the One Nation, Under God hat pattern I'm working on. Here's a picture of the hat before the fair isle stars were added. This yarn is Briggs & Little Tuffy and Heritage in Red, Cream, and Navy. Come back to the blog next week when I will post a final picture. The free pattern should be released on Ravelry by the end of the month!

Reading (18:00 minutes)

Find out just how much I love this book about 16th century women who ruled Europe - there's way more to the story than Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I!

Bible Study (30:54 minutes)

Please check out my interview with Jessica Mathisen, the author of the devotional Proverbs 31: A Life of Truth and Grace. I am giving away a copy of this devotional to listeners... but you have to listen to find out how to enter to win!

You can find Jessica on her blog, An Immeasurable Joy. The video about her devotional that I mention in the interview can be found here
In addition to podcasting, every Tuesday, I join Nicole at the Keep Calm Craft On link party.  On Wednesdays, I participate in the Yarn Along on Ginny Sheller's blog. Sometimes I post reviews at Cannonball Read. Please join us either by contributing a link to your fibery work in progress and current read and / or by checking out the posts to the link parties.  You may find your next book or project waiting for you!


  1. I say this every time, but I'll be listening within a week. I enjoy your podcast and hearing what is new :) :)

  2. Oh I love podcasts, and I will definitely need to add this to my list to listen to! They are perfect for the mundane chores (dishes, laundry) that I seem to spend a large amount of time on :-) I have never done anything with cables. I always want to, but then never end up trying it.