Episode 4 Show Notes

Welcome All Of You (new listeners and my old listeners). Episode 4 has some exciting news in it, so I hope you have heard the show and have popped over to leave a note to enter the contest.

But lets start by talking about the last week or so. I have had my 1st review on iTunes and I was happy to see it was a good review (5 stars not to toot my own whistle) LOL. I hope to have more soon-HINT HINT :-). By the way if you havent listened to Rachel’s podcast over at Knit Cents you should. http://knitcents.libsyn.com/

Update for Camp Kip: Its being held at Cedar Creek Conference http://www.cedarcreekcenter.com/ This location has a Burleigh Grimes outdoor movie theater (12x9ft screen) and a Western town setup. Plus has a wine tasting and a mirco-brew event option which is kind of exciting. I think the western town is pretty cool and should be a lot of fun for photo taking.

Sticks & Strings   :

February Lady Sweater-I am enjoying knitting this so much, I think part of it is the whole process of a KAL. On the Knit Wits message board on ravelry there are lots of people knitting this sweater so its great to be able to interaction with all of them. This sweater is also the 1st object where i have to knit buttonholes. AND IT IS SO EASY!!  Here is the link to the video….i tried to embed it but it didnt work correctly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY4vBzLo-Xs

Mystery 220 February KAL-yarn is SO pretty! Botanical Artisan Yarn-30% silk, 30% mohair, 40% wool. Color is called Bold Coast, made in Waldoboro Maine.

Dingleberries HUH?!










I joined a Yarn Club-Stash Menagerie Club by Three Irish Girls. How am I going to pick from these 3 beautiful options. Check out my options this month. http://www.threeirishgirls.com/category_s/26.htm

 One of these 3 beauts will be in my mailbox during the middle of march. And i have spent about 2 hours looking for a project to make with this yarn. I have two in the hopper.

Down on the Corner:  My Draft for my own design for the rughooking pattern is complete…I need to go over to my parents house to use their big picture when to trace the design since I don’t have a big enough light box. I am thinking about making up kits to sell at this years fiber fair (craft show) circuit along with our frames.

That Should Cover it: Amanda and I made ourselves aprons on Friday. The aprons were kits we purchased at Joanns about a year ago and we just havent taking the time to make them.

   I have used it twice this weekend. IS IT NOT SUPER CUTE!

The directions for the Aprons were very basic…it wouldnt have been a great option for something that was new to sewing. I think it’s an example of how the makers of the pattern assumed to call it “simple and easy” they needed to have as little steps of possible.


On episode 1 I mentioned the quilt i made for Nick but I didn’t take any pictures of it because he took it right up to school. He remembered to take a few and send them to me this week. (Yes about 2 months late but at least he remembered)

It has the dark blue demin all the way around the edge on this front side. The back side of the quilt is all demin. I was pretty happy with the final product.

Food for Thought:

  • Spice cake with Cinnamon Buttercream

1 package of spice cake (box mix)

1 can condensed Tomato Soup

3 large Eggs

1/3 C vegetable oil

¼ C water

(can add ½ raisins and chopped pecans)

Mix for 2 to 3 mins and bake at 350 for 18-20mins (cupcakes)

  • Cinnamon Buttercream

1 stick of butter (room temperature)

3 ¾ C Confectioner’s Sugar

3 to 4 Tablespoons Milk

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Beat all together…frost the cupcakes and the put in fridge for at least an hour for frosting to set. ENJOY! 



WANNA WIN SOMETHING COOL?! SO we are going to have a contest that is going to run from TODAY until MARCH 12 2011. And here is what you do to entry. Post a Comment on this entry telling me what your ideal crafting atmosphere is AND what your area code is. So there is two parts that you need to include. I am looking forward to seeing your answers. AND here is the super cool prize…

you want it, don’t you? Then you know what to do……..


28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tammie Pfeiffer
    Feb 13, 2011 @ 22:57:29

    The most perfect atmosphere for crafting is a beautiful sunny day with happy crafter 207 podcast playing in the back ground. 🙂 My area code is 217. I live in central Illinois. 🙂


  2. Denise
    Feb 14, 2011 @ 19:37:10

    My favorite crafting atmosphere is in the early morning hour, like 5:30 am when I am up all by myself. I knit, watch tivo’d shows and drink coffee. So relaxing! My area code is (770). Atlanta, GA


  3. Sabra
    Feb 14, 2011 @ 22:29:35

    Indoors my dream room would be a sunny room surrounded by all my neatly displayed fiber and a nice comfy chair with music or a podcast or an audiobook playing in the background.

    If outdoors on my patio on a nice warm sunny day with music, podcast, or book playing in the background.

    In reality I’m on the couch surrounded by my dogs with either the TV on or podcast/music/audiobook playing in the background.

    I’m in area code 912 – Savannah GA — I’m SabraB on Ravalry


  4. Lisa Smith
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 09:34:25

    I don’t have the space for a craft room nor do i do much crafting besides knitting. All that said I do have a few things to list that would be essential:
    1) Lighting, preferably plenty of natural
    2) large working space
    3) storage, drawers, cupboards and cubby holes
    4) Organizers
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.


  5. Natascha
    Feb 16, 2011 @ 21:33:37

    Hey Lori!

    My perfect crafting atmosphere is a room with large windows with lots of sunlight coming through and if it’s nice outside, the windows would be open with a slight breeze coming through.

    There would be some music on in the background, maybe some pop, light or classic rock or If I don’t need to concentrate too much a podcast playing.

    My area code is (because it’s in Australia it’s nice and short) 03


  6. emilyisruth
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 10:53:19

    Hello Lori!

    You’re so industrious! I’m in awe of how much crafting you get done.

    I like to listen to podcasts or audio books whilst knitting. I also sometimes watch a little bit of rugby on the television. I’ve also been known to knit in the car (as long as I’m not driving obviously!) on longer journeys. Aside from that, curled up in a comfy armchair is always a good place for crafting!

    Because I live in England, I don’t really have an area code.. The first part of my post code is LE (Leicestershire)

    Keep podcasting Lori!


  7. Kelly Nalley
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 18:06:06

    I just love your podcast. I share in all of your crafts although the rug hooking was in the 80s. My stash/house is in the 304 area code, but I do most of my crafting in the 703 area code. My favorite crafting atmosphere is on my comfy oversized chair with my dogs on my lap or at my feet. I usually do all of my knitting/crocheting before work in my car, which is not a great atmosphere, but it is necessary for my sanity to start the day with crafting. I love crafting with others in groups, but the locations are not very comfy, hard chairs.
    Thanks for podcasting!
    Kelly in WV (wvkelly on Ravelry)


  8. Terry Forster
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 15:44:25

    My favorite atmosphere for crafting is……early morning, especially on a stormy(preferably snowy) day, when I have the house to myself. It’s especially great if we are at our place in Maine, where the air makes me even more crafty, and inspired. I live (for now) in Guilford, Ct. area code 203.


  9. Kathy
    Feb 20, 2011 @ 07:56:30

    I have a few favorites, my usual being on the couch with the laptop next to me on the table and listening to a podcast! Sometimes watching tv. When it’s warmer I love to bring a sock to the beach and knit away. I’m happy when I’m crafting! My area code is 631 – on the tip of Long Island, NY.


  10. Karen in Maine
    Feb 22, 2011 @ 22:30:51

    Hi Lori, as one in 207, I figured when I first saw the name of your podcast that you must be in Maine! I like to start the day with knitting and a podcast.


  11. Canadiangirl
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 09:14:35

    Hello Lori!,

    My favourite way to craft hmmmmmm, I love to craft on a rainy day when I am really motivated. I would either be under a blanket with knitting or sitting in a big warm sweater with a hot cup of tea. Usually there will be a knitting dvd in the background usually EZ occasionally the new spinning dvd we just bought. My area code is 1 and that is for all of Canada and then I have another area code for my city as well 🙂


  12. Lisa
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 09:41:14

    my favorite crafting atmosphere for any project is lots of good lighting, something good to listen to and a good beverage. Additional favorite thing is that my dog likes to keep me company – usually napping. My area code is 281, lovely Katy TX


  13. Julie
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 16:03:42

    I haven’t actually done it but I dream about knitting on a big cruise ship. My husband and I took a cruise to Alaska for our honeymoon and I wasn’t a knitter then! I would love to go back someday.


  14. Sara
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 18:44:56

    I just found your podcast. Very nice job. I live in 207 just outside of Portland. My favorite crafting atmosphere is a nice spring day with all the windows open. We just purchased a camp up in Denmark on Sand Pond. I have a feeling that this will be my new favorite knitting place, on the deck next to the water. 🙂


  15. Aleda
    Feb 26, 2011 @ 12:46:52

    Hmm…I think my favorite crafting atmosphere is curled up on the couch with my sweetie nearby (who’s also a crafter), and some music or a podcast on in the background.

    And my area code is 313 – Detroit, Michigan. (I love that you have your area code in the name of your podcast, it’s such a fun idea!)


  16. simplyme5252
    Feb 27, 2011 @ 11:05:08

    Hi Lori, I gave all 5 episodes a listen yesterday. It’s starting to come together very well. I will be adding it to my regular podcast list. I like that you bring in some different crafty elements. I’m not a big cooker, but I enjoy your recipe segment. I ALMOST wanted to try that fish chowder one, being a native New Englander.

    I had to comment on your contest though. I was listening to this episode and went down to check the mail. The next Gilmore Girl discs had arrived from Netflix. As I popped the dvd in and picked up my current WIP I sighed to myself, now this is the how you relax on a Saturday afternoon. And just then you said to describe your perfect crafty atmosphere. I kid you not, that is exactly the way it happened. So, lounging in bed all day, catching up on podcasts and rewatching favorite tv shows is how we do it in the 215 aka Philly.


    • Lori
      Feb 27, 2011 @ 12:24:41

      Thanks for the note. Your saturday sounds like how I will be spending my sunday afternoon, Ill be watching The Tudors instead of the gilmore girls. GOT TO LOVE NETFLIX!


  17. Jeannette
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 19:29:28

    My perfect crafting atmosphere, is having the house to myself. Hubby is out playing golf, the kids are all working, and I can put whatever I want on the TV and settle in for some serious crafting…..cross stitch, knitting, sewing, painting etc….. My area code is 813 – Beautiful and warm Tampa, FL


  18. tami t
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 13:07:28

    I’m so happy to have found your podcast. I enjoyed listening to it with my other favorites.
    My favorite crafting place is my sunroom. It’s not large but i enjoy the space. I especially love it during a good storm. My area code is 203. I’m in CT.


  19. Nicky
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 17:13:07

    My favorite crafting room is a room with lots of natural light, plenty of counter/tabletop space and all my crafting supplies in accessible areas. (this is pretty much my current crafting area, except for the counter space. It is located in one of the corners in my bedroom.)
    My area code is (775). That area code is for Northern Nevada. (I live 30miles outside of reno, nv).


  20. marimariknit
    Mar 04, 2011 @ 14:04:17

    love your podcast, you have a very pleaant voice. i love to craft any where, but knit every where! keep up the good work. my area code is (775)


  21. Dawn
    Mar 05, 2011 @ 11:41:31

    My perfect craft area is my family room and have my knit/spin group over…we have so much fun chatting and giggling. Area code is 661..in California!


  22. Teresa
    Mar 05, 2011 @ 12:54:19

    Hi Lori! Thanks for this great contest! My perfect crafting environment is many places – sometimes it’s my favorite knitting group with lots of friends, laughter and dropped stitches along the way…….sometimes it’s at home in my big comfy chair with the snow falling outside the window and big cuppa hot chocolate…..and sometimes it is sitting by a lake or the ocean (hopefully I’ll get to do that in the coming months!). My area code is 781 (near Boston). Keep up the great podcasts!


  23. Jean L
    Mar 09, 2011 @ 01:49:34

    My favorite knitting atmosphere would be sitting in a comfortable chair near a large window with nice scenery outside. My area code is 207.


  24. Rachel
    Mar 09, 2011 @ 17:44:32

    Area code 360
    My favorite crafternoon is a rainy day outside, snuggling next to my kitty on the couch watching obscene amounts of netflix! I particularly love watching TV shows like Legend of the Seeker, Dr Who, and any documentary by David Attenborough! Aaron usually spends the weekend days playing video games in the next room and we continually will shout goofy things at each other! Last addition to the perfect craft environment is a tasty beverage! Hot tea, cocoa, water and juice! (or some of those adult beverages you mentioned if the knitting is pretty simple!)

    Yay Lori!


  25. Kate
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 19:54:26

    My area code: 360
    I love crafting when it’s a blustery day and I’m curled up with some hot tea, a good movie, my wonderful boyfriend and my cat. My apartment window overlooks (partially) the local bay, and I love it when it’s windy and I can see all the whitecaps on the water- or nearly any day around Sunset, because the sun sets over the water.


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