Sunday, November 6, 2011

Whatcha Swatchin? Episode 1!

Welcome! My name is Emily and I am the host of this brand new podcast. You can find me on Ravelry and Plurk as oohfancypants. I realize the sound quality is poor, and I'm sorry! I will work on a finding a solution.

Show Notes:

FOs- Adagio vest by Suzanne Frary
KnitPicks City Tweed DK Enchanted colorway
size 6 needles

WIPs- Beardo by Joanna Rankin
Loops and Threads Impeccable in the Espresso colorway

Falling Snow Christmas Stocking
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky Bare
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky Oregano
size 10 needles

Red Brick Road socks by Wendy Johnson
Unwind Yarn Company Superwash Merino Sock, Aubergine colorway
size 1.5 (2.5 mm)

UP NEXT- Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Note: I thought Organik was by Fiber is in fact by The Fibre Company
Madelinetosh Vintage in Antler- alternate skeins?

YARN- Unwind Yarn Weekend Sock- Ultramarine

WEDDING - Looking for summer camp as a venue. Near a major airport on the east coast...

[Sorry, I had some issues with imovie and I couldn't add in any text or titles. The audio and video kept getting out of sync, but hopefully the video works.]


  1. You, my dear, are super cute. You have a lovely, soothing voice and are a joy to listen to. I, too, love to knit stockinette socks. They are mindless and it always amazes me when I see a completed pair. Best wishes on a successful career as a knitting podcaster.

  2. ditto to everything KnittingsMyBag said, and love the unique idea you have for your wedding!

  3. Thank you both so very much for taking the time to comment! I'm glad you found the podcast.

  4. Hey there! Thanks for mentioning my Etsy shop & yarn on your podcast! :) When I was dyeing Ultramarine, I was picturing it as either Mona or Marilinda by Cookie A. Not sure that would work for you, considering you're planning to use it for the KAL, but in case you change your mind that's what I plan to do with mine (I have your skein's twin!). Good luck with the podcast; I wish you every success!

  5. Hi Dana!
    Thank you so much for watching! I LOVE your podcast.
    I don't have to use the Ultramarine for the KAL..I could always just buy some more yarn.
    Ooh, those Marilinda socks in the green on the pattern page are gorgeous. Thanks for the suggestion and I want to see what you make!

  6. Well done on an excellent podcast!! I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to future episodes.

  7. I really enjoyed your first episode. Can't wait for the next one. Yeah for putting yourself out there!

  8. Great podcast! I will definitely be watching again.

    A possible lead for your camping wedding. This spot in western Maryland has cabins. Not sure if they have bathrooms though. I've never been, but I bookmarked a while back as a good spot for a family vacation someday.

    Good luck with your wedding planning!

  9. There's a beautiful state park in SC called Paris Mountain. They have a big lodge (Camp Buckhorn) and cabin rentals as well. There's a lake for swimming too and lot of trails and things for exploration. GSP Airport is about 30 minutes away. Here's the link so that you can look at the park for yourself.

    If this doesn't fit the bill, there's lots of State Parks in NC,SC,and GA that have similar set ups. I'm from NC and always visit the state parks when we travel. Although this particular park is the only one I could think of that was still close to the downtown area. Greenville is a beautiful place too with lots of options for those not wanting to stay in the "campy" type accommodations.

    Great podcast by the way.

  10. Very enjoyable first video-cast!!! Well done on the first Christmas stocking. The vest is very pretty, altho' I am not fond of a cowl neck myself, looked great on you.

  11. Emily, you are just a doll! Congrats on a great first episode - you will only get better! I enjoyed seeing all your projects. Your concept wedding sounds like a lot of fun and I even look forward to hearing about that.

  12. I really enjoyed your podcast. You have a lovely voice, interesting projects and yarn and you were concise. I am looking forward to more of your podcasts.

    As a fellow Madelinetosh devotee, I would highly recommend alternating skeins, even for the pale colors. It is not always necessary to alternate all the way in a garment though. Often i just alternate for about 20 rows or so when i change skeins. I have tried before to not alternate and the change is always evident in the light.

    Happy knitting
    tashbalaz on ravelry

  13. Great first podcast, you're such a natural in front of the camera. Your Christmas stocking is beautiful. I look forward to future episodes - and do tell us about your wedding plans, I love the camp concept!
    GMaggie on Ravelry