Monday, March 24, 2008

Episode 6: Easter Bunnies don't Bounce

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Personal Health Challenge or PHC
If you would like to join me in your own PHC, whatever it may be, whether that’s just eating healthier or start a running routine or eating more protein. Just let the group know. If you are not on Ravelry and would still like to participate email me at gnat(at)barknknit(dot)com and I’ll fill you in the details.

Podcast mentioned on Knit Sibs podcast.
Cogknition mentioned us on her blog.

Doggie Bit

1.Starting my first KAL for April which is the Dog Bone Blanket by Sara Lucas and Allison Isaacs. The start date is April 1st through April 30th and beyond. It’s Bulky yarn so I don’t think it will take long.

What’s off the needles

1.Sock Madness Socks
Zombie sock pattern by Sheryl Giles
Yarn Collinette Jitterbug in Copperbeach

Gave Kelly her bibs and she loved them.
Sewed a doggie button on one of them.

What’s on my needles

1. Wedding shawl
2. More Baby Bibs
3. Surfer Girl’s Greenery Hat in Malabrigo!!

Knitting Bit
1., a great online store from Florida. I got my package on Thursday. Check out my blog at for pictures.

Spinning Bit
Ordered Start Spinning by Maggie Casey and tried a spinning wheel.

I added a donate button and I just wanted to let you know that all donations will be used for the podcast. Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and has a great week.

If you have any feedback please email me at gnat(at)barknknit(dot)com or leave a comment here on the show notes. Please also join the discussions over in the Ravelry group.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Episode 5: Something New

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Welcome to Barknknit Podcast!!


Meghan from Stitch-It Podcast talked about me on her podcast and I joined her Charity Blanket Project. Each person knits 3 inches of a blanket and passes it along. She's one of my favorite podcaster and an inspiration.

Check out She-knits Podcast, who I love to listen to and has a wonderful knitting circle.

Doggie Bit:

I talk about Pet Care Insurance, which I have for both Jackjack and Abigail.

Dogs on Thursday is having a Doggie Spring Swap and we started a Snuggle Project. If you're interested we are still taking sign ups. Paula from Basset Knitter started Dogs on Thursday.

Knitting Bit:

Visited LYS Uncommon Threads in Palm Harbor, FL. Met Cindy from fitterknitter.

I learned to SPIN!!!! YEAH!!! Manda from Mandalinn Knits n Spins gave a spindle and some roving and taught me to spin.

Cast on for my wedding shawl using di.Ve' yarn. The pattern is the Summer Shawlette.
I also cast on for The Greenery Hat for Surfer Girls hat. Devin from Evil Tuesday showed me the pattern. :)

Interview with Sheryl from Knitidiot.

Thank you for listening to Episode 5. Can you believe we are at episode 5. Please come and join the ravelry group. I love feedback so please email me at gnat(at)barknknit(dot)com or leave a comment here.

Hope everyone has a great week!! Happy Knitting!!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Episode 4: Jackjack's Story

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Announcements: Please check out the Barknknit Podcast Listener's group on Raverly. It's a fun little community of dog and knitting/crochet lovers. I have some group activities in the works so stay tuned.

Podcast mentions:
1. Mary Catharine from Warm in the North. Please check out her contest!
2. Cynical Knitting Gal and Gracie. Go say hi and wish Gracie a quick recovery.
3. Ariel of Dog Days of Knitting and she's got 6 Dogs, 2 Parakeets, 1 Beta & 1 Box Turtle. Wow...a full house.
4. Courtney or knitnpurlgurl on Ravelry from Confessions of a Knitter, who is the fastest sock knitter in the west and just finished the same baby bib as I am knitting.

Doggie Bit:

Product Reviews:

1. Lupine Collars
2. Furminator

Jackjack's story about his accident. I'm really sorry I get so sappy and thank you for putting up with me. This story is long and I stop a couple times but I hope you can bare with me. Thank you!!

Off the needles:
1. Baby Bib, pattern from Mason-Dixon Knitting

On the needles:
1. Another Baby Bib
2. Rainbow Socks, which was ripped back until before the heel.

Knitting Bit:
I talked about the Year Long Gift-a-long blog and my gift plans.

Thank you for listening and please feel free to email me at gnat(at)barknknit(dot)com, or leave a comment here. You can also message me on raverly, my user name is barknknit. Please feel