Monday, December 17, 2007

Episode 11 - The Mid-Holiday Episode

Ariel, Cassandra and Catherine talk about holiday knitting, a bit of Cassandra’s spindling, stash enhancement followed by stash guilt, and then the random.

Catherine is knitting the Two-Tone Ribbed Shrug from Fitted Knits.

Ariel is knitting Central Air.

Cassandra is still knitting the Endpaper Mitts for Alexis. She's also started spinning a bit!

There's also talk of holiday knitting and which recipients should get handknits.

The girls ooh and ahh over their new BMFA Raven yarn, and Ariel shares her stash enhancement from Ancient Threads.

On to the topic of boys... Catherine's got her eye on some projects in the newest of the SnB series, and Ariel is contemplating Durrow as a way to screen potential boyfriends. Cassandra suggests you just smell them.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Episode 10.2 - Yarn School

Cassandra, Cathy, Catherine and Ariel continue the second part of Episode 10 - Yarn School. Hear Cathy's educational book review, learn about Tencel with Ariel and Cassandra, and hear what Ariel thinks of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock. Including late night hilarity!


Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years

The Lenzing Company’s website about Tencel

Elann Callista


Ariel’s mini yarn reviews


And the promised picture of the coveted Fleece Artist:

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Episode 10.1 - Secret Spook

Catherine, Cathy, Cassandra and Ariel get together and talk about what they're knitting and what they gave and received in the Secret Spook swap!

Because this episode was so long, this is just part 1 of 2. Part 2 should be up next week and contains a book report, a science lesson, and a yarn review plus a little more craziness... of course.

Koigu Lace Shawl

Charlotte's Web Shawl

York from Noro Knits

Sockin’ it to Maggie

Baby Norgi


Endpaper Mitts

Entrelac's Dangle-Free Stitch Markers

More Sensational Knitted Socks

Rooster Hill Farm - Halloween stitch markers

Flesh Eating bacteria from Giant Microbes

pattern for knitted bacteria

Macek Designs

Also we got a comment on our last entry from Ancient Threads Farm & Fiber Mill which we spoke about - Catherine got some of their yarn at Rhinebeck. They do have an Etsy shop! (And I've ordered some beautiful hand-dyed sock yarn since I was so unlucky to miss their booth at Rhinebeck.)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Episode 9: Rhinebeck Recap

Four of us get together to chat about our Rhinebeck hauls (with an educational spinning fiber interlude), general Rhinebeck experiences, and what we're knitting.

Ariel's blue yarn and fleece

Catherine’s purchases

Alexis's picture-ful recap

... and finally Cassandra's haul

Endpaper Mitts

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Contest Winners!

Thanks to all who participated in our knitting/crochet/yarn disasters contest! We rounded up a bunch of prizes so we have three winners. Here they are!

1. Cookey_knits with her disastrous sweater. (I sent you an e-mail.)

2. Danielle with the gigantic fishnets. (I left you a comment.)

3. Trish with the moth invasion (I have no info for you!)

Congrats ladies! Please make sure to contact us at the fibercult email address so we can get your prize packs together!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Episode 8 - Is that ribbing?

Killing vampires, why Catherine will be wearing a turtle to Rhinebeck and what we should hit up while we’re there. Also hear the tales of sad and happy socks. And plenty of outtakes this week (they’re after the contact info for those of you who haven’t discovered them yet.)

Ariel is knitting York from Noro Knits.

Most of the group is heading to Rhinebeck this weekend!

Cathy just finished Emerald from Knitty.

The Gemstone Debate:

Ruby is corundum and emerald is beryl, but they both contain chromium as an impurity. So we’re all sort of right!

Catherine isn't sure she'll finish Argosy in time for Rhinebeck, so she might wear Coronet instead.

And we announce the winners of the Knitting Disasters contest! (More details on the podcast or in an upcoming post by Catherine.)

P.S. If you're at Rhinebeck feel free to come and say hi to us - we'll be wearing FiberCult T-shirts and likely hanging around in a big group so we should be easy to find.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Episode 7 - Randomness!

All the girls get back together and talk about what we've been working on, Secret Spook projects, Rhinebeck and our stash enhancement (or lack thereof). Remember to enter the Knitting Disasters contest before October 5th, and thanks to everyone who has already entered!

What we talked about in the show:

Sensational Knitted Socks


Claudia Hand Painted Yarns (Turquoise Jeans above)


Windsor Button

Mind's Eye Yarns sock yarn

The interlude:
Lizard Ridge

Bam Boo Print

Zombies Need Not Apply


The Daily Chum

Blue Moon Fiber Arts (and new chicken STR colors!)

Stitches East

Lion Brand dyeing with food

Indigo dyeing on Stariel's blog

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Episode 6: Silk Fondlers Anonymous

In a rather random show, the gang (minus Cassandra) talks about yarn acquisition, what they're knitting, the Epic Yarn Diet Challenge, Secret Spook, and assorted other knitting goodness.

Get Episode 6 here!

General Links:
The Knitty Board
Knitters Uncensored
Stitches East
Mystery Stole 3
Simply Socks Yarn Company

New Pathways for Sock Knitters
Last Minute Knitted Gifts

Rosie's Yarn Cellar

Misti Alpaca
Wollmeise Yarns
Crystal Palace Maizy
Reynolds Soft Sea Wool

Hey people! Enter our contest! We need Ariel to give away yarn!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Episode 5: Skype to the Rescue!

Get Episode 5 here!

In which we gab further about Sockapalooza, more knitting disasters, a trip to NYC, Rhinebeck, and, as always, sock yarn. And in which the wonders of modern technology allow Amanda to join us again!

New York:
Purl SoHo
School Products
Spring Awakening

The Loopy Ewe
Interlacements Sock Gang
Sunshine Yarns
Cherry Tree Hill


Friday, August 17, 2007

Episode 4 - Knitting Disasters

In this episode Ariel, Catherine, and Cassandra wax poetic about life, trips to Chicago, and the contents of their Sockapalooza packages. Oh... wait, that was the unedited version.

Seriously, we recorded for over an hour so this one was severely edited!

In the version you're going to hear, we talk about what we're knitting (lots since the last podcast!), our Sockapalooza socks, and knitting disasters. There's even a little contest.

The links - very few this time!

Monkey Socks by Cookie A.

Pembrokeshire Pathways Socks by Brenda Dayne from the CraftSanity podcast

Fitted Knits


Saturday, August 11, 2007


Yay I finally got my invite to Ravelry!
I'll be slowly adding a little every day, but I'm there.
My top secret codename alias is: grateblue2

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Episode 3 Links

Sorry it's taken so long to get the links up for Episode 3.

We're still working out how to record Amanda over Skype without echos (we use one mic for the rest of us since 5 headsets is not practical if even possible) but we hope to get that under control soon. Also I've had a cold so I wasn't going to make you all hear me cough and sniffle this week.

On to the links:

Sockapalooza Four


jean nee the yarn of much name pronouncing

Nature's Palette




Knitting Vintage Socks home of the Gentleman's Socks in Railway Stitch.



Blueberry Sock Yarn Yum...

Harry Potter Movie - it was awesome, but you already knew that.

Russell Orchards has biting insects, berries, and sheep!

Ravelry - I'm beginning to think we can't go even one episode without linking to Ravelry.

Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann.

Friday Night Knitting Club

And we managed to use the word perpendicular twice in the podcast!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Episode 3 - Knitting Around

In this episode we discuss knitting pretty much everywhere except at our knitting group! In addition we go off on rather large tangents (detective sheep anyone?) and Cassandra and I give a little science lesson about chitin, that hot new sock yarn fiber.

Show notes coming soon!

Get it here.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Finally, we're up on iTunes!

Well after much trouble getting a listing up on iTunes, I just checked and found us there. :D

Their submission form was down for a while and then our submission got "lost" and I had to resubmit, but we're up and hopefully that will make it a little easier for our fabulous listeners to subscribe.

Amanda is down in DC now and we'll be trying to figure out how to get her recorded in the podcast as soon as she gets a little more settled.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Episode 2 - The Gang's All Here!

Finally (ok, so it's only the second episode) we've got everyone together in one podcast! I think the audio quality is much better as well, and my editing has improved.

In this podcast we introduce the Cs and have a spinning interlude with Cathy and Ariel. We also talk about our knitting and fiber-related goals and a bit about our stashes.


Sophie Bag


The Happy Hooker

Crochet Fan Bookmark

Blue Kitty Designs

Skull Wrist Warmers


Luna Moth shawl

Stariel's list of sock yarns

Yarn Pirate

Crisscross Sock by Amanda

You can get this episode here:

Although we're not searchable on iTunes yet, you can still subscribe - there are instructions in the bottom of the previous post. iTunes submissions are down and I'm not sure when they'll be up again.

Monday, July 2, 2007

The C's finally join in

Well today we finally got around to recording an episode with (most) of us present. You, Dear Listener, will now finally get to experience the (almost) full effect of us in 1 room.
I don't want to ruin the surprise for you, so make sure you listen to the next episode, which should be out shortly!
Also, check in on our blogs if you just cant wait b/c we always post our WIPs and FOs, in addition to fun links to the patterns we are working on. Many of us are already on Ravelry and we will be sure to link to our accounts soon.

Added by stariel:

Our Ravelry identities are:

Alexis - poodlestar
Amanda - theotheramanda
Ariel - stariel
Catherine - caflygrl

Also a quick note about the iTunes listing:

I've submitted the podcast rss to iTunes but it is still not searchable for some reason. I tried to submit it again but it seems there's something wrong with iTunes at the moment because it won't let us submit the feed.

Until then you can subscribe with iTunes by going to Advanced -> Subscribe to Podcast and entering our rss feed url:

Thanks for listening!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Episode 1 - Give me an A! (Introduction)

The three As: Alexis, Amanda, and Ariel introduce themselves and talk about everything from knitting to air conditioners.

Get it on libsyn here - I don't think we're quite searchable on iTunes yet.

Our fellow podcasters blogs:


Mentioned in the podcast:


Family Labels

The Loopy Ewe

Ram Wools

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Welcome to Our Knitting Group!!

Six of us? Yes, SIX. Like any knitting group, at any meeting, the attendees vary. So, who are we? I'm Amanda, former traveling knitter (now officially on my way to DC). Ariel is the sock "goddess." Alexis knits everything from socks to...Mounties...(?) Cathy is our resident lace knitter and spinner, Cassandra is the Sock Virgin. And Catherine is the crafty one - not just knitting, but goddess of many other crafts, too!

Thanks for stopping by our online and podcast knitting group! We're working on our first episode now, so check back for additional details soon.