Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Episide 18 : Catching Up!

Join me for Episode 18 where we take a trip to Colorado, visit the alpacas and chickens, browse through the store, see what I've been knitting and visit with three of the grandbabies.

Episode 17: National Alpaca Days

I'm so sorry I forgot to post this. Show notes coming!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Episode 14: The County Fair

In this episode we visit the Columbiana County Fair in Northeast Ohio.

Sites you may wish to check out:

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Episode Ten: Great Lakes Fiber Festival

Episode Ten: Great Lakes Fiber Festival

This episode was filmed by Cathi Long and brought to you by C & A Shearing. You can visit the Great Lakes website here:
Connie's Farm here:
and April's here:

Thank you for stopping by. We'll be back in a few days with much knitting going on as we get ready for the Columbiana County Fair.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Epsisode Nine is up

Join us for Episode Nine where we are once again at Sycamore Valley Alpaca Farm. I apologize for my appearance as the talk goes on. It as about 95 degrees. I was standing with the sun beating down on me, in a hot barn and I don't tolerate heat very well. Hope you enjoy our talk on Alpaca Farming for fiber.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Welcome to Episode Eight. During this podcast, my daughter Brandi and I visited Sycamore Valley Alpacas in East Palestine, OH. Brandi did the filming for her first time so things got a bit shaky now and then but all in all, I think she did a super job.
Bill and Tina, the owners of Sycamore Valley raise beautiful huacaya alpacas and you can find more about their farm here at their Website:Link
Check back for Part Two at Sycamore Valley next week.
Thank you so much for stopping by and a special thank you to Bill and Tina as well as Brandi!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Episode Seven

Welcome to Episode Seven of Alpaca and Ewe.
In this episode you'll find:
The Fancy Kitty carder:

The Sheep Go Round pattern:,_Too!__-_PDF

Wildwool Farm:

LB 1878 yarn:

and Caron Country yarn:

The Summerflies pattern:

The Shipwreck Shawl pattern:

Please excuse the poor lighting. It's been raining here forever, it seems! This was Sierra's first time using our camera and things are a bit jittery but, it was lovely to have her join me!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Episode Six: Camp Kip Recap is available.

The yarn I was knitting the February Lady Sweater from was Marble by Kertzer.
Thanks for joining me again and hope to see you back soon!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Welcome to Episode Five. Show notes will be available shortly.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Episode 4 is ready for viewing. I hope you enjoy seeing the trip Cathi and I made last weekend to Lexington, VA for the Virginia Classic Alpaca and Llama Show. You can find Joyce's farm at and Laurie and Harry at Be sure to check out their sites to see their beautiful llamas and products. Thanks to Joyce, Harry and Laurie for their interviews and to Jamee and Dawn for helping us have such a great weekend.
Thanks to my son, Mike and grandbabies for their hospitality and to Cathi for being such a great traveling companion.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Random Videos

While cleaning up files on my computer, I found some old videos that I thought you might enjoy. The last video is a little taste of what my week was like... wet, wet, and more wet!
See you all next week!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Episode Two is available now. Apologies to my Louet Hat Box which I called an Ashford and it's model is an S40 not 45. One of those tired brain mornings! Lighting is a little on the dark side and I'll work on having more light before the next episode in the house. Cathi and I will be post casting next weekend from Lexington, VA at the Virginia Llama and Alpaca Classic. Hope you will come back to join us then. Many thanks to all of you who left such encouraging comments. They mean the world to me!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hi everyone,
Just wanted to let you all know the podcast is available on I-Tunes now. Hope you'll subscribe. I'm busy planning our next podcast fiber adventure!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Alpaca and Ewe Episode 1

Welcome to the Alpaca and Ewe Video Podcast. I'm so glad you could join me. My name is Gail, (knitamaniac on Ravelry) I'm 55 years old, live in Northeast Ohio and am a knitting, spinning, weaving, sewing, podcasting junkie. I love to do all things fiber related and usually can be found with earbuds in my ears listening or watching the latest knitting podcasts.
A little about me, I live on an alpaca farm, raise strictly fiber animals and I produced yarns, batts, and rovings to sell, have a small store here on the farm in partnership with my friend, Cathi, list on Etsy and Artfire, love kids, animals and anything crafty.
My goal for this podcast is to look at knitting and spinning from another angle. I'd like to let you see the fibers still on the animals and take you through the year as the fiber is sheared, cleaned, picked, carded, spun and made on into yarns, then products. I won't have individual segments like most podcasts but instead will focus each week on a different process in our journey to the end products. We'll visit fiber related shows, shearings, alpaca and sheep events and all sorts of other fun crafty journeys. It won't very often be me sitting in front of the camera but will be more of a traveling podcast introducing you to the fine world of fiber.
My first podcast is also my first ever attempt at creating a movie. I made a few mistakes along the way which I hope you'll forgive. I promise to get better with practice!