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!