Sunday, November 20, 2011


Lately my mind is buzzing with projects that I want to make right now. Nevermind that I've got several Christmas projects that I haven't even started. No, now is the time to make myself some bunny slippers, knit myself a cardigan, and crochet stars for Christmas package decorations. I may end up with nothing to put in those packages, but rest assured that they'll be gorgeously decorated empty boxes.

I've been logging plenty of crafting hours, which means I get to spend lots of time in my upstairs craft room. It's so cozy up there! I've also been listening to a ton of podcasts and thought I'd share a few of my favorites with you.

Patient Zero - Radiolab Fascinating exploration of the history of HIV and SIV. This podcast episode made me long for my days as an anthropology major when my favorite professor deemed everything "fascinating." I think she'd like this.

Unintentional Spinners - Just One More Row Um, so, I have this urge to add another craft to my repertoire. It started when I watched women spinning yarn at the state fair. This podcast episode only added fuel to the fire. The hosts of this show, Brittany and Dana, always sound like they're having so much fun (and they have lovely twangy voices). I've promised myself not to start spinning until after Christmas.

[Every episode] - The Moth The Moth makes me happy. If you don't listen to it yet, you should start. It's real people telling true, unscripted stories, and it's always compelling.

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Are you a podcast listener? What are you favorites? 

I'm always looking for new ones to try!


  1. Oh, those bunny slippers! I'm planning---scratch that *hoping* to make myself some new slippers, as I have been mending mine. I love these:

    Podcasts? I have a vague idea of what they are, but I'm not entirely sure. (I live under a rock, I guess.) Needless to say, I have no suggestions for you.

  2. Oh my goodness! Those bunny slippers.... I HAVE TO HAVE!!! so darn cute!

  3. and she only sells patterns. BUMMER! Um... want a paid commission?

  4. Have you heard This American Life? I think it is pretty popular and would go along with real people telling real stories. They also did a series of some stories with video which was pretty cool to watch.

  5. Those bunny slippers are so very quick to make and quite addictive. I love mine and have made multiple pairs now. So, you could justify it as a Christmas Knitting project if you end up making them as gifts for people as well, with the first pair as a warm-up for yourself. :)

  6. Oooh. Thanks for the podcast recommendations. I don't have too much time to listen, but it is nice to know where to go when I do have time. Lately I have been listening to archived episodes of onBeing with Krista Tippet. Have fun with your crafting adventures!

  7. Thanks for the podcast suggestions. I doooooo love The Moth! Your new home seems so very pefect for you!

  8. Somehow I love the idea of gorgeously decorated empty boxes. You can always add cookies/candy/candles??? I'm sure you already thought of that!

  9. We listen to Splendid Table podcasts because we're food geeks... :)


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