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Two Ewes Fiber Adventures
Ep 176: Knit an Adult Layette?

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 64:30


Kelly's “Tossing of The Stash” is in progress and we have a discussion of what to do with all that handspun! Plus, project updates and the announcement of our Crochet Along winners. Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com Join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page. Transcript available at the end of the show notes. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Subscribe on Android or Subscribe on Google Podcasts Marsha's Projects Nanny Meier's Tea Cozy by Amelia Carlsen. I am using Cascade 220 Heather in Red Wine Heather (9489) and green Irelande (2429). I've knit about half of the second side. Pebblebrook Beanie by Wish Upon a Hook (Ravelry link). I started this beanie using Little Sheep in The Big Woods. I was trying to finish this for our Two Ewes Crochet Along, but after ripping it out three times, I admitted defeat and set the project aside. Meadow Stripe Socks using Patons Kroy Sock in the colorway, Meadow Stripes and Lang Yarns Jawoll Superwash fingering for the heels and toes. Finished the first sock and worked on the second sock. Quick Switch Hat by AbbyeKnits. My son liked the hat so much I cast on another for him using Meeker Street Olives Outerwear DK in the colorway Sage. Phrancko Designs crew neck from Phrancko.com by Frank Jernigan. I'm using my green and brown handspun merino. I joined under the arms and knit five stripe repeats (3 rows brown, 6 rows green). Looking at the amount of yarn I have left I was concerned I would not have enough for green. I called Kelly and we designed stripes using Fibonacci Sequence. The plan now for the stripe sequence will be: Four repeats of 3 brown, 6 green Three repeats of 5 brown, 6 green Two repeats of 8 brown, 6 green The ribbing will be brown. After the body is complete I will knit the collar in green and then assess the yarn situation and decide how to finish the sleeves. Kelly's Projects Last minute crocheting: I finished the Pebblebrook Beanie (Ravelry link) out of my Invictus club yarn from last year. It's a green and gray and yellow variegated yarn and it turned out great. It will join the other charity hats that I have to get sent out.  I also finished two crocheted Mother Bears. One was half done and I found it during the stash tossing and finished it up (Ravelry link). Then I got inspired to make one last one (Ravelry link) to go with the last tag I had. These need to get into the mail, too.  Two more crochet projects were finished for this episode. I made a cat bed (Ravelry link) using lots of my spirit yarn and then fulled it a little. The starting point for the pattern was Crochet Round Cat Bed by Humbug Designs (Ravelry link). This will go on the porch for Minnie to sleep on. Then I made an ear saver to use with my masks when I'm teaching. The pattern I used was One Button Mask Ear Saver by Robin Kline (Ravelry link). I wear it up near the top of my head, but you can also wear it behind your neck. I've already worn it for several hours and it was comfortable and stayed put. I'm still working on a pair of socks (Ravelry link) in Bob Ross Happy Little Mistakes yarn from Weird Sisters Wool Emporium in Aberdeen. I'm using the stitch pattern from Blueberry Waffle socks.  Finally, I started a sockhead hat (pattern by Kelly McClure) using some leftovers from the Rachel pullover.  Crochet Along Thank you to everyone who participated. Listen to the episode to hear who won a pattern of their choice up to $12.00 Winter Weave Along Starts October 15 and goes through the end of March. Two Ewes' Hand Dyed Cotton Yarn and Dishcloth Pattern Giveaway  January 13 - February 28 Drop by our Ravelry thread and let us know your favorite dishcloth pattern and you will be entered to win a skein of our hand-dyed cotton and a Two Ewes' dishcloth instructions. Never made a dishcloth? Tell us if you are a dishcloth newbie. Full Transcript Marsha 0:03 Hi, this is Marsha Kelly 0:04 and this is Kelly. Marsha 0:05 We are the Two Ewes of Two Ewes Fiber Adventures. Thanks for stopping by. Kelly 0:10 You'll hear about knitting, spinning, dyeing, crocheting, and just about anything else we can think of as a way to play with string. Marsha 0:17 We blog and post show notes at Two Ewes Fiber Adventures dot com Kelly 0:22 and we invite you to join our Two Ewes Fiber Adventures group on Ravelry. I'm 1hundredprojects Marsha 0:29 and I am betterinmotion. Kelly 0:31 We are both on Instagram and Ravelry. And we look forward to meeting you there. Both 0:36 Enjoy the Episode Marsha 0:42 Hi, Kelly. Kelly 0:43 Hi, Marsha. How are you? Marsha 0:45 I'm doing well. Kelly 0:46 I'm doing great too. I have been decluttering, purging. Marsha 0:52 You know you've been doing you've been tossing of the stash Kelly 0:55 Tossing of the stash. That's right. That is what actually I am doing. Marsha 0:58 Is any tossing going on? Or is it just been reorganizing the stash? Well, let's just talk about it. Okay, so tell me everything Kelly 1:05 Last time we... last time we recorded I think I had already started. I had taken everything downstairs and laid it out on the studio floor, all the knitting yarn from various places in the house, because I keep it in various places. I had dug stuff out. Then I decided I needed to move it upstairs to the spare room where I could close the door and nobody could see it. Nobody meaning Robert couldn't see it. Just because I wanted to leave it messy for a while. And he likes things cleaned up and neat. So yes, and he was cleaning the living room, taking down the tree throwing away Christmas ornaments. So we did do some some tossing of the Christmas ornaments. So you know I was in that mood. So I brought it all upstairs and I laid it out on a tablecloth. It's about the size of a double bed sheet, flat sheet. And then I started organizing it and I did a little bit more organizing today. It's been out for more than... well for two weeks essentially. It's been sitting here inspiring me and also making me wonder about myself! [laughing] Marsha 2:21 okay, well Dr. Marsha is here listen to it. So tell me all about it. Kelly 2:26 Okay, well, I decided to-- we talked a little bit about what how I should go about the organization process and and so the first thing I ended up doing was taking all of the commercial skeins, commercial hand dyed, well, just commercial skeins that I had purchased on purpose. I had obtained on purpose. And I put-- It ended up that -- I thought this was true. And I was right. It's a very small batch! Not quite as small as I thought. Because I still have all that Rauna. The Finnish yarn that we got crazy about the year I was making argyle socks and we got all these different color combinations. So I had quite a bit of that. I had quite a bit of that still unused, but it fits in-- I have this wooden, like rice basket I guess it's called. I got it at a garden show. It's a wooden basket that came from, I think it came from--they said it came from Vietnam or someplace. Anyway. It's not that big. And it fits all of it. Marsha 3:03 Mm hmm. Kelly 3:42 So that's my like, "I got this intentionally" kind of yarn. And then the rest of it is a combination of handspun, leftovers, some of which are handspun, and spirit yarn. And then a little bit. like a small amount of like farm yarn that I didn't include in the commercial skeins. It's all natural colors and it went-- it seemed like it went better with the batch of yarn that was all handspun so I put it in that batch. but I... you know... So I have. ..I have over 13 skeins of Rug Yarn plus extra balls leftover from previous rug projects. I have five skeins of extra bulky yarn. I have over six skeins of white handspun-- you know natural creme handspun. Seven skeins of cotton handspun for a cotton project. I have about six skeins of luxury-- what I would consider to be luxury yarn. Some of that is leftovers. There's silk and silk and cotton and silk and wool angora, and that kind of stuff. I have three skeins of handspun from commercial dyed braids. That's it. And lots of leftovers. Some Wensleydale skeins, some suffolk skeins, a bunch of CVM leftovers. Anyway, so what am I going to do with it? The problem with that is, what am I gonna do with it? You know, like I was thinking with the handspun like, I don't want to get rid of it. I mean, I don't want to throw it, right? I don't want to toss it. I want it to be used but when I think about using the rest of the yarn from all the handspun sweaters that I made, and I've got quite a bit of yarn, I think I have five handspun sweaters that I have leftovers for. And when I think about you know making a hat or I can make mitts or I can make a scarf. Like that feels like making an adult layette. [laughing] Marsha 6:19 Yes, funny! [laughing] Kelly 6:26 I just, I don't feel like that's an adult thing-- to wear a hat and a sweater and mitts and socks that all match. Marsha 6:37 Yeah. So well because it-- because I even sometimes question if I have on hand knit socks, hand knit sweater, hand knit hat. Like then put a scarf on it seems like it's too much. Like too much hand knit. And they don't even match. So if it's all matching like... and you don't want to make something for Robert because that's not cool having matching--husband and wife matching outfits. [laughing] Kelly 7:02 Out of the CVM that I made the Orcas run sweater, I did make him a hat with the Orca pattern on it, which he likes. But yeah, we don't actually dress alike! [laughing] I have made some charity hats with some leftover handspun but you know it's not washable. So anyway, that's kind of my my, my dilemma with this yarn. I like it and I want to use it but I don't know what I'm going to use it for. What I did do though, is that a lot of the partial skeins I did collect them all. And I put them into my mother bear kit for making Mother Bears and I had... I realized when I did that, that I had a half a bear in the bag. And I haven't made a mother bear in a really long time. And I realized why when I put the additional yarn into the bag. It's because I was making a bear and I was using like three skeins of different weird... some handspun leftovers to get to the right weight of yarn for the bear. You know it's holding two strands together holding three strands together, running out because I was using these little you know, hazelnut sized balls of yarn, and then having to splice in the new one. I thought, why was I making my life so hard? Why not when I get down to that little amount of yarn? Or if I have something that's really so fine that it doesn't make a good bear? Like why would I put it in the kit. So I... so I cleaned up that bear Mother Bear kit put in new, threw away some stuff from there, put in new yarn into the Mother Bear kit and then I actually got inspired to finish that bear and make it make another bear which that's getting into my projects. But I did get a little bit inspired by stuff. So that was good. But it does kind of show me just some kind of gaps in what I have or overages overages in skeins. Like do I really need this much of my leftovers? No, because I don't know what I'm gonna do with them. And why do I spin so much yarn for a sweater? I guess because I don't know how much I'm going to need and I don't want to run out. Kelly 7:02 Well, actually, I would say that's true. I for me, that's true. Okay, so right now I'm knitting with with my handspun which I'll talk about this project later on, but I didn't have enough for a sweater. I'm always trying to do enough for a sweater but I didn't have enough so I had to spin up another color to make stripes. So I mean I think too, with your spinning, you're not... You're spinning the yarn to be spinning the yarn. Kelly 7:10 Yeah Marsha 7:24 Not spinning the yarn necessarily to make a sweater. Isnt' it true? Kelly 8:40 Right. Marsha 8:40 You talked about this before is that the fiber tells you what it wants to be. What type of yarn it wants to be. And you spin that yarn and then you figure out what project right? You're just...you're caught up in the, you know, you're spinning yarn, you're not thinking about what to make Kelly 10:26 Yeah, and the difference too, is like, you're spinning braids. Marsha 10:32 Mm hmm. Kelly 10:33 And I'm just spinning what comes off my drum carder. Marsha 10:36 Right. Kelly 10:37 And so you know, if you have a full fleece, and you just card and card and card, then you feel like you have to spin everything you carded. And that might be more than what you need for this sweater. So I am not complaining at all! I have a wealth... A wealth of yarn, including a wealth of my own handspun. But it was good to see for example, with the Rug Yarn, like, Okay, I have really some really nice Rug Yarn. But a lot of it is leftover from a wall hanging project that I did that was in greens and grays. Mostly. And so that's what I have most of-- green and gray. And then I have that and a little bit of Burgundy. And then I have the combo spin that I did. That's more blues. But it's all really super dark. And I think I need something light. Because otherwise the values are all going to be the same and whatever pattern I do in a rug, a punch needle piece, is gonna... you won't really see the pattern, I think. Marsha 11:47 So they're too dark to overdye another color. Kelly 11:50 Yes. Marsha 11:52 Okay. Kelly 11:53 In fact, a lot of them are dark gray overdyed. Dark green, dark gray overdyed with burgundy. Yeah, yeah, they're too dark to overdye. So I just--I need to spin more rug yarn in a lighter color. [laughing] Marsha 12:09 Okay. So I'm going to inject here with a few... Dr. Marsha has a few comments. I'm not a licensed therapist. No, as you say. So we... Marsha 12:22 Marsha I'm going to interrupt you. However, you are a licensed yarn stasher. Marsha 12:32 Yes,[laughing]... some of the yarn from your... the adult layette yarn? [laughing] All that leftover sweater yarn and whatnot. Can-- and I don't know what the weight of it is. It's pretty fine. It's not like it's worsted weight. But anyway, here's my point, can it be combined to be my go-to project, the garter squish blanket. It can be combined in some ways to make doubled up or added to... let me just back up. This is not how you have to do the garter squish. But the idea is you have one main color that goes through the whole blanket that's worsted weight. And then you have you keep changing out the other worsted weight yarn that you're carrying along with it to make the stripes or the pattern or whatever you decide to do. But it doesn't have to be that way. You know, right. So I don't know, if you have enough yarn that could be enough of a background color? Or, like my case where I didn't have enough yarn. There was sort of that camel colored yarn that I was using as the background. But I didn't have enough it in the same shade to do the whole thing. So we did a gradient. Do you have enough of the handspun that could be the background color? That maybe you overdye to make it more similar and do like a gradient? And then you know what I'm getting at? Kelly 13:59 Yeah, yeah, Marsha 14:00 just need to spin more yarn to well, to use up the sweater bits. Kelly 14:08 Yeah, that's an idea. Marsha 14:11 If you have a lot of the... Because didn't you say one sweater you have like three skeins leftover? Kelly 14:18 Something like that. Marsha 14:21 Can it be.. is that the sort of terracotta color for dark green forest? Kelly 14:27 Yeah, I have three skeins of that plus a ball, plus another skein that's undyed of the exact same yarn. Marsha 14:36 So even though you have say--you have three possibly four skeins of that yarn dyed that terracotta color, can you overdye it so make something? Now it's a pretty deep terracotta but can you make one like brown and one burgundy or something and then use those as the contrasting color for a background color. Kelly 14:59 You Yeah, that's a good idea. That's a really good idea. Marsha 15:05 Because you sent me a picture of all these bits. Kelly 15:11 You can put it in the show notes if you want. Marsha 15:14 I'm looking at...you have a lot of natural colored yarns that maybe you could just dye. Well and what is that? So, this is not good podcasting because people cannot see this picture. But the picture of the... there's a whole bunch of natural colored yarn. That's undyed. It looks like it's your handspun undyed which I don't know what the yarn is. Okay, so I'm looking at the picture that shows the right hand side of the sheet in the lower right hand corner. Kelly 15:41 Oh, uh huh. Marsha 15:43 I don't know how much is there. But if you could just take all those and you could maybe dye that if that's enough for your background color. Kelly 15:49 That might be. There are six skeins. The two balls in the front of that picture are bulky, so they won't work. But there are six skeins of the Oxford that I spun this summer and three skeins of the Columbia that I spun the summer before, I think in the summer spin-in. So there are six skeins there. They're roughly the same, they're three ply, roughly the same weight. And also they have the same kind of the same feel to them. They're not identical, but they would go together in a project. That's a really good idea I hadn't thought about a blanket of handspun Kelly 15:50 Well that garter squish is just a great way to use up a lot of yarn, because you're using it held double, even if it's worsted weight, you're holding it double. Right? Kelly 16:39 And, and people had mentioned, people had been mentioning that, you know, like, oh, that sounds fun. And I thought it sounded fun, too. But the thing I always thought was I don't have enough. I don't... that sounds funny. I don't have enough of the same kind of thing to be able to do it. But I do if I think about my handspun in using the sweater leftovers. Marsha 17:01 Mm hmm. Kelly 17:02 I do have enough, I think, Oh, that's interesting. Okay. Marsha 17:07 And then I'm, I'm going to... I bought a pattern. So it's Lily Scrap Blanket. Kelly 17:13 Oh, I'm going to look it up, too. Marsha 17:15 The Designer is Jen Peck. And it's like a chevron pattern. It's knit with fingering weight. And I don't know what all... I mean, this may not work that great. And so what you do is you basically take all of your sock weight scraps, and you just wind them into one big ball. Just randomly wind all the colors into a big giant ball. And you just loosely knot them together. So you can either-- you can put them together like with a long tail and then choose to weave them in. Or you can put just a loose knot. And so when you get to that point, you can take it apart and rotate it if you want, you know, spit splice it. And so I'm looking at the pattern because I actually printed this out and I've been gathering up my yarn. It's a free pattern. Kelly 18:01 Yeah, I'm looking at it right now takes about 1000 to 1400 yards. Marsha 18:07 Yeah, so it's a nice pattern, because it's all... it makes a chevron. And as I say, I have been ...all my socks scraps I've been saving to make this blanket. And then also I have skeins of yarn --sock weight yarn-- that I bought that I don't think I'm ever going to make socks out of it. And so I was thinking just breaking those apart and putting them into the blanket. Kelly 18:34 Right. Marsha 18:35 But anyway, that's another idea. I don't know if it's the right weight. But maybe, Kelly 18:42 yeah, yeah, actually, that would work. Because all of my handspun, I mean, it's the same-- the Targi lamb is heavier, but the rest of my handspun is all about the same weight. Mm hmm. That's an interesting idea. Or holding them double. And then in some places using just one skein of a heavier yarn. Marsha 19:06 Because you know, the other thing, too, is that this is... I don't even think that they have gauge. Yeah, it says gauge is not important for this product. So it wouldn't. So you could just take and you could figure out what your... if you have a heavier weight yarn, you could just figure out how many stitches to the inch you're getting and then figure out, you know, how wide you want? How many you would want to cast on? Well, you know, that whole conversation we've had about using up yarn for the garter squish. I mean, I think the same idea with this is that you're probably not locked into a certain weight of yarn. Right? You'd have to just figure out Kelly 19:41 how to make whatever you're using roughly the same. Marsha 19:44 Right. And then also, didn't somebody in our crochet along did a sort of Chevron shaped blanket and that's crocheted. Yeah, so that's another thought. Kelly 19:54 Yeah. Yeah, it's a really nice. The chevron pattern is a really nice kind of traditional crochet pattern. It reminds me of my grandma's. She made millions, millions of Afghans out of that pattern. Okay, well, that's cool. That gives me some ideas. Marsha 20:14 It's better than putting it in a compost pile. Kelly 20:16 Yes, exactly. Marsha 20:19 And and also, you're getting a new trailer, you might need a blanket for the trailer. Kelly 20:23 Well, that's, that is something that I thought of, too. Yeah. And I want to finish that quilt. That's another thing I dug out was my pieced quilt top. Marsha 20:34 Mm hmm. Kelly 20:35 I think I want to finish that quilt for the trailer. So we'll see. Yeah, that's a good idea. I did get inspired to make one more thing. Moving into my projects. Besides the two bears, I did get inspired. And I used up quite a bit of yarn that have been hanging around for a while to make a cat bed for Minnie. She had been sleeping on a sample woven piece, a narrow piece that I had, we had just folded and positioned it, but it kind of looked messy. And so I made a basket inspired by some of the people in our crochet along. I made a basket for her out of some various old yarns from the weaving room and the early 2000s when those felted bags were kind of popular. Marsha 21:31 Mm hmm. Kelly 21:33 And I had some leftovers from that. And one of the yarns-- I did call you about this, but I wanted to tell people about the yarn that had cow hair in it. I thought that was pretty cool. Marsha 21:45 Yeah, we were gonna talk about this. Kelly 21:47 Yeah. And I didn't I didn't put that in the show notes. But I'll just I'll just say that there was this one singles yarn from Sweden. That yeah, that was like 20% Cow hair. And you looked something up on it. It suggested that it was Highland cow. So that was very interesting. But the main point of this is I got rid of probably...Let's see... I got rid of two balls and three pretty close to full partial skeins. So that made a big dent. One of those little piles that was laying on the tablecloth is gone. Totally gone, because I used it in this cat bed. So that's nice. Marsha 22:38 That's very good. Yeah. Kelly 22:40 And then I felted it so it's sitting on the sitting on the porch right now. So that's a... besides the two Mother Bears that was another finished project. So I finished... Well, I finished the Pebblebrook Beanie that I was working on last time out of the Invictus club yarn. And then I finished the two Mother Bears and I finished the cat bed. So I've been crocheting up a storm during my vacation from school. So it's been really nice. Marsha 23:08 Nice. Yeah. Kelly 23:11 Oh, and then one other crochet project that I did as as a nod to our crochet along which we'll talk about our winners later in the episode. I'm going to be teaching in the classroom on campus this semester, as everyone knows. I'm so excited. And I'm going to have to wear a mask and the masks don't really fit my face very well. And the ear loops, I always have to shorten them. And I usually will shorten them with a little knot. I tried twisting them but that didn't work very well. I tried shortening them, the ear loops, with a little knot. And that works okay, but it makes my ears stick out. And I don't need my ears to stick out any more than they already do. So my vanity! And I saw this ear saver, it's called One Button Mask Ear Saver. And it actually holds for me, I put it going up over the, kind of, the top back of my head. Kind of like the actual N95 masks have two elastics one goes behind your neck and one goes over your head. Marsha 24:25 Mm hmm. Kelly 24:26 And so I use it like that. It connects to the ear pieces, but then it straps across my head. And it works great. And I got to use a button from my button stash. Marsha 24:37 Yay! Very nice. Kelly 24:38 Because you know it's adjustable. You close it with a button. I wore it while I unpacked boxes and threw away stuff. Again another organizing and throwing away project. I worked for about four hours. One day while I unpacked things in my office at school, and it it didn't slip off. It was comfortable. I didn't have that ear pain that you sometimes get from wearing the mask for too long and I didn't have to really adjust it or anything. So it was nice and I get a nice tight fit. It feels like wearing one of those you know the N 95. Because it's actually holding on from the back of my head. So anyway really nice. That was my last crochet--most recent crochet project so... That did not use any stash to speak of. It's a very small project-- took me about an hour, including sewing on the button. So and then I'm working on the pair of socks that I was talking about last time out of the Bob Ross happy little mistakes. And the other thing I got inspired to do... Now this is with leftovers, but I promise never to wear it at the same time as I wear the sweater. [laughing] The the yarn is again, Invictus yarn. It's the Yak Luxe that I used for my Rachel sweater. Marsha 26:08 Mm hmm. Kelly 26:09 And then that yarn that you got me. Marsha 26:12 Oh, right. Kelly 26:12 I can't remember what it was called. But it was anyway, it's all in kind of blue green. Marsha 26:18 It was the yarn from Iceland from Iceland. Kelly 26:21 Yeah. And so anyway, I saw those scraps were sitting there. Pretty significant amounts were leftover. And so I put them all in a knitting bag. And I'm making a Sock Head Hat to replace the Sock Head hat that I have that I have been wearing since 2015. Marsha 26:45 Mm hmm. Kelly 26:47 And it's so faded that it's pretty much unrecognizable--the difference between the outside and the inside of the yarn. So I'm almost to the to the crown decreases on a sock head hat. Marsha 27:02 Whoa, nice. Kelly 27:02 Yeah. So it'll be nice. This will be for you know, going on walks and stuff. Not to match my sweater. AlthoughI guess I could but I don't know. I don't know about that. Marsha 27:13 There's no crime in wearing it to match. Yeah, yeah. What a knitting fashion patrols going to come and arrest you? [laughing] Kelly 27:19 Well, we'll see. Yeah, after I've laughed so much about adult layettes. [laughing] Oh, dear. So yeah, that's my new start-- this sock head pattern. So that's... so I've got two things on the go, the socks and this Sock Head hat pattern. And all the rest of my stuff for this week is finished objects. Marsha 27:46 Yay. Very nice. Kelly 27:48 Yeah. As you say, though, it's still in my house. Actually, the Mother Bears are going and the beanie is going so those are all those are all to be sent away. I haven't done it yet. Marsha 28:04 Well, let me ask you, I'm just going to go back to the tossing of the stash. Because the other thing too, I guess I wanted to ask is, do you even want to-- do you want to make anything out of that yarn? I mean,... Kelly 28:19 The yarn I've already knit with... mm hmm yeah. I don't know. I don't know. I mean, I don't want it to not be knitted. Marsha 28:31 That's another possibility is pass it along to someone else. Kelly 28:34 Yeah, yeah. And let it be their problem Marsha 28:40 Well, it may not be their problem, it's spirit yarn, right? Kelly 28:43 Exactly. Marsha 28:44 I don't think so negatively. Kelly 28:46 That's true. It would be there it would Marsha 28:48 Someone might really want it. Kelly 28:50 It would be their... I don't know it always feels like a great find when you when you find a good spirit yarn so so yeah, it'd be someone else's great find. Marsha 29:01 I'm gonna just say something... This has absolutely nothing to do with knitting but about what other people value or want that we don't want. And I don't know if they have this in the rest of the country but here in Seattle there's this Buy Nothing. It's Buy Nothing and then fill in your neighborhood. And so I live in the Maple Leaf Neighborhood so it's Buy Nothing Maple Leaf. And you cannot sell anything. It's all stuff that you give away for free or you can ask for things. And so I've been posting up things you know, like I got rid of a toaster. Like things that were duplicates that I didn't need, you know, like combining households. So it's surprising to me sometimes the things that I thought actually people would want-- nothing. Crickets. So I just bring it to the goodwill and and then I've also had a problem--and I hope I have no Buy Nothing Maple Leaf listeners listening to this--but sometimes it's really difficult to get people to come I'm in a timely manner to pick things up. And so then it'll be like seven days, and then I'll text and they're like, Oh yeah, yeah. And then they never show up and so I just take it to the goodwill. But I had all those Styrofoam pellets that you use as packing material, and I had been saving it. Because with the new deck, my thought was I was going to put in the bottom half, fill half the pots... I have very heavy concrete pots that were going to go on the deck and so to reduce the weight, I've heard that you actually put in styrofoam pellets in the bottom of your pot. Not loose, but I had bought like a mesh bags that I was going to fill the pellets and put in the bottom of the pots. I ended up not doing that because I used smaller pots. The bigger pots went elsewhere. So I had... I think I had eight trash bags of pellets. Kelly 30:50 Oh man! Marsha 30:51 You can't get rid of that stuff. It just goes in the... it can't be recycled, it just goes in the garbage. Yeah, and so I went to to UPS stores and they wouldn't take it because they can't take it anymore because of the pandemic. I went to a UPS and FedEx store and they wouldn't take it and so I thought I'm just going to post it up on Buy Nothing Maple Leaf. And within 20 minutes a guy said, I think we can use that at work. Let me check with my boss. He checks with his boss and he comes and picks it up that evening. Kelly 31:23 Wow! Marsha 31:23 He comes by and he picks up eight bags of this stuff and I was like all this stuff like it's so weird the stuff that I think has value nobody wants but the stuff that has like it's actually a burden to me. Kelly 31:35 It's acually garbage! Marsha 31:36 It's actually a huge burden to me. It is literally garbage. Well I don't want it to be garbage but if I was to dispose of it I would be considered garbage. But I thought somebody can use it, I just can't find anybody.And he was so prompt he was the fastest of any of my Buy Nothing people. Kelly 31:54 [laughing] Oh my gosh! Marsha 31:55 One man's junk is another man's treasure. Okay, but moving on the the infamous Nanny Meyer tea cozy for Brian. I'm halfway done with the second side. I do a couple rows a dy Kelly 32:09 Oh, yay, Marsha 32:09 So I'm making progress on that. Still working on my socks, nothing to report there. I'm three quarters of the way done with the Quick Switch hat by Abby Knits. The one I'm making for Ben the yarn is Meeker Street Olives Outerwear DK. So I'm working on that intermittently. So I have kind of moved on. What I'm really sort of obsessed with now is this phrancko.com sweater. I don't know what to call it. I'm just calling it my Phrancko Designs sweater or the striped sweater for Ben. But this one I'm making for my son, Ben. And just to remind people, it's the handspun in a kind of a barberpole green and brown and then a solid, three ply Brown. And I talked about this in the last episode that I knew I had measured Ben and entered all the information into phrancko.com. And printed out my pattern. And I forgot last Saturday to join their group, I completely forgot. So I'm going to try... Every Saturday at 2:30 they have a Zoom call. And I'm going to try and join that again. This Saturday, I made a note to myself, because I forgot last Saturday but to show them my progress. But what I started, the reason I had spun the solid brown is I didn't have enough of the brown and green. So I'm just gonna call it the green. But I didn't have enough of that to do an entire sweater. So I spun the brown and the idea, I was gonna do stripes. So Kelly, you and I had a big conversation about this because I had joined under the arms. And at that point, I started-- I did one stripe before I joined under the arms and then joined under the arms and I knit another four brown stripes separated by.... So my was my stripe sequence was going to be three brown, excuse me, three rows of brown, six rows of green, three rows of brown, six rows of green, and I was going to do that all the way through the sweater. But after doing five repeats of that, I got concerned about how much yarn I was going to have. I didn't think I'd have enough green to finish the whole sweater and the arms and the collar and everything. So I called you and we had a really great conversation and of course, your go-to striping sequence, right, which is the Fibonacci sequence. Kelly 34:44 Go Fibonacci. Marsha 34:46 So I ripped back and Kelly how should we describe this? Well, you explain Fibonacci. Kelly 34:53 Okay. So the Fibonacci sequence. It starts with one and then the second number to the sequence is also one. And then the third number of the sequence is two, because if you add one and one, you get two. And then the next number in the sequence, you take the two and add it to the previous number, the one, and you get three. And then three plus two is five. And so each number in the sequence is the sum of the two numbers prior. And all of those numbers are called Fibonacci numbers. You don't have to use them in order. But I like to use them in order. And so you have your stripe, you're using them for your stripe sizes, right? So three rows, a three row stripe is one size. A five row stripe is another size. That's another Fibonacci number. The next Fibonacci would be three and five is eight. So an eight row stripe would be another Fibonacci number. And then eight and five is 13. And so that's another Fibonacci number. And they get bigger as they... the stripes get bigger as they go. Marsha 36:04 Right Kelly 36:05 Depending on how many stripes, you know how many stripes you want, and how you organize them. So so tell us what you're doing, Marsha. Marsha 36:14 So first, I'm going to say that the green is considered my main color. So every stripe, brown stripe is separated by six rows of green, that's going to be consistent through the sweater, right? Kelly 36:27 Yeah. Marsha 36:28 But then my brown, I'm doing four stripes of brown with three rows of brown. So a three row, brown stripe four times, then a five row brown stripe three times, and then an eight row stripe twice, then the plan is to do six rows of the green, and then my ribbing will be all in the brown. And so the next sequence should be 13 rows, which I think is going to be enough for my ribbing. That's what we talked about. Yeah, that makes sense to what I'm saying now. And I think this is all going to work out perfectly. Because if we add up all these rows, it's 97 rows, which will be about what I need. That plus the yoke equals about 21 and a half inches. Kelly 37:34 Perfect. Marsha 37:35 I'm sorry, I said that wrong. Those stripes sequence plus the yoke equals 19 and a half inches which is what I need for the body before I start the ribbing. And then the ribbing will be the extra two inches to make the body length the 21 and a half inches. And I hope I'm saying that in a way that makes sense to people, that people can understand. Kelly 37:54 Yeah, I think you did. Although I mean, I was there with you when you were working it out. Marsha 37:59 I know! Kelly 38:00 But I think it'll be nice, because you'll have, you'll have four small stripes, and then you'll have three medium sized stripes. And then you'll have two large stripes, and then you'll have one really large stripe in the ribbing. And so it's kind of getting heavier. You know, the weight of the dark brown is getting heavier as you go down. It's getting less frequent, but they're getting, but the stripes are getting wider. So I think it'll look really nice. I have never been... I have to say I have never been disappointed by Fibonacci. Marsha 38:33 So I have my little cheat sheet that I will take a picture of and put in the show notes. Kelly 38:40 Oh, good. Marsha 38:41 Yeah, visually what I'm doing, and I've checked off, you know what I've done so far, people will see what I'm doing. It'll be obvious, I think when you see, when I take a picture of it and post in the show notes. And then the plan is when I finished the body, I'm going to go back and do the collar next in the green. And then we're going to do I'm going to do another assessment of the, of the yarn supply and then we're gonna have to figure out stripes for the the sleeves. And I'm not sure if I will just... I only have a bit of a dilemma, because well, that's not exactly true. I guess the sleeves are about the length...Well, the sleeves are about the length of the entire body. So that means my stripe sequence is going to be a little bit different. Because the entire body of the finished sweater is 21 and a half inches. A part of that is solid green. Right? The sleeves are 21 and a half inches of stripes. Mm hmm. So we're going to have to do something there. There's going to be another phone call. [laughing] Kelly 39:53 Another consultation. Marsha 39:55 Yes, a consultation. But I have... Yes. So I will have to talk... I will actually talk to Dr.Locke who really is a doctor of mathematics. So to help me through this, and because the math will work, right? Kelly 40:11 Yeah. Yeah. So your only constraint for the sleeves is going to be how much yarn you have left. Marsha 40:19 Yes. And so Ben may get a short sleeve sweater. He may have what they call like a wrist... Kelly 40:33 bracelet length! Marsha 40:34 Bracelet length Kelly 40:39 Oh my gosh. Well, I think you'll have it. I mean, I think you'll have enough it's just a matter of how you how you can figure it. Yeah. Marsha 40:48 Actually, I'm sort of laughing because he might actually wear a bracelet length sweater because he was home last weekend. And I said, what he was wearing, I said it's so bizarre but it's kind of stylish in its own way. Kelly 41:08 Oh, yeah? Marsha 41:10 So he had on like long underwear or something. He'd gone for a bike ride so he had on like, I don't know if it was long underwear or leggings or something. I guess you wouldn't call it leggings for men but it's like some sort of warm pants like... I guess long underwear. Socks that are... like he has these Christmas socks you know those those acrylic socks that you can buy that have like designs on them? He had some Santa socks on his Teva sandals, cut-off shorts over it like those Carhart work pants that he'd cut off. That's over it. And then he's drawn with like, permanent marker all over them. And then where their are holes? He's sewn up the holes, hand stitched up holes, and then... [laughing] a hand knit a hat that I had made for him. Oh, no, it was the... I was think it was the one I made out of sock scraps. No, it was the very first handspun. I made a hat for him. And my handspun is like rope. Kelly 42:17 Oh yes. The five pound hat! Marsha 42:20 The five pound hat and it has no life to it at all. It does is just saying it's just like sits on his head like a bucket hat. Yeah. And then something on the top and I've completely lost track of what was on the top. But anyway, he looks kind of stylish in sort of a bizarre way. So maybe he might wear a bracelet length sleeve. Kelly 42:42 Oh my gosh. Yeah. Marsha 42:43 Anyway. Kelly 42:44 Well, they don't get in the way. You know? If you have your sleeves a little shorter. Marsha 42:49 So then my last project is the beanie, the Pebblebrook Beanie by Wish Upon a hook. And I started this using Little Sheep in the Big Woods. And so I was... I started this...was going to try and finish it for the crochet along. But sadly, after I ripped it out for the third time I thought I can't. I can't rip it out. I can't do it again. And so it was...now I had 24 hours. And I thought you know what, it's okay. Even though it's it's our... It's like my crochet along, like ours that we're doing as part of our podcast. I I can't do it. I couldn't do it again. So it's all right. Kelly 43:40 Yeah. Next time. Marsha 43:42 I don't know the thing about is I did really well on the the brim. I got that figured out. I did really well. I had to call you about picking up the stitches, I guess I would say to start the... I have to say I don't know how we ever learned to knit or crochet without YouTube because I watched tons of tutorials about how to make the bobble. We talked. And I'm just like these bobbles are not working right. And I still was doing them wrong. And then I ripped it out. We had a conversation I ripped it out I started again... like that's not right. So I ripped it out and like that's when I thought I can't start again. So... Kelly 44:22 Yeah, the thing about crochet. I like charts, this doesn't have a chart. I like charts because the thing I always found the most difficult about crochet is where... which hole do you put your hook in? Marsha 44:35 Yes, right. Kelly 44:36 It's a it's a fabric full of holes. And then you have to figure out which hole is the right hole to put the hook into for the, you know, for the next stitch. And I always found that to be really perplexing. Marsha 44:50 And so with mine, my Bobbles were stacking on top of each other because I was putting... I was picking the wrong whole. So my bobblrd just stacked on top of each other, and like, that doesn't look right. And because they're supposed to sort of nestle into each other, so it ends up sort of looking like basket weaving, right? Kelly 45:09 Yeah. Marsha 45:10 So anyway, I did take a class years ago on crochet. And I made-- I did make a shawl. Kelly 45:18 You made the virus shawl. Marsha 45:20 Yeah, I made that. But I, I'm not that familiar with crochet. Like I've been looking at like sweaters and stuff, but I don't even know how you get gauge. I don't know how you-- like the hat is not that critical, but like I don't really know enough about crochet to do a sweater for sure. I need to at least figure out how to do the hat before I would move on to a sweater right? No, there's some great patterns out there in crochet you know, so Kelly 45:52 Yeah, Marsha 45:52 beautiful things! Kelly 45:54 Those are interesting to me because I never thought of crochet really as garments. You know, growing up my grandma crocheted blankets. She crocheted doilies, she crocheted those modular bedspreads out of little tiny, small hexagon things. You know, with crochet thread. But crochet in a garment, excepted a garment for a doll, you know, doll clothes, was not something that I had ever thought of. So that was new to me when you know, as an adult, I came back to crochet. Yeah, yeah. Marsha 46:30 Yeah, cuz I had sort of this sense that crochet was not particularly fashionable, you know, But it is, I'm completely wrong on that. It's, there's some really, really nice patterns. And so I would like to know more about it, but I need a bit more hand holding. Kelly 46:45 And I, I, I don't feel like I'm super comfortable with crochet. And I especially didn't a few years ago when we first started having the crochet along. But I have to admit, I did a lot of crocheting growing up, you know, I mean, like making doll clothes and doll blankets and blankets for stuffed animals and giant long strips that I didn't, you know, have a purpose for. I know, there was a lot... I did a lot of crocheting as a kid. And so the learning part of it, I don't really remember. I didn't learn all the details, but the kind of the sort of basics, you know, the kind of basics of crochet and the language of croche, I don't remember learning it. I just have known for a really long time. So yeah, so I, you know, that it's, it's challenging. Marsha 47:39 I learned the just the basics, like how to chain stitch. I didn't even know what the names were. My great aunt showed me. But I don't know how to increase and decrease and yeah, you know, so I am interested, though, and what I would say... What I do like about crochet, and I've said this before, when we were having a conversation many years ago in the podcast about crochet, is you only have one live stitch. So if you do make a mistake, it's really easy to get back and get back on track. Because you're not having to, you know, knit back stitch by stitch or rip it all out and then pick up those stitches. It's very easy to correct anything. To rip back and get started again. But not under a crochet along deadline. Kelly 48:32 Right. Marsha 48:34 Anyway, so that's it for me for projects. All right. So Kelly, we need to talk about the crochet along. Kelly 48:42 Yeah, it just finished up a couple of days ago. And we have some prizes. So we had one thread for chatter and finished objects. We had 14 people participating in the discussion. And there were 20 projects that were linked. I'm not counting them up. I'm just... there at the top of the Ravelry thread it talks aboutit, so if you link your project it counts it. Nine patterns were linked, and 84 total posts. So lots of people had multiple projects in the in the crochet along so I think it was a success. Marsha 49:25 And we had some new people participating. Kelly 49:27 We did and that's always fun. I like when we have a different kind of along and end up with some people that we haven't seen in the threads before. So that was a nice thing to see. Marsha 49:39 So let's just say, we have four winners, and each has won a pattern of their choice up to $12. So Kelly, do you want to announce the winners? Kelly 49:51 Sure. And winners should just get in touch with I guess me and then let me know the pattern that you want. Our first winner is JoyLaine1, Joy. She made a basket that was partially my inspiration for... she and Natalie's baskets were my inspiration for making the cat basket when I saw that pile of orange yarn that I had when I did the tossing of the stash. So she's our first winner. And then we have Shelly, Purpledogwood. She's the one that made all of the pumpkin and Santa hats. Marsha 50:43 Yes, Kelly 50:43 That we talked about last time. And then our third winner, Misnim, Missy. She's the one who inspired me to make the ear savers. She posted about making the ear savers. And then that reminded me that I had saved that pattern for the one with the buttons long ago, and that I needed to get busy on that for for my, my school semester, this coming up. And then finally, our last winner is SuperKip, Natalie. And she made quite a few things. We talked about her baby toy. And she made a moses basket that she is using for yarn and made quite a few things. So those are our four winners. So Joy and Shelly and Missy and Natalie, message me on Ravelry or email me, Two Ewes at Two Ewes Fiber Adventures dot com. And let me know what pattern you'd like. You've won the pattern of your choice. Congratulations! Marsha 51:56 Yes. Congratulations. And thank you for participating. It's fun. Well, what do I know? It was not fun for me. [laughing] Kelly 52:08 I'm sorry. But I do think it's a cool hat. And I do think you know, Marsha 52:15 I did too. But another time. Let's not go.. let's not go back there, right.[laughing] But anyway, just laughing! Kelly 52:25 And then we still have our winter weave along going on. It started in October, but it will go through the end, through the end of March. Marsha 52:37 So Kelly, we need to talk about our next giveaway that we're doing. Yes. So this is going to be this is inspired by the tossing of the stash. Kelly 52:48 Yes, it is. Marsha 52:50 So one of the things that you found in your stash is I don't know how many years ago it was that I had acquired a whole bunch of cotton yarn, mercerized cotton yarn. And we did a big dye-A-thon when I was at your house one summer. And we still.you found that you still have this cotton yarn in your stash, some of it because you have made dish cloths out of a lot of it. But we still have quite a bit, several skeins, quite a bit. So it is inspired our next giveaway which is we're going to put a thread on the Ravelry, our Ravelry group and just let us know your favorite dish cloth pattern. And you'll be entered to win a skein of our hand dyed cotton yarn. Hand dyed by the Two Ewes. And you'll also receive a Two Ewes Fiber Adventures dish cloth pattern. And if you've never made a dish cloth, just tell us if you're a dish cloth newbie, if you just just check in on that in the thread, and then we'll have a drawing for a skein of our hand dyed cotton yarn and a dishcloth pattern. So we're recording this on January 13. So it'll be posting in the next couple of days. So it'll start as soon as you hear this and it ends February 28. So go into the thread and let us know your favorite dish cloth pattern and or if you're a newbie, and you may be one of the lucky winners! Kelly 54:37 And I am going to... I'm going to lower expectations just a little bit about the dish cloth pattern. Because okay, because it's mostly just a stitch pattern. I'm not a pattern designer. You know, it won't be tech edited. I'll just let you know how I started. You know, what size needles I use, what the stitch pattern is that I use, and how I bind it off. Marsha 55:08 Okay, so it'll be... so yes, we will lower the bar on the pattern! Kelly 55:14 It's not a professionally designed and tech edited pattern. It's the the kind of pattern that your that your grandma would pass alongto you. Marsha 55:26 Yeah. When you're sitting next to each other on the sofa, Kelly 55:29 I'll send it to you on a scrap of paper, on the back of a receipt.[laughing] Oh, I'm sorry, no, it will be-- I will write it nicely. But yeah, it's not an official like designer kind of pattern because I'm not a pattern designer. And then one other thing that I just have to disclose about this yarn if you win it. Some of them-- because it was our--we were experimenting with dyeing cotton. Some of them have quite a bit of bleeding happening. And so if you're doing your dishes, the first time, you may find that the water turns, whatever color the dish cloth is. But after you've done that, first, you know, after you've done that first round of dishes, I can verify. Or if you don't want to deal with that you can just toss it in the washing machine before you even use it. Marsha 56:25 But not with your whites! Kelly 56:26 But not with your whites, correct. Yeah, toss it into a colored load. And it'll be... it'll be fine. But I just... Marsha 56:33 We really have-- we really have lowered the bar on this contest. Kelly 56:37 Well, it is my destashing really, right? Marsha 56:42 Yeah. You will be helping Kelly out. [laughing] Kelly 56:45 Yes. You will be getting cast off yarn! Doesn't that sound good? [laughing] Actually, I have to say I do love the dish cloths made out of this yarn. They're kind of stiff and scrubby. Because it's a firm yarn, you know. So they work really well. And you will like them. If you win this and you make one of those dish cloths, I think you will like it. So Alright. And then the last thing, we have some listener feedback. I just wanted to... I just wanted to to talk about...Caroline in Somerset, Southwest England, suggested because we had said, you know, what would people like to hear on the podcast in the coming year? She suggested that people might like to hear about yarn stores around the world, and maybe a bit of the history of the yarn store or the history of the town that they're in. And she told us about a yarn shop called All About the Yarn, she says its on a cobbled street called Catherine Hill. And yes, it is a hill. And it's so called because hundreds of years ago, Catherine Hill, the street is called that because hundreds of years ago, there was a chapel called St. Catherine's. So she gave us a first little snippet of information about the yarn shop and the street that the yarn shop is on. But I thought that was a good idea. And so we may we may turn that into something for the for the new year. So thanks for the idea Catherine. And then Irena emailed and said that she was so glad to hear us back that she had had thought perhaps we might not be coming back. She knows a lot of the podcasts that she listens to have you know, sort of disbanded. And so she was really glad to hear us coming back. And she did say she loved it when Marsha would go on long trips. So I think that will be in the not near future. Kelly 56:47 Yes, my travel buddy Kim and I have had many conversations about where we go next. But we're not quite ready to get on a plane yet. We're not quite ready. I don't know, it will happen. Right? But not right away. Yeah, not right away. Kelly 59:14 Yeah. Yeah. But it was nice to hear. It was nice to hear that Irena was was waiting for us to come back. And I have to also give a shout out to Kent of Kent on Instagram because when we posted the last episode... It's so funny when you know the listeners have kind of inside jokes. Because he commented on the Instagram posts that it was good that we were... that our episode was up because he had been sitting and refreshing his podcast app over and over. That gave me... that gave me a laugh. And then finally, Anna said you know, cut yourself some slack. That was her message to us because we were talking about missing episodes. She said, During the pandemic you are my company, you made my frustrations okay and normal. She said, Of course, she likes all the, you know, travels and conferences and knitting event talk. But she also likes hearing the frustrations of teaching online, dogs, and the isolation that was what most folks were going through. So she says, you keep it real. You kept it real, gave me an outside contact and reinforced all that was essential and made me laugh. So that was really nice. Thank you, Anna, for that comment. And yeah, we do, we are cutting ourselves some slack for the the difficulties of the past couple of couple of years, and probably some difficulties going forward. But yeah, we'll keep sharing. You'll hear. You'll hear me whine. [laughing] Marsha 1:00:54 I am going to take a picture here. I'm sitting here at my desk thinking about the dogs. I am going to take a picture. I'm sitting at the desk recording, and I'm just going to take a picture of Enzo laying on the bed, and I'm going to post this in the show notes. Kelly 1:01:09 Oh good. Marsha 1:01:09 Yeah. He cracks me up. You know, I think it's a poodle thing. I'm turning away from the microphone. Now. I think it's a poodle thing that they lay on their... Maybe all dogs do it. But they lay... he lays on his back. And then he has his head like twisted all the way back down almost to his hips kind of it looks so uncomfortable. Kelly 1:01:29 yeah, it's not every dog. I think it must be a poodle thing. Marsha 1:01:34 Because they're so floppy. Yeah. And yeah, Kelly 1:01:37 None of my dogs have ever laid like that. Marsha 1:01:43 Yeah, he's so funny. Very. He's so floppy. Anyway. That's a dog story. Well, I thought I have to say I thought it was really very, it felt really good to know that people missed us because...Well, I wasn't really feeling guilty. Because it's like life gets... we just are busy in life, you know, the teaching thing and blah, blah, blah, all of that. But the fact that people were like, Well, where are they? Refreshing the app! There were many comments about like, you know, Oh, good! You finally posted! We were getting worried. So that was nice. And it's also it's nice that that we have been.. we're still in the middle of the pandemic...but that people have found us so enjoyable during the pandemic too. Kelly 1:02:29 Yeah, it's nice, it's very nice to hear! It is nice to hear that. That it's a bright spot, right, for people. Marsha 1:02:37 Yeah, yeah, we're giving people something. I don't know. I don't know exactly what we're giving them. But we're giving them something. [laughing] Kelly 1:02:43 Yeah, and it's a bright spot for us too, I mean, I always look forward to Marsha 1:02:47 Oh, yeah. Kelly 1:02:47 To getting on and talking to all of you. Marsha 1:02:53 Yeah. Kelly 1:02:54 And in fact, we have more to say, we have more in the show notes this episode than we actually did in the episode. And that's happened to us the last probably three times. So yeah, that we've recorded. So. Yeah. Marsha 1:03:10 Yeah. So. Okay. Anything I think we need to say? Kelly 1:03:14 I think that's it.Okay, I'm off to professional development for two hours. Marsha 1:03:22 Ah, in person or online? Kelly 1:03:24 Zoom. Yeah, okay. So I'm really not off. I'm off to the downstairs. First I have to get dressed. And then I have to appear on Zoom for a professional development day. Marsha 1:03:37 All right. Well, I'm gonna wake the dog up and take him for a walk. Kelly 1:03:42 Oh, my goodness. [laughing] Marsha 1:03:47 He needs some exercise because he's got his pandemic five that we still haven't gotten off. So we're working on that. So well, all right, Kelly. We'll talk. I'll let you go. I'll let you get to your your zoom call and we'll talk in two weeks. Both 1:04:03 Alrighty, bye. Kelly 1:04:06 Thank you so much for listening. To subscribe to the podcast visit Two Ewes Fiber Adventures dot com. Marsha 1:04:13 Join us on our adventures on Ravelry and Instagram. I am betterinmotion and Kelly is 1hundredprojects. Kelly 1:04:21 Until next time, we're the Two Ewes Both 1:04:24 doing our part for world fleece! Transcribed by https://otter.ai

Renovation Made Right
Episode 76: Favorite Products Roundup

Renovation Made Right

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 22:14


Join Dave and Brenda as they provide a rundown on their favorite home improvement-related products!Hosted by David and Brenda Bryan. Produced and Edited by Merrill McNally.If you are looking to fund your home renovation, talk to our friends over at RenoFi! Visit renofi.com to learn more.Find us @renovationmaderight on social mediawww.renovationmaderight.comwww.blackdogbuilders.comSend us your questions at renovationmaderight@gmail.com!

Side Hustle School
#1842 - Q&A: Should I hire a designer or do it myself?

Side Hustle School

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 6:55


When should you hire a designer and when should you “just get it done” on your own? In this listener's case, she's really not sure—let's see if we can help her make the decision.   Side Hustle School features a new episode EVERY DAY, featuring detailed case studies of people who earn extra money without quitting their job. This year, the show includes free guided lessons and listener Q&A several days each week. Show notes: SideHustleSchool.com Email: team@sidehustleschool.com Be on the show: SideHustleSchool.com/questions Connect on Twitter: @chrisguillebeau Connect on Instagram: @193countries Visit Chris's main site: ChrisGuillebeau.com If you're enjoying the show, please pass it along! It's free and has been published every single day since January 1, 2017. We're also very grateful for your five-star ratings—it shows that people are listening and looking forward to new episodes.

Made of Magic | MANIFESTATION | INTUITION | FEMINISM | MENTAL HEALTH | EMPOWERMENT | SELF LOVE

Hiiiiii!!It's been awhile since I've posted a new episode and HONESTLY it's because I've been sitting in a bit of "on the fence" energy waiting for a deeper sense of clarity with where I'm at!! Chatting about allllllll of it in todays episode.BTW I'm teaching a FREE MINI MASTERCLASS next week & we're diving into:

Make and Design with Carina Gardner
Episode 91 Quilt Pattern Design with Melanie Collette

Make and Design with Carina Gardner

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 9:22


Melanie Collette is a talented quilt pattern designer. We talk about her newest patterns in this episode. Find out more about Melanie at https://www.hellomellydesigns.com/. Find out more at http://www.carinagardner.com Watch this episode as video at http://www.makeanddesign.com Want to become a designer? Check out Carina's next Design Bootcamp at http://www.carinagardnercourses.com/designbootcamp.

Double Trouble Podcast - O&J Phelps
Potter Costume Designer Jany Temime

Double Trouble Podcast - O&J Phelps

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 56:23


Multi-award-winning Jany Temime has created costumes for some of the most famous film stars in the world: Daniel Craig as James Bond; Sandra Bullock in 'Gravity' and, of course, Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter films! In this episode we reminisce about our time on-set together, discuss our favourite Potter films and reveal our least favourite costumes. And, because Jany has known us since we were teenagers, she has a few embarrassing memories of us to share…! Jany's ‘3am Questions': Favourite book - In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust Favourite film - The 400 Blows, directed by François Truffaut Favourite song - All You Need is Love by The Beatles Follow us: @OliverPhelps @James_Phelps janytemime_costume_designer Keep sending your storytimes, questions and Did-You-Knows to normalnotnormalpodcast@gmail.com New episodes every Friday! Find Normal Not Normal on YouTube too. Normal Not Normal is a Stabl production. Produced by Alice Homewood and Kate White Music: 'Not Normal' by Sebastian Forslund Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sex And Violence With Rebel Girl

This week on  Sex & Violence with Rebel Girl, we talk to an  American mixed martial artist currently competing in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Drew Dober made his pro debut in 2009 & has previously fought for Bellator MMA & Titan Fighting Championship.His training roots formed when he began  Muay Thai at the age of 14, became a two-time Amateur National Champion & wrestled in high school. Born & raised in Omaha, Nebraska he currently trains out of Denver, Colorado at Elevation Fight Team and is a Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & a Black belt in Taekwondo. We talk about: ⭐️Anti-“Star-fish” lover, 

Sex and Psychology Podcast
Episode 69: Designer Genitals – The Truth About Genital Enhancement Surgery

Sex and Psychology Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 61:57


From penis enlargement to vaginal rejuvenation, modern medicine is offering those who are concerned with their genital appearance the opportunity to obtain "designer genitals." In recent years, there has been an explosion in the number of people seeking genital augmentation surgery, as well as a growing number of procedures to choose from that promise to boost self-confidence and sexual desirability. But do all of these procedures really work as promised? Are they even safe? And is genital surgery really what we need, or do we just need better sex ed to help us appreciate our bodies? To discuss the growing world of genital enhancement, I am joined by Dr. Rachel Rubin, a board-certified urologist and sexual medicine specialist. She is an assistant clinical professor of urology at Georgetown University and works in a private practice in the Washington DC region. Some of the topics we explore in this episode include: What kind of genital enhancements are people looking for today and why? Do procedures designed to increase penis size really work, and what are the risks? How is Botox being used to enhance genital appearance and function? What kind of procedures are people seeking to enhance their vulvas and vaginas? Do they work, and are they safe? What does the growing trend of genital augmentation say about our culture and our sexuality? Could better sex education help people to grow more comfortable and confident in their bodies without the need for medical intervention? To learn more about Dr. Rubin, visit rachelrubinmd.com and follow her on social media @DrRachelRubin This podcast was made on Zencastr. Join Zencastr today and receive 40% off of their professional plan for 3 months with my exclusive discount code: sexandpsych Thanks to Promescent (promescent.com) and the Modern Sex Therapy Institutes (modernsextherapyinstitutes.com) for sponsoring this episode! *** Want to learn more about Sex and Psychology? Click here for previous articles or follow the blog on Facebook, Twitter, or Reddit to receive updates. You can also follow Dr. Lehmiller on YouTube and Instagram. Listen and stream all episodes on Apple, Spotify, Google, or Amazon. Subscribe to automatically receive new episodes and please rate and review the podcast! Credits: LEGIT Audio (Podcast editing) and Shutterstock/Florian (Music). Image created with Canva; photos used with permission of guest.

Dear Alice | Interior Design
Bedding 101: How to Personalize Your Sleep | Maximizing Your Comfort Level

Dear Alice | Interior Design

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 29:30


We're talking with Ashley Willis who is the brand manager at Malouf, a bedding company that we've been selling at Alice Lane Home for the last 5-7 years. We talk about thread count in sheets and the factors that go into having a high quality bed sheet, such as the high quality materials used like tensile, which helps regulate your body temperature as you sleep. Understanding your sleep preferences is necessary in experiencing the best sleep you can because not everyone has the same taste in bed sheets. Linen is durable, lasts a long time, and their linen is something that gets softer over time, the more it gets washed and is a favorite of many. They have various different types of pillows and Ashley talks about the various kinds and why they're nice and how you can use each unique one for your comfort. How Malouf got started and what's special about what they do 1:38Thread count 5:48Are there sheets for equalizing between two different body temperatures? 8:15Getting that magazine look for your bedding 10:37Must haves for your bedding 13:02Different types of fills 15:24Linen bedding or just sheeting? 16:25Pillows, dos and don'ts 17:52What people don't think about 22:36Top selling sheet, fills, and pillow 24:48“I think that sheets definitely serve utilitarian purpose in the sense that it's the fabric that's directly against your skin when you're going to bed, but it also has a look to it, and so if you're trying to bring in a very specific look to your bedroom, whether you want something that's maybe warmer colors or cooler colors, also understanding what that looks like and how that plays in to the rest of your color palette for your space I think is really important as well.” 13:50@maloufhomehttps://www.instagram.com/alicelaneinteriors/https://www.instagram.com/alicelanehome/https://alicelanehome.com/https://www.facebook.com/AliceLaneHomehttps://www.pinterest.com/alicelanehome/https://www.youtube.com/alicelanehomecollectionsaltlakecityNews Letter:https://manage.kmail-lists.com/subscriptions/subscribe?a=HZENWY&g=PFcqV5

OHNE DEN HYPE – Interviews mit Kreativen
Esra Gülmen, artist & designer

OHNE DEN HYPE – Interviews mit Kreativen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 67:01


Esra Gülmen is a Berlin-based artist and designer from Turkey. Well, actually when we met she had just ended her very successful design career to be able to spend all of her time on her art. But that was a topic that we did not talk about while the tape was rolling since it wasn't quite official yet. But I think you can hear in our conversation that her career in advertising is something that she had already kind of said good-bye to in her mind. Esra has won many, many awards during her time in big agencies and she has worked with the biggest clients you can imagine, like Coca-Cola and McDonalds. And during all that time what made her work so special was the same thing that comes out in her art – and that's her humor. She has a way of repackaging complex and sometimes touchy topic and ideas and showing them in a witty and poignant way. And that's also what had attracted me to her work.It took me a few months to convince her to come on the show, since, as she said herself, she sometimes tends to overthink things. But I'm very happy that I persisted and that she finally said yes, as I really enjoyed our talk.By the way we met at the art gallery HVW8 in Berlin where she was part of a group show at the time. I feel I should mention that since I butchered their name during the episode more than once.Die heutige Folge wird unterstützt vonhttps://www.singulart.com/Mein Gast heutehttps://www.instagram.com/esra_gulmen/Jetzt Supporter werdenhttps://patreon.com/ohnedenhypeWunschgäste bitte hier in die Kommentarehttps://apple.co/3cdoMZLInstagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ohnedenhypeFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ohnedenhypeYouTubehttp://youtube.ohnedenhype.com

Dave & Ethan's 2000
Episode 141" - Art Director Doug Haverty (Part 2)

Dave & Ethan's 2000" Weird Al Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 48:36


Part two of Dave and Ethan's interview with Doug Haverty, the art director at Scotti Bros. Records for many of Weird Al's albums, music videos, and much of his promotional artwork. You'll have a whale of a time as Doug reveals secrets about the albums Bad Hair Day and Running With Scissors among other topics!

Career Quest with Sydney
Costume Designer

Career Quest with Sydney

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 7:41


Tammie is a costumer designer at a university in Southern California. She is also a seasoned podcaster and has a very interesting side hobby that she and Sydney discuss a bit- maybe more on that in a future Bonus episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careerquest/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careerquest/support

Make and Design with Carina Gardner
Episode 90 Real Life Example of Making Time to Help Your Kids With Their Big Dreams

Make and Design with Carina Gardner

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 19:19


Having kids is the most rewarding part of adulthood and married life. Who else will support and hone their big dreams but us their Parents! Join me in this episode as I share these precious moments Find out more at http://www.carinagardner.com Watch this episode as video at http://www.makeanddesign.com Want to become a designer? Check out Carina's next Design Bootcamp at http://www.carinagardnercourses.com/designbootcamp.

Design Beat
35 - Action Brings Clarity with Surface Designer Elizabeth Silver

Design Beat

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 60:39


Today we're talking with Elizabeth Silver. Elizabeth is a professional surface pattern designer who's been working for the last 2 decades in the industry. She teaches beginner surface pattern designers the clear steps to find clients, pitch their designs, and create a profitable business with confidence and ease. You will definitely hear some of that in this interview. Elizabeth shares a ton of advice from her time in the industry which I was grateful for as you know I've been venturing in to the surface pattern licensing world. Something Elizabeth said in this interview is that action brings clarity. She also shared some great advice about finding clients and working with surface pattern design agents. If you're interested in licensing your artwork you're going to love this one! Elizabeth's website Elizabeth's Instagram Graphic Design Contract Template Get 40% off an annual Skillshare membership here!!! designbeatpodcast.com Design Beat Instagram: @designbeatpodcast Lauren's website: laurenkunz.com Instagram: @laurenkunzzz Intro/Outro music: Mark Carlisle

Kennedy Dynasty
Ann Lowe: Designer Of Jackie Kennedy's Wedding Gown

Kennedy Dynasty

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 17:38


This week, Alyson is joined by Rachel Burchfield (podcaster and writer for Vanity Fair, People, Vogue, Elle, etc.) to talk about the fascinating career of the designer of Jacqueline Kennedy's wedding gown, Ann Lowe. https://www.rachelburchfield.com   Recommendations: www.kennedydynasty.com/recommendations Shop: www.kennedydynasty.com/shop Instagram: www.instagram.com/kennedydynasty Patreon: www.patreon.com/kennedydynasty Website: www.kennedydynasty.com

Convo By Design
Classical Architecture Presented with A Sensible Modernity, It’s About Balance | 359 | Peter Pennoyer

Convo By Design

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 69:11


I'm Josh Cooperman and this is Convo By Design. This episode features writer, speaker and architect, Peter Pennoyer. We are talking about classic architecture from a French Modern Townhouse to a rural Farm House, a log cabin in the Adirondacks. That is a broad stretch, so much to talk about. We are two weeks into 2022 and dealing with Omicron,  the next variant of this seemingly endless pandemic. I bring it up not to tell you what you already know, but because architecture and design are just as important to getting through this as vaccines and protective procedures. This is not a political statement, but one of empirical data. Interior designers are making our homes more functional and architects are crafting new concepts into homes of today to address these issues when something like this happens again. Peter Pennoyer is the founder of his namesake firm, Peter Pennoyer Architects. Peter is president of the Whiting Foundation, a nonprofit that supports scholars and writers. He has served on the board ion the Institute of Classical Architecture and his formal training in past architecture has influenced how he crafts for the future. Peter has been recognized and awarded far too often to mention them here. Awards follow the work, as form follows function. We discuss more about that and review some projects over the next hour. Enjoy this conversation with architect, Peter Pennoyer. But first, if you listened to last weeks episode you know, I made a very special announcement…Convo By Design presents the 2022 Remote Design House | Tulsa. A unique idea around an equally unique show house. I have been wanting to do another design house project for many years now, but the right opportunity had not presented itself. Sure, there were projects, but none were right for me. Then, the pandemic hit. Here I was, producing a podcast for 8 years and all of a sudden, the entire industry stops working in an office and trying to figure out what the future of design is even going to look like. I am going to go a bit further down that rabbit hole in future episodes. Right now, I want to tell you where this is all going. In the first 200 days of the pandemic, I recorded over 100 interviews, conversations and panels. Like you probably did, I dived into the work, for two reasons. The first was to keep myself from going crazy with a family of four in a small house, trying to keep everyone calm and not lose my cool in the face of something scary and unknown. The second part was a strong belief at the time that our industry was on the precipice of something amazing. I had no idea that the product would be in short supply until the summer of 2020. I was on a run in Manhattan Beach, California on day, unable to run along the Strand, I was forced into a neighboring alley and noticed all of the boxes awaiting trash pickup. I started counting and identifying the boxes which became a hobby and way on passing the miles while running through mostly empty streets and alleys. The boxes were TV's, appliances, office furniture and equipment. There were fitness equipment boxes and all kinds of design materials and product. I remember the “a-ha” moment for me was later in the Fall. I had completed recording and airing a series called, “Designing for Disaster.” You can still find these episodes in the CXD stream. Designers architects were telling me that, of their clients, the ones that could were escaping to mountain, beach and more remote locations to live this out and using the opportunity to remodel both homes. Designers and architects, you know this… You have been busy ever since. Part of this new professional reality meant that embracing the new technology like Zoom, Slack, Base Camp, Microsoft Office and Google Drive was now a mandatory part of their jobs. This also meant that they would be required to design from a distance. That is something that represents the most revolutionary element for the design trade.

Draws in Spanish |  Conversations with Latinx Visual Artists and Designers
09: Mexican-American Illustrator & Lettering Artist Jackie Rivera

Draws in Spanish | Conversations with Latinx Visual Artists and Designers

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 61:03


Leaving a stable desk job always feels risky, but this week's artist — Jackie Rivera — took the leap and never looked back! She is a Seattle-based artist who creates colorful and very graphic pieces mixing illustration, animation, and lettering.Jackie knew it was time to leave her admin job when she received an inquiry for a freelance project with a budget in the 5-figures, and even though she didn't land the gig, she saw it as a sign to believe in herself. Just six months later she's already taking on freelance projects with dream clients and pursuing the creative career she's always wanted.Beyond her career trajectory, we also get into the ins and outs of growing up Mexican in Northern California, cleaning your classmates' homes with your mom, and dealing with the guilt that comes with being a first-gen college student.Be sure to tune in to this episode for a few words of encouragement for artists who find themselves between a soul-sucking admin job and their dream creative career.In this episode, we talk all about how Jackie found graphic design, how she gets inspired to create new work, and how she expanded her identity beyond her artistic output.Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or on your favorite podcast platform.Topics Covered:Connecting with your culture through Mexican foodUnpacking Mexican MisconceptionsValidating your immigrant parents' strugglesDrawing Spongebob, Bratz Dolls, My Scene Dolls, and ZentaggleBreaking the starving artist stereotypeCleaning houses for your rich classmatesDiscovering graphic design at a career fairBeing inspired by the Mexican designers before her such as Marisol OrtegaWorking at a soul-sucking job for a stable incomeStruggling with feeling like “an artist”Believing in your artistic valueAdvice for artists who feel like giving upCreating for Instagram in order to attract clientsWorking with Adobe on animated lettering postsGetting started with tactile letteringBeing comfortable with being bad at somethingGuest InfoCheck out Jackie Rivera's Instagram and Portfolio.Special OfferListeners of the podcast can get a free, undated weekly and monthly planner inspired by the show from our website here.Follow Host Fabiola Lara between episodes:InstagramYoutubeTikTok

Inspired Design
Canlis | Kitchen Culture

Inspired Design

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 46:21


In this episode of Inspired Design, we visit renowned fine dining restaurant Canlis. Owners, Mark and Brian Canlis along with Head Chef, Aisha Ibrahim candidly reveal their altruistic philosophies that keep this 70-year-old establishment at the forefront of the industry. Gain a newfound appreciation for their obsession to detail and the design secrets that lie around every corner.

Better: The Brand Designer Podcast
S5 E0 | Introducing Esther Knox-Dekoning & Podcast Updates!

Better: The Brand Designer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 50:17


Episode Description:Welcome to Season 5 of the Better Podcast! We are officially welcoming Esther Knox-Dekoning as our new co-host! In this episode we get to hear Esther's story and her experience as a designer in the corporate advertising world and how she transitioned to owned her own design studio, Sereth Design.Guest Information:Guest Name: Esther Knox-DekoningGuest Business Name: Sereth DesignGuest Website: www.serethdesign.comGuest Instagram: @sereth.designGuest Pinterest: @serethdesignLinks Mentioned:Design Biz Mastery with Morgan Rapp https://morganrapp.com/design-biz-masteryCassie Gudmunsen from Reux Design Co https://reuxdesignco.com/sbaSquarestylist https://www.squarestylist.com/Branding with Bre https://www.rowanmade.com/branding-with-breInbox Question: "I just started offering brand and web design... I am looking for courses and resources to build my branding skills and confidence." — Brooke AnglinSpecial thanks to our producer Jon from Wayfare Recording Co.Connect With Us:Our Free Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/betterbranddesigner/Podcast Website: https://www.betterbranddesigner.comPodcast Resources Page: https://www.betterbranddesigner.com/resourcesPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterpodcast/Patreon: https://patreon.com/betterpodcast

Coaching Mind's Podcast: Mental training plans for athletes
#83 - Custom Shoe Designer for NBA players: Brett Golliff - PART II

Coaching Mind's Podcast: Mental training plans for athletes

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 25:38


Welcome back to Part II of our conversation with Brett Golliff. If you missed Part I, be sure to go back and check that out first. This week's conversation shifts from designing Corvette interiors to designing custom shoes for NBA players. Brett talks with us about the value of hard work, taking risks, and the #1 tool he uses to achieve at a higher level. Learn more or connect with us online at mentaltrainingplan.com

Design MBA
Designing A Decentralized Design Studio - Andrej Berlin (CEO @ Deep Work)

Design MBA

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 51:48


Andrej Berlin is the co-founder and CEO of Deep Work. He has been involved in the design of over 100 different products and services from open source teams, start-ups, enterprises and fortune 500 companies. He is an advocate for mental and physical health and considers work as an integral part of a meaningful life.  WORK REMOTE ON PAID WEB3 PROJECTSHow to get started working at Deep Work: https://docs.deepwork.studio/deep-work-onboarding/quick-start-guideCONNECT WITH ANDREJ BERLINFollow Andrej Berlin on TwitterFollow Andrej Berlin on LinkedInRead Andrej Berlin's thoughts on MediumCONNECT WITH MEFollow Jayneil Dalal on TwitterFollow Jayneil Dalal on LinkedIn

How to Decorate
Ep. 235: designer Jeremy D. Clark

How to Decorate

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 57:33


Our guest today is interior designer Jeremy Clark based out of Birmingham and Nashville. He is the founder of Jeremy D. Clark Studio; a full-service design studio specializing in luxury residential, commercial, and hospitality projects from coast to coast. His timeless style has been featured in Veranda, Southern Living, One Kings Lane, and a variety of lifestyle blogs and publications. A relatively new designer, what Jeremy lacks in experience he certainly does not lack in style and sophistication! We talk about his layered approach to colors and patterns, his love of painted floors, his tips for tablescapes, and more! What You'll Hear on This Episode: How did Jeremy get started in design? Which designers have influenced Jeremy? How does Jeremy incorporate so many layers and colors while staying neutral? More about Jeremy's Birmingham Showhouse project. When is a good time for a canopy bed? Jeremy walks us through the Nashville Condo project. Find ideas on Jeremy's Shop section of his website. Jeremy's tablescapes work in Veranda and his tips for decorating. What colors does Jeremy gravitate to? All about Jeremy's use of trim, textures, and patterns. Why Jeremy loves painted floors and how to use them right. Decorating Dilemma  Hi Liza, First of all, we are so sorry for your loss. We are going to help make this space awesome for you. You have great pieces and your space is so charming. You said the floors were beat up, but I think they fit the 1920s bungalow vibe. In terms of art, I think we should take away the petal motif above the already decorative mantle and add something simple instead. Let's keep that circular mirror there and add the art above the sideboard. While the Zoe Table is wonderful, for your specific space I would recommend a sleek, nesting coffee table that can be multi-functional. I love mismatching chairs, personally, so I would scour Facebook Marketplace for something that's patterned but still neutral so it doesn't compete with what you have. You already have lots of warm tones and wood, but to make this space even cozier I would have sofa pillows with more contrast. If you wanted to add some woven wooden shades on the windows next to the fireplace that could be really cozy. A buffet lamp just when you walk in could also add a nice, warm glow. I would also add another piece of art above the art over the sideboard to draw the eye up. Lastly, if you're in a good space to do this, some personal pictures could also be a nice way to showcase your memories. You have already done such an amazing job…and on a budget! This space looks luxurious! Mentioned in This Episode: Jeremy D. Clark Studio Jeremy Clark on Instagram Ashley Whittaker Jeffrey Bilhuber Chris Pearson Floors

Designer Notes
Designer Notes 63: Josh Sawyer - Part 2

Designer Notes

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 139:02


In this episode, Soren interviews veteran RPG designer Josh Sawyer, best known for his work on Icewind Dale, Fallout: New Vegas, and Pillars of Eternity. They discuss the purpose of grinding, the difference between viable and optimal characters, and why RPG players don't welcome rebalancing their games. This episode was recorded March 24, 2018.

Make and Design with Carina Gardner
Episode 89 Modeling Creativity For Our Kids with Bonnie and Audrey

Make and Design with Carina Gardner

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 11:07


Audrey and Bonnie are the moms from the Outnumbered Podcast. They have 19 kids between them. We talk about modeling creativity for our kids. Find Audrey at http://www.skirtfixation.com/ and Bonnie at https://bonnieandblithe.com/. Find out more at http://www.carinagardner.com Watch this episode as video at http://www.makeanddesign.com Want to become a designer? Check out Carina's next Design Bootcamp at http://www.carinagardnercourses.com/designbootcamp.

Designed for the Creative Mind
44. 5 Things You Must Have on Your Interior Design Website with Robyn White

Designed for the Creative Mind

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 36:07


Welcome back to the Designed for the Creative Mind Podcast. It's the start of 2022, and maybe you're thinking about revamping your interior design website or starting one from scratch. Well, you're in luck because my next guest and I are chatting all about website design.   Robyn White is a website designer and owner of RDW Design Studio, a boutique website design studio specializing in strategic, sophisticated, and simple websites for interior designers, home professionals, and creative service providers.   In this episode, we talk about the overwhelming amount of website designers out there and why functionality and strategy are more important than just looking pretty. Robyn also shares her top 5 things you must have on your interior design website. You do not want to miss this one!   Robyn's special gift for you - Submit your website and Robyn will personally give you the two changes that will make the biggest difference. Link Here   You can find RDW Design Studio on all the social platforms Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest   Thank you to our sponsors for their support!  Satanoff Insurance is focused on client connections and customized coverage … Be sure to tell them we sent you!  Foyr Interior Design Software helps you create 3D floor plans & Interior Designs … Check them out!  To stay in touch with Michelle, please follow her on Instagram and join our Free Facebook Community!   Have ideas or suggestions or want to be considered as a guest on the show?  Email me!

The Last Looks Podcast
Nadia Stacey - Makeup & Hair Designer

The Last Looks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 60:53


Episode 46: We speak with Makeup and Hair Designer Nadia Stacey, Nadia shares with us where she draws her inspiration from for her design work, what it was like winning a BAFTA for the film The Favourite and how continuing your education as an artist is a must…

Sex And Violence With Rebel Girl
Ep.80 "Diet for Great Sex" Christine Delozier, L.Ac.

Sex And Violence With Rebel Girl

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 80:30


This week on  Sex & Violence with Rebel Girl, we talk to an acupuncturist, herbalist, and author the book DIET FOR GREAT SEX: Food for Male and Female Sexual Health. CHRISTINE DELOZIER, L.Ac. specializes in sexual health & works with men, women, and patients of all gender orientation.Her philosophy is an evidence-based understanding of the physiological effect of food on the body, while honoring the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine.DIET FOR GREAT SEX is for everyone who wants to have the best sex possible, through the most natural means possible, for as long as possible. It also covers common topics of concern such as erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, and reduced libido, to name a few.We talk about: 

UI Breakfast: UI/UX Design and Product Strategy
Episode 230: Design Systems for SaaS with Pek Pongpaet

UI Breakfast: UI/UX Design and Product Strategy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 47:14


How can design systems help us build products more efficiently? Our guest today is Pek Pongpaet, founder of Impekable, an award-winning agency. You'll learn the importance of design systems, why documentation for these systems is important, how to organize design components, and more.Download the MP3 audio file: right-click here and choose Save As.Podcast feed: subscribe to https://feeds.simplecast.com/4MvgQ73R in your favorite podcast app, and follow us on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts.Show NotesImpekable — Pek's agencyApple HIC, Google Material Design, Tailwind — popular design systemsEpisode 103: UX Personalization with Samuel HulickWorkday Canvas Design System — example of another design systemEpisode 228: Design Advisory with Brian LovinFree UI Kits for Adobe XD — including kits made by ImpekableWhat is UX? — Pek's podcastS2E3 Designing for Millions of Arduino DevelopersFollow Pek on LinkedInFollow Pek on TwitterToday's SponsorThis episode is brought to you by Zeplin. Designers know that clarity is just as important as creativity. That's why designers need Zeplin. Zeplin lets you organize and showcase your designs for developers and PMs. Your team will understand exactly what you want to build. No more confusing design files or endless meetings — Zeplin gives your team way more than just specs. Sign up for free at zeplin.io to see why.Interested in sponsoring an episode? Learn more here.Leave a ReviewReviews are hugely important because they help new people discover this podcast. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please leave a review on iTunes. Here's how.

Make and Design with Carina Gardner
Episode 88 The Ink Club Style Movement

Make and Design with Carina Gardner

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 7:29


Ink Club is all about crafting, being creative, being inspired by anything you can be doing creatively. It's a really fun way to get that inspiration in your life for a really inexpensive price. Find out more in this episode! Find out more at http://www.carinagardner.com Watch this episode as video at http://www.makeanddesign.com Want to become a designer? Check out Carina's next Design Bootcamp at http://www.carinagardnercourses.com/designbootcamp.

THE GRAIL with Dean Delray
#56: Jerome Mage owner and designer of Jacques Marie Mage Eyewear

THE GRAIL with Dean Delray

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 91:21


Today on The Grail my guest is Jerome Mage owner and designer of the one of the best Eyewear Companies in the last 30 years Jacques Marie Mage. This mans passion is infectious and his frames are like works of art. The craftsmanship is so far beyond anything else I've ever seen. I have been wanting to have this man on for over a year and it finally happened and I can't thank him enough for taking the time out to talk with me on how this amazing company started. I have been an Eyewear fanatic from an early age. Of course it has to do with Rock N Roll. Sunglasses go hand in hand with Musicians. Sit back and enjoy this mans journey and follow his Instagram @jacquesmariemage and have your mind blown. Candles Lit DDR

Sew & So...
Becky Glasby - National Quilt Museum

Sew & So...

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 49:28


Becky loves all aspects of quilting—from choosing the pattern to cutting the fabric, to stitching and piecing and mixing up patterns and colors. She also loves machine quilting—especially free motion quilting. Because she doesn't have to follow a set pattern and can basically do whatever she wants, she feels that it enhances her ability to create and be artistic. She compares free motion quilting to handwriting. “Whether it's meanders or stipples, or swirls or squiggly lines, you know whatever it is you're creating it's not always going to look exactly the same from one person to the next…like handwriting, you have your own speed, your own density of the quilting.” And as Becky explains to her students, like handwriting it takes practice. (6:56 -11:02)She speaks in-depth about the inspiration she gets from the exhibitions at the museum and the artists she's met through her work there. She explains that it's impossible to pick just one quilt or artist, or exhibit that stands out because there's always something new and exciting happening. She loves meandering through the museum and talking to the guests about the quilts and exhibits. Becky is involved in a lot of different things at the museum, from the youth program to the school block challenge to the junior quilter's club, to meeting artists and being involved in social media.The creativity and jumping from one project to another keeps things fun and interesting. One of her favorite aspects of the job is teaching the next generation of quilters at quilt camp, which is held every June. Some are beginners, many of whom are learning about quilting and using a sewing machine for the first time. The intermediate group is using machines to do binding and learning other techniques. Because they've been in the program for four or five years, it's exciting to see how their personalities evolve and how they're reflected in their quilting. The advanced quilters get to do free quilting and put their own spin on the patterns provided. You hear the pride in Becky's voice as she talks about being able to pass the skill in this art form onto to the next generation and watching them grow with it from year to year. (18:37-22:22)An international destination for quilters, The Quilt Museum is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. The process of selecting artists and pieces to be exhibited in its contemporary collection is fascinating, and quite involved, as there are two side galleries with at least three rotating exhibits at any given time. As a non-profit organization, most of their more than 660 quilts are donated; about half our hand-stitched, half-machine sewn, with others using a combination of both techniques. 97% of the work exhibited is by women artists. The museum has between 40,000 to 50,000 visitors from around the globe each year; many of them are in the spring for Quilt Week. Another global attraction is the online Block of the Month Club. Started in 2018, it currently has 21,000 members globally. As Becky talks about the wealth of programs offered by the museum, its growing community of passionate quilters, and the many little-known facts about the museum, you can see that this is a woman who is 100% dedicated to celebrating contemporary quilters and their work. (37:49-44:52) Be sure to join us for this fascinating podcast, brimming with possibilities, potential, and passion. Becky's contact information is on the museum's website, quiltmuseum.org. You can also connect with Becky and the museum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.If you know someone who has an outstanding story that should be shared on this podcast, drop Meg a note to info@sewandsopodcast.com or complete the form on our website.

Off The Dome Radio
Episode 174: Sarah Wells, Brand Strategist, Designer, and Owner of Swell Design

Off The Dome Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 53:14


Show Description: Sarah Wells is a designer, brand strategist, and owner of Swell Design (@swell.design.co), a company that provides high-quality, strategic design, and branding for entrepreneurs and small business owners. In this interview, Sarah describes the process of leaving corporate life to start her business, key lessons she has learned along the way, and how she elevates brands in a meaningful way. To learn more about Sarah, you can visit her website at swelldesign.co (swelldesign.co) Show Highlights: 4:00-10:30: Sarah talks about how she landed on the path of studio design and computer graphics, her transition from corporate life to running her own business, and how she initially obtained clients. 10:30-17:00: As a designer and brand strategist, Sarah talks about how she figured out her ideal service offerings, measuring growth with customers, and the questions she asks to help business owners build a brand story. 17:00-22:00: Sarah explains the range of clients she works and how she creates relationships with clients in new industries. 22:00-33:00: Sarah describes the process of scaling her business, how she increases the value of her brand, and other things that differentiate her work from others. 33:00-41:30: We ask Sarah about the obstacles she has had to overcome as an entrepreneur, as well as other software she uses to make her life easier. 41:30-51:30: Sarah highlights how being an entrepreneur has made her a better person and what she does to expand her knowledge. 51:30: We end the show asking Sarah how she would like to be remembered.

Black Fashion History
Ep. 44 | The King of Chic with Menswear Designer Shaka King

Black Fashion History

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 36:58


Shaka King has made a strong impression in the fashion industry since 1991. He's designed for countless athletes, artists and more. He has been praised by both national and international press.  Fairchild Publications-Daily News Record, the New York Times, VIBE, Essence and E! are just a few of the media outlets that have hailed King as a pioneer of the upscale urban chic style, dubbing him the “King of Chic.” Listen to his story.    Follow us on IG: @blackfashionhistorypodcast @taniquarudell  And if you haven't done so already, please take a moment to rate and review the show. We love hearing your feedback! Guest Social Media Info www.shakaking.com https://www.instagram.com/shakakingmenswear/ https://www.facebook.com/shakakingny https://twitter.com/kingofchic1   #BlackFashionHistory

Dear Alice | Interior Design
Creating A Playful Children's Space | Keeping Things Fun and Organized

Dear Alice | Interior Design

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 30:21


Today we're going to focus on play spaces and how to organize playrooms, and make those fun spaces, but we suggest you go back and listen to the “Designing the Perfect Kids Room” podcast from our show to get a nice warm up in organizing and trying to develop your kids' space. We give some tips and ideas for organizing and making the best of your space when bedrooms are small and what you can do, such as cubbies or using a basement for toys and items that don't need to be in the bedroom. You can help motivate your kids to clean up by explaining why it's important to put the things in their places, or by telling them they can only have a certain amount of toys and to pick their favorites, and then give the remaining ones to kids who don't have them. Setting up a good floor plan to keep things clean and organized 2:16Maximizing the space with small bedrooms 9:00Suggestions on how to motivate your kids to keep things organized 14:33What every kid should have in their room 17:37Playrooms: how to make the space look nice and still function as a playroom 20:48A good place to set up a craft table and keep it tidy 22:31What is a fun kids room we've made? 25:19“Even that first kid's podcast, we talk about how kids have way better ideas than we do. Yes they sometimes need to be reigned in a little bit, but you get to choose. It's kind of like with Halloween costumes. I love that Nolan picks out his Halloween costume because I get to remember what he was into at that moment and looking back at those pictures is so sweet, and it's kind of the same thing with their rooms.” 18:43https://www.instagram.com/alicelaneinteriors/https://www.instagram.com/alicelanehome/https://alicelanehome.com/https://www.facebook.com/AliceLaneHomehttps://www.pinterest.com/alicelanehome/https://www.youtube.com/alicelanehomecollectionsaltlakecityNews Letter:https://manage.kmail-lists.com/subscriptions/subscribe?a=HZENWY&g=PFcqV5

Better: The Brand Designer Podcast
S4 E3 | All About Brand Strategy with Melinda Livsey

Better: The Brand Designer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 69:09


A message from Jen:Hey Better family - I'm honored to post two episodes that Giselle and I recorded together last summer 2020  (episodes 1 and 2) and one episode that I did (episode 3) to comprise a short but very sweet season 4. I encourage you to listen to our memorial episodes, Celebrating Giselle: Podcast Community and Celebrating Giselle: Friends & Family. Enjoy these episodes, I know Giselle is with us when each one is heard

Mustang Owner's Podcast
Darrell Behmer - Ford Mustang Chief Designer

Mustang Owner's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 37:11


Hosts John Clor and Mike Rey, host an exclusive chat with Ford Performance and Mustang Chief Designer Darrell Behmer to hear some of his Mustang (and other) design highlights from his storied career at Ford. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Choice Classic Radio Detectives | Old Time Radio
Boston Blackie : Pierre the Designer

Choice Classic Radio Detectives | Old Time Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 26:36


Choice Classic Radio presents to you Boston Blackie, which aired from 1944 to 1950. Today we bring to you the episode titled "Pierre the Designer.” We hope you enjoy the show! Please consider supporting our show by becoming a patron at http://choiceclassicradio.com

Stellar Teacher Podcast
60. Practical Self Care for Teachers with Sarah Forst, The Designer Teacher

Stellar Teacher Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 29:05


I am so excited for the very first episode of our Best Year Ever Series, which is going to be airing every Thursday during the month of January. The goal of this series is to connect you with experts in a variety of fields that are not necessarily connected to the instructional side of teaching, because you're more than just a teacher. While I really want you to be successful in the classroom, I also really want you to have a happy and healthy life outside of teaching as well. So, in our very first episode of this series, I got to speak with Sarah Forst, who is the creator behind The Designer Teacher and founder of The Teacher Care Crate. In this conversation, we dig into all things related to practical teacher self care. Sarah shares how to practice a sustainable balance between work and our personal lives. These are things you can implement that will actually make an impact on your life long-term. Join the Stellar Teacher Reading Membership: stellarteacher.com/membership To check out the other resources from this episode, head to the show notes: stellarteacher.com/episode60

Better: The Brand Designer Podcast
S4 E1 | Catching Up with Jen & Giselle: Updated "Day in the Life"

Better: The Brand Designer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 63:02


A message from Jen:Hey Better family - I'm honored to post two episodes that Giselle and I recorded together last summer 2020  (episodes 1 and 2) and one episode that I did (episode 3) to comprise a short but very sweet season 4. I encourage you to listen to our memorial episodes, Celebrating Giselle: Podcast Community and Celebrating Giselle: Friends & Family. Enjoy these episodes, I know Giselle is with us when each one is heard

School of Motion Podcast
Yes, You Are a Designer

School of Motion Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 59:43


All great art starts with design. Understanding the fundamentals of scale, contrast, and other principles allows you to create evocative and inspiring work that dazzles clients and elicits emotion. Once you have confidence in your design, you'll be amazed at how quickly the other pieces fall into place. We talked with The Futur's Greg Gunn to learn how design built the foundations of his art...and his career.

The Cologne Podcast
S02:E02 - Random Sample Bag

The Cologne Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 12:46


It's Random Sample Bag day!!! Brought to you by MyFragranceSamples.comJoin in on the conversation at: TheColognePodcast.com

Conversations with Mo'
Episode 82: Meet Barely Ordinary Brand Designer Jadorvis

Conversations with Mo'

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 74:18


This episode was much different than the previous ones we have done together. Instead of talking about what men and women aren't doing in relationships, we talked about his brand. Where he came from and where it's going! Meet my friend Barely Ordinary CEO Jadorvis Stewart!

The Star Guided Entrepreneur
The Smart Way to Position Yourself for Promotion - and Avoid Getting Fired

The Star Guided Entrepreneur

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 31:20


In this episode I share a common mistake that I've seen many women make including myself.  In fact, it even got me fired once - I share the story in the episode.  There's a big misconception that a certain behavior most professional women adopt will get you noticed and promoted, but that's a HUGE trap that is waiting to swallow you.In this episode, I walk you through:1) The costs to your career and wallet of falling into the promotion misconception trap2) How to avoid being a “low light plant” in your office, ignored and kept away from sunlight and opportunities3) Four key strategies of positioning yourself for promotion the smart way.Ready to start implementing these and other key strategies to start climbing your career today? Sign up for the next free VP Challenge - open to all mid-career women in Product-related tech fields - Product Managers, Product Marketers, Program Managers, Business Analysts, Designers, etc. Register at www.productvpchallenge.com.

Designing Hollywood Podcast
Ready Or Not - 8 Bit Christmas Costume Designer Avery Plewes Exclusive Interview!

Designing Hollywood Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 73:22


Ready Or Not Film Costume Designer Avery Plewes and our Designing Hollywood host Robert Meyer Burnett bring you an all new exclusive episode!

Dave & Ethan's 2000
Episode 140" - Art Director Doug Haverty (Part 1)

Dave & Ethan's 2000" Weird Al Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 52:08


Dave and Ethan interview Doug Haverty, the art director at Scotti Bros. Records for many of Weird Al's albums, music videos, and much of his promotional artwork. Doug worked closely with Weird Al first on Off The Deep End and through Running With Scissors, as well as additional projects such as Weird Al's Official Limited Edition Trading Cards.

Make and Design with Carina Gardner
Episode 87 The One Thing Your Design Business is Missing

Make and Design with Carina Gardner

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 7:48


As A Designer we focus more on our products that we miss this simple but powerful word! Join me in this episode and find out more about what the missing component of your Business is. Find out more at http://www.carinagardner.com Watch this episode as video at http://www.makeanddesign.com Want to become a designer? Check out Carina's next Design Bootcamp at http://www.carinagardnercourses.com/designbootcamp.

The EBFC Show
A Lean Culture Warrior with Jennifer Lacy

The EBFC Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 61:55


Jennifer Lacy is a Lean Practice Leader with more than 18 years in the construction industry creating a culture of collaboration, continuous improvement, learning, and leadership development. Jennifer naturally elevates others while achieving better results aligned with core values like respect for people. Her WHY? To attack every interaction as an opportunity to help elevate those doing work while constantly finding ways for improvement! She earned an Operations Management BA degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce. In addition to her job duties, Jennifer is also involved with NAMC DFW, NAWIC, LCI DFW CoP, and LCI National as an Approved Instructor. Her speaking experience includes presentations at LCI Congress, SMPS National Build Business Conference, ASHE National Conference, local LCI CoP, and TEXO events.    Connect with Jennifer via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferlacy/    Connect with Felipe via Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link  Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://rb.gy/q5vaht  --- Today's episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It's a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It's the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/tryforfree    Today's episode is sponsored by Construction Accelerator. This online learning system for teams and individuals offers short, in-depth videos on numerous Lean topics for Builders and Designers to discuss and implement, just like on this podcast. This is tangible knowledge at your fingertips in the field, in the office, or at home. Support your Lean learning at your own pace. Learn more at http://trycanow.com/    Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org    Today's episode is sponsored by STRUXI. STRUXI is happy to help the EBFC Show fight the good fight for improving construction productivity. Built on 50+ years of construction-tech innovation, STRUXI replaces outdated-paper timesheets and production reports with software that updates you on labor productivity in real time – without disrupting how you already run your job sites. STRUXI does this by providing a simple user interface, so your foreman can accurately allocate time without being stuck behind a computer. This data is also easily connected to Power BI for rich reporting and forecasting. Learn more at https://www.struxi.com/

Wingnut Social: The Interior Design Business and Marketing Podcast
How To Develop Your Working Knowledge As A Designer, with Andrea Hysmith - Episode 246

Wingnut Social: The Interior Design Business and Marketing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 47:03


One of the many challenges for up-and-coming designers (and those of us who have been in the industry for a while, too) is in the area of “working knowledge.” There's a LOT to know and it seems like nothing but time is going to help you know it. But the guest on this episode proves that even though she's been in the industry for over 20 years, there are clear things you can do to accelerate your learning curve. Andrea Hysmith of A.S.H. Designs (in Ellicott City, MD) is an Interior Specialist, Kitchen and Bath Designer, Manufacturer Representative, Speaker, and Presenter, and has been sharing her knowledge of luxury design for over 20 years. She focuses on residential and light commercial spaces and recently opened her own design space in Ellicott City as the first woman of color to do so. She's a hard-working, hustling woman who has done the work necessary to educate herself about her craft, all for the sake of serving her clients with excellence. You'll learn a lot about developing your own working knowledge, faster, from her intentional approach, so be sure you listen. What You'll Hear On This Episode of Wingnut Social [0:42] Where I've been… answering the common question, “Why the break???” [2:09] The Mini-News session: Instagram Reels (reply with another reel) [5:16] Andrea Hysmith: Designer extraordinaire [13:04] The movement to curate antiques and how Andrea got into it [21:25] What is “Certified Aging in Place?” [28:27] How did Andrea become an independent manufacturer rep? [36:58] Why it's important to be true to yourself as you being your design career Connect with Andrea Hysmith Andrea's company: ASH Design in Ellicott City, MD Andrea on Instagram Resources & People Mentioned Andrew Joseph Toma Clark Haines  Certified Aging In Place Specialization T.D. Jakes Highpoint Market What They Don't Teach You In Design School Facebook Group BOOK: Wild by Cheryl Strayed (affiliate link) Taking a proactive approach to design by getting into the trenches It's easy to feel that you are handicapped when you need to know more about a specialized area of design but simply don't. Andrea never let that stop her. She's a “go get it” kind of woman. She takes the initiative to find the resources and open the doors that will provide her with the knowledge she needs — and you can do the same. For example, at one point in Andrea's career, she needed to know more about custom cabinetry so she reached out to establish a relationship with a custom cabinet builder and worked shifts in his facility to learn what she needed to learn. She's done the same with painters, a plumbers, and other specialized tradesmen, all for the sake of educating herself at the source. Though it may seem that's a lot of irons in the fire, Andrea says it's all cohesive if you keep things integrated within a common goal or mission. Special certifications can help you stand out in a crowded area Andrea holds a special certification that Darla had never heard of. The National Association of Home Builders offers a “Certified Aging in Place Specialist” certificate and Andrea is one of those who have completed the course they offer. It's a specialty in the design and refurbishment of homes to enable those who are aging or otherwise disabled to continue to live in their homes rather than having to move. Andrea says this is especially important to her because she has clients who have been with her for many years. Her certification enables her to serve them in new, fitting ways as they age and the relationship continues. She's also had people reach out to her specifically because she holds the certification, and at one community event a realtor who works primarily in retirement communities asked if Andrea would serve as a recommended service provider for those the realty group serves. Are there certifications that would serve the community where you work or the clientele you specialize in serving? If so, go get them! Connect With Darla & Wingnut Social www.WingnutSocial.com On Facebook On Twitter: @WingnutSocial On Instagram: @WingnutSocial Darla's Interior Design Website Check out the Wingnut Social Media Lab Facebook Group! 1-877-WINGNUT (connect with us for your social media marketing needs)   Subscribe to The Wingnut Social Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, or TuneIn Audio Production and Show notes by PODCAST FAST TRACK https://www.podcastfasttrack.com

The Girls Bathroom
Girl Talk: My boyf got me fake designer for Christmas!!!

The Girls Bathroom

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 48:33


Welcome to The Girls Bathroom! We're Sophia & Cinzia, life-long besties who share a YouTube channel. The Girls Bathroom is a place we all know to be full of girl chat and gossip, and the place we often confide in girls we've never even met before! In this podcast we want to help you with your dilemmas, by trying to make sense of these boys wasting our time, the girls trying to make our lives difficult and all the things in between. So come join us for a fun but real chat in the girls bathroom! Disclaimer: we can't promise we'll stay on topic!! Follow us on Instagram: @thegirlsbathroom See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

How to Decorate
Ep. 234: with designer Travis London

How to Decorate

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 51:08


Today's guest is fabulous celebrity chef turned interior designer Travis London of Studio London Co. Travis has a unique style that fuses American design sensibilities with European glamor. His distinctive point of view on color and interiors has been recognized by media outlets including Architectural Digest, Domino, and more. This colorful episode is chock-full of quotes and wisdom from Travis about his love of dogs, how his different locales have influenced his design, why he believes in different glassware for every occasion, why he and his home always smell so good, and more. Travis is lifestyle! What You'll Hear on This Episode: How Travis likes to mix colors. Travis's background from high school dropout to celebrity chef to interior designer and beyond! How has living in Europe influenced Travis's style? Tips for how to make a room look BIG. How has Miami influenced his color choices? How does Travis recommend taking risks in design? What are a few of Travis's favorite kitchen designing tips? Why is Travis passionate about glassware? Travis designed the dining room in AD's The Iconic Home. How often does Travis redo a room or house? Designing with dogs in mind. How does Travis eat healthy with a busy lifestyle? What is Travis's next step for his brand? Does Travis have any pet peeves in dealing with clients? Decorating Dilemma  Hi Stacy, First of all, I'm going to say no to the seagrass. If it's already a small space you'll need a wood or tile floor and you can put a rug over that if you'd like. In terms of painting, paint it all the same color floor-to-ceiling except the border trim that's on the inset tray that you talked about; that will accentuate it. When you choose the colors, think about how you want your guests to feel. Where the ceiling fan is, you can do a wide flush mount light or even better a flush mount chandelier like one from Kelly Wearstler. I would do wood blinds for window coverings. They are more decorative and allow for more light. They come in a wide range of colors as well. The space is actually very nice and you would never know it was a garage! I would make this feel like a hotel suite. So I would also add two chairs in front of the bed, a small thin dresser on the wall and also a TV there, on the wall where you have that glass-like dresser I would add a mirror, and then, of course, two nightstands. It could be so cozy in here! Travis is coming over!!! Mentioned in This Episode: Studio London Co. Studio London Co on Instagram Travis London on Instagram AD's The Iconic Home Virtual Tour