Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Episode 6: People Before Things

I've been so busy organizing I was late getting this out. At least I'm taking de-cluttering seriously :)

This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast.

On my blog: www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com
On Instagram as @mysocalledhandmadelife: https://www.instagram.com/mysocalledhandmadelife/
On Ravelry as mamatronic: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic

Episode 6: People Before Things

My questions for you:

Are you finding yourself caught in a cycle of consumer culture?
What would you say is at the root of your mindless consumption?
Any tips for combatting mindless consumerism in the crafting community and/or in life in general?

Which do you think is the best forum for discussion: Youtube comments or a Ravelry group?

Stuff I mention:

The Slow Home Podcast: https://slowyourhome.com

Natalie Merchant's Ophelia: http://www.nataliemerchant.com/albums/ophelia/

My The Edge sweater by Gift of Knitting Designs: http://www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com/2018/02/best-sweater-pattern-ever.html

Next one to be knit in Cascade Eco+: http://www.cascadeyarns.com/cascade-Eco+.htm

Katy Bowman Nutritious Movement: https://nutritiousmovement.com

Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Art of Tidying Up: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KK0PICK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Courtney Carver's Soulful Simplicity: https://www.amazon.com/Soulful-Simplicity-Living-Less-Lead-ebook/dp/B06XZJFDWJ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1520892203&sr=1-1&keywords=soulful+simplicity

More La Leche League Maxims: https://www.facebook.com/LaLecheLeagueUSA/posts/852499994778548

McMilne Shawl by Jane Richmond: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mcmilne-shawl

Bag by Rose and the Wren Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ROSEandtheWREN

Acadia National Park: https://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm

Sexy Vesty by Teresa Gregorio: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/sexy-vesty

Saturate Shawl by Mara Catherine Bryner: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/saturate

Photo overload of my Oh My Bear! by Tiny Owl Knits: http://www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com/2014/04/oh-my-smokey-bear_15.html

The Chimney Tops in Smoky Mountain Ntnl Park: http://www.hikinginthesmokys.com/chimney.htm

Humulus by Isabell Kraemer: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/humulus-2

Birch by Pam Allen: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/birch-12

Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rose-city-rollers

My Weekender by Andrea Mowry: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/the-weekender

My The Bulky Easy One by Joji Locatelli: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/the-easy-bulky-one

Both are for Stranded Podcast's #Commercial KAL: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/stranded-podcast/3721485/1-25

Friday, March 2, 2018

Episode 5: The Slow Life

I realize I didn't give you guys much time to respond to any questions from Episode 4, or leave feedback in general, but that one took FOREVER to edit and upload.  So, I practically had a new one ready the next day.  Please leave any thoughts about either episode here or on in the comments on either episode in Youtube.

And don't forget, I'm giving away a copy of the sweater pattern you see here in this episode!!! Isn't it incredible?

This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast.

On my blog: http://www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com
On Instagram as @mysocalledhandmadelife: https://www.instagram.com/mysocalledhandmadelife/
On Ravelry as mamatronic: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic

Episode 5:

My Questions for you:  Are you doing the whole slow living thing yet?  What does slow living mean to you?  How are you incorporating it into your life?

Stuff I mention:
The Edge sweater by Gift of Knitting Designs: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/the-edge

Photos of The Edge on my blog: http://www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com/2018/02/best-sweater-pattern-ever.html

Alina's patterns on Gift of Knitting: http://giftofknitting.com

My Journey: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/journey

My Reindeer: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/reindeer
The Year of Less by Cait Flanders: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0767XNB47/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

The Slow Home Podcast: https://slowyourhome.com

Kirsty Farrugia of The Art of De-Cluttering Podcast: https://theartofdecluttering.com.au/podcast/

Annihilation without the commentary ;): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2798920/

A Stillness of Trees by Sylvia McFadden: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/a-stillness-of-trees

Sol Alpaca Yarn: https://www.solalpaca.com/store/product-category/accessories/yarns/

Knitscene Spring 2018 90's Collection: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/knitscene-spring-2018

The Easy Bulky One by Joji Locatelli: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-easy-bulky-one

Humulus by Isabell Kraemer: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/humulus-2

Birch by Pam Allen: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/birch-12

Durumi by Isabell Kraemer: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/durumi

Treysta by Jeniffer Steingass: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/treysta

Encircled Collection from KnitPicks: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/encircled

Especially the Bistort Pullover by Courtney Spainhower:

Weekender by Andrea Mowry: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/the-weekender