Monday, December 31, 2007

Episode 24: Happy New Year

Well, finally I have don't a new episode! Are you excited?

Music: (only 60 second clips)

Cruel Summer by Ace of Base
Everybody by Backstreet Boys
Kiss the Rain by Billie Myers
Cuban Pete by Jim Carrey in The Mask


Ravelry Kal?

Anybody want to do a KAL with me on Ravelry? I want to make the cabled scarf in the Winter 07/08 issue of Vogue Knitting. Pattern #12. If you do leave a message on the Yarn Thing Podcast Group

Notice all the Ornaments are at the TOP of the tree?
It didn't start out that way.
But the little one couldn't keep his hands of!
Whatcha Gonna Do?

Merry Christmas to Everybody
Happy New Year

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Dental Misery!!

I wanted to jump on here and let all of you know that I am still alive and have not fallen off the face of the Earth :-)

Actually, I had one of the worst days I have ever had at any medical facility on Thursday...just to give you a little clue...I was in the Dentist chair at 8:00 am and by 2:00 pm the dentist was calling an oral surgeon to see me by 4:00!

Oh, ya...and I finished my sock I was working on by 9:30 so I had NOTHING to work on for all that time!!!

Talk to you all soon!

Don't forget to leave me a question :-)

Monday, December 10, 2007

I need your help!

Hey, I think it would be fun to have an episode full of questions from all of you. I am going to ask that you PLEASEOdeo Account I set up leave me a voice message! Just ask me questions that you want to know either about me, or crochet or knitting or whatever you think is appropriate!

Don't forget to leave me your name and if you have a blog leave me a way to get back in touch with you. I can't wait to hear what you all want to know :-)


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Episode 23: Virtual SnB with my BFF's

Well hello my Knitters and Crocheters (and a few family members who won't be caught dead doing either :-)

I just put out my newest episode of the podcast! I hope you like it. You get to listen in to my SnB with a few of my BFF's!

Tara and Janene! YEAH!

Find out what is new and see why everybody has a lip lover and some fingerless gloves made out of small balls :-)

Music 60 Second Clips

Cuban Pete by Jim Carrey
Rock n Roll Part 2 by Gary Glitter
Wild, Wild West by The Escape Club

Holiday Kal-Cal Prizes! Go check them out!!

Now, enjoy some pictures :-)

Lip Lover Getting Ready for the Photo Shoot!

Oh Baby, you look HOT in that Cozy! Take it off!
Now we are talking :-)

OH, there is nothing holding you back LIP LOVER!

The Slap Happy Photographers...Janene and Marly!

And where is the Lip Lovers companion?


This is what I worked on at my party. The pattern for a very
simple purse will be up soon at

That is Janene...Surprise!

And from Left to Right: Tara, Cousin April, Jill (in pink), Janene

This is my little sister in charge of the whole Party!
Isn't she BEAUTIFUL?

The next day we went to Chilis for lunch. I still couldn't believe
the night I had just had! THANK YOU MICHELLE AND MOM!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Jill's Bag!

Hey everybody, Jill's bag is actually in the Interweave Crochet! The preview is up so go and take a look :-) It is the messenger bag that has Needle Felting on it :-)

Also, a wonderful listener told me about a site that has called my Granny Square Pucker Purse one of the best DIY online crochet patterns of Oct. 2007! How Great is that?

Just thought I would share with all of you.

Episode 23 will be out by tomorrow morning!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Episode 22: Crochet You? Crochet Me? Crochet WE!!

Okay, for those of you who have asked me to put out shows even you go :-)

Listen to Jill and I talk about our meeting with Kim Werker, Editor of Interweave Crochet and the author of Crochet Me!

Music (60 second clips)

867-5309 by Tommy Tutone
Cuban Pete by Jim Carrey from The Mask

Hey, WATCH Kim Werker talk to a bunch of crocheters and knitters at the Lamb Shoppe in Denver!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Episode 21


Music (only 60 second clips):

Where Everybody Knows Your Name from Cheers
Cuban Pete by Jim Carrey


Annie Modesitt

Cheryl Oberle

A Knitted Peace

2 of a kind at Annie's Double Knitting Class

Monday, October 15, 2007

Episode 19

It's here, It's here...Episode 19!

I am back and full of information about Crocheting!
Well, maybe not FULL but I have a little bit I am going to share with you!
If there is something specific you would like for me to cover
(regarding crochet) just drom me a line...

Don't expect any toilet swimming kids stories this episode...but get ready,
the Cheezy Commercials are back in full force :-)

Hey, I gotta show the Holiday Kal-Cal contributors some love, right?

Music: (60 second clips)

Doozer Knitting from Fragle Rock
Lean on Me by Al Jarreau
Cuban Pete by Jim Carrey in The Mask


She-Knits Patterns:

The Marly Bag Kit:

She-Knits Podcast:

Crochet Bind Off:

Crochet Seeming or Finishing:

Pucker Purse:

Red Rocks Fiberworks:

Holiday KAL-CAL:

Holiday KAL-CAL Prizes:



Thursday, September 13, 2007

Episode 18

Episode 18 is here and ready for you!

Music: (60 second clips)

Don't Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin
Cuban Pete by Jim Carrey in The Mask


She-Knits Kal:

She-Knits Patterns:

The Marly Bag Kit:

She-Knits Podcast:

Summer Kal-Cal:

Prizes for Summer Kal-Cal:

Holiday KAL-CAL:

Interweave Crochet:


If you made it through the entire podcast episode you
know what I am talking about!

Be sure to take a guess by clicking here :-)

If you don't know what I am talking about
I guess you will have to go back and listen won't you :-)






You have until Sept. 30, 2007 to make your guess!!!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Episode 17 A Little This and A Little That

Episode 17 is being uploaded to as we speak.
Hopefully by the time I post this message it will be up
for all you to enjoy!

Music (60 second clip):

You Might Think by the Cars

Featured Contributors:
My Email address:

Projects on my needles or recently evicted :-)

Grandma's Prayer Shawl
Yarn Bee Soft Delight Extremes in EX Red
Persuasion Shawl from the Creative Knitting Magazine Sept. 2007

This is the Doctor Bag from Knit 2 Together
which is on sale at Amazon!

I will be using this yarn...

For the Ella Rae bag I was telling you about

I will be using this yarn...

Don't you think the colors will pop?

This is the sock yarn for my mom ankle socks she wants me to make her...

Easy Plus-Sized Knits
Loop D Loop Crochet
Knitty Gritty
Vickie Howell Blog
Uncommon Threads

Don't forget, I want to know what is the "in" thing to crochet right now :-)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Episode 16: Insert Catchy Title Here...

Episode 16 is out and ready for you to listen.

I will post show notes here tomorrow. Really tired and must get some rest!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Knitters Round Table

Want more Yarn Thing?

Hey, go have a listen to Theresa as she interviewed four podcasters in a
kind of knitters round table.

Saturday, July 21, 2007


OMG! I am on Ravelry!

I started a group for all my listeners!

Come and be a Joiner!

My name is Yarn Thing...I know, shocking!


Episode 15

It is HERE! Listen to Episode sure to subscribe to it in iTunes!

Hey everybody, I am back from an unexpected injury time out!

Music: (60 second clips)

Just the way you are by Billy Joel
Leaving on a Jet Plane by Chantal Kreviazuk
For Once in My Life by Dionne Farris
Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant
Cuban Pete by Jim Carrey in The Mask



Crochet I-Cord:

Annie Modesitt Blog: and

Annie's Friends:

Summer Kal-Cal:

Suggestions for next KAL - CAL: send and email to

She-Knits Podcast:

The Marly Bag Kit:



Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Leave a message at the beep...

Okay, so I just had a thought as I was sitting here writing out an outline for the next episode (yes, I am still here...just had to take an injury time-out). I am dedicating the next episode to Annie (you all know how much I adore her) and I thought it would be great if others who wanted to share their love with her could do so!

That is where the idea came in...You all know that Annie listens to my podcast (at least that is what she told me) so I was thinking...what if I filled the podcast with well wishes from some of her other devoted fans?

If you want to send a big cyber hug, a little message, or wonderful woolly prayers...please do so! I have an Odeo account (Look at my sidebar) where you are able to leave messages. If you leave a positive message for Annie, I will play it on the podcast.

Let's all send out some LOVE!

Also, I made some buttons for We Love Annie Modesitt site...just click here...

Friday, June 29, 2007

Ms. Annie!

***To get the button, click on the image and you will be directed to a smaller size to copy to your computer and paste on your blog! Be sure to link the button to the...(bottom of page)***

Friday, June 22, 2007

Episode 14 The Virtual SnB

It is Here! Episode 14 The Virtual SnB!

Music: (60 second clips)

Sexy Ladies by Justin Timberlake
Your Body Is A Wonderland by John Mayer
Get Down Tonight by K.C. & The Sunshine Band
Weight Of The World by Chantal Kreviazuk
Cuban Pete by Jim Carrey in The Mask

Stitch and B*tchers

Janene aka JP: she is famous for her use of color and her ability to Crochet Drunk :-) Not to mention, she is training for a triathlon!

Here is a link to the crocheted Apple potholder she was working on!

Tara aka T: she is know for her inability reluctance to count her crochet stitches which cause her great grief! She is also a Wonderful Volleyball player!

Here is a link to the crocheted rose she was working on!

Nicole aka Throws Like A Girl:
she is known for her yarn stalking habits and her spectacular
taste in friends :-) She is also a wonderful mom and outstanding
knitter...working on her crocheting skillz!

Here is a link to the Dream Swatch Head Wrap by Knit and Tonic mentioned in the show and worn in this picture!

Kara aka Care Bear:
she is known for her love of the color purple (the actual color not the movie) and remarkable talent at many crafts. Namely quilting, cross-stitching, knitting, crochet and recently scrap booking.

Kara was working on a basic sock while we were podcasting so there are no links for her pattern but she was drooling over this after
the episode was taped!

Charity Knitting/Crochet

A helmet-liner drive for troops in Iraq hosted by 5elementknitr

Stitches for Britches hosted by Nachaele

Premie Hats, Blanket, Gowns no host...just a site for help

Chemo Caps for adults and childrendonate at your local cancer research/care facility. For patterns click here

Warm Woolies hosted by Charmed Knits

Summer KAL - CAL

There have been several generous people contribute prizes tho this KAL-CAL.

Mentioned on this episode are:

Selena at

Celeste at

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

SUMMER KAL - CAL Purse Round-up! Episode 13

So, finally, the Summer KAL - CAL is ready to go! go to to find out all the details!

Sharon from She-Knits the Podcast is my Partner in Crime! Go check out her new show!

Music this episode (60 sec clips)
The Joker by Steve Miller Band
Kiss by Prince
Rocking in the chair by Marvin Hamlisch for The Mirror Has Two Faces
The Way You Look Tonight
by Tony Bennet in My Best Friends Wedding
Cuban Pete Jim Carry in The Mask

Here's who has contributed/donated prizes so far:
GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE (and still growing):

If you are interested in DONATING PRIZES..drop me a line!

We will accept donations until September 2, 2007

Thank you Dawn at for letting me air your Fantasy Island story and thank you for all the help you have given to me! Sherlock wouldn't be anything without his Watson!

Interweave Crochet: Jill will have a pattern published in the winter 2007 issue! Way to go JILL!

ODEO me with suggestions for Knitting/Crochet Group Etiquette! The link to ODEO is on my sidebar! Or go to

Thank you to all the wonderful listeners and please know that I
appreciate you immensely!
Please, keep commenting and leaving good hopefully reviews!


Sunday, June 10, 2007

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Summer KAL - CAL Purse Round-Up!

Are you all interested in a Summer KAL - CAL?

What if there were some really great prizes?

Do you want to make something pretty simple and fun?

How about Bags or Purses?

Yeah, me too!

Check this out!


All will be revealed in the next PODCAST!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


Did you all catch it? Yep, they mentioned me! Although they called me Knit Thing instead of Yarn Thing but hey, I WAS MENTIONED BY LIME AND VIOLET!!!

Okay, that was cool!


Monday, June 4, 2007

Episode 12

Episode 12 is here!

I HAVE ODEO!!! Look on the sidebar!

Music (ONLY 60 second clips)

Yolanda by Reality (Club Mix)
Run-Around by Blues Traveler
What a Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera
Somewhere Only We Know by Keane
Stay by Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs (Dirty Dancing)
Friends In Low Places by Garth Brooks
Cuban Pete
by Jim Carrey (The Mask)

Danger Zone!
Soap in the Eye!!

Book Review:
Knitting Never Felt Better by Nicky Epstein
A must have for all Knitting Libraries!

Podcasts!!! Did not get a chance to mention all of these but you should check them out!!


The Continental

Stephanie and Shannon

Do you SKYPE?

So do I! My name is yarnthing (shocking, I know :-)
Come and Say Hi!!


The Purse Workshop
Shoeless Val
Yarn Thing Podcast Blog
Brown Sheep Yarn
World Wide Knit in Public Day

Let's blow the Goal out of the Water!

Beth at

Charles at

Jenn at

Brook at White Willow

Looking for more donations! If you are interested in a
little free advertisement...drop me a line

What Muppet Is Jill?
You Are Animal

A complete lunatic, you're operating on 100% animal instincts.
You thrive on uncontrolled energy, and you're downright scary.
But you sure can beat a good drum.
"Kill! Kill!"

Go Figure!!!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Coming Soon!!! Episode 12

My Microphone pooped out on my tonight so I need to go and get another one in the morning and pray to God that it works so I can talk to my lovelies!

Don't worry, Episode 12 is coming soon!


Which Muppet Are You?

You Are Miss Piggy

A total princess and diva, you're totally in charge - even if people don't know it.
You want to be loved, adored, and worshiped. And you won't settle for anything less.
You're going to be a total star, and you won't let any of the "little people" get in your way.
Just remember, piggy, never eat more than you can lift!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


You Are a Pinky

You are fiercely independent, and possibly downright weird.
A great communicator, you can get along with almost anyone.
You are kind and sympathetic. You support all your friends - and love them for who they are.

You get along well with: The Ring Finger

Stay away from: The Thumb

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Knitting Time Together Interview

Hey, Theresa with the Knitting Time Together Podcast

Interviewed me so...

If you want to hear more of Yarn Thing go and check it out!!!


Friday, May 25, 2007

Inspired by Nature KAL

Hello everybody, I got an email from a listener today, Tracy, regarding a new KAL that she has started. So, being the little informer that I am (lol) I immediately thought I would tell all of you about it!

Got and check it out!
Here is the gist of it:

See it.
Get outside- yeah- wear a hat-n-sunscreen- you'll be okay. Look around!
Find something beautiful, you want to capture in fiber!
Love it. Take a picture...Paint a picture...Draw a picture...or just remember it.
Find it. Start shopping- for a pattern and yarn that will help you capture what you saw.
Knit it. Join the KAL and cast-on! Post your progress!
Hope you check it out-

They are starting with a Cashmere Contest (wahoo)!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Episode 11

Episode 11 is here!
Do me a favor...If you have a blog please mention
my podcast if you like it

Click the picture above for virtual stand!
Let's Raise the Roof on this!
(in case the link does not work)

Music (ONLY 60 second clips)

Hey Pachuco Royal Crown Revue
Whisper Your Name Harry Connick Jr.
This Is Your Night Amber
Daydream Believer The Monkeys
Cuban Pete Jim Carry in The Mask

Do you SKYPE?

So do I! My name is yarnthing (go figure). Come and say hi!


Story-time Crafting Morri-Ganna

Summer Knitting

Knitting and Crochet Design

Crochet Designer

Know of any others? Leave me a comment and I will
be sure to mention is on the next podcast!

Podcast Browsing!



The Changeling

Stephanie and Shannon
Virtual Knit Night May 31 8:00-10:00pm Eastern


The Purse Workshop
Shoeless Val
Yarn Thing Podcast Blog

Online Yarn Sale





Beth at

Charles at

Jenn at

Looking for more donations! If you are interested in a
little free advertisement...drop me a line

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Kickin' my A**!!

**Sorry, too tired to write something different so I cut and pasted from the blog...Sorry**

I don't know what I have but my body feels like crap! My head is cloudy, my nose is stuffy, my throat is scratchy, and the cough...the cough sounds like I smoke 3 packs a day! (I don't smoke btw!) Some body put me out of my misery!

Worst yet, I can't seem to keep my eyes open long enough to get any knitting done! I know, I know, knit with my eyes closed...but my fingers don't seem to know what they are doing right now. Like they have been taken over by the bug too. Aughhh!

Anyway, thought I should get on here and let you all know where the heck I am. Don't worry I will be back soon (if this damn medicine will ever kick in!)


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Where is Episode 11?

Sorry ya'll! I am not feeling too well and don't think it is a good idea to do a podcast this week.
I know, I know, that makes you all sad but just think of how much I will have to talk about next week with two weeks worth of things happening!

Until then, drop me a line and let me know what you have been working on, please?

I am really interested to know :-)

Love you all!


Okay Ali, here they are. It took me some time to really think about them but I think I finally have a list of things that I can actually accomplish (ya right)...

Here is the deal everybody Ali is having a contest and I want to win :-)
Here is the 411- all you have to do is:

1.) Leave a comment on Her BLOG letting Ali know what color you want and mention who's blog you heard about the contest on...hello...MARLY aka YARN THING!!

2.) Then head to your blog and post a list of your summer knitting goals (there may be an end-of-summer contest of some sort to celebrate summer knitting accomplishments...) and mention this contest (with a link to this post-

3.) Lastly e-mail Ali with the link to your post! (ali AT skeins her way DOT com) Be sure to mention in your post for anyone who follows your link to let her know what blog they jumped from as every 'referral' will earn you another entry! ( I know you won't let me down!)

Contest will run through the end of the month (May) and my talented children will draw three winning names (or secret blogging identities) out of a container of some sort on June 1st.

What can we win? First place winner will receive 1 copy of the tank pattern along with 4 hanks of Blue Sky Dyed Cotton in their choice of colors (I like Chocolate Brown)! Second & third place winners will each receive a copy of the pattern and whatever other goodies happen to jump into the package just before sealing and sending!

Summer Knitting (or related to knitting) Goals 2007

  1. Jill and I will have our website up and running efficiently by mid June!
  2. I will have patterns written for at least 6 more purses/bags!
  3. A book proposal will be submitted by the end of summer!
  4. Finish (and start) the PeaPod Sweater!
  5. Socks, Socks, Socks! Want to knit more socks...I don't care how many
  6. Keep the podcast Fun and Entertaining
  7. Knit Caden a sweater for his first year of pre-school in the fall.
  8. Knit Allura a sweater for Kindergarten in the fall.
  9. Teach John (yes, my husband) how to knit...long story that I will explain very soon.
  10. Crochet a baby blanket for my best friend who is having her fist baby (a little girl).
  11. Crochet a baby sweater and booties to match baby blanket!
Okay, I think that is it!

Make sure to mention to Ali that I sent you!


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Episode 10

BEWARE THIS EPISODE GETS A LITTLE LOUD! ready to adjust your volume! This is not a normal episode but a fun one non the less!

Ever get excited when you have a brush with greatness? For some it may be the Pope, for others it may be the President, but for Knitters and is when a knitting/crochet designer/author crosses our path! Nothing like a little lovin' to make us screech like a little girl! I am not crazy, honestly, I am NOT crazy!

Listen today as I put my encounter with one such designer/author to music. I am referring to it as a soundtrack...but really it is more of a mixed tape (full of only 60 second songs to stay compliant!)

Oh ya, Jill joined me too :-)

Music (there is A LOT of it...clips people, clips)
*Come On Eileen: Dexys Midnight Runners
*Unbelievable: EMF
*Obsession: Animotion
*Get Ready: Rare Earth
*The Inspiration: Chicago
*A Little Less Talk A Lot More Action: Toby Keith
*Be Aggressive: Jock Jam Cheerleaders
*Danger Zone: G. Moroder- T. Whitlock

*Yarn Thing Podcast Blog
*Colorado Moms SnB
*Throws Like a Girl
*The Ms. Annie

Shout Outs!

The Harlot
Debbie Bliss
Melissa Leapman
Lily Chin
Charlene Schurch
Vicki Howell
Kate Gilbert
Debbie Stoller
Drew Embrosky: The Crochet Dude
Laurie Perry: Crazy Aunt Purl
Mason-Dixon: Anne and Kay

Can't get enough of Yarn Thing? Drop by my blog!

Please, leave me a comment or Drop me a line at marlybuff at aol dot com!

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Episode 9

Hello my lovelies...did you miss me? The new episode is up and ready for you to have a listen!

Music on the Show! (Yes...there is music today!)

Knitting/Crochet Groups:
There are wonderful groups of knitters and crocheters out there who want you to join them! Take some time and check out the Yahoo Groups for ones near or around your neighborhood. Or take a look at the guilds for chapters you can join. Trust me, you will be so happy that you did!

Cro-Knit Night:
Wanna start a fun little group right here? I thought it might be fun to do a podcast episode once a week that was just me sitting with my "project of the day" talking to you about anything that comes to mind. It will be unscripted, I could play music, I could do an online question and answer session...what do you think? Let me know if you want me to start that up!

KAL and CAL Podcast Rumble:
I have been talking with Shannon and Stephanie of the SSK podcast about a Podcast Rumble. And they have said that they think it would be a lot of fun. We haven't settled on any details so more information on all of this later! I promise...soon! One thing we do know is that we want to give our great prizes to random participants of the Podcast Rumble.

Do you hand dye yarn, or spin your own yarn, or make really cool knit or crochet related things? Wanna offer a few items up for prizes and gain some free (other than the cost of the item you are giving away) advertisement? Email me at marlybuff at aol dot com and we will chat!

Blogger Etiquette:
If you want to chat read what I was talking about click here.

Projects I Finished:

  • Valerie
  • Marly
  • Noro Blossom
  • New Yarn Store

Talk to you all soon!