Friday, March 28, 2008

Episode 32: The Houck and I

I have the great pleasure of chatting with Amy O from the Hook and I blog and Babydoll Dress fame! But that is not all of her accomplishments! Be sure to listen as we chat about Knitty Gritty, Crochet, Knitting, Crochetme, Interweave Crochet, Felted Crochet and TNNA!

I have some MAJOR news that I share with you all at the beginning on this episode and a quick little thing I wanted to tell you all about at the end. So BE SURE to listen to the whole thing! You know it ain't over until Jim Carrey Sings :-)


Music (60 second clips as always)

Shake Your Groove Thing by Peaches and Herb
Hit Me With Your Best Shot (live) by Pat Benatar
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now by McFadden & Whitehead
Let's Go Crazy by Prince
Cuban Pete by Jim Carrey in The Mask


The Color Book of Felted Crochet
Crochet Me


My Muse
Amy's Store!

Check out the Blog to find Marly's Tip Jar on the sidebar :-)

...Thank YOU! You have been a great audience! I will be here all night, Don't forget to tip your waiter or waitress!


Sunday, March 23, 2008

Marly's Tip Jar

Well, some of you might have noticed that I added a new feature to the blog. Yep, that is right...I have added a way for you to donate to your favorite Podcast :-)

I am not sure if you all know how much time it takes to put the podcast together. If you add the time it takes to coordinate the pre-interviews and the interviews, research and putting together the right questions we all want to know the answers to, editing the show, picking the right music, putting together the show notes, exporting into a MP3 then getting it uploaded to the site it can easily take up to 55 hours an episode! YES...FIFTY FIVE HOURS!

Could you imagine doing something that took up that much time and not to get paid for it? Well, of course you can. You all are knitters and crocheters :-) Then why am I adding the tip jar?

Well, I posted a question on Ravelry regarding just that. I wanted to know if it would be bad to add a tip jar to the site and the general consensus was that it was a GREAT idea. So, there you have it. I add a way for you to donate a buck or two or three to the Yarn Thing Podcast.

I would type more but John is breathing over my shoulder to use the computer. I will jump on later to say more...


Friday, March 21, 2008

Why is the sound different?

I have had a lot of questions lately about the sound of the show.

Well, I wanted to let you all know that I have to record the interviews in Stereo. Why? Well, when I am able to record in stereo I don't talk over top of the person I am interviewing. See, my voice is in one ear and the person I am interviewing is in the other ear. That way, you are able to hear the complete conversation.

Also, I am able to edit the conversation much better. If there is a place where I am talking over the person I am interviewing I am able to silence my voice and you are able to still hear the other person. Make sense?

So, please understand I am trying to make a better listening experience for all of you ;-)



Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Episode 31: OMG...It's KIM WERKER!!!

I got a chance to chat with the awesome Kim Werker of CrochetMe and the editor of Interweave Crochet. She is such a fun and sweet person! I had a blast!

So, have you wondered how the magazine was put together? Have you thought to yourself..."can I be a designer?" Well, have a listen and find out!

Music (60 second clips)

Straight Up by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Bounce Around by Tony, Toni, Ton`e
Cuban Pete by Jim Carrey from The Mask


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Episode 30: Carry Alongs

Episode 30... you can listen to it today. Tell all your friends!

I had the privilege of having Carrie A. Sullivan (carriealong on ravelry) join me for the show. Carrie is the designer behind the new book Carry Alongs.

I also have the very first preview/review segment with the editors of Vogue. We talked about the new Spring/Summer 2008 issue of Knit Simple. Talk about interesting to hear the "real" thoughts of the people behind the magazine. It was a blast to chat with all of them and I can't wait to do it again soon!

Music (60 second clips)

Art In Me by Jars Of Clay
Gettin' Jiggy with It by Will Smith
Just the Two of us by Will Smith
Cuban Pete by Jim Carry in The Mask


There were a LOAD of Books mentioned on the show today. I will have to fill this part in later! Sorry...time is running away from me!


Okay, so it has been suggested to me that I add a "tip jar" to my show so my loyal listeners can help me out with some of the cost of running the show and for my huge amount of time I give putting this together. Not to mention I really want to go to TNNA and CGOA but need a little extra cash to make that happen. so, the question is...What do you all think about that?
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think :-)

Thanks and I hope you enjoy the show!


Thursday, March 6, 2008

Episode 29: Itty Bitty Podcast

Episode 29 is a great interview I had with designer Susan B. Anderson. I am sure all of you out there who have knit for little babies have just went ga-ga over her two books itty bitty Hats and itty bitty Nursery!

I hope you enjoy the show!

Music (60 second clips)

The Way You Do The Things You Do by the Temptations
Maria, Maria by Santana
I Love You by Martina McBride