Thursday, April 24, 2008

Episode 33: Harloony Anniversary to Me!

What is a HARLOONY? That is what John calls
all of us Yarn Harlot Fans!

Has it been a year already?


Listen to the newest Yarn Thing Episode Here!
(hey, I know the mic. was a little too close but oh well, I will do better next time ;-)

Music: (60 second clips)

Black Horse & the Cherry Tree by KT Tunstall
Bright Light by Matchbox 20
Good Day by Luce
Follow You Down by the Gin Blossoms
Cuban Pete by Jim Carrey in The Mask


Thing I learned from Knitting...whether I wanted to or not by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Cover Up by Nicky Epstein,
More Big Girl Knits by Jillian Moreno and Amy Singer
Knitting new Mittens and Gloves by Robin Melanson
The Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques by Nancie Wiseman
The Essential Book of Crochet Techniques by Nancie Wiseman
Shibori knitted Felt by Alison Crowther-Smith
Start Spinning by Maggie Casey

Stitch Markers:

So, do you want to buy some stitch markers from Marly? Of course you do! Like I said in the podcast I have been making stitch markers like CRAZY! I am in LOVE with them. It seems like everybody I them too tells me to sell them online.

Those of you who know me know that it doesn't take a lot of prodding to get me to do something. I kind of just jump in while the idea is still warm ;-) So here I go, I am going to sell stitch markers for both Crochet and Knitting. I think every project should have a little bling ;-)

I will let you know as soon as they are officially up for sale. But to give you a heads up the prices will range from 3.00 for a single marker to 10-15.00 for a set. FREE SHIPPING!!!


String: a yarn boutique
The Yarn Harlot and Yarn Thing
Terri aka StarSpry
Vogue Knitting


1. Leave a comment on this blog post and be entered to win the book from Stephanie Pearl-Mcphee. Winner will be picked randomly.

2. On your blog post about the podcast and link to this site ( Be sure to use the link at least once so I can look at my statcounter to see all the blogs I am getting linked from and randomly pick a winner from there. Win the book Cover Up with Nicky Epstein.

3. Leave a note on the Yarn Thing Podcast Group Thread Stitch Marker CRAZY in Ravlery saying you listened to the show and want to be entered to win the stitch markers. I will randomly pick a winner and send you out a set of my new stitch markers (your choice of knitting or crochet)

Deadline May 3, 2008

Thank you! You have been a great audience.
Don't forget to tip your waitress!


Donna B said...

I can't find your new podcast! help!

The last episode up is 32. Love ya!

YarnThing said...

I am working on the problem as we speak. MYPODCAST.COM is giving me some trouble.


Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary! :)

Katie O said...

Yea, Anniversary!!! Mine is this summer... not sure what I'm gonna do... might have to do a contest of some sorts... I'm also a stitch marker maker, so i might have to give some of those away!! And maybe some stash! :)

I am almost caught up on your shows... I found out about you from SheKnits and have started listening... you always put me in such a good mood because you laugh and giggle... makes me laugh... the people at the gym prolly think I'm crazy... cruising along on the treadmill, laughing to myself!! ha ha :)

Heather said...

Anxiously awaiting the arrival of the stitch markers - can't wait to see them!

CaKnitter said...

Marly, your Podcast is the BEST ever! I'm excited about Stephanie's book you've put up as a prize! Keep up the excellent work...

Love ya!

Midnightmusik said...

Hey Marly,
How awesome- one year!!! I got caught up listening to all past episodes. Keep rockin'...
Do I need a ticket for the chance to win the book? I would most certainly lose it like you did!

knitting2relax said...

Hi Marly,

You have way too many websites. :) Had to back up the podcast to find out where to leave the comment. I want to be entered for the book prize, pretty please.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

1 year! I hope there will be many mor e years too!

congrats on winning a prize!!! You totally deserve it.

Nelly Knits said...

Happy Anniversary!
I haven't read a Yarn Harlot book yet so I'm real excited about the possibility of winning one.

Melissa F. in CA said...

Happy Anniversary Marly! It's been an exciting year for you and so much fun for me to listen in :)

Here's hoping for many more years of YarnThing! Congrats!

Katie O said...

Oh my goodness... you crack me up!! I am so jealous you met the Harlot. She was in Ann Arbor a few weeks ago and i had no idea until the next day :( Boo! So cool you got to meet her! Again!

ikkinlala said...

Happy anniversary!

Unknown said...

Hi Marly! I also met the Harlot once...before I was a knitter. She was at a publishing trade show to promote her first book. I told her that I had always wanted to learn, and she said that if I could dress myself in the morning, I could learn to knit. I was intrigued, and halfway through reading her book, and laughing my butt off, I just knew I had to learn! And now I'm hooked...on knitting and the Harlot!

Crochetlocket said...

Wowzers a year!
You have come a long way!
Good for you!
Always a joy to listen...
psst..... would love to win that book! hee hee!!
take care

Serene Dreams said...

Happy #1!!!!

Marly, you are great. Of course you have become well know. It is your happy, vibrant energy that keeps us all coming back for more.

You are linked on my blog and I have mentioned you several times. I have used some of your suggestions (note that I had a ton of books spiral bound) and I have mentioned you favorably.

Keep Rockin' Girl-Friend!!

Hugs & Prayers
Serene Knitter

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary, Marly! It has been a great year listening to you. Here's hoping for many more.

If you happen to draw my name for the book (fingers crossed) you can contact me as llamalady on Rav.


Anonymous said...

Hey Marly, you are so great! Happy anniversary! I listened!

:) Simone

Terrie D. (StarSpry) said...

Happy Anniversary, Marly! So glad I found out about your Podcast :)

I thought it was great that you won 1 of the give-a-ways at the Yarn Harlot event! Thanks again for the t-shirt :) I'll try to post a picture of it on my blog this week!

Looking forward to your next episode!!

Claudia said...

Sounds like you need to join the stitch marker addicts group on ravelry!

douknit2 said...

Happy Blogiversary Marly!!!

I am so happy that you won such a great prize package at the Harlot event.

Thanks for all the laughs,

Janette said...

Hi Marly! I love your podcast! Thanks for sharing.

Chelsea the Yarngeek said...

Happy Podcastiversary!! Keep up the great work! :)

Unknown said...

HAPPY PODIVERSARY!! You're so great, thanks for the wonderful podcast =)


Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love your podcast. You're so much fun to listen to!

MimiD said...

No problem getting episode 33. Thanks for the Marly-fix, I needed a good dose of the giggles! I'd love a copy of the Yarn Harlot's new book if drawn.

Anonymous said...

Hey Marly, I really want to win that book! *evil grin* I have also posted about the podcast on my blog, and I am on my way to try my luck on those stitchmarkers ;)
Thanks again for a great episode!

Anonymous said...

Books - Books! Must have MORE Books!!!! Count me in!

Tina said...

Thanks Marly for all the time you put into this great podcast! I heart your podcast and great sense of humor:)

Anonymous said...

Hey Miss Marly!

Congratulations on your first anniversary! How far you have come in one year, goodness! Just imagine where you'll be in one year from now!

I would love to be entered in the drawing for the new book. That would just make my day!

Take care!

Unknown said...

I forgot to say, HOW AWESOME you get to review books for interweave press!! SWEET!!!! I'm so happy for you =) And seriously, I SO wish I lived close to you so I could babysit your darling children =)

Jersey Shore Deb said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, Marly! I saw your pics on the Yarn Harlot's Blog. Oh, if only I could have gone to see her too.
Enjoyed the Podcast--I like the Vogue interviews.


Deb in NJ

Anonymous said...

Loved the podcast and it is nice to see your picture to place it with your lovely voice. The part where you reviewed the articles in the current VK with the editors was a lot of fun. As a subscriber, it was interesting to hear their comments and go thru the pages with you.

I am interested in being considered for the Yarn Harlot book.

Am susan93940 in Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Hey Marly,

Happy Anniversary!

Loved this episode, your laugh is a breath of fresh air and should be copyrighted immediately.

I would like to be entered into the draw for the Harlot book, signed and all!

Anonymous said...

Dear Marly,

Yep, Happy Anniversary! Have been listening since the beginning and love the info, the learning, and your ability to weave a great yarn! Like I said before, I have my students using your podcast for American ethnographic studies. Keep up the good work. BTW, Please enter me into the drawing for the new Yarn Harlot tome!

your faithful fan,

Dr. Hamilton Hamilton

PS I'm just getting my knitting blog together. Check it out as it develops at Thanks.

tikru said...

Hi there, I would love to be in. And I really like your style.
Check out from my blog where I listened you today..

mikeslittlesis said...

Hey Marly! I would love to have the Harlot's new book! It must be so cool to have her know who you are!!

mikeslittlesis said...

I posted about your podcast on my blog.

Laura said...

Great episode Marly. Don't forget me in the give away for the book.


Shevon said...

Happy Podiversary!

Your podcast is one of the first ones I started listening to. I remember you and Jill talking about meeting the Harlot, can't believe it's almost been a year.

Keep the podcast coming, because you rock!

tea said...

Hey I want to participate!!! I've never done this, but you were my first podcast, so you can be my first competition too!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great episode and I so want to win the book! Pick me, pick me, lol.

Keep up the good work!

Michele said...

I'd love to win this book!!!!

AmeliaB said...

I love your podcast and it always brings happiness to my day! :)

I hope I win. te he


Anonymous said...

Yay! I was so happy to hear the new podcast:)

As a new knitter and old crochet-fan, you've been super helpful in getting me motivated to pick up the pointy sticks:)

I've heard so many good things about the Yarn Harlot's books that I'm excited to possibly win one!!

Lori H said...

Marly, happy anniversary on your podcast! I'm so jealous that you've met the Yarn Harlot and would love to win her new book. I'm so happy that you won some great gifts -- you deserve it :)


Brenda said...

Happy Annversary, Marly! I really enjoy listening to your podcast! I hope you continue to produce episodes for many more years! I'd love to be entered in for the book drawing. Thanks!

Karen in Maine said...

Hi Marly, and happy anniversary! It makes my day to see a new podcast episode in iTunes from you. You're so much fun, and the picture of you and Stephanie is great! Would love a chance to win her book, too.

Catie said...

Happy anniversary Marly, keep the podcasts coming and we'll keep listening. Good job!

Denise said...

SO glad to hear your podcasts. . . I miss it when I don't get to hear you often. So glad you got to meet the Yarn Harlot again and that SHE KNEW YOU! HOW cool is that? But you have to admit, you have enthusiasm, a great laugh, and interesting podcasts. That is why we keep coming back to listen and comment.

I'd love to win a set of your personally created knitting markers. Add my name!