Saturday, July 14, 2012

Episode 25: July!

Hey Owlies! This is Skiphop and my frist podcast is now available! I hope you enjoy it and remember if you have any comments, thoughts, or suggestions for me please contact me via Ravelry or leave a comment here!

Hope you enjoy!

Until Next Time!


Direct link:

Threads of Note:

2012 TOK Spring Swap

Owlympics Training Camp

Mollie Made

News Nest

Music credits:

Little Prince Loves You (EeL) / CC BY-ND 3.0

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Episode 24: The Gypsy Petticoat

Direct MP3 link:

The Gypsy Petticoat thread:

The TOK-land Town Square Marketplace:

Hi Owlies! This is my last month doing the podcast solo. From here on, you will be hearing our new host Skiphop every other month! She will begin in July and then I'll be back in August.

Until August, DFTBA!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Some Changes

Hello Owlies,
Have you noticed that lately I’ve been saying “there’s not much going on” a lot? I sure have. It seems each episode has less and less content right now.
With the slowing down of the quest and overall news, I’ve decided to change the News Nest just a bit. I will now be recording every other week, rather than every week. My goal with this change is to make every episode interesting and full of news.
If there is a time sensitive bit of news, such as a swap sign up that will only last for a week, I will be posting special announcements both here and on the blog. I hope that this will continue to keep everyone as up-to-date as possible.
There will not be an episode this week or next, as I get things re-organized, and work through a few other changes with the show. The next episode will be on June 6th.
Thanks very much to the owlies who contacted me in response to the search for a co-host. You guys may be hearing some new voice(s) soon! :)
Much love and hoots, 
Sparrow ♥

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Episode 22: A Belated Happy Birthday

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A very happy belated birthday wish to Stephanie Dosen, the Mama Owl herself! Her birthday fell between two episodes, so better late than never, eh?

A couple of things about this episode: I totally forgot to say anything at all about the Birthday Mothaload Giveaway! HOW COULD I? I am so sorry. Stephanie was kind enough to do a giveaway for her birthday, and the winner was Kiewirose. Congratulations!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Episode 20: Video Knit Night

Direct MP3 link:

Video Knit Night thread

I apologize for the lack of editing and limerick. I had a death in the family, and didn't get to do my normal editing process.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Episode 16: Four Months!

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Mini Skein Give Away!

Stephanie's post regarding the Hexipuff charts

April Owlie Wrimo

Spring Swap Thank You's

Austin TX Meet-up


I know this episode is very fuzzy, and I apologize for the sound quality. I have just gone out to purchase a brand new fancy microphone, that I am very happy with. Hopefully this one will have a longer life than the old one.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Episode 12: Happy Leap Day!

Happy Leap Day, Owlies!

Direct MP3 link:

Here are the pages I talk about in this episode.

Shawl Support Group (with new contest)

Bears, Bunnies, and TOK, Oh My! KAL

Embroidery Thread Giveaway

TOK Spinning Challenges

ALSO! I forgot to mention again that the Bookish Owls are currently in discussion stage. We recently read I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, and are now talking about the book and what book to read next. If you would like to join in, please pop by the thread here:

In Celebration of Leap Day, the first person to reply to this blog post with your Ravelry name in the comment will win a free TOK pattern of their choice! ♥

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Episode 11: Wait, that's not Sparrow...

Episode 11 features a guest podcaster! In other words...Sparrow has misplaced her microphone. She promises to have a new one by next week.  In the meantime, enjoy this super duper episode presented by "Anairb" from Ravelry! ♥Thank you Briana♥

Direct MP3 link:

Other note: At the time of this recording, there was only one half of the Quest Clue to record. Please check the Ravelry boards for the rest of this week's clue!!

P.S. Sorry about the intro--I somehow mutilated the words beyond comprehension. The intro says "In a World where Tiny Owls stalk each other by night, this is the News Nest!" It's a reference to the swap, of course. :-)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Episode 10: Happy Valentine's Day!

Direct MP3 link for this episode:

Threads discussed in this episode:

The TOK Valentine's Day Swap Reveal thread:

The Spring Swap:

The help thread for Mr. Fox and Mini-Mr. Fox patterns:

Special thanks again to Rista1313 and Lanaire for organizing the Valentine's Day Swap, and anyone else hiding behind the scenes that I missed! ♥♥

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Episode 7: The Clue, the Workshop, and the Interview

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This week's episode is quite a bit longer than usual. I hope you enjoy!

This is the image that was given with the week's quest clue. You will need this picture in order to solve the clue. Thanks Lillylalu for letting me post it! ♥

See you next week!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

TOK Workshop and Trunk Show!

I do apologize, I had planned to have a recorded bit here, but due to the internet black-outs going on today, I cannot load a recording till tomorrow.

So, here is what I missed in the last episode that really needs to be said!

The LYS "Things Remembered" is hosting a TOK Workshop and Trunk Show weekend. Below are all the details!

You can contact the LYS at their Ravelry group here:

Or in person/by phone here:
3805 South New Hope Rd
Gastonia, North Carolina 28056

January 26th - 29th

Thursday, January 26th
10:00am - 12:30pm
Beekeepers Quilt
Learn to cast on to dpns for knitting in the round and finish your first hexipuff!
Lots of mini-skeins are available at the shop and be sure to bring some poly-fil stuffing for your puffs!
Fee: $45
Thursday, January 26th
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Moss & Bluebell Scarf
Learn to make this sweet and simple scarf and with bluebell pockets.
Fee: $45

Friday, January 27th
10:00am - 5:00pm                                                          
Meet & Greet Party, an oppurtinity to sit and knit with Stephanie, purchase TOK patterns, and have her personalize her designs.

Saturday, January 28th
10:00am - 12:30pm
Moss & Bluebell Scarf
Learn to make this sweet and simple scarf and with bluebell pockets.
Fee: $45

Saturday, January 28th
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Beekeepers Quilt
Learn to cast on to dpns for knitting in the round
And finish your first hexipuff!
Lots of mini-skeins are available at the shop and be sure to bring some poly-fil stuffing for your puffs!
Fee: $45

Sunday, January 29th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Advanced Beekeepers Quilt
Duplicate Stitch & Assembly. Talk about color choices and layout. Plus learn to make your own charts!
Fee: $30

Register for 2 workshops, get a 10% discount.
Register for 3 workshops, get a 15% discount.

All patterns, yarn and needles available at the shop at a class discount.

Refreshments will be served during this special weekend.  Additional parking is available at the back of our building.  Call us if you need directions or other information.

Things Remembered Custom Framing...and so much more!
3805 South New Hope Rd
Gastonia, North Carolina 28056

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Episode 6: Just a regular week around the nest

Here is the direct MP3 link for this week's episode:

These are the pages I talk about this week

Around the World Hexipuff Swap:

H.O.O.T. (Heavy Owlies Obtaining Trimness):

Good news! It seems that The News Nest is now on iTunes! You can find it by searching for "The News Nest" in the iTunes podcast directory. As I figure all this out more, I will find a way to post a permanent link on the side of the blog here so you can subscribe directly.

Have a good week owlies!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Episode 5: Agreeable Hoots!

Here are the pages I promised to link to:

The Sock-along:

The TOK Card Pals:

And here is the direct MP3 link:

I have submitted the show to iTunes, but it has to be reviewed by the iTunes store. It is still under review. :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012