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Episode 121: Down on the Farm

by Brenda Dayne on September 7, 2012

Kristin’s Living Room by Photographer Rikki Snyder

In this episode:

The colourful world of Kristin Nicholas. Keep up with life on the farm, buy some fresh and tasty lamb, or register for one of Kristen’s workshops. Images of Kristin’s amazing farmhouse are here.

Leave a comment below to win an assortment of Color by Kristin yarn, from Classic Elite Yarns!

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who left a comment. We have a winner!

Music by Doug MacLeod, Sheep of a Different Color, from the cd The Utrecht Sessions.

UPDATE: There appears to be a problem with this episode. I’m aware of it. Some people have been able to get the file, others are getting a 404 message. Things were working fine this morning, and a few hours later they weren’t. I’m trying to chase the problem with Libsyn. I’ll keep you posted.

UPDATE: Fixed!

Download Episode 121

{ 221 comments… read them below or add one }

201 Pinkskatinggirl September 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Interesting chat! Love all that color. Inspiring to knit to!

202 Angela D September 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Loved the interview with Kristin Nicholas. I could definitely use a workshop with her – I have never worked with more than two colors on a project out of sheer terror that my color choices will look like yarn barf.

203 Viv September 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Thanks for the podcasts – they keep me sane on the congested roads of Essex :-)

204 Anne Thompson September 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Hi Brenda! Kristin sounds just like my mother regarding all of her color. My mom is a master quilter and saturates all of her work with color~color ~color! I too would love to spend some time on the farm. Thank you for fun interview.

205 Melissa September 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Hey Brenda, I am glad you enjoyed your time here and the states. Thanks for the podcast from Kristin’s farm. I honestly don’t know how she manages the work and having time to be creative.

206 Leanne Goddard September 14, 2012 at 1:33 am

Just discovered your site via Kristin Nichols’ Blog. What a treat! I’ll definitly be back. I’ve only recently found her blog and am inspired by her use of color and the combination of knitting and embroidery. Would love to make it to one of her retreats some day.

207 Saltstorm September 14, 2012 at 11:35 am

Nice Podcast again Brenda!
This yarn looks lovely.

208 Larissa September 15, 2012 at 8:40 am

What an inspiration! Thank you Brenda for lovely episode!

209 Sally September 15, 2012 at 11:43 am

Enjoyed the farm.

210 Monique G September 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Am I too late to get in on the contest????

Loving these postcard podcasts!!!

211 Beth Rudo September 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Life on the farm sounds hard, but rewarding. And the yarn looks lovely.

212 Donna Michelle September 16, 2012 at 3:06 am

I love this podcast. If I am not listening to an audiobook while knitting, then Cast-on must be playing in my ears as I knit. This podcast reminds me of how much I miss Massachusetts;and, it brings wonderful childhood and 1980s college memories in Massachusetts to light as though it was yesterday and not 24 yrs ago living in Western Massachusetts. Thank you Brenda for bringing me home through this podcast segment :-)

213 Devon September 16, 2012 at 6:58 am

I love farm sounds and your descriptions of color. One day I’ll visit the East coast in the fall.

214 Darlene September 16, 2012 at 8:53 am

Thank you! Your podcasts are great and they help pass the time when i can’t sleep! What neat ideas for postcard podcasts!
A friend in PEI

215 Liisa September 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Hi! I love your podcasts,wish they were longer. I grew up on a dairy/beef farm. I tried to get Dad to get sheep, but there was no money in sheep farming, he had 6 kids to feed. I have been knitting with Classic Elite when I can find it. I have also knit Kristina designs from her earlier books. Love her design approach.

216 Sarah September 17, 2012 at 1:43 am

Did I miss it? I love the podcast, loved meeting you in Mpls. So glad Kristina’s yarn is coming back. Sweet. I enjoyed, very much, hearing the sheep-miss being around sheep and goats. Thanks for bringing them back to me.

217 Wendi September 18, 2012 at 7:32 pm

A rainy Wednesday. Catching up on podcasts & knitting, whilst visiting my DS. Thank you, Brenda, for helping to make my life brighter! ~xoxo

218 Sally Vourlojianis October 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Made my first socks cuff down. Now tackling second pair toe up. Yet another learning curve – keep telling myself “Brenda likes starting toes.” So far, all I have is frayed yarn. I’ll get toes eventually.

219 Robyn October 6, 2012 at 11:15 am

Love her new patterns. Have both books in the shop.

220 Cam October 19, 2012 at 1:01 am

Just so you know, I’m very anxiously awaiting your Halloween/Anniversary Podcast.
I’ve been listening to your podcast for, well… since sometime in August I guess? I’ve been listening to it backwards (from most recent to oldest) and honestly, I feel like I’m old friends with an avid knitter! FINALLY!!!
I learned to knit from Youtube a few years ago at age 24 and needless to say, no one I knew then was knitting. Now 27 and still no knit-freak friends by my side (though I now have a few who “knit around the holidays”), it’s nice to listen to you in all your Knitterly Geekery. I quite enjoy feeling like I’m not the only one totally ecstatic that I “figured out how to do the increases this way”. I can relate, you know?
Anyways, just dropping a line hoping you read it one day when your podcast resolve gets tested- PLEASE DON’T GIVE UP PODCASTING!!!
You rock too hard to stop podcasting…
Happy Podtastic Anniversary, Brenda,

Cam from Ottawa, Canada

and yes, poutine is awesome.

221 JD Driscoll July 1, 2013 at 11:52 am

I know you take time and care to select the music that accompanies each podcast Brenda. And I wanted to say the bluesy tone of this ‘cast’s selection was good enough to purchase.

Thank you for introducing me to this one and Enter the Haggis :) and a few others along the way!

JD (Isle of Aran aka fangirl from AVFKW ;) – Keep doing what you do Brenda)

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