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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 }

151 Camille September 11, 2012 at 10:50 am

I’d love some Color by Kristin yarn!

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152 PuffyGriffinclaw September 11, 2012 at 12:06 pm

What a very charming and inspiring conversation with Kristin. I just loved hearing her “at home” instead of in a studio, so much more personal and real. It was a wooly audio version of “today’s sweater.” Thanks, Brenda.

153 Geknitics September 11, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Great episode, as always. Thanks, Brenda :)

154 Karen September 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Lovely postcard. Thanks. I’m looking forward to hearing some postcards from Canada!

155 Kathleen September 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Really nice postcard. Western Mass is one of my most fav places and I enjoyed the “ear candy”.

156 Flo September 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm

It’s great to hear you again – thanks for the great podcast! You kept me company whilst finishing some embroidery for a cariad :)

157 Vicky September 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Loved hearing about the lambs in sweaters, I must check that out.

158 Margaret O'Brien September 11, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Beautiful colors. I’ll have to take a road when I am in Mass in November.

159 kay weil September 11, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Brenda’s voice and words are wonderful listening. Kristen’s colors are beautiful and if her yarn is the same as Julia’s yarn it will be a pleasure to use.

160 susan September 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Lovely episode from 2 of my favorite knitterati! Thanks.

161 Rita (escarpe on Ravelry) September 11, 2012 at 3:43 pm

So glad when I find out you have a new episode available.

162 Emmy September 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I so enjoyed the postcard from Kristin, a little personal peek into someone’s life. It would be such a treat to get some of her yarn. Thanks for the opportunity.

163 Sue September 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Have long been a fan of Kristen Nicholas. Her colorwork makes my heart sing! Have truly enjoyed your podcasts too, Brenda. Thank you for all you give to us thru your words and music

164 Barbara September 11, 2012 at 5:40 pm

It was so nice to meet you, Brenda, when you were in our area and I loved hearing about your visit to stay with Kristen. Can’t wait to see her new line of yarns – I haven’t run across them yet (would love to win them, too!)

165 AliceJeffcott September 11, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Well, I didn’t know that Romneys came from the Marshes… but Cheviots (Chee-vee-ots, if it’s promounced like the hills) won’t be so keen on wet feet? Lovely postcard!

166 Lorna September 11, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Great episode as usual Brenda. Kristen’s use of colour is sooo inspiring. Thanks for the great podcast!

167 Deb September 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Brenda, loved hearing about Kristin’s farm and was thrilled to hear that her yarn line, which I’ve never had a chance to try, is back. Would love to win the goodie bag!
Look forward to your future postcards–I took your class at the Lion Brand Studio so hearing this brings back fond memories of that afternoon.

168 JenniferO September 11, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Great pictures.. lovely yarn.

169 Shannon September 11, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Thanks for a great podcast as usual and for a great giveaway – always love yarn!

170 Arlette September 11, 2012 at 7:36 pm

WOW. And here I thought my all-red bedroom was something daring!

171 Bekky September 11, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Really inspiring episode – thank you Brenda.

172 StephieJo September 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Lovely episode – I’d love to see the lambs in sweaters. And her living room – the COLOR! I am working through my fear of color, and would love some lovely yarn to help… hint hint.

173 Sara Schley September 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Oh my goodness – I just got lost on her blog *drooling* over all of the color in her house ! It’s awesome.

174 Sue L. September 11, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Love the show keep it up. I am sitting by the lake in Nelson bc, catching up on podcasts and knitting while my dh is sailing with his bud. Life is good

175 Karen M September 11, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Great show and great music. Thanks for all of your work.

176 Carol September 11, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Hi Brenda,
Really found this podcast most interesting & informative. Thank’s for another great podcast. I would so Love to have this fabulous Color by Kristin yarn.

177 Glenys September 12, 2012 at 12:42 am

I didn’t see the pictures of Kristen’s house until after I’d listened to the podcast but, as usual, your words were evocative enough that I felt like I was walking through the rooms with you. It’s a real treat to have a knitter who is also a talented wordsmith to take us on such lovely journeys.

178 lunou (Johanne) September 12, 2012 at 1:58 am

I would love to knit with this new yarn! Thank you Brenda for your great work. Love the music you choose for this episode…

179 Louise September 12, 2012 at 7:31 am

Another fantastic episode! Thanks for all you do. And thanks for the chance to win some of Kristin’s new yarns.

180 Denise September 12, 2012 at 9:59 am

Love all the colors of this yarn! I could think of a lot of items to knit with it!

181 Liz September 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Brenda- thank you for these lovely vignettes.

182 Blithe Spirit September 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Lovely episode as always. I’m one of those that can be a bit wary of colour – would love to change that with some great wool. Thanks for the contest.

183 Laia R. September 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Love listening to the vignettes of your trip, almost as much as I loved meeting you at Stash!

184 darlene watkins September 12, 2012 at 5:07 pm

What a great gift!! Would love to be the recipient!!! Thanks so much!!

185 Sarah September 12, 2012 at 5:56 pm

I loved hearing about Kristen and her beautiful new yarn!

186 Barb T September 12, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Great postcard, Brenda.

Yes, I would love to have some of Kristen’s new yarns. Too bad you can’t drop a new lamb in the bag when you send it. :)

187 Mary Humphrey September 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I really enjoyed your podcast with Kristin, I have long liked her designs and am looking forward to getting her yarns.

188 rita September 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Color! Color! Color! What a wonderful experience to see the farm photo’s!

189 Mary Humphrey September 12, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Also, thanks for Doug MacLeod’s music.

190 Barbara Heinrich September 12, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Love to hear Kristin. I have always loved her dynamic use of color. Would love to see pictures of her house and farm!

191 Lynne Harlow September 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Love colour and her colours look wonderful.

192 jane September 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Wonder if I’m too late? Anyway, thanks for the episode. Enjoyed it!

193 Deb September 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Great story about Kristen. Thanks as always for the podcast

194 Diane September 12, 2012 at 11:39 pm

I have been a fan of the Julia yarn, and may I say I love the descriptive color names! I’m glad that tradition is carried on in the new line.
Thanks for the giveaway!

195 Beth September 13, 2012 at 2:01 am

What a fab-o giveaway!

196 Susan September 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Just found your podcast. Would love to win this colorful giveaway !

197 Dana September 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Thanks for the peek into Kristen’s world, and for the chance to win some of her new yarn. :)

198 Michelle Harrison September 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I can’t believe I have never listened to a podcast before. This was great! I enjoyed picturing the farm as it was described and I was knitting!

199 Judy September 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Wonderful episode, as usual!

200 Sarah Dise September 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Hi Brenda! Thank you so much for another awesome podcast! I really miss you on the weeks you don’t post! Oh and I would love to win some of Kristin’s yummy yarn!!! :-)

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