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Episode 120: I Heart New York

by Brenda on August 10, 2012

In this Episode: This week’s audio postcard features the streets of NYC, sounds of Grand Central Station, and interviews with some of the people who make the yarn happen at Lion Brand Yarn Studio.

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Music by Miodrag Marjanov, and Nell Balaban.

1 Denise August 10, 2012 at 8:06 am

Always love your podcasts, been listening for years. This was interesting, but really felt like a long commercial for lion brand. I thought any second you were going to announce them as your new sponsor.

2 sandy l August 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I downloaded this episode from iTunes and I’m pretty sure that the download is the previous podcast. Either that or I am experiencing deja vu….

3 Kate (Knitapotamus) August 10, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Hi Brenda,

Just started listening to podcast 120 which downloaded automatically from iTunes, but it is actually podcast 119, labelled as 120. I’ve never had this issue before. Hope you can get this sorted out as I am very much looking forward to hearing about your adventures in NY :o)

Thanks for ALL your podcasts – you are still my favourite podcaster!!


4 Susan (sjanova) August 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm

What a nice visit to Lion Brand Studio and NYC. The interviews reminded me of what it was like for my mother’s family to have a family-owned printing business on the edge of the Village. It’s now moved out of the City to Westchester County and my cousins are playing a primary role, with my uncle in and out these days. But yup, same accent as the Blumenthals!

Thanks for the postcard. Don’t they always arrive after the traveler gets home anyhow? **smile**

5 Brenda Dayne August 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Sandy and Kate, and anyone who’s experienced problems with this episode:

My apologies! There was an issue with the podcast feed. It’s been corrected now and the podcast is showing up in iTunes. You’ll need to delete the episode, unsubscribe and then resubscribe to clear the error.

Sorry about that…

6 Kate (Knitapotamus) August 10, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Yup, that worked like a charm :o)
Just settling down to listen to you as I try to get my Ravellenic Games “Goodale cardi” finished in time. . .
Thanks very much,


7 Linda in Maine August 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Yeesh, Brenda, thought I was going nuts… was listening to I Heart NYC in my car, which has pretty unintuitive player controls, and kept wondering why I was hearing episode 119 again. Was it a test?
Seriously, got it now, thanks for the instructions. You are a master at clear instructions, but you know that, don’t you?

8 Sarah August 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Brenda, Have you tried the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, Anna Pidgeon series by Nevada Barr, the Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun. I have been an Audible listener for years!

9 Sarah August 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Just correcting my email. Love the podcast.

10 Erin R. August 16, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Thank you for the lovely audio postcard from Lion. I admit, I was a pretty horrible yarn snob ignored Lion until I heard of your adventures there. I tried them out – and they’ve got some great yarns, and I’m delighted to find them. I have now lost count of the number of ways that you have helped me with my knitting and crochet over the years, thank you so much.

(and your side note about waxing your wheel totally saved my bacon this week – thanks!)

11 Andy Baker August 22, 2012 at 7:18 am

Loved the postcard from NYC. I was so happy that it was almost 20 minutes long. I expected them to be five minutes. Well done. Made me miss my old home town. I used to walk by that store regularly because I lived farther down 15th Street. Never went in back then, but they had very nice windows.

12 Tina August 24, 2012 at 8:40 pm

What a wonderful podcast! Thank you so much for sharing your adventures with Lion Brand. I’ve always loved their yarns and use them for many projects 🙂

13 EvelynU August 25, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Love the idea of the belated postcards, and I love the description of Lion Brand studio, but I have a question about Lion Brand’s logo. I believe you said it shows a snake swallowing its tail (Ouroboros). But the actual legal description plus my own eyes indicate otherwsise:

14 ShirleyG January 30, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Loved this podcast too, it was quite interesting………and
EvelynU, that was great homework on the Lion Brand logo.

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