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Episode 122: Wing on Wing

by Brenda on September 14, 2012

Things I learned in Canada:

Yarn, good.

Signs, funny.

Tatts, hurt.

Oh, Canada by Danny Fong.

1 teresa c September 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Wow, this episode seemed to go on an instant! And congratulations on your tattoo, lots of courage needed there! 🙂

2 Kim September 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Nice color. I have three daughters and the all have a few tatoos, but I am just not there yet. Maybeee, one day. Love the show-
Kimmie b

3 Bonnie September 15, 2012 at 10:15 am

loved this week’s podcast (as always, but even more) but it reminds me that I missed meeting you at Corktown by minutes….so glad you got to have the essential Toronto ukulele experience with Amy.

4 Clara-yarna September 15, 2012 at 11:15 am

Loving the tattoo Brenda! I’ve got 7 myself and would like to warn you that once you’ve had your first one, you’ll start planning the next…. and the next… and… well, you get the idea!
I really enjoyed listening to the ukulele jam. Awesome stuff.
Will we be treated to another one of your beautiful essays soon? I miss them. I’d love to hear one about all the colours and smells of Autumn.
*warm hugs* Clara xx

5 Monique G September 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Congratulations on your first tatt!!!!! Just a warning, in case your friend didn’t tell you this already, tatts are highly addictive!!! I have 6 already and am now sourcing out what my next one could be. All mine are sealife related.

6 Susan September 15, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Thanks Brenda for a great episode. Very nice Poppy tattoo and I really enjoyed the ukulele session. (See….we comment even when yarn is not involved!)

7 Doreen September 15, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Love your podcast! I found it a while ago while listening to back issues of Weavezine. Now I am working my way thru your archives. Those podcasts are wonderful, even 5 years later. Thank you!

8 Fran September 15, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Absolutely loved this episode! The music, the imagery, the hilarity (I desperately want to see someone walking across the street). Please post photo of your tattoo!

9 Fran September 15, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Duh, sorry . Photo of tatt is right there in plain sight. It’s beautiful.

10 Darlene September 16, 2012 at 9:05 am

Oh Brenda what a beautiful podcast…I may be a little bias (a canadian here in PEI) you brought tears to my eyes. Thanks

11 Marisa September 16, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Loving the tattoo, loving the podcast, loving T.O. (always), and wishing I had some poutine to love also. If you think it’s good in Toronto, you can’t begin to imagine what it tastes like done properly in Quebec. 🙂

12 Felix September 17, 2012 at 10:10 am

This might be my favourite episode of Cast On EVAH. It’s beautiful to sit here and listen to times you had, and places you were in, in Canada.

So many brilliant sounds!

Thanks for a wonderful podcast and for these sonic glimpses into your amazing adventures.

13 Wendi September 20, 2012 at 12:18 am

How was that Cod Omlette, Brenda?? LOL. FAB tatt!! ♥

14 Megan September 21, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I’m having serious sailboat withdraws! So enjoyed the sailboat sounds, even if it made me homesick, and love the beautiful tattoo.

15 Laurilee September 23, 2012 at 8:28 pm

loved the Canada podcast, going over to the islands in the summer is one of my favourite things to do

16 Carol September 24, 2012 at 7:13 am

I had a wonderful time listening to this episode, from our national anthem at the beginning to The Lumberjack Song at the end. I’m glad you had a such a good visit to Canada–come back again soon!

17 Sarah September 25, 2012 at 2:36 am

Love the tattoo! Luff! What did your family think? Oh, the color! The font! Luff!

Can’t wait for the next postcard. Come South in February, please, please, please. We are so marvelously eccentric! And we have boneyard beaches for draping shawls, and the birthplace of indigo, and Bourbon! And funny accents!

And if you go to San Francisco again, visit Greenwich Yarn. It’s not the fanciest, but the owner always has dog treats and WAYS of fixing gauge issues. She’s so wry and funny and doesn’t put up with anyone’s poo.

18 Caroline September 25, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Hi Brenda – I have been away from listening to you for a little while but have just caught up with all your trip podcasts. I have really enjoyed them and am so glad to be back listening to you. I am all but house bound at the moment and these trip episodes have been able to take me on the journey with you and get a sense of what you experienced – in a small but powerful way. Thank you so much – I look forward to taking more knitting journeys with you soon. Caroline

19 Tricia September 28, 2012 at 1:16 am

I had a great time being a fly on the wall for your trip to Canada. I was listening while out on a walk, and startled a couple people by starting to sing along with the lumberjack song at the end. Thanks for a lot of fun.

20 Tina October 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Oh noes! I *just* heard your podcast from last holiday season where you discussed your North American tour plans, and thought “Oh, I do hope I get to be there for it”, but it seems I am too late. This is how backlogged I am on your podcast! Well, another time. Maybe. Hope you enjoyed my hometown Toronto!

21 Jennifer October 20, 2012 at 12:58 am

I love the tattoo! It’s beautiful.

22 Cam October 21, 2012 at 2:53 am

I have a link that I wanted to share with you that needs a bit of help.
When you go to that link, you’ll see some crocheted skeletons, which is cool for Halloween but that’s not what I’m sharing this for.
So the blogger has these captioned picture of a “disgruntled goat” sharing crochet problems and she requests that people send in more of these problems like this one “use organic wool for yourself, use red heart super saver for everyone else” (I just had to go out and buy super saver for someone who asked me to).
It’d be cool to have a few suggestions from people. The existing Disgruntled Goat pictures are hilarious.
Thanks for listening,

23 Carol Bateman October 24, 2012 at 8:11 am

Hi Brenda,
I haven’t listened to your podcast since last winter but my mac has been quietly saving them for me……so when I hit a low note with my knitting I plugged you in and you soothed me over my block. By listening to all of your US road trip adventures and postcards together I thought what a great travel book it would make.
And my knitting……..????? Your fault Brenda !!!! I am the worlds slowest knitter so for months I have been knitting Johanne Landin hats for all the females in my family for Christmas. (Total -five hats ) Unfortunately for them I’ve just downloaded the Colour Affection Shawl…… I must be strong and keep to the straight and narrow path that is paved with Fair Isle . Only one and a third hats to go.
So I am now on a Cast On revisit and I am about to listen to the one by Dave of Chubb Creek.
Regards from the wild NE of England

24 creatingruth October 30, 2012 at 8:55 am

Love the tattoo. In case you do get addicted and plan more. I recommend eating chocolate throughout the tattooing; it’s quite hard to let pain bother you when you have melting chocolate in your mouth. Though I’m sure squeezing Amy Singer’s hand helped too.

25 Amy Hewgill November 8, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Your tattoo is fabulous. Well done. I’m still holding out for my first tattoo… it’s a big choice.

26 Rebekah January 16, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Love love love this episode! It has definitely made it into my top five favourite!!!
So lovely to hear the sounds of Canada… poutine, lumberjacks, oh how I miss it… Might have to go book myself a flight back home soon… 🙂

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