Here's the exciting stuff I was hinting at in my previous post.
Podcasting is something I've been wanting to do for quite a while, and I am so excited to give it a go! I hope you too will enjoy this twist from my regular written blogging.here; the feed is being submitted to iTunes as I type. EDIT : here is the iTunes id.
~Episode 01 Shownotes~
Intro; 1. Projects; 2. Inspiration and Pattern Spotlight; 3. On my Bookshelves (and in my ears); 4. Something Natural, Something Seasonal.
- My ravelry page: KittyStitches.
- My friend Rebecca's blog and podcast. Many thanks (and hugs) to her for encouraging me to finally take the plunge! I wouldn't have done it without you Rebecca.
- My tutorial on how to make a ruffle skirt
- Lecien Fabrics
- The bias skirts from my own pattern, which was published in the One Yard Wonders book:
- One Yard Wonders Sewalong on Pink Chalk Studio.
- Miette Cardigan on Ravelry, a beautiful free knitting design by Andi Satterlund (who is not American as I say in the podcast, but Canadian! Sorry Andi).
- Rowan Belle Organic by Amy Butler (I'm using the Aran weight in the Aubergine colourway).
2. Inspiration and Pattern Spotlight
- Kim of Cotton Creek Sewing's beautiful Monique Dress.
- Serendipity Studio - designs by Kay Whitt.
3. On my bookshelves (and in my ears)
- The Librivox website
- Far From the Madding Crowd, a novel by Thomas Hardy, wonderfully recorded by Tadhg Hynes.
- The Bostonians by Henry James, a work in progress over at Librivox. This is a novel I've been re-reading as I am contributing to this project; it is not among the most popular novels by James but I recommend it for its subtle irony - and its historical interest, in the way it deals with the feminist movement in late 19th-century America.
4. Something natural, something seasonal
Recipe for a simple yet tasty courgette pasta sauce.
You will need:
- 2 courgettes/zucchinis
- 1 onion
- a few basil leaves
- (optional) wheat germ to sprinkle over the sauce
- (optional) white almond powder
- olive oil to cook the courgettes and onion in
- your favourite type of pasta :)
- Something I forgot to mention: if you are not a vegetarian, try and add some blue cheese to the sauce. It will add creaminess and lots of flavour to the sauce. Just be careful to put it towards the end of cooking the courgettes, otherwise it will melt entirely and lose some of its flavour.
Music: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, mvt. 3 by Joseph Haydn, played by Mario Ajero.