Knitting on the Porch

Knitting on the Porch, Sheep and Wool!!


Maryland Sheep & Wool was fantastic as always!!! In the video, I chit chat about my purchases, the fair, and of course, sheep! There’s some talking, there’s some video, there are some photos – enjoy! I do have to say though, I’m getting old my crafty friends. I am so beat in the video. I wanted to just hold off and record it today, but Joe was like, no no, record while everything is fresh. I think it would have been equally as fresh today, and probably a bit more coherent. Oh well! But, I do think I’ve worked out the sound with my new lapel mic. Now, I just have to work on the camera angle. I’ve found that the best way to look into the camera of my ipad is to have it oriented vertically. Unforunately, when I import it in to iMovie, it imports horizontally, cutting off my head. I think I just have to move the camera back, and have more room above my head when I film, so that when it rotates, that head room is what will be cut off. The real solution, of course, is to put my camera or our video camera on a tripod, import the video onto my PC, and edit the movie with my Adobe Software. But, when I decided to do some video for the blog, I really wanted to keep it simple simple simple – and iMovie is just that. You just drop, plop and roll. So, we’ll see.

But, for now, enjoy my woolly journey!

Knitting on the Porch – Countdown to Sheep and Wool

Happy Monday everyone!  At first, I thought I’d publish my video posts over the weekend, but that was unrealistic – it’s hard enough to get it together to film it, but to edit and upload on the same day – eh, maybe.  So then, I thought, I’ll publish on Wednesday, and link up with the YarnAlong.  But, that’s really not realistic either – there are so many blogs to visit, posting such awesome things, that it just doesn’t seem right to ask people to stay at your blog any longer than anyone else’s.  Everyone gets a turn on the Yarnalong, and I wouldn’t want to be greedy.  So, I’ll continue to link up and visit on Wednesdays, but I’ll keep it to photos.  So, I think, Monday is a good day for a video post – a good way to start the week for all of those procrastinators out there, who still want to chit chat about yarn and what not.

So, here’s this weeks video, with linkage below.  But, before you click watch, I must warn you.  Last week, I realized that sound was pretty low, so I ordered a lapel mic.  It has not arrived.  This week’s solution was to practically sit on top of the ipad – which means most of the video is my big head.  BIG HEAD.  Sorry about that.  Watch it on a small screen, I guess.  Hopefully, I will have my new mic next week, and all will be well.  Thanks for watching!  Oh, and if you do watch – notice the window behind me.  Someone decided to photobomb my video!

In this video, I talked about:

The Earth KAL
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
Kate Davies Designs
Color Affection Shawl
Miss Babs
Twist Collective
Wickerwork Cardigan
Marsa Alam
The Lalylala Bunny
Embroidery at Creativebug
Rebecca Rinquist

Have a great week!

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Introducing Knitting on the Porch

Introducing my weekend extravaganza – ta da!  I have a youtube channel, I filmed a video, I edited a video, I managed to get it uploaded.  I have a pseudo podcast.  I say pseudo because I didn’t make the video, which I’m calling Knitting on the Porch, for any other reason than to add video content to the blog.  This whole blog rehab has really gotten me thinking, and researching, and implementing ways to make the blog better, more genuine, and personable.  So, I wanted to add video, and starting a youtube channel is the cheapest, easiest way to go.  So, welcome to my new video feature, Knitting on the Porch, in which I chitchat about what’s on my needles, what I’m crocheting, sewing and whatever-ing.  My goal is to post it on Wednesdays because there’s a pretty cool Yarny link-up on Wednesdays, and that seems like a good way to go.

But, since this was kind of rough draft, experiment shall we say, I decided to post it today, what the heck, right? I would be feeling might proud of myself, getting this off the ground, but instead, I just feeling challenged – and fueled – to make it better.  There are so many things wrong with it – the sound is too low (if you give it a go, and watch it, turn up your volume, it’ll help), my hair is goofy, I was so uncomfortable in front of the camera that I forgot half the things I was going to say.  But, it’s all good.  Gotta start somewhere.

So, here’s my start.  Thanks for watching!
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