Sunday, December 1, 2013

3 Stitches Update

Alright guys, I know this post is long overdue, but here what is going on with 3 Stitches. We have signed with videopress, so they are now hosting our videos, and with them comes a new blog. So all of our new episodes will be at the wordpress link below. With the new provider it means that our format has also had to change. We will now podcast once a week for about 15 minutes. So one week Kathryn will podcast, and another Mum (Michelle) and so on. 

Since blip no longer will host us, all of our back episodes (episodes 1-176) will be uploaded onto youtube. The links will replace the blip embeds on this blog. We will keep this blog for the past episodes, and the wordpress will be for the current episodes. Both will have links to the other so you can find us easier. You can also just search for us on youtube as well. :)

It is slow going for all of us, trying to get used to the new format as well as wordpress, but we will get better, I promise. I will podcast some time this week, and *hopefully* we will get on a weekly schedule again.

The new wordpress site can be found here...

http://3stitches.wordpress.com/ 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Kicking it Old School

Since we here at 3 Stitches HQ are still without a solution to our blip problem, it seems you guys will have to make do with a regular blog post. Hopefully this will only be a brief problem and soon we can return you to your regularly scheduled podcasts.

But until then, we, or at least I will return to how we started and just blog. Which I honestly don't mind, I have actually missed once a week sitting down to a keyboard, a blank post, some music on Windows Media Player and recapping all the news and events from the week that are fit to type. It's not that I don't like podcasting, I love it, but it isn't the same. Weird, I know, I guess it's just another 'Lindsay Idiosyncrasy'.

In more ways than one have I gone old school. As most of you know from the last 1-2 podcasts, my computer had been acting up, and right after last week's podcast got uploaded Fabian got shipped off to California for repairs, leaving me without a computer for a week. Now usually this wouldn't be a big deal, since I spent the entire summer without a computer and all, but in a dorm in the middle of the semester is a different story. I have no tv, and now no laptop, which means I am left with my MP3 player, and a whole lot of time to fill. I know what you are going to say, "what about knitting??" and for short periods of time, but for a week in a quiet, quiet dorm? Yeah, no. Since I am still here and not a basket case, you can be assured I made it through, but not without the help of computer labs, my MP3 player and my cross stitch. My cross stitch thankfully took enough focus that with a bit of music, time passed rather quickly, making my trips to the computer lab less frequent than I had expected. All in all, my time spent unplugged wasn't altogether bad, it was nice to spend an extended time away from the computer screen and shake up my routine. But with the said (or typed as the case may be) I do like having Fabian back, and I now appreciate him more.

Besides all of the computer issues, things here have been pretty interesting. Somehow the power plant on campus was hit by lightening, in an area surrounded by big tall trees, the one story building was hit by lightening. How that happened I don't know, but because of it, we lost power Wednesday morning, and then to repair the damages power was cut at 1am Thursday morning for about 4 hours. I knew about the power outages, so I just set my cell phone alarm and went to bed. But I did learn that apparently roomie has no idea what uses electricity and what doesn't. She knew the power was out, or at least the trek up 8 flights of stairs in the dark clued her in, but she tried to use the shower and was surprised when our electric water heater wasn't heating the water. The refrigerator light wouldn't come on when she opened the door. The electric stove wouldn't turn on either surprisingly enough. And all of this would have been hilarious, if it wasn't for the fact that the belkin box that powers her dvr was incessantly beeping. And of course for some reason I was the only one bothered by this since she left again without turning it off! Needless to say I was a tad grumpy Thursday morning, or should I say later that morning. 

So what became of all this cross stitch time you ask? Well, see for yourself...




For those of you that don't remember what it looked like when I last worked on it over the summer, I finished the bottom butterfly, the rose it is resting on, and all the random green around the bottom and to the right (it will be something eventually, I promise).

I did get some knitting done this week, since I did need something to do before class, and over the weekend, just not the amounts that I am used to. On my sweater I managed to take the sleeves off, and work to about halfway down the torso. The only reason that much got done was because I had no homework over the weekend, so almost all my time was all spent in the computer lab with episodes of Casualty on YouTube and sweater knitting. Mariposa got an epic 5 rows done on it. Bad I know, since I had 3 hours of uninterrupted library time to knit on it, but using the computer lab was more of a priority and used up a lot of my time unfortunately. The antimony blanket got about 8-10 rows done on it since it was going with me to class, and it came with me to a 2 hour presentation I had to go to for extra credit. And as a surprise 4th project with progress, the bee leaf pi! On Sunday the residence hall I live in had a Texans game watch party. And if it wasn't for the 8 rows that I got done on it, those 3 hours would have been a total loss.

Keep an eye here for news on the podcast front, and we will do our best to keep you updated here, on facebook and on ravelry. But until then you will just have to be content with a boring old blog post. :)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

3 stitches podcast update

http://youtu.be/gaG9XIvNvHg

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Episode 172

I am sorry for the tardiness of the episode, but unfortunately the wait will be a bit longer. This morning Blip wasn't liking the format and size of the episode, and while my computer was converting the file some problems with my computer resurfaced. Now I have to revert it to factory settings and reinstall windows so it can most likely be sent in for repairs. So what that means is that it I will try my best to get the episode to you guys, but it most likely won't be today. Maybe tonight. I will try my best, and I may have to re-record and it will be up, just not in the near future. Sorry guys!


Monday, September 23, 2013

Episode 170: Oh wait.....it's Sunday again?


Going to need headphones again for this episode-sorry guys about my microphone's lack of ability to record at a good level all of a sudden-I don't know what it's problem is!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Episode 167: Establishing normalcy.....slowly!



Sorry for the soft sound on this one guys-definitely going to need headphones for this episode! Hopefully next week will be back to normal, in more ways than one (especially the amount of knitting shown!)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

Episode 160: Another Semester Begins

I realize that the video says it is episode 120, but it is actually 160, I decided not to double check before I started saving. Sorry about the mixup.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Episode 155: We've Arrived!



After a brief (okay, a month) hiatus, we're back and broadcasting from a new location. Our move has successfully been completed and we are slowly regaining our sanity. Because we don't know what projects we left off with and where most of our finished objects are at the moment, we are only showing what we're working on currently. It will hopefully be better once we reach full normalcy. Oh wait, this is us we're talking about! 
Happy Knitting!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Episode 149: Lots of News and Life Impacting Choices!


As promised, here's the video that goes with "Starship Groove," the song used for today's episode:

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Episode 143: Scatterbrained tangents

Hey everyone, once again I'm podcasting late and I apologize. Through no one's fault but my own, I got swamped with homework this weekend and had zero motivation to accomplish it! As a side note, my scatterbrained-ness made me forget to mention the important details of the new granville sweater on the needles. So you get a half hour of nonsensical details such as the weather and radio contests, but no important information on the knitting project I started. I'm a great host aren't I? I'll provide the details when I podcast next week. Have a great week and happy knitting!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Episode 141: Random Ramblings


Also, as promised, here's the "Get the Girl Back" video from Hanson! :)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Episode 138: An Exra Shot of Wacky

Here is the song that I mentioned briefly, and I was wrong, it isn't by America but by Albert Hammond.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Episode 133 Take 2

If you will let us know, on ravelry, plurk or here in the comments if this works better, that would be great, thanks!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Episode 129: Joe In A Can


Let me know in either the comments down below, or message me on ravelry or plurk, and tell me what you guys would prefer, one last episode by myself in the dorm, recorded on Thursday and posted Friday, or an episode with both Knitalittle and me recorded and posted (with any luck) on Friday. Thanks!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Episode 122: Another Year Passes

The episode itself says episode 121, but it is actually 122. Sorry guys, as of late I have yet to fire on all cylinders.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Episode 114: Doctor Who can end a college career!


 Hey everyone! Week one of the semester is done, even though it really wasn't a full week. To make up for the lack of homework I had, I found a site that streams Doctor Who episodes 24/7. As much as it was awesome though, self-control has to kick in so I don't fail my last semester! But I did start a new project, so it was productive-knitting wise.
New Projects:
Lady of the Blue forest shawl

Finished Projects:
A pair of plain ol' toe-up socks.

WIP's:
Helen Sweater: Just need to finish the front and the sleeves!
Evenstar: *sigh* No progress this week.

 Have a great week, happy knitting!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Episode 111: Semester begins again!

Sorry for the late upload guys! Windows movie maker stuck something funky on the end of the video this time, so I had to let blip re-upload while I was sleeping last night. Both Lindsay and I are safely back at school, ready to begin a new semester. Mum and I have switched recording days since her Mondays have become very hectic. Since I have no class on Mondays, I thought I would take Mondays this semester.

 No finished objects this week :(
WIP's: Helen Sweater Evenstar

Have a great week and happy knitting!

Monday, January 7, 2013

New webcam test upload

Before we record another full podcast, we decided to do a 'test' episode, so if you ever wanted an episode without all that pesky knitting, then this is the 'episode' for you. Let us know, either on ravlery, in the comments for this post, or on plurk how the sound quality was, and generally if it turned out better than episode 110. Thanks!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Episode 110: The Usual Shenanigans (Take 2)

We apologize for all the problems in this video, from the sound cutting out periodically to the drop in our voice tone, we are breaking in a new webcam. And although it is annoying, at least this one has sound! So bear with us and hopefully all the bugs will be out before next week rolls around. Unfortunately that means no snazzy intro or music, sorry.