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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

*Update* New Time, Same Channel

Hello to all my listeners and readers,

Crochet For Men's podcast is officially moving to Friday. That's right, Friday.

I thought that this change would be best for everyone, and just think - All my listeners can start their weekend right with some great news, reviews and some interesting interviews!

See you all there, and feel free to drop a comment (it should be fixed so that *anyone*, not just Blogger members, can post)!


Thursday, August 25, 2005

Podcast 2005-08-25

My dear listeners,

I was informed via email that my podcast was not attached to my post. I am *very* sorry for this mishap, and now all should be fixed!


Welcome to all my patient readers and listeners. This podcast is the first official one of Crochet For Men, and I am so excited with what we have to offer you this week!

First off, I do want to let you know that the format has changed fom what you have been hearing. Instead of hearing music in the background at all times, you will only hear it at the beginning, the closing and the intros. Speaking of intros, they are:

  • Crochet in the news.
In this section we shall cover news stories that is important to crocheters, especially men.
  • Interviews
This section of the podcast shall be where we interview someone, such as a MenWhoCrochet eGroup member, a celebrity or even another crocheter. This is not limited to only men!!
  • Reviews
In this section we will review one to three products to let you know what we like and what we dislike about it. Products can entail books, supplies, and even websites.

  • Free Stuff
This is not going to be a feature in every podcast, but when we find something cool and free, be it a pattern (or patterns), supplies, books, or a great deal, we'll tell you here!

As always, I love feedback and encourage you to do so. Please email me at CrochetForMen@gmail.com. This also includes any news stories, any ideas, requests or suggestions for interiews and/or items to be reviewed. Remember, this podcast is for you, my listeners, so please don't be shy!

Now, as far as this weeks podcast, we cover the following items in our news section:

* Boise State Broncos' tailback Ian Johnson
* Altoona, Wisconsin Young Men Crochet Group
* Prisoner Inmates at Orofino Giving Back
* Todos Santos Cuchamatan, Guatemala
* Tapestry Crochet with Carol Ventura
* Purple Kitty Yarns
* BBC - Mathematicians Crochet Model of Chaos

I mentioned pictures, and here they are:
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This is a sample of the Guatemalan 'Pa' crocheted bags.

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The Crocheted Model of Chaos

As promised, here are the links for the Freebies!

* CLICK HERE FOR FREE ITEM. - Annie's Attic. Please type in TOTEBAG when asked for claim code.
* Free Bernat Disco Yarn
* Free SmartYarn Patterns - Gone September 1st! Hurry!!

Finally, here is the direct link to Ann Benson's Designer Beadwork:Beaded Crochet Designs
Thank you all once more for visiting our podcast, and may all your projects find themselves loved!

NOTE: As promised at the beginning of my podcast, you can listen to more voice demos from Mike Conway at his homepage.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Apologies and explaination

Hello everyone!

I am so sorry that this weeks podcast has not been up yet.

To tell the truth, we at Crochet For Men have been having quite a lot going on in our lives. One of the reasons the podcast is not yet up is because I and some very close friends & family went to see Robert Allen & Mark Victor Hansen's Cracking the Millionaire Code. I do actually own some Chicken Soup for the Soul books, as well as One Minute Millionaire and Cracking the Millionaire Code. I highly recommend that all my readers take a look at these two men and their books. They are quite amazing!

Secondly, I have been beseiged by news for the podcast, and am currently putting it all together. I hope that these stories will entertain and enlighten you all!

Finally, you can expect the next podcast by tomorrow (Thursday August 25th). Keep on listening, and please feel free to email me at crochetformen@gmail.com

Saturday, August 20, 2005

And yet more to look forward to!

Good morning my readers, subscribers and podcast listeners!

I received some exciting (and some sad) news in my email today! Peter Franzi, owner of the MenWhoCrochet Yahoo! group has agreed to an interview for the Crochet For Men podcast! Unfortunately, though, Peter has gone through a tough time in his life right now.

For those of you who pray (light candles, chant, etc.) please keep Peter in your prayers.

The other exciting email is from Dean 'Dino' Harpster who will also be interviewed for an upcoming podcast. So keep your iPods and mp3 players tuned into this website to find out when their debut is to be!

May all your yarn be inexpensive yet look like a million dollars!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

A peek into things to come!

Hello to all my faithful listeners and readers!

I just wanted to take a moment and post some new and exciting items that will be discussed in an upcoming podcast.

First off, today I met two wonderful gentlemen at the Dulcimer Shop in Manitou Springs (Colorado). They were quite wonderful to speak with, and I enjoyed the owner stumming out some good folk music on his Mountain Dulcimer (he even played a little Iron Man).

The owner and his webmaster (I will post their website at the time of the podcast. Currently it is being rebuilt and updated.) have agreed to allow me an interview with them on crochet. As soon as everything is official I will post it here as an announcement.

And by the way: We all may even get to listen to a little bit of their music from the owner's band, "Cripple Creek" so stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Intro:The Man Behind the Podcast

In my podcast, you will hear:

* How old I was when I started crochet
* Who taught me
* What inspired me
* Issues with crocheting in public
* Any teasing?
* What patterns am I drawn to
* Unique Character to crochet by men

As always, I am eager to recieve feedback. Feel free to email me at crochetformen@gmail.com. Enjoy!


**Teaser Trailer**

The teaser trailer is back online and hosted at a very reliable source!

If you have not heard this trailer, it tells a little bit about Crochet For Men's podcast and what you can expect from upcoming podcasts. May you all enjoy!

And, as always, feedback is always appreciated!


Monday, August 15, 2005

Welcome to our new home!

Hello, and welcome to the new host for the Crochet For Men Podcast! I am so excited at the new design, and I hope you all enjoy it as well. A new podcast will be out soon.
I am curious to know: I am thinking of making this podcast a twice-a-week deal. Would all of my listeners like that? Either leave me a comment, or send me an email at crochetformen@gmail.com