Episode 101: Winter Is Coming

The Sheep is preparing for the winter with some speedy patterns and quick tips to ward off the chill, which are also useful if you’re planning some Christmas knitting… Plus I update you on what I’ve been knitting; there’s a new collection from an old favourite; the Woolly Wormhead competition; the winners of the yarn competition; some impressive and manly crochet; and some slightly daft musical entertainment.

Rosebud, Season’s Hat

Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2012

Woolly Wormhead Hats – To enter the competition to win a digital copy of Classic Woolly Toppers (or equivalent value WW patterns) follow the instructions given on the podcast.

[1 entry per person, 1 prize available, no exchange or cash alternatives, winner will be chosen at random and notified by email, entries must be received by midnight on Saturday 13th October 2012].

Feed the Sheep group on Ravelry

One Man Crochet

O Fortuna Misheard Lyrics

Ben Folds & Fraggle Rock

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2 Responses to Episode 101: Winter Is Coming

  1. Henrike says:

    Oh you did a great job pronouncing my name! I blushed a bit when you were mentioning me… :) Once again I really enjoyed listening to your podcast. Can’t wait for the next episode to come up!

  2. Mary Evers says:

    Hello! I love your podcast and have really enjoyed the videos that you recommend. I have seen the Carmina Burana misheard lyrics video and think it is hilarious!
    I also happen to be a choir director who has prepared my choirs to sing this choral classic, I have also sung it in choirs myself! The lyrics are indeed in Latin. The poems were written by monks and are quite bawdy. The poems, from my understanding, were written in secret, since they certainly did not reflect monastic life. They talk about Fortune and the role she plays in their lives. The poems also talk about love, spring and galavanting around meadows. I actually had to cleanse the translation for my high school students, although they had some ideas about what they were singing, and for their parents who came to hear them sing Carmina Burana. It can be performed with orchestra or for those of us without the finances to do this, two pianos and percussion. Carl Orff, the composer, was from Germany and is also responsible for all of those little wooden and metal marimbas “Orff instruments” in elementary music classrooms.
    One more thing… some of the Latin has French and German influences, so it is certainly an adventure trying to teach all of this!
    Thank you again for your wonderful podcast!
    Mary

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