May
25

Technical Difficulties

Clearly, the podiverse must be trying to tell me something. Even after successful testing, and no apparent audio glitches during the phone interview with Lauren & Emira, the finished interview had such mad interference on playback that it’s completely unusable. So, for those of you playing along at home, that’s TWO defunct interviews (this one and another with Cathie Fillian) and ZERO finished podcasts. Skype & my IPEVO phone are the bane of my existence, now! Seriously. What I need is a recording studio. Well first, I need money to afford a studio but THEN, I need the actual studio. Why can’t my usual stalker recording device just be Mac compatible? There are surprisingly few phone recording options available to Mac users, considering Apple’s suppose to have their finger on the pulse of hip technology, and podcasts are definitely the wave of the now. But I digress.

So, I’m going to stop promising specific air dates, because the guilt of not keeping my word is seeping into my sleeping time, yo. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just know I’m working on it and will get you something as soon as I possibly can.

In the meantime, how about a station break? Click on Play for a Quick Tip for Busy Knitters: Combine Knitting Time with Bonding Time!

xo, Vickie

9 Responses to “Technical Difficulties”

  1. Jen

    I knit everywhere I can…I’m glad to have some back-up on that….the husband is always accusing me of knitting to tune out my surroundings, which I always maintain is not the case. You CAN bond and knit and the same time!

  2. Darci

    This is a great one. I knit a soccer matches, PTSA meetings, soccer board meetings and just today, at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles as my nephew rediscovered the Bob Dylan exhibit for the 3rd time. It was really cool but I was oh so happy to have my sock handy.

  3. Ann S.

    I love the sweater you’re wearing in the video. Is this the mini-cardette you and your mom worked on and then I believe you said you re-worked it a bit? Is the pattern available? Ann

  4. Beth Jinkerson

    I’m a big fan of that sweater, too, Vickie. The color is great with your hair and skin coloring.

    Don’t sweat the timing of what you do for your fans…we are so lucky you are the amazing, prolific gal that you are.

  5. Womanji

    Vickie,
    I know you know way more than I do about PodCasting. I just listen. If you have not found this yet though, you may try Tee Morris for suggestions. http://www.teemorris.com/
    If I remember correctly he is the author or contributing author of “PodCasts for Dummies” book. No pun intended!!!! I met him 2 years ago and is a great guy!

    Now, knitting socially and bonding? Yes it can be done, I just have to be working on something that does not involve a lot of concentration. I love every minute of the time I have with my knitting buddies.

  6. susanc

    Let me chime in too! LOVE the sweater and the color looks faboo on you! I like how you ended-up finishing the front with the buttons.

    Don’t sweat the podcasts – s**t happens. We’ll all just look forward to being treated with them once you and Dave get all the technical difficulties figured out. I’m sorry to read that it’s giving you such problems. I thought it was just Windows that made things so difficult.

  7. MargKnittinAround

    We still Luv you Vickie! Most of us are technically challenged today with all the new stuff coming out…time to ask for a little help from the techno goddess! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Marg

  8. Vickie Howell

    Jen–I will always be your knitting enabler. K/F/F! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Marg–I’ve asked and she’s ignored me. I’ve also asked the finder goddess to help me locate the tape with another interview I was going to use on it. Clearly, I’m just a mess. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Susan, Ann & Beth–You clever girls, you. Yes, the sweater is the former cardette! As soon as I get the pattern written down and get it to Amy (technical editor extraordinaire) , I’ll put it up in the Patterns section of the site. Adrienne & I will also be putting a version of it in Eco-Stitch!