Sunday, November 25, 2007

Episode #10: One Man, One Woman and One Other Woman (Show Notes)

Sorry I took forever to write up this episode's show notes. I was finishing off my last seminar paper, which has already been handed in. So now I can concentrate on just knitting, spinning and podcasting really working on my diploma thesis. ;-) So, mea culpa, seems like I swapped place in with Ms. B this time putting things up. ;-)

Well, what did you think about our new intro? Ms. B and Rock-Star Husband rock, eh? And for some reason, I just sounded so chirpy doing the welcome.

What's on/off our needles?
  • Cashyie:
    • Red My So-Called Scarf (FO)
    • Another MSCS in Wolle Rödel "Arizona"
    • Cashyie's own design Mittens (FO)
    • Montego-Bay Treber Scarf (FO)
    • Knitted Fibre Optic Lamp
We digressed quite a bit here about drying acrylic in the dryer, Cashyie got a sewing machine and then her dating on the net! ;-) And if you notice the squeaking sound, that's Cashyie knitting on her Arizona MSCS!

Belated Happy Birthday to Mike from Socktopus (not the yarn shop)!!!

Life in Germany: What do we think is weird in Germany?
  • Ms. B thinks that when they have construction going on on a building and they put a ginormous poster with the picture of the building on the scaffolding. Also, take aways, especially Chinese take aways here come in styrofoam box with sealed foil on it.
  • I think that the Schwäbische Kehrwoche (German Wiki link, for English, try this one) itself is kind of funny.
  • Cashyie had people moving her furnitures around when they came over to her place for a party. But she finds it sweet that Germans would go the extra mile for you.
We kind of launched into the levels of friendship here in Germany. How you actually earn the title of a real friend and then enter into the circle of friends. Comparing between Germans, Tyroleans and Italians. ;-)

Also Q&A from Katia & KylieMac: When do you consider yourself an expat and not a tourist?
  • Ms. B feels that she feels like an expat when she first moved in to her apartment with Rock-Star Husband here in Munich.
  • Apparently, I'm neither and expat nor a tourist anymore, but more like an immigrant....although I could still be booted out any time.
  • Cashyie feels like a European anyway, growing up in the multicultural Canada....even in Canada, she already feels like an expat.

Wollmeise colourway names:
  • Suzanne
  • Pfauenauge = Peacock feather
  • Tiefer See = Deep Lake
  • Pfefferminz Prinz = Prince Peppermint
  • Vergissmeinnicht = Forget Me Not
  • Am kalten Polar = At the cold polar
Cashyie was requested to pronounce some fun German words:
  • Gemütlichkeit = cosiness
  • schrecklich = awful, appalling
  • fürchterlich = horrible, dreadful
  • übermäßig = excessive, excessively, exceedingly
  • Frühstück = breakfast
  • ausgezeichnet = excellent, distinguished, "kick-ass"
Ravelry Q&A:
  • What's the weather in Germany like comparing to our home countries?
    • For me, coming from Thailand, we got only humidity and the three seasons we have are: Hot, Hotter and the Hottest. :-p
    • For Ms. B, she used to live in Seattle, so she likes the mild temperature all year round.
    • Cashyie talks about the extreme temperatures....especially the fact that you can really shock freeze your exposed skin in the matter of seconds! Scary!
  • What about German food?
    • I eat everything! Love all food! And someone at work asked me seriously whether I've tried the cow udders. *urgh*
    • Ms. B doesn't like German food that much...especially those jelly sausages. Weird meat stuff just freaks her out....and she thinks that Germans aren't very big on veggies, it's all about meat, potatoes and bread. ;-)
    • Cashyie pretty much likes everything, too.
I also presented Christmas presents for Cashyie:

Kolenyas #09 for Cashyie
Originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

And for Ms. B:

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We were just about to close when I blabbered about my prospective boyfriend. ;-p And I know you're listening!

This week's music is "Junk Mail Never Stops" by Billy Reid!

Until the next episode, keep knitting!!!!


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Episode #10: One Man, One Woman and One Other Woman

Episode #10: One Man, One Woman and One Other Woman

After the record delay in editing last time, I promised to edit this one quickly and up it goes the SAME DAY we recorded. That is a record as well.

Opening by Ms. B and Rock Star Husband. We're freaking hilarious!

What's on or off our needles (and spindles for Elemm)

Life in Germany - What is weird about Germany? When did we consider ourselves expats?

German Terms - Elemm deciphers more Wollmeise colors!

Laugh as Cashyie and Ms. B tries to pronounce those unpronounceable German words.

Ravelry Q&A - What is the weather like in Germany compared to where we're from? What do we think about German food?

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Episode #09: Someone Kissed a Girl (Show notes)

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Lawdy, sorry that we're so late putting up this episode. You know, life gets in the way some time. ;-) But we're here now, let the digression show begin!

Katia & KylieMac
, when are you guys coming to Munich?! And no, I don't ever think I'd finish my Clapotis, this led us to digress on the merit of having LOTS of WIPs and UFOs on the needles. I started scheming on getting the KnitPicks Harmony Options Needle Set.

Anyway, who do you think has kissed a girl? Yeah, it was me, Elemm, but we'll get to that. And no, I didn't kiss Cashyie or Ms. B! :-p

We also went into discussion about the Long Night of the Munich Museums, which entails a whole load of other Long-Night-Actions here in Munich...

...and promptly we digress again into talking about herpes cold sore. And yes, a Mankitten with cold sore was sticking his tongue down the throats (yes, plural) of other girls at Oktoberfest.

Thank you so much to AuntlyH for the wonderful Yarn Cocktail book she sent us! Then we suddenly digressed into talking about rock climbing and the Flachmann (pocket flask). Also, Ms. B forbade me to knit or spin during recording.

We also got the magazine that did the interview and photo with us......and well, I like the photos, but Ms. B will only allow publication if the photo's cropped and if she's blackened out....soooooo:

KU Blueline Knitting, with Ms. B blackened out
The KU-Gang
All Rights Reserved!
Photo by and on courtesy of Sabine Höroldt for HP's Blue Line Magazine.

So, what's on/off our needles?
So, what's the big deal that I got totally drunk and ended up snogging with a girl? I'm just one more experience richer now. And now I also know what a hangover feels like. ;-) And just for the record: I'm not going to make this a habit (both the drinking too much and snogging a girl).

Life in Germany with Ms. B or actually with all of us. What do we miss most about "home"? I was totally at a loss for the answer, but perhaps food. Cashyie misses the Canadian boys. Ms. B misses food, shopping and later opening hours, TV.

German terms with Elemm, more Wollmeise colourway names:
  • Iris Sibirica = Siberian Iris
  • Farn = Fern
  • Wellensittichvogelfeder = Budgie's feather
  • Rhabarber = Rhubarb
  • Kräuterbeet = A bed of herbs
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Cashyie reads her Oktoberfest Report.

Elemm went to the Vaterstetten Wool Market. I was kinda disappointed because I actually wanted to get new spindles, but there weren't any, even though on the brochure they were saying that there will be a focus on hand-spinning. I was also playing Wollmeise Groupie and I was also recognised by one listener: Hi Nicole!! The only thing that made up for the missing spindles were the rovings. :-p

Ms. B went to the Knitting & Stitching Show in London. And yes, London is expensive...not just for yarn, but for EVERYTHING! Cashyie didn't seem daunted by it at all. Ms. B also went to Stash and GetKnitted. The tube stations are also hot...and kinda nasty. She also went to the cinema.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Epiosde #09: Someone Kissed a Girl

Episode #09: Someone Kissed a Girl

Oh geez, we cannot just shut up about all things NOT related to knitting. We recorded this more than 2 weeks ago, but Ms. B was super lazy and didn't edit for awhile. But it's finally here!

Find out who kissed a girl and who has herpes!

What's on or off our needles

Life in Germany - What do we miss about our home countries?

German Terms - Elemm deciphers more Wollmeise colors!

Cashyie's Oktoberfest roundup

Vatterstetten and London trip reports


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