Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Episode 8: Back to back, your questions answered

10 points for correctly identifying the grass species in the picture

This podcast will be moving to libsyn in the near future. Stay tuned for more information

Rav links to my current projects:
Pheasant socks

Anatomy of Knitting Podcast with Erin

Dirt under my nails
Raspberry fruit worms / spotted wing drysophila
PJM Rhododendron
Beauty Berry
Ortley apple (also known as Woolman Long Pippen or White Bellflower)

Listener Questions:
canning without a water bath?
fall clean-up and mulching?
cabbage worm control
Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis)
crops that enrich the soil nutrients = legumes (bean family)
Rhizobium bacteria
also add compost

music provided by music alley and Glen Phillips

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Episode 7: Soiled Part 1

Surprise! Shownotes!

Austin as pictured on my projects page

Soil texture
soil texture triangle
video on how to determine your soil texture

soil structure = how particles are clumped together

don't destroy soil structure from over-cultivation

improve soil structure by adding organic matter (compost)

thanks to Susan of Knitajourney podcast for interviewing me!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Episode 4: Roses are red, tomatoes are too

Listen HERE

What I'm knitting:

Cerisara by Bonne Marie Burns of chicknits
Body is done, working down the first sleeve
Rick socks (Cookie A. Sock Innovation) finished.
Sea Monster puppet is finished. Four more to go...
I've started some child-size fishie socks by Melissa Dominguez. Very addictive pattern.

Dirt under my nails:

swallowtail caterpillars

Listener question

from Erin (KnittingRN)
Backyard Farmer video on foliar diseases of roses.

Make yourself useful:

Think about canning or freezing your excess produce.

Thanks to other podcasters who have mentioned me on their shows!
Thanks for the itunes reviews and comments on Ravelry!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Episode 3: Apart and Together

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I have no idea why the font is posting so HUGE!

Thanks to Rachel of the knitcents podcast and Elise of knit misadventures

CrookedRow - my ravelry project page (note the Elmo!)

Fall 2010 Knitscene
Fall 2010 Interweave Knits

Squash Vine Borer
Early Blight on Tomato

Allelopathic plants

White Flower Farms

Join the Crooked Row Rav group

email me at

music by music alley

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bandwidth issues...

I got an email from podomatic today telling me that I've run out of my monthly allowance of bandwidth already. Apparently, some people were getting messages saying that they couldn't listen to the podcast and asking them to go donate to me so I could continue to put out the show. So sorry about that. More people downloaded these first two episodes than I had anticipated. That's a good thing, right? So I immediately went out an upgraded my podomatic account so it shouldn't be an issue. For now. This might mean that I start some kind of donation incentive or something.

So thanks for running me out of bandwidth. Everything should be okay now.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Episode 1: In the beginning...

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Introduction with brief history of my knitting and horticultural endeavors.
Welcome to The Crooked Row! I'm Kim.

Find me on Ravelry as CrookedRow
Join The Crooked Row group on Raverly!

What I'm knitting:
Rick socks by Cookie A
Ribby Shell by Bonne Marie Burns
Critter Mitts from Knitpicks
Deadliest Crab by Amber Allison in Knitty

Garden Projects
Harvesting broccoli, peas.
Looking forward to tomatoes.
We're working on installing a chain link fence. Front yard is done!

Gardening question from listeners
Nothing this week, but please email me at or pm me on Ravelry with your questions!

Make yourself useful
Herb and Garlic Butter
Use those summer herbs while you have them!

music by music alley

NOTE: I'll be forming a ravelry group in the near future so look for it!

You can subscribe on itunes by searching for The Crooked Row

Friday, June 18, 2010

In the beginning...

So I'm hoping that by getting this site up and going, I'll have one less thing holding me back from actually starting this podcast that I've been planning for months.

The content will revolve around knitting and gardening. It's still in the planning phases, but hopefully it will be up and running before too long.