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Knitting Podcast!

I was on a podcast talking about knitting!

If you know me, you might know my husband Joseph has a podcast called OBSESSED. For his Thanksgiving episode, he decided to interview me about my obsession with knitting.

Sara and Joseph post-OBSESSED recording

It was a lot of fun! I haven’t actually listened to it yet! (But I will, soon!) You can find it in all its forms here!

Extrahappyknitting bonus, yesterday I learned that my 10 year old niece has recently taken up knitting. Like I said in the podcast, people are always knitting (and crocheting)!

 

Disclaimer to those who know lots about knitting: I consider myself a combination product & process knitter. I’m not really a technical knitter. I learn what I need to as I go along. I take pride in doing things well. Or finding a way that works better for me. So if there are errors in my descriptions of things, well–I knit and talk about knitting for enjoyment, not for encyclopedic knowledge. (But if you catch anything, feel free to comment if you are a technically-minded knitter! Just be a nice knitter. Don’t be the angry lady in the yarn store.)

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Release of the Flaws

Remember the 24-hour countdown? As you may know, the Kickstarter succeeded in June, the comedy album was recorded live at the Bryant Lake Bowl in September, the musicians sent us all of their awesome songs, and all the pieces were bundled off to become an album in October. Last week, the Kickstarter backers received their rewards. Today, November 5, the album is released to the public:

FlawFestBandcamp

I’m still super proud of Joseph Scrimshaw, for having the guts to attempt this and the skills to pull it off. I’m proud of my part, too, from researching digital music rights/distribution to working the live shows to organizing Kickstarter reward level parties and including baby tomatoes as one of the snacks (well, I ate them, even if nobody else did). And the joy of listening to the music, knowing that we (along with the enormous help of the wonderful amazing Kickstarter backers) helped to make it exist, is a wonderful feeling.

Kickstarter reward party

Reward party in action. I’m taking pictures and eating baby tomatoes.

Listen along with me today, while you’re standing in line waiting to vote, on your drive home from work, or late at night as you enjoy a cup of tea or a sip of whiskey. You can stream the full album (comedy and music) at Bandcamp. Better yet, just buy the album. Buy another copy for a friend while you’re there.

Flaw Fest live show

Before the Flaws: the live show at the Bryant Lake Bowl

I have so many favorite lines from the show and the songs. But if a little scavenger hunt of find-the-line helps, here are two of my favorites this morning:

“I thought eggs were a restaurant only food!”

“The ultimate element of surprise is crouching down on your thighs.”

Enjoy, and thank you.

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24-hour countdown

First: I’m biased.

Obvious disclaimer out of the way, I continue.

Joseph Scrimshaw is a driven man who loves comedy.

I am a fan of his Kickstarter campaign because I think the existence of these songs would be AWESOME.

The fans who have pushed this campaign, increased their pledges, and done whatever they can this week to move this forward are AMAZING. These are people that everyone should want on their side. Many of them I am lucky to call friends, but I am thankful to all of them.

As I write this, the Kickstarter has 24 hours left. It’s just under $12,000 away from its goal. That means $500 every hour and this awesome project can become a reality. Heck, $1000 for the next 12 hours and maybe Mr. Scrimshaw will actually sleep tonight.

It’s a campaign that’s reaching high. Joseph knows that. The reasons it’s expensive are outlined pretty clearly on the project page. One way or another, the comedy show will still get recorded someday. But this collection of songs will be gone.

Ultimately, it’s not about the money.* It’s about the belief in something cool. It’s about dreaming big and the willingness to reach. It’s about collaboration and sharing the process of creating. It’s about admitting that creating new work can be hard.

I’d like this project to get funded. I’d like to think that enough people are interested in the idea, want to help encourage the musicians to write new songs, or just want a ticket to the live performance, that it can happen. I used to listen to pledge drives for fun (I got over that). I’ll be refreshing my browsers a lot tonight and tomorrow.

But whether it funds or not, I’ll be damn proud of Joseph Scrimshaw and his willingness to chase and share his dreams.

FlawFest: A Comedy and Music Album.

*Obvious point number 2: whether this project happens IS about the money. I’m posting today because of the money. But I think the deeper core of this project (and many projects, Kickstarters or not), goes way beyond the pure financial aspect.

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