Knotty Girls Podcast with Laura Wilson-Martos and Jennifer Moraca were NEXT UP in our PODCASTER NOVEMBER showcase on the Yarn Thing with Marly Bird.
Jennifer learned to knit while working on a theater project, one of the other crew members started teaching her and she followed it up with a ‘Learn-to-Knit’ kit. At about the time she put aside the aluminum needles and acrylic yarn for better materials someone suggested attending Stitches West. She was sitting with someone she knew from knit group and this indie dyer dropped the hint that she had yarn inspired by the tv show ‘Serenity’ which got Jen’s attention.
Laura learned to knit in a similar way, another friend named Jennifer that she was working with in theater crew (really, true coincidence) made Laura learn because she kept losing all her knitting friends with every new show. She had tried before but ‘it didn’t take’. But this time, it clicked. Later, she became intrigued with dying yarn. She established Dizzy Blonde Studios in 2008, was a vendor at Stitches West in 2012 , met Jen at that event in 2013, when Laura dropped a hint about the Serenity colorway. They really got to know each other at the Pajama Party that Marly hosted, in fact the fable was developed that they met there. After their initial conversations they felt like good friends already.
Laura had considered doing a video podcast featuring her yarn from DBS, and when they began discussing it, Jen dissuaded her from that as this would be in their free time and lots of editing is involved. Their format comes across as friends chatting over their knitting with the diversions of what they’ve read and seen on tv or at the theaters. They have similar tastes and can discuss things on an even level, and still show each other and listeners interesting and new things.
Laura also has yarn clubs featured through Dizzy Blonde Studios, Mean Girls Yarn club, Sunnydale Yarn Club and the soon to come, Nerd Yarn Club… Follow them on Facebook and Ravelry. It wasn’t shared during the program, but Dizzey Blonde also organizes a wonderful Knit Dizzney event that happens the Sunday a week after Labor Day. This last one had theme Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch) Dizzney, featured a skein of yarn in the special colorway, a project bag and a t-shirt. REALLY Fun! If you’re in the SoCal area and interested in attending keep an eye out for that at one of those links also.
Another thing not discussed much is Jen has a few designs, one of which was chosen for the 30 Day Sweater book to be published. It was a beautiful sweater created of Dizzy Blonde yarn and featured a wonderful tree design on the back. CLICK HERE to see it in Ravelry!