Podcast Guest Updates

We’ve had so many great podcast guests over the 150+ episodes of the VeryPink Knits podcast, I thought an update on a few groups was in order. We’re always on the lookout for more interviews, so let me know if you come across other ideas.

On episode 98 we interviewed the team from The Tempestry Project, knitters and data lovers who came together to create a visual representation of climate change. The past year has been a busy one for the team. They’ve received a lot of national media coverage including The Washington Post and Fast Company magazine. A writer from the National Parks Traveler magazine is working to create tempestries for the locations of the parks and is currently up to 50 tempestries in progress with the goal of finishing 100 for the 100 National Parks. The Tempestry Project is also creating cross stitch kits as well as a new color palette, “New Normal” that represent the global annual deviation from average temperature from 1880 to 2018.

On episode 143 I spoke with the founders of Heavy Metal Knitting. Really, if you haven’t listened, you need to hear it in their own words to understand the event. The contest was held and winners announced. You can see photos and videos on their homepage. Don’t miss the winning performance!

On episode 102 we heard from the founder of The Mother Bear Project. This group provides knit and crocheted bears to children in Africa impacted by AIDS. Many of these children have no toys and the bear is their only comfort object. The group is in need of more bears, so get your pattern and get knitting!

On episode 71 I interviewed Diane Lewis, the founder of Alice’s Embrace. This organization collects knit and crochet lap blankets and shawls for seniors living in memory care centers. Diane’s own mother suffered from Alzheimer’s and this is her way of honoring her mother and caring for those with the disease. After nearly 7 years of building the group, she has given herself a much needed break and is on hiatus until Sept 30, 2019.

I’ll bring more updates on other podcast guests soon!

I’m still recovering from surgery so my knitting time is short. I spent too much time knitting on a road trip and now have to take more time off. I guess I’ll keep reading about knitting for now.