Thursday, 27 August 2015

Stitched Together Video Podcast Episode 19 - Tonnes of Fluff




Stuff and Things

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The Crafting With Colour KAL is proceeding well. Finished Objects should be posted in this FO Thread (please no chat there). Please also read all the rules carefully before posting to make sure your project fits the rules.

If you want to chat about the KAL, please come and join the friendly thread here.

The KAL finishes on 31st August 2015, so still plenty of time to enter.

Starting on 1st September, I'll be hosting a spin a long. It's going to be a simple and straight forward SAL, using a minimum of 100g or 3.5oz of fibre and spinning at least 100yds/91m. The SAL will finish on 30th September and there will be two prizes:

The first prize that will be drawn was kindly donated by Deb of Fondant Fibre, which I showed a few months ago. It's a set of blending roving made from Shetland/Merino/Bamboo. The set is in 6 colours and weighs 150g in total. The set is called Harlequin Bites.


This second prize was very kindly donated by Sara of Sara's Texture Crafts. This is two matching 50g batts of merino in the Porto colourway.

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I'll open a chat thread for this SAL when this episode goes live and the FO Thread after the start date. Please don't start before 1st September, no WIPs are allowed. It would be even better if you pulled from stash!

Done and Dusted

Holi Party by Joji Locatelli using Noro Iro in colourway 69.
World of Wool Superwash hand dyed in the oven using Wilton's Cake Decorating Gels - Set of 8 Food Colour Pastes and white vinegar.
SpunRightRound Rambouillet in the Circus colourway. It's a worsted spun 2ply aimed at obtaining a barber pole appearance. It turned out to be a heavy fingering weight yarn measuring 363m.
Fondant Fibre Organic Merino Silk and Baby Llama in the Beach Huts colourway. It's a worsted spun 3ply in the worsted weight, amounting to 136m.

Nose to the Grindstone

Botany Lace Hitofude using Araucania Botany Lace in the 2118 colourway, bought from Stash Fine Yarns (they have 35% off all yarns including those on sale). The project bag was from Lowland Originals.
Nuvem by Martina Behm in Wollmeise Lace-Garn in the Cu colorway. The project bag was from MinaMakes of The Knitting Expat Podcast.
Yarn Geek Fibers BFL in the Iron Man II colourway. I am using a Neal Brand spindle in Black Palm and Ivorywood.
Into The Whirled 85% Polwarth/25% Silk in the Captain Tightpants colourway. I am using two Spanish Peacock Bead Whorl spindles.

Splashed Out

Knitty and Color Superwash Targhee in the Early Fall colourway. I have 4oz.
Sara's Texture Crafts Polwarth fibre in the Final Frontier colourway and 70% BFL/30% Silk fibre in the Fangorn colourway. Sara also kindly sent me some Mint Choc merino silk batts to try.
HilltopCloud Gradient Packs in the Conch and Cabbage Leaf options. Conch is comprised of 50% Merino/25% Shetland/12% Silk/12% Baby Alpaca. Cabbage Leaf is comprised of 55% Merino/30% Corriedale/15% Bamboo. Each pack weighs 140g and is made of 9 colours of blended fibre.
Apple Rose Fibers Undyed Cormo Top (4oz). I talk about the #spin15aday instagram spin-a-long where people are spinning 15 minutes a day. BaaBonnyBelle sent me some Cormo locks.
OnTheRound Signature Sock in the Silver Lining Tweed colourway. It's a 4ply/fingering weight yarn made of 80% Merino and 20% Nylon and it measures 375m/410yds.
Posh Yarn Fenella Sock in the Let's Be Up and Doing colourway. It's a 4ply/fingering weight yarn made of 75% Merino and 25% Cashmere and it measures 355m/388yds.

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Thank you to the purchasers of my destashed yarn. There's still more and if you see something you like that isn't listed in the Trade/Sell category, you can always ask, I might let it go if you really want it.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Stitched Together Video Podcast Episode 18 - SPUN All The Things!

Show notes can always be found on www.stitchedtogether.co.uk by clicking on the Podcast button at the top of the page.



Stuff and Things

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The Crafting With Colour KAL is proceeding well. Finished Objects should be posted in this FO Thread (please no chat there). Please also read all the rules carefully before posting to make sure your project fits the rules.

If you want to chat about the KAL, please come and join the friendly thread here.

The KAL finishes on 31st August 2015, so still plenty of time to enter.

Done and Dusted

The Joker and The Thief by Melanie Berg. I'm using Wollmeise Pure in a WD version of Ein Klein Wenig Verrucht and couple of sets of mini skeins from Frankenskein Yarns in the Sour Heart colourway.
Quicksilver by Melanie Berg. Knit in Snaeldan 2-Ply in the Charcoal, Cloud and Turf colourways, from Island Wool on the Faroe Isles.
Skein 80% Polwarth/20% Silk in the Thyme colourway. I got 250m of a heavy DK weight 2-ply yarn.
Countess Ablaze blend in the Extravagance and Cruelty colourway. 62% merino/12% alpaca/12% angelina/12% Seacell. I got 487m of a 3-ply DK weight out of 311g.
Fondant Fibre Oatmeal BFL in the Luckenbooth colourway. I got 275m of a heavy fingering weight chain plyed yarn, spun worsted.
Sara's Texture Crafts BFL in the Precious Rock colourway. I got 254m of a sport weight 2-ply yarn, spun worsted.
DT Crafts 50%/50% Merino/Tencel Sock Yarn and High Twist 75%/25% Superwash Merino/Nylon Sock, dyed using Wilton 8 Colour Icing Set 226 g (UK Link) dyed in the microwave. All the video tutorials I used are in this YouTube Playlist.

Nose to the Grindstone

Toddler Blanket using Rico Designs Baby Classic DK in the Powder (038), Mauve (041), Dusky Pink (40), Anthracite (32) and Purple (16) colourways. Done using Treble(UK)/Double Crochet(US).
Botany Lace Hitofude using Araucania Botany Lace in the 2118 colourway, bought from Stash Fine Yarns (they have 35% off all yarns including those on sale). I mention Megan of Stockinette Zombies and Emily of the Fibre Town podcasts and Poke Me Not needle holder from Jan B Smiley.
Refraction Plus Shawl in DyeForYarn Superwash BFL Sock in the Wooden Treasure Chest  colourway. Using the charts from the Refraction Shawlette pattern.
Yarn Geek Fibers BFL in the Iron Man II colourway.

Plotting

I discuss frogging the Stripe Study Shawl which is in a bag by The SilverShed USA
Dotted Rays Shawl in a Superwash Merino Ombre Shawl Kit from YarnLux in the Moss to Berry colourways.

Splashed Out

Wollmeise 100% Pure Superwash Merino in the 0 Rh Negativ colourway.
BeesyBee Fibers BFL in the Galah colourway.
Fondant Fibre Rolags in the Lina colourway. A blend of alpaca, camel, Shetland and silk.
Fondant Fibre MCN in the Life's A Beach colourway.
Hobbledehoy Merino/Tencel in the Lagoon colourway.

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Received a prize from MandoBug of MandoBug Crafts podcast.
I'm destashing some yarn. If you see something you like that isn't listed in the Trade/Sell category, you can always ask, I might let it go if you really want it.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Stitched Together Video Podcast Episode 17 - Spinning ALL The Things



Stuff and Things

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Prizes for the Crafting With Colour KAL are:


Donated and dyed by HappyDebs, a member of our group, MCN Sock Weight Yarn in the Spring Garden colourway, 350m/383yds of 80% merino/10% cashmere/10% sock.


Kindly donated by another viewer is Sundara Sock Yarn in the Shadow Studies colourway. It's 100% superwash merino and 338m/370yds.


Alessandra, aka PokedaGoblin donated this yarn specifically for this KAL. Two skeins of Regia 4-Fadig Color (a self striping yarn) in colouway 05048. Each skein measures 210m/230yds and weighs 50g. The yarn is made of 75% wool/25% polyamide.

Finished Objects should be posted in this FO Thread (please no chat there). Please also read all the rules carefully before posting to make sure your project fits the rules.

If you want to chat about the KAL, please come and join the friendly thread here.

The KAL finishes on 31st August 2015.

Done and Dusted

Make It Work by Allie Coffey of Caffeinated Knitting Podcast. I used yarn spun from Fondant Fibre Organic Merino in the Inked colourway.
Knitty and Color Merino Silk in the Sleepy Hollow colourway. It's 80% merino and 20% silk. I spun it worsted with a 2ply constructions and 261m of a light DK weight, weighing 110g.
Sara's Texture Crafts Merino in the Raspberry Chocolate colourway. I spun it worsted with a 4ply construction. I got 160m aran weight and it weighs 179g.
Northbound Knitting Polwarth in the Flying Kites colourway. I spun it worsted with a 2ply construction aiming to get a barber pole effect. I got 178m of a worsted weight yarn weighing 105g.
Textured Shawl by Stephanie Bold in The Knitting Goddess Laceweight 70% Baby Alpaca/20% Silk/10% Cashmere in the Greens colourway. This was knit for my friend Rachael who bought the yarn when she took me to Fibre East 2014.

Nose to the Grindstone

Toddler Blanket using Rico Designs Baby Classic DK in the Powder (038), Mauve (041), Dusky Pink (40), Anthracite (32) and Purple (16) colourways. Done using Treble(UK)/Double Crochet(US).
Felici Socks using Knit Picks Felici in the Afternoon colourway. My vanilla sock pattern with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel. I mention the Poke Me Not from Jan B Smiley and Emily of the Fibre Town Podcast.
The Joker and The Thief by Melanie Berg. I'm using Wollmeise Pure in a WD version of Ein Klein Wenig Verrucht and couple of sets of mini skeins from Frankenskein Yarns in the Sour Heart colourway. I mention my HiyaHiya Kitty Snips. I got mine from Meadow Yarns.
Skein Polwarth Silk in the Thyme colourway is being plied.
Countess Ablaze blend in the Extravagance and Cruelty colourway. 62% merino/12% alpaca/12% angelina/12% Seacell. It's stored in a basket from Julzcrafts. This is my Tour de Fleece 2015 spin. I'm in Team Caffeinated 2015, which is a very laid back group. I have also opened a thread in the Stitched Together Ravelry group for people who are sort of spinning along with the TdF but don't want any commitment. There aren't any prizes, just friendly support.
Fondant Fibre Oatmeal BFL in the Luckenbooth colourway.

Plotting

Knitting some socks from Sock Architecture by Lara Neel.

Splashed Out

Spanish Peacock Cocobolo Russian Spindle
Pigeon Roof Studies Superwash Targhee in the Magical colourway
On The Round Superwash Targhee/Silk in the Silver Lining Tweed colourway.
Countess Ablaze Viscount of Spark in the Nerds Prefer Their Rainbows Darker.
Countess Ablaze Dr Donegal in a OOAK colourway
MarigoldJen Merino/Silk Single (4ply) in the Serene colourway.

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Thank you for all the well wishes during my surgery and support in the aftermath!

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