Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Stitched Together Video Podcast Episode 17 - Spinning ALL The Things



Stuff and Things

Stitched Together Crafting With Colour KAL Badge (150 x150 pixels)

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.

Online Community

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

Friday, 29 May 2015

Stitched Together Video Podcast Episode 16 - ......Squirrel!

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

I mention the Handspinning Thread on the Ravelry Group and @keninmaine's support spindle videos on Instagram; video 1 and video 2.

Done and Dusted

Exploration Station by Stephen West being Knit in Kettle Yarn Co TWIST which is a 4ply/sock weight 100% BFL yarn. 50g has 183m/200yds and I  used 100g x Haematite, 100g x OOAK Colourway, 100g x Old Smoke & 50g of Glacier.
Christmas Yarn spun from Countess Ablaze Superwash Merino in 100g x An Inveterate Dislike of Julia and 200g x The Debauched and Reckless Style of Living spun into a true 3-ply to get 559m/611yds of sport/dk weight yarn. After sampling and waste, it weighed 266g.

Nose to the Grindstone

Quicksilver by Melanie Berg.
Using Snaelden 2ply - A blend of Faorese and Falkland wool - 4ply/fingering to sport weight. I have 100g/360m/394yds in each of Cloud, Charcoal and Turf.
Stripe Study Shawl by Veera Välimäki in Posh Yarn Martha Sock in the Ladies Don't Whistle and And Don't You Come Back No More colourways. This yarn tried to be a 3/4 Hap Shawl, also by Veera Välimäki, but it failed.
BCYarnings Hat of my own design. Yarn is Berry Colorful Yarnings Primary DK in the Copper Pot colourway. I talk about the PatternGenius App.
Make It Work by Allie Coffey of Caffeinated Knitting Podcast. I am using 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.

Plotting

Crafting With Colour KAL - starting 1st June 2015 - 31st August 2015. Must use two colours or more. You must use at least 125m/136yds in total. Project must be started after the start date and finished before the end date. Finished is only counted as finished when it is; photographed, project page made with full details of yarn used etc, and entry put in the finished object thread, which will be opened after the start date.  A chat thread is open now. Tag to be used is STCWCKAL, which can be used on social media as well as in the project tags. There will be prizes, to be determined! You can only win prizes if you a member of the group.

Possible Summer knits:
Featherweight Wrap to Knit by Val Love from Posh Yarn Diana Lace in Gone to My Happy Place.
Quick Sand by Heidi Kirrmaier from Araucania Pomaire Multy in 07.
Angelina - Easy Trendy Cardigan(Knit) by Vicky Chan in Garnstudio Drops Cotton Light in Black.
Marian Tunic by Michaela Moores in Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace - in Turquoise.

Please let me know of any other suggestions for successful Summer patterns.

Splashed Out

Countess Ablaze Lord Kitchener 4ply in What Man and Whence?
Frankenskein Yarn Company Merino MiniSkein Set in Sour Hearts.
On The Round Spontaneous Sock in SSY0129.
Berry Colorful Yarnings Primary 4ply in Larch

Online Community

Prize of Northbound Knitting Superwash Merino Sock in Moss. Won from Caffeinated Knitting Podcast NBK KAL.


Friday, 15 May 2015

Video Podcast Episode 15 - Three Boat Trips



Stuff and Things

Drawing for Lanitium Ex Machina, Basic Sock in the Urban Sprawl colourway is announced.

The winners for the Susan Ashcroft pattern giveaway were notified in the Giveaway Thread and have received their patterns.

Done and Dusted

Incentive by Hanna Maciejewska knit in The Knitting Goddess Merino/Nylon DK in the Walnut colourway.
Long Fingerless Mitts knit in The Yarn Yard BBFL 4ply in Waterweed.
Boat Trip for Countess Ablaze Odyssey Trail KAL. Initial concept worked out in Fondant Fibre Malacite Punis Handspun yarn. Entry for KAL in the adjusted pattern using Countess Ablaze Lord Kitchener 4ply in the A Fugitive From The Sea colourway. Followed up in a larger size using Siidegarte Siide-Quirlig.
I also show my Refraction Shawlette from my own pattern.

Nose to the Grindstone

Exploration Station by Stephen West being Knit in Kettle Yarn Co TWIST which is a 4ply/sock weight 100% BFL yarn. 50g has 183m/200yds and I am using 100g x Haematite, 100g x OOAK Colourway, 100g x Old Smoke & 50g of Glacier. I mention Milky Robot Podcast, which actually is the Yarn in My Coffee Podcast, and Mandobug Crafts Podcast.
I mention my Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart.

Plotting

The shawl pattern I was reaching for, in vain, was Vedbaek by Karina Westermann. I want to make a Quicksilver by Melanie Berg.

Splashed Out

Snaelden 2ply - A blend of Faorese and Falkland wool - 4ply/fingering to sport weight. I have 100g/360m/394yds in each of Cloud, Charcoal and Turf.
Wollmeise Lace-Garn in 29 Cu. It's 300g of heavy laceweight yarn - 1575m/1722yds - 100% Superwash Merino. I mention Megan Williams from Stockinette Zombies Podcast and her Hitofude craze.
Fondant Fibre Hardy High Twist in Shield Maiden Wannabe and Gunpowder. It's 100g, 365m/400yds  of 4ply/fingering weight yarn - 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon.
Fondant Fibre Harlequin Bone. It's a blend of Bamboo/Merino/Shetland and I have 100g.

Online Community

Swap with Mina of The Knitting Expat - Mina Makes ETSY shop is opening soon. I refer to my crocheted wrap made from Turkish Yarn.


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