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.


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.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Instagram Photo Update

via Instagram Had myself a caking party on my birthday yesterday. This is all @kettleyarnco Twist and it's going to be an Exploration Station after seeing @mandobug and @milkyrobot share theirs on their podcasts. I'm going to hold off on casting on, until I've finished my current shawl project, though. It's good to know it's waiting for me though! #craft

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Instagram Photo Update

via Instagram These are the colours I'm thinking of using together in a spinning project. I have 2 braids of the top left and one of top right. The bottom left shows them together. Bottom right shows the results of spinning one single from each braid and making a 3ply. Opinions please! Will it balance in the end, or not? #craft #igspinners


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