episode 46 | short and sweet

I apologise for my slightly gung-ho attitude in this episode, I'm a bit giddy about my impending holiday and I can't quite concentrate on yarn right now. I still managed to knit one whole sock though, good eh!

Episode 46 Show Notes

People/Links/Yarn/Books Mentioned:

Ravelry Group for this podcast: http://bit.ly/2d3hSb6

I'm making the Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. The free pattern can be found here.

I'm using Dance of Unicorns yarn from Hand Drawn Yarn on Etsy - this is yarn I ruined by resting it on my pink pilot pen!!! I'm also using new 2.25mm KnitPro Zing circulars, you can find them here.

The sock yarn I'm using for Darren's socks is Regia Design Line 4 ply in Tinn 02462 available here.

The amazingly colourful yarn I'm using for my latest commission is Lang Yarns Mille Colori Baby and the colour I'm obsessed with is 55. You can get it here.

The Mind The Gap sock yarn is available from Trailing Clouds on Etsy, her shop can be found here.

image copyright Trailing Clouds on Etsy

image copyright Trailing Clouds on Etsy

Laine magazine Issue 2, I got mine from YAK.

The Power by Naomi Alderman - really great book, proper girl power stuff!

Moana - you must watch this Disney movie, you will love it.

The Aster top pattern can be found in Filigree Collection Three by Marie Wallin, available here.

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episode 45 | aster la vista baby

The Aster Top is finished and it is the most awesome thing I've ever crocheted. For reals. If I saw this top in a shop I would probably pay quite a lot of money for it! So it's a good thing I can crochet innit??

Episode 45 Show Notes

People/Links/Yarn/Books Mentioned:

Ravelry Group for this podcast: http://bit.ly/2d3hSb6

I'm making the Aster Top from Marie Wallin using Drops Baby Alpaca Silk in white. I want to make everything in her book Filigree Collection Three.

I'm making the Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. The free pattern can be found here.

I'm using Dance of Unicorns yarn from Hand Drawn Yarn on Etsy - this is yarn I ruined by resting it on my pink pilot pen!!! I'm also using new 2.25mm KnitPro Zing circulars, you can find them here.

My pretty, sock size project bag is from Piggys Market on Etsy.

The sock yarn I'm using for Darren's socks is Regia Design Line 4 ply in Tinn 02462 available here along with the pink version, Nissedal 03768 and the Kaffe Fassett colour Jewel 03773.

I'm reading Laine magazine Issue 2, I got mine from YAK.

I fancy making the Birds of a Feather shawl by Andrea Mowry using Cosmic Strings Rose Garden and Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Cream 634.

I'm working on an autumnal stole using the amazing Cotton Flowers yarn cakes available on Etsy. I'm using the 1000m 3ply version in colour 480A.

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episode 44 | mr brightside

Well, I thought that I would have the Aster top well and truly done, done, done in time for this week's podcast. But alas, my inherent laziness took over the show and I chose to go to bed instead of staying up and finishing it off.  It's no big deal, although I am starting to wonder if I'm perhaps avoiding it because of the amount of sewing required to finish it off!

To alleviate the boredom, and the pain of hooking with a teeny 2.5mm hook, I started a new pair of socks using the beautiful yarn I destroyed with my pink pilot pen! They are turning out quite unusual and I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.

Episode 44 Show Notes

People/Links/Yarn/Books Mentioned:

Ravelry Group for this podcast: http://bit.ly/2d3hSb6

I'm making the Aster Top from Marie Wallin using Drops Baby Alpaca Silk in white. I want to make everything in her book Filigree Collection Three.

I'm making the Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. The free pattern can be found here.

I'm using Dance of Unicorns yarn from Hand Drawn Yarn on Etsy - this is yarn I ruined by resting it on my pink pilot pen!!! I'm also using new 2.25mm KnitPro Zing circulars, you can find them here.

My pretty, sock size project bag is from Piggys Market on Etsy.

You can find the Drops dress pattern online here

You can watch the podcast here or if you are an email subscriber click here to watch this episode as the embedded video link doesn't usually work.

episode 43 | midsummer

Phew.....what a scorcher! We're in the middle of a midsummer heatwave and I'm loving it so much. The only trouble is my lack of interest in all things yarn related once the temperature goes above 30c, I just want to sit in the shade sipping Pimms. Luckily the Aster top that I'm working on is quite cool, light and airy so that project is going quite well.

Episode 43 Show Notes

People/Links/Yarn/Books Mentioned:

Ravelry Group for this podcast: http://bit.ly/2d3hSb6

I'm making the Aster Top from Marie Wallin using Drops Baby Alpaca Silk in white. I want to make everything in her book Filigree Collection Three.

I got the rest of my Drops Baby Alpaca Silk from a shop called Cotton Pod who also sent me the lovely Drops summer catalogue.  I'm not sure where or how else you can get hold of the actual magazine but all the patterns are available online here and I think Cotton Pod are dedicated Drops suppliers.

I will be writing up the pattern for the vintage squares soon.

The lovely Breathe magazine can be purchased in most UK supermarkets or newsagents (I got mine in Waitrose), you can also find them here.

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episode 42 | it wasn't the cough that carried her off

Oh it's been another peculiar week, what with patterns going wrong and my cough persisting, I do apologise for having a little whine and a moan about my health (again) but this week I managed to keep it until the end of the episode so hurrah!

Episode 42 Show Notes

People/Links/Yarn/Books Mentioned:

Ravelry Group for this podcast: http://bit.ly/2d3hSb6

My Star Whorls sock pattern is coming soon, or not at all!! Yikes! Nevertheless, I used yarn from Made By Black Elephant in Blame Fawkes.

I'm making my current commission using Debbie Bliss Rialto DK in grey and maroon.

I'm making the Aster Top from Marie Wallin using Drops Baby Alpaca Silk in white. I want to make everything in her book Filigree Collection Three.

I couldn't get more of the Drops Baby Alpaca Silk from any shop with purple in the title but I did manage to get some from a shop called Cotton Pod, so Cotton Pod I thank you.

My beautiful square motif is from the Japanese crochet book, Daily Wear Crochet from Pomadour24 on Etsy - best Japanese crochet book collection EVER - I am using Lana Grossa Mc Wool Merino Mix 100 in Rohweiss (ecru).

Shara Lambeth's brilliant Shara Made Podcast can be found here: http://bit.ly/2s0CvMx

The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary IS available on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/2s0rECq

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

The Children of Men by P.D. James.

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