FO: Toasty Texters

Hey! Look! It’s not a show note post!!! 😀 I’ve been thinking about it and have decided to attempt to write about my FOs as well as show them on the podcast. Lets see how long this lasts… 😉

Last Saturday night Simon and I were invited to dinner to celebrate the 70th birthday of his aunt. Their favourite thing for special dinners is to go to the Buckingham Arms here in Adelaide which is a pub/smörgåsbord restaurant. And as an added bonus, they are super generous and pay for everyone to eat! So, of course I couldn’t go empty handed in the face of their generosity. So I whipped out some of my Lovebird Lane Fischer DK and knit up a pair of Toasty Texters.

These were super simple to bash out. It took me two days of intermittent knitting to get them done. I finished them on the day of the dinner and had to dry them on the heater after their wash to be able to get them wrapped! It’s a free pattern so there’s no reason you can’t bash out a pair for yourself! 🙂

I was super pleased with how the yarn knit up. I must say I didn’t love this colourway in the skein but I love it knit up! There’s still a skein of this in the shop if you’re interested! 😉

Details: Knit on 4.0mm (US 6) HiyaHiya 9″ circulars and 4.0mm (US 6) Knit Pro Nova DPNs (for the thumb). I used 105 yards of Lovebird Lane Yarns Fischer DK in ‘Emerald Isle’. My Ravelry project page here.

Video Podcast Episode 28 –

Housekeeping

Works in Progress

Spinning

Shop Update/News

  • Lovebird Lane Yarns on Etsy
  • Name change
  • Polymer clay charms
  • Sale on until March 16th: get 30% off with code AUTUMN

Video Podcast Episode 27 – Jumbled

Housekeeping

Finished Objects

  • Snowflake by Tin Can Knits, my project page
  • 4 Seasons Pure Wool 8 Ply in 72
  • 431 yards
  • 3.25mm (US 3) & 4mm (US 6) needles

Works in Progress

Spinning

  • Gemtree 3 ply, my project page
  • Fractal, worsted spun on Ashford Traveller wheel
  • 181 yards
  • Gemtree 2 ply (leftovers), my project page
  • 52 yards

Shop Update

  • MyMuddlings Etsy Shop
  • Polymer clay beads are now available as earrings!
  • New beaded jump ring stitch markers up in the store
  • ‘3pm’ is in the store on fingering base
  • Companion colour ‘3am’ is also in the store on bamboo sock

Video Podcast Episode 26 – Flat as a Tack

Housekeeping

Finished Objects

Works in Progress

  • Goomy Socks my project page
  • Bergère de France Goomy 50 in Imprim Azur (purchased from Love Knitting here)

Spinning

Sewing

  • Pyjama Eaters by Sew Fearless for my niece and nephew in Sydney
  • Knit kit for my niece
  • Custom bag that was a bit of an oops

Polymer Clay

  • Various progress keepers that will be available in the shop soon

Dyeing/Shop Update

  • MyMuddlings Etsy Store
  • 2 x ‘Pink Grapefruit’ on Bamboo Sock
  • 2 x ‘Prismarine’ on Fine Merino Sock
  • ‘3 O’Clock in the Afternoon’ on Fingering – SOLD

Video Podcast Episode 24 – Sweaty

Housekeeping

Works in Progress

Spinning

MyMuddlings Sales

  • Yarns available for 15% discount in my Etsy store using code: VALENTINES15 until 28th February 2017
  • Amelia Beret pattern is available on Ravelry for 30% off using code: EXCITED until 14th February 2017

New Pattern: Amelia Beret

If you’ve been following along with my podcast (here) or my Instagram (here and here) you’ll have seen this pattern. My very first knitting pattern, the Amelia Beret! 😀

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This beret is named after my gorgeous nearly three-year-old niece Amelia. ❤

An all over patterned slouchy beret/beanie. It features a stunning but simple to knit stitch pattern. It is a versatile pattern that can be worked in any DK to worsted weight yarn in solids, variegated or even handspun and still create a beautiful hat. And even better, the shape of the hat can be customised to either a beret or a slouchy beanie depending on how you block it!

It is available now over on Ravelry for AU$5.00. And if you get there before midnight on the 14th February 2017, use code EXCITED to get 30% off your purchase!

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Video Podcast Episode 23 – Blathering

UPDATE: The Amelia Beret is now available on Ravelry here. So excited! 😀

Housekeeping

  • New video camera! Sony Handycam HDR-CX405 – I hope it improves the podcast; please let me know!
  • 2017 Stash Down going on in the Ravelry board
  • Our sponsors for the MAL so far are Caroline of Clothesline Designs and Tamara of TamsCraftyKnits
  • Please contact me via Ravelry PM or at julieannec@mymuddlings.com if you’d like to sponsor a prize or donate towards prizes

Finished Objects

  • PussyHat Project by Kat Coyle pattern page, my project page
  • MyMuddlings Aran in ‘Get Your Hands Off My Pussy!”
  • 137 yards
  • 5mm (US8) 32″ generic circular
  • Amelia Beret by me pattern page, my project page
  • Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton 8 ply in Latte
  • 129 yards
  • 4mm (US6) & 4.5mm (US7) 17″ generic circulars and 4mm (US7) DPNs

Works in Progress

Spinning