FO: Veronika Cardigan + Giveaway!

Earlier this month I had the absolute privilege of test knitting Shannon Cook’s amazing Veronika Cardigan.

What a wonderful knit! It is knit mostly in one piece barring the back ribbing and only two tiny bits of seaming! Perfect! It’s like wearing your own private blanket fort! 😉 It’s super snuggly and oversized and a simple, joyful knit to boot.

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My version is knit from my own hand dyed yarn, and the colourway is super hard to capture accurately! It’s not so grey as the picture but more of a purple/blue with a bit of grey. 😉 I used my Nyasa Aran base and it’s so warm, squishy and cosy! I love it so much! This is the base I get the most compliments on and a lot of people have told me they’d love a sweater from this. So I made myself one! And I LOVE it! 😀

Canopy Shadows on Nyasa Aran

I really want to make another one of these in grey. I have some Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in Marble Heather on order to make another and I can’t wait for the yarn to arrive! It’s currently winging it’s way to Oz and I’m super excited! 😀

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So, now for the super exciting part; Shannon has generously offered up a copy of the pattern to one of you! If you’d like to be in the running to win a Ravelry download copy of the Veronika Cardigan pattern, head down to the comments and let me know what yarn you would use to make your very own Veronika. Please include your Ravelry username so I can let Shannon know. I can’t wait to see what you pick! The giveaway will be closed on the 15th of August, 2017.

Details

Pattern: Veronika Cardigan by Shannon Cook, my project page

Lovebird Lane Yarns Nyasa Aran in Canopy Shadows, 1,348 yards / 1,233 metres

Knit on 5.5mm (US 9) HiyaHiya Sharps Interchangeables

 

 

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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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