Podcast Episode 37 – Self-Striping Success!

Housekeeping

  • Welcome and thank you so much¬†to all my new subscribers!
  • Please let me know who sent you so I can return the favour ūüôā
  • 2017 Stash Down going on in the Ravelry¬†board
  • Our sponsors for the MAL so far are myself, Caroline of¬†Clothesline Designs,¬†Tamara of¬†TamsCraftyKnits¬†and Erin of¬†Remade by Hand Designs
  • Please note that Tamara has closed her Etsy shop, she will still be selling on Facebook, more details will be forthcoming, check out her upcoming podcasts for more details
  • Please contact me via Ravelry PM or at¬†julieannec@mymuddlings.com¬†if you‚Äôd like to sponsor a prize or go to¬†PayPal¬†to donate towards prizes
  • I am destashing some yarn and will be adding more, please go to my Ravelry ‚Äėwill trade or sell‚Äô page here

Finished Objects

Works in Progress

  • Lady Sunnyside¬†by Tanis Lavall√©e, my¬†project page
  • Knit Picks¬†Wool of the Andes Worsted¬†in Amethyst Heather
  • 4.5mm (US 7) generic 32‚Ä≥ circular
  • Vanilla Socks project page
  • Unwind Yarn Company Jaunt Sock Blank in Stained Glass/Speckle #42
  • 2.5mm (US 1.5) HiyaHiya 9‚Ä≥ circulars
  • Knitted Necklace by Briony Singleton (of Gradient Yarn Australia)
  • Lovebird Lane Peachface Fingering in Flame Trees
  • 5mm (US 8) Knit Picks Majestic DPNs
  • Understoried Test Knit by Erin Kurup, my project page
  • Lovebird Lane Swindern Sock in Understoried
  • 3.75mm (US 5) generic 24″ circular

Shop Update

  • Lovebird Lane Yarns Etsy Shop
  • 9 skeins of Swindern Sock will be going in the shop Friday 12th May @ 7pm ACST
  • 2 x Canopy Shadows
  • 3 x Bark – varying skein sizes¬†(and prices!)¬†as it was for a personal project but changed my mind! ūüėČ
  • 2 x Mermaid Astronaut self-striping
  • 2 x Captain Banana Guard self-striping (Adventure Time Collection)

Podcast Episode 36 – Self-striping Nightmare!

Housekeeping

Finished Objects

Works in Progress

Shop Update

  • Lovebird Lane Etsy Shop
  • 2 x on Nyasa Aran
  • 2 x Mermaid on Fischer DK
  • 2 x Emerald Isle on Fischer DK
  • Self-striping will be incoming, hopefully next week

Podcast Episode 35 – Spin, Spin, Spinning!

Housekeeping

Finished Objects

Works in Progress

Spinning

Acquisitions

  • Spotlight has paper patterns for $5 + 50c VIP discount so $4.50 each!

Podcast Episode 34 – ‘Cos I’m Sick!

Housekeeping

Finished Objects

  • Early Autumn¬†by Alana Dakos, my¬†project page
  • Bendigo Woollen Mills¬†Luxury¬†4 ply, hand dyed by me
  • 614 yards (561m)
  • 3mm (US 2.5) & 3.5mm (US 4) generic 17″ circulars + 3.5mm (US 4) HiyaHiya 9″ circulars

Works in Progress

Shop Update

  • Lovebird Lane Etsy Shop
  • Shop update
  • Trying out a new¬†yarn¬†for my Peachface Fingering with a much larger yardage 525 yards / 480 metres
  • Peachface Fingering Test – 2 skeins available ‘Crazy Beautiful’
  • Peachface Fingering – ‘Over the Rh√īne’ x 2, ‘Lily Pond’ x 2, ‘Key Lime Pie’ x 2, ‘Neon Speckle’ x 1 & ‘Woodland Party’ x 1

A new place to share…

I know I started to write about my personal struggles here on the otherwise craft-filled blog. And I know it’s my blog and I can do whatever I want with it but I didn’t feel entirely comfortable putting it here. MyMuddlings is a space of colour and craft and my mental health struggles are certainly not colourful or craft! ūüėČ

I have recently come to a realisation about my health issues and feel the need to explore them further and to that end, I have started a new blog here. So if you’ve found me for the exploration into my psyche, then please follow me over on the new blog as that will be where I am sharing from now on.

Thank you xx

Podcast Episode 33 – My First Jamberrys

Housekeeping

Works in Progress

Spinning

Tuesday Morning

Wow. I’ve never had so many likes on a blog post. I don’t know how you found me, or even if you’re reading this now, but thank you. I can only imagine that you’re going through your own struggles and somehow I made you feel less alone. Well, at least I hope I did. You guys made me feel less alone.

So I did a mini-clean of my house yesterday. There is less bird seed and dog hair on the ground now. We have clean sheets and towels. The dishes were all done. A few times I wanted to give up and hibernate on the couch but I completed my mission. I feel a bit happier to look around a cleaner and more organised house.

I also managed to wash my hair. I’m a night showerer (a word), and I don’t know why but since summer my shower time has moved further and further back to being just before bed. Probably because we don’t have house-wide air conditioning and I can’t stand going to bed sweaty. I have long and thick hair so washing it right before bed is a no-go. So after my house clean, I had a Julieanne clean. My hair was quite greasy so I was very happy to have clean hair again. Now that autumn is here, I think I’ll need to move my showers back to a more manageable time. Perhaps after dinner. That would work.

I got out of the house. If only to do grocery shopping. We’re all set until after Easter. I managed to make my step goal too. It’s only 4,000 steps at this stage but I got to nearly 5,000. I was exhausted by 8pm and my restless legs kicked in. I was asleep by 10pm and slept until 6:30am. So at least I feel rested today.

So, although I’m feeling a bit worthless, I’m still accomplishing stuff. I need to post a couple of orders today and I can’t decide if I want to walk or ride. I’d love to walk Granger up there but I wouldn’t trust him to be tied up outside. Maybe I’ll ride. I still need to build up my cycling muscles more.

We have a monthly thing on tonight. I don’t know if hubs wants to go but I don’t really want to… Surprise, surprise. He’s of the opinion (along with my mum) that I need to get out more and have more human interaction. I don’t feel I need it. I enjoy my own company. Besides, trying to interact with people who aren’t close friends is an exhausting prospect. Social anxiety is balls. Oh well, if hubs goes, I’ll more than likely be taken along. Will that fill my social interaction quota for the week? Who knows.

Until next time…