Video Podcast Episode 30 – Nearly as Old as Me!

Housekeeping

Works in Progress

Spinning

Shop News

  • Working on self-striping with my new sock base, 80% Merino/20% Nylon

Video Podcast Episode 29 – FO-Palooza!!!

Housekeeping

Finished Objects

  • World of Difference by Jennifer Lassonde, my project page
  • Knit Picks Palette in Lantana, Silver, Fuchsia, Spruce & Lichen
  • 794 yards
  • 4mm (US 6) 40″ circular
  • Goomy Socks my project page
  • Bergère de France Goomy 50 in Imprim Azur (purchased from Love Knitting here)
  • 338 yards
  • 2.5mm (US 1.5) 9″ HiyaHiya circular
  • Dragon Tears Fingerless Gloves by Ashlea Konecny, my project pages here and here
  • Solar Flair Fibres Apollo in Bromeliad (no longer dyeing)
  • 228 yards
  • 3.75mm (F) & 4.0mm (G) crochet hooks
  • Moda Vera Fayette in Fushia Mix (ugh, misspelled on the ball band! My inner English nerd hates it!!!)
  • 249 yards
  • 3.5mm (E), 3.75mm (F) & 4.5mm crochet hooks

Works in Progress

  • Dragon Tears Fingerless Gloves by Ashlea Konecny, my project pages here, here and here
  • Bendigo Woollen Mills Harvest 8 ply (discontinued)
  • Moda Vera Faith in Black Grey
  • Solar Flair Fibres Apollo in Bromeliad (no longer dyeing)
  • Slouchy beanie, my project page
  • Lion Brand Heartland in Mammoth Cave (from Spotlight here)

Shop Update – 25th January 2017

This week’s shop update will contain yarn, yarn and more yarn! I have a bunch of new colourways in pink and red for my first quarter theme. I was really pleased with the saturation of colour in these new colourways and I hope you love them too! 🙂

The first colourway was inspired by the women’s march on the 21st January 2017. I wanted a bright pink to knit myself a Pussy Hat so ‘Get Your Hands Off My Pussy!’ was created:


It’s layers of pink with a blush of purple. Of course it had to have purple. Have you met me?!! 😉

Next up, we have a sequel colour to my ‘Blushing Rose’ colourway. This is called ‘Wilted’:

It’s a similar colour and dye method, but it doesn’t have any pink but it has a yellow tint to it. Next time I’ll add a little more yellow. I thought ‘Wilted’ would be a fitting name for the previously ‘Blushing Rose’. 😉

‘Does Anybody Know How to Hold My Heart’ is a variegated pink and red. It has tiny splashes of purple and grey with a few black speckles:

This colourway was named after a song by Sara Bareilles, one of my favourite performers. ❤

And on the red track, may I present ‘Flame Trees’:

My second colourway named after a song. 😉 But a quick Google Image search for flame trees gave me all the colours found in this yarn; deep red, brown and red-orange.

And finally, ‘Chocolate Berries’:

The colours are exactly what the colourway name implies; purple, pink, burgundy with a milk chocolate brown. Yum! Is anyone else getting hungry…? 😉

So I hope you can join me at 7pm ACDT tonight! 😀

Video Podcast Episode 22 – I’m Melting!

Housekeeping

Finished Objects

  • Duotone Cowl by Orange Flower Yarn pattern page, my project page
  • Voolenvine Yarns Smitten DK in Black Pearl and Jilted Rose
  • 415 yards
  • 5mm (US8) 17″ generic circulars
  • Amelia Beret Test my project page
  • Gynx Yarns Merino DK in Experimental Dye Lot 40
  • 140 yards
  • 4mm (US6) & 4.5mm (US7) 17″ generic circulars and 4mm (US7) DPNs

Works in Progress

  • Diagonal Crochet Blanket AKA Crazy / Ugly / Beautiful my project page
  • Various sock yarn scraps – see project page for a full list
  • Morning Mist by Annie Rowden pattern page, my project page
  • Knit Picks CotLin in Linen and Pomegranate
  • Early Autumn by Alana Dakos pattern page, my project page
  • Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 4 ply hand dyed by me using Greener Shades dyes
  • Goomy Socks my project page
  • Bergère de France Goomy 50 in Imprim Azur (purchased from Love Knitting here)

Spinning

Blather

  • Amelia Test Knit
  • Leonie Dawson’s Planners available here
  • Bullet Journalling here

Video Podcast Episode 21 – Flamin’ Birds

Housekeeping

Finished Objects

  • Amelia Beret Prototype #1 my project page
  • My own handspun from Hilltop Cloud Time Traveller Fibre in Illuminated Manuscript (merino, alpaca, silk and stellina)
  • 134 yards
  • 3.75mm & 4mm generic 16″ circular
  • Amelia Beret Prototype #2 my project page
  • 136 yards
  • 3.75mm & 4mm generic 16″ circular

Works in Progress

Spinning

  • Illuminated Manuscript 2 ply handspun my project page
  • 200 yards of worsted weight
  • Tiddly Bits 2 ply handspun my project page
  • Treadle Handspun Yarns on Etsy
  • Sleeping Beauty spinning wheel
  • Mary Knox owns the website An identification guide to New Zealand Spinning Wheels and their makers here

Call for testers

  • I’m looking for 5 or so testers for my Amelia Beret pattern. Please see the thread in the Ravelry to see the details and how to apply.

Video Podcast Episode 20 – 2017!

Housekeeping

  • 20,381 yards knitted
  • 95 yards crocheted
  • 11,436 yards spun
  • 2017 Stash-Down-Along in the Ravelry Group here

Finished Objects

  • Baby Branches by Alana Dakos pattern page, my project page
  • Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 5 ply, hand dyed by me
  • 1,153 yards
  • 4mm generic circular
  • Vanilla socks my project page
  • Kathy’s Fibres Sock Yarn Superwash BFL/Nylon in Sea Anemone
  • 309 yards
  • 2.5mm HiyaHiya Sharps 9″ circular
  • Knitted Necklace Recipe by Briony Singleton of Gradient Yarn Australia here, my project page
  • Kathy’s Fibres Sock Yarn Superwash BFL/Nylon in Sea Anemone – 96 yards
  • Knit Cozy Silky Sock in Starbucks Orange Spice Iced Coffee – 83 yards
  • Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Centennial Park – 95 yards
  • 5mm Knit Picks Majestic DPNs
  • Mary Margaret’s Lace Tam by Mary Craver pattern page, my project page
  • MyMuddlings Fingering in Wisteria Arbour
  • 220 yards
  • 3.25mm & 4mm generic circular

Works in Progress

  • Diagonal Crochet Blanket AKA Crazy / Ugly / Beautiful my project page
  • Various sock yarn scraps – see project page for a full list
  • Pomme de Pin by Amy Christoffers pattern page, my project page
  • Knit Picks Bare Stroll Sport, hand dyed by me in my Wisteria Arbour colourway
  • Table Lace Placemat by Coats Design Team pattern page, my project page
  • Handspun yarn purchased from my local guild stall at the Royal Adelaide Show 2014
  • Snowflake by Tin Can Knits pattern page, my project page
  • 4 Seasons Pure Wool 8 ply in 72

Spinning

  • Hilltop Cloud Time Travellers Club November 2016, Illuminated Manuscript

Shop Update

  • MyMuddlings Etsy Store
  • 2 x ‘Wisteria Arbour’ on Fingering
  • 2 x ‘Winterfell’ on Bamboo Sock
  • 2 x ‘Beating Heart’ on DK
  • 3 x knitted necklaces as previously talked about

MyMuddlings 2017 Stash-Down-Along

So the coming of 2017 has heralded the beginning of my first ever podcast -along! And I’m so excited about it! 😀

The inspiration for the -along came from my near heart attack inducing look at my stash via the exported spreadsheet from Ravelry. From memory, I have 118,000-odd yards in stash. At the time I worked out that at my 2015 rate of knitting completed, it would take me 4.75 years to knit through my stash. And that’s calculating at ˜24,000 yards per year of completed knitting! And I think that 24k yards per year isn’t too shabby! Of course, if I didn’t carry so many WIPs, my yardage might increase… 😉

So, with this in mind I decided that I desperately needed a yarn diet. Yuck. What a horrible thought. 😉 So my last purchase of yarn was from KnitPicks in late December when they had a sitewide 15% off sale. I gifted my mum and sister a MyMuddlings gift certificate (they’re available in the store too, check ’em out!), only the ones I gifted to my fam were for an item of their choice rather than a dollar value. So I ordered the yarn I needed for my mum’s gift, and also to make up my $100 free postage order, I grabbed myself a Flax Light quantity of Stroll Tonal in the Inverness colourway. I couldn’t stand the thought of not having that in my stash whilst I’m on my diet! Plus, of course I need another Flax Light for this winter!!! 😉

Enough tangents; back to the -along. Also FYI, I call it that because knitting, crochet, spinning and weaving are all eligible for the -along. Perhaps I should just call it the ‘Stash Down’. Yeah, I guess that works! 😉

The aim is to knit as much out of your stash* as possible (*stash must be acquired prior to January 1st 2017). I’ll be having two grand prizes at the end of the year, one for most yardage/meterage and one as a random prize. I’ve also had some prizes offered as donations too so they’ll be given out along with some of my products through the year. All the rules are on the Ravelry board if you’d like to join. 🙂 Each person has one FO post that they post all their completed projects in totaling up the yardage/meterage. We’re also having monthly challenges too for bonus yardage. And you also get bonus yardage for using our sponsors products in your projects. We’ve already got finished objects in the thread so we’re going gangbusters!!! 😀

If this sounds like your thing, please feel free to head over to the MyMuddlings Ravelry Group, join up and Stash Down! 😀