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

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