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! 😀

Video Podcast Episode 19 – Scatterbrained

Housekeeping

  • This is my last podcast recording until 9th January
  • The MyMuddlings Etsy store will be staying open right through
  • Follow me on Instagram @anneofjulie or @mymuddlings or both!

Finished Objects

Works in Progress

  • Diagonal Crochet Blanket AKA Crazy / Ugly / Beautiful my project page
  • Various sock yarn scraps – see project page for a full list
  • I used the blog The Lazy Hobbyhopper to refresh myself on the method
  • Vanilla socks my project page
  • Kathy’s Fibres Sock Yarn Superwash BFL/Nylon in Sea Anemone

Upcoming

  • 2017 Stash-Down-A-Long – I’ll update the Ravelry boards with an FO thread and a chatter thread shortly along with the rules please follow my Instagram @anneofjulie for notification of this being done. x

Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays and THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for watching!!! See you in 2017! 😀

Video Podcast Episode 18

Housekeeping

  • Brief podcast hiatus over the festive period
  • Last podcast 19th December 2016 returning on 9th January
  • I will still be Instagramming so follow me there either by anneofjulie, mymuddlings or both!

Finished Objects

  • Dogwood by TinCanKnits pattern page, my project page
  • My own handspun from hand dyed Bendigo Woollen Mills Ready Spin
  • 693 yards
  • 5mm Knit Picks Majestic DPNs, 17″ and 48″ generic circulars

Works in Progress

Dyeing

  • Dyed up my Knit Picks Stroll Sport in my ‘Wisteria Arbour’ colourway
  • This will be my Christmas Eve cast on, Pomme de Pin by Amy Christoffers

Shop Announcements

  • Shop Update this week 7pm ACDT, Wednesday 14th December
    • Tree project bag
    • 2 x ‘Blushing Rose’ on fingering
    • 2 x ‘Kingfisher’ on aran
  • I will be having a break between 6pm 23rd December 2016 until 7am 3rd January 2017 so get your orders in before the 23rd to get it posted this year
  • Follow MyMuddlings on Instagram to get the sale of the day for my Advent Calendar Sale
  • 2017 Business Planning survey still open here

 

Video Podcast Episode 17

Housekeeping

  • Issues again with YouTube’s algorithm
  • They are using likes and comments now to sort the video suggestions so please click that like button and comment if you have time
  • People are being unknowingly unsubscribed from channels so please check your subscription
  • Use the notification bell button to make sure you get notified of  new uploads from me
  • Vlogmas videos will be uploaded daily (fingers crossed!) until Christmas
  • Stash-Down-Along 2017 sponsors so far: Tamara from TamsCraftyKnits and Caroline from Clothesline Designs
  • If you’d like to sponsor a prize or make a donation towards prizes please contact me via email at julieannec@mymuddlings.com or PM on Ravelry

Handmade Wardrobe

  • Polly Top by ByHandLondon – Free pattern available here
  • Made from cotton voile and quilting cotton
  • Made for Christmas 2013

Finished Objects

Works in Progress

Shop Announcements

  • Follow MyMuddlings on Instagram to get the sale of the day for my Advent Calendar Sale
  • 2017 Business Planning survey still open here

 

Video Podcast Episode 14

Handmade Wardrobe

Finished Objects

Works in Progress

Spinning

Sewing

Shop Update

  • MyMuddlings Etsy store
  • ‘Iris Blooms’ on Fingering and DK
  • ‘Interstellar Overdrive’ on Fingering and Aran
  • Christmas Bags

Video Podcast Episode 13

Finished Objects

  • Apidae Mitts by Shara Lambeth, my project page
  • Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label in Midnight
  • 113 yards (103m)
  • 3.25mm DPNs & HiyaHiya 9″ circular

Works in Progress

Spinning

Shop Update

  • MyMuddlings Etsy store
  • Christmas kits are 50% off shipping for the week of 7-13 November 2016
  • Gift certificates available
  • ‘Summer Peaches’ on Fingering and DK
  • ‘Acorns’ on Fingering and Aran

Video Podcast Episode 11

Housekeeping

  • 100 YouTube Subscriber giveaway in the Ravelry Group open until 30th October 2016

Works in Progress

  • Shawl design by me, project page
  • Shorn Fibers Merino Fingering in Truffle
  • Amma Granny Square Top by Maria Valles pattern page, my project page
  • Knit Picks Curio in Comfrey
  • Dogwood by TinCanKnits pattern page, my project page (later in the episode)
  • My own handspun from hand dyed Bendigo Woollen Mills Ready Spin (not currently available)

Spinning

Shop Update