Podcast Episode 51 – Sock Mojo

Housekeeping

Finished Objects

  • Steamer Trunk Socks, my project page
  • Knit Picks Felici in Steamer Trunk
  • 2.5mm (US 1.5) HiyaHiya Sharps 9″ circular
  • 366 yards / 335 metres

Works in Progress

  • First Edition sweater test knit by Dallas Ann Prentice AKA The Violet Pie, my project page
  • Lovebird Lane Yarns Nyasa Aran in Aubergine & Violet
  • 4.5mm (US 7) HiyaHiya Sharps Interchangeables
  • Daily Eggs Socks, my project page
  • Must Stash Yarns Perfect Self-Striping Sock
  • 2.5mm (US 1.5) HiyaHiya Sharps 9″ circular

Lovebird Lane Yarns News

  • Still three ‘Gingerbread House’ Christmas kits available in the shop
  • Gauging interest in a preorder for the Christmas self striping yarns – please comment below if you’re interested
  • Big sale at Lovebird Lane Yarns 24-26th November – up to 40% off!
  • New stitch marker sets listed in the shop
  • Looking at making overhauls in the shop next year; retiring some old colour ways and building a new range

Podcast Episode 50 – The Big 5-0!

Housekeeping

Finished Objects

Works in Progress

  • First Edition sweater test knit by Dallas Ann Prentice AKA The Violet Pie, my project page
  • Lovebird Lane Yarns Nyasa Aran in Aubergine & Violet
  • 4.5mm (US 7) HiyaHiya Sharps Interchangeables
  • Steamer Trunk Socks, my project page
  • Knit Picks Felici in Steamer Trunk
  • 2.5mm (US 1.5) HiyaHiya Sharps 9″ circular
  • So Faded Pint Sized by Andrea Mowry, my project page
  • Lovebird Lane Yarns Peachface Fingering in Amethyst, Mystic, Blushing Rose, Experiment #1 and Aubergine
  • 3.5mm (US 4) & 3.75mm (US 5) generic circulars and DPNs

Lovebird Lane News

  • Christmas Kits are forthcoming! Two options: Gingerbread Houses with ‘Festive’* self-striping or Rugged Up Woodlands with ‘Gingerbread House’* self-striping. Coordinating minis and stitch markers will be included along with two bag type options: drawstring or zipper. *Please note: my plan has changed since recording… the matches in the above paragraph are correct.

 

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.