Episode 45 – Long Podcast is Long

What I’m Wearing

Housekeeping

  • 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 podcast for more details
  • Please contact me via Ravelry PM or at julieannec@mymuddlings.com if you’d like to sponsor a prize or go to PayPal to donate towards prizes
  • June chatter winner announced!

Finished Objects

  • In Dreams Vanilla Socks, my project page
  • Unwind Yarn Company Journey Sock in ‘UnTEAL We Meet Again’ & Rendezvous Sport Sock in ‘In Dreams’
  • 303 yards / 278 metres
  • 2.5mm (US 1.5) HiyaHiya Sharps 9″ circulars
  • Dragon Tears Fingerless Mitts by Ashlea Konecny (modified, pattern used for base idea), my project page
  • Solar Flair Fibres Apollo in Bromeliad
  • 172 yards / 157 metres
  • 3.75mm (F) & 4.0mm (G) crochet hooks

Works in Progress

  • Mini-Skein Cowl, my project page
  • Lovebird Lane Yarns Mini-Skein Sets in Tonal & Variegated
  • 3.75mm (US 5) generic 24″ circular
  • Dragon Tears Fingerless Mitts by Ashley Konecny (modified, pattern used for base idea), my project page
  • Moda Vera Fayette in Plum Mix
  • 3.75mm (F) Boye ergonomic crochet hook
  • Picnic Blanket Socks, my project page
  • Finch Yarns Sock Yarn in Blanket Proposal
  • 2.5mm (US 1.5) HiyaHiya Sharps 9″ circulars

Coming Up

  • Herbarium by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne, my project page
  • Bergère de France Bigarelle in Parme
  • Swatched on 3.5mm (US 4) generic circulars

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.