Thursday, 13 April 2017

Stranded Podcast - Episode 42



Intro: Congratulations to Lingna who won the Emerald Fibres project bag in the ravelry group. I have also given away a fabulous Easter Egg by Hand Dyed by Kate to LKGervitz for her fabulous Ishbel shawl

Stranded Dyeworks is having a trunk show at Alterknit Universe on April 29th-30th as part of North Somerset Arts Week

WIPs: I've made progress on my vanilla sock out of Twisted Limone Art Yarn - OOAK.

I'm still LOVING my Penguono by Stephen West. This has eaten ALL my knitting time. I'm obsessed. You can find the yarn I've used so far by clicking through to the project page.

Questions: I answer questions about staying motivated on bad days and alternating skeins.

KAL: I talk about the BritKnit Kal - A knitalong using yarn from the United Kingdom - England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The KAL started on April 1st, use the hashtag #britknitkal on instagram so I can see what you're working on! The chatter thread is thriving and I have opened an FO Thread. 

New prizes for the KAL have arrived: 

MrsUMakes sent a gorgeous set of tea themed stitch markers! 

Stash Enhancement: 

Nicky gifted me a fabulous needle cozy and stitch marker set from Rosy Retro
I also received a fabulous bag of mini skeins from the wonderful Caroline - who is seasidegirlknits on instagram.

Shop Update: This week's shop update will be on Friday April 14th at 10am BST. The next International Friendly Shop Update will be on May 5th at 7pm BST. 

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Stranded Podcast - Episode 41


Intro: We've hit 1000 members in the ravelry group! There's a giveaway for an Emerald Fibres project bag in the ravelry group.

Stranded Dyeworks is having a trunk show at Alterknit Universe on April 29th-30th as part of North Somerset Arts Week

What am I wearing?: I'm wearing my Agatha cardigan by Andi Satterlund knit out of Cascade 220 in the Sunflower colourway.

WIPs: I've cast on a vanilla sock out of Twisted Limone Art Yarn - OOAK.

I'm still LOVING my Penguono by Stephen West. This has eaten ALL my knitting time. I'm obsessed. You can find the yarn I've used so far by clicking through to the project page.

KAL: I talk about the BritKnit Kal - A knitalong using yarn from the United Kingdom - England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The KAL started on April 1st, use the hashtag #britknitkal on instagram so I can see what you're working on! 

New prizes for the KAL have arrived: 

Yarn Magpie sent an absolutely beautiful price package with a patchwork project bag, stitch markers and a skein of her hand dyed yarn.

Down Sheepy Lane has donated a Roald Dahl prize pack with a Matilda project bag, themed stitch markers and mini skeins. 

Stash Enhancement: 

I received a lovely parcel from Hand Dyed by Kate full of her Easter Eggs.

Shop Update: This week's shop update will be on Friday April 7th at 10am BST. 

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Stranded Podcast - Episode 40 - Making Swoat happen



Intro: Apologies for the technical issues in last week's episode. 

We're nearly at 1000 members in the ravelry group

What am I wearing?: I'm wearing my finished and blocked Pavement Sweater by Veera Välimäki out of Malabrigo Sock in the 'Piedras' colourway. 

WIPs: I've worked on the first sleeve of the Second Grace sweater by Bristol Ivy out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes

I've put a few inches on my cuff down vanilla socks out of Stranded Dyeworks Paradise MCN in the 'Koi' colourway.

I have also started work on the Penguono by Stephen West. This has eaten ALL my knitting time. I'm obsessed. You can find the yarn I've used so far by clicking through to the project page.

KAL: I talk about the BritKnit Kal - A knitalong using yarn from the United Kingdom - England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The KAL will start on April 1st, use the hashtag #britknitkal on instagram so I can see what you're working on! 

New prizes for the KAL have arrived: 

BirdStreetUK sent a gorgeous biscuit print project bag with a matching needle cozy. 

OceanKreations sent a skein of sock yarn in her 'Reggae, Reggae, Reggaaeeyy' colourway. 

Rachel sent two beautiful hand painted cards from her shop McGlone's Mclovelies.

LoveBug's Yarns sent two gorgeous skeins of sock yarn in 'Graffiti' and 'Canteloupe'. 

Kate of Hand Dyed by Kate sent two sock sets - one in 'Lawn Flamingo' and one in 'Watermelons'. Kate is also having a special EASTER update on Monday April 3rd at 8pm BST- with YARN FILLED Easter Eggs! 


Stash Enhancement: 
Stray Cat Sock Yarn in Audrey and Maisie.  
Woolberry Fiber Co sock blank in 'Pressed Eucalyptus'.


Stranded Dyeworks is having a trunk show at Alterknit Universe on April 28th-29th as part of North Somerset Arts Week

Shop Update: This week's shop update will be on Friday March 31st at 7pm GMT. 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Stranded Podcast - Episode 39


Intro: Some things I mention - Next week - March 31st I'm having an international friendly shop update at 7pm BST - British Summer Time. 

I've declared an amnesty on last week's shownotes. 

I am still NOT TAKING CUSTOM ORDERS. 

What am I wearing?: I am wearing my Pomme de Pin Cardigan by Amy Christoffers, knit out of Madeline Tosh Pashmina in a nice grey that I can't remember the name of! 

FO's: My Pavement Sweater by Veera Välimäki out of Malabrigo Sock in the 'Piedras' colourway is done! It needs blocking but the knitting is finished and the ends have been woven in.

WIPs: I've worked a little on my Norah George socks - these are Ann Budd's Go To Sock pattern and they're being knit out of the Time Turner colourway from Norah George. 

I cast on the Vertices Unite Shawl by Stephen West and I pulled it off my needles because it is HIDEOUS.

I have also swatched and started work on the Second Grace sweater by Bristol Ivy out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes

Questions: I talk about knitting on a budget. 

KAL: I talk about the BritKnit Kal - A knitalong using yarn from the United Kingdom - England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The KAL will start on April 1st.

Stash Enhancement: 
I bought pom poms from here.
I share a skein of Yarny Love in the 'Nebula' colourway. 
London House Yarns in the 'Honeydukes' colourway.
I also bought yarn from WishKnitsUK - in 'Freesia', 'Chevy' and 'Holi'. Abi from WishKnits was generous enough to donate a skein for the KAL as well as a bracelet from her WishKnots etsy shop.

Fiona from Crafternoon Creation sent a gorgeous project back for a KAL prize, as well as one for me - which is super sweet of her! 

Finally, I did a swap with Emma of Eldenwood Craft - and Emma sent me a beautiful bag and an identical bag for a KAL prize! 

Shop Update: This week's shop update will be on Friday March 24th at 10am GMT. 

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Stranded Podcast - Episode 37 - Butcher's Hats



Administration: We hit 3000 subscribers! Thankyou so much everyone! 

Giveaway winners: 

2K Subscriber Giveaway - winning a notions pouch from Pink Hazel and a skein of Stranded Dyeworks Paradise MCN in the 'Koi' colourway - Goldbiene

CowlKAL winners: 
A skein of Stranded Dyeworks Oasis in the Reef Dive colourway: SallyFromIdaho
A set of Fondant Fibre mini skeins: EmsLittleNest
A project bag from Daisy Stitches: SnugglyStars

Send me a message on ravelry with your postal address everyone! 

What am I wearing?: I am wearing the Mira Sweater by Justyna Lorkowska, knit out of Stranded Dyeworks Oasis in the 'Magpie' colourway.

FO's: I have finished a pair of toe up vanilla socks out of glorious Watermelon self striping by the lovely Hand Dyed By Kate. I added a contrast heel out of Stranded Dyeworks Oasis in the colourway 'Party Dress'.

I also answer a question on my preferred bind off for toe up socks - Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off.

WIP's: My Pavement Sweater by Veera Välimäki out of Malabrigo Sock in the 'Piedras' colourway is well under way! I've finished the body and the first sleeve.

I've also put a couple of inches on my top down vanilla socks knit out of Stranded Dyeworks Paradise MCN in the 'Koi' colourway.

Questions: I talk about how I remove bobbles and pills from my knitwear without damaging it - with the Gleener. I purchased mine here

KAL announcement: I talk about the BritKnit Kal - A knitalong using yarn from the United Kingdom - England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The KAL will start on April 1st.

Stash Enhancement: I share a skein of Sparkle sock from LoLoDidIt in the La Lady colourway. 
I also picked up some mini skeins from Hedgerow Yarns, and a skein of sock yarn in the 'Sweetpea' colourway.



Shop Update: This week's shop update will be on Friday March 10th at 10am GMT. 

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Stranded Podcast - Episode 36



Administration: The CowlKAL is closed - I will be drawing prizes in next week's episode. 

I'm hosting a giveaway for 2000 subscribers in the ravelry group - head over and leave a comment with what your last finished object was, and be in with a chance of winning a gorgeous notions pouch from Pink Hazeland a skein of Stranded Dyeworks Paradise MCN in the 'Koi' colourway. You have until March 7th to get your entries in!

We have a new moderator in the Ravelry group for the podcast - please give a warm welcome to the lovely ClaraPeggoty aka. my friend Nicky! 

I am currently NOT taking custom orders in my shop - due to being busy with a wholesale project and prepping for a trunk show. 

What am I wearing?: I am wearing the Spring Beret by Natalie Larson out of some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (not linking that yarn! You can google it when you're done judging me for using it ;P ). I am also wearing a shawl knit for me by my mum - The Linus Shawl by Annett Cordes, knit out of a gradient set by Woo Sheeps in the 'Shoots and Leaves' colourway. Finally, I'm wearing my Old Romance cardi by Joji Locatelli, knit out of Madeline Tosh Sock in the 'Moorland' colourway.

FO's: I've finished Ann's Go To Socks by Ann Budd out of Twist Fiber Studio Fairview Fingering in the 'Lakeside' colourway.

WIP's: My Pavement Sweater by Veera Välimäki out of Malabrigo Sock in the 'Piedras' colourway is well under way! I'm nearly finished with the body.

I have cast on a pair of toe up vanilla socks out of glorious Watermelon self striping by the lovely Hand Dyed By Kate

I'm also working on my Granny Stripe afghan - which has seen a fair amount of progress since the last time I shared it! 

Future Knitting: I have decided to cast on a Vertices Unite by Stephen West - as seen in West Knits Best Knits Vol. 1 - out of some Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles. The colourways I mention are... 'Fool's Gold', 'Fly', 'Boombox', 'Zephyr', 'Oracle' and 'Bounce'.

Questions: I talk about how I joined my two knitting groups - for East Sussex based people I mention this ravelry group. 

I also talk about my Sock Blank club from last year - and promise that I will be doing another club at some point this year! 

Stash Enhancement: A sock blank from Laughing Yaffle in the 'Melt All The Crayons' colourway.

Beautiful minis and a skein of yarn in the 'Pansy Parkinson' colourway from Paper Stories


A skein of Norah George Yarns in the 'Time Turner' colourway.

Shop Update: This week's shop update will be on Friday March 3rd at 10am GMT. 

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Stranded Podcast Episode 35 - In The Not Too Distant Future



Intro: Thankyou for waiting an extra week! We have now reached 2.5k subscribers on youtube, which is amazing! 

Giveaway: I'm hosting a giveaway for 2000 subscribers in the ravelry group - head over and leave a comment with what your last finished object was, and be in with a chance of winning a gorgeous notions pouch from Pink Hazel and a skein of Stranded Dyeworks Paradise MCN in the 'Koi' colourway. You have until March 7th to get your entries in!

FO's: I have finished the Ombra Cowl by Judit Hummel. This is being knit out of Stranded Dyeworks yarn in a brand new base - Rugged - my new aran weight - in the colourways 'Party Dress' and 'Eraser'. 

WIP's: My Pavement Sweater by Veera Välimäki out of Malabrigo Sock in the 'Piedras' colourway is well under way!

I'm still knitting Ann's Go To Socks by Ann Budd out of Twist Fiber Studio Fairview Fingering in the 'Lakeside' colourway.

I have also cast on a cuff down vanilla sock out of Stranded Dyeworks Paradise MCN in the 'Koi' colourway

CowlKAL: There's still time to get your finished objects in the FO thread. I will be locking the thread on March 1st and announcing winners on the following episode. You could win a set of mini skeins from Fondant Fibre, a gorgeous project bag from Daisy Stitches or a skein of Stranded Dyeworks Oasis Fingering in the 'Reef Dive' colourway

Future Knitting: I want to cast on a Find Your Fade shawl by Andrea Mowry. 

Pre-Unravel Stash Enhancement: I share a ball of Twisted Limone self striping in the colourway 'Art Yarn OOAK'. 
I snagged a couple of DPN needle cozies from Littlebobbins.
I also share a fabulous mini skein package I received as part of the swap from the Clara Peggoty's Corner group on ravelry

Post-Unravel Stash Enhancement: 

Pom Pom Quarterly Spring 2017 and Interpretations vol. 4

Fine Fish Yarns - Shimmer sock in the colourways 'Gilderoy' and 'Dusted Mauve'. Core Sock minis in the colourways 'Grimoire' and 'Short Shorts'.

Snail Yarn Ultimate sock in the colourways 'Aurora Borealis' and 'Every Flavour Bean'. 

Sweet Georgia Cash Luxe Spark in the 'Silver' colourway - the only UK retailer of this base is A Yarn Story.

A project bag from Pink Hazel

Handdyed by Kate - 'Nebula Self' Striping on Merino Sock, 'Ode to Iris' on Merino Sock, 'Luna' and 'Silver' on Sparkle Singles, Sock Set in the 'Geodes' colourway and a mini skein set. 
Shop Update: This week's shop update will be on Friday 24th February at 10am GMT.