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.