Thursday, 26 December 2013

Whats happening???

So it's Boxing Day. I have a strange thing happening and no idea why. I AM KNITTING MONOGAMOUSLY¡!!!!!!!!!!!!
How this happened I have no idea, why? I think because it is so enjoyable to knit on this project that I have no desire to change it up as I normally do after a couple of hours. I am completely satisfied just letting my fingers do the knitting while I while away the hours watching re runs or listening to podcasts or being with the girls. This is a new feeling to be sure. One which I'm sure will last until this secret test knit is completed. Seeing as Niamh is happy to wait for her socks and my Kal kit hasn't arrived.
Is this normal???? I usually hate only working on one project as you all know by now. Time will tell hey.
I hope you all had a wonderfully good time yesterday and that you have starting thinking about what you'll be giving to charity over the coming weeks. I know we have a few boxes and bags ready. So I'll leave you all to your happy family and friends. Take care of yourselves.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Wednesday 25th December 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone

Yes..............I did record a quick show today on Christmas day.
Have a lovely holiday wherever you are, See you on New Years Eve.
Elly x

Monday, 23 December 2013

Monday 23rd December 2013

Hi everyone,
I decided to write a blog post to make a change. I will be adding in random entries like today just to keep you all up to date on happenings and also because I've realised if I talk about everything on the podcast it will get crazy long. So anything not knitting or spinning or normal podcast will go here.
So, I did something incredible.
I managed to bake Kimberly's birthday cake...........
Just to put this into context, the last hot meal I ate was Christmas dinner 2011, the last thing I cooked in the oven was bread, about 18 months ago. So this is huge. I will show you, look:

See!!! Fab, I am very proud of myself for forcing myself to make it and test my symptoms, I got a really bad head, but no nausea or such which is what I was dreading. So Kim had a lovely day.

Then a couple of days ago, I was thinking I wanted to make something treaty to add to gifts and as small gifts for a couple of friends. So I made peppermint bark, fudge bark, strawberry lace teddy bears and peppermint and chocolate dipped marshmallows...... I can't eat them, however they are being very happily received by everyone.

Which brings me to today.
Today I wanted to bake Christmas biscuits, to see again if I could cope. Well blow me down, I have had so much fun and it didn't affect me one bit. Yipee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So what if I can't eat anything I've made over the last week. I love making things for others to enjoy and I always used to love cooking and baking. Here's to 2014 cooking more things cause I want to.

See you all tomorrow on the show, Take Care, Elly

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Episode 25 : What Elly Forgot

Hi everyone, it's Thursday 19th December 2014
Today Kimberly turned 11 so I'll be baking her cake while she's at school.
I recorded last night so I hope you enjoy this weeks show.

Fo's: Layla by Brenda Castiel
Snowflake washcloth,
Keira's Socks, Steps to Recovery by Elspeth Campbell (me)
Charlottes Hat, Perseverance by Elspeth Campbell (me)

Wip's: Niamhs socks Daughter's Love by Elspeth Campbell (me just not published yet, publishing January 2014, )
Kims Cardi: Clamdigger Cardi made age 10
Samanthas Wristers just a pattern I've made up.
Medy the Jellyfish by Elspeth Campebell (me just not published yet, publishing January 2014)

Hat Kal: Keep posting your hats folks,

Spinning: Green Batts on my wheel
Mulled wine Batts from on my new drop spindle from SpinCityUk on Etsy

My patterns need test knitters, so go sign up on the testing thread here.

 Stitch markers from here
Blue cotton araucarnia

Etsy shop: I will be updating as I make things instead of weekly or monthly updates.
I have a 10% discount code: hohoho
So go take a peeky and treat yourself here.

My nails this week: Barry M Nail Paint ~ 340 Aqua Glitter

Saturday, 14 December 2013

I try to rename Deb as Sharon

Sorry really slack on the shownotes, I will catch up next week.
For now here was this weeks episode.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Episode 23: Prizes

Hi everyone, this weeks show is short due to illness again.

I finished my socks using Two Grey Dogs Designs from Etsy, the pattern I am having test knit now and hope to publish in the new year,
I drew the 5 yarny prizes for the sock kal.
You guys all get to meet Joey, My 9 week old Chihuahua x Chinese Crested puppy.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Episode 22: Hiro got Finished

Welcome everyone, I recorded this weeks episode on Wednesday 20th November.

Brief show notes:
Finished my Hiro jumper, by Julia Farwell-Clay
Works In Progress: Socks for Kim, Mel, Ginny,
Pau Hana by Mel of Single Handed Knits.

Spinning, zwartbles fleece I bought and have been processing on my drop spindle. Also some Fondant Fibre rolags on my lightweight spindle and some Alpaca I dyed on another spindle, my wheel spinning has been very little.

Ashford hand carders,
Bags from Slipped Stitch Studios,
Swapetition parcel from SavvyMel who produces Savvy Girls Podcast. Linked in the side bar.

Sock Kal drawing will be drawn Live next Tuesday 26th November and I will post more yarn in the Sock Kal thread on Ravelry.
My shop :

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Episode 21: No Name

Hi everyone, I recorded on Thursday this week,

No Fo's

WIP's:  Kims Socks, using Invictus Yarns, Herme, Master of my Feet, toe up pattern recipe.
Mel's Socks, using Two Grey Dogs, merino silk blend, My pattern ~ Swish Socks, I will release this pattern after Christmas,
Hiro by Julia Farwell-Clay, using Cascade 220 Heathers,
Despicable Spirals, test knit for Ginny of Penguin Soup Podcast. Linked in the right side bar.

Spinning: I have finished the single of my Unwind Yarn Company, Sanibel Stoop, grey merino.
I have also spun and 2 plyed the Camel Silk Fibre I will be stocking in my shop. I love this blend the most.

The only deliveries I have received are for me to make items for my shop on etsy.
Jewellery can be bought from and yes they deliver internationally.


Saturday, 9 November 2013

Episode 20: Wedding Fo

Hi everyone,
This weeks show was recorded on Friday 8th November 2013

FO's:  Wedding Ring Pillow,
I used Dye For Yarn, 100% Mulberry Silk, undyed from

WIP's: Kims Socks, Toe up socks with no pattern just knitting as I think looks right,
I'm using Invictus Yarns, Master of my feet, Hermie OOAK, 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon from

Mels Socks, my own pattern (let me know if you like it and I will publish it)
Two Grey Dogs Designs, Colourway ~ Purple People Eater, 70% Merino, 30% Silk, from etsy.

Kimberly's Clam Digger, I am now on the first sleeve,

My Hiro, I am now almost finished on the second sleeve :

Despicable Spiral Socks, Test Knit for Ginny of Penguin Soup :

I haven't spun on my wheel this week, I have spun on my laceweight drop spindle a little though.

Deliveries: fibre from
Fabrics for drop spindle gloves and project bags.
Shop News:
I have done quite a large update for Yarns, Fibres, Orifice Hooks and a small Spindle Glove.
Go on over and have a look and feel enabled :-)

Nails: Rimmel Nail Varnish this week.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Episode 19

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Episode 18, Penguin Soup and I

Elly: Emmas Socks, using Selardi 4ply 2.5mm dpns
Niamhs Sparkly socks, using Penguin Soup, Tuxedo Glitz, Rainbow Dash  2.75mm dpns
Suprise for Ginny


Boo from PenguinSoup
9” circ

Hitchhiker by Martina Behm
Fruity Oaty Bars from Mad Color’s Club
3.25mm because everything else was in another project

Stripey socks, Lollipop Yarns, Love me do, 32” magic loop 2.5mm karbonz
After thought heel socks by Laura Linneman, Fivemoons Luna plus 4ply, rainbow nation. 2.25mm 32” magic loop
Hiro by Julia Farwell-Clay, Cascade 220 Heathers, 4.5mm Karbonz circular,
Clam Digger by Melissa Schaschwary using king cole merino & james c brett twinkle

Elly: FO’s  Fondant Fibre, Whitefaced Woodland 100g
Spinning: Gales Art, Corriedale, green

Unwind in Wedding Orchids on Corriedale

What’s Next?
Ginny’s Cardigan from Harry Potter Knits
Dream in Color Smooshy in Tabby

Pau Hana by MSkiKnits using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo Colorway Borraja

4 skeins of Invictus Yarns for Christmas knitting
Loop Bullseye Bump
1 skein of Leading man fibre arts

Ply Issue 2

Cool/ Uncool Stuff:
  • I made a new friend!
  • Miles ate my backpack. Bought a new one, bad quality. I need to hunt down someone to replace the zipper.
  • Ate my Gorjuss pencil case and JessaLu bag
  • Dyeing again and love it! Updates soon, VKNS changed!
  • 1st and 2nd week of the month
  • 3rd and 4th week of the month


Sock Kal ongoing until 25th November

October Halloween Kal!

Winner of the September kal is:

First prize being shown for sock kal

Health Check:
Bad Fybromayalgia week and Gastric issues

Shop Update:
  • Working my way back to doing updates. Hopefully soon, being sometime in November.
  • I’m still taking custom orders so feel free to message me.
  • Sale!!!! 20% off until the end of October. Off everything except the club of the month items. Use code: Nightmare20
  • Christmas Colours update soon. Trying for the end of October, early November.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Episode 17: Where we talk to Benjamin Levisay

Tuesday 15th October 2013

Hi everyone,
This weeks show has a special guest, Benjamin Levisay. He is the CEO of XRX publishing and a very nice gentleman as I'm sure you will all agree. Oh and Dave is jealous of the coffee mug!!!

Did you notice I was knitting, didn't seem nervous hey?
Halos of hope -
Knitter's Magazine & Stitches -
Fibromyalgia  ~UK

You will find many forums on most things talked about today on Ravelry and elsewhere.

Big Foot Knits book Review

Tuesday 15th October 2013
Hi everyone, the first show today is my review of Big Foot Knits by Andi Smith.
I hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Episode 16 Crazy Busy

Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks episode recorded on Tuesday 8th October 2013.

FO's: nope!!!

* Niamhs socks, yarn is Rainbow Dash - Tuxedo Glitz from Ginny has the Penguin soup podcast
heel I used was from a tutorial from Tina of
* Emmas socks, yarn is Sweet Geranium - Selardi 4ply from
* After though heel socks - fivemoons yarn, pattern by Laura Linneman
* Stripey Socks - Love Me Do - Lollipop yarn
* Cardigan with Pockets by Jane Ellison yarn id Noro Sarubia which was discontinued.
*Clam digger - yarn is and
* Wuthering Heights Shawl
using and Alpaca lace weight yarn.
* Leftie using cashmere and merino
* Determination hat which will be published at the end of the month.

Spindles all have rolags from being spun on them
My wheel has some Whitefaced Woodland again from fondant fiber.

Woolemeiser 100% Merino superwash which I bought for a Hitchhiker shawl.
Penguin Soup - Rainbow Dash - tuxedo glitz
Penguin Soup - High Tea - King BFL base
Dye for Yarn 100% Silk lace weight in the Ghost - undyed
Karbonz 2.5mm 80cm circular for magic loop
Karbonz sock dpn set 2mm - 4mm 15cm. from

My nails were natural on this weeks show, my health check is short about my physio.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Episode 15 Bird Kal ended

Hi everyone, it's Tuesday 1st October 2013.

First lets announce the winner of the BirdKal drawn by Niamh.
Episode 15: part 1

Part 2:


Cadigan with Pockets
After thought heel socks
Emmas Socks my own recipe

Norboo from is now finished
Whitefaced Woodland from
Deb who runs Fondant Fibre now has a video podcast so go check her out!!!!

Rolags spun on both spindles are also from Fondant Fibre, can you tell I love her fibre prep :-)

Deliveries & Purchases:
Washi tapes from Ebay
Sheep stitch markers from Chase art on Esty
Rio Nail art Kit from
Crelando yarn and needles from Lidl

Nails this week is my second attempt at nail art, I know PINK
I will try to link and update the podcasts list on the right bar soon.
Pattern goes up on Ravelry tomorrow for Woodsprite.

Health Check: I am just going to list my various illnesses so you can research if you choose:
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, M.e, Asthma, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, FGD go here: Irritable Stomach syndrome ( sometimes called Dispepsia, not to be confused with indigestion) Migraines, Food allergies and Medical allergies ( far too many to list) Severe Mentrual Issues, Depression, Bi-Polar and SAD

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Episode 14 Vertigo

Hi everyone, Welcome back to episode 14, I have had Vertigo this week so it has been a challenge, anyway here is todays show.

FO's: Clives Curse Beanie : pattern is
I used my merino hand spun I showed last week. It took just under 80 yards for the short 23" fit.

*Owl Hat: pattern is:
*Wingspan: pattern is
I am using my Flower Girl Handspun from Loop.

*Cardigan with Pockets: pattern is
I am Using Noro Sarubia for mine.

*Hiro : pattern is
I am using Cascade 220 Heathers for mine,

*After thought heel socks by Laura Linneman, using fivemoons Luna Plus 4ply in Twist and Shout

* Emmas Socks are my recipe using
Sharon at fivemoons does fabulous yarns :

To come.....
* Pau Hana by Melski of Single Handed Knits. I will be joining in with the cross over knit a long with SHK and Space Cadet Creations starting mid October.
I will be using Malabrigo Arroyo #058 Borrajas
Her podcast is on iTunes and I really look forward to her show each week.
I also want to get the gradient kit from Space Cadet Creations here:


FO's: Fibre Fuzzlings from I spun two fuzzlings and Navajo plyed it and achieved 92 yards. I plan to use it for fingerless mitts as a gift.
Polworth from colourworks on Ebay Navajo ply 220yards fingering / sock weight.

Wips: Fondant Fibre Norboo: Norweigian and Bamboo 100g
Fondant Fibre Rolags on my heaviest top whorl drop spindle.

No Cross stitch or sewing this week folks...

Purchases & Deliveries:
* Malabrigo Arroyo
* Piratenwolle 70% Blue Faced Leicester 30% Tussah Silk from
* Scrapbook, Pens and Washi Tape from Sainsburys
* Owl stickers from

Nails: Nail Art this week inspired by Pinterest

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Episode 13: Tuesday 17th September 2013

Hi everyone, this week episode is very Owl friendly,

Fo's Owls by Kate Jacobs
I used Mirasol Hasa in shade 2211, just under 7 skeins for 36" bust = 560m/609yards for whole garment.

Wips: Wingspan,
Cardigan with Pockets byjane Ellison Hiro

Spinning: I'm still spinning the green Polworth from last week.

So I've started Cross stitching, I have made the Owl Key ring from Cross Stitcher Magazine,
I have started a Halloween piece with a spider wearing a witches hat hanging from a crescent moon,
I have also bought a butterfly pattern to do after the Halloween one is complete.

Tape measure,
Fivemoons sparkle sock club part 3, Precious Earth Artemis 4ply,
Knit Pro Crochet Hooks in sizes 0.5mm 0.75mm & 1mm

I have ordered some clear Doctor Martin style boots to show off my socks,

I also bought a pre order from Slipped Stitch Studios for the Knitmare before Halloween bags, I got the zippered notions pouch which is a crossover with Dr.Who, and the Double Knit Plus bag.

Episode 12

Hi everyone, this episode is from Wednesday 11th September 2013

Fo: Preemie Hat

Wips: wingspan, Cardigan with Pockets by Fiona Ellis, Owls by Kate Jacobs

Spinning: Merino Burnt Pumpkin chunky 2ply 80 yards, fibre from FibreStudioUK
Shetland Spring Fling 108 yards Navajo ply, fibre from Wharfedale Woolworks
Currently spinning green Polworth from Needleworks Pleasures.

Cascade 220 summer sky heather - 9452 for Ease jumper
Fondant Fibre fuzzlings x2
Karbonz interchangeable deluxe set from ArtofYarn on Ebay
Noro Furin #14 Lot B
spindle starter kit for Keira from Ebay
Ithil 4ply from
100g Violet Bamboo, 100g Merino silk blend Phoenix, 100g Aubergine Sparkly all three from World of Wool.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Episode 11: I'm back

Hi all I'm back after two weeks, I hope you enjoy this weeks knitting full episode

Ravely: Elspeth81
Plurk: Elspeth81
You tube: Mr.Elspeth81
iTunes : Ellysknitinssanitys

No show notes just a few links this week.
My favourite UK fibre seller run by Deborah.
The ultimate knitting, spinning, weaving website.
Barb and Tracie knitting and book audio podcast!
Fab podcast you need to be watching with Leslie and Laura!

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Episode 10: Sorry for the tears

Hi everyone it's Tuesday 20th August 2013
Caution the last ten minutes has talk of death, ovarian cancer and miscarriages. Sorry the end is cut off but I say goodbye honest before I realise.

FO's: One of my Sweet Geranium Socks, using fivemoons selardi 4ply.

*Corporate Socks by Don Yarman using Juno Buffy, Superstitions: Wraith on 2.5mm Karbonz dpns,
*Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig using fyberspates gleem lace, colour 706 sea green on 4mm signature needles,
*Cardigan with pockets by Jane Ellison using Noro Sarubia on 5mm Signature needles,
*Wingspan by Maylin Tan using my own hand spun fingering weight Loop bulls eye bump in colour *Flower Girl on 3.5mm knitpro symphonie circulars,
*Mazarin by Deborah Tomasello on 3.5mm circular
*Warm Embrace by Ruth and Belinda using bulky wool on 10mm Addi Art circulars,
*Brenda Castiel pattern using Sirdar Baby Bamboo on 3.5mm Knit pro symphonies and karbonz circulars.

*Alpaca silk blend on my Ashford Traditional wheel for Dave
*Alpaca from Timmy on one of my drop spindles.

*Sublime lustrous extrafine merino dk in shade 291
*fivemoons sparkle club, Sungold Artemis
*Louisa Harding Amitola, colour 102

Tealtember: Teal is the Ovarian Cancer Charity colour for September. As you can see from this weeks episode it is something I support and hope you feel able to do the same.

Nails: Maxfactor Max Effect - 08 Diva Violet - with a flower art over the top and crystals

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Episode 9: Fail with a capital F

Wednesday 14th August 2013

Hi everyone and welcome to this week episode.

FO's: Jennifer Head Hugger Hat by Deb Buckingham using my own hand spun Massam,
Owl Puff #1 pattern by Jenna Krupar Using Regia and fivemoons.

Wips: Vortex by Belinda Harris-Reid,
Mystery Sweater for Brenda Castiel
Sweet Geranium Socks, my own pattern.
Cutting Teeth Toque by  for Keira,
Wingspan by Maylin Tan
Dishcloths by Deb Buckingham from Dishcloth Diva.

Fo's: Loop Bullseye Bump 5.4oz of Merino, Bamboo & Angelina in Gem Colour
2nd of 9 Bobbin of my Wow Fabo blend for the spin a long with Whatcha Swatchin Podcast.
Wheel: Wharfedale Woolworks 100g Shetland in 'Spring Fling' colourway
Spindles: same as last week, no more progress has been made

Deliveries: Selection of Cotton yarns for more dishcloths,
Araucania Silk to be used for my Botanicals Knits jumper.
Stylecraft Twilight DK in Amethyst for Kims Clamdigger for Christmas
King Cole Merino Blend Dk in shade 905 for Kims Clamdigger for Christmas
Loop Bullseye Bump 5.8oz  Merino, Bamboo, Tussah Silk & Angelina in 'Sunny Days'

Nails: Revlon chroma chameleon in Tanzanite

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Episode 8.1 Manic!

Wednesday 7th July 2013
Brenda Castiel test knit using Sirdar Baby Bamboo,
Vortex by Belinda Harris-Reid using Silky from Belinda & Ruth,
my Sweet Geranium Socks using fivemoons Selardi 4ply in colour Sweet Geranium, for her sock clubs, hexi puff yarn sets and a new cashmere club.....
Dreambird Shawl, for the Bird Kal running until last day of August.
Hexi puffs for my Beekeepers Quilt.
Neutral Dishcloth by Deb Buckingham.

Wheel - My WOW blend,( Merino, BFL, Tussah Silk, De-haired black baby llama and de-haired baby camel. One 9th spun so far!
My Blue/Green Agate 1oz tinas angoras spindle - Monet rolags from Fondant Fibre rolag club.

We had Tracie who co-hosts The 2 Knit Lit Chicks podcast with her mum Barb and her family visit us for the day here in Exeter. It was lovely to have such wonderful company. Plus Barb made me a cowl as a gift. Barb and I constantly chat via one medium or another. They also gave me a tape measure :-) I love how cute it is!!!

1st instalment of the Fondant Fibre Rolag Club, 100g in Monet colour,
2 Skeins of Fyberspate Gleem lace weight in Ocean Green,
A jumbo Bobbin for my Ashford Traditional for plying.

Patterns I've bought:  all available on
Clam Digger for Kimberlys Christmas Gift
Fledgling Feather weight for Keiras Christmas Present
Featherweight Cardigan for myself,
Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet Volumes 1 & 2.

Etsy: EllysKnitInSanity on Etsy is where I'm selling Orifice hooks and Spindle Gloves (copyright) to raise a bit of money towards Christmas, I will take custom orders for people now I have a regular new making routine sorted out.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Episode 8 Dishcloth Diva review

Hi everyone, Tuesday 6th August 2013
This week show has been split into two, in the first part Keira and I review Dishcloth Diva by Deb Buckingham which is available on ravely here:

Keira is knitting Minimal,
I have knitted In Style, Mosaic Tiles & Glamour. I am currently knitting Neutrals.
We have both been using Rico Design Creative Cotton aran, 50g = 85m per ball.

The second part is the normal chatting about things knitting, spinning, sewing etc.

Nails: 2true Glossywear Nail Polish, Shade No 48

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Episode 7: Holidays!!!

Welcome to this week episode, 30th July 2013.

FO's  Ginkgo is now complete and it is stunning I highly recommend this pattern.

WIP's  Brenda Castiel Test knit,
Vortex for Belinda Harris-Reid,
32nd Birthday Sweater using Ruca Multy,
My Sweet Geranium Socks,
I've been knitting some Hexi Puff for a Bee Keepers Blanket I started a while ago,
Also I've been knitting samples for a book review for next week with Keira.
The blanket, Keiras Hat and my sisters Nashira Stole haven't had anything done on them this week.

Bird Kal & Sparkle Swap Both start this Thursday 1st August, I am very excited to be running these, the number of participants may be small but still great fun none the less.

Spinning I haven't spun on my drop spindles this week,
On my wheel I have finished the Fondant Fibre I was Spinning and I have started my 'Gem' Loop bullseye bump.

Up Next......
I'll be  taking part in the spin for a sweater SAL on Whatcha Swatchin podcast using 500g of mixed blend of Fine Merino, Tussah Silk, Baby Camel and De-haired Llama in a purple and red mix.
Starting my Dream bird shawl and planning for the sparkle swap.
I will also be joing in with the 2 Knit Lit Chicks Sweater Kal on 15th August until 1st December.

Deliveries I received my two bags from and the code for free shipping is valid until midnight on Wednesday 31st July code: KNITINSANITY0713
My second shipment from Canon Hand Dyes Anthony & Cleopatra Club arrived,

Nails this week: L'Oreal Paris Color Riche 601.French Riviera

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Episode 6: Rain Darn it!

Hi everyone and welcome to this week episode, thankfully we have cloud cover but it is still very warm and muggy. my knitting is being hampered a little by the heat I admit.

Ravelry: elspeth81
Youtube :
Facebook group: Ellysknitinsanitypodcast
Twitter: ElspethC81
Plurk: Elspeth Campbell

Turtleneck Cho for Belinda Harris-Reid,
Summerdale Shawl by Brenda Castiel all Brendas patterns on Ravelry are 25% off until 1st August 2013.

Seths Blanket, type of log cabin blanket.
My 32nd Birthday Sweater - Araucania Ruca Multy from
Nashira Stole, for my sister.
My Sweet Geranium Socks, my own sock recipe with a slipped stitch heel.
Gingko, by Maggie Magali
Cutting Teeth Toque, by Cortney Spainhower
Test knit for Brenda Castiel,
Vortex for Belinda, from

Rainbow Stone spindle: dark blue merino,
Lace weight Murano glass spindle,

Sparkle swap, go and sign up in the Ravelry thread dave has joined, his Ravelry id is: knittmonkey so go and welcome him!
Bird Kal, anything bird related in the pattern name, come and join the group on Ravelry.

Love me Do, self striping sock yarn from
Purple Sparkle,
fivemoons yarns from www.fivemoons.couk
creative cotton from
Silky yarn from

Nails: Rimmel 60 seconds, 210 Ethereal
and Bourjois Manicure Laser Toppings, 37 Aqua Purple

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Despite the heat!

Slipped Stitch Studios Bags
Laura Lundy makes the products below and has given us a discount code for free shipping on from her website. (not from etsy!!) Until the end of July. Code: KNITINSANITY0713
  • SOCK+™ (Sock)
  • TWO SKEIN+™ (Small)
  • PROJECT+™ (Medium)
  • DOUBLE KNIT+™ (Large)
  • SETS
  • BAG of the MONTH

  • Finished Objects:
    *Teal Test Knit
    *Allons-y Socks by Holly Daymude using Schoppel-Wolle Admiral 4 fach 420.6  1566 4401 blau 822482
    *Stash Dash for me is at 6644.5 yards so far and still have 2 weeks and 5 days to go!

    Works in Progress:
    *Turtleneck Cho by Belinda Harris-Reid
    *Nashira by knittedblissJC
    *Ruca Multy Top (A2008) by Jenny Watson (32nd Birthday Sweater) by Araucarnia using Ruca Multy.
    *Ginkgo Shoulderette Shawl by Maggie Magali (Gingko) by Fragrant Heart using Fuberspates Scumptious in Gold
    *Baby Blanket by Elspeth Campbell using John Arbon of Fibre Harvest Ltd, Knit by Numbers Double Knit in green, dark green, red & brown.
    *Cutting Teeth Toque by Courtney Spainhower   Cutting Teeth Toque by Courtney Spainhower using my Gnomeacres Unicorn Freckles handspun.
    Kal - Dreambird Shawl, or other bird related shawl or project. Thread on Ravelry
    Swap - Sparkly Thread on Ravelry. This is just a fun swap for putting a smile on everyones faces!
    Finished:  Hanks in the Hood 5oz (141g) Merino, Bamboo, Silk & Silver Sparkle, Colour is Algae.
    I made a 2ply and got 417 yards.
    On my wheel:
    * Batt of Falkland, Merino & Bamboo blend in blue, red & white

    *Rainbow stone 1oz spindle, Blue Merino,
    *Murano Glass Lace Spindle 0.875oz from Bluefaced Leicester, Merino, Bamboo, Silk & Sparkle Rolags from
    *Granadillo & Maple 1.5oz Spindle from Pale Blue Merino

    Spinning on Drop spindles using rolags.

    Jumbo Fyer Basic Unit for Ashford Traditional
    Ontheround Hand Dyed BFL Top/Roving 4oz colour BFL062 from
    Blue & Green Rolags,
    Araucarnia Ruca Multy, 5 Skeins in colour from
    Araucarnia Ruca Multy, 5 Skeins in colour from
    Nails: Essie nail laquer in 265 the more the merrier 

    Tuesday, 9 July 2013

    Episode 4: Hot !!!!!!!

    Hi and welcome, I hope you enjoy this weeks show.

    Finished Objects:
    Gilda Gloves by Belinda Harris-Reid
    Caprafiba Scarf by Elspeth Campbell
    Red Project.
    Anastasia Shawl by HauteKnitDesigns on it is part of the Christmas in July sale with 50% off at the moment!

     Works in Progress:
    Stash Dash for me is at 5859.5 yards so far and still have 3 weeks and 5 days to go!
    32nd Birthday Sweater by Araucarnia using Ruca Multy.
    Teal test knit
    Allons-y Socks by Holly Daymude using Schoppel Wolle in Blau
    Kandahar Socks by Alice Yu using fivemoons Selardi 4ply in Sweet Geranium
    Gingko by Fragrant Heart using Fuberspates Scumptious in Gold
    Baby Blanket by Elspeth Campbell using John Arbon of Fibre Harvest Ltd, Knit by Numbers Double Knit in green, dark green, red & brown.
    Cutting Teeth Toque using my handspun.
    Next to be cast on is the silk stole for my sister. Details next week!
    Finished:  Ontheround BFL OOAK 100g 2ply 363.5yards
    On my wheel:
    *Hanks in the Hood 5oz (141g)  Merino, Bamboo, Silk & Sparkle in Algae
    *Rainbow stone 1oz spindle, Blue Merino,
    *Murano Glass Lace Spindle 0.875oz from Bluefaced Leicester, Merino, Bamboo, Silk & Sparkle Rolags from
    *Granadillo & Maple 1.5oz Spindle from Pale Blue Merino

    Mug from
    Notions Pouch from Kat Boo Design
    Larry The Lamb watercolour painting by Patrick King

    Competition Winner is # 8 USK68  Please PM me Elspeth81 on Ravelry for your address and you custom Orifice hook selection from the photo in the thread.
    Nails: Bourjois Paris, 1 Seconde, Texture Silicone Gel ~05 Corail magique