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

    Tuesday, 2 July 2013

    Episode 3: Sparkles

    Hi everyone, This week is full!!!

    Apologies to Laura Linneman I said your hat was something different. It is the Nantucket!!!! I love it!

    Niamh is very briefly appearing to show her knitting too!
    Kimberly will be here talking about her squirrel we made together from Mollie Makes Magazine Issue 22.
    Keira is still knitting on her purse and will be starting a dishcloth pattern by Deb Buckingham this week. She is using more of her own stash!!!

    My Firefly Nantucket Hat. Pattern by Laura Linneman

    My 32nd Birthday Sweater, by Araucania for Ruca Multy yarn.
    Blue test knit is: Allons-y! by Holly Daymude.
    Red Test Knit, (secret knitting)
    Kandahar Socks, from Socktopus by Alice Yu
    Gingko Shoulderette Shawl, by Fragrant Heart Creations
    Cream Test Knit is Gilda Gloves by Belinda Harris-Reid. The pattern can be found at :
    They also sell yarns that are so soft like the Silky, rosewood needles of which I have a pair.
    Scrumptious Test knit. (secret knitting)

    Upcoming: I have caked the lace yarn ready to knit the Eis Prinzessin Shrug by Saphir Wings.

    On my wheel: On the round, BFL in custom dye.
    On my 0.875oz spindle from Tinas Angoras is the custom rolags from
    On my 1oz rainbow stone spindle from Tinas Angoras is some dark blue Merino, I have spun some orange and some dark red Merino for Christmas this week towards the Advent Garland by Fankie Brown on Ravelry.

    Yarn vs Zombies, 100g Best ship in the Verse colourway, 40% Australian Alpaca, 60% Australian Ultrafine Merino.
    Hanks in the Hood, 5oz Algae, Merino, Bamboo, Silk & Sparkle.
    Slipped Stitch Studios, Exploding Tardis 2skein+ project bag,
    Tangerine Designs, Stargate SG1 project bag.

    Competition: 130g Rolags from , Thank you to Deborah who very kindly sent them to me as a prize for you lovely people. Also an Orifice Hook made by me. You can choose silver plated or copper wire with an assortment of 18 gem/pearls. Picture shown on competition thread on Ravely. Closing on Sunday 7th July at midnight GMT.

    Alana Dakos, designer and podcaster of Never Not Knitting. I chat about her book Botanical Knits and How much I am looking forward to the Botanical Knits 2 book she is working on!!!!!

    Nails this week: Rimmel London 60seconds #843 Mignight Skinny Dip with Claires Accessories Nail Pearls in Peacock Green.