Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Episode 2: Fluff Frenzy

Hi everyone and welcome back!
Here is this weeks show with all the notes underneath. I'm a bit discombobulated this week as I really wasn't feeling too well if I'm honest. Sorry the sound is out of sync, I tried to re-align it.
 

Keiras time. Little purse using various yarns. All her own too!


This week prize drawing for Choose which way:  Ginkgo which is free on Ravelry and Sweet Dreams by Boo Knits which costs £9 for a 5 pattern eBook. Recommend a pattern for the Filatura Di Crossa. To win three minimoons from fivemoons.
WINNER IS:  YVHIHA POST#5 ON THE THREAD! PM me on Ravelry with your postal address!

FO's: Keiras Socks, used 280yards of JL Alya in colour 701.
 Anastasia test knit, used 330.5 yards of Trekking Art in a pink variegated colour way. Full details once the pattern is published soon!!!!

WIP's: This week I am still working on Nantucket by Laura Linneman in Indigodragonfly Worsted. Colour is Curse Your Sudden But Inevitable Betrayal!
My 32nd Birthday Sweater using Ruca Multy by Araucania, DK 100% sugar cane fibre, 100g = 263yards
My Kandahar socks, pattern from: Socktopus, yarn: fivemoons Selardi 4ply, colour Sweet Geranium.
Three test knits, the red one, the blue one and the natural cream one! As each pattern is published I will show and tell in detail.

Spinning: This week on my 1oz Rainbow stone drop spindle I finished the first of the small roving solid colour pieces. It is a lovely red shade.
On my wheel I have done the first half of my BFL from on the round.
On my 0.875oz Murano Glass spindle from Tinas Angoras on Etsy I have started spinning some of my Rolags from Fondant Fibre.

Deliveries: Canon Hand Dyes, Anthony & Cleopatra Shakespeare Club May 2013. 'I will be Cleopatra' colour way on Charles Merino Sock 395yards.
Magazines:  Knitter's Magazine Issue summer 2013 K111,
Noro Spring/Summer2013
The Knitter Issue 60

Competition: 130g Rolags from www.fondantfibre.tictail.com , 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.

My nails: Each week just for fun I will be wearing a different Nail Polish. This weeks is: Maybelline New York Color Show in '103 Marinho'

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Gulp!

Hi Everyone and welcome, I hope you enjoy this first episode.
 

 
sorry for sound it will improve :-)
FO's
Pimpelliese Shawl using fivemoons Selardi 4ply from www.fivemoons.co.uk
Sharon from fivemoons is running four sock yarn clubs, Sign ups are on the website.

Wips
Keiras Socks, which I amalgamated from several patterns.
My Firefly Nantucket Hat which was designed by Laura Linneman on www.ravelry.com using indigodragonfly MCN Worsted in the Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal. www.indigodragonfly.ca
I have been doing a couple of test knits which I will talk more about in July.

What to Finish?
#1 Ginko Shoulderette Shawl by Maggie Magali
#2 Sweetdreams by Boo Knits
Post in the 'Choose which way' thread on Ravelry.

Spinning
Ashford Traditional wheel: I am spinning some Blue Faced Leicester from www.ontheround.etsy.com or www.ontheround.com which Rachel Jones very kindly dyed for me. I love it.
Spindles My spindle this episode is a top whorl drop spindle from TinasAngoras on Etsy. At the moment it is some plain merino roving in various colours from www.needleworks-pleasure.com It will be used for Christmas!!!!
My Rolags were from www.fondantfibre.tictail.com which is where next weeks prize will come from.
To Cast On
Baby sock hat for my cousin-in-law new baby girl. using fivemoons and JL Alya,
Cutting Teeth Toque by Courtney Spainhower. for Keira using my handspun Gnomeacres in Unicorn Freckles Humbug BFL.
www.shop.gnomeacres.com

Competition ends Tuesday 25th June 2013 @ 12noon GMT approx. 2am New York Time
Prize: 3 fivemoons 20g minimoons
I will pm the winner for address and post within 48 hours of reply.
Next week spinning prize....
 

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Potential Podcast??????

Hi Everyone, Well I have been very busy knitting for the Stashdash2013 that Leslie and Laura from The Knit Girllls podcast are doing. I am having an absolute blast on that.
Anyway, I have a little podcast test so let me know your opinion as to whether I should do a full version. Obviously not done anything like this before so be easy on me. I will get the lighting and angles better in time I promise. But I'd like to be more vocal about my knitting and spinning. Plus when I do sewing too I'd like to be able to talk about it in a more head on way. Also I feel you will get to know me better via podcasts as well as chatting on various Ravely forums. Ravelry is brilliant.

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Love from England,
Elly ( Elspeth81 on Ravelry & Plurk. Elspeth Campbell on Facebook, ElspethC81 on Twitter)