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