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