Friday, 21 February 2014

Episode 31: Our Friend Deb....

Friday 21st February 2014

Hi everyone and welcome back, today Keira is being co host as we do a book review for Dishcloth Diva Knits On! by Deb Buckingham, published by Cooperative Press and was gifted to us for this review. I hope you all enjoy the full show.

Pearl Dishcloth by Deb Buckingham knitted by me.
Gladys Dishcloth by Deb Buckingham knitted by Keira
Dishcloth Diva Knits On can be purchased here for both Book or Ebook. The digital version is approximately £6.11

Important announcement for younger viewers, Keira will be starting her own video podcast Called 'Be Yourself, Knit Ewenique' it is aimed at children around her age who enjoy knitting, spinning and general crafting for fun. It will be recorded the first day each month, and is her way of encouraging other kids to be creative. She will be doing her own book, yarn and pattern reviews too. Please show support and let your children watch and comment to her. She is now on ravelry too, but you must pm me Elspeth81 before friend requests will be accepted. 

Lonely Tree Shawl by Sylvia Bo Bilvia
First garter stitch square towards Niamhs blanket.
4/5 more squares towards my Vivid Blanket by

Ravellenics: I did my lonely tree shawl, who else has finished their item?

Me: Vivid Blanket, using 6/7 different yarns, 5 are by
Chinook by Ali Green using Drops Cotton Viscose in colour #32. I am exactly halfway, which is 22 points. Now to decrease.
Afterthought heel socks by Laura Linneman using fivemoons selene.
Keira: Chinook using 'Draculaura' on Tuxedo Glitz by Penguin Soup, which Ginny dyed especially for Keira, go visit her shop here
Frogged: Wimberley got frogged due to pattern eratta and no corrections published.

Next up knitting:
Elly: Wild by Hiroko Payne / The Hare And The Crow, I will be using Regia Hand Paints ~ turquoise 8850. ( instead of magic cake ruffle shawl)

Still spinning my first Enchanted Knoll Happy Hooves Club Batt, Sea Goddess. on third colour now!

Sewing/ Cross Stitch:
Just a small amount on Niamhs

Deliveries/ Purchases:
From  sample of English Blended fibre in 'Narwhale Song'
Hand Painted Yarn in 'Love Letters' and 'I kiss the name you sign' both are 75/25 superwash merino, nylon.
From Carys BFL in 'Meg' with a 1/4 skein of 'Amy' both are the 100% BFL base worsted weight.
From Happy Hooves Batt Club in 'Crushed'  4oz superwash merino with extra sparkley bits.
From I bought another new pattern because it is perfect. Look  I will be knitting it using Rowan Tweed Creative worsted in the Lavender Heather # 0712 colour.
From  Gourmet Stash on etsy here Dave bought me: Fibery Tribbles 2oz *limited Edition* 'Obligatory Box of Chocolates' Yes I am very happy indeed.

Nails: Essie nail lacquer ~ lilacism with butterfly stickers

Friday, 7 February 2014

Episode 30: 3, 2, 1, Cast on

Hi everyone, this weeks episode was recorded on Friday 7th February 2014

Fo's:  Cardigan with Pockets by Fiona Ellis using Noro Sarubia
two more Vivid Squares
Vivid blanket 30 squares to go
Joeys Jumper
Sea Goddess Batt from
Cross Stitch:
Rarity for Niamh
What's Next:
Wimberley for Ravellenics 2015
Magic cake Ruffle Shawl
Purchases & Deliveries:
Modern Knits Vintage Style book
 Health Check:
Up and down this week, quite a lot of fibro fog. a lot of pain and constant nausea, plus kidney pains.
Nails: Essie ~ play date

Etsy: Clubs commence sign ups on Friday 14th February

Monday, 3 February 2014

Episode 29: Ufo's to Fo's

Hi everyone and welcome back this week, this weeks episode was recorded on Sunday 2nd February 2014. Dave joins me again, enjoy the show.

Fibre is from

 Lucy's Cowl ~ Malabrigo Worsted, pattern is Ribbon & Rings Cowl by Chrissy Fletcher of Stitched Together podcast.
I will be making another one for myself with 'Sparks fly from my fingertips' bfl from fondant fibre.

Dave : Gilded Cardigan 34.5"by  Carolyn Noyes Cascade Dolce Col 959
Elly: Cardigan with Pockets by Fiona Ellis ~ Noro Sarubia ~ 4mm & 5mm Signature fixed circulars.
Joeys Coat: My made up made to measure pattern ~ Rowan RYC Cashsoft DK

Spinning FO's:
fondant fibre, polworth, cashmere, silk & sparkle punis, Navajo plyed 200yards worsted.

 Sea Goddess, Ramboulette? from Enchanted Knoll batt club, I will be Navajo plying it for a shawl to keep the gradient.

Cross Stitch:
Elly: Rarity cross stitch for Niamh on sparkly 14 count aida,
Star Wars and Avengers cross stitch patterns from XStitchmyheart on Etsy

What's Next:
For the Ravellenics: Wimberley Shawl by  Kitman Figueroa, using Schoppel Cat Print Admiral, Hand Dyed Collection. I'll be knitting the middle size which takes 440 yards and I'll be adding beads too!!!!!!!! using 0.75mm crochet hook from KnitPro for 4mm / 8/0 beads

Purchases & Deliveries:
 Spindle and fibre from SpinCityUK on Etsy
Deeply Dippy~ MCN nests 100g from fondant fibre
Louisa Harding Grace Han Dyed, Col 45, for knitting the top of Snowflake sweater from Tin Can Knits, I'll be using a grey superfine Merino for the body.
Romney the Sheep !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!