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. 



Fo's:
Lonely Tree Shawl by Sylvia Bo Bilvia
First garter stitch square towards Niamhs blanket.
4/5 more squares towards my Vivid Blanket by www.tincanknits.com

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

Wips:
Me: Vivid Blanket, using 6/7 different yarns, 5 are by www.fivemoons.co.uk
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)

Spinning:
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 www.fondantfibre.com  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 www.3irishgirls.com Carys BFL in 'Meg' with a 1/4 skein of 'Amy' both are the 100% BFL base worsted weight.
From www.enchantedknoll.com Happy Hooves Batt Club in 'Crushed'  4oz superwash merino with extra sparkley bits.
From www.ravelry.com 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