Friday, 12 August 2016

Episode 6: Wip Sharing

Episode 6: Wip Sharing

Firstly the Stash enhancement was Stress Knits by Stacey Elstone, colour Unaware.
you can find her shop on Etsy

My Labyrinth shawl is knitted using my Labyrinth Colourway on Basic Goth
Ok so onto other projects I showed this episode:
Sheepy Socks will be published on Wednesday 30th August
Crystallines using Opal sock yarn and Countess Ablaze
Hermiones every day socks, Hermione yarn by GnomeAcres
Ook using Gynx Yarns in Heartbreaker on Etsy
Luella Dress using Mothy and The Squid Distant Galaxies on Etsy
Gothic Lace Cowl using Adriafil Carezza in Black
Basket Weave Fingerless Gloves For Keira and Kim both using fivemoons in Ithil and Artemis bases
Emo Cat Hat will be published on Wednesday 14th September using GothHeart Creations colour is Maddie Sunset 4
Karen Top will be published in February 2017
Danse Macabre using Fingering weight yarn I was given as a present.
Chasing Rainbows using Mint Julep from Bits & Hobs Yarns & Fibres on Etsy
Vivian Cardigan Using Rico Design Creative Melange Glitz Chunky
Evenstar Shawl Using some local Alpaca Lace yarn
the beekeeper's quiltusing fingering scraps
Elly Squares is my version of a centre out square, I will release My version on October 12th using fingering scraps
Granny squares using fingering scraps
Across The Pond Shawl using GothHeart Creations in Subtle Calm and Evening Rose
Determination, three different yarn weights: fingering, Dk & Worsted
Arc-en-Ciel Pullover using Noro Taiyo Sock
Baby Cardigan by Noro using Fivemoons
We three Kings shawl using Basic Goth in the We Three Kings colourway, pattern will be released on 28th September
Dew Drops Shawl using pink merino silk blend
Moomin Amigurumi, I used cream sock yarn.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Episode 1: Reboot

Hello everyone, Thank you for watching todays' episode on Wednesday 1st June 2016.

Show notes for this episode:

More towards the blanket-a-long running for the year,
1 x Elly square
4x creochet granny squares,

Sophie Jumper
Sherbert Fizz socks - west yorkshire spinners on 2.5mm needles, vanilla toe up and afterthought heel.
Green and purple socks - west yorshire spinners on 2.5mm needles. Sockmaticians pattern
Celtic Icon - By Fiona Ellis, Twilleys of Stamford Mist
Secret baby and matching big sister projects which i will show when they've been received.

I am spinning Winds of Change from Into the Whirled on my Ashford Espinner

Keiras Crochet Blanket using King Cole  Moonlight Sonata,
I forgot to put a photo at the end of the episode sorry so here is one now. As you can see it has grown, my bed is King size.

Stash Enhancement this week was large so if you have any questions then feel free to ask me.

Friday, 15 April 2016

It's so good to be back...

Good morning everyone,
I am so happy to be back blogging again as I can show you all more of what I'm doing each day etc.
I decided to start my blog again as its been two years since I last blogged and a lot has happened and changed in that time.
So firstly, we moved house back in the middle of December last year and immediately I saw an improvement in my health which has enabled me to do so much more again and I feel more human again.

My taste in podcasts has changed quite dramatically so I have changed the links in the side bar on the right to hopefully reflect these changes.
I am doing a lot more sewing now than I used to do. I always sewed before but now I make not only small project bags for the shop but also clothes for myself and my daughters and teaching them to sew too, which is very rewarding.
I am still doing my cross stitch occasionally but keep hitting the "run out of thread" brick wall that always slows projects down. I have put in an order for the threads I need to continue though so I'll be able to show you guys an update soon on those.
I have decided to start embroidery again and can't wait to get started.
However, there are only so many hours in a day to be creative so I need to set some time aside over the weekend to have a go.
As far as my spinning is concerned, well its been slow but steady. I spin every week but I don't have much to show for it I'm afraid. Although my latest spinning resulted in a beautiful yarn of lace weight. I managed to Navajo ply and achieved 809 yards which to me is phenomenal!!!

It will be knitted into something worthy just as soon as I've finished a few more of my knitting projects.
Speaking of knitting, I don't have as many on the needles as I used to years ago. I still have at least ten projects but I do work on them all I promise you.
Plus I have been beavering way on my designing and written quite a few patterns that i intend to publish this year. The first one being on the last day in April. So Saturday 30th April will be a sock pattern which I also recorded YouTube tutorial for as I developed a new stitch. I think!!
So until my next bog post which I will share more of my sewing and knitting, I will leave you with some kind thoughts.
Always create something that gives you joy. Whether its the colour, visual appeal or technique you use. Make it and revel in the happiness it brings you.