Sunday, 11 November 2012

Episode 38 - Celebration



Works in Progress:
Hat for Grammy, using the Turn a Square pattern by Jared Flood and Sirdar Supersoft Aran in colourway 909
Katniss socks by Rose Hiver, on 2.75mm/US 2 using Countess Ablaze Lady Katherine sock yarn in the Northern Lights colourway

November Hats KAL:
Chatter thread
Patterns I'm planning to knit - Icicle Hat and Wood Hollow Hat

Studentknits Knitting Retreat:
Check out this thread for the polls and more info here

Knitting Excitement:
Project bag from A Needle Runs Through It
Thanks to Marisabel we have a tiny triangle bag for a prize which will be up for grabs in the November KAL!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Episode 37 - Podiversary yeah!



If all winners for the October KAL can pm me on Raverly with the pattern choice or address for stitchmarkers - sorry forgot to say this in the podcast!

Finished Objects:
Sweetgrass Cowl by Leila Raabe using 3.5mm/US 4 needles and Madeline tosh sock in the cove colourway

Works in Progress
Hat for Grammy, using the Turn a Square pattern by Jared Flood and Sirdar Supersoft Aran in colourway 909

November KAL - please vote here

New podcasts (to me):
The Dyer's notebook
Sheepish Podcast

Podcast yarn:
Gorgeous yarn dyed up in my new podcast logo colours by Lyndsey from Countess Ablaze
If you would be interested in pre-ordering the yarn (not necessarily in the mcn base) then please comment in the thread here

Studentknits retreat:
If this something you would be interested please comment in the Ravelry group here

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Episode 36 - Gets serious!


Works in Progress:
Katniss socks by Rose Hiver, on 2.75mm/US 2 using Countess Ablaze Lady Katherine sock yarn in the Northern Lights colourway
Sweetgrass cowl by Leila Raabe, on 3.5mm/US4 needles, using Madelinetoshsock in the Cove colourway

October KAL:
Enter your FO, and progress in the group here
Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang on 3.25mm/US 3 dpns, using regia silk 4-ply

Knitting on the Horizon:
Lispenard by Kristen Kapur
Emery by Michele Wang

New to me podcast:
Two Tangled Skeins Podcast


Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Episode 35 - Short but sweet


Works in progress:
Gentian by Lisa Stichweh on 2.75mm/US2 needles using Needle Food Merino Blend in the Sweet Chilli colourway
Vanilla socks with an afterthought heel using Twisted Limone in the Mermaid colourway on 2.5mm/Us 1.5 needles
Katniss Socks by Rose Hiver for STV

October KAL - changed to all mitts, not just fingerless ones:
Vanamo by Lilia Mankki for the October KAL!
Vertigo Fingerless Mitts by Cynthia Levy

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Episode 34 - How many socks is acceptable?


Works in progress:
Gentian by Lisa Stichweh on 2.75mm/US2 needles using Needle Food Merino Blend in the Sweet Chilli colourway
Vanilla socks with an afterthought heel using Twisted Limone in the Mermaid colourway on 2.5mm/Us 1.5 needles
Sweetgrass Cowl by Leila Raabe on 3.5mm/US4 needles, using Madeline Tosh Sock in the Cove colourway

October KAL - changed to all mitts, not just fingerless ones:
Vanamo by Lilia Mankki for the October KAL!

Knitting on the Horizon:
Greebo Socks by Rachel Coopey
Aliso Creek Socks by Verybusymonkey
Paisley socks by Verybusymonkey

Knitting Excitement:
BDY October Club Shipment
Madeline Tosh Sock in the Alizarin colourway

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Episode 33 - Elephant in the room



Works in progress:
Gentian by Lisa Stichweh on 2.75mm/US2 needles using Needle Food Merino Blend in the Sweet Chilli colourway
Vanilla socks with an afterthought heel using Twisted Limone in the Mermaid colourway on 2.5mm/Us 1.5 needles

Knitting on the Horizon:
Vanamo by Lilia Mankki for the October KAL!
And lots of socks!!

Knitting Excitement:
You will have to wait until next week!
Remember to visit SuzyParkerYarn's Etsy Shop and use the discount code 'love2yarn' for the podcast to get 10% off until the end of September!!!

Monday, 17 September 2012

Episode 32 - The bug bites back



Watch for the Something Blue KAL drawing!

Works in progress:
Nemesis Socks by Susan Dittrich on 2.75mm/US 2 needles, using Suzy Parker Yarns Luxury Twist in the Peacock colourway
Visit their Etsy Shop and use the discount code 'love2yarn' for the podcast to get 10% off until the end of September!!!
Sweetgrass Cowl by Leila Raabe on 3.5mm/US4 needles, using Madeline Tosh Sock in the Cove colourway
Gentian by Lisa Stichweh on 2.75mm/US2 needles using Needle Food Merino Blend in the Sweet Chilli colourway

Knitting on the Horizon:
Vanamo by Lilia Mankki
Zombie Vixen by Susan Claudino

Knitting Excitement:
Bohemia Fibers Barefoot Bohemian Sock in the Blaze colourway, first shipment of the Walking Dead Season 2 Club, from Bohemia Fibers
Dancing Dog Dyeworks Twist Sock in the Suesstastic colourway, from DDD

October KAL???
Any suggestions please tell me!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Episode 31 - Sorry it's been so long!



There won't be any shownotes this week, but if there is anything just pm me on Ravelry on leave a comment!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Episode 30 - Like Lightning



VERY short episode this week sorry, but I only have a little bit of knitting to show you!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Episode 28 - Back to Knitting




Remember to comment on the blog for a chance to win a set of stitchmarkers!
Please come and join the Studentknits Ravelry Group

Beading:
Pacific Waves by Rachel Nelson-Smith from the Seed Bead Fusion book


Works in progress:
Stalagmite by Cookie A. from Knit.Sock.Love book using Barking Dog Yarns in the Jimmy Buffet colourway - 2.25mm/US 1 and 2.5mm/ US 1.5 needles For Lesley's KAL
Sugar Maple Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes, using Regia Design Line by Erika Knight, colour 6452, on 2.5mm/US 1.5
Spectra by Stephen West, on 3.75mm/US 5 needles, using Knit Picks Chroma Galapagos and Knit Picks Stroll in Ash

June KAL: Ends Saturday 30th
June KAL info and chatter thread - please ask any questions in the thread, and post your challenge list! Check out the prize list! Thank you to Sam and Kelly
Cairngorm Bags
Bingo idea, with 9 boxes to fill: a Ho, charity knit, stash slash, monster, new WIP, UFO, finished pair of socks, your choice and cable.


July KAL: Something Blue


Knitting Excitement:
Thanks Karrie (Knitpurlgurl) for the Sock Report
Thanks Denise (Knittingden) for the Sweet Grass Cowl by Leila Raabe

Knitting on the Horizon:
Sweet Grass Cowl by Leila Raabe using Madeleine Tosh Sock in the Cove colourway
Afterthought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman using Lollipop Yarn in the 'I'm Your Huckleberry' colourway

Podcasts I mention:
DramaticKnits
Willowfairy Knits
The Knitting Game

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Episode 27 - Operation Knitting Mojo



Please come and join the Studentknits Ravelry Group
Operation Knitting Mojo Thread


Cross Stitch:
Newton's Law - 'Friends share' see progress and posts on my new cross stitch blog X-Stitch Delights

Works in progress:
Sugar Maple Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes, using Regia Design Line by Erika Knight, colour 6452, on 2.5mm/US 1.5

June KAL:
June KAL info and chatter thread - please ask any questions in the thread, and post your challenge list! Check out the prize list! Thank you to Sam and Kelly
Cairngorm Bags
Bingo idea, with 9 boxes to fill: a Ho, charity knit, stash slash, monster, new WIP, UFO, finished pair of socks, your choice and cable.

I hope it is more clear now - 9 boxes, you can combine but no more than two boxes together. All boxes have separate entries, e.g. new WIP and stash slash combination: entry1 - stash slash picture of stash and FO, entry2 - new WIP picture of project in progress

July KAL - Colour theme what do you think???


Knitting Excitement:
Camilla Cotton, Ice yarns in the colourway White Lilac Blue from All the Fun of the Fair

Spin Cycle:
Thanks to everyone who helped me with my spinning questions for my fibre: Flowers and Chocolates from Maid In England - 100% Extra Fine Merino, 4oz

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Episode 26 - Miss. Multicraft


Please come and join the Studentknits Ravelry Group


Works in progress:
Stalagmite by Cookie A. from Knit.Sock.Love book using Barking Dog Yarns in the Jimmy Buffet colourway - 2.25mm/US 1 and 2.5mm/ US 1.5 needles For Lesley's KAL
Tapestry Cowl by Minty Fresh using Debbie Bliss Rialto 4-ply and 3.75mm/US 5 needles
Sugar Maple Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes, using Regia Design Line by Erika Knight, colour 6452, on 2.5mm/US 1.5

June KAL:
June KAL info and chatter thread - please ask any questions in the thread, and post your challenge list! Check out the prize list! Thank you to Sam and Kelly
Cairngorm Bags
Bingo idea, with 9 boxes to fill: a Ho, charity knit, stash slash, monster, new WIP, UFO, finished pair of socks, your choice and cable.

I hope it is more clear now - 9 boxes, you can combine but no more than two boxes together. All boxes have separate entries, e.g. new WIP and stash slash combination: entry1 - stash slash picture of stash and FO, entry2 - new WIP picture of project in progress

Beading:
Necklace using a Kumihimo Disk

Cross Stitch:
Michael Powell design - Mini Venice Bridge 1
Bert Badger - DMC Woodland Folk Mini Kit
My new cross stitch blog X-Stitch Delights


Knitting Excitement:
Patons 100% Cotton DK for the Bathtime Bliss by Jane Ellison

Spinning:
Flowers and Chocolates from Maid In England - 100% Extra Fine Merino, 4oz
Respect the Spindle by Abby Franquemont

Friday, 1 June 2012

Episode 25 - Energize


Please come and join the Studentknits Ravelry Group


Finished Object:
Avery by Melissa LaBarre using Quince & Co. Osprey in the Petal colourway on 6mm/US 10 bamboo circulars


Works in progress:
Stalagmite by Cookie A. from Knit.Sock.Love book using Barking Dog Yarns in the Jimmy Buffet colourway - 2.25mm/US 1 and 2.5mm/ US 1.5 needles For Lesley's KAL
Tapestry Cowl by Minty Fresh using Debbie Bliss Rialto 4-ply and 3.75mm/US 5 needles

June KAL:
June KAL info and chatter thread - please ask any questions in the thread, and post your challenge list! Check out the prize list! Thank you to Sam and Kelly
Cairngorm Bags
Bingo idea, with 9 boxes to fill: a Ho, charity knit, stash slash, monster, new WIP, UFO, finished pair of socks, your choice and cable.

I hope it is more clear now - 9 boxes, you can combine but no more than two boxes together. All boxes have separate entries, e.g. new WIP and stash slash combination: entry1 - stash slash picture of stash and FO, entry2 - new WIP picture of project in progress


Knitting Excitement:
Colinette Art in the Jay colourway
Scrumptious Lace from Fyberspates in Purple - Thank you Sam!!
Barking Dog Yarns June Club colourway - Fig on the Achilles base

Spinning:
Roving on its way from Maid In England 
Any suggestions are very welcome! Beginner tips, fibers to try, books, blogs anything!!


Podcasts I mentioned:

Monday, 28 May 2012

Episode 24 - Stash, Stash, Stash



Please come and join the Studentknits Ravelry Group
Don't forget to enter the 200 member pattern giveaway!


Works in progress:
Stalagmite by Cookie A. from Knit.Sock.Love book using Barking Dog Yarns in the Jimmy Buffet colourway - needles to be decided! For Lesley's and Maya's KAL (Moonie Knits)
Avery by Melissa LaBarre using Quince & Co. Osprey in the Petal colourway on 6mm/US 10 bamboo circulars

Knitting Excitement:
Weekend Sock from Unwind Yarn Company in the Morning Sky colourway
Into The Whirled May Club Shipment in the 'Inara' colourway in the Gloucester base
Dancing Dog DyeWorks Mini Monster Mania Club in the Lorax colourway
GnomeAcres fingering sock yarn in the Knitabulls Franklin colourway
Superba Bamboo by Rico Design - Colour 005
Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett in the Exotic Pool colourway
Design Line by Erica Knight - Colour 6452
Wool, Bath's Finest Knitting Emporium 

June KAL:
Bingo idea, with 9 boxes to fill: a Ho, charity knit, stash slash, monster, new WIP, UFO, finished pair of socks, your choice and cable. Let me know if you like this KAL idea or have any other suggestions.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Episode 23 - Freedom


Please come and join the Studentknits Ravelry Group
Don't forget to enter the 200 member pattern giveaway!


Finished Objects:
Preemie Hat - Pattern by Karen Everitt using 2.75mm/ US 2 needles and Sirdar Snuggly 4-ply


Works in progress:
Stalagmite by Cookie A. from Knit.Sock.Love book using Barking Dog Yarns in the Jimmy Buffet colourway - needles to be decided! For Lesley's and Maya's KAL (Moonie Knits)
Spectra by Stephen West, Knit Picks Chroma in Galapagos colourway and Knit Picks Stroll in Ash colourway from Great British Yarns on 3.75mm/US 5 needles
Avery by Melissa LaBarre using Quince & Co. Osprey in the Petal colourway on 6mm/US 10 bamboo circulars

Knitting on the Horizon:
Knitting Excitement:
Elisabeth Sock Pattern gifted to me from Kelly aka Charminglochie - Thank you!!!

June KAL:
Bingo idea, with 9 boxes to fill: a Ho, charity knit, stash slash, monster, new WIP, UFO, finished pair of socks, your choice and cable. Let me know if you like this KAL idea or have any other suggestions.

Podcasts I mentioned:
New podcast: GnomeAcres with Amanda 
Charminglochie podcast

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Episode 22 - I'm back!


April KAL prize drawing and Statistics Sock prize drawings! Winners message me on Ravelry
Please come and join the Studentknits Ravelry Group
Let me know your thoughts about the Bingo KAL, my Milo and Stalagmite socks any comments would be appreciated :-)


Works in progress:
Preemie Hat - Pattern by Karen Everitt using 2.75mm/ US 2 needles
Spectra by Stephen West, Knit Picks Chroma in Galapagos colourway and Knit Picks Stroll in Ash colourway from Great British Yarns on 3.75mm/US 5 needles
Milo by Cookie A. using Fivemoons Luna 4ply in the Ariel colourway - needle size to be decided!
Avery by Melissa LaBarre using Quince & Co. Osprey in the Petal colourway on 6mm/US 10 bamboo circulars
Stalagmite by Cookie A. from Knit.Sock.Love book using Barking Dog Yarns in the Jimmy Buffet colourway - needles to be decided! For Lesley's and Maya's KAL



Knitting on the Horizon:
Hermione's everyday socks by Erica Leuder using Knit Picks Felici in the Goth colourway


Knitting Excitement:
Meadowbrook pattern by Stephen West from Amanda -- THANK YOU!!
**New** Project bag from Cairngorm Bags on Etsy, from Susan who is Kelly aka Charminglochie's Mum!!!Thanks Kelly!!
Into the Whirled April 2012 Club Shipment - 'Serenity'

June KAL:
Bingo idea, with 9 boxes to fill: a Ho, charity knit, stash slash, monster, new WIP, UFO, finished pair of socks, your choice and cable. Let me know if you like this KAL idea or have any other suggestions.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Episode 21 - I swear I'm not taking anything!



I apologise for being so scatty and I'm hoping the shownotes are all there and present :p but if not leave a comment or pm me if there is anything I have forgotten!

Stitchmarker Prize draw and UFO KAL prize draw ~ watch to find out if you won!!!

Finished Objects:
Hermione's everyday socks by Erica Leuder in Knit Picks Felici, Time Traveller's colourway on 2.25mm/US 1 chiagoo needles (2-at-a-time) for the Studentknits Statistics KAL

Works in progress:
Spectra by Stephen West, Knit Picks Chroma in Galapagos colourway and Knit Picks Stroll in Ash colourway from Great British Yarns on 3.75mm/US 5 needles
Vanilla Socks using 2.5mm/US1.5 in Lang Yarns Jawoll Color Jacquard
Farmer McGregor Socks by Alice Yu on 2.25mm/US 1.5 using Zwerger Garn Opal Hundertwasser in colour 2101 - Come and join in: Studentknits Statistics KAL
Tag your projects SKSTATSKAL


April KAL: Anything goes socks and shawl, anything socks or shawls you finish in the month of April will be eligible the chatter thread here


Knitting Fails:
April Showers Cowl for the Knittingden KAL

Knitting Excitement:
Kelly aka Charminglochie is back!!! Check out her video blog! Kelly gifted me Mother Hen and Chicks by Amalia Samios
Gilly aka Scarletowl gifted me Grove by Jared Flood
Knitting bag from Bijouxboutique on Etsy
Colour changing cotton yarn in the summer night III colour way, 480 yds of fingering weight from Wolles Yarn Creations on Etsy
BDY 2012 April Club Shipment - in the Jimmy Buffett colourway
Into the Whirled March 2012 Club Shipment in the Children of time colourway

Knitting on the Horizon:
Something from the Cookie A Knit.Sock.Love book - depending on what wins in the Knitting game with Lesley!

Student Resources:
Watercolours and lace is offering Studentknits viewers 5% for a month!!! Go and check out her shop and take advantage of this great offer!! Podclare1
Please share yarn, fibre you buy or any projects you knit in the Ravelry group so we can all be enabled :p

YummyYarns UK Etsy Shop - Patricia is offering Studentknits viewers the discount code YUMMYPOD for 10% off!!!!
The skein of yarn I showed was:
Hand Dyed Silk Merino Fingering Yarn 
100g skein 70% organic merino 30% silk yarn, 4ply fingering 
yardage approx 330 metres per 100g
Colour - A rose by another name






Thursday, 29 March 2012

Episode 20 - How many did you say???


Let me know what you think about the Mr.McGregor socks!! Rip back or power on?!
Also would you like to extend the Statistics Sock KAL for 2 more weeks?
Remember only 2 more days to enter your projects for the UFO KAL!

Works in progress:
Avery by Melissa LaBarre using Quince & Co. Osprey in the Petal colourway on 6mm/US 10 bamboo circulars
Hermione's everyday socks by Erica Leuder in Knit Picks Felici, Time Traveller's colourway on 2.25mm/US 1 chiagoo needles (2-at-a-time) for the Studentknits Statistics KAL
Spectra by Stephen West, Knit Picks Chroma in Galapagos colourway and Knit Picks Stroll in Ash colourway from Great British Yarns on 3.75mm/US 5 needles

Farmer McGregor Socks by Alice Yu on 2.25mm/US 1.5 using Zwerger Garn Opal Hundertwasser in colour 2101 - Come and join in: Studentknits Statistics KAL
Tag your projects SKSTATSKAL


Knitting Excitement:
Master Knitter Programme
Remember the Stitchmarker giveaway in the Ravelry group hereStitchmarkers in my Etsy Shop Studentknits
Cross stitch thread in the Ravelry group here - for all your cross stitch sharing needs!
Show and tell thread in the Ravelry group here - come and post your WIPs and FOs in the thread so we can all see what you are knitting!
April KAL: Anything goes socks and shawl, anything socks or shawls you finish in the month of April will be eligible the chatter thread here

Podcasts I mentioned:
Knittingden
The Proverbial Knitter
Sassypants

Friday, 23 March 2012

Episode 19 - School's out!!!



Let me know what you thing about the anything goes KAL for April and vote here (at the moment it's a battle between socks and shawls!!!)

Works in progress:
Hermione's everyday socks by Erica Leuder in Knit Picks Felici, Time Traveller's colourway on 2.25mm/US 1 chiagoo needles (2-at-a-time) for the Studentknits Statistics KAL
Spectra by Stephen West, Knit Picks Chroma in Galapagos colourway and Knit Picks Stroll in Ash colourway from Great British Yarns on 3.75mm/US 5 needles

Knitting Excitement and Knitting on the Horizon:
Won a pattern from the Knittingden podcast!! The Min Ulla Scarf by Elinor Brown
Another Iris the Gourmet Monster by Rebecca Danger on the horizon, not sure about yarn choice yet!
Stitchmarkers in my Etsy Shop Studentknits

Student Resources
Countess Ablaze on Etsy and Countess Ablaze on ravelry and here is the link to her website
Lyndsey is giving Studentknits podcast viewers 10% off!! Until March 31st, the code is: KNITMORESTUDYLESS10
Lyndsey sells some yummy yummy yarn!! I showed on today's podcast Lady Katherine Sock yarn in the Northern Lights colourway, its superwash 4-ply, 75% wool and 25% nylon
The shop sells lace weight, sock yarn and DK, there's self striping sock yarn, and some luxury sock yarn in a merino cashmere blend!!!
Check her out and support UK sellers :)

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Episode 18 - Happy Mother's Day


Works in progress:
Hermione's everyday socks by Erica Leuder in Knit Picks Felici, Time Traveller's colourway on 2.25mm/US 1 chiagoo needles (2-at-a-time) for the Studentknits Statistics KAL
Spectra by Stephen West, Knit Picks Chroma in Galapagos colourway and Knit Picks Stroll in Ash colourway from Great British Yarns on 3.75mm/US 5 needles
Tapestry Cowl by MintyFresh using Debbie Bliss Rialto 4-ply using 3.75mm/US 5 needles for the UFO KAL here!!

Knitting Excitement and Knitting on the Horizon:
April Showers Cowl by Meg Strong for the Knittingden April KAL with Rowan fine lace in SH922 in the Cobweb colour way
Egg Cosy from Mollie Makes magazine in Debbie Bliss Rialto 4-ply
Stitchmarkers in my Etsy Shop Studentknits

Cross Stitch:
Mini Venice Bridge by Michael Powell

Podcasts I mention:
Sockbunny Knit and Fit 
Knitabulls
Knittingden

Friday, 9 March 2012

Episode 17 - Bananas in PJs


Come along and say hi in the Studentknits Ravelry group! Let me know what you think of my stitch markers :-)


Finished Objects:
Vanilla socks for Jacquie for the Sockbunny Knit and Fit Podcast Charity Sock KAL using Regia 4-ply Design line Kaffe Fassett on 2.5mm/US 2 circular needle (2-at-a-time) the book I am using is 2-at-a-time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes
Iris the Gourmet Monster by Rebecca Danger for the Charminglochie Toy KAL using Knit Picks Stroll Multi in Diving Board from Great British Yarns and 2.25mm/US 1 needles

Statistics Sock KAL:
Come and join in: Studentknits Statistics KAL
Tag your projects SKSTATSKAL
If you want to join me on the UFO drive come chat and show progress in the group thread here!!


Works in progress:
Hermione's everyday socks by Erica Leuder in Knit Picks Felici, Time Traveller's colourway on 2.25mm/US 1 chiagoo needles (2-at-a-time) for the Studentknits Statistics KAL
Romantic Entanglement Socks by Cynthia Levy using Juno Fibre Arts Buffy in the Glow colourway on 2.75mm/US 2 (See last weeks episode for Juno Fibre Arts review and code!)
Spectra by Stephen West, Knit Picks Chroma in Galapagos colourway and Knit Picks Stroll in Ash colourway from Great British Yarns on 3.75mm/US 5 needles
Tapestry Cowl by MintyFresh using Debbie Bliss Rialto 4-ply using 3.75mm/US 5 needles for the UFO KAL here!!

Knitting Excitement:
Two skeins of sock yarn from Spinningfates: 'Elementary Dr. Watson' and 'Space Cadet' both in the Toula base
Stitch Markers from Kelly from fripperies& bibelots on Etsy
200 Fair Isle Designs by Mary Jane Mucklestone

*New Section - Student Resources:*
Watercolours and lace Etsy shop
Watercolours and lace is offering Studentknits viewers 5% for a month!!! Go and check out her shop and take advantage of this great offer!!
Please share yarn, fibre you buy or any projects you knit in the Ravelry group so we can all be enabled :p

Beading:
Let me know what you thought of the stitchmakers...will put them in my shop next week!

Podcasts I mention:
Sockbunny Knit and Fit 
CharmingLochie
Knit1hearttoo

Friday, 24 February 2012

Episode 16 - Stockinette Queen


Works in progress:
Vanilla socks for Jacquie for the Sockbunny Knit and Fit Podcast Charity Sock KAL using Regia 4-ply Design line Kaffe Fassett on 2.5mm/US 2 circular needle (2-at-a-time) the book I am using is 2-at-a-time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes
Iris the Gourmet Monster by Rebecca Danger for the Charminglochie Toy KAL using Knit Picks Stroll Multi in Diving Board from Great British Yarns and 2.25mm/US 1 needles
Spectra by Stephen West, Knit Picks Chroma in Gaoloies colourway and Knit Picks Stroll in Ash colourway from Great British Yarns on 3.75mm/US 5 needles

If you want to join me on the UFO drive come chat and show progress in the group thread here!!

Statistics Sock KAL:
Farmer McGregor Socks by Alice Yu on 2.25mm/US 1.5 using Zwerger Garn Opal Hundertwasser in colour 2101
Come and join in: Studentknits Statistics KAL
Tag your projects SKSTATSKAL


Knitting Excitement:
Into the Whirled February Club - Mercy Hartigan in the Ulundi Sock 
Knit Picks Stroll Multi in Aloha from Great British Yarns
Blue Moon Fibre Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight in the Flowerpower colourway from a Ravelry destash

Knitting on the Horizon:
Romantic Entanglement Socks by Cynthia Levy for the SKA March Challenge

*New Section - Student Resources:*
Juno Fibre Arts, I showed Buffy in the 'Glow' colourway, 100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester
She has some gorgeous hand dyed yarns in a range of weights and blends
Lots of sock yarn which is fab news for all us sock knitters!!
Her Ravelry group here and blog here
JunoFibreArts is offering Studentknits viewers 5% for a month!!! Go and check out her shop and take advantage of this great offer!!
Please share yarn, fibre you buy or any projects you knit in the Ravelry group so we can all be enabled :p

Designer Knitting Magazine, up-to-date fashion and great articles!

Podcasts I mention:
Sockbunny Knit and Fit 
CharmingLochie
Knit1hearttoo

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Episode 15 - More socks you say?


Works in progress:
Vanilla socks for Jacquie for the Sockbunny Knit and Fit Podcast Charity Sock KAL using Regia 4-ply Design line Kaffe Fassett on 2.5mm/US 2 circular needle (2-at-a-time) the book I am using is 2-at-a-time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes
Karee by Susanne Reese using Knit Picks Stroll in Burgundy and Regia 4-ply silk on 2.5mm/US 2

If you want to join me on the UFO drive come chat and show progress in the group thread here!!
Vanilla socks using Lang Yarns Jawoll Colour Jacquard on 2.5mm/US 2 dpns, also for the Sockbunny knit and fit charity sock KAL

Statistics Sock KAL:
Farmer McGregor Socks by Alice Yu on 2.25mm/US 1.5 using Zwerger Garn Opal Hundertwasser in colour 2101
Come and join in: Studentknits Statistics KAL
Tag your projects SKSTATSKAL


Knitting Excitement:
Archimedes Socks by Verybusymonkey from knittynatterzena
Spectra by Stephen West, Knit Picks Chroma in Gaoloies colourway and Knit Picks Stroll in Ash colourway from Great British Yarns
Prize yarn for SKA December, from Decadently Divine, Decadently Divine Sock F4 in Blue Steel

Knitting on the Horizon:
Sugar Maple socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes

*New Section - Student Resources:*
ButterflyBushYarns on Etsy, gorgeous yarn and fantastic customer service!
I bought Handpainted Sock Yarn in the Disco Brights colourway
Forgot to say the DK yarn would be so awesome for monsters!!
Handpainted sock yarn and roving, knitting pouches.
Will custom dye for yarn or roving
Discount code for 10% off anything in her shop: Student10
Her blog: The Butterfly Bush Diaries

Beading:
Atlantis Bracelet by Hannah Rosner from her Etsy shop  using Miyuki seed beads from The Southampton Bead Shop

Podcasts I mention:
Sockbunny Knit and Fit 
CharmingLochie
Knit1hearttoo

Monday, 13 February 2012

Episode 14 - New Tech


Thank you to paletpc sorry for not remembering! Froggymonkey, Sillyfry and Charminglochie for my gifted patterns!!! :-)


Finished Objects!
Preemie Hats - Pattern by Karen Everitt using 2.75mm/ US 2 needles using Opal sock yarn for the Lisa Stars charity
Tadpoles by Jenna Swanson on size 2.75mm/US 2 circular needles using Madelinetosh in Fjord colourway for the UFO KAL! If you want to join me on the UFO drive come chat and show progress in the group thread here!!

Works in progress:
Vanilla socks for Jacquie for the Sockbunny Knit and Fit Podcast Charity Sock KAL using Regia 4-ply Design line Kaffe Fassett on 2.5mm/US 2 circular needle (2-at-a-time) the book I am using is 2-at-a-time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes
Iris the Gourmet Monster by Rebecca Danger for the Charminglochie Toy KAL

Avery by Melissa LaBarre using Quince & Co. Osprey in the Petal colourway on 6mm/US 10 bamboo circulars
Mae Finch by Heather Zoppetti using Socktopus Sokkusu Original in the Winter Sky Colourway on 2.25mm/US 1 circular needles for the Dramaticknits podcast KAL

Statistics Sock KAL:
Farmer McGregor Socks by Alice Yu on 2.25mm/US 1.5 using Zwerger Garn Opal Hundertwasser in colour 2101 (The rainbow socks I mentioned)
Studentknits Statistics KAL


Knitting Excitement:
No More Tears sock pattern by Erin Walsh from Mommy Needs Yarn for Autism Speaks
Doppelganger Socks by Verybusymonkey
Manhatten Socks by Lisa Dykstra
Ginger Socks by Verybusymonkey
Sock Yarn Club shipment in Achilles from Barking Dog Yarns
Luna 4-ply in the Ariel colourway from Fivemoons
Luna Falkland 4-ply in the Faraway Tree colourway from Fivemoons

Knitting on the Horizon:
Ampersand by Kirsten Kapur using Knit Picks Felici  in the Time Traveller's
Karee by Susanne Reese using Knit Picks Stroll in Burgundy and Regia 4-ply silk
Spectra by Stephen West going to use Knit Picks Chroma in Gaoloies colourway and Knit Picks Stroll in Ash colourway - gifted  by

Beading:
Poppy Needlecase Kit from The Spellbound Bead Company

Podcasts I mention:
Sockbunny Knit and Fit 
CharmingLochie
Dramaticknits

Monday, 6 February 2012

Episode 13 - Socktopia




***Thank you so much to everyone for birthday wishes, mentions and gifted patterns!!!***

PS. I'm rubbish I really need to check which episode I am on before I go shouting about the wrong episode number!!

Week in review:
Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall
Muji where I got my knitting storage trolley thing and some other bits
Cath Kidston knitting bag and the magnetic kitchen notes from Richard's family
Crazy Stupid Love really good film!!
Cafe Pacifico was the name of the lush Mexican restaurant


Works in progress:
Vanilla socks for Jacquie for the Sockbunny Knit and Fit Podcast Charity Sock KAL using Regia 4-ply Design line Kaffe Fassett on 2.5mm/US 2 circular needle (2-at-a-time) the book I am using is 2-at-a-time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes

UFO progress:
Tadpoles by Jenna Swanson on size 2.75mm/US 2 circular needles using Madelinetosh in Fjord colourway
If you want to join me on the UFO drive come chat and show progress in the group thread here!!

Statistics Sock KAL:
Farmer McGregor Socks by Alice Yu on 2.25mm/US 1.5 using Zwerger Garn Opal Hundertwasser in colour 2101 (The rainbow socks I mentioned)
Studentknits Statistics KAL


Knitting Excitement:
Knit Picks Felici  in the Time Traveller's and Goth colourway from Great British Yarns
Knit Picks Stroll in Agate Heather, Burgundy and Dusk from Great British Yarns
Knit Picks Stroll Multi in Diving Board from Great British Yarns
Lollipop Yarn in the I'm Your Huckleberry colourway
Sock Yarn from Wildhare Fiber Studio in the Impression colourway
Doctor Who Project bag from Nicsknots on Etsy

Knitting Fails :(
Aquaphobia Socks by Crystal Flanagan 
Iris the Gourmet Monster by Rebecca Danger for the Charminglochie Toy KAL

Beading
Poppy Needlecase Kit from The Spellbound Bead Company

Podcasts I mention:
Sockbunny Knit and Fit 
CharmingLochie

Friday, 27 January 2012

Episode 12 - Too much sugar


Finished Objects:
Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Leuder using Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn (Colour 20) on 2.25mm/US 1 circular needles for the SKA ravelry group January challenge, hanging out in my Knitting Words Project bag by Nicsknots on Etsy

Works in Progress:
Avery by Melissa LaBarre using Quince & Co. Osprey in the Petal colourway on 6mm/US 10 bamboo circulars
Mae Finch by Heather Zoppetti using Socktopus Sokkusu Original in the Winter Sky Colourway on 2.25mm/US 1 circular needles for the Dramaticknits podcast KAL
Tidepool Spiral Shawl by Wendy D. Johnson using Wendy Happy 4-ply in the Fjord colourway on 3.25mm/US3 For the  Willowfairyknits  podcast KAL
Preemie Hats - Pattern by Karen Everitt using 2.75mm/ US 2 needles using Opal sock yarn for the Lisa Stars charity

UFO progress:
Tadpoles by Jenna Swanson on size 2.75mm/US 2 circular needles using Madelinetosh in Fjord colourway
Going to frog the Zelda Man Socks: November Mystery Sock (Movember) for SKA by Deb Barnhill using size 1 US/2.25mm dpns with Lana Grossa Meilenweit Solo
Tutorial for learning Kitchener stitch off by heart is on the Moonie Knits podcast
If you want to join me on the UFO drive come chat and show progress in the group thread here!!

Knitting on the Horizon:
**Boxi by Regina Satta gifted by Taschenmaedchen THANKYOU!!**
Aquaphobia Socks by Crystal Flanagan for the SKA February Challenge
Iris the Gourmet Monster by Rebecca Danger for the Charminglochie Toy KAL
No More Tears sock pattern by Erin Walsh from Mommy Needs Yarn for Autism Speaks
Studentknits Statistics KAL

Excitement:
Melanie Porter's bespoke knit furniture
Karrie of Knitpurlgurl
Carolyn of Girlfriend's Knitting
Suzanne of Lavender Bear's Tea time
Rebecca of Wexford Knits
UK stockists of Knitpicks Yarn: Great British Yarns

If anyone is interested in  reading more about Alan Turing and the apple logo or cognitive psychology more here's the wikipedia link 

Don't forget to enter the prize draws for the pattern giveaways in the group!!!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Episode 11 - Mum to the rescue




Week in Review:
David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts

Works in Progress:
Avery by Melissa LaBarre using Quince & Co. Osprey in the Petal colourway on 6mm/US 10 bamboo circulars
Mae Finch by Heather Zoppetti using Socktopus Sokkusu Original in the Winter Sky Colourway on 2.25mm/US 1 circular needles for the Dramaticknits podcast KAL
Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Leuder using Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn (Colour 20) on 2.25mm/US 1 circular needles for the SKA ravelry group January challenge, hanging out in my Knitting Words Project bag by Nicsknots on Etsy
Preemie Hats - Pattern by Karen Everitt using 2.75mm/ US 2 needles using Opal sock yarn for the Lisa Stars charity
Tidepool Spiral Shawl by Wendy D. Johnson using Wendy Happy 4-ply in the Fjord colourway on 3.25mm/US3 For the  Willowfairyknits  podcast KAL

Knitting on the Horizon:
Cladonia Shawl by Kirsten Kapur using Patricia Roberts Angora
Baby Hats for the 'CURE' charity, information here and the Ravelry group here , to enter in the Willowfairyknits podcast charity thread
Studentknits Statistics Sock KAL coming soon!
12 socks in 2012 Ravelry Group - Little Minx Socks by Karen Scott

UFO progress:
Tadpoles by Jenna Swanson on size 2.75mm/US 2 circular needles using Madelinetosh in Fjord colourway
If you want to join me on the UFO drive come chat and show progress in the group thread here!!


Book Review:
Socktopus by Alice Yu
Socktopus Book KAL group on Ravelry

Excitement:
Wendy Happy 4-ply in the Cinders colourway
Knitpro Nova Metal needles in sizes 2mm and 2.75mm from Get knitted
Project Bags from Little Birds Boutique on Etsy
Into the Whirled January 2012 Yarn Club - Snow Angels with an Ood, the Manchester Sock base
Shepherd DK in the Three Ewes colourway from Three Ewes Twisted in Fibre - Will be a giveaway at some point!

Beading:
Beaded Bangle designed by Heather Collin, Etsy shop using Miyuki seed beads in sizes 11 and 8 in two colours with some 3mm fire polish faceted beads from GJBeads

Podcasts I mentioned:

Friday, 13 January 2012

Episode 10 - UFO drive!




I said episode 7 on the podcast but I mean't 10!!!


Works in Progress:
Avery by Melissa LaBarre using Quince & Co. Osprey in the Petal colourway on 6mm/US 10 bamboo circulars
Mae Finch by Heather Zoppetti using Socktopus Sokkusu Original in the Winter Sky Colourway on 2.25mm/US 1 circular needles for the Dramaticknits podcast KAL
Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Leuder using Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn (Colour 20) on 2.25mm/US 1 circular needles for the SKA ravelry group January challenge, hanging out in my Knitting Words Project bag by Nicsknots on Etsy
Preemie Hats - Pattern by Karen Everitt using 2.75mm/ US 2 needles using Opal sock yarn for the Lisa Stars charity


UFO progress:
A Roll in the Hay by Gina House using Regia Silk 4-ply on 2.5mm/US 1.5 circular needles
If you want to join me on the UFO drive come chat and show progress in the group thread here!!


Book Review:
The Joy of Sox by Linda Kopp


Excitement:
Stitch Saver from 5elementknitr on Etsy


Knitting on the Horizon:
Harika Socks by Stephanie Van der Linden
Cladonia Shawl by Kirsten Kapur
Tidepool Spiral Shawl by Wendy D. Johnson still! For the  Willowfairyknits  podcast KAL


Beading:
Encrusted Bracelet by Jill Thomas from GJ Beads using size 11 and 8 Miyuki seed beads


Podcasts I mentioned:

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Episode 9 - Back to Reality


Works in Progress:
Mae Finch by Heather Zoppetti using Socktopus Sokkusu Original in the Winter Sky Colourway on 2.25mm/US 1 circular needles for the Dramaticknits podcast KAL
Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Leuder using Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn (Colour 20) on 2.25mm/US 1 circular needles for the SKA ravelry group January challenge

Knitting on the Horizon:
**Two gifted patterns from Tina - thank you so much!!**
Romantic Entanglement Socks by Cynthia Levy
Iris the Gourmet Monster by Rebecca Danger
Possibly two more cast-ons for SKA January the patterns were:
Grass Ripples by Laura Jenkins
Swedish Fish Socks by Spillyjane Knits
Preemie Hats - Pattern by Karen Everitt using 2.75mm/ US 2 needles using Opal sock yarn for the Lisa Stars charity

New Year Pattern Giveaway and December KAL giveaway...watch to find out the winners!

Excitement:
Knitting Words Project bag by Nicsknots on Etsy


Podcasts I mentioned: