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: