Episode 30 – Light on the knitting, heavy on the waffle!

Workings – Milk Stout cardigan, pattern by Thea Colman (paid for pattern on Ravelry). My own hand dyed merino aran yarn, colourway Plum Duff. 3.5mm knit pro zing needles.

Loving

  • Blacker yarn for the #blackerpodkal hosted by Blacker Yarns and Louise from Knit British podcast
  • Wool Tribe magazine
  • Tyddyn Bryn podcast by my bkff Ellie
  • Moneta-along, which Zoe from Pins and Needles podcast brought to my attention

Out and About

  • Edinburgh Yarn Festival podcast lounge 10/11 March
  • Wonderwool Wales 22/23 April
  • Yarningham 15/16 July

Shop Update

All Blue Faced Leicester aran this week – a new base and weight for my shop. Eight colourways, update goes live at 7pm GMT

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Episode 29 – Bright and Sunny!

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Question: are you a loose knitter or a tight knitter??

Workings

Monkey socks by Cookie A – available free on knitty.com

Milk Stout cardigan by Thea Colman – paid for pattern on Ravelry.

Petal Dress by Felicity Patterns (pattern available at https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/128630976/sewing-pattern-petal-reversible-dress)

Loving

Pin badge – madness hamsters
New pictures – Rhiannon Roberts ( http://www.rhiannonart.co.uk)
– Amy’s Not Dead Yet ( https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/amysnotdeadyet?ref=s2-header-shopname)

Shop news – update tonight at 7pm, http://owlaboutyarn.etsy.com – it’s all about the project bags!

Consistency!


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Finishings

Baable hat, knit in John Arbon Knit by Numbers 
Deco Mug Mat knit in Laal Bear 4ply and undyed 4ply

Workings

Milk Stout cardigan by Thea Colman, knitted on 3.5mm needles in my own hand dyed aran merino (colourway Plum Duff, in case you’re interested!)

Aran weight mitred square blanket

Monkey Socks by Cookie A knitted on 2mm needles in a yarn I think MariaSamira gifted to me?

KALs you might like to try

Pins and Needles Newfangled KAL hosted by BFG in her Ravelry group – until the end of February.

Louise Tilbrook Brioche Challenge – just this month

Carolien Kralalien of Colourful Creativity’s Colourful Brioche KAL – until the end of March

Katie MissLavelli of Inside no.23 has a year long Harry Potter KAL – just my sort of thing!

CC javapurl and Dami damisdoodles of Geeky Girls Knit podcast have the Winter Wonderland KAL until the end of February.

Vlog of walk in Cardiff Bay

Episode 27 – Feeling Festive!

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Happenings

I’ve been accepted to exhibit at Wonderwool Wales again next year!! Will you be there? 22/23 April 2017 in Llanelwedd Wells.

Workings

Baable hat by Donna Smith, knitted in John Arbon Knit by Numbers DK.
Spinning – Wingham Wool Work merino silk blend.

Finishings

Plain beanie hat 
Treacle Shawl by Joeli Kelly (www.joelicreates.com), yarn from http://www.sarastexturecrafts.com and also my own merino dk.

Loving

Lots of gifts! 
Trip to Somerset

Remnants

I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for all your support this year, both in my shop and on all the social media platforms. I wish for you all a very merry Christmas and a peaceful, optimistic and happy new year for 2017! 

Episode 26 – December Already?

Happenings

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Project bag update in the shop last Thursday – still some cute bags left.

Workings

Tallulah(ish) by Sarah Ronchetti in cheap squeaky acrylic. 3.75mm needles. Embellished with Heart to Heart socks lace pattern by Tash at Quirky Hand Knits.

Treacle by Joeli Creates. 5mm knit pro nova needles, yarn by Sara’s Texture Crafts (Donegal DK – “Teal Story” and Sparkle DK – “Ilfracombe”) and me (Merino DK – “Aloof”). This is going to be such a cosy shawl when it’s finished!

Finishings

Spinning – Wingham Wool Works merino (106 yds nply) and Sara’s Texture Crafts merino batts (365 yds 2ply)

Sewing – Erin’s Nativity costume.

Loving

Trip to Penarth to Sew Lovely (www.sewlovelypenarth.co.uk) and I bought some blue corduroy.

New books – increase and decrease book and cast on and bind off book. Like stitch dictionaries but specialised.

Clara Parkes – Knitlandia

Remnants – Christmas prep 

A new newsletter!

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Episode 25 – Bursting With Ideas!

Happenings

Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza

Shout out to CC, Dami and Sam for organising the retreat, and to Joeli and Tara for the workshops I did, both that weekend and in Manchester the next weekend!

Lovely to see Sara, Sylvie, Rachel and Alli again.

Elevate Your Business workshops with Joeli and Tara, I came away brimming over with ideas!! I’ve got my domain name registered so my website www.owlaboutyarn.com is currently in the works!

You can find Tara at www.taraswiger.com and Joeli at www.joelicreates.com.

What I’m wearing – Velvet Morning Cardigan from Knitty.com.

Workings

Tallulah(ish) by Sarah Ronchetti in cheap squeaky acrylic. 3.75mm needles. Embellished with Heart to Heart socks lace pattern by Tash at Quirky Hand Knits.

Cable Braid Headband (free pattern on Ravelry).
My own merino/nylon blend in the “Pollocks” colourway, on 2.5mm needles.

Treacle by Joeli Creates. 5mm needles, yarn by Sara’s Texture Crafts (Donegal DK – “Teal Story” and Sparkle DK – “Ilfracombe”) and me (Merino DK – “Aloof”). Loving this knit!

Loving
Goodies from the Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza including freebies from Little Grey Girl, Kralalien, CC, Knit Run Dig, Sara’s Texture Crafts, Jan B Smiley, Kettle Yarn Co.

Prizes – Pom Pom “Take Heart” book, sock pattern from Tash at Quirky Hand Knits and an embroidered bag made by Sam from Knit Run Dig.

Stitch markers gifted to me by Ann Tudor – pink and black sheep!

CC’s Coffee with CC book was a swap for a Winnie the Pooh project bag – we were both happy!

2 skeins of DK yarn from Sara’s Texture Crafts – the ones I’m using in my Treacle shawl. And a braid of merino fibre from Porpoise Fur.

Remnants
Excited about going to Edinburgh Yarn Festival – that will be an ongoing theme over the next few months I’m afraid! And also there will be a few shop updates in the next month, just so long as it gets light enough to take some pictures!