Find me online as @owlaboutyarn on Instagram and Twitter, at http://www.owlaboutyarn.com or http://owlaboutyarn.etsy.com to see what I sell or in the Owl About Yarn Ravelry group for chat. I also mentioned the Knit-Tea Retreat – our podcast can be found on YouTube or via our website at theknittearetreat.wordpress.com. You can find details of our KAL in our Ravelry group (http:// http://www.ravelry.com/groups/the-knit-tea-retreat) and we’d love it if you came and joined in! West Wales Wool Show can be found at http://westwaleswoolshow.weebly.com as well as on social media, and I was at the Plas Hyfryd Hotel in Narberth, Pembrokeshire. http://www.PlasHyfrydHotel.com
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Project bag update in the shop last Thursday – still some cute bags left.
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!
Spinning – Wingham Wool Works merino (106 yds nply) and Sara’s Texture Crafts merino batts (365 yds 2ply)
Sewing – Erin’s Nativity costume.
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
This episode sees me and the clan travelling to Toft Alpaca’s open day. I talk about the Instagram giveaway winner, the current KAL in the Ravelry group and the possibility of a new KAL. I talk about upcoming events including the West Wales Wool Show on the 8th October in Pembrokeshire, the Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza hosted by CC and Dami Almon and Sam Boggia which will be in Farnham, Surrey in November, the Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March and Wonderwool Wales in April!
Fork in the Road Socks by Lara Neel
Froot Loop Socks by Kristi Gelaci
Erin’s watermelon print dress
Odds and ends
Congratulations to hbu82 on winning 1st prize at the Pembrokeshire County Show with socks knitted from my yarn!
Planning a new KAL for the autumn. Any preferences?
New podcast is up, shownotes will follow (as ever!) eventually!
Thank you to all of you who left a comment after the last podcast to let Erin know who you were and where you were watching – it made her very happy!
Also, thank you to everyone who has entered my Instagram 1000 follower contest. It’s very gratifying that so many of you would like to win something that I have made!
Zigzagular Socks by Susie White, yarn is Lana Grossa Meilenweit Motion and I’m using 2mm needles.
Undercover Otter rolags are on my spinning wheel at the moment.
Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia-Rose Jeanes. Yarn is Regia Zoofari and I used my 2mm hiya hiya sharps fixed circular needles.
Night Owl Mittens by Jorid Linvik (pattern gifted to me by Purplesnowdrop Marie). I used Laal Bear BFL yarn and my own navy merino, and I think 2.5mm needles.
Ellie’s hat based on the Elephant Sanctuary pattern by Gabrielle Danskknit. Yarn was John Arbon Knit by Numbers DK.
Spinning – Grown Up Girl merino.
Bugle the baby elephant by Susan Claudino
Elephant Blanket by Rebecca Lennoxtown
Fondant Fibre harlequin bites for spinning
Keeping track of yarn and fibre used up this year. January totals – 1246 yards of yarn knitted up and 162 of fibre spun.
Knitting lots of socks but not repeating a pattern this year.
Works in Progress
Sock yarn blanket (free pattern on Ravelry by Shelley Kang)
Hitofude Cardigan, knitted in handspun yarn. (Pattern available via Ravelry, by Hiroko Fukatsu)
I made a dress for Erin
And lots of bags!
And finally – last few days!