Thursday, 29 May 2014

Episode 4 - Yarn Haul!

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Show Notes
Recorded on Wednesday, 28th May 2014

The Project Bag

Pattern: Divergent Socks by Charlotte Dunning (pattern in progress, will be released in June)
For: Me!
Cast on: May 26th
Needles: 2.75mm & 2.5mm DPNs

Free Needles

For: Mum
C.O: May 12th
B.O: May 25th
Needles: 2.5mm & 2.75mm DPNs
Yarn: Stylecraft Life 4ply in Aqua

For: Me!
C.O: 21st August 2013
B.O: 25th May 2014
Needles: 2.25mm DPNs
Yarn: Stylecraft Life 4ply in Zing!

The Shopping Trolley

  • 1 set of 2.5mm Pony Aluminium DPNs



We are hosting a giveaway! All the information on how to enter plus terms and conditions are available here

We are going to host our first ever KAL, but we're not sure what to make. If you want to take part in the discussion, head over to this thread.

Thank you for listening to the podcast. If you enjoy it, why not join our Ravelry group? If you join, you can chat with me and others about each episode, as well as taking part in KALs and giveaways. Plus plenty of chat and giggles! We'd love to see you there.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Episode 3 - I'm Baaack


Show Notes

Recorded on Monday, 19th May 2014


Information about M.E
Information about Fibromyalgia

The Project Bag

Project: Lilo's Blanket
For: My dog, Lilo
Yarn: Sock scraps from my stash (try saying that 3x fast!)
Notes: This project was inspired by Tami's version!

Project: Nelumbo
For: Me...? (who knows!)
Notes: Really enjoying this, although it will take a while to finish!

Free Needles

For: Mum
Notes: Really loving this toe-up pattern, can't wait to knit more socks like this! ~ Sock Knitter's Anonymous 

Project: Regina
For: Me!
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in Camel & Magenta
Notes: Loved this unique construction and the final result.

Project: Baby Regina
For: Baby Penny
Yarn: Peter Pan DK by Wendy in White & Purple

Project: Emanelle
For: Me!
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in Camel
Notes: Made this to match my Regina hat!

Shopping Trolley

All Ears

Divergent (series) by Veronica Roth: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Rock & Purl Podcast

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Episode 2: Can I Bee This Crazy?!

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Show Notes

      Recorded on Tuesday, 3rd September 2013

The Project Bag

I mentioned my Zesty Polly Jeans, which unfortunately I have made no progress on...

I cast on a new project - yay! I'm now working on:

Project: Stitch Dictionary Blanket
Pattern: Using different stitches from my book, 400 Knitting Stitches by Potter Craft.
For: My Mum! She's going to have this instead of the Crocheted Hexagon blanket.
Yarn: James C. Brett Marble DK in several colourways, currently I am only using MT19.

I have made some progress on my

Project: Beekeeper's Quilt
Pattern: The Beekeeper's Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits
For: Me :D
Yarn: Lots of 4ply leftovers from my stash!

The Hexipuff Chart thread on the Tiny Owl Knits Ravelry Group.
Duplicate Stitch Tutorial

I'm taking part in a KAL - how exciting <3 Come on and join us over at the Stitched Together Designs group on Ravelry, and take part in the Crafting Library KAL!

Project: Dizzy the Desk Monster
Pattern: Harold the Houseplant Monster from The Book of Knitted Monsters by Rebecca Danger
For: My sister Tazz
Yarn: James C. Brett Top Value DK in Turquoise

Tami's Amis & Other Creations, and her indie dyeing buisness, Candy Skein.

In Podcasters We Trust

Stephanie and Lakshmi run a lovely video podcast called Intertwined Stitches. They, like me, are new to the podcasting game, so please go check them out and support them!

Chrissy is a British pattern designer, blogger and now podcaster! She runs a high quality audio podcast called Stitched Together's Podcast. You'll learn so much from listening, and she'll also get you addicted to new crafts if you're not careful ;D

Steph and Stacie run an awesome video podcast called Must Stash Podcast. These guys will not only get you excited about crafts, but they also hold knit-a-longs and give-aways every week. I know you'll love these girlies as much as I do!

If you have a podcast you'd like to recommend to me (especially if it is your own, I'd love to support you!) please let me know in the ravelry thread over at my group, or, you can email me on

The Shopping Trolley

(more information on Hypermobility Syndrome and joint sublexation)

(more information on Jehovah's Witness beliefs)

I got given a set of Knit Pro Trendz Deluxe Interchangeable Needle Set ---- squuuuueeeeeeeeeee!!


My sweet friend Kathy bought me some yarn! She got me:



I'm making a hat for my friend Jack! I've decided to use the pattern My Jayne Hat by Erika Barcott

I'm going to make a wallet for my friend J.P, using the pattern Sock Yarn Wallet by Heather C. Keiser.
I'm also going to make him Doliner by Stephen West and the hat Barley by Tin Can Knits.
For the two latter projects I'm going to be using Red Heart Soft in Light Blue

Window Shopping

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich 4ply yarn by Candy Skein

Check out our new Ravelry Group: An Accidental Knitter

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Episode One: Whose Waffling?

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(iTunes are currently reviewing the podcast, and I should receive the green light within the next 24 hours. I'll update this post with the link to iTunes ASAP)

Show Notes

- I introduce myself to the podcasting world!

- I explain a few of the different segments that you'll find on this weeks, and future, episodes of this podcast.

In the Project Bag

The only project I have been working on for the past week is my:

 Project: Zesty Polly Jeans!
Pattern: Polly Jean by MJ Kim 
Yarn: Stylecraft Life 4ply in Zing!
Made for: Me!

I talk about the reincarnation of Mum's:

Pattern: Hexagon How-to by Lucy of Attic 24
Yarn: James C. Brett Top Value DK in Royal Blue, 8432 and Turquoise
King Cole Big Value DK in Kingfisher, 296 and Ocean
Made for: My Mum

Free Needles

Pattern: 8 Stitches per Inch by Ann Budd
For: Meeee!

Project: Katniss Socks
Pattern: Katniss Socks by Rose Hiver
For: My best friend, Abby

No Strings Attached

Sarang by Natalia Vasilieva 

Uphill by Caitlin Ffrench 


Sirdar Country Style 4ply in 0541
Julissa by Vanessa Smith


Charity knitters banned from their local library


Innocent Drinks launch their Big Knit campaign