Podcast 10: Julia

Show notes for Podcast 10

Travelling yarn box on South African Swap group

Yarn I took from the box:

Hartlam: Calvinia Sock base 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon in the Lilies for my Love colourway
which is the same yarn as I used for my PHG sock Knit along from last episode

The green yarn Caleb wanted was
Knitwitches: Cash-anova supersoft sock 80% Merino 10% Cashmere 10% Nylon in Green Garlands colourway.

Yarn from Uk via our yarn mule Liam:

Trailing clouds: Weight: 100g , Metreage: 425m (464 yards), Fibre content: 75% British Bluefaced Leicester wool, 25% nylon in Mind the gap and Primay/ Secondary colourways.

I want to try The Fish Lips Kiss Heel

Ripples Crafts 55% Bluefaced Leicester and 45% Silk. Each skein contains approximately 400m. Colourway Assynt Storm 02

Fabric was from Plush Addict and I want to use it to make The Sew Together bag

Julia and I met at I Love my Laundry in Bree street Cape Town

Julia was knitting : My Son’s Hero

WIPs
Tarsi Grande by Clare Devine from her sock Anatomy book in Elle sock wool 80% wool 20% nylon for Caleb

Barry Hat for my Alexander Technique Teacher in Nurturing Fibres Supertwist DK in Plum Pudding and Red Lantern

Little Yellow Duck for the organ and blood donation awareness campaign using Quack Quack Duck Pattern

Lush Cardigan which is doing a touring KAL more details on Shinybees group also in Nurturing Fibres Supertwist DK this time in the Tangerine colourway.

Buttons: Incomparable Buttons

Orange colour meaning

Finished Objects

All Day Beret
In Elle Bamboo the Reeds colourway

Reminder of the sock KAL ending 17 September 2014

Prizes

- Sock Anatomy by Clare Devine now with Adult sizes Tarsi-Grande and Brevis-Grande

- Jessemaebee donated Frolicking Feet in the Mandarin and Lime colourway
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- custom dye of the yarn I knitted Jacaranda socks in ( was called Man Sock) from Nurturing Fibres

- Incomparable buttons

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Thanks for watching
Happy Knitting until next time

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Podcast 9: Meet The Geek

The Geek said I looked like Liewie Keksie
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Goodie Bag from Blog Meetup
* A Ring To It (@aringtoit on Twitter and Instagram) – 20% off vouchers
* Tribe Coffee (@tribe_coffee on Twitter) – Box of coffee beans and filter coffee
* My Smart Kid (@mysmartkid of Twitter or #mysmartkid) – Cute little felt owl
* Grootbos (@grootbos on Twitter) – Pot of honey
* Saszli Chocolates (@saszlichocolat on Twitter and @saszliachocolates on Instagram) – The yummiest chocolate truffles.
*Tip Top Nails (@TipTopNailsSA) – 2 nail polishes
* Heart And Home (@Heart_and_Home on Twitter) – Either party straws, paper garlands or pretty serviettes
* Lucky Brand – 20% off voucher at Edgars V&A Waterfront or Canal Walk
* Optiphi – (@optiphi on Twitter) – A range of different skin care products
* John Frieda – (@johnfriedasa on Twitter) – Full Repair Hair Treatment
* Romeo Foxtrot – (@romeofoxtrotdesigns on Instagram) – Bracelet in various designs.
* Coeval Contemporary Jewellery (coeval_ZA on Twitter) – The niftiest little handbag clip
* Wakaberry – (@wakaberry on Twitter) – iphone 5 covers
* Revlon (@revlonSA) – Mascara and lipstick
* The Galileo Open Air Theatre (@galileo_cinema on Twitter) – Tickets for 2 (including blankets and chairs).
* Macaroon (@macaroonm on Twitter) – 10% off on orders via their website
* Thyme Spa (@thymespacape onTwitter) – Vouchers for spa treatments

Lucky Draw Prize

* Zana Tote. which I love and is already in use – (@zanaproducts on Instagram) www.zanaproducts.co.za They have very cute zipped bag that would make perfect notions bags.

Sock KAL on Pink Hair Girl Designs group on Ravelry

Prizes

- Sock Anatomy by Clare Devine now with Adult sizes Tarsi-Grande and Brevis-Grande

- Jessemaebee donated Frolicking Feet in the Mandarin and Lime colourway
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- Incomparable buttons

Finished Objects

Baby blanket and cardigan were posted last week.

my KAL socks are finished! Yay: Yarn is Hartlam in the Calvinia Sock base 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon in the Splendiferous colourway it is so lovely and Orange

Pattern:Indie Burgh Yarn crawl 2014 socks

Strawberry Lane Crafts sock blocker

WIPs

Tarsi Grande by Clare Devine from her sock Anatomy book in Elle sock wool 80% wool 20% nylon

Lush Cardigan which is doing a touring KAL more details on Shinybees group

Planning to cast on

Little Yellow Duck for the organ and blood donation awareness campaign

Barry Hat for my Alexander Technique Teacher

Thanks for watching
Happy Knitting until next time

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Only old ladies knit!

Why do I knit? I was once told I look like I should be dancing in a night club and not knitting. Was this because I have pink hair and am not an old lady? So why do I knit?

Knitting on Table Mountain

Knitting on Table Mountain

K – Knowledge: because I can. My mother taught me how to knit as a young child. I grew up surrounded by crafts and saw their value as I watched them being created. It all starts with being taught. Sadly so many have a bad start at school and are put off for life. Find the right person to teach you. Once you have the basics, the options are limitless you can just keep adding new skills. The list of things you can make is endless. Learning and challenging our mind is said to keep Alzheimer’s and Dementia at bay – bonus.

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Podcast 8: 67 Minutes

Show notes for Episode 8

News
Christmas in July

South Africans call a BBQ a Braai, and a lot of people braai at Christmas when it is hot

to read all about our braai traditions there is a wikipedia article on the regional variations on a BBQ, you will see that the part on South Africa is very long, we love to braai

Eggnog – is it really cold????

Lead SA regional awards you can read all the stories here as well as video links to some of the excellent speakers. If you look closely at the auditorium picture you can see me knitting

Sock KAL on Pink Hair Girl Designs group on Ravelry

Prizes

- Sock Anatomy by Clare Devine now with Adult sizes Tarsi-Grande and Brevis-Grande

- Jessemaebee donated Frolicking Feet in the Mandarin and Lime colourway
yarma_medium

- Incomparable buttons

Fastest needles first prize goes to ElaineEllaB

WIPs

my KAL socks: Yarn is Hartlam in the Calvinia Sock base 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon in the Splendiferous colourway
Pattern:Indie Burgh Yarn crawl 2014 socks

Lush Cardigan which is doing a touring KAL more details on Shinybees group

Granny Square blanket

Finished Objects

Hats for Mandela Day

More info about the Mandela Day challenge.

Info on the Mowbray Maternity Unit hat drive

Java Purl Top Down Preemie Hat – free on Ravelry

If you want to ask me any questions then there is a questions thread on my group. Don’t be shy.

Thanks for listening
Happy Knitting until next time

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