Episode 59: Surprise Flowers

Just as we had started the recording the doorbell rang and it was a surprise delivery of flowers from CNA. Thank you so much for my flowers and valentines day goodies it was wonderful.

Love is in the air KAL in the Ravelry Group is ongoing so come and enter any project you have finished during February and March that you can tie into the LOVE theme.

There is also still a coupon code for patterns in my Ravelry store: LOVEISINTHEAIR until the end of February.

Clare and I went to an amazing fabric shop to buy Shweshwe. I am going to take part in the Washi Dress Sew Along that Truly Murtle is doing on Instagram.

Clare and I are also going to be designing a collection of accessory pattern in grey yarn. The yarn I got was Hartlam in Sutherland DK in the Howling North Wind colourway and Clare got us Eden Cottage DK

Finished Objects

I finished a grey hat in the Eden Cottage yarn for the design along that Clare and I are doing. I am hoping we can show you all the collection soon when it is all finished.

I sewed a few project bags and they are my only real finished objects for this week.

WIPs

Rachel did not have a lot to show as she is still settling into a school routine. She is working on a yellow cowl in Opal yarn

I am still working on the Bonny in Hartlam Sutherland Lace for my sister

The secret project for Sally’s birthday

Ariel in Vamp Red by Yarn Stash did not get any love this week. As soon as my designs are over I would like to get back to it.

Sock 2 in the yarn stash variegated yarn is underway, I am almost at the heel.

Over to You

New section in which you can ask us questions or send us any contributions to the podcast if you would like to show us a special projecy or just a bit about where you live or what you are crafting on.

This week Garnet (garney57) asked about tips for beginner knitters and a way to move on the next level in her knitting.

My suggestions for socks were Calre Devine’s Sock Anatomy
Tin Can knits does a beginner knitting series – The simple collection
Craftsy classes are a great way to learn a new skill, including lace and shawl knitting.
Very Pink Knits does a lot of video tutorials on You Tube
Kay Jone from Bakery Bears so does a lot of video tutorials
Elizabeth Green Musselman from Dark Matter Knits podcast had a fantastic techniques section and even if she does not podcast any more, it is well worth watching the back episodes.
My jacaranda shawl is a simple shawl with a lace edge that a beginner could try
Clare Devine’s Liquorice hat is a great simple pattern for starting to learn chart reading.

Acquisitions

Wooldiaries send me a lovely parcel, my gorgeous pink sun hat which makes Rachel embarrassed but I think we should all be more like Iris Apfel

Yarn I got was from Stellar Firbreworks from Gina at Natural Yarn
in the Journey sock yarn which is 75% merino and 25% nylon in the Electriffic colourway.

Sally also made me the Spiral cowl in Stellar Fibreworks Vital DK which is 100% superwash merino in the Lighthouse in the mist colourway. I love this cowl.

Thanks for watching and happy knitting
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