Show notes for Episode 2
Ravelry Group: Pink Hair Girl Designs
Whole 30 for anyone interested in the whole 30 diet/ health detox that my sister and I are doing from 9 June.
The yarn for The Geek’s socks I never mentioned last time was Nurturing Fibres Man Sock in the Airforce colourway, the yarn is 40% Mohair 40% Merino 20% Nylon (Polyamide) but it is sadly not available any more. It is such a great strong sock yarn that I am sad Carle can’t get that base any more.
I seems I am bad at remembering to mention the yarns that I was using for the different projects but here are the boot topper yarns
The feather and Fan one which is a pattern I just made up and will write in my project note is from Hartlam on her Sutherland DK base which is 75% Superwash Merino, 20% silk and 5% silver stellina sparkle in the x-ray vision colourway
The Grey boot toppers with garter stitch and yarn overs was from the Boot Cuff and Hand Warmers Pattern on Ravelry knitted in Manos del Uruguay Maxima which is worsted weight single ply 1005 Merino Yarn in the Eclipse colourway which is available in South Africa from Natural Yarns
And the last project, on the ridiculously long cable needles, was also Hartlam but this time on the Tulbagh DK base which is 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Nylon which is currently one of my favourite yarns, and it was the Woodsmoke colourway (here is still one in the shop!)
Heidi Bears crochet patterns on Ravelry
Here is the African Flower tutorial on her blog
Titus reaction to his birthday Hippo
The Rhino for Rachel was from the Thandi Rhino Pattern
Join as you go video tutorial from Heidi for her animals.
The Pegasus I am doing for Caleb is from Fatty Lumpkin the Brave African Pony
Stegasorus is the Puff the Magic Stegosaurs also by Heidi Bears
One a day challenge is on Heidi’s Ravelry Group
The very sweet knitted elephant is called Olli Polli The Elephant which is Heidi’s knitted elephant
My other option was to make the Crochet Elephant rather which is the Nellie The Elephant African Flower Pattern
Still not sure which elephant to do.
The shawl that got cut was the My son’s hero pattern of mine. This was how I described my inspiration for this pattern
My friend Carle, an indie dyer, from Nurturing Fibres dyed a special colourway called Little Dutch Boy. It was inspired by the story of a little boy who saves his village by putting his finger in a hole in the dyke wall.
It is a gorgeous self‐striping yarn and inspired me to knit this sideways shawl. I thought of my own boys and how every mom is her little boy’s hero. We learn to love getting stones and not flowers. We learn that while they can be rough, they need a safe place in their mother’s arms. We need the strength to help them grow into men with honourable characters; the space to let them learn, fall, get up and succeed. Every boy’s mom needs a cape to remind us of our important job. This is my modern take on a hero cape for moms.
Dutch boy yarn on Nurturing Fibres Supertwist sock base which is 100% superwash Merio Sock Yarn.
The socks that I frogged that got so tangled looked like this before I unraveled them. They are also Nurturing Fibres Super twist sock in the Timeless Beauty sock club colourway. I am now thinking of knitting the Knit Night Shawl
Here is the blog post about the Leap Year proposal
Read all about the What a girl wants thread on the Nurturing Fibres group and the kind and lovely ladies who chat there.
Thanks a again so much for watching, any and all feedback is always appreciated.