Podcast 2: Dirty little WIP secret

Show notes for Episode 2

Watch Pink Hair Girl Podcast 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

Hartlam X-Ray Vision colour

Hartlam X-Ray Vision colour

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

Eclipse by Manos del Uruguay


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!)

Woodsmoke by Hartlam

Hartlam Woodsmoke

Heidi Bears crochet patterns on Ravelry

Here is the African Flower tutorial on her blog

Happypotamus pattern that I made Titus’s Hippo from the yarn was Nurturing Fibres In the Kommetjie Mini skein club colourways

Titus reaction to his birthday Hippo

The Rhino for Rachel was from the Thandi Rhino Pattern

The full story about Rachels hair donation is here and here on my blog

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

knitted socks

Tangled TAAT ( Two at a time) socks before frogging – look how much I had knitted!


Frogging in progress


Picture of the colours in this yarn, it is beautiful with the flecks of pinks, pink, grey etc

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.

Arachne cardigan Pattern

Thanks a again so much for watching, any and all feedback is always appreciated.

5 thoughts on “Podcast 2: Dirty little WIP secret

    • Cat it is really easy. Just follow the tutorial in the show notes. It took me a few goes to get it right but I did.

  1. I have lots and lots of WIP, it is actually scary. At the moment I am busy with a teapot cozy and a doilie, a few owl beanies, a newborn beanie for a photoshoot this Saturday, a Heidi Bears Rhino. New project that I will start with soon is a memory blanket, it is to remember my great grandmother that died last week at the age of 101. That is just a few of my projects.

    • Your memory blanket sounds wonderful. You must come show me your progress in the Ravelry group – have you joined?

  2. Love the podcast. I only have 3 WIPs. Socks are for school pick ups, knit nights etc. I also have a blanket which is lacy and I need to concentrate on the pattern and a shawl that is a Mystery KAL. You have inspired me to try crochet as I love the animals you’ve made. I’ve just read the story about Rachel’s hair donation, what a fantastic thing she did. She’s amazing!

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