Podcast 4: All about socks and a giveaway

Welcome to Episode 4: This episode is all about socks.

Rachel is part of the Pay it forward Youth Ambassadors program for the Chaeli Campaign

Castle of Good Hope where we spent Caleb’s birthday.

Nurturing Fibres Spreading the love thread

Barry Hat

Liquorice All Sort colourway by Nurturing Fibres

Dark Matter Knits Podcast by Elizabeth Green Mussleman

TattyTeddy – Celiah Ann (thank you so much I love my hat)

Two at a time socks toe up – best visual tutorial ever by Heidi Bears a must for a beginner sock knitter

Vanilla socks with after thought heel by Carle Dehnigh

Haheda – the noisy bird in the background
Hadeda Ibis Portrait

Clare Devine – Knitsforklipskaap on Ravelry
her blog is Yarn and Pointy Sticks
Sock Anatomy book

Where to get good quality yarn and needles in South Africa- my blog post

Sock Blockers by Strawberry Lane Crafts on Etsy

Nurturing Fibres Man Sock is 40% Merino, 40% Mohair and 20% Nylon – great sock yarn I am really enjoying it

Sock knitters Prize

Sock knitting kit giveaway

Sock knitting kit giveaway

This prize consists of everything you need to start knitting socks

Yarn: Hartlam in the Calvinia Sock base 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon in the Howling North Wind colourway which Michelle specially dyed for the giveaway. If you can’t wait for the giveaway it is available in her on line shop.

Needles: Knit Pro Nova Fixed circular needles in 2,5mm with 100cm cable from Natural Yarns Gina at Natural yarns sells a lot of the natural locally available yarn here in South Africa. It is well worth a look around her site.

Pattern: Sock Anatomy ebook by Clare Devine. 9 sock patterns for babies to teach you everything you need to know about socks and the different toe and heel constructions. Clare’s attention to detail and beautifully clean layout make this book a dream to knit and learn from.

How to enter:
1) watch the podcast and then leave a comment on the Pink Hair Girl Design group on Ravelry (podcast tells you what your comment should include)
2) for extra entries you can do each of the following:
– tweet about the podcast and the giveaway including me @pinkhairgirl in the tweet
– share on Facebook about the podcast and giveaway (let me know here or on the group so I can count your extra entry)
– Follow me on Instagram and share the instagram picture about the giveaway, again including me in the comment so I can count your entry @pinkhairgirlknits

A huge thank you to Michelle, Gina and Clare for the prizes.

Whole 30

Thanks to Alex and the tip about adding an orange slice to rooibos tea her food blog Inspired Nourishment

Finished Objects

Caleb’s sort of Finished Pegasus – Fatty Lumpkin Pattern by Heidi Bears

Girl with cake blog that inspired the raok hat gift

Regular Guy Beanie pattern by Chuck Wright

Project Bag sewing Tutorial

South African Swap Group – those outside SA are welcome to join if you want a little taste of Africa


Hermione’s Everyday socks in Nurturing Fibres Jacaranda colourway

Summer KAL Geek Girls Knit

Big Sister by Tora Froseth yarn is Patons SWS Soy Wool Stripes

Dragon skin wrap

Dragonskin socks

Thanks for listening
Happy Knitting until next time


8 thoughts on “Podcast 4: All about socks and a giveaway

  1. Looks awesome Sal, I really want to learn how to make socks, but I need socks for big people. My baby making days are LONG gone 😉

  2. I’ve joined your Ravelry design group (snapperct), I’ve tweeted (@snapper_ct) , shared on FB and now I’m holding thumbs. Exciting stuff this new knitting adventure I’m on.

  3. I shared this on facebook and am trying to get my aunt to knit socks. I think a parcel as pretty as this would tempt her to try it. My sinister plan was to give her handknit socks and refuse to knit more but she hasn’t fallen for that yet.

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