Episode 24: There can be no other shoes

My Christmas present shoes arrive at last.

Pink Hair Girl Ravelry Group – come and join us

Fluevog Shoes

Do you call open shoes with the piece between the toe FlipFlops too?

Follow my sister and her crazy dogs on Instagram Georgeandthemuttlycrew

Big Foot Knits had the book of socks that are shown with Fluevog shoes.

Finished Objects

1) Pink Lapsang hat for my sister, out of handspun Merino gifted to me by Heidi Bears.

2) Measure in Love by Megan Williams made out of yarn gifted to me by Trudie, it was not labelled but she thinks that it was Electric Carnation Selkie

Lapsang Pattern Giveaway
For a chance to win the Lapsang pattern go and enter on the Ravelry group

To enter:

Just comment on the group thread to enter.
One entry per person
You must be member of the group to enter
I will close this thread and draw the winners on the episode I record on 1 Feb, it will be live on the 2 Feb 2015.
no chatter please then I can do a random number generator.
BUT that is not all, Clare has also kindly offered a discount code for those who want to try this great hat anyway. I have now knitted it in the Baby Alpaca and another Bulky merino yarn and it works well in both.

Use PHGLapsang at check out for 33% off!!!

This coupon code will run until 9 February 2015 to give those who want to see if they win first a chance to buy the pattern afterward if they were not a winner.

A huge thank you to Clare for this great prize and discount.

Works in Progress

1) My New Years socks

Hartlam in Calvinia Sock base High twist 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon in New Year’s Confetti. I am knitting vanilla toe up socks.

Sally – Wooldiaries and I are doing a year long sock along our # is #Sallyandsallyknitsocks.
We are keep track of our socks and the challenge on the South African group, there is a theme for each month so join if you like.

2015 Sock along

15 Socks in 2015 Group

2) My sock yarn blanket
#sockyarnpartners on Instagram
I am sort of using this pattern as a guide but with 41 stitches and I am making mine square.

Heidi Bears one a day challenge on her Ravelry group

Podcasts Recommendations

1) Wooldiaries another South African podcast. She is funny, loves sport and is my WIP police.

2) Shinybees – started the first South African Audio Podcast and is now back in the UK, well known for her wonderful pattern pick

3) Knit all the things – Cara Thompson, student in Wales.

4) Bakery Bears husband and wife team from the UK

5) Knitting Annie – new podcast



Project bag from Anne’s Work Basket
Project bag from ElaineEllaB
Lace yarn and sock yarn from Hartlam
Mohair Yarn from African Expressions Love
Incomparable Buttons
Tea Towels

prizes for
1) First finished object in the FO thread – fastest needles first
2) Chattiest person in the chat thread
3) Most finished objects
4) Random draws from the finished objects thread
5) Best where I live story

Rules:Come join our Where I live KAL. This is to celebrate the Mzansi South Africa on my Needles that has just been released. Come and share about your part of the world. Any project can be entered into the KAL as long as you can tell me how it relates to where you live. Maybe the colours, or the style or just that you need it against the cold, or to cheer you up in the grey. You do not have to knit a pattern from the book, but you do get extra entries for knitting from the collection.


You must be a member to the Pink Hair Girl Designs Ravelry Group

Start Date: 12 October 2014

You can enter any project started between these dates, but not before or after.

You can use your project to join this KAL and others KALs too, just check their rules too.

There will be prizes, I am trying to make the prizes have a very South African feel and will add them as we go.

Every project you finish that you can tie to the theme during this time can be entered.

No limit to the number of times you enter, each entry must just have it’s own post so it gets a number for the draw.

Any pattern and any yarn is welcome, you get 2 extra entries for knitting a pattern from the Mzansi South Africa on my Needles so 3 entries in total for knitting from the collection.

To enter your project, post a picture of the completed item in the FO thread and tag them with PHGwhereIliveKAL. Remember a new post for every completed project.

The thread will be locked the midnight of 31 January 2015 South Africa time and winner(s) drawn using the random number generator on the next podcast following that. ( please note the extension until 31 Jaunuary 2015 to give you more time after the very busy end of the year time)

I will announce the winner on the podcast and earburn you on Ravelry, from that point you have 30 days to contact me to claim your prize or it will be forfeited.

Thanks for watching
Happy Knitting

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