Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Stranded Podcast Episode 3: Unexpected Hiatus

Hi everyone, without further ado - please let me share with you, the third episode of the Stranded Podcast!


0.00-3.15: Introduction: Thanks, technology excuses and apologies for the delay!

3.16-11.46: On the needles / Works in progress:

I show off a pair of ex-two-at-a-time socks knit using Knit Picks Felici in the 'Time Traveler' (only one L! This blows my English mind guys. Same with Color. But it feels wrong to correct spellings of American titles / names for things) these are being knit on 2mm (US 0) Knit Pro Karbonz needles.

I'm also working on a Quicksilver shawl by Melanie Berg. This is being knit on 4mm (US 6) ChiaoGoo Red Lace needles. The shawl is a sample for my yarn company Stranded Dyeworks, I'm using 'Highway Code', 'Spook' and 'Party Dress' on my Oasis fingering weight 75/25 merino/nylon base. I also mention Melanie's instagram, you can find her here - @mairlynd.

I'm still working on my socks from a sock blank from Sew Knit Obsessed, the first one is finished and I'm really pleased with it. Again knit on 2mm (US 0) needles. Kira, the dyer behind Sew Knit Obsessed also has a podcast that you can find right here.

Finally, I'm working on a crochet project - a granny square blanket, using this tutorial by NAME Simply Daisy for Sunburst Granny squares. These are made from Cascade220 in a whole host of colours. This project is living in my Survival of the Knittest tote bag from Pom Pom Quarterly.

11.47-14.12: Finished Objects:

I have finished my Color Affection shawl by Veera Välimäki. This is made from Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in 'Truffle', 'Villain' and 'Granny.'

Stranded Blog Knitting FOs Amy Edwards Green

I have also finished my Slable Hat by Woolly Wormhead, which was made out of Stranded Dyeworks 'Pumpkin Spice' on the Paradise MCN fingering base.

14.13-15.53: Spinning:

I have finally finished spinning and plying my Nunoco mixed merino bags in the 'Fen' colourway. I have 384yds of a predominantly sport weight. It is not my best work, but it's done!

15.54-18.37: Dyeing:

I have been dyeing a fair amount of yarn - I share my new base - Castaway DK - 100% Superwash Merino, that is currently available in 'Bonanza', 'Spook' and 'Ocean Rainbow'. I also mention 'Russet' on Paradise MCN and 'Flamboyant'. You can find all my yarn in my shop - right here.

18.38-End: Miscellaneous chatter:

I talk a bit about knitting fatigue / knitting ennui / loss of knitting mojo. I also mention the Super Summer Knitogether retreat hosted by The Knit Girllls.

Thankyou so much for watching! There shouldn't be such a long gap between episodes next time ;)

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