Monday, 28 March 2016

Stranded Podcast Episode Five: Monogamy


0.00-3.17: Intro - I talk about the Ravelry Group I have started for the podcast and show off the cowl I'm wearing - the pattern is Mikan Snood by Kyoko Nakayoshi, knit out of Cascade Eco+ in a long forgotten colourway.

3.18-9.04: Work In Progress - This week I'm only working on one project - my Light Trails sweater by Suvi Simola. This is being knit out of Stranded Dyeworks Oasis Fingering in the 'Highway Code' colourway. I also talk about how important it is to alternate skeins when using hand painted yarn.

9.05-11.06: Spinning - Technically not spun this week, but I forgot to show it last week ;) I'm spinning some hand dyed Polwarth on an Akerworks bobbin. I'm aiming for a traditional 3ply sock yarn.

11.07-18.34: General Chat - I talk about gift knitting and ask for recommendations for patterns for baby boys, thank people for their lovely comments about last week's episode and I talk about a gift horror story ;)

18.35-End : Dyeing - I've dyed a lot of yarn this week - all of which is available in the shop right now.

Thankyou all very much for watching!

Monday, 14 March 2016

Stranded Podcast - Episode Four: For the sixth time...


0.00-4.23: Intro - lots of apologies for technical hitches and delays, thank you to everyone who's subscribed. I explain the new set up and ask for everyone to bear with me. The book that I mention is my boyfriend's favourite (even if I'm using it as buffer...) is The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervin Peake.

4.24-15.00: Works in Progress -

Vanilla toe up sock on 2mm (US 0) needles, out of Stranded Dyeworks Oasis Fingering in the 'Flamboyant' colourway. I use Judy's Magic Cast On and Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off for my toe up socks. I also mention the socks I had on the needles in the last episode - both pairs are finished...

Sock Blank Socks from a blank by Sew Knit Obsessed.

Time Traveller Socks out of Knit Picks Felici in 'Time Traveller'.

Light Trails sweater by Suvi Simola, also out of Stranded Dyeworks Oasis Fingering weight, in the 'Highway Code' colourway. This is living in a Doose's Market tote bag - a Gilmore Girls reference - it was a gift so I don't have a link for it! I also mention my 2016 Knitting Resolutions blog post which you can find here. I chat about gauge, ease and why you should swatch.

15.01-19.43: Spinning -

I have spun some sample fibre sent to me by Aleks of the Spindles and Stitches blog - and soon to be of the Spindles and Stitches shop.

I have also spun a batt by SpincityUK - 'Azurite' which I have 2 plied - 168yds of a DK/Worsted weight. I love Louise - you should definitely check out her shop.

19.44-22.00: Dyeing -

I have dyed up a batch of 'Funfair' on Oasis Fingering. I also have a couple of skeins of 'Pumpkin Spice' also on Oasis. I have a large batch of 'Ocean Rainbow' on Castaway DK that I don't show, but mention.  I also share some mini skeins I made for promotional purposes. You can find my yarn company Stranded Dyeworks right here.

22.01-End: - Why I Started Knitting...
I talk about how I started knitting and sideline in to why I still knit now, with a 'knitting is really good for your mental health' overtone!

Thankyou so much for watching!