Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Stranded Podcast - Episode 20 -

Shownotes for episode 20

Intro: I blather about my new hair and am wearing my very first shawl - Daybreak by Stephen West - which I think is knit out of Artesano Alpaca Silk 4ply.

Knitting: I'm still working on my Fright Night socks out of Stranded Dyeworks Oasis Fingering in the 'Fright Night' colourway.

I have also restarted my Bronywn sweater which is by Melissa Wehrle, out of Cascade 220 in the 'Greystone Heather' colourway.

FO's: I have finished my Vintage Prim hat by Andrea Mowry. This was knit out of Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet Splash 100 in the 'Lipstick' colourway and a skein of The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock in 'Hi Vi Pink'.

Stash Enhancements:

I bought a beautiful project bag from Lara of the Fawn Knits Podcast - and the Fawn and the Fox etsy ship.

I also traded some yarn for some gorgeous project bags from a lovely instagrammer - cloudmoonflower.

I got a braid of Rambouillet fibre in the 'Oil Paint' colourway from Spindles and Stitches. Aleks also sent me a mini skein from Sóc Una Troca.

I bought a Gleener! Much hilarity ensued. If you're in the UK, you can get a Gleener here.

I also picked up a copy of Woollens by Jared Flood and West Knits Best Knits by Stephen West.


I chat about my wrecked car and my holiday plans to Denmark!

Thanks for watching!

Friday, 7 October 2016

Stranded Podcast - Episode 19 - Forgetful


This week I've been spreading the love over a few projects...

I've been working on my toe up vanilla socks out of Stranded Dyeworks Oasis Fingering in 'Fright Night' which is the 2016 Halloween colourway.

I've also put a few stripes on my EatKnitDye socks in the colourway 'Grey Garden'.

My first Saturday Matinee sock is done and I'm halfway through the second sock. These are by Mara Catherine Bryner and I'm knitting them out of Stranded Dyeworks Oasis in 'Ice Skating Party'.

I have cast on the Vintage Prim hat by Andrea Mowry. I'm using a skein of Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet 100 Splash in the colourway 'Lipstick' for my main colour, and a skein of Uncommon Thread Tough Sock in 'Hi Vi Pink' for my contrast colour.

I started and need to frog the Bronywn sweater which is a Brooklyn Tweed pattern by Melissa Wehrle. I was using Quince and Co. Osprey in the 'Kumlien's Gull' colourway.


I've finished the Sirle Hat by Suvi Simola, a free pattern on ravelry, knit out of Stranded Dyeworks Castaway DK in 'Shiner'.

I've also finished my Exploration Station shawl by Stephen West. It's knit out of Stranded Dyeworks Solo Single ply in 'Highway Code', 'Spook', 'Limoncello' and 'Feathered'.


I answer a question from the ravelry Questions thread and I talk about blocking and how and why I block. I mention the following products:

Wooden Sock Blockers,
Knit Picks Sock Blockers,
Bryson Sock Blockers,
Inspinknity Blocking wires.

Stash Enhancements:

I talk about Yarndale 2016 - mention my Yarndale Vlog and share the things I bought.

A skein of WooSheeps in the Reg base, in the 'Claret' colourway.
A skein of Triskelion Yarns in the Dyfnaint DK base, in the 'Ffestiniog' colourway.
An art batt from SpinCity - the 'Peaceful' art batt.
A braid of Superwash Merino from FeltStudioUK in an unnamed colourway.

Dyeing and Shop Updates:

You can find my Stranded Dyeworks etsy shop right here.