Thursday, 22 December 2016

Stranded Podcast - Episode 29 - Sound The Finished Object Gong

Hi Everyone! Thankyou so much for checking out the episode.

Intro: Happy Winter Solstice everyone! Thankyou to everyone who has purchased yarn over the Christmas period - my last batch of orders to arrival before Christmas have been shipped! I'm taking a week's holiday, but I'll still be packing and shipping orders as they arrive :)

WIPs: I am working on my Saturday Matinee Socks by Mara Catherine Bryner. These are being knit out of Stranded Dyeworks Oasis Fingering in the 'Ice Skating Party' colourway.

I also show my sock blank socks from Gales Art - the 'New Leaf' colourway.

FOs: My Rosemont Cardigan by Hannah Fettig is done! This was knit out of Cascade 220 in the 'Forest Agate' colourway.

My Christmas socks are also done - they're knit out of Gynx Yarns Strong Sock in the 'Christmas Lights' colourway and the contrasting heels are Mad Tosh Sock in 'Moorland'.

I have also finished the Vanishing Point Mittens by Georgia Farrell out of a skein of Stranded Dyeworks Castaway DK in the 'Aqualine' colourway.

Future Knitting: I've picked a skein of Knitter's Nightmare yarn in the 'Enchanté' colourway for my Christmas Eve Cast on. I've decided to cast on a Sockhead Cowl by Kelly McClure out of a skein of Another Crafty Girl Twinkle Sock in the 'Ponkie Brewster' colourway. And I want to knit some socks with leftover Fab Funky Fibres yarn and some Stranded Dyeworks 'Highway Code'.

Destash: Thankyou to everyone who's checked out my destash. I've added a couple of new things - you can find the post detailing it right here.

Giveaway: My 1K Subscriber Giveaway is open until Christmas Eve! Enter in the thread in the ravelry group.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Stranded Podcast - Episode 28 - Podcast Nook (aka. I'm writing proper shownotes again!)

Hello everyone! Thankyou very much for stopping by to check out this week's podcast episode. I'm getting a headstart on my New Year's resolutions and upping my podcast game - which means being organised and writing proper shownotes on a regular basis! So here goes...

Intro - I talk about my new podcasting space, remind everyone that the UK last date to order from my shop is Tuesday 20th December - for Christmas delivery! I also announce that I'll be vending at Unravel in February 2017. You can find more information about Unravel here.

WIPs - I'm still working on my Christmas Lights socks - toe up vanilla socks that will have a true afterthought heel. These are out of Gynx Yarns on her Strong Sock base in the 'Christmas Lights' colourway. I'm going to put contrasting heels in with Mad Tosh Sock in the 'Moorland' colourway.

(I forget to mention that I'm wearing my Old Romance cardigan by Joji Locatelli, knit out of Mad Tosh sock in the 'Moorland' colourway)

I'm also still working on my Rosemont cardi by Hannah Fettig - out of Cascade 220 in the 'Forest Agate' colourway.

FOs - I've finished my Ice Dancing Mitts by Nicky Winterton- which were a test knit and are now available on ravelry right here. Mine are knit out of Stranded Dyeworks Oasis in the 'Candy Wrapper' colourway.

I have also finished the Flax Light baby sweater by Tin Can Knits that I was knitting out of Stranded Dyeworks Paradise MCN in the 'Christmas Confetti' colourway.

Future Knitting - I want to cast on the Vanishing Point mittens by Georgia Farrell from Pom Pom Quarterly Winter 2016 and I also want to join in the Christmas Eve Cast On that Dani from the Little Bobbins Knits podcast is hosting. I also mention Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry and Askews Me Shawl by Stephen West.

Stash - I have two lovely skeins of Qing Fiber Super Soft DK in 'Frost' and 'Acid Bomb.' I also have a lovely new Sock Sack project bag from Quince Pie.

I'm having a little destash - I listed some of the yarns I'm no longer in love with, in the for sale/trade section of my ravelry stash. Take a peek if you're interested.

Giveaway - I'm hosting a 1000 subscriber giveaway in the Stranded Podcast Ravelry group - just go into the giveaway thread and post something you'd like to see on the podcast in 2017 and you could win a skein of my Industrial Kingfisher colourway on Paradise MCN fingering. Deadline for entries is Christmas Eve.

Shop Update: I share new colourways that will be in this week's shop update - the last of 2016 - on Thursday December 15th.

Thankyou so much for watching! Ax