Thursday, 26 January 2017

Stranded Podcast - Episode 32 - Multiples of Mini Skeins

Thankyou so much for watching this week's episode!


Intro: I talk about my Copenhagen trip - the vlog of which you can find here.
I'm wearing my Stephen West Exploration Station shawl.

WIPs: I'm working on my Sockhead Cowl by Kelly McClure out of Another Crafty Girl Twinkle Sock in the 'Ponkie Brewster'.

I'm also working on a pair of toe up vanilla socks out of Stranded Dyeworks Paradise MCN in the 'Anti Valentine' colourway.

Finally I'm working on a pair of My Cup of Tea Mitts by Fluffy Fibers, out of some yarn from Scandinavian Handdyed in an unnamed colourway.

FOs: I have finished a swatch for a Goat Herder pullover by Ann Budd as part of the SSKKAL's that are running. I announce that I'll be vending at the Super Summer Knitogether in Nashville, TN, in July.

I have finished my Gynx Yarns Sportweight Socks in the 'Graynbow' colourway.

I have also test knit the Highwoods Hat by Irina Pismenskaya (aka irinap2tog on instagram and IrinaPi on ravelry).

Cowl KAL: I announce the CowlKAL that I'm hosting in the ravelry group. The KAL runs from now, until February 28th. WIPs are included. Feel free to post in the chatter thread - and then post photos of your finished objects in the FO thread. You must be a member of the ravelry group to win prizes.

Future Knitting: I want to knit a pair of Ann Budd's Go To Socks out of a skein of Twist Fiber Studio yarn.

Stash Enhancement: I purchased two fabulous bags from Debbie at Shop Daisy Stitches. Debbie also donated a gorgeous bag as a prize for the KAL, as well as sending me some fabulous mini skeins from Norah George Yarns.

I bought a few balls of yarn in Copenhagen, including:
Gründl Hot Diamond sock yarn,
Ficolana Peruvian Highland Wool,
Ficolana Arwetta Classic.

I was gifted a lovely natural dyed mini skein by friend Nicky of the Clara Peggoty's Corner ravelry group.

And finally Kira of SewKnitObsessed on etsy sent me a fabulous bag of leftover sock minis for my blanket.

Shop Update: I will be having an update in my etsy shop Stranded Dyeworks on Friday 27th January at 10am GMT (UK time).

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Stranded Podcast - Episode 31

Hi Everyone! Thankyou for checking out this week's podcast.

Intro: I explain that the shop has been quiet due to Unravel prep and announce there won't be a podcast next week because I'm in Copenhagen! But there should be both an episode and a vlog the week after.

I'm working on my Graynbow socks - out of Gynx Yarn's Strong Sock in the colourway 'Graynbow', using 56sts on 2.75mm needles. This is living in my bag by Daisystitches.

I have cast on a new pair of socks out of some yarn Tom gave me for Christmas - it's Piratenwolle yarn on the Glitzer base (I don't think they do repeatable colourways). This is the Hermione's Everyday Sock pattern by Erica Lueder.

I am also working on a Sockhead Cowl by Kelly McClure out of yarn from SSK last year - Another Crafty Girl Twinkle Sock in the 'Ponkie Brewster' colourway.

Finally, I've put a few rows on my Granny Stripe afghan.

I also mention the possibility of a Cowl KAL, if people are interested.

I have finished my leftover socks! The grey yarn is Stranded Dyeworks Oasis Fingering in 'Highway Code' and Fab Funky Fibres 'I Believe In The Impossible'.

Future Knitting:
I want to cast on a Fringed shawl by Stephen West - but I can't decide on the colours I want to use!

Stash Enhancement: 
Firstly I share a lovely expanding box file I bought from Paperchase and a pencil roll I got from Knit Picks, both for needle storage.

I received a lovely package from my American BFF Irene - who sent me among other things - some mini skeins from the following yarn companies

The Plucky Knitter,
Wollmeise and
Unwind Yarn Company.

I also received my first skein of Baerenwolle - Baerfoot sock in the 'Lavender Fields' colourway.

Finally, my Plucky Knitter order (yay free international shipping!) arrived - I ordered two One Hit Wonder colourways on worsted weight.

Shop Update:
I will be having an update in my shop - Stranded Dyeworks - on Friday January 13th. Amongst other things - I will have my brand new colourway Anti-Valentine which will be available right up until Valentines Day.
I have been dyeing a lot of yarn for Unravel Festival in Farnham - you can find out more information about Unravel right here.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Stranded Podcast - Episode 30 - Recap and Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone! Thankyou so much for stopping by to check out the podcast!

Intro: I announce the giveaway winner for the 1000 subscriber giveaway - congratulations Suppura! Send me a message on ravelry with your postal address.

WIPs: I've started a new vanilla sock out of Gynx Yarns Strong Sport in the 'Graynbow' colourway. I'm using 2.75mm (US 2) needles with a 56 stitch count.

I'm working on leftovers socks using some Stranded Dyeworks Oasis Fingering in 'Highway Code' and Fab Funky Fibres 'I Believe In The Impossible'.

I also mention my Light Trails sweater and my Exploration Station shawl.

Finally, I'm working on my Granny Stripe Afghan using leftover sock yarn. This is from the recipe by Attic24. I'm using a 3mm Clover Amour crochet hook. Some of the dyers I mention include: Handdyed by Kate, Hedgehog Fibres, Vickevira.

FO's: I have finished my Saturday Matinee Socks by Mara Catherine Bryner. I knit these out of Stranded Dyeworks Oasis in the 'Ice Skating Party' colourway. They're on my Bryson Sock Blockers.

Stash Enhancement: I decided to spread out my Christmas stash enhancement over January - this week I share...

Fondant Fibre

A one of a kind skein from The Wool Barn.

Raspberry by Spectrum Fibre on her Merino Singles base.

A Homespun House Cashmere Fingering in 'After all this time?'.

Resolutions and Goals: I talk about my knitting goals for 2017 and how I did with my 2016 goals.

Personal Goals: I talk about my 2016 and my plans for 2017.