Thursday, 5 May 2016

Mrs B's Podcast Episode 8

Thank you for watching!

It's been a whole, crazily busy month since the last episode. Thank you so much for sticking with me, it's greatly appreciated. So....on with the show notes:

Keep Calm and Knit Along!

I am hosting a knit/crochet along in  honour of the Queen's 90th birthday over in the Mrs B's Podcast Ravelry group. It is running until June the 14th which is her official birthday. There are prizes for both the chatter thread and the FO thread so come on over and join in!

Here are the guidelines for entering the KAL:
  • Knit or crochet something with some British spirit!
  • You can use British fibre, or yarn dyed by a British dyer, or a design by a British/UK based designer, or a combination of all three! So long as one of those elements of your project is British, you’re good to go!
  • Feel free to double/triple dip etc. with other KALs. Do check that the other KALs allow double dipping too before entering both. 
  • Use the #keepcalmKAL on instagram to share all your lovely projects!
  • You can enter as many FOs as you can knit.

Chatter thread prize:
English Afternoon Tea from All About Tea
Stitch markers from Of Blithe Spirit  (Huge thanks to Alitzah, the creator of Of Blithe Spirit, for donating a set of cake markers to go with the teacup and teapot markers)
Keep Calm and Carry On notebook
Tea themed ribbons from The Boutique Haberdashery
And a yarn prize will be added to this bundle at the beginning of June.

FO thread prize:
A project bag from Spinning and Stitching
A skein of yarn very kindly donated by Deb, creator of Fondant Fibre - Thank you Deb!
A bar of knitters soap in the Mizzle scent from Fondant Fibre
London notebook
English Rose Garden Tea from All About Tea
Best of British ribbon from The Boutique Haberdashery
A set of custom stitch markers from Koru Tumi (not shown, they are currently in production!)

Finished Objects
Annie' Slippers - Pattern: Simple House Slippers by Simone. A on Ravelry. Yarn: Rowan 100% Wool Aran (discontinued). Needle size: 4mm

Babby Thneed - Pattern: Baby Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker on Ravelry. Yarn: Truffula on Single Ply Merino fingering weight from Felt Fusion. Needle size: 2.75mm and 3.25mm

All the pinky purples - fibre from Owl About Yarn (Merino/Polwarth blend). Spun on an Ashford Traditional Wheel

Works in Progress
Dusky Smooth - fibre from Felt Fusion (Merino/Tussah Silk blend) - project bag from Spinning and Stitching

No bigger than a Pekingese - Pattern: The Love of Spiders by Melanie Berg on Ravelry. Yarn: Shot through the Heart and Deep Space by Felt Fusion. Needle size: 4.5mm - project bag from Knit and Stitch Bits

Autumn Cables - Pattern: Twisted Trails by Lisa K. Ross on Ravelry. Yarn: Wendy Aran with Wool. Needle size: 3.75mm and 4.5mm - project bag from Knit and Stitch Bits

9 to 5 socks - Pattern: plain socks with a twisted rib cuff and a thumb joint afterthought heel. Yarn: Superwash Merino and Nylon sock yarn in Supernova from Felt Fusion. Needle size: 2.5mm - project bag from LouLeigh (pictured at work!)

My own shawl design - Pattern: by me and currently unpublished. Yarn: Cornish Tin 4 ply by Blacker Yarns in Pengenna Green, Botallack Blue, and Wheal Rose Red - project bag from Little French Meadow

New things!
Peter Rabbit box from Rosie's Moments

Spinning fibre from Sara's Texture Crafts

Spinning fibre from Hilltop Cloud's Time Traveller Club

Soap, and beautiful gifted yarn (thank you Deb!), from Fondant Fibre

Bergere de France Goomy 50 from Handmade Studios

General Chit Chat
Knitlandia by Clara Parkes

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