Sunday, 30 June 2013

Episode 47 - Still here ....


Hello and welcome to this weeks episode of the podcast.

If you are on Ravelry and looking for me there I am knittynatterzena and I am on Twitter and Plurk and also Instagram as knittynatter

There is a group on ravelry knittynatter-podcast and it would be great if you came and joined.  Every month there is a finished projects thread and one random generated winner gets their choice of either a pattern on ravelry up to the value of $7 or a set of my hand made stitch markers and you can go over to the etsy store knittynatter to choice a set from there.

Chatter
You may have heard from other podcasts that blip is going through a process of reviewing the content of the site and are removing those "shows" that do not fit with the profile they are looking for.  Some other podcasts have already been removed.. I have not has any notification as yet so I will continue to post to blip for the time being.  I am looking at other option but need something low cost so may have to go with you tube for the short term if I get kicked off blip until I can figure out an alternative.

If the podcast does not appear on itunes when you expect it to then check the group or here as it may be I have been deleted by blip and the podcast is being posted elsewhere.

That said over the summer I am switching to recording every other week as life takes over.

Thank you to everybody that provided me with feedback on the podcast it is all appreciated and very welcomed

LOL
I cast on and finished the Drizzle by Mel Ski which is a paid for pattern on Ravelry.
I love this knit it was simple and quick and will probably feature highly on my Christmas knitting.  i used Rowan Dk yarn (merino silk blend) which is so soft and lovely.

Nattering away
I made good progress on the In the Pink by Izzyknits which is a free pattern on Ravelry.  I am using Schoppel Wolle Zauberball in the Denim colourway and am now on the knitted on border after spending a long while figuring out the joining together of the different pieces!!  This is being knit on size 4.00mm needles.

Worked a little bit more on the splitty socks which are my standard 60 stitch sock on 2.25mm needles.

The baby jacket nor the  evenstar-shawl saw any love.

New cast on is the anais by Kim Hargreaves out of the Misty book.  This is instead of the Sage which I realised I did not have enough yarn for!  I am using Rowan Milk Cotton DK int he Apple Pips Colourway and 3.25mm needles.

Tongue Twister
On the wheel is some SW BFL from hill top cloud int he fling colourway.  I am on the first half and hope to get 300 yards plus of a 2 ply.

Whispering to me / Speech Therapy
Dark Passenger by Deborah Frank was released this week and grabbed my attention and went straight to the top of my queue, inspired by Dexter it's a must for me to knit.  I needed some yarn to go with this so bought some Deeply Wicked from www.easyknits.co.uk in the Cruel Intentions colourway.

I also received my package from http://www.knittersnightmare.com in the You Look Better on Facebook colourway, Batty sock base (80% merino 20% nylon)

That's it for this week, I hope you all have a great couple of weeks, and see you soon.

Bye now :)

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Episode 46 - Splitty Yarn





Hello and welcome to this weeks episode of the podcast.

If you are on Ravelry and looking for me there I am knittynatterzena and I am on Twitter and Plurk and also Instagram as knittynatter

There is a group on ravelry knittynatter-podcast and it would be great if you came and joined.  Every month there is a finished projects thread and one random generated winner gets their choice of either a pattern on ravelry up to the value of $7 or a set of my hand made stitch markers and you can go over to the etsy store knittynatter to choice a set from there.

Chatter
I took last week off as life happened .. thank you for all of the well wishes.  and my knitting time has been restricted for various reasons so I don't feel like I have a lot to show for two weeks !

LOL
The Trillian is finished which is for the Bhemalong with Wolfe Farms and LemKnitCrochet podcasts.
This is a paid for pattern on Ravelry and I used some sadly discontinued yarn from At Knits End Yarns in the Moondance with Ewe colourway on 3.25mm needles.  I thoroughly enjoyed knitting this pattern and love the colours.

Nattering away
I made some progress on the In the Pink by Izzyknits which is a free pattern on Ravelry.  I am using Schoppel Wolle Zauberball in the Denim colourway and will do the large shawl as I have two balls of this yarn.  I am using size 4.00mm needles and have finished the centre medallion and am close to finishing the first side wedge.  The instructions are all written so this is not a portable project!

I have also been working on the baby jacket which was in issue 107 of Simply Knitting,  it is a jacket with fair isle foxes on and is knit in pieces from the bottom up.  Back and one side is done. Rowan dk yarn and needles 3.25mm and 4.00mm

I also started some vanilla socks for travel knitting and these will follow my usual 60 stitch on 2.25mm needles and probably an afterthought heel.

I aslo did two edging repeats on the evenstar-shawl but there is so much more to do!!

No spinning for tongue twister

Whispering to me / Speech Therapy
Drizzle by Mel Ski from the Single Handed Knits Podcast and I went and bought the yarn I talked about last time which is Rowan baby merino silk in a beautiful heathered blue / grey colour.

I hope you all have a fantastic week and I will see you soon

Bye now :)

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Episode 45 - Not much to see here!

Hello and welcome to this weeks episode of the podcast.

If you are on Ravelry and looking for me there I am knittynatterzena and I am on Twitter and Plurk as knittynatter

There is a group on ravelry knittynatter-podcast and it would be great if you came and joined.  Every month there is a finished projects thread and one random generated winner gets their choice of either a pattern on ravelry up to the value of $7 or a set of my hand made stitch markers and you can go over to the etsy store knittynatter to choice a set from there.

Chatter
Talking of drawings I have closed the thread for May and have a RNG drawing to pick last months winner.
Short week this week and not much knitting time I am sorry to say.  That said I do have a LOL

LOL
the lady edith by the sadly missed Karrie Steinmetz (knitpurlgurl) is done off the needles and blocked.  This for the KAL with the knittingden podcast  in memory of Karrie.  This pattern was very kindly given to me as a gift on a RAP Tuesday by Keli who is SheepDreamery of the Sheepdreamery Podcast and she also dyes beautiful yarn which you can find in her etsy store.
I am used araucania Botany lace out of my stash which is 450 yards of fingering weight and 4.00mm needle and did pretty wel with the yardage so I will be entering this into stashdash 2013 also with the Knit Girllls.

Nattering away
I dont have that much to show you for nattering away.  I didn't work on the Trillian at all this week which if for  a Bhemalong with Wolfe Farms and LemKnitCrochet podcasts.

I have just about cast on for two new projects and they aren't the sage or the plain vanilla socks I talked about last week.

I have just about started the In the Pink by Izzyknits which is a free pattern on Ravelry.  I am using Schoppel Wolle Zauberball in the Denim colourway and will do the large shawl as I have two balls of this yarn.  I am using size 4.00mm needles and just started the first medallion,  The instructions are all written so this will not be portable project!

I also have cast on for a baby jacket which was in issue 107 of Simply Knitting,  it is a jacket with fair isle foxes on and is knit in pieces from the bottom up.  I started with the back and had almost completed the fix heads until I realised I have not changed up the larger 4.00mm needles from the 3.25mm needles I had used to do the ribbing... so there really is not alot to see!!

I haven't started spinning anything new yet and in terms of whispering to me, I still want to start the sage but I need the time to swatch and get going on it.

I hope you all have a fantastic week and I will see you soon

Bye now :)