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Episode 9: Busy Week

Life is busy!

I have just one FO to share this week – I’ve finished my vanilla socks with the FLK heel out of String Theory’s Entanglement base in “Brown Dwarf”. I’ve cast on my monster socks and I’m well and truly working through them! I’m still working on my Charleston Tea out of Plucky Knitter Primo in High Cotton.

Spinning has been a little slow this week, I’ve finished my braid of Angorino in Luna from Ixchelbunny, and am almost done with BFL Bunny in Early Bird from Ixchelbunny!

In Stash Acquisition this week, I’ve received my set of interchangeables from DyakCraft!

The podcast will be uploaded fortnightly from now on due to work and the amount of content I’m putting out, so I’ll speak to you guys in two weeks!

Episode 8: A Little Update

News this week! I’m starting a new job!

No finished objects to share, but I’m still knitting on my vanilla FLK socks out of String Theory Yarn’s Entanglement base in Brown Dwarf, as well as my Possibly Maybe socks by Cookie A out of Plucky Feet in Goin’ Steady. I’ve also picked up a long languishing WIP, my Charleston Tea hoodie in Plucky Knitter Primo Sport in High Cotton!

This week in spinning, I’ve not touched my braid of fibre from Corgi Hill Farm in Dark Chocolate Fig, but I’ve finished the singles on a batt from By Rebekah With Love in Apricot Shimmer, as well as have started on a braid of Ixchelbunny Super Angorino in Luna and a braid of Polwarth from The Thylacine in On The Rocks.

No stash acquisition this week!

A reminder that the Monster Socks KAL has started!! Woohoo!! So has the handspun socks SAL/KAL! More details are in the Ravelry group. I mentioned spinner’s control cards from VIP Fibers and Vampy.

Episode 7: Socks!

This week has been another one of those busy and yet quiet weeks! The podcast is out late as we picked up a sewing machine that was located in the country over the weekend! How exciting!

I have a few WIPs – a pair of plain vanilla socks for myself with the Fish Lips Kiss Heel out of a String Theory Yarn in the Entanglement base, as well as a pair of Possibly Maybe socks by Cookie A for the February sock club shipment, out of Plucky Knitter Feet in Goin’ Steady! The TARDIS socks received no love this week. :(

There are a couple of FOs as well, I’ve finished the Follow Your Arrow mystery shawl knitalong with Ysolda Teague out of Malabrigo Sock in Côte D’Azure and Lettuce, as well as have finished a pair of vanilla socks for the husbeast with a FLK heel out of ZwergerGarn Opal in Lollipop.

In spinning, I’ve started spinning a braid of superwash merino/bamboo/nylon in Dark Chocolate Fig and have just finished the singles from an Ixchelbunny batt club batt from June 2011 called Goldfish and Paracetamol. I’ve finished plying the fibres from last week –  a 3 ply 70/10/20 merino/angora/tencel blend from Ixchelbunny in Gallifrey, a 3 ply merino/cashmere/silk blend in Horizon from The Thylacine as well as a 2 ply Polwarth/Bamboo blend in Daydream.

For stash acquisition, I’ve received my Southern Cross fibre club shipment for February!

With February coming to an end soon, we need to chat a little about the upcoming -alongs! The Monster Socks KAL begins on 1 March and ends on 31 March AND the Efferverse SAL/KAL has the spinning portion from 1 March to 31 May, and the knitting from 1 June to 30 June! More details are in the Ravelry group.

Episode 6: Thankful

This week hasn’t been all too eventful – I’m still at pottery!

I have two FOs – Bunny Love by Susan B Anderson out of Gynx Yarn’s Merino DK in “Chubby Bunny” from the Velveteen kit from Little Skein in the Big Wool as well as the Pup Tent hat by Catherine Gamroth out of handspun  yarn.

WIPs – I haven’t touched my TARDIS socks at all. I’ve cast on a pair of vanilla socks for the husband in ZwergerGarn Opal in Lollipop. There’s also the Follow Your Arrow mystery KAL with Ysolda Teague – I chose to do Clue 5A.

Spinning wise, I finished a braid of Corgi Hill Farm Mixed BFL in Not So Mellow Yellow, a braid of The Thylacine’s super sorted BFL in “I Still Call Australia Home” and a braid of The Thylacine’s Tasmanian Ringrove Merino Cross in Wilderness. I’ve also finished the singles on The Thylacine’s ** in Horizon. I’ve started spinning a 70/10/20 merino/angora/tencel blend from Ixchelbunny in “Gallifrey”.

In Stash Acquisition this week, I received my first Cookie A sock club parcel for 2014! I’ve also received my Lynai Yarn order!

Don’t forget – we have the Effervesce Socks SAL/KAL coming up soon on 1 March, that will run for 4 months (3 months spinning, 1 month knitting!) as well as the Monster Socks KAL that will be coming up on 1 March as well, that will run for a month!