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Episode 57 – Two retreats, a KAL and a festival

Finished objects

Take it All Mystery KAL by Lisa Hannes using (main colour) Ginger’s Hand Dyed Splendour fingering in Dove and The Knitting Goddess Mini Skeins in Tube Lines

Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl 2014 Socks by C.C. Almon using String Theory Colorworks Entanglement Self Striping in Zeaxanthin

Works in progress

gramps by tincanknits using Berocco Vintage in Chocolate and Aquae

Hartwith by Rachel Coopey using Drops Alpaca in colour 2919

Jeck by Regina Satta using SockBunny Studios Miracle sock in Sunset

Spinning

Finished objects
Loop batt in Skedaddle from Loop Fiber Studio

Starry Starry Night art batt from Spin City UK

Shiny New Things

From Daizie Knits – 3D printed Turkish Spindle, Dewy Sock Blank and BFL fibre

From SockBunny Studios  – Miracle sock in Sunset and Sunshine Sock in Every Day Has a Silver Lining

From RainStormStudios – Van Gogh tote bag, sock pouch

From Bede Sisters – Spinners lap cloth, citrus two at a time sock bag

From The Knitting Goddess – screen printed project bag

Knit Along – Year Long Shawl Along and Piper’s Journey

I have opened a chatter thread for the Year Long Shawl Along thread on Ravelry here

Answer this question in the Ravelry thread to win a copy of the Piper’s Journey pattern by Paula Emmons-Fuessle and post your finished objects in this thread

Retreat news

Visit http://www.geekypuffinknitpalooza.blogspot.com for news about the next Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza in November 2016

 

 

 

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Episode 55 – Miniscule

Show notes

Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza

Works in progress

Toe-up Socks using Laughing Yaffle Self Striping Sock in Tree Frog on 2.5mm/US 1.5 needles

Ochre by Veera Valimaki using Nimu Yarns (no longer dying) Skiddaw in Robin on 3.75mm/US 5 needles

Spinning

Spinning in Progress

Suffolk fibre in Winter Moss from Hilltop Cloud
Also mentioned Tour de Fleece
Shiny New Things
Striped Turtle Toes in Live Long and Prosper from Turtlepurl Yarns
Digging
Fishbourne Roman Palace
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Episode 54 – Jane Austen’s House

Show notes

Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza

Works in progress

Toe-up Socks using Laughing Yaffle Self Striping Sock in Tree Frog on 2.5mm/US 1.5 needles

Ochre by Veera Valimaki using Nimu Yarns (no longer dying) Skiddaw in Robin on 3.75mm/US 5 needles

Spinning
Finished spinning
Blended Top by Spin City UK
Spinning in Progress
Suffolk fibre in Winter Moss from Hilltop Cloud
Also mentioned Tour de Fleece
Shiny New Things
Spinners Control Card from Hilltop Cloud
Stash T-shirt and Mother of All Tags from Gusler Design
Cardigan clasps from Ingo Design
History
Jane Austen’s House Museum
Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin
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Edinburgh Yarn Festival Exclusive Tote Bag

EYF tote web

This tote bag (measuring 35.5cm wide x 41.5cm high with 66cm long straps) is now available to pre-order for collection at Edinburgh Yarn Festival 14 & 15 March 2015. The bags will be £4 each until the festival when they will be available for £5 or for free if you spend £30 or more at our stand – JavaPurl Designs and KnitRunDig.

To order, please email me at knitrundig [at] gmail [dot] com; I will then issue a PayPal invoice.

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Retreat Reminder

Sign-ups for the Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza start today from 3pm GMT. Find out more and book at the website http://geekypuffinknitpalooza.blogspot.co.uk

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Episode 51 #UFO

Show notes

Prizes! – see the Ravelry group for details

Comfort Knitting KAL

Finished Objects

None!

Works in Progress

Aislinn (CustomFit) by Amy Herzog using Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester DK in Sage on 4mm/ US 6 needles

Old Bones by Ashley Knowlton using Posh Yarn Elinor Aran in No Excuses on 4.5mm/US 7 needles

Blurred Lines Socks by Megan Williams using Twisted Limone Tangy in Country Garden on 2.5mm/US 1.5 needles

Vanilla Socks using Regia Eskimo Color 4-ply in 6856 (Grau) on 2.25mm/US 1 needles

Spinning

In Progress

Rainbow Clouds Biffle Fibre (Blue Faced Leicester) by Easyknits.co.uk

Digging

Maes Howe and some photos of the inside can be seen here, together with a webcam showing the midwinter solstice sunrise. Click on ‘About Maes Howe’ to view the pictures

Book recommendation

Last Days of the Bus Club by Chris Stewart

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Episode 39 Tangled

Show Notes

Works in Progress

Skyp Rib Socks by Adrienne Ku using Regia Monaco Color in colour number 01841 on 2.5mm/US 1.5 needles

Miss Winkle by Martina Behm using The Cyborg’s Craft Room Assockilate in Locutus on 3mm/US 3 needles

Christmas Bauble by Suzanne Strachan using Anchor Metallic 0n 2.5mm/US 1.5 needles

Purple Purl by Julia Temiseva using Laal Bear Exmoor Fibre handspun and Navajo plied by me

Book – Cast On Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor

Spinning

Into the Whirled 85% Polwarth 15% Silk fibre in Children of Time – approx 340m of a two-ply

Shearer Girl Yarns Jacob Batt – first attempt at woollen spinning

Shiny  New Things

Regia Fluormania in Neon Berry colour 7185, Neon Flower colour 7187. Neon Rainbow colour 7188, and Neon Ocean colour 7189

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Episode 38 Trouble with Lace

Show Notes

Work in Progress

Skyp RIb Socks by Adrienne Ku using Regia Monaco Color in colour number 01841 on 2.5mm/US 1.5 needles

Miss WInkle by Martina Behm using The Cyborg’s Craft Room Assockilate in Locutus on 3mm/US 3 needles

Finished Objects

Toe-up vanilla socks with afterthought heel using String Theory Colorworks Frequency in Binary System on 2.25mm/US 1 needles

Spinning

Into the Whirled 85% Polwarth 15% Silk fibre in Children of Time

Shiny New Things

The Knitting Goddess BRITSOCK in Bagpuss and Merino Nylon Sock in Undead

HilltopCloud Best of British Club Texel Fibre in Wood Pile

Go-Monkey Design Circular Needle Case

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Episode 37 Rhinebeck Special

Sam is back with a recap of her trip to Rhinebeck, prizes, knitting progress, yarn and fibre shopping and her latest bags. Watch near the end for a cameo by Magnus the cat.

Show notes

Work in progress

Toe-up vanilla socks with afterthought heel using String Theory Colorworks Frequency in Binary System

Finished objects

Rikke Hat by Sarah Young using madelinetosh merino dk in Venetian and Black Velvet

Sweet Robin Wristees by Stephanie Dosen (Tiny Owl Knits) using Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift

Shiny new things

madelinetosh merino dk in Volga and Whiskers

madelinetosh tosh dk in Maple Leaf

SockBunny Studios Lavender Lace in Admiralty

Miss Babs Yowza and Yummy in Mayhem, Leftie Kit in Slate and Reds

Into the Whirled Gloucester Sock Yarn in Element Number Five, Bluefaced Leicester fibre in Kindred and Merino Fibre in Sansa

Cephalopod Yarns Bugga! in Box Jellyfish and Bugga! fibre in Columbina’s Dream

Soakbox with Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport in Clark Cable

Loop Fiber Studios Batt in Skedaddle

Fiber Optic Yarns Merino Silk fibre in Autumn Harvest Gradient and Chocolate-Aqua Gradient

cjkoho Designs BFL Fibre in Liberty and Justice (for all)

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Episode 36

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