Knitting, running, archaeology and bags

Episode 43 Hot off the wheel

Show notes

Works in Progress

Kingfisher Socks (plain cuff down socks) in Knitterly Things Vesper Sock in Autumn Sky on 2.25mm/ US 1 needles

Something Silver by Veera Valimaki in Wendy Jubilee DK using 4.5mm/ US 7 needles

Finished Objects

Old finished object Citron by Hilary Smith Callis


Texel fibre from Hilltopcloud  in Wood Pile

Shiny New Things

Hilltopcloud Best of British Manx Loughtan in Sochi

Fibernymph Dye Works Polwarth in Woodland Wimsey

Tempted Handpainted Yarns & Fibers Good Grrl in All my love

Stitch markers by Rycrafty


Natural History Museum exhibition Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

The Random Thing

Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine

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Episode 7 – The one with too much yawning!

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Show notes

Congratulations to suzie, prize draw winner!

Thin Ice by Laura Linneman 4.0mm/US 6 and 4.5mm/US 7 needles using Posh Yarn Hannah in Lingua Franca

Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Great Googlie Mooglie Vanilla Socks 2.5mm / US 1.5 needles

Chevron Lace Fingerless Mitts by Lynn A Evans using The Knitting Goddess Merino Nylon Sock in Bramble

Cadence Socks by Very Busy Monkey using Babylonglegs BooSock in Petrolhead

Finished Objects

Nothing to show!

Shiny New Things

Oink Pigments Sock Yarn in Teal Appeal




Student Knits


Sock Bunny Knit and Fit

Sock Bunny Knit and Fit

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Episode 6 Full of Cold

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Episode 6 – Full of Cold please click here to view the podcast. I can’t get the embed code to work ūüė¶

Prize draw – please go over to the knitrundig podcast group on Ravelry and post in the thread. Open to group members only, please.

Sockalong – chat thread will be opened today, and the finished object thread opened on 1 January

Works in Progress

Burning Rings of Fire by Kirsten Kapur using Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce Sock in TARDIS on 2.5mm/US 1.5 needle

Great Googlie Mooglie Socks using Knitterly Things Vesper Sock in Great Googlie Mooglie on 2.5mm/US 1.5 needle

Epic Fail Hexagon Blankie!

Finished Objects

Rhossili Beach Watch Cap by Wendy Johnson using I Knit or Dye Hotter than July on 4.5mm/US 7 needles

Bubble Stream Socks by Cailyn Meyer using Barking Dog Yarns Opposites Attract in Tweedledee and Tweedledum on 2.5mm/US 1.5 needles


Cloudlover Polwarth Fibre in Haunted Vineyard, The Knit Girllls SAL colourway

Shiny New Things

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Episode 4 – Catch – Up

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Episode 4 –¬† Catch- Up

Thank you for your patience! For a chance to win a set of the Knitting Goddess mini skeins in the Fibre Flurry Colourway share what you like to do with your yarn leftovers in the knitrundig podcast Ravelry group – draw open to group members only, please.


note all links will be to Ravelry unless otherwise stated. Please email me at if you have any questions

Tiffany Triangle Shawl by Wendy Johnson, from Wendy Knits Lace, using madelinetosh Prairie in Logwood on 3.75mm US 5 needles

Bubble Stream Socks by Cailyn Meyer using Barking Dog Yarns Opposites Attract in Tweedledee and Tweedledum on 2.5mm US 1.5 needles

Rowan Knit Kit Striped Scarf using Rowan Shimmer and Kidsilk Haze, 3.25 mm US 3 needles

Stripy socks in Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Great Googlie Mooglie on 2.5mm US 1.5 needles – Who? Bag by The Undercover Owl


Boo the Bat by Anna Hrachovec using leftover aran weight yarn on 4.0mm US 6 needles

Ambroso Mittens by Carol Feller from Knitty Deep Fall 2011 using Cloud in Ruby Slipper on 3.5mm US 4 needles

Coming Up

Concentric Socks by Carissa Browning in Knitterly Things Vesper Sock in Autumn Sky

New stuff

The Knitting Goddess Mini Skeins in the Fibre Flurry Colourway – win a set by sharing what you do with your leftover yarns in the knitrundig podcast Ravelry Group! Sock Club 5.0 Explorer

The Knitting Goddess Day of the Dead merino nylon sock, Fibre Flurry exclusive with an Undercover Owl bag.

Millamia Mosha Cushion Knitting Kit

Knit Now magazine


New fibre:

Butterfly Bush Yarns Norwegian Wool in Tiger’s Eye

Maid in England Faux Cashmere, Tencel and Soysilk braid in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Cloudlover Polwarth in Haunted Vineyard – for The Knit Girlls Spin Along Knit Along


Running Fitness Magazine

Rockbourne Roman Villa

Get Involved in Archaeology!

The Random Bit

Lewes Bonfire Council

Contact me:

stealthdragon on Ravelry and Plurk

knitrundig on twitter


It’s been a year….

since I learned to knit, crochet¬†and ran my first 5k. Progress? Well…

  • knitting – lots – am now officially addicted to socks and soon won’t be able to climb into bed for all the stash
  • running – hmmm – ran a very slow 10k in March, had a non-running-related injury over the summer, pulled out of two¬†10ks, 1 half-marathon and one ten-miler, been rejected from the London Marathon, got into the Edinburgh Marathon and haven’t run since November. Mixed I’d say.¬† The snow has been and gone and is back again, in tune with my seemingly ever-present cold that seems to wax and wane with the weather. I wonder if looking out of the window at runners counts?

On the good side, I’ve got more work doing teaching plans for archaeology-related buried treasure, hooray!

Given the varied progress listed above, I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to achieve next year. So here goes:

  • knitting – stop buying stash and knit it up. Knit at least one Cookie A. sock. – this one. ¬†Learn toe-up. ÔĽŅKnit more shawls and garments. Take better stash and project pictures.
  • running – do some! In honour of this aim I have signed up for Janathon – exercising and blogging every day in January.¬†Might get some Garmin gadgetry, though I’m not sure yet.¬† Also read and follow the advice about keeping bug-free in the winter, which I’m sure will involve eating more fresh veg and other healthy things.¬† Qualify as a coach.
  • digging – more community archaeology, write my dissertation,¬† and dig more.
  • other stuff – learn how to use all the things on WordPress, for a start.
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