knitrundig

Knitting, running, archaeology and bags

Episode 8 – Hello Kitties

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For more information on the Snuggles KAL please visit my Ravelry group – knitrundig podcast

WIPS

Sock it to Me (for Girls) Vicki K. Byram from One Skein Sock Yarn Wonders using The Knitting Goddess 4-ply Merino Sock in Forget Me Not on 3.5mm/US 4.0 needles

Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang using various mini skeins and sock yarn scraps on 2.75mm/US 2 needles

Drop Stitch Scarf  by Christine Vogel using Grundl Pries hit yarn (not on Ravelry) on 4.5mm/US 7 needles

Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder using The Knitting Goddess 4-ply merino nylon sock in Forks on 2.5mm/US 1.5 needles

Mittens For Me KAL by Laura Linneman using The Knitting Goddess  4-ply merino nylon sock in Jubilee Line and Victoria Line

Finished Objects

Thin Ice by Laura Linneman 4.0mm/US 6 and 4.5mm/US 7 needles using Posh Yarn Hannah in Lingua Franca
Afterthought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Great Googlie Mooglie Vanilla Socks 2.5mm / US 1.5 needles

Shiny New Things

The Knitting Goddess 4-ply merino nylon sock in The Luggage

SpinningFates Shiva Sock in Laissez les bons temps roules – with Bags and More from Knitting’s My Bag

Easyknits.co.uk Biffle sock in Dragon Party

Digging

Barcombe Roman Villa

Random Thing

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

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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 😦

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

Spinning

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.

WIPS

note all links will be to Ravelry unless otherwise stated. Please email me at knitrundig@gmail.com 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

FO’s

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 Easyknits.co.uk 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!

Easyknits.co.uk 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

Spinning

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

Running Fitness Magazine

Digging
Rockbourne Roman Villa

Get Involved in Archaeology!

The Random Bit

Lewes Bonfire Council

Contact me:

stealthdragon on Ravelry and Plurk

knitrundig on twitter

knitrundig@gmail.com

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Episode 2 – Now with less hair

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

Whirlpool Socks  by Laura Nelkin using Blue Ridge Yarns Jubilee in Evening Jewel and beads from The Knitting Goddess   2.5mm US 1.5 needles from Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn by Carol Sulcoski. Project bag is from Nicsknots

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

Headband with Cables and Bobbles by Drops Design link to Drops Design. 2.5mm us 1.5 needles

FO’s

My Wish  by Laura Linneman using Lornas Laces Shepherd Sock  in Frankensteins Cotillion and Serenknitty Merino Sock in Precious Metals on 4.0mm US 6 needles

Anemie by Theresia Lew using Sokkusu O in Imperial Monkey (hand-dyed by me), 3.25mm US 3 needles

Coming Up

Dancing Batty Shawl by Meta Libenter using Fyberspates Sparkle Sock in I Knit London (Not Just) Sock Club September colourway. KAL with the Knitabulls podcast Ravelry Group

Fall Colours KAL in Rainlover Knits podcast Ravelry group. I will  be using the Knitterly Things Vesper Sock in Autumn Sky

Chadwick by Stephen West from WestKnits Book One, using Barking Dog Yarns Sirius in Raspberry Sorbet and Asphalt Jungle

New stuff

Great Googlie Mooglie Vesper Sock from Knitterly Things

Bumblebee in Squoosh from Fibernymph Dye Works

Running

What motivates to you get out of the door? Please share on the blog or in the knitrundig podcast Ravelry group.

Digging
A link to a brief report on the final season of excavation at Hatch Furlong, Ewell

Books by Lindsey Davis – Amazon.co.uk link

The Random Bit

Creative Quilting Shop

Books by Gail Lawther

Contact me:

stealthdragon on Ravelry and Plurk

knitrundig on twitter

knitrundig@gmail.com

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Episode 1 – Rambling Sam

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Show notes for Episode 1 Ramblin Sam

Knitting

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

My Wish  by Laura Linneman using Lornas Laces Shepherd Sock  in Frankensteins Cotillion and Serenknitty Merino Sock in Precious Metals on 4.0mm US 6 needles  Ravelry pattern

Whirlpool Socks  by Laura Nelkin using Blue Ridge Yarns Jubilee in Evening Jewel and beads from The Knitting Goddess   2.5mm US 1.5 needles from Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn by Carol Sulcoski. Project bag is from Nicsknots

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

FO’s

Cabled Cowl # 168  Patons  pattern using Patons Trentino Chunky in colour 00170 using 7.0mm  questionable US 10.5 needles. You need to sign up on the Patons Website to get this free pattern

Colophon Mitts by Hunter Hammersen using String Theory Caper Sock in Solas a Cookie A Sock Club colourway on 3.25mm US 4.0 needles

Urchin Beret Tam by Ysolda Teague, from Knitty.com using Lang Mille Fiamme in unknown colourway on 7.0mm  questionable US 10.5 needles. Link is to Knitty pattern

Coming Up

Pigwidgeon Mitts by Kamilla Svanlund using Millamia Naturally Soft Merino

Headband with Cables and Bobbles by Drops Design link to Drops Design

Cecil the Computer Monster by Rebecca Danger from The Big Book of Knitted Monsters

New stuff

Cotton yarns from Purplelinda Crafts

Deeply Wicked in Sea Cuke from easyknits.co.uk

Running

Free 5k time trials at 9am on a Saturday courtesy of Parkrun

Digging
A couple of great websites with information on Orkney  Orkneyjar and Visit Orkney

The Random Bit
Spinning paraphernalia from handspinner.co.uk, spindle bag from Jessalu

Contact me:

stealthdragon on Ravelry and Plurk

knitrundig on twitter

knitrundig@gmail.com

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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. Knit 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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Snow daze

So, what have I done since the first post – not a lot apart from knit. No running at all, just looking at articles on how blogging etc can help you to a PB! It has been snowy for the past few days, though it’s gone now, andit was too icy to run outside safely. But that doesn’t cover the rest of the days. Hmmm, how to get myself motivated – more reading?

But, I have finished a pair of socks and they kept my feet nice and warm. And I’ve bought loads and loads of yarn and a pattern keeper! 

Finished socks
Toasty warm socks

 As far as the archaeology goes I’ve got teaching plans to write this week, should be interesting. Glad I’m inside though. 

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