Thursday, 7 March 2019

Episode 79: Very Pleasing Indeed

Welcome to Episode 79 of the YarnderWoman Podcast. This episode was recorded on Sunday 3 March 2019, in Perth, Western Australia.

Bat stud earrings - Tall Rabbit on etsy

Finished Objects:

  • Pebbles & Pathways as a hat – part of my Make Nine list and entered into the Cables KAL. 
  • Stripey hat for my niece
  • Hat for Pisces Season MAL
  • Writers’ Festival hat - just cast off this morning. A few stitches knit by Fiona Wright, essayist. 

Works in Progress:

  • Replacement purple hat – I’ve run out of yarn and the colour is on back-order!
  • Harley Quinn & Joker socks
  • Bow brooch
  • Kia Socks
  • Melinda shawl - a pattern written just for me! 


The Plan-along is extended to now finish at the end of March.

Melinda Shawl KAL:

14 Feb - 14 May
Prizes to be announced!


I'll be mending some items and joining the “Finally Fix It” KAL on the Hey Brown Berry podcast

“Fluffy Fibers” podcast and new podcast “The Crimson Stitchery” have also been showing their mending.

Headspace Hat MAL - 1 March - 1 Sept. hey Brown Berry Podcast

CableKAL with Marsha (Fairy Little Podcast), Akira (Knitting Annihilator podcast) and Grace (Babble’s Travelling Yarns podcast).

Spinning Me Right ‘Round:

I’ve organised a knitting/craft group – the intention is for this to be an inclusive, non-bigoted event.
10 March, 13:00-15:00
Wanneroo Library building foyer: Wanneroo library and cultural centre building - 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo.

See this Ravelry thread for discussions:

I saw the Fringe Festival show “My Greatest Period Ever” – I was crowned PMS Queen.
An abridged version of the show can be viewed here:

I finished listening to the long, slow-burning crime fiction book “The Wych Elm” by Tana French. 
The audio version was fantastic, with lots of regional Irish accents narrated so well.

I'm going to be reading Say Hello by Carly Findlay
(These are not sponsored links, nor am I affiliated in any way with those companies – I merely chose that link to give an example of the book.)

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Episode 78: 2019 Plans

Welcome to episode 78 of the YarnderWoman Podcast. This episode was filmed on 3 February 2019 in Perth, Western Australia.

This episode does not have the usual segments, as I am discussing both my 2018 wrap-up and my 2019 goals.

The sections of the episode are at the following time stamps:
03:04:14 - 2018 wrap-up
06:00:14 - 2019 goals
12:22:08 - Make Nine
17:34:04 - Charity & Gift Make Nine
18:34:14 - Knit-alongs/Make-alongs


Goals Make-along:

Your project doesn't have to be from a formal "Make Nine" or other list – great if you’ve got such a list, but if not, just cast on something you’d like to make.
Details are on this thread in the Ravelry group:

This KAL will fit in well with some other KALs, and we all allow double-dipping:

Archive-along - all year.  Twisted Stitches & Kill to Craft podcasts:

Stash busting KAL - also year-long:
Shara of What Shara Made Podcast

CableKAL with Marsha (Fairy Little Podcast), Akira (Knitting Annihilator podcast) and Grace (Babble’s Travelling Yarns podcast).

Akira has a thread for Make Nine discussions:

I’ll also be having a year-long charity MAL again as well. The thread is open now.

I'll be mending some items and joining the “Finally Fix It” KAL on the Hey Brown Berry podcast

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Episode 77: FOs, WiPs & KALs, oh my!

Welcome to episode 77 of the YarnderWoman Podcast. 
This episode was filmed on 26 January (and 3 February) 2019 in Perth, Western Australia.

Links and further information about the race/diversity/inclusion & exclusion in the fibre community (and in general society) can be found at this Ravelry thread

There are time stamps for each of the segments:
02:56:00 Brooching the Subject / Talk of racism/the need for inclusion
08:38:24 Finished Objects
35:02:04 Works in Progress
49:22:13 Craft-along

You can find all my Vlogmas 2018 videos in the playlist on my youtube channel; plus this Ravelry thread has all the episodes as well.

I have an Ask Me Anything thread on Ravelry.


Brooching the Subject: 

Finished Objects:
-- See my Ravelry project page for details --

  • Striped hats: sunset and red/grey 
  • Matching cowl & hat
  • Baby hat
  • Spooky hat
  • Bonbon shawl
  • Another stripey hat
  • Green baby blanket

Works in Progress:
-- See my Ravelry project page for details --

  • Kahurangi Cowl:
  • Kit Kat hat
  • Another stripey hat

Quirky Monday Craftcast is holding a “Colours of Pisces MAL” 19 February - 20 March

Discover your Aroha Knits "Fiber Muse" type using this quick (free) discovery quiz.


We’re having a Goals Make-along - a Plan-along!

It doesn’t have to be a project from a "Make Nine" list – great if you’ve got such a list, but if not, just something you’d like to make.

Prizes thus far – more to be announced:

Friday, 28 December 2018

Vlogmas 2018: Day 25

It's Christmas Day!

I do some final food prep, and then the guests arrive. We've got lots of footage of YarnderMum being her very cute self, as well as Smudge the YarnderDog and the rest of the Yarnder family.

In the evening we visit the Yarnders-in-law, where Smudge meets a new doggie friend and we end the evening with a game of Star Wars Trivial Pursuit.

Vlogmas 2018 - Day 24

It's Christmas Eve! I'm doing lots of cooking today, as well as looking at Christmas lights, and watching our traditional Xmas Eve shows (including the Justice League cartoon).

The Recipes mentioned are as follows:

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Vlogmas 2018 - Day 23

It's Christmas Eve Eve! Lots happening today, involving copious amounts of (re-used) wrapping paper, for gifts and making bon-bons for the table. I also finish-up the two knitted gifts I needed to finalise, and I can now rest a little, knowing that there is just the food prep to do.

Vlogmas 2018 - Days 21 & 22

Spoiler alert - we get a big Christmas tree! I also visit YarnderMum and she tells us all about that favourite toy pig of hers.