Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Episode 70: WiPs Turned into FOs

Welcome to Episode 70 of the YarnderWoman Podcast. This episode was filmed on Thursday 1 March 2018, in Perth, Western Australia.

My apologies for the lighting quality in this episode - I didn't have my studio lights available.



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

  • YarnderMum gets her blue socks
  • Blue worsted charity shawl
  • Purple/grey charity hat & pompom
  • Knit Night in Skein yarn. ForYarnderSIL - will match her fingerless gloves.
  • Liam socks
  • Charity hat 


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

  • Amanganset Dress
  • Peacock/rainforest hat number 2
  • Plans to make a blanket square for the Thistle Hollow Podcast “Sister Survivor” blanket 


Make-along:

Spinning Me Right 'Round:


  • Podcasts:

Thistle Hollow Podcast
Leaf Yarns and Leaf Podcast - formerly Goth Heart Creations.
Wrapped in Wool

  • I had a fantastic time at the Perth Writers Festival - I'll show you all my signed books in a future episode. Enjoy my little vlog.


  • I am raising funds for Alzheimer's WA by participating in the HBF Run for a Reason (in the 12km jogging/brisk walking category). Any donation would be appreciated, so if you are able to, please sponsor me!



Happy crafting!


Becky (from the Wrapped in Wool podcast) and I.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Episode 69: Many WiPs, Many Books

Welcome to Episode 69 of the YarnderWoman Podcast!

This episode was filmed on 15 February 2018 in Perth, Western Australia.




This is a longer episode than normal - the last half an hour is devoted to discussing some books I've read lately, on the topics of minimalism, decluttering and simplicity. 


So if you're just here for the knitting, that's no worries and you can enjoy the first hour, as there is definitely lots of knitting! :-)


The time stamps for the various segments are as follows:
  • Brooching the Subject - 01:44
  • Finished Objects - 03:44
  • Works in Progress - 14:03
  • KAL/Prizes - 41:50
  • Quick interlude - 50:27
  • Spinning Me Right ‘Round - 51:26
  • Bye - 1:25:23
  • YarnderMum clips / out-takes - 1:26:30



Brooching the Subject: 


Finished Objects:
-- See my Ravelry project page for details --
  • Fingerless mitts that started as socks


Works in Progress:
-- See my Ravelry project page for details --
  • Another charity baby hat
  • Purple/grey charity hat.
  • Toe-up no-heel rib socks
  • Charity shawl
  • Swatched for a knitted dress

Make-along:


Prizes:

Watch the episode to see if you are a new winner (by re-draw) of one of two patterns from our 2017 Charity KAL thread!

Thank you to our prize sponsors:


Quick interlude:


Spinning Me Right ‘Round:
  • Stash sorting - you can do ‘advanced search’ within your own stash
  • Mental health – let’s keep the conversation going and de-stigmatise mental health conditions, as well as society's common response to those with a chronic illness - the article that gives a great analogy about how some people with chronic illness may / often feel can be found here: https://butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/

Minimalism / decluttering / simplicity / budgeting books I've read in the last few months:

The Minimalists:


Tidying/decluttering:


Budgeting:


Mindfulness / Simplicity: 

Next on my reading list are Frugal Hedonism - Annie Raser-Rowland with Adam Grubb, and First We Make the Beast Beautiful – Sarah Wilson


Happy Crafting!




Saturday, 3 February 2018

Episode 68: Finding Inspiration

Welcome to Episode 68 of the YarnderWoman Podcast! This episode, as always, comes to you from Perth in Western Australia, and was filmed on Friday 2 February 2018.

You can find YarnderWoman merchandise on Red Bubble. All purchases send a little money my way to help keep the lights on for the podcast.



Today's segments are as follows:

Brooching the Subject:




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

  • Lupine “Rubies in My Pocket” hat – waiting on the pompom maker to arrive
  • Knit night shawl for Sisonke Msimang, to be given at the Perth Writers Week event
  • Face washer
  • ‘‘Twas night before” socks for YarnderMum (my Christmas Eve cast on)



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

  • No-heel ribbed socks
  • Organic face washer (ongoing)
  • Plans for the Amaganset dress


Spinning Me Right ‘Round:



Podcasts I've been enjoying:



I'm currently re-reading (listening) to “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, the fifth book in the Harry Potter series by J K Rowling.

During the last few months of last year, I listened to a lot of self-improvement books, around tidying/cleaning, minimalism and slow living. I’ll chat more about those in the next episode – let me know if there are any specific topics you’d like to hear about.

The article that gives a great analogy about how some people with chronic illness may / often feel can be found here:
https://butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Episode 67: Hi everyone, hi 2018!

Welcome to episode 67 of the YarnderWoman Podcast! This episode was filmed on Thursday 18 January 2018, in Perth, Western Australia.




Brooching the Subject:

  • Felt Shakespeare brooch - unfortunately it appears that the etsy seller is no longer trading.



Prizes: 

Watch the episode to see if you are a winner from the 2017 Charity Make-along thread!

Thank you to our generous prize sponsors:
We are running another Charity thread for 2018 - come and join us there.



2017 Re-cap:

I completed 45 projects in 2017:
  • Eighteen pairs of socks 
  • Nine hats
  • Six scarves 
  • Five shawls (including one cowl)
  • Five rat shawls (very small – counted as one project)
  • Two pairs of fingerless mitts
  • One Twiddlemuff
  • One child Boxy
= 4,627 metres in 17 projects. (I clearly didn't note the meterage for all 45 projects last year!) ;-)


The "5 Shawls, 5 Days Challenge" is being run by Frenchie of Aroha Knits again really soon - sign up here.




2018 Plans:
  • Garments - both knitted and sewn
  • Dress for the YarnderTeen
  • Socks for all!
  • Jumper for YarnderNieve
  • More charity projects. (Some patterns you can buy where the purchase money goes to charity are the Stand Up! socks and the Phoenix Hat.)



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



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



Out and About:
YarnderMum and I went to the opening launch night of the Perth Writers Week.





Happy crafting!

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Episode 66: December & Christmas 2017

Welcome to Episode 66 of the YarnderWoman Podcast. 

This episode is more of a vlog-style and was filmed over the course of December 2017.




Projects:



Recipes:

Awesome environmental and ethical toilet paper company:







Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 30 November 2017

Episode 65.5: Mini-sode

Welcome to a mini-episode of the YarnderWoman Podcast. This is a more vlog-style, shorter episode, as I wanted to chat with you, but haven't been able to record a more 'standard' episode. I hope you enjoy - there is a segment with YarnderMum, too. :-)


Brooching the Subject:


Finished Objects:

-- See my Ravelry project page for specific details --
  • Rubies in my Pocket hat - designed by Sally Jane Cameron 
  • Socks for YarnderMum
  • Socks for YarnderBro made with JunkYarn Yarn
  • Twiddlemuff


Thank you for joining me - happy crafting!

Friday, 10 November 2017

Xmas Card "Flat" Swap 2017 - Sign-ups!

Hi Makers. :-) Who would like to participate in an end-of-year swap of a Christmas card or greeting card? :-) 

I give some details here in this quick video, so if you would like to join in, go to the Ravelry group for the YarnderWoman Podcast to sign-up.

Sign-ups close 18 November 2017 (Australian WST).

Happy crafting!