Monday, 10 June 2019

Finish-along Make-along

This mini episode talks about the Finish-along MAL we are running in the YarnderWoman Podcast Ravelry group.

Come and join in - and happy crafting!

Monday, 13 May 2019

Episode 81: The Smudge Show

Welcome to Episode 81 of the YarnderWoman Podcast.

This episode takes a different format to usual and is more vlog-style, showing things I've been doing over the past couple of weeks. 

So, if you're new to the podcast, this is not how we usually do things. Either way, though, I hope you enjoy! (There is a lot of footage of Smudge the YarnderDog, so you should be more than fine.) ;-)

Join the conversation on the Ravelry thread.

You can view all my projects on my Ravelry page.

Happy crafting!

Friday, 12 April 2019

Episode 80: Two Cameras, or, Yay for Technology

Welcome to Episode 80 of the YarnderWoman Podcast. This episode was recorded on Monday 8 April 2019, in Perth, Western Australia.

The time-stamps for the segments in this episode are as follows:
01:30:07 - Brooching the Subject
02:11:19 - Finished Objects
20:08:03 - Works in Progress
49:16:00 - Knit-along
53:06:11 - Prize announcements
57:02:04 - Spinning Me Right 'Round

Brooching the Subject:

Finished Objects:
--See my Ravelry Project Page for more details--

  • Melinda Shawl
  • Felici hat
  • Twiddlemuff – I still need to add buttons
  • Apple green + food colouring yarn rolled-brim hat

Works in Progress:
--See my Ravelry Project Page for more details--

  • Grotine Shawl
  • Snowfall Hat – the pattern Frenchie was knitting on when I met her in person in 2017
  • Tiger bunny buddy
  • Zebra Flare socks 
  • A big blankey for toys
  • Ritual Shawl

The "Melinda Shawl" Knit-along:


  • Watch to see if you were a winner in the Plan-along MAL, or the quarterly draw from the Charity MAL thread!

Spinning Me Right ‘Round:

Recent audio books I've listened to include:

The Kindness Method by Shahroo Izadi
The Four Pillar Plan and The Stress Solution by Dr Rangan Chatterjee

I heard both of these authors interviewed on the Deliciously Ella podcast.

Please note that I have no affiliation with the websites I have linked here, nor do I receive any kickbacks from them – I have included them as examples only, should you wish to investigate the books and/or podcast. :-)


Happy crafting!

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.