Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Episode 74: Jump on the Bandwagon

Welcome to episode 74 of the YarnderWoman Podcast. This episode was recorded on Thursday 30 August 2018, in Perth, Western Australia.


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

  • Moon shawl
  • Yoga socks
  • MacBeth socks 
  • Bunny Buddies
  • Sock head hat



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

  • Red-along socks with double-yarn heel
  • Angel Face turban
  • Hitchhiker



Craft-alongs:

The Red-Along:

We have one thread for all WiP photos, chatter and FO photos - knit/crochet/spin/weave anything red! 
This CAL runs until the end of September 2018.

Prizes:
-- Links to prizes/makers found at this thread heading --

  • Patterns: “Kettle Valley Poncho” pattern by Marsha Ibuki, “Springtime Melody” pattern by Jenn Sheelen and “Potluck Pullover” pattern by Victoria Zachanowich 
  • Yarn from Daydream Yarns 
  • Project bag from Lola Star Creates 
  • Stitch markers from Needle Soup Creations 
  • Tall Rabbit postcards of crafty numbats



Jump on the Bandwagon:

Use this thread to show all WiP photos, chatter and FO photos - cast on a well-known popular pattern that you've just never got around to!
This CAL runs until the end of October 2018.

Prizes:
-- Links to the prizes/makers found at this thread --

  • Hand-made project bag from Autumn 
  • Hand-made project bag from Silver Shed USA 
  • Japanese notions pouch & sheep clips 
  • More to be announced! 




Other podcasts mentioned:

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Episode 73: Looking Down While Looking Up

Welcome to episode 73 of the YarnderWoman Podcast. This episode was recorded on Monday 13 August 2018, in Perth, Western Australia.




Brooching the Subject:



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




Red-along:

We have one thread for all WiP photos, chatter and FO photos - knit/crochet/spin/weave anything red! 

Prizes:




Spinning Me Right ‘Round:




Other podcasts mentioned:

Happy Crafting!


Friday, 20 July 2018

Episode 72: Crafty Memories

Welcome to Episode 72 of the YarnderWoman Podcast! This episode was filmed on 19 July 2018, in Perth, Western Australia.

This episode has a mix of regular podcast style chats, as well as some vlog footage taken at my mum's house as I rediscover some crafts of our past.




See my Ravelry project page for details on the FOs I show.

Happy crafting!

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Episode 71: A Quick Hello

Welcome to Episode 71 of the YarnderWoman Podcast!




This episode is a little different from normal - filmed over a couple of days during the last month, and in a vlog-style rather than me talking to camera. Life has been very full lately, so I'm glad to have this format to use to share some knitting with you, and to tide you over until I can record a more 'usual' episode. :-)



You can see all my projects on my Ravely project page.



The app I mention is called Forest, and I love growing my little trees and shrubs as a way of halting excessive/mindless/distracting phone usage.



Happy crafting!





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/