Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Episode 59: Lots of FOs to Show

Welcome to Episode 59 of the YarnderWoman Podcast - recorded on 7 March 2017 in Perth, Western Australia.

No brooch today, but my owl necklace is from Erstwilder

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

  • Wonder Woman Knit Night shawl
  • Bumblebee tube socks. (Knit 2-a-a-T)
  • Gnome Acres / One Twisted Tree Knit Night shawl - 12 stitches bound off in different yarn!
  • Crochet coaster. I plan to do crochet charity blankets. Freakish Lemon Adrian has a year-long blanket MAL.

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

  • Homestead shawl using my minis from friends
  • Noir socks
  • Little Boxy

Pop Culture KAL Prizes:


Spinning Me Right 'Round:

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Episode 58: Using my Stash

Welcome to Episode 58 of the YarnderWoman Podcast, a show about knitting and living well for yourself, others and the planet.

This episode was filmed on Tuesday 7 February 2017 in Perth Western Australia.

Brooching the Subject:

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

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

  • Two-at-a-Time socks in Gnome Acres yarn
  • Knit Night in Gnome Acres Wonder Woman yarn 
Both these WiPs will count for “Make WiPs not waste KAL” from Brown Berry Chronicles podcast 

Pop Culture KAL Prizes:


  • Sewing machine from Josie! To use to make the shopping bags for Boomerang Bags. 
  • Not a physical acquisition yet, but I have signed up for a three-hour crochet introduction class for this weekend. 

Spinning Me Right ‘Round:

  • YarnderNiece’s 9th birthday. 
  • Get Hairy February - sponsor me! I’m raising money for a domestic violence charity, as well as challenging societal norms that women should shave their legs, especially in summer.
  • My little garden is going well. I planted some seeds to go with my seedlings.
  • I’ve been having a lot of green smoothies, especially first thing in the morning. I have learnt that a good trick is not to put peppery leaves in. ;-)
  • Green tip: rinse water from the tea pot can be collected to use for watering the garden (and tea leaves into the compost).

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Episode 57: Finding Your "Why" and Living It

Welcome to episode 57 of the YarnderWoman Podcast - filmed on Tuesday 24 February 2017 in Perth, Western Australia.

This is a knitting and living well (for yourself, others and the planet) podcast.

Brooching the Subject:

Works in Progress:

  • Find Your Fade Shawl
  • Shawl shapes with Aroha Knits
  • Grey Skies socks 
  • Elfenstein socks


  • Prizes already from OpheliaVioleta on IG (Harry Potter themed) and from KnitSewPop, an Aussie bag maker, and Sweater Collective pattern "Brick Road Socks".

Spinning Me Right 'Round:

  • Loved seeing photos of all the women's marches - and all the pussyhats!
  • I'm doing 365 Gratitude on instagram - see hashtag #YWGratitude2017
  • Finished "Moving your DNA" by Katy Bowman. Trying to move a lot more. Walked a few bus stops when there was a 15 min wait for bus. Includes outtakes at the end of audio. Funny. Just yesterday finished "Movement Matters". Essential reading for everyone. Stacking; convenience = someone else's detriment and detriment to the environment. Just move more and move in nature!
  • Sorted out the stash. Everything came out. Some things to sell in de-stash threads. Now ALL organised. I group by dyer. Bags organised - now over two boxes, in size order/grouping. Soooo happy and pleased - I feel really positive towards my stash and feel organised for all my projects, going forward
  • I feel really energised with ideas of how I can try to make a difference. Come and join me to chat about your thoughts in this week's episode thread!

Monster Valentine's Day cards:

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Episode 56: Happy 2017

Welcome to Episode 56 of the YarnderWoman Podcast - filmed on Wednesday 11 January 2017 in Perth, Western Australia.

Happy New Year!

Brooching the Subject:

Finished Objects:

  • Nix Hoodie. 
  • Owl and cat. (Bat did not get finished.)

Works in Progress:

  • Xmas eve cast on - were socks, now fingerless mitts
  • Find Your Fade shawl
  • Facewashers


·        Watch to see if you were the winner of the final 2016 Charity prize drawer



Spinning Me Right 'Round / Goals:

  • My word for the year is Mindfulness
  • I use the Insight Timer app for meditations
  • How to Live a Good Life and Move your DNA audio books.
  • Brooke McAlary and Kelly Exeter from podcasts on the JackRabbit FM network
  • I have plans to build a chicken coop this year (though will happily buy one ready-made if I find it on the second-hand market)
  • I have a compost bin
  • I completed some of my 2016 goals, and others I forgot I had even noted down - hence I won't be writing out any goals this year and will just plan things as they come. I do know I want to knit gifts, including things for people we will be staying with on our Japan trip later this year. :-)

Happy Crafting!

Coffee with the lovely Grace of Babble's Travelling Yarns podcast

Frogging several projects from 2016 that I don't want to continue knitting. 
Cathartic ripping FTW!

Friday, 9 December 2016

Episode 55: The Gift of Knitting

Welcome to Episode 55 of the YarnderWoman Podcast - recorded on Thursday 8 December 2016, in Perth, Western Australia.


Finished Objects:
--See my Ravelry thread for specifics--

  • 2x Knit Night shawls
  • Heavily modified Sunwalker shawl
  • Lots of facewashers
  • Kit Kat Hat for the Pussyhat Project

Works in Progress:
  • Nix hoodie
  • Elfenstein socks (from the Advent swap organised by Vikki of Sweet Leaps podcast)
  • Knit Night shawl
  • Owl stuffie

Spin Me Right 'Round:

Go to the DKS Art & Design Etsy store and use the code YARNDER15 between 1-24 December 2016 and get 15% off any purchase.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Episode 54: I'm (Finally) Back!

Welcome to Episode 54 of the YarnderWoman Podcast, coming to you, as always, from Perth, Western Australia. This episode was filmed on Friday 25 November 2016.

Brooching the Subject:

  • A Polli brooch given to me by lovely Sara, sarapomegranate, from the Yarns at Yin Hoo podcast.
  • Sara also sent another brooch for the podcast - this will be a prize in an upcoming giveaway.

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

  • Kit Kat hat
  • Poncho extension
  • Tube socks for YarnderNiece and YarnderNephew
  • Harley Quinn sock blank, dyed by me - I'm all set for the Little Bobbins Knits Xmas Eve Sock Cast On

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

  • Ankle socks in stripes 
  • Ankle socks in purple 
  • Ankle socks in sock blank



Spinning Me Right 'Round:

  • Continuing to declutter as per the October challenge on the Slow Home podcast
  • We got pet rats! (Photos and videos of them at the very end of the episode, in case you want to skip seeing them.)
  • Low Tox Life e-course. Further information at Low Tox Life. The course was life-changing for me and the podcast is wonderful.
  • Bamboo undies! (And tshirts, leggings, etc) - Boody brand
  • Damian of DKS Art & Design had a table at the Rah Con convention.  

Go to the DKS Art & Design Etsy store and use the code YARNDER15 between 1-24 December 2016 and get 15% off any purchase.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Episode 53(b): Double the Fun Again

Welcome to Episode 53, part (b), of the YarnderWoman Podcast - filmed in Perth, Western Australia, on Sunday 2 October 2016.

Come and say hi on the episode Ravelry thread.

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

  • Kit Kat hat
  • Tube socks using sock blank dyed by my nephew

  • Watch to see if you were a winner of the (final) re-draw for the 50 Episodes/Two Year Podiversary prize (a US$30 gift voucher from Bird Leg Bags) or the 1500 Member giveaway (a pattern of the winner's choice from Floofymoose).


  • Each day you exercise (30 minutes consecutively / 10,000 steps a day / your step goal ie FitBit etc) you can make a post in the Fitness-along thread.
  • A prize will be drawn at the end of each month.
  • One post per day as a maximum (ie no chatter - just post what exercise you did).
  • Let's keep each other accountable and have fun!
  • Thank you to Sock Bunny Kimberly for the great idea that I am copying. :-)

Spinning Me Right 'Round: