Sunday, 24 January 2016

Episode 36: Balance (and Yarn)

Welcome to episode 36 of the YarnderWoman podcast – recorded in Perth, Western Australia on Thursday 21 January 2016.

Brooching the Subject:

Finished Objects:
-- See specific details on my Ravelry projects page --

  • Green tube socks for charity
  • Stripey tube socks for my niece's birthday

Works in Progress: 
-- See specific details on my Ravelry projects page --

  • Cozy Memories Blanket
  • Rose City Rollers sock
  • Orange socks
  • The Doodler shawl 


Knit-alongs & Charity:

  • Charity KAL -running throughout 2016, with prize draws held quarterly.


  • White Birch Fiber Arts yarn - bought with the etsy gift card I got for Xmas
  • Knit Picks yarn – for contrast cuff/heel/toe on socks

Spinning Me Right ‘Round:

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Episode 35 (parts 1 & 2): Laughter & Goals

Welcome to Episode 35 of the YarnderWoman Podcast, filmed in Perth, Western Australia, on Saturday 2 January 2016.

I have so much to talk about today that the episode is split into two parts:

Part 1 of 2:

Part 2 of 2:

Brooching the Subject:

Finished Objects:
--See my Ravelry page for specifics--
  • Hellebore Shawl
  • Wild Goose Shawlette 

Works in Progress:
--See my Ravelry page for specifics--
  • 'The Doodler' shawl, which was my first cast-on of the new year.
  • Blanket squares. Inspired by Jennie of Tiny Paper Foxes to do one square each day before work. Dinosaur stitch marker from Vintage Rose.
  • Plans to sew my niece a basic skirt and get a plain t-shirt to do a matching pocket. I'll also give her my completed 'View from the Charles' shawl, to make a whole outfit.
  • Plans for a Handbrake cowl for my SIL’s father



  • 2015 goals: I think my list was too comprehensive/too involved. I didn't really refer to it and when I did, it felt like a burden/obligation. 
  • Project stats for 2015: 70 projects (includes one tube sock, waiting for its sibling); 26 shawls/cowls (including children’s sizes); 11 pairs of socks; 42 gifts; 6 charity projects (3x hats, 2x washcloths, 1x toy); 19 items for me; 3 items not yet spoken for (will become either gifts or go to charity: 3x Knit Night shawls – 2 children sized).

  • Flutterby Dreams pattern won in Down Cellar Studio contest
  • Gift patterns of 'White Sandy Beach' socks and 'Twisted Sand Mitts' from Lucia of the Knitted Paradise podcast
  • Alinta pattern (designer Ambah) gifted to me by Jill of the Skein Enable podcast
  • Canopy pattern from Jennie
  • Lots of lovely things for Xmas

Spinning Me Right ‘Round:
  • Nut roast recipe (that I served on Xmas day)
  • I finished listening to all the back episodes of the Yarns at Yin Hoo podcast
  • We loved the new Star Wars movie! (And I am now slightly obsessed with BB8.
  • I've started listening to the book “Herland” on the Craft Lit podcast
  • I plan to re-listen to “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin and perhaps start one of my own for 2016? Will report back next time.

A question for viewers:
Tell me about your knitting goal(s) for 2016. Come and chat in the Ravelry thread for this episode.

Happy crafting!