Thursday, 5 May 2016

Mrs B's Podcast Episode 8

Thank you for watching!

It's been a whole, crazily busy month since the last episode. Thank you so much for sticking with me, it's greatly appreciated. So....on with the show notes:

Keep Calm and Knit Along!

I am hosting a knit/crochet along in  honour of the Queen's 90th birthday over in the Mrs B's Podcast Ravelry group. It is running until June the 14th which is her official birthday. There are prizes for both the chatter thread and the FO thread so come on over and join in!

Here are the guidelines for entering the KAL:
  • Knit or crochet something with some British spirit!
  • You can use British fibre, or yarn dyed by a British dyer, or a design by a British/UK based designer, or a combination of all three! So long as one of those elements of your project is British, you’re good to go!
  • Feel free to double/triple dip etc. with other KALs. Do check that the other KALs allow double dipping too before entering both. 
  • Use the #keepcalmKAL on instagram to share all your lovely projects!
  • You can enter as many FOs as you can knit.


Chatter thread prize:
English Afternoon Tea from All About Tea
Stitch markers from Of Blithe Spirit  (Huge thanks to Alitzah, the creator of Of Blithe Spirit, for donating a set of cake markers to go with the teacup and teapot markers)
Keep Calm and Carry On notebook
Tea themed ribbons from The Boutique Haberdashery
And a yarn prize will be added to this bundle at the beginning of June.


FO thread prize:
A project bag from Spinning and Stitching
A skein of yarn very kindly donated by Deb, creator of Fondant Fibre - Thank you Deb!
A bar of knitters soap in the Mizzle scent from Fondant Fibre
London notebook
English Rose Garden Tea from All About Tea
Best of British ribbon from The Boutique Haberdashery
A set of custom stitch markers from Koru Tumi (not shown, they are currently in production!)



Finished Objects
Annie' Slippers - Pattern: Simple House Slippers by Simone. A on Ravelry. Yarn: Rowan 100% Wool Aran (discontinued). Needle size: 4mm


Babby Thneed - Pattern: Baby Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker on Ravelry. Yarn: Truffula on Single Ply Merino fingering weight from Felt Fusion. Needle size: 2.75mm and 3.25mm



All the pinky purples - fibre from Owl About Yarn (Merino/Polwarth blend). Spun on an Ashford Traditional Wheel

Works in Progress
Dusky Smooth - fibre from Felt Fusion (Merino/Tussah Silk blend) - project bag from Spinning and Stitching

No bigger than a Pekingese - Pattern: The Love of Spiders by Melanie Berg on Ravelry. Yarn: Shot through the Heart and Deep Space by Felt Fusion. Needle size: 4.5mm - project bag from Knit and Stitch Bits


Autumn Cables - Pattern: Twisted Trails by Lisa K. Ross on Ravelry. Yarn: Wendy Aran with Wool. Needle size: 3.75mm and 4.5mm - project bag from Knit and Stitch Bits


9 to 5 socks - Pattern: plain socks with a twisted rib cuff and a thumb joint afterthought heel. Yarn: Superwash Merino and Nylon sock yarn in Supernova from Felt Fusion. Needle size: 2.5mm - project bag from LouLeigh (pictured at work!)


My own shawl design - Pattern: by me and currently unpublished. Yarn: Cornish Tin 4 ply by Blacker Yarns in Pengenna Green, Botallack Blue, and Wheal Rose Red - project bag from Little French Meadow


New things!
Peter Rabbit box from Rosie's Moments


Spinning fibre from Sara's Texture Crafts


Spinning fibre from Hilltop Cloud's Time Traveller Club


Soap, and beautiful gifted yarn (thank you Deb!), from Fondant Fibre




Bergere de France Goomy 50 from Handmade Studios


General Chit Chat
Knitlandia by Clara Parkes







Sunday, 10 April 2016

Mrs B's Podcast Episode 7

Thank you so much for watching!

Show Notes

Finished Objects

Mermaid Princess socks in Blink colourway by Truly Hooked (not shown as they are now at their new home!)


Hilltop Shawl by Helen Stewart in Blacker Yarns Cornish Tin 4-ply in Levant Grey and Dolcoath Turquoise


Simply Handspun slippers (pattern is Simple House Slippers) in my own home spun combo of Black Welsh Mountain and Whitefaced Woodland from Fondant Fibre



Works in progress

9 to 5 socks in Supernova colourway from Felt Fusion



Babby Thneed (pattern: Baby Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker) in Truffula colourway from Felt Fusion



No bigger than a Pekingese (pattern: The Love of Spiders by Melanie Berg) in Deep Space and Shot through the Heart colourways from Felt Fusion


Spinning

Jessica by Owl About Yarn (50% Polwarth/50% Merino d'Arles)


Birthday gifts from my lovely family

Tunisian Crochet set from Knit Pro












The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe box from Rosie's Moments












A beautiful bag made by my mum

Dotty about Spotty sock blank from Suffolk Socks


Knitlandia by Clara Parkes


Project bags from LouLeigh and Quince Pie

Other additions to stash

Birthday flowers box from Korutumi


Hand dyed yarn from the Boutique Haberdashery


Dr. Who scarf yarn from Fab Funky Fibres


Music video themed box from Felt Fusion (Turn it up [video] and On the Radio [video])


Pure Wool by Sue Blacker


Podcasts/KALs mentioned

Inside Number 23 Harry Potter KAL
The Knitting Broomstick Harry Potter KAL


Running over in the Mrs B Podcast Ravelry Group - here

This is the first knit along for the podcast!! To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday we are having a British themed “Keep Calm and KAL”!
The KAL will run from April the 21st (her actual birthday) to June the 14th (her official birthday). The chatter thread will be open from today, but no projects started before April the 21st can be counted.
The guidelines are as follows:

  • Knit or crochet something British!
  • You can use British fibre, yarn dyed by a British dyer, a design by a British designer, or a combination of all three!
  • There will be a prize for the chatter thread, and another for the FO thread.
  • Feel free to double/triple dip etc. with other KALs.
  • Use the #keepcalmKAL on instagram so that we can all see your lovely projects!
Have a wonderful day! Mrs B x x


Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Mrs B's Podcast Episode 6

Welcome! Thank you for watching.



Show notes

Tea

Pai Mu Tan (white peony) tea and dried lavender flowers from All About Tea
Tea Maker from ATTIC

Works in progress

9 to 5 socks in Supernova colourway from Felt Fusion 
Babby Thneed (pattern: Baby Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker) in Truffula colourway from Felt Fusion
No bigger than a Pekingese (pattern: The Love of Spiders by Melanie Berg) in Deep Space and Shot through the Heart colourways from Felt Fusion
Princess Mermaid socks in Blink colourway by Truly Hooked

Finished objects

Simply Hattie May slippers (pattern: Simple House Slippers by Simon A.) in colourway Hattie May by Felt Fusion

Spinning

Grey Corriedale from Fondant Fibre
British Wool combed tops (1 grey, 1 dyed) from Hilltop Cloud as part of a Learn to Spin kit
Whiteface Woodland and Black Welsh Mountain fibre from Fondant Fibre

New things

Mystery yarn box from Rosie's Moments
Sirdar Heart and Sole (shade 0104)

Music

James Taylor
Bic Runga
Queen
McFly

Other things mentioned

Bunny Project bag by KnitandStitchbits
Spinning and Stitching Project bag
Inside Number 23 podcast and Harry Potter KAL

Where to find me

Ravelry Group
Instagram: MrsBtheKnitter
Ravelry: MrsBtheKnitter

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Mrs B's Podcast Episode 5

Welcome! Thank you so much for watching.



Show notes

Tea 

Fomosa Oolong Choice from All About Tea

Podcasts

The Knitting Expat
A Homespun House
Fluffy Fibers
Little Bobbins
Inside Number 23
Junkyarn

Works in progress

Princess Mermaid socks in Blink colourway from Truly Hooked



Hagrid and Aragog shawl (pattern: The Love of Spiders by Melanie Berg) in Deep Space and Shot through the Heart colourways from Felt Fusion



Babby Thneed (pattern: Baby Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker) in Truffula colourway from Felt Fusion




Spinning works in progress

Grey Corriedale from Fondant Fibre


British blend from Hill Top Cloud (learn to spin kit)


Black Welsh Mountain from Fondant Fibre



Finished objects

Simple House Slippers (pattern: Simple House Slippers by Simone A) in Pure Zwartbles DK from Blacker Yarns


Fun that is Starry shawl (pattern:Star Man by Helen Reed) in Fun that is Funny colourway by Felt Fusion



New things

Birthday Flowers box from Korutumi
Rainbow mini-skeins box from Felt Fusion




Niddy Noddy from Woodbeach


Books

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
A Little Love Song by Michelle Magorian
Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Music

James Taylor - Fire and Rain

Have a wonderful day!

Mrs B x x