Hello Friends,

I have or course filmed an episode which I will get up on youtube over the next few days, I’m going to edit and process it tonight and hopefully have it online tomorrow evening! I was debating whether to put up the episode or not in light of current events over the weekend. I decided to just save aside the episode I’d filmed and pop it up on a day I felt was more appropriate.

I have visited Paris twice through my life time and feel very sad for those people who are suffering and mourning this tragic event!

I will also be doing the one minute silence at 11am today.

So sorry for the loss Paris I’m thinking of you all through this time!


I hope you’ve all been having a lovely week and weekend!
This episode is filled with Thank you’s and kind mentions.
I announce the Prize winners for the Brioche Knit a long and thank you to everyone who joined in and participated in the group threads it’s been so very enjoyable and I’ve loved getting to know you all and seeing your projects develop.

Also a Big Well Done to the ladies who won the prizes and please get in touch and we can arrange the shipping :D

Knitty Gritty
Mums waistcoat :- Sirdar pattern 7285, I’m using Country Style DK in Silver Cloud colourway.
Hitchcock Sweater:- By Tincanknits, Autumn 2015 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly, I’m using Rico Metallise Aran.
Acai Hat :- By Clare Devine, I’m using Ginger Twist Studio’s Super Sheep Aran in Father of Funk colourway.
Ramones Cross Stitch:- by Cloudfactory.net

Briochealicious:- By Andrea Mowry, I’m using Bearenwolle Baerfoot Sock in colourways, Grenadine, Feel the beet, Copper and Lime.

Hedgehog Fibres sock
Cat Project bag from ShopLouLeigh on Etsy

Podcasters Mentioned
Maja of the Sjomailin Podcast
Carlene of the Made with Carlenergy Podcast
Mina of the Knitting Expat Podcast
Julia (Humbug Watson) of the General Waste Knits Podcast
Lara of The Fawn Knits Podcast
Robin of the Stitching Between Pages Podcast
Eva of The Charm of it Podcast
Leigh of the LouLeigh Podcast
Dani of the Little Bobbins Podcast

I apologise in advance for rough voice and incoherent tiredness! You get to watch me get more alert and focused :D lol!

Briochealicious Shawl by Andrea Mowry
Acai Hat by Clare Devine (Will’s mum Christmas)
Mum’s Waistcoat (Sirdar Pattern) (Christmas)
Cloud Factory Ramones Sampler for Will (Christmas)

North Torque hat from the 2015 Autumn Pom Pom Quarterly in Hayfield Chunky Tweed.

My Halloween bag from Debbie Reese Designs etsy
My gorgeous Metallic Mint bag from Thefawnandthefox etsy
The spark of viscount sock blank by Countess Ablaze
and Sock duo in Nessa colourway from Londonhouseyarns etsy

Podcasters Mentioned
Voolenvine of the Yarngasm Podcast
Thefawnknits of Thefawnknits Podcast
HelenWhiteley of the As Yet Unnamed Podcast
Creainthecity of the Knittinginthecity Podcast
Knottygnome of the Knottygnome Podcast

The Brioche KAL will be ending 10pm Friday 30th October GMT+1 (London time, If you aren’t sure ask what time it is in london into goggle and it will come up!)
The draw will take place on the Saturday on episode 11.

Giveaway Prizes:- Fruit salad bag donated by Minamakes etsy
Metallic Mint bag donated by Thefawnandthefox etsy
and a Pattern prize up to $10 donated by Kiltsandquilts.

Welcome to Kill to craft Podcast Episode 9

Where you can find me:- You can find me on Youtube as Killtocraft Podcast by searching, Instagram as ‘nessatownley’, ravelry as ‘killtocraft’.

A big thank you as well to of those regular viewers and to all those that have subscribed we are now over 300 subscriber which seems massive to me! A big kind thank you for subscribing, liking and all of the things you do its greatly appreciated.

Also Thank you to all you have joined the Killtocraft Podcast ravelry group this week there has been quite a number of you who’ve found and join and are now knitting in the kal and just chattering and introducing yourself which is lovely I like to hear about all you ladies so please continue to join in! It’s lovely and a pleasure to have you all involved x

Brioche KAL is still going strong we’ve had a few more wonderful ladies this week casting on their projects which is so very exciting! And unless there is any concern then the giveaway will go ahead on the Saturday the 31 st October (Halloween).
• Prize donations from the lovely Mina of the Mina Makes Etsy shop and knitting expat podcast (Small sized Fruit salad project bags)
• Lovely donated prize offer of a Pattern up to the value of $10 from a kind friend of the podcast! (Leanne – Kiltsnquilts)

Knitty Gritty

Mum’s Waistcoat (Sirdar Leaflet Beachcomber DK 7285) Yarn:- ‘Silver Grey’ Country style DK

Kroy Socks

Easy knits:- Dusted Dreams sock ‘Pandemonium’ and Sushi Roll (Sock blank)
Spincity (Spincityshop.com):- Neptune Batt, merino, tencel, firestar, silk, silk neps, soya silk and corridale.
Natural born dyers:- House Gecko (High twist) BFL/Nylon
Coopknits:- Coopknits socks volume 2 & 2 coopknits badges
Knitpro Zing DPNs

Podcasters mentioned:-
TheFawnKnits thefawnknits
The Knitting Expat mina86
Crochet Junkie yarnjunkie6
Knitting in the city Creainthecity
TinyPaperFoxes tinypaperfoxes
All you knit is love freezeframe (Join in Lea’s Read a long on her ravelry group!!)

If you were trapped on a Desert Island and you had to pick one book you’ve previously read to take with you, which book would you take?!

Today’s Episode should have been yesterdays epsiode but life go busy but here it is for you all today, bright and early :D x

Thank you to you all for coming back and thank you to all of you new viewers out there I appreciate you all very much for taking time out to chatter and get involved with me the group and the podcast! Much love!

Also A MASSIVE thank you for hitting the 300 Subscribers mark on Youtube :D it’s great to have such awesome viewers! x
And Thank you to Dani of Little Bobbins Podcast for the kind and sweet mention and for joining in the Brioche Kal with her awesome shawl.

Please join in on the kal even new brioche knitter and those that have started a brioche project and are in the beginning stages you are more than welcome to join in the fun and our giveaway kindly donated by a friend and podcaster Mina (Also Big Thank you’s)

This episode we have:-
Sock Blanket
Briochealicious Shawl for Brioche KAL
Kroy Socks
Mum’s Waistcoat for Christmas Knits KAL
Hitchcock Sweater by Tin can knits

Ramones Cross Stitch from Cloud Factory


Canopy Shawl by Melody Hoffman

West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply in shade ‘Penniroyal’
3 Beautiful progress keepers from A Homespun House
1 skein of Bliss Fingering in shade ‘Pink tiaras’ from Andresueknits Etsy

Sellers Mentioned
MinaMakes Etsy
A Homespun House (Hand Dyed Yarn)
Andresueknits Etsy

Podcast Mentioned
All you knit is love Podcast (Lea now have a book hauling episodes to check out!!)

I hope you enjoy catching up with me again and you can find me on Instagram as ‘nessatownley’, Ravelry as ‘Killtocraft’ and our Ravelry Group ‘Killtocraft Podcast’ and please do join in our Brioche or Christmas knits knit a long :D

We all love a nice patterned project bag and earlier in the week a lovely friend of mine and the podcast ‘Jeska’ or ‘Knitgizmo’ on instagram started a new endeavour in making and selling her first line of project bags on Etsy at her shop ‘Knitgizmomakes

Jeska’s bags are made in three sizes, sock, shawl and large. All in unique and beautiful fabrics with nice linings and colourful zippers. She’s based in the UK and I thought It would be nice for me to share with you all some of her bags :)

I do love that cute mushroom bag! Please do take a look and share and show support to handmakers, beautiful work and time is put into every piece.


Oh my! I’m slacking I’ve only just noticed I hadn’t done the Show notes from the last episode and I say last as I’m hopefully filming a new one this weekend! Blimey! let’s get on with it!

Welcome to the knitty gritty on episode 7, enjoy!

Thank You’s:-
A big thank you as well to of those regular viewers that keep coming back you are the bee’s knees and it’s greatly appreciated that I have your kindness and support and to those new subscribers hello and welcome and thank you for subscribing I hope you continue to enjoy the show and get to know you all a bit better here in the ravelry group! :D

Podcasters Mentioned:-
Made in Carlenergy Carlenergy
Yarngasm/ Voolenvine
Knitting Expat mina86
All You Knit Is Love Freezeframe

Curisoa Mkal by Rachel Coopey (I’m showing this one again freshly blocked for your viewing :p)
Oak Crest by Masie Howarth (Autumn 2015 issue 14 Pom Pom Quarterly)

Canopy Shawl by Melody Hoffman of the Mandarines Podcast
Briochealicious by Andrea Mowry
My Favourite Socks by Voolenvine (that wil be slightly adapted if I can decide on a heel choice)

Republic of Wool – Scenic Route colourway with a Button badge and T-shirt.
Sock Blockers from Loop London.
Baerenwolle – Baerfluff in Amazonas colourway

Question:- What are you favourite heel methods for Self Striping yarns or if you’re not bothered in doing it a certain why then what is your favourite heel method I’d love to hear your choices and why? :D


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