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Kals

Shortie Socks Kal – End Date 15th August.

KTCbriochalong2017 – Start Date 15th August, 3 Month Kal, (2nd time I’ve done this kind of knitalong and really looking forward too it!! <3)

All Giveaway and Recent kal prizes have been sent and are on their way to the Winners.

Finished Objects
Wainthropp Cardigan by Andi Satterlund
Windlass by Kiyomi Burgin
Easy Feat Socks by Jessica Gore

Half Objects
Festoon by Rachel Coopey
Brioche Thigh High Topped Socks by Lavanya Patricella

Works In Progress
Flyway Twist by Veera Välimäki in My Pink Hazel Project Bag by PinkHazel2. Kal Squirrel Pie Productions Briochealong.

Sewing Plans
Bought two skirts recently in a sale and loved how flattering and how comfortable I felt in myself wearing them and decided to pattern search to find something with similar details (Deep Yoked Waistband, Gathered skirt, pockets and mid-calf length). Found Simplicity was having a pattern sale with free postage and spotted Simplicty 1369. I noticed Kristin of Voolenvine and Yarngasm has also made this skirt previously.

Other Pomfest Acquirements
Mini’s Swap for our blankets and Half cake of Stranded Dyeworks Flamingo Legs from Lea (WildHandmade and All you knit is love podcast).

Moomin Bag from Lovely Jeska (Knitgizmomakes) knitgizmo.

Qing and Twisted Fintch Collaboration Limited Sock Blank. Dyed by Nathan of Twisted Fintch.
Merchant and Mills Rucksack Sewing Pattern.

More Stashing
Gudrun Johnston’s The Shetland Trader 2.
Knit Picks Felici ‘Mint Choc Chip’ + ‘Punch Bug’
Knit Picks Stroll Fingering in Black.

Also Mentioned:- Wanting to knit the Oracle Shawl by Kristin of voolenvine and Yarngasm Podcast, this pattern looks truly amazing and I certainly want it on my needles soon.

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Happy Friday Lovelies

And to all new viewers thank you for giving me a bit of your time to try out my episodes, I hope you enjoy the podcast and please do subscribe if you want to keep up to date with the channel, giveaways and goings on!

GROUP NEWS
We had two giveaways which have been drawn for, those were:-
1500 Subscribers chance to win a skein of The Wool Kitchen ‘Prism Break’.
Winner :- Tokyocitygirl, post 61. Enchanted Mesa
Pattern Giveaway to win a copy of Amy Meeks wonderful ‘Free The Minis’ Wrap.
Winner :- AngelLuna20 Post 14.

NEW GIVEAWAYS:-
Pom Pom Anniversary review and we have a giveaway for a copy of the Anniversary issue and Two tickets for pomfest. (Threads are open for the giveaways) Please check out my review on the Killtocraft Podcast Youtube Channel for more info.

KALS – Shortie Socks Kal #shortiesockskal
Prepared and linked up a Bundle for inspiration and put up a chatter thread.
We have Two lovely prizes for the KAL ’a sock set’ from fondantfibre and ‘Project Bag’ from WildHandmade.

Shortie Socks Kal Chatter Thread Giveaway
Louleigh’s Simple Socks Collection – Which I’m going to randomly draw for from the Chatter Thread of the Kal at some point. I’ll give some of you a chance to get some wips started and I’ll surprise draw for a winner.

FOS
So Faded by Andrea Mowry dreareneeknits
Yarn:- A Homespun House, Sparkle Base, Mermaid of The Black Lake Colourway.
The Fawn & The Fox Yarns, Magpie Base, First Date Colourway.
Sugartots, Glitz Base, First Date Colourway.
downsheepylane, I suspect the Nargles are behind it colourway.
Fondant Fibre, Spangle base, Away with the fairies colourway.

WIPS
Brioche Topped Thigh High Socks by Lavanya Patricella
Yarn :- Qing Fibre Super Soft Sock ‘Berry Milkshake’

Spree Socks by wraybot
Yarn:- Handspun made from Louise SpinCityUK’s Spincity Batts for the Shortie Socks kal.

Festoon by Rachel Coopey
Yarn:- Coop Knits Socks Yeah

Windlass by Kiyomi Burgin
Yarn:- Deep Stash Cotton DK.

SHOW ‘N’ TELL (Pattern Collection Review)
louleigh’s Simple Socks by Louleigh

STASH
Pom pom’s lastest issue 21
Project Bag from WildHandmade
Laine Magazine, Issue 2

Thank you all and I hope to spend some more time with you soon. xx

Giveaways
1500 Subscribers Giveaway (The Wool Kitchen Yarns)
Free The Minis Wrap Giveaway (Amy Meeks Designs)

FO’s
Asklov by Nicolina Lindsten Ninnilina
Using two 50g shades of Plassard Alpaga.

Angelus Novus by Renee Callahan EastLondonKnit
Using The Wool Kitchen

Renee also now has a wonderful podcast you should take a look at over on her youtube channel

Hermione’s Everyday Socks
Using Norah George on her Super Sock Base in the Luna Lovegood’ colourway.

WIPs
Cesium by Sachiko Burgin
Using Wool Tops Merino/Silk DK (I would advise It’s more of an Aran weight).

Brioche Topped Thigh High Socks
Using Qing Fibre On the Super Soft Base in ‘Berry Milkshake’ colourway.

Found My Fade
To be cast on once I finish my Cesium.
So Faded by Andrea Mowry

Yarns Mentioned :-
The Fawn & The Fox Yarns ‘First Date’ thefawnknits
Sugar Tots – ‘Candyland’ colourway
Fondant Fibre ‘Away With The Fairies’ fondantfibre
Down Sheepy Lane ‘I Suspect The Nargles Are Behind It’ downsheepylane

First colourway of my Fade that wasn’t chosen yet is

A Homespun House ‘Mermaid Of The Black Lake’ AHomespunHouse

Other Crafts
I shared my Hexagon English Paper Piecing and My spinning progress.

Queued
Amalia Socks by Verena Cohrs thewoolclub

Podcasters Mentioned
Amy inkedindigo and Debbyreese Of Periscoping Sisters.
Dani littlebobbins The Little Bobbins Knits Podcast.
Tracy thimbleandthread Thimble and Thread Makes Podcast.
Katie misslavelli Inside23 Podcast.
Cassandra Rizzaknits Rizza Knits After Dark Podcast.
Kristin voolenvine Yarngasm Podcast.
Kay and Dan bryonybear and ObiwanKnitter Bakery Bears Podcast.

Other Yarns Mentioned
Fondant Fibre ‘Fondant Blush’
Sheep on mars sheeponmars
Olann.ie ‘First Date’
Colouring Book Yarns ‘Vintage holiday’

Events
I chat and share my hoard from a recent event ‘Spring Into Wool’ 😀

KALs
I’m going to start a ‘Shortie Socks Kal’ on the 15th of May for two months and I’m hoping there are a few of you who love to make shortie socks for the summer just like me 🙂

Thank you for watching the episode and I hope to share with you again soon, Happy Knitting x

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1500 Subscribers Giveaway
The Wool Kitchen Sock 75% BFL and 25% Bamboo in ’ Prism Break’.

Free The Minis Wrap Giveaway
Free the Minis Wrap by inkedindigo

FO’s
Take Heart used Take Heart on Drops Yarn Alaska in the purple grey shade.

Candy Kingdom Socks used a vanilla sock on 60 sts with an afterthought heel. Afterthought heel was from Brioche Topped Thigh High Socks on Knitpicks Felici ‘Candy Jar’ colourway. For Stripey socks kal Hosted by pinfeather and purls host transitory

Mothers Day Socks used Dave on Regia Blitz Colour.(/patterns/library/dave-5)

Wips
Brioche Topped thigh highs on Qing Fiber ‘Berry Milkshake’ colourway.

Asklov used Asklöv on Alpaka Plassard.

Sewing
Bra Making Kits from Elise Patterns

  • Toile White Kit
  • Aqua Grey Lace Kit.

Simplicity Patterns by Madalynn 8228 and 8229

Quiltalong hosted by jaclynsalem at the Brooklyn Knitfolk Podcast Group.

Quilting Books

  • Quilting on the go!
  • The Gentle Art of Quilting by Jane Brocket.

Stash Building
Norah George ‘Luna’
The Fawn and the Fox ‘First Date’ thefawnknits
Herbsblatt Regina ’90s Snow Suits’
Third Vault Yarns ‘And You’ll Drop Your Weapon’
Must stash yarns ‘R2’
Colouring Book Yarns ‘BMO’
Knit Picks Felici ‘Pinata’ and ‘Jamboree’
Koigu

Podcasters Mentioned
fishgirl182 Twisted stitches podcast.
misslavelli Inside 23 podcast.
Jaclynsalem Brooklyn Knitfolk podcast.
Thefawnknits The Fawn and the Fox podcast.
tracieknits The Grocery Girls.

I haven’t podcasted in a while and it’s not because I haven’t  wanted to. Since my last episode things have been a bit of a struggle for me.

My Fiance hasn’t been well and is struggling to look after two fairly new conditions and my mum has been going through her treatments for breast cancer.

Whilst these things have been playing heavily on my mind I’ve also been struggling in numerous ways but one of the main struggles has been stress. Stress is horrible and even when trying your best to fight it, it’s still there reminding you that you’re struggling. I’m also an Anxiety sufferer (I have been now for 14 years) and due to the recent heavy amount of stress without any kind of rest from it, it in turn has set off my anxiety and panic disorder. Over the pass month I’ve manage to get help and settle those symptoms down but there’s still some symptoms due to the stress that have left me struggling health wise.

With me being so stressed it’s trigger my immune system and in turn for well over a month I’ve struggled with IBS like symptoms this has weakened me a lot and I’ve now found a new friend in Imodium which is doing it’s job lovely for my stress stomach (I’d been checked by doctors and nothing was wrong). Due to my weakened Immune system I may have also given myself a mouth condition called Lichen Planus, this I will be soon having tests for at my nearby hospital, where they will be checking me for an deficiencies, my immunity and to confirm it is this condition which there is no real treatment for. In the month of November I also injured my hip due to tensing the muscles in my back my hip came out of place and is fairly uncomfortable when I go to walk as I used to as a way to de-stress. So over the passed few months I’ve burdened my mind with worry for others health and my own to the point of despair, upset and panic.

I’ve not been able to focus my mind on anything else and the amount of doctors, hospital and now dentist visits have just been insane I’ve never had to go so much in my life. Due to all the worry my crafting has taken a hit massively I’ve barely knit (I’ve done a bit here and there). I’ve had only two finished objects in two months and they were hats that took me a week or a few days to churn off the needles. The most excited and immersed I’ve been was near my birthday and I churned out my newest sewn skirt but then since the following weekend I’ve been ill again with colds and feeling very run down and struggling with low energy. It’s a roller coaster of up and downs.

I will get to back to podcasting at some point but I believe it’s probably best I take some time to look after me and take it easy on myself and aim my focus on my crafting and getting better. However it does give me a chance to share what I’m doing via my blog again to give you all updates on how I’m doing and what I’m making, rather than keeping you in the dark 😀

To the Two lovely ladies who won in my Harvest Hat Kal last December those prizes are still with me and I do aim to get them to you unfortunately it’s not at the front of priorities at the minute and once I’m feeling better I will make the effort to get those out to you and I’ll message you when I do. Sorry for those delays (I 100% understand its been a while, but you’ve not been forgotten).

I hope you will all keep in touch with me and my viewers I hope you understand. I love you all and the Ravelry Group for Killtocraft Podcast is still open for chattering and sharing what you are creating right now.

Thank you for understanding and I’ll be nattering with you all soon. XxX

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.
I’d like to apologise throughout this podcast episode, it’s been a while since I last recorded and I’ve not been 100% and I’ve been quite stressed (as a lot of you know why from previous episodes). I noticed when editing there quite a lot of shot of my fiddling with my top or touching my neck. It’s anxious thing and I will be keeping a close eye not to do this in future. I’m very sorry and I am aware.
And I’d love to hear from you all about a future Knit a long idea? I have previously run a Brioche kal in 2015 and it was one of my first Kals for the killtocraft group and now there are so many more options/patterns to knit and I’d love to put this forward, What do you think?
and secondly..
For a more easy going Kal I’ve also been wanting to do a Sock Blank Kal since November last year and both of these kals will run for at least 2-3 months?
Let me know your thoughts 😀

HARVESTHATALONG2016 WINNERS ANNOUNCED:-
1st Prize Winner – Rav ID is ‘Bolsen’ Brittany with Post 6.
2nd Prize Winner – Rav ID is ‘Egarnier’ Elise with Post 39.
3rd Prize Winner – Rav ID is ‘Ppxman’ Patricia with Post 51.

Please watch the episode to see what you’ve won and please contact me with your shipping details and I’ll get back to you my plans of getting these prizes too you!

Congratulations Ladies I hope you are happy with your prizes and thank you to Knitgizmomakes, Downsheepylane and Birdstreetuk for kindly donating such wonderful handmade prizes for to our podcast Kal. It’s always greatly appreciated and very thoughtful.

I hope you all enjoy the latest little unedited episode and I will see you next time.