Archive

Uncategorized

Shownotes

New KAL

Harvesthatlong2016 already has started Chatter Thread and FO Thread.

All rules are in those threads and any questions please ask. I’ve added the relevant links to the Twisted stitches thread in the Killtocraft Podcast Foyer lol!

FOs
Conversationalist My Pattern Page.

Oak Crest My Pattern Page.

WIPs
I Heart Bees My Pattern Page.

Every Flavor Stripy Socks My Pattern Page.

Future Wips
Angelus Novus, Turion, Fleesensee Hat and Perle Cottage Socks.

Postman Has Been

Harvesthatalong Prize donation from Clare the wonderful creator of bags @birdstreetuk
Please check out Clare beautiful shop which is full of amazing bags..
image title

Podcasters Mentioned
Maria of Stitched in Sweden.
Thuy fishgirl182 of Twisted Stitches Podcast.
Barbara knittingILove of Knitting I Love Podcast.
Casey caseymaura of Casey maura’s Creative musings podcast.
Becky of S(tr)inging It Together Podcast.
Anne of Petitweaver Crafts Podcast.

I hope everybody has a wonderful weekend and enjoy the new episode. Nessa xx

It’s in the here and the now!! A new episode 😀 Yay!!!

Not prepared enough for this episode to have done show notes before hand so I’ll edit more up here later (eventually) It was more important to me that I still got an episode up and out and doing show notes beforehand would have meant it I wouldn’t have had time to record. However they will get put up I promise and in the mean time any questions about the episode feel free to ask 🙂

Shownotes
Wips Time:- 2:00
Every Flavour Stripy socks by Olivia Villarreal. My Project Page.
I Heart Bees by Myself. My Project Page.

Spinning Time:- 13:43
Braid from Stranded Dyeworks AmyFlorence.

FOs Time:- 15:55
Dads Sweater by Hayfield Bonus Aran 9465 My project page.

Postman has been Time:- 28:30
Stitch N Witch Enamel Pin from Bombasine
Penguin (book) by Anna Maltz SWEATERSPOTTER
Sample Sale Orange bright awesome yarn from The Wool Kitchen.
Pikachu’s Picnic Braid from Spincity. SpinCityUK
2 Skeins of Lark in Goldfinch colourway bought from destash for my future Oak Crest Hat
and my prize package from Owlaboutyarn

New KAL Announcement!!!!! Time:- 38:58

  • harvesthatalong2016
  • Start 1st September 2016 to 15th November 2016
  • Hosted with my awesome friend Thuy of the Twisted Stitches Podcast
  • Plenty of time to knit plenty of hats and get you and the family ready because Winters Coming!! lol

Finishing up the Post Time:- 43:32

Other Announcements and Group Bits
From Katharina of {Li’be’s} Yarns on Etsy, kindly gave you viewers of the podcast a Coupon Code for her shop. NESSA10 please take a look at her shop and make most of her kind gesture. 🙂

The I Heart Bees KAL continues until Friday the 26th August so it’s closing in on us and it’s time to think of finishing up those amazing honeycomb lovelies and get them in the FO thread. I will draw the winners on the following episode. Thank you peeps so much for joining in and participating you’ve made the kal an absolute joy as always!

Thank you lovelies xx

Episode 26

 

I Heart Bees Kal still busy making bee socks till August 26th.

Two New Prizes Donations

From ‘Amanita’ Agata Mackiewicz, she has kindly offered one pattern from her shop which is winner’s choice.

From Katharina of {Li’be’s} Yarns on Etsy, she’s kindly gifted us a skein of her ‘Sweet Orchid’ on her sock base.
This will be added to the main prize package for the I Heart Bees Kal.

Katharina also kindly gave you viewers of the podcast a Coupon Code for her shop. NESSA10 please take a look at her shop and make most of her kind code. 🙂

Thank you Ladies for your generous donations to the Killtocraft Prize pot, it is greatly appreciated! Xx

FO’s
And there aren’t any! Sorry 😦

WIP’s
Every Flavour Stripy socks by Olivia Villarreal. My Project Page.

Tannery Falls by Sara Delaney from Summer 2016 Issue 17 of Pompom Quarterly. My Project Page.

Brother’s Cozy Memories Blanket, DK weight. Pattern is my Sock and Scrappy Pattern.

Spinning
Finished spinning and plying my fibre batt from Spincity. Batt ‘Neptune’. 3 plied, plied on the fly, DK weight. 111g = 249 metres approximately.

Sewing
York Top of ‘Doom’ by Seamwork magazine. I’m planning to alter the hell out of this.

Postman Came
Andresueknits on Etsy ‘Sock Blank’ Frankenstein and his bride on her Sparkle blank.

Postman Delivered Gifts
Fibre parcel from a lovely friend.
Braid ‘Shade of Ink’ from Heavenly Wools Etsy
Smaller Braid 50/50 silk and merino from Fibre Artemis
Silk Hankie and some Locks

Thank you all for watching and see you all soon 😀

Morning All,
I totally forgot I hadn’t posted up the latest episode gosh! Where’s my head?

 

Better late than never they say, I’m not so sure! So here’s the show notes.

Thank You
To everyone, new and returning viewers, you are the best!
To the lovely lady who gifted me the Good Vibes shawl for my podaversary. ❤ (it was so appreciated and I can’t wait to find those perfect skeins to start).
and
Katie misslavelli of Inside 23 podcast for say kind words and sharing my I Heart Bees sock pattern you are the sweetest, kindest and most supportive friend!! ::kisses::

Group News

  • Introduction Thread, I’ve been catching up on posting back and thank you for join in introducing yourselves.
  • Giveaway for the Random Act of Colour Wrap Random Act of Color Wrap pattern by Amy Meeks & Debby Reece Announced.
  • I Heart Bees Kal is under way until 26th of August, please do come along and join in the fun!
  • First prize for the I Heart Bees Kal announced and so kindly donated by Emma of Eldenwood Craft. Thank you Emma xx

Other Interests
Rib Magazine a new endeavour by Eric eplutz of the Stick + Twine Podcast and Devon brineandheath of Handmade and Woollen podcast are on with creating a new magazine aimed for the men who knit or those of us who knit for the men in our lives go over to @ribmagazine on Instagram and follow and show your support.

Katie of Inside 23 is hosting throughout the month of August a sewalong for the Hollyburn Skirt, with me expanding my sewing skills as Katie is obviously awesome she too is creating tutorials to help us along with our pattern and to help hone our skills with her helping hand. I’m too hoping to join in and you can find more information on Katies YouTube Channel and on the Sewalong thread.

Knitting // FOs
Jedi Mind Trick by Cookie A.
Yarn :- Easy Knits Deeply Wicked 4ply, shade :- , Needles:- To get gauge I used 2.00mm knitpro zings dpns.

Conversationalist by The Plucky Knitter.]8
Yarn :-King Cole Baby Alpaca, shade :- teal and Drops Lima, shade:- rust, Needles:- 3.75mm and 4.5 mm knitpro symfonie and dreamz circulars and knitted on magic loop.

Sugar Plum Shawl by Mina Philipp.
Both German yarns grey by Zauberweise 80% Wool and 20% bamboo. And the blue is amazonas by Baerenwolle on her Baerenfluff base.

Knitting // Wips
Dads Sweater again.
and
I Heart Bees socks using old stash yarn from Posh Yarns

Spinning // Tour De Fleece
Spinning fibre from Spincity
Bought rolags from Fondant Fibre. ‘Polwarth, bamboo, nylon shimmer.’

Kind friend gift me a Turkish Spindle to get me on my way with some light weight spinning and also to brush up my skills on this kind of spindle which is new to me! Very excited. Thank you Lovely ❤

Film // American Ultra
** Book Stashing // Wuthering Heights**

Thank you so much for popping by for another episode. xx

SHOW NOTES

 

Group News

It’s been 1 year of the Podcast! Yay!!!

I Heart Bees KAL
I Heart Bees my re-released pattern now available to download for free on Ravelry Here
I Heart Bees pattern by Vanessa Townley

and I’m
Running a KAL from today to 26th August, I’ve bobbed up the Chatter Thread here so you can all start nattering about your socks, showing yarn and soon to see some wips!!

Also…… In other group news.
I’m hosting a Giveaway for the newly released design by the awesome and so kind Periscoping Sisters, Debby Reese and Amy Meeks. Random Acts Of Colour Wrap and go over the giveaway thread and follow the prompt. 😀

WIPS
Cookie A – jedi Mind Trick Socks for the cookie jar Kal.
Easy Knits Deeply Wicked yarn.

AND

Test Knit for Mina Philipp of the Knitting Expat Podcast and MinaMakes.
This is the Sugar Plum Shawl.

** A NEW HOPE**
Old Ball winder with a faulty arm but found a new one from Bedford, sewing and knitting ltd (BSK LTD) an old De-Luxe brand used in manufacturing industry back in the days of highly used machine knitting and spinning mills.
Please be aware to tug harder on the yarn guide when pulling it out and into place if it’s limp pull harder! Trust me I thought mine was faulty but I just needed to be a bit tougher with it!
Works great now and I’m really loving it and it already is winding much more consistent than my previous model.
It cost about £18 including the shipping.

I shared some lovely kind gifts from some of my beautiful knitting friends, Thank you so very much xxx

Please do take part in the KAL and the Giveaway and I’ll be back soon!! 😀
Have a lovely Weekend!!

 

FO’s
I Heart Bees by myself. Yarn Olsen by A homespun House. Colourway ‘In Bloom’. Needles 2.00mm and 2.50mm Zings DPNs. Shown on Bryson Sock Blockers.

Spindrift Shawl by Helen Stewart. Yarn Dusted Dreams fingering weight by Easyknits. Colourway ‘Pandamonium’. Needles 4mm dreamz interchangables. Project Bag from Third Vault Yarns.

WIP’s
Dads Sweater by Hayfield Leaflet 9465. Yarn Hayfield 400g Aran. Colourway ‘Navy’. Needles 4mm and 5mm 40cm long pony straight needles. Tote Bag from Pom Pom Quarterly.

Striated by Nicki Merrall. In Spring 2016 Pom Pom Quarterly. Yarn Jamiesons Shetland Spindrift. Colourway ‘Cornflower’. Needles 3.75mm Knitpro Trendz Circular interchangeable. Project Bag from The Fawn and the Fox Etsy shop.

Tannery Falls (crochet) by Sara Delaney. In Summer 2016 Pom Pom Quarterly. Yarn Men by Ito Yarns. Colourway ‘natural’. Kinu by Ito Yarns. Colourway ’ Chili Pepper. Hook Knitpro Black soft handle 5mm.
Project Bag from Knit and stitch bits etsy shop.

Sock Blanket. All of the Yarns lol! added a mini from my In Bloom colourway (pink), Knit picks hawthorne (green) woodland colourway and started a square in the dusted dreams.

Blanket Blitzing
And Lisa of the Sock Yarn Swappers group on Ravelry got in touch with me this week to tell me she’s hosting a blanket blitzing KAL also with fab prizes. Going on from May 27 to August 27. All summer long! There won’t be any sort of goals or finished objects. using the hashtag ‘summerofsquares2016’ on instagram, twitter and facebook.
and Check out the Swapless Swaps.

SEWING
Ruby Dress from Simple Sew Adventrous Beginner Level due to adding darts to bodice there’s interfacings and applying an invisible zipper. The instructions were well explained and easy to follow.
Pink Polka Dot fabric from Micheal Miller and just standard 100% Black Cotton.

FUTURE WIPS
Jedi Mind Trick socks by Cookie A for The Fawn Knits and Pinfeather and Purls podcast KAL ‘Cookiejarkal’.
and the realisation my new yarn might be just perfect for the Wildes Meer by Kristin of Yarngasm.

PODCASTERS MENTIONED
Jenni jentastk of LoneLarch Podcast
Kristin voolenvine of Yarngasm Podcast

and

GIVEAWAYS
I forgot to mention the Molleux Shawl giveaway generously donated by Mina please join in it is still open. I’ll extend the date to the 10th of June and then draw a winner on my One whole year Podcast anniversary on the 11th the real date was June the 13th but it’ll be close enough 😉