I seem to have been knitting lots of tubes lately! And have been keeping happy with small projects.
Episode recorded on February 4, 2015.
1. MY CUP OF TEA
A green organic Earl Grey, by Les Jardins de Gaia.
2. WHAT I’M WEARING
I am wearing my Lala’s Simple Shawl out of Katia Sulka, layered over my red Moneta Dress by Colette Patterns.
3. TEA SWAP
Brilliantly imagined and organized by knittinluv on Ravelry. Sign-ups until February 11 (NOT 15 as said in the podcast!).
Send a minimum of 6 tea bags (can be loose tea that you package in tea bags), along with a little handcrafted tea-related item, and a note explaining your own little tea idiosyncrasies.
All the details have been posted in the ravelry group, and we have started a chat thread. We have also set up a small Pinterest board as inspiration for handcrafted gifties.
4. A BIT OF SEWING
I made Simplicity 2946 out of a floral corduroy to make birthday dresses for my daughter and her doll.
I mention West Yorkshire Spinners, especially their Country Birds collection in fingering and DK weight. I am also quite enamoured with their Pennyroyal colourway in sock yarn.
5.b In Progress
– Lenny by Heidi Atwood-Reeves for my daughter, out of Countess Ablaze BFL Aran in Radioactive Raspberry.
– Curly Snake from Susan B Anderson’s Itty Bitty Toys. Knit out Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi in colour #106. Yarn was bought from Annette Petavy, who hosts one of my favourite podcasts (in French), Mon crochet et moi.
I cast this on as part of the Little Along hosted by Dani of Little Bobbins Knits.
5.c Future Projects
6. A BIT OF SPINNING
– I just finished spinning and plying a Juno Fibre Arts braid named Wishing Tree: 70% BFL- 30% Sparkle.I’m going to knit it into a Stretcher Quaker Boomerang by Susan Ashcroft.
Credits: Music: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, mvt. 3 by Joseph Haydn, played by Mario Ajero.