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Fluffy Fibers Podcast Episode 24: Purple is the New Black

I have been on such a purple kick lately! I have been creating for a fresh new baby, for my own (not so) little birthday girl, and starting on some new projects. I am so pleased to be managing more frequent episodes at the moment.

Episode recorded on February 19, 2015.

Download the AUDIO episode here (53:53).
Watch the VIDEO episode here.

Here is the direct feed and the iTunes page for the podcast.

I am FluffyFibers on Ravelry and the podcast has a Ravelry group and forum.

I mention Kristin (who dyes the amazing Voolenvine Yarns) who kindly shared with me what microphone she uses on her podcast.

1. MY CUP OF TEA
Almond Green Tea by Kusmi.

2. A HANDMADE WARDROBE
I am wearing my new purple Moneta Dress by Colette Patterns.

3. EVENTS
3.a. Tea Swap
Names have been exchanged and packages need to be sent out by March 15.
All the details are 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.

3.b Gentle Along
Craft something that makes your life more gentle. Cosy socks, a shawl, a blanket, a tea cosy… Does not need to be cast on specifically for this, and multiple-dipping is of course fine. Can be any craft.
Let’s share ways in which we are mindfully gentle to ourselves.
A chat thread will be posted on the Ravelry forum.

4. A BIT OF SEWING

I sewed another Moneta dress (pattern by Colette), out of Ponte di Roma.
I made this while listening to the Woolful podcast, of which I cannot speak too highly.

5. A BIT OF KNITTING 

5.a Finished
– Lenny by Heidi Atwood-Reeves for my daughter, out of Countess Ablaze BFL Aran in Radioactive Raspberry Jam.
– Curly Snake from Susan B Anderson’s Itty Bitty Toys. Knit out Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi in colour #106.
baby socks with the yarn left over from my DK socks in Adriafil Knitcol (Boccioni colourway).

5.b In Progress
– Socks for Seb out of Online Supersocke 4-fach, in the shade 1530.
Hitofude Cardigan out of Surnaturelle yarn from La Droguerie, in the Ardoise (Slate) colourway.

5.c Future Projects

I placed an order with West Yorkshire Spinners: a ball of DK Bluefaced Leicester from their Country Birds collection (Wood Pigeon colourway), and their Signature 4-Ply in the Pennyroyal colourway. Both are destined to become socks for me.

6. A BIT OF SPINNING 

– I skeined and set my Juno Fibre Arts yarn named Wishing Tree: 70% BFL- 30% Sparkle. I’m going to knit it into a Stretcher Quaker Boomerang by Susan Ashcroft.

– Inspired by Kristin of Yarngasm/Voolenvine, and Molly of a Homespun House, I spun mini-skeins for a listener of the podcast who is making a sock scrap blanket.

7. SOMETHING NATURAL, SOMETHING SEASONAL
I mention my lemon/orange glass squeezer, and why I have a hot drink with freshly squeezed lemon first thing every morning.

Credits: Music: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, mvt. 3 by Joseph Haydn, played by Mario Ajero.

3 thoughts on “Fluffy Fibers Podcast Episode 24: Purple is the New Black”

  1. Hi, I really enjoyed listening and watching your podcast. I love the way you “create ” all sorts of things. Can you tell me if you use an Overlocker please on your knitted fabrics? I am thinking about buying one but am not too sure which one to go for. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
    Best wishes from,
    Irene aka itzigheine on Ravelry

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  2. Hi Irene! Yes, I do use a serger (overlocker). If you sew on a regular basis and if you have the funds, I can wholeheartedly recommend getting one. It is going to make your finishing so much neater and quicker, and you will never look back! I'll pop this answer into your Rav inbox as well (so smart and considerate of you to include your ravelry name!) so that I'm sure you get it. 🙂

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