Cardigans and Pullovers, Podcast, Socks, Spinning

Fluffy Fibers Episode 26: Spring Happy

Episode recorded on March 20, 2015.

Download the AUDIO episode here.
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.

1. MY CUP OF TEA
Élixir des petits lutins by Les Jardins de Gaia: organic rooibos with vanilla and strawberry natural flavours and cornflower petals.

2. A HANDMADE WARDROBE
I am wearing my Cosmopolitan Dress by Hot Patterns. I mention Boeken Stoffen in Amsterdam.

3. EVENTS
3.a. Tea Swap

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.
People have been sharing inspirational thoughts and projects in the Ravelry group.
PRIZES:
– One skein of Lambswool and mohair Aran from Gregoria Fibers.
– One braid of BFL and Trilobal from Fondant Fibre in the Happenstance colourway.
The Tea Collection by Clare Devine: one ebook for one winner, and one pattern for two winners.
– A project bag sewn by me.

4. A BIT OF SEWING
I am making a dress out of Newlook 6643.

I also answer a question from the Suggestions Box thread on Ravelry, on how I tranfer construction marks from patterns onto fabric.

 

5. A BIT OF KNITTING 

5.a Finished

Vanilla socks for Seb out of Online Supersocke 4-fach, in the shade 1530.

5.b In Progress

Hitofude Cardigan out of Surnaturelle yarn from La Droguerie, in the Ardoise (Slate) colourway.

5.c Acquisitions
One skein of Succulent from Voolenvine, on her Lush base.

6. A BIT OF SPINNING 
I’ve been spinning Fuzzlings from Fondant Fibre. I mention Andean plying.

Friends mentioned:
Mandarine’s podcast and website.
Curious Handmade
Little Bobbins
A Homespun House
Tany
Ichigo Abroad
Junkyarn

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

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