Tuesday, 13 September 2016

little bobbins knits - episode fifty three

Thank you so much to everyone who has been in touch recently, to the new members of the Ravelry group, to the lovely people who have subscribed on YouTube and the hugest thank you to those of you who are returning to the podcast, it really means such a lot.

I'm all on my own today, well it's just me and the little Bobbin should I say. It's been a while since I recorded on my own so it may take me a while to get back into the swing of things. Anyway, I have so much to show you today - there are the usual bits like some works in progress, a few finished objects, some lovely things  and we have some new bits too as I have a little yarn review and a pattern collection review to share too plus a very beautiful giveaway and I draw for our last one. I do hope you enjoy the episode.



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Shownotes

Catch Up

Makelight

Claire from the NH Knits podcast has a new shop called The Woolly Thistle

Works in Progress

Quill Shawl in John Arbon 

Invisicrown with a bit of Sockhead Hat in Baerenwolle

Madewell Cardi in The Wool Barn

Finished Objects

Arne and Carlos socks

Patchwork A Homespun House Socks

Party on my Needles

Lovely Things

2 very exciting instalments of the Harry Potter club from A Homespun House

Yarn Review

I was sent some of the 2 new yarns coming out from Blacker Yarns to have a play with -  St Kilda Laceweight and Cornish Tin II. They are both limited run yarns and the Cornish Tin II will be available on the 20th of September and the St Kilda will be available on the 29th September.

Pattern Collection Review

Renee Callahan of East London Knit sent me a copy of her Zen Variations Collection to have a look through. Renee is currently hosting a Zen Variations knit a long in her Ravelry group.


Thank you so much for watching

Dani x




Tuesday, 16 August 2016

little bobbins knits - episode fifty two

Where did all of that time go?

My lovely mum is joining me today and we have lots of works in progress to show you, I have some finished objects and we both have some lovely things. I also draw for a giveaway and start a new giveaway.



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Shownotes

Works in Progress

Mum has been working on her newly renamed 'sewing case'

Retreat Madewell

Mum has been stitching up some bag fronts for one of our collaborations for my shop.

I made this little video of mum stitching away for part of my film course - Make Films

Party on my Needles

Dobby Socks - Do join in our #dobbysocksalong if you would like to


Finished Objects

Madewell Cardi

True Friend 
       -the labels I mentioned are from GrainDeep

Talisman Shawl

Amulet Shawl

Mum mentioned the Aisling Shawl that I knit for her

Lovely Things

Lovely stitch markers from Michelle at Love by Little Map

Beautiful spinning fibre from Vickie at The Spinners Cottage
         -check out Vickie's magazine and podcast

Mum got some lovely things from The Festival of Quilts - some Valdani threads and a jelly roll from Doughty's

 Lovely Things from Fibre East

Hooligan Yarns
John Arbon
Pink Hazel

Giveaway

We have a lovely giveaway from Sara's Texture Crafts, thank you Sara. Pop over to the thread to enter.


Podcasts Mentioned

Diary of a Yarnaholic with Antonella


.... and just in case you missed little Bobbin...

Thank you so much for watching

Dani xx


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

little bobbins knits - episode fifty one

Thank you so much to everyone who has been in touch over the last week, to the new members of the Ravelry group, to the lovely people who have subscribed on YouTube and the hugest thank you to those of you who are returning to the podcast, it really means such a lot.

My lovely mum is joining me again today and we chat a bit about our current projects, a workshop we went on together and some things we have finished recently.

I drew for the winner of the 50 episode giveaway but my battery was being troublesome and I forgot to announce the winner, I will in the next episode.



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Shownotes

Works in Progress

Mum and I had a chat about the Jessie Chorley workshop we went on at Loop and showed our projects from the day.

We mentioned our favourite pens for drawing on fabric the Pilot Frixon pens  and mums favourite tool the Clover Needle Threader.

Mum showed us her progress on her English paper pieced quilt and an appliqu├ęd table runner she is making for me

I showed my progress on my Iris cardi and my Talisman shawl. I'm using some lovely stitch markers to mark my progress from Pink Valley Creations

Finished Objects

Mum showed us a wallhanging she recently finished from a pattern we got from Village Fabrics

I showed my finished Random Act of Color

Mum showed her finished bunny that she made using a kit from Liberty Bell

I showed my finished Angelus Novus cardi

I also showed my 3 Colour Cashmere shawl which still needs to be blocked.

Giveaway

Helen from Curious Handmade has very generously offered a subscription for her new Shawl Society to be given away on the podcast. The thread to enter is just here.

Podcasts Mentioned

I have really been enjoying the lovely new podcast from Jooles called Sew Sweet Violet

Thank you so much for watching

Dani x

Thursday, 19 May 2016

little bobbins knits - episode fifty

Thank you so much to everyone who has been in touch over the last week, to the new members of the Ravelry group, to the lovely people who have subscribed on YouTube and the hugest thank you to those of you who are returning to the podcast, it really means such a lot.

I have lots of works in progress to show you today and some lovely things. I also tell you a bit about some adventures I have recently been on and some adventures I am going on soon.



Shownotes

Works in Progress

Random Act of Color in Anzula Squishy
*  Meadow Yarn and Fig Tree Yarns are both UK stockists for Anzula

*  The lovely Hannah from Circustonic Handmade gave us a coupon code for 10% off in her shop - thank you Hannah!


Toe up socks resources - Wendy D Johnson - Sockmaticians Toe Ups

Scrappy Weekender in lots of sock yarn scraps

Workshop

I had a wonderful time at the A Playful Day workshop at A Yarn Story

Lovely Things

Alice in Wonderland yarn from Felt Fusion

Pattern Plotting

I answered a couple of questions from Lizzie that were in the forum - thank you for asking Lizzie :)

I am looking forward to knitting the Angelus Novus Cardigan by East London Knit - Curious Handmade is  having a knit along of East London Knit's Klee Collection at the moment.

I am also planning to knit the Iris Cardigan and the Featherweight Cardigan always seems to be on my 'to knit list'.

Future Adventures

Mum and I are going on a workshop with Jessie Chorley at Loop

David and I are going to the Harry Potter Studio

Thank you so much for watching.
Dani x


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

little bobbins knits - episode forty nine

Thank you so much to everyone who has been in touch over the last week, to the new members of the Ravelry group, to the lovely people who have subscribed on YouTube and the hugest thank you to those of you who are returning to the podcast, it really means such a lot.

We are outside for a bit today, its a little windy and the wildlife is a little distracting but my sun worshipping little pup wanted to be outside - who am I to refuse. 

I have lots to share with you today including a few works in progress and a couple of rather well worn finished object. I tell you about my trip to Wonderwool and I draw prizes for the little along  and I show you some of the lovely things I have been making for the shop.





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Shownotes

Podcasts Mentioned

Diary of a Yarnaholic
Owl About Yarn
Thimble and Thread Make

Works in Progress

3 Colour Cashmere Shawl by Joji Locatelli

Random Act of Color by Amy Meeks and Debby Reece

Patchwork Socks

Finished Objects

2 pairs of socks for David - these and these

Lovely Things

I chat a bit about my Wonderwool adventure where I got some lovely things from John Arbon, Owl About Yarn and Sara's Texture Crafts

I was also sent some lovely things in the post -

Lovely bags from Girl Sew Sheepy

Beautiful yarn from Circustonic Handmade

Little Along Prizes

I finally drew for the winners of the little along. Thank you so much to everyone who took part and to the very kind people who donated prizes.

Thank you to -

Mrs Browns Bags
Julianna's Fibre
Sabine
KnittingILove
Thimble and Thread Make
very kind friend of the podcast
Nina La Fountaine

- for the very generous prize donations

Question from the Thread

Thank you Paula for the question. My sewing machine is a Bernina B330.

Lovely Things for my Shop

I have been sewing up lots of lovely things for my shop and I am hoping to list them next week. I will keep the Announcement section of my shop updated (just here) when I work out the day for sure.

Thank you so much for watching

Dani xx