Thursday, 21 December 2017

little bobbins knits - episode sixty 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.

This is my last podcast of the year and I wanted to say the biggest thank you to everyone who has watched over the last year and to everyone who has supported my shop and my new pattern release, i feel so very lucky and so very grateful <3



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Shownotes

Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat

Wee Envelope

Flax Light

Comfy Red Couch Podcast

Hey Sister Podcast

Lovely labels from Grain Deep

Sous Sous - Old Maiden Aunt

Branches and Buds 

Criss Cross - The Little Grey Sheep

Norwegian Fir Cardigan

Boxy - Cosy Posy Yarn Co

Christmas Eve Cast On

The Christmas Eve cast on is nearly here and I can't wait to knit along with you all. Join us in the ravelry group and share your photos on instagram using the hashtag #lbkchristmasevesocks2017

Twas the night Before Christmas Socks

My very first pattern has been released in honour of my favourite tradition - the Christmas Eve cast on. I do hope you like them - you can find the pattern just here. If you are knitting these socks then I will have a prize thread where you can enter your socks in January. Remember to use the hashtag #twasthenightbeforechristmassocks on instagram, I am so excited to see them all together.

Thank you so much for watching this year.

Dani xx

Friday, 15 December 2017

Twas the Night Before Christmas Socks

I am so excited to introduce the Twas the Night Before Christmas Socks my very first sock design.

Photograph by Deb Hickman

These socks were inspired by my favourite yearly tradition - the Christmas Eve cast on. 

If you're not familiar with the Christmas Eve cast on let me tell you about it. 

In 2014 I started a video podcast, Little Bobbins Knits, sharing my knitting projects. I mentioned that I had a tradition of casting on a pair of socks each Christmas Eve. These socks would always carry the special memories of the festive season. I was thrilled when people who watched the podcast liked this idea and decided to adopt the tradition for themselves. It was so wonderful to see people joining in and sharing snippets of their celebrations and their newly cast on Christmas Eve socks. 

The Twas the Night Before Christmas socks were inspired by the warm feeling I get when I think about all of the other knitters across the world casting on their special Christmas Eve socks. I do hope you will like them and I hope you will join in with us to knit your own pair of Christmas Eve socks.

We will be chatting about our socks in the Little Bobbins Knits Ravelry Group and sharing our photos on instagram using the hashtag #lbkchristmasevesocks2017 . 

I will be knitting the Twas the Night Before Christmas socks this year, if you would like to too then the pattern is available in my Ravelry Store.


Dani x



Monday, 30 October 2017

little bobbins knits - episode sixty two

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.

It's been a while hasn't it! I think a few different things have been conspiring to stop me podcasting for a while - being a bit busy, being slightly overwhelmed at how much I wanted to share with you and my computer has been on its last legs for a while. Thank you so much for the kind messages telling me you were missing the podcast, it meant such a lot.

I'm just sharing a few things this time - to ease myself back in, but I do hope you enjoy the episode.










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Shownotes

Hill View Farm Creativity Festival

Macrame Teacher - PrettyLittleKnotsCo

Lode Shawl by Clare Devine in Hill View Farm Yarn - steel colour way

I drew for the Creativity Festival Kal - congratulations winners and thank you so much to everyone for taking part.
Thank you so much to Elm Tree Yarns and The Yarn Parlour for the very generous prizes.

Hollows Shawl by Mandarines in Blacker Swan 4ply - gorse colour way

I'm wearing my Branches and Buds jumper

I have started a new giveaway for some beautiful balls of Brushwork yarn from Blacker. Do pop over to the Ravelry group to join in.

Thank you so much for watching.

Dani xx



Wednesday, 26 July 2017

little bobbins knits - episode sixty one

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 was so happy to get such lovely feedback from the last episode - thank you all so much -  that I have done the same sort of thing with this one. This video spans a couple of weeks with a trip to Yarningham, adventures with Bobbins and a few chats with mum.  I would love to hear what you think about the next kal idea. Your answers in the Skeins in the Stacks giveaway thread inspired me so much.



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Shownotes


Part One

Yarningham
Wendy Fowler Pottery
River Knits UK
Ainsworth and Prin
Textile Garden
Bettine Dress

Part Two

Sew Sweet Violet
Branches and Buds
Creativity Festival link
Creativity Festival Knit Along
Yarn Lab UK
A Homespun House
Akara Yarns
Makers Haven
Cauldron of Colours
Comfy Red Couch Podcast

Part Three

Lode Shawl
Whether the Weather Socks
The Etcetera kits will be available on the 3rd August in Ovis Et Cetera and Hanna Lisa Haferkamp's shops
I announced the Skeins in the Stacks Giveaway - thank you so much for the donation Anna

I tried something new with the show notes this time because the podcast seemed to sort itself quite neatly into three parts. Do let me know if it is harder to find what you are looking for and I will change it back to how I usually write them.

Thank you so much for watching.

Dani x



Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Creativity festival KAL

In anticipation of the Creativity Festival being held in August I thought it would be fun if we had a little kal to get in the spirit of the creative camaraderie that the weekend will have whether you can make it to the retreat this time or not.
I will be knitting the new ‘Lode’ pattern by Clare Devine and Clare has very kindly given us a discount code (check the thread in the Ravelry group) if you would like to knit that one too - it looks so squishy, perfect for wearing while knitting outside on a summers evening.
Photo credit - Kate O'Sullivan (@aplayfulday)

I will be using a skein of Hill View Farm yarn which is so fun because Natasha, the dyer and retreat organiser, dyes the yarn on her farm which is also where the retreat is being held and that is only about 15 minutes from my house.



I do hope you would like to join in with this little kal, I think it would be lovely to knit on this project while imagining that we are knitting around a bonfire on a lovely cool summers evening. Maybe we could tell some ghost stories and we will have to toast some marshmallows won’t we! It would be lovely if we all knit the same pattern but if you have another single skein shawl just itching to get on your needles then do join in with that.
The kal will start on the 24th of July to coincide with the release of Clare’s pattern and lets knit along together for about a month. I will draw for prizes from the chat thread so share all of your yarn ideas and progress photos in there as well as finished ones too. I already have some summer inspired prizes in mind :)
Lets use the hashtag #creativityfestivalkal on instagram so we can keep up with each others progress there too.
So looking forward to knitting along with you.

Dani x