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

Saturday, 1 July 2017

little bobbins knits - episode sixty

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 am back today with something slightly different. I have been inspired by a few different podcasters to try just picking up the camera throughout the day to show you my projects and little bits and bobs because finding a whole day to sit and podcast seems to be a bit hard to find at the moment - I hope you enjoy it, I really enjoyed trying something new on episode 60!

I have some works in progress and finished objects to show you, along with a little visit from mum and a peek behind the scenes at some bags in progress and a new giveaway. I announce the winner of our last giveaway too.

Thank you as always for your kindness.




YouTube Link

Shownotes

Works in Progress

Yule Ball socks
 - London House Yarns
 - Homebird Makes

Second So Faded Jumper
 - West Green Loft Yarns
 - Norah George Yarns
 - Fine Fish Yarns
 - Kettle Yarn Co. bag

Scrappy Granny Stripe Blanket

Finished Objects

Buffy Socks
- Yarn Lab UK

Hufflepuff Socks

So Faded - labels from Grain Deep

Fairy Hill Shawl
 - The Wool Barn

Skeins in the Stacks Giveaway

Skeins in the Stacks shop and instagram

Visit the thread to enter

Podcasts Mentioned

A Homespun House

Makers Haven

Yarngasm

1 Second Everyday App

Thank you so much for watching

Dani x

Music used in this episode is Vanlig by Jahzzar and is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

little bobbins knits - episode fifty nine

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 have a bit of an explanation about part of the reason why I have had trouble podcasting for a while, lots of works in progress and finished objects to show you and some very lovely things. We also have a giveaway in the Ravelry group starting today.

I'm wearing my True Friend - I forgot to mention that.



YouTube Link


Shownotes

Works in Progress

Fairyhill Shawl
 - my beads are from here
 - Kristen's tutorial video

So Faded Sweater

Ankle Socks with Ventilation

Finished Objects

Patronus Shawl

Dobby Socks

Hot Socks Diamond Socks

Leftovers Socks

Opal Socks

David's Socks

Lovely things

Lovely things from Unravel - Stranded Dyeworks - Fine Fish Yarns - Sparkleduck

Alchemy Banket - find Nicky here and here on instagram

Custom interchangeable case and unicorn knitting bag from ShopLouleigh

Joji mystery knit along yarn from Felt Fusion

Lovely things from very kind people from - Laughing Yaffle and Oh Loops

Podcasts Mentioned

Antonella Makes

Relatively Crafty

Stranded Podcast


Thank you so much for watching

Dani xx

Thursday, 23 March 2017

little bobbins knits - episode fifty eight

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 have lots of works in progress to show you today and some finished objects as well as a chat about the Curious Handmade Country House retreat, the Sewing for Pleasure show and an unexpected visit to Comic Con. I draw for some prizes too.




YouTube Link

Shownotes

Works in Progress

Patronus Shawl

Sock Swap Socks - I have been using the 35cm cables

Mitred Square Blanket

Corner to Corner Blanket - Freakish Lemon Tutorial (I can't find the Craftsy class now)

Granny Stripe Blanket

Warm Springs Bath Mitt

Finished Objects

Find your Fade

Snowmelt MKAL

Retreat Goodies

So Just Shop

The Fibre Company Luma

Laveer Kerchief

Suffolk Socks - School Socks Rock patterns

Apple Blossom Socks - Hedgerow Yarns

Elizabeth Doherty Top Down Sweater book  - Clio pattern

Sewing for Pleasure Goodies

Liberty and pretty pastel bundle

Pre-cut Hexiforms

Prizes

Thank you so much to Sunshine Yarn Fun, Hedgerow Yarns and Yarn Cafe Creations for donating such lovely prizes

Podcasts Mentioned

Bumble Stitches

Relatively Crafty

Thank you so much for watching.

Dani xx