November 19, 2015

Episode 107

{show notes ~ episode one oh seven}

Baby Emily joined me on the show today (and by 'joined me' I mostly mean she slept on my shoulder while I tried to podcast with one hand).  She was born on October 23, 2015 at 8:10am, weighing 8 pounds 2 ounces and measuring 19.75" long.  She'll be 4 weeks old tomorrow.

From our newborn photo shoot with Candice Wong Photography - using my POP Blanket by Tin Can Knits

I know you're hear for the fibery goodness though!  I have a couple of finished objects and just one work in progress, as well as some inspiration for a future project.

I am saving the spinning talk for the next show where I'm hoping to have both hands free to show you what I've been working on.  Here's a hint: that pound of Shetland spun using unsupported long draw?  Done! And even more amazing than I ever could have hoped!  Can't wait to talk about it next time.

October 16, 2015

Episode 106

{show notes ~ episode one oh six}

Still waiting on baby!  On today's show I talk about the fleece auction I went to last weekend, my finished POP Blanket, Spinzilla 2015, some test spinning I'm doing for my next woolen spinning project, as well as a whole bunch of handspun I've had waiting in the wings for months.

Spunky Eclectic September 2015 Fiber Club. Squash Blossom colorway, corriedale. 576 yards/115 grams. 3-ply (chain plyed).
Spunky Eclectic September 2015 Fiber Club Spun Up

It's a little bit of a longer show today, but I very likely won't be recording for a few weeks, so hopefully it makes up for that.  

October 11, 2015

Episode 105

{show notes ~ episode one oh five}

Happy Thanksgiving!!  We're hosting a small Thanksgiving dinner at our house tomorrow night, and I can't tell you how immensely I'm looking forward to turkey and stuffing. 

It has been a couple of weeks, but I wanted to put out one last show before I (hopefully) go into labour (due in 3 days).  I am toying with a once-a-month schedule until things normalize a bit more and I can get back to my normal weekly schedule - so I guess you can consider this October's show!

I attended a couple of knitting and spinning events, plus update you on my Spinzilla progress.  I have a new WIP I've been working on like a madwoman (almost done!!), as well as updates on a couple of projects from last time. 

Please know that the responses I received after releasing the last show really warmed my heart (I have just been very terribly slow (or more like completely remiss) in responding to them).  

September 30, 2015

Episode 104

{show notes ~ episode one oh four}

It's been a month and a half since we last talked!  Yikes! Where has the time gone?  On the bright side, I have a tonne of finished objects and works in progress to show you!

I've opted to give a quicker than usual run-through of my projects this time, so if you have any questions about any of them, please send me a message on Ravelry, and I'll do my best to answer any questions on the next show!

Baby #2 is due to arrive at any time now, so the next show will be dependent on when she arrives, but fear not, I will record again as soon as possible! 

August 14, 2015

Episode 103

This week we finally get to catch up with each other! 

I share several works in progress (including a new pair of socks and a baby sweater), some spinning and future spinning projects, a few purchases I made over the last month, and a reminder that the Spinzilla signups are coming up at the beginning of September.   

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July 5, 2015

Episode 102

Episode 102 Show Notes -

FOs -

Pebble Beach Shawl in Madeleinetosh TML in Stovepipe and Silver Fox. Medium size.
Pebble Beach - Medium Size

Pebble Beach - Large Size using lace weight yarn.
Pebble Beach - Medium Size using fingering weight yarn.

Pebble Beach Shawl in Madeleinetosh TML in Stovepipe and Silver Fox. Medium size.
Pebble Beach - detail shot

WIPs -

Fireflies Rising Shawlette out of Madelinetosh TML in Modern Fair Isle.

Happening Now -

Tour de Fleece, oh and I think there's some sort of thing where people are riding bikes too... :P

Spinning (current) -

Sweet Georgia Yarns Superwash BFL in the Stella colourway.

Day 2 progress! Sweet Georgia SW BFL in Stella. #tdf2015 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2015 #igspinners #spinning #spinnersofinstagram #sweetgeorgiayarns #bfl #fiber #twistedtdf2015
TDF Day 2 Progress

Spinning (finished) -

Sweet Georgia Yarns Panda in the Shipwreck colourway. Details here.

On The Round BFL in BFL0098 (one of a kind). Details here.

Spun, plyed, washed and thwacked #handspun. Fiber from #ontheround (bfl098). Spun on my Lendrum, plyed on my Hansen. #bfl #hansencrafts #sweetsoffthewheel #spinnersofinstagram #igspinners #spinning #Lendrum
On The Round 3-Ply BFL Hanspun

Acquisitions -

All Spun Up Superwash Merino
Spunky Eclectic June 2015 Club
Into the Whirled June 2015 Club

Soundtrack -

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (

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