Wednesday 24 August 2016

Episode 2

Episode 2 of my yarn, crochet and knitting - related series! Click here to watch! See below for links to mentioned patterns and yarns. Enjoy! Xx

Published on Aug 24 2016

Crochet FO 'Shield Me From The Sun' by me! -
Yarn used is 'Vampire' Gadient yarn DK on Merino base by Wollelfe (shop owner Katrin) on etsy -
Katrin is also on Instagram: @wollelfe.yarn

Crochet WIP: 'Captain's Wreck On Lobster Island' by me!
Yarns used:
-'Change Lobsters Again' on Superwash merino Sock base by My Mama Knits (shop owner is Sunshine) on etsy -
Sunshine is also on Instagram: @sunshine_stewart
-Turquoise Gradient yarn on Merino twin base by Wollelfe (same as in Crochet FO above)

Knitting WIP:
Yarn used is 'Rainbow In The Puddle' by Monika from Comeragh Yarns (formerly known as 'Red Heart Knits') on etsy -
Monika is also on Instagram: @comeraghgirl
Pattern is called 'Petrie' by Beatia Dew, free on ravelry -

Pattern 'Hotel Of Bees' Shawl by Christina Hadderingh. A paid pattern on ravelry:
Christina is also on Instagram: @aspoonfulofyarn

My Mama Knits skeins featured are 'Kelpie' and 'Burke and Hare' both on 100% Superwash Merino Sock Wool base (shop linked above)

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Tuesday 23 August 2016

'Captain's Wreck on Lobster Island' Progress

This will need a blocking once done, but I want to show you my gentle progress of my 'Captain's Wreck On Lobster Island' Shawlette/Scarf 😊

Friday 19 August 2016

Episode 1

Episode 1 of my yarn and crochet - related series! Click here to watch! See below for links to mentioned patterns and yarns. Enjoy! Xx

Published on Aug 4, 2016
The first of a yarn - related video series (aka podcast), with mostly crochet, some knitting, discussions on patterns and showcasing indie-dyed yarns. Coming to you from Cyprus.

-Central Pink is Fyberspates Vivacious 4Ply in colourway 'Mixes Magentas' (click on 'Retailers' on their site to find a supplier local to you) Fyberspates Website
-Middle Pinks/Purples is Jellybeans Yarns sock in 'Summer Berries'
-Purples is Jellybeans Yarns sock in 'Winter Berries' click here for Jellybeans etsy shop
Ashley of Jellybeans Yarns is on Instagram: @jellybean0107


Wollelfe Yarn DK Merino in 'Vampire' and also showed 'Fading to Grey' and Merino Twin in 'Turquoise', and a custom colourway of Turquoise and Black.
Katrin of Wollelfe can be found on Instagram: @wollelfe.yarn

My Mama Knits Yarns shown:
- Merino Nylon sock in 'Change Lobsters Again'
Sunshine Stewart of My Mama Knits can be found on Instagram: @sunshine_stewart

Podcasters Mentioned:
-Amber from the Yarn Junkie podcast can also be found on Instagram: @_yarnjunkie

-Michelle and Leslie from the Knotty Knit Wits podcast
Michelle is on Instagram: @knottyknitwit
So is Leslie: @lettenmaiers

Thursday 18 August 2016

The Start Of Something New After An Inspiring Day At The Beach

Here's my progress from that inspiring day on the beach; Pattern will be titled 'Captain's Wreck On Lobster Island'. Also inspired by the multi/speckle yarn by My Mama Knits called 'Change Lobsters Again'. Very soft and lovely to work with! The peeks of pale turquoise are the beginnings of a gradient by Wollelfe. 2 very different indie dyer styles but can be paired together to create some stunning effects! You'll see more soon! (Cream is an undyed gold sparkle)

So I raided my bead stash and the vision was ready to be created using a 4.50mm hook (I crochet tightly, so the written pattern will say 3.50mm). It didn't quite work up as I initially envisaged, so I frogged, then set down the multiple-yarn-wrapped cake on my workspace. As it turns out, my workspace is also used as a dining table, laundry pile-up area and more. I promise I did not set this following picture up... I had put the yarn cake on my outfit that I had got ready for that evening's trip to the beach and just look how the colours and textures played out. Stunning! A good sign that although I had frogged, it was the right thing to do and I was making progress...

Beading working up nicely...

This is when I knew I was on the right road... the combination of yarn colour and stitch is beautiful (tweed stitch)

Keep posted for more updates soon!