Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 100 – Socks & Scrappy Blankets!

Hello everyone … welcome to Episode 100 the Knitting Expat Podcast … this has become such a wonderful way for me to get more involved with the online knitting community and I’ve been loving it so far … so please do get in touch … I’d love to hear from you … so far I’ve been loving the interaction with other knitters from around the world that this new avenue has opened up to me … come join the fun …

Here is this weeks episode …

Things I talked about …

INTRODUCTION & WHERE TO FIND ME:

Hi my name is Mina, I currently live in New York City with my Husband and 2 cats, we lived in Dubai and then Bahrain up until recently and before that we were in London UK. You can learn more in the ABOUT ME section, otherwise if you have any questions please leave a comment or send me a message on Ravelry/Instagram.

You can find me on RAVELRY … INSTAGRAM … FACEBOOK … and my LIFE BLOG … and of course YOUTUBE …

I have also created a RAVELRY GROUP for the Knitting Expat Podcast so you can join in the conversation there …

You can find my Original Designs for sale on Ravelry HERE …

FO’s

  1. Cable Hat Design – 4mm (US6) – upcoming design – using Littlebean Loves Yarn – in the Slytherin Common Room on the Worsted Base

WIPS

  1. Pinwheel Sock Scrap Blanket – 0 blocks completed
  2. Vanilla Purple Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – own vanilla pattern – using Ice Yarns in a mixed Purple Colourway – some of my oldest self striping stash got it just over 2 years ago.
  3. Dad’s Garter Ribbed Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – mostly a vanilla sock with some garter rib thrown in for interest and elasticity – using Woolfiend Yarn in Lothlorien Colourway
  4. Scrappy Granny Stripe Blanket – 3.5mm EHook – following Attic 24 tutorial – chainless foundation approx. 270sts

ACQUISITIONS:

Sock Pattern Club – The New York Collection:

Check out the Chatter Thread HERE for details!

You can purchase the Ebook HERE

#KEDKAL17 – Knitting Expat Designs Year Long KAL

Check out the Chatter Thread HERE for details

Self Managed Mini Skein Swap:

See details in the THREAD

QUESTIONS FOR YOU:

OTHER THINGS:

– Coupon Thread HERE

– Knitting Planning Spreadsheet – HERE

– Yarn tracking Spreadsheet – HERE

General Comments About Pattern Support –

Please use the email (knittingexpat@gmail.com) in the patterns or Rav private messaging to ask me about any patter support questions you have. Instagram/facebook etc are not appropriate places to ask for pattern support. I don’t always see your questions there or get notifications about private messages on instagram. I specifically include my email address on all of my patterns so you have a way to contact me for pattern support and I would appreciate it if you would respect that and use that avenue to contact me … it is by far the best way to do so and I am likely to respond to you the fastest via email as well.

I get a lot of questions about links in the pattern pdf’s not working and all you have to do is copy and paste the link into your internet browser if that is the case. The links for some reason don’t always work on mobile devices so you may have to access them on a computer.

PODCASTS:

……………………………………………

That is it for this week’s Episode, I hope you enjoyed and if you did please subscribe on Youtube … join the Ravelry group and leave a little comment to say hello and/or to let me know what you think … I’d love to hear if you have any suggestions or ideas for the podcast and of course I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have aswell.

Till next time …

Happy Knitting …

Mina X

Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 99 – I’ll Get There Eventually!

Hello everyone … welcome to Episode 99 the Knitting Expat Podcast … this has become such a wonderful way for me to get more involved with the online knitting community and I’ve been loving it so far … so please do get in touch … I’d love to hear from you … so far I’ve been loving the interaction with other knitters from around the world that this new avenue has opened up to me … come join the fun …

Here is this weeks episode …

Things I talked about …

INTRODUCTION & WHERE TO FIND ME:

Hi my name is Mina, I currently live in New York City with my Husband and 2 cats, we lived in Dubai and then Bahrain up until recently and before that we were in London UK. You can learn more in the ABOUT ME section, otherwise if you have any questions please leave a comment or send me a message on Ravelry/Instagram.

You can find me on RAVELRY … INSTAGRAM … FACEBOOK … and my LIFE BLOG … and of course YOUTUBE …

I have also created a RAVELRY GROUP for the Knitting Expat Podcast so you can join in the conversation there …

You can find my Original Designs for sale on Ravelry HERE …

February Stats:

  • 6 finished objects
  • 3 socks, 2 shawls, baby cardigan
  • 10 skeins used
  • 12 new skeins into stash
  • 2,715m knit
  • 856gms knit – first month under 1000gm since I started keeping track

FO’s

  1. DK Shawl Design – 4.5mm (US7) – using Primrose Yarn Co in the Jasper DK base in the Snow Owl & Curry Spice colourways – this is a collaboration with the lovely Kelsey of Primrose Yarn Co and the design will be coming out later this year.
  2. Rainbows & Clouds Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – own vanilla pattern – using Artistic Yarns By Abi in the Rainbows and Clouds Colourway – some of my oldest self striping stash got it just over 2 years ago.
  3. Chevron Shawl Design – 4mm (US6) Sport weight Salpaca yarn – theconstantthread.etsy.com – and some of the Finnish yarn I picked up last summer as accent colours – own design – something simple yet graphic when complete to really allow the yarn to shine.
  4. Baby Sport Cardigan – 3.75mm (US5) using Primrose Yarn Co Sport in Snow Owl – pattern is the Save the Baby Whales pattern by Julia Ducker
  5. Red Breast Self Striping Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – own vanilla pattern – using Mon Sheep Shop in the Self Striping Red Breast Colourway – stelina base
  6. Perry’s Grand Central Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – Grand Central Socks Pattern with a twist – using Riihivilla – Velho base – Natural Indigo Colourway – purchased yarn from a yarn stall at a market in Helsinki Finland.

WIPS

  1. Pinwheel Sock Scrap Blanket – 0 blocks completed
  2. Cable Hat Design – 4mm (US6) – upcoming design – using Littlebean Loves Yarn – in the Slytherin Common Room on the Worsted Base

ACQUISITIONS:

Sock Pattern Club – The New York Collection:

Check out the Chatter Thread HERE for details!

You can purchase the Ebook HERE

#KEDKAL17 – Knitting Expat Designs Year Long KAL

Check out the Chatter Thread HERE for details

 

Self Managed Mini Skein Swap:

See details in the THREAD

QUESTIONS FOR YOU:

OTHER THINGS:

– Coupon Thread HERE

– Knitting Planning Spreadsheet – HERE

– Yarn tracking Spreadsheet – HERE

General Comments About Pattern Support –

Please use the email (knittingexpat@gmail.com) in the patterns or Rav private messaging to ask me about any patter support questions you have. Instagram/facebook etc are not appropriate places to ask for pattern support. I don’t always see your questions there or get notifications about private messages on instagram. I specifically include my email address on all of my patterns so you have a way to contact me for pattern support and I would appreciate it if you would respect that and use that avenue to contact me … it is by far the best way to do so and I am likely to respond to you the fastest via email as well.

I get a lot of questions about links in the pattern pdf’s not working and all you have to do is copy and paste the link into your internet browser if that is the case. The links for some reason don’t always work on mobile devices so you may have to access them on a computer.

PODCASTS:

……………………………………………

That is it for this week’s Episode, I hope you enjoyed and if you did please subscribe on Youtube … join the Ravelry group and leave a little comment to say hello and/or to let me know what you think … I’d love to hear if you have any suggestions or ideas for the podcast and of course I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have aswell.

Till next time …

Happy Knitting …

Mina X

Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 98 – 2 Year Podiversary!

Hello everyone … welcome to Episode 98 of the Knitting Expat Podcast … this has become such a wonderful way for me to get more involved with the online knitting community and I’ve been loving it so far … so please do get in touch … I’d love to hear from you … so far I’ve been loving the interaction with other knitters from around the world that this new avenue has opened up to me … come join the fun …

Here is this weeks episode …

Things I talked about …

INTRODUCTION & WHERE TO FIND ME:

Hi my name is Mina, I currently live in New York City with my Husband and 2 cats, we lived in Dubai and then Bahrain up until recently and before that we were in London UK. You can learn more in the ABOUT ME section, otherwise if you have any questions please leave a comment or send me a message on Ravelry/Instagram.

You can find me on RAVELRY … INSTAGRAM … FACEBOOK … and my LIFE BLOG … and of course YOUTUBE …

I have also created a RAVELRY GROUP for the Knitting Expat Podcast so you can join in the conversation there …

You can find my Original Designs for sale on Ravelry HERE …

February Stats:

  • 11 finished objects
  • 2 hats, 1 baby blanket, 1 cowl, 1 shawl, 6 pairs of socks
  • 11 pairs of finished socks so far this year
  • 5,020m knit
  • 1,382grams knit
  • 20 skeins used and out of stash
  • 49 skeins came into stash this month

FO’s

  1. Sport Weight Hat – 3.25mm (US3) no really design cast on 112 – knit 4.5 inches of ribbing – increased to 140sts and then will knit in plain stockinette for ages before doing some simple decreasing at the top
  2. Sock Pattern Club Month 6 – 2.25mm (US1) – Texture Pattern – using Sweet Sparrow Yarns in Nuthatch base – 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon in the Garden Rose Colourway
  3. Sock Pattern Club Month 7 – 2.25mm (US1) – Texture pattern – using Nomadic Yarns in the Brit Sock base – 80/20 SW BFL /nylon in the Spring Fling Colourway
  4. Vanilla Tweed Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – Own vanilla pattern – using Gnome Acres in the Scruffy Gnome base in the Gnomesome Dove colourway – used a garter GSR heel
  5. Sock Pattern Club Month 3 – 2.25mm (US1) – Texture Pattern – using The Cozy Knitter in Bliss base – 80/20 SW Merino/Nylon in the New Horizon Colourway
  6. Sock Pattern Club Month 5 – 2.25mm (US1) – Texture Pattern – using Lolo Did It in Lolo’s Favourite base – 80/10/10 SW Merino/Cashmere/Nylon in the Dowager Countess Colourway
  7. Pebble Socks for Perry – 2.25mm (US1) – Pebble Socks – Beyond Vanilla Part 1 – using Dragonfly Fibres in 100% SW Merino in the Mossy Bank Colourway
  8. Spring Transitions Shawl – 3.75mm (US5) own design coming out next week – used Cascade Heritage for the main colour and a mini skein set from Wonderland Yarns in the Fuschia to Turquoise colourways.
  9. Grand Central Socks – 2.25mm (US1) first in the New York Sock Club collection – used Once Upon A Corgi yarn in the Marie Cutie base in the Oswald for Mayor Colourway.

WIPS

  1. Pinwheel Sock Scrap Blanket – 0 blocks completed
  2. Chevron Shawl Design – 4mm (US6) Sport weight Salpaca yarn – theconstantthread.etsy.com – and some of the Finnish yarn I picked up last summer as accent colours – own design – something simple yet graphic when complete to really allow the yarn to shine.
  3. Lace Fern Shawl Design – 4mm (US6) using FernFibre yarn in the Green and Natural colourways – shawl design that will hopefully be released by late spring early summer time.
  4. DK Textured Shawl Design – 4.5mm (US7) – using Primrose Yarn Co in the Jasper DK base in the Snow Owl & Curry Spice colourways – this is a collaboration with the lovely Kelsey of Primrose Yarn Co and the design will be coming out later this year.
  5. Rainbows & Clouds Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – own vanilla pattern – using Artistic Yarns By Abi in the Rainbows and Clouds Colourway – some of my oldest self striping stash got it just over 2 years ago.

ACQUISITIONS:

Sock Pattern Club – The New York Collection:

Check out the Chatter Thread HERE for details!

You can purchase the Ebook HERE

#KEDKAL17 – Knitting Expat Designs Year Long KAL

Check out the Chatter Thread HERE for details

2 Year Podiversary Giveaway!

 

Pattern Giveaways HERE

Yarn & Bag Giveaways HERE

 

Self Managed Mini Skein Swap:

See details in the THREAD

QUESTIONS FOR YOU:

OTHER THINGS:

– Coupon Thread HERE

– Knitting Planning Spreadsheet – HERE

– Yarn tracking Spreadsheet – HERE

General Comments About Pattern Support –

Please use the email (knittingexpat@gmail.com) in the patterns or Rav private messaging to ask me about any patter support questions you have. Instagram/facebook etc are not appropriate places to ask for pattern support. I don’t always see your questions there or get notifications about private messages on instagram. I specifically include my email address on all of my patterns so you have a way to contact me for pattern support and I would appreciate it if you would respect that and use that avenue to contact me … it is by far the best way to do so and I am likely to respond to you the fastest via email as well.

I get a lot of questions about links in the pattern pdf’s not working and all you have to do is copy and paste the link into your internet browser if that is the case. The links for some reason don’t always work on mobile devices so you may have to access them on a computer.

PODCASTS:

  1. Yarngasm
  2. Sweet Sparrow Knits
  3. Once Upon A Corgi
  4. Yoshi & Lucy Knits
  5. Ninja Chickens
  6. Dye Another Day
  7. Little Bean & Me

……………………………………………

That is it for this week’s Episode, I hope you enjoyed and if you did please subscribe on Youtube … join the Ravelry group and leave a little comment to say hello and/or to let me know what you think … I’d love to hear if you have any suggestions or ideas for the podcast and of course I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have aswell.

Till next time …

Happy Knitting …

Mina X

Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 97 – Still Waiting!

Hello everyone … welcome to Episode 97 of the Knitting Expat Podcast … this has become such a wonderful way for me to get more involved with the online knitting community and I’ve been loving it so far … so please do get in touch … I’d love to hear from you … so far I’ve been loving the interaction with other knitters from around the world that this new avenue has opened up to me … come join the fun …

Here is this weeks episode …

Things I talked about …

INTRODUCTION & WHERE TO FIND ME:

Hi my name is Mina, I currently live in New York City with my Husband and 2 cats, we lived in Dubai and then Bahrain up until recently and before that we were in London UK. You can learn more in the ABOUT ME section, otherwise if you have any questions please leave a comment or send me a message on Ravelry/Instagram.

You can find me on RAVELRY … INSTAGRAM … FACEBOOK … and my LIFE BLOG … and of course YOUTUBE …

I have also created a RAVELRY GROUP for the Knitting Expat Podcast so you can join in the conversation there …

You can find my Original Designs for sale on Ravelry HERE …

FINISHED OBJECTS:

  1. Maryam Hat – 5mm (US8) own design – for my Mum – out of Neighborhood Fibre Co in the Studio Worsted base – Del Ray Colourway
  2. Maryam Cowl – 5mm (US8) own design – for my Mum – out of Neighborhood Fibre Co in the Studio Worsted base – Del Ray Colourway
  3. Sock Pattern Club Month 2 – 2.25mm (US1) – Texture pattern – using Voolenvine yarn in the Wolke base – 80/10/10 SW Merino/Cashmere/nylon in the not a creature was stirring Colourway
  4. Baby Crochet Granny Stripe Blanket – 5mm H Hook – 68cm/27in by 96cm/38in – I did the granny stripe pattern with double crochet on 5mm hook … did a single crochet chainless foundation for 92 stitches I think and then been following the Attic 24 pattern – finished with a round of single crochet on the border followed by a scalloped edge stitch – doing a rainbow fade – Red is by Geektastic Fibres – Red in my Ledger Colourway, Orange is Lion Brand Sock Ease and the Yellow is a Regia 4 ply Circus Peanut, Primrose Yarn Co in Kryptonite, Don Draper, Luna and Snow Owl for edging, and Palouse Fibre Co in Elderberry.

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

  1. Pinwheel Scrap Blanket – 0 new blocks added.
  2. Sport Weight Hat – 3.25mm (US3) no really design cast on 112 – knit 4.5 inches of ribbing – increased to 140sts and then will knit in plain stockinette for ages before doing some simple decreasing at the top
  3. Sock Pattern Club Month 6 – 2.25mm (US1) – Texture Pattern – using Sweet Sparrow Yarns in Nuthatch base – 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon in the Garden Rose Colourway
  4. Chevron Shawl Design – 4mm (US6) Sport weight Salpaca yarn – theconstantthread.etsy.com – and some of the Finnish yarn I picked up last summer as accent colours – own design – something simple yet graphic when complete to really allow the yarn to shine.

ACQUISITIONS:

Sock Pattern Club – The New York Collection:

Check out the Chatter Thread HERE for details!

You can purchase the Ebook HERE

#KEDKAL17 – Knitting Expat Designs Year Long KAL

Check out the Chatter Thread HERE for details

KNITCRATE REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

See the giveaway thread HERE for how to enter!

For more information about Knitcrate you can Check out the Main Subscription HERE and their Sock Subscription HERE.

If you wish to sign up for a Knitcrate box you can use this link HERE (full disclosure it is an affiliate link) and use the code Expat20 to get 20% off your first order.

Learn to Crochet GIVEAWAY:

Winners were announced in this week’s episode.

WOODS – A NEW KNITTING BOOK

Check out the Crowdfunding page HERE for more info.

Self Managed Mini Skein Swap:

See details in the THREAD

QUESTIONS FOR YOU:

OTHER THINGS:

– Coupon Thread HERE

– Knitting Planning Spreadsheet – HERE

– Yarn tracking Spreadsheet – HERE

General Comments About Pattern Support –

Please use the email (knittingexpat@gmail.com) in the patterns or Rav private messaging to ask me about any patter support questions you have. Instagram/facebook etc are not appropriate places to ask for pattern support. I don’t always see your questions there or get notifications about private messages on instagram. I specifically include my email address on all of my patterns so you have a way to contact me for pattern support and I would appreciate it if you would respect that and use that avenue to contact me … it is by far the best way to do so and I am likely to respond to you the fastest via email as well.

I get a lot of questions about links in the pattern pdf’s not working and all you have to do is copy and paste the link into your internet browser if that is the case. The links for some reason don’t always work on mobile devices so you may have to access them on a computer.

PODCASTS:

  1. Yarngasm
  2. Sweet Sparrow Knits
  3. Once Upon A Corgi
  4. Yoshi & Lucy Knits
  5. Brooklyn Knitfolk
  6. Dye Another Day
  7. Wool In the Wardrobe
  8. Knotty Gnome
  9. Hanna On The Road
  10. Freakish Lemon

……………………………………………

That is it for this week’s Episode, I hope you enjoyed and if you did please subscribe on Youtube … join the Ravelry group and leave a little comment to say hello and/or to let me know what you think … I’d love to hear if you have any suggestions or ideas for the podcast and of course I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have aswell.

Till next time …

Happy Knitting …

Mina X

Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 96 – All The Sirens!

Hello everyone … welcome to Episode 95 of the Knitting Expat Podcast … this has become such a wonderful way for me to get more involved with the online knitting community and I’ve been loving it so far … so please do get in touch … I’d love to hear from you … so far I’ve been loving the interaction with other knitters from around the world that this new avenue has opened up to me … come join the fun …

Here is this weeks episode …

Things I talked about …

INTRODUCTION & WHERE TO FIND ME:

Hi my name is Mina, I currently live in New York City with my Husband and 2 cats, we lived in Dubai and then Bahrain up until recently and before that we were in London UK. You can learn more in the ABOUT ME section, otherwise if you have any questions please leave a comment or send me a message on Ravelry/Instagram.

You can find me on RAVELRY … INSTAGRAM … FACEBOOK … and my LIFE BLOG … and of course YOUTUBE …

I have also created a RAVELRY GROUP for the Knitting Expat Podcast so you can join in the conversation there …

You can find my Original Designs for sale on Ravelry HERE …

FINISHED OBJECTS:

  1. Mini Skein shawl design – 3.75mm (US5) – Own design – using Cascade Heritage in grey and Wonderland Yarns Chesire cat fingering base in the Fuschia to Turquoise shadow set
  2. Sock Pattern Club Month 1 – 2.25mm (US1) – Texture pattern – using Once Upon A Corgi yarn in the Marie Cutie base – 75/25 corriedale/nylon in the Oswald for Mayor Colourway – trying these out toe up … planning on having the designs for the club written toe up and cuff down to suit as many as possible. To be honest most of the designs will work the same TU or CD, the patterning designs I’ve gone with are not specifically directional so it wouldn’t look weird even if the design looks a little different going in different directions.

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

  1. Pinwheel Scrap Blanket – 0 new blocks added.
  2. Maryam Hat – 5mm (US8) own design – for my Mum – out of Neighborhood Fibre Co in the Studio Worsted base – Del Ray Colourway
  3. Sport Weight Hat – 3.25mm (US3) no really design cast on 112 – knit 4.5 inches of ribbing – increased to 140sts and then will knit in plain stockinette for ages before doing some simple decreasing at the top
  4. Sock Pattern Club Month 2 – 2.25mm (US1) – Texture pattern – using Voolenvine yarn in the Wolke base – 80/10/10 SW Merino/Cashmere/nylon in the not a creature was stirring Colourway
  5. Sock Pattern Club Month 6 – 2.25mm (US1) – Texture Pattern – using Sweet Sparrow Yarns in Nuthatch base – 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon in the Garden Rose Colourway
  6. Baby Crochet Granny Stripe Blanket – 5mm H Hook – Thank you to everyone for your suggestions and help with answering my crochet questions last week it really helped me decide on what direction to go in … doing the granny stripe pattern with double crochet on 5mm hook … did a single crochet chainless foundation for 92 stitches I think and then been following the Attic 24 pattern – doing a rainbow fade – Red is by Geektastic Fibres – Red in my Ledger Colourway, Orange is Lion Brand Sock Ease and the Yellow is a Regia 4 ply.

ACQUISITIONS:

  • Some lovely things from Laura – Host of the Corner Of Knit and Tea Podcast
  • Yarn from LOLO DID IT and a stuffy for the baby
  • Yarn from WOOLFIEND and some other goodies.

Sock Pattern Club – The New York Collection:

Check out the Chatter Thread HERE for details!

You can purchase the Ebook HERE

#KEDKAL17 – Knitting Expat Designs Year Long KAL

Check out the Chatter Thread HERE for details

12,000 SUBSCRIBER GIVEAWAY & Cozy Shlanket MKAL – Prizes

Winners were announced in this week’s podcast episode.

Learn to Crochet GIVEAWAY:

Check out the THREAD in the group for all the details on how to enter!

Self Managed Mini Skein Swap:

See details in the THREAD

QUESTIONS FOR YOU:

OTHER THINGS:

– Coupon Thread HERE

– Knitting Planning Spreadsheet – HERE

– Yarn tracking Spreadsheet – HERE

General Comments About Pattern Support –

Please use the email (knittingexpat@gmail.com) in the patterns or Rav private messaging to ask me about any patter support questions you have. Instagram/facebook etc are not appropriate places to ask for pattern support. I don’t always see your questions there or get notifications about private messages on instagram. I specifically include my email address on all of my patterns so you have a way to contact me for pattern support and I would appreciate it if you would respect that and use that avenue to contact me … it is by far the best way to do so and I am likely to respond to you the fastest via email as well.

I get a lot of questions about links in the pattern pdf’s not working and all you have to do is copy and paste the link into your internet browser if that is the case. The links for some reason don’t always work on mobile devices so you may have to access them on a computer.

PODCASTS:

  1. Yarngasm
  2. Sweet Sparrow Knits
  3. Periscoping Sisters
  4. The Corner Of Knit And Tea
  5. Once Upon A Corgi

……………………………………………

That is it for this week’s Episode, I hope you enjoyed and if you did please subscribe on Youtube … join the Ravelry group and leave a little comment to say hello and/or to let me know what you think … I’d love to hear if you have any suggestions or ideas for the podcast and of course I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have aswell.

Till next time …

Happy Knitting …

Mina X

Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 95 – Contemplating Crochet!

Hello everyone … welcome to Episode 95 of the Knitting Expat Podcast … this has become such a wonderful way for me to get more involved with the online knitting community and I’ve been loving it so far … so please do get in touch … I’d love to hear from you … so far I’ve been loving the interaction with other knitters from around the world that this new avenue has opened up to me … come join the fun …

Here is this weeks episode …

Things I talked about …

INTRODUCTION & WHERE TO FIND ME:

Hi my name is Mina, I currently live in New York City with my Husband and 2 cats, we lived in Dubai and then Bahrain up until recently and before that we were in London UK. You can learn more in the ABOUT ME section, otherwise if you have any questions please leave a comment or send me a message on Ravelry/Instagram.

You can find me on RAVELRY … INSTAGRAM … FACEBOOK … and my LIFE BLOG … and of course YOUTUBE …

I have also created a RAVELRY GROUP for the Knitting Expat Podcast so you can join in the conversation there …

You can find my Original Designs for sale on Ravelry HERE …

JANUARY STATS:

  • 10 projects finished
  • 2 baby sweaters – 5 pairs of socks – 2 shawls – 1 hat
  • 14 skeins used
  • 1,025grams knit
  • 3478 meters knit
  • 39 skeins in – VKL and generous gifts/yarn support from makers – was always going to be high month
  • Destash will help reduce stash significantly – 52 skeins in Destash
  • A bunch more went into the podcast prize pool

FINISHED OBJECTS:

  1. Little Boxy Sweater – by Joji Locatelli – 3.5mm & 3mm (US4 & US2.5) – I test knit the 6 month size out of Miss Babs 2ply Yummy Fingering – 400yards / 114grams – used 110grams total

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

  1. Pinwheel Scrap Blanket – 0 new blocks added.
  2. Mini Skein shawl design – 3.75mm (US5) – Own design – using Cascade Heritage in grey and Wonderland Yarns Chesire cat fingering base in the Fuschia to Turquoise shadow set
  3. Sock Pattern Club Month 1 – 2.25mm (US1) – Texture pattern – using Once Upon A Corgi yarn in the Marie Cutie base – 75/25 corriedale/nylon in the Oswald for Mayor Colourway – trying these out toe up … planning on having the designs for the club written toe up and cuff down to suit as many as possible. To be honest most of the designs will work the same TU or CD, the patterning designs I’ve gone with are not specifically directional so it wouldn’t look weird even if the design looks a little different going in different directions.

ACQUISITIONS:

  • Some lovely things from Sarah – cohost of the Reluctant Sisters Podcast
  • Baby gifts from a viewer
  • Yarn from Geektastic Fibres.

Cozy Shlanket MKAL:

Check out the Chatter Thread HERE for details!

#KEDKAL17 – Knitting Expat Designs Year Long KAL

Check out the Chatter Thread HERE for details

12,000 SUBSCRIBER GIVEAWAY

Check out the thread HERE for details

Self Managed Mini Skein Swap:

See details in the THREAD

QUESTIONS FOR YOU:

OTHER THINGS:

– Coupon Thread HERE

– Knitting Planning Spreadsheet – HERE

– Yarn tracking Spreadsheet – HERE

General Comments About Pattern Support –

Please use the email (knittingexpat@gmail.com) in the patterns or Rav private messaging to ask me about any patter support questions you have. Instagram/facebook etc are not appropriate places to ask for pattern support. I don’t always see your questions there or get notifications about private messages on instagram. I specifically include my email address on all of my patterns so you have a way to contact me for pattern support and I would appreciate it if you would respect that and use that avenue to contact me … it is by far the best way to do so and I am likely to respond to you the fastest via email as well.

I get a lot of questions about links in the pattern pdf’s not working and all you have to do is copy and paste the link into your internet browser if that is the case. The links for some reason don’t always work on mobile devices so you may have to access them on a computer.

PODCASTS:

  1. Yarngasm
  2. Sweet Sparrow Knits
  3. Periscoping Sisters
  4. The Reluctant Sisters
  5. Once Upon A Corgi

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That is it for this week’s Episode, I hope you enjoyed and if you did please subscribe on Youtube … join the Ravelry group and leave a little comment to say hello and/or to let me know what you think … I’d love to hear if you have any suggestions or ideas for the podcast and of course I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have aswell.

Till next time …

Happy Knitting …

Mina X

Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 94 – The Return Of The Stash & Sock Talk!

Hello everyone … welcome to Episode 94 of the Knitting Expat Podcast … this has become such a wonderful way for me to get more involved with the online knitting community and I’ve been loving it so far … so please do get in touch … I’d love to hear from you … so far I’ve been loving the interaction with other knitters from around the world that this new avenue has opened up to me … come join the fun …

Here is this weeks episode …

Things I talked about …

INTRODUCTION & WHERE TO FIND ME:

Hi my name is Mina, I currently live in New York City with my Husband and 2 cats, we lived in Dubai and then Bahrain up until recently and before that we were in London UK. You can learn more in the ABOUT ME section, otherwise if you have any questions please leave a comment or send me a message on Ravelry/Instagram.

You can find me on RAVELRY … INSTAGRAM … FACEBOOK … and my LIFE BLOG … and of course YOUTUBE …

I have also created a RAVELRY GROUP for the Knitting Expat Podcast so you can join in the conversation there …

You can find my Original Designs for sale on Ravelry HERE …

FINISHED OBJECTS:

  1. Cozy Shlanket MKAL – 5mm (US8) – Own design – using Cumbria Worsted by The Fibre Co in Helvellyn, Cowberry & Eden Valley
  2. Standalone Design Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – Lace design I am working on – yarn is by Adelaide cottage in the Gingerbread Girl on her Donegal Tweed base – several firsts – first proper lace design, first concurrent pair, first pair with pattern on front and back.
  3. Sock Pattern Club Month 2 – 2.25mm (US1) – Texture pattern – using Primrose Yarn Co Sock in the January 2017 Sock Club Colourway – Wool in the Wardrobe Podcast
  4. New Born Baby Valentine Sweater– 3.75mm (US5) – own pattern – currently being test knit – knitting up a newborn size for the nugget to wear if she happens to be a valentines baby! Or to wear in anycase! Yarn is by Legacy Fibre Arts (Legacy Knitz Podcast) in the Wool Ewe Be Mine valentines colourway

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

  1. Pinwheel Scrap Blanket – 0 new blocks added.
  2. Mini Skein shawl design – 3.75mm (US5) – Own design – using Cascade Heritage in grey and Wonderland Yarns Chesire cat fingering base in the Fuschia to Turquoise shadow set
  3. Sock Pattern Club Month 1 – 2.25mm (US1) – Texture pattern – using Once Upon A Corgi yarn in the Marie Cutie base – 75/25 corriedale/nylon in the Oswald for Mayor Colourway – trying these out toe up … planning on having the designs for the club written toe up and cuff down to suit as many as possible. To be honest most of the designs will work the same TU or CD, the patterning designs I’ve gone with are not specifically directional so it wouldn’t look weird even if the design looks a little different going in different directions.
  4. Will be casting on a test knit for Joji this weeknd – her Little Boxy sweater in the 6 month size.

ACQUISITIONS:

  • Fern Fiber – yarn for a design – hopefully something that I will be working on and coming out with later this spring/early summer – Maria has the Ninja Chickens Podcast
  • Yarn from Yoshi & Lucy Knits Podcast – Denise
  • Yarn from Fully Spun – interesting yarn spun to look like handspun yarns

Cozy Shlanket MKAL:

Check out the Chatter Thread HERE for details!

#KEDKAL17 – Knitting Expat Designs Year Long KAL

Check out the Chatter Thread HERE for details

Self Managed Mini Skein Swap:

See details in the THREAD

QUESTIONS FOR YOU:

  1. How would you prefer me to host a destash – list on Ravelry? On Instagram? Easy? something else?

OTHER THINGS:

– Coupon Thread HERE

– Knitting Planning Spreadsheet – HERE

– Yarn tracking Spreadsheet – HERE

General Comments About Pattern Support –

Please use the email (knittingexpat@gmail.com) in the patterns or Rav private messaging to ask me about any patter support questions you have. Instagram/facebook etc are not appropriate places to ask for pattern support. I don’t always see your questions there or get notifications about private messages on instagram. I specifically include my email address on all of my patterns so you have a way to contact me for pattern support and I would appreciate it if you would respect that and use that avenue to contact me … it is by far the best way to do so and I am likely to respond to you the fastest via email as well.

I get a lot of questions about links in the pattern pdf’s not working and all you have to do is copy and paste the link into your internet browser if that is the case. The links for some reason don’t always work on mobile devices so you may have to access them on a computer.

PODCASTS:

  1. Yoshi & Lucy Knits
  2. Adelaide Cottage
  3. Wool In The Wardrobe
  4. Periscoping Sisters
  5. The Reluctant Sisters
  6. Legacy Knits
  7. Ninja Chickens
  8. Once Upon A Corgi
  9. Dye Another Day

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That is it for this week’s Episode, I hope you enjoyed and if you did please subscribe on Youtube … join the Ravelry group and leave a little comment to say hello and/or to let me know what you think … I’d love to hear if you have any suggestions or ideas for the podcast and of course I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have aswell.

Till next time …

Happy Knitting …

Mina X