Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 109 – All The Scrappy Projects!

Hello everyone … welcome to Episode 109 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. Pinwheel Sock Scrap Blanket – completed! – own pattern available on Ravelry, used 3mm needles – total of 30 blocks.
  2. Vanilla Gift Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – own pattern – using Alize sock yarn – no Colourway number or name on the band
  3. Christmas Baby Chevron Blanket – 6mm (US10) – I’ve released a free pattern for this one – for my SIL’s baby – only using 5 of the colours out of the 6, going the use the 6th to make a sweater for the baby and use the leftovers of the other colours to make some contrasting stripes.
  4. 4 Pairs of Baby Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – Using scraps and my own recipe for socks for Layla – Dual purpose project – once she outgrows them I will turn them into her own little advent calendar.
  5. Mix & Match Baby/Child Sweater – 4mm (US6) own design – used Makershaven Yarn in the Layla Colourway on the DK base – currently this pattern is in testing I’m hoping it will be released in the middle-end of September

WIPS

  1. Scrappy Granny Stripe Blanket – 3.5mm E Hook – following Attic 24 tutorial – chainless foundation approx. 270sts
  2. The Makers Cuff Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – a free cuff pattern by Amber Crawley – dyer behind Makershaven yarn and host of the Makershaven podcast – using Narwhal Needleworks Yarn in the Lil Narwhal in the Big City – this years VKL colourway
  3. Baby Socks – 2.5mm (US1.5) own recipe for baby socks for Layla – using Blacker Yarns Brushwork sample I was sent to review.
  4. Christmas Little Nugget Sweater – 3.7mm (US5) – Own pattern available on Ravelry – Using leftover scraps from the Garter Chevron Blanket for my Nephew
  5. Baby Pom Pom Mobile – pom pom makers and scraps

ACQUISITIONS:

  • Lavender Lune yarn Co
  • Fully spun
  • We Are Knitters Kit – Coupon Code – WAK_KNITTINGEXPAT20 – gives 20% off on website till 31st October 2017
  • Vessel Yarn Co
  • Also been donated a few patterns to use for giveaways
    • Clark Socks by Jaclyn Salem – Brooklyn Knitfolk
    • Asphodel Potion Hat by Barbara Nalewko – Knitting I Love

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

Road To Rhinebeck MKAL:

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:

 

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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

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Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 108 – Sock Club 2018 Info & Baby Designs!

Hello everyone … welcome to Episode 108 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. Perry Spiral purls Socks – 2.5mm (US1.5) – own pattern – using Primrose Yarn Co in the Cosmic Helix base in the Emerald Midnight Potluck
  2. Child hat – 4mm (US6) own design – used Primrose Yarn Co in the Lemongrass Colourway held double, on the Sophia MCN base
  3. Mix & Match Baby/Child Sweater – 4.5mm (US7) own design – used Primrose Yarn Co in the Lemongrass Colourway held double, on the Sophia MCN base – currently this pattern is in testing I’m hoping it will be released in the middle-end of September
  4. Vintage Inspired Baby Dress – 3.5mm (US4) – own pattern coming out in a while still need to write it up and get it tested etc – this is my first version – inspired by a dress one of my Aunts knit for me when I was a baby … I reverse engineered it and made some changes … will still make a few changes … I am waiting for some yarn to arrive from a dyer who is providing the yarn support for this pattern so I can get the final version knit up.

WIPS

  1. Pinwheel Sock Scrap Blanket – 0 blocks completed
  2. Scrappy Granny Stripe Blanket – 3.5mm E Hook – following Attic 24 tutorial – chainless foundation approx. 270sts
  3. Vanilla Gift Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – own pattern – using Alize sock yarn – no Colourway number or name on the band
  4. The Makers Cuff Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – a free cuff pattern by Amber Crawley – dyer behind Makershaven yarn and host of the Makershaven podcast – using Narwhal Needleworks Yarn in the Lil Narwhal in the Big City – this years VKL colourway
  5. Christmas Baby Chevron Blanket – 6mm (US10) – no real pattern just doing a garter chevron pattern as I had done on a blanket I knit for layla – for my SIL’s baby – only using 5 of the colours out of the 6, going the use the 6th to make a sweater for the baby and use the leftovers of the other colours to make some contrasting stripes.

ACQUISITIONS:

  • Samples from Blacker Yarns
  • Makers Haven yarn for a couple of designs!
  • Wolke Sock Kit – Giveaway Prize
    • These kits are a collaboration between Gabby of Once Upon a Corgi Podcast, Becky of the Stringing It Together Podcast, and Hannah of The Craftea Chat Podcast
    • You get 1 full skein and a 25gm mini of OUAC yarn dyed by Gabby – Once Upon A Corgi on Etsy
    • The Wolke Sock pattern including the New Depths Heel by Becky – Soprano Knits on Ravelry
    • 1 Cloud progress keeper by Hannah – The Corner of Craft on Etsy
    • Kits go on sale on the 1st September at 10am Eastern time in Gabby’s Etsy Shop and will be shipped from the US and you will get a code with your order to download the pattern.
    • The pattern itself will also be released on the 1st September so you can always get that separately if you just want the sock pattern.
    • I will be using this kit as a podcast prize for the August New York Sock Club prize drawing as it seems rather fitting to do so!

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

SOCK CLUB 2018 INFORMATION:

I’ve been asked by a few people the last little while and I mentioned it on the vlog podcast that I was curious if you would be interested in a sock club for 2018 … and it seems most of you have been very eager for it to happen again … I’ve decided to do it a little differently this time based on some of the feedback I’ve been getting with how this one went … There will be two clubs running simultaneously each will have 6 patterns and they will be released on alternating months.

The first club will be perfect for beginners, sock knitters who have not yet ventured away from knitting plain vanilla socks or very simple knit purl textures … this club will be great for those wanting to expand a little more beyond that but still keeping things simple and fun.

The second club will be more geared towards intermediate/advanced and more experienced sock knitters … those who are more than comfortable with the knit purl textures on socks and are looking for something more than that … these socks will include patterns that require more concentration … still not difficult and I honestly believe a confident beginner would be more than capable of knitting these patterns as well. I will be upfront and say I’m planning a couple to have some form of cabling/twisted stitches and one will have a type of colourwork involved (not fair isle or mosaic) but colourwork that’s done one colour at a time – you won’t be knitting with 2 colours at the same time at any point with this one.

The idea behind releasing the patterns for each club on alternating months is that for the beginner sock knitters they may need more than a month to complete a pair of socks, and as the intermediate patterns are going to require a little more thought, those choosing to do that club also may need more than a month to complete them, especially considering everyone has lives and many knit more than one project at a time. Then those who are speedy knitters and really just want to and enjoy knitting all the socks you can of course join both clubs and knit all of them!

This is all I have figured out so far and as the year goes on I will announce more details, regarding pricing, when the clubs will go up for presale etc.

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:

All can be found on youtube:

Once Upon A Corgi

Stringing it Together

The Craftea Chat Podcast

Makershaven

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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 107 – Vlog Style!

Hello everyone … welcome to Episode 107 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 & WIPS

Sorry guys I didn’t do full show notes this week but if you have any questions about the podcast or anything I’ve shown on it please send me an email at knittingexpat@gmail.com or leave a comment on the Ravelry Episode Thread or below the video on youtube and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

ACQUISITIONS:

  • KnitCrate package

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:

  1. Did you like this Vlog Style Podcast? Would you like me to do this more regularly or do you prefer me to do a regular sit down podcast?
  2. Would you like to see me do another Sock Club next year?

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 106 – The Colour Blender Wrap & All The FO’s!

Hello everyone … welcome to Episode 106 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. Sammal Cardiagn – 3.5mm (US4) – Pattern by Joji Locatelli – Using Verdant Gryphon in the Little Traveller base in the Moss Man Colourway
  2. We Are Knitters Cuzco Sweater – 5mm (US8) – using baby alpaca in the Wine Colourway – kit from We Are Knitters
  3. Perry Yorkville Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – Own design from NYSC – knit using Knitlobs Lair on the Superwash Wool / Nylon base in the Unikko (Poppy) Colourway
  4. Child hat – 4mm (US6) own design – not sure what I will do with the main body of the hat – folded brim – using Fully Spun yarn held double in the Orion Colourway and leftover of Mad Tosh Light in 79th street sunset
  5. Chunky Baby Blanket – 12mm (US 17?) no pattern – corner to corner, used Cascade Magnum in the Doe Colourway
  6. Beanie Hat – 4.5mm (US7) no pattern cast on 80sts, increased to 90 after brim, knit for about 42 rounds and did standard hat decreases at the top – used Rhichard Devrieze yarn on the Fynn Worsted base in the In The Navy Colourway
  7. Colour Blender Wrap – 5mm (US8) – own pattern coming out mid August – used Primrose Yarn Co on the Adelaide base in – Succulents, Pisces, Skinny Dipping, Forbidden Forest, Charcoal & Glitter, Salem, and Morticia
  8. Colour Blender Scarf – 5mm (US8) – own pattern coming out mid august – finished a while ago but not shown on podcast – use colourways Fortunate Son and Summer Nights by Lolodidit, All Saints by Wolfenschafe, A golden brown shade from Turkey, and Summer En Provence by Francofille knits

WIPS

  1. Pinwheel Sock Scrap Blanket – 3 blocks completed
  2. Scrappy Granny Stripe Blanket – 3.5mm E Hook – following Attic 24 tutorial – chainless foundation approx. 270sts
  3. Perry Spiral purls Socks – 2.5mm (US1.5) – own pattern – using Primrose Yarn Co in the Cosmic Helix base in the Emerald Midnight Potluck

ACQUISITIONS:

  • Yarn from Adelaide Cottage
  • Handspun from Sarah and goodies for Layla
  • Knit Picks Yarn

 

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 105 – How Socks Have Worn Review!

Hello everyone … welcome to Episode 105 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. Harry Potter KAL Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – Own design using Oh Loops Yarn on the BFL base in the Mr Rumple Colourway
  2. Harry Potter KAL project – 3.75mm (US5) – Own design using Oh Loops Yarn on the                                    Merino Nylon base in the Storm Cloud Colourway
  3. Brothers Self Striping Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – own vanilla pattern – socks for my Brother out of Desert Vista Dyeworks Self striping in the Festivus colourway

WIPS

  1. Pinwheel Sock Scrap Blanket – 0 blocks completed
  2. Sammal Cardiagn – 3.5mm (US4) – Pattern by Joji Locatelli – Using Verdant Gryphon in the Little Traveller base in the Moss Man Colourway
  3. We Are Knitters Cuzco Sweater – 5mm (US8) – using baby alpaca in the Wine Colourway – kit from We Are Knitters
  4. Scrappy Granny Stripe Blanket – 3.5mm E Hook – following Attic 24 tutorial – chainless foundation approx. 270sts
  5. Perry Yorkville Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – Own design from NYSC – knit using Knitlobs Lair on the Superwash Wool / Nylon base in the Unikko (Poppy) Colourway
  6. Child hat – 4mm (US6) own design – not sure what I will do with the main body of the hat – folded brim – using Fully Spun yarn held double in the Orion Colourway and leftover of Mad Tosh Light in 79th street sunset

ACQUISITIONS:

We Are Knitters Giveaway:

Check out the THREAD for details.

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 104 – Lots of Designs & WIPs!

Hello everyone … welcome to Episode 104 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. NYSC July Month Socks – 2.5mm (US1.5) – own pattern – using Primrose Yarn Co in Cosmic Helix Base in the Springy Colourway – pattern for July
  2. Harry Potter KAL Project – Own pattern – using Oh Loops in the SW Merino/Nylon Base in the Star Crossed Lovers Colourway
  3. Dad’s Regia Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – own vanilla pattern – socks for my Dad out of Regia Arne & Carlos yarn

WIPS

  1. Pinwheel Sock Scrap Blanket – 0 blocks completed
  2. Sammal Cardiagn – 3.5mm (US4) – Pattern by Joji Locatelli – Using Verdant Gryphon in the Little Traveller base in the Moss Man Colourway
  3. We Are Knitters Cuzco Sweater – 5mm (US8) – using baby alpaca in the Wine Colourway – kit from We Are Knitters
  4. Scrappy Granny Stripe Blanket – 3.5mm E Hook – following Attic 24 tutorial – chainless foundation approx. 270sts
  5. Harry Potter KAL Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – Own design using Oh Loops Yarn on the BFL base in the Mr Rumple Colourway

ACQUISITIONS:

We Are Knitters Giveaway:

Check out the THREAD for details.

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 103 – A Little Rusty But Back At It!

Hello everyone … welcome to Episode 103 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. NYSC June Month Socks – 2.5mm (US1.5) – own pattern – using Lolodidit in Lolo’s Favourite in the Dowager Countess Colourway and Fortunate Son & Summer Nights contrasting – pattern for June
  2. Baby Dress Version 1 – Alteration – 3.5mm (US4) – own pattern coming soon – using Shirsty Cat Yarn in Nightwood – ripped out skirt portion and knitting it again.
  3. Starting Point MKAL – 4mm (US6) MKAL by Joji Locatelli – Using a variety of yarns from Madeline Tosh (Jade and 79 St Suns et on the Tosh Merino Light base, and Found Pottery on the Twist Light base) and John Arbon Textiles (2 shades of Grey from their Knit by Numbers range)
  4. Scarf Design – 5mm (US8) – Own pattern coming soon – using a variety of yarns – Golden skein from Turkey, All Saints Colourway by Woolfenschafe, Fortunate Son & Summer Nights by Lolodidit and Summer in Provence by Francofille Yarns

WIPS

  1. Pinwheel Sock Scrap Blanket – 1 block completed – 3mm (US2.5) – Pattern by Me – using Yarn scraps
  2. We Are Knitters Cuzco Sweater – 5mm (US8) – using baby alpaca in the Wine Colourway – kit from We Are Knitters
  3. Dad’s Regia Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – own vanilla pattern – socks for my Dad out of Regia Arne & Carlos yarn
  4. Sammal Cardiagn – 3.5mm (US4) – Pattern by Joji Locatelli – Using Verdant Gryphon in the Little Traveller base in the Moss Man Colourway
  5. Scrappy Granny Stripe Blanket – 3.5mm E Hook – following Attic 24 tutorial – chainless foundation approx. 270sts

ACQUISITIONS:

We Are Knitters Giveaway:

Check out the THREAD for details.

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:

Curious Handmade

Yarngasm

Brooklyn Knitfolk

Sticks + Twine

Knit Night with Mika Mika

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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