Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 2 – Obsessed With Rainbow Colours – Shownotes …

Hello everyone … welcome to the second episode of the Knitting Expat Podcast … I’m hoping for this to be a way for me to get more involved with the online knitting community … so please do get in touch … I’d love to hear from you …

Here is this weeks episode …

 

Things I talked about …

INTRODUCTION & WHERE TO FIND ME:

Hi my name is Mina, I currently live in Bahrain with my Husband and 2 cats, we lived in Dubai 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 RAVELRYINSTAGRAM … and my LIFE BLOG … and now of course YOUTUBE

Other things I talked about this week included visiting the TEA CLUB in Bahrain and trying out some new teas … the weather was pretty rubbish for the last week or so here with pretty regular rain showers on a daily basis … I had a Dr’s appointment about my leg which went well but I did learn I would need to get the plate and screws removed around the end of this year …

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I suffered some horrible side effects of food poisoning one night last week and woke up at 4am to find Allie from the CAFFEINATED KNITTING Podcast had gifted me her lovely RAZZLE pattern which was a wonderful gift and really helped to cheer me up …

Finally tomorrow I am hosting the first meetup for the KNITTING IN BAHRAIN Group I set up on Facebook which I am really looking forward to … I cannot wait to see how it goes … as I mentioned most of the people signed up for tomorrows session are new to knitting and are looking for help to learn … and I spoke of how I was self taught through youtube and the one channel that was really instrumental in that process was VERY PINK KNITS with the host Stacie who is great at breaking things down into manageable chunks for new knitters … its a great resource too and even now I find myself referring back to it on occasion …

FINISHED OBJECTS:

1. RAZZLE – yarn is some lovelyNURTURING FIBRES SOCK WOOL in yellow and dark grey, and the pattern by the lovely Allie Coffey on Ravelry. I love Grey and Yellow together!

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2. DK SLOUCH/BEANIE HAT – yarn is some DK weight single ply self striping and the pattern was one of my own not yet on Ravelry.

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3. XERANTHEMUM HAT – yarn is some acrylic red tweed and the pattern is designed by Tiina Kuu on Ravelry.

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4. BEANS THE CAT – Yarn is leftover tweedy yarn and the pattern is by Linda Dawkins on Ravelry.

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5. TROOPER – Yarn is a DK Merino Blend, and the pattern is by Chritelle Nihoul on Ravelry.

ON THE NEEDLES:

1. STRIPES GONE CRAZY – Yarn is mostly DUBAI KNITS FAITH HOPE & LOVE in the Bridesmaid, Smokey Orchid and Wisterious colourways, and the fourth colour is a Grey DROPS BABY ALPACA SILK yarn, the pattern is by Atelier Alfa on Ravelry.

2. MELISANDRE SOCKS – Yarn is NURTURING FIBRES SOCK WOOL in the Red Velvet Colourway, and the pattern is by Purrlescent on Ravelry.

UP AND COMING PROJECTS:

1. SODERMALM LIGHT – A Fairisle hat by Maria of the STITCHED IN SWEDEN Podcast … I really want to try more fairisle and colourwork patterns so this is the next one up on my to do list …

2. MARCO POLO – As it turned out I actually had enough of my Icelandic KAMBGARN yarn in my stash to knit this cardigan although I need to swatch it first to make sure of the gauge before casting it on …

3. PERSISTENCE IS KEY … I have some Caron yarn in my stash that I want to use up and I think this cabled cardigan will be perfect! Plus I’ve been wanting to make a cabled cardigan for ages …

AQUISITIONS:

Well my KNITPICKS yarn order finally arrived this week and I ordered a selection of their PALETTE yarns, a colourful variety of their COMFY FINGERING and COMFY SPORT yarns … and to top it all off I got a couple hanks of their STROLL HANDPAINTED SOCK YARN too …

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PODCASTS I AM ENJOYING:

1. LITTLE BOBBINS … love this podcast … I was really inspired by Dani and her podcast to start one of my own … and I really am impressed at the rate at which she churns out socks … they are all so stunningly beautiful …

2. A HOMESPUN HOUSE … Molly’s podcast is so lovely … I adore the aesthetic and style so much … her DALE Socks are on my to do list … probably after I’ve finished the socks I’m currently knitting and the fairisle hat I have planned I’ll do these …

3. FRECKLED WHIMSY … Another new podcast with only a couple episodes up at the moment … I love Karrie’s personality and the way she comes across in her podcasts … its very friendly and personable … I’m also obsessed with the rainbow socks …

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That is it for this week’s Episode, I hope you enjoyed and if you did please subscribe on Youtube 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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