Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 6 – All The Test Knitting – Shownotes …

Hello everyone … welcome to the sixth 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 … 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 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

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

FINISHED OBJECTS:

1. TEST KNIT SHAWL – I finished the test knit for Maria of the STITCHED IN SWEDEN Podcast for her latest shawl design which was so much fun … I loved the process of knitting this one up … The Yarn I used for this is the DROPS BABY ALPACA SILK in Red and a natural 100% Alpaca yarn from a small farm in South England (no website)

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2. THE OLIVIA SHAWL – Another shawl that I test knit this time for Nina of the FUZZYLOVEKNOTS podcast … her shawl looks beautiful and I was really excited to knit that one … The Yarn I used for this is the NURTURING FIBRES Supertwist Sock in Grey Pearl and Silver Lining …

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3. NEON APRIL SOCKS – I’m knitting my April Socks out of EVERYTHING OLD hand dyed yarn that was gifted to me by my dear friend Jocy … I’ll just be doing a plain short vanilla sock with Fish Lips Kiss Heel … this will be my entry for both the 12 SOCKS IN 2015 KAL and the NEON APRIL KAL being run by the CAFFEINATED KNITTING Ladies …

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ON THE NEEDLES:

1. 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 … Finally got this one started and I am just working on the sleeve and body increases before I separate for the sleeves!

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2. OWN SHAWL DESIGN – I briefly talked about a shawl pattern I am designing and that is being done for a KAL I want to host later this year in conjunction with THE YARN TREE who is an independant dyer based in the UK …

DESIGNS & PROJECT BAGS:

1. DELAYED DEPARTURES – This is a cowl I worked on while I was delayed at Dubai Airport on my way home on Thursday evening … hence the name … I’m almost ready to release this design and the lovely ladies who were test knitting this one have finished up their samples …

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2. PROJECT BAGS – I had someone send me a message asking me to make them a custom patchwork project bag … so I did … and I love how it turned out … and I’ve decided to make up a few more bags in the hopes that some of you viewers of the podcast would be interested in purchasing them … so if you are interested in a Project bag then please do get in touch …

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PODCASTS I MENTIONED:

1. BUCKALOO VIEW

2. YARNGASM

3. FUZZYLOVEKNOTS

4. BAKERY BEARS

5. STITCHED IN SWEDEN

6. MANDARINES

7. THE UNCREATIVE CRAFTER

8. LITTLE BOBBINS

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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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