Knitting Expat – Episode 25 – All About The Chatter …

Hello everyone … welcome to the 25th episode 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 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 … on Periscope as @MINAPHILIPP (I don’t know how to link to that) 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 …

Finally you can find my Project Bags for sale on ETSY

The lovely Brittany from the SpunFibreCo is looking for some lovely test knitters for her latest Shawl design … you can see a picture of the shawl and all the details for the test knit HERE … I am hoping since so many of you were so wonderful in offering to test knit for me that a couple of you will be willing to help out Brittany with her latest design.

FINISHED OBJECTS:

1. VIAJANTE – Designed by Martina Behm, knit on 3mm and 3.5mm needles using the Wollmeise Lacegarn in Grapes For Sherri colourway …

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

  1. WHIZ BANG SOCKS – Design by Sarah Shoo, knit on 2.5mm needles, Yarn is Knit Pick Stroll Fingering hand painted in Country Fair – knit cuff down with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel.
  2. CHARADE SOCKS – Design by Sandra Park, knit on 2.25mm needles, yarn is Lang Jawoll Magic Degrade in the rainbow colour, knit cuff down with Fish lips kiss heel
  3. OWN DESIGN SHAWL – Design by Me, knit on 4mm needles, Yarn is Baerenwolle Baerfoot Sock in the Forest and Best Grey Ever colourways.
  4. COZY MEMORIES BLANKET – started this using my sock yarn scraps on 3mm needles, and I am using the 49 stitch count with a Central Double Decrease …Not shown this week.

RAINBOW-KAL DETAILS:

– The KAL is running until the end of September (30th) of this year.

– You will need to be a member of the KNITTING EXPAT PODCAST RAVELRY GROUP to be eligable for prizes.

– There will be a chatter thread for general Chit Chat about the KAL and other such fun things

– There will be a Finished Objects Thread which will just be for FO’s and no chatter allowed in this thread – One finished project equals one entry in the FO thread.

– There will be prizes but these are still to be decided and announced. If you are a bag maker/stitch marker maker/ yarn dyer/ other maker of things / or just a lovely viewer who is interested in donating a prize for this KAL then please get in touch with me and we can sort it out.

KNIT-A-LONG DETAILS FOR SUNRAYS SHAWL:

– The KAL will run until the 7th September 2015 (updated to give people more time to complete), Finished Objects can be posted into the FO thread after the 1st July. So you can start before but cannot finish the shawl before the 1st July in order to enter the KAL.

– You will need to be a member of the KNITTING EXPAT PODCAST RAVELRY GROUP to be eligible for prizes

SEPTEMBER-KAL DETAILS:

– The KAL is running from 1st to the 30th September of this year. Use the Hashtag SEPTKAL on instagram so I can see all your fun projects.

– WIPs are allowed as long as the item is finished by the 30th September deadline.

– Only ‘S’ items allowed for the knit – a – long, so anything like socks, shawls, scarfs, sweaters, or any pattern name beginning with S.

– You will need to be a member of the KNITTING EXPAT PODCAST RAVELRY GROUP to be eligable for prizes.

– There will be a chatter thread for general Chit Chat about the KAL and other such fun things

– There will be a Finished Objects Thread which will just be for FO’s and no chatter allowed in this thread – One finished project equals one entry in the FO thread.

– There will be prizes (shown on the podcast this week). If you are a bag maker/stitch marker maker/ yarn dyer/ other maker of things / or just a lovely viewer who is interested in donating a prize for this KAL then please get in touch with me and we can sort it out.

PROJECT BAGS:

I had a bag update in the shop on Friday 28th August and there are still a number of bags available from the last update.

ACQUISITIONS:

I received some lovely gift patterns from a couple lovely people and some stitch markers as prizes and for myself from the lovely Jenny of Cuppy Cake Crochet.

PODCASTS I MENTIONED:

  1. THE SAMPLER GIRL
  2. DIARY OF A YARN SNOB
  3. DISAS CRAFTWORK
  4. ALL YOU KNIT IS LOVE
  5. FAIRY LITTLE TWITCH AND STITCH
  6. THE FAWN KNITS
  7. IDLECATKNITS
  8. VICTORIAN STUDIO PODCAST
  9. INASKNIT
  10. PINKHAIRGIRL 
  11. FRECKLED WHIMSY
  12. BAKERY BEARS
  13. YARNGASM
  14. HERBSTBLATT REGINA

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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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One comment

  1. princessyarn · September 5, 2015

    Thanks Mina for your wonderful podcast! It is really inspiring!
    I think I will follow your advice and double-dip in RAINBOW-KAL and SEPT-KAL with the Rainbow socks I am currently working on 🙂

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