Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 29 – The One From Oman …

Hello everyone … welcome to the 29th 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

COUPON CODES:

Lori of the Cowtown Colourworks podcast got in touch with me to offer viewers of the Knitting Expat podcast a 15% discount to her etsy shop – she and her co host Heidi have a relatively new podcast (8 episodes) and an ETSY shop also called Cowtown Colourworks (link in the show notes and on the ravelry thread) – she currently has project bags and yarn in the shop and the discount code is “Happyfall” and is valid until 17th October 2015 – so go check it out – she has some cute Halloween project bags in her shop at the moment!

FINISHED OBJECTS:

  1. SEPTEMBER FOREST SOCKS – Plain vanilla socks on 2.5mm needles, yarn is Baerfoot Sock by Baerenwolle in the September Forest colourway

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

  1. DEW DROPS SHAWL – by Bex Hopkins, on 3.75mm needles, yarn is Dye For Yarn 100% Tussah Silk lace weight in the Hot Desire Colourway
  2. SUMMERTIDE MKAL – by Helen Stewart, on 4mm needles, yarn is Madeline Tosh Merino Light – Cove & Candlewick colourways
  3. PHOENIX HAT – By Sally Jane Cameron, on 2.75mm needles, yarn is Shibui Staccato Silk/Merino blend
  4. MARCO POLO – by Ela Torrente, on 4mm needles, yarn is Icelandic Kambgarn
  5. 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.

2000 SUBSCRIBER GIVEAWAY:

As a thank you to everyone for being so supportive of the podcast I have decided to host a Giveaway on the Ravelry Thread since we surpassed 2000 subscribers on YouTube.

IMG_5487The Prize will consist of the following:

  • A matching Pair of Project Bags by MinaMakes – One Medium size and one smaller for notions or small mini skein projects
  • A Skein of Dubai Knits Yarn on the Luna base – 100% Merino 400yrds/100gm, Some stitch Markers and a sock blocker key chain with pattern
  • The full Vida Collection of Patterns once they are all released.

The Giveaway will be open until the morning of the 12th October when I will draw for the prize winner on the podcast. You will have to be a member of the Ravelry group to be eligible to win, and you will have to answer the Prompt question.

The Question is – What would you like to see or hear more of on the Podcast?

As an extra thank you to everyone else I have set up a coupon code for my Ravelry and Etsy stores. The coupon code for both is 20OFF and that will give you 20% of your shopping cart.

The Etsy code will expire on the 30th September and the Ravelry code will expire on the 5th October.

AGATHA SOCKS GIVEAWAY:

Winner was announced on this weeks episode.

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 Three main prizes for the Finished Objects thread and three pattern prizes for the Chatter Thread, the pattern prizes are kindly donated by Celine who is CIRCEBELLESBOUCLES on Ravelry.

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 – 3 main prizes for the Finished Objects Thread and 3 pattern prizes for the Chatter thread, the pattern prizes are kindly donated by Heidi who is HNICK on Ravelry.

PROJECT BAGS:

The shop is back up and running but there will not be a new bag update for a while – next update will hopefully be in early October.

ACQUISITIONS:

This week I shared the things I got from London including birthday presents, purchases from LOOP and a couple swaps with Lea and Vanessa.

YARN DYING EXPERIMENTS:

This week I discussed some of the yarn dying I had done and how I did it using food colours to hand paint the yarn and the microwave to heat set it … the method I used I learnt from this video on youtube:

PODCASTS I MENTIONED:

  1. KILLTOCRAFT
  2. ALL YOU KNIT IS LOVE
  3. NEWHAMPSHIRE KNITS
  4. CURIOUS HANDMADE
  5. PINK HAIR GIRL
  6. YARNGASM
  7. ZAZU PODCAST
  8. COWTOWN COLOURWORKS
  9. HERBSTBLATT REGINA
  10. ROSEHIPKNITS

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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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