Knitting Expat – Episode 39 – More Socks & A New Shawl Design …

Hello everyone … welcome to the 39th 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

FINISHED OBJECTS:

  1. PURPLE VANILLA SOCKS – 2.5mm (US1.5), 56 stitches, 2×2 ribbing, FLKH, Knit Picks Handpainted Stroll Fingering yarn in the Purple Pansy Colourway.
  2. HOLLY BERRY INVERSIBLES PAIR 1 – 2.25mm (US1), 64 sts, 2×2 rib, flkh – yarn is Holly Berry and Cherry Drop by West Yorkshire Spinners

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

  1. HOLLY BERRY INVERSIBLES PAIR 2 – 2.25mm (US1), 64 sts, 2×2 rib, flkh – yarn is Holly Berry and Cherry Drop by West Yorkshire Spinners – this time I am adding a small texture pattern to the top of the socks to differentiate the two pairs from each other …
  2. YUKKO – Isager Lace Alpaca, 3.5mm (US4), designed by Amanitaa
  3. NEW SHAWL DESIGN – 4mm (US6) – Shilasdair – Autumn Moors, Fleece Cloud & Juniper – own design – beginner garter lace shawl – using a traditional Shetland lace pattern on the edging – hoping to have it ready to release early in the new year.
  4. COZY MEMORIES BLANKET – started this using my sock yarn scraps on 3mm (US 3) needles, and I am using the 49 stitch count with a Central Double Decrease

VIDA KAL:

So to finally celebrate the release of all of the patterns for the Vida Collection I will be hosting a rather casual KAL in the group … I know its a busy time of year for knitters with Christmas coming up so I’m going to keep this one quite relaxed.

To take part in this thread all you have to do is to knit one of the three patterns in the collection … Vida HatVida ShawlVida Socks … if you have already started that is fine too … WIPS are welcome!

Rules for entry are as follows:

  1. You have to be a member of the Ravelry group
  2. You have to knit one of the three patterns in the collection.
  3. You will need to enter a finished object (or more)

I will not be having a separate FO thread as I don’t expect this to be a very busy KAL due to the time of year. So all you have to do is post a FO picture in this thread along with all the chatter.

At the end of the KAL I will pull the names of those who post FO’s in the thread and draw from those. The number of entries you get for each pattern is as follows:

  1. Hat – one entry
  2. Socks – one entry
  3. Medium Shawl – two entries
  4. Large Shawl – three entries

The number of entries you get will correspond with the number of skeins of yarn required to knit the pattern making it proportional and fair for all.

There will be prizes but those are yet to be determined. (If you wish to donate a prize for this or any other KAL/Giveaway on my podcast then please send me a message and we can sort it out).

For now the tentative end date for the KAL will be the 31st December, but depending on how popular it is and if people would like more time I may decide to extend the finish date.

If you have any questions then please let me know in the thread below. I will be available for pattern support along the way if you have any questions.

Also if you do post pictures on Instagram please use the hashtag – VIDAKAL so I can see what your are all up to!

PROJECT BAGS:

Shop is closed until the new year.

OTHER THINGS:

I talk abit about my Mina’s Two At A Time sock pattern/recipe that I released this week.

ACQUISITIONS:

This week I shared some goodies I got this week, from Knit Picks, Loop London, I Knit London and Dubai Knits.

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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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