Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 91 – Happy New Year!

Hello everyone … welcome to the 90th 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 New York City with my Husband and 2 cats, we lived in Dubai and then Bahrain 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 of course YOUTUBE

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

You can find my Original Designs for sale on Ravelry HERE

FINISHED OBJECTS:

  1. Perry’s Cobblestones – 2.25mm (US1) – Cobblestones pattern by me – Beyond Vanilla Part 1 – Yarn is Nooch Fibre in the Honor Colourway
  2. Christmas Eve Cast on Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – Vanilla sock pattern – Voolenvine Yarns in Deck The Halls on Footsie base
  3. Baby Washcloth – 3.5mm (US4) using a simple waffle stitch pattern to make a baby wash cloth – using Knit Picks Comfy Sport in Marina
  4. Baby Washcloth – 3.5mm (US4) using a simple Fishermans Rib pattern to make a baby wash cloth – using Knit Picks Comfy Sport in Marina
  5. Plain Beanie – 3.75mm (US5) – no pattern – Brooklyn Tweed Arbor in Vintner

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

  1. Pinwheel Scrap Blanket – 2 new blocks added.
  2. Cozy Shlanket MKAL – 5mm (US8) – Own design – using Cumbria Worsted by The Fibre Co in Helvellyn, Cowberry & Eden Valley
  3. Happy Koi Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – Plain vanilla sock with adapted heel – Happy Koi Colourway on MCN base by Riverstone Yarns
  4. Same Same but Different – 3.5mm (US4) – Pattern by Ankestrick – Using Italian Country Silke 100% Merino in a variety of colours.

Cozy Shlanket MKAL:

Check out the Chatter Thread HERE for details!

Self Managed Mini Skein Swap:

See details in the THREAD

OTHER THINGS:

– Coupon Thread HERE

– Knitting Planning Spreadsheet – HERE

ACQUISITIONS:

  • None this week!

PODCASTS:

 

Ninja Chickens

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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

Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 90 – 90 Pairs of Socks & Other 2016 Stats!

Hello everyone … welcome to the 90th 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 New York City with my Husband and 2 cats, we lived in Dubai and then Bahrain 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 of course YOUTUBE

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

You can find my Original Designs for sale on Ravelry HERE

2016 STATS:

  • 57,957m Knit – almost 58km (last year was 49,698m)
  • 17,301 grams – 17.3kg yarn knit
  • 275 skeins used
  • 178 completed projects (last year was 123)
    • Socks 90 (last year 40)
    • Hats 15 (last year 21)
    • Cowls 6 (last year 7)
    • Shawls 19 (last year 29)
    • Adult Garments 6 (last year 10)
    • Baby Knits 33 (last year 4)
    • Miscelaneous 8 (last year 12)
    • Sock Yarn Blanket – 94 squares added to finish – 1
    • 17 pin wheel blocks
  • Last year I published 10 patterns and had two more almost ready to publish, this year I published 24 self published patterns this year with two more in Rib Magazine plus I have another almost 10 patterns I’m currently working on writing up/getting tested/ edited/ varying stages of almost ready to publish.
  • Last years goals
    • Knit 50 pairs of socks
      • And then some!
    • Keep Designing – including children and colourwork patterns
      • Yes I did … and I do have some colourwork and childrens patterns in the works at the moment – if it wasn’t for the move I probably would have had them done this year.
    • Knit at least 6 adult garments – one to include stranded colourwork and steeking
      • Yes to 6 adult garments but didn’t get to the colourwork or steeking but I did do both on baby garments
    • Sew a quilt
      • Yes
    • Sew more clothes for myself
      • No but getting pregnant, & moving kind of got in the way of that one this year
    • Collaborations with other in the community
      • Yes both with dyers and friends for KAL’s and Rib Mag
    • Keep on top of KAL’s
      • Nope – realised I just don’t work that way
    • Keep on top of Rav Projects
      • Nope – kind of managed to up to the start of summer then gave up
    • Knit more than I purchase
      • Yes I did that – I now have 22 skeins less in my stash than I did at the end of last year – which considering how much yarn came into my stash this year I was pretty surprised I managed it

Goals for 2017

Just keep knitting, Designing and having fun … not setting any hard and fast rules or goals for next year since I know having a baby is going to throw things off for a while and I don’t know what that will mean for my knitting necessarily.

It would be nice to be able to keep on top of my stash and knit it down a bit more next year as well but we will see.

I don’t think my knitting output is going to be anywhere near as productive as it has been this year or even last year … again I’m sure the baby is going to slow down my knitting a lot which is totally fine and I’ve always said I feel very fortunate that I have had such a large amount of free time to spend knitting/designing etc these last couple years and I always knew that it wouldn’t last forever.

FINISHED OBJECTS:

  1. Happy Pills Sport socks – 2.5mm (US1.5) own vanilla pattern with 56sts – Oh Loops Sport Sock base in Happy Pills self striping yarn
  2. NewBorn Peacock Vertebrae – 3.25mm & 2.75mm (US 3 & 2) – Newborn Vertebrae pattern by Kelly Brooker – using Verdant Gryphon Bugga yarn in Psychedelic Peacock
  3. My Gift To You Cardigan – 4 & 4.5mm (US6&7) – By Taiga Hillard – Using Malabrigo Rios in Purpuras
  4. Baby Hat – 4 & 4.5mm (US6&7) using texture from Cardigan for hat in same Malabrigo Yarn
  5. Mama Hat – 4 & 4.5mm (US6&7) using texture from Cardigan for hat in same Malabrigo Yarn
  6. Baby Swirl hat – 2.75mm (US2) cant remember designers name – free rav pattern – using Verdant Gryphon Bugga yarn in Psychedelic Peacock
  7. Baby Washcloth – 3.5mm (US4) using a simple slip stitch pattern to make a baby wash cloth – using Knit Picks Comfy Sport in Planetarium
  8. Baby Washcloth – 3.5mm (US4) using a simple Fishermans Rib pattern to make a baby wash cloth – using Knit Picks Comfy Sport in Planetarium

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

  1. Pinwheel Scrap Blanket – 0 new blocks.
  2. Perry’s Cobblestones – 2.25mm (US1) – Cobblestones pattern by me – Beyond Vanilla Part 1 – Yarn is Nooch Fibre in the Honor Colourway
  3. Christmas Eve Cast on Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – Vanilla sock pattern – Voolenvine Yarns in Deck The Halls on Footsie base

Cozy Shlanket MKAL:

Check out the Chatter Thread HERE for details!

Self Managed Mini Skein Swap:

See details in the THREAD

OTHER THINGS:

– Coupon Thread HERE

ACQUISITIONS:

  • The Salpaca Yarn I showed last week came from The Constant Thread ETSY store
  • Knitters Tool Tin by The Sexy Knitter on ETSY
  • Yarn, Project Bag and Stitch Markets from the Krityum Handmade ETSY store
  • Cumbria Worsted Weight yarn from The Fibre Co bought from Woolyn Yarn store

 

PODCASTS:

Yargasm Podcast

Brooklyn Knitfolk Podcast

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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

Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 89 – Its Almost Christmas!

Hello everyone … welcome to the 89th 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 … and of course YOUTUBE

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

You can find my Original Designs for sale on Ravelry HERE

FINISHED OBJECTS:

  1. Baby Design Sweater – 3.75mm (US5) own design that I am working on – using yarn by iKnit London in a custom dyed golden yellow Colourway – little duckie button from a bag of random buttons I got in London.
  2. A Seeded Path Cowl – 3.75mm (US5) – own design part of a set that will be out next year – knit out of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor in the Vintner Colourway.

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

  1. Pinwheel Scrap Blanket – 0 new blocks.
  2. Happy Pills Sport socks – 2.5mm (US1.5) own vanilla pattern with 56sts – Oh Loops Sport Sock base in Happy Pills self striping yarn
  3. Perry’s Cobblestones – 2.25mm (US1) – Cobblestones pattern by me – Beyond Vanilla Part 1 – Yarn is Nooch Fibre in the Honor Colourway
  4. NewBorn Peacock Vertebrae – 3.25mm & 2.75mm (US 3 & 2) – Newborn Vertebrae pattern by Kelly Brooker – using Verdant Gryphon Bugga yarn in Psychedelic Peacock
  5. My Gift To You Cardigan – 4 & 4.5mm (US6&7) – By Taiga Hillard – Using Malabrigo Rios in Purpuras

RIOT OF COLOUR KAL & WEE LITTLE KNITS ALONG:

I will be sending out the remainder of the prizes in the week following Christmas.

Self Managed Mini Skein Swap:

See details in the THREAD

OTHER THINGS:

– Coupon Thread HERE

ACQUISITIONS:

  • some yarny goodies from a lovely viewer.

Bogway Handspinner – 

I have had lots of people asking for information about this … you can find the website HERE … it is in Dutch but you can use google translate to translate the page for you … You can fill in the form to order a spinner HERE (same thing about the translating) … and if you are still unsure you can email the company on this email address – info@lowlandslegacy.nl – they do speak English so they should be able to get back to you with answers.

The only other place I have so far been able to find that sells them online is HERE but as of today they are currently sold out.

PODCASTS:

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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

Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 88 – Where I’m Feeling Under The Weather!

Hello everyone … welcome to the 88th 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 … and of course YOUTUBE

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

You can find my Original Designs for sale on Ravelry HERE

FINISHED OBJECTS:

  1. Regia Arne & Carlos – Pair 85 – 2.25mm (US1) Vanilla socks with modified GSR heel – using the Summer Night Colourway but looks quite wintery to me.
  2. Regia Pairfect – Pair 86 – 2.25mm (US1) Vanilla Socks with Modified GSR heel – Colour 7123 – gift pair for a friend
  3. Sparkle Sock Blank Socks – Pair 87 – 2.25mm (US1) Vanilla socks with GSR heel – used a sparkle sock blank by Knitting In France in this striping shades of purples/greys … threw in a contrast heel out of some left over Hue Loco yarn I had with me.
  4. Milo Vest – 3.5 & 4mm (US 4 & 6) – pattern by Georgie Hallam – knit the smallest size but made a slight mistake on placement of the cable pattern … its 1 stitch off from being perfectly centered when its actually meant to be off set to one side – knit out of Otira yarn – mix of merino, tencel & possum.

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

  1. Pinwheel Scrap Blanket – 0 new blocks.
  2. Baby Design Sweater – 3.75mm (US5) own design that I am working on – using yarn by iKnit London in a custom dyed golden yellow Colourway.

RIOT OF COLOUR KAL & WEE LITTLE KNITS ALONG:

 

I redrew a winner from the Wee Little Knits Along KAL thread so make sure you watch to see if you are the winner.

Self Managed Mini Skein Swap:

See details in the THREAD

OTHER THINGS:

– Coupon Thread HERE

ACQUISITIONS:

  • some yarny goodies from friends and purchases in the city

Bogway Handspinner – 

I have had lots of people asking for information about this … you can find the website HERE … it is in Dutch but you can use google translate to translate the page for you … You can fill in the form to order a spinner HERE (same thing about the translating) … and if you are still unsure you can email the company on this email address – info@lowlandslegacy.nl – they do speak English so they should be able to get back to you with answers.

The only other place I have so far been able to find that sells them online is HERE but as of today they are currently sold out.

PODCASTS:

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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

Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 87 – First From New York City!

Hello everyone … welcome to the 87th 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 … and of course YOUTUBE

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

You can find my Original Designs for sale on Ravelry HERE

NOVEMBER STATS:

  • 2 Shawls
  • 2 Hats
  • 6 Pairs of Socks
  • 1 Cowl
  • 1 Baby Knit
  • 1 Mittens
  • 3 Blanket blocks
  • 4354 meters knit
  • 1461 Grams knit
  • 17 skeins out
  • 1 skein in
  • 16 skeins less in stash now that at the end of last year!

FINISHED OBJECTS:

  1. Zauberball Christmas Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – Mina’s Two At A Time Socks – Crazy Zauberball in Papagei Colourway
  2. Antler Mittens – 4 & 5mm (US6 & 8) – Fleece Artist BFL Aran in a OOAK Colourway – using the Antler pattern by Tin Can Knits
  3. Hodge Booties – 2.25mm (US1) – Free pattern on Rav – Used less than 20g of Anzula Squishy in Rust Colourway – newborn size
  4. Regia Aunt Sue Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – Own vanilla pattern – Regia Design Line Kristin Nicolas 3315
  5. MKAL Shawl – 5.5mm (US9) – Upcoming MKAL pattern – used 3 skeins of Peace Fleece 4oz 115gm per skein – 200 yds/180m – in Rabbit Grey, Moldova & Green
  6. Tiny Pants – 3.5mm & 4mm (US4 & 6) – pattern by Megan Goodacre – yarn is Naturally Otira, Merino/Tencel/Possum in DK purple used 26g

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

  1. Pinwheel Scrap Blanket – 0 new blocks.
  2. Regia Arne & Carlos – Pair 85 – 2.25mm (US1) Vanilla socks with modified GSR heel – using the Summer Night Colourway but looks quite wintery to me.

RIOT OF COLOUR KAL & WEE LITTLE KNITS ALONG:

Winners announced in separate video, Still waiting to hear from one winner –

Self Managed Mini Skein Swap:

See details in the THREAD

OTHER THINGS:

– Coupon Thread HERE

ACQUISITIONS:

  • A couple of baby onsies

Bogway Handspinner – 

I have had lots of people asking for information about this … you can find the website HERE … it is in Dutch but you can use google translate to translate the page for you … You can fill in the form to order a spinner HERE (same thing about the translating) … and if you are still unsure you can email the company on this email address – info@lowlandslegacy.nl – they do speak English so they should be able to get back to you with answers.

The only other place I have so far been able to find that sells them online is HERE but as of today they are currently sold out.

PODCASTS:

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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

Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 86 – Last One From Bahrain!

Hello everyone … welcome to the 86th 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 … and of course YOUTUBE

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

You can find my Original Designs for sale on Ravelry HERE

FINISHED OBJECTS:

  1. Pebble Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – Own Design – Crazy Zauberball in Herbstwind Colourway
  2. Zauberball Shorties – 2.25mm (US1) – shorty socks for my mum – Crazy Zauberball in Holly Blue – I had used the same yarn to make her a pair of sockettes before.
  3. Design Shawl – 4mm (US6) – Galler Yarns Alpaca – own design – 303 Mist Grey – not 100% happy with results of this design and want to make a few tweeks so this one will be going on the back burner until after we have moved – mostly because I don’t have the yarn I want to use for it.
  4. Dragons Teeth Hat Adult – 4 & 3.5mm (US6 & 5) – Own design coming soon – used Five Moons DK in Load of Flannel Colourway
  5. Dragons Teeth Hat Baby – 4 & 3.5mm (US6 & 5) – Own design coming soon – used leftover of Open Skies Yarn DK in I Dreamed A Dream Colourway and some navy for the crown.
  6. Seeded Path Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – Own design matching the bulky hat I showed last time – used Five Moons in the Sour Cherry Not Colourway
  7. Flying Carpet Hat Adult – 4 & 5 mm (US6 & 8) – Own design using Mosaic stitch style colourwork, yarn is Ball of Love Yarns in Sugared Violets and Mist colourways held double to get worsted weight.
  8. Flying Carpet Hat Child – 4 & 5 mm (US6 & 8) – Own design using Mosaic stitch style colourwork, yarn is Malabrigo Rios in Glazed Carrot and Teal Feather.
  9. Flying Carpet Cowl – 3.25 & 3.75 mm (US3 & 5) – Own design using Mosaic stitch style colourwork, yarn is Malabrigo Mechita in Marte and Madeline Tosh Merino Light in Urban Flagstone (knitty city custom colour).

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

  1. Pinwheel Scrap Blanket – 3 new blocks.
  2. Zauberball Christmas Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – Mina’s Two At A Time Socks – Crazy Zauberball in Papagei Colourway
  3. Antler Mittens – 4 & 5mm (US6 & 8) – Fleece Artist BFL Aran in a OOAK Colourway – using the Antler pattern by Tin Can Knits

RIOT OF COLOUR KAL & WEE LITTLE KNITS ALONG:

Winners announced in separate video –

Self Managed Mini Skein Swap:

See details in the THREAD

OTHER THINGS:

– Coupon Thread HERE

ACQUISITIONS:

  • Some buttons I picked up in the UK

Bogway Handspinner – 

I have had lots of people asking for information about this … you can find the website HERE … it is in Dutch but you can use google translate to translate the page for you … You can fill in the form to order a spinner HERE (same thing about the translating) … and if you are still unsure you can email the company on this email address – info@lowlandslegacy.nl – they do speak English so they should be able to get back to you with answers.

The only other place I have so far been able to find that sells them online is HERE but as of today they are currently sold out.

PODCASTS:

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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

Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 85 – Off The Cuff!

Hello everyone … welcome to the 85th 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 … and of course YOUTUBE

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

You can find my Original Designs for sale on Ravelry HERE

Finally you can find my Project Bags for sale on ETSY

FINISHED OBJECTS:

  1. Gift Socks – 2.5mm (US1.5) Regia 4 ply colour – 7709 – vanilla socks for father in law
  2. Design Shawl – 4mm (US6) – Galler Yarns Alpaca – own design – 303 Mist Grey
  3. Design Hat – 5mm (US8) – Own Design using Rhino Fluff Yarns Bulky 2ply in Garnet colourway and a faux fur pom pom

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

  1. Pinwheel Scrap Blanket – no new blocks.
  2. Design Socks – 2.25mm (US1) Own pattern using Five Moons Luna 4 Ply yarn in Sour Cherry Not colourway.
  3. Design Hat – 4mm & 5mm (US6 & 8) Own design using Ball of Love Yarns Fingering weight singles held double to get a worsted weight – using colourways Mist and Sugared Violets
  4. Pebble Socks – 2.25mm (US1) Own pattern available on Ravelry – Crazy Zauberball yarn – in the Herbstwind colourway

 

RIOT OF COLOUR KAL:

KAL will end on 20th November 2016

Hi everyone … so as you all know I am a lover of all things rainbow themed and colourful … so I thought it would be fun to have a KAL to encourage bright colourful knits as we head into the colder and darker days of winter …

There will be a FO and Chatter thread. Please keep all Chatter in the chatter thread … any chatter in the FO thread will be deleted.

To take part in this KAL all you have to do is to knit or crochet a colourful project … it will need to include a minimum of 3 different colours to count … it doesn’t need to be a true rainbow or have to be super saturated bright colours (pastels are fine too) … but it does have to be a project that embraces the theme of a “Riot Of Colour” however you choose to interpret that is up to you.

Each finished item gets 1 entry in the FO thread.

There will be prizes but those are yet to be determined. I will share photos of the prizes once they have been finalised. If you wish to donate a prize to the KAL then please send me a message and we can arrange this.

And as always with my KAL’s you are more than welcome to double/triple/quadruple dip into as many other KAL’s as you like!

WIPS are also allowed to be entered as long as they are less than 50% finished by the start of the KAL … also baby socks and blanket squares are not allowed in this KAL.

The Start date for the KAL will be the 24th September 2016 and the end date will be announced at a later date but I expect it to be end of October to mid November.

If you have any questions then please let me know in the Chatter thread where I can get back to you ASAP.

Also if you do post pictures on instagram please use the hashtag – #RiotOfColourKAL16 so I can see what your are all up to!

WEE LITTLE KNITS ALONG:

KAL will end on 20th November 2016

Hi everyone … so as I am currently pregnant and am in the midst of knitting all the little baby projects … I thought we could have a fun Baby Knits Along called the Wee Little Knits Along …

I will be co-hosting this KAL with the lovely Melissa of the Spicyhomemaker podcast and she will be hosting the Chatter thread in her group and I will have the FO thread in this group. Pop over to her group to check out and join in the chatter!

To take part in this KAL all you have to do is to knit a baby/young child project … (crochet is also allowed) … Also if you have already started a project that is fine your WIP’s also can be entered as long as it is less than 50% completed by the start of the KAL.

Please note Blanket squares are not eligible but finished baby blankets can be entered.
Also Baby socks can be entered but we will not be allowing baby sock WIP’s to be entered as they are so fast to knit up it.

Each finished item gets 1 entry in the FO thread.

There will be prizes but those are yet to be determined. I will share photos of the prizes once they have been finalised. If you wish to donate a prize to the KAL then please send me a message and we can arrange this.

And as always with my KAL’s you are more than welcome to double/triple/quadruple dip into as many other KAL’s as you like!

The Start date for the KAL will be the 24th September 2016 and the end date will be announced at a later date but I expect it to be end of October to mid November.

If you have any questions then please let Melissa and I know in the Chatter thread where we can get back to you ASAP.

Also if you do post pictures on instagram please use the hashtag – #WeeLittleKAL so we can see what your are all up to! We may also be doing random prize drawings from the instagram hashtag feed so make sure you share throughout the KAL to be in for extra chances of winning.

Self Managed Mini Skein Swap:

See details in the THREAD

PROJECT BAGS:

Shop is currently empty. Next update is scheduled for 19th November.

OTHER THINGS:

– Coupon Thread HERE

ACQUISITIONS:

  • None this week

Bogway Handspinner – 

I have had lots of people asking for information about this … you can find the website HERE … it is in Dutch but you can use google translate to translate the page for you … You can fill in the form to order a spinner HERE (same thing about the translating) … and if you are still unsure you can email the company on this email address – info@lowlandslegacy.nl – they do speak English so they should be able to get back to you with answers.

The only other place I have so far been able to find that sells them online is HERE but as of today they are currently sold out.

PODCASTS:

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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