Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Episode 58: Using my Stash

Welcome to Episode 58 of the YarnderWoman Podcast, a show about knitting and living well for yourself, others and the planet.

This episode was filmed on Tuesday 7 February 2017 in Perth Western Australia.

Brooching the Subject:

Finished Objects:
-- See my Ravelry project page for specific details --

Works in Progress:
-- See my Ravelry project page for specific details --

  • Two-at-a-Time socks in Gnome Acres yarn
  • Knit Night in Gnome Acres Wonder Woman yarn 
Both these WiPs will count for “Make WiPs not waste KAL” from Brown Berry Chronicles podcast 

Pop Culture KAL Prizes:


  • Sewing machine from Josie! To use to make the shopping bags for Boomerang Bags. 
  • Not a physical acquisition yet, but I have signed up for a three-hour crochet introduction class for this weekend. 

Spinning Me Right ‘Round:

  • YarnderNiece’s 9th birthday. 
  • Get Hairy February - sponsor me! I’m raising money for a domestic violence charity, as well as challenging societal norms that women should shave their legs, especially in summer.
  • My little garden is going well. I planted some seeds to go with my seedlings.
  • I’ve been having a lot of green smoothies, especially first thing in the morning. I have learnt that a good trick is not to put peppery leaves in. ;-)
  • Green tip: rinse water from the tea pot can be collected to use for watering the garden (and tea leaves into the compost).

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Episode 57: Finding Your "Why" and Living It

Welcome to episode 57 of the YarnderWoman Podcast - filmed on Tuesday 24 February 2017 in Perth, Western Australia.

This is a knitting and living well (for yourself, others and the planet) podcast.

Brooching the Subject:

Works in Progress:

  • Find Your Fade Shawl
  • Shawl shapes with Aroha Knits
  • Grey Skies socks 
  • Elfenstein socks


  • Prizes already from OpheliaVioleta on IG (Harry Potter themed) and from KnitSewPop, an Aussie bag maker, and Sweater Collective pattern "Brick Road Socks".

Spinning Me Right 'Round:

  • Loved seeing photos of all the women's marches - and all the pussyhats!
  • I'm doing 365 Gratitude on instagram - see hashtag #YWGratitude2017
  • Finished "Moving your DNA" by Katy Bowman. Trying to move a lot more. Walked a few bus stops when there was a 15 min wait for bus. Includes outtakes at the end of audio. Funny. Just yesterday finished "Movement Matters". Essential reading for everyone. Stacking; convenience = someone else's detriment and detriment to the environment. Just move more and move in nature!
  • Sorted out the stash. Everything came out. Some things to sell in de-stash threads. Now ALL organised. I group by dyer. Bags organised - now over two boxes, in size order/grouping. Soooo happy and pleased - I feel really positive towards my stash and feel organised for all my projects, going forward
  • I feel really energised with ideas of how I can try to make a difference. Come and join me to chat about your thoughts in this week's episode thread!

Monster Valentine's Day cards:

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Episode 56: Happy 2017

Welcome to Episode 56 of the YarnderWoman Podcast - filmed on Wednesday 11 January 2017 in Perth, Western Australia.

Happy New Year!

Brooching the Subject:

Finished Objects:

  • Nix Hoodie. 
  • Owl and cat. (Bat did not get finished.)

Works in Progress:

  • Xmas eve cast on - were socks, now fingerless mitts
  • Find Your Fade shawl
  • Facewashers


·        Watch to see if you were the winner of the final 2016 Charity prize drawer



Spinning Me Right 'Round / Goals:

  • My word for the year is Mindfulness
  • I use the Insight Timer app for meditations
  • How to Live a Good Life and Move your DNA audio books.
  • Brooke McAlary and Kelly Exeter from podcasts on the JackRabbit FM network
  • I have plans to build a chicken coop this year (though will happily buy one ready-made if I find it on the second-hand market)
  • I have a compost bin
  • I completed some of my 2016 goals, and others I forgot I had even noted down - hence I won't be writing out any goals this year and will just plan things as they come. I do know I want to knit gifts, including things for people we will be staying with on our Japan trip later this year. :-)

Happy Crafting!

Coffee with the lovely Grace of Babble's Travelling Yarns podcast

Frogging several projects from 2016 that I don't want to continue knitting. 
Cathartic ripping FTW!

Friday, 9 December 2016

Episode 55: The Gift of Knitting

Welcome to Episode 55 of the YarnderWoman Podcast - recorded on Thursday 8 December 2016, in Perth, Western Australia.


Finished Objects:
--See my Ravelry thread for specifics--

  • 2x Knit Night shawls
  • Heavily modified Sunwalker shawl
  • Lots of facewashers
  • Kit Kat Hat for the Pussyhat Project

Works in Progress:
  • Nix hoodie
  • Elfenstein socks (from the Advent swap organised by Vikki of Sweet Leaps podcast)
  • Knit Night shawl
  • Owl stuffie

Spin Me Right 'Round:

Go to the DKS Art & Design Etsy store and use the code YARNDER15 between 1-24 December 2016 and get 15% off any purchase.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Episode 54: I'm (Finally) Back!

Welcome to Episode 54 of the YarnderWoman Podcast, coming to you, as always, from Perth, Western Australia. This episode was filmed on Friday 25 November 2016.

Brooching the Subject:

  • A Polli brooch given to me by lovely Sara, sarapomegranate, from the Yarns at Yin Hoo podcast.
  • Sara also sent another brooch for the podcast - this will be a prize in an upcoming giveaway.

Finished Objects:
--See my Ravelry project page for full details--

  • Kit Kat hat
  • Poncho extension
  • Tube socks for YarnderNiece and YarnderNephew
  • Harley Quinn sock blank, dyed by me - I'm all set for the Little Bobbins Knits Xmas Eve Sock Cast On

Works in Progress:
--See my Ravelry project page for full details--

  • Ankle socks in stripes 
  • Ankle socks in purple 
  • Ankle socks in sock blank



Spinning Me Right 'Round:

  • Continuing to declutter as per the October challenge on the Slow Home podcast
  • We got pet rats! (Photos and videos of them at the very end of the episode, in case you want to skip seeing them.)
  • Low Tox Life e-course. Further information at Low Tox Life. The course was life-changing for me and the podcast is wonderful.
  • Bamboo undies! (And tshirts, leggings, etc) - Boody brand
  • Damian of DKS Art & Design had a table at the Rah Con convention.  

Go to the DKS Art & Design Etsy store and use the code YARNDER15 between 1-24 December 2016 and get 15% off any purchase.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Episode 53(b): Double the Fun Again

Welcome to Episode 53, part (b), of the YarnderWoman Podcast - filmed in Perth, Western Australia, on Sunday 2 October 2016.

Come and say hi on the episode Ravelry thread.

Works in Progress:
-- See my Ravelry page for specific details --

  • Kit Kat hat
  • Tube socks using sock blank dyed by my nephew

  • Watch to see if you were a winner of the (final) re-draw for the 50 Episodes/Two Year Podiversary prize (a US$30 gift voucher from Bird Leg Bags) or the 1500 Member giveaway (a pattern of the winner's choice from Floofymoose).


  • Each day you exercise (30 minutes consecutively / 10,000 steps a day / your step goal ie FitBit etc) you can make a post in the Fitness-along thread.
  • A prize will be drawn at the end of each month.
  • One post per day as a maximum (ie no chatter - just post what exercise you did).
  • Let's keep each other accountable and have fun!
  • Thank you to Sock Bunny Kimberly for the great idea that I am copying. :-)

Spinning Me Right 'Round:

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Episode 53(a): Double the Fun

Welcome to Episode 53, part (a), of the YarnderWoman Podcast - filmed in Perth, Western Australia, on Sunday 2 October 2016.

Come and say hi on the episode Ravelry thread.

Brooching the Subject:
  • Harley Quinn wooden brooch - etsy seller unknown. :-(
  • YarnderMum wears some antique pieces that were owned by her mother

Finished Objects:
-- Look for specific details on my Ravelry page --
  • Face washers
  • Poncho extension
  • Talisman shawl
  • Riley Rose shawl
  • Random Act of Colour shawl


  • Bought myself "Rockpool" and "Meadow" sock patterns by Mina Philipp
  • Kindly given pattern "Miss You Forever" by Sarah B, Yarn Poetry
  • Amazing parcel from Dubai Mel

Charity Pattern Release:
  • Designer QuilterCaroline of Clothesline Designs is releasing "Yellow Roses" on 7 October 2016
  • This is the third pattern in a trio of shawls inspired by her “Grandmothers Flower Garden” Scarf.
  • Caroline is donating 75% of the profits from the sale of "Yellow Roses" in October and November 2016 to the charity Mind in memory of her best friend and soul mate who lost his battle with mental health issues in 2010, at the age of just 30. 

Spinning Me Right 'Round: