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


Prizes:

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


Knit-alongs:


Acquisitions:


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.


Intro:



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:


DISCOUNT CODE:
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



Prizes:




Acquisitions:




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.  

DISCOUNT CODE:
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


Prizes:
  • 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).

Knit-along:

Fitness-along:
  • 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

Acquisitions:

  • 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:

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Episode 52: Ode to a Face Washer

Welcome to Episode 52 of the YarnderWoman Podcast - recorded on Tuesday 13 September 2016, in Perth, Western Australia.





Brooching the Subject:



Finished Objects:
--See my project page on Ravely for specific details--



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

  • more face washers
  • Banana Leaf Shawl
  • Baby blanket in cotton
  • Plans for Melanie Berg shawl in October; Pink Hair Girl Knits cowl - just need to wind yarn. 

Knit-along:
  • September/October Gift-along - prizes will be drawn from both the Chatter thread and Finished Object thread
  • Prizes: Pattern of winner's choice from Meg Gadsbey; bag from Julia (9Crafty11); yarn from Carolyn (2knitncrochet)
  • Prizes announced in previous episode still not claimed  - if I don't hear from the winners before I record the next episode, I will be re-drawing.

Acquisitions:


Spinning Me Right 'Round:

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Episode 51: With Silver Highlights

Welcome to episode 51 of the YarnderWoman Podcast - filmed on 19 August 2016, in Perth, Western Australia.




Brooching the Subject:


Finished Objects:
--See my Ravelry page for specific details--
  • Fingerless gloves in Cyborg's Craft Room yarn


Works in Progress:
--See my Ravelry page for specific details--
  • Talisman Shawl
  • Random Act of Colour shawl
  • Riley Rose shawl


Prizes:
  • Watch to see if you were a winner of the 50 Episode/2nd Podiversary giveaway!
  • I re-drew for our 1500 Ravelry Member giveaway (as the previously announced winner has not been in contact) - watch to see if it's you!
  • Thanks so much to sponsors Bird Leg Bags and Floofymoose


Acquisitions:

Discount code:
  • Grandma’s Flower Garden by Quilter Caroline of Clothesline Designs
  • The code will go live on the 19th August 2016 and end at the end of the 31st August 2016. 
  • The code is GRANDMA (all caps) and will take the price from usual £3.20 (approx. US$4) to £2.80 (approx. US$3.60). (VAT will be added on to this where necessary.)

YarnderMum models some yarn...