Episode 51 Show Notes

Episode 51 can be found here and here.

Hello to Mellinda aka yarnderwoman, who visited Canberra recently!

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Also, a warm welcome to Sally, Kaneez and Renee.

I answered a question from boblin about craft shows.

Knot on my Watch:

A crochet sock blank.

On the Needles:

Finished Objects:

Rainbow birthday socks.

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Creature Comforts.

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Make-do-and-mend Cowl (honey cowl).

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Paraphernalia.

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Sophisticated cable and lace cowl.

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Forest Canopy Shawl.

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Cashmere Husband Hat (a variation on chunkeanie).

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Husband Socks.

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Works in Progress:

Milly vest in Bluebell.

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Snowflake pullover.

Cashmere cowl (an adaptation of this one).

Spinning:

Finished Wren and Ollie Sea Star gradient bump (228 metres).

Wooldancer Superwash Merino, chunky 2 ply (124.6 metres).

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Quilting:

Supernova is with my brother and he loves it.

I’m gearing up to make Tessellation by Alison Glass.

Dyeing:

Gradient sock blank in rainbows.

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Stash Acquisition:

Misti Alpaca Chunky, Cascade 220 and my own body weight in cashmere.

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Stashdash Status:

I am on 5,344.9 metres.

Peace out,

Ms Spider xo

Episode 50 Show Notes

Episode 50 can be found here and here.

I answer a questions from bubbleandme about needle preferences.

On the Needles:

I finished my Milly Vest.

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I also finished Queen Maud and my Harvest cardigan.

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Spinning:

I plied my Y vs Z rainbow merino, and clocked in at 221.2 metres.

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I started spinning my second (blue) Wren and Ollie Sea Star bump on my Ashford Traditional.

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Quilting:

Supernova has been bound, and I only have one star left to hand quilt.

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Stashdash Status:

I am currently on 2,170.2 metres

Peace out,

Ms Spider xo

Episode 49 Show Notes

Episode 49 can be found here and here.

Welcome to cmulroney, windyhill11, and to Mary and Melanie who I met in person.

I answered a question from Erin about chain plying, and from cmulroney about my favourite vanilla sock pattern.

On the Needles:

Oak trail hat from Botanical Knits.

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Milly Tank Top by Millamia.

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Spinning:

Yarn v Zombies rainbow braid merino.

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Quilting:

All the machine quilting is done on Supernova, and now I need to bind and hand quilt the smallest stars.

Event:

The Old Bus Depot Markets Celebration of Wool Day.

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I discuss my thoughts about the difference between a narrative in a novel and in a film, and the reasons changes have to be made when adapting a novel or play to film.

Peace out,

Ms Spider xo

Episode 44 Show Notes

Late also! Episode 44 can be found here and here.

The winner of the second giveaway was announced. Morris and Sons Giveaway #3 delayed until the 8th March.

Ask Me Anything: I answer a question about multi-tasking while knitting. Juliet Stevenson’s wonderful audible recordings are here, in case you are interested. Questions welcome here.

On the Needles:

Still three pairs of socks on the go.

I finished off a Tulips Cardigan for my pregnant friend (upside down, upside down).

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3rd attempt at Queen Maud is proving successful (thanks goodness!).

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Spinning:

I’m spinning some BFL/silk in grassy greens, for more long-draw practice. Probably a long-term project!

Stash acquisition:

Olive Rainbow sock from fabfunkyfibres, a birthday gift to myself.

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And I finally remembered to welcome new listeners! Woo! On a roll! Introduce yourself here, and I will welcome you 🙂

Peace out,

Ms Spider

Episode 8 Show Notes

You can find the episode here or here.

Apologies for late show notes, I’ve just succumbed to a fierce ear and throat infection and crashed rather hard!

In this episode, I talk about my finished Baby Puck. I’ve weighed it, and it comes in at 152grams including buttons. So, about three balls of Patons Jet.

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I complain gently about my Watering in the Garden Shawlette.

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I dream about knitting the Filtered Pullover by Amanda Bell from Interweave Knits Fall 2013 in Berocco Ultra Alpaca Light in Azure Mix.

I share the entertainment of the Russian National Ballet Theatre.

I plan to ply my Princesses of Hearts.

Peace out,

Ms Spider xo

Episode 1 Show Notes

Episode 1 of Happy Spider Knits can be found here

In this episode, I try to get over my perfectionism and get a little flowery about baby knits.

My cabled cardigan is this one, from Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine Spring/Summer 2013

The yarn I’m using is Naturally Me in 801 dark purple. My project is here.

Pity I don't wear vests!

Cabled Cardigan – pity I don’t wear vests!

The baby knits I talk about:

Welcome to the Flock by Julia Farwell-Clay. My version here

Sheepies!!!!

Welcome to the Flock – Sheepies!!!!

.The February jacket, booties and cap. My project here.

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Red February set. Awww.

I mentioned a desire to make an Ella Funt.

Fibre pushers sellers I mention:

The lovely Helen Rippin of Waratah Fibres.

The charming Mandie Chandler of Ewe Give Me the Knits

From EGMTK.

BFL in “Hippie Heaven” from EGMTK.

No link to fibre club seller, as I’m waiting for it to arrive before I pass final judgement!

If you’d like to contact me, you can do so on ravelry (happyspider6) or at happyspiderknitsATgmailDOTcom

Cheers!

Happy Spider