Episode 46 Show Notes

Episode 46 can be found here and here.

In this episode:

The lucky winner of giveaway #3 is announced.

Giveawy #4 has a bunny/Easter flavour: 2x50g balls of Morris Estate 14ply, with 1x25g skein Handspun Angora.

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It will go live in a few hours, on ravelry, facebook and Instagram. The Easter prize will be announced on the Sunday or Monday of the Easter weekend.

Thanks to the lovely people at Morris & Sons for supplying the prizes!

Guest:

My lovely friend Sophie from Morris & Sons shares the story of how she came to craft.

On the Needles:

My Queen Maud is nearing the bottom ribbing. I am a tad bored now… I forgot I was long in the body.

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I made a delicious Floyd shawl from 2 and a bit balls of Patons Cosmos.

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This is a delightful pattern, and I highly recommend it!

I cast on Belle Nuit by Sivia Harding in Curious Creek Fibers Meru.

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Spinning:

My love affair with BLF/silk longdraw continues.

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Stash:

Knitpicks now ships to Australia. That is all.

Feminist Moment:

Is it still sexist if the “victim” isn’t upset?

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(Spoiler: totally).

Peace out

Ms Spider xo

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Episode 42 Show Notes

Wow, show notes within 24 hours of publishing the episode? What will I think of next?

Episode 42 can be found here and here.

I announce the people behind our upcoming giveaways: Morris & Sons! The first of 8 will go live today or tomorrow.

To Dye For: More sock yarn. Are we surprised? I had an idea for a Dye-It-Yourself sock club, but I have no self control and cast on three more straight away.

On the Needles: More socks.

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And a Zuzu’s Petals in my wren and ollie green gradient yarn.

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Review: Sock needles. I talk about Knitpro Karbonz, Knitpro Cubics and Hiya Hiya 5″ shaft sharp circular needles.

Quilting: I talk about an class I did with Gemma Jackson of Pretty Bobbins Quilting. It was super greatĀ and there is another on Saturday 18th April which you should totally book into if you’re local. (It’s the Modern Curvy Table Runner class).

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Darn Kids: A new segment where I talk about youth culture. This episode: Selfies.

Peace out,

Ms Spider xo

Episode 39 Show Notes

Episode 39 can be found here and here.

In this episode I discuss my new segment names. I’m open to suggestions on the vaguer ones!

  • On the Needles (knitting)
  • Knot on my Watch (crochet)
  • From the Archives (past projects)
  • Treadle to the Metal (possibly?) (spinning)
  • Panting and Ranting (rants, usually recorded while walking the dog)
  • Quilting (no interesting name as yet)
  • Sewing (as above)
  • Questions (as above)

This episode:

On the Needles: my Sweet Dreams Shawl from Boo Knits In Love Collection. I found beads at beadsonline.com.au

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Knot on my Watch: after much fussing about, I crocheted Shih Tzu or Terrier Pattern. No more novelty yarn, please!

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Sewing: I made a Tiny Pocket Tank out of print voile. The pattern is from Grainline Studios. I made continuous bindingĀ from a square as per this tutorial.

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Quilting: I am making a boring traditional quilt for a friend using 5″ squares and lovely Miss Kate fabric.

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Questions: I discuss the following – “Muticraftual – ADD for crafters or essential cross-pollination?” and decide I am craftually polyamorous.

Peace out,

Ms Spider xo