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

Episode 45 Show Notes

Happy International Women’s Day!

Episode 45 can be found here and here.

Welcome to new listeners; Melinda and Alysha.

The Morris & Sons Giveaway #3 is go!

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4 x 50 gram balls of Morris Paddington, one each of Piper, Dutch Teal, Newspaper and Mandarin. You can enter on ravelry, on facebook, and on Instagram: the details of how to enter will be in these places when it it is live. This will be drawn on the 21st and announced on the 22nd March in Episode 46.

The Canberra Show:

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Some bizarre feedback again!

On the Needles:

Queen Maud is past the tasty charts and now a tad boring.

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I’m considering using snap tape for the closures in lieu of buttons, as gaping seems to be an issue in the finished cardigans I’ve seen on ravelry. I’d love to hear from you if you have experience or advice about snap tape!

I finished my All of the Rainbows BFL/Silk socks yesterday!

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I forgot to mention it, but I also knitted a swatch so I could test their machine wash-ability. Like a grown up! The swatch was fine, by the way.

Knot on my Watch:

I made an accidental-Leprechaun baby bobble beard crochet beanie for a brand new friend.

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Pattern from here.

Tree Change Dolls:

Three dolls now have faces! That first image is the before and after of the same doll. It’s kind of amazing,

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I’m pretty happy with how they’re going. My brain is still tickled…

And I ponder, for IWD, unnecessary apologies. I am aiming for gratitude, not guilt.

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