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 48 Show Notes

Episode 48 can be found here and here.

Welcomes to GillMC2, Mellinda and jamiewalcott.

I answer a question about the fiddly first few rounds of socks.

On the Needles:

Snowflake Pullover by tincanknits.

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Queen Maud by Norah Gaughan.

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Creature Comfort Cardigan

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Socks for my Husband.

Birthday Socks. The yarn in Olive Rainbow from Fabfunkyfibres

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My long forgotten Paraphernalia socks.

Quilting:

Supernova is basted, and the stars are machine quilted.

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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

Episode 43 Show Notes

Very late! Apologies. Episode 43 is here and here.

The winner of our first Morris & Sons Giveaway was Lyonesset on ravelry.

I announced Giveaway #2 – 3 50g balls of Morris Sunday 4ply in 305 Clovely, to be drawn on the 21st.

On the Needles: All the socks!

I finished a pair of Regia 4ply socks and currently have three pairs in my own self-striping yarn on the go.

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I started Queen Maud by Norah Gaughan in Empire 8ply (Rainstorm). Will have to rip back due to massive denial about gauge.

Spinning:

Polwarth and silk from Waratah Fibres with lovely beads.

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Ixchel bunny tundra 2 ply.

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Alpaca long-draw practive, navajo 3 ply.

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Quilting:

Color Bars Body Pillow cover from Quilts from the house of Tula Pink.

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A quilted cover for my staff diary.

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Hot tip: craft calico shrinks when you wash it 😦

Peace out,

Ms Spider xo

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 great 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 41 Show Notes

Another late one!

Episode 41 can be found here and here.

To Dye For: all the self-striping sock yarn..0

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On the Needles: Lots of socks and a chunky hand-spun Hitchhiker.

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Spinning: Green gradient bump from Wren and Ollie. Also, some merino from Wooldancer.

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Quilting: Matchy-matchy cushion for me from the off-cuts of the last one. A second cushion using appliqué and paper-piecing.

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Sewing: cut fabric for more Tiny Pocket Tanks.

Peace out

Ms Spider xo