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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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).


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

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

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Supernova is with my brother and he loves it.

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


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 10 Show Notes

Back again after a brief hiatus! You can find episode 10 here and here.

I ponder the etiquette of online grammar and spelling pedantry.

I finish my Magrathea (with nearly a week spare for the KAL).




I finish the body of my Filtered Pullover, and had great fun dropping all the ladder stitches. Only the waistband and collar remain! Before all stitches have been unravelled (so short!).


Blocking to get a sense of the true length.



I’m crocheting some blanket squares for the NSW Knitter’s Guild bushfire appeal:

Relief organisers need large numbers of blankets over the next few days and weeks so any help the knitters and crocheters of the Guild can offer would be very gratefully received.

Please knit or crochet 25cm squares – no need to block or sew in ends (leave long ends for sewing up) – and let us know the yarn content ( so we can match wool with wool, acrylic with acrylic etc).

Send to 
Knitters’ Guild NSW Inc 
P O Box 460 
Epping, NSW 2121

Or email PresidentATknittersguildnswDOTorgDOTau for further information or alternative drop-off points.

Our team of volunteers is standing by to sew these together.

I finish spinning my Darkened Skies merino.

I rave about my gorgeous new project sack from buttontree lane.

I went to the Alpaca Magic open day and purchased some gorgeous alpaca tops. Lookit! Baby alpaca!


This is the alpaca that was trying to run me over/cuddle me.


I discovered a long-forgotten WIPthe Pinnet/Pinnate cardigan by Amy Christoffers.



Should I suck it up and finish the sleeves before I move on to my Geodesic Cardigan?

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


Welcome to the Flock – Sheepies!!!!

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


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


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


Happy Spider