Episode 21: Socks and not much else

Hello everyone I’ve finished recording, editing and uploading the latest episode of the podcast. It’s not too long this week, I’ve made progress but only on a few projects, I hope you enjoy it anyways though! 🙂

Bits and Bobs

The Ravelry Group

My Instagram

 

Show Notes

WIPs

Blue Sky Mining Vanilla Socks

Happenstance Shawl

Birdsong Socks using Blankety Blanks from Baaa’d Girl Yarns

 

 

Tea: Water in a mug

Next weekend is Canada day so I may not record a full episode then, I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a Vlog of some sort so keep your eyes peeled for whatever I come up with!

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed the episode today. If you did, leave a like or a comment somewhere, really  I would love to hear from you!

Until next time I wish you Happy Knitting!

Episode 20: Haircut and Convocation!

Hey Everyone! I recorded another episode and it’s now out. A lot of exciting stuff happened for me since the last one so there’s lots of chatting in this one but not too much knitting to show for it. It still should be a fun episode though 🙂

Bits and Bobs

The Ravelry Group

My Instagram

 

Show Notes

WIPs

Blue Sky Mining Vanilla Socks

Happenstance Shawl

Birdsong Socks using Blankety Blanks from Baaa’d Girl Yarns

FOs

Sockhead Hat

Stash

Rib Magazine Issue 2: Navigate

PomPom Quarterly 5th Anniversary Edition

The Blue Brick: Pride Colourway

 

Tea: Water in a mug

I hope you enjoyed the episode today, I sure enjoyed recording it anyways! If you did, please leave a like or a comment somewhere, I would love to hear from you!

That’s all for today I think, so I hope you have a great week and Happy Knitting!

Episode 19: I started the Sleeves

Hello everyone!

I finally got around to editing the latest episode so its finally up and posted and the show notes are below. I’ve tried something new filming wise and filmed the episode in two segments since its easier to transfer the files to my computer that way, let me know what you think of it. I might consider doing all the segments separately if you guys think it would be a good idea. Let me know what you think!

Bits and Bobs

The Ravelry Group

My Instagram

 

Show Notes

WIPs

Blue Sky Mining Vanilla Socks

Happenstance Shawl

Sockhead Hat

Yellow Textured Sweater

FOs

Jackie Shawl

Spinning

Fibre from Hilltop Cloud

Stash

Chiaogoo Needles

Arne and Carlos Regia Yarn

Georgian Bay Fibre Company

 

Tea: Organic The Skinny Tea from David’s Tea

Well I hope you enjoyed the podcast today, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave a comment on one of the platforms or send me a message. I would love to hear from you!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

Episode 18: Blue Sky Mining

Hello everyone!

The latest episode is up and posted and ready to watch and the show notes are below. Not too much exciting stuff in this one knitting wise but I hope you’ll enjoy it anyways.

Bits and Bobs

The Ravelry Group

My Instagram

 

Show Notes

WIPs

Blue Sky Mining Vanilla Socks

Birdsong Socks using Blankety Blanks from Baaa’d Girl Yarns

Jackie Shawl

FOs

Koi Pond Vanilla Socks

Next: Happenstance Shawl

 

Tea: Organic Silk Dragon Jasmine Tea from David’s Tea

Well I hope you enjoyed today’s episode! If you have any questions or comments please do send me a message here, on youtube or on the ravelry group. I would love to hear from you!

That’s all for now, so until next time, Happy Knitting!

Episode 17: Vanilla Socks

Hello Everyone! The latest episode is out (and it hasn’t been that long a time since the last one either!). I hope you enjoy it 🙂

 

Bits and Bobs

The Ravelry Group

My Instagram

Show Notes

WIPs

Koi Pond Vanilla Socks

Swatching for Vanilla Socks out of my Blankety Blank from Baaa’d Girl Yarns

 

FOs

Brown and Orange Vanilla Socks

Q and A

I answered a question about thick and thin spots while spinning and how to spin more even yarns

And I talked about a pattern suggestion given by a viewer for socks with gradient or self striping yarn

Reading: Daughter of the Sword by Steve Bein

 

 

Tea: “Iced” Electric Earl Grey from Tealish (with lemon!)

Well that’s all for today, I hope you enjoyed the episode! I would love to hear from you all so feel free to leave a comment here or on the ravelry group or on youtube even.

I hope you all have a great week and I wish you all Happy Knitting!

Episode 16: Moving up in Life and 1 Year Anniversary

Hello and welcome back everyone! It’s been ages again since I’ve last been here (and can you believe that it’s been a whole year since I put out my very first episode?) but this time it really won’t be that long between updates again since it’s summer now and I’ve finally finished my degree (YAY!!!!). Anyways here’s this weeks’s episode and show notes.

Bits and Bobs

The Ravelry Group

My Instagram

Show Notes

WIPs

Brown and Orange Vanilla Socks

Sockhead Hat

Sweater of my own design

Dropping Madness Socks

Cosy Memories Blanket

FOs

Beastkeeper (Sweet Paprika Yarn)

Twisted Madness Socks (Riverside Studios Yarn)

Teal Tipped Twinkle Toes Vanilla Socks (The Blue Brick Yarn)

California (Pink) Vanilla Socks

Business Casual Socks (Sunshine Sock Series)

Acquisitions

Tiny Dancer from Scrumptious Purl

Blankety Blank from Baaa’d Girl Yarns

Nostepinne from AB Originals

Bag from Bookhou

 

Tea: Happy Kombucha from David’s Tea

I hope you all enjoyed the episode and I hope you all have a great week! Until next time, Happy Knitting!

Another Year Gone By

It’s hard to believe that today marks another year’s passing since I started this blog. It has been an eventful year and so much has changed and yet so much is still the same. I write this sitting more or less in the same place where I wrote my first post 2 years ago (I think  it was two anyways but I’m feeling too lazy to check) after a wonderful day out on the mountain skiing. Now I am getting ready to sit down once again and work on my Christmas Cast-On for the year and it feels just so remarkably similar.

Looking back on this year I knit somewhere in the neighbourhood of 50 projects (or at least that’s how many I bothered to record in Ravelry), four of which were sweaters for myself which was the knitting goal that I set for myself a year ago and I also started a video podcast this summer which I have found that I really enjoy making (I have a few episodes in varying stages of completion to upload soon too!) I also finally started an instagram account (username TheLeaningLarch) which I also have been really enjoying and I post a lot of the things that I am working on there too. On the life side of things, I am nearly finished my undergraduate degree which I am finding hard to believe (where did the time go!) and I got engaged this year (just realized now that I never said anything about it on here). It has been quite the year looking back!

As far as a knitting resolution for the upcoming year, I think that this year I am not going to challenge myself to knit a certain number of items as I have the past two years but instead I think that I want to make a commitment to finish (or frog) the many blanket projects that I have on the go right now (with the exception of my leftovers blanket as I won’t have enough yarn scraps to finish it for a long time yet). I have four blanket projects that I can think of off the top of my head that have just been sitting there for ages, some need me to knit more squares, crochet a border or even just to sew on the second half of the squares and I would really like to just finish them after all this time but I think that I need a bit of extra motivation to actually do it, hence making it my goal for the year. Who knows, maybe this way I will have them all done by the summer!

On another knitting related note, anyone interested in seeing my Christmas Cast-On for the year?

This year I am making the Beastkeeper shawl by Justyna Lorkowska and I am making it with Sweet Paprika yarns in their Cobblestone Pizzicato and Wind in the Willows Colourway on the Elora base. I decided to call this shawl Newt after Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them since I enjoyed the movie so much (I’ve seen it twice already!) and Newt is literally a Beast Keeper (plus newts are often green right? ) so I thought it was fitting. I am really enjoying this knit so far and it’s been flying off the needles, the pattern is simple but pleasant and the yarn is lovely to work with and the colours are amazing as well. I can hardly wait until it’s finished so that I can wear it!

Anyways I think that’s all for now since it is New Years and I want to get knitting. So I just wanted to take a little more time and thank you all who have been sharing the past few years on the blog and/or for watching my podcast, it’s been great fun for me and I have really enjoyed meeting and hearing from you and I really hope that you have been enjoying it as well.

I wish you all the best for the new year and happy knitting!