Episode 25: New Fantastic Yarn

Hello Everyone! I’m back again and so much sooner than the last time (I hope that I’ll be able to keep it this way too). I just couldn’t wait another week to share all my knitting with you, I’ve gotten a lot done since I last recorded since it had been so long. I also visited the KW Knitters Fair last week which was very exciting and I ended up with some great stuff I wanted to share with you too.

Bits and Bobs

The Ravelry Group

My Instagram

 

Show Notes

FOs

Dancing in the Moonlight Vanilla Socks

Hoopla hat out of Georgian Bay Fibre Co Yarn

WIPs

Good Vibes Shawl out of The Blue Brick Pride colourway and Sweet Paprika Crescendo greyscale gradient yarn.

My yellow sweater, is almost done, the sleeves are done, now just to sew them on and weave in all the ends (that might take a while…)

Design project for Feisty Fibres

Pink Grey-dient Socks of The Blue Brick out of the Long Beach colourway

Stash

Robosheep Yarns 

Feisty Fibres

Yarn Therapist

Coriand3r

Kaotic Ekko’s Curiosities

 

Tea: Coffee today since its still early in the morning!

Well I hope that you all enjoyed this week’s episode, it was definitely a longer one anyways since it has been so long. Updates should be more frequent now but in any case if you subscribe to the blog or on YouTube it’ll let you know when I publish a new one so it will save you time checking (plus it makes me happy to see the number go up!). I would love to hear from you all so if you have anything to say please do leave a comment somewhere.

I think that’s all for now so until next time, Happy Knitting!

Episode 24: Chugging Away

Hello Everyone!

It’s been absolutely ages since I published an episode again, sorry about that. This time I had it all recorded and everything but just didn’t get around to editing it. I think since this seems to keep happening to me now that I am going to make myself a new rule where I always edit the episode on the same day as I record it to avoid future problems like this. Anyways, here the episode after all this time, I hope you enjoy it!

Bits and Bobs

The Ravelry Group

My Instagram

 

Show Notes

FOs

 

My now mended Hermione’s Everyday Socks

WIPs

Good Vibes Shawl out of The Blue Brick Pride colourway and Sweet Paprika Crescendo greyscale gradient yarn.

Pink Grey-dient Socks of The Blue Brick out of the Long Beach colourway

Hoopla hat out of Georgian Bay Fibre Co Yarn

The sleeves of my yellow sweater

 

Tea: Just water today, not too exciting

Thanks for watching everyone (and for being patient to wait for it :p ), I hope you enjoyed the episode. If you did I would love to hear from you, leave a comment somewhere and I’ll get back to you. If you have question I might even answer it on the air too!

I have another episode recorded and edited now so I’ll probably publish it later this week so keep your eyes peeled until then because I have lots of exciting stuff to talk about in that one. But until then I wish you all Happy Knitting!

Episode 23: Finally Some Finishing

Hey everyone, I feel like I’m finally back in the groove with knitting and recording now. And even better, I have a tonne of stuff to show you this week!

Bits and Bobs

The Ravelry Group

My Instagram

 

Show Notes

FOs

Happenstance Shawl

Dropping Madness Socks

Orange hat out of Riverside Studios leftovers from my Le Moelleux Shawl

 

WIPs

Good Vibes Shawl out of The Blue Brick Pride colourway and Sweet Paprika Crescendo greyscale gradient yarn.

Next

Hoopla hat out of Georgian Bay Fibre Co Yarn

Fixing my Hermione’s Everyday Socks that my roommate’s dog got to

 

 

 

Tea: 4 o’clock English breakfast tea that came with my Sweet Paprika order

Well I hope you enjoyed today’s episode, I know I enjoyed recording it! If you did enjoy it please do leave a like, it always makes me smile to know that people enjoy it. Also, I would love to hear from you as well, so if you have anything to say please do leave a comment and I’ll do my best to get back to you soon.

Anyways that’s all for today so until next time, Happy Knitting everyone!

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 X: 2016 Christmas Edition

Hello everyone! Welcome to a very special podcast episode this time, it’s the Christmas edition!!! I prerecorded this before I wrapped and gave all the gifts that I couldn’t show on the podcast in case the recipients would see them and now that they are all given I am releasing it. I’ve been bursting at the seams to share this since I have been keeping it all secret for what seems like ages so this seemed like a good way to share my thoughts but not give anything away.

This is also my first podcast recorded on my phone and edited with some new software and I am hoping that it will give a better quality podcast. Please let me know what you think of it and whether you think it is an improvement or not.

I think that that’s enough announcements for now so lets get to the show, I hope you enjoy it!

Bits and Bobs

The Ravelry Group

My Instagram

Show Notes

WIPs

Vanilla Christmas Socks

Knitted Snowflakes (I can’t remember which ones I ended up showing on here but I ended up knitting three patterns. They can be found here, here and here.)

FOs

Smokestack Socks

Two Sockhead Hats

The pattern of the hat I knit Josiah years ago is the Husband Beanie in case anyone was wondering.

Tea: Earl Grey

Thanks for watching everyone, I hope you enjoyed hearing about everything that I have been so excited to be working on lately and I hope that you all have had a very merry Christmas and that you will enjoy the rest of the holiday season!

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!

Episode 15: Back Again

Hey everyone, I know I said last time that I was going to record more often and here I am now 3 months later finally out with a new episode but life has been so crazy lately I just haven’t been able to make a podcast. But I’m back again now so I hope you enjoy this week’s episode!

Bits and Bobs

The Ravelry Group

My Instagram

Show Notes

WIPs

None this time since all of what I am working on is secret Christmas knitting for people who might see it here.

FOs

Advent, Advent Socks

Four hats not knit from a pattern (sometimes inspired by other things though, for example the Stitch Surfer Socks)

Hermione’s Everyday Socks

Le Moelleux (the squishy) Shawl

Namita Sweater

Next/Acquisitions

Something to make with the gradient set I got from Sweet Paprika Yarns. I was thinking either 

 

But I would love your opinion on which to knit!

I’m also thinking that I will knit some socks out of one of the Blue Brick Yarns gradient sock sets but I’m not sure which one yet (I have the long beach and labradorite colourways) or which colour I should put at the toes.

Alpaca DK weight yarn (I forgot to write the company down and I don’t have it with me now)

Spin Cycle’s Dyed in the Wool

Blinkwaffle Bag 

Tea: Chai Darling from Tealish


Thanks for watching everyone and thanks for coming back and watching after my unexpected 3 month long break. Hopefully I can keep up with everything a bit better now and it won’t be so long between episodes.

Until next time, Happy Knitting!