Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Episode 60 (parts 1 & 2): YarnderMum is Back (and so am I!)

Welcome to Episode 60 (parts 1 & 2) of the YarnderWoman Podcast. These episodes were filmed on Sunday 30 April 2017 in Perth, Western Australia.

Part 1:

Brooching the Subject:

Finished Objects:
-- See my Ravelry project page for specific details --

  • Homestead Shawl 
  • Harley Quinn socks
  • Junk Yarn socks
  • 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' socks

Sock blockers generously donated to the podcast by Lumigrafika.


Watch part 1 of the episode to see if you won a prize for either the Pop Culture Craft-along or the quarterly draw for the year-long Charity Make-along!

Thank you so much to our generous prize sponsors:

Sock Knit-along

  • We're knitting socks from 1-31 May 2017
  • See the Ravelry thread for details about rules (there's not many) as well as prize specifics.
Thank you to our prize sponsors:

Sock pattern DISCOUNT CODE:
Clare Devine has generously given us a discount code, valid from 1-14 May 2017, for 25% off any of her sock e-books and single sock patterns. Go to her Ravelry store and use the code ‘yarnderwoman’ at checkout.

Spinning Me 'Right Round:

  • Support the podcast by buying some merchandise from the YarnderWoman Red Bubble store!
  • You get 10% off your first order when you sign up to Red Bubble
  • If you would like an item with a different background colour, send me a direct message on Ravelry and I can set up a listing for you.



Part 2:

Works in Progress:
-- See my Ravelry project page for specific details --

  • Little Boxy (with "design features") 
  • Stripey socks


  • I purchased the Stargazer Shawl and Accordian Cowl, both designed by Marsha Ibuki
  • Designer Jenn Sheelan sent me a copy of her "Lil Miss Chelsea Bean Shawl" pattern


Answer the prompt on the Ravelry page for a chance to win your own copy of the "Lil Miss Chelsea Bean Shawl" pattern. 

Spinning Me 'Right Round

I've been listening to a lot of audio books lately:


Thanks for watching - happy crafting!

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Episode 59: Lots of FOs to Show

Welcome to Episode 59 of the YarnderWoman Podcast - recorded on 7 March 2017 in Perth, Western Australia.

No brooch today, but my owl necklace is from Erstwilder

Finished Objects:
-- See my Ravelry project page for specific details --

  • Wonder Woman Knit Night shawl
  • Bumblebee tube socks. (Knit 2-a-a-T)
  • Gnome Acres / One Twisted Tree Knit Night shawl - 12 stitches bound off in different yarn!
  • Crochet coaster. I plan to do crochet charity blankets. Freakish Lemon Adrian has a year-long blanket MAL.

Works in Progress:
-- See my Ravelry project page for specific details --

  • Homestead shawl using my minis from friends
  • Noir socks
  • Little Boxy

Pop Culture KAL Prizes:


Spinning Me Right 'Round:

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Episode 58: Using my Stash

Welcome to Episode 58 of the YarnderWoman Podcast, a show about knitting and living well for yourself, others and the planet.

This episode was filmed on Tuesday 7 February 2017 in Perth Western Australia.

Brooching the Subject:

Finished Objects:
-- See my Ravelry project page for specific details --

Works in Progress:
-- See my Ravelry project page for specific details --

  • Two-at-a-Time socks in Gnome Acres yarn
  • Knit Night in Gnome Acres Wonder Woman yarn 
Both these WiPs will count for “Make WiPs not waste KAL” from Brown Berry Chronicles podcast 

Pop Culture KAL Prizes:


  • Sewing machine from Josie! To use to make the shopping bags for Boomerang Bags. 
  • Not a physical acquisition yet, but I have signed up for a three-hour crochet introduction class for this weekend. 

Spinning Me Right ‘Round:

  • YarnderNiece’s 9th birthday. 
  • Get Hairy February - sponsor me! I’m raising money for a domestic violence charity, as well as challenging societal norms that women should shave their legs, especially in summer.
  • My little garden is going well. I planted some seeds to go with my seedlings.
  • I’ve been having a lot of green smoothies, especially first thing in the morning. I have learnt that a good trick is not to put peppery leaves in. ;-)
  • Green tip: rinse water from the tea pot can be collected to use for watering the garden (and tea leaves into the compost).

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Episode 57: Finding Your "Why" and Living It

Welcome to episode 57 of the YarnderWoman Podcast - filmed on Tuesday 24 February 2017 in Perth, Western Australia.

This is a knitting and living well (for yourself, others and the planet) podcast.

Brooching the Subject:

Works in Progress:

  • Find Your Fade Shawl
  • Shawl shapes with Aroha Knits
  • Grey Skies socks 
  • Elfenstein socks


  • Prizes already from OpheliaVioleta on IG (Harry Potter themed) and from KnitSewPop, an Aussie bag maker, and Sweater Collective pattern "Brick Road Socks".

Spinning Me Right 'Round:

  • Loved seeing photos of all the women's marches - and all the pussyhats!
  • I'm doing 365 Gratitude on instagram - see hashtag #YWGratitude2017
  • Finished "Moving your DNA" by Katy Bowman. Trying to move a lot more. Walked a few bus stops when there was a 15 min wait for bus. Includes outtakes at the end of audio. Funny. Just yesterday finished "Movement Matters". Essential reading for everyone. Stacking; convenience = someone else's detriment and detriment to the environment. Just move more and move in nature!
  • Sorted out the stash. Everything came out. Some things to sell in de-stash threads. Now ALL organised. I group by dyer. Bags organised - now over two boxes, in size order/grouping. Soooo happy and pleased - I feel really positive towards my stash and feel organised for all my projects, going forward
  • I feel really energised with ideas of how I can try to make a difference. Come and join me to chat about your thoughts in this week's episode thread!

Monster Valentine's Day cards:

DISCOUNT CODE: Enter "MONSTER20" at checkout for 20% off your order. (Valid until 14 February.)


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Episode 56: Happy 2017

Welcome to Episode 56 of the YarnderWoman Podcast - filmed on Wednesday 11 January 2017 in Perth, Western Australia.

Happy New Year!

Brooching the Subject:

Finished Objects:

  • Nix Hoodie. 
  • Owl and cat. (Bat did not get finished.)

Works in Progress:

  • Xmas eve cast on - were socks, now fingerless mitts
  • Find Your Fade shawl
  • Facewashers


·        Watch to see if you were the winner of the final 2016 Charity prize drawer



Spinning Me Right 'Round / Goals:

  • My word for the year is Mindfulness
  • I use the Insight Timer app for meditations
  • How to Live a Good Life and Move your DNA audio books.
  • Brooke McAlary and Kelly Exeter from podcasts on the JackRabbit FM network
  • I have plans to build a chicken coop this year (though will happily buy one ready-made if I find it on the second-hand market)
  • I have a compost bin
  • I completed some of my 2016 goals, and others I forgot I had even noted down - hence I won't be writing out any goals this year and will just plan things as they come. I do know I want to knit gifts, including things for people we will be staying with on our Japan trip later this year. :-)

Happy Crafting!

Coffee with the lovely Grace of Babble's Travelling Yarns podcast

Frogging several projects from 2016 that I don't want to continue knitting. 
Cathartic ripping FTW!