Thursday, 30 November 2017

Episode 65.5: Mini-sode

Welcome to a mini-episode of the YarnderWoman Podcast. This is a more vlog-style, shorter episode, as I wanted to chat with you, but haven't been able to record a more 'standard' episode. I hope you enjoy - there is a segment with YarnderMum, too. :-)


Brooching the Subject:


Finished Objects:

-- See my Ravelry project page for specific details --
  • Rubies in my Pocket hat - designed by Sally Jane Cameron 
  • Socks for YarnderMum
  • Socks for YarnderBro made with JunkYarn Yarn
  • Twiddlemuff


Thank you for joining me - happy crafting!

Friday, 10 November 2017

Xmas Card "Flat" Swap 2017 - Sign-ups!

Hi Makers. :-) Who would like to participate in an end-of-year swap of a Christmas card or greeting card? :-) 

I give some details here in this quick video, so if you would like to join in, go to the Ravelry group for the YarnderWoman Podcast to sign-up.

Sign-ups close 18 November 2017 (Australian WST).

Happy crafting!



Thursday, 9 November 2017

Japan Vlog: Yarn & Knitting!

Hi everyone and welcome to my craft blog from my recent trip to Japan - September/October 2017.

Come with me as I visit various yarn and craft shops in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, as well as hanging out with the wonderful Frenchie, designer extraordinaire behind Aroha Knits.




Come and chat in the Ravelry group.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, 11 September 2017

Episode 65: YarnderMum's Foot (& Sock)

Welcome to episode 65 of the YarnderWoman Podcast. This episode was filmed on Sunday 10 September 2016, in Perth, Western Australia.






Time stamps for this episode's segments are as follows:
  • Brooching the Subject:                01:21
  • Prizes - Third Podiversary:          04:09
  • Prizes - Wonder Woman Wrap:   07:17
  • Prizes - Red-along:                      11:50
  • Works in Progress:                      14:45
  • Finished Objects:                         28:19
  • Spinning Me Right 'Round:          33:25
  • Chat:                                            42:41
  • Art Exhibition footage:                 45:41
  • Out-take:                                      46:50

Brooching the Subject:

  • An ampersand and a French flower. (No details on where we got them, sorry.)
  • The ampersand is in reference to the monkey character from the comic series Y The Last Man.


Prizes:



Works in Progress:
-- See my Ravelry project page for specific details --
  • Rainbow fingerless mitts
  • Ankle socks. (To replace a commercial pair.)
  • Planned WiPs: Knit Night Shawl in Blood Rose yarn to knit on the plane; socks to knit in Japan for me - still deciding on yarn


Finished Objects:
-- See my Ravelry project page for specific details --
  • Purple fingerless mitts 
  • Gnomeacres socks


Spinning Me Right 'Round:
  • Audio book - "Friend Request" by Laura Marshall. There was coughing on the audio, and the story took a little while to get there, but it was overall very good.
  • "Slow " by Brooke McAlary. (I listed to the audio version.) So good and so inspiring, especially regarding decluttering and tidying. "Destination Simple", Brooke's first book, has just been released in North America.
  • The Book Club I was a member of is sadly no longer running.
  • Mrs M's Curiosity Cabinet audio podcast. Episode 6 spoke about avoiding waste in making. Fantastic values/philosophies. 
  • Damian and I saw the movie "Killing Ground" and met the lead actor, Aaron Pedersen.
  • We're off to see my Aunty Fran's art exhibition (YarnderAunty).







Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Episode 64: Knit-worthy YarnderTeen

Welcome to Episode 64 of the YarnderWoman podcast, filmed on Wednesday 30 August 2017, in Perth, Western Australia.


The time stamps of the video for each segment are as such:
  • Brooching the Subject:           01:01
  • Finished Objects:                   02:21
  • Works in Progress:                15:14        
  • Knit-alongs:                            26:26
  • Acquisitions:                           32:44                                                  
  • Spinning Me Right 'Round:    36:27


Brooching the Subject:


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

  • Wonder Woman Shawl
  • Osaka blue scarf 
  • Kit Kat hats - purple & red.
  • Grey fingerless mitts


Works in Progress:
-- See my Ravelry project page for specific details --
  • Purple mitts
  • Red/grey socks 


Knit-alongs:


Acquisitions:



Spinning Me Right ‘Round:


Podcasts Mentioned:


YarnderWoman Merchandise:

Friday, 11 August 2017

Episode 63 - A LOT of Knitting to Show You

Welcome to Episode 63 of the YarnderWoman Podcast. This episode was filmed on Friday 11 August 2017, in Perth, Western Australia.

The time stamps of the video for each segment are as such:
  • Finished Objects:                  2:13
  • Works in Progress:              16:10
  • Acquisitions:                         28.08
  • Giveaways:                          31:03
  • Knit-alongs:                          35:46     
  • Spinning Me Right 'Round:  39:05


YarnderWoman Merchandise:


Finished Objects:
-- See my Ravelry project page for specific details --
  • Wonder Woman socks
  • Purple socks for The YarnderTeen
  • West Yorkshire Spinners stripey socks
  • Rose Hip Island stripey socks
  • Tale as Old as Time cowl


Works in Progress:
-- See my Ravelry project page for specific details --
  • Zombie stripe tube socks
  • Fingerless mitts


Acquisitions:
  • Yarn from Daydream Yarns - some for me and some for a giveaway prize
  • Sorrento Shawl pattern by Marsha Ibuki - one for me and one for a giveaway prize
  • Lovely patterns sent to me on Ravelry - thank you so much, everyone!


Third Podiversary Giveaway:

Answer the prompt on the Ravelry group thread for a chance to win some awesome prizes:




Prize winner:

Watch the episode to see if you were a winner of a copy of the So Close shawl pattern by Daviksta Designs.



Knit-alongs:



Spinning Me Right 'Round:


Podcasts Mentioned:

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Episode 62: Wonder Woman!

Welcome to Episode 62 of the YarnderWoman Podcast. This episode was filmed on Tuesday 13 June 2017, in Perth, Western Australia.

The time stamps of the video for each segment are as such:

  • Brooching the Subject:        3:13
  • Prizes - shawl winner:         4:05
  • Prizes - Sock KAL winners: 5:29
  • Finished Objects:                9:53
  • Works in Progress:             28:50
  • Acquisitions:                       40:28
  • Spinning Me Right 'Round: 49:53






Brooching the Subject:  




Prize winners:
Watch the episode to see if you were a winner!
  • Prizes - shawl winner:         4:05
  • Prizes - Sock KAL winners: 5:29


Thank you to our prize sponsors:


Special Offer:
Lumigrafika have offered YarnderWoman Podcast viewers a free Combo Gauge with orders of $20 or over (not including postage). Combo Gauges let you check your yarn weight by measuring wraps per inch and your needle size (valued at $8.50).
When ordering, place in the notes section YARNDERWOMAN2017 and specify metric or US preference. (This offer is valid until June 30 2017.)



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

  • Noir socks for DKS 
  • Little Boxy 
  • Tale as Old as Time cowl



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

  • Purple socks



Acquisitions:

  • Rat Race scarf pattern from Julia 
  • Wonder Woman project bag from KnitSewPop and one from last episode from Josie
  • So Close pattern by and from Vicki 
  • Jenny's Garden fingerless mitts/wrist warmers from Jill
  • Package from a friend: Wonder Woman pop dolle, stitch markers and handspun
  • Package from a friend: Wonder Woman hand-dyed yarn



Giveaway:
Answer the prompt on the Ravelry group for a chance to win your own copy of the So Close shawl.



Spinning Me Right 'Round:

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Vlog #1 - Perth Quilt & Craft Show

Join YarnderMum and I at the Perth Quilt & Craft show on a quick blog - spoiler alert, we found yarn. ;-)





Makers we purchased from:

Happy crafting!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Episode 61: I Should Really Get on With That

Welcome to Episode 61 of the YarnderWoman Podcast. This episode was filmed on Monday 22 May 2017, in Perth, Western Australia.




Brooching the Subject:




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

  • Budgie shawl and socks for YarnderMum 
  • Little Boxy 



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

  • Stripey socks 
  • Tale as Old as Time cowl
  • Purple socks for The Yarnder Teen
  • Noir socks - waiting to see if they fit Damian before I finish the toes. ;-)



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:


Giveaway:

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

Watch the Jenn Sheelan podcast to see various versions of the pattern knit up.


Special Offer:
Lumigrafika have offered YarnderWoman Podcast viewers a free Combo Gauge with orders of $20 or over (not including postage). Combo Gauges let you check your yarn weight by measuring wraps per inch and your needle size (valued at $8.50).
When ordering, place in the notes section YARNDERWOMAN2017 and specify metric or US preference. (This offer is valid until June 30 2017.)


Acquisitions:

  • Knit Picks yarn for a knitted dress for The Yarnder Teen
  • Gifted the "From Dorset with Love" collection by Clare Devine
  • Gifted "Mountain Air" pattern by Clothesline Designs. (Buy these patterns at a discount until the end of June - no code needed: Mountain Air and Mountain Path
  • Dragons for Mothers Day from The Yarnder Teen



Spinning Me 'Right Round:

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.



Prizes:

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.



 


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Part 2:



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

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



Acquisitions:

  • 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



Giveaway:

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:


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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:


Acquisitions:




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:


Acquisitions:

  • 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


KALs:

  • 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.)