Episode 5: Citius, Altius, Fortius

Hello from an almost spring-like Cheshire Plain! Today I talk about the Ravelympics and the Knitting Olympics, review my first full mitten pattern and squee over 9 foot of striped novelty yarn:

On the Hooks and Needles: For the Ravelympics I’ve been working on the Chocolate Stripe tunic/dress from Knitting Noro by Jane Ellison…

… and my Poshman Mittens, David Schulz’s Northman Mittens in two colours of Posh Yarn Emily.

I’ve also been producing 12×12 inch squares for the fifth round of NYOBE (Not Your Ordinary Block Exchange), but I have no photos yet as most aren’t finished, and produced these two squares for a Schuyler Blanket in memory of Juan.

Review: Northman Mittens by David Schulz of Southern Cross Fibre

Something I really like: Independent hand-dyed yarns. What makes your heart sing? Let me know!
Schuyler Blanket Project (Ravelry group and webpage)
Music: Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.

Feel free to leave a comment here or email me at nic@yarnsfromtheplain.co.uk  You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain.

Nic

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Episode 4: Scrum!

Hello from a sunny Cheshire! In this episode I talk about the danger of discounts, hopes for Spring and how 70,000 people can make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

On the Hooks and Needles: Sparkly Monkeys are done! Hurrah!! I’ve also completed three blocks for my Shuyler Blanket and cast on a new pair of socks (no photos yet).

Something I really like: RBS Six Nations Rugby!

 

Links: NYOBE; The Fancy Yarn Specialists (can’t find a Web link, maybe the sign said “Fancy Yarn Co.”, they do offer a mail order service 01944 711616) ; CogKNITive Podcast The Black Sheep Schuyler Blanket Project (Ravelry group and webpage). Posh Yarn

Music: Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune. Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Land of My Fathers)

Feel free to leave a comment here, or email me at nic@yarnsfromtheplain.co.uk . You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain.

Nic

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