Episode 70: Midsummer Madness

Finished Objects
There is progress in my preparation for the Oxfordshire County & Thame Show. I’ve so far completed three more projects for classes: a pair of oven mitts from recycled clothing (no pictures yet), my Northman stranded mittens and a pair of baby bootees from a Sirdar Snuggly 3ply pattern (Ravelry details here). I’ve also finished knitting the I-cord on the stripy Noro messenger bag and fulled it in the washing machine. Now it needs to be lined.

In The Weaving Shed

I’ve been working on the 32″ Rigid Heddle loom, making a houndstooth pattern. The brown is chocolate Jacob, the white is a blend of British wool, both from Wool City Wools available from Texere. This will become a cushion.

Further Show Prep

A Clothkits rag doll has been sewn, although she has no dress yet. One and half cards have been made. A half finished beaded necklace has been fished out of the WIPs bin and it is moving apace, as is a long stitch embroidery of a nuclear power and reprocessing plant. No, seriously. What do you mean you haven’t got one?

Still no pictures I’m afraid!

Here’s some Merino Silk blend I’ve spun on the Joy, which is now being knitted into the Peacock Shawlette by Kitman Figueroa.

Something I Really Like

Cancer Research’s Race For Life 5k races. I’m running at Tatton Park on Sunday 30th June in memory of my Uncle Jeff. If you could spare a few coppers and would like to sponsor me for the event, my just giving page is here. Thank you.

Links

Upcoming Events

Woolfest, 28-29 June 2013, Cockermouth, Cumbria;

The Wool Experience, 6 July 2013, Blaze Farm, Wildboarclough;

Fibre East, 27-28 July 2013, Ampthill, Bedford;

Yarndale, 28-29th September 2013, Skipton.

Music

Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.

Make Contact!

We have a listeners’ map. Please go on over to pop in a pin – we’re covering 5 continents now but I’d still love to see where you all are! Please feel free to leave a comment here or at http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.blogspot.com/, or email me at yarnsfromtheplain AT googlemail DOT com. We have a Ravelry group here, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain and on Twitter as talesfromplain (although Tweeting can be sporadic!).

TTFN,

Nic x

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Episode 69: It’s That Time Of Year Again!

Hello from a delayed episode recorded in May. Reports and a family bereavement conspired to throw me into a flat spin and I didn’t edit this for ages. Apologies for the delay. It’ll probably be like buses – there’ll be another episode along in a few minutes… 😉

On and Off The Needles
I have cast on another Adrift, this time in some 4 ply from John Arbon Textiles. It’s gone well, but it currently languishing as I slooooooowly unpick the cast on. Ravelry details here.

The Tomten Jacket (Ravelry details here) STILL hasn’t had the zip sewn in (I’m such a chicken!).

I crocheted these Easy Victorian Shell Mitts by Bron Green in DT Crafts 100% BFL Aran in an afternoon. Gotta love crochet!

Show Prep
Yes indeedy! I’m gearing up to enter several classes in the Oxfordshire County & Thame Show. If you are in the area on Saturday 13th July, do go. It’s a great day out. I’m bringing a pair of stranded mittens and the stripy Noro messenger bag out of the WIP bin for some of the classes, as well as working on a number of other projects that are not yet photographed or completed. More details later!

In A Spin
Here’s some Merino Silk blend I’ve spun on the Joy, which may well become a shawl or scarf for the show.

I don’t think it’s 54 wpi here though!

Something I Really Like
The Great British Sewing Bee

Links
Clothkits
Coldharbour Mill
Bohemian Rhapsody Wrap

Upcoming Events
Woolfest, 28-29 June 2013, Cockermouth, Cumbria;
Fibre East, 27-28 July 2013, Ampthill, Bedford;
Yarndale, 28-29th September 2013, Skipton.

Music
Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.

Make Contact!
We have a listeners’ map. Please go on over to pop in a pin – we’re covering 5 continents now but I’d still love to see where you all are! Please feel free to leave a comment here or at http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.blogspot.com/, or email me at yarnsfromtheplain AT googlemail DOT com. We have a Ravelry group here, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain and on Twitter as talesfromplain (although Tweeting can be sporadic!).

TTFN,
Nic x

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