Episode 29: Last one for the Year!

December 12, 2014 0 Comments

 

Welcome to the Skein Studio podcast!  Thanks to everyone who contacted me during the week, I always love hearing from you.

 

In the Studio

  • New dye technique and new yarns - to feature in next weeks update
  • This will be the last podcast of the year!  I will return in the second week of Jan 2015.

 

Works In Progress

  • Loop by casapinka - I'm using Skein Merino Silk Sport in Electric Blue and Slinky in Morning Mist.  We are having a Loop KAL over on the Skein Ravelry group, if you have a skein if Skein yarn that you would like to knit into a Loop shawl then come and join us!
  • Dream Stripes by Cailliau Berangere  - I'm using SofTrope Soft Singles in the colourways Harnko and Iris.
  • Vanilla Socks - Plain socks of my own design using Skein Top Draw Sock in last months sock club colour called 'Sweet'.  These will be given to my Mum.

 

Free Hat Pattern

  • Aloft  - a free hat pattern by me which I finally released this week! Check it out on Ravelry :)

 


Knitvent 2014 - Winner Announced!!!


 

  • I'm very happy to be a part of the Knitvent 2014 podcast tour.  In the podcast I talk about Knitvent which is a collection of 5 accessory patterns designed by Helen Stewart (who also has an excellent audio podcast and blog called Curious Handmade ), which are released throughout December.  There is also a KAL which is a part of the Curious Handmade group on Ravelry.
  • Helen has given you all a  25% discount off Knitvent 2014 and/or Knitvent 2013 by using the code SA25 which is valid until 12th December
  • Plus, we have a giveaway!  Thanks to Helen we are giving away the Knitvent 2014 collection to one lucky viewer.  To enter, head on over to the Skein group prize thread and post which of Helen's designs you love OR if tell us which designs you have made.  One entry per person, must be a member of the group to enter.  I'll be drawing a winner on next weeks podcast.  Thanks so much Helen!

 

November Podcast Giveaway No 1 - Winner Announced!!!

  • Win a copy of the Clairière shawl by Playsweetmusic PLUS two skeins of Skein Merino Cashmere Fingering (winners choice of colour) to make the shawl.
  • This time the prize thread is over on the blog - entries close 8th December.  Winner will be chosen using a RNG and announced in the podcast following the 8th December, I will also contact the winner by email.
  • All you have to do is tell us which two Skein colours you would choose to make this beautiful shawl! 
  • One entry per person, please.
  • Thank you to Anna Martina, of Playsweetmusic for donating a copy of the pattern for the prize kit.  You can see more of Anna's designs here.

November Podcast Giveaway No 2 - Winner Announced!!!

 

  • Win a copy of the Incentive shawl by Hanna Maciejewska PLUS two skeins of Skein DK (winners choice of colour) to make the shawl.
  • This time the prize thread is over on the blog - entries close 8th December.  Winner will be chosen using a RNG and announced in the podcast following the 8th December, I will also contact the winner by email.
  • All you have to do is tell us which Skein colour you would choose to make this beautiful shawl! 
  • One entry per person, please.
  • Thank you to Hanna for donating a copy of the pattern for the prize kit.  You can see more of Hanna's designs here.

 

New and HIGHLY recommended Podcasts (both audio)

 

Skein Mannequin

 

Colour Inspiration on Instagram

  • I have a # on Instagram where I was hoping you guys might post pictures that include colours that inspire you.  It would be great to build an inspiration board with plenty of colour combination ideas.  Use #colour2cre8 if you would like to join!

Please feel free to join our ‘Skein’ Ravelry group. I’m k10 on Ravelry and you can find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.  Post questions, suggestions or feedback here on the blog or over on our Ravelry group.  Skein Studio is available on  iTunes.  You can watch this episode over on Libsyn, rss feed can be found here.

Hope you all have a very merry Christmas and all the best wishes for 2015!  See you in the new year :)

 

Thanks for watching!