Stuff and Things
Susan Ashcroft is donating all the proceeds of sales from her patterns this week until Friday 1st May 2015 to aid people affected by the earthquake in Nepal. There is a thread on her group where people are gifting patterns to others and asking that they in turn donate one too. I decided to give away individual patterns to 3 people. Go to this thread for information and to enter. Giveaway will close on Friday morning around 0900 BST.
I show my "That Nice Stitch" Cowl and my Quaker Yarn Stretcher shawl.
The Golden Skein prize came in the post after the last episode. It was based on this photo I took last Summer of one of the many butterflies that flocked to our buddleia bush in a bumper season.
Thanks to everyone who voted for my photo to win the contest to be used as inspiration for the dyers for the Spring Club. Yarns are:
Top Yarn: Siidegarte Siide Quirlig in Butterfly (110g - 70% silk/30% seacell - 480yds/440m)
Middle Yarn: Berry Colorful Yarns Saturated Sock Self Striping in Peacocks Revenge (100g - 75% Superwash merino/25% nylon - 463yds/423m)
Bottom Yarn: The Knitting Goddess 4ply BritSock in Golden Wings Flutter By (100g - 40% British Blue Faced Leicester/20% British Wensleydale/20% British alpaca/20% nylon - 437yds/400m)
I refer to Joy of The Knitting Goddess' blog post on how she chose her colourway for this yarn. There are also a few skeins left over of each of the yarns that can be bought from The Golden Skein.
Mama Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker in Manos del Uruguay Maxima in the 7164 colourway. I mention the Dark Matter Knits Podcast.
Moab Shawl by verybusymonkey in light fingering weight handspun. The fibre was Slinky (70% BFL/30% Silk) in the Jewels colourway from Picperfic's Fluff-n-Stuff. Using Chart B.
Socks Reincarnated in FO and Dye's 4ply Superwash Merino in the Death colourway. The FO and Dye Podcast are doing a Sock KAL.
Dissent by Lisa Mutch in Countess Ablaze Tia Merino in Rejected the Name Caesar and Countess Ablaze Count Cashmerino High Twist in Grey Skies in Manchester. This is part of the Northbound Knitting KAL being run by the Caffeinated Knitting Podcast.
Delayed Departure by Mina Philipp of The Knitting Expat Podcast, in King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK in 521 Navy.
Countess Ablaze Baby Llama Silk is a semi-woolen 3ply spun from the fold, I got 102m of worsted weight from 94g.
Chloe is a Time Traveller using Time Traveller Fuzzlings and Chloe Rolags both from Fondant Fibre to make a 2ply barber pole yarn. I got 195g of an aran weight yarn, with a length of 223m.
Nose to the Grindstone
Toddler Blanket for my niece is improvised in treble crochet (UK)/double crochet (US) in Rico Baby Classic DK in 038 Powder, 040 Dusky Pink, 041 Mauve, 032 Anthracite and 016 Purple.
Incentive by Hanna Maciejewska in The Knitting Goddess DK Superwash Merino & Nylon in Walnut. This was kept in my project bag from Fondant Fibre.
Spanish Peacock Supported Spindle Plying Stand
Thanks for the people who used my Amazon and Craftsy affiliate links over the last Quarter, and the direct donation made, as the income helped pay for postage for the Random Rummage CAL and future giveaways.
The giveaway for Lanitium Ex Machina can be found on the Ravelry Group, on this thread. The giveaway will end on Thursday 14th May, 2015 at midnight. Answer with your favourite colourway, and a random number generator will be used to determine the winner. You must be a member of the group to win, and only one entry per person is allowed.