Podcast Notes – 14th August 2022 – a bit stop starty…

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We had some technical difficulties this episode!! Thanks for bearing with us! Gill has been tripping around a bit in the south island, so she’s had a nice opportunity to wear her winter wollies!!

Works in Progress

Kylie has started a simple granny square blanket with “The Hobbit” minis pack from Giddy Yarns.

Gill has started The Rift with two handspun yarns – a cropped, long sleeve stripy top. Can’t wait to see this finished! It’s so very colourful!!

Gill has made great progress on her sparkly Christmas knee high socks using West Yorkshire Spinners in the “Vintage Sparkle” colourway.

Lastly, Gill cast on a fun triangular shawl using a Hedgehog Fibres yarn (Hawk?!) and a schopell-woolle gradient set. She’s making it up as she goes, knitting across in each colour before turning and it’s giving a lovely texture!


Kylie and Gill both finished a test knit for Theresia of The Passioknit Spinner, in Germany (You can find her on YouTube, Ravelry and Patreon). The new pattern is a project bag called “Skrabucket” and will be released 20th August. It is a great scrapbuster as it uses 2 ply’s of fingering weight yarn. We both used an automatic french knitter for our icord which made things even quicker!

Kylie had some fun on a friend’s circular sock machine and knit a pair of socks in two sittings. Self-striping yarn was used for the pair

Kylie also finished a gnome! Nice to Gnome You knitted in DK weight instead of fingering weight, and alpaca is all over for a lovely soft finish.


Gillian finished some gorgeous dark and moody yarn which was a 2 ply – one ply from fibre2go and the other was a mix of Ashford mill ends Weather Wools.


Kylie has had some fun sewing underwear the last couple of weeks because she ‘attended’ The International Bra Sewing Bee – an online conference with lots of tutorials for bra making. You can still access the content if you are interested. Kylie loves using the kits from Nellie Jones, and she actually has a free download for getting started sewing bras!


Gill had the pleasure of visiting the Ashford Shop down in Ashburton, where she purchased a ball of Opal, some Ashford sock yarn and a Rigid Heddle book.

Kylie bought some ‘boring grey yarn’ to make the Katniss Cowl for her daughter’s upcoming book week. She’ll probably used the Huntress Cowl pattern.

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