Episode 53 – Reboot

Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza

Finished objects

CustomFit Aislinn by Amy Herzog using Debbie Bliss British Blue Faced Leicester DK in Sage on 3.75mm/US 5 and 4mm/US 6 needles
Groovy Socks by Caroline Hewger using Purple Goddess Designs Stuff A Sock In It in Silver Lining on 2.5mm/US 1.5 needles
Works in progress
Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart using Daizie Knits Dewy Lace in Robin’s Egg on 4mm/US 6 needles
Toe-up Socks using Laughing Yaffle Self Striping Sock in Tree Frog on 2.5mm/US 1.5 needles
Ripple Leaf Socks by Cookie A using The Knitting Goddess Merino Nylon Sock in Forks on 2.5mm/US 1.5 needles
Ochre by Veera Valimaki using Nimu Yarns (no longer dying) Skiddaw in Robin on 3.75mm/US 5 needles
Spinning
Finished spinning
BFL/Nylon by Daizie Knits
Spinning in Progress
Blended Top by Spin City UK
Also mentioned Tour de Fleece
Shiny New Things
Daizie Knits Petal Base and Dewy DK in Call Box
Random Thing

Edinburgh Yarn Festival Exclusive Tote Bag

EYF tote web

This tote bag (measuring 35.5cm wide x 41.5cm high with 66cm long straps) is now available to pre-order for collection at Edinburgh Yarn Festival 14 & 15 March 2015. The bags will be £4 each until the festival when they will be available for £5 or for free if you spend £30 or more at our stand – JavaPurl Designs and KnitRunDig.

To order, please email me at knitrundig [at] gmail [dot] com; I will then issue a PayPal invoice.

Episode 52 Epic

Show Notes

Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza Retreat  29 October – 1 November 2015

Registration now open – watch for exciting updates

Works in Progress

Blurred Lines Socks by Megan Williams using Twisted Limone Tangy BFL Sock in Country Garden on 2.5mm/US 1.5 needles

London Fields by Belinda Boaden using Fyberspates Vivacious DK in Sea Green on 4mm/US 6 needles – available from Purlescence

Aislinn by Amy Herzog in Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester DK in Sage on 4mm/US 6 needles

Spinning

Finished – Rainbow Clouds BFL fibre from Easyknits.co.uk

In progress – Mossy BFL fibre from Juno Fibre Arts (no longer in business)

Shiny New Things

Woolee Winder purchased from P & M Woolcraft

Digging

Disobedient Objects at the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London

Shop news

Latest update is now live.

I will be vending with C.C. Almon of JavaPurl Designs at Edinburgh Yarn Festival

New club, starting April 2015 – sheep!

Newsletter coming soon

Retreating

We are excited to announce the Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza retreat, taking place from 29 October to 1 November 2015 in Edinburgh. Sign ups will be open from 1 December 2014. There’s a Ravelry group at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/geeky-puffin-knit-palooza,  for chatter, announcements and other fun and the website will be up soon.  Yay!

Episode 51 #UFO

Show notes

Prizes! – see the Ravelry group for details

Comfort Knitting KAL

Finished Objects

None!

Works in Progress

Aislinn (CustomFit) by Amy Herzog using Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester DK in Sage on 4mm/ US 6 needles

Old Bones by Ashley Knowlton using Posh Yarn Elinor Aran in No Excuses on 4.5mm/US 7 needles

Blurred Lines Socks by Megan Williams using Twisted Limone Tangy in Country Garden on 2.5mm/US 1.5 needles

Vanilla Socks using Regia Eskimo Color 4-ply in 6856 (Grau) on 2.25mm/US 1 needles

Spinning

In Progress

Rainbow Clouds Biffle Fibre (Blue Faced Leicester) by Easyknits.co.uk

Digging

Maes Howe and some photos of the inside can be seen here, together with a webcam showing the midwinter solstice sunrise. Click on ‘About Maes Howe’ to view the pictures

Book recommendation

Last Days of the Bus Club by Chris Stewart

Episode 50 #comfortknitting

Show Notes

Prizes! – see the Ravelry group for details

Comfort Knitting KAL

Finished Objects

Pin Striped Socks by Julia Swart using Trailing Clouds Mind the Gap on 2.5mm/US 1.5 needles

Cloud on Her Shoulders by Diana Troldahl using Debbie Bliss Paloma

Works in Progress

Aislinn (CustomFit) by Amy Herzog using Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester DK in Sage on 4mm/ US 6 needles

Old Bones by Ashley Knowlton using Posh Yarn Elinor Aran in No Excuses on 4.5mm/US 7 needles

Blurred Lines Socks by Megan Williams using Twisted Limone Tangy in Country Garden on 2.5mm/US 1.5 needles

Spinning

Finished Objects

Jump 1042 hand blended fibre by HilltopCloud

Orange Rolags by Unwind Yarn Company

In Progress

Rainbow Clouds Biffle Fibre (Blue Faced Leicester) by Easyknits.co.uk

Shiny New Things

Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn and Heritage Hand Paints

Textured Batt by Spin City UK

Langdale Aran in Algae and Green Tea by Eden Cottage Yarns

Isle of Arran