Sunday, 12 June 2011

Episode 6: Hoping for Rainbows





Show notes:

Friends of Aplayfulday:
GaiasColours delicious hand dyes with a close out sale of 25%!

Knitting events
Donation giveaway: An entry to win 2 skeins of fine alpaca from Purl Alpaca Designs for every donation until the end of July 2011. I will announce the winner on the blog and 1st Podcast in August!
Knit Nation 15th-17th July 2011
Cally Fest 3rd July 2011

Nest Games Day 9th July 2011
Evelina Children's Hospital Charity supported by this year's stitchcrawl.


On and off the needles:
Off the Needles= 
Van Doesburg in Dream In Colour Smooshy, Gold Experience colourway.
On the Needles=
Two toe up Socks on One circular Needle by Kirsten Bellehumeur in Knit Picks essential kettle dyed.
Ulmus by Kirsten Kapaur in Dream In Colour Starry colourway Midnight Derby and September Yarns in Merino Silky fingering colour way Amber. 
Munch, Burp, Slurp:
Guzzle some delicious coffees from Square Mile Coffee Roasters

Review and Giveaway:
Let's Knit magazine Issue 44, July 2011

Knitting Goddess Hand Dyed Luxury Yarns.
I reviewed the 4 ply Merino tencel but what would you love to win? To enter the giveaway please leave a comment below before Sunday 26th June 2011, telling me which sock yarn you would like to win.
 - Followers of the blog get an extra entry, so add a second comment to tell me if you are a follower.
- For a third entry, leave a third comment linking to where you have promoted the giveaway elsewhere! Good luck.

For those of you who can't wait for the giveaway to be announced and have to have some Knitting Goddess Luxury yarn now, please use the code PODCAST TEN at checkout through the whole of June 2011 in order to gain 10% off all purchases on yarn (excludes yarn clubs).



Songs: 
Fly, Fly, Fly by Adrina Thorpe, available on Music Alley
Something More Than Rain by Amy Speace, available on Music Alley
Contact me at: aplayfulday@gmail.com 
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42 comments:

quincetart said...

Ooo I wanna enter! Alpaca silk and cashmere in semi-solid teal please! Purrrrrrr.

Also yay for another great episode. Thanks Ms Playful. KIP/CIP day *was* fun, wasn't it, in spite of the weather?

sillylittlelady said...

I like the 4ply sock yarn in citrus sorbet :) its purty!

Tilly said...

Hello dear I hope your keeping yourself warm and drinking plenty of fluids hot tea with honey works well! I would love the self striping in Iris, stripey socks do brighten up my day even when its raining and grey in blighty

Will share about your give away on my blog in the morning

Tilly x

(or Clare-Marie on rav ;))

Madmum said...

I'm a huge fan of the 4ply sock yarns but I would love to try the laceweight cashmere/silk/alpaca blend - it looks amazing.

Madmum said...

Oh - forgot to say that I am a follower too :)

Dolly Jones said...

No question about it. It would have to be the Macmillan Yarn. The nurses there were such a massive support to me and my family when my wonderful, wonderful father lost his short battle with cancer 2 years ago. As you can imagine we were shocked to the core, and the Macmillon nurses provided such care and support, not only for dad but for the family as well, which is ongoing should we need it. A fab cause to donate to. X

Dolly Jones said...

PS I am a blog follower too. X

Ms C @ HappyElastic said...

Ooh what a fab giveaway! I love almost all of the yarns I looked at but stopped at the 4ply colours in Printer ink because it's just so me. Right up my yarny street.

(Please excuse and delete any extra if this posts more than once, it's being silly!)

Ms C @ HappyElastic said...

And just to say I am a follower of the blog as well xx

Eskimimi said...

Well, I have to say I am a complete sucker for ANY colourway of self-striping yarn, but the Merino/tencel also looks quite different from the run-of-the-mill sock yarns, and the Stormy Skies looks devine. Still.. STRIPES!

Hey, who and I kidding? Any hand dyed yarn is a treat.

GirlAnachronismE said...

I would absolutely love the semi-solid raspberry, because i love to make lace socks, which always look best with only a bit of colour variation, and I love bright pink!

accountantgrrl said...

I like the 4 ply sock yarn colors (especially that color Printer Ink), so I would choose that.

I'm WifeMomKnitter on Ravelry.

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

I would love the 4 ply self striping in Iris. I am PprmntMochaMama on Ravelry.

pinkundine said...

Oh, I love all of them! I think I'd go for the alpaca/silk/cashmere - in any colour because they're all beautiful ;)

pinkundine said...

Also, I'm following you now too ;)

Napiligal said...

OMGosh, I love the teal and pink self striping one but any of the purples would be nice.

I also subscribed to your blog!

CathWood said...

Mmm, lovely yarns. I think I would like merino and silk in semi-solid blue. But they are all so lovely!

(Great podcast too by the way)

Cathy

Ms C @ HappyElastic said...

Please may I claim my extra chance to enter? I have blogged about the giveaway on my blog here

http://happyelastic.blogspot.com/2011/06/popping-my-head-above-parapet.html

Vanessa said...

I love them all! I would love to knit with the DK merino/silk blend in raspberry.

Vanessa said...

Also, I'm a follower of your blog.

Dolly Jones said...

Forgot to say I'm mamma on rav. XXX

Jan said...

great podcast. If I were lucky enough to win the yarn I would pick the Semi Solid 4 ply Alpaca/Silk/Cashmere, in Turquoise. I can not imagine how soft this would be and what fun to knit with this yarn.
Thanks J.K.

Trekky said...

Lovely podcast. Gorgeous sock yarns, so difficult to pick a fave. Though possibly Flower Power 4 ply merino & bamboo wins for me. Think summery thoughts!

Martianit said...

Thanks for the podcast! My choice of yarn would be 4ply sock yarn Take Five in colourway Copper Desert.

Martianit said...

And I follow the blog as well (and the twitter... and I'm a member of the Ravelry group)

Pippins said...

Oh please enter me, I'd like the alpaca/silk/cashmere if I win, any colour they are all lovely.

Pippa

Ursa said...

I follow the blog, and would love the self-striping yarn in either 'purple haze', 'magic carpet', or 'iris'.

thanks
Ursa

fridica said...

I love the podcasts so much, it makes me want to do a podcast myself!

I'd choose the 4ply sock yarn - self striping (bold) - Grape. I've never tried self-striping yarn before, I think it would be fun :)

buggyknits said...

oooh! The 4ply sock yarns are all beautiful colours. I would pick smoke because it's such a lovely soft gray. In fact I may have to make a purchase...

mon bouton said...

I like the semi-solid black one, it would knit up into great winter socks (I'm planning ahead).
Your RSS feed is in my netvibes account, does that count me as a follower? :)
and I've also done a review of your podcast aswell as a promotion of your giveaway on my blog, it's here: http://www.monbouton.fr/blog/2011/06/17/promotion/
I love your podcast!

Pen said...

I love the self striping! I'd choose Purple Haze! :)

I'm also subscribed to the blog :)

ikkinlala said...

I'd love to win the 4ply merino and silk - semi solid slate - gorgeous yarn!

electronjam said...

All those yarns look yummy, but if I had to choose, I'd probably go with the self-striping (I'm loving the grape and sky colourways atm!). Does following you on twitter count as being a follower? ;)

Yarndancer said...

I'd love the self-striping yarn in Iris - looks absolutely gorgeous!!

Yarndancer said...

Oh, and I'm a follower :D

Alittlebitsheepish said...

The semi solid is super, machine washable and I have been finding that semisolds are best for showing up lace and/or cable patterns

Alittlebitsheepish said...

And I'm a follwoer (now, which is odd, because I thought I added you to my list during blog week, silly blogger!)

Su B said...

I would love the Take 5 in the Bramble colourway.

Su B said...

And I'm a follower too!
Thanks for introducing me to Knitting Goddess, who I hadn't come across before.

fafaknits said...

I do love the self-striping yarn in iris :o)

Gracey is not my name.... said...

That was tough, but I'm going to go with the multicolors and I love Stormy Sky...I kept clicking between a bunch of them...

principeta said...

This is amazing,so hard to choose,I love 4ply merino, cashmere and nylon - peacock.Wonderful giveaway.