Sunday, 7 August 2011

Episode 10: Things that make you go Mmmmmm





Aplayfulday is kindly sponsored by Superknits, the home of super yarns for super knits. Please show your support for our playful friend by clicking on the link above- go on, spoil yourself!!!

Show notes:

Notes:
Win a skein of Abstract Cat exclusive Aplayfulday colourway in the Superwash Blue Faced Leicester 4 ply weight. To enter simple visit her online store and pop back here to leave a comment telling me what colourways you love best from this talented dyer. Competition ends 21st August 2011 and will be announced on the next podcast. Good Luck!

Knitting events
Ysolda Teague and Westknits classes announced at Loop, London. 
Donation giveaway:
Sock knitter's kit= 4 skeins of Drops Fabel, 2 sets of stitch markers. 1 sheepy set from The Lollipop Stop and 1 set with clip stitch marker from a Little Bit Sheepish.

Off the Needles
Monster Chunks by Rebecca Danger
The Dreaded Birthday knit, Earl Grey Socks by the Yarn Harlot in Sanguine Gryphon Bugga in the Tulip Tree Beauty colourway.
Super secret test knit for the wonderful up and coming yarn club from Lioness Knits. More details next week!

On the Needles
Test Knit for Rose Beck in Sundara Yarn Sock Yarn, in the colourway Brown Sugar over buttermilk and Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga in colourway KatyDid.
Little Colonnade by Stephen West in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock colourway Baltic.
Kai Mei by Cookie A in Superknits Mary, Queen of Socks, colourway 'With my tv and CD collection of Bob Marley'.

Munch, Burp, Schlurp
Recipe for Spelt Soda Bread:
1. Seive 2 cups of Spelt Flour into a large bowl along with 2 heaped tsps o Baking powder and 1 tsp salt. 
2. Add 3 generous tblsps of Margarine and rub into butter.
3. Add 250ml of Milk and stir into a dough (I used my fingers).
4. Turn out onto a loured surface and work into desired shape (I chose 2 mini round bun loaves with a scored X on top).
5. Pop in the oven for 30-40 mins on Gas Mark 6/ 220.


Podcasters Delite
Massive love for UK podcasters: Knit Spin Cake and Caithness Craft Collective. Keeping me smiley this week.
Also, congratulation to Jasmin from the Knitmore Girls. We can't wait to see if your baby has pink hair too and what a wonderful Glam-Ma Gigi will be!



Songs: 
Fly, Fly, Fly by Adrina Thorpe, available on Music Alley
Food by Deidre Flint, available on Music Alley
Contact me at: aplayfulday@gmail.com 
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34 comments:

Liz said...

You mean I have to choose which Abstract Cat colorways I like best? They're all so pretty! I especially like Brickworks 2 and Silver Teardrop.

Rhian Drinkwater said...

Ooh yummy giveaway! I think Sprightly is my favourite colourway, though Pinewoods is a close second!

JoannaCos said...

So many beautiful colorways! I was leaning toward Silver Teardrop ... and then I saw Conkered. Oh my! It's like all of autumn's beautiful colors in one gorgeous skein!

fridica said...

Make It Snappy & Iced Blue Raspberry are awesome! I'd make some Monkeys with them : )

penelope10 said...

Fabulous yarns over there! "Fresh Lemons" and "Apple Core" are my favourites!
I enjoy your podcast!!

Elizabeth Swan said...

Thanks for the lovely podcast again. I ABSOLUTELY love the iced blue raspberry colorway and I was going to purchase it but alas, she can't ship to the US. She has really beautiful yarns though :)

Tilly said...

I looked I shortened it down to all of them, I looked again shortened it down to ...all of them... but then "bring me sunshine" shouted OOIIII pick me! so I did, as everyone needs some sunshine in there lives! I'm sorry you have been unwell I know how you feel I have FMS, IBS, Celoiacs...woe is me! take care of yourself :hugs:
Clare (yorkshireteacosy)

Robin said...

Just found your podcast, very fun! The yarn giveaway is fun too, I guess I'd choose the True Blue colorway, so pretty. :)

Liz said...

Oh my! There are too many to choose from. It was nearly Apple Core or Cosmo, but I've gone for Conkered - I must be getting ready for autumn. They are really lovely and at quite reasonable prices for hand dyed stuff. I will be back!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Mmmmmm indeed, I think green day, but so much lovliness! Kai mei is a great pattern, the lace bit is easy once you get the hang of it (just follow the instructions) and then you get to feel all smug and "go me" at the awesomness you have made

pinkundine said...

Too many beautiful colourways! I think I have to pick Darkest Night but I also adore Plumage and Loch Indaal ;)

Madmum said...

So many lovely colours. I've ordered from Abstract Cat before and gone for the stronger shades, but I love the muted Apple Core shade - ideal for some autumn socks :)

Millertime Productions said...

Great colorways from Abstract Cat! I am particularly found of Storm Force. Thanks for the opportunity!
As for healthy food/diet recommendations, I recommend:
http://www.101cookbooks.com
and if you want to go a little more all out:
http://crazysexylife.com
http://www.thekindlife.com
Thanks for another great podcast!

Ness said...

Yay for long trips and good friends! Abstract Cat has gorgeous colorways. I love Adagio and Darkest Night, but they are all so beautiful!

CathWood said...

Oh my goodness, if I hadn't just spent a fortune on wallpaper and paint for the kitchen ...

I loved most of the colours but especially loved silver moonlight, birdhouse, electric, purple rose, and hopscotch. I'll definatly be visiting again.

Thanks for a great podcast. Loved it.

Cecile said...

Great episode...
My favorite color from Abstract Cat? It's very hard to pick just one, but I'll go for Crazy Paving :)

elliecat said...

I went to the Abstract Cat shop to choose my favourite and changed my mind on every page! I finally settled on Rotterdam :)

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

Oh my gosh! Too many! I have seen this yarn mentioned many times, but since I'm in the States have never seen it in person...Firstly would be Green Dream, because really all green in dreamy! Then Fresh Lemons! Just look at that color! Hopscotch and Rotterdam are so, so pretty! and I'm gonna stop with those four...

Ursa said...

I really love the Adiago and Glowworm II colourways. So many more too....

I giggled over the "food" song - so cute and what great lyrics!

Michelle said...

I like Pebblebeach, but they ALL are SO pretty!!

suddenexpression said...

As hard as it was to only pick out one color, I am in LOVE with Ice Blue Rasberry. Just gorgeous!

Sachertort said...

Ocean floor or Crazy Paving for me. You are right, she does gorgeous colors. Also, thanks for directing me to the Caithness Craft collective, her accent is like good music and I like thinking of her up there crafting and podcasting. It expands my world.

leaveittolis said...

Love the colourway created for A Playday. My favourite colour from Abstract Cat would be Anodized :)

Svenja said...

So many beautiful colours! My favourite is Hippy Chick, it's so colourful it makes me smile. :)

Thanks for the giveaway! Love the podcast!

Isabelle said...

Thank you for another great podcast! :)
Hard to choose between all the lovely shades at Abstract Cat :) I really like Storm Force.

Oh and I just finished a jumper out of Madelinetosh Baltic - totally agree about the colour. :) Little Colonnade is going to look stunning in it!

Reason said...

I love the new Playful Day colourway, and of all the ones in the shop, I am leaning toward Allegro, I mean Birdhouse, I mean Pebblebeach, oh noes, um, definitely Peach Sundae.

Vivianne said...

My favorite colorway from the Abstract Cat was the Red Wine and Chocolate: I bought it a while back :-)

kaystir said...

Wow I really like "Green Day", but I LOVE "Cuttings".

MissTan said...

I LOVE YOUR ACCENT! I don't think I can ever say that enough - I wish the rest of the podcasters out there (including myself, though the DH would perfer me having an Austrailian accent) to have accents.

Chipmunk (the one that can't cross big boarders) (http://www.folksy.com/items/1863989-Chipmunk-sport-weight-merino-yarn?shop=yes) I enjoy greatly the shades or tones of this skein that for me makes me think of comfort and home. Not sure why though. Think I'd make one of the dozen shawls out of it, that I made a list of Shawls I would like to do on my blog.

Bounce (http://www.folksy.com/items/1483741-Bounce-Sportweight-merino-yarn?shop=yes) I know exactly which shawl I would do with this, Green Dragon! Absolutely! A shawl I would NOT gift away for sure as my obsession and love of dragons would prevent me. *L*

Pink Lilly (http://www.folksy.com/items/1473729-Pink-Lily-Sportweight-merino-yarn?shop=yes) There's a cute little sexy top pattern on Ravelry that I've been dying to make (and would wear if I could hoola-loop through a Cheerio) most likely for my younger sister, or a newly married friend that I want to knit something specail for.

Cuttings (http://www.folksy.com/items/1722701-Cuttings-Superwash-Bluefaced-Leicester-sock-yarn?shop=yes) Socks or a shawl I'd make out of this or the Dragan Socks pattern that I have but not the right sock yarn.

Pinewoods (http://www.folksy.com/items/1640173-Pinewoods-Superwash-merino-nylon-sock-yarn?shop=yes) Yeah another green one, can ya tell I love green! *lol* This goregous shades I would make a HUGE Citron shawl for I'm a big gal.

Darkest Night (http://www.folksy.com/items/1844249-Darkest-Night-Superwash-merino-nylon-sock-yarn?shop=yes) Dracula's Bride Shawl!

Windblown Petals (http://www.folksy.com/items/1722733-Windblown-Petals-Silky-baby-alpaca-laceweight-yarn?shop=yes) The striking colors and the GORGEOUS shades of blues and greens mixed in are pure droolific!

Keep up the great blogging & v-casting, girlie!

CronicKnitter

nathknits said...

If I had to pick just one, it would be Cuttings - so very early-springy!

donna said...

I'm not going to pick and you can't make me! Oh, alright then, I love Morning Walk and Rustic Rose and Green Day and Inferno and.........

sand said...

helloooo,

well, seeing as i danced like a loon to gogol bordello at womad when they sang 'start wearing purple' and i've never worn purple let alone knitted it, i think i need to branch out a little. so, purple rose looks just the ticket.

love the caro song.

sand

bedwenarian said...

Really enjoy the podcast, keep up the good work and have a great holiday (I just returned from a roadtrip round California and want to be there again now). Love the Abstractcats yarns, and I'm always tempted by blues/greens so I would go for Aqua Choc a delicious mix of those with brown.

sparklyshoesarefaster said...

fab podcast, deffo going to give that soda bread a try!
Wow the colourways are all fab - loved all the orange ones (unsurprisingly!) think fresh lemons is the one that jumped out at me, but then i also loved Inferno and Blazing....no maybe Blazing was my favorite...oh poop!!!!