Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Episode 11: Constructive





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:
The winner of a skein of Abstract Cat exclusive Aplayfulday colourway in the Superwash Blue Faced Leicester 4 ply weight is:Kaystir
 
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
The Ulmus is no more.....
Deviate test knit by Lisa Mutch for the wonderful yarn club from Lioness Knits in Silky Sock.

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'.

The Story of a Shawl
Sugared Violets by Rose Beck in Uncommon Thread Lush Sock in the Cumulonimbus colourway becomes a star for the day for Franklin Habit's friend Harry.
And an interview. For more Rose Beck news, visit her blog here or join the RosyPosy Knitters Group on Ravelry.
To win a copy of the 'Be Mine' collection all you have to do is peruse her delicious patterns either on Ravelry,here or on her blog. Choose your favourite and comment here with it to let me know you'd like to win!




Podcasters Delite

Thought provoking and beautifully expressed thoughts on the UK disturbances from The Electric Sheep podcast.

I love My City
Poetry from Warsan Shire

For information regarding ways to help visit:
These websites also include legal information, insurance claim help and offers of photographers who want to help replace lost photo albums etc. There are many ways people are trying to connect in order to help. 

Thoughtful words from Russell Brand
http://www.russellbrand.tv/2011/08/big-brother-isnt-watching-you/

Donations and information on registered charities, helping relief efforts can be found at:
http://www.charitiesadvisorytrust.co.uk/knitForPeace

Why not join in the effort and have some fun?
A comedy night is taking place in Camden aimed at raising money towards relief and community efforts and there's a fundraiser in Ealing with the same intent. Have fun!
Erssie Knitting charts, supporting Operation Cup of Tea


If you know of any rgistered charity events in your area, why not leave a comment here to spread the news.






Songs:
Fly, Fly, Fly by Adrina Thorpe, available on Music Alley
So Much Better by Aubrey Wood, available on Music Alley
Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap
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30 comments:

Vanessa said...

I love the Cocoon Me pattern. Thanks again for the great blog and pod cast and enjoy your vacation to the US!

Cecile said...

Great episode. I really enjoyed the interview with Rose Beck, what an inspiring Lady! I love all her patterns, but I think my favorite is Sugared Violets.

arlene-marie said...

All of Rose Beck's patterns are wonderful - I especially love Sugar is Sweet!

Jordana said...

I really love the Crocus Shawlette-so simple and pretty!

Kate said...

I have to say Sugared Violets is my favourite too, although I am hardpressed to choose just one......

FW said...

My favourite is And So Are You. Simple and pretty, without being over the top girly.

Karen said...

I love Rose Beck's designs, but my favourite is Sugared Violets. Thanks for a great podcast!

rumplestiltskin82 said...

I really love the And So Are You shawl. The pleated ruffle looks so elegant.

CindiP said...

Cocoon me!

Kate said...

Sugared Violets is a very pretty shawl, but it's hard to pick a favorite!

Sandra said...

I like Galaxy hat as I am in hat knitting mode at the moment and this would make nice addition to the collection. Thank you for nice podcast

k2ntrish said...

I like all Rose's designs, but especially the Flourish shawl. Great for casual or dressy wear.

Michelle said...

Oh wow all her patterns are so lovely. I think my favorite is the Looking Glass Socks.

Another great episode! : )

elliecat said...

I think I like the Falling Water shawl the most.

Jan said...

Thanks for the interview with Rose Beck and your wonderful podcast. Hard to zero in on my favorite Shawl in the Be Mine Collection love them all. Guess I will say the Sugared Violets.

lorraine said...

i just love rose becks designs..my fave right now would have to be looking glass hats..because im a bit of hat nut! thanks! raineoc@yahoo.com

Damaris said...

gosh, all of her designs are so beautiful...i think my favorite is And So Are You. so light and airy!

Ellen said...

I loved your interview with Rose Beck. Her patterns are all lovely. I think Sugar is Sweet is my favorite from that collection. Thanks for the chance to win!

Isabelle said...

So hard to choose just one design - I adore Sugared Violets but since it got picked by so many already, I'm going to go with the Seasons Shawlette. Interesting texture, and the edging is so special and stunning.

I'm posting a longer response to your podcast in your ravelry thread. :)

Elizabeth MacR said...

I really enjoy your podcast, have fun on your trip! I love the simply pretty shawl and crocus shawlette, great interview!

green tea said...

Ms Beck is a talented designer and I enjoyed your interview with her. Thank you!

My favorite is: And So Are You

sparklyshoesarefaster said...

Just adore sugared violets, gone straight in my queue!!

Avila said...

Beautiful shawls and hats! My favorite are the CopyKat Shawls, I love the look of the textured body with the pleating on the edges.

Fibercrafter said...

All of Rose's shawls are lovely. I would put "And So Are You" at the top of my wishlist.

cmflame said...

So many beautiful patterns! The Falling Water shawl caught my eye because of that long dripping lace edge.

MimiD said...

I'm so glad Rosebeck agreed to be interviewed. You did an excellent job! I heard of her work through Prairie Piper's Knitting Pipeline podcast, then very much admired your Sugared Violets in Franklin Habit's video - so glad you reknitted it! (yes I went to your Rav projects to find the pattern name!!) I would love a Rosebeck pattern... I'm afraid maybe Roses are Red is better for me than the Sugared Violets (but I'd knit those and all the others in the Be Mine Collection). Have a good trip!

knittynurse said...

Oh my! How can you choose just one Rose Beck pattern? I love Sugared Violets but think the CopyKat and the Seasons are a very close second. I am afraid to knit any of them in case I just can't stop....

woolyeyes said...

Loved the interview! I think, since I have to choose, that Sugared Violets is my favorite. I love that shape.

Irisha said...

Enjoyed your podcast and interviews!
As for Roses designs... Hm... I am torn - Sugared Violet and CopyKat Shawls.

iluvsushi said...

I love your podcast! Just spent many enjoyable hours listening from episode zero up to the current one. Thank you for introducing us to Rose's designs. They're all beautiful! It's so hard to choose, but if I had to pick just one it would be Sugared Violets.