Monday 24 October 2011

Episode 15: Fairy Godmothers can be men

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:

Save the date! 4th December 2011 12- 5 pm for the Playful Meet up 2011 at Interknit Cafe. Enjoy 10% purchases on the day and yarn tasting.
Pondering Sock yarn scraps with the help of The Encyclopedia of Knitting and Crochet for Blocks, Blankets and Throws by Luise Roberts. 
Donation giveaway:
A set of Stitchcuddles stitchmarkers from Stephcuddles and a skein of Malabrigo sock yarn in the colourway terracotta 802 for any donation or contribution towards the podcast.
Sweater/ Cardigan. Jumper KAL to start on the 1st November in the Aplayfulday group. I'm still indecisive but hoping I can make a choice between Folded or something else.....!

Off the needles
Fallberry Mitts by Anne Hansen in the colourway Smoky Quartz in Road to China Light

On the Needles
A joyful reunion has meant Kai Mei by Cookie A in Superknits Mary, Queen of Socks, colourway 'With my tv and CD collection of Bob Marley' is now back in rotation but I've not yet worked out where I was in the pattern!
Purl Ridge Scarf by WestKnits in Madelinetosh DK, colourway Graphite.
Juno Regina Stole from Miriam L. Felton in HandMaiden Seasilk in the colourway Salt Spray.

Munch Burp Schlurp
Visiting podcaster and food lover, Subway Knits shares her favourite Greek inspired Macaroni and Cheese recipe. Saganaki is another favourite and you can buy Greek Products from this website.

Fly, Fly, Fly by Adrina Thorpe, available on Music Alley
I'm Alive by Gilli Moon, available on Music Alley
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Prue said...

I don't think you should start to learn to crochet using stretchy sock yarn. You say that your beginning knitting was tight. So you will probably pull too much when learning to crochet. Your loops will get impossibly small and unmanageable.
I suggest a nice thick, not too soft yarn to practice with. It won't be wasted. You can frog it!

Kitty Couture said...

Lovely episode - I listened to it on my commute back home tonight and despite my exhaustion you got me actually giggling with the Lost and Found story.
I'm so glad you treated yourself to a day off - sounds like just what the doctor would have ordered :)

Kristin said...

Hello! I have been listening awhile now and just wanted to write and tell you how uplifting I always find your podcasts. You mentioned going through a difficult patch, and I've recently been there too. But it was wonderful to hear such positive words and such wonderful joy as you spoke about your returned projects, ukelele and taking a day to yourself. Yay! I am taking an evening for myself as I listen, so I can quite relate. :)

Also, just wanted to let you know, there is an absolutely FABULOUS food blogger based in the US Northwest - Seattle, specifically. Knowing of your interest and love for the region and this topic, I wanted to make sure you knew about Jess Thompson and her blog, Hogwash. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Playful, for this evening at least,
An upstate NY listener/reader

Robin said...

I agree, sponge is a great word. My current favorite is plump.

And WOOOOT - you found your lost knitting bag, yay!!!!