Sunday 8 January 2012

Episode 20: Bringing Trexy back

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!!!

Aplayfulday is also kindly sponsored by NorthboundKnitting. Please show your support for our playful friend by clicking on the link above. Also, don't forget you can enjoy 15% of all purchases by entering 'APLAYFULDAY' at check out- just in time for the holidays! Offer ends 10th January 2012.

Show notes:

I will be attending Unravel at the end of February 2012. Stay tuned for details of a meetup.

A huge thank you to all of the many people who entered the contest. Here's the winners!

A copy of the Be Mine Collection by Rose Beck = Secretsquire
A copy of The Uncommon Clouds collection from Lisa Mutch, along with a skein of fingering weight BFL/ Silk in the colourway 'nocturne' = Shanalines
A skein of British Merino and Silk 4 ply Sock yarn in the colourway Ruby Ruby from travelknitter
= tangledknits
A handmade Riverstone Bracelet from imake = cperrine
A handmade yarn and notions pouch from The Lollipop Stop = mikki522
A3 print from Tillyflop designs = Distel
3 patterns from Robin Ulrich (the Bosc scarf, Katriel Shawl and Fontane) = tilly4u
A cute handmade tea wallet from Mooncalf Makes = Schjerning
Stitchmarkers from  Stephcuddles =  Amberghini
The Uncommon Thread skein of Super Sock in the colourway 'Into Dust' = Chels580

As always, please get in touch to claim your prize via aplayfulday AT gmail DOT com or pm me on Ravelry- I'm Greentrianglegirl.

Mooncalf Makes, purveyor of handmade tea accessories is offering 10% for all playful friends. Simply enter the code 'playful' at checkout to claim your discount. Offer ends 14th February 2012.

Our lovely show sponsor is offering a giveaway prize of yumminess: a skein of Bessie, a 4ply/sock weight yarn which is 75% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester and 25% Nylon, in the colourway 'Gothica'. To win this prize, simply visit the Superknits website and tell me in the comments of this blog post, your favourite Superknits colourway. Entries must be in before 21st January 2012 to be in with a chance of winning. Please leave your ravelry name if possible. Good luck!

I review Juju's Loops by Juju Vail and Susan Cropper of Loop, London. 

Off the needles
Stockholm Scarf by Knitted Bliss in Merino Cashmere DK, Artist's Palette Yarns
Man (or anyone) Cowl by Michael Wynnein in Sokkusu Original in colourway Deep Undercover
A modified Weavers and Buttons Cowl in Abstract Fiber's Soprano in the colourway Spinach
Molly by Erin Ruth in Candy Skein Yummy Worsted in the colouway Blackberry. To see the full yarn review, click here.

On the Needles
After thought heel socks by Laura Linneman in a mystery self striping of awesome- stay tuned!
Kai Mei by Cookie A in Superknits Mary, Queen of Socks, colourway 'With my tv and CD collection of Bob Marley'

Munch Burp Schlurp
I'm visited by the girls from The Vintage Cookbook Trials, who test out some apple fritters on me, their almost willing guinea pig. Stay tuned for further news of them in an upcoming blog feature!

(The Vogue Cocktails trial)

(Trex for those who need to know)

Fly, Fly, Fly by Adrina Thorpe, available on Music Alley
Or not by Amy Daly, available on Music Alley 
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Anonymous said...

Hooray for the winners!

Krystal said...

So many great colourways! In Bessie my favourite is Audrey 2 (though She's Electric and Fireflies are also great). Overall, my favourite is Chasing Pavements.

Chelsea W said...

I like the blue of Petal.

Anonymous said...

In Bessie, I really like Fireflies. It would make a beautiful shawl!

affiknity on Ravelry

Gina said...

Blu-min-eck - it would be great for the tilted tardis pattern. (GinaBina)

Erin Moss said...

Favorite Superknits colorway? Starry Eyed. Hands down. I think my heart actually skipped a beat when I enlarged the photo. (ravelry: FlowerchildMama)

neilsnana said...

I love the Mary Queen of Scots Artists colourway. (I am neilsnana on Google but my Ravelry name is fuzzienana.)

Rachel said...

ah a lovely podcast for my journey to work, you seem to know just how long it takes me to travel to work, the yarn is yummy, i like And so it is, just like you said it would be, because it is yummy and that is a beautiful song i heart Damien Rice x

k2ntrish said...

The yarn looks beautiful. Roscoe is my fave color. It would be nice for a shawl, sweater, or mitts.
hotknitter on Rave

Charlotte said...

I love the 'She's Electric' colorway. It such a pretty color, but then again, all of them are!

KnitWrite30 on Ravelry.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

My favorite colorway is I Am Not A Robot, though I think I burnt out a few gears to arrive at that conclusion. Danger Will Robinson! Thanks to you and your sponsor for a wonderful giveaway.

Robin said...

Congrats to the winners! And you guys discussing all that lovely food made me hungry, so off to rummage in the frig...

Anonymous said...

I love the colors of 'the writer,' but 'I am not a robot' has such a better title! I would love to win a skein of that luscious yarn, thanks so much for offering the contest...and the delightful podcast, which I always enjoy listening to at the end of a looooong week. (gnomesbeatfaeries on ravelry)

Creatively Lisa said...

I just visited the shop and I love that Fireflies colorway. So bright and vibrant! Thanks for doing this contest. Crossing fingers!!!

jamlknitter on Rav

Louiseluvsyarn said...

ha ha for me it HAS to be 'Wired for Sound' because not only do I adore the colour but sadly I have a brain worm .......... "I like tall people, I like short people......" And can even remember Cliff on rollerskates in the video - PLEEEEASE MAKE IT GO AWAY!!!

Louiseluvsyarn on Ravelry

ikkinlala said...

It's tough to choose, but I think my favourite (today) is Chasing Pavements.

I'm NicoleS on Ravelry.

Sheila said...

I love She's Electric.

SheilaOKeefe on Ravelry

Ellen said...

It's impossible to choose! They have such lovely purples, and I'm a purple lover, but I'm trying to add other colors into my yarn selections. So, I think I'll choose The Writer. I'll change my mind in a minute, so I'll sign off now! Thanks for the chance to win!

shpizl on Ravelry

jcoz1701 said...

I like "I am not a robot" it's lovely!

SEBCJen on Ravelry

Retha said...

I think my fave colorway is Chasing Pavement. I'm really into grey right now. RethaKnitsAlot on rav.

tangledknits said...

I love Starry Eyed! So pretty!

TangledKnits on Rav!

Thanks for choosing my name for the prize giveaway! I was very excited to read I had won!

Anonymous said...

Definitely the "Audrey 2" colorway.
LunarHime on Ravelry.