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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Episode 05 and all the yarn

Episode 05 is finally up! Lots of new projects, a crazy story about a lost & found shawl, enabling excused by an upcoming birthday and an almost forgotten finished object!

To chat some more and join the Baby Knit Along I am currently co hosting you can join my Ravelry group ;)



On to show notes:

WORKS IN PROGRESS
Campside shawl. free pattern by Alicia Plummer
in Artesano 100% Alpaca DK in Chile Red

April come she will by Annalisa Dione
in Drops Fabel Uni Colour in Jeans

- Seed Stitch spring hat
in Spud & Chole fine socks in dark blue

Garter Yoke baby cardigan. free pattern by Jennifer Hoel
in Drops Baby Merino in white and light beige

FINISHED OBJECT
Nurmilintu shawl by Heidi Alander
in Cascade Heritage in Burgundy


xx
Lea
Friday, May 8, 2015

Episode 04 and a baby knit along!

Episode 04 is up! New things happening this week: there is now a Ravelry group for the podcast! Join, chat and show us that pretty yarn you've been hoarding!

Also, a baby knit along! The #LeLoBabyKal organized by Lottie from the And Just another podcast podcast and myself is starting next Monday, May 11th and it's all about knitting stuff for babies. You should definitely join, knit some cute stuff and maybe win a prize! Chatter thread is on my Ravelry group and the FO thread will be on Lottie's group! And if you are looking for free and adorable baby patterns check out the round up I just posted :)



And now for the show notes:

WORKS IN PROGRESS
Battersea top. Free pattern by Valerie Miller
Using the Cotton Yarn by We Are Knitters

- A wee bit of fair isle socks - by me
using Drops Fabel Uni colors in white and mustard

Nirmiluntu shawl by Heidi Alander. free on Ravelry!
Using Cascade Heritage in Burgundy

FINISHED OBJECTS
Newborn Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker. Free on Ravelry
Using Watercolours & Lace in the Summer Skies color

Hodge booties by Stella Lange. Free also
Using Watercolours & Lace in the Summer Skies color

OTHERS
Drops sale throughout the end of May. yarn is 35% off! Cool and affordable yarn, check it out :)


PODCASTS MENTIONED
Maria - Stitched in Sweden
Molly - A Homespun House
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

FREE BABY PATTERNS: A ROUND UP OF MY FAVORITES

Knitting for babies is awesome. Everything is adorably cute and takes so little time to make that you could basically create a full baby clothing collection in the time it would take you to knit an adult cabled jumper. Or maybe I'm just bad with cables. Anyway, I love knitting for tiny humans. And bonus point: there are a lot of free patterns out there! Here are a few of my favorites lately!

Fiddlehead Pullover © Courtney Kelley

HATS
Garter Ear Flap Hat by The Purl Bee
Woodland Fox baby hat by Kristen Cooper
Aviatrix Hat by Justine Turner
Hats for newborns by The Purl Bee
Baby Bonnet by The Purl Bee

SWEATERS & CARDIGANS
Garter Yoke Baby Cardigan by Jennifer Hoel
Fiddlehead Pullover by Courtney Kelley
Newborn Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker (paid for versions also exist for kids and adults)
Baby Sophisticate by Linden Down (available in a lot of different language!)
In Threes Cardigan by Kelly Herdrich

 + Clara dress by Karin Vestergaard Mathiesen

FEET & HANDS
Hodge booties by Stella Lange with a regular version + a more girly one
Infant Mittens by The Purl Bee
Cozy Little Toes by Judy Kaethler
May Jane Booties by Lucie Sinkler

BONUS because it's just too cute
Spring Bunnies by Stephanie Jessica Lau/ All about Ami (crochet pattern!)

Spring Bunnies © Stephanie Jessica Lau
Thursday, April 30, 2015

EPISODE 03: starring my cat

Episode 03 is up! Featuring new projects, ramblings about the art of frogging, a lot of blue, my cat trying to steal the couch and some sewing news. Enjoy :) 



Show Notes:

FINISHED OBJECTS
Baby hats in Cascade 220 white, Quince & Co Lark in Belize and Malabrigo Rios in Indiecita

WORKS IN PROGRESS
Battersea Top by Valerie Miller (free)
using Cotton Yarn in Aquamarine by We Are Knitters

- A wee bit of fair isle socks
using Drops Fabel Uni Colours in Mustard and White

- Newborn Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker (free)
using Watercolours & Lace in Summer Skies

PEOPLE / PODCASTS MENTIONED
Clare - A Night Bird podcast
Kristin - Yarngasm podcast
Anna - Gregoria Fibers

PS: Comments are always appreciated <3 Thanks again to everyone taking a bit of their time to listen to me :) Feel free to ask any questions, I'll answer either in the comments section or on the next episode!
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

LIFE RIGHT NOW // APRIL 2015


loving the afternoons spent in the park knitting / eating / drinking.
thinking that I haven't read a single book in April. need to change that in May, starting with Fangirl! 
eating all the fruits. Can't wait for peaches!
wondering what to do with the billion magazines I have (and love). too much stuff!!
listening to George Ezra's first album. Budapest and Listen to the man are my fave <3
enjoying the podcast. Episode 3 coming later this week, I'm waiting on a new webcam!
making use of my stash and feeling kind of proud about it ^^
struggling with cutting those gorgeous fabrics I've been buying.
feeling like cross stitching. 
dreaming of pretty embroideries like the ones Olivia has been creating <3
finding out that it's ok to speak your mind sometimes.   
celebrating the beginning of May. Lily of the valley season + my birthday obviously makes it the best month of the year!
watching Game of Thrones! #TeamDarkSansa