Spinning, Sushi and a Giveaway (Episode 16)

Welcome to my craft room once again. Today, some spinning, sushi and a sweet, sweet giveaway winner announced.

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Peace, love and fuzzy stuff,
Vero

Show Notes

KnitPicks Hawthorne Sport
http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/knit-picks-hawthorne-sport-multi

Gemini by Jane Richmond
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gemini-3

Holland Handmade
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hollandhandmadeco
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08Z6appRg1ojf009qRVmQw

Lina Knits
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb54mo7ImX6P_6xXBeWxaqg

Music by Jeff Kaale on Soundcloud.com

Face Full of Gingerbread! (Ep 15)

I’m back with loads of awesome projects to bust your stash, make you laugh and inspire.

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Peace, love and gingerbread,
Vero

Show Notes

Stashbusting Helix Hats by Jessica Rose
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stashbusting-helix-hats

Fish Lips Kiss Heel sock heel technique
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fish-lips-kiss-heel

KnitPicks Felici self-striping yarn
http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/knit-picks-felici

Yarns by Old Maiden Aunt
http://oldmaidenaunt.com

Music by Jeff Kaale http://soundcloud.com/jeff-kaale http://instagram.com/jeffkaale

Beaches, Brioche, Beer – and a giveaway! (Episode 14)

December flew by; I’ve acquired a whole box of new yarn stash, started some fabulous new projects (including my Exploration Station!) and went for a wander on a beach and to an amazing beer shop, just before jumping into Christmas celebrations.

I’m also announcing a new Craft-along for 2016 – the Battle Against Boring – which includes a fun first prize for those who share their goals for the craft-along!

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Peace, love and happy Christmas,
Vero

Full show notes coming after I’ve had a few more Christmas drinks!

Stephen West on colour, creativity and crazy knitting bikes! (Episode 13)

Knitwear designer and colour lover Stephen West came by Cambridge on his tour of European cities. We had a chat about knitting inspiration, finding beauty in the ugly and mad inventions.

Discover Stephen’s designs on Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/designers/stephen-west

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Peace, love and brioche,
Vero

Show notes

Stephen West:
http://www.ravelry.com/designers/stephen-west

The Sheep Shop, Cambridge:
http://sheepshopcambridge.co.uk

Along The Lanes episode 3, where I shared the Exploration Station colour options.

Along The Lanes episode 4, where I show the winner of the Exploration Station colour options.

Nancy Marchant:
http://www.briochestitch.com

Sparkleduck yarns:
http://www.sparkleduck.com/shop/

Music by preppeller :)

Fancy Some Chilli? Ep 12 of Along The Lanes

Vero’s Warming winter chilli recipes for meat-eaters and veggies

This is a very loose recipe, so use your creativity and use the veggies and meats or meat-alternatives you enjoy the most.

Today’s chillies both contained:

  • Onions and garlic with olive oil to get started
  • A mix of courgette (zucchini to the American-speaking viewers), mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, roasted butternut squash… but you could add green beans or any fresh veg you have at hand
  • Beans; Butter beans, canellini beans, red kidney beans and one tin of Heinz baked beans
  • Tomato paste and a tin of chopped tomatoes (unless you have tons of fresh ones at hand, of course!)
  • A good glug of red wine (and another for the cook!)
  • A splash of Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar and a squeeze of ketchup

In the veggie one, I used 100g of soya mince. In the meaty one, I went all out with a mix of pork sausage meat, turkey mince and ground beef mince. Choose a combination that makes you happy – we’ve been known to throw in leftover pulled pork or ribs meat!

Start by frying off the onions and garlic, then add the meat and cook it until it catches just a bit and starts browning nicely. Add a glug of wine and let it mostly evaporate. Add in the veggies from the hardest to the softest, and let them cook down a bit.

Once the veggies are partially cooked, add the beans, tomato paste, tinned tomatoes, spices – and the soya mince if usnig the dry version – and mix it all together.

Give it plenty of time; An hour or two will allow the flavours to merge together. Leave to cool, if you can help it, or grab a nice big bowl to enjoy!

We love to serve it with steamed rice or tortilla chips. Even small amounts of leftovers are great in a burrito wrap with rice, guacamole and cheese. So tasty! :D

It’s All Getting Messy! (Episode 11 of Along The Lanes)

This week, I’m getting my hands dirty with some mixed media painting. Also, you get to dive into my yarn and fibre stash head first!

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Peace, love and messy creativity,
Vero

Show notes

Karusellen colourwork hat by Erica Knits:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/karusellen

Voolenvine’s Favorite Socks:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/favorite-socks-2

Festiwool:
http://www.festiwool.com

The Sheep Shop, Cambridge:
http://sheepshopcambridge.co.uk

Yarns mentioned (listed on Ravelry.com):
Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted
Cascade 220 Heathers Worsted
Colinette Jitterbug

Music by Floppy Circus on Soundcloud.com

Back from Canada and it snowed! (Episode 10)

I’m back from Canada and I have so much to tell you! This episode is filled with new projects, poutine (yummy!), bonfires and travel tales.

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Peace, love and poutine,
Vero

Show notes

Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival, NY:
http://sheepandwool.com

Francine J. Séguin – Mixed media artist:
http://fjseguin.com

Vitsippa by Joji Locatelli:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vitsippa

Karusellen by Erica Knits:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/karusellen

Ishbel shawl by Ysolda Teague:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ishbel

Casey Neistat, YouTuber extraordinaire:
https://www.youtube.com/user/caseyneistat

Aladdin Magic Carpet Prank by Casey Neistat & Jesse Wellens:

Music by Andrew Applepie: https://soundcloud.com/andrewapplepie

Ep. 9 – It’s Raining Hexipuffs!

In this episode, it’s raining hexipuffs, we sneak off to the greenhouse and I announce the winner of the first AtL giveaway.

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Peace, love and hexipuffs,
Vero

Show notes

The Beekeeper’s Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-beekeepers-quilt

Leaving Cowl by Maria Olsson
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leaving-cowl

Skein Queen Desire
100% wool, DK weight
http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/skein-queen-desire

Music by preppeller :)

Ep. 8 – Insane 2.8m lace shawl!

In this episode, we drink prosecco (a lot), measure Jemma’s crazy intarsia shawl (ridiculously long), and reminisce on adding silly-named yarn (kilos of it) to our stash in one day.

Watch until the end of the episode to find out how you can take part in my first yarn giveaway!

Thanks to Jemma for joining me for this episode. Give the video a thumbs up to show her your love, and subscribe for many more fun guests in the future :D

Peace, love and silly hats,
Vero

Show notes

You can find Jemma on Ravelry and Instagram:
http://www.ravelry.com/people/JemArrowsmith
https://instagram.com/jemarrowsmith

City & Guilds Hand Knit Textile:
http://www.distanceknitting.com/courses-classes/

Hogwarts Express shawl:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hogwarts-express

Eden Cottage yarns:
http://www.edencottageyarns.co.uk

The Moon and The Sky shawl by Jemma Arrowsmith:
https://jemarrowsmith.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/new-pattern-the-moon-and-the-sky-shawl/

Trillian by Martina Behm:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/trillian-2

Wurm hat by Katharina Nopp:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wurm

My “Bunting fit for a queen” pattern:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bunting-fit-for-a-queen

Music:
So Dedicated by chaad.: https://soundcloud.com/derek-chad

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