Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2017 – Double Video Feature [Ep. 34 & 35]

I never took the time to post last year’s two videos from Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2017 in March last year. It was a fantastic event, where I met so many new people, and got to hang out with loads of old friends.

The first video is a summary of the event, and the second, an interview with the brilliant Karie Westermann, who taught the two-handed colourwork class I attended.

After two years in attendance, I’ve decided not to go to EYF this year.

I have plans to attend a character design and art event later this year instead. I’ll most likely post a vlog of the event too. And who knows, I might start posting videos semi-regularly again!

In the meantime, I decided to revive the blog as my personal space to post some of the new projects I’ve been working on; a mix of drawing, watercolour, airbrushing, and so much other stuff… More on that later πŸ™‚

Got The One I Wanted! [Ep. 33]

YESSSS!!! Booked the class I wanted for Edinburgh Yarn Festival!

So good to be back in the craft room, with lots of great spinning, knitting and giveaway stuff going on πŸ™‚

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TheBeatKnitter on Soundcloud

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Mail Time Edition: Unboxing All The Crafty Things! [Ep. 32]

Let’s do some unboxing & craft haul admiring! I’ve had so much fun these past few months, grabbing lovely things from craft festivals, swapping with fellow handmakers.

What did I share?

My awesome swapee Tracie’s Grocery Girls Podcast:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsHAwj2jXiwpiYOdYiY3Tgg

Mrs Browns Bags:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MrsBrownsBags

Cat & Sparrow:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CatandSparrowUK

Claire from Beautiful Things:
http://www.clairemackaness.com

Pom Pom Magazine (& publisher of Interpretations Vol 3):
pompommag.com

Pop Cardigan by Rachel Atkinson:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pop-baby-cardigan

Milo by Georgie Hallam:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/milo-3

For the Stephen West super exclusive Fun Squad necklaces giveaway, watch the next episode, where I’ll let you know how you can participate πŸ™‚

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Great London Yarn Crawl 2016 [Ep. 31]

What a fantastic yarn crawl! We visited four fabulous yarn shops, and I chatted with designers, shop owners and happy shoppers!

We visited:
Ray Stitch in Islington, London
http://raystitch.co.uk

Loop Knitting, Islington, London
http://www.loopknittingshop.com

Knit With Attitude, Stoke Newington, London
http://knitwithattitude.com/shop/

Fringe, Muswell Hill, London
http://fringe108.london

I also interviewed the wonderful Susan Cropper at Loop, Tracey at Fringe and Erika Knight, knitwear and crochet designer.

Erika’s beautiful free patterns can be found here:
http://www.erikaknight.co.uk/gossypium-cotton-free-patterns/

Tell me, what painting or work of art would you turn into a knitted version? πŸ™‚

Music by jeff kaale and Dixxy.

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Fibre East 2016 – More yarn than you can shake a spindle at! [Ep. 30]

In July, I headed over to Bedfordshire for Fibre East 2016. I met fellow knitty podcasters Mina from The Knitting Expat and Katie from Inside Number 23.

Join me for lots of gorgeous yarn, a great chat with a local spinners’ guild and a fun sheep shearing show!

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Pizza & Cocktails On A Hot Summer’s Day! [Ep. 29]

This video is about pizzas. And cocktails. And also cats.

I’m a total beginner pizza maker so please bear with my total lack of technique. It was mostly a bit of fun to play with our new camera lens, which gives us that gorgeous low depth of field. πŸ™‚

Tequila cocktail:
– Bashed up lemongrass
– Lime juice
– Mango, passion fruit and orange juice
– Tequila
– Maple syrup
– Soda water
– Ice

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