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?🙂

Music by jeff kaale and Dixxy.

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Vero

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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Peace, love and fluffy sheep,
Vero

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.🙂

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

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Music by:
Dixxy on Soundcloud.com
Jeff Kaale on Soundcloud.com

Peace, love and tequila,
Vero

I Got To Fly A Plane at the Air Tattoo! [Ep. 28]

A week of jets zooming by, great BBQ food and a million photos taken. RIAT 2016 was fantastic!

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Peace, love and burger buns,
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Summer Crafts & Screw-Ups [Ep. 27]

I’m back in the craft room, with new projects, new crafts, a few screw-ups and some fun fix-ups!

Yarn necklaces & progress keepers by HandDrawnYarn on Etsy
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HandDrawnYarn

Ink & Stamp artists I enjoy on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/inkprintrepeat/
https://www.instagram.com/lisacongdon/

Netflix recommendations:
Orange is the New Black
iZombie

On YouTube:
Joji Locatelli and Veronica, Las Knitting Amigas
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Z_dsvZAG1gyr_w5e6NbQg

Events coming soon:
Fibre East, 30-31st July
http://www.fibre-east.co.uk

Great London Yarn Crawl 2016, 10th September
http://www.yarninthecity.com

Music:
Andrew Applepie on Soundcloud.com
Celadon City on Soundcloud.com

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Giggle Your Heart Away! [Ep. 26]

It’s been a while! Join me on a wonderful weekend away to a gorgeous house, surrounded by amazing greenery.

Come have a giggle with my little nieces Evie, Florence and Daisy.

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Vero

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Show notes:

What I’m wearing:
Hitofude shawl by Hiroko Fukatsu
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hitofude-cardigan

What I’m knitting:
Scarfy Thing by Hedgehog Fibres
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/thatcanadiangirl/scarfy-thing
Using various Hedgehog Fibres yarns

Don’t Strive For Perfection! [Ep. 25]

Loads of colourful handspun fibre today! My new Canon 80D camera’s arrived, so we play around and chat about perfection and learning new things.

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Peace, love and wide angles,
Vero

Show Notes

What I’m wearing:
The shawl I’m wearing is the Trillian by Martina Behm in Manos del Uruguay Alegria yarn.

What I’m spinning:
Pink fibre from SpinCityUK http://spincityshop.com/
Grey fibre from Hedgehog Fibres http://shop.hedgehogfibres.com

What I’m knitting:
Exploration Station by Stephen West (available on Ravelry) in Skein Queen yarns (http://www.skeinqueenyarns.co.uk/)

Camera: Canon 80D
Lenses: 18-135mm IS USM Lens and EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM Lens
Mic: Rode VideoMic Pro

Visiting YouTube Space & Yarn Giveaway! [Ep. 24]

This week, we go to London for a snoop around YouTube Space London, a friendly, welcoming studio for video creators.

I announce the 2 winners of the Random Acts of Kindness giveaway, and show off some of the amazing stuff you’ve made for the Battle Against Boring!

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Peace, love and random acts of kindness,
Vero

Show Notes

Thanks again to the lovely people who contributed prizes for the Random Acts of Kindness giveaway:

Skein Queen
http://www.skeinqueenyarns.co.uk/

Fripperies & Bibelots
http://fripperiesnbibelots.etsy.com

PomPom Magazine & Fiona Alice
http://www.pompommag.com/take-heart-is-here/

Music by
preppeller
jeff kaale on soundcloud

Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2016: Special Triple Episode!

Last week, I flew up to Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. I’d heard great things, but I wasn’t prepared for the amazingness to come! I’ve finally finished editing the hoooours of footage I took over that weekend, so you get an extra special triple-whammy today!

Part 1: I’m heading off to Edinburgh Yarn Festival 

Part 2: Visiting the festival & meeting wonderful people 

Part 3: Interview with Rachel Atkinson on the making of her Daughter of a Shepherd yarn 

Enjoy!

Come Along for a Ride! [Episode 20]

I’m taking you skating, driving and cooking with me this week! I hope you have as much fun watching this episode as I had editing it.

Leave a comment on Episode 19 once you’ve done your Random Act of Kindness (before 20th March) to be in with a chance to win yarn, stitch markers or a pattern book.

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Peace, love and sunny days,
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Show notes

White Pine pullover by Andrea Mowry
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/white-pine-2

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Thursday Knit Night
http://www.edinyarnfest.com/kick-off-knit-night/

Friday & Saturday Podcaster meetups
12:30 to 2pm in the Blacker Yarns Podcaster Lounge
http://www.edinyarnfest.com/blacker-yarns-podcast-lounge-2016/

Music by Jeff Kaale on Soundcloud.com

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