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,
Vero

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

Random Acts of Kindness + Giveaway! [Ep 19, Along The Lanes]

Random acts of kindness make the world go ’round.

Leave a comment once you’ve done your good deed to be in with a chance to win one of the lovely giveaway prizes to celebrate Along The Lanes reaching the 2000 subscribers milestone. (Before 20th March 2016)

Subscribe and say hi on Twitter/Rav/Instagram:
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Peace, love and random acts of kindness,
Vero

Show notes

Thank you to Skein Queen, Fripperies & Bibelots and Pom Pom for their generous giveaway goodies!

Skein Queen
http://skeinqueenyarns.com

Fripperies & Bibelots stitch markers
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/fripperiesnbibelots

Take Heart by Fiona Alice, in collaboration with Pom Pom Magazine

BOOKS

FreeAgent Accounting Software
http://fre.ag/3wpeqsah
(This is a referral link: you get 10% off, I get 10% off, we’re all happy and more productive!)

Inventables X-Carve
https://www.inventables.com/technologies/x-carve

Tikki Knits
http://www.tikkiknits.com/blog/small-circumference-knitting

VeryPinkKnits

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
http://www.edinyarnfest.com

Gemini by Jane Richmond
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss12/PATTgemini.php

Hedgehog Fibres
http://hedgehogfibres.com

Knitlandia by Clara Parkes
http://www.abramsbooks.com/product/knitlandia_9781617691904/

Echo Beach by Kieran Foley
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/echo-beach

Music by preppeller

Moving to Canada? [Ep 18, Along The Lanes]

In this episode, I consider moving back to Canada, show off my completed Gemini top, and go stash diving for the perfect purple sock yarn.

Rachel Atkinson kindly offered 25% discount on the Reasons to be Cheerful socks. Use the code ALONGTHELANES (before 21st February 2016, at midnight GMT) when checking out on Ravelry to take advantage of the code.

Here’s the link to the Reasons to be Cheerful socks pattern
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/reasons-to-be-cheerful

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Peace, love and daffodils,
Vero

Show notes

DeeDeeLou’s frame with button heart: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/DeeDeeLou/mittens-on-a-string

My Pinterest profile: https://uk.pinterest.com/veropeps/

Unravel, The Game: http://www.unravelgame.com/

Dawn Nicole, Hand Lettering Class: http://bydawnnicole.com/hand-type-tips

Music by Preppeller

Fancy going to Edinburgh? (Ep 17, Along The Lanes)

I make a big ol’ stew to weather the cold stormy weather we’ve been having, share my knitting and foodie projects, and take you to Knit Night at the pub with me. Excitement abounds as Along The Lanes nears 2000 subscribers, and I make plans to go to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. Join me there? 😀

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Peace, love and cozy toes,
Vero

Show notes

Reasons to be Cheerful socks
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/reasons-to-be-cheerful

Nikka Vord by Gudrun Johnson
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nikka-vord

Edinburgh Yarn Festival (18-20th March)
http://www.edinyarnfest.com

Music by Jeff Kaale on Soundcloud.com

Vero’s storm-weathering bean and ham stew

I used the following ingredients, but change them based on what you have, or what you fancy!

– Cooked ham, cubed
– Pumpkin, cubed
– 2 red onions, chopped
– 4 cloves of chopped garlic
– 1 tin of Pinto beans, rinsed
– 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
– Vegetable stock, if needed to add a bit of liquid

Spices & herbs (to your own taste): Ground coriander, cumin, paprika, chilli powder, smoked salt, pepper, cinnamon and a squeeze of my favourite BBQ sauce, Sweet Baby Ray’s.

Sweat the onions for a few minutes. If you need to cook the meat, do this before adding everything else in. Otherwise, throw all ingredients in on medium heat, stir in your spices and add the vegetable stock.

Cook it on medium heat for at least half an hour, ideally an hour, until everything’s softened and the sauce has become nice and thick. Add fresh chopped coriander if you like.

Serve with white or brown rice and, if you’ve made yours spicy, a dollop of plain yogurt or sour cream to balance out the spice. Perfect with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc!

Enjoy!

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.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel for more fun projects and tutorials.

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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!

Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel for more fun projects and tutorials.

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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

Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel for more yarny, crafty fun – and like the video to show Stephen your love 😀

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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 🙂

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