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

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 🙂

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 😀

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

Ep. 7 – Spin, Skate and Sparkle!

In this episode of Along The Lanes, I talk about spinning, share crazy handspun and amazing stash acquisitions in a gold bag.

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Peace, love and unicorns,
Vero

Show Notes

Hedgehog Fibres
http://hedgehogfibres.com

Hand combs from Wingham Wool Works
http://www.winghamwoolwork.co.uk/wool-combs/455-wingham-hand-combs.html

Hilltop Cloud
http://www.hilltopcloud.co.uk

Truly Myrtle
http://www.trulymyrtle.com

Schacht Zoom Loom
On Amazon.co.uk
On Amazon.com

Music by
Safakash: https://soundcloud.com/safakash
Preppeller 🙂

Ep. 6 – The Cart of Shame is Gone!

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Show Notes

My camera kit:
Canon G7X camera
Zoom H1 microphone
GorillaPod Hybrid
Studio lights
Final Cut Pro X

Knitsonik:
http://www.knitsonik.com

Fish hat:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/thatcanadiangirl/fish-hat-dead-or-alive

Sweet Eleanor:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/KerryWallis/sweet-eleanor-scarf-2

Mountain Moss Shawl:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/thatcanadiangirl/mountain-moss-shawl

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

Celadon City: https://soundcloud.com/celadoncity

Chaad: https://soundcloud.com/derek-chad

Episode 4: She used the C word!

It’s time for Episode 4 of Along The Lanes, my knitting podcast.

I announce the winner of the Exploration Station vote – thanks for helping me pick! I’ve got a Finished Object, many WIPs and fun new ideas. Oh and I show you the Cart of Shame.

Show Notes

Twitter: http://twitter.com/vero/
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/people/thatcanadiangirl/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/thatcanadiangirl/

Ella Pullover:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ella-pullover

Stitched in Sweden on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDNjJkFYzIQkDcH_myhdehA

Exploration Station by Stephen West:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/exploration-station

Music:
“Rainy Day” by Safakash on Soundcloud.com

Revival? Perhaps!

It’s mad how time flies, isn’t it? After nearly 10 years of blogging regularly, it was like an overnight switch where I no longer felt the need to publish my thoughts online constantly.

That’s not to say I’ve been idle. Andrew and I are now both full time on Running with Crayons and our own software, cookin’ up some interesting things (and no, I’m not telling yet.) and I’ve spent every spare moment either knitting, spinning or spending time with friends and family. It’s been a good 2012 so far.

That being said, I’ve decided to start posting again, ad hoc as it may be. I don’t know what shape or form my writing will take, it may be less work focused and more crafty, or it may a false start. We’ll just have to see!

For now, these are some of the things that have taken my attention this year. Many more to come 🙂

Top row: My new Ashford Traditional wheel, which I picked up yesterday, and a box of hexipuffs for my future Beekeeper’s Quilt.

Middle row: Drop spindle with my second spindle-spun attempt.

Bottom row: My Wine Berry Heaven shawl (like the 198 yds of Heaven but in sock weight so more like 350 yds), and a little Tama top for my sister’s new baby.