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!

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)

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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
http://www.pompommag.com/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!

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.

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

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 🙂