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 🙂

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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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

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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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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

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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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

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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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)

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Peace, love and random acts of kindness,
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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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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