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 πŸ™‚

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? πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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