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Recent blog post | 10 Sep 2016

Look, Ma! I'm on TV!!!

OK, not quite TV....YouTube.

I was invited to take part in an interview with popular YouTube Podcasters, Andrea and Andrew Doig from Fruity Knitting. When I received the email request, I actually had a "Who? Me?" moment. Even asking myself what had I done to deserve this, but after realising that it wasn't a hoax (since there was no promise of $3million), I was pretty excited about it!

I'm not all that clued up on video podcasts, but having watched a few of the past issues of Fruity Knitting, I am now a fan! The great thing about these podcasts, is that you can pull up a comfy chair, grab your knitting, a cup of tea and a cake of your choice and just enjoy 'slow TV'. It's quite enjoyable and very relaxing. You get a lot of knitting done! In fact, I learned a few useful knitting techniques during these episodes - educational too.

Check out Episode 11 - I am featured about 40 minutes into it, but I recommend watching the whole thing because it is so entertaining and professionally formatted.

 

Fruity Knitting can be found here: http://fruityknitting.com/ Join their Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/fruity-knitting-podcast

What is (Was) On My Needles?

I've had a wrist injury for the last 2 months, so I've been avoiding knitting anything large, but I did go through a moment of cranking out quick projects on the Addi Express, like this one:


Vestival in 2 colours. Main body worked on Addi while the rest was hand knitted.

Yarns used: Sock by Hedgehog Fibres in "Carousel" (pink) and Blush by Skein Queen in "Aubergine". This pattern is available on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vestival

Although it is officially Autumn here in the UK, it's difficult for us to give up on Summer, especially when the weather has been so warm lately. It has been known for us to see mild temperatures right up until mid-October! I wasn't ready to wear thick sweaters just yet, so I made this quick bolero/vest:

Bolero

Made on the Addi Express using 1 skein of Fingering Weight yarn. All trims were hand knitted.

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