Monday, June 12, 2017

Colour Change

Every year Debbie from Ziraldo Alpacas and I have a yarn dyeing day.  This year we had both an indigo dye pot and a marigold dye pot in use.  In our last podcast I mentioned that I would show you some before and after pictures of the yarn I over dyed.

I have a few shelves filled with single skeins that I have dyed just for the fun of trying new colour combos and now here they sit.   So, I grabbed 2 to over dye.

The greenish one needed to over dyed. It was too dull.  The pinky coloured one wasn't too bad the way it was but I decided it needed to be blue; pink isn't my colour. 

I figured that the pink variegated would come out a blue tonal but it didn't.  You would never know that there were bright and dark colours under the blue.  In the picture, the top skein was the pink and the bottom skein was the green. The green turned out a nice teal colour after a dip in the indigo dye pot.  You just never know what you are going to end up with.  This new blue yarn will be used in a sweater at some point.

I've had a few people ask me today if we podcasted this weekend. The answer is no.  We were supposed to, but I came down with laryngitis!  So, after 2 days of having NO voice I'm on the mend. My voice is back but still quite squeaky.   Fingers crossed that by Friday we will have a podcast out.  Stay tuned. The Fibre Friends will be back soon!!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Episode 5!!

https://youtu.be/xGeIRVD7PUA

If you haven't had a chance to watch last week's podcast, grab your knitting and knit along with us now!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Yarn Giveaway!

Happy long weekend knitters!

This is the unofficial start of summer here in Ontario. It's usually the first weekend for camping and gardening begins.  I spent yesterday with my Mom at the garden center buying flowers and these huge pots to make a new container garden.  Flower shopping for me is like yarn shopping; I want it all.  I really have to keep reminding myself I have a small garden.  I think I did ok; only 2 trays of plants. Now to plant!

In my last post I showed you this lovely yarn but I don't think I mentioned we (the Fibre Friends Podcast) are giving it away!

It is Sugar Shack by Sweet Georgia yarns and to enter just subscribe to the podcast and leave us a comment on YouTube under episode 4 and tell us what you would knit with this yarn.  I think it would make a fun hat.

Happy knitting!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Episode 4!!

https://youtu.be/KJHu52B8KCc

The Fibre Friends were together again and we filmed our fourth episode - more knitting fun and craziness as always!

Did you know we are hosting a Miso shawl KAL?  It runs until July 1 so there is still plenty of time to join us on Ravelry (fibre friends podcast), knit a fun, simple lace pattern with Caroline,  Adrienne  and I, and be entered for prizes!! 

I'm knitting my Miso with a one of a kind yarn from Old Oak Yarns called Grass Roots.  This is my just before bed knitting. I work a handful of rows every night and slowly but surely it's getting bigger.  It's the perfect project to finish my day with.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fiber Friends Podcast Episode 3

https://youtu.be/DaVyiPShT10

Our third episode is ready to watch!

Caroline and Adrienne had a little surprise in store for me.  Thanks ladies, you both are so thoughtful (and sneaky)!

Knitters, grab your knitting, get comfy and I hope you enjoy the podcast.  Remember to join our Ravelry group Fibre Friends Podcast and enter to win this episode's giveaway.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Wow!!

Wow! Is all I can think of to say when I look back over the last two weeks.  We, The Fibre Friends, gathered up our knitting (and our courage!) and filmed our first podcast and your response has been amazing!

Thanks to everyone who watched, left comments, joined our Ravelry group (fibrefriendspodcast), entered our first giveaway and just had fun knitting along with us. I've met new Knitters and have had so much fun with this new adventure.

Thank you!!

(Oh, and by the way, episode 2 is up on YouTube now and we have 2 super great giveaways.  One for a shawl designed by Josh Moll and a beautiful skein of sock yarn dyed by Old Oaks Yarn!!)  

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Fibre Friends First Podcast!

Wow, it's amazing what can happen when three friends get together!

Caroline, Adrienne and I were having our own little knit night and I gave them a quick lesson on two handed fair isle knitting.  We started brainstorming ideas for a Wildflower Wool knitting retreat and I was thinking of patterns I could design with Adrienne's hand dyed yarn (both of which are still in the works by the way ☺) and we agreed to meet the following week to discuss our plans further.  What happened next was even a surprise to me! 

Adrienne suggested the three of us start a podcast.  So, we have combined our talents - Adrienne with her fantastic hand dyed yarns @oldoakyarns, Caroline and her beautiful hand made project bags @evertotes and my love of teaching knitting @wildflowerwool to create the Fibre Friends Podcast!!

We filmed the first episode last week in my yarn room and we had SO much fun! If you want to join in on our crazy knitting adventures we'd love you to stop by!  You can find the podcast on YouTube and we have a Ravelry group started so we can all chat. 

To celebrate our first episode we have an amazing giveaway courtesy of the lovely Caroline who is on a mission to make all Knitters into multicrafters!  Caroline is a beautiful cross stitcher and she has put together one of her project bags,  2 cross stitch patterns and a needle keep to give to a lucky podcast watcher! All you have to do is stop by Ravelry and leave us a message on the giveaway thread for a chance to win.

I hope you enjoy our first podcast and we inspire you to try something new!