CH 002 : To gift knit or not to gift knit?

Helen —  November 1, 2013 — 5 Comments


Hello and welcome to Episode 2 of the Curious Handmade Podcast. It’s Friday first of November!

That means starting the countdown to the end of the year and trying to squeeze in as much as possible into the last couple of months!

Today I’m looking forward to having a good natter with you today about knitting, an unplanned yarn shopping trip and my plans for regular podcast segments.

Recap from Episode 1:

Some favourite Knitty patterns of some lovely listeners:

SpinnyGonzales Aeolian Shawl and Laminaria by Elizabeth Freeman

Brbrcat – Date Night – Nikol Lohr

Aorlavfan – Leaflet – by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Theyarngoeson – Blossoms by the Brook by Ilga Leja

Londontown Stories

Erika Knight Yarn Collection

Rowan Angora Haze

Rowan Angora Haze and Kidsilk Haze Eclipse

Rowan Angora Haze and Kidsilk Haze Eclipse

Rowan Tweed Aran

Rowan Tweed Aran

Rowan Tweed Aran

Rowan Kidsilk Haze Eclipse

British Sheep Breeds Bouclé

Rowan British Sheep Breeds Boucle

Rowan British Sheep Breeds Boucle

Rowan Felted Tweed

I rave about dinner at Polpo


Gift Knitting and an upcoming collection

The needles have been running hot at chez curious the last few months and the creative juices flowing.

I can’t tell you the details just yet but I’m planning a holiday season surprise for my knitters. one of the fabulous things about being a little indie designer is that I can totally make up the rules. I haven’t worked out all the details yet but can say so far that I’m putting together a collection of sassy little patterns perfect for little gifts and it will be released as some kind of mystery game.

I would love to hear your thoughts and feelings about gift knitting in the comments below or on the Ravelry Curious Handmade discussion board.

Rowan Felted Tweed

Rowan Felted Tweed

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5 responses to CH 002 : To gift knit or not to gift knit?

  1. I am in the middle of gift hats, mittens and shawlettes. I don’t really think that I will finish, but it will be fun trying! Any suggestions for bulky weight mittens and/or hand warders?

  2. Sorry…hand warmers

  3. Lovely podcast Helen! Looking forward to more…..! X

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