Archives For August 2014

CH 39: Aussie Update

Helen —  August 15, 2014 — 2 Comments
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Curious Handmade Podcast Episode 39

I’m recording from Australia and working on the Curious Collective 2014 design.

Thank you to my show sponsor:

Juno Fibre Arts is an artisan yarn and fibre company producing a unique hand dyed collection of yarns and spinning fibres for handknits, spinning, felting and weaving. The Juno studio is located in the grounds of an old, working farm in rural Devon, surrounded by British countryside and the range draws inspiration from its stunning pastoral setting.

Juno yarn is dyed in small and exclusive batches and is available in limited editions on the Juno Arts Etsy shop so look out for the monthly shop updates towards the end of each month.

Global Nomad

I’m recording from the Sunshine Coast in Australia this week and its the last week of our trip.

Some good Australian TV I’ve been enjoying:

Australian Story

Who do you think you are?

What’s in the WIP?

Curious Collective 2014 Shawl

I’m working busily on designing the Curious Collective 2014 shawl.

I’m nearly finished the design and am hoping to have the pattern released by late August, maybe early September.

You can read all about the Choose Your Tribe theme for the knit along on the blog post here.

To join a tribe just nominate which tribe you would like to join here on the Curious Handmade Ravelry thread.

You can buy the yet-to-be-released pattern here for 50% off:

Pebble Beach Shawlette

The Pebble Beach KAL is finished and I announce the prize winners.

The prizes are sponsored by Kettle Yarn Co and Curious Handmade.

If you sign up to the Kettle Yarn Co newsletter you’ll receive a 10% discount off your first order.

CH 38: Getting Tangled

Helen —  August 9, 2014 — 1 Comment
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Curious Handmade Podcast Episode 38

I’m travelling in Australia and visit Tangled Yarns in Brisbane and am still hosting several fun knit alongs.

Thank you to my show sponsor:

Juno Fibre Arts is an artisan yarn and fibre company producing a unique hand dyed collection of yarns and spinning fibres for handknits, spinning, felting and weaving. The Juno studio is located in the grounds of an old, working farm in rural Devon, surrounded by British countryside and the range draws inspiration from its stunning pastoral setting.

Juno yarn is dyed in small and exclusive batches and is available in limited editions on the Juno Arts Etsy shop so look out for the monthly shop updates towards the end of each month.

Global Nomad

I’m reporting from the Sunshine Coast in Australia this week.

I visit Tangled Yarns in Brisbane and meet some lovely friends Julia 9Crafty11 and Deanne Mrs Ramjet who is a crochet designer.

I love Deanne’s Blosem crochet blanket pattern.

I bought some gorgeous beads and stitch markers! So cute!!

Curious Handmade Tangled Yarns visit

What’s in the WIP?

Curious Collective 2014 Shawl

I’m working busily on designing the Curious Collective 2014 shawl.

You can read all about the Choose Your Tribe theme for the knit along on the blog post here.

To join a tribe just nominate which tribe you would like to join here on the Curious Handmade Ravelry thread.

You can buy the yet-to-be-released pattern here for 50% off:

Pebble Beach Shawlette

Pebble Beach Shawlette in Skein Australia Yarn – I’m up to about 30%

The Pebble Beach KAL is in week 4 and will finish on Sunday 10 August.

The prizes are sponsored by Kettle Yarn Co and Curious Handmade.

If you sign up to the Kettle Yarn Co newsletter you’ll receive a 10% discount off your first order.

Velvet Rose Shawl

The winner of the KAL is DebrisUK. Congratulations Deb!

Dream Big 2014

The next pattern in the Dream Big collection is now released.

It is the Sunburst Shawl knit in Kettle Yarn Co Islington in the Blighty colourway.

 

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Curious Handmade Podcast 37

This week I’m recording from Australia. I’m talking a little bit about our travels and various Curious Handmade knit alongs happening at the moment.

Thank you to my show sponsor:

Juno Fibre Arts is an artisan yarn and fibre company producing a unique hand dyed collection of yarns and spinning fibres for handknits, spinning, felting and weaving. The Juno studio is located in the grounds of an old, working farm in rural Devon, surrounded by British countryside and the range draws inspiration from its stunning pastoral setting.

Juno yarn is dyed in small and exclusive batches and is available in limited editions on the Juno Arts Etsy shop so look out for the monthly shop updates towards the end of each month.

Global Nomad

I’m recording from the Sunshine Coast in Australia this week.

I’ve brought the girls over for a couple of weeks for their summer holidays and to spend time with my family.

We’re enjoying the nature in the area and the kids are enjoying looking out for local birdlife and ticking off their sightings in their Young Birders’ Birding Booklets from Birdlife Australia.

I was given a lovely birthday gift from my sister of some handpainted mohair and merino lace weight yarn from Touch Yarns in New Zealand. And also some local Alpaca yarn from Mum and Dad that I need to investigate further.

What’s in the WIP?

Pebble Beach Shawlette

Pebble Beach Shawlette in Skein Australia Yarn – I’m up to about 25%

The Pebble Beach KAL is in week 3 and the goal by Sunday 3 August is 75%.

There are some good notes on making your Pebble Beach shawl larger on these lovely projects:

KnittingFiona

MarilynA

Chellieanne

ToryJaneKnits

Velvet Rose Shawl

Just one week left of the KAL to be in the running to win a skein of Wollmeise lace.

Curious Collective 2014 Shawl

I announced the Tribes for the Curious Collective 2014 knit along. You can read more about it on the blog post here.

There was an update for Juno Alice yarn on 31 July and there is still some Alice in the Juno Etsy shop if you would like to use the same yarn as the sample.

You can buy the yet-to-be-released pattern here for 50% off:

Dream Big 2014

The next pattern in the Dream Big collection is nearly ready for release.

It is the Sunburst Shawl knit in Kettle Yarn Co Islington in the Blighty olourway.

Here is a sneak peak of the shawl.

Sunburst Shawl Curious Handmade