Welcome to The Ordinary Knitter, a knitting podcast discussing projects, yarns and patterns. This week: my first 25 episodes!, progress on To the Sea, knitting sleeves two at a time, and knitted food. I’m delighted to have made it to my first quarter century of episodes and hope you’re enjoying the podcast as much as I am.
Btw last week I promised I would share the URL of the tiny knitted stockings for Christmas bunting. The UK Hand Knitting Association responded to my Twitter request and pointed me here: http://ukhandknitting.com/knitting-for-charity/charity-knitting-patterns Sadly the PDF download turns out to be blank – for me at least – so I have gone back to the UKHKA to ask for help on this.
Don’t forget Aldi is selling yarn again. There’s a huge ball of black Aran in my local Aldi which sings its siren song to me every time I pass through trying to focus on carrots and sausages, as well as some beautiful DK shades. It’s relatively inexpensive good bulk yarn. I love my LYS but I tend to go there when I need something quite specific.
Ft knitting patterns:
Ft knitting videos:
I recommend watching the video first and then looking at the tutorial below, especially if you’re new to magic loop
Ft knitting tutorials:
This book is Knitted Fast Food by Susie Johns. I think it was a present from my mother. It’s one of those knitting books that lures you in to the lovely pictures but that hasn’t yet resulted in any knitted items. Many of them are quite involved – noodles, prawns, sushi. The finished articles all look fantastic but I suspect there’s lots of making up. Even so, I’d like to have a go at a couple of the projects as stocking fillers. I’d like to think some of the projects can be completed in an evening – famous last words. Depending on your point of view these projects are either a great stashbuster or a marvellous reason to stock up on a range of very useful DK colours. Isn’t is surprising what we can convince ourselves of in the name of making gifts?!
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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