Sunday, 11 March 2012

Episode 25: Knit Love



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Show notes:
-along, the playful group on Ravelry
There will be a podcast next weekend, Sunday 18th 2012 and then I'm back to fortnightly recording but stay tuned for a few specials as we approach the podcast anniversary.

I review 'Textured Stitches' by Connie Chang Chinchio which is available through Search Press or your local yarn store.

Giveaway
I interview Ruth Garcia-Alcantud, the woman behind the RockandPurl design label. You can see her stylish patterns here. Ruth is kindly giving away two e-book's to 2 lucky listeners. To enter please leave a comment in these show notes, stating which e-book you would prefer: her wonderful sock collection or lace collection. Be sure to leave your comment before 31st of March 2012, remembering to make sure that I can get in contact with you (a Ravelry username will do). Good luck!




Off the Needles
Whippoorwill by Carina Spencer using Northboundknitting Superwash Merino Fingering in the 'Moonstone' colourway and Tactile Fiber Arts Studio Bolinas Sock in the colourway 'Pomegranate'.
Haruna Hat by Carol Feller using Scrumptious DK in the colourway 'Plum'.


On the needles 

Julissa by Vanessa Smith of Knit Rhapsody in Miss Bab's Yowza! Whatta Skein! in the colourway 'Catherine'.
After thought heel socks by Laura Linneman in a a self striping from Rosie Retro colourway 'Nightbird'.
Flama Shawl by Carol Feller using Scrumptious Lace in the colourway 'Gold'.





Songs:
Fly, Fly, Fly by Adrina Thorpe, available on Music Alley
Easy Times by Acoustic Jim, available on Music Alley
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42 comments:

Sheila said...

That's a hard choice, but I'd have to pick the sock collection.

I got behind on my podcasts this week, so I just listened to your Unravelled episode this morning. Great to know I have a new episode waiting for me tonight!

Unknown said...

I too have to go with the Sock Collection.
I look forward to your podcast. Thank you so much for your efforts!
My Ravery name is MJWebber

VerdaJune said...

Wow the lace pattens are so gorgeous.
But I have to go with the School of Sock Collection.
My Ravelry name is VerdaJune

Betsy said...

Since I'm really into socks right now - I would really love the sock book!

mmontemayo@aol.com

grammie2maddie on Rav

Estella said...

Definitely lace collection!
emhknits on Ravelry

Avila said...

The Beaded Lace collection - learning to knit with beads is on my knitting "to do list"!

Avimatic on Ravelry

TracyC611 said...

The lace collection for me please!

Lovely giveaway - thank you

Tracyc611 on Ravelry

KNitDesigns said...

The lace collection looks great. PS another lovely show.
Knitdesigns on Rav

PixelatedMushroom said...

Lovely episode ^_^
The lace collection looks wonderful :)

pixelatedmushroom on Rav ~

tangledknits said...

Great episode (as usual)! :) I've been dying to do the Whippoorwill but just haven't found the "right" yarn! Yours is beautiful!

I love the sock collection and would love a chance to win it! Thanks again!

TangledKnits on Rav

cmflame said...

It's always great to have a voice to put with a designer, thanks for the interview with Ruth. I'd love to own the Lace collection, all the designs look gorgeous!

cmflame on Rav

Sheralynn said...

Oh, I hope you will be able to knit much much more, soon! Have you done the ice bath soaks to help with the RSI? It's meant to alleviate symptoms, though it's not a cure. I hope you don't need to get surgery at some point in your life! Poor dear.

I'd love to get in the drawing for the lace collection - after all, I'm a fan of Ruth and have her sock patterns! Her patterns are wonderful, and it's been really nice to hear her voice. Thanks for the great interview!

PS: Don't worry about the episode not being edited - it was totally and absolutely fine. Just take care of yourself.

Michelle said...

I would love a chance to win the sock collection! Thanks for the great give-away.

piratemeggy said...

It would be lovely to win the sock collection :)

Now, I haven't had a chance to listen to the last few episodes of your podcast, so I'm going to have to get myself a cup of tea and settle down with my knitting.

Renee Anne said...

I'm going to have to go with the socks.....I have a love of socks :)

Vanessa said...

I would love a copy of the sock collection. Your podcast is the highlight of my Monday mornings. x

Ness said...

The lace collection is divine! And I'm urbanizer on Ravelry. :)

Rhian Drinkwater said...

I think it would have to be the sock collection, they're gorgeous!

Rhian82 on Rav.

gings said...

i'm in for the beaded lace collection!

(gings is also my rav name)

Kathy said...

I'd have to pick the lace collection, although both are fabulous! (sassykrafty on Ravelry)

Susan said...

I opt for the lace collection. It's time to bump up my lace knitting with the addition of beads.

Suna (ravelry)

Unknown said...

Its oh so hard to pick!! But I think I'd go for the sock e-book only because I'd get more use out of it. All the designs are amazing!

Suddenexpression on Rav

drMolly, the BeanQueen said...

My! very nice. I choose the lace collection.

kleggett said...

I would love the sock collection.

lara b said...

Oooh the lace collection please!

Savannagal said...

I would love either ebook. Both have beautiful patterns. I love sock making and lace. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cantor Neff said...

I'd love the lace book. I know this is random number generated, but my birthday is Monday and it would be so cool... Just putting that out in the universe ;-)
My ravelry name is Sally4.

Ejw1969 said...

i like the look of both books so hard to choose I think I would go for the socks! Thanks for the chance.
on Ravelry I am emma1969 i didnt think that one through!!

Lisaknits said...

Beautiful creations. I love knitting socks and lace.
I have to pick....
the la, no the soc, no the lac, okay then the Lace Collection.

lasknit2

cindymen said...

I love the socks but challenging myself with the lace book is my choice for today! I've never knit with beads but I would love to try it. cindymen on ravelry.

JudyAnn said...

I'd love the lace collection!

JudyAnn on Ravelry.

Francesca said...

Lovely interview, and so inspirational. :)

I'm interested in the sock collection - I need more pretty socks!

(frannington on Rav)

sand said...

Ooh, the sock book would be a lovely prize if I'm lucky. I'm doing the afterthought heel socks after hearing you talk about them.

Thanks for the podcasts.
Sando on ravelry

Hi, I'm Vicki said...

I would love to win the sock book, I haven't knit any socks yet so it would be lovely to win this. Have a great week.

Knittingv on Ravelry.

Larc. said...

So would love the LACE book. I love lace and love the beading addition to it. Such a great giveaway! (larcyarn on rav)

Shannon said...

I would really very much love to win the lace book! Thanks for offering this opportunity!

Hege said...

If I should win I'd love the sock book :)

GayleT said...

ohhh...I would love to win the beaded lace book, I enjoy your podcast very much and thanks for this giveaway vtgayle on Ravelry

spejo said...

can't figure out if my comment "worked" or not. trying again: socks. spejo on ravelry

Nimbii said...

I'm Nimbii on Rav and I would like the sock collection if I should win. Keep up the podcasting! :)

Kira said...

I think I'd choose the lace collection. Thanks so much for this great interview, and a wonderful podcast overall. Also thanks for asking Ruth about her accent as I had been wondering about it the whole time!
I'm Kiralah on Rav.

snooptigger said...

I love your podcasts. I also love both books if I was forced to choose then I would go for the lace. Rav name is snooptigger