TheArtsyknitter:Epi. 14 – We are back+ Merry Tadas Galore

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Yukibaby’s Book: WILDWOOD by Colin Meloy ( book1)

Whippies:

1. Rastaman Cowl ( if you want to basic pattern i can send to you ot put on Ravelry) on 5mm

Charcoal grey from Rowan, schachenmayr Merino ExtraFine 170

2.Bakery bear by Kay Jones in Purple and Yuki baby is knitting the dress

 

Tadas:

1.The Marley2 Bowtie: rasta colors on 3mm improvised from my free bow tie pattern

with Schachenmayr Merino ExtraFine 170

2. The Wild Thing by Susan Claudino Designs

with 9mm 6060.etsy.com saftey eyes, Mad tosh ,rowan pure wool worsted, berrocco vintage

3. Dock of the Bay by Sarah Stevens ( ohloops podcast) & yarns ( modified by me)

4.Nicholas by Jane Richmond Rowan pure wool worsted on 10mm held doubled

5. Bandana by PurlSoho  in Casacade 220  with 6.5mm

6. The unearthly creature dog sweaters in rowan pure wool worsted

7. rikke hat by sarah young  with 3.25/4mm with  in Malbrigo rios- lotus  colorway

8. 3 Strong Braided  Cowl ( made up the pattern )with  Misti Alpaca Chunky on 9mm needle with Russian  grafting

9. Tea and sympathy Cowl in 3 balls of Misti alpaca chunky   on 8mm

10 Bowtie from my Golden Globe Bowtie pattern

 

Knit along winners: we selected on air!

WhipitKal: Luchilucy

Fairytale forever Kal: Pandaluvsyarn

 

 

HAPPY HOILDAYS.. HOPE YOU ENJOY EACH MOMENT!

The Artsy Knitter: Epi.12- “A Sprinkle of Magic + KAL info+Discount Codes”

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Episode 12 –   “A Sprinkle of Magic +KAL info+Discount Codes”

We are 108 Artsy Peeps and counting… YIPPPEEEE!

Want a little magic in your Life… it’s important to always have that.. life is short so keeping our focus on the sweetness is important.
This week’s episode is all about Knit -along : ours + other podcast like Bakery bears podcast’s “Getting ahead Christmas KAL” + Oh Loop’s Harry Potter KAL etc.
Our Fairytale Forever Craft KAL : Details are in our group
From August 8th – Oct  2 months of all things fairy tales and magical knitting and crafting.

All Discount Codes are on the Show.. so when you watching this latest episode above look out for that info

Previous Post with Details and with a lot of Pattern Suggestions: HERE
Basically:
Create, craft , Knit, SPIN or crochet anything from a fairytale storybook or fantasy based movie.
ie Fairytale: a true Story , Harry Potter, Narnia .. think Magic, fairy garden and storybook tale.

more suggestion that were not on last Post.

From Tinyowlknits :

dragon watcher’s hood
enchanted tree hat
– the Amazing: faerie wings
I AM MAKING the Fabulous: moonkoosa boots
mr. fox stole my heart & mini-fox!

I LOVE THEM ALL.. she is one of my favorite Dream designers

then there is also:

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Fairytale Forever Craft-KAL Aug8th

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Fairytales_0057LONGSTART DAYDREAMING :

Introducing :
FAIRYTALESFOREVER Craft-Kal
Hashtag for project page and Instagram: #FairytalesforeverKAL14
From: August 8 to October 8th

*Must be a member  of the Raverly Group to play

*you will be entered once using your post number  from only the F.O thread: you can finish multiple things ( you edit that post as you complete them)

*I don’t mind if you double dip and the project can be in other KAL or contests , I have shared a few on  the podcast.

-you need to TAG: #FairytalesForeverKAL14 must be on all completed project pages and Instagram @theartsyknitter
-share the project pages in our group ( side bar of you page)

 

Create, craft , Knit, SPIN or crochet anything from a fairytale storybook or fantasy based movie.
Prizes:
1.free pattern of your choice from tinyowlknits
2.Dreamy Yarn from OhLoops
3. Opal yarn ( donated to us)

Little one and I are crafting 2 Fairy Planter box and we invite you to do the same along with us

  • we are knitting Moonkoosa boots from the lovely and kind Tinyowlknits – Stephanie
  • some stuff for the Harry Potter KAL at OhLoops Podcast( double dip)
  • Little one will be crochet a toy and knitting wings for our Bears

Suggestion to help you plan and get excited:
Once you have used your Discount Code from OhLoops they have got some yummy Colors.

+Build a fairy garden planter Box
+knit,crochet, needle-felt sculpt out of fimo a gnome or garden elements to add to the Planter like the roof of a fairy house or a swing

+Knit a Fairy Castle or Crochet Toadstool
+knit anything from harry potter patterns or Narina and anything magical like Dragons .
+Spin Fiber from lostbirds with her generous Discount Code: 10%
+knits anything from Tinyowlknits as she is graciously give us discount off her patterns.

the woodsy association
gypsy petticoat

  • knit or crochet Christmas ornaments like fairy for the tree or Stars or hearts with wings Or Angel
  • knit a Stuffy..example:

Mrs Bakery Bear with fairy wings or Ladybug dress
Sally, the Eco Fairy
Francisca- an amigurumi butterfly girl
Fairy Doll and Mushroom Knit Pattern Set
Voodoo you love me? in bright colors
Amanita muscaria Doll. Tanoshi series toy.

+Knit maybe a work in progress or anything that is dreamy or summer like a Lacey shawl
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Moulin Rouge
Magic cake RuffleShawl
#31 – Amanita kid sweater with mushrooms
GardenParty BabyDress
Sword of Gryffindor Mitts

Discount Codes will be released once on KAL Video Podcast this week coming . look out for that!
Start planning and Post you ideas and questions this Chatter thread.. let me know the combination of things your thinking.

Hashtag on Instagram and project pages !

magically
Tru and little One

The Artsy Knitter: Episode 11 “The Warden+ Dog hair sweaters ???”

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Episode 10: “The Warden+ Dog hair sweaters ??? ( other title : Troublemaker)

OUR GROUP

Ramblings::

ITUNES YAhOOO: please consider taking a few mins to leave me some reviews .. it really helps all the knitting podcast be found within itunes i am told. I also helps other peeps find me.
Gratitude-onous : BrittanyJackson / Rosehipchick ( 69 peeps when we recorded this) now we are 94

Vipassana means insight into the true nature of reality, mindfulness of breathing which are said to lead to insight.The term vipassana has gained popularity due to the influence of the Vipassana movement which started in the 1950’s in Burma, although this influence is especially discernible in the use of mindfulness as a practice to handle emotions.
Welcome Guest Star: Nikoletta aka The WARDEN she keep me in line with my knitting and my epic need to CAST-on all the things. She is also is the Fastest knitter i know personally and kindly shared NORWEIGN purling since we both Continental knitters and i wanted  to be faster.
Norweign purl / Speed knitting demo
Wippies :

1. Tiered Skirt Recipe (Stufenrock)by Mia Lovecraft on 4mm with Cascade Ultra prima Cotton ( project page : Sassy Tiered skirt)

2.Super easy Lap Blanket by Purl Soho on 6.5mm for 60×72 size blanket for my double bed in Berrocco Chunky  shades of blue and grey.
3. Love Afghan by Stephanie Oltmann with 5mm for tighter stitch with Berrocco yarn in worsted for my MAMA present

4. K1P1 Preemie Hat by Patricia J Reece – but i did K2P2 instead on the first hat.
 Bunniphish is having a charity KAL and we are doing baby hat for  shelter. go check out her group for all the details  we had to join in and we will be posting our stuff as well.
Nikoletta’s Wippies

1.Viajante by Martina Behm
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/viajante
Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace: 3mm

2.Catkin by Carina Spencer
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/catkin
Madeline Tosh Sock in Duchess and Ginger; 4mm

3.Beekeepers Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-beekeepers-quilt
Various sock yarn scraps; 2.75mm
Nikoletta’s TADA:

1.Pendulum by Amy Miller
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pendulum
Sweet Fiber Cashmerino Luxe in Ina’s Red and Charcoal; 4mm
Project page with modifications: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Nikoleta/pendulum

2.Nightlock by Lisa Mutch
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nightlock
Koigu kpm and cascade heritage sock; 4mm

3.Jackson Square by Beth Kling
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jackson-square
Anzula Nebula in Mauve; 4mm

4.Northern Lights by AnneM
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/revontuli–huivi-northern-lights
Zitron Unisono; 5mm

5.Multnomah by Kate Ray
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/multnomah
Noro Taiyo Sock; 4mm

BOO BOO no tada for TRU! LOL

Tru_ News::
1. The Australian Prime minister last year …
2. Dog Hair sweaters

Artsy Spotlight:


Collages in shown at end or on instagram are  Prints for sale through my Esty store

I can also take custom orders just contact me directly and i can send a paypal invoice

Stay Connected:
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Ravelry Group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/theartsyknitterpodcast
Raverly Name:The ArtsyKnitter
you can always use FEEDLY or Subscribe to the youtube channel or check the Forum tab in Ravelry that will show you a quick glance of boards to see if there is a new episode.

Disclaimer:
This is my personal web blog. I do not own the photos on this blog, except those taken by myself ,which I will clearly indicate those images. Photo on my videos and written posts are used for commentary purposes only . The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. If you use my photos or anything said on this website, you must notify me (truferguson@gmail.com). This policy is subject to change at anytime.

WHIP the WIPPIES KAL- info

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I figured i should put the info here as well ..not just on the group: started 8 days ago but wasnt posted everywhere SORRY!

“WHIP THE WIPPIES KAL”

TAG: #WhipitArtsyKAL

 

 i must finish

i must finish

Above is 3 out of the 6 that i am trying to finish.. not sure what will happen but i am being brave.. mostof them expect one is half way or almost done.

Follow this Link for all the rules.. to post your challenges and FO in the proper thread in order to win the  prizes.

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/theartsyknitterpodcast/2966219/1-25#3

OUR GROUP

 

The Lowdown.. but please go to the Group

RULES
-Date Jul10th to Aug15th
– you can enter knitting or crochet  or Spinning that was started before July 10 ,2014 .. But go for the older ones !

– select a certain amount of wippies to challenge yourself or if your tough clear off all your wips project pages on ravlery

( you know what you truly can do!)

-TRY NOT TO CAST ON ANYTHING NEW ON YOUR NEEDLES till you complete your selected wips or all of them
-You must be a member of the group to have a chance to win
-you will be entered once using your post number : you can finish multiple things ( you edit that post as you complete them )
-you need to TAG: #whipitArtsyKAL must be on all completed wips project pages. and Instagram
-share the project pages in the group ( side bar of you page)

  • I don’t mind if you double dip and the project can be in other KAL or contest
  • you must post photos in the “Whip the WIPPIES KAL” FO thread  when completed

On Instagram:@theartsyknitter
You get 1extra entry chance when you post FO on Instagram with the 2 tag #whipitArtsyKAL #theartsyknitterpodcast
Make sure you tell me  that you have done that cause not everyone have the same instagram name and the ravelry user id .

The tags will help me find you ! so they are important. use them!

Prizes: more will be added as they get worked out
Donations for prizes are always welcome

1.A Ravelry pattern of your choice $7 or less
2. Project bag
3.To be announced they are coming in.

Chatter thread is the discuss you challenges and commitments!

I am post my progress as well on Instagram with hashtags.. so feel free to come cheer me and the other ladies who have joined so far.

lets clear the plate ladies cause Christmas will be here before you know it and a ton of other KAL and exciting Knitting things

LET’S DO IT !

xo

TRU

 

The Artsy Knitter Podcast:Episode10 Strict order but BearCRAZED”

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Episode 10: ” Strict Orders but Bear-crazed”

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Knit-along : “Whip the Wippies” join in by going to the group and on chatter thread let me know what you plan to get finished

Deadline for the draw of Prizes : Aug15th,2014

Tag for Ravelry and Instagram: #theartsyknitter #whipitArtsyKAL
ITUNES YA hOOO: please consider taking a few mins to leave me some reviews .. it really helps all the knitting podcast be found within itunes i am told. I also helps other peeps find me.
Gratitude-onous :

Rosehipchick, emmathebandgeek , lydiab kgirlknits ,Chaoticandcrafty craftyjt503, Sharbie ,Home-Spun

1 Vipassana Silent retreat -10 day on inner reflection.

2.Worldwide Knit in Public Day 2014:  jun14-jun22 what did you you do?

3.100 subscribers on you tube.. nice surprise .. i didn’t notice it had gotten that high.
Little one’s corner will be back soon.. i don’t want to force her to knit she has to do it on her own.She may also be doing some travelling soon too, but the Show has not lost her .
Wippies :
1.Global Warming by Suvi Simola
2. Love Afghan by Stephanie Oltmann

3 . Special Report with Little one.: Mrs Bakery Bear by Kay Jones of the Bakery Bear Podcast

Tru-ly Recommended: think Washcloths not dishes.. make great hostess gifts
1. Jazz age washcloth by Jenny Catchings (free) with 4mm
2. Nubbie Scrubbies by Angelee Marie    ( free) with 4mm
Fashion Spotlight:
UMA WANG: launch her label in London 2005 and she went to my absolute favorite school Central Saint Martin
there are more images at the end of the video. let me know what you think in the thread for this episode.

Stay Connected:

Instagram : @theartsyknitter

Ravelry Group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/theartsyknitterpodcast
Raverly Name:TheArtsyKnitter
Follow us on ITUNES and Youtube. search: theartsyknitter as one full word.

 

Disclaimer:
This is my personal web blog. I do not own the photos on this blog, except those taken by myself ,which I will clearly indicate those images. Photo on my videos and written posts are used for commentary purposes only . The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. If you use my photos or anything said on this website, you must notify me (truferguson@gmail.com). This policy is subject to change at anytime.

The Arsty Knitter: Episode 9 “Silent Retreat-I am BACK” ( knitting podcast)

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Episode 9: “Silent Retreat”

Ramblings::

Gratitude-onous : 69 peeps
Mlalove1718 from instagram yay
Mumofaussiekids ( an Aussie in the group)
Tyedyediva
Mamagrizzlyknits

Pandaluvsyarn: winner of the 50 members Giveaway Celebration.

we are wanting to a Virtual knit night there is a thread with info for Date/Time.

Got accepted to a Meditation retreat: Vispassana ( also called Insight Meditation Movement ) and i am excited.. 10 days of silence and reflection.
vipassana means insight into the true nature of reality, mindfulness of breathing which are said to lead to insight.The term vipassana has gained popularity due to the influence of the Vipassana movement which started in the 1950’s in Burma, although this influence is especially discerneable in the use of mindfulness as a practice to handle emotions.
I am going to be gone from Jun4- 15th by the time you see this video I will be there. No phone, no ipad or reading or anything distracting.  Hmm wonder if i can knit. I will be bringing for the trip up north  which will take a few hours  to get to the retreats.
Who is doing The Knit Girllls: STASHDASH2014 : May23 to August 8th 5000 yards .you can double dip in other Kal. Join in even if you think you don’t have 5000 in you stash . you spin. knit or weave : create or use 5000 yds of yarn.. even old project that you bind off by aug 8 th .
Epi203 “Have you any wool”  to hear details at about 45min into the show.
Knitting Events: JUNE
World Wide Knit In Public Day 14 June – 22 June 2014  what are your Plans? Picnic? Knitting BBQ?
Woolfest – UK
Fibre Week – olds college Alberta, Canada

Australian Sheep & Wool Show(july) Prince of Wales Fairground, Bendigo, Victoria

IF you know of anything Close to New Jersey that i can come out to let me know on the thread for this episode.
I am hoping to Attend : Stitches EAST(http://www.knittinguniverse.com) and Rinebeck (http://www.sheepandwool.com/  )

Wippies :
1. Tiered Skirt Recipe (Stufenrock)by Mia Lovecraft on 4mm with Cascade Ultra prima Cotton ( project page : Sassy Tiered skirt)
2.Global Warming by Suvi Simola on 3.75mm with Northbound knitting yarn ( project page: has a lot of Notes)

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SHEEP THRILLS: Wolly Goodies while I am gone.( tips)

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Henrietta Jerram at Topshop for The Campaign For Wool

Henrietta Jerram at Topshop for The Campaign For Wool

 

I thought this Sweater was cheeky and inspiring.. what kind of “Sheep Thrills ” are you lining up for yourself this summer. What are your plans for World Wide Knit In Public Day 14 June – 22 June 2014  what are your Plans? Picnic? Knitting BBQ?

If you haven’t thought about.. I encourage you to plan something thrilling!

1.Maybe organize something with your Local yarn store.. in the front end of the store.

2. Plan a knitting  potluck or Have  a BBQ at the Beaches

3.  Ride the subway with fried all day and knitting till your heart’s content. share with everyone who askes ” what are you doing”.

4. Call the Admin at your local  Women shelter and plan a little something with a bunch of your Yarnie Friends. Everyone can pitch in the buy several skein acrylic yarns( or Berroco)/needles and teach a few ladies who might be interested in this relaxing hobby.

5.Just sit on your own quietly and combine your knitting with meditation.. meaning all you do is knit something simple like stockinette, no talking whatever and spend a few hours just listening only to your breath. Paying attention to how and where your breath moves through your body. Knitting in gratitude that on this fine day you are alive and well!

Share with me when you have planned?????

ciao for now

TRU

The Campaign for Wool, of which His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is a patron, returns with the fashion and education initiative WOOL SCHOOL.  Following a hugely successful first year the initiative welcomes Margaret Howell, Topman, Christopher Raeburn, Folk, Barbour, Brora and Albam to the roster of top UK fashion labels for this years campaign which sees fashion, textiles and design students across the country competing to design wool sweaters to be sold in stores nationwide in the Autumn to celebrate Wool Week 2013, 14th – 20th October. – See more at: http://www.campaignforwool.org/2013/10/03/wool-school/#sthash.nS1BFUce.dpuf
The Campaign for Wool, of which His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is a patron, returns with the fashion and education initiative WOOL SCHOOL.  Following a hugely successful first year the initiative welcomes Margaret Howell, Topman, Christopher Raeburn, Folk, Barbour, Brora and Albam to the roster of top UK fashion labels for this years campaign which sees fashion, textiles and design students across the country competing to design wool sweaters to be sold in stores nationwide in the Autumn to celebrate Wool Week 2013, 14th – 20th October. – See more at: http://www.campaignforwool.org/2013/10/03/wool-school/#sthash.nS1BFUce.dpuf

The Campaign for Wool, of which His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is a patron, returns with the fashion and education initiative WOOL SCHOOL.  Following a hugely successful first year the initiative welcomes Margaret Howell, Topman, Christopher Raeburn, Folk, Barbour, Brora and Albam to the roster of top UK fashion labels for this years campaign which sees fashion, textiles and design students across the country competing to design wool sweaters to be sold in stores nationwide in the Autumn to celebrate Wool Week 2013, 14th – 20th October. – See more at: http://www.campaignforwool.org/2013/10/03/wool-school/#sthash.nS1BFUce.dpuf

The Campaign for Wool, of which His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is a patron, returns with the fashion and education initiative WOOL SCHOOL.  Following a hugely successful first year the initiative welcomes Margaret Howell, Topman, Christopher Raeburn, Folk, Barbour, Brora and Albam to the roster of top UK fashion labels for this years campaign which sees fashion, textiles and design students across the country competing to design wool sweaters to be sold in stores nationwide in the Autumn to celebrate Wool Week 2013, 14th – 20th October. – See more at: http://www.campaignforwool.org/2013/10/03/wool-school/#sthash.nS1BFUce.dpuf
The Campaign for Wool, of which His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is a patron, returns with the fashion and education initiative WOOL SCHOOL.  Following a hugely successful first year the initiative welcomes Margaret Howell, Topman, Christopher Raeburn, Folk, Barbour, Brora and Albam to the roster of top UK fashion labels for this years campaign which sees fashion, textiles and design students across the country competing to design wool sweaters to be sold in stores nationwide in the Autumn to celebrate Wool Week 2013, 14th – 20th October. – See more at: http://www.campaignforwool.org/2013/10/03/wool-school/#sthash.nS1BFUce.dpuf

Silent Retreat= I will be back soon!

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Silent Retreat= I will be back soon!

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Hi everyone

There will be a delay on my next episode:

So I recorded  my episode 9 ..edited furiously and then comes the time to export and it say ” estimated time 13 hours” that is craziness!

I was trying to be diligent and have an episode uploaded and scheduled to post  while i am away for a silent meditation retreat: Vipassana  but alas it was not to be so.I will be gone from June 4 to June 15th up north and there is no technology what so ever,no iphone, ipads, no internet.. no talking …just inward reflection. I only found out a few days ago that i was accepted into the June course . I do have a a little bit of knitting goodness in store but you will have to wait to see.

We will be back to regular programming   between  June 16-17 , thanks for your patience.

 

ciao

xoxo

TRU

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