Podcast Episode 9 show notes

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Knitting finished object:

Angel Face Turban by Amy Appel knit for the #rockabillysummerkal hosted by herself and Casey Maura of Carey’s elegant musings.


This is a one skein (well 55g) fingering weight project and great fun to knit and wear. Perfect to protect pin curls or just to add a little vintage flair to your life! The yarn I used was from the gorgeous Beth of Beehive yarns– go check out her shop she sells beautiful yarn.


You can find the pattern on Ravelry. If you would like to be friends over there I am littletailoress.

Knitting works in progress:

Old Romance cardigan by Joji Locatelli, a romantic lace sleeve cardigan reminiscing of 1920s knits but with a modern twist.

Mine is knit with my Pearl Button colourway on my Alpaca Silk base which you can find in my Etsy shop when I have shop updates. The best way to find out about the timing of these updates is over on instagram where you can find me as @littletailoress.

Vanilla socks knit on 2.25mm 9” chiagoo needles, the 9” needles take a little getting used to by I am enjoying them now My normal method of socks is the magic loop
Two at a time method on 32″ needles.

I use Judy’s magic cast on and the fish lips kiss heel. The yarn is my ‘Soup At Sophie’s’ colourway on Alpaca silk cashmere with a contrast toe in Golden Pippin and the heel and cuff in Peony. See note above regarding my etsy shop and shop updates.

Knitting Plans:

Blossom shawl by Mandarines, this beautiful pattern can be found on Ravelry and looks so 1930s and graceful to me.

I plan to knitnit in Herbsblatt Regina yarn (beautiful German hand-dyer!) in her Speckled egg colourway on merino silk singles with my new colourway Maybe Baby on merino silk singles.

So Faded Pint sized for Jack- pattern by Drea Renee Knits on ravelry- I plan to use Madelinetosh Plunge on their sock base and my Fortune Teller colourway. The pattern runs from baby and she also has a very popular adult sized version of this top down raglan jumper.


Finished object:
Pin Wheel quilt in a fabric collection called Breakfast At Tiffanys

No particular pattern followed just basic pin wheel blocks.


Baby bibs to send to Jessica of the JessicaRuthKnits podcast- one of my favourites to watch. She is hosting a charity drive for her local maternity home, making baby items for the women there who are in a bad situation or fighting addiction etc… if you are in US you will receive a skein of indie dyed yarn in return for your donation. Go watch her podcast regardless- she is a gem.

Eve dress from Sew Over It and the 1930s Button Dress pattern from Decades of Style. Fabrics picked out are both by Atelier Brunette.

Podcasts mentioned:
Knotty Knit Wits– a must see. Two of my favourite people on this planet and I’ve never even met them in real life! Hehe. Hilarious and wonderful.
Casey maura– a wonderfully inspiring soul who has been a inspiration to myself and many other vintage loving sewists for many years now.
Lovely Jessica Ruth Knits- see above.
Yarn Hoarder– Amber is so knowledgable it’s impossible not to learn something from each episode. Plus she has fabulous hair!


Books books books!!

‘Trials of the earth’ by Mary Ann Hamilton
‘Orphan Train’ by Christina Baker Kline
‘The Lake House’ by Kate Morton
‘Rebecca’ by Daphne Du Maurier
‘The Girl in The Photograph’ by late Riordan
‘How to Catch a Frog’ by Heather Ross

Ylang Ylang oil

Tuft woollens– amazing soaps and balms etc… for yarn and knitters! The scents are to die for!!

Thanks all so much for watching and I hope you all agree hat the camera is miles better!! Yay! See you next episode


2 responses to “Podcast Episode 9 show notes”

  1. I am listening to your podcast for the first time and find it lovely! I am a quilter and knitter too. Although you said you don’t enjoy the quilting part of making quilts, I highly recommend a blog that encourages everyone to try it and she provides quilting tutorials for free – Lori Kennedy at theinboxjaunt. She also has classes in Craftsy that are very worthwhile.
    Favorite audiotapes to listen to while knitting – the award-winning series by Louise Penny set in Canada with Inspector Gamache. They are not your usual gritty crime novels but not too “light” either. Lovely references to French cuisine that make me want to go to France or Canada and I absolutely love the narration done by Ralph Cosham.
    I recently heard that the TV series, The Highlander features beautiful knits on the main character – I need to rewatch and pay closer attention!
    I am looking forward to listening to your previous podcasts. Thank you.

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