Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Episode 4 - Start-itis

Hello everyone,

Episode 4 is now up and you can listen to it in the player to the right, here or on itunes :)

This week I talk about what I have been up to since the last podcast, what I have been/am knitting, there is a yarn shop review, the return of the cake recipe and a competition.

Here are the shownotes:

What I have been watching...


Summer Wars

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time


Shetland Fleece I have just finished spinning

Dyeing efforts

Cake recipe

Chocolate Fridge cake


175g digestive biscuits
90g margarine
30g sugar
60g golden syrup
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

nuts and glace cherries


30g margarine
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
115g icing sugar

- Crush the biscuits using a plastic bag and a rolling pin or if you are better equipped then me a food processor.

- Melt the margarine, sugar and golden syrup in a pan on a low hea, add the cocoa powder and biscuit crumbs

- Put the mixture into a cake tin, I use an 18cm one, and leave to cool down in the fridge

- When the cake is cool make the topping by melting 30g margarine in a pan on a low heat, add the cocoa powder and icing sugar and stir well. Spread over the cool cake mixture and return to the fridge until it is set.


To enter the competition please leave a comment under this post and I will use a random number generator to pick 2 winners for some handmade stitch markers!

As always you can contact me by leaving a message here, on Podbean, on Ravelry or you can email me at

Thanks for listening!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Episode 3 - Knit

Hello everyone,

Episode 3 is now up and you can listen to it in the player to the right, here or on itunes :)

This week I chat about my adventures since the last podcast, what I have been knitting/am currently knitting, there is a book review and much more.


My nom nom

Finish Lodi cardigan - taken from a funny angle so my legs look weird!

Lacy Baktus

Medallion lace cardigan

Bellissima mittens

Harry Potter Scarf

Vampire Knits 

Twist collective Fall 2011

Knitty First Fall 2011 

Caithness Craft Collective podcast

Knit 1 Geek 2 podcast

Photos from Ysolda's visit to the Knit Studio courtesy of DaneAbroad on Ravelry - thank you Hanne

As always comments and suggestions/exciting news are always welcomed :)