Episode 5 – Rhinebeck Recap


Thanks for joining me for a chat! Here is the low down on the podcast particulars.

My guest on the podcast is mickerr from Maple Moose Fibers.


Duck Duck Wool MCN Worsted by Threepumpkinslittle
Owool Local
Malabrigo Rios

Owool Worsted

WIPS Kelly

Mazzyby Elizabeth Smith
Simon and Simona by Elena Nodel

WIPS Michelle
Om Shawl by Andrea Mowry
Atlantic Star Sweater by Ruth Gallo
Émilien by Ariane Caron Lacoste

FO’s Michelle
Georgetown Cardigan by Hannah Fettig

FO’s Kelly
Shoots and Ladders Hat by Aniur Berkimbayeva
Waiting for winter mitts by susanbanderson
Fireside Sweater by Jane Richmond
Movie Night Socks by Ann Budd

Within by Jane Richmond Shannon Cook

Eldenwood Craft on Etsy
Debbie Reece Designs on Etsy

Episode 4 Frustrations and Obsessions

Granny Hexagon Blanket
Tutorials Bella Coco on You Tube
Berroco Vintage

Winner annouced!
Prize :Twisted Daisy Fibers Bag by Andreasj

Luna Socks
Simon and Simona

movie night socks
Participating in the KAL in the Sticks and Twine Podcast with eplutz
Knit and Fiber Creation Tough Love Sock


Sherwood Quilt
Wiksten Tank


Elspbeth Lavold Silky Wool
Cap Sleeve Lattice Top
el lino

Celestine Sox
Teddy Sweater
Fat Baby Booties

Thanks for Watching!!

Episode 3 In a Fog


Crafternoon Treats Podcast by crafternoontreats
Grandmaandme on Instagram


Masgot by Justyna Lorkowska
-Yarn used Cascade Heritage in 5681 Limestone
5623 Navy
5602 Steel

I’m wearing

Lady Sunnyside by Tanis Fiber Arts
TFA Green Label in Garnet


Luna Socks by Josephine and the seeds
-Yarn used Knit Picks Stroll in Tranquil and Dove Heather

Fine and Dandy Socks by The Sweater Co.
-Yarn used Knit Picks Stroll in Dogwood Heather
Patons Kroy in Gentry grey
$1 pattern with proceeds going to Unicef!

Cosy Memories Blanket

Cross Stitch WIP
Pumpkin Passport Stitch Along 2016 by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.


Land Girl Cardigan
celticcaston’s granny Hexagon blanket

Thanks to ANDREASJ from Twisted Daisy Fibers for the project bag to give away.

Deadline extended until May 31st



My Bad

Twisted Daisy Fibres Bag

El Linio by Schoppel wolle

Whatcha Watching

The Crimson Field

Episode #2 Snow Day

Finally Episode #2 is live!


Summer Night Socks
– Yarn used Arne and Carlos colour way 3657 1 50g skein

Flax Light by Tin Can Knits
-Yarn used Okay Knits Sawa Sawa in Vermeer

Garter Ear Flap Hat by Purl Soho
– Yarn used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino held doubled

Oh Baby! Baby Booties by Double Diamond Knits
DB Cashmerino in grey and red


Masgot by Justyna Lorkowska
-Yarn used Cascade Heritage in 5681 Limestone
5623 Navy
5602 Steel

Luna Socks by Josephine and the seeds
-Yarn used Knit Picks Stroll in Tranquil and Dove Heather

Fine and Dandy Socks by The Sweater Co.
-Yarn used Knit Picks Stroll in Dogwood Heather
Patons Kroy in Gentry grey
$1 pattern with proceeds going to Unicef!

Cross Stitch WIP
Pumpkin Passport Stitch Along 2016 by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.


Zig Hat Pattern by Imagined Landscapes
Winner was # 6 Saks1962


Eldenwood Craft Bird Bag- Eldenwood Craft on Etsy.

Bailey Messenger Bag from Mr. Highpants on Etsy.


Finish that WIP KAL starting April 1st – May 15th


Choose a wip that is longstanding and persevere to finish it.

Mine is the Land Girl Cardigan by Kyoko Nakayoshi

Thanks for joining me this week!!!

Celtic Cast On Podcast Episode 1

You asked for it!! Episode 1 Beach it coming at’cha!




Show notes 

I am Celtic Cast On Everywhere!

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Ravelry Group : Celtic Cast On Podcast


Mama’s Boot Socks

Pattern: Heavy Socks by Briggs and Little

Yarn: Briggs and Little Heritage in Cream and Red Heather #76

Handspun Toque

Pattern: Simple WPI toque by Rachel Anderson

Yarn: Emilymade Handspun Merino Mohair

Brixter Hat 

Pattern: Brixter by Tanis Fiber Arts

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino in grey # 340009

Spring Breathe Booties

Pattern: Spring Breathe Booties by Julia Noskova

Yarn; Debbie Bliss Cashmerino in grey #340009 and cream #340101

Zig Hat

Pattern: Zig Hat by Imagined Landscapes

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts in Green Label colourways Chris Grey and Stormy

Head on over to the Revelry group for a chance to win a copy of the Zig Hat.


Summer Nights Socks

Pattern: My own Vanilla sock pattern

Yarn: Regia Arne and Carlos in Summer Nights # 3657

Granny Hexagon Blanket

Pattern: Granny Hexagon tutorial from Bella Coco on You Tube

Yarn: Berroco Vintage in 51106 Bubble, 5121 Sunny, 5178 Violetta, 5106 Smoke

Next on the needles

Garter Ear Flap Hat by Purl Soho

Oh Baby Baby Booties by Double Diamond Knits

My Bad

Soak in the Fig scent

Stray Cat Socks Self striping yarn in Denim and Dandelions

Simple Fox picture from Alice and Ivory

Sherwood Collection Fabric from zeetzeet on etsy and thefabrichive on etsy



Thanks for watching!!!



Review: Denise 2 Go – Crochet

I was recently asked if I was interested in reviewing the Denise2Go interchangeable set that Yarncanada carries in their online shop.

To be honest I was a bit hesitant at first. I have my favourite knitting needles and I don’t usually stray from them especially as the Denise kit needles are plastic so I decided to give the crochet set a go.

The set comes with 6 hooks from size 5mm up to a 9mm but if you notice in the picture the hook length is on the shorter side. That is because this is actually an interchangeable Tunisian Crochet set that also can be used as regular hooks.

I have yet to try Tunisian crochet so at the minute I will be using these solely as regular hooks. I thought the short hooks would bother me when I first got started but they are actually quite convenient. I don’t have to worry about the end of my hook getting caught in yarn and my hand adjusted to the different length in no time.

As well as the hooks you get 3 varied lengths of cable, a 3 inch, a 5 inch and a 9 inch. It also comes with an extender with the option of joining 2 cables together and 2 end buttons so you don’t loose your stitches.

The coolest part about this set for me was that it fits on the palm of your hand. Perfect for travel and “on the go” as the set is called. I love that I can chuck this into a small project bag and have everything I need right at my finger tips to crochet my heart out. I can definitely see me taking this in the car with a couple of skeins of yarn to make some squares or my newest obsession Hexies!!

I would say I am pleasantly surprised by this set and at the price point of $52 plus free shipping from YarnCanada it would make a fabulous pressie or stocking stuffer for the crocheter in your life.

DISCLAIMER: Thank you to Yarn Canada for providing me with the set to review. All opinions regarding this kit are my own.

Now I know you all are going to ask about the project in the background so here it is!

My friend Sally sent me some of her leftover Berroco Vintage yarn. I knew I wanted to do a hexagonal blanket with them but wasn’t really sure how I was going to do it. I checked out Bella Coco on You Tube, my trusty crochet how to’er and found the granny hexagon. I already knew how to granny so adapting it into a hexagon was a breeze. She also shares the join as you go method which makes me feel less overwhelmed at putting all those hexagons together at the ve3ry end. I’m not exactly sure if this will be a full blanket or a lap blanket or what just yet. I am still wondering if I should add in other colours or just keep it to three. Who knows maybe T will claim it when she gets home.

Now I must be off to crochet a few more!

FO: Framed Slouch

I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Rhinebeck NY for the Sheep and Wool Festival. It was amazing to actually be there and see some real knitting celebs *although I didn’t  see as many as I would have liked*

I’ll talk more about Rhinebeck in another post but today I am all about an FO I wore there. I had big plans for all kinds of Rhinbeck sweaters that I was going to bang out this summer but being pregnant changed the ball on everything and I didn’t get hardly ANY knitting done at all. I seem to completely loose any lack of mojo in the first trimester. It is more about survival, getting enough sleep and trying to stay awake!

So back to that FO…. a couple of weeks before Rhinebeck I was knitting my test of Frosty Acorn that I showed you last time. In my head I was planning a sweater and a hat that I could wear to Rhinebeck that would jump on my needles and be knit like the wind.

Well the hat came first because I really needed an instant gratification knit.

Pattern: Framed Slouch by Tanis Lavallee

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label in Fjord

Needles: 4mm and 4.5mm

My Rav project page

Now before you say “That doesn’t look like much of a slouch!” Yeah… I totally forgot to slouch the hat before the pics. We were leaving Rhinebeck to come home and I asked Michelle if she could snap some quick pics, threw on the hat and didn’t think a thing about it until I saw the pics.

Truth be told I like it either way and it will probably be worn both ways depending on my mood.

I bought this yarn in one of Tanis’s boxing day updates a couple of years ago. It has been sitting in my stash quietly waiting for the right pattern to jump out at me. It just so happens that I have had framed slouch sitting in my library waiting to be knit up…. how could I go wrong??

The best part was, the cardi I started for Rhinebeck 7 days before the actual event didn’t get finished… no surprises there! *face palm* so I took my favourite cardi to date and ended up representing my favourite East Coast Indie in style!

“Rhinebeck baby! ” was Michelle’s constant phrase used this weekend and I feel like this picture is a perfect companion for that phrase!

More about Rhinebeck soon!

Frosty Acorn

I recently finished a test knit for Suvi of Suvi Knits.

I haven’t tested anything in a while and I honestly don’t really do testing anymore but when I saw Suvi’s sample I just knew that I wanted to knit it. It may have helped that I had the perfect yarn in my stash too.

I knit this with:

Yarn:  Schoeller and Stahl Fortissima Alpaka in colours 3011 and 3009

Needles: 3.75mm and 4mm

Size:36 – 2′ of ease is built in.

The pattern is well written and easy to execute. I love the details on the cuff and the ribbing at the bottom of the yoke. It really sets it apart from anything I have come across.

I decided to knit the 36 for this sweater. That turns out to be a 34 with 2 inches of positive ease and it is just the right size for me and my growing bump. Enough room to grow a bit but still small enough that I can wear it afterwards too.

The yarn used is a fingering weight Alpaca so while it is warm it is still super lightweight. This is a perfect sweater for Early Fall!

There are so many beautiful versions of this popping up in the test group. It really does look great in a rainbow of colours but grey on grey was calling to me and I don’t think I will regret my colour choices. It is just so wearable!

The pattern is available here.