The Fibre Company

It has been a while since I have written a blog post but I figured my boy in a cute hand knit was not a bad way to start.

I recently became a Yarn Ambassador for The Fibre Co. They sent we some gorgeous yarns to play with and of course I fell hard for this one.

Arranmore is an Aran weight tweed made up of 80% Merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% silk. The have recently launched 7 new colourways in their various yarn bases. Liadan is the colourway I have been working with from the Arranmore base. The yarn is produced in County Donegal and to me there is nothing better than a true Donegal tweed. At least that is what I thought until this arrived. Throw in a little bit of cashmere and silk and I definitely have a new favourite. There are 175yds per skein and with two skeins to play with. I knew that I could make a nice garment for Wee Smiler. 

Some of you that have been with me for a while will remember the cable detail on this vest as the cable from my first design Stormont. Originally I had wanted to design a vest with this cable but settled for a hat at the time as I felt a garment was a bit daunting. This tweed paired with the cable and a wee smasher to model it couldn’t have been timed any better.

Vests and body warmers are a definite favourite with me in regards to children’s wear. It keeps them warm but not to the point of over heating and their arms are free to move around and get down to playing without those restrictive sleeves.

I’ll be talking more about The Fibre Co. and their new colours in an upcoming episode of The Celtic Cast On Podcast. (Episode 13 will be out shortly!) I hope you will join me!

You can find other Yarn Ambassador’s sharing The Fibre Co new colours and their projects by searching the hastags #tfcbrights and #tfcneutrals. Make sure you check them out!

Episode 11

 

Hege from Cloudberry Knits Podcast

Owls on Dantes
10% off until the end of September with code “celtic10”

Sherlock Knits Giveaway winner announced!

Finished Objects

Bousta Beanie by Gudrun Johnston
Bijou basin himalayan trail – Burgandy
Jamieson Shetland Spindrift – Cobalt
Blacker Yarns Classic – Slate

Sonder by Justyna Lorkowska
Schoeller and Stahl Fortissima Alpaka

Pin Stripe Socks by Julia Swart
Knit Picks Felici in Splash

WIPS

Herbarium by maliha designs
Grey – Knit Picks Stroll overdid by Dynamixx Yarns
Wollemeise in Red

AztekSockz by Frisabi Knits

SEW WHAT

Summer at the Beach by England Street Quilts
Jacket revamp

Auction Update

Martin’s Lab mini’s bundle

Product review

Butterbean Organics

Bite me Not 2.0 from The Great Canadian Soap Company

Episode 6 Sweater Talk

The one where you don’t get your whole head in the frame….. short and tall….. keeping it real folks, keeping it real.

Halloween FO’s
Pattern: 048 Panther Hat
Yarn: Red Heart called for in pattern.

Special Guest
hotcheese Knitting Sarah!

Mitten Talk
hotcheese’s wolastoqmittens
Knitting Stories: Personal Essays and Seven Coast Salish-inspired Knitting Patterns
Ardour
Corbett Brook Mittens
Mega Herringbone Mittens

WIPS
Mazzy in owool local
Wisteria in elspeth lavold silky wool
Open Air Wrapin linen quill

Bags
Eldenwood Craft
Little Skein in the big wool

FO’s
hotcheese’s Opal happy socks – #9094 Brasil
Voff in istex lettlopi

What we are wearing!
Lighthouse Pullover in Rowan Selects Hemp Tweed Chunky
French Braid Cardigan in Ella Rae Worsted
Elia

Review

baa ram ewe, Leeds
baa ram ewe Dovestone Natural Aran
Patterns made with The Dovestone Natural Aran Collection

Dovestone DK

Elementary knit in Titus

Stash Enhancement
Design Line by Arne & Carlos 6-fädig/6 ply

3655 Fall Night
3656 Moon Night
3653 Star Night
3658 Winter Night
3760 Garden

Thanks for watching everyone!

Episode 5 – Rhinebeck Recap

I’m BAAAAACK!!

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.

Purchases

Kelly
Duck Duck Wool MCN Worsted by Threepumpkinslittle
Owool Local
Malabrigo Rios

Michelle
Owool Worsted
MacAuslands

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
Birdie

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

BAGS
Eldenwood Craft on Etsy
Debbie Reece Designs on Etsy

Episode 4 Frustrations and Obsessions

FO
Granny Hexagon Blanket
Tutorials Bella Coco on You Tube
Berroco Vintage

FINISH THAT WIP KAL
Winner annouced!
Prize :Twisted Daisy Fibers Bag by Andreasj

Frustrations
Luna Socks
Simon and Simona

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

SEW WHAT

Sherwood Quilt
Wiksten Tank

SQUIRREL

Wisteria
Elspbeth Lavold Silky Wool
Cap Sleeve Lattice Top
el lino

CRAFTERS HIGHLIGHT
Celestine Sox
Teddy Sweater
Fat Baby Booties

Thanks for Watching!!