I’m Loving Video Podcasts

These last few weeks I’ve been watching a lot of video podcasts, or are they vodcasts? I love them! I’m tempted to do one myself.

The thing I like most about video podcasts is that it is so easy for the host to show what they have been knitting, what’s off the needles, what’s on the needles, what they are planning to knit etc. Whereas a written blog takes time – there are pictures to be taken, and words to arrange.

Although I have been tempted, I won’t be doing a video podcast just yet….but I’d like to follow a similar format in my blogging : finished items, works in progress, etc.

So here goes.

Just lately I feel that I have been knitting up a storm. I am not a monogamous knitter and I probably have around 20 projects on the needles. (don’t judge me)

Recently though I have been somewhat monogamous and have actually been finishing some things.

Vary The Gate by Casapinka was cast off at the end of March. It’s a great pattern for using that skein of highly variegated yarn as it has slipped stitches that help stop the flashing and pooling of colours – although it still occurred in a few places.

Vary the Gate closeup

 

Vary the Gate worn

Vary the gate drape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I knit mine in Artyarns Ensemble Light which is a 50% cashmere/ 50% silk DK weight yarn – very soft and luxurious feeling.

Next off the needles was Liminal by Petra Breakstone, knit in Berroco Mica, another DK weight yarn, this time in 31% Cotton, 26% Silk, 23% Nylon, 20% Linen. This yarn has a lovely feel but was a pain to knit with – so slinky – it was difficult to weave in the ends. I’m still thinking about picking up the stitches under the bust, in the round, and knitting down to make this more of a top. What do you think?

Liminal

 

 

Liminal 2

 

2 other projects are finished but not yet blocked and photographed (Morgentau & a Drops pattern, number 129-15).

Currently being worked on is Milano by Carol Sunday. I bought the kit for this ages ago (which came in its own project bag) and have finally wound all the skeins and cast on. The yarn is a gorgeous 75% Merino, 25% Angora sportweight blend that is super soft & a delight to work with – although the fine gauge and oversize design mean it will take for ever! (but I can just imagine how comfy and snuggly warm this will be when I do get it finished).

Milano

And the video podcast I’ve been watching most this month? I recently discovered the Pink Hair Girl podcast and have been catching up on the past episodes. Pink Hair Girl is Sally-Jane who lives in South Africa, she’s married to the Geek and she homeschools their children (who also knit!).