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Sharing the creations that have kept me together these past few weeks... Both in video and audio this time! And with a little tea swap that is sure to brighten the weeks to come.
Episode recorded on January 21, 2015.


You can watch the video here.

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Kristin , Maria and Dani have inspired me to do a video episode.

The video/audio gets slightly out of sync after a while. I tried for a long time to fix it, with no success. Next time will be better I promise!

TEA SWAP announcement!
Brilliantly imagined and organized by knittinluv on Ravelry. All the details have been posted in the Ravelry group.

1. A BIT OF SEWING
I am wearing Newlook 6615, which I made in 2005.
I mention the Clothkit Dress (and matching skirt for me) that I made in 2013, and the aprons that I made last year. I just cut out Simplicity 2946  out of a floral corduroy to make Birthday Dresses for my daughter and her doll. The pattern was sent to me by Helen.

2. A BIT OF KNITTING 

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2.a Finished

Cardigan out of my handspun for SPAKAL: Metro by Connie Chang Chinchio. Woolful and KnitBritish are podcasts (and websites) that emphasise the reasons why we should be more mindful of our fibre choices.

I mention my daughter's Manteau de Lutin.


2.b In Progress

- Legwarmers out of Adriafil Knitcol in the Beethoveen (62) colourway.
- Lenny by Heidi Atwood-Reeves for my daughter, out of Countess Ablaze BFL Aran in Radioactive Raspberry.


2.c Future Projects

- Cardigan for both me and my daughter, out of the Surnaturelle yarn that I got from La Droguerie for Christmas. My cardigan is going to be Alecia Beth by Justyna Lorkowska.
- socks for Seb out of Online Supersocke 4-fach, in the shade 1530.
- socks for me out of Adriafil Knitcol (and I meant the Boccioni colourway, #66, not Boccaccio as I say in the podcast!).

3. A BIT OF SPINNING 

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- I plied the merino braid from Countess Ablaze in Northern Lights.
- Currently spinning a Juno Fibre Arts braid named Wishing Tree: 70% BFL- 30% Sparkle. I'm going to knit it into a Stretcher Quaker Boomerang by Susan Ashcroft, which was gifted to me by a VERY lovely listener. :)

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Spinning Acquisitions:

I purchased rolags and batts from Sara's Texture Crafts, which are gorgeous - Malachite marl batts, Sea Foam Shantung batts, and Oslo rolags.

I forgot to mention that Sara very kindly added several tape measures (both in inches and centimetres) as a gift, knowing how much I enjoy sewing!

Credits:
Music: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, mvt. 3 by Joseph Haydn, played by Mario Ajero.
Picture used for the announcement is Summer Afternoon (Tea in the Garden), by Theo van Rysselberghe (1901).

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A recap of my sewing, knitting and spinning adventures in 2014, and gentle goals for the new year. Episode recorded on January 3, 2015.

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1. A BIT OF SEWING 

In November I made a couple of ring slings for the Playful Tot and my daughter.
Patterns I made this year were by
Deer and Doe, By Hand London, Colette patterns.

I mention the Raglan Pocket Dress and Minimalist Dress by Brindille et Twig.

2. A BIT OF KNITTING
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2.a Finished
- Finished projects for 2014.
-
Manteau de Lutin, AKA Lavanda jacket by Elena Nodel, for my daughter. I made the long, hooded version, in size 4 Y. The yarn is Basic Sport by Katia.
- Snappy Hat by Corinna Ferguson. Out of Online Divano.

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- Bluebirds of Happiness: 1 one for our tree out of leftover red yarn and 2 out of Soft Payette for my sister and my friend Sylvie.

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2.b In Progress

- Cardigan out of my handspun for SPAKAL: Metro by Connie Chang Chinchio.

2.c Future Projects

- Lenny by Heidi Atwood-Reeves for my daughter, out of Countess Ablaze BFL Aran in Radioactive Raspberry.
- Cardigan for me, OR for both me and my daughter, out of the Surnaturelle yarn that I got from La Droguerie for Christmas.
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I am considering making Alecia Beth by Justyna Lorkowska.
I mention the crocheted pullover I made out of the same yarn, and the Vitamin D cardigan.

3. A BIT OF SPINNING 

- I finished spinning The Fifth Queen, out of the Catherine Howard fibre blend by Hilltop Cloud.
- Jacey Boggs Faulkner's Craftsy Class: Drafting from Worsted to Woolen is an excellent new ressource if you're learning how to spin.
- I have been spinning a merino braid from Countess Ablaze in Northern Lights.
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4. SOMETHING NATURAL, SOMETHING SEASONAL

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My daughter and I created salt dough ornaments for our tree, for a simple, fun, and hassle-free Christmas season.

Credits: Music: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, mvt. 3 by Joseph Haydn, played by Mario Ajero.

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1. A BIT OF SEWING (03:21)

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Quick, phone picture of my Pavot Coat

(with my Damson Shawlette out of Malabrigo Sock in Abril)

1.a Finished:

- Pavot jacket by Deer and Doe. 

My tutorial on how to make and sew a lining to a jacket/coat

Threads tutorial.

I mention Claire Shaeffer's Couture Sewing Techniques, and Tany's blog.

- Matching gifties for my daughter and the Playful Tot (to be shared next time).

1.b Upcoming projects:

- Another Moneta dress, also by Colette

- I also mention the Cosmopolitan Dress by Hot Patterns. I made mine back in 2010 (not 2009, as I say on the podcast).

- Dahlia dress, by Colette Patterns

2. A BIT OF KNITTING (24:26)

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Lavanda WIP - not the most up-to-date as it is now at knee length but I liked the light in this picture.

2.a Finished

Curious Collective Shawl by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade, out of Lang Yarns Merino 150.

I realized while writing up the shownotes that I had actually already finished this at the time of the previous podcast! I decided to keep the segment in nonetheless in order to mention the Knitvent collection.

2.b In Progress

- Cardigan out of my handspun for SPAKAL: Metro by Connie Chang Chinchio.

- Lavanda jacket by Elena Nodel, for my daughter. I am making the long, hooded version. Forgot to mention the yarn - it is Basic Sport by Katia.

2.c Future Projects

I plan to participate in the Selfish Single Skein Along organised by A Playful Day.

Planning to knit a small Daybreak out of my handspun and Malabrigo Worsted in Parisian Night.

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Left: Malabrigo Worsted in Parisian Night; Right: handspun from a Juno Fibre Arts BFL braid

3. A BIT OF SPINNING (40:00)

I spun just a little bit more on my Catherine Howard fibre blend by Hilltop Cloud.

4. A QUESTION ANSWERED (41:47)

My humble two cents on a few things to consider when purchasing a sewing machine.

I mention the établissement Lefebvre, avenue de la République in Paris, where I bought my Brother sewing machine, serger and coverstitch. I just realised online that the Lefebvre family has since retired and the store was taken over by a new team, so I cannot vouch for their service. Besides the Brother brand they now stock Elna and Babylock, which are both excellent brands http://www.coudre-paris.fr/magasin/magasin_de_paris 

I also mention http://stecker.be/

5. HAPPY THOUGHT INDEED (57:34)

Colette Patterns are launching an online magazine, Seamwork.

I was finally able to visit L'Oisivethé during a trip to Paris.

6. INSPIRATION (1:05:12)

My friend Sylvie has started a podcast in French about sewing, knitting and tea.

I give a shoutout to the very wonderful Yarniacs.

Credits: Music: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, mvt. 3 by Joseph Haydn, played by Mario Ajero.

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SHOWNOTES

1. A BIT OF SEWING (04:32)

Project bag for a friend

1.a Finished:

- Moneta Dress by Colette Patterns.

- Knitting project bags for two friends.

Project bag for a friend

1.b Upcoming projects:

- Pavot jacket by Deer and Doe. Out of a purple cotton gabardine. I got a lighter purple polka dot for the lining

- blouse and/or dress for my daughter

- lightweight quilt for my daughter

2. A BIT OF KNITTING (13:12)

Curious Collective Shawl

2.a Finishes

Curious Collective Shawl by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade, out of Lang Yarns Merino 150.

2.b In progress

Cardigan out of my handspun for SPAKAL: Metro by Connie Chang Chinchio.

3. A BIT OF SPINNING (17:59)

Murmure handspun

'Murmure' Merino from Alysse Création

- I plied the singles from the 200 grams of a tonal pink merino from Alysse Création, pictured below.

- Spun and Navajo-plied some BFL from Juno Fibre Arts.

- Started spinning on a braid of Catherine Howard fibre blend by Hilltop Cloud.

- I am liking this gauge measuring tool from Hilltop Cloud (mine is in cherry veneer).

- Thread on the forum on using your handspun.

First try at Navajo plying

Navajo Ply - fibre from Juno Fibre Arts

4. HAPPY THOUGHT INDEED (29:09)

5. A BIT OF READING (31:52)

Verlaine, 'Chanson d'Automne':
Les sanglots longs
Des violons
De l'automne
Blessent mon coeur
D'une langueur
    Monotone.
Tout suffocant

Et blême, quand
    Sonne l'heure,
Je me souviens
Des jours anciens
    Et je pleure;

Et je m'en vais
Au vent mauvais
    Qui m'emporte
Deçà, delà,
Pareil à la
    Feuille morte.

I found some rather nice rhymed English translations here.

Credits: Music: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, mvt. 3 by Joseph Haydn, played by Mario Ajero.

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Episode 18

Fireflies Rising Shawlette
Fireflies Rising by Curious Handmade, out of Kettle Yarn Co Islington in Chambray.
 

Complete shownotes at http://kittycouture.blogspot.com/2014/09/fluffy-fibers-episode-18.html

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1. A BIT OF SEWING (02:50)

Jorna Tunic
 Jorna Tunic

1.a Finished:
Jorna Tank Dress in the tunic length, designed by Jenna Brand, out of Perfect Pattern Parcel #3 (also available separately on Craftsy).

1.b Upcoming projects:
- Pavot jacket by Deer and Doe. Out of a purple cotton gabardine bought from Ma petite mercerie. I mention my purple coat with a silver lining - although I should also have mentioned my red maternity coat from 2011.
- blouse for my daughter
- lightweight quilt for my daughter

2. SUMMER SEWALONG (9:26)

PRIZES:
- Onion patterns kindly provided by Maria Denmark: Onion 2017 tunic, 1032 jacket and 2009 dress, all for one winner. Winner is HelenSewStylish for this linen skirt
- Two winners each won one pattern of their choice from Aesthetic Nest on Etsy. Winners are Tini for these beach bags and Speattle for this swimsuit.
- One post randomly selected from the chat thread on Ravelry to win a set of handmade kitchen towels by our very own Speattle on Ravelry. Winner is JennyAnne.

3. A BIT OF KNITTING (17:20)

3.a Finishes
- Socks for me out of Biscotte & Compagnie Felix Autorayante yarn in the Cupcake colourway. I'm using Susan B. Anderson's recipe.
- Fireflies Rising Shawlette by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade, out of Kettle Yarn Company Islington in the Chambray shade

3.b In progress
Tube socks for my daughter, out of Biscotte et Cie Cupcake yarn.

3.c Future projects
- Curious Collective Shawl by Helen Stewart
- Cardigan out of my handspun for SPAKAL. Dithering between Metro and Twigs and Willows.

 4. A BIT OF SPINNING (32:02)

Wildflowers - Fleurs des champs
Wildflowers handspun - fibre from Juno Fibre Arts

- I finished spinning and plying some Juno Fibre Arts superwash merino-nylon, pictured above.I called it Wildflowers - Fleurs des champs
- I just finished spinning the singles out of 200 grams of a tonal pink merino from Alysse Création,

5. QUESTIONS ANSWERED (39:00)
I answer a request for tips on shopping for fabric.
I mention my post on Shopping for fabrics, yarn or embroidery notions in Paris.
I also mention Le Grand livre de la couture, edited by France Loisirs.
Websites mentioned: fabric.com , Pattern Review.

Credits: Music: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, mvt. 3 by Joseph Haydn, played by Mario Ajero.

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Episode 17

I talk about a few sewing projects, having a significant knitting finish, completing Tour de Fleece and then spinning some more; I share a few happy thoughts related to our upcoming holidays, and my recipe for a healthier alternative to Nutella.

Shownotes are here: http://kittycouture.blogspot.com/2014/08/fluffy-fibers-episode-17.html

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Episode 16

I sew summer clothes for my daughter and me, talk about the Fluffy Fibers Summer Sewalong, knit my first socks, and declare my passion for spinning. I also read the second chapter of Northanger Abbey.
Shownotes are here: http://kittycouture.blogspot.com/2014/07/fluffy-fibers-episode-16.html

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Episode 15

I talk about Me Made May, my sewing, knitting and spinning projects, and share a few happy thoughts. Shownotes are here: http://kittycouture.blogspot.com/2014/06/fluffy-fibers-episode-15.html

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Episode 14

My sewing and knitting mojo is still going strong and I get back into spinning! I also read the first chapter of Northanger Abbey. Shownotes are here: http://kittycouture.blogspot.fr/2014/04/fluffy-fibers-episode-14.html

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Episode 13

My knitting, sewing, and crochet mojo are back. Also, I read a passage from Lawrence's Women in Love.
Shownotes are here: http://kittycouture.blogspot.com/2014/03/fluffy-fibers-episode-13.html

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