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Episode 20: Pack Up Your Troubles

Image Details: “The Suitcase” by wolf man-k, via Flickr.

Hello and welcome to episode 20 of the podcast. A warm welcome to any new listeners, particularly those who have come as a result of taking part in the LushPodKal, and welcome back to returning listeners. 512 more words


You Still Workin' on that!

Yes….that is what the husband said to me this week.  I was like Ester from Fred Sanford…Watch it Sucka! LOL  I was too out done.  He later clarified that with normally you just whip it out seems like you’ve had that one for a while. 354 more words

LushPodKal Techniques 2: Blocking the Lace Yoke

Doing the lushpodkal? Need help with blocking the yoke?

I’ve put together my thoughts on blocking in general, with a handy video at the end of the post, for those who prefer to watch how to do it, instead of reading about it. 1,202 more words


LushPodKal Techniques: Provisional Cast On

Image Details: “042307Crochet_cast-on” by cabezalana, via Flickr.

In preparation for the impending start of the LushPodKal, I have been researching the best resources for learning the techniques that will be needed during the course of the pattern. 324 more words


flax and barley - finished

I made this Flax jumper and Barley hat by Tin Can Knits’ Simple Collection for my nephew from a jumper I had started for myself. I ran out of yarn to finish the sleeves and decided to not let it go to waste, so I knitted these directly from my unfinished jumper – without even unravelling it first! 89 more words


Lush Cardigan ... a work in progress

I have knit a Vivid blanket, and a number of smaller projects in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater, but this Lush Cardigan project is the first adult sweater project that I am knitting just for me in my new yarn! 335 more words

Hand-dyed Yarn