Thursday, May 12, 2016

Faeryfay's Knitting Podcast Episode 5

Show Notes for Episode 5

Arne and Carlos Yarn socks
Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist heel
Bella botanica-shawl
Fingerless Gloves by Linda Medina from Vogue Knitting/Designer Knitting Early Autumn 2012 in Cascade Heritage Sock in dark plum
My own pattern Cowl in Misti Alpaca Yarn with Iris AB beads size 11
Stroll Sock yarn by Knitpicks (baby socks)
Acquisition Heritage Sock Yarn by Cascade from
CroftHoose Hat by Ella Gordon for Shetland Wool Week 24 /sept 2016

Periscoping Sisters
Grocery Girls
Legacy Knits
The Fat Squirrel Speaks
The Knit Girllls
Sticks plus Twine
knitting expact
Kitchen Stitching

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Podcast with Mum! 3

Faeryfay's Knitting Podcast with Mum! 3

 Podcast 3

Mum's Sock:
Knit Picks Stroll. Colourway Trainstation. Vanilla Sock.
 Mum's needles knitpicks.

Faeryfay's Passerine Hat by Erica LeuderPasserine Hat
FO Socks, Hermiones Everyday Socks by Erica Heusser

Socks in Sirdar sock yarn.

Stitch markers by Calico Miss on Etsy
Shepherd Australian Merino Wool

Stitched in Sweden
Hungry Cat Podcast
Pinfeathers and Pearls,
Inside # 23
sticks + twine
canadian knitter
grocery girls
happy Spider6
Brownie Knits
Knitting Expat
Legacy Knits 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Podcast 2

Podcast 2
Podcast 2 Faeryfay's Knitting Podcast

Show Notes
Podcast edited by Meg May

Podcasts I've been watching:

The Grocery Girls
The Charm of It
 Rosehip Knits
Brownie Knits
Sticks+ Twine
The Knitting Expat
Oh Loops Fibre by Design
Happy Spider Knits

Passerine Hat. Erica Heusser
Erica Leuder's Hermione Everyday Socks
Sidir Yarn Heart and Soul 4ply Sock yarn
waikiwi yarn
addi sharps
Calico Miss, previously Chaton Designs
Peerie Flooers Kate Davies Designs

Colourwork Stitches edited by Susie Johns.
C&B Crafts 2009

Colour by Kristin
Kristin Nicholas 2009

Sock Innovation
Cookie A Interweave Press 2009

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Here is Faeryfay's Knitting Podcast my new podcast.

The show notes For Episode 1
I am wearing Cloud Illusion Shawl by designer Boo Knits
The fair isle yarn socks. Yarn: Arne and Carlos Regio 4ply 03653 with Fish Lips Kiss Heel by  Sox Therapist
The green garden socks in Knit Picks Kettle Dyed Hawthorn and Cascade Heritage sock heel and toe. Afterthought heel.
The evenstar shawl by Designer Susan Pandoor Sunflower Designs in Cascade Alpaca Lace
The Fair Isle hat Peerie Flooers by designer Kate Davies in shetland wool 2ply

The Passerine Hat  by Erica Heusser in Cascade Heritage in grew and plum
The  Hermione Everyday Socks by Erica Leuder in Cascade Painted Heritage in Fjord.
The Fingerless Gloves by Linda Medina Vogue Knitting Early Autumn 2012 in Misti Alpaca Lace NLP29

Podcasts mentioned:
 The Knit Girllls
Little Bobbins
 Caffeinated Knitting Knitting
 The fat squirrel
the fat squirrel
  the knitting expat
Oh loops
 Fairy Little

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Evenstar Earth Star Shawl

I finally finished it. It is being blocked in the photo above. I blocked it on a double bed. I am very happy with it. It was challenging and I did learn a lot of different techniques and stitch patterns knitting it. I am glad I used alpaca as it feels so soft and luxurious. I also love the pinky purply beads.My Earth Star Shawl 
 Happy Knitting! 

Thursday, September 10, 2015


Spring has arrived and I'm loving the flowers and warmer weather. My  Evenstar Shawl by Susan Pandorf is going slowly. It takes me sometimes a couple of days just to knit one round. I am loving the lace stitch patterns though. This one is like cathedral windows.I am almost at the border section and am not sure if I will use beads or not. Maybe little mother-of-pearl type ones or pale pink glass myukis?  I also have no idea how I'm going to block it when it is finished as it is going to be enormous! 

Chartres by Janel Laidman.

It is a complex pattern with many traveling cable stitches. I am enjoying it and it is my first attempt at knitting socks on one circular needle using magic loop.
I was waiting at the immunologist at the hospital in this photo with a cuppa. I've been unwell again and have just spent a week in hospital. I am happy to be back at home now and loving Spring happenings in my garden.

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Winter Hat Knitting

Long time no post. I  know. Sorry. I have been hat knitting though! I finished the Kate Davies peerie-flooers (below) and the Donna Smith Donna Smith Baa-ble-hat (above). These were my first attempts at colourwork and it was fun! The shetland wool was a bit hard on my fingers and wrists. I knitted the Baa-ble hat in sportweight bluebell patons wool which was a bit easier. I experimented with the pattern and ended up making the hat too small. It was supposed to be for a one year old child but it was too small so it would be perfect for a baby hat I think. I modified the adult pattern, changing to smaller needles and lighter yarn. Check out for details on how I did it.

I also knitted this  Slouchy hat (below) in Opal Hot and Spicy yarn. I love this yarn. I think I need to buy more Opal yarns and knit more hats and socks in it! 
I'm currently knitting lace socks and still going on the Susan Pandorf  Evenstar. I'm loving knitting all the hats and still having a large lace project. 
Happy Knitting!

Friday, April 17, 2015


I finished Wintersweet by designer Boo Knits. It is an elegant shawl in tussah silk with myuki glass beads. It is soft and quite heavy with the many beads. I did not knit the picot edge but decided on a stretchy bindoff which I am very happy with. This is a lovely knit but quite a challenging lace pattern. I love it.
 Lace on Wintersweet

I am now back to working on the evenstar-shawl by designer Susan Pandorf and my Rainbow Socks. I am planning on starting the peerie-flooers by Kate Davies. It will be my first attempt at proper fair isle which I'm excited about!
I made it to my knitting group on Wednesday at the library and it has lifted my spirits greatly. The ladies were so lovely and it was fun to see all their knitting projects and catch up. I'm feeling a bit better and have been going out a bit more. My twin daughters are on school holidays and have been driving me around which is so lovely.

Some knitting videa podcasts I've been enjoying are the fat squirrel with Amy Beth and caffeinated knitting with gert and allie. I always watch the knit girllls also. I learn so much from these talented knitters. They are worth watching and they make me laugh too!

It is a dull rainy day here which I am loving. I'm now going to put the kettle on and sit by the heater and knit for a while. 
Happy Knitting!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lace Mistakes and Sad Goodbye

I have been enjoying the Laura Nelkin "Save Your Stitches: Fixing Lace Mistakes" on
It is a fabulous class! She delves into really complicated lace problems! I love it. In fact I'm going to fix a couple of tricky mistakes I made in my lace today:) I missed a yarn over!:)

Also this week my gorgeous dog Scruffy had to be put to sleep. He was fifteen and had a very adventurous life growing up with my girls. We miss him terribly. He used to sit with me while I knitted. I feel a bit lost without him.
Keep knitting:)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Show Win!

Wow! I won some ribbons in Handknitting at our local show with my green lace shawl ( Bella Botanica by Karen Strauss). My snow angel (booknits) got third. 
I'm spending a lot of time at home in the dark in the daytime as I have been experiencing chronic migraines since early december. I had a week in hospital over Christmas as the doctors tried different neds to stop them. None worked. I had eleven migraines in december, ten in January and seven in february. I can't go out in bright sunlight as it brings them on. So I'm knitting a fair bit but stopping often as my neck seizes up. I'm still working on the Wintersweet and loving it. The tussah silk is a dream to knit with, so smooth and soft. I love it and the beads are perfect, like little red berries.
I'm also knitting up some rainbow socks with random stash fingering yarn.
I wanted to mention how much I love instagram. I follow a lot of sock knitters and enjoy seeing all their progress and yarn choices. I love seeing other lace knitters work as well. It is such a wealth of creativity and talent! I am faeryfay on instagram:), come visit me there and join in the fun!
Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Three Lace Projects on the Needles!

Yes, I have three lace projects on the needles. I am crazy. It just kind of happened. Above is my shrug in Waratah Fibres merino/silk blend. The pattern is from the book I got for Christmas from my mum "Lovely Lace Knitted Lace" by Brooke Nico. It is a brilliant book! 
I am also doing the BooKnits MKAL Wintersweet but I am very behind. I'm still on clue 2 and I am seeing all the finished shawls being posted on Ravelry and can't wait to get to onto the lace and beads. I'm loving knitting in Tussah silk:) 
Oh my goodness, yes the Evenstar Shawl is still going slowly. I do love knitting this. It is so soft and the lace so delicate. It is a huge project and I think it may take me all year to finish. That is ok though. I quite enjoy having a long term project on the go. 
Here are some of my Christmas presents! I got some wonderful books and I also got a gift from myself: lace blocking wires! I feel very special just owning them now, like a really serious knitter:) lol. I can't wait to use them. That means I have to finish a lace item!
My autoimmune disease has been really bad over Christmas which has slowed down my knitting:( but I'm feeling a bit better today and am planning a relaxing knitting afternoon.

I'm planning on having a fabulous 2015 filled with knitting projects and loads of creativity, lovely yarn and exploring new exciting patterns. I am also looking forward to being more involved in the Knitting Guild and planning new things with my knitting group at the library. 

Happy New Year and Happy Knitting!:) 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dye for Yarn Silk Tussah!

I decided to join the Boo-knits MKAL in November :Wintersweet on Ravelry. It requires a skein of Tussah Silk and beads! I ordered the silk from DyeForYarn  and it arrived! "Broken Terracotta Tile"
It is a beautiful deep browny red and is so divine! Now I have to buy beads. It is a Mystery Knit Along. I did Boo's Morticia MKAL and loved it and am so looking forward to the first clue. Trying to decide on beads is so hard, but part of the whole preparation process which I just adore! I'm enjoying reading the Boo forum posts on Ravelry and seeing everyone else's yarn and bead choices.
 This MKAL is lifting my spirits as I have been feeling down. I've been having so many CT scans, ultrasounds, blood tests and appointments at the hospital. My family, knitting and my garden are keeping me somewhat sane:).
I hope you are enjoying your knitting and creativity!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Stripy Socks and Another MKAL:)

I finished the stripy socks in Opal. I liked knitting them and was amazed that the stripes lined up perfectly on both socks:). I think my niece will love them. She has big feet like me and my girls.
Mum also finished hers. This photo is of her socks nearly finished (red stripy). This is her first pair of socks and she has loved knitting them.
I know we are going into warmer weather here and it will be too hot to wear woolly socks but we don't care. Mum has caught the sock knitting bug and I think we'll be sock knitting all year round:). 

I was very excited to see on Ravelry that Boo is doing another MKAL  Boo Wintersweet .It will be a lacy beaded shawl.  I've joined up and bought some very stunning silk tussah called Terracotta fromDyeForYarn on Etsy Germany. I can't wait for it to arrive! I still have to order beads. My silk is a deep reddy brown and I'm thinking sparkly red/pink beads will look divine. I love Boo's designs and know that this one will be gorgeous just by the name: Wintersweet. The MKAL: doesn't start until November so I have to get my act together and finish some of my WIP's. 
I am still planning to do the Craftsy class Fair Isle Vest with Mary Jane Mucklestone, but maybe after Christmas as I have too many things going on until then. I' d better get on with it all then!

Where ever you may be, I wish you all happy knitting!:)