27 November 2015

The Truly Myrtle Podcast - Episode 14!

Hello and welcome back to the Truly Myrtle Podcast!

Episode is full of knitting and sewing talk and some thoughts on slow living.

I'm wearing my Washi top and Moss skirt - I found an old blog post about this outfit.

Have you listened to the Slow Home Podcast? I'm enjoying it - thanks for recommending it Julie.

All the details about the Gift-A-Long can be found on the Ravelry thread.

I'm knitting:
Clare Devine's gorgeous Lady Grey hat;
Ambah O'Brien's stunning Lilli Pilli wrap;
The fab Jennybec cowl by Lyn Di Cristina

Did you catch my Saltmarsh skirt sewalong? You can find all the steps on instragram #saltmarshsalsteps

I had a great afternoon with my friend Megan from Ellisara Couture making a 3-D model of my torso to turn into a pattern.

20 November 2015

Truly Myrtle Podcast - Episode 13!

episode 13 - interview with Jude


I'm excited to be bringing you the first in a my wandering series of interviews; "Our Wardrobe Stories". This collection will be a medley of stories exploring the idea of a handmade wardrobe that I'll pop into the regular podcast series from time to time.

I'm kicking the series off today with an interview with someone right on my doorstep, my mum Jude. Jude grew up in the 1950's in New Zealand and, as you will hear, she wore a handmade wardrobe.  But, back then making your clothes wasn't a lifestyle choice, it was a lifestyle. And, she wasn't alone - most of the families that she knew lived that way too.

Join mum and I for a journey through her memories of growing up handmade.

If you have your own wardrobe stories, we'd love to hear all about them - tag your photos with #ourwardrobestories on Instagram :)


Libby xxx

p.s. The fabulous song on my podcast is "Casting On" from the very clever NZ band Mr Roberelli - you can find them here.











13 November 2015

Truly Myrtle Podcast - Episode 12!

Welcome to the Truly Myrtle Podcast!

I'm chatting about new yarn, the forthcoming Gift-A-Long and my Sew A Long, Southern Hemisphere Christmas celebrations, my favourite podcasts, my new shawl pattern and upcoming interviews today. Grab your knitting and a cuppa and enjoy!

Things I talk about:

Allison from Freckles & Purls asked me about our Kiwi Holiday celebrations ...
Here's our beautiful NZ Christmas tree - the Pohutukawa

Podcasts you should check out:

What I'm wearing:

My new Yarn:

Sew-along Fun:
Use the tag #saltmarshskirtsal

Pattern News:
My new Pokiha shawl pattern uses gorgeous DK alpaca from Gum Tree Gully
You'll need approx 200g of DK yarn

The Great Big Gift-A-Long
Whopping 25% discount from 18 November - 27 November with the code "giftalong2015"
Check out the Indie Design Gift-A-Long thread on Ravelry for more info and details about knitalongs.

I've been reading the Magic Art of Tidying by Marie Kondo

Thank you for listening :)
Happy knitting!

30 October 2015

Truly Myrtle Podcast - Episode 11!

podcast 11

It's my first just audio podcast! 

Thank you for popping by for a listen. 

I'm chatting about all sorts today - my recent creative adventures with pottery, what's on my needle, patterns that are in the wings, sewing I've been doing and tidying. 

Grab your knitting and a cuppa and enjoy! 

Libby xxx



18 October 2015

Truly Myrtle Podcast - Episode 10!

Hello! I'm back with another podcast - you'll see that you can watch me on youtube or listen to me on iTunes. I've also uploaded the audio version to Stitcher too - although it might be a few days before you can listen to it there.

I'll always put a link to the audio podcast here - there's one below! 

If there's anywhere else you like to listen to podcasts, let me know and I'll make sure you can find me there too!

Happy knitting!

This episode I'm talking about:

The Stitch Along - we had over 100 finished objects! Wow! Were you a winner?

Big Dotty - my new shawl pattern is a large crescent wrap with tons of texture & fun bobbles knitted in scrummy DK yarn.

Aoraki - is my latest hat design. Knitted in glorious Vanitas DK from Outlaw yarn it's full of texture and super cosy & fun.

The Magic Art of Tidying by Marie Kondo - I'm reading this book and having a go at spring cleaning ... sort of!

Catch me on iTunes here!

Talk soon!