Welcome back to Episode 39!
We're wrapping up "Local" October this week. Hasn't it been fun?!
Did you join in the "Local" yarn swap? If you've got your parcel - remember to post a photo in the Ravelry thread so we can all enjoy it with you.
Thank you so much to everyone who joined it!
I thought I'd give you a taste of what to expect in November! I'm turning 45 right smack in the middle of November and I'd love it if you'd join me in doing a little celebrating!
The "SPOIL YOURSELF" make-along is running for the month of November. Make a little time to do something for you. Spoil yourself! There'll be a thread in the Ravelry group where you can share what you've knitted, sewn, crocheted, baked or done for you - we'd love to hear all about it and see what you're up to!
There are a pile of wonderful sponsors on board for our Spoil Yourself make-along! We've got prizes of beautiful yarn, project bags and knitting & crochet patterns from:
I'll be drawing spot prizes each week and there'll be neat prizes at the end of the month for people who have really spoiled themselves :)
To really get you in the mood I'm offering a great big sale on all my individual patterns for one week only! Use the code SPOILYOURSELF to receive a whopping 45% off! (I'm only 45 once right?!) The code will work until midnight, Thursday 3 November (NZ time)
I'm knitting myself a cardigan to spoil myself in November. I've chosen the very cute Bentley Cardigan from Marie Greene and am using delicious Port fingering from Dark Harbour Yarn in the Rare & Exotic Beat (teal) colour-way.
INTERVIEW WITH BONNIE FROM RUSTY SKILLET
My guest on the podcast wraps up Local October with talk of dyeing with plants found in your garden. Bonnie is a Canadian who's been living in New Zealand for 10 years. She is a fabulously experimental dyer who also has a gorgeous food blog Rusty Skillet where she posts delicious recipes for lots of yummy food cooked from scratch.
Do check out her blog and especially her recipes for:
Bonnie and I talk about dyeing with local plants, what to dye on and we cover light fastness and mordants. She is a font of great information.
BELLE & ALICE KAL
Is happening! If you've got Alice or Belle (or both) and would like to join the KAL head over to the Ravelry group - feel free to double dip with the Spoil Yourself Make-along!
As usual the fabulous theme tune is Casting On by Mr Roberelli