Episode 025

Solar Waves

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(00:28) Welcome and Introduction


  • All Spun Up
  • Loops
  • Events
  • HomeCulture
  • That’s my Story
  • American English
  • Moment of Drama

(1:00)All Spun Up

On the wheel

I started a braid of hilltopcloud fibre in the colourway Robin from her bird’s collection which was from my 2013 secret snowflake swap package. It is a blend of Merino, British Blue Faced Leicester (BFL), Manx Loaghtan, and Yak Down.  I am spinning it up as a two ply for a bandana cowl for myself from the Purl Soho blog. It’s so pretty!

(3:12) Loops


I just finished my Thinking of Waves shawl by yellowcosmo which I am calling Solar Waves.  I did a beaded picot bind-off using this youtube video and my verna beadle needle.  I bought size 8 seed beads from GJ Beads (one of my favourite online and real shops).

I love the way this has turned out with the beads acting like stars.

I have the older version of the verna beadle needle which has less of a hook on it, the newest one, pictured below looks even better.


I discovered the needle when working on my wedding shawl, and used it to add the 3000 beads to it.

On the Needles

I have been working on my  Pomme de Pin cardigan again.  Finished the second sleeve and it’s sewn together.

I have also just cast on a second handwarmer in my Jillybean yarn A 3-ply in Rainbow Spin colours: mixed british fleece and alpaca, 228 yds.  I am working on my own design and hope to write up the pattern.

(13:52) Events

Ravellenics re-cap

This was a lot of fun and the first time I could really participate and set some big goals.  I received these medals:


WonderWool Wales

The next event I will be attending is Wonderwool.  This is my third wonderwool and I am really looking forward to it!  This takes place April 26th – 27th at the Royal Welsh Showground Builth Wells.

(17:14) HomeCulture

What’s Cooking

I have been working on my bread making again and trying to recreate the Whole Foods Golden Age Boule.

My first batch was a little too sour I think so I need to give it a shorter proofing time.  I think less whole wheat flour and more water.  I like a really wet dough.

My first proportions were:

Leaven 40%
Water 70%
Poolish 40%
Spelt 50%
Country Grain Flour 15%
Gram Flour 7.5%
Linseed 7.5%
White Bread Flour 20%
Honey 5%
Salt 2%

 (20:47) That’s my story

Wildlife Spotting

I have been seeing lots of wildlife in the countryside where we are now living.  It has been great and I have started a pinterest board with everything I have seen and will keep adding to it when I see new animals.  Wildlife at our Home

 (24:38) American English

Cotton Candy – Candy Floss

(26:14) Moment of Drama

A Midsummer Night’s Dream  Act 3 scene ii


My mistress with a monster is in love.
Near to her close and consecrated bower,
While she was in her dull and sleeping hour,
A crew of patches, rude mechanicals,
That work for bread upon Athenian stalls,
Were met together to rehearse a play
Intended for great Theseus’ nuptial-day.
The shallowest thick-skin of that barren sort,
Who Pyramus presented, in their sport
Forsook his scene and enter’d in a brake
When I did him at this advantage take,
An ass’s nole I fixed on his head:
Anon his Thisbe must be answered,
And forth my mimic comes. When they him spy,
As wild geese that the creeping fowler eye,
Or russet-pated choughs, many in sort,
Rising and cawing at the gun’s report,
Sever themselves and madly sweep the sky,
So, at his sight, away his fellows fly;
And, at our stamp, here o’er and o’er one falls;
He murder cries and help from Athens calls.
Their sense thus weak, lost with their fears thus strong,
Made senseless things begin to do them wrong;
For briers and thorns at their apparel snatch;
Some sleeves, some hats, from yielders all things catch.
I led them on in this distracted fear,
And left sweet Pyramus translated there:
When in that moment, so it came to pass,
Titania waked and straightway loved an ass.

(28:52) Shall we Shog?

2 thoughts on “Episode 025”

  1. Caroline Lydon

    Love seeing the wedding shaw. It is absolutely beautiful. And the wildlife pics are very nice. I always find it so interesting at how small our world really is. I am so glad that I get to see what you are up to. Hope you are faring well. Love your Auntie Caroline

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