Podcast Episode 05: Yarn diet fail

A new Podcast Episode is up!

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Here’s the video:

And here are the show notes, that can also be found on my Ravelry Group:

Finished objects:



What’s on my needles:

  • Socks for Dad… A new pair of socks! Christmas gift knitting started a little early around here… I haven’t decided whether I will gift these to my dad or my uncle yet.



  • Woodsy Hat, a test knit for Melody at mandarines (@bmandarines on Instagram), coming soon… A beautiful pattern. You can hear me fan girl all over the things that Melody does…

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Which takes me to… THE GIVEAWAY!


The lovely Marga kindly donated a skein of her beautiful Raval Mezclum Yarn in the colourway Delta for me to giveaway. It’s running on my Instagram page, but you can get another entry for the giveaway by answering to the next question HERE in the Ravelry Group thread:

From her website (http://gretaandthefibers.com/), which is your favourite colourway?

That’s it, by answering that you’re entered into the giveaway. It’s OK if you don’t have an Instagram account, your entry in the Ravelry Group is still valid, but check that out if you want to double dip!

The giveaway is open internationally until next Monday August 15th. I will announce the winner on Instagram (probably) on the 16th… Good luck!

Stash enhancement:

  • From Greta and the Fibers, Socks Premium Chalky in the colourway 729 Flamingo Pink and Sants in the colourway 725 Geranium.


  • From Lalanalú, Manos del Uruguay Alegría in the colourway Atlántico, which makes me nostalgic about my ocean…


That’s all for today. Stay tuned for the knitalong that I will be organising in September, because there will be some lovely prizes to give away among participants… Thanks for watching and happy knitting!

Erika (LoareKnits)


Podcast Episode 04: New camera!

So… This is my first post and episode since I became a PhD! There was a change of set because… I got a new camera from my colleagues, friends and boyfriend as a PhD present, which takes Podcast recording to a whole new level! I’m sorry for the road and railroad noise coming from outside the open windows, but even though I recorded at 8am, I had to keep them open to prevent the room from heating up in the Barcelona summer weather…


Also, I’m sorry it took me so long to post it here, since the video has been up since Tuesday – I’ll try to get better at posting everything at the same time on next one.

Here’s the video:

And here are the show notes, that can be found on my Ravelry Group:

Finished objects:

I finally have more than one finished object to show! No wonder, after it took me more than 5 weeks to record another episode…


Knit with Drops Fabel, check out my Instagram account if you want to win the yarn and pattern to reproduce the one I made! There’s still time until next Saturday the 23rd. I already drew the winner today, congratulations to Anna.


Speaking of giveaways, the winner of the Flower Power KIL Big Set from Episode 03 (announced on the episode thread in my Ravelry Group) was Amaia (kukufrakak) – thank you so much Barbara (knittingilove)! And thank you so much Amaia for introducing me to so many awesome people, you guys know who you are! 😉

  • My first socks… Well, I finished my first sock ever (round of applause) and I couldn’t be more excited. Second one is in toe shaping, so I will be done shortly. Flower-y DPN cozy is from JoPickleLily – thank you for making one that would fit my 20cm needles, I love it, Jo!

What’s on my needles:


Stash Enhancement:

  • Craftfulness Spoil Sock Yarn in the Teenage Pastel Colourway, purchased at her Etsy shop, currently on vacation mode…
  • Schachenmayr’s Regia Pairfect Sock Yarn colourway 07117 (Cheescake)

Questions and answers:

I answer questions by vilkaknits, knittingilove and cherylkazee.

Local Yarn Shops that I mention…
… in Barcelona:

… in the Basque Country:

And… let me know if you’d be interested in a relaxed knit-along featuring Pure Joy or Hansel half version. The secretism behind why I hadn’t organised this KAL yet is this beautiful yarn that I was waiting to receive, and I wanted to cast on straight away (which I received this Tuesday morning right after I recorded the Podcast Episode)!:

It’s the new colourway “Delta” in Greta and the Fibers Raval Mezclum. Isn’t it beautiful? It can be found in her online shop.

Thanks for watching and happy knitting!

Erika (LoareKnits)