Podcast Episode 02: All the pink yarn

I’m really sorry I took a somehow involuntary break from blogging (and knitting in general), because I was in the last sprint before my PhD Thesis Deposit. It basically meant I spent one month finishing writing and editing my PhD Thesis, and it’s now at the university… The only thing left to obtain my Doctorship is to defend it next 17th of June!

So to get back on track, today I leave you the second episode of my knitting podcast!

Although the show notes are also on my Ravelry Group, I leave them here too for those of you who are not on Ravelry:

Finished object:

I am wearing my Kaipuu Shawl, by Tiina Huhtaniemi. You can check out my project page to learn about all the notes and modifications I made to the pattern. When talking about this shawl, I said that I had some Papiput Sock Yarn leftovers, guessing at 20-30g, in the Permen colourway… I weighed it and there are 29g left! If you have any suggestions regarding what to do with such little amount of yarn, they will be more than welcome!

What’s on my needles:

Chevron baby blanket by Espace Tricot.

My first socks, without a specific pattern, just some general instructions for sock knitting. With these, I joined the #penpalsockkal hosted by Ani (@close_knit) and Kate (@tracingthreads), also known as the #worldsslowestkal. I purchased this yarn at my LYS back home, Eskulanen Etxea, that can also be found on Instagram here.

Stash enhancements:

Papiput Sock Yarn in colourways Dust & Smoke, Arang and Smoke Haze. Hand dyed by Amelia Putri and here’s her Etsy Shop.

To go with Papiput Yarn Smoke Haze, I took the opportunity to try Greta and the Fibers Premium Sock Chalky, in colourway 733. This was purchased in my LYS in Barcelona, All You Knit is Love, on Instagram here.

And I also talk about all the amazing (pink) yarn I won on a giveaway by We Love Knitting on Instagram! I am thinking about making a couple of baby blankets with them, but if you have other ideas… I’d love to hear them!

Happy knitting and thanks for watching!

Erika (LoareKnits)

Podcast Episode 01: Introductions

After giving it a lot of thought and going through multiple scenarios in my head where I made it, how I made it, what I wanted to say, how I wanted to say it… I did it. I recorded a podcast about knitting, and I posted it!

So I’ll leave the show notes here, for those of you who don’t have  a Ravelry account. But if you do and you watched the Podcast, feel free to join the Ravelry group… and introduce yourself, don’t be shy!

Finished object:

Lace Leaf Hat, by Sophy Ting (I also talk about it on this post)

Works in progress:

Ripple Baby Blanket (without following a specific pattern)

Benjamin Pullover, by Une Poule à Petits Pas

Kaipuu Shawl, by Tiina Huhtaniemi

Other mentions:

@arohaknits, when I talk about the 5 Shawls 5 Days Challenge

@amelia_put, the maker of the beautiful sock yarn from the intro and my Kaipuu Shawl

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I hope I’m not forgetting anything! If you have any questions/suggestions/anything you want to say, really, you can leave a comment here or in the Ravelry group… I’d love to hear from you!

Happy knitting!

Erika (LoareKnits)


Pues al final parece que he superado mi miedo escénico… Y lo he hecho. He publicado mi primer Podcast (o Vlog) sobre knitting… He decidido hacerlo en inglés, porque bueno, aunque fue mi ama la que me enseñó a tejer hace muchos años, ahora que he vuelto a recuperar esta afición he descubierto muchos más recursos en el idioma de Shakespeare, y ya que al menos en Instagram la gran mayoría de mis seguidores son extranjeros… Pues por hacerlo un poco más internacional. Arriba tenéis las notas y los links de lo que voy hablando en el vídeo. Y no os preocupéis, cuando empiece a publicar algunos tutoriales con éste formato, intentaré (o al menos esa es la idea) hacerlo bilingüe. Pero bueno, si os gustan los podcasts sobre knitting y queréis echarle un vistazo a este… ¡yo encantada! Y si tenéis cualquier duda/comentario/aportación, no dudéis en escribirme, aquí o en el grupo de Ravelry. ¡Contadme algo acerca de vosotr@s! ¡No seáis tímid@s!

Happy knitting!

Erika (LoareKnits)