Sunday, 6 November 2011

Episode 16: If in doubt, knit.







Aplayfulday is kindly sponsored by Superknits, the home of super yarns for super knits. Please show your support for our playful friend by clicking on the link above- go on, spoil yourself!!!

Show notes:

Notes:
Save the date! 4th December 2011 12- 5 pm for the Playful Meet up 2011 at Interknit Cafe. Enjoy 10% purchases on the day and yarn tasting.
Also, please bring any essentials listed on this page to donate to Give and Makeup

Donation giveaway:
The winner of a set of Stitchcuddles stitchmarkers from Stephcuddles and a skein of Malabrigo sock yarn in the colourway terracotta 802 has been contacted.


Off the needles
Purl Ridge Scarf by WestKnits in Madelinetosh DK, colourway Graphite.

On the Needles
A joyful reunion has meant Kai Mei by Cookie A in Superknits Mary, Queen of Socks, colourway 'With my tv and CD collection of Bob Marley' is now back in rotation but I've not yet worked out where I was in the pattern!
Juno Regina Stole from Miriam L. Felton in HandMaiden Seasilk in the colourway Salt Spray.

Munch Burp Schlurp
The giant and I visit Borough Market and the Vinopolis Whiskey Exchange.


Lisa Mutch joins us for a wonderful chat despite technical difficulties. Lisa is offering a pattern collection, Uncommon Clouds, and a skein of from Northbound Knitting to one lucky listener. To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us what you love about Lisa's designs or yarns! The winner will be announced on the 20th November so please leave a comment before this date. Good luck!




Songs:
Fly, Fly, Fly by Adrina Thorpe, available on Music Alley
Betty by The Lascivious Biddies, available on Music Alley
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27 comments:

fiberfrontlines said...

simple simple simple. i love the uncluttered simplicity of her designs. thanks for the giveaway!

Avila said...

I love how she uses garter stitch in a way to show off it's beauty.

Vanessa said...

I love designers that know how to use garter stitch in a pretty way. Thanks for the podcast and the giveaway. <3

Karen said...

Lisa's designs are awesome too for handspun!....the simplicity of the patterns lets my handspun yarns be the highlight of the finished piece. Lisa ROCKS!

Chris said...

I love the simplicity of her designs and I'm a recent addict of her beautiful yarns and fibre. I'm so happy she led me to your lovely podcasts!

Ce said...

So nice to hear Lisa's voice! (and thanks for mentioning me again) xx

Steph said...

I love all of the patterns in that collection! Ditto on them being great for handspun...I've queued the larger shawl and sweater.

sarahbird22 said...

I love that Lisa's designs are simple, but always have such innovative shapes or textures. I love the beautiful yarns she uses too!

sarcazm said...

lisa has the most beautiful and inventive colorways, especially with the over-dyed colors! and her patterns are so inventive and yet so well written that i i want to knit every single one of them!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Mmmm, so much lovliness! The cranberry yarns are my favourite, am having a bit of a red phase at the minute

lorraine said...

i love her designs because they are effortlessly chic and timeless :) raineoc@yahoo.com

knittynurse said...

It would be hard to choose just one pattern. Thank you for highlighting this designer. Ensomme has caught my eye out of her collection. So simple and so pretty. pgknittingnurse

leaveittolis said...

Love the clean simple lines that the designs make,really allows the yarns used to shine. Also love the over dyed yarns too, so pretty!

Leah said...

I like the stormy colours of some the yarns - all blues and grays. Very nice.

(I'm notpanicking on ravelry)

StaceyKnitsIt said...

Potted Petunia Roving and Askew shawl are my favorites!

Lisaknits said...

I love watching a storm roll in. The sky is so eerie with the grays and blues. She has wonderfully created this in this collection.

Isabelle said...

I'm glad you did an interview with Lisa - I love her designs.
I think my favourite is Nimbus. Such a great way to showcase handspun yarn.

Nicki said...

I'm sad to say I haven't tried Lisa's designs or yarns yet, but I've been eyeing them up for a while! Love Nimbus - it looks so easy to wear. And I'm really wanting some of her beautiful grey yarn - I'm not sure anyone else does such lovely looking greys :)

collegeknitting said...

I love how all of her patterns have such a simple look, but little details make them very special!

ikkinlala said...

I love how her patterns are so wearable - sometimes the patterns I find fun to knit aren't things I can picture myself wearing, but that doesn't seem like the case here. Her yarns are gorgeous too, and in some of my favourite colours.

Ellen said...

Lisa's designs are new to me, and I really love them. The Altostratus cardigan is just gorgeous and I would love to make it. That's saying something because I'm not usually a big fan of garter stitch. Knit at a loose gauge it looks completely different. I also love the shawl designs with the asymmetrical lines running through. The segment at the market with The Giant was delightful! A great episode!

shpizl on Ravelry

Trina-Lea said...

Great podcast...I especially loved the pre-recorded bits...
Thank you for the introduction to Lisa's work...so hard to choose favorites but if pressed I love the Altostratus cardigan or the Nimbus Shawl in any of her serene blue/grey tones.

Madmum said...

I love this collection - so beautiful and thank you for the interview with the designer. I really enjoyed it.

debcquilts said...

I would love to knit the Askew shawl in the Lust colorway of merino and silk. How lush, and what a great pattern. Thanks so much, playful girl!

Tilly said...

Simples! trying not to much to sound like a meerkat!

and as for uncommonthread her yarn is pure yarn porn pphhoowwaarrrr

Clare Carter said...

I would love to knit Altostratus in the Quiet Folly from Uncommon Thread - what a heavenly combination!

Thanks for an awesome podcast, and for a trip down memory lane with sounds from Borough Market.

MaryjoO said...

Her designs are elegant and couture -- a breath of fresh air from the traditional ...