Episode 6 of the Podcast – FOs galore, how I wasn't always good at knitting, and lichen dye
In this episode I'm showing some new warm-coloured yarns that have been added to the website, quite a few projects I finished over the festive break. There's a twist on the 10 Year Challenge that's been going around, which I hope will encourage beginner knitters! And I experiment with preparing dye from lichen.
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The jumper I'm wearing is Rhombille by Gina Rockenwagner from Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 16: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/MarinaSkua/rhombille
I'm knitting it in Mendip 4-Ply in Fox (Stormy) https://marinaskua.com/collections/fingering-4-ply-weight/products/mendip-4-ply held together with Caia baby alpaca in Persephone: https://marinaskua.com/collections/caia-baby-alpaca/products/caia-baby-alpaca?variant=17229892911193
'Sunsoaked' hand-spun Bluefaced Leicester and soy fibre yarn: https://marinaskua.com/collections/hand-spun-yarn/products/sunsoaked-hand-spun-bluefaced-leicester-wool-and-soy-in-yellow-and-earth-tones-50g
Henna-dyed lock-spun yarn: https://marinaskua.com/collections/hand-spun-yarn/products/golden-henna-hand-spun-wool-yarn-in-beige-gold-80g
Mendip 4-Ply yarn dyed with tea: https://marinaskua.com/collections/mendip-4-ply/products/mendip-4-ply?variant=20193809727577
The mittens are Holding Hands mitts by Claire Walls published in Making Stories and Friends Winter 2018: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/holding-hands
The two hats are the Aspis hat (designed by me), pattern available here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aspis-hat
Project details for the green and white yoked jumper: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/MarinaSkua/cardon-jumper
The shawl I'm designing is in Marina Skua Caia baby alpaca in Hippolyta: https://marinaskua.com/collections/caia-baby-alpaca/products/caia-baby-alpaca?variant=17229892812889
The opening and lichen-gathering scenes were in Savernake Forest in Wiltshire. The closing shots are at Southsea seafront in Portsmouth.
Music is by Doctor Turtle: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Doctor_Turtle/
Title track: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Doctor_Turtle/none_given_1561/Dead_From_The_Beginning_Alive_Till_The_End