CC Podcast – Episode 28 – Startitus…

This is episode 28, and I guess it’s safe to say startitus kicked in… lot’s of new wips! And another title would be the big Binx show since he hardly leaves me during the whole episode.

You can find the group on Ravelry here: http://ravelry.com/groups/colourful-creativity

You can find the shop at: http://kralalien.etsy.com and also at http://colourfulcreativity.nl

You can find me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/kralalien
You can find me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/kralalien
You can find me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/kralalien
You can find me on Ravelry: http://ravelry.com/people/kralalien

Finished objects
1. Crazy rainbow socks: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/crazy-colour-socks

Work in Progress
1. Teaching Sweater/Cardigan: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/class-cardigan
2. 2 sides to the story shawl: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/two-sides-to-the-story-shawl
3. Fall in love mittens: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/fallinlove-fingerless-mittens
4. Dotted Rays: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/dotted-rays
5. Knitted knockers: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/knitted-knockers—breiboezem

Spinning
No spinning

Acquistions
* Fiber and yarn I got from Undercover Otter
* Stephen West’s new book – Westknits Bestknits + Needle gauge
* Fiber and project bag by Kwast Kwijt & Quilts

Shop news
Dyeing and making stuff for October at Sticks & Cups in Utrecht still but I’ll try to get some made to order Halloween stitchmarkers in the shop.

Further Mentions
Knit and stitch bits
Knitting Expat
Sara’s texture crafts
Frogpeak Creations
Undercover Otter
Kwast Kwijt & Quilts
Sticks & Cups
Herbstblatt Regina

Have fun watching and see you back for the next episode!
XoXo,
Carolien

CC Podcast – Episode 27 – Party Time – 1st Podiversary!

This is episode 27, which marks a full year of podcasting! Celebrating this by giving away a lot of prizes as a thank you to you, my dear viewers, and of course showing you all the things that keep me busy 😀

You can find the group on Ravelry here: http://ravelry.com/groups/colourful-creativity

You can find the shop at: http://kralalien.etsy.com and also at http://colourfulcreativity.nl

You can find me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/kralalien
You can find me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/kralalien
You can find me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/kralalien
You can find me on Ravelry: http://ravelry.com/people/kralalien

Finished objects
1. Zomer Trees Kal: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/trees-2
2. Baby sock
3. Phone sleeve and swatch for cardigan

Work in Progress
1. Crazy rainbow socks: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/crazy-colour-socks
2. Dotted Rays: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/dotted-rays
3. Peacock eyes cardigan: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/peacock-eyes-cardigan
4. Jelly Rolls: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/jelly-rolls
5. Geek Socks: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/geek-socks

Spinning
No spinning

Acquistions
* London craft guide and tote bag
* HiyaHiya interchangeable set big
* New mask
* Brand new laptop and bag
* Scheepjes Stonewashed XL yarn for a cardigan

Podiversary giveaway prizes:
I have the pleasure to give away a lot of awesome prizes!
1. Yarn from Sara’s texture crafts
2. Spindle and fiber from Undercover Otter and a Wheel magazine from me
3. Needle nest from Undercover Otter
4. Eifel cowl pattern by Knatters knits
5. Shawl pattern by Yarn Poetry
6. Lisa’s garden shawl pattern by Herbstblatt Regina
7. No rainbows without rain – Colourful Sock yarn and rainbow stitchmarker
8. Set of Colourful Creativity tea party stitchmarkers
9. Set of GB Wolle sockyarn
10. Project tote bag with Malabrigo worsted yarn
11. Filati Kids magazine

All winners have been announced in the podcast, if you’ve seen it, send me a message (with your address if necessary) and I’ll get your prize out to you!

Shop news
Dyeing and making stuff for October at Sticks & Cups in Utrecht.

Further Mentions
Knit and stitch bits
Puk Vossen
Sara’s texture crafts
Undercover Otter
Made by bir
Sticks & Cups
YarnPoetry
Knattersknits
Herbstblatt Regina
The Lazy Knitter podcast

Have fun watching and see you back for the next episode!
XoXo,
Carolien

CC podcast – Episode 26 – Give away all the things!

This is episode 26, almost a year round of podcasting so time to announce the prizes I’ll be giving away in the next episode which is the podiversary!!! And of course there’s Binx my co-host and lots of wips and acquisitions :)

You can find the group on Ravelry here: http://ravelry.com/groups/colourful-creativity

You can find the shop at: http://kralalien.etsy.com and also at http://colourfulcreativity.nl

You can find me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/kralalien
You can find me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/kralalien
You can find me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/kralalien
You can find me on Ravelry: http://ravelry.com/people/kralalien

Finished objects
1. Test knit shawl: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/test-knit

Work in Progress
1. Crazy rainbow socks: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/crazy-colour-socks
2. Dotted Rays: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/dotted-rays
3. Peacock eyes cardigan: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/peacock-eyes-cardigan
4. Jelly Rolls: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/jelly-rolls
5. Zomer Trees Kal: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/trees-2
6. Fall in love mittens: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/fallinlove-fingerless-mittens

Spinning
I finished my handdyed falkland and made a booboo while setting it…

Acquistions
A whole lot of acquisitions! Fabric, more fabric, fiber and a spindle, and my TdF prize from the Dutch Spinners group on Ravelry.

Podiversary giveaway!!!
I have the pleasure to give away a lot of awesome prizes!
1. Yarn from Sara’s texture crafts
2. Spindle and fiber from Undercover Otter and a Wheel magazine from me
3. Needle nest from Undercover Otter
4. Eifel cowl pattern by Knatters knits
5. Shawl pattern by Yarn Poetry
6. Lisa’s garden shawl pattern by Herbstblatt Regina
7. No rainbows without rain – Colourful Sock yarn and rainbow stitchmarker
8. Set of Colourful Creativity tea party stitchmarkers
9. Set of GB Wolle sockyarn
10. Project tote bag with Malabrigo worsted yarn

You can leave a comment here on the blog with the shownotes or in the ravelry group in the podiversary giveaway thread. You have until the end of Wednesday August 31st! Good luck!!!

Shop news
New stitch makers coming soon, rainbow skully sets and Super Mario sets! Also dyed some mini’s, will make more for some sets for mini’s.

Further Mentions
Knit and stitch bits
Puk Vossen
Sara’s texture crafts
Undercover Otter
Made by bir
Sticks & Cups
YarnPoetry
Knattersknits
Herbstblatt Regina
Jessica – http://aprilsehaas.nl

Have fun watching and see you back for the next episode!
XoXo,
Carolien

Lisa’s Garden Shawl

A little while ago I was asked to test-knit a beautiful shawl for Regina of the Herbstblatt Regina podcast. I was happy to do so, as the shawl is beautiful and I needed a shawl to go with a dress for a wedding coming up.

The shawl has a very special construction and is knit with DK weight yarn. The ultimate chance to test my own Colourful Merino DK yarn for the first time. I dyed it in colours matching the dress and instead of going with one colour I used 2 different colours to get a little contrast.

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The knitting was great, because the sections are so different you get a lot of variation and it keeps interesting! It’s beautifully put together to give a great shaped shawl! I’ll admit I had my struggles too, as a test-knitter you find the mistakes obviously that is why it needs to be test, but I also made some mistakes myself and the yarn and I got into a serious fight as you might have seen on the podcast. Luckily my hubby came to the rescue 😉

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The finished shawl is absolutely beautiful and it matches my dress perfect! I wore it with pride at the wedding and since we found a beautiful spot I could make a nice photo of it!

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The pattern came out just today and the shawl is called Lisa’s Garden Shawl as a tribute to Regina her mother and her garden.

I actually dyed a little extra of these colours because you shouldn’t have too little yarn to start of course! And I used like 2.2 skeins in total. So I made a little set of 2.5 skeins in my Etsy shop for you! As soon as I have a better way to skein from a cone I’ll be making more sets in different colours!

XoXo,
Carolien

CC Podcast – Episode 25 – Star Struck! Meeting Stephen West!!!

This is episode 25 and I got completely star struck! I’ve been like a teenager who meets an idol, because I went to Amsterdam and met Stephen West! Also clips of yarn store Sticks & Cups in Utrecht and of course Stephen & Penelope in Amsterdam, meet Petra from Undercover Otter and all the acquisitions!

You can find the group on Ravelry here: http://ravelry.com/groups/colourful-creativity

You can find the shop at: http://kralalien.etsy.com and also at http://colourfulcreativity.nl

You can find me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/kralalien
You can find me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/kralalien
You can find me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/kralalien
You can find me on Ravelry: http://ravelry.com/people/kralalien

Finished objects
1. Exploration Station: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/exploration-station
2. Southbay Shawlette by my mom

Work in Progress
1. Test knit shawl: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/test-knit
2. Zomer Trees Kal: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/trees-2
3. Crazy rainbow socks: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/crazy-colour-socks
4. Dotted Rays: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/dotted-rays

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Spinning
When finishing the tour de fleece I finished plying the mountain sheep. I also did try the navajo ply with the left over merino single. And I finished the little batt on my hand spinner.

Acquistions
A whole lot of acquisitions! Books, yarn, fiber, podiversary gifts…

Shop news
New stitch makers in poke ball shapes! Made to order, so after you order I make them. It will take 1-2 weeks until they ship, these beads are all handmade and unique!

Further Mentions
Knit and stitch bits
Puk Vossen
Sara’s texture crafts
Undercover Otter
Made by bir
Sticks & Cups
Stephen & Penelope
YarnPoetry
Knattersknits

Have fun watching and see you back for the next episode!
XoXo,
Carolien