CC podcast – Episode 24 – Crazy Beautiful Exploration Station!!!

This is episode 24 where the cats are co-hosting! Also my Exploration Station is (almost) finished and there is a lot of spinning from the Tour de Fleece. I show how I spin on my Bliss spinningwheel with Binx trying to help and there is a new tour of the garden.

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. Spinning

Work in Progress
1. Dotted Rays: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/dotted-rays
2. Zomer Trees Kal: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/trees-2
3. A little princess shawl: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/test-knit
4. Jelly Rolls: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/jelly-rolls

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Spinning
I spun a lot during the Tour de Fleece 2016, I love my wheel! I also dyed fiber for the first time, love it!

Acquistions
1. Swap and podiversary giveaway from Sara’s Texture Crafs
2. Order from Fondant fiber
3. Order from Nunoco

Shop news
Yarn, stitchmarkers and needles are in the shop!

Further Mentions
Knit and stitch bits
Puk Vossen

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

Steekmarkeerders – Stitchmarkers

Regelmatig krijg ik de vraag waarom ik toch die leuke dingetjes in mijn breiwerk heb hangen en wat het zijn?! Het zijn dus steekmarkeerders en ze helpen me met heel veel dingen. Neem bijvoorbeeld dit breiwerk, Trees. Ze heeft wel 3 steekmarkeerders! En soms zitten ze alle 3 ook nog eens bijna op dezelfde steek… beetje overdadig, of toch niet?

Frequently I get asked why I have those cute thingies in my knit projects and what they are?! They are stitch markers and help me in many ways. For instances in this project, Trees. She has 3 stitch markers! And sometimes all 3 of them they are in almost the same stitch… a bit much, or not?

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Niet dus! Want ze dienen allemaal hun eigen doel. De eerste, met de twee ringetjes zit om de rondbreinaald zelf. Deze zorgt ervoor dat ik precies weet wanneer ik een volledig rondje heb gebreid. Bij rondbreien zie je namelijk heel moeilijk wat de eerste steek ik en als die markeerder er niet zou zitten, dan zou ik echt niet weten waar ik zou zijn in mijn breiwerk.

Not! Because they all serve their own purpose. First, with the two rings around the circular needle. This one makes sure that I know when I knitted a full round. With knitting in the round you don’t see the first stitch so if this marker wouldn’t be there, I would have no clue where I am in my project.

De tweede met de polkadots is om mijn voortgang aan te geven, een zgn. progress keeper – voortgangs markeerder. Dat vind ik prettig, want dan weet ik dat ik voortgang maak en niet stil sta in dit project en ik kan laten zien in de podcast hoeveel ik gedaan heb in de afgelopen 2 weken.

The second one with polkadots is to show my progress, a so called progress keeper. I like that, because it shows me I’m making progress and I’m not stalled on the project. And of course I can show in the podcast how much I did in the past 2 weeks.

En dan die derde, dat rare lampvormige ding. Die maakt mij het tellen gemakkelijk! Elke 25 toeren doe ik een toer met een werkje, dus of gaatjes of averecht. Zo hoef ik niets steeds te zoeken wat nou de eerste toer is, tel ik gewoon vanaf de markeerder en is het zo gedaan.

And then the third, the weird light bulb shaped thingie. That one makes counting easy! Every 25 rounds I do something different, like a row how little holes or a purl row. That way I don’t have to look which one is the first round and I can just count from the marker and it’s very easy.

Tevens is dat type steekmarkeerder evenals de progress keeper met het haakje heel fijn om in je werk te hebben. Als je en steek laat vallen kun je die met zo’n sluitende steekmarkeerder even vasthouden tot je op het punt bent dat je het kunt repareren. Zo hoef je niet bang te zijn dat je steek verder uitrafelt.

Also this light bulb stitch marker and the progress keeper are very handy to have with you always. If you dro a stitch you can catch it with these locking stitch markers and hold until you can fix your mistake. That way you don’t have to be afraid it unravels.

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Ja maar Carolien, ik brei niet, ik haak, dus dan heb ik er niks aan! Ehm nee! Bovenstaande kun je ook zeker met een haakwerk doen hoor! Denk maar aan amigurumi of rond haken van een kleedje of tas. Of dat je wilt zien hoeveel voortgang je hebt. En wat te denken van je haakwerk meenemen of thuis op de bank leggen met de katten in de buurt, je pakt het weer op en hoppa heel stuk uitgerafeld of de naald is eruit gevallen en je lusje is weg… Met een steekmarkeerder met haakje kun je dat voorkomen door je werklusje met de steekmarkeerder vast te zetten. Zo hou je je lus open en kun je je naald los halen. Voor haken kun je wel alleen de sluitende steekmarkeerders gebruiken, want degene met een oogje zijn echt specifiek voor om breinaalden.

Yes but Carolien, I don’t knit, I crochet, so I can’t do anything with these things! Ehm no! Above mentioned is also very nice for crochet! Think of amigurumi or crochet in the round with a bag or doily. Or you want to see your progress. And what to think of taking your crochet or leaving it on the couch in a room with cats around, you get it back and you see there is a lot unraveled, or you needle fell and your loop is gone… With a stitch marker you can prevent that by putting it through the loop and secure it. That way you can keep the loop open and you can take your needle out. For crochet however, you can only use the locking stitch markers, because the ring ones are specifically for knitting needles.

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En denk je, ik haak Ên ik brei niet, dan kun je de steekmarkeerder altijd nog als wisselhangertjes dragen aan een ketting! Ook handig als je wel haakt en/of breit want zo heb je ze altijd bij de hand 😉

And if you think, I don’t crochet AND I don’t knit, well then you can use the stitch markers as little charms on a necklace! Also handy if you do crochet and/or knit, because you will always have them at hand 😉

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In mijn Etsy shop vind je vele verschillende soorten en maten steekmarkeerders, allemaal door mij gemaakt of samengesteld!

In my Etsy shop you can find a lot of different kinds and sizes stitch markers, all made or assembled by me!

XoXo,
Carolien

CC podcast – Episode 23 – Relaxing in the German forest

This is episode 23 where I take you with me in the Thuringian forest and show you a lot of clips and photos of our weekend away. And of course there are wips, fo’s 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. Trekkies – Rose city rollers: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/rose-city-rollers-3
2. Trees by my mother!
3. Grow-along cardigan: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/grow-along-cardigan—voks-med-barnejakke
4. Earflap hat: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/b20-9-hat-with-rib-and-earflaps

Work in Progress
1. Zomer Trees Kal: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/trees-2
2. Geek socks: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/geek-socks
3. Crazy Rainbow socks: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/crazy-colour-socks
4. Exploration Station: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/exploration-station
5. Jelly Rolls: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/jelly-rolls

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Acquistions
1. Unikat yarn
2. Fibre and yarn from das Wollschaf
3. A swap with Julia from the General Waste Knits podcast

Shop news
HiyaHiya interchangeable sock needles are in! Soon in the shop :)

Further Mentions
Knit and stitch bits
Mina Makes
Puk Vossen
Herbstblatt Regina podcast
General Waste Knits podcast
Geeky puffin knit palooza

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

CC podcast – Episode 22 – Crash Boom Bang

This is episode 22 where the cats are back to their naughty self! Binx might have gotten a big scare but he is okay, Leia is relaxing in the sun and there are wips, acquisitions and shop news!

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
Nope! Just not yet only a few rows to go…

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Work in Progress
1. Grow-along cardigan: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/grow-along-cardigan—voks-med-barnejakke
2. Trekkies – Rose city rollers: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/rose-city-rollers-3
3. Exploration Station: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/exploration-station
4. Zomer Trees Kal: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/trees-2

Acquistions
1. Yarn from Herbstblatt Regina
2. 750 knitting stitches book

Shop news
HiyaHiya Socksets are up! Yarn, ball winders, stitch markers, more knitting needles etc. are coming… also new yarn base in extra white is here!

Further Mentions
Knit and stitch bits
Mina Makes
Puk Vossen
Herbstblatt Regina podcast
Joeli Creates
Sara’s texture crafts
Knatters knits podcast
Geeky puffin knit palooza

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

CC podcast – Episode 21 – The one without interruptions

This is episode 21 where there are no interruptions! The cats are sleeping upstairs and not showing themselves, luckily there are some cat clips added at the end! :) Further fo’s, wips and lots of yarn! 😀

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/kralalient
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. Lisa’s Garden shawl – Test knit: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/lisas-garden-shawl
2. Little Coffee Bean cardigan: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/little-coffee-bean-cardigan

Work in Progress
1. Trekkies – Rose city rollers: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/rose-city-rollers-3
2. Grow-along cardigan: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/grow-along-cardigan—voks-med-barnejakke
3. Exploration Station: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/exploration-station

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Tried to navajo ply on the fly for the first time… not so successful

Acquistions
1. Stitchmarker set with a Tardis from Undercover otter
2. Drops yarn from Breiwebshop.nl

Shop news
Yarns are up, stitchmarkers are up next :)

Further Mentions
Knit and stitch bits
Mina Makes
Herbstblatt Regina podcast
Mirjam Molenbeek podcast
Craftfulness podcast
A lazy knitter podcast

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