CC Podcast – Episode 35 – 2017 Plans and the Colourful Brioche KAL

This is episode 35, and I have lots of wips and yarn to show you. I also tell you a bit about my knitting plans for 2017 and of course I talk about the Colourful Brioche KAL I’m hosting for the first 3 months of 2017!!!

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 sign up for the newsletter here: http://bit.ly/colourfulcreativity

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. Self indulgent socks

Work in Progress
1. Baby blanket
2. Tokerau Shawl
3. Peacock Eyes Cardigan
4. Lines & Squares socks
5. Bonfire Cowl

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Colourful Brioche KAL

General rules for this knitalong:
* Be a member of the Colourful Creativity Group on Ravelry
* Cast on date is January 1st 2017 or later
* Last date to enter is March 31st 2017
* The project needs to have at least a brioche section and has to be at least 50 grams. (1 blanket square is not enough…)
* You can enter multiple times, but use a separate post for every entry. More entries means more chances to win! 🙂

So we have prizes to win for this knitalong:

Project bag and stitchmarkers from London donated by TheVFB
Brioche memories pattern donated by valerieisknitting
A skein of yarn from Irish Fairy tale yarns donated by me
A set of stitchmarkers by Colourful Creativity
… (more prizes are very welcome!)

If you want to post on Instagram you can use the hashtag #ccbriochekal
Have fun making!!!

Spinning
* 2 ply of Falkland, using a ply ball for the first time
* Spinning some rolags by Undercover Otter

Acquistions
* Knit Picks yarns
* Big parcel with gifts from Melissa
* Project bag by Kralorium

Shop news
* A new Aran base
* The shop is still stocked
* Newsletter gives you first dips on everything and coupons! Sign up at bit.ly/colourfulcreativity

Further Mentions
Quirky Handknits
Owl about Yarn
Tonya’s stitches
Valerieisknitting
Attic24
Frogpeak Creations

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

CC podcast – The Christmas Special!

This is the Christmas special where Petra from Undercover Otter is my guest and we show what we put in the Awesome Advent Calendar we created together! We hope you’ll enjoy as there will be a lot of tears and laughter 😉

You can find Petra online at: http://www.undercoverotter.com

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 sign up for the newsletter here: http://bit.ly/colourfulcreativity

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

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!
Have fun watching and see you back for the next episode!
XoXo,
Carolien

CC Podcast – Episode 34 – The crazy cat lady and the yarn connoisseur!

This is episode 34, and this is a crazy cat episode! So a disclaimer first, if you have cats, they might attack the screen as Binx has a very loud interference! Also I show you all acquisitions I got, my Fibreshare, and all the granted yarn wishes… so get yourself a big pot of tea, coffee or even a bottle of wine, sit back and enjoy this very long episode. The last “normal” one for 2016!

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 sign up for the newsletter here: http://bit.ly/colourfulcreativity

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. Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza socks
2. Fingerless Mittens
3. Baby blanket

Work in Progress
1. Self indulgent socks
2. Lines & Squares socks
3. Brioche memories blanket – Test knit

Spinning
none

Acquistions
* Recht en Averecht shopping
* Yarn wish from Heimatwolle
* Mini from Wolkenschaf
* Mini from Baerenwolle
* Yarn wish from Handgefaerbt.com
* Yarn wish from Joy
* Yarn wish from Patons Kroy
* Bag won from Lisa
* Yarn wish from Casual Fashion Queen
* Yarn wish from Zauberwiese & Spinning Martha
* Yarn from Undercover Otter
* Fibreshare from Emily

Shop news
* New bases
* The shop is still filled!
* Newsletter gives you first dips on everything and coupons! Sign up at bit.ly/colourfulcreativity

Further Mentions
Quirky Handknits
Owl about Yarn
Tonya’s stitches
Valerieisknitting
Attic24
Actionmole
Kekskruemelchen
Nemesisknits
Sharleenheleen
Yelske
Yellow stitch bags
Schnueffeltier
Passionknit spinner podcast
Chestnut Cabin
Jlizhenry
5angelsca
Ewesyouryarn
Cats & Yarns
Knitwitte8
Sweet Georgia
Blackberry Ridge Woolen mill
Shenandoah fibre
Color affection shawl
Owls sweater
Ann Budd Knits Stitch Gauge Ruler
Frogpeak Creations
Made by Bir

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

CC Podcast – Episode 31 – Crazy Excited!

This is episode 31, with some wool piggery aka the Breidagen haul! Also finished objects and all new wips! Telling you all about the upcoming month and plans for it! I’ve been a very busy bee.

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. Simple mittens: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/fingerless-mittens
2. Cable brim hat: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/winter-is-coming-hat

Work in Progress
1. Rose city rollers: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/rose-city-rollers-4
2. Cowl: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/grace-jones-cowl—grace-jones-hals
3. Baby blanket: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kralalien/neat-ripple-2

Spinning
none

Acquistions
* Breidagen Haul
* Project bag and stitchmarker by Jibbyroosews
Shop news
There are only a few advent calendars left! If you want one don’t wait too long!
Getting everything that isn’t sold back from Utrecht this weekend and will be putting it all in my Etsy next month as I’m really busy with the advent calendar and we want to ship them as early as possible for the internation buyers.

Further Mentions
Frogpeak Creations
Undercover Otter
Craftfulness
Puk Vossen
Mara Maakt
Wolgoed
Marie Celeste Stitches
Wol met Verve
Spingodin
Sticks & Cups
Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza

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

Super Awesome Indie Dyer Collaboration Advent Calendar!

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If you put two indie dyers together you can just be sure about it, magic happens! At least that is what happens when you put the amazing Petra from Undercover Otter in the same room as me! Together we came up with a super awesome collaboration in the form of an Advent Calendar. And of course it’s not Christmas yet, but since it’s all handmade and Santa and his helpers have to make sure it gets to you in time, we have to start thinking about it now!

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This is a great treat to yourself, you will get 1 gift every day from December 1st until Christmas eve, and a bit more because we just like to spoil you!

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This package will contain at least:
8* 10 gram fingering weight mini’s hand dyed by the super awesome Undercover Otter
8* 10 gram fingering weight mini’s hand dyed by the amazing Kralalien of Colourful Creativity and
8* super cute and ultra handy thingymajigs and notions every knitter and crocheter needs or wants!

The advent calendars are super limited so be fast, if it’s sold out, it’s gone! The packages will ship around the 14th of November so Santa and his helpers will bring them to you in time for the Christmas season kick-off.

All of this for 75 euro excl. shipping. You can order online through my Etsy store: http://kralalien.etsy.com

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Pictures shown are examples of what we make and teasers for what can be expected in the advent calendar. Exact contents however will be a surprise of course, in the spirit of Christmas…

Total contents of this advent calendar is worth about 90-100 euro, but we just love to play Mrs. Claus because we think you are awesome!

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XoXo
Petra & Carolien