MINDFUL MAKING #39 – Easter knitting 2022

Welcome or welcome back to the mindfulmaking YouTube channel. In episode 39 you will see two finished objects. The Scrappy Striber top featuring a wonderful stripy mix of leftover yarn and the Baselball Jersey, a jumper for my husband, which with it’s saddle shoulder construction proved to be somewhat challenging, not to knit but to sew on. A summer top has jumped on the needles, and we chat about a new obsession of mine – the gut. Grab a cuppa and settle in.

Knitting is my mindfulness practice. That is where I set down to breathe to relax and to focus. Knitting nourishes our built-in desire to create and beyond all the mental and health benefits of knitting we even get beautiful wearable garments.

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WHAT I AM WEARING

Solidago Shawl designed by Jane Balle

Yarn: Blackbeard fingering 4 ply, 90% Polwarth wool, 10% Silk (370 m/405 yards per 100g) from Pirate Purl Yarns. Colour “Honey”

FINISHED PROJECTS

Scrappy Striber by Pia Trans @fiftyfabulous with leftover yarns in fingering weight. I made size 3 and used 880m yarn.

My Scrappy Striber project page on Ravelry

Baseball Jersey, designed by Bruce Weinstein. Pattern is published in the book called: Knits men want: The ten rules every woman should know before knitting for a man.

Yarn: Supersoft, 50% merino & 50% Shetland wool (575 m / 605 yards pr 100g), from Holst Garn. Colour Vintage Heather.

My Baseball Jersey project page on Ravelry.

Gumnut Tee a new design in progress by mindfulmaking – more information to come.

Yarn: Speckles 80% BFL, 20% Bamboo, 4ply hand dyed yarn with turmeric, cinerea leaves, black beans (400m /100g). By Carola Down Under

Contast colours: Supersoft, colour cinnamon. 100% wool (287m / 50g) and Titicaca, 100% alpaca, colour Crown (400m / 50g). Both yarns from Holst Garn

ON THE NEEDLES

Staple Linen Top, design by Joji Locatelli

Yarn: Cashmere, Silk, Cotton, 50% cotton, 25% cashmere goat, 25%silk, (450m per 100g), from Garnudsalg. Colour Lead. (not available anymore).

My Staple Linen Top project page on Ravelry.

OTHER WORKS IN PROGRESS
The top previously known as Summer Breeze Tee is being tested. Estimated pattern release date: 25 May 2022.

OTHER MENTIONINGS

Yarn:

Natural bases from The Fibre Arts shed

Elements yarn club from Union Fibre

Podcasts and other makers:

All you need to know about gut health and the gut microbiome: The Shift by Katherine Maslen

Creative makers: A shout out to Sarah. The Taylor Made podcast and @sarah_taylor_made on Instagram. Check her out.

Thank you for tuning in. Please share the video with friends and write a comment with your thoughts. I will love to hear from you.

Jane

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