Episode 5 – I’m back!!

Hi all,

Here’s episode 5 of the One Starry Night podcast

Sorry that it’s been so long since the last episode. The last couple of months have been rediculous in terms of all the travelling I’ve been doing. I’m finally back in Pasadena though, for a whole 2 months with NO TRAVEL!! Wooohoooo!

It’s my birthday today and I had the day off, so it was the perfect opportunity to get back on track. Today’s episode is a little bit lo-fi, no fancy titles and stuff today, but I just wanted to get something up there.

Here’s the links to what I talk about today:

SEPHIROTH! shawl — http://www.ravelry.com/projects/teagazer/stripe-study-shawl-2

Jaywalker socks — http://www.ravelry.com/projects/teagazer/jaywalker

Twigs and Willows — http://www.ravelry.com/projects/teagazer/twigs-and-willows

Dave’s socks — http://www.ravelry.com/projects/teagazer/slip-stitch-heel-basic-socks-2

The yarns I was talking about were by Gynx Yarns http://www.etsy.com/shop/Gynx and Tempted http://temptedyarns.com/

The buttons on my Twigs and Willows cardigan came from Pymatuning Crafts http://www.etsy.com/shop/PymatuningCrafts

I’ll be back next weekend, hopefully with lots of wonderful things to show you.

Happy Knitting!!

One Starry Knit – Episode 3. Normal service is (almost) resumed

Hi everyone!

Sorry it has been so long since the last episode. As you’ll hear, I had a few technical issues which stopped the recording and the knitting. But I’m back now, back from Stitches West with a ton of stuff to show you. Enjoy!


What I’ve finished:

Tenney Park

Mince Pie Mayhem socks

What I’m working on:

Stripe study shawl

Jaywalker socks

Twigs and Willows

Coat of Many Colours

Stitches West Recap

Cold Sheeping

One Starry Knit – Episode 2!

Welcome back! Here’s episode 2 of the One Starry Knit podcast! You can find me on Ravelry and twitter as teagazer.

What I’ve been knititng

  • Tenney Park by Elizabeth Morrison, using Green Mountain Spinnery Cotton Comfort and Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi
  • Mince Pie Mayhem socks by Alice Yu using Forbidden Woollery Pride

What’s next

Please let me know what you think of the show by leaving a comment here or sending me a message on Ravelry.

Happy Friday!

One Starry Knit – the podcast!

I have decided to start a podcast. Here is my first episode. I’m worried it’s terrible. I’ve been on podcasts for work before but never just me, and never video. Here goes….

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think, or send me a message on ravelry – I’m teagazer. Or if it’s really awful you don’t have to say anything….

Anyway, enjoy!!


We’ve been spinning…

Long time, no post!
Yes, I am lame. I really wanted to keep posting here regularly, but I blew it. Work has been hectic, I’ve been traveling and life has generally been crazy. But today this weekend I finally sat down and did some something I’ve wanted to do for weeks – spinning!

Over Christmas, my awesome friend Angela lent me her electric spinning wheel. I’d never spun before and wasn’t sure how I’d take to it, but after two evenings with Ange, the wheel and some wine I was finally getting the hang of it. I did a little bit over the Christmas holidays (not just me, everyone who walked past the wheel had a go!) but once we got back to California all my time got sucked away. Until this weekend, when I finally finished my first skein of yarn!

Now, fair warning, it’s pretty terrible. It’s a 2-ply of a yellow, white and purple wool with a plain black. We think it looks a bit like a bee. A bee in a purple scarf. A lumpy bee in a purple scarf. But it’s my lumpy bee in a purple scarf:


After its been on the wheel all this time, staring at me, calling to me, it’s actually starting to grow on me! I desperately want to knit something with it but I’m not sure what. I’d estimate I have about 150yds (I need to work out how to measure it in future) and its very uneven. When I fist started and began to feel like I was getting the hang of it, I envisioned this beautifully even (unless I wanted otherwise) yarn that I could make a small wearable from – something like Ysolda Teague’s Urchin. But I’m afraid it’s far too lumpy for that. I’m going to have a browse round the Internet to look for some inspiration, but if you have any suggestions please let me know in the comments.
Thanks for reading!