Vlog

Lots of walking – Vlog Episode 18

This week all my activities seemed to have walking involved with them. From checking fences to helping out with cubs and walking just because. It was lovely weather all week, so it was good to take the opportunity to spend some time outside.

Things I talk about:

Badger Weir: https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/yarra-ranges-national-park/things-to-do/badger-weir-picnic-area
Maroondah Dam: https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/maroondah-reservoir-park
Bush Tucker Course: http://www.healesvillelearningcentre.org/com_ws.htm
Trello: https://trello.com/en

It’s starting to feel cold – vlog episode 17

It is starting to feel like winter. I talk about my changes in routine to prepare for the cooler weather. Also, we have been a bit sick this week so I talk about what we have done to boost our immune systems and ask what you do to try and stay healthy over winter.

Knitting this week, I have a finished pair of socks and another pair already cast on and almost one sleeve finished of my quiet stars cardigan.

Links to things I talk about:
Quiet Stars: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/quiet-stars
My go to sock pattern (fish lips kiss heel): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fish-lips-kiss-heel
Episode 9 (technique for self striping socks): https://youtu.be/TfunHNUy1d0

Sock Challenge – Vlog Episode 16

This week I start burning off around the farm to as well as talk about the bush tucker course I am taking. I also give an update on how my sock challenge went.

Links to things I talk about:
Dyed by Hand Yarns: http://dyedbyhandyarns.com/
Mayhem and Chaos: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/MayhemChaosHandmade
Radiate Sweater: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/radiate-5
Healesville Living and Learning Centre: http://www.healesvillelearningcentre.org/

ANZAC Day & Fencing – Vlog Episode 14

This week we get some fencing done to expand the yard for Nasi and the chickens. Then in creative life I explain my involvement in the 5000 poppy project at Seb’s school.

Links to things I talk about:

Flindra Shawl: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flindra
Milk & Bamboo fibres: https://www.passionedflower.com/different-yarn-blends-milk-fibre-and-bamboo/

5000 Poppy project: https://5000poppies.wordpress.com/
The Billanook College 5000 poppy installation: http://www.billanook.vic.edu.au/news/billanook-college-poppy-project/ and http://bit.ly/Billanook5000Poppies
Phillip Johnson: http://www.phillipjohnson.com.au/shows-and-exhibitions/

Visit to Unwind Craft Cafe – Vlog Episode 11

This week on the farm I talk about finally getting some rain! Then I venture out to unwind craft cafe to talk about my hand dyed yarn and share some ideas for single skein projects.

Links to things I talk about:
6 seasons: http://www.herringisland.org/seasons1.htm
Unwind Craft Cafe: http://www.unwindcraftcafe.com.au/
Bloom Shawl motif: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bloom-shawl
Pincha Shawl: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pincha-shawl
Pimpelliese Shawl: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pimpelliese

Beeswax Wraps – Vlog Episode 10

This week I show you how I made beeswax wraps, with wax from our own hive. I also talk a little about what is happening behind the scenes in my yarn dyeing business.

Links:
Beeswax Wraps: https://greenskills.org.au/blog/2018/08/22/new-to-diy-beeswax-wraps-the-dipping-method/
Unwind Craft Cafe: http://www.unwindcraftcafe.com.au/
Rosellas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosella
My go to for wordpress tutorials: WP Crafter – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjDuxPEhNQ2qn_qAdjRG4YQ
Business Support: Thriver Circle – http://thrivercircle.com/

 

Zero Food Waste – Vlog episode 9

This week I talk about zero food waste on the farm, and show you my sock knitting.

Links to things I talk about:

Study on Australian food waste: http://www.foodwise.com.au/foodwaste/food-waste-fast-facts/
Community composting: https://compostrevolution.com.au/about/
My finished bed socks: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/PassionedFlower/fish-lips-kiss-heel-13
Fish Lips Kiss Heel pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fish-lips-kiss-heel
Zealana Cozi yarn: https://zealana.com/luxury-knitting-yarns/cozi/
Wangaratta Woolen Mills: http://www.wangarattawoollenmills.com.au/

Vlog Episode 8 – 5000 Poppies

This week I give a quick farm update and then dive into showing you my knitting – which includes the jumper I wear in the episode, my current WIP and poppies for the 5000 Poppies Project.

Links to things I talk about:
– The Arleen Jumper I’m wearing: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/PassionedFlower/arleen
– Quiet Stars: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/quiet-stars
– 5000 poppies: https://5000poppies.wordpress.com/about/ and the pattern I used is pattern D here: https://5000poppies.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/poppies-patterns-update-september-2017.pdf

Intro music created at Jukedeck, all other music courtesy of YouTube.