Episode 6!!

Episode 6 is up on YouTube!


The show notes……

Podcast: 30th July

Episode 6

Long time no see!!! 

So since I last saw you we have survived….

Sir having an ear infection

Sir having chickenpox

The sale of the house in Bristol

The sale of our house, so we are all ready to go nearly to the farm!!

Me finishing work at the special school, I got some amazing gifts, including a gorgeous painted stone and a beautifully written poem,

James handing in his notice so he will be finished by the end of August for us to move to the farm!

Sirs last day at nursery…. What have I done!?!?! Lol

Knitting

Hitchhiker by Martina Behm, Owl About Yarn Happy Owl BFL fingering weight in the colour way Heroes
Hitchhiker by Martina Behm, Easy Knits Deeply Wicked + in the colour way Zippy
I have given my sock yarn blankets a bit of love recently too…. Adding some more leftover colour ways.
Back before Christmas I made Zoe of Pins and Needles and Jen of Owl About Yarn a Sockhead hat each, by Kelly McClure using yarn I had purchased on the Great London Yarn Crawl! 
This week I have cast on my own Great London Yarn Crawl Sockhead hat in another yarn I purchased on the Yarn crawl, my Hedgehog fibres in the Pheasant colourway 
Sewing

I have been giving the curtains a blast the last month or so!!!

I have finished the kitchen curtains….

And I have sewn the lounge window curtains…. Which I still need to hem and then make the patio doors curtains…
I haven’t managed to sew any more clothing but…. Next weekend I hope my over locker will have a little trip to the farm so that will help matters there! 
Acquisitions

I have bought some fabric from the Fabric Godmother….

Cotton & Linen mix – Loganberry 

Pisa Cotton Jersey – Black 

I intend to make a linen apron dress for myself using the simplicity pattern I bought a while ago and the jersey will hopefully make me a lighter weight Coco dress!! And maybe an Agnes top, I might even knock the colourful sleeves off the other Agnes I made in the thick heavyweight slightly shiny jersey that I’m still not sure of and add them to the lighter weight jersey top!
With the linen, if there is enough I might make James’ waistcoat fronts…
I have also acquired a lovely new crafty thing from Zoe of Pins and Needles too!! A lovely needle felting brooch kit and a foam pad…. So I’ll have to have a stab at that!
Final acquisition then is a Knit Tea Retreat mug!!!! If you don’t follow the ladies they have set up newsletters, an Instagram account and a blog under the name Knit Tea Retreat, get over there, get following and come along!!!!
Shop update
I have been working hard in my first week since finishing work and the last week that Sir was in nursery….. Tyddyn Bryn is no longer a WordPress.com site its Tyddyn bryn.com!! Head over and have a snoop, there is often additional content over there over and above the podcasty stuff! 
I’ve also had a bit of site revamp, thanks to Jen for figuring out how and showing me to add pages/menus that auto link places!!!
I have skeined up some of the lovely alpaca yarn I have had spun up from the fleeces I had….
And I have written up a pattern….. For my Broadleaf hat…. This pattern is about to wing its way to the lovely tech editor then hopefully will be ready for release!!!
I intend using some of the odds and sods of the alpaca to knit up a broadleaf hat sample, so that I get a good idea of the yarn and how it knits up before I put it up for sale and so I have a sample of the hat!! Having gifted the original two Christmases ago!!
Farm Update
James has planted some veg plants…. Courgettes, tomatoes melons etc in the newly acquired veg patch….. And is now facing the battle of the weeds!!! Can’t wait to be there full time to be able to keep on top of things!! 
My dad has bought us a new piece of kit….. But that’s for another time as its not been delivered to us yet!!! 
All the curtain poles are up….. Shelves are up….. Three more blinds have been ordered for the upstairs Windows….. We have started to hang a few pictures….. James is looking into how his workshop is going to be built and where….. I have contacted an architect about sorting out the tin but and converting it into a cabin…. 
Each time we go down more and more things are travelling down with us…. Last couple of times it has been all my teaching resources etc!! Thank goodness for the expedit units!!! Or Kallax as they are now called! We need to get one more of them!!! 
Finally, don’t forget you can find me on Intagram, Twitter and Etsy as Tyddyn Bryn, there is a Facebook group Tyddyn Bryn, and pop over and have a snoop at the new Tyddyn Bryn dot com see what you think of the new layout, linkies etc!!! 

Episode three is up!

Episode three is up on YouTube

Show notes….

Knitting:

Finished the Daydreamer and the Deco mat, owl puff and owl hat…. started the socks…. Nearly a HO!

Sewing:

Curtains curtains and more curtains

PJS done, baby’s tshirt done

Cutting out….

Acquisitions: only the curtain poles!!

Shop update: vintage snug hat

Farm update: hedging, fencing, diggers, tractors, pit of doom, tree planting, chain sawing….

The long time coming shop reopening!!!

This Friday I will be reopening the shop with the yarns and patterns!!!!

I have done a yarny stock take…..


I have revamped my patterns…..

And have decided that Cheeky is 9 months!!!!! So it MUST be reopened come hell or high water!!!

So Friday!!!!!! Friday the 20th of January!!!!! 

Head over to Tyddyn Bryn on Etsy

And use the discount code 9monthsalready for 15% off until Friday 27th January

Then over the coming weeks I will be adding to the other shop sections….. 


Here is a sneaky peek at one of those sections

Happy New Year and some finished knits!!

Happy New Year everyone!!!

Towards the end of last as usual I wasn’t able to post any of my finished knits because they were all Christmas presents!!! Now I forgot to photograph them so I’m getting photos of some of them sent hopefully on/by the giftee!!!

Soooo….

We have two Sockhead hats!!!! A great easy knit by Kelly McClure on Ravelry!!


Modelled by the very lovely Owl About Yarn and Pinsandneedles at our little pre Christmas meet up to exchange presents!! Cheeky chops is enjoying opening his first gifts sat on Zoe!! Zoe’s hat is knit up in Rainbow Heirloom and Jennie’s is in hedgehog fibres!!! I have another skein of hedgehog fibres I acquired on the 2016 Great London Yarn Crawl to knit myself a Sockhead soon!!

A baable hat by Donna Smith designs on Ravelry


I sooooo want me one of these!!! I have the yarns in stash and will knit one this year!!!! And probably one for cheeky too!!

My Dad’s traditional socks for Christmas!!


These are knit up from a crazy zauberball I bought in Loop in London!! I am still working on poor James’ Christmas socks also in a crazy zauberball!! 

There are a few more projects to get images for (hint hint small sister!! Lol)

This year I am more determined than ever to be a bit more organised especially with young sir around!!! I am going an my projects and bag them all up ready from stash as far as I can…… There may be a bit of cold sheeting this year…….. So not so many acquisitions……

I am also determined to go through and finish all my many many WIPS!!! 

I am hopefully going to try my hand at a Wee bit of podcasting which will probably end up being monthly at least for the first half of the year….

And this is hopefully the year we make the move to the farm!!!!

To finish off this update….. Another end of last year knit is Chreky Chops’ hat!! Which he already needs another new one of!! He is growing sooooooo fast!!!!!! 9 months old on the 14th!!!

New Pattern and Ebooks!!

I have finally had a few moments between baby and barn renovation and life in general to start writing up some of my pattern designs and to make up some e-books of my patterns!!

So we have……

The Cwtch Trilogy, a collection of three patterns with hearts….

Hetiau….. a collection of 11 of my hat patterns including…

And I have also published the Basic Chunky Hat from this e-book as a stand alone pattern…..

I have loads more to get through…. written up…. PDF’d….. Published….. Blogged….. added to Etsy, but I hope to be publishing one pattern a week or so from now on in untill the scribbly book has lots more ticked patterns!!