Today we have a special episode for you. Maria and I together in a car! Not very structured but I hope, still a bit of fun for you until we are all well again and can record again.
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Stuff we talk about:
Terra (we took pictures, but I still have to get the pictures)
Team Yeti 4 human rights (were tini is a captain and we are showing our support for the people in Russia, suffering from the inhuman laws the Putin regime puts onto the LGTB community and organisations working for human rights)
The ravatar is made by the very talented Distelfliege, host of the “Urbane Spinnstube” podcast If you speak German, go over and listen!
The yarnbombing Distelfliege is organising.
Another episode (warning – we talk about the weather again.-))
Listen HERE or via Itunes.
On/off/under the needles
Maria has been making a little progress on the color affection shawl. She also finished the first cardigan for niece Sofie and started another cardigan in a bigger size as well. (even though Tini thinks she didn’t knit at all…)
Tini has not only finished her Brickless shawl by Martina Behm out of Liza Souza Yarn (overdyed by herself) but has also made another one in a boring gray for a friend, alternating two different dyelots. She also finished the knitting on the Terra sweater – she had to recalculate thr pattern – including the sleeve cap. It worked out! She was also hit by insane-ness and suddenly decided to knit christmas gifts – a hat (ripley by Ysolda Teague) and socks for the kindergarten teachers… Insane!
Maria has been working on a few (upcoming) patterns – a cool (teen-age approved) oversized t-shirt. She has also been experimenting with prints on t-shirt – for instance screen printing at home and stencilling on the fabric. The other pattern is for a raglan sleeved pencil dress for a sweat shirt fabric or ponte knit. And we would like to know what the English word for the fabric we call isoli (sweatshirt fabric, cotton, usually – with a soft brushed wrong side) is? Help us?
Tini got rid of the Onion jacket 1023 she fished out of her UFO box a while ago. So good for her!
She is sewing the annual christmas dresses for the kids (no. 18 from the winter issue 2003 of the ottobre magazine ).From stash fabric (the same as she used for their firs CHristmas dresses).
Maria also made baby bed linen (with owls and embroidery) for the niece that was being baptised on Sunday. (P.S. The mother liked the set!!!!)
New Years In Denmark and in Germany
We talk about Danes need for watching the Queen’s speach on New Years. Then Tini talk about raclette and fondue.
We talk about TV traditions. We always watch Dinner For One (or 90′th birthday.)
After that, the Danes sing 3 songs. Germans don’t sing:-)
Tini has a notion
A plastic tube with darning needles by Clover called Chibi
ASK US ANYTHING
We talked about our favourite fashion designers (Maria mentions Baum und Pferdgarden).
AND we also try to answer what has changed in Denmark and Germany since the late 80′s. (A lot!)
We also go into religion and politics – so if you don’t want that, skip this last part….
Finally a new episode featuring Maria AND Tini!
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On/off/under the needles
Since August Tini has been knitting like crazy and has tons of finished objects.
First: The socks out of yarn, bought in Denmark 2 years ago, have beeing finished and there’s also a mini version for little E. now.
Of course there’s been another Double bump wash cloth (and tini’s cotton stash is now reduced to 6 more skeins. YAY!!!).
Maria has been knitting! She has taught a sock class (over two Saturdays) and couldn’t find the samples she made last year – so she had to make a new set.. And then she was inspired to finish up the Winter Vanillas… She also (almost) finished the baby cardigan (still needs ends woven in + buttons…) And she got yarn for her birthday, from someone very nice, who knows her very well, and it was perfect for a new color affection, which she just cast on!
Tini has also been sewing, now that the new sewing room is finally finished.
Finished is another Maria Denmark Birgitte Basic Tee, which is Tini’s to-go pattern for t-shirts.
The mending pile in Tinis home is gone and now she is working on her two UFOs. A box bag, that has been cut out for months as well as the Onion 1023 jacket, that has been lying around since the beginning of the year.
Next up will be a knit fabric dress ( No 5 from the autumn 2013 issue of Ottobre woman)
Maria has been sewing another Paula Pleat Skirt (new pattern, now released) and also she is working on a copy of a Cath Kidston bag in polka dot print – and also working on skinny jeans…. She also made baby clothes for Alvilda
Ask us anything
Violinit wanted us to teach a German/Danish word. Since Tini doesn’t know, what the newest cool word in Germany is, she went for “Vollpfosten”, which is an word for idiot.
Maria adds her own Danish words.
We also answer two more questions
I’ve got a notion
Tini talks about the Gleener, a fuzz remover that REALLY works!
Sorry, knitters, this is a special episode, featuring an interview with Deepika, who is the founder of PatternReview.com (which is the online sewing site/forum where Maria and Tini met almost 11 years ago!) so not much knitting in here – all though we do talk about knitting!
We talk about what we like to sew, how Deepika got the idea of Patternreview and just generally chat.
Tini and Maria will be back shortly, we hope, with a normal episode (if there was ever such a thing:-))
Find the newest episode here or via itunes.
I mention at the end of the podcast, that I changed the format, but it just did not work this time… argh….
Welcome to our new group members
Life in Denmark/life in Germany
We talk about kindergarten and kids im prams.
On/of/under the needles
Knittingwise it has been a bit slow for tini.
There was (of course) another dishcloth using the double bumb washcloth pattern by Missy Angus.
A little boy now has a Milo Vest (pattern by Georgie Hallam), no picture available since tini forgot to take one before she packed everthing into the parcel and mailed it off.
Only project on the needles: Plain vanilla socks using Arwetta Ficolana, a yarn, that tini bought in Denmark 2 years ago.
Maria is still working on the cardigan for her little niece using the essential baby cardigan.
Maria finally finished sewing all of the 21 cushions for her parents couch! There will be a post on Marias Blog soon!
There’s also a new pattern out by Maria, the Edith shirt dress with a round lapel, also a pattern for a shirt blouse. There’s also a top in progress, but Maria can’t talk about it.
At the moment Maria is working at a skirt pattern with inverted pleats.
Unbelievable but there has been sewing for tini. Tini finished the Annika A-Line skirt, the skirt that she had previously tested for Deepika from Patternreview. Now she has a nice fabric version as well.
We talk about how we choose a sewing machine, when buying one.
There will be a new segment next show called “Ask us anything”, so go over to ravelry and ask us anything you like!
Welcome to the newest epsiode! We celebrate our 10th anniversary and you can be part of that!
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Tini drinks Hugo, find a recipe here.
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A big welcome on board to our newest members
On/of/under the needles
Then there are the Rainbow from Space-Plain Vanilla socks and another dishcloth (Pattern: Double Bump Washcloth by Missy Angus)
Sewingwise Tini can’t show what she has been working on, since she was testing patterns, that weren’t released yet.
And of course there has been another pair of leather slippers (see a patternhere?)
Maria has released a new pattern called “Just a tank top” and had fun with her chickens during the photo shoot.
When Maria is sewing, she is making cushion covers for her Mum. There will be a lot in total. More homedec is lurking on her, since her bonusdaughter needs new cushions and curtains for her room.
Knittingwise there has been some knitting for Maria on the cardigan for her niece, which she luckily chose a bigger size than needed for.
On the horizon
More cushions for Maria, Tini is going to sew some real garments from one of the test patterns and thinks about making a pattern by Veera Välimäki
Life with twins and kittens!
Maria has a new kitten. She/he hasn’t been named yet. We talk about the youtube video “An engineer’s guide to cats!”
As always, you can find the episode here or via itunes
A big hi to our new members
On/off/under the needles
Other knitting included 2 dishcloths, using up a ball of sugar and cream cotton and a bit of leftover cotton, so 2 entries less in the stash. The pattern is the double bump dishcloth by Missy Angus. This is one of the project for UILI from the stash and burn listeners group.
Tinis darned blouse (Ottobre 5/2007 model no. 1) is finally finished and the fit is o.k, but there hasn’t been time for a picture (or a haircut, but that is done!)
Tini also finished a bag for her yoga mat, upcycling 2 old pairs of jeans.
Tinis sewing WIP is the Birgitte basic Tee, pattern by Maria using a toadstool patterened fabric.
Maria hasn’t been knitting, but has been making bracelets with yarn (What English term am I looking for?) and also done some crocheting in the fabric store. She has been making muslins for future patterns and also sewed a shirt for her cat that was neutralized and had to be kept from licking the stitches.
Life with twins/teenagers
Tinis twins are “off” dummy, so no naptime anymore. Marias son is growing up!
Life in Eurovisionland
We talk about our Eurovision memories.
And also Maria talk about meeting Yixi – a customer and fellow Patternreviewer whom she met up with and had a lovely time meeting!
And again we are talking about sourdough bread!