Bunny fun: The Random Knitter Podcast Anniversary Party

Gwen is The Random Knitter and a friend of mine. She’s Spaceinvaders on Ravelry.
Yesterday she celebrated the one year anniversary from her podcastย and she invited some of her friends around to help celebrate. Gwen loves knitting, Bram, black and bunnies.

She made a wonderful party with excellent homebaked goods and teas:
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Bunnies were there too, meet Axl and Ozzy:
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Axl has a paprika and a personal playground blanket on the floos, Ozzy is too smart to be let out of the cage when there’s a knitters’ party. Ozzy got paprika too.

There were lots of WIP bags present!
Gwen has hers on permanent display:
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We brought our own. Several:
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You, of course, recognise a few Bird House Bags by FiberRachel and a hand felted bag by Wolbeest.

I brought a bag too, as a present for Gwen. While traveling it was a glamorous Sorting Hat:
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But the end result was more…. poo emoji:
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๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ!
She laughed ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Gwen is a bad ass knitter:
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Gwen is also famous! Here she is in the current edition of Handwerken zonder Grenzen, a magazine about handcrafts:
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A celebrity! I know a celebrity!
She hasn’t changed one bit since she became famous.

There was an other celebrity present. “Somebody” was sampling one of her beautiful handprinted sock blanks! An eco printed one!
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Such great colours. And the way it knits up! ย Yes, it’s a sneak preview of what’s to come from Wolop.

All in all we had a lovely party and RandomGwen made a new podcast to celebrate one year of vlogging about knitting and yarn. Go check it out here:

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Finished: Miyuki Frog Bead Socks

I used 70 grams, 294 meters on needles 2,25 mm. Beads are Miyuki Picasso beads, size 6/0. They have a lovely mottled look, up close, which compliments the yarn. And frogs.

The pattern isย Charade by Sandra Park, slightly modified. Again with mock cables which I love. Herring rib? yes please!

Such a gorgeous colour these socks are. These ones will definitely be worn in the city, with my new wardrobe that’s in progress.

I’m still at the cabin and all the little frog spawn from Spring has left the two ponds in the woods behind the cabin. I see both toads and frogs work their way towards the front of the cabin, where there’s more open wetland.

They hop along the path that’s next to the window where I usually sit. Whenever I’m out front and walk through the grass I see them scurrying for safety. They are such courageous little creatures.

I should like to wear a little salute to them, when I’m back in the city.