Curious Handmade with Helen Stewart
This episode was recorded in London and published from Australia. All the Curious Knitvent Patterns have been released,  Anna and Purl are content and I'm thinking about my "word" for next year. Thank you to everyone who has left iTunes reviews. Also thanks to Paula from Knitting Pipeline and Martine from iMake for their lovely mentions on their podcasts. Martine is having a fun CAL (crochet along) next year called Snowflake Crochetalong. What's in the WIP The Christmas Gift Dilemma, final instalment. The last three Knitvent patterns were released this week: Warm Wishes Hottie Covers Naughty or Nice Pompom Hat Rella Fingerless Gloves Ravelry Curious Handmade Knitvent KAL Finished Object Thread for prizes The Simple Things What is your big goal, resolutions or "word" for next year? Mine is "Dream Big" And for knitting it is to complete my first colourwork finished object! Thank you for listening and have a very happy holidays!  
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I give a review of the Pompom Quarterly Christmas Party and some Kettle Yarn Co yarn that jumped into my bag. I talk about why Friday 13th is my lucky day and the latest Curious Knitvent knitting pattern released. London Town Pompom Quarterly Kettle Yarn Co (Hint I see on Linda's blog that she is offering 20% off until 20 December!!) What's in the WIP Anna and Pearl are having a quiet night in. The Quicksilver Cowl is the latest pattern in the Curious Knitvent Collection, released this week. There are three more patterns to come so stay tuned. The Simple Things I'm making the leap from full time corporate to full time knitting entrepreneur! Thank you to all the lovely Curious Knitters who have made this possible. If you leave an iTunes review for the Curious Handmade podcast or a comment on this post about why you like the podcast or anything you would like to hear then I would like to give you one of my patterns as a thank you. Let me know if you have done this on the Curious Handmade Episode 8 thread on Ravelry and what pattern you would like including my 2014 monthly (yet to be named) collection.      
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Today I'm looking forward to the Pom Pom Quarterly Christmas Party. I talk about Knitvent 2013 and patterns 3 and 4 out this week. I also talk at some length about travelling with kids ahead of our big flight to Australia in just over a week's time. What's in the WIP? Two patterns for Curious Knitvent were released this week: Fresh Powder Cowl Stardust Infinity Scarf You can pick up the collection of 8 patterns for the steal price of $9 here:   I am also stalking some patterns in the new issue of Knitty just out: Princess Franklin by Franklin Habit Superduper by Lee Meredith Lempster by Nora Gaughan Armande by Andi Satterlund Sssstarter by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud   The Simple Life Travelling with kids (long haul) I mention Leo Babauta's blog Zen Habits and his post on travelling light. Please let me know in the comments or on the Curious Handmade Ravelry board if you have any tips for travelling with kids.        
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