Episode 9 – Giveaways!

KAL with Emma of the Chubby Pug Yarn podcast from June 1st to August 31st of the Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu.

KAL Prizes for the finished objects thread:
1st: Bag from Kicks and Giggles and stitchmarkers.
2nd: 2 skeins of Kiito in the Chou Rouge colourway
3d: 1 of the patterns designed by Hiroku Fukatsu.
Myrten Mittens
Myrten hat
Horai Scarf

Plus a small prize for the chatter thread
During June there will also be a Kicks and Giggles shop discount code for all viewers of our podcasts.

Chevron top in Tri’CoTerie Winter is coming sw merino lace and Leopard garn cashmere
Charlees baby girl jacket in Manos del uruguay silk blend in the cherry blossom colourway and some white yarn scraps

Skew socks in Tri’coterie Sock merino in the colourway Kira


Podcast love
Package from Emma of Chubby Pug Yarn

Three skeins of Regia designed by Arne and Carlos.
Post in the giveaway thread in my group on ravelry to enter.
Must be a member of the group to win and only one entry per person.
First drawn winner gets first pick of skeins, second winner can choose between the two skeins that are left and the third winner gets the last skein.

The giveaway is open internationally and ends 31st of May.

Episode 9 – Giveaways!

Episode 8 – The emperors new sound

Much like the story of The Emperors New Clothes this episode claims to be new and improved. I say the sound is better but it is just the “regular” sound since I forgot to turn on me new fancy mic. Hopefully it will be working next episode. If I remember to turn on the mic. 😉

Daydream believer in Nerd Girl Yarns saucy

Chevron top in Tri’Coterie Lace Merino SW in the colorway Winter is coming and Gepard Garn cashmere lace in the colorway 417

Hitofude KAL with Chubby Pug Yarn Podcast from June 1st to August 31st.
We will have a chatter thread in Chubby Pug Yarns group on Ravelry and the finished objects thread will be in my group on Ravelry.
I didn’t talk about it in the episode but we are also contemplating to have some virtual knit nights for the participants if there is enough interest.

I promised to share a video of the art of Hitofude Ryuu so here it is:

Episode 8 – The emperors new sound

Episode 7 – Pink and purple all the time

Sockhead hat in Colinette Jitterbug (I’m not sure of the colorway but it’s possibly Purple Tan 30)
The peacocks tale swawl by Nim Teasdale in Loop Handspun (Mermaid and Mermaid coordinate)

Charlees baby girl jacket by Lotta Arnlund in Manos del uruguay Silk Blend Cherry Blossom
Paralell Twist socks in Austermann Hand-painted, colorway 0014

Loop batt’s -Purple Rain and coordinate

Stash enhancements
Austermann Hand-painted
Regia in colorways designed by Arne & Carlos (these may be part of a giveaway in the near future)

Episode 7 – Pink and purple all the time

Episode 6 – Lazy Crazy Sunday

Quaker Yarn Stretcher Susan Ashcroft in Gourmetstash luxury tribbles Eau De Parfum
Charlees baby girl jacket by Lotta Arnlund in Manos del uruguay Silk Blend Cherry Blossom

Charlees baby girl jacket

The peacocks tale by Nim Teasdale in Loop Handspun (Mermaid and Mermaid coordinate)

Daydream believer by Mary Annarella in Nerd Girl Yarns Saucy – Don’t blink

River Mitts by Kater Tater Knits in Colinette Jitterbug (I’m not sure of the colorway but it’s possibly Purple Tan 30)

Loop batt’s -Purple Rain and coordinate

Stash enhancements
Tri’Coterie  merino lace – Winter is comming
Manos del uruguay sillk blend – 2327 and 8486

Episode 6 – Lazy Crazy Sunday

Episode 4 – End of rant

In this episode I’m really tired and talk a lot. I also rant a bit, but not as much as I thought.

Since the last episode I have:
Started rganizing my stash, took photos of some of it and added to ravelry. Link to my stash
Iv’e decided to knit more from stash and knit more for me
Bought two crochet classes on Craftsy.com: Amigurumi with Stacey Trock and Crochet basics and beyond with Kim Werker


Jay, the bird by Stacey Trock in Not as delicate as I look on Nerd Girl Yarns Conspiracy
Spring Bunnies by Stephanie Jessica Lau in Drops Safran

Daydream believer in Don’t blink on Nerd Girl Yarns saucy


Gourmet stash Luxury tribbles. 330yd. 4oz. Will make Little Waffles Shawl

Stash Enhancements

Friday Studio’s Kaylee’s Strawberries on Thursday

Episode 4 – End of rant

Episode 3 – Let There Be Light

In this episode I talked about:

My christmas and my family’s christmas traditions.

3 pairs of adult Lovikka mittens and 1 pair of baby mittens
Nutbrown Hare Hat in Drops Cottonmerino

Lovikka mittens for my nephew
Daydream Believer in Nerd Girl Yarns Saucy

Gourmetstash Fibery Tribbles in the Philosopher’s stone colorway

Stash Enhancements
Tribbles and yarn from Gourmetstash
Yarn from Gynx Yarns and from Wollmeise

(added jan 4th)

I forgot to add the link to my fathers blog and his photography, so here it is. He is not a pro, he is a self taught and happy amateur. But I really like the light in his pictures and how he “composes” them. I hope you do to. 🙂
BeBest blog

Episode 3 – Let There Be Light

Swedish lussebullar ( saffron buns )

Sorry for taking so long to translate it, but here is finally the english translation for the Swedish saffron bun recipe. I’ll write it in both metric/european and american measurements. And don’t hesitate to ask if something is unclear. And of course, please share your thoughts if you dare to try the recipe out. 🙂

Swedish Saffron Buns

5 dl (2 cups) milk with ~3% fat
1 g saffron, powdered
50 g (1.7oz) fresh yeast
1 pinch of salt
1.25 dl (0.5 cup) granulated sugar
2 eggs
1.6 L (7 cups) flour (not self rising)
200 g (7oz) soft butter

~1dl (0.5 cup) raisins
1-2 eggs for brushing

Start by putting the dough hook in your mixer. (or be prepared to use some serious elbow grease and get your hands covered in very sticky dough)

Pour the could milk, together with the saffron and yeast in the mixer bowl. Blend on low speed until the yeas has dissolved. Add salt, sugar and eggs, stir to combine.

Save about 1dl (0.5 cup) of the flour for later. Stir in the rest of the flour. When it is blended, add the butter about a table spoon at the time while running on low to medium speed. Let the machine knead the dough on low to medium speed until it is soft and releases from the edges. It will look very soft and sticky at first but after kneading you should be able to handle the dough without it sticking to your hands. It will take about 10-15 minutes and at least double the time if you are doing it by hand. If you pick up a piece if the dough you should be able to stretch it between your fingers to a thin membrane you almost kan see through. Like this

Cover the dough with a towel and put it in the refrigerator to rest for about 1-1.5 hours.

Heat the oven to 250c or ~480f.

Cover your working surface with some of the flour and take your dough out of the bowl. Knead it a little and divide it in to 35-40 equal parts. Roll each piece to a “snake” and then roll each end towards the middle to form an S like shape (look at the picture for reference). Place them on a baking tray covered with parchment paper, space them out, they will grow.

Let the buns rise for 10-30 minutes (until they are about double in size). Whisk the egg lightly and brush the buns with it. Press a raisin in the middle of the swirls (2 on each bun that is).
Bake for 5-8 minutes or until a medium/dark golden brown (like the picture or a little lighter).
Let them cool on a rack under a towel.
Store in a bag with as little air as possible and freeze all buns you will not eat in a couple of days. They dry out quite fast. They taste absolutely best if you heat them in the microwave for a few seconds so they are slightly warm but not burning hot. Enjoy them with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cold milk, cola or your other beverage of choice. 🙂

Swedish lussebullar ( saffron buns )