Skip to main content


Notes for the Youtube Episode Jan 23

 I wrote a blog on the old SFX website on the Tenth Kingdom that I mention in the latest ep of Whittle Waffle on the Youtube. I can not find it but I am a horrific hoarder and found the original copy. Yes I am that person. This is the very brief blog I wrote about it :   Ten Years Of The 10 th Kingdom   Recently I re-watched the entire 7 hour extravaganza that is The 10 th Kingdom.   Shockingly – to me anyway this programme is coming up to being 10 years old, how did that happen?   This programme – for those that haven’t seen it, is a wonderful story set in the 9 Kingdoms of fairytale. Snow White, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood were real people who lived in this alternate world. A young woman and her father accidently get sucked into this magical place through a magic mirror and go on an amazing adventure trying to find their way back home, and end up finding so much more.   How does it hold up after ten years? Pretty blimmin well actually, the effects still look pretty good,
Recent posts

Episode 9: Not Live

  Welcome to Episode 9 of Whittle Waffle. This time I am not live but next time I hope to do it live on the Youtubes as I am lazy sooooo lazy.  This time I talk about:  Stuff I Watched The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Taken Red Dwarf Also you can listen to the ep of Geek Syndicate where we interviewed Rob Grant  HERE Once Upon a Time  Me Jimmy, Heidi and Jon on Comic Beat Insider taking Time Bandits Stuff I listened to: The Sandman audiobook Scientology Fair Game Stuff I Read Knitting You can see here:  Tiny Rocky Coast  (Warning links go to Ravelry!) Which is the little cabled cardi                               Olallie  the leg warmers. Knit out of my handspun!                               Socks I don't use a pattern but here is a good pattern should you need it -  How I make my socks by Susan B Anderson and finally not pictured but current work in progress is the Zoe Fan Stitch Jacket by Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard from the book Labour of Love you can see pattern info here -  https://w

Whittle Waffle Episode 8: 2000AD and Farscape and Knitting OH MY!

Welcome to episode 8 of Whittle Waffle!  This week I have been Waffling about: Stuff I have read Olive Kitteridge by  Elizabeth Strout Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (excerpt read by the exception Anna Massey  HERE ) 2000AD The  Galaxy's Greatest Comic Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver - excerpt available  HERE Stuff I have Listened to Dead Beat by Val  McDermid Rivers of London by  Ben Aaronovitch  read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Geek Syndicate videos and more  HERE Stuff I have Watched The Guest Farscape Season 3 Murder she effing Wrote! Frozen 2 (my fav song) Staged Knitting and Spinning Sock knit with hand dyed yarn from  Fondant Fibre  (on the sock blocker above) and  Holst Garn Cabled Sock pattern by Rhian Drinkwater pattern  HERE  and yarn from  the knitting goddess Latu hat pattern  HERE  can't remember the yarn though Peach spinning fibre by Witchcrafty Lady shop is  HERE Bluey/grey/slubby silk fib

Whittle Waffle Episode 7: The One With the Seaming

Back with another chatty, geeky talk about my reading, listening, watching and crafting activities! This time I have been reading: Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris The Rockton Series by Kelley Armstrong Distant Echo and Darker Domain by Val McDermid and ... Cooking the Books in the Fiction Kitchen with Val McDermid and Professor Jo Sharp. (my fav ep) Listening to: Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett narrated by Celia Imrie (<3)  More from the Marple Casebook by BBC  Watching: Supernatural Futureman Farscape (S3) Knitting The Knit Girllls Knitting Vicariously Stranded Podcast Finished projects: Current project is mystery socks by Rhian Drinkwater  ravelry pattern

Whittle Waffle Episode 6: Be Vigilant, Be Pure and Stay Alert

The date was actually 10th May, who even knows anymore?! Things That I Read Tim and the Hidden People The Mysterious Affair at Styles  click to read it for free Blackberry Wine  click for blurb and interview with Joanne Harris Things I Listened To  Dirk Gently  click for BBC radio info and behind scenes info BBC radio production of Poirot  click to listen to Lord Edgeware Dies for free Things I Watched (all trailers) Knives out Futureman Afterlife S2 Spaced  Knitting and Spinning EEW Nano e spinning wheel Effortless Cardi Cat and Sparrow yarn and fibre ERRATA aka Mistakes I make in this ep!  I talk about how much I enjoyed the John Carpenter ep of FutureMan, I totally mean James Cameron. I also talk about the direction you should spin and ply and give entirely the wrong info. You do not spin and ply the same way as your fibre will be Over spun and will break. You are taking twist out not putting more in. I have no

Episode 5 : Talk Nerdy to Me

Things I read: Breakfast at Tiffany's Nora Roberts Things I listened to: Cold Days by Jim Butcher The Devil you Know  by Mike Carey Remains of the Day Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier Things I Watched                                            One Mississippi Stan Against Evil Future Man Toy Story 4 Other Geeky Stuff Comic News Insider Flash Gordon Special CLICK HERE Mega City Book Club: The Pit Knitting TheGidday Cardi The Effortless Cardi  and The Maggie Cardi

Whittle Waffle Episode 4 : White Orbs of Doom

Things I talk about this time:   The Night Raven by Sarah Painter Tig Notaro The Dresden Files Doctor Strange Ant Man and The Wasp My fav scene! The World According to Jeff Goldblum (Kevin Turvey Investigates) Hero Quest (and thanks to James for sending me this link!) The Gidday Cardi by Georgia Nicholson Why  knitting is good for you How to knit. Latch Latcher