Episode 13: Gettin’ Woolly With It

Hello from a chilled Cheshire Plain – it’s the summer holidays! Yayyy! In this episode I talk hat design, upcoming events and confess to my inner beardie.

What’s on the needles: No real progress on anything currently on the needles, but I have designed and made my own hat!

Review: Woolly Wormhead’s hat design course at Fibre & Clay. Woolly has blogged about it here. If you get a chance to do one of her workshops, grab it!

Upcoming Events: Knit Nation, 29th-31st July, London; UK Knit Camp, 9th-13th August and UK Ravelry Weekend, 13th-14th August, Stirling, Scotland; I Knit Weekender, 10th-11th September, London; Fibre Flurry, 30th October, King’s Norton, Birmingham.

Something I Really Like: Folk music and, in particular, A Folk Song A Day.

Links: Woolly Wormhead; Fibre & Clay; Cyril Tawney; Eliza Carthy; Jim Moray; Seth Lakeman; Jim Causley; Karine Polwart; Bellowhead; Jon Boden

Music: Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.

Feel free to leave a comment here or  email me at nic@yarnsfromtheplain.co.uk.  We have a Ravelry group here, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain.

Nic

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Episode 12: Has anyone seen my mojo?

Hello from a little piece of green space overlooking the Weaver Navigation Canal. In this episode I muse on my missing mojo, announce a winner and ponder on tails as an essential accessory.

UFO contest: Thanks to all those who entered, but nobody guessed the correct UFO, which was in fact my Birthday Pinwheel Sweater:

Details are here. Although no-one correctly identified it, I thought I would still have a draw, so the random number generator picked out a winner. Was it you?

You can choose from either of the Abstract Cat yarns I mentioned in an earlier episode, a lovely pint silk laceweight from Knitwitches or some lovely Lei from Posh Yarn

Abstract Cat Retro: Abstract Cat Retro

Abstract Cat Jolly: Abstract Cat Jolly

Knitwitches 100% Pure Silk Laceweight: P1000054

Posh Yarn Lei in Charming: Posh Yarn Lei Charming

or Posh Yarn Lei in an unspecified colourway I bought at Wonderwool Wales in 2008: Posh Yarn Lei

Thanks to all who entered!

What’s on my needles: a Featherweight cardigan in Posh Yarn, a Clapotis in Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend and a Stripy Noro Messenger Bag. Fancy joining in the Fibre & CLay knit-a-long for this bag? We’re already international, so feel free! The pattern can be downloaded from here.

And finally…. what else would you see at the V&A than this…

Random!

Music: Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.

Feel free to leave a comment here  or email me at nic@yarnsfromtheplain.co.uk. We have a Ravelry group here, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain.

Nic

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