Episode 18: A Flurry of Fibre (and Yarn!)

Hello from a very blustery Cheshire today. Batten down the hatches, mother! In this episode, I talk Tudor, catch up with some new friends and reflect on how bad I am at actually joining in!

On the Needles and Hooks: I finished the Schuyler blanket in memory of Andrew and Claire that I first talked about in Episode 2.

In memory of Andrew and Claire

In memory of Andrew and Claire (bottom left detail)

In memory of Andrew and Claire (bottom right detail)

In memory of Andrew and Claire (top right detail)

In memory of Andrew and Claire (top left detail)

In memory of Andrew and Claire (label detail)

Thanks to everyone who contributed a square: smorancie; simplebeans; elljay; sassi-sketti; diamandy; jenknitsalot; LateFordinner; LKManitou; blakdove; Scarletti; YarnDiva; instar; NinjaBunnyStudios; Una; my Mum and also to YarnCloud and Riana for the help in edging.Thanks also to fakeknitter for the beautiful label.

I’ve also caught up on some Baker’s Dozen Squares. This is the Starburst New Millenium 12″ block by Designs by Muggins.

I’ve also cast on for a plain sock in EasyKnits Biffle+ in the Carosel colourway. Love it!

It’s so lovely, I bought some for you too! Here it is in Boysenberry. If you’d like to win this, leave a comment telling me why you have to have it in your stash, either here, or at http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.blogspot.com/ or at the Ravelry group here by the end of 30th November 2010.

Fibre Flurry was a real joy, well organised with a heaving market place in a delightful location. Here are the two buildings. Firstly, the Saracen’s Head, where the market place and the cafe were:

Then the Old Grammar School, the site of the workshops:

Review: Easyknits Biffle+ in 70% Superwash BFL/ 20% Silk / 10% Cashmere

Something I really Like: Sock Clubs. Photo shows lollipop.yarn yarn from Catherine on the left and Wollmeise from the Socktopus Knit Love Club on the right.

I also reveal my first parcel from the EasyKnits Sock Club. (I’m not sponsored by EasyKnits, BTW, I just love the yarn!)

Links: Knitting Goddess; Posh Yarn; FeltStudioUK; Ann Kingstone; Atomic Knitting.

Don’t forget the competition for the Easyknits Biffle + in Boysenberry. Leave a comment telling me why you have to have it in your stash, either here, or at http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.blogspot.com/ or at the Ravelry group here by the end of 30th November 2010.

Music: Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album TrĂ¥d, available from Magnatune.

Feel free to leave a comment here or at http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.blogspot.com/, or email me at yarnsfromtheplain@googlemail.com. We have a Ravelry group here, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain and on Twitter as talesfromplain (although Tweeting can be sporadic!).

TTFN, Nic

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