Episode 23: Moebius or Möbius?

Hello from a blooming Cheshire Plain! This episode I share a little industrial heritage, show my maths geek credentials and ponder travel plans.
Review: Patricia Ackroyd’s talk at the Cheshire WSD Guild meeting last week and the Heike Gittins workshop at Fibre and Clay.

Heike

Some of the other course delegates

What’s on my wheel and needles: The Picperfec fibre continues apace, I think it’s time to “swatch ply” to see how thick the finished yarn will be. The sock yarn blanket is also growing nicely and this weekend I’ve completed a Moebius (Möbius?) cowl in Rowan Felted Tweed and Rowan Kidsilk Haze at the worshop. Something I really like: Making travel plans! Any suggestions for the South Western states of the USA?

 Upcoming Events: Wonderwool Wales at Builth Wells, Powys, 9th and 10th April; Woolfest in Cockermouth, Cumbria, 24th and 25th June; Knit Nation in London, 15th-17th July; a range of workshops at Fibre and Clay, including another Moebius Knitting workshop on 17th September and Tunisian Crochet on 10th September and 15th October.

I haven’t as yet started one, but if you’re interested in knitting or crocheting a bear for the Mother Bear Project, details can be found here. Sorry I was too late for your KAL/CAL, Dr Gemma!

Links: Ackroyd and Dawson; Heike Gittins’ blog and the Knitsisters website; Picperfec’s Etsy shop, Fluff and Stuff; Carol Feller;CogKNITive Podcast.

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

Feel free to leave a comment here or  email me at nic@yarnsfrontheplain.co.uk. 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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Episode 22: Er… Happy New Year??

Hello from a definitely spring-like Cheshire Plain. In this episode I grovel about my tardiness, share a story of infestation and cuddle up under my sock yarn blanket. On a technical note, apologies for the sound quality. I recorded it on my iPhone, but of course that’s in an MP4 format, not MP3, so I couldn’t import it into Audacity to edit, hence the hiss and the lack of theme tune. Hopefully normal service will resume next time.

What’s on my hooks and needles: I finished my own Rowan Colourscape cowl over the New Year and that’s the only thing I’ve finished all year! Ravelry details here.

I have however knitted and crocheted some squares for the Baker’s Dozen swaps:

Europe II for andigal

Europe I for danioma

Pictures of the squares I’ve received are here.

I’m also working on my sock yarn blanket, so here are the photos from this morning:

Something I really like: My Fitflop Mukluk boots. Mine are in chocolate!

Upcoming events: A variety of courses from Purl City Yarns in Manchester; Moebius Knitting at Fibre and Clay on 26th March; Cheshire SWD Guild spinning at Norton Priory (16th April) and Dunham Massey (7th and 8th May)

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 and on Twitter as talesfromplain (although Tweeting can be sporadic!).

TTFN, Nic

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