Episode 31: The One Without The Knitting

Hello from a drizzly Cheshire Plain. In this episode I talk about all the other things I’ve been doing instead of knitting, play with a new toy and wax lyrical about squash.

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Not on the Needles (!): Something that will potentially become a Kauni Wrap

…some Tunisian crochet…

…some scrap spinning…

…and some Polymer buttons.

Review: Mayan Spinnner Kit, £15 plus p&p. including a hand-carded batt and instructions, from Crafts From The Dungeon.

Giveaway: To win a pretty Mayan Spinner just like mine, leave a comment here, on the show notes at the http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.blogspot.com/ site or over at the Ravelry group, finishing off this sentence: “I want to win a Mayan Spinner because…” Leave your comment by 24th November 2011.

Something I really like: Cooking with squashes! One favourite is a stuffed squash using a Schwartz Spices mix, another is a risotto I created this week, using roasted chunks of butternut squash and chorizo.

Links: Scandinavian Knitting Design; Fibre & Clay; Heike Gittins’ blog and the Knitsisters website; Clayaround;

Music: Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, 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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Episode 30: The One With The Knitting

Hello from an autumnal Cheshire Plain. In this episode I consider startitis and finishitis, worry about pilling and get over-excited.

We have a listeners’ map! Please go on over to pop in a pin – I’d love to see where you all are!

On the Needles: I’ve finished the I remember Mama socks, knitted a swatch and picked up the Stripey Noro Messenger Bag again.

Review: The Scrumptious Collection Volume 1 from Fyberspates

Something I really like: Wales’ performance in the Rugby World Cup!

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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