Episode 40: Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby!

Hello from a coffeeshop in Knutsford! In this episode I contemplate comfort knitting, smack my forehead at my own stupidity and, on listening back, overuse the phrase really, really interesting (sorry!).

Works in Progress: A Damson Shawl as part of the Caithness Craft Collective Knitalong. I’m using the Carezza I bought at Artfibers in San Francisco last summer and the Ravelry details are here.

Damson 17-2-12

I’m also working on a bear for the Mother Bear KAL/CAL over at the CogKNITive podcast. Although not finished at the time of recording, she is now. Let me introduce you to Ruby, stood here, in the grounds of Dove Cottage, Wordsworth’s home 1799-1808.


Woolsack Update: I finished my cable cushions, although I’m obviously very stupid! Ravelry details are here and here.

Woolsack Cushions III & IV

Spinning: I’m still spinning the Cheviot I got in the Secret Santa on the UK Spinners board on Ravelry from Shunklies. I’m nearly three-quarters of the way through it, and I’m fairly sure I’m going to dye some British Blue Faced Leicester to ply with it.

Shunklies Cheviot Singles

Review: The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook by Robson and Ekarius.

Something I Really Like: The internet community we are building, triggered by our first Gulf State pin in the listeners’ map. Please go on over to pop in a pin – I’d love to see where you all are!

Links: Easyknits – look out for their Spin Love Club! Woolsack Mother Bear Project

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

Feel free to leave a comment here or email me at yarnsfromtheplain AT googlemail DOT 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!).



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