Episode 52: Media Storm

Just a brief episode to bring listeners up to speed on developments with the Woolsack project. There has been a lot of media coverage this week, so I thought I would round it up for you…. oh and brag about meeting the GB Women’s Water Polo squad in Manchester!

That’s me, lurking at the back, third in from the right (the pink’s almost washed out in this shot), along with most of the squad and six cushion makers from Tattenhall, near Chester. The squad loved their cushions!

These cuties were made by Chloe Wilcox’s mum, and the girls love them!

Upcoming Events:

Woolfest at Mitchells, Cockermouth, Fri 22nd and Sat 23rd June 2012

Fibre East is at Scald End Farm, Mill Lane, Thurleigh, Bedford, MK44 2DP, Sat 14th and Sun 15th July 2012

Tour de Fleece Sat June 30th – Sun July 22nd 2012

Ravelympics Fri July 27th – Sun Aug 12th 2012

Links

Woolsack

We have a listeners’ map. Please go on over to pop in a pin – we’re covering 4 continents now but I’d still love to see where you all are!

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!).

TTFN,

Nic

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Episode 51: Jubilee!

Hello from a bunting-bedecked Cheshire Plain. In this episode I provide a few updates, sympathise with elderly people stood in the rain and consider the quandry of when a Union Jack is not a Union Jack.

Works in Progress

I finished the weaving on the Ashford Knitter’s Loom with Bute from Bute from Texere. The weft is a selection of green yarns left over from my Woolsack cushions. Now I just need to cut and sew the pieces together.

 

I’ve also finished the Sheep squares designed by Ann Kingstone. The pattern is for a 4ply colourwork cushion knitted in the round; I used it to knit 13cm squares in aranweight yarn. Here they are blocking.

 

I’ve also been crocheting the listeners’ squares together using crab stitch.

Something I Really Like

Bunting!

Upcoming Events:

Woolfest at Mitchells, Cockermouth, Fri 22nd and Sat 23rd June 2012

Fibre East is at Scald End Farm, Mill Lane, Thurleigh, Bedford, MK44 2DP, Sat 14th and Sun 15th July 2012

Tour de Fleece Sat June 30th – Sun July 22nd 2012

Ravelympics Fri July 27th – Sun Aug 12th 2012

 

Links

Woolsack

 

We have a listeners’ map. Please go on over to pop in a pin – we’re covering 4 continents now but I’d still love to see where you all are!

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!).

TTFN, Nic

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