Episode 54: Olympic Fever

Hello from a rather noisy back garden in the North East of England! In this episode, I get over excited about all thinks Olympic. Forgive me.

Finished Objects
In reverse order, I finished the weaving and made the cusion from the fabric my class were weaving. Rav details here.
I also assembled the green woven cushion that’s been woven for over two months. Rav details here.
And here are front (above) and back(below) pictures of the cushion worked on during the Y6 residential that I mentioned last episode. Rav details here.
Something I really like
My brand new Olympic venue Top Trumps set!
Links
Music: Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.
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 53: A Postcard From Oxford

Hello from the Plain! The last few weeks have flown by in a whirl of assessments and cushions, so this is just a quick update prior to the Postcard, which was recorded back in April.

Woolsack Update

The first two Listener Cushions are now assembled and stuffed and ready to make their way to London. Thank you all so much!

The first cushion I think is made from a lot of Rowan British Breeds, and includes a square made in the US on the front….
and squares made in Australia on the back…

The second cushion also has some “Made in Oz” squares, this time on the front….

Thanks to all the listeners who contributed!

A Postcard from Oxford

The music in this postcard is from the album The Oxford Ramble and is used with the kind permission of Magpie Lane .

Some photos from the day:

Magdalen Tower
Inside Darn It & Stitch
The dinosaur in a badly-knitted Fair Isle sweater (aka Keble College)
Another dinosaur – real this time!
Looking down into the Pitt Rivers – it looks a lot darker than this in real life!
The Shrunken Heads in the Pitt Rivers
The Radcliffe Camera
The Bodleian Library
Links
Darn It and Stitch http://www.darnitandstitch.com/ ;
Oxford University Museum of Natural History http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/ ;
Pitt Rivers Museum http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/ ;
Ashmolean Museum http://www.ashmolean.org/

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

We have a listeners’ map. Please go on over to pop in a pin – we’re covering 5 continents!

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 x

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