Episode 83: The Christmas Fairies

Hello from a very blustery Cheshire Plain. In this episode I wax lyrical about chunky knits, share the delights of my personal Christmas Fairy and launch a Knit-Along. There will be prizes!

Works In Progress
I’m having great fun whipping up my Vivido cardigan by Stolen Stitches in New Lanark Chunky as art of the APlayfulDay podcast Feller Holiday KAL (Ravelry thread here).

I’ve also been spinning on my SpinCityUK spindle, with some Picperfic Seduce (60% BFL, 20% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk).

The Christmas Fairies
Did you get any crafty goodies for Christmas? My Christmas Fairy got me a subscription to the Natural Dye Studio Kaleidoscope Club (squee!)

Fair  Isle KnitAlong
I will be hosting a Fair Isle Knit-Along from January 1st to Easter Sunday (Western, not Orthodox). Can be for new or existing projects, there will be progress AND finished object prizes. Head on over to the Ravelry Group for more details.

Links
Louise Scollay’s KnitBritish.net with its British Yarn Giveaway.
BabyLongLegs’ Sock Yarn Club

Music
Intro music is Sans Day Carrol-Sussex Carol-Deck The Halls by James Edwards, final music is Dancing Day Part II: Coventry Carol (Rutter) by Stephane Potvin and the Con Brio Choir, both from the Magnatune Compilation album Christmas Music, available from Magnatune.

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

Feel free to leave a comment here or at http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.podbean.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 x

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Episode 82: And Relax…

Hello from a tinsel-bedecked Cheshire Plain. Join me as I wrap presents, indulge in a bit more Christmas music and open a parcel from The Golden Skein.

Happy Christmas to you all!

TTFN
Nic x

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Episode 81: We Have A Finished Item!

Hello from a not-quite-as-blustery-as-yesterday Plain!
A brief episode, just so I can play some Christmas music….

Finished Object:

Woo hoo! My Woolly Wormhead Mystery Hat is finished! Ravelry details are here.


Something I Really Like:
Green smoothies. My basic fall-back is one cup of chopped spinach blended very well with one cup of water, then blended with two chopped bananas and a pinch of cinnamon.

Music:
Intro music is Sans Day Carrol-Sussex Carol-Deck The Halls by James Edwards, and outro is God Rest You Merry Gentlemen by Ralph Rousseau Meulenbroeks, both from the Magnatune Compilation album Christmas Music, available from Magnatune.

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

Feel free to leave a comment here or at http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.podbean.com/, or email me at yarnsfromtheplainATgooglemailDOTcom. 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 and Season’s Greetings to you all,
Nic x

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Episode 80: The Knitting Podcast With Hardly Any Knitting

Hello from the Plain! Proper show notes will follow ASAP, but here are the music and contact linky bits!

Music:
Intro music is Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album TrĂ¥d, final music is Shchedrik – Carol of the Bells by Kitka, from the Magnatune Compilation album Christmas Music, both available from Magnatune.

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

Feel free to leave a comment here or at http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.podbean.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 x

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