Episode 87: Competition Crazy

Hello from a riverside car park in Northwich. There is still birdsong, but cars and planes too…

On and Off The Needles

I’m halfway through the  March instalment of the Natural Dye Studio Kaleidoscope Blanket Club. Hubby’s Beau is a few rows further on. I’ve also cast on a Traveling Woman shawl using swap yarn.

Spinning

I’ve spun two bobbins of singles on the Hilltop Cloud Ann of Cleves. The pressure’s on to ply by the end of April!

Competition Crazy

The Golden Skein photo competition can be found here.

Something I Really Like

The Knit British podcast.

Upcoming Events

Unwind Brighton. There will be a podcaster meetup at 1pm, Saturday 12th July in the Mezzanine Café at the Corn Exchange, Brighton. More details to follow.

Links

Caithness Craft Collective podcast

Ginger Twist Studio

Stitched Together podcast

Music

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

Make Contact!

We have a listeners’ map. Please go on over to pop in a pin – we’re covering 5 continents now but I’d still love to see where you all are! Please feel free to leave a comment here or at http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.podbean.com/, 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.

TTFN,

Nic x

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Episode 86: An Early Morning Walk

Hello from Cragside and a glorious holiday in Northumbria. Tune in for more birdsong!

On and Off The Needles
I finished my Ravellenics Baktus back in February and the February instalment of the Natural Dye Studio Kaleidoscope Blanket Club. Hubby’s Beau is about 20cm up both front and back. No other progress.

Spinning
Progress on the Jacob’s from Shearer Girl and some gorgeous Picperfic Fluff ‘n’ Stuff. I’ve also started on the Hilltop Cloud Ann of Cleves.

Something I Really Like
Staying in a National Trust property – I get to walk around the gardens and pretend they are all mine!
www.nationaltrustcottages.org.uk

Upcoming Events

Unwind Brighton. There will be a podcaster meetup at 1pm, Saturday 12th July. More details to follow.

Shop
I have recently updated the shop with both yarn and fibre. https://www.etsy.com/shop/YarnsFromThePlain

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

Make Contact!
We have a listeners’ map. Please go on over to pop in a pin – we’re covering 5 continents now but I’d still love to see where you all are! Please feel free to leave a comment here or at http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.podbean.com/, 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.

TTFN,
Nic x

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Episode 85: Retreat

Hello from a slightly blustery graveyard next to Lindisfarne Priory. Apologies for the wind gusts, I hope you can cope! In this episode I reflect on retreating from the world in such a beautiful place, fill you in on recent fun and shudder at the memory of shepherds with wandering hands…

Links:
Lindisfarne Priory
Knit.Spin.Cake podcast
DaisyBunBoo Designs
ShinyBees podcast
Macclesfield Silk Museum & Paradise Mill
Stash Fine Yarns
Dewa Roman Experience
Cath’s Blank Canvas

Competition:
To be in with a chance of winning the pink Rowan Pure Wool Aran, leave a comment here, or at http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.podbean.com/, or at the Ravelry group thread, stating “I’d like to win a ball of rowan Pure Wool Aran because…”

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

Make Contact:
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,
Nic x

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