Episode 94: New Year, New Beginnings

Hello, not from Cheshire today, but Bradford! Join me as I give a quick round up of my knitting and weaving over December and talk about my own new beginnings this year.

On The Needles

The Woolly Wormhead Mystery Hat has been parked, waiting to be frogged. I have cast on a Kunye by Claire Devine as part of The Golden Skein’s first birthday celebrations.

I have also cast on an Every Baby Sweater for my cousin’s little boy, but I have no pictures yet.

In the Weaving Shed

I finished my cousin’s husband’s scarf, made from my Mobberley 4ply and Chelford yarns:

And I finished her scarf too, which was in a merino silk laceweight from DT Crafts.

Shop

There is currently a 20% discount on items in the shop to banish the January Blues. Use the code JANUARY2015 at www.YarnsFromThePlain.Etsy.com .The shop can also be reached from the Shop link on the front page of my new (almost ready) website at www.yarnsfromtheplain.co.uk, where you can also sing up for the newletter, to keep up-to-date with any shop updates, news, etc. Ultimately the show notes will be hosted here, but not just yet, so the Blog button isn’t live yet. For shop tweets, follow @yarnsfromplain.

Links
To find out about the winter Workshop in detail, check out my original blog, Tales From The Plain, starting with this post.

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 93: Advent

Hello from the Cheshire Plain. This episode was recorded on 30th November but unfortunately editing took a back seat to real life, so only got finished now.

On The Needles
As well as my Dorothy for WIPCrackAway, I’ve been working on the Mystery Hat from Woolly Wormhead. I think I may need to rip it out though as I suspect it is too small. 🙁

WIPCrackAway
Well done everyone! What a sterling effort from you all – 87 finished items! Prizewinners can choose from:

From Left to Right:
Green Eyed Monster GEM Alpaca Sock in The Green Green Grass
EasyKnits  Bamboo Merino Mix in Luau
Fyberspates Sparkly Silk & Silver SockYarn
Posh Yarn Lucia 70% merino 30% cashmere in Skip
Hazel Knits Artisan sock in 117 – Chuckanut Drive

I actually finished my Dorothy!

In The Weaving Shed

The Chelford/Mobberley scarf for my cousin’s husband on the Ashford Samplit loom:

 
 
And the laceweight yarns I have dyed for my cousin’s scarf.:
 
 


I’m still undecided!

Links
DT Crafts

Upcoming events
The FO&Dye podcast are hosting FOFest on the weekend of 16th & 17th  May 2015 in Exeter.

Music:
Intro music is Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, 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. My shop can be found here and the shop tweets as @yarnsfromplain.


TTFN,
Nic x

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