Episode 7: Indie Girl

Hello from a damp but spring-like Cheshire Plain! In this episode I talk about slumping, indie dyers, Yarn Forward magazine and blow my chance of being an extra in Larkrise to Candleford.

What’s on my needles: The stripy jumper is nearly done, just some seaming to go!

Review: The Friday Night Knitting Club: Knit 2 by Kate Jacobs

Something I really like:;Fibre and Clay in Knutsford. Links: Abstract Cat Crafts; lollipop.yarn and also at My LYS; The Sanguine Gryphon; A Verb For Keeping Warm; Pigeonroof Studios; Freckle Face Fibers;

There’s now a Ravelry group for the podcast, which can be found here.

Don’t forget the Liverpool Make, Do and Knit next weekend, 27th and 28th March. I’ll be there on Saturday, please say hello if you see me!

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

Feel free to leave a comment here or email me at nic@yarnsfromtheplain.co.uk . You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain.

Nic

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Episode 6: Incoherance

This episode was originally published 3-3-2010.

Hello, from a very tired and rambling podcaster. In this episode I pause a lot, lose the thread, talk about going cold turkey and let the cat significantly reduce the audio quality. Links: Make, Do and Knit Back next week, hopefully with some knitting done and some sleep!

Nic

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Episode 5: Citius, Altius, Fortius

Hello from an almost spring-like Cheshire Plain! Today I talk about the Ravelympics and the Knitting Olympics, review my first full mitten pattern and squee over 9 foot of striped novelty yarn:

On the Hooks and Needles: For the Ravelympics I’ve been working on the Chocolate Stripe tunic/dress from Knitting Noro by Jane Ellison…

… and my Poshman Mittens, David Schulz’s Northman Mittens in two colours of Posh Yarn Emily.

I’ve also been producing 12×12 inch squares for the fifth round of NYOBE (Not Your Ordinary Block Exchange), but I have no photos yet as most aren’t finished, and produced these two squares for a Schuyler Blanket in memory of Juan.

Review: Northman Mittens by David Schulz of Southern Cross Fibre

Something I really like: Independent hand-dyed yarns. What makes your heart sing? Let me know!
Schuyler Blanket Project (Ravelry group and webpage)
Music: Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.

Feel free to leave a comment here or email me at nic@yarnsfromtheplain.co.uk  You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain.

Nic

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Episode 4: Scrum!

Hello from a sunny Cheshire! In this episode I talk about the danger of discounts, hopes for Spring and how 70,000 people can make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

On the Hooks and Needles: Sparkly Monkeys are done! Hurrah!! I’ve also completed three blocks for my Shuyler Blanket and cast on a new pair of socks (no photos yet).

Something I really like: RBS Six Nations Rugby!

 

Links: NYOBE; The Fancy Yarn Specialists (can’t find a Web link, maybe the sign said “Fancy Yarn Co.”, they do offer a mail order service 01944 711616) ; CogKNITive Podcast The Black Sheep Schuyler Blanket Project (Ravelry group and webpage). Posh Yarn

Music: Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune. Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Land of My Fathers)

Feel free to leave a comment here, or email me at nic@yarnsfromtheplain.co.uk . You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain.

Nic

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Episode 3: Parcels, Parcels!

Hello from the grey and somewhat dreary Cheshire Plain here in the North-West of England. In this episode I talk about feeling better, splitting yarn and introduce you to the Wrong Bongs.

On the Hooks and Needles: Squares for three Shuyler Blankets (details here) and a knitted bear (currently MIA!).

Review: Rowan 47

Something I really like: Parcels!

Links: Electric Sheep; CogKNITive Podcast; Schuyler Blanket Project (Ravelry group and webpage); Mother Bear Project; Posh Yarn; The Knitting Goddess; Socktopus

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

Feel free to leave a comment here, or email me at nic@yarnsfromtheplain.co.uk. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain.

Nic

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Episode 2: Baby, It’s Cold Out There!

Hello from the frost-bitten Cheshire Plain here in the North-West of England! In this episode I talk about snow, labyrinthitis and get cross with the cat.

On the Needles: I talk about the Sparkly Monkeys, which now have a pair of legs, consider the negative progress made with the Sock Yarn Blanket, ponder the fun that can be had with Scarf Journeys (details here and here) and Traveling Scarves (mine is here, although full photos are not yet up as it’s not quite fully finished – oops!), and admire the strength and love involved in making squares for the Schuyler Blanket Project (Ravelry group and webpage).

Review: Regia X-mas, a 4 ply wool, nylon and metallic thread blend sold in 100g balls and six festive colours.

Something I really like: My new Nespresso coffee machine!

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

Feel free to leave a comment, or email me at nic@yarnsfromtheplain.co.uk . You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain.

Nic

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Episode 1

Hello and welcome to the first episode in a new podcast for knitters, crocheters and anyone who loves playing with yarn.

What’s on my needles: I’ve just cast on the Sparkly Red Monkeys (click here for Ravelry notes) and I’m also working on the Sock Yarn Blanket (details here).

Something I really like: David Tennant in Doctor Who!

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

Feel free to leave a comment, or email me at nic@yarnsfromtheplain.co.uk. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain.

Nic

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