Episode 11: Upcoming

Hello and apologies for the delay in uploading this episode which was actually recorded last Sunday. Events and internet access have conspired against me. Proper show notes will follow, but the Dunham Massey event mentioned is this weekend (22nd and 23rd May) and the UFO competition does not yet have a prize identified. Leave a comment here or on Ravelry by the end of Tuesday 1st June and the winner will be drawn out of the hat from those who correctly identify which of the following hibernating UFOs I have been working on:

Pondemonium, a child’s stranded sweater in Rowan Wool Cotton; Hipknits silk aran weight Fair Isle cardigan; Olivia, a tank in Noro Sock Yarn; Pinwheel Sweater in natural shades of Sesia Pura Lana Ecologia; a pair of textured socks in green Louet Gems; Modern Quilt Wrap in Rowan Kid Silk Haze; Lizard Ridge Afghan in Noro Kureyon; Woolly Thoughts’ Double Vision cushion in acrylic; Woolly Thoughts’ Best of Both Whirls cushion in acrylic.

Review: 200 Crochet blocks for blankets, throws and afghans, Jan Eaton, published by David & Charles in the UK, 2004

Upcoming Events: Woolfest, Cockermouth, Cumbria, June 25th and 26th; UK Knit Camp and Ravelry Weekend, University of Stirling, Scotland, 9th-14th August

Links: EasyKnits



Episode 10: Wonderwool Wales

Hello from a sunny yet cold Cheshire Plain. In this episode I talk about the wanderer returning, wander with a wonderful friend and wonder at Wonderwool Wales.

What’s on my needles, hooks and wheel: Not much knitting or crochet in the last fortnight. Work’s been busy and any spare fibre moment has been spent at my wheel. I’ve spun about 60g of merino tops bought at Wonderwool Wales last year into an as yet unspecified 2-ply yarn. Lumpy in places, but well balanced (like me, perhaps?)

Over the Bank Holiday weekend I did finish the last of the NYOBE Round 5 squares.

Review: Wonderwool Wales. A brilliant time, with a fairly restrained amount of shopping I feel…

Believe me, I could have bought an awful lot more! I mention pretty much everything in the podcast and link to it below, but when I looked at the photo I realised I didn’t mention the glorious dyed oatmeal BFL from The Thylacine. Bad podcaster!

Want to go? Next year’s dates are Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April 2011.

Links: Knitwitches; Sheepfold; DT Crafts & Design; Sparkleduck; The Threshing Barn; Black Mountain Alpacas

Music: Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album TrĂ¥d, available from Magnatune.

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

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