Jo Milmine

Ep 158 – You Forget What You Know

When it comes to knitting resources, you often forget what you know. That is to say, that what might seem blindingly obvious to you, or so easy you can’t believe nobody else finds it a breeze, might be something you need to share with the world. After sharing the Knitty First Fall collection in the…

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Ep 157 – The RAF Comforts Committee

The RAF Comforts Committee The RAF Comforts Committee was formed by the Air Council in October 1939 to determine the type and quantities of ‘knitted comforts’ required for the RAF as well as arrange for their collection, storage and distribution through their depots. Inspired by a random eBay purchase of an RAF Comforts Committee pin…

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Ep 152 – Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure with your Knitting This week there’s a new home for the podcast community on the horizon. There’s a lot of chat about that – and about the general negativity of social media in general. The podcast is intended to be a fun and uplifting experience, so I am reluctant to bring…

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Ep 151 – Going Local

Introduction Going local is the inspiration for this week’s show, where we talk about extending choosing local beyond yarn choices. We’re back after a regrettable rain and laptop-based accident, which caused an unplanned break in the schedule. If you decide to do yoga outside, remember to bring your computer back in when you are finished….

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Ep 150 – Gone to Rats

This week’s episode is a little later than normal due to the ongoing issues with Ravelry, which has meant I wasn’t able to release the content I had planned for this show. As yet, it’s not safe for some of my listeners over at Ravelry, so I’m not linking in any further posts on this…

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Ep 149 – Embracing Long Term WIPs for Mojo Return

Long Term WIPs I’ve dug up some long term WIPs this week, and it has heartily revived my knitting mojo! Thirteen weeks, stuck at home, on my own with two children. I never thought I would have to do this amount of time on my own with kids ever. Not without some kind of park…

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Ep 148 – StashFit

Stash Fit Today, we’re talking about StashFit. A Full and Complete destash was considered in Ep 146, which may or may not have been a mid-Corona crisis. This week I review a method for creating a stash that fits. It’s not some ghastly attempt at enforcing small stashed and yarn diets – far from it. StashFit is a…

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Ep 147 – Knitting For Comfort

Some patterns to comfort or soothe might be what you need right now. This episode has five patterns with that cosy, comforting feeling for you to check out. First of all, I’m horrified by the recent events in the US. I know there are many people of colour out there in our podcast community that…

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Ep 146 – Life Audit aka What Happens When You Consider and Full and Complete Destash

Have you ever considered a complete destash? As in, getting rid of all your stash, totally, and starting again from scratch? Or not starting again? In this episode Jo confesses to having more than a passing consideration for getting rid of all of her painstakingly-assembled-over-nine-years-and-three-continents stash. It’s triggered somewhat of a life audit in other…

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Ep 145 – Cats to Knit and Crochet

Cats to knit and crochet is the theme this week. We’re all about the cats. Despite being a non-cat lover, it is hard to deny that there are some great patterns out there for cat themed – well – everything! Whether you are looking for knitting or crochet, fine yarn to heavy yarn or even…

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