Craft Philosophy

Episode 58: Cast On! An Interview with Brenda Dayne

Listen here Sponsor This episode of the Shinybees podcast is sponsored by Yarn in the City. Yarn in the City creates experiential yarn-centric events for knitters and makers, designed to bring people together through a shared love of craft. Yarn in the City organises the annual Great London Yarn Crawl taking place this year on…

Read More

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013 (4KCBWDAY7): Back to the Future.

Image Details: ‘Delorean’ by The Plate Market, via Flickr. Day Seven (Sunday April 28th): Looking Forward One year from now, when the 5th Knitting & Crochet Blog Week rolls around, where do you hope your crafting will have taken you to? What new skills, projects and experiences do you hope you might have conquered or…

Read More

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013 (4KCBWDAY6): Covet Thy Neighbour’s Knitting Stuff

Day Six (Saturday April 27th): A Tool To Covet Write about your favourite knitting or crochet (or spinning, etc) tool. It can either be a tool directly involved in your craft (knitting needles or crochet hook) or something that makes your craft more pleasurable – be it a special lamp, or stitch markers. Is it…

Read More

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013 (4KCBWDAY5): Rhyme Time

Image Details: ‘Robert Burns’ by Theen …, via Flickr. Day Five (Friday April 26th): Something A Bit Different It’s the annual challenge to blog in a way different to how you normally blog. You may choose to create a podcast, or vlog, create a wordless post or write in verse. You’ve already stretched your wings…

Read More

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013 (4KCBWDAY4): A Skein of Many Colours

It was red and yellow and pink and green and, well, mostly red, right? Day Four (Thursday April 25th): Colour Review What are your favourite colours for knitted or crocheted projects. Have a think about what colours you seem to favour when yarn shopping and crafting. Only after writing this part of your post should…

Read More

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013 (4KCBWDAY3): What’s Happening in the Hive?

Image Details: ‘Bee Hive Cake’ by Architekt2, via Flickr. Day 3 of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, hosted by Eskimimimakes, is upon us. This has definitely been the hardest day for me so far, but then I suppose that is part of the point of taking part. It you do want to jump on the…

Read More

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013 (4KCBWDay2): The Beekeeper and the Bumblebee

Image Details: ‘beekeeper ornament’ by mrwalter, via Flickr. Day Two (Tuesday April 23rd): A Mascot Project. Your task today is to either think of or research a project that embodies that house/animal. It could be a knitting or crochet pattern – either of the animal itself or something that makes you think of the qualities…

Read More

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013 (4KCBWDAY1): Be Never too Busy to Bee Shiny

Image Details: “Bee” by BaileyWho?, via Flickr. So, the first day of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week is upon us, and I have sorted myself into the House of Bee. Not only because it has my entire blog and podcast name in the description, but also because it totally describes my attitude to crafting and…

Read More

Episode 2: Stop. Bunny time!

Image Details: ‘The League of Shadow Bunnies’ by LexnGer, via Flickr. Hello and welcome one and all to episode 2 of the podcast: Stop. Bunny time! This week promises a lot of travel chatter as I have just been off on a road trip around Kwa-Zulu Natal, Swaziland and the Kruger National Park.

Read More

Getting Your Crafty Ducks in a Row

Image Details: ‘organized threads’ by jenni waterloo, via Flickr. I have an inbuilt hatred of being Too Organised. Despite my military background, which you would think would have forced me into being a bit more regimented after several years of loyal service to Queen and country, I find the whole concept of getting things organised…

Read More