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Episode 19: Octopussy

Image Details: ‘Octopusses’ by nonelvis, via Flickr. Hello and welcome to Episode 19 of the show, which has nothing whatsoever to do with James Bond and everything to do with friendly cephalopods. Listen here

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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…

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Episode 6: Modown

Image Details: ‘Moustache’ by Paul Mutant, via Flickr. Welcome to Episode 6 of the Shinybees podcast – ‘Modown’. This episode is brought to you from a somewhat cooler than SA UK. We have a pattern pick in celebration of Movember and an interview with CarlĂ© of Nurturing Fibres, a South African indie dyer from Cape…

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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.

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Episode 1: Send in the Hogs!

Hello and welcome to the shownotes for the first official Shinybees podcast. For those of you coming back after the Pilot Episode, great to see you again, and a warm welcome to any new listeners. Listen here

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Bunt-o-rama!

Image Details: ‘bunting’ by mrjamie, via Flickr. Bunting was originally a type of fabric, used since the 17th Century, used to make, amongst other things, signal flags for the Royal Navy. The term ‘bunting’ is also used to refer to a collection of flags, particularly those of a ship. In the last couple of years,…

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Day 6: Improving your Skill Set.

Image Details: ‘Skills Drop Off’ by squacco, via Flickr. Day 5 of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week brings the subject of improving your skill set to the table. As a knitter, I find that once you know a couple of basic stitches and how to cast on and off, you open up a whole world…

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Wippin’ Piccadilly

Image Details: ‘Map of Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway System, Manchester Victoria Station’, by mrrobertwade (wadey), via Flickr. “Once upon a time, not too long go, we took a day out in Manchester, We all fall down, there’s not enough hours in our day.” On 13 April, 1998, Gomez’s ‘Bring it On’ was released. ‘Whippin’ Piccadilly’…

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On the Road: Windhoek, Namibia

Image Details: ‘Off to see the desert, the wonderful desert of Nam’ by Paul Watson, via Flickr As it was my birthday last weekend, we went on a trip to Windhoek in Namibia. I’m not going to lie to you, this was prompted almost entirely by alcohol: our favourite lager here is ‘Windhoek’ and we…

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You can take our acrylic…

But you’ll never take our freeeeeeeedddddoooommm! Image Details: ‘brave heart’ by lcampos37, via Flickr. It all started with a little TV appearance on BBC Breakfast by Lauren, aka Deadly Knitshade of Stitch London fame, who appeared at a fairly ungodly hour to chat about knitting. She cracked on with a rather bright scarf, maintaining a…

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