Podcasts

Ep 119 – Yarn Shops in Shanghai

Shanghai is the destination for this week’s podcast. I take a trip to not one, but two yarn shops in Shanghai to check out the local knitting scene and the yarns on offer. News Podcast Theme Music Many listeners have emailed me to ask about the theme tune for the podcast and where it can…

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Ep 118 – British Wool, Labelling and Sourcing with Joy McMillan of The Knitting Goddess

Joy McMillan of The Knitting Goddess joins the show today to talk about how her business has moved towards sourcing solely British and some very local yarns. Topics discussed include the difference between British and British Overseas Territory when it comes to yarn, mislabelling of yarns, wanton misrepresentation of yarns as British and what you…

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Ep 117 – Far East Adventures

This week is a bit of a catch up as I share my Far East adventures so far. I’m in China, and I share some of the funnier/more unusual observations I’ve made so far being here, including crotchless baby clothes, sleeping in public and appreciative eating. Also involved is a marching column of riot police….

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Ep 116 – Return to Shetland with Susan Crawford

Susan Crawford of Susan Crawford Vintage joins me this week and we take a journey through the past three years since Ep55. In that episode, Susan talked about the Pubslush (crowdfunded publishing) campaign she was undertaking to print pre-orders of the book. She also described at length, the painstaking process she had been through the…

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Ep 115 – Phone Down, Knitting Up

Where do you lose knitting time and how can you go about carving out more time to do it? In this week’s episode, I talk about the idea of cutting out mindless phone scrolling time to increase your knitting time, and the associated benefits of doing so. News If you’ve been hiding under a rock,…

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Ep 114 – Yarn Snob

Yarn Snob Yarn Snob. For some it’s worn as a badge of honour and for others, it’s the worst thing in the world, but what exactly is a yarn snob? And why are we talking about it on today’s podcast? Well, it’s a word that is thrown around the bazaars quite a bit, and it’s…

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Ep 113 – Woollinn Dublin

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ custom_padding=”54px|0px|54px|0px|false|false”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Dublin is the destination for this week’s show, specifically Woollinn, Dublin’s Festival of Yarn. It’s a new show format, where you can join me and (lots of) friends live-ish from Woollinn in Dublin. The festival took place at the…

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Ep 112 – Knit Share Love with Clare Devine

Clare Devine | Knit Share Love Clare Devine of #KnitShareLove rejoins me on the podcast this week, as we catch up with her after quite a while since her Sock Surgery days on the show. Clare is in Australia, the country where her knitting adventure began, at that time, she was in a totally-unsuitable-for-knitting Broome….

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Ep111 – Assmimilating New Knitters

How do we get the entire world knitting? It’s a mission of mine to get everyone knitting. Today, we discuss the five pillars of knitter assimilation: Marketing Self-belief Tools and Materials Medium and motivation Access to decent resources Of course, this is the Shinybees Pentagon of Knitting Assimilation and I think these are the things…

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Ep 110 – An Interview with Jane Murison of Yarnison

Jane Murison of Yarnison joins the show this week, talking about knitwear design, fish and chips and the urban landscape as an inspiration. Jane began designing a couple of years ago, and has several knitting patterns now, that are a homage to the post industrial landscape of Manchester, that she sees every day on her…

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