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Episode 74: Knitivity

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Image Details: ‘Knitted Nativity Scene’ by Andrea_44, via Flickr.

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Today we begin with some festive chatter about that most traditional of Christmas activities – the nativity play. I was a cultural experience in the North of England, including a Yoda Donkey, highly flammable sheep and a Rockport-boot and Phantom of the Opera mask wearing dove.

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Episode 66 – The Diamond Fibre

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Image Details: ‘Angora Goat’ by noricum, via Flickr.

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Hello and welcome to another rip-roaring episode of the Shinybees podcast. Today we have the return of Enablers’ Corner, some chat about mohair – the diamond fibre – and its properties, particularly in sock knitting. Following that, we round up with a rundown of the latest shipment from The Golden Skein and encourage you to try out three fabulous hand dyers.

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Episode 53: Knitting Socks in Summer

Ananas by Clare Devine. Image Copyright The Knitter/Jesse Wild.

Ananas by Clare Devine. Image Copyright The Knitter/Jesse Wild.

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KnitSpinCake’s Aimee is back at the mic. You can find her shop at Harbour Yarns. Also, tickets for the Great London Yarn Crawl go on sale 1st July 2015. Will you be there? All proceeds from the crawl go to Refuge.

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Episode 51: Still Got It

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The Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl was a great success and I had lots of fun visiting the finer yarn shops in Edinburgh during this fun filled yarny weekend. I was chatted up by a five year old on the train, proving I have Still Got It. Obviously. I also attended Clare Devine’s Evening With Socks which was very informative; I’m looking forward to putting some of my new-found skills into action!

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Episode 49: Endless Winter

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Image Details: ‘Narnia’ by David Muir, via Flickr.

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Episode 47: Calamities and Curiosities

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Image Details: ‘Le cabinet de curiosité de Bonnier de la Mosson’ by Dodeckahedron, via Flickr.

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News

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The Highland Wool Festival is taking place at Dingwall Mart on 23 May 2015. The exhibitor list is now available.

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Episode 45: Short Row Variations and Summer Knitting Patterns

Blacker Lyonesse Yarn, shown in the colour way 'Lapis'.

Blacker Lyonesse Yarn, shown in the colour way ‘Lapis’.

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Sponsor

This episode is sponsored by Blacker Yarns. Lyonesse is a new 50% linen, 50% wool yarn, available in DK and 4ply weights, specially developed for your summer knitting needs. Perfect for creating cool, breathable garments and lacy shawls, the linen content ensures this yarn retains its block beautifully. To order, visit www.blackeryarns.co.uk

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News

The winner of the giveaway from episode 43 is announced. A new giveaway has started over on Ravelry to win a cute Shaun the Sheep knitting kit.

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Episode 43: There’s a Short Row Technique For Everyone

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This week it’s all about short rows and wanton enabling on the podcast. On news matters, I’ll be accepting sponsors onto the podcast from next week. These will only be high quality and relevant sponsors – no payday loans or online casinos here! If you’re interested in sponsoring the podcast, contact me for more information.

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Episode 41: Baby Bums and Self Stripe

Max and Bodhi's Wardrobe by Tin Can Knits - out now! Image Copyright Tin Can Knits.

Max and Bodhi’s Wardrobe by Tin Can Knits – out now! Image Copyright Tin Can Knits.

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Hello and welcome to a decidedly low sugar version of the podcast. I hope you are all getting over your Easter chocolate hangovers. Thanks to everyone who has been in touch with feedback following Episode 40, which was an interview with Stephen West.

Edinburgh Yarn Festival has been announced for 2016 and the programme will start on 17th March with the teaching, and the show itself on the 18th and 19th of March (Friday and Saturday).

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Episode 39: Of Socks and Discworld – A Knitty Homage to Sir Terry Pratchett

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This episode is a knitty homage to my favourite author, Sir Terry Pratchett. In Enablers’ Corner, there’s a little rundown of the first quarter of The Golden Skein. The Pattern Pick, somewhat unsurprisingly, takes its inspiration from Discworld. Then the Sock Surgery returns with some chat about Afterthought Heels and a review of Sock Architecture by Lara Neel.

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