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Episode 67: Mo’ Mohair

Image Details: ‘ull mohair’ by AnnaKika, via Flickr Listen Here Intro It’s another mohair heavy episode today where we talk about different yarns which contain mohair. There really is something for everyone in terms of taste, spin, weigh and price point, along with some unusual blends to consider. In news, we bid a fond farewell…

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Episode 66 – The Diamond Fibre

Image Details: ‘Angora Goat’ by noricum, via Flickr. Listen Here Intro 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…

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Episode 62: An Interview with Kate Atherley

Listen Here Intro It’s the final of our regular interview sessions before returning to regular programming next week. We will be welcoming Kate Atherley onto the show to talk about working in the yarn industry, as well as to give us some top tips for knitting socks to get us back in the swing for…

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Episode 25: Choose Your Weapon! How to Choose Needles for Sock Knitting

Following on from the last episode, where we welcomed Clare Devine to talk about how to choose yarn for knitting socks, this episode sees us explore the next big life knitting question: which needles? Starting off the episode is a little bit of chat about recent travels, then there is a review of Msanzi: South…

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Episode 10: Travelling Light

Image Credit: ‘Potjie’ by s_mac, via Flickr. Hello everybody and welcome to episode 10 of the podcast: Travelling Light. A warm welcome to all new and returning listeners, as always. Listen here Intro The main focus of the jibber jabber this week is that of travel knitting. How do you do yours? Are you strictly…

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Episode 9: The Enemy Within

Listen here Intro Hello and welcome to Episode 9 of the Shinybees Podcast. A bit of a mixed barrel with a slightly odd theme running through it: Star Trek! I am not a secret Trekkie, I don’t even know that much about it, but I have been subjected to The Original Series in the weeks…

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Episode 8: Snake Eyes

Image Details: ‘Snake Eyes’ by Chris Blakeley, via Flickr. Listen here

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Episode 7: Catch up

Image Details: ‘I’ll Catch Up!’ by flowercat, via Flickr. Listen here

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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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On the Road: Stellenbosch

Following on from the SA Section in Episode 5 of the podcast, here are some photos from our trip to Stellenbosch. The above two photos and the one below are from Uva Mira, which was the first stop of the day. After that, we stopped in at Ernie Els, followed by lunch at Guardian Peak….

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