The Golden Skein

Episode 97: Best UK Podcast of 2016

Listen Here Intro So here we are at the start of our fortnightly releases – missed me?? I can’t believe how close we are to the big 1-0-0 now. Given how busy I am of late my creative juices are flowing a little slower so if you have any ideas/requests about how we should celebrate…

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Episode 84: Yarns From The Plain – An Interview with Nic Rudd

Listen Here Intro This week we’re joined by the wonderful Nic Rudd of Yarns From The Plain, purveyor of lovely British hand dyed yarns and voice of the Yarns From The Plain podcast.

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Episode 80: Relax

Listen Here Intro This week I am back to something resembling my old bouncy self and am using this platform to impart wise words about not biting off more than you can chew and ‘caning it’. Oh and chatting very enthusiastically about Zoolander. Blue Steel! Zoolander KAL anyone?? It’s all a bit sing-songy this week…

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Episode 78: What to Knit in 2016

Listen Here Intro This weeks episode follows on from goal setting and includes what I pinky promise to knit this year. It’s all about embracing your stash, however disorganised, and the unbridled joy it brings. Maybe now is the time to actually get some of that yarny loveliness out of the box and get knitting….

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Episode 77: Knitting Goals

Listen Here Intro This week’s episode follows on from the excitement of preparing for the knitty events of the year to looking at what you want to achieve in your knitting this year. Lots of people are cracking out new planners and diaries, so it’s a great time to think about how to get to…

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Episode 59: Self-Stripe Madness – An Interview with Michelle Berry of Berry Colourful Yarnings

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…

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Episode 47: Calamities and Curiosities

Image Details: ‘Le cabinet de curiosit√© de Bonnier de la Mosson’ by Dodeckahedron, via Flickr. Listen Here News 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 39: Of Socks and Discworld – A Knitty Homage to Sir Terry Pratchett

Image Details: IMG_0543 by cherryred2001, via Flickr Listen Here Intro 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…

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#FreeYourSkeins2015 Friday: Week 1 Pattern of the Week – ‘Snawheid’ by Kate Davies

The Year of Enabling has commenced! In Episode 29 of the podcast, I announced a new #Project365 that I started as part of The Golden Skein, dubbed #FreeYourSkeins2015. Bemoaning my own useless attempts at freeing skeins, there needed to be a strategy for thinking about how to use those lovely yarns and get them out…

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Episode 29: A Year of Enabling and How to Make Your Socks Fit

We’re all about enabling this week on the podcast. The latest knitty news is on the agenda, along with some world class enabling and the official announcement of the Sock Surgery Year of Socks. Introduction Recent crafty-type exploits over Christmas have enjoyed a spot of proper whisky tasting. We tried Glenmorangie, Glen Moray – my…

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