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.

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Flat peaches in Scotland! Amazing.


Image Details: ‘Peaches’ by Audrey H, via Flickr.

Knitting News

Unwind Brighton takes place this coming weekend at the Brighton Corn Exchange in Brighton, East Sussex. I’m going; come along to the podcaster meet up at 1300 on Saturday on the mezzanine about the Marketplace. You can see which fabulous vendors will be in attendance here.

There has been an exciting Big Reveal this weekend on the KnitBritish Podcast episode 8.5 and on the blogs of Jess (Ginger Twist Studio) and Clare (Yarn And Pointy Sticks) about their upcoming collaboration, Head to Toe. Go over here and check out the teaser photos and bag your discount code!

Want to go to Scotland’s answer to Unwind? Get your diary out for next year and put 14-15th March in there as Edinburgh Yarn Festival is back! They have just opened applications for vendors and it looks like it is going to be a big one, with a marketplace, workshops, coffee and cake break out areas and a soiree to boot! Follow all the details over at the EYF website.

Knitalong All Of The Things with either P-Hop’s Commonwealth KAL of the Dear Green shawl or join in a Lush cardigan knit along with me, Louises Hunt and Scollay and Aimee Nicholson, Big Boss of the soon to be opening Harbour Yarns. More details to follow, sign-ups will be in the KnitBritish thread on Ravelry and all details should be ironed out this week. I will be knitting mine in the lovely and BRITISH Blacker Swan from Blacker Yarns.

Pattern Pick

This week, we are inspired by the Octo Mitts to explore the world of Octopus related patterns. You can see all of these in my set here on Ravelry.

Fluph's newest child model!

Fluph’s newest child model!

Yarn Shop Review

This week we check out Dundee’s Premier Yarnery and personal favourite haunt of mine, Fluph.

Better than a soft play...

Better than a soft play…

Wanting a cheeky discount? Gotta get past Sanimal first...

Wanting a cheeky discount? Gotta get past Sanimal first…

Wippin’ Piccadilly

In which I manage to work on just 2 projects for the whole time since the last podcast, but only get any proper work done on the Tooty Frooty socks. Check out PokedaGoblin’s amazing Harvest Hexagons!

Tooty Frooty!

Tooty Frooty!

Wrap Up

That’s all for this week, thanks very much for listening. Feel free to contact me with any feedback via any of my social media or via the blog, and hope to see some of you at Unwind!

4 comments on “Episode 19: Octopussy

  1. Kate says:

    Gosh, your kids are adorable!

    1. Shinybees says:

      Haha, thank you! they do love their outings to Fluph. they are much less cute with the sound turned on ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Isla says:

    Another great podcast! Completly agree with you about the any British overseas territory. Unfortunately not off to Brighton but I am doing the Lush KAL and already booked accommodation for Edinburgh next year!

    1. Shinybees says:

      Oooh exciting! EYF is the weekend of my birthday, so it could end up being a big one!

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