Episode 38: Socks by Day, Science by Night – An Interview with Louise Tilbrook

'Silver Birch' by Louise Tilbrook, from Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 7, Winter 2013. Image Copyright Juju Vail.

‘Silver Birch’ by Louise Tilbrook, from Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 7, Winter 2013. Image Copyright Juju Vail.

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Intro

Welcome back for another episode of the show! The post-EYF fog is just about clearing and it’s time to get back into the swing of things with the podcast.

Enablers’ Corner

Just a couple of Edinburgh Yarn Festival purchases to share with you this week in the low-fat version of everyone’s favourite segment. There were many, many yarns to choose from and I did not indulge too badly in the shopping department.

Shetland Throw. Image Copyright Knockando Woolmill.

Shetland Throw. Image Copyright Knockando Woolmill.

First up was a lovely blanket from Knockando Woolmill. If you want to check out their online shop, you can find it here.

Want to visit the Woolmill from your armchair? Here you go!

Then there were 4 skeins of DK yarn from Whistlebare Yarns in Northumberland, a 60% mohair, 40% Wensleydale blend.

Entrepreneur Interview: Louise Tilbrook

We welcome the lovely Louise Tilbrook to the podcast to talk about her work as a designer. Louise specialises in beautiful cabled and textured unite socks, knit both top down and toe up. By day she is a scientist, and her design work is a part time venture.

'Seatoller Socks' by Louise Tilbrook. Image Copyright Louise Tilbrook.

‘Seatoller Socks’ by Louise Tilbrook. Image Copyright Louise Tilbrook.

Louise mentioned a Brighton meet up – you can find details here. They will be visiting Yarn and Knitting, a great indie yarn shop in Brighton, owned by Kate.

You can find Louise’s Ravelry group here, and a link to all her published designs here.

Sock Surgery Square

The Sock Surgery

Clare returns with a great round up of top tips for toe-up socks. Her blog post on this is here.

Kate continues with her toe-up socks knitted in West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply. We have a giveaway of a ball of this yarn with the Sock Surgery this month. The giveaway was kindly sponsored by Fluph, Dundee’s greatest yarn shop and all round mecca for woolly goodness. You can buy the yarn on the Fluph website here.

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Wrap-up

That’s all for this week. As always, feedback is appreciated, and you can contact me via Ravelry or the contact page.

Happy knitting!

3 comments on Episode 38: Socks by Day, Science by Night – An Interview with Louise Tilbrook

  1. Rosiejpm says:

    Loved that interview. I’ve been listening to the podcast on early morning bus rides to Danish class of late, it cheers me up no end! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Shinybees says:

      Thanks! Louise was great fun to chat to.

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