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).
Tin Can Knits are back with a killer new collection of supremely cute baby wear, with some matchy matchy patterns for the grown ups too. Max and Bodhi’s Wardrobe consists of six patterns, three of which go up to adult size. The first pattern, Playdate, has already been released, with the rest on a two-weekly schedule.
The collection is available now, at $14 for the e-book and $18 + shipping for the print copy plus ebook.
Kunye is the first pattern off the needles and finished. This was knitted in Five Moons Diana 4ply in ‘Fools’ Gold’, a 50% merino, 50% silk blend, with Miyuki triangle 5.0 beads for the edging.
Quadratic by David O’ Kelly is finished. This was knitted in DyeForYarn Merino Camel fingering in the colour way ‘Tornado Over London’ and Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the colour way ‘Fruits of Summer.’
The Basic Baby Hat by Heather Tucker has been on and off the needles twice for two baby hats for a couple of friend’s babies.
Lapsang by Clare Devine is on the needles again, as a gift for Sam’s nursery teacher. It’s being knitted in Eden Cottage Yarns Whitfell Chunky, 100% baby alpaca.
The Sock Surgery
This week is all about self-striping yarns. If you are easily enabled, you may want to skip through this section.
Clare’s recommendations for self stripe emporiums are:
Join us next time for an interview with Justyna Lorkowska.