Episode 43: There’s a Short Row Technique For Everyone

Hap Progress!

Hap Progress!

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Intro

This week it’s all about short rows and wanton enabling on the podcast. On news matters, I’ll be accepting sponsors onto the podcast from next week. These will only be high quality and relevant sponsors – no payday loans or online casinos here! If you’re interested in sponsoring the podcast, contact me for more information.

Enablers’ Corner

Today we’re talking haps. Louise Scollay at KnitBritish is running a hap knit along over on her Ravelry group, where the chattiness has reached such epic proportions that I am too scared to even dive into the thread! The hashtag for social media is #hapalong and you can read lots of interesting information about the origin of the hap and its place in Shetland society over at Louise’s blog.

I am knitting ‘Aestlight’ by Gudrun Johnston, a traditional hap construction, in Nurturing Fibres Supertwist Sock wool in the colour way ‘Owl House’.

Come and join in the fun!

Giveaway

I’m back with another giveaway. This time, it’s a skein of Wollmeise and it’s on offer to Ravelry group members only. That’s not to say you can’t go and join right now and enter, of course. To be in with a chance to win, pop over to the thread on Ravelry and leave a comment telling me what your favourite bit of the podcast is. This will help me to see what you guys enjoy most and bring you more of it! The competition will close at 23:59 on 3 May 2015 and the winner will be chosen at random by our longtime friend, the Random Number Generator of Good Fortune.

The Sock Surgery with Clare Devine

This week, Clare joins us to talk about the short row heel. Love it or loathe it, unlike Marmite, there is a point in life to short rows, and Clare’s here to help you find the right one for you.

In keeping with the enabling you’ve become so used to, here are some great resources that Clare has shared with us.

Short Row Heels Pattern Pick

Image Details: 'Torrent' by Tin Can Knits. Image Copyright Tin Can Knits.

Image Details: ‘Torrent’ by Tin Can Knits. Image Copyright Tin Can Knits. Click here for Clare’s Pattern Pick on Short Row Heels.

Review of Andi Smith’s ‘Big Foot Knits’ plus a GIVEAWAY

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Wrap-Up

That’s all from me this week. As always, thank you for listening. Feedback is always appreciated, and you can email me or message me via Ravelry or social media. If you enjoyed listening today, please consider leaving an iTunes review, to help others find the podcast too. Happy crafting!

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