Episodes: Masonry

Ep 169 – Knitting Challenges For 2021

Knitting Challenges for 2021 It’s a new year so naturally, there’s a lot of chat around about challenges, projects and planning. Today’s episode is about knitting challenges. Are you taking part in any for 2021? Don’t worry if you aren’t; hopefully this episode will still be useful for you, and there is no lack-of-challenge shaming!...

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Ep 167 – A Pod of Christmas Past

Funny Christmas Knitting Patterns Funny Christmas knitting patterns are order of the day. This week we take a trip down memory lane to 2014, and a pattern pick I originally recorded for A Playful Day podcast. It’s a Christmas themed one, and it – of course – contains some great comedy knitting patterns. There’s also...

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Ep 166 – A Scotch Egg is Not a Substantial Knit

A Scotch Egg to Knit? A Scotch Egg is not a substantial knit. Today’s episode is once again inspired by the creative blessing that is Lockdown 2020. We’re in Tier 3 – STILL – in the North West of England and going to the pub is a distant summer memory. But for those lucky people...

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Ep 165 – Getting Rid of Moths in Knitwear

Moths in Knitwear Moths in knitwear is every knitter’s worst nightmare. In this episode, I cover some of the telltale signs of moths, and how to get rid of them. Types of moths in the UK There are only two types of moths in the UK that eat clothes. The Case Bearing Clothes Moth has...

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Ep 164 – Knitted Wreaths For Christmas

Knitted Wreaths For Christmas With all the joy sucked out of life at the moment, it’s time to turn festive up to 11! As a massive Christmas fan, I’m always one to have the real tree picked out, chopped down and in the house by the last week in November. This year, I’m planning to...

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Ep 163 – Delicious Little Joys

Delicious Little Joys The #DeliciousLittleJoysKAL is coming! Having not hosted a KAL for a long time, I was inspired to do one given we are now in the second, not that exciting sequel to the original lockdown part one. Delicious little joys is the theme and the idea is to embrace the idea of looking...

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Ep 162 – The Boyfriend Sweater Curse

The Sweater Curse You may or may not have heard before about the infamous folklore that is the Boyfriend Sweater Curse, also known as The Sweater Curse. The Love Sweater Curse occurs when a knitter undertakes to knit a jumper for a significant other, and this leads to the breakdown of the relationship – sometimes...

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Ep 161 – Colourwork Sock Inspiration

Colourwork Sock Inspiration Socktober continues to inspire in this episode. Colourwork socks are always pretty impressive. Whilst they are on the trickier side of sock knitting, they are with the effort. Ten of the best colourwork sock patterns made it into this episode’s pattern pick for your Socktober inspiration. Shinybees Podcast Club Don’t forget to...

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Ep 160 – Dorset Buttons with Tania Ashton Jones of TJ Frog

Dorset Buttons with Tania Ashton Jones Tania Ashton Jones of TJ Frog joins me to talk all about Dorset Buttons. Tania and I met a few years ago when she was at the start of her business journey in the yarn world. Prior to this Tania served in the Royal Navy for 22 years. She...

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Ep 159 – Socktober, the Month of Socks

Socktober, the Month of Socks Socktober lends its inspiration this week, where I have a rundown of ten previous banging’ Shinybees episodes that cover some great sock themed content. There are a couple of interviews, as well as some expert advice from Clare Devine on the Sock Surgery, all handily signposted from this episode. I...

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Ep 158 – You Forget What You Know

When it comes to knitting resources, you often forget what you know. That is to say, that what might seem blindingly obvious to you, or so easy you can’t believe nobody else finds it a breeze, might be something you need to share with the world. After sharing the Knitty First Fall collection in the...

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Ep 157 – The RAF Comforts Committee

The RAF Comforts Committee The RAF Comforts Committee was formed by the Air Council in October 1939 to determine the type and quantities of ‘knitted comforts’ required for the RAF as well as arrange for their collection, storage and distribution through their depots. Inspired by a random eBay purchase of an RAF Comforts Committee pin...

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