Episode 65: National Knitting Week

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Image Details: ‘Striped Leg Warmers’ by Star Athena, via Flickr.

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This week’s all about wool. Wool everywhere! Wool Week in the UK runs from 5-11th October as does National Knitting Week. So, there’s a bit of chatter about what’s happening round and about for that. Also, there’s some parish notices: the podcast will be moving (again) in a few short weeks. Expect a lot more Money Pit chat to ensue! Also, I’m running a listener survey. Please go here and let me know what you’d like to see from the podcast!

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Woolly News

Louise of KnitBritish is doing a feature kal on British or Local breed wool. Check out the rules here and follow along on social media using #breedswatchalong.

The UK Hand Knitting Association is running ‘Commit to Knit’.

Knit A Square are in need of financial donations to support their work in South Africa, providing blankets to vulnerable and orphaned children affected by extreme poverty and HIV/AIDS. The Golden Skein are supporting the charity this year with a monthly financial donation.


I attended Yarndale 2015 at Skipton Auction Mart. Just a couple of purchases this time, including some Five Moons Diana Aran in ‘Vermin Lite’ and some wooden buttons from The Border Tart.

Top 3 From Yarndale

Rachel Coopey’s Toasty Vol 2.

Town End Alpaca’s Pure Natural Alpaca DK in colour way ‘Pewter’

Laura’s Loom’s gorgeous yarns, woven blankets and scarves.

Wippin’ Piccadilly

Finished: Owls by Kate Davies, Out of Darkness by Boo Knits.

Ongoing: Lush by Tin Can Knits.

Future Knits: Frost At Midnight by Kate Davies, Raindrops by Tin Can Knits, Owligan by Kate Davies, Mallorn by Anne Kingstone.


Anyone interested in a beadalong? Head over to Ravelry group and join in!


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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