Episode 73: The Three Little Pigs

Image Details: '42-365: When The Wolf's At The Door' by Rina Pitucci, via Flickr.

Image Details: ’42-365: When The Wolf’s At The Door’ by Rina Pitucci, via Flickr.

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This week we’re having a bit of a crafty catch up and a few laughs along with it. Come and be lightly enabled and hear a bit of knitted spud banter. It’s back to the usual tangential humour after a crazy couple of weeks at Casa Shiny.

Christmas Bauble with dates

Enablers’ Corner

Come and be enabled (after about 4 weeks of mohair chatter) to the sale at Whistlebare Yarns. In episode 72, we heard from Alice about life on the farm and this week, she’s kicking off a 20% off sale on Yeavering Bell Aran and DK.

Yarn on the Road: Countess Ablaze

Now open for visitors is the rather fabulous studio of Countess Ablaze in Swinton, Manchester. Lyndsey (The Countess) is a fantastic hand dyer and purveyor of all things woolly and fibre-based, as well as being a great hostess to boot. The studio is a bright and inspiring place, with a weekly knit club on Saturday between 1-3pm. It’s an easy walk from Swinton train station, even in the Mancunian rain.

If you’re a bit far from Manchester to pop in, do check her out via the website and most definitely on Instagram.

Sheep Small Prod

Woolly News

I’ve been busy blogging for Wovember! When I’m not peddling yarn at The Golden Skein, I consult with small businesses on growth, strategy and marketing. I was delighted to be asked to write a piece by my woolly muckers Louise and Felix. You can find my article about bringing small producers and their customers closer together here.

Swag is coming for the podcast, as well as the special Shinybees yarn which will be available in the next week for pre-order. Be first to hear about it by signing up to the mailing list here.


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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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