Episode 8: Snake Eyes

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Image Details: ‘Snake Eyes’ by Chris Blakeley, via Flickr.

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Welcome ([00:27])

Hello and welcome to Episode 8 of the Shinybees podcast: Snake Eyes. This slightly rougher around the edges podcast is brought to you again from sunny South Africa. Thanks very much for joining me again after a break due to the arrival of Samuel Douglas. He came in a rather speedy fashion, 5 days late. There was quite a bit of yarn buying going on due to the inconvenience of being late to me, from Loop, Knitting Goddess and Flamboyance Yarns.

The Jibber Jabber ([07:20])

We start off the episode with a few hellos, and briefly mention the stronghold of newborn night-time waking that is the #3amclub. This is followed up by the latest happenings in Limpopo, including the untimely demise of a Black Mamba in the garden.

The snakeman shimmies into position...

The snakeman shimmies into position…

Half a Mamba.

Half a Mamba.

Pattern Pick: Snake Eyes ([18:45])

The pattern pick for this week is also inspired by all things snake. Be careful to avoid Willie the Trouser Snake! All the patterns can be found in this set here on Ravelry.

SA Section ([25:30])

In the South Africa section we return to the north to talk about Mapungubwe National Park, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Confluence Panorama. Copyright James Milmine All Rights Reserved.

Confluence Panorama. Copyright James Milmine All Rights Reserved.

Here, you can see the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers, as well as see Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa, all from one spot. Take a treetop walk to see the great grey-green greasy Limpopo River or go on a game drive and see 4 of the Big 5.

Quote from Kipling

Quote from Kipling

Wrap-up ([31:30])

That’s it for this episode. As usual, you can contact me by email, at shinybeesinfo@gmail.com, I am Shinybees on Twitter and Ravelry, or leave a comment here. Thanks for listening!

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