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Ep 175 – Liz’s Lucky Scarf

Knitting, gin, books and a lucky scarf This week’s show is dedicated to Liz Marley aka @greensideknits, dear friend and listener of the podcast. An epic knitter and all round awesome, kind and witty person who will be very sadly missed. General Update There’s a general update to get us started, with the tale of…

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Ep 170 – Knitting Trends for 2021

What will be the knitting trends for hand knitters in 2021? Not that I am in any way an authority on the finer points of craft fashion and popularity, but these are my predictions for what will be the knitting trends for 2021. Knitting Trends For 2021 1. Intarsia It’s not the first time Intarsia…

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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 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 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 151 – Going Local

Introduction Going local is the inspiration for this week’s show, where we talk about extending choosing local beyond yarn choices. We’re back after a regrettable rain and laptop-based accident, which caused an unplanned break in the schedule. If you decide to do yoga outside, remember to bring your computer back in when you are finished….

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Ep 149 – Embracing Long Term WIPs for Mojo Return

Long Term WIPs I’ve dug up some long term WIPs this week, and it has heartily revived my knitting mojo! Thirteen weeks, stuck at home, on my own with two children. I never thought I would have to do this amount of time on my own with kids ever. Not without some kind of park…

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Ep 148 – StashFit

Stash Fit Today, we’re talking about StashFit. A Full and Complete destash was considered in Ep 146, which may or may not have been a mid-Corona crisis. This week I review a method for creating a stash that fits. It’s not some ghastly attempt at enforcing small stashed and yarn diets – far from it. StashFit is a…

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Ep 147 – Knitting For Comfort

Some patterns to comfort or soothe might be what you need right now. This episode has five patterns with that cosy, comforting feeling for you to check out. First of all, I’m horrified by the recent events in the US. I know there are many people of colour out there in our podcast community that…

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