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Ep 146 – Life Audit aka What Happens When You Consider and Full and Complete Destash

Have you ever considered a complete destash? As in, getting rid of all your stash, totally, and starting again from scratch? Or not starting again? In this episode Jo confesses to having more than a passing consideration for getting rid of all of her painstakingly-assembled-over-nine-years-and-three-continents stash. It’s triggered somewhat of a life audit in other…

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Ep 144 – Stay on the (Kitty) Couch

Cat couches have been the order of the week here after the discovery of several patterns to crochet one of these beauties for your very own feline. No need for your cat to scratch the living daylights out of your furniture any more! Simple crochet a cat couch and all your problems will disappear. Or…

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Ep 142: Eat, Sleep, Knit, Repeat

Today we’re having a bit of a catch up, with some knitty chatter along with some discussion of recent reads during lockdown. I’m also gardening quite a lot at the moment, although not always making great choices when it comes to plant acquisition (smelly Buxus, anyone?). As there hasn’t been a lot of actual knitting…

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Ep 138 – Can’t Think of a Title

Hello and welcome to another slightly strange episode of the Shinybees podcast. This episode has not followed my usual inspiration and research process and I think at the moment, that’s ok. I have some knitting patterns for you today, and I will be talking a bit about what I’m up to. I’m going to try…

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Ep 137 – On the Run From the Corona

It’s been a while since I was last behind the mic, owing to some unexpected turns of events and globetrotting. All is fine now, though, and I am back in the UK, with some podcasting equipment and able to record and speak to you again. This episode is a quick catch up, with a little…

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Ep 135 – Hat In A Weekend

Hat in a Weekend I recently decided to try and knit a hat in a weekend. Consequently, it inspired this episode. Partly prompted by a sudden ten degree drop in temperature here (doesn’t a chill in the air make you want to cast on all the things?) the weather inspired me to look for a…

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Ep 134 – Turn the Wheel

After a longer than expected podbreak, Jo is back and talking about turning the wheel when life gets in the way of creativity. Sometimes you just need to get the things done and that doesn’t always leave a lot left over for your craft, and that’s ok. Sometimes, you just need to eat some Malva…

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Ep 123 – Strange Brew

This week we review the new Tin Can Knits collection – Strange Brew. It’s a knitwear collection that embraces everything colour work for the whole family. There’s some knitty news and an update on School Council gate.

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Ep 120 – Rusty Ferret with Leona Jayne of Fluph

Leona Jayne Page, Rusty Ferret Dyer and owner of Fluph in Dundee It’s a chatty and fun episode today with the enigmatic Leona Jayne Page of Rusty Ferret/Fluph. Voted back onto the show as a guest for the second time, Leona tells us about how she moved from yarn shop owner into hand dyer. You…

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Episode 76: Knitting Calendar

Listen Here Intro Hello and welcome to the first episode of 2016. I hope you all enjoyed the festive period and got plenty of knitting time in!

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