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Episode 65: National Knitting Week

Image Details: ‘Striped Leg Warmers’ by Star Athena, via Flickr. Listen Here Intro 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…

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Episode 58: Cast On! An Interview with Brenda Dayne

Listen here Sponsor This episode of the Shinybees podcast is sponsored by Yarn in the City. Yarn in the City creates experiential yarn-centric events for knitters and makers, designed to bring people together through a shared love of craft. Yarn in the City organises the annual Great London Yarn Crawl taking place this year on…

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Episode 57: Make It Fit – An Interview with Amy Herzog

Listen Here Sponsor This episode of the Shinybees podcast is sponsored by Yarn in the City. Yarn in the City creates experiential yarn-centric events for knitters and makers, designed to bring people together through a shared love of craft. Yarn in the City organises the annual Great London Yarn Crawl taking place this year on…

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Episode 48: Highland Wool Festival

Listen Here Intro This one is a departure from the usual format, as we take a laid back canter around the Highland Wool Festival. Allow me to enable you to some of the region’s best producers as well as some from further afield. Normal segments return next week.

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Episode 38: Socks by Day, Science by Night – An Interview with Louise Tilbrook

Listen Here Intro Welcome back for another episode of the show! The post-EYF fog is just about clearing and it’s time to get back into the swing of things with the podcast.

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Episode 31: The Sock Surgery Casts On and How to WIP Down Your Projects

The big day has finally arrived and it’s all about casting on our first pair of socks of the Year of Socks. I’m looking forward to having lots of lovely socks to revisit this time next year. New to sock knitting? Come in, there’ll be lots of hints and tips for you. Seasoned veteran? Clare…

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Day 6: Improving your Skill Set.

Image Details: ‘Skills Drop Off’ by squacco, via Flickr. Day 5 of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week brings the subject of improving your skill set to the table. As a knitter, I find that once you know a couple of basic stitches and how to cast on and off, you open up a whole world…

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Day 4: A knitter for all seasons?

Image Details: ‘My cunning plan comes together’ by wifebot, via Flickr. This is an excellent and timely topic to be writing about today, one with which I feel inspired to make a triumphant return to my usual witty repartee. That is because I am British, and therefore obsessed with the weather. I didn’t realise that…

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Swappin’

Recently I took part in my first ever swap. I have heard about them from various podcasters and blogs but had never actually got around to signing up to one, chiefly due to always missing the end date or just being a bit too intimidated by all the rules and self-induced pressure to get it…

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Wippin’ Piccadilly

Image Details: ‘Map of Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway System, Manchester Victoria Station’, by mrrobertwade (wadey), via Flickr. “Once upon a time, not too long go, we took a day out in Manchester, We all fall down, there’s not enough hours in our day.” On 13 April, 1998, Gomez’s ‘Bring it On’ was released. ‘Whippin’ Piccadilly’…

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