handmade

Ep 165 – Getting Rid of Moths in Knitwear

Moths in Knitwear Moths in knitwear is every knitter’s worst nightmare. In this episode, I cover some of the telltale signs of moths, and how to get rid of them. Types of moths in the UK There are only two types of moths in the UK that eat clothes. The Case Bearing Clothes Moth has…

Read More

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…

Read More

Ep 163 – Delicious Little Joys

Delicious Little Joys The #DeliciousLittleJoysKAL is coming! Having not hosted a KAL for a long time, I was inspired to do one given we are now in the second, not that exciting sequel to the original lockdown part one. Delicious little joys is the theme and the idea is to embrace the idea of looking…

Read More

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…

Read More

Ep 161 – Colourwork Sock Inspiration

Colourwork Sock Inspiration Socktober continues to inspire in this episode. Colourwork socks are always pretty impressive. Whilst they are on the trickier side of sock knitting, they are with the effort. Ten of the best colourwork sock patterns made it into this episode’s pattern pick for your Socktober inspiration. Shinybees Podcast Club Don’t forget to…

Read More

Ep 160 – Dorset Buttons with Tania Ashton Jones of TJ Frog

Dorset Buttons with Tania Ashton Jones Tania Ashton Jones of TJ Frog joins me to talk all about Dorset Buttons. Tania and I met a few years ago when she was at the start of her business journey in the yarn world. Prior to this Tania served in the Royal Navy for 22 years. She…

Read More

Ep 159 – Socktober, the Month of Socks

Socktober, the Month of Socks Socktober lends its inspiration this week, where I have a rundown of ten previous banging’ Shinybees episodes that cover some great sock themed content. There are a couple of interviews, as well as some expert advice from Clare Devine on the Sock Surgery, all handily signposted from this episode. I…

Read More

Ep 158 – You Forget What You Know

When it comes to knitting resources, you often forget what you know. That is to say, that what might seem blindingly obvious to you, or so easy you can’t believe nobody else finds it a breeze, might be something you need to share with the world. After sharing the Knitty First Fall collection in the…

Read More

Ep 152 – Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure with your Knitting This week there’s a new home for the podcast community on the horizon. There’s a lot of chat about that – and about the general negativity of social media in general. The podcast is intended to be a fun and uplifting experience, so I am reluctant to bring…

Read More

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….

Read More