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Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013 (4KCBWDAY1): Be Never too Busy to Bee Shiny

Image Details: “Bee” by BaileyWho?, via Flickr. So, the first day of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week is upon us, and I have sorted myself into the House of Bee. Not only because it has my entire blog and podcast name in the description, but also because it totally describes my attitude to crafting and…

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Episode 9: The Enemy Within

Listen here Intro Hello and welcome to Episode 9 of the Shinybees Podcast. A bit of a mixed barrel with a slightly odd theme running through it: Star Trek! I am not a secret Trekkie, I don’t even know that much about it, but I have been subjected to The Original Series in the weeks…

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My Top 5 How to Knit Top Down Socks on DPNs Website Tutorials for Beginners

Being the generally all round awesome Daughter-in-Law that I am – not to mention the only DiL, so not a lot of competition to beat off, admittedly – I recently gifted my MiL with some sock yarn. Not any old sock yarn, but some Nurturing Fibres sock yarn. Now we all know how fond I…

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Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013

Image Details: “Writing Apparatus” by Kazarelth, via Flickr. The 4th annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week is coming up next month, between the 22nd and 28th April. This is run by Mimi of the Eskimimimakes Blog, and involves Knitting and Crochet bloggers taking part in a week-long series of blogs, one per day, on a…

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Episode 8: Snake Eyes

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

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Episode 6: Modown

Image Details: ‘Moustache’ by Paul Mutant, via Flickr. Welcome to Episode 6 of the Shinybees podcast – ‘Modown’. This episode is brought to you from a somewhat cooler than SA UK. We have a pattern pick in celebration of Movember and an interview with Carlé of Nurturing Fibres, a South African indie dyer from Cape…

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Episode 5: Poppy Pickers

Image Details: ‘Poppy’ by Mark Bridge, via Flickr. Listen here Welcome Hello and welcome to Episode 5 of the Shinybees podcast. This week, we have a run-down of recent happenings, a re-attack on the C word from Episode 3, we chat about F.E.A.R, Wippin’ Piccadilly is back as well as a trip to Stellenbosch and…

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Episode 4: Close Encounters

Image Details: ‘Close Encounter in Zimbabwe’ by hchalkley, via Flickr. Hello and Welcome to Episode 4 of the Shinybees Podcast: Close Encounters. A warm welcome to all new and returning listeners! This week is mostly about rhinos and cake. In the words of Aerosmith, “Just Push Play.” Listen here

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Episode 1: Send in the Hogs!

Hello and welcome to the shownotes for the first official Shinybees podcast. For those of you coming back after the Pilot Episode, great to see you again, and a warm welcome to any new listeners. Listen here

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Episode 0: The Pilot Episode

> Listen here Intro These are the show notes for the first ever Shinybees podcast episode: The Pilot. In this show I talk about the reasons for starting a podcast, my current works in progress (known as the Wippin’ Piccadilly section), and a little about South Africa before wrapping up. It’s quite amazing how quickly…

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