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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…

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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…

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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…

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Ep 150 – Gone to Rats

This week’s episode is a little later than normal due to the ongoing issues with Ravelry, which has meant I wasn’t able to release the content I had planned for this show. As yet, it’s not safe for some of my listeners over at Ravelry, so I’m not linking in any further posts on this…

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Ep 143 – Useful Resources For Beginner Knitters

Have you been asked about resources for beginner knitters since lockdown? This episode contains a compilation of my favourites, assembled with ease of understanding and learning in mind. They cover a range of abilities, from starting to knit through to more advanced techniques. Resources For Beginner Knitters Staying home has encouraged a wave of new…

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Ep 140: Knit Accessories, Essentials and Variations

Today there is a review of Knit Accessories: Essentials and variations as well as some DK pattern ideas for sweaters and some random chat. Finding the Knitting Mojo in COVID Chaos I have found my way back to my knitting this week. This may have been due to admitting I was struggling with finding the…

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Ep 136 – Yarn Advent Calendars aka What to Knit With A Load of Mini Skeins

Yarn Advent Calendars Yarn Advent Calendars have become increasingly popular in the past couple of years as a more fibre-orientated alternative to the traditional chocolate. Often, a kit that is specially made by an indie dyer will come with a pattern for the yarn. But what if you don’t like it, or you don’t have…

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Ep 115 – Phone Down, Knitting Up

Where do you lose knitting time and how can you go about carving out more time to do it? In this week’s episode, I talk about the idea of cutting out mindless phone scrolling time to increase your knitting time, and the associated benefits of doing so. News If you’ve been hiding under a rock,…

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Ep 114 – Yarn Snob

Yarn Snob Yarn Snob. For some it’s worn as a badge of honour and for others, it’s the worst thing in the world, but what exactly is a yarn snob? And why are we talking about it on today’s podcast? Well, it’s a word that is thrown around the bazaars quite a bit, and it’s…

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Ep 113 – Woollinn Dublin

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ custom_padding=”54px|0px|54px|0px|false|false”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Dublin is the destination for this week’s show, specifically Woollinn, Dublin’s Festival of Yarn. It’s a new show format, where you can join me and (lots of) friends live-ish from Woollinn in Dublin. The festival took place at the…

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