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Episode 42: Lete’s Knits – An Interview With Justyna Lorkowska

Listen Here Intro Today we welcome Polish designer Justyna Lorkowska to the show in our latest entrepreneur interview. Justyna and I chatted at Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March, where she was launching a pattern kit with Victoria Magnus at Eden Cottage Yarns (you can hear from Victoria in Episode 21). Justyna has a wide range…

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Episode 41: Baby Bums and Self Stripe

Listen Here Intro Hello and welcome to a decidedly low sugar version of the podcast. I hope you are all getting over your Easter chocolate hangovers. Thanks to everyone who has been in touch with feedback following Episode 40, which was an interview with Stephen West. Edinburgh Yarn Festival has been announced for 2016 and…

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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 37: Wardrobe Malfunction – What to Do When Your Knitting is Not Finished in Time

Image Details: ‘wardrobe’ by Jen Collins, via Flickr. Listen here Intro This episode has a lot of excitement for Edinburgh Yarn Festival. There’s also my top tips for what you can do if you don’t finish knitting your wardrobe in time for knitty events. Clare and Kate return to talk about finishing and caring for…

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Episode 36: The One With The Circus Music and a Trip to New Lanark Mill

We’re back with a slightly belated episode with lots of comedy circus fun for you to enjoy. Expect a good ab workout to occur during this high-comedy show. Grab your knitting and a tissue to wipe away the tears of laughter! Listen here PodRetreat 2015 Story time this week where there is a roundup of…

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Episode 34: Making it as a Knitwear Designer – An Interview With Kate Davies

Intro This week we welcome writer and designer Kate Davies onto the show for her first ever podcast interview. Based in Scotland, just off the West Highland Way, Kate is a prolific designer, responsible for a number of indie design classics. She has also written for a number of publications as well as authoring two…

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Episode 32: Edinburgh Yarn Festival Scoop and How to be Enabled

I’m going. Are you? It’s shaping up to be a big one, and the details are starting to be revealed more readily now. Listen on for some exclusive news and a giveaway of a pair of weekend tickets. Let the enabling begin! Listen here

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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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Episode 30: Enablers’ Corner and How to Build an Online Community with Sarah Chy

Listen Here Bring in the Soap Box! In a complete departure from usual proceedings, it gets a little ranty during the introduction, when a few choice things light the blue touch paper: Loose Women, Vax and Benedict Cumberbatch to be precise. Well, not Benedict Cumberbatch himself, he’s a good lad.

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#FreeYourSkeins2015 Friday: Week 1 Pattern of the Week – ‘Snawheid’ by Kate Davies

The Year of Enabling has commenced! In Episode 29 of the podcast, I announced a new #Project365 that I started as part of The Golden Skein, dubbed #FreeYourSkeins2015. Bemoaning my own useless attempts at freeing skeins, there needed to be a strategy for thinking about how to use those lovely yarns and get them out…

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