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Episode 29: A Year of Enabling and How to Make Your Socks Fit

We’re all about enabling this week on the podcast. The latest knitty news is on the agenda, along with some world class enabling and the official announcement of the Sock Surgery Year of Socks. Introduction Recent crafty-type exploits over Christmas have enjoyed a spot of proper whisky tasting. We tried Glenmorangie, Glen Moray – my…

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Episode 28: Hogmanay and a Review of Yokes by Kate Davies

It’s the last day of 2014 and the last podcast of 2014. I simply couldn’t allow you all to fall into the cold, harsh light of January without a podcast episode to cheer you along. Excuse my lemsip induced dulcet tones and slightly dulled reactions during this quick-step instalment of the podcast.

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Episode 25: Choose Your Weapon! How to Choose Needles for Sock Knitting

Following on from the last episode, where we welcomed Clare Devine to talk about how to choose yarn for knitting socks, this episode sees us explore the next big life knitting question: which needles? Starting off the episode is a little bit of chat about recent travels, then there is a review of Msanzi: South…

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Episode 23: Knit Your Own Halloween

Image Details: ‘Londeyr napin’ by pstainthorp, via Flickr. Listen here

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Episode 22: Red Alert

Image Details ‘Red Alert’ by kaiban, via Flickr. Listen here

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Episode 20: Pack Up Your Troubles

Image Details: “The Suitcase” by wolf man-k, via Flickr. Hello and welcome to episode 20 of the podcast. A warm welcome to any new listeners, particularly those who have come as a result of taking part in the LushPodKal, and welcome back to returning listeners. Listen here

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LushPodKal Techniques 3: Short Rows and Wrap and Turn

Image Details: ‘Down With Shorts’ by theotherdan, via Flickr. This is the third in a series of blog posts exploring techniques used in the Lush Cardigan by Tin Can Knits, and some recommended resources for those techniques I have used.

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LushPodKal Techniques 2: Blocking the Lace Yoke

Doing the lushpodkal? Need help with blocking the yoke? I’ve put together my thoughts on blocking in general, with a handy video at the end of the post, for those who prefer to watch how to do it, instead of reading about it. The lace yoke, which is the first part of the cardigan that…

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LushPodKal Techniques: Provisional Cast On

Image Details: “042307Crochet_cast-on” by cabezalana, via Flickr. In preparation for the impending start of the LushPodKal, I have been researching the best resources for learning the techniques that will be needed during the course of the pattern. I know that quite a few people are knitting their first ever adult garment and some are a…

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Episode 19: Octopussy

Image Details: ‘Octopusses’ by nonelvis, via Flickr. Hello and welcome to Episode 19 of the show, which has nothing whatsoever to do with James Bond and everything to do with friendly cephalopods. Listen here

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