Sock Knitting

Episode 80: Relax

Relaxing at John F. Kennedy Park by Edson Chilundo

Relaxing at John F. Kennedy Park by Edson Chilundo via Flickr

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This week I am back to something resembling my old bouncy self and am using this platform to impart wise words about not biting off more than you can chew and ‘caning it’. Oh and chatting very enthusiastically about Zoolander. Blue Steel! Zoolander KAL anyone?? It’s all a bit sing-songy this week too.

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Episode 74: Knitivity

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Image Details: ‘Knitted Nativity Scene’ by Andrea_44, via Flickr.

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Today we begin with some festive chatter about that most traditional of Christmas activities – the nativity play. I was a cultural experience in the North of England, including a Yoda Donkey, highly flammable sheep and a Rockport-boot and Phantom of the Opera mask wearing dove.

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Episode 68: Socks, Yeah! An Interview with Rachel Coopey

Image Copyright Rachel Coopey.

Image Copyright Rachel Coopey.

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This week, we’re going to be chatting to British knitwear designer Rachel Coopey. Next week, I’ll be joined by Alice Elsworth from Whistlebare Yarns in Northumberland who will be answering your mohair questions. You’ve only got until tomorrow to get your questions in to me via email or via the comments below this blog.

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Episode 66 – The Diamond Fibre

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Image Details: ‘Angora Goat’ by noricum, via Flickr.

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Hello and welcome to another rip-roaring episode of the Shinybees podcast. Today we have the return of Enablers’ Corner, some chat about mohair – the diamond fibre – and its properties, particularly in sock knitting. Following that, we round up with a rundown of the latest shipment from The Golden Skein and encourage you to try out three fabulous hand dyers.

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Episode 64: Socktober Happenings

Image Credit: 'Socks for JC' by fletcherjcm, via Flickr.

Image Credit: ‘Socks for JC’ by fletcherjcm, via Flickr.

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Hello and welcome to another episode of the podcast, where this week, we’ll be talking about things that are happening in Socktober – the month of sock knitting! I also have excellent news to share (with a huge thank you) and some take away thoughts from New media Europe. We also have a review of Blacker Yarn’s tenth birthday yarn, Cornish Tin.

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Episode 62: An Interview with Kate Atherley

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It’s the final of our regular interview sessions before returning to regular programming next week. We will be welcoming Kate Atherley onto the show to talk about working in the yarn industry, as well as to give us some top tips for knitting socks to get us back in the swing for September.

There’s news of a charity project and I’m giving away five patterns to celebrate 500 members in my Ravelry group. I like to do this now and again. There’ll be another for 600 members. We like to party.

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Episode 51: Still Got It

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The Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl was a great success and I had lots of fun visiting the finer yarn shops in Edinburgh during this fun filled yarny weekend. I was chatted up by a five year old on the train, proving I have Still Got It. Obviously. I also attended Clare Devine’s Evening With Socks which was very informative; I’m looking forward to putting some of my new-found skills into action!

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Episode 49: Endless Winter

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Image Details: ‘Narnia’ by David Muir, via Flickr.

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Episode 43: There’s a Short Row Technique For Everyone

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Hap Progress!

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This week it’s all about short rows and wanton enabling on the podcast. On news matters, I’ll be accepting sponsors onto the podcast from next week. These will only be high quality and relevant sponsors – no payday loans or online casinos here! If you’re interested in sponsoring the podcast, contact me for more information.

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Episode 38: Socks by Day, Science by Night – An Interview with Louise Tilbrook

'Silver Birch' by Louise Tilbrook, from Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 7, Winter 2013. Image Copyright Juju Vail.

‘Silver Birch’ by Louise Tilbrook, from Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 7, Winter 2013. Image Copyright Juju Vail.

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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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