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Episode 100: The Great Shinybees Hexipuff Amnesty

Intro Here we are folks and who’d have thunk it: A tonne! From my South African garage to my Wigan spare bedroom – with a couple of amazing awards in between – over the course of 4 years.  A heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you for all the support. A couple…

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Episode 83: An Interview with Helen Lockhart of Ripplescrafts

Listen Here Intro Before I jump into my interview with the delightful Helen, I have a couple of worthwhile diversions. Firstly, do not forget about the upcoming #RewindKAL…as if you could! Join us for all the chat and bants in the Ravelry group. I also had a bit of a roadtrip this week and a…

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#FreeYourSkeins2015 Friday Pattern of the Week: ‘Artesian’ by Romi Hill

Perfect combination of form and structure This week’s pattern of the week from #FreeYourSkeins2015 is ‘Artesian’ by Romi Hill. It’s easy to see why: flowing lace panels which stretch over the edge of the shawl, coupled with crisp stitch definition and the perfect balance between pretty and architectural in the detail. It’s a versatile pattern…

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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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#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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Episode 10: Travelling Light

Image Credit: ‘Potjie’ by s_mac, via Flickr. Hello everybody and welcome to episode 10 of the podcast: Travelling Light. A warm welcome to all new and returning listeners, as always. Listen here Intro The main focus of the jibber jabber this week is that of travel knitting. How do you do yours? Are you strictly…

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Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013 (4KCBWDAY4): A Skein of Many Colours

It was red and yellow and pink and green and, well, mostly red, right? Day Four (Thursday April 25th): Colour Review What are your favourite colours for knitted or crocheted projects. Have a think about what colours you seem to favour when yarn shopping and crafting. Only after writing this part of your post should…

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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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Episode 8: Snake Eyes

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

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Episode 7: Catch up

Image Details: ‘I’ll Catch Up!’ by flowercat, via Flickr. Listen here

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