The Golden Skein

Episode 101: No Dalmatians Required

episode-101_-no-dalmatians-required

Listen Here

Intro

Welcome back after a short break to the podcast. I’m deee-lighted to be back with you once again, as I have missed you terribly during the break. Having hoped to have moved by now, I am still, sadly, in the same house, but hopefully moving next week.

So, I know you’re all wondering – did Mini Paul Rudd buy the house?

I’m afraid not. I think he bought a smaller one in the next street, and took his somewhat handsome father with him. Luckily though, after a viewing with Chinese Jackie O and another one in which my first impression was one of ‘OMG does Vicky Pollard live here’ (to them, not them to me), we got an offer and are cracking now with the sale as quickly as their ineffectual conveyancer will allow. Which is pretty much at a glacial pace.

Read More

Episode 97: Best UK Podcast of 2016

ep97 promo

Listen Here

Intro

So here we are at the start of our fortnightly releases – missed me?? I can’t believe how close we are to the big 1-0-0 now. Given how busy I am of late my creative juices are flowing a little slower so if you have any ideas/requests about how we should celebrate this in true Shiny style please do email and let me know. Today we have some knitting chat, a good old The Golden Skein quarterly round up and some light enabling.

Read More

Episode 87: Travelknitter- An Interview with Larissa

Ep 87 Promo

Listen Here

Intro

I hope we are all enjoying the change in weather…she says whilst looking at today’s snow. Before we get going I will take the opportunity to let you all know that you can still join the #RewindKAL. There is no pressure, you can join in with whatever you choose and just take your time, Lord knows that I am. I am also excited to say that I am on the wonderful Yarn in The City podcast this week with Rachel and Allison. I like a little mini enabling, so if you haven’t heard them before but you like this show I’m sure you’ll appreciate them too. You may remember an interview they did on the show in July last year.

Read More

Episode 84: Yarns From The Plain – An Interview with Nic Rudd

Ep84 promo

Listen Here

Intro

This week we’re joined by the wonderful Nic Rudd of Yarns From The Plain, purveyor of lovely British hand dyed yarns and voice of the Yarns From The Plain podcast.

Read More

Episode 80: Relax

Relaxing at John F. Kennedy Park by Edson Chilundo

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

Listen Here

Intro

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.

Read More

Episode 78: What to Knit in 2016

Image Details: Ramona and my small stash of yarn by Suedehead, via Flickr

Image Details: Ramona and my small stash of yarn by Suedehead, via Flickr

Listen Here

Intro

This weeks episode follows on from goal setting and includes what I pinky promise to knit this year. It’s all about embracing your stash, however disorganised, and the unbridled joy it brings. Maybe now is the time to actually get some of that yarny loveliness out of the box and get knitting. Check out Helen Stewart’s Curious Handmade podcast for more on Stash Appreciation.

Read More

Episode 66 – The Diamond Fibre

Ep66 promo

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

Listen Here

Intro

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.

Read More

Episode 65: National Knitting Week

Ep65 Promo

Image Details: ‘Striped Leg Warmers’ by Star Athena, via Flickr.

Listen Here

Intro

This week’s all about wool. Wool everywhere! Wool Week in the UK runs from 5-11th October as does National Knitting Week. So, there’s a bit of chatter about what’s happening round and about for that. Also, there’s some parish notices: the podcast will be moving (again) in a few short weeks. Expect a lot more Money Pit chat to ensue! Also, I’m running a listener survey. Please go here and let me know what you’d like to see from the podcast!

Read More

Episode 59: Self-Stripe Madness – An Interview with Michelle Berry of Berry Colourful Yarnings

Ep59 promo

Listen Here

Sponsor

new-yitc-for-web

This episode of the Shinybees podcast is sponsored by Yarn in the City. Yarn in the City creates experiential yarn-centric events for knitters and makers, designed to bring people together through a shared love of craft. Yarn in the City organises the annual Great London Yarn Crawl taking place this year on Saturday, 5th September.

Read More

Episode 47: Calamities and Curiosities

Le cabinet de curiosité de Bonnier de la Mosson

Image Details: ‘Le cabinet de curiosité de Bonnier de la Mosson’ by Dodeckahedron, via Flickr.

Listen Here

News

2015 poster (pdf)

The Highland Wool Festival is taking place at Dingwall Mart on 23 May 2015. The exhibitor list is now available.

Read More