yarn

Ep 176 – A Hybrid Yarn Festival?

A Hybrid Yarn Festival What’s a hybrid yarn festival anyway? This week we’re exploring the evolution of yarn festivals through the past year or so. Many of the festivals were forced to cancel their in person offer thanks to restrictions. Some have looked to alternative methods of putting on their event. After discussing the idea…

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Ep 175 – Liz’s Lucky Scarf

Knitting, gin, books and a lucky scarf This week’s show is dedicated to Liz Marley aka @greensideknits, dear friend and listener of the podcast. An epic knitter and all round awesome, kind and witty person who will be very sadly missed. General Update There’s a general update to get us started, with the tale of…

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Ep 172 – Great Yarns For Baby and Kids Knits

Great Yarns For Baby and Kids Knits Following on from ep 171, today we are covering some of my go-to yarns for baby and kids knits. Split into 3 sections, we’ll cover 4ply, DK and patterned yarns, at a variety of price points. There are also different fibres covered, so if you don’t like animal…

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Ep 159 – Socktober, the Month of Socks

Socktober, the Month of Socks Socktober lends its inspiration this week, where I have a rundown of ten previous banging’ Shinybees episodes that cover some great sock themed content. There are a couple of interviews, as well as some expert advice from Clare Devine on the Sock Surgery, all handily signposted from this episode. I…

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Ep 150 – Gone to Rats

This week’s episode is a little later than normal due to the ongoing issues with Ravelry, which has meant I wasn’t able to release the content I had planned for this show. As yet, it’s not safe for some of my listeners over at Ravelry, so I’m not linking in any further posts on this…

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Ep 143 – Useful Resources For Beginner Knitters

Have you been asked about resources for beginner knitters since lockdown? This episode contains a compilation of my favourites, assembled with ease of understanding and learning in mind. They cover a range of abilities, from starting to knit through to more advanced techniques. Resources For Beginner Knitters Staying home has encouraged a wave of new…

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Ep 140: Knit Accessories, Essentials and Variations

Today there is a review of Knit Accessories: Essentials and variations as well as some DK pattern ideas for sweaters and some random chat. Finding the Knitting Mojo in COVID Chaos I have found my way back to my knitting this week. This may have been due to admitting I was struggling with finding the…

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Ep139 – New Normal

Getting used to a new normal is tricky. This week has been challenging for most people and today there is a little bit of chat about that, along with a review of Wist Tha Bahn by Joy McMillan. New Normal It’s been a hard week for most people I think, and in this episode there…

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Ep 135 – Hat In A Weekend

Hat in a Weekend I recently decided to try and knit a hat in a weekend. Consequently, it inspired this episode. Partly prompted by a sudden ten degree drop in temperature here (doesn’t a chill in the air make you want to cast on all the things?) the weather inspired me to look for a…

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Ep130 – Daria Rakowski of Cloud 9 Fiberworks

Daria Rakowski is our guest today to discuss widely varying subjects from eyelash yarn merkins(!) to an overview of the Canadian yarn industry. Cloud 9 Fiberworks Daria is the creative genius behind Cloud 9 Fiberworks, and is based in Winnipeg in Canada. Originally, she indulged in her love of yarn as a child. She would…

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