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A UK-based podcast for knitters, crocheters and anyone who loves to play with yarn!

A UK-based podcast for knitters, crocheters and anyone who loves to play with yarn!
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A UK-based podcast for knitters, crocheters and anyone who loves to play with yarn!




Episode 98: All Aboard!

Hello and welcome to 2018! Not quite sure where the last two months went to be honest, but there you go! On the Needles Contoura by Woolly Wormhead in BabyLongLegs Mesmerino DK Mystery Hat B by Woolly Wormhead in Stanley Sport. In The Weave Shed I have taken some of the designs for upholstery that I created in project 4 at college and reworked them in very fine silks to explore the possibility of small art pieces. Yarn Shops Galore The Wool Boat - Colin and Carole's Creations on the Emma...


Episode 97: For The Love Of Woolly

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Episode 96: Redivivus Revisited

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Episode 95: Redivivus

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Episode 94: New Year, New Beginnings

Hello, not from Cheshire today, but Bradford! Join me as I give a quick round up of my knitting and weaving over December and talk about my own new beginnings this year. On The Needles The Woolly Wormhead Mystery Hat has been parked, waiting to be frogged. I have cast on a Kunye by Claire Devine as part of The Golden Skein's first birthday celebrations. I have also cast on an Every Baby Sweater for my cousin's little boy, but I have no pictures yet. In the Weaving Shed I finished my...


Episode 93: Advent

Hello from the Cheshire Plain. This episode was recorded on 30th November but unfortunately editing took a back seat to real life, so only got finished now. On The Needles As well as my Dorothy for WIPCrackAway, I've been working on the Mystery Hat from Woolly Wormhead. I think I may need to rip it out though as I suspect it is too small. :( WIPCrackAway Well done everyone! What a sterling effort from you all - 87 finished items! Prizewinners can choose from: From Left to...


Episode 92: The Results Are In

Hello from a rather mild Cheshire Plain. This episode was recorded earlier in the month. Brief show notes here, I'm afraid, mainly consisting of the show items that you haven't already seen. WIP Crack Away I'm so impressed with you all! So many finished projects! I'm plugging away on my Dorothy cardigan, but it was slower progress than I was expecting.... I have also started the Woolly Wormhead Mystery Hat Knitalong for this year. Show Results The quilt - not seen at its best as it's a...


Episode 91: Travelling, Travelling

Hello from the M40. Listen in as I prattle on to keep myself awake on a trip to Oxfordshire! Off The Needles I finished the Sheep Yoke Baby Cardigan! I love the little sheepy buttons, which came from Textile Garden at Unwind Brighton. I also got round to blocking my Rainbow Revontuli made with my Krafty Koala merino nylon WIP Crack Away! So lovely to see all the finished items clocking up! No one has yet finished up a WIP that is as old as my whale... You can take a...


Episode 90: WIP Crack Away!

Again, another scantly edited episode with no show notes, but it's already eight days old. One day I will get back on top of this surely? Just a quick update on the fact that the podcaster meet up at Yarndale is on the 27th not the 28th. that's Saturday 27th at 3pm.


Episode 89: Crafty Catch Up!

Apologies for the tardiness in getting this up - it's not really edited and there are no show notes, but if I don't do this now, it will never get up!


Episode 88: Where Do I Start?

Hello from the Plain! This episode I'm joined by some new arrivals as I explain the radio silence for the last three and half months... Off The Needles I finished the Traveling Woman shawl using swap yarn from Ginger Twist Studio . It's lovely! I also completed the March pattern of the Kaleidoscope blanket. Spinning I plied the Hilltop Cloud Ann of Cleves, but missed the deadline for the Spinalong. Links Caithness Craft Collective podcast Ginger Twist Studio Stitched...


Episode 87: Competition Crazy

Hello from a riverside car park in Northwich. There is still birdsong, but cars and planes too... On and Off The Needles I'm halfway through the March instalment of the Natural Dye Studio Kaleidoscope Blanket Club. Hubby's Beau is a few rows further on. I've also cast on a Traveling Woman shawl using swap yarn. Spinning I've spun two bobbins of singles on the Hilltop Cloud Ann of Cleves. The pressure's on to ply by the end of April! Competition Crazy The Golden Skein photo competition...


Episode 86: An Early Morning Walk

Hello from Cragside and a glorious holiday in Northumbria. Tune in for more birdsong! On and Off The Needles I finished my Ravellenics Baktus back in February and the February instalment of the Natural Dye Studio Kaleidoscope Blanket Club. Hubby's Beau is about 20cm up both front and back. No other progress. Spinning Progress on the Jacob's from Shearer Girl and some gorgeous Picperfic Fluff 'n' Stuff. I've also started on the Hilltop Cloud Ann of Cleves. Something I Really...


Episode 85: Retreat

Hello from a slightly blustery graveyard next to Lindisfarne Priory. Apologies for the wind gusts, I hope you can cope! In this episode I reflect on retreating from the world in such a beautiful place, fill you in on recent fun and shudder at the memory of shepherds with wandering hands... Links: Lindisfarne Priory Knit.Spin.Cake podcast DaisyBunBoo Designs ShinyBees podcast Macclesfield Silk Museum & Paradise Mill Stash Fine Yarns Dewa Roman Experience Cath's Blank...


Episode 84: Catching Up

Hello from the Cheshire Plain! apologies for the lack of proper show motes, I will update these as soon as I can!


Episode 83: The Christmas Fairies

Hello from a very blustery Cheshire Plain. In this episode I wax lyrical about chunky knits, share the delights of my personal Christmas Fairy and launch a Knit-Along. There will be prizes! Works In Progress I'm having great fun whipping up my Vivido cardigan by Stolen Stitches in New Lanark Chunky as art of the APlayfulDay podcast Feller Holiday KAL (Ravelry thread here). I've also been spinning on my SpinCityUK spindle, with some Picperfic Seduce (60% BFL, 20% Baby Alpaca, 20%...


Episode 82: And Relax...

Hello from a tinsel-bedecked Cheshire Plain. Join me as I wrap presents, indulge in a bit more Christmas music and open a parcel from The Golden Skein. Happy Christmas to you all! TTFN Nic x


Episode 81: We Have A Finished Item!

Hello from a not-quite-as-blustery-as-yesterday Plain! A brief episode, just so I can play some Christmas music.... Finished Object: Woo hoo! My Woolly Wormhead Mystery Hat is finished! Ravelry details are here. Something I Really Like: Green smoothies. My basic fall-back is one cup of chopped spinach blended very well with one cup of water, then blended with two chopped bananas and a pinch of cinnamon. Music: Intro music is Sans Day Carrol-Sussex Carol-Deck The Halls by James...


Episode 80: The Knitting Podcast With Hardly Any Knitting

Hello from the Plain! Proper show notes will follow ASAP, but here are the music and contact linky bits! Music: Intro music is Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, final music is Shchedrik - Carol of the Bells by Kitka, from the Magnatune Compilation album Christmas Music, both available from Magnatune. We have a listeners' map! Please go on over to pop in a pin - I'd love to see where you all are! Feel free to leave a comment here or at...


Episode 79: Madness

Hello from Bedlam…. In this episode, I probably repeat myself about some Works in Progress, smile at some crocheted critters and explain what’s happening in my world... Works in Progress Here’s the second pair of Saartje’s Booties… I’ve worked on some ideas from the Amy Singer workshop and I’ve worked a bit on a Hannah Fettig Sock Sweater in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in Chocolatier for another baby in the family. I’ve also been working on the Woolly Wormhead Mystery Hat Knit-A-Long...