Archives For June 2017

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Today’s post is a little roundup of everything going on in the Curious Handmade community right now and all the wonderful things coming up, with a few updates about my own WIPs and a little more information and advice about the yarn for the third TSS shawl.

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Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us.

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My interview on the Yarniacs Podcast last week!

The Pomfest birthday celebration in happening in London on the 14th or 15th of July!

My interview with the Pom Pom founders

Curious Handmade KAL News:

GLYC Anniversary KAL

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Great London Yarn Crawl here will be a KAL for Fireflies Rising starting on the 1st of July and running until the 5th of September!

The Great London Yarn Crawl 2017

Fireflies Rising Shawl.

Dream Big Collection

Yarn in the City’s GLYC Anniversary KAL thread

Refuge

Sprite’s Fen KAL

Sprite’s Fen

The Sprite’s Fen Mini KAL for members of The Shawl Society Season II is running from 1 June to 6 July 2017.
There will be some gorgeous prizes from Seven Sisters Arts and Julie Asselin for randomly selected entries posted in the FO thread by the 6th of July!

Fairyhill KAL

Fairyhill

I have drawn a new winner for the Woolbarn prize:

kathleen188 with post 161 in the FO thread

What’s in the WIP:

Confetti by Veera Välimäki

Voolenvine Yarn

Ice Cream Sundae Cardigan by Julie Sunshine

Julie Asselin Leizu DK Yarn

Box O’ Sox KAL

Sock Bash KAL

Sprite’s Fen

Walcot Yarns Opus

That wraps up our notes and links for this chapter! Thank you for listening and happy knitting! x

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Today on the show I talk about how my new WIP obsession–the Confetti Pullover–is going, update you on some KALs and announcements, and ask you a question about what you’d like to hear from Curious Handmade this summer.

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Meadow Yarn

Meadow Yarn is an inviting online retailer selling yarn, needles and notions. It’s a small, family business based in rural Suffolk in the UK. Meadow Yarn was born out of a passion for beautiful yarn and knitting accessories and aims to bring you a range of great products. Yarns stocked include Northbound Knitting, Eden Cottage Yarn, the Fibre Co and many more.

On this week’s episode of the podcast I mentioned, that I wanted your opinion – last year I put together a Summer Series of some pre-recorded episodes before I headed to Australia, and I want to do it again. But this this time, I’d love to do something a bit collaborative, almost like a little virtual retreat for us over the months of July and August.

I’m cooking up a few ideas but I want to hear your thoughts and requests. What would you like to hear from Curious Handmade over the next couple of months? Is there something that would inspire or motivate you to go deeper into your own creativity for a few weeks? What kind of participation would you enjoy?

Whatever we decide to do, it doesn’t have to be summer-exclusive: I know there’s plenty of cooler weather in the southern hemisphere right about now and I don’t want to leave you guys out, either! You can get in touch with me by leaving a comment on this post here or messaging me on Ravelry–I’d really love to hear from you!

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Elizabeth’s Squam blog post

East London Knits Podcast interview with Karen Templar

Walcot Yarns Opus

Yarngasm Podcast

Summer of Lace KAL

Summer of Basics-Along

Box O’ Sox KAL

Sock Bash KAL

Camp Loopy KAL

Curious Handmade KAL news:

GLYC Anniversary KAL

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Great London Yarn Crawl here will be a KAL for Fireflies Rising starting on the 1st of July and running until the 5th of September!

Fireflies Rising Shawl.

Dream Big Collection

Yarn in the City’s GLYC Anniversary KAL thread

Sprite’s Fen KAL

Sprite’s Fen

The Sprite’s Fen Mini KAL for members of The Shawl Society Season II is running from 1 June to 6 July 2017.
There will be some gorgeous prizes from Seven Sisters Arts and Julie Asselin for randomly selected entries posted in the FO thread by the 6th of July!

What’s in the WIP:

Confetti by Veera Välimäki

Those are all our links for this week. Happy knitting until next time!

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Today’s episode is packed, as I share all my stories from Squam, talk about a wonderful collaboration I’m a part of this weekend, and catch you up on the many exciting WIPs I have going on at the moment.

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Meadow Yarn

Meadow Yarn is an inviting online retailer selling yarn, needles and notions. It’s a small, family business based in rural Suffolk in the UK. Meadow Yarn was born out of a passion for beautiful yarn and knitting accessories and aims to bring you a range of great products. Yarns stocked include Northbound Knitting, Eden Cottage Yarn, the Fibre Co and many more.

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Squam

To help the Yarn in the City Girls celebrate five years of the GLYC, I’m launching an expanded version of my Fireflies Rising Shawl. The revised pattern will feature a new size and is launching tomorrow, Saturday, June 17th.

The two yarns that The Wool Kitchen and The Travel Knitter have created for this collaboration are breathtaking. They will be doing special updates tomorrow, Saturday, June 17th at 9am BST.

This is the delicious Dancing Fireflies in a Merino/Silk Blend

And here is the incredible Midnight Fireflies from The Travel Knitter, in crazy-soft baby camel and silk:

Here are Larissa and Helen in their Fireflies Rising Shawlettes!

And here’s the new larger version using both yarns:

There will be a Fireflies Rising KAL starting on the 1st of July!

Yarn in the City Ep: 61 with details about the upcoming GLYC Fireflies Rising KAL and an interview with me

Refuge

There will be a KAL starting on the 1st of July.

HeyBrownBerry Instagram

Dyenamixx Yarn Instagram

Handmade and Woolen Podcast

Rib Magazine

Woolen Boon Yarn

Linen & Spoon

Elisabeth on Earth Art

LeatherWoolLinen

Making Magazine

Swoon Maine Book

curious.and.coe

Union Square Socks by Mina Phillips

Voolenvine Yarn

Confetti Pullover by by Veera Välimäki

Fringe Supply Co.

Fringe Association Blog

Summer of Basics-Along

#summerofbasics

Pure Joy Shawl by Joji Locatelli

Giveaway Winners:

For Pom Pom Magazine and Pomfest Tickets:

The magazine:

I love the Bon Bon mitts. Unfortunately, I can’t come to London for the festival but would love an issue of this magazine. Thank you.

The tickets:

Hi! Thanks for this podcast episode–it was great and fun listening. So, I’ve thought through the question about my fave design in the newest Pom Pom Quarterly, issue 21. I am very keen to get my hands on this bday issue. I really want to knit nearly all the patterns, so it’s difficult to decide on my favourite. My way of solving this, is that, since we are hopefully into warmer weather, I would knit either Boum or Jambouree first, as they’re the best knits for warmer weather. I would love to attend the Pom Pom 5 year bday party, so please enter me into this competition, as well. Thanks so much for this giveaway!!

For the Fairyhill Shawl Mini KAL

Winner of the Eden Cottage Yarn prize:
Winner for the Wool Barn prize:
That’s all I have for this episode’s notes! I hope you enjoyed the show, and until next week, happy knitting!
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I’m in New York City this week, about to head to Squam. Today I chat a bit about the newest Shawl Society design, with some handy advice for the knitting process. I also talk about what I’ve been getting up to in the city, some of the things I’m looking forward to at Squam, some new projects, and all the wonderful knitting I’m getting done while I’m away!

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Meadow Yarn

Meadow Yarn is an inviting online retailer selling yarn, needles and notions. It’s a small, family business based in rural Suffolk in the UK. Meadow Yarn was born out of a passion for beautiful yarn and knitting accessories and aims to bring you a range of great products. Yarns stocked include Northbound Knitting, Eden Cottage Yarn, the Fibre Co and many more.

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Sprite’s Fen Shawl

Squam Art Fair

HeyBrownBerry Instagram

Dyenamixx Yarn Instagram

Brooklyn General

Magpie Fibers Hell’s Bells Yarn

Mood Fabrics

Brooklyn Denim Co

Brooklyn Knitfolk Podcast

Knitting Expat Podcast

YarnGasm Podcast

Voolenvine Yarn

Confetti Pullover by by Veera Välimäki

Union Square Socks by Mina Phillips

Pure Joy Shawl by Joji Locatelli

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The Great London Yarn Crawl 2017

Save the date: Saturday, 9th September 2017

Tickets on sale 1st July

To help the Yarn in the City Girls celebrate five years of the GLYC, I’ll be launching an expanded version of my Fireflies Rising Shawl in collaboration with The Wool Kitchen and The Travel Knitter. The revised pattern will feature a new size and is launching on June 17th.

Yarn in the City Ep: 61 with details about the upcoming GLYC Fireflies Rising KAL and an interview with me!