Archives For January 2018

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On today’s show I’m starting to get excited about the upcoming Edinburgh Yarn Festival and the Podcast Lounge. I’ve also been deep in planning for the year and discovered the 2018 Make Nine Challenge, which has inspired me to put together a list of personal projects I’d love to complete by the end of the year.

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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.

AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at www.ayarnstory.com

Announcements

I am so delighted to welcome sock knitters new and old to our mysterious sock fellowship.
You can now join at the Early Bird Price for a short time.
There’s already lively conversation going on in our Ravelry thread, and from past experience I know that this is going to be an incredible group of passionate, friendly, community-minded knitters. I can’t wait to get started!

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Edinburgh Yarn Festival

Podcast Lounge

Blacker Yarn 

Quill Shawl

Fluffy Fibers

Fluffy Fibers Instagram

Lucky Lucille Blog Post

Home Row Fiber Co Instagram

My 2018 Make Nine list

Juno Fibre Arts Alice Yarn – discontinued

Ysolda Blend no. 1

Brooklyn Knitfolk Podcast

Triskelion Yarn

Voolenvine Yarns 

Yarngasm Podcast

Moeke Yarns

My Make Nine Pinterest Board

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Today on the show I’m reflecting a little bit more on the “Word of the Year” idea, with some wonderful words chosen by some of our Curious Crew Members. I also answer some questions about The Handmade Sock Society, which will be starting in February, and introduce you to a fabulous charity effort fueled by the love of yarn and the power of handknit socks.

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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.

AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at www.ayarnstory.com

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Twas the Night Before Christmas Socks

Circus Tonic Handmade

Hay Pullover

Laine Magazine

If you’d like to learn more about The Flower Power Fund and all the gorgeous sock yarn involved, make sure to follow the Instagram account @FlowerPowerFund. You can also stay connected with the community on Facebook, here.

Marie Curie Charity

Flower Power Fund mailing list

West Yorkshire Spinners

Marie Curie Quest Socks

Norah George Yarns Snowdrop Preorders

Sign up to the Curious Handmade Mailing List at this link

Apple Blossom Socks

Vintage Fairy Light Socks

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Catching up in the New Year and sharing about our holiday to Canada, a delightful afternoon visiting some yarn stores in Vancouver and holiday knitting including Little Bobbins Christmas Eve Cast On.

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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.

AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at www.ayarnstory.com

Show Links

Little Bobbins Podcast

Twas the Night Before Christmas Socks

Circus Tonic Handmade

Yarn Ink

Mrs Brown’s Bags

Hay Pullover

Wet Coast Wools

The Fawn and The Fox

Custom Woolen Mills

Baaad Anna’s

Tusken Knits

MAIWA Honest Yarn

Surprise Party Shawl

Surprise Party KAL with The Grocery Girls

Kitterly Surprise Party Shawl Kits

Knit Aid

Unicef Syrian Appeal