Ch 101: Indie Gift Along

Helen —  November 20, 2015 — 2 Comments
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Today’s chat is mostly about upcoming events, my hope and plans for the last little bit of this year, and some pondering I’ve been doing about the future of the Curious Handmade Podcast. This is one I’d really love to have your opinion on, so be sure to visit the Ravelry group for a chat after you listen!

Show sponsors

Today’s show is sponsored by The Fibre Co, and their very special Acadia yarn.

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Acadia is named after the oldest American national park east of the Mississippi river, a place of natural beauty where the sea and mountains meet, slopes are densely forested and wild blueberries abound. Acadia National Park is in the state of Maine, The Fibre Co.’s birthplace.  The yarn inspired by this beautiful region has a rustic look and a soft hand. A subtle tweed effect is created by the silk noil that is combined with a heathered base made from fine merino wool and brown baby alpaca. The yarn is a classic DK weight and makes a beautiful textured fabric that is perfect for next to the skin accessories as well as garments.

You can find Acadia at our other sponsor’s shop, Meadow Yarn:

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 madelinetosh, Eden Cottage Yarn, the Fibre Co and many more.

Show links

I was watching the really great Bakery Bears Podcast, and they gave me a lot to think about!

Bakery Bears Patreon Page

Smart Passive Income Podcast

Patreon Episode

 

I’m officially going to Squam in the spring! So excited. I really want to make my West Water Tunic before I get there.

The Knitvent pattern this week was the Cabin Path Shawl! I love this big cuddly shawl, and I’m proud of the pretty knitted border: this is a new design feature for me and it’s so fun to knit.

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For the sample, I used the delicious Canopy Fingering from the Fibre Company in the colourways River Dolphin and Dragonfruit.

Upcoming events

Shiny Bees Bead-Along 

Winter Wander from Knitvent is one of the included patterns, so you can double dip with this KAL! The other patterns are:

Kunye by Clare Devine.

Be With You by Boo Knits.

and one crochet pattern, Lisa’s Shawl by Shireen Nadir.

Cast on will take place on 16th November 2015 at 8:30pm live on Periscope with@Shinybees.

The KAL/CAL will end on 10th Jan 2016.

Curious Handmade Krimbo Party

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Sunday November 22nd from 2:30pm until 6:00pm…I’m hosting a Curious Handmade Christmas Party in London! I’m really looking forward to sharing afternoon of knitting and festive surprises with everyone who can come along. We’ll enjoy a holiday glasses of wine and snacks together, too! There are going to be some great door prizes, too, including two skeins of magnificent Life in the Long Grass from Meadow Yarn.

Blacker Yarn is sending Blue Leicester DK, and we’ll have other prizes as well, including a treat from Suffolk Socks and a little something from me as well!

There still some tickets left (they cost £9.50), which you can buy here!

Indie Designer Gift-Along

The Indie Designer Gift Along has just started, and there’s a big discount on certain patterns by participating designers. Including me! You can participate with any of my paid designs, and there are about 20 of my patterns that are 25% off as a part of the GAL.

There’s a coupon code GIFTALONG2015 in the big GAL sale! Discount: 25% Coupon Code: giftalong2015

Promotion starts Thursday November 19, 2015 at 8 pm (20:00) US-EST

Coupon Code good through November 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm (23:59) US-EST

That should just about do it for this week! I hope you enjoyed the episode and that you have some thoughts to share with me. Until next week, happy knitting!

2 responses to Ch 101: Indie Gift Along

  1. Since you asked…

    I find the whole patreon thing for bonus content offputting.
    Particularly for podcasters who want to sell me something. Your podcast (and the bakery bears’) is already an advertising/promotional tool for your business, and now I should pay extra for it?

    There are lots of knitting podcasts…

  2. I would not pay to listen to a podcast, I understand advertising and sponsors help toward costs, not sure how taking extra money would solve the time issues which seems to be the main thing, it will still take as long as it takes to record etc. I have never seen a bakery bears podcast, 2 hours plus would bore me to death, if I have 2 hours spare I would watch a really good film. I prefer podcasts around 30 to 60 minutes and there are plenty to choose from for free which I enjoy, yours is my favourite and I feel I support you by buying patterns and joining the mystery kals

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