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On today’s podcast, I’m back after a little break, chatting about the projects I have going on right now, the newest pattern in The Handmade Sock Society and another lovely challenge that’s inspiring me right now.

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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.co.uk

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Maker’s Market, Bath

We are having a Maker’s Market as part of the Curious Handmade Bath Retreat, and you’re all invited! Joji Locatelli will be signing copies of her Interpretations book, A Yarn Story will be bringing some beautiful Shibui yarn stock, and individual makers will bring their own gorgeous creations to sell as well, including kits, project bags, hand-dyed yarn, and lovely accessories. We’ll be serving tea and coffee and it will be a nice time to get together and enjoy the company of other knitters, stitchers, and makers.

Location: Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath, UK
Date: Wednesday 9th of May from 3 to 5pm

£5 Entry in advance or on the door

We’d love to see some locals there, so please do drop by if you’re in the area for a cuppa and a bit of knitting!

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The 100 Day Project

Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project, 18 in 2018

Brynn & Co

Dropcloth Samplers by Rebecca Ringquist

Beyond Measure

Creative Bug Rebecca Ringquist Embroidery Sampler

Cyril Socks

Clio Pullover

Hay Pullover

I have released the 2nd pattern in the Handmade Sock Society, The Magnolia Socks

Melbourne Magnolia Yarn at Circus Tonic Handmade

We’re at the end of the second week of the Impressionists MKAL and it’s going so beautifully!

The MKAL threads in the Curious Handmade Group are very active, so please pop in and say hello!

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Today on the podcast I’m finally getting to look back on my time at EYF, after leaving you on a bit of a cliffhanger last week. I chat about the joys of meeting some wonderful podcasters in the Blacker Yarns Podcaster Lounge, explore some new-to-me knitting podcasts, and fill you in on some of my EYF purchases! I’ve also got the name of the Interpretations Giveaway winner and some more info about the new giveaway for the Impressionists Mystery Knit Along.

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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.co.uk

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The Handmade Sock Society

Circus Tonic Handmade 

Voolenvine

The first clue in the Impressionists MKAL arrives Saturday 31 March!
You can get your copy on Ravelry here now, at a special Early Bird Price!
Voolenvine Impressionists MKAL Kits
On Saturday March 31 @ 10am ET, Kristen will be re-stocking more kits in her online shop, to give you all a chance to snag one. After that, the colours will be available individually.
MKAL Giveaway!

Closes just before the first clue comes out. 

Grand Prize:

  • A copy of Laine Magazine Issue 4 (which includes my new Fragments Sock pattern, along with 11 other gorgeous designs)
  • A gorgeous hard-cover knitting journal from Laine. The “My Knitting Notes” Journal is an elegant way to document your knitting journey.
  • A beautiful skein of fingering-weight yarn from the delightful Eden Cottage Yarns

I’ll also be giving away 10 more prizes: each winner can choose the pattern or collection of their choice from my designs on Ravelry!

Here’s what you need to do to be in with a chance to win:

Create a project page for The Impressionists MKAL. You can use the placeholder graphic or upload a photo of your yarn.

Post in the giveaway thread with your favourite Impressionist artist or painting. Including images is encouraged (There’s already a thread full of inspiring art as people consider yarns and colourways) but it’s not required!

I’ll draw random winners and announce them Saturday the 31st of March! Good luck!


Interpretations giveaway winner:

“Kristina Jelinek with her comment:

Seriously, what’s not to love? 🙂 Amazing patterns, phenomenal yarns– what a celebration of creativity, beauty and craft! Rose Quartz is probably my favorite, but everything is stunning.

Thank you for the opportunity to win!”

Congrats and please contact me with your Ravelry name!


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I have so much exciting news this episode, and so much to recap after a whirlwind few weeks that I think it will take a few podcasts to share all my stories! Today I’m talking about a recent shawl design, sharing more details about our upcoming MKAL (with a lovely giveaway coming up to celebrate) and recapping some of the highlights of our Curious Handmade Country House Retreat (EYF will have to wait till next week!)

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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.co.uk

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The Impressionists MKAL has opened for pre-sales today!

Laine Magazine Issue 4

Eden Cottage Yarns

I published out Curious Handmade Country House Retreat pattern, Little Meg Shawl, made from the gorgeous Canopy Fingering yarn by The Fibre Co:

Clio Pullover

Cyril Socks

Rita Socks

Mandy Pattullo

Textile Collage by Mandy Pattullo

Periscoping Sisters 

Inked Indigo Yarns Instagram

The Grocery Girls

Mrs. Browns Bags

gather.yarn Instagram

Suffolk Socks

Emma – Seren Yarns Instagram

Blue Bee Studio

Lineate Hat