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On today’s show my minimalist quest has turned to thinking about my wardrobe. I’ve also got some news about the next season of The Shawl Society, coming up very soon! My major WIP–aside from the super-secret shawls-to-be–has been Like a Cloud, and I’m flying through it!

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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

Announcements:

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. You can purchase a ticket on the door (cash only) or in advance from this link!

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

Show Links:

Yarn Fictions

Use Less YouTube

The Anna Edit YouTube

The Impressionist MKAL is still running until the end of May, and our FO thread is bursting with fabulous shawls. (Spoiler alert!) You still have plenty of time to post your own finished object in the thread to be in for a chance to win a wonderful prize. Many knitters have easily knit each clue in a week, so if you haven’t joined and want to hop in now, you still have time!

The final reveal of the complete Impressionists Shawl is on Tuesday May 8th and you won’t need to worry about spoiler alerts on Instagram anymore.

A Homespun House

Madelinetosh

La Bien Aimée 

Olann Yarns

Uschitita Yarn

Homespun Wonders

Maria Elena Bliss

Cima by Shibui

Silk Cloud by Shibui

Feather Your Nest

Interpretations Vol. 5

The Fibre Co.

Moel View Yarn

Suburban Stitcher

Joji Knits

A Yarn Story

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On today’s show I’m chatting about my continued decluttering and destashing adventure, and my plans to clear a spot where some dedicated sewing can happen! I’ve also got more details on the Maker’s Market in Bath, and the prize for our Impressionists MKAL. I’m also getting excited about the upcoming new Joji Locatelli pattern, the Like a Cloud Cardigan, which she has generously designed for our retreat, and which will be available to purchase very soon.

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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

Announcements:

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. You can purchase a ticket on the door (cash only) or in advance from this link!

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

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Fashion Revolution

So Just Shop

Brooklyn Knitfolk Podcast 

Voolenvine Yarngasm Poscast

Green Bean Podcast

Joji’s Journal


The last clue of the Impressionist MKAL was released last Saturday and the FO thread is starting to fill up with lovely lovely shawls by talented knitters. (Beware of spoilers!) You can finish up and post your shawl in the thread any time between now and the end of May to be in for a chance to win a wonderful prize. Many knitters have easily knit each clue in a week, so if you haven’t joined and want to hop in now, you still have time!

The final reveal of the complete Impressionists Shawl is on Tuesday May 8th and you won’t need to worry about spoiler alerts on Instagram anymore.

A Homespun House

Madelinetosh


Cima by Shibui

Silk Cloud by Shibui

Olann Yarns

Uschitita Yarn

Homespun Wonders

Maria Elena Bliss

La Bien Aimée 

Interpretations Vol. 5

#100DayProject on Instagram

Brynn and Co. Embroidery

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The Fibre Co.

Moel View Yarn

Suburban Stitcher

A Yarn Story

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Today on the show I chat about how the warmer weather has set off the urge for a spring declutter and destash: with a new level of Marie Kondo magic. I also have a few updates about how my 100 Days project is going. Most of all, I’m spending a little time stalking some shawls from the teachers at the upcomping Bath Retreat…a few of these are already WIPs, with others high on my Fantasy Queue.

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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

 

Announcements

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. You can purchase a ticket on the door (cash only) or in advance from this link!

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

Down Dog Yoga App

Impressionists MKAL

Voolenvine Yarn

Angular Momentum by Renée Callahan

Miss Babs Yarn

Jo Shawl by Renée Callahan

Shibui Shawl by Melody Hoffman

Laine Magazine

Manderines podcast

Invincible Summer Shawl by Susanne Sommer

La Bien Aimée 

Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli

Starting Point Shawl by Joji Locatelli 

Fading Point Shawl by Joji Locatelli

Shibui Knits Yarn at A Yarn Story

 

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Today on the podcast I have one more peek forward at the EYF, which is happening this weekend, and then dive into a review of the latest gorgeous collaboration between super talented designers Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki. As a special 5th anniversary treat, they’ve paired each of the patterns in their Interpretations Vol. 5 collection with a custom colourway from a wonderful indie dyer. I fall in love with some of these very special yarns and try my best to narrow down my favourite patterns from the book. Be sure to listen for your chance to win a copy of Interpretations Vol. 5 in our giveaway!

ETA: THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

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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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D & A Binder Vintage Shop Fittings

Clio Pullover

EYF Podcasters Lounge

KnitBritish

Blacker Yarns

KnitBritish Podcast 

Yarngasm Podcast

Caithness Craft

The Grocery Girls

Lina Knits

Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet

Yarn in the City

East London Knit podcast

Little Yellow Uke Crafts

Skeindeer 

:LouLeigh Podcast

TravelKnitter Hogmany Colourway

Blacker Yarns Jacob

mYak Yarn

Holmes Wrap by Michelle Wang

Pom Pom Magazine

Interpretations Volume 5

Reflection Shawl by Veera Välimäki

Uncommon Thread

Pink Hazel

Julie Asselin

Eden Cottage Yarns

Neighbourhood Fiber Co

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The Plucky Knitter

House of A La Mode

Hedgehog Fibres

La Bien Aimée

madelinetosh

Walk Collection

Interpretations Website Yarn Page

Separate Ways Pullover by Joji

Glacier Tunic by Joji

Chasing Light Shawl by Veera

The Fibre Co. Canopy 

 

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Curious Handmade Knitting Podcast Episode 161

Beautiful books of all kinds have always been a big part of my creative growth, so in this episode I’m delighted to bring you another book review. This time I’m talking about the gorgeous new volume of the Interpretations series, the latest instalment of an ongoing collaboration between two intensely talented designers.

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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.

Contest Winner:

Victoria has won a copy of Hannah Fettig’s new book Texture! Here’s Victoria’s comment:

“This book looks truly beautiful – there’s not a pattern in it that I don’t want to knit but if I had to choose I’d love to try the WestEnd cardigan – it would be the perfect wardrobe staple … I also particularly love the knitted kerchief too!”

What’s in the WIP:

I finished my Vintage Fairy Light Socks in Circus Tonic Yarn!

I’ve been designing a brand new sock design which I’ll be able to release very soon!

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Snowmelt Shawl MKAL

New York Collection by Mina Phillip

Knitting Expat Podcast

Curious Handmade Ravelry Group

Interpretations Volume 4 by Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki

Curious Handmade Episode 61: Interview with Joji Locatelli

Pom Pom Quarterly

Winterfolk

Woolfolk yarn

Fast Forward

La Bien Aimee yarn

Radiate

Tourmaline

Colourspell Shawl

Double Trouble

Léttlopi yarn

Little Bird

madelinetosh Prairie yarn

Wishes

Malabrigo Mora

East or West

Uncommon Thread Uncommon Everyday yarn

Flyaway Twist shawl

Kettle Yarn Co Twist

Monochrome

The Pucky Knitter yarn

Side by Side

madelinetosh Tosh Mo Light yarn

Giveaways

Leave a comment in this Ravelry thread for a chance to win Mina Phillip’s The New York Sock Collection.

Leave a comment on this post on the blog for a chance to win Interpretations Vol. 4 by Joji Locatelli & Veera Välimäki

Events:

I’ll be at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival which is coming up very soon!

We’re having meetups there on Friday the 10th of March and Friday the 11th of March at 1pm in the Podcaster’s Lounge, so come and say hi! Don’t forget to wear your Blacker Yarns knits if you’re participating in the BlackerPodKAL!

Those are all the notes for this episode! I’ll chat to you soon, and until then, happy knitting!

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Today’s episode is a bit of a catch up. We’re home from our holidays and starting to think about routines, and school, and new knitting projects.

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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.

A Yarn Story

Located on charming Walcot Street in the heart of Bath’s Artisan Quarter is A Yarn Story. Specialising in hand-dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world, A Yarn Story is a destination shop, both in-person and online! Major yarn and accessories brands include Hedgehog Fibres, Madelinetosh, Shibui Knits, ChiaoGoo and Cocoknits – and of course many more! Start creating your own yarn story…

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The Muse by Jessie Burton

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Slow Your Home Podcast

Little Bobbins Podcast Episode 52

Madewell Cardigan by Joji Locatelli

Join the KAL on Instagram with the hashtag #chretreatmadewellalong

Circus Tonic Yarn

Eden Cottage Yarn Oakworth in Pennine Mist

Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli

http://www.loveknitting.com/

http://www.lovecrochet.com/

MillaMia Naturally Soft Cotton

MillaMia Knitting Patterns

Malabrigo Arroyo

Reggia Pairfect from Suffolk Socks

Shawl Society News:

The mini KAL for TSS pattern #3 Asana ends on the 4th of September. Be sure to post your finished shawls to the FO thread. If you don’t make the deadline, post it anyway! I’ll be drawing from all the threads at the big overall KAL in November. The yarn hints for #4 have gone out to TSS members! Who’s ready for the next one?

Blacker Yarn Tamar DK

The Woolly Thistle

Sonja’s helpful Tamar post in the Ravelry Group

Join The Shawl Society here.

Events:

Curious Handmade Country House Retreat

Oct 20 – 23 // Cumbria, UK

We still have a few twin share places available and a single room is now available also for the Autumn Country House retreat , which I mentioned in the podcast. Do you want to knit a Madewell Retreat Cardigan and join us? It’s going to be a magnificent weekend of cosy fireside cats, ridiculous amounts of tasty food, and unlimited knitting. If you are interested in finding out more you can email me – helen@curioushandmade.com

That’s all for this week! Happy knitting, and I’ll talk to you again soon!

Ch 103: The 5th Week of Knitvent!

Helen —  December 4, 2015 — 38 Comments
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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.

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Knitvent Update:

Window #5 opened this week, and behind it was the Kindling Hat! This is a unisex design that’s really quick to knit and looks fabulous in rugged yarns for the chaps and luxurious yarn for the ladies.

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Sample 1: Westcountry Tweed in Natural

Sample 2: Bluefaced Leicester DK in Natural  with an Alpaca Fur Pom Pom

I’m adding a finished object thread to the Ravelry board, and I have some great prizes to announce for the Knitvent 2015 KAL, so don’t forget to share your FOs!

What’s in the WIP:

Times Square by Norah Gaughan I really really want to finish this one, because I’m in love with the yarn (Fibre company’s Knightsbridge) and really want to wear it.

Reyka Pullover by Cirila Rose I’m up to the colourwork and I’d also love to wear it this winter.

Cave Point Shawl by Paula from the Knitting Pipeline. So nearly done on this one and it will go with everything, so it’s another one I’m desperate to finish.

Collection Review

The Authentic Collection by Joji Locatelli

I interviewed this brilliant Argentine designer a while back, and I’m such a big fan. The patterns are all available individually, but the full collection is amazing value. There’s a lovely preview video on her website. It’s great to see the patterns being worn and moving! This is a huge collection, and would love to knit just about any of these designs.

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Puntilla is probably first on my list

She’s given us a copy of the ebook to give away this week, so if you’d like to be in with a chance to win, just leave a comment telling us which design is your favourite! I’ll draw a winner at random next week.

Other Show Links:

Being Boss Podcast Episode with Jay Prior

Paula’s charming first video podcast

The Pom Pom Quarterly Christmas Party is on Dec 11th. I’ll be attending (for my third year in a row! Time flies!) and I’m really looking forward to it. More holiday catch-ups with friends. I hope to see you there, if you’re local! Advance tickets are sold out but there will be some available on the door.

That’s everything for this week! Happy knitting!