CH 37: Curious Collective DKAL – Choose your Tribe

Curious Handmade Podcast 37

This week I’m recording from Australia. I’m talking a little bit about our travels and various Curious Handmade knit alongs happening at the moment.

Thank you to my show sponsor:

Juno Fibre Arts is an artisan yarn and fibre company producing a unique hand dyed collection of yarns and spinning fibres for handknits, spinning, felting and weaving. The Juno studio is located in the grounds of an old, working farm in rural Devon, surrounded by British countryside and the range draws inspiration from its stunning pastoral setting.

Juno yarn is dyed in small and exclusive batches and is available in limited editions on the Juno Arts Etsy shop so look out for the monthly shop updates towards the end of each month.

Global Nomad

I’m recording from the Sunshine Coast in Australia this week.

I’ve brought the girls over for a couple of weeks for their summer holidays and to spend time with my family.

We’re enjoying the nature in the area and the kids are enjoying looking out for local birdlife and ticking off their sightings in their Young Birders’ Birding Booklets from Birdlife Australia.

I was given a lovely birthday gift from my sister of some handpainted mohair and merino lace weight yarn from Touch Yarns in New Zealand. And also some local Alpaca yarn from Mum and Dad that I need to investigate further.

What’s in the WIP?

Pebble Beach Shawlette

Pebble Beach Shawlette in Skein Australia Yarn – I’m up to about 25%

The Pebble Beach KAL is in week 3 and the goal by Sunday 3 August is 75%.

There are some good notes on making your Pebble Beach shawl larger on these lovely projects:





Velvet Rose Shawl

Just one week left of the KAL to be in the running to win a skein of Wollmeise lace.

Curious Collective 2014 Shawl

I announced the Tribes for the Curious Collective 2014 knit along. You can read more about it on the blog post here.

There was an update for Juno Alice yarn on 31 July and there is still some Alice in the Juno Etsy shop if you would like to use the same yarn as the sample.

You can buy the yet-to-be-released pattern here for 50% off:

Dream Big 2014

The next pattern in the Dream Big collection is nearly ready for release.

It is the Sunburst Shawl knit in Kettle Yarn Co Islington in the Blighty olourway.

Here is a sneak peak of the shawl.

Sunburst Shawl Curious Handmade

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