CH 142: Autumn Pleasures and Fresh Stash


On today’s episode I’m cheering myself up in the face of the cold, grey, damp weather. I’m looking forward to some of the simple pleasures of autumn, and fessing up to falling off the destash wagon in a glorious little yarn binge.

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The Shawl Society Update:

The 5th shawl in the The Shawl Society will be out next week! Keep your eyes on Instagram for a sneak peek of the design. I used two gradient sets for the samples:

Seven Sisters Arts Gradients

Seven Sisters Arts has designed a special set just for this pattern: Aurora Gradient

Even though we’re in the home stretch of TSS, we still have new members joining us all the time! If you’d like to be a part of the fun, you can join buy purchasing the Shawl Society ebook on Ravelry. You can enjoy the four patterns already released, the two surprises still on the way, and a community that will be knitting together for a long time to come.

Copper Corgi Gradients

The Knitting Pipeline

If you want a chance to win two skeins of Blacker Yarn’s special edition dyed St. Kilda Laceweight make sure that you post your finished Quill Shawl to the Finished Object Thread by Sunday October 2nd.

Show Links:

Autumn Watch


Arranmore Yarn from The Fibre Co.

The Grocery Girls

Gregoria Fibers

Moel View Yarn

Hedgerow Yarns

Crafts from the Third Floor Podcast

Norah George

Blacker Yarn St. Kilda Limited Edition Laceweight


I’m running a giveaway of The Mindfulness in Knitting by Rachel Matthews. Thanks to the publisher, I have five copies of the book available to win! You can hear all about the book on last week’s episode  and possibly win a copy for yourself, is you leave a comment on that post telling me how knitting brings your joy. Get your comment in by Tuesday the 4th of October, when I’ll be drawing five names.

That’s everything for today. Have a great weekend, and happy knitting!

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