CH 179: On Confetti sleeve island

Today’s post is a little roundup of everything going on in the Curious Handmade community right now and all the wonderful things coming up, with a few updates about my own WIPs and a little more information and advice about the yarn for the third TSS shawl.

Show Sponsors:

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.

Show Links:

My interview on the Yarniacs Podcast last week!

The Pomfest birthday celebration in happening in London on the 14th or 15th of July!

My interview with the Pom Pom founders

Curious Handmade KAL News:

GLYC Anniversary KAL

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Great London Yarn Crawl here will be a KAL for Fireflies Rising starting on the 1st of July and running until the 5th of September!

The Great London Yarn Crawl 2017

Fireflies Rising Shawl.

Dream Big Collection

Yarn in the City’s GLYC Anniversary KAL thread


Sprite’s Fen KAL

Sprite’s Fen

The Sprite’s Fen Mini KAL for members of The Shawl Society Season II is running from 1 June to 6 July 2017.
There will be some gorgeous prizes from Seven Sisters Arts and Julie Asselin for randomly selected entries posted in the FO thread by the 6th of July!

Fairyhill KAL


I have drawn a new winner for the Woolbarn prize:

kathleen188 with post 161 in the FO thread

What’s in the WIP:

Confetti by Veera Välimäki

Voolenvine Yarn

Ice Cream Sundae Cardigan by Julie Sunshine

Julie Asselin Leizu DK Yarn

Box O’ Sox KAL

Sock Bash KAL

Sprite’s Fen

Walcot Yarns Opus

That wraps up our notes and links for this chapter! Thank you for listening and happy knitting! x

More To Explore


Learn all the essential skills you need to start knitting stunning handmade shawls with the FREE Spindrift Shawl Pattern and Online Workshop

Magazine Covers with Helen Stewart on it and a knitted shawl wrapped around her neck and shoulders