CH 201: The Last Show of The Year and Holiday Knitting Plans

On today’s episode I’m winding up another wonderful year of knitting and podcasting with the wonderful Curious Crew. I’m trying to slow down for a few weeks to soak in the holiday vibes, but of course there will be plenty of knitting behind the scenes. We’re heading away for Christmas this year so there’s lots of packing to be done and lots of holiday knitting decisions to be made!

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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

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Brooklyn Knitfolk

Voolenvine Yarngasm

A Homespun House

Little Bobbins

Land of Sweets Cowl

Knitting Outside the Box by Bristol Ivy

The Knitvent 2017 KAL will run through January 31st, so that you have lots of relaxed knitting time to wrap up your projects over the holidays.

I have two lovely prizes from PrairieBagWorks and Andre Sue Knits so be sure to post your projects in the Finished Object Thread as you complete them for your chance to win!

Little Skein in The Big Wool

Hay Pullover by Clare Mountain

Vintage Fairy Light Socks

Circus Tonic Handmade

The Yarn Tart – Suffolk Socks

Yarn Ink Yarns

Mrs. Brown’s Bags

Knit Aid Knitmas Event in London

The Knit Aid UK Collection Deadline is the 22nd of December for sending hand knitted gifts to refugee camps in Europe. In honour of their work, you can knit my Warm Wishes Hottie Cover pattern for free with the code KNITAID on Ravelry. Hot water bottle covers are in high demand in the camps at this time of year, but you are also welcome to knit it for your own loved ones.

Unicef Syrian Appeal

That’s everything for this week…and this year! Keep in touch with me over Instagram and on Ravelry, and make sure you’re signed up to my mailing list. I’ll see you all in 2018 and until then I’m wishing you happy holidays and happy knitting!

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