CH 203: Many, many sock knitting plans

Today on the show I’m reflecting a little bit more on the “Word of the Year” idea, with some wonderful words chosen by some of our Curious Crew Members. I also answer some questions about The Handmade Sock Society, which will be starting in February, and introduce you to a fabulous charity effort fueled by the love of yarn and the power of handknit socks.

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.

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

Show Links

Twas the Night Before Christmas Socks

Circus Tonic Handmade

Hay Pullover

Laine Magazine

If you’d like to learn more about The Flower Power Fund and all the gorgeous sock yarn involved, make sure to follow the Instagram account @FlowerPowerFund. You can also stay connected with the community on Facebook, here.

Marie Curie Charity

Flower Power Fund mailing list

West Yorkshire Spinners

Marie Curie Quest Socks

Norah George Yarns Snowdrop Preorders

Sign up to the Curious Handmade Mailing List at this link

Apple Blossom Socks

Vintage Fairy Light Socks

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