CH 204: The 2018 Make Nine Challenge

On today’s show I’m starting to get excited about the upcoming Edinburgh Yarn Festival and the Podcast Lounge. I’ve also been deep in planning for the year and discovered the 2018 Make Nine Challenge, which has inspired me to put together a list of personal projects I’d love to complete by the end of the year.

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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


I am so delighted to welcome sock knitters new and old to our mysterious sock fellowship.
You can now join at the Early Bird Price for a short time.
There’s already lively conversation going on in our Ravelry thread, and from past experience I know that this is going to be an incredible group of passionate, friendly, community-minded knitters. I can’t wait to get started!

Show Links

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

Podcast Lounge

Blacker Yarn 

Quill Shawl

Fluffy Fibers

Fluffy Fibers Instagram

Lucky Lucille Blog Post

Home Row Fiber Co Instagram

My 2018 Make Nine list

Juno Fibre Arts Alice Yarn – discontinued

Ysolda Blend no. 1

Brooklyn Knitfolk Podcast

Triskelion Yarn

Voolenvine Yarns 

Yarngasm Podcast

Moeke Yarns

My Make Nine Pinterest Board

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