CH 214: The 100 Day Project, Magnolia Socks, and a Wealth of WIPS


On today’s podcast, I’m back after a little break, chatting about the projects I have going on right now, the newest pattern in The Handmade Sock Society and another lovely challenge that’s inspiring me right now.

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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


Maker’s Market, Bath

We are having a Maker’s Market as part of the Curious Handmade Bath Retreat, and you’re all invited! Joji Locatelli will be signing copies of her Interpretations book, A Yarn Story will be bringing some beautiful Shibui yarn stock, and individual makers will bring their own gorgeous creations to sell as well, including kits, project bags, hand-dyed yarn, and lovely accessories. We’ll be serving tea and coffee and it will be a nice time to get together and enjoy the company of other knitters, stitchers, and makers.

Location: Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath, UK
Date: Wednesday 9th of May from 3 to 5pm

£5 Entry in advance or on the door

We’d love to see some locals there, so please do drop by if you’re in the area for a cuppa and a bit of knitting!

Show Links

The 100 Day Project

Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project, 18 in 2018

Brynn & Co

Dropcloth Samplers by Rebecca Ringquist

Beyond Measure

Creative Bug Rebecca Ringquist Embroidery Sampler

Cyril Socks

Clio Pullover

Hay Pullover

I have released the 2nd pattern in the Handmade Sock Society, The Magnolia Socks

Melbourne Magnolia Yarn at Circus Tonic Handmade

We’re at the end of the second week of the Impressionists MKAL and it’s going so beautifully!

The MKAL threads in the Curious Handmade Group are very active, so please pop in and say hello!

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