CH: 246: Sweden Holiday Recap, Word for the Year & 19 in 2019

It’s wonderful to be back! Today I have a nice long chatty catch-up episode of the podcast for you, to kick the new Curious Handmade Year off right. I have stories from our time in Sweden and I share some hopes and dreams for the year ahead, with my word for the year and most of my 19 in 2019 Happiness Project List.

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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 specialising 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 favourite 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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Laine Magazine

Sky Map Wrap by Emily Foden

Happier Podcast 19 in 2019


We have a new crop of winners to close out our 2018 KALs!

TSS Season 3:

The Whole World is a Garden winner:

gweneverafter with post 6

Grand KAL winner:

vereader with post 6



Knitvent winner:

THSS Season 1:

Red Robin Socks
I’m extending the Shawl Society book giveaway deadline until the end of January.  Just take a cute photo of the book, or a photo of a WIP or completed shawl from The Shawl Society Season 1 and tag it with #TheShawlSociety1Book for the chance to win a very lovely prize, including a signed copy of the book, a basket from Big Blue Moma, a gorgeous skein from The Wool Kitchen, and an enamel Shawl Society pin!

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