Yarns from the Plain

A podcast for knitters, crocheters and anyone else who loves playing with yarn!

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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Episode 37 show notes

Hello from an echo-y conservatory in the Cheshire Plain. This episode I talk Christmas, gin, giveaways and handspun!

If you would like to be entered into the giveaway for either a skein of laceweight Posh yarn or a skein of sockweight Posh Yarn, leave me a message by January 31st telling me which one you'd like to win and why. You can leave a message here on the show notes, over on the show notes on the Podbean site,

On (and Off) The Needles
I finished the One-Row Handspun Scarf in my first (and second) wheelspun in merino. My Ravelry project details are here.

I didn't finish the second pair of Mrs Beetons, so there are no photos on my Ravelry notes yet.

I made Christmas cards using some of JaneKAL's 9 patch cushion pattern for Woolsack. Details are sketchy, but here and here.

I made a start on my Rainbow Scrappy Liesl, too. Details are here.

Festive Fibre-y Gifts
I took part in the Secret Santa on the UK Spinners board on Ravelry and got some lovely goodies from Shunklies:

Secret Santa goodies!

I also got a stand for my Ashford Loom from my hubby and The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook from Mum and Dad.

Posh Yarn
Woolsack site

Music: Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album TrĂ¥d, available from Magnatune.

We have a listeners' map! Please go on over to pop in a pin - I'd love to see where you all are!

Feel free to leave a comment here or at http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.podbean.com/, or email me at yarnsfromtheplain@googlemail.com. We have a Ravelry group here, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain and on Twitter as talesfromplain (although Tweeting can be sporadic!).



  1. I'd love to win a skein of Posh Yarn lace weight yarn. I've never tried that yarn before, and what better way to try a new yarn than free? Thanks for the chance to win. Your cards turned out wonderfully. What a nice idea, and what scrumptious Secret Santa gifts!

  2. I'd love to win the sock weight. I always have a pair of socks on the needles and have never tried Posh! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. I'd be happy to win either, but you said something about "green lace weight," so I will try for the lace weight. Greeeeeeeen! I was perusing patterns and Argante looked like a nice little shawlette (depending on how fine the yarn is) or maybe Annis. Thanks for the chance and I love your podcast.

  4. I would love to win laceweight Posh yarn, because I have yet try it and I would love get my hands on them and try out new patterns! I love the color combination of your Rainbow Scrappy Liesl