Yarns from the Plain

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

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Monday, 7 May 2012

Episode 50: Gold?

Hello from a sunny Cheshire Plain! In this episode I reflect on my lack of productivity, review a new toy and ‘fess up on my purchases at Wonderwool Wales.

Works in Progress
A little bit of work on the Sheep squares designed by Ann Kingstone. The pattern is for a 4ply colourwork cushion knitted in the round; I used it to knit 13cm squares in aranweight yarn. I also warped up my new loom with Bute from Texere. The weft is a selection of green yarns left over from my Woolsack cushions. Sorry for the lack of pictures.

Woolsack Haul
Some Polworth from EasyKnits (and some Falkland for my friend); a Manx Laughtan fleece; some Torddu from Sheepfold and some Dazzle HT from Natural Dye Studio to make a Millicent. The photo I have is rather badly lit, I'll try and sort it and get it up later.

12” Ashford Knitter’s Loom with carry bag

Something I Really Like
The Draw Something app on my phone.

Upcoming Events:
Woolfest at Mitchelss, Cockermouth, Fri 22nd and Sat 23rd June 2012
Fibre East is at Scald End Farm, Mill Lane, Thurleigh, Bedford, MK44 2DP, Sat 14th and Sun 15th July 2012


Music: Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.

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