Yarns from the Plain


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

Episodes can be downloaded from iTunes, directly from http://yarnsfromtheplain.podbean.com or streamed using the widget below.

Monday, 31 December 2012

Episode 63: Pod Paaarrrty!

Hello and welcome to a celebratory episode of the podcast. It's my third podiversary - woo hoo!

Links
CaithnessCraftCollective podcast
Raspberry vodka recipe (the actual recipe is for gin but I used vodka instead)
Damson gin recipe
Christmas Pudding vodka recipe
I can't find the exact recipe I used for the Damson brandy, but you could use the Damson gin one. The reason the one we sampled was so syruppy was because I used damsons from  the freezer that had been cooked in sugar with the intention of making jam, then followed the recipe and added more sugar! If I track the recipe down, I'll post an update.

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

We have a listeners' map. Please go on over to pop in a pin - we're covering 5 continents now but I'd still 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 AT googlemail DOT 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!).


TTFN

Nic x

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Episode 62: Une carte postale de Paris

Hello all! this is an extra episode, recorded when we visited Paris earlier this year.

Here are a few snaps...  Who couldn't include the Eiffel Tower? Especially at dusk, when it's covered in twinkly lights...

Some enigmatic bird...

Naopleon III's apartments at the Louvre.

La Droguerie...



Apologies that this one is on its side. I took it on the iPad and no matter how many times I save it in the other oirientation, it's not having any of it!



Boules in front of Les Invalides...



A statue on the Pont Alexandre III. I was fascinated by the padlocks...

Look! It's Miss France!


Links
La Droguerie
Lil Weasel
The Louvre
La Musée Rodin
La  Musée du Quai Branly

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

We have a listeners' map. Please go on over to pop in a pin - we're covering 5 continents now but I'd still 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 AT googlemail DOT 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!).

TTFN,
Nic x

Monday, 24 December 2012

Episode 61: Once Upon A Christmas On Northumberland Street

Hello from an incredibly cold and windy north East of England! This episode contains another small amount of knitting, a present fail situation and some windy audio from The Toon.

Knitting
After a few rows on the Mrs Beeton mitts, I left them behind (doh!) so am making slow progress on the Adrift cardigan, a beautiful Stolen Stitches design. Still no new photos on my Ravelry details, I’m afraid.

A Festive Postcard ...from Fenwick’s window.
The quality of the video isn't great since I took it on my phone, but I thought it would give you an idea. I have no idea how many places still do this, but I know that no store in Oxford, Manchester or Liverpool does anymore.
video


Music
Sans Day Carrol-Sussex Carol-Deck The Halls by James Edwards (Introduction) and Shchedrik – Carol of the Bells by Kitka (closing music) from The Magnatune Collection Christmas Music. Available to subscribers from Magnatune.


We have a listeners' map. lease go on over to pop in a pin - we're covering 5 continents now but I'd still 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 AT googlemail DOT 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!).



TTFN

Nic x

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Episode 60: Under A Rock

Hello from a cold and wet Cheshire Plain. In this episode I share the world’s smallest amount of knitting, drool over some cables and share some happy and some sad news.

On The Needles: Some Mrs Beeton mitts. Ravelry details here, but no pictures yet, I’m afraid.

Podcaster News: The return of Life as a Nuurdygirl podcast and the awful news about KnitPurlGurl. RIP Karrie.

Links

Music
Sans Day Carrol-Sussex Carol-Deck The Halls by James Edwards (Introduction and segue music) and Dancing Day Part II –Coventry Carol by Stephane Potvin and the Con Brio Choir (closing music) from The Magnatune Collection Christmas Music. Available to subscribers from Magnatune.

We have a listeners' map. lease go on over to pop in a pin - we're covering 5 continents now but I'd still 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 AT googlemail DOT 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!).


TTFN

Nic x

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Episode 59: Oops I Did It Again!

Hello from a distinctly chilly Cheshire Plain! In this episode I wonder if I've lost my marbles, coo over a virtual new-born and confess my latest obsession...

On The Needles
Adrift by Stolen Stitches in Lundy by The Natural Dye Studio.

News

The Playful Baby has arrived! If you haven't listened to GreenTriangleGirl at the A Playful Day podcast, go and listen.
One of my photos was featured in a post on Saturday 24th November on the Wovember website. Please go over and browse -it's a great read.

Something I Really Like
Patchwork. Who knew?
I've been learning with Cheshire Needlecraft.



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

We have a listeners' map. lease go on over to pop in a pin - we're covering 5 continents now but I'd still 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 AT googlemail DOT 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!).



TTFN

Nic x