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.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Episode 68: Knitting & Crochet Blog Week 2013

A little mini-episode to tie in with this year's Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, organised by Eskimimi. If you want to find any of the blogposts, you need to seach for the special tags listed here on Eskimimi's blog. My entries can be found on my pre-podcast blog, Tales From The Plain.

Look! A finished object!

It's the Adrift knit in the Natural Dye Studio Sirene. I've already cast on another, in Exmoor blueface, a sample run 4 ply by John Arbon Textiles. I'll be wearing it at Wonderwool tomorrow, Saturday 27th April. See you there!

Friday, 5 April 2013

Episode 67: Zips and Lips

Hello from an almost Springlike Cheshire Plain, specifically the carpark in the Blakemere Craft Village! In this episode I waffle on about the weather (again!), review something I've never reviewed before and just shake my head in despair at my knitterly ADHD.

What's On The Needles?
Zipping along on the Tomten:

I've also swatched for a seamless yoke sweater by Elizabeth Zimmermann (I blame A Playful Day ;) !), using some of the Sheepfold blues and purples and cream left over from my Woolsack cushions. This is one idea for some colourwork....

...and this is the first part of the hem, with the picot row worked.

Inspector Norse by Lipservice Theatre

Something I Really Like
The Killing

Upcoming Events
Wingham Woolwork Fibre Sampling Workshop, 6th April 2013, Frodsham Community Centre;

Wonderwool Wales, 27-28 April 2013, Builth Wells, Powys;
Woolfest, 28-29 June 2013, Cockermouth, Cumbria;
Fibre East, 27-28 July 2013, Ampthill, Bedford;
Yarndale, 28-29th September 2013, Skipton.

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

Make Contact!
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! Please 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!).

Nic x