Episode 39: Catching Up

So....it's been a while since we've gabbed at you, hasn't it? Our apologies for the delay in getting this episode out; Allison was away at TNNA and our kids are in the final push for the end of the year, so it’s been a bit manic. So for this episode we thought it might be best to have a catch up.

Shout outs, news and events:

1) HUGE shout out to everyone who joined us for our first ever WWKIPDay event. It was great to see so many new faces and we hope to see a lot of you back at knit night. Sorry we forgot to take pictures! Ack!

2) Shout out too to Karie Westermann, who has funded her Kickstarter for her book, This Thing of Paper. Karie has more than doubled her fundraising goal and we couldn’t be more pleased for her. Kudos Karie!

3) Another shout out to our friend Carmen from A Yarn Story in Bath. This week in the UK people are voting on whether or not the UK should stay in the EU. Carmen wrote a blog post about how a Brexit could potentially affect her business. Take a look.

4) Our awesome podcasting pal Jo Milmine of the Shinybees podcast won this year's Best UK Podcast award. We're well chuffed for her. Congrats Jo!


25-26 June - Woolfest, Cumbria

1st July - tickets for GLYC 2016 go on sale!!!

16-17th July - Yarningham, a new show in Birmingham

16-17th July - Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival, Jyväskylä, Finland

30-31st July - Fibre East, Ampthill, Bedfordshire 


GLYC 2016 update:

Less than two weeks to go before tickets are on sale! We’re still looking for volunteers to help make this event great so if you think you might be able to help us out, please get in touch! Tickets will be £18 and you can get them directly through our website at yarninthecity.com. All net proceeds from the event will again be donated to Refuge, and we will also be collecting knitted items for Knit for Peace. Every knitted item gets you an entry into the raffle for a huge basket of goodies!

London Craft Guide update:

The London Craft Guide is now available in France! The book is still in English though… You can now find it at Boutique Le Comptoir and l’Oisive Thé et Tricot and La Bien Aimée in Paris.

Our London Craft Guide CAL (Craft-along) is in full swing! Be sure to tag your social media shares with #LCGCraftalong on Instagram and Twitter, or LCGCraftalong on Ravelry.

What we’re working on

Rachel has had a bout of startitis. She's still working on a test knit for Kettle Yarn Co., but has also cast on for the Kippen Cardigan by Kat Goldin, a Neat Ripple baby blanket from Lucy at Attic24, and the Talisman Shawl from Helen Stewart's The Shawl Society.

Allison is still working on the Toddler Hoodie, and is recovering from TNNA. Oh the yarn fumes!

Catching up:

Boy is there catching up! TNNA, new jobs, summer plans, and more.


Thanks so much for listening! Please leave us a comment or send us an email at hello@yarninthecity.com with your thoughts, or let us know what you think via TwitterFacebook and Instagram. You can also find us on iTunes or Stitcher Radio (and please consider leaving a review for us!), or download us directly from the Yarn in the City website.  

On Wednesday nights you can find us at knit night at The Goat on the Rise pub on Battersea Rise, close to Clapham Junction station in SW London. We meet from 7pm to around 10pm. The food is great and the knitters are friendly. Join us! 

Music (all available on NoiseTrade):
Come to Light - Arkells
Bittersweet Summer - Stephan Lucka

Episode 38: This Thing of Paper

Karie Westermann gets bookish with us as she tells us all about her new project, This Thing of Paper

Karie Westermann gets bookish with us as she tells us all about her new project, This Thing of Paper

On this special episode of the podcast we’ve got an interview with designer Karie Westermann and her new project, This Thing of Paper, which launched this past week on Kickstarter.

Also on the podcast we’ve got an update on what we’re working on, our upcoming craft-a-long and more details about our get together for WWKIPDay.

Shout outs, news and events

Shout out to our lovely knit night who just keep going even when we’re not there. Shout out too to MJ who was thinning out her craft resources and gave us a great crochet stitch bible after hearing us chat about our newfound love for crochet.

1 June – routes announced for this year’s GLYC - woot!!!!

1 June – join us for the London Craft Guide KAL! Knit or sew whatever project you’d like from the London Craft Guide. Or can be more than one project! 

4 June - Leeds Wool Festival

7 June - Allison will be doing a London Craft Guide trunk show at The Purple Purl in Toronto on her way to TNNA!

18 June - WWKIP Day! We also hope you’ll join us at the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park from 1:30-4:30pm. Please give us a shout and let us know if you're going to be joining us on the day so we can keep an eye out for you!

25-26 June - Woolfest, Cumbria

What we’re working on

Rachel is binding off her Coffee Date with Mark Ruffalo Shawl and contemplating what she'll do for the LCG CAL.

Allison has sleeves to go on her twist pullover. Will she make it in time for TNNA? 

Karie and Allison get cosy on the podcast

Karie and Allison get cosy on the podcast

This Thing of Paper

Karie Westermann was in the London area last weekend teaching in Hackney and Kent. We caught up with her before she caught her bus back to Glasgow to chat with her about her book project This Thing of Paper which was launched earlier this week on Kickstarter.


Thanks so much for listening! Please leave us a comment or send us an email at hello@yarninthecity.com with your thoughts, or let us know what you think via TwitterFacebook and Instagram. You can also find us on iTunes or Stitcher Radio (and please consider leaving a review for us!), or download us directly from the Yarn in the City website.  

On Wednesday nights you can find us at knit night at The Goat on the Rise pub on Battersea Rise, close to Clapham Junction station in SW London. We meet from 7pm to around 10pm. The food is great and the knitters are friendly. Join us! 

Music (all available on NoiseTrade):
Charmer - Aimee Mann
Come to Light - Arkells

Episode 37: Roadtrip!

This episode is a little later than usual as we wanted to bring you a report from Allison’s roadtrip into Devon to visit the John Arbon Textiles Mill as part of their Open Weekend. We’ve also got some other exciting roadtrip news to share with you too!

Shout outs, News and Events

A HUGE shout out to Rachel G. and Lucy O. who invited Allison to tag along with them to the John Arbon Open Weekend. Also to @anelalei in Hawaii, who Tweeted at us about enjoying the podcast - we're glad to hear it!

The amazing Rachel G. and her mad spinning skills - in a CAR!

The amazing Rachel G. and her mad spinning skills - in a CAR!

Congratulations to I Knit London who celebrated their 10th anniversary this past weekend!

1 June – join us for the London Craft Guide KAL! Knit or sew whatever project you’d like from the London Craft Guide. Or can be more than one project! 

4 June - Leeds Wool Festival

4-5th June: Wool Fair, Ickworth

7 June - Allison will be hanging out at knit night at The Purple Purl in Toronto on her way to TNNA!

18 June - WWKIP Day! We also hope you’ll join us at the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park from 1:30-4:30pm. Please give us a shout and let us know if you're going to be joining us on the day so we can keep an eye out for you!

25-26 June - Woolfest, Cumbria,

GLYC 2016 update

Route info will be published on June 1st and tickets will go on sale on July 1st. We’re adding a few new shops this year, including Stag & Bow, the iconic Liberty and Ray Stitch. Stay tuned for the routes for more details!

What we’re working on

What Rachel has been working on...(Tour de Fleece colourways for Porpoise Fur)

What Rachel has been working on...(Tour de Fleece colourways for Porpoise Fur)

Rachel has been dyeing. A lot. And slowly working on the Incredible Hullk shawl from Episode 35 which is ginormous and...hulk-like.

Allison's new Camber dress, which she's inadvertently matched up to her Lush cardi

Allison's new Camber dress, which she's inadvertently matched up to her Lush cardi

Instead of a knitting FO, this episode Allison has a sewing FO - woot! It's gorgeous, and matches her Lush cardigan perfectly. She's also working on the Twist Pullover by Cecily Glowik MacDonald from knit.wear Spring 2012, in SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Cherry. Hoping to finish for TNNA...

Roadtrip!

John Arbon explaining some of the vintage (yet fully functional!) equipment in the spinning mill as part of the John Arbon Textiles Open Weekend

John Arbon explaining some of the vintage (yet fully functional!) equipment in the spinning mill as part of the John Arbon Textiles Open Weekend

In which Allison takes a drive down to Devon, gets audio of Frankie and John, and ends up with a Mill Membership and some yarny presents.

We also announce our upcoming autumn retreat, also in Devon! In collaboration with Made on Holiday, we are hosting Knitting in the Country with Yarn in the City, a weekend-long event on 30 September - 2 October. The venue is fabulous (really!) and we will be teaching some dyeing classes and colourwork classes and how to fix your mistakes classes. Check out the website for more details and we hope you can join us in October!


Thanks so much for listening! Please leave us a comment or send us an email at hello@yarninthecity.com with your thoughts, or let us know what you think viaTwitterFacebook and Instagram. You can also find us on iTunes or Stitcher Radio (and please consider leaving a review for us!), or download us directly from the Yarn in the City website.  

On Wednesday nights you can find us at knit night at The Goat on the Rise pub on Battersea Rise, close to Clapham Junction station in SW London. We meet from 7pm to around 10pm. The food is great and the knitters are friendly. Join us! 

Music (all available on NoiseTrade):
You're My Friend - Midnight Pilot
Charmer - Aimee Mann

Episode 36: Wales in a Day

Shout outs:

Shout out to Sue Blacker and Helen, who corrected our completely butchered pronounciation of Tamar in a previous episode.

PlanetFrouFrou, who came to the Knit with Attitude book do, and told us about the Wool Fair at Ickworth in June!

News and Events:

7 May: Wharfe Wool Fair, Ilkley.

14-15th May: John Arbon Mill Open Weekend, South Moulton, Devon.

21 May: Highland Wool and Textile Fair, Dingwall Mart.

21-22 May: Baa Baa Bazaar at the Shepley Spring Festival, Shepley.

4 June: Leeds Wool Festival

4-5th June: Wool Fair, Ickworth

18th June: World Wide Knit in Public Day! We will be at the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, Hyde Park, London, from 1:30-4:30. Come join us!

25-26th June: Woolfest, Cockermouth, Cumbria.

 

What we're working on:

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Allison has finished Welcome to the Flock by Julia Farwell-Clay (except for the grafting!), in Townhouse Yarns Camden Tweed. She had a traumatic experience with a mis-counted cast on for the Twist Pullover by Cecily Glowik Macdonald, which has since been rectified, and made some progress on the Toddler Hoodie she's been working on for a while.

Rachel is still working on the Coffee Date with Mark Ruffalo shawl, and the rows are getting really really long. And she's been doing a bit of spinning.

Wales in a Day

Rachel's haul from Wonderwool

Rachel's haul from Wonderwool

We recap our trip to Wales and the gloriousness that was this year's Wonderwool Wales. As well as the downside of large and busy festivals. 


Please leave us a comment or send us an email at hello@yarninthecity.com with your thoughts, or let us know what you think via TwitterFacebook andInstagram. You can also find us on iTunes or Stitcher Radio (and please consider leaving a review for us!), or download us directly from the Yarn in the City website.  

On Wednesday nights you can find us at knit night at The Goat on the Rise pub on Battersea Rise, close to Clapham Junction station in SW London. We meet from 7pm to around 10pm. The food is great and the knitters are friendly. Join us! 

Music (all available on NoiseTrade):
Living Room - Wylder
You're My Friend - Midnight Pilot