We are still enjoying the month long celebration of all things sheepy that is Wovember, In this episode, we have some shout outs, some exciting news and events, a few FOs and gift knitting underway, and a fabulous interview with Louise Scollay from Knit British which continues the theme from last episodes chat with Rachel Atkinson of My Life in Knitwear about the UK wool industry.
Also - it's our one year pod-iversary! We started the podcast a year ago on November 11th, 2014. Thanks so much for being a part of our Yarn in the City community but mostly thank you for listening to us ramble on (and on!) about yarn-y things!
News and Events:
14th November - the release of Rachel's collection for The Fibre Co., and the kick off of A Yarn Story's Winter Cables KAL! You can find the collection on Ravelry, and join in the KAL with us on the A Yarn Story board.
25th November - will be a special Knit Night at The Goat. We'll have some snacks, some yarn to tempt you from Lola at Third Vault Yarns and maybe even a Secret Santa! We'll also collect any handknits and unwanted yarn or tools on behalf of Knit for Peace. Since this will be a little different than our regular knit nights, please RSVP on the thread in our Ravelry group if you'd like to join us.
28th November - the Bath Christmas Craft Crawl! Now with all the details on the Event Page.
5th December - speaking of Knit for Peace, they're holding a Knit-In at the Barbican in London from 10:30am to 5:30pm. Why not come and knit for a bit and contribute by knitting a square for a blanket? They'll also be accepting handknits and materials if you miss bringing them to us at knit night.
What we're working on:
Rachel finished her Angostura vest by Ysolda Teague, in Blacker Yarns Cornish Tin, and is so pleased with it! She's now moved on to some fingerless mitts for her kids out of Trailing Clouds Stratus sport in "Mind the Gap" of course.
Allison has a bunch of projects on the go: she's finished the first sleeve of Grettir by Jared Flood, and should have the second done this week. She's also been working on her Quaking Aspen Shawl in The Fibre Co Acadia, and has started Hamlet the Cheetah from Edward's Menagerie. Also on the list of WIPs is the hoodie for a small boy in Canada that needs to be finished ASAP. On the spinning front, she's spun up her Alpha, Beta, Gamma Finn from the Lab Goddess Fibre club into singles and is going to ply them soon.
Woolly Wovember, Part Deux:
Louise Scollay is the British wool enthusiast behind Knit British. What started as a year-long challenge to knit only with British wool has grown into an ongoing exploration of local yarns, sheep and wool that has spread far beyond the UK. Louise talks with us about the ongoing Breed Swatch-along that kicked off at the beginning of October, about Wovember and the development of this year's theme of the Small Producer, and about her response to Rachel Atkinson's Fleeced blog post.
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Music credits (all available on NoiseTrade)
Morning Light - The Dirty Guv'nahs
Loneliness & Alcohol - Jars of Clay
Hands & Hearts - Katrina Stone