(with apologies to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
In this episode we recap the upcoming chock-full month of October, our recent FOs and the glorious (and wet!) fourth annual Great London Yarn Crawl, as well as having a bit of an inpromptu chat with Linda Lencovic from Kettle Yarn Co. about her new collection for her amazing Baskerville yarn, Dusk to Dawn.
The Loveliest Yarn Company is a new online yarn shop bringing you the loveliest yarn and knitting accessories. Buying yarn online can be a bit fraught so they have gathered the best into one place. They have knit, washed and worn everything so people know it’s all been tried and tested by knitters. The Loveliest Yarn Company stock artisan hand dyed yarn from Life in the Long Grass, organic merino from Rosy Green Wool, some great stalwarts of the yarn world from West Yorkshire Spinners, irresistible accessories from Merchant and Mills and lots more. All from theloveliestyarncompany.co.uk.
Podcast listeners can get 10% off in September with the code YITCEnabled2016. If you aren’t shopping for yarn at the moment, sign up for their newsletter on the site.
Shout outs, news and events:
24th September-2nd October: Shetland Wool Week
1st October: Cheshire Fibre Festival
2nd October: Perth Festival of Yarn
5-9th October: Knitting & Stitching Show, Ally Pally
8th October: Little Grey Girl birthday party, Countess Ablaze Studio
9th October: YARN the movie, various locations - we'll be at Hackney Picturehouse.
10th-16th October: UK Wool Week
15th October: Stitch Solihull stitch up
22nd-23rd October: Bakewell Wool Gathering
29th-30th October: Kendal Wool Gathering
What we're working on:
Rachel has finished, at long last, her Dark and Stormy by Thea Colman in SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted in Wasabi - woot! She is also finishing a pair of Espresso Macchiatto socks from Coffee with C.C., and is trying to figure out what project she's going to take to Yarndale for working on at the Porpoise Fur booth.
Allison finished the shawl part of Because Sock Yarn, whipped up a bulky Everyday Brew hat by the lovely Clare Devine and has started the Lambton Panes Shawl from Cowtown Knits.
Yarn Crawlers of the Baskervilles:
2016 GLYC Statistics:
100 yarn crawlers
112 knits collected for Knit for Peace
And £1185 raised for our charity, Refuge. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! That's almost £3,800 to date!
You can find the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio and us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, in our Yarn in the City group on Ravelry, or in person on Wednesday nights at our knit night at The Goat on the Rise between 7 and 10pm. Everyone’s really friendly and we hope to see you there!
Have a great couple of weeks and we’ll chat with you soon!
Music (all available on NoiseTrade):
Remember the Monarchs - A Land Outside of This
New Beginning - Lauren Mann