Episode 43: Goodies

Some of the fabulous loot going in the goody bags for this year's GLYC. These custom stitch markers are from Yarnistry.

Some of the fabulous loot going in the goody bags for this year's GLYC. These custom stitch markers are from Yarnistry.

We are reunited once again on the same side of the pond, and we are ogling the goodies that have been coming in for this year’s Great London Yarn Crawl! They’re too fabulous not to share so this episode will be lots of love and shoutouts for our amazing sponsors.

So go hide your credit cards, grab your coffee and your knitting, and kick back with us!

Sponsor:

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 July, August and September with the code YITCEnabled2016.  If you aren’t shopping for yarn at the moment, sign up for their newsletter on the site. 

News and Events:

There are less than 40 tickets left for this year’s Great London Yarn Crawl as of recording day! Make sure you’re keeping an eye on our Ravelry board and our blog for details about the day as well as logistics and our sponsors.

Now until 4th September – the Missoni Art Colour exhibition is on at the Fashion & Textile Museum in London.

September 4th – Horsley Wool Fair and Artists' Open Studio, Horsley NE15 0NT

September 16-18 – Kirstie Allsop presents The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace

September 24-25 – Masham Sheep Fair, Masham HG4 4DZ

September 24-25 – Yarndale, Skipton Auction Mart (where you can get your Porpoise Fur and YITC fix)

Septembe 29-October 2 – Loch Ness Knit Fest in Inverness, Scotland

September 30-October 2 – Made on Holiday Yarn in the Country retreat in Devon with us

Photo credit: The Canadian Press, RCMP Twitter Alberta Twitter

Photo credit: The Canadian Press, RCMP Twitter Alberta Twitter

Knitting for Fort McMurray - Podcast listener Ramona has been organising a knitting drive in Toronto to benefit those affected by the devastating fire in Fort McMurray, Alberta earlier this spring (the whole city had to be evacuated!). Winters in Fort McMurrary are incredibly cold and woolies would be very welcome. Check out Ramona's blog to learn more about how you can help. Knits are being collected until the end of September.

What we’re working on

Rachel's Lambton Panes shawl is finished and glorious!

Rachel's Lambton Panes shawl is finished and glorious!

Rachel is knitting a big ass shawl - Lothian by Justyna Lorkowska. She's finised her Lambton Panes by Cowtown Knits, and made a bit of progress over her holiday on her Knightsbridge Shawl by Anniken Allis for the #LCGcraftalong, but is sadly probably not going to finish in time...

Another big shawl: Rachel is still working on the Kensington Shawl from the London Craft Guide - in her own handspun.

Another big shawl: Rachel is still working on the Kensington Shawl from the London Craft Guide - in her own handspun.

Allison is crocheting. And finished the toddler hoodie. Except for weaving in the ends and sewing it up, so it actually doesn't really count. She also regrets ever saying that she missed Rachel. ;-) She's almost done with the second mitt for Because Sock Yarn, also for the #LCGcraftalong, and may finish the shawl in time - woot!

Goodies (aka sponsor love)

Awesome, amazing sponsors for this year's GLYC, and we share some good details!

Title sponsor:

Erika Knight

Goodie Bags:

Cowtown Knits

East London Knits

Inspiration Knits

Owl About Yarn

Soak

Third Vault Yarns

Yarnistry

 

Door prizes:

Anna Maltz

Cocoknits

Daughter of a Shepherd

Inspiration Knits

Kettle Yarn Co.

The Little Grey Girl

Loop

Wild & Woolly

Pom Pom Quarterly

SweetGeorgia Yarns

Tin Can Knits


Wrap up

We hope you’ll make a plan to join us on Saturday, September 10th for the Great London Yarn Crawl. Tickets are selling quickly so get yours soon

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):
I want you to want me - Letters to Cleo
Pass it on - Candythief