Episode 56: Coffee & Colour

On today’s podcast we’re chatting about two new books that we were asked to review at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. We’ve got a review of Coffee with C.C. (and Dami too!) – more coffee-inspired patterns from C.C. Almon and this time with her daughter Dami as well. And we also take a peek at Knit the Rainbow, a collection of accessories designed for gradient sets by Joy McMillan. Joy of course, is also known as The Knitting Goddess and she really knows colour!

News and Events

The Countess Ablaze Dye Studio is now newly reopened in their brand new space in Manchester’s northern quarter. They are now open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and wow – the space is amazing! Congrats to the Countess and run, don’t walk to see her new space – and a new yarn too!

23 April - the London Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers coach to Wonderwool on Sunday, April 23rd. Tickets are £39 and include round-trip coach and entry to the show. Get your tickets here.

Saturday May 6th - Yarn Shop Day

Saturday, June 10th - World Wide Knit in Public Day. We’re excited to tell you that we will be co-hosting an event with The Village Haberdashery at their new location in West Hampstead. 

Make Happy – aka – What we’re working on (#yitcmakehappy)

Rachel is finally past some serious designers block on a new shawl design in Kettle Yarn Co. Beyul DK (in murky chartreuse of course...). She's also made progress on her Kippen Cardigan by Kat Goldin.

Allison has finally finished her Koolhaus hat. Knit in JOMA Yarns Mashmello Rino worsted weight in the Raygun colourway.

Allison has finally finished her Koolhaus hat. Knit in JOMA Yarns Mashmello Rino worsted weight in the Raygun colourway.

Allison's Sooper Sekrit Project is SO close to being done! Koolhaas is done, her jacket needs sleeves to be hemmed and buttons sewn on, and she's swatching for Raindrops. She's also totally distracted by yarn in my stash tthat would be PERFECT for Shusui by Susanne Sommer, who we were lucky enough to meet at EYF.

Book Reviews: Coffee and Colour

Coffee with C.C. (and Dami too!) - find all the patterns on Ravelry here. You can also find C.C. and Dami on their videocast and blog - Geeky Girls Knit.

Knit the Rainbow by Joy McMillan - find all the patterns on Ravelry here, and find Joy's yarns at The Knitting Goddess


Wrap up

Many thanks to C.C. and Joy for providing us with copies of their books to review. We hope you’ll check them out and find as much inspiration as we have.

You can find the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio and us on InstagramFacebook, 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 credits (available on NoiseTrade)
Ridiculously Happy (feat. Twilight Meadow) - Owl City