Episode 14: Knitting is not a Competition

What's going on (in brief):

30-31st May: Proper Woolley, Holsworthy, Devon.

20 June: the Brighton Knit and Make Social - come down to the beach with us for a day of hanging out and relaxing!

26-27 June: Woolfest, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Allison's 'beach cowl' test knit of Rachel's design in the new Islington DK by Kettle Yarn Co. in the summer colourway Parapadschada

Allison's 'beach cowl' test knit of Rachel's design in the new Islington DK by Kettle Yarn Co. in the summer colourway Parapadschada

What we're working on:

Rachel is frantically trying to finish a handspun sweater out of a combo spin from the Hello Yarn Fiber Club. She also got a bunch of spinning done on her spindle sweaterlot at the I Knit Fandango. 

Allison is working on two test knits for Rachel - one is a cowl in the new Kettle Yarn Co Islington DK, and the other is Latticewing in handspun. She's also been spinning some Rocky Mountain Dyeworks roving in True Turquoise.

Knitting is not a competition

We were lucky enough to get a chance to chat with Karina Westermann about her recent blog posts (Part 1 and Part 2) on the question of: where is knitting going and are we in danger of having the crafting world become all about perfection that should be aspired to rather then projects that we enjoy. We hope you enjoy the interview, and please reach out with any thoughts comments or further discussion - we'd love to hear what you think!


As always you can find us on RavelryFacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest. Please don't hesitate to share your thoughts and feedback with us, and please come say hi at any of the events we're attending if you get a chance! Everyone is welcom to come join our Wednesday night knit group from 7-9 pm (or longer) at The Goat on the Rise, Clapham SW11 1EQ.

Music credits (all available on NoiseTrade)
Loneliness & Alcohol - Jars of Clay
Fierce Flawless - Ani Difranco
Everything You've Done Wrong - Sloan
Brick by Brick - Ritse