Apologies in advance for any sound issues in this episode of the podcast - we're on either side of the pond at the moment, and do not have access to the best recording setup while that is the case.
In this episode we chat about taking our yarn on the road - Allison to Scotland and Rachel to the United States - and we've got some great shops to tell you about, along with our tips on what makes the perfect road trip project.
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News and Events:
GLYC 2016 tickets are on sale! The event is now over 50% sold, with five routes sold out, out so don’t wait too long to get your tickets! We've also started posting our sponsors for GLYC2016, including title sponsor Erika Knight! Other sponsors include Cocoknits, Daughter of a Shepherrd, The Little Grey Girl, Owl About Yarn, Pom Pom Quarterly, SweetGeorgia Yarns, Third Vault Yarns and Tin Can Knits,
Now until 4th September – the Missoni Art Colour exhibition is on at the Fashion & Textile Museum in London.
30-31st July - Fibre-East, Ampthill, Bedfordshire.
5-6th August - the British Wool Show, York Auction Mart, Murton, York.
12-19th August - Knitting & Crochet in the Faroe Islands with Carol Meldrum
12-18th August - Hiking and Knitting between Fire and Ice, with Helene Magnusson, Iceland.
20-28th August - Yarn Along the Rockies, Colorado Front Range
What we're working on:
Allison is obsessed with her Wavedeck Shawl by Kate Atherley, and will be done shortly. She's also started the Garter Goodness Shawl by Stephen West.
Rachel is working on Lambton Panes from Cowtown Knits, and her Kippen Cardigan by Kat Goldin from the Crochet Project, as well as a men's sweater design for A Yarn Story in the luscious Arranmore from The Fibre Company. The Tour de Fleece is now done - you can see photos of her spinning (and the rest of Team Porpoise Fur) on her Ravelry board.
Summer Road Trip:
Allison hit five shops in three days in Scotland, and she tells us all about her visits, including a trip to the New Lanark Mill. Rachel has grand plans for Fiber Space in Alexandria, VA; Looped Yarn Works in Dupont Circle, DC, and WEBS in Northampton, MA in the immediate future. She might also hit Dyakcraft, Golding Fiber Tools and Spunky Eclectic!
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Music (all available on NoiseTrade):
No Matter Where We Go - Whitney
Airport Bar - Martin Courtney