Episode 26: Counting Down to Christmas

We've had our last event of the year, the Bath Christmas Craft Crawl, which has inspired us to think about knitting gifts and gifts for knitters.

News and Events

Getting a knit on while waiting to visit the archive at the Bath Fashion Museum and discovering The Makery

Getting a knit on while waiting to visit the archive at the Bath Fashion Museum and discovering The Makery

The Bath Christmas Craft Crawl Recap!

5th December - Knit for Peace Knit-in at the Barbican

11th December - PPQ Christmas party

London Craft Guide Update

Now with the designers, and looking at an end-of-2015 or very-early-2016 release date. Thank you all for your patience and our apologies about the continued delay!

Important note: if you preordered the book at the Yarn in the City Pop Up Marketplace, please email us!!!

What we’re working on

Rachel has almost finished two sets of fingerless mittens in Mind the Gap sport weight, and has decided (for the moment) that the other presents aren't due until just after Christmas, and can therefore wait. She is madly and obsessively working on Dark and Stormy by Thea Colman in SweetGeorgia Superwash Merino in Wasabi.

Allison has whipped up a basic but quick cowl out of her latest handspun

Allison has whipped up a basic but quick cowl out of her latest handspun

Allison is making great progress on Grettir by Jared Flood, and is almost at yoke. She's finished a quick, made up cowl with Porpoise Fur handspun from the Lab Goddess Fibre Club, and has a pair of socks for her dad to work on; pattern is from Kate Atherley's new book, "Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet", which we reviewed in Episode 23.

2015 Gift Guide – Tiny Treats

Yarn bowls - Emily Cross Ceramics, Little Wren Pottery, Hadley Clay, Earth Wool & Fire, and Kingfishersblue.

Sheep Shawl sticks by JUL Designs.

Sirka counter - photo courtesy of YAK

Sirka counter - photo courtesy of YAK

Sirka counter, available at YAK or Meadow Yarn.

Moth cards by Max Alexander, available at Prick Your Finger or Max’s World.

Silver crochet hooks by Lyn Roberts at A Yarn Story

The Knitters Keep from CocoKnits - photo courtesy of CocoKnits

The Knitters Keep from CocoKnits - photo courtesy of CocoKnits

Christmas jumper earrings - photo courtesy of Hello Sunshine

Christmas jumper earrings - photo courtesy of Hello Sunshine

Knitters jewellery - Hello Sunshine, Max's World, Silverdashery

John Arbon's fabulous wool and alpaca socks

Grounded by Heather Ordover


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Music credits (all available on NoiseTrade)
Santa Claus is Strumming to Town - The Winter Failure
This Christmas - Paste Holiday Sampler 2014
Christmas is All Around (Love Actually) - Sleeping at Last