Episode 44: Knitting Season

There's starting to be a crispness to the air which means that knitting season is here! We're a little giddy over this small fact and are ready to cast on ALL. THE. THINGS.

Happily, the interminable toddler hoodie is finally DONE!

Happily, the interminable toddler hoodie is finally DONE!

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News and Events:

The goody bags are all ready to go for GLYC 2016 this weekend!

The goody bags are all ready to go for GLYC 2016 this weekend!

Only a handful of tickets are left for this year's GLYC. Get your tickets here for this weekend!

September 5th - Knitflix, part of the Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival. More details posted in our Ravelry group here.

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

September 24-25 – Masham Sheep Fair, Masham 

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

September 25th - London Wool Fair & Sheep Drive - happening around Monument and London Bridge and featuring 40 craft and fashion accessories market stalls, 12 street food stalls and 4 fashion pods with displays and a display showing the story of wool. The event will also feature the Band of the Irish Guard and their Irish wolfhound mascot.

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

September 30-October 2 – Made on Holiday Yarn in the Country retreat in Devon. We're excited to have been invited by Made on Holiday to teach at their retreat and are looking forward to a fantastic weekend playing with colour. There's 10% off registration for YITC listeners - just use code GLYC2016 when making your booking.

What we're working on:

Rachel has cast on for the Espresso Macchiato socks in her excitement with the start of knitting season. Her latest huge shawl is almost done but finishing was thwarted by missing yarn.

A colourful easy ripple baby blanket for a lucky baby

A colourful easy ripple baby blanket for a lucky baby

Allison has FINALLY finished the never-ending Toddler Hoodie (which had almost never ending ends to weave in thanks to the stripes). She's also finished crocheting an Easy Ripple baby blanket (minus the border) and has moved back to finishing her Because Sock Yarn shawl.

Knitting Season:

Both of us are making plenty of plans of what to knit next now that the weather is starting to turn! We chat about our goals, all the things we want to cast on and how we get ourselves organised for the best knitting season of the year. Apparently there's a whole back-to-school philosophy that we agree on and a heavy amount of pre-processing is involved.

Fancy an informal KAL to get ready for the Yarnporium?

Fancy an informal KAL to get ready for the Yarnporium?

We also decide that Kate Bostwick's upcoming Lambton Panes KAL should be the "unofficial KAL" leading up to November's Yarnporium. Join us?

Wrap up:

Congrats to knusperfelix and katt94 who were the winners in our London Craft Guide Craftalong! and many thanks to Linda from Kettle Yarn Co. and Carmen from A Yarn Story for providing us with some fantastic prizes!

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! Erika Knight will be our guest of honour at the after party with an informal talk and Q&A. Linda from Kettle Yarn Co. will also be there 

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 (all available on NoiseTrade):
I want you to want me - Letters to Cleo
Pass it on - Candythief