Episode 75: More Yarn Show Hijinks

Following on from our last episode where we recapped the Edinburgh Yarn Festival, we’re making plans to check out a new yarn show on the horizon: Woollinn Dublin coming up at the end of May. We chat with organiser Lisa Sisk, who is also one of the owners of Dublin’s beautiful LYS This Is Knit, about what it’s like to put on a yarn show. Plus, we have tickets to the show to giveaway!

What we’re working on:

  Allison is making good progress on Helen Stewart's Impressionists MKAL using deep stash.

Allison is making good progress on Helen Stewart's Impressionists MKAL using deep stash.

Allison is feeling pretty smug after finishing her Gradient Pullover and Winter Dawn shawl so she also busted out a new toque (Pull the Wool Over) out of her souvenir yarn purchase from Vogue Knitting Live in New York. She’s now working on Helen Stewart’s Impressionists MKAL and using Martina Behm’s Strickplaner 2018 to try and wrangle the rest of her projects and WIPs for Q2.

  Rachel's new Marginalia pullover is definitely orange, NOT red!, in this photo!

Rachel's new Marginalia pullover is definitely orange, NOT red!, in this photo!

Rachel cast on her Marginalia pullover in Triskelion Arthur DK and finished a hat in Bloomsbury DK from The Yarn Collective. And has been spinning up a storm. And thinking about quilting…

MORE yarn show hijinks:

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We have a good idea of how challenging it is to plan a yarn show. So we have great admiration for our interview guest, Lisa Sisk, and her team who are bringing a much needed yarn show to Ireland. Woollinn Dublin will debut for the first time on the 25th of May. While they may be new to show organising, Lisa and her team are also the owners of Dublin LYS This is Knit, and have leveraged their relationships with designers and dyers to put together an amazing line of exhibitors and teachers. We spoke to Lisa about her experience with pulling the show together, and it sounds like it's going to be absolutely amazing!

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Many thanks to Lisa for taking the time to chat with us about Woollinn Dublin. She has kindly given us a pair of weekend access tickets to for a giveaway! Getting to Dublin is easy from many spots in the UK and Europe, so if you think you’d like to hop over for the weekend, or even for the day like Allison, please leave a comment on the show notes. We’ll choose a winner on Sunday, April 15th and announce the winner on Instagram. Be sure to leave your Ravelry name or some other way of contacting you in case you win!


Wrap up:

Many thanks for joining us for another episode! You can find the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio (please rate, review and subscribe!) and you'll find us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter, in our Yarn in the City group on Ravelry, or in person on Wednesday nights at our knit night between 7 and 10pm at The Breakfast Club on Battersea Rise.

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Revolution - Kate Tucker
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