Episode 59: A Decade

This year is the tenth anniversary for lots of different institutions in our knitting world, but the one we talk about in this episode is Ravelry - the website that has changed the landscape of fibre arts and community. In addition, we’ll have quick run through upcoming events for May and June and share what’s on our needles, hooks and bobbins.

News and Events

13-14th May: Wool@J13, Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, Staffordshire ST19 5RE

27 May: Highland Wool and Textiles Fair, Dingwall Auction Mart, Scotland

From 1st June – end September: Exhibition of Dutch Ganseys, Sheringham Museum, Lifeboat Plain, Sheringham NR26 8BG

3rd June: Leeds Wool Festival

10th June – World Wide Knit In Public Day - come join us at the Village Haberdashery!

10-11th June: John Arbon Textiles Mill Open Weekend

23-24th June: Woolfest, Mitchells Lakeland Livestock Center, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0QQ 

Make Happy – aka – What we’re working on

Rachel's special collaboration yarn spun from her own hand-dyed Porpoise Fur Fibre. The colourway is Turning on Shetland.

Rachel's special collaboration yarn spun from her own hand-dyed Porpoise Fur Fibre. The colourway is Turning on Shetland.

Rachel is onto the collar of the Kippen Cardigan (by Kat Goldin of The Crochet Project), and a pair of two at a time toe up socks in handspun Romney from the Lab Goddess Fibre Club (January 2017, Diving into the Deep inspired by geologist and cartographer Marie Tharp). She's also finished spinning up some special collaboration yarn, and is now obsessively spinning sock yarn from some Sock Blend top (50% Corriedale/25% Southdown/25% nylon in the Network colourway) to knit Kate Atherley’s new sock pattern.

Allison is working on a crocheted tie for Harrison for his upcoming "spectacle" at school in the Liquid Sunshine colourway from Ginger Twist Studios.

Allison is working on a crocheted tie for Harrison for his upcoming "spectacle" at school in the Liquid Sunshine colourway from Ginger Twist Studios.

Allison is still working on her crocheted baby blanket, but has also started a crochet tie for Harrison for his school show. Also on needles: the Martinique Beach Cowl by Fiona Alice from Take Heart in SweetGeorgia Trinity Worsted. the Maple Leaf Shawl by Natalia @ Elfmoda and the Foolproof Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham.

A Decade

In which we discuss the demise of Knitter's Magazine, the rise of Ravelry and what the next ten years might hold for the knitting world.


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 at The Goat on the Rise  between 7 and 10pm.

Have a great couple of weeks and we’ll chat with you soon! 

Music credits (available on NoiseTrade)
Ridiculously Happy (feat. Twilight Meadow) - Owl City