Episode 64: Quiet

Hello and apologies for this very belated episode of the podcast!

Programming notes: 
Our summer podcasting schedule is a little out the window at the moment due to international travel. We meant to have this episode up two weeks ago but were somewhat thwarted... 

This episode also has some audio challenges that we weren't able to fix or re-record so we hope you'll bear with us as it's a shorter-than-usual episode. We're going to figure out an alternative for the next couple of episodes.

Episode 64: Quiet
We've got a shorter than usual episode this time around with another mini update on the Great London Yarn Crawl (which is NOW SOLD OUT!), some upcoming events and a discussion about taking time to be quiet and reflect this summer.

Our Sponsor
This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Garthenor, providing a variety of sustainable, organic British wool products in an ecologically responsible way. See Garthenor’s glorious yarns at the GLYC Mini-Yarn Market after party, or on their website at www.garthenor.com.

GLYC2017 Update
As of the time of recording, there were 6 tickets left for the GLYC! (YITC: And we are now SOLD OUT!). If you do miss out, keep an eye on the YITC Ravelry board for anyone who has to pass on their ticket later in the summer.

An awesome mini skein set door prize from La Bien Aimée!

An awesome mini skein set door prize from La Bien Aimée!

We've also go some awesome doorprizes for this year's GLYC thanks to some of the good vendors from Pomfest! Keep an eye on our Instagram for more hints!

20-22nd July: Woolfeis, near Oban, Argyll

29-30th July: Fibre East, Ampthill, Bedfordshire

1 August: 1 September: “A Touch of Silk” exhibition, Whitchurch Silk Mill, Hampshire – exhibition of work from Guild members in Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight

5th August: Yarnfolk Festival of Wool, Whitehead, Northern Ireland – a new event dedicated to all things fibre, and showcasing the best of local and international fibre arts. Exhibitors include Skein Queen, Townhouse Yarns, Fine Fish Yarns, and Dye Candy, as well as many others.

19 August: AGWSD Summer School 2017 Open Day and Trade Fair, Sparsholt College, Hampshire 

Other updates
The summer knitting thread is up an running in Ravelry – come over and share your summer knitting plans and goals with us!

Rachel makes a start on her Fireflies Rising for the GLYC Anniversary KAL

Rachel makes a start on her Fireflies Rising for the GLYC Anniversary KAL

Make Happy – aka – What we’re working on
Rachel had a bit of a break with TdF spinning last weekend due to travel, but has now caught up and finished three of the four Tour de Fleece colourways (with the last one ready to go on Wednesday’s stage 18! She’s also finally started her Fireflies Rising for the GLYC anniversary KAL, in Hedgehog Fibres sock yarn in the colourway Lupi (an exclusive colourway for A Yarn Story).

Allison is working on her Fireflies Rising for the GLYC Anniversary KAL too, as well as her Sprite’s Fen Shawl. She's also going to pack her Raindrops and her Martinique Beach Cowl for her holiday knitting.

In which we discuss the value of taking a bit of quiet time for crafting and getting back to basics.

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