We’ve been incommunicado for a while after Wovember with a shear overload of everything, so our apologies for the long break between episodes! But now we’re back, and we chat about upcoming events, our current crazy holiday knitting plans, review a new yarn and share some news about the podcast going into the beginning of 2018.
21st January – Waltham Abbey Wool Show, Essex, EN9 3LX
16-18th February – Unravel, Farnham Maltings, Farnham
15-17th March – Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Edinburgh
Make Happy – aka – What we’re working on
Rachel is trying to knit stealth Christmas stockings for family, in addition to finishing off the Woolly Wormhead Mystery KAL hats.
Allison has finished the Martinique Beach Cowl - woohoo! Both sleeves are done on Harrison's sweater, Gaston, and she is working on a pair of mittens and hat for him for Christmas.
A yarn we’re thinking about knitting with this Christmas is Hudson Worsted, the new release from The Yarn Collective, curated by Michele Wang. This lovely yarn is 85% merino/15% yak, 197 yd/180 m per 100 g, with a recommended gauge of 20 sts/26 rows to 10 cm/4”. It comes in 11 colours and there are several patterns designed by Michele Wang available through the Yarn Collective.
After the review there's some noodling about our Christmas plans, and a fun giveaway – Nudie Knits!
See more at their hysterical website, http://nudinits.com/, and leave a comment in the show notes about your most ambitious holiday knitting plans, successful or not (disaster stories welcome!) Entries will close on December 30th and we will post out to you soon after.
It’s been a busy end of the year for us and looks to be an even busier start to 2018 as work on next November's Yarnporium kicks off in earnest. With that in mind, we’ve decided to go on a brief hiatus for a few months – this will allow us to get in some good “real” holiday time with our families and begin January refreshed and ready for the very busy year ahead.
Our current plans are to return sometime towards the end of February, so stay tuned to the blog, or our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds so you know when to expect us back!
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 Instagram, Facebook, 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. Check the Ravelry thread to confirm location for Knit Night, as we seem to be going back and forth between The Goat on the Rise and The Breakfast Club.
Have a great holiday and New Year, and we’ll chat with you soon!
Music credits (available on NoiseTrade)
This Christmas - Sinclair
Wonderful Christmastime - Joel Rakes
Christmas is All Around - Sleeping at Last
Carol of the Bells - Future of Forestry
White Christmas - Sleeping at Last