Episode 52: Make Happy

Welcome back Yarn and Fibre Lovers!

Happy New Year from us!

Happy New Year from us!

We're excited to be back post-holidays, refreshed and recharged and ready for another year of yarn-y shenanigans with you, and along with some changes to the podcast too!

A new KAL/CAL to kick things off

We're delighted to announce that we will be participating in this year's Podcast Lounge at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. To get everyone excited about this year's EYF, Blacker Yarns and Louise Scollay of KnitBritish are teaming up to host the #BlackerPodKAL.

 We're casting on for the #BlackerPodKAL as Team Yarn in the City!

 We're casting on for the #BlackerPodKAL as Team Yarn in the City!

Lots of other podcasts are participating too and we hope you'll join us for Team Yarn in the City! Here's some more details:

  • Cast on date is Thursday, January 19th
  • Any design or pattern you want (some great freebies on the Blacker Yarns website)
  • Must be knit with Blacker Yarns to be eligible for prizes and discounts at EYF
  • Can be used in combination with other yarns too
  • Chat thread in Blacker Yarns ravelry group
  • Tags with#BlackerPodKAL on social media & Ravelry
  • Cast off date is 4th March (just in time for EYF!)
  • If you wear your FO at EYF you can get a discount on more Blacker Yarns!

In addition to being eligible for #BlackerPodKAL prizes we're also going to come up with some exclusive to Team YITC members too. Watch this space!

What we've been working on

Rachel clearly had delusions of grandeur with her Christmas knitting plans so she's still working through those and gives us and update. It sounds like the beginning of 2017 is also already chock-a-block full of knitting deadlines too!

Allison's Falling Snow Mitts from PPQ Issue 11. Using yarn from Third Vault Yarns in the Waters of Mars colourway.

Allison's Falling Snow Mitts from PPQ Issue 11. Using yarn from Third Vault Yarns in the Waters of Mars colourway.

Allison is happy to be finished the Hogwarts scarf and still working away on her toe-up socks, as well as a few other things including delving into the crochet with some star stitch mittens thanks to help from her crochet pal Lara across the pond.


What we've also been working on is getting back to our spinning. We made a pact on New Year's Eve that we were going to try and do some spinning every Sunday this year in the hopes that we'll accomplish a lot more. Care to join us? Tag photos of your spinning on Instagram with #spinningsundays and #YITCspinningsundays so that we can find you!

Make Happy

After the bonkers year that was 2016 we really want 2017 to focus on the positive so we've come up with a simple theme for this year: Make Happy. We'll be threading this theme through all of our interviews and podcast chatter this year and hope you'll let us know how you find the conversations, as well as join in with your own thoughts, stories and images. Please tag us on social media using #YITCmakehappy.

Wrap up

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!

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