Episode 40: Retreat!


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Shout outs, news and events:

A huge shout out to Kathy from Handcrafted Holidays who we met up with in London ahead of her meeting a group of knitters and stitchers for a two week jaunt around the UK.

1st July - tickets for GLYC 2016 go on sale!!! Since recording the podcast some routes are already sold out so make sure to get your tickets soon!

2 July - Tour de Fleece starts! If you need some spinning company, come join Team Porpoise Fur on Ravelry.

16-17th July - Yarningham, a new show in Birmingham

16-17th July - Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival, Jyväskylä, Finland

19th July - Make at the Movies charity film event at Odeon Cinema on Foregate Street in Worcester, to raise money for Target Ovarian Cancer and Mind. Show is at 10:45am and cost is £4. More details on their Facebook page.

30-31st July - Fibre East, Ampthill, Bedfordshire 

What we’re working on

Rachel's startitis continues as she's cast on the Superbulky Grandpa Cardigan by Joji Locatelli. She's still working on the test knit for Kettle Yarn Co., and the Talisman Shawl from Helen Stewart's The Shawl Society. The Kippen Cardigan is in time out until she gets on the plane later this month. 

Allison is still working on the Toddler Hoodie, and Because Sock Yarn by Kate Atherley for the London Craft Guide Craft-a-long.


L-R: Sam, C.C. and Dami from the Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza

L-R: Sam, C.C. and Dami from the Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza

We talk to C. C. and Dami from the Geeky Girls Knit videocast, and Sam from KnitRunDig about their upcoming retreat, The Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza, happening in Farnham, UK from 10 - 13th November 2016. Details on how to register for the retreat and all the amazing classes and vendors are on their website. The Layer it On KAL is in full swing on their Ravelry board.

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On Wednesday nights you can find us at knit night at The Goat on the Rise pub on Battersea Rise, close to Clapham Junction station in SW London. We meet from 7pm to around 10pm. The food is great and the knitters are friendly. Join us! 

Music (all available on NoiseTrade):
No Matter Where We Go - Whitney
Airport Bar - Martin Courtney