Episode 33: Free Your Skeins!

Shout outs:

iTunes reviewers and some lovely Ravelry messages about the podcast and the book - thank you!

Also huge shout out to podcast interviewee Clara Parkes, whose new book Knitlandia landed on the New York Times bestseller list!

And we have a winner for the skein of Tamar Lustre blend from Blacker Yarns! Congratulations to Mary aka mcknits on Ravelry - we will be PM-ing you to get your address details!

News and Events: 

16th April - Knit With Attitude are hosting us for a book event about the London Craft Guide! We'll be giving a short talk about how Yarn in the City got started with the Great London Yarn Crawl and has grown to include a number of events, and now our book! We'll be there from 2-4pm and the event will include a trunk show of the samples from the book. Please RSVP at Knit With Attitude to help give them an idea of numbers as space is limited.

23 - 24th April – Wonderwool Wales, Builth Wells Fairgrounds. We're going for the day with the London Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers, and the coach is now full!

Rachel and Alli's latest FOs - the Honey Cowl and Heggelia mitts

Rachel and Alli's latest FOs - the Honey Cowl and Heggelia mitts

What we're working on:

Rachel has finished her Honey Cowl and that's all.

Allison finished her Heggelia mitts and has started a sweater for a new baby and is faffing about trying to find something else in SweetGeorgia Yarns to knit.

Free Your Skeins!

We have a lovely chat with Jo Milmine of the award-winning Shinybees podcast and the Golden Skein yarn club, about how she started her podcast, building community, bringing people together and why you should use your precious, special skeins.

Quick note that it seems we may have had the mic input set to pick up the wrong mic but we didn't learn about this until a re-record was no longer possible. We apologise for the rustling!

New Giveaway - Wool Tribe!

We have a cheeky last-minute giveaway as well - a copy of the hotly sought after Wool Tribe, the official program to Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2016. To enter, leave a comment on these show notes by end of day Easter Monday (March 28th, 2016) and tell us your favourite memory of EYF either this year or last year, or one that you say while watching the festival from afar on social media. We'll announce the winner on episode 34 of the podcast.

As always, please let us know what you think through comments on the show notes, send us an email at hello@yarninthecity.com or via TwitterFacebook and Instagram. You can find us on iTunes or Stitcher Radio(and please consider leaving a review for us!), or download us directly from the Yarn in the City website.  

And 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):
Find My Way - Brooke Annibale
1000 Ships - Rachel Platten