September has been an incredibly busy month, and on this episode we recap the fifth annual Great London Yarn Crawl, including our live interview with special guest Erika Knight.
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, including a kit for Isabell Kraemer's new Amory sweater, on their website at www.garthenor.com.
News and Events:
Drawing for prizes from last podcast:
Two skeins of Brushwork from Blacker Yarns: pinkpot on Ravelry
A copy of the gorgeous Stranded Gradient Sweater pattern: LuisaM
Congratulations to both, and thanks to everyone who posted a comment!
7 – 22th October – UK Wool Week
11 – 15th October: The Knitting and Stitching Show, Ally Pally London
14 –15th October: Bakewell Wool Gathering
13 – 15th October: Loch Ness Knit Fest
14 October: West Wales Wool Show, Narbeth, Pembrokeshire
28 – 29th October: Kendal Wool Gathering
1 – 30th November: WOVEMBER!!!! This year's theme is Woolness: where wool meets wellness
11 November: Festiwool, at a new venue!
11 – 12th November: Nottingham Yarn Expo
23 – 30th November: London Guild exhibition – The Thames and Southwark: Threads of London Life, Southwark Cathedral
In the future...
20-21st October 2018: The Knit-Tea Retreat, sign ups open 8 October
Make Happy – aka – What we’re working on
Rachel is finishing off her shawl pattern for the handspun KAL that will kick off on October 9 after Spinzilla is over – head over to her thread in the Ravelry group to sign up! She’s also working on a new sweater design in Erika Knight British Blue 100 that will hopefully be available at the end of the month.
Allison finished her Bousta Beanie, and is almost done with her Martinique Beach Cowl. She's been spinning Turning on Shetland from Porpoise Fur, and is currently working on Lemon Difficult by Kate Atherley.
GLYC Wrap up:
The fifth edition of the Great London Yarn Crawl was a huge success! Many thanks to our volunteers, sponsors and all the participants who came out on the day and made it such a great time, and brought over 100 items to donate to Knit for Peace!
The event raised a total of £817, bringing the five year total to over £4200 donated to Refuge.
We share our fantastic interview with knitting designer extraordinaire, Erika Knight, who was our special guest at the after-party.
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 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