This year is the tenth anniversary for lots of different institutions in our knitting world, but the one we talk about in this episode is Ravelry - the website that has changed the landscape of fibre arts and community. In addition, we’ll have quick run through upcoming events for May and June and share what’s on our needles, hooks and bobbins.
News and Events
13-14th May: Wool@J13, Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, Staffordshire ST19 5RE
27 May: Highland Wool and Textiles Fair, Dingwall Auction Mart, Scotland
From 1st June – end September: Exhibition of Dutch Ganseys, Sheringham Museum, Lifeboat Plain, Sheringham NR26 8BG
3rd June: Leeds Wool Festival
10-11th June: John Arbon Textiles Mill Open Weekend
23-24th June: Woolfest, Mitchells Lakeland Livestock Center, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0QQ
Make Happy – aka – What we’re working on
Rachel is onto the collar of the Kippen Cardigan (by Kat Goldin of The Crochet Project), and a pair of two at a time toe up socks in handspun Romney from the Lab Goddess Fibre Club (January 2017, Diving into the Deep inspired by geologist and cartographer Marie Tharp). She's also finished spinning up some special collaboration yarn, and is now obsessively spinning sock yarn from some Sock Blend top (50% Corriedale/25% Southdown/25% nylon in the Network colourway) to knit Kate Atherley’s new sock pattern.
Allison is still working on her crocheted baby blanket, but has also started a crochet tie for Harrison for his school show. Also on needles: the Martinique Beach Cowl by Fiona Alice from Take Heart in SweetGeorgia Trinity Worsted. the Maple Leaf Shawl by Natalia @ Elfmoda and the Foolproof Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham.
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