YINGO = Yarn in the City Yarn Bingo

Hello yarn lovers!

As we promised on our most recent episode of the podcast, we've been planning a new photo challenge in honour of our visit to the upcoming Edinburgh Yarn Festival and the Blacker Yarns Podcast Lounge. It's a little something we like to call YINGO. Or, Yarn in the City Yarn Bingo.

Want a  PDF version ? Download your Yarn in the City YINGO card  here !

Want a PDF version? Download your Yarn in the City YINGO card here!

If you haven't had a chance to listen to the podcast yet or you've found this post from Instagram, we just want to outline how it's going to work, plus provide a few rules to keep in mind:

  1. Follow Yarn in the City on Instagram (if you haven't already).
  2. Use the collage or multi-photo feature on Instagram when you have a YINGO. These can be vertical, horizontal or diagonal.
  3. Use the caption to tell us which photo prompts your YINGO images correspond to.
  4. Tag your post with the hashtags #yarninthecityyingo #yarnbingo #yitcyarnadventures.
  5. Each YINGO post is worth one entry for our yarn-y prize pack.
  6. If you complete your entire YINGO card you'll get FIVE entries!
  7. Our yarn-y prize pack winner will be drawn randomly the week of March 19th from entries that we see on Instagram using the hashtags between Monday, March 12th and Sunday, March 18th, 2018.

See? Simple! BUT, as we said on the podcast, there are a few things for you to consider:

  1. It goes without saying but we will say it anyway: if you're taking a photo of someone, or someone's stand, or someone's stash or someone's whatever, please ask permission first!
  2. BE CREATIVE! Don't assume that these prompts are related to ticketed events - we've purposefully left some of the EYF-related prompts more general so that they're not specific to an event that not everyone may have a ticket for. Knit night could be with your mates in your Airbnb, the lobby of your hotel, on the train up to Edinburgh, wherever!
  3. Yarn is lovely but so is Edinburgh - get out and try to see some of the city too!
  4. We all know that the Edinburgh Yarn Festival is a big deal to a lot of people (visitors, vendors, teachers, volunteers, etc) and Jo and Mica and their team work incredibly hard to make this amazing thing happen. It is also incredibly busy, not to mention easy to succumb to the yarn fumes! With that mind, please be kind and conscious of people's time and space.

That's it! We can't wait to play along with you and see what wonderful images you guys choose to share with us. We'll both be working during the show so you can find us either in the Podcast Lounge or working on the A Yarn Story stand. We'll be enjoying EYF vicariously through your images!

Not long to go now! See you in Edinburgh!

Episode 73: Let's have a yarn adventure!

Hello and welcome back to the Yarn in the City podcast! We are thrilled to be back and chatting with you guys again after our brief hiatus.

Our first special guest interview of the year is Maylin Scott - a wool-obsessed Canadian living in Liverpool.

Our first special guest interview of the year is Maylin Scott - a wool-obsessed Canadian living in Liverpool.

On today’s episode we’re chatting about our theme for the podcast in 2018, Allison interviews our first special guest of the year and of course we get to catch up on our knitting projects in anticipation of the upcoming EYF too.

What we're working on:

Rachel is knitting Incunabula by Karie Westermann from This Thing of Paper in Valley Yarns Northampton in Sage Heather, and is on the sleeves after having to start over again due to choosing the wrong size at the beginning. True to form, she's made the body longer and decided to change the sleeve shaping. As you do.

Allison's Union Jack cardigan is her first finished machine knit!

Allison's Union Jack cardigan is her first finished machine knit!

Allison has been machine knitting up a storm, with her fabulous Union Jack Cardigan by Brandon Mably, and a bunch of awesome swatches from numerous classes (see short row eyeballs below). She also took a class in Bohus knitting when she went to Vogue Knitting Live last month, and we discuss Poems of Color by Wendy Keele, a good resource for Bohus knitting history.

Allison also learned how to make short rows in a knitting machine class at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC.

Allison also learned how to make short rows in a knitting machine class at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC.

Upcoming events

EYF. That is all (squee!)

We will be at the Blacker Yarns Podcast Lounge throughout the show, so please come by and say hi!

Yarn Adventures

Maylin braves the cold to show off her gorgeous Ella Gordon sweater knit in charcoal grey Shetland wool and a little bit of Canada for the yoke.

Maylin braves the cold to show off her gorgeous Ella Gordon sweater knit in charcoal grey Shetland wool and a little bit of Canada for the yoke.

Last year. the theme that we tried to work through the podcast episodes was Make Happy. This year, we've decided to focus on Yarn Adventures, both ours and those of other people. To start things off, we have an interview with Maylin Scott (aka Blithespirit), a Canadian expat living in Liverpool. We hope you enjoy!

YINGO!

We've got a new photo challenge for those of you attending EYF - Yarn Bingo (or Yingo)! We've put together a bingo card of photo prompts for you to use as inspiration and we're looking forward to seeing your interpretations! More details to follow, but every 5 in a row series or collage of photos is 1 entry into the prize drawing - fill up the card for 5 entries!


Wrap up

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 InstagramFacebook, and Twitter, in our Yarn in the City group on Ravelry, or in person on Wednesday nights at our knit night between 7 and 10pm at The Breakfast Club on Battersea Rise.

We hope to see you at EYF!

Music credits (available on NoiseTrade)
Revolution - Kate Tucker
A Good Reason To Smile - Chasing Noise