Episode 27: Christmas Chatter Original airdate: 17 December 2015 A very relaxed episode where we chat about Christmas prep, parties and what we've been working on. We've even got a few finishes off the needles in time for gift-giving.
Episode 26: Counting Down to Christmas Original airdate: 2 December 2015 Includes a recap of the Bath Christmas Craft Crawl where we were were inspired to come up with some tiny treats for our first ever Gift Guide. We are also furiously knitting to get through our Christmas gift knits!
Episode 25: Woolly Wovember Part Deux Original airdate: 17 November 2015 We're still talking about wool only this time we enlist the help of Louise Scollay from Knit British to learn more about her passion for British wool and the Breed Swatch-a-long that she's been hosting. Rachel has a new finish off the needles and her new collection for The Fibre Co. has launched too.
Episode 24: Woolly Wovember! Original airdate: 1 November 2015 In spite of the warmer weather this week we're still excited to welcome November with the arrival of Wovember and a celebration of all things wool. To kick things off we chat with My Life in Knitwear blogger Rachel Atkinson about British wool and get ready to join in with A Yarn Story's Winter Cables KAL starting later this month.
Episode 23: Feeling Bookish Original airdate: 16 October 2015 In addition to our usual listings of events and what we're working on, we review two new books: Drift, a new collection curated by Eden Cottage Yarns, and Custom Socks to Fit Your Feet by Kate Atherley. Rachel completely geeks out over the awesomeness of Kate's book and we've got a copy to giveaway!
Episode 22: Confessions of (former) cold sheepers Original airdate: 4 October 2015 We confess our sins and transgressions since we've fallen off the cold sheep wagon - although we both don't seem to mind too much. Also includes a save the date announcement about Gwlana Spring 2016 and a new feature: Yarn in the City on the Road.
Special Podcast Episode: A Chat with Heather Ordover Original airdate: 22 September 2015 As we're getting excited about our upcoming event with Heather we sit down to talk with her about knitting,her literary podcast CraftLit, and how her knitting journey brought her to learn more about cognitive anchoring and how our brain works when we're crafting.
Episode 21: That's a Wrap! Original airdate: 15 September 2015 Lots of slobbering thank yous to everyone who helped make GLYC2015 and the Pop-Up Marketplace a great success. We raised £1302 for Refuge and collected 141 handknits and by all accounts from us chatting with and hearing from many of you, you all had an amazing time. We're so glad to hear it!
Episode 20: Celebration Original airdate: 1 September 2015 We've got all the announcements for the upcoming GLYC2015 and Pop-Up Marketplace on the upcoming weekend, as well as a review of 10 year anniversary yarn - Cornish Tin - from Blacker Yarns. And we've got a chance for you to win a skein of this gorgeous yarn too!
Episode 19: Retreat and Recharge Original airdate: 17 August 2015 We get into a fairly in-depth conversation about different kinds of retreats and their various benefits, as well as talking about our first retreat experiences. Show notes also include sources for finding out about retreats and events that might be happening where you are.
Episode 18: How it all started Original airdate: 23 July 2015 Featuring a very special interview with Brenda Dayne of the Cast On podcast fame. We chat with Brenda about the autumn Gwlana retreat happening in October that we'll be attending, and what it's like putting an event together.
Episode 17: Summertime and the knitting is easy Original airdate: 8 July 2015 In this episode we chat about our summer holiday knitting plans and offer some tips to think about with regards to planning and packing your projects. We also announce the Indie Designer Spotlight happening as part of the upcoming Pop-Up Marketplace.
Episode 16: The One With All the Announcements Original airdate: 28 June 2015 The routes for this year's GLYC2015 are announced, along with some very special workshops the day after the marketplace on Sunday, 6th September. We also briefly recap the Brighton Knit and Make Social and chat about what we've been working. Also includes notes on upcoming events.
Episode 15: Merrily We Knitalong Original airdate: 11 June 2015 We wrap up the GLYC-Not-a-KAL on our Ravelry group and kick off another one. Followed by a discussion about KALs in general, how they help contribute to community and can motivate us in our knitting.
Episode 14: Knitting is not a competition Original airdate: 29 May 2015 After her self-professed "career suicide" blog post we knew we had to chat with designer Karina Westermann about the encroachment of 'craft as lifestyle' into the knitting community. Also includes brief mentions of what we're working on and a few upcoming June events.
Episode 13: Lucky Number Thirteen! Original airdate: 15 May 2015 We are all set to be on the Porpoise Fur stand at the I Knit Fandango and chat about what we're looking forward to at the show. We also offer some tips for making the most out of your visit to a yarn show, and introduce our next event, the Brighton Knit and Make Social and Mini Crawl happening on Saturday 20 June.
Episode 12: Knitting for Charity Original airdate: 30 April 2015 There are a crazy number of knitting and fibre-related events happening in May and we talk about them in this episode. We also chat about the knitting that has been part of the Great London Yarn Crawl on behalf of Refuge, and a new charity knitting opportunity for AYME to support children and youth with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Episode 11: Taking Care Original airdate: 21 April 2015 We use the first quarter of the year to stock of where we're at and see if we can't slow down the pace a little. This episode also features a lengthy interview with designer and technical knitter and editor Kate Atherley about her book Pattern Writing for Knit Designers.
Episode 10: Recaps and Reveals! Original airdate: 2 April 2015 Allison chats about how awesome the Edinburgh Yarn Festival was, including capturing some quick soundbites from textile guru John Arbon, designer Karie Westermann, and EYF co-organiser Jo. We also reveal the first group of stall holders for the Pop-Up Marketplace!
Episode 9: Crazy for Colour! Original airdate: 12 March 2015 We recap London knitting event The Muse Connection which had a discussion about colour and get into a discussion about colour of our own with Knitsonik's Felix Ford in advance of the upcoming Quotidian Colourwork Workshop.
Episode 8: Catherine and her six items challenge Original airdate: 25 February 2015 We're joined by our knitting friend Catherine Hopkins who tells us about a special project she's working on. There's chat about our knitting, we recap Unravel and look forward to more upcoming knitting events.
Episode 7: Love-fest Original airdate: 13 February 2015 In a special just-for-that-special-manufactured-holiday episode we get serious with a chat about valuing yourself and your craft and the perils of doing something for the sake of exposure. Plus our latest WIPs and upcoming UK events.
Episode 6: Annihilating Your Comfort Zone Original airdate: 29 January 2015 Expanding on our chat about goals we talk about making them CLEAR vs. SMART. We also seem to be working on a crazy number of projects, recap our visit to new shop YAK (Yarn and Knitting) and make an announcement about another new upcoming event that we have planned for the end of March.
Episode 5: New Year, New Goals Extravaganza Original airdate: 16 January 2015 A slightly later start to the new year we we set some goals, talk about stashing down and going "Cold Sheep" and make a rather large announcement about something different accompanying this year's Great London Yarn Crawl.
Yarn in the City
Yarn in the City organises events in the knitting industry, including workshops in and around London, road trips, lectures, markets, our annual Great London Yarn Crawl and the biennial Yarnporium.