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Episode 117 – The wool that keeps on giving

Welcome to episode 117! ↓Listen to the podcast↓ You can also listen on iTunes, the podcast app, or search your favourite podcatcher, if you prefer! | Hellos & Good Intentions Q2  A quick gander amongst the Ravelry group and looking at what folks are making, or planning to make this quarter in the Good Intentions thread! There is a lot of making good on intentions in that thread! | Cast on / Cast off I finished my second Felix sweater by Amy Christoffers/ Savoury Knitting for my sister’s birthday. No image of the second, but here’s my first! Many times over, with lovely pals, at EYF2019. It was also made in Iona Wool. I have a bit of a rant about the visual inaccessibility of the patterns and layout in Laine magazine. I had got this magazine specifically for the Poet sweater, by Sari Nordlund. I got the yarn that I wanted to use – Bealach Astair from Uist Wool  – however the pattern was not laid out well in the magazine. As well as the page being grey/beige, …

Reasons to be cheerful – TEXTURE!

I just blooming love it when the weather turns colder and we need to wear a wee bit more wool. And you know what else I love? Texture! Whether it is a wool with a beautiful character or a design with a beautifully structured, or textured appearance, ooh! they want to jump right on my needles.