All posts filed under: Wool Exploration

General Wool-being

Hello pals! You wouldn’t be blamed if you had been thinking that blog posts were a thing of the past around here. My apologies! Every time I sit down to write a post (not a podcast post, but a good old fashioned blog post) I have the best intentions to get more posts out, but real life catches up and takes me away from the computer. In our lives online we often think of others being at the other end of the internet, attached to a device and ready to comment, post or “talk”. We’ve become attuned to thinking that the internet and social media means “fast” and that as quickly as we can type something, a response should also be generated. I’ve heard so often of designers in UK getting repeat social media posts, DMs and emails about a perceived issue with a pattern, over a very short period of time- often from people in countries on a different time zone than the UK, demanding a response. I do often think that the internet …

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, …

Episode 112 – What’s the name of that yarn, Louise?

This is the final show of the year – I am trying to dispense with the C word in this episode. There are plenty of great people writing great things about gifts for knitters and how to do last minute gift knitting – there’s not much of that here – other than our own small gestures swap – just the usual wooliness and japes with me!