Curious Handmade with Helen Stewart
Show Sponsors Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us. Find all your favourite luxury yarns and discover plenty more at A Yarn Story, Bath’s premier yarn store based in Walcot Street, Bath, UK. From gorgeous skeins by The Fibre Co and Walcot Yarns to a fine selection from Shibui Knits, La Bien Aimée, House of a la Mode, and Julie Asselin, there is plenty for the discerning knitter to enjoy. With friendly and knowledgeable staff to help you browse, there is plenty for the discerning knitter to enjoy. Visit the store at Walcot Street, Bath or shop online at On today's show I'm talking about the ongoing need for anti-racist work and my gratitude for the knitters who are making a difference. I'm also celebrating some new personal knitting cast-ons. The Stillness MKAL is approaching swiftly, and I'm hosting a special giveaway. I also have some extra clues and tips for choosing your MKAL yarn colours. Show Links: @creativececi @ggmadeit @heybrownberry @jeanettesloane Hermione Jean Granger Shawl by Tyne Swedish@clevereststitch La Bien Aimée Yarn Everyday Lined Hat by Denise Bayron The Wave of Change Jacket by Denise Bayron Píosa KAL Píosa by Renée Callahan Snowmelt Shawl The Stillness Shawl MKAL Presale is open on Ravelry! Join here! To celebrate the launch of our new mystery knitalong, I’m hosting a special giveaway! I’ve put together a beautiful prize for one grand winner, which includes: An absolutely adorable Stitch Mischief Medium Finch Bucket bag A hard-cover knitting journal from Laine. The “My Knitting Notes” Journal is an elegant way to document your knitting journey with space for 31 knitting projects, 6 pages for keeping track of your yarn purchases, 18 gridded pages, e.g. for charts or colourwork sketches, a knitting needle sizes and conversions table, and the most common abbreviations. A stunning skein of Skein Australia Silk Road, in the rich Atomic colourway. I’ll also be giving away 10 pattern prizes: each winner can choose the pattern of their choice from my designs on Ravelry! Here’s what you need to do to be in with a chance to win: Create your project page for The Stillness Shawl MKAL. You can use the placeholder graphic below or upload a photo of your yarn! Post in the giveaway thread to tell us about your favourite still life artist, painting, or photograph. It would be amazing if you shared an image, but you don’t have to. And if there isn’t a piece that comes to mind, maybe you can share a moment of stillness in your life that you wish you could capture and keep forever, like a painting. These threads are always so fun and enjoyable, and a great way to get to know each other better. In the past they’ve also offered some amazing colour and yarn inspiration thanks to all the beautiful stories and photos! I can’t wait to see what you contribute. I’ll be announcing winners on our official start day, Thursday June 25th. Good luck! SHOW TRANSCRIPT: Welcome to the Curious Handmade podcast. You're listening to episode 298. This podcast is all about crafting a life of happiness and creativity. I'm your host, Helen, and you can find me on Ravelry as HellsBells, and on social media as curioushandmade. You can also find full show notes and transcript on my website at curioushandmade.
Direct download: 200611CH298_More_yarn-choosing_hints_for_the_Stillness_MKAL.mp3
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