Yarn in the City
Summary: In the Yarn in the City podcast, Allison and Rachel talk about knitting, spinning, and various fibre-related events and things happening in London and the rest of the UK. Sections include: News and Events, On and Off the Needles and Wheel, Knitting Randoms, and Special Features.
We get ready to take a short hiatus from the podcast as Rachel and her family embark on the adventure of a lifetime!
We wrap up on all the fun that was to be had at Yarnporium 2018!
With just under two weeks to go to the Yarnporium it’s finally time to tell you all about our super secret project that we’ve been working on - our new book, the Mini Yarn Guide: London!
Continuing our year’s theme of Yarn Adventures we’re delighted to have a chat with Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley of Kelbourne Woolens. They share a bit of their 10 year yarn adventure with us – which has culminated in the release of their brand new yarn Germantown, and a special appearance at our upcoming Yarnporium!
On this episode of the podcast we’re counting down to the Yarnporium - only five weeks to go now. Eep! We’ve also cast on for the Yarnporium Countdown KAL - are you joining us?
On this episode we give a recap of the 6th annual Great London Yarn Crawl, the Yarnporium KAL (whoop!) and a woolly yarn review. Plus the usual update on our projects and general goings on.
The return of autumn is always like a the start of a new year. Forget back to school, we're making some knitting resolutions!
In our annual "what we've been doing on our summer holidays" episode we catch up on what the other has been up to while in North America - including visits to Iceland, yarn shops, and a Yarnporium update too!
Knitters are using their powers for good and we couldn't be more proud! On this episode of the podcast we chat about the recent anti-Trump rally in London and the East London Yarn Triangle's Say Balls to Trump knitter banner. Then we move on to chatting about the amazing movement of the Countess Ablaze's Tits Out Collective.
We love it when a new yarn shop opens and on this episode we get to sit down with Milli Abrams, owner of Tribe Yarns opening in Richmond, just outside London this coming August - and in time for the Great London Yarn Crawl!
It's almost time for us to release tickets to this year's Great London Yarn Crawl so we have details about changes and dates for when route info and tickets will be released. We also chat about how summer can be a more challenging time for our favourite yarn shops and what we can all do to help.
We share G&Ts with Jonna and Sini at EYF and chat about their yarn adventure putting together Laine Magazine.
On this episode Allison has finally enabled Rachel into the world of machine knitting. We are both highly intimidated but still jumping in with both feet in the hopes of reducing some of our stash and learning a new skill!
We sit down with the Queen of Brioche, Nancy Marchant at EYF to chat about her new book Tuck Stitches: Sophistication in Handknitting and learn more about Nancy's fascination with texture and stitch patterns.
Our special guest on this episode of the podcast is Lisa Sisk, owner of Dublin's LYS This is Knit, and organiser of new yarn show Woollin Dublin debuting May 25th. We also have a giveaway for a pair of tickets to the show!