All posts in: Series 13: Welsh for Rainbow

01 Nov 2014

Episode 132: Epic Bind Off

In this episode: Milestones. Nine years ago today Cast On began, and today is the day that Cast On comes to an end. A special extended edition of the podcast, in which I talk at great length about my knitting, in Today’s Sweater, look back as well as forward, get by with a little help…

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11 Jul 2014

Episode 131: And the knitting is easy

In this episode: Plagued by migraine this week and feelinng summertime lazy, the intro waffles around a bit before coming to the point. After a brief whinge about being hot (which I’m allowed, because it’s summer and I’m menopausal) it all comes together with tales from the roof garden, the lazy person’s sock pattern, and…

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30 Jun 2014

Episode 130: Coming Home

  In this episode: I talk about Hannah Fettig’s Featherweight Cardigan, name some Welsh mountains and discuss what they have to do with my socks. I spend a lot of time talking about this thing I do with beads that solves a top-down sweater-knitting “problem” that nobody else in the world thinks is a problem.…

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03 May 2014

Episode 129: Carcast

In this episode: This week I scour the internets for the perfect winter sock yarn, and find it in the Welsh countryside, ten miles from where I live. There’s a bit of musing on the merits of sock laundry, which leads me to discover the joy of knitting socks in pure unadulterated animal fibre. I…

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04 Apr 2014

Episode 128: Clifford Byway

In this episode: Free yarn! Plus, Pretty little Forsythia thugs. ::shakes fist:: Lovely fibre for spinning from these fine purveyors:Freyalyn’s Hand-dyed FibresEdgewood Garden StudioCountess Ablaze I turned to Sarah Anderson’s The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs: Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns for help and inspiration. Highly recommended. We’ve been eating out of Nigel Slater’s Eat…

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