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198 Picking up the threads

In this episode: House projects have broken me; the summer of socks continues; the red that bled; Tour de Fleece; and a return to Clifford Byway.  The long shelf. I…

197 Gradual stiffening

The weather. Men in shorts. The run down. Ta Da moments. And the moments before a plan comes together. The Red Edge is complete! The chart for Red Edge was…

194 What I did last summer

In this episode: Undone by Cosmo/Cosmo undone; colour blocking that didn’t; a summer romance; a bounty of beautiful sock yarn; packing projects for a journey with no end date; and…

192 The dam busters

In this episode: The Great Airing of the Stash 2023; hibernating projects emerge, blinking, into the light; revisiting Paint Pan; Against all Odds’ and the Red Edge, plus a veritable…

190 Talisman

In this episode: The style goddess; I Can Make Shoes; the button makes the knitwear (I have always said this); a return to form; Esther; and The Talisman. Kvetching is…


After talking about the mitts at such great length in last week’s podcast, I’m thrilled to release Kvetching, the fingerless mitts pattern created with Jeny Staiman, to Cast On Patrons.…


I’m a serial maker of podcasts, and many things that are not podcasts. I love playing with yarn, fibre and cloth. I will never accept that furniture in my living room only goes two ways. Almost every night, I dream about houses.


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