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185 Knitting adjacent

The art of getting very, very close to knitting, whilst remaining emotionally aloof and at arm’s length; I bought yarn; the latest amazing design from the mind of Jeny Staiman;…

184 Ornamental

In this episode: Science! Tiny sweaters. Little stockings. Charming wee hats. Stars. Rockin rolags. Colours! Floors that go squelch. Wait, that isn’t supposed to happen.  FYI: There’s nothing wrong with…

183 Yesteryear

In this episode: Cosy-testing, for science; taking bivalents for the team; and rail journeys from the not-too-distant past. I could write a sonnet about my hot stones, and I just…

182 Epitaph

In this episode: Welcoming the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness by putting things in jars for later, admiring dramatic skies, planting for the future, knitting waistcoats and new hats,…

181 Big wheel keep on turning

In this episode, summer rain, and the last of the summer socks; the return of things from our life; baking chocolate cookies; and more glorious stranded colourwork from Knitsonik and…

180 Things from your life

Socks of the month; over-sized shirts; stepping off the merry-go-round; and stuff.  Lunearia, off the needles. I could not be happier with them. Next up, Ipomoea. Time-table hampered slightly by…

178 Taxonomies

A sock heel that works with gradient dyed yarn; making a home; memories of dump runs past; buttons; the Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge. Syncopation socks are off the needles.…

177 The Sea, The Sea

In this episode, knitting dessert first; the pivot; emergency socks; and the return of la mer. The Russian join is very useful for use with chain plied yarns. Learn how…


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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