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.…

189 I want to do it like this

In this episode: Bias binding; finished objects; crafting chaos; plum blossoms; works in progress; and palette decisions. The level of craft chaos was high this week, but… Lilly’s retro-vibe pinnies…

188 The Road Trip

In this episode: Flat socks, knit purl patterns, iteration, procrastination, and Kvetching. This week’s quest is to design some socks that are plain, but not boring to knit. I know.…

187 Fine work

In this episode: Bra sewing. Yes, again; you say bojagi, I say pojagi; the work of a lifetime; pushing past the comfort zone; making plans for March, and a return…

186 Square One

Falling down, playing in the knitting adjacent zone, beginnings, One Block Wonders, over under over under over under, and a new series! I bought this loom kit by Fibercraft because…

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…


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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