Hello pals! You wouldn’t be blamed if you had been thinking that blog posts were a thing of the past around here. My apologies! Every time I sit down to write a post (not a podcast post, but a good old fashioned blog post) I have the best intentions to get more posts out, but real life catches up and takes me away from the computer. In our lives online we often think of others being at the other end of the internet, attached to a device and ready to comment, post or “talk”. We’ve become attuned to thinking that the internet and social media means “fast” and that as quickly as we can type something, a response should also be generated. I’ve heard so often of designers in UK getting repeat social media posts, DMs and emails about a perceived issue with a pattern, over a very short period of time- often from people in countries on a different time zone than the UK, demanding a response. I do often think that the internet …
This month’s episode looks at something that has hooked itself into me and won’t let go!
Welcome to episode 117! ↓Listen to the podcast↓ You can also listen on iTunes, the podcast app, or search your favourite podcatcher, if you prefer! | Hellos & Good Intentions Q2 A quick gander amongst the Ravelry group and looking at what folks are making, or planning to make this quarter in the Good Intentions thread! There is a lot of making good on intentions in that thread! | Cast on / Cast off I finished my second Felix sweater by Amy Christoffers/ Savoury Knitting for my sister’s birthday. No image of the second, but here’s my first! Many times over, with lovely pals, at EYF2019. It was also made in Iona Wool. I have a bit of a rant about the visual inaccessibility of the patterns and layout in Laine magazine. I had got this magazine specifically for the Poet sweater, by Sari Nordlund. I got the yarn that I wanted to use – Bealach Astair from Uist Wool – however the pattern was not laid out well in the magazine. As well as the page being grey/beige, …
Ooh dear! I’ve been struggling to get some creative energy going to make this episode. Something is better than nothing, right? New yarn, EYF news and Cheviot Wool Exploration
Just general wittering on about how woolly my month has been!
Hi there! It was brought to my attention today that some of you who get a wee email when there is a new KB post, did not get an email for episode 114. I am really sorry about that. It should be fixed now. I know lots of you only listen via the website, so I thought I would send you a quick post, with a link to that post. Episode 114 – be an advocate Apologies again! Louise xx
Today I’m going to talk about advocating for wool, woolly biz and knitty woolly people. I also have a review of Turned Studio.
Starting as I mean for us to go on, creating a safe and trusted space here.