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Episode 106 – cosy and tempting!

Back once again for another dose of all things woolly!

You can also listen on iTunes, the podcast app, or search your favourite podcatcher, if you prefer!

Woollin Dublin

I went to Woollin on 26th May and what a WONDERFUL event. I was blown away with the awesome team, how they created a great welcoming event and a lovely marketplace. It was lovely to be a punter at a yarn festival and I met so many pals, familiar faces and favourite vendors. One of the highlights was the Yarn in Ireland Panel – which was hosted by Nadia, of the Cottage Notebook Podcast. The link will take you to Nadia’s recording of that event and I really recommend you give it a listen. It was very inspiring indeed to hear about practitioners of wool in Ireland.

I was also very lucky to get to sit down for 10 mins and interview Diarmuid Commins, from S Twist wool. Listen to Diarmuid as he tells us about the current wool scene in Ireland and what he is doing with Irish wool. Listeners, there was a secret-knowing smile from Diarmuid at the end of our talk, he wouldn’t be drawn but I look forward to hearing of his future endeavours.

Natures Shades

Guess who’s back, Shades is back, Natures Shades! – check out the blog post for all the details.  But the cast on date you need to shoot for is  Friday, 13th July.

The thread is open in the KnitBritish ravelry group and – post recording –  there are a few lovely discounts in there (one or two exclusive to that thread!).

Good Intentions Quarter 4

This is the yarn and pattern club you already own – if it is new to you, you can check out the original blog post. This quarter will take us right through to November. There will definitely be another Good Intentions Club, but perhaps not following directly on from the end of this one. Your enthusiasm, your sense of community and comradeship always blows me away in our KALs, thanks so much for that!

Well done for all of your Good Intentions so far, and I look forward to what Q4 will bring.

Wool Exploration with Romney

© Copyright N Chadwick

Our reviewers this month were thinkandknitgreen, drygardening, silverspringknit, Suuf, MlleMichl, Rebecca72Jone, BeckiP (Who I always all Becki IP! Sorry!), Ginervamakes, ElfinPetronella, IRiberio, pradodelana, seaweedsarah, Fine Fettle Fibres, Small Bear.

Yarns used; Aylesford Flock, Romney Marsh Wools, Prado De Lana, Solitude Wool, Black Bat Rare Breeds, Aragon Yarn, World of Wool.

Links mentioned: Ravelry thread and discussion on inconsistent gauge per DK weight from World of Wool and response from company

Dates for the diary

Dorsets deadline for google form is 13th July.

Southdown deadline for google form 13th August.

There is NO wool exploration in September, as there is no podcast that month.

We will be looking at Manx and Shetland as our last two breeds of 2018 and I will confirm dates next time. (and we will definitely continue with Wool Exploration in 2019!)


Catch you on the podcast again next month! Thanks for all your connections and I look forward to seeing the Natures Shades participants casting on soon, as well as all you Q4 Good Intentioners!  Have a great month.

Important Information:

Music: Carefree by Kevin McLeod and Singin’ in The Rain (demo) by David Mumford – Both are on FreeMusicArchive and are both shared under Creative Commons Attribution license. Images are copyright to those attributed in the caption or in the accompanying information, otherwise they are mine. 


  1. Bronchitikat says

    Cosy? Now? In this heat?

    Don’t even want to read about it. Sorry.

    Don’t want to wish summer away, but . . .

    • louise says

      You should definitely feel free to pass. However this podcast is about wool, year round, and unapologetically regardless of weather! 😃

  2. Marilyn F. says

    Love all the knitted samples and exploring of stitches, etc. Looks like fun and encourages the curious knitter. Quite interesting what happens with the felted piece. Glad it was so much fun at the Woollin Dublin. Thanks for sharing.

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