Podcast Episode Five: Shownotes

Happy Tuesday, lovelies! In this week’s episode of Wool is my Bread it’s FOs galore as it’s been a wee while (ahem… 2 months) since I last recorded! Aside from two finished objects and a new pattern release, I also have two WIPs and a few new and delightful yarny purchases to share too.

I hope you enjoy the episode, I certainly enjoyed getting back into the swing of recording, though I must admit that I did feel a touch out of practice. Thank you for joining me for a bit of crafty time today and as always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me!

New Release!

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Pattern: Quartzite Cowl (now available on Ravelry)

Yarn: Rauma Finull PT2 in 417 (mustard) and 4106 (mint)

What’s Off My Needles

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Pattern: Threipmuir by Ysolda Teague

Yarn: Birlinn Yarn Company 4ply Natural in Storm Grey and Peaty Brown and 4ply Hebridean Colours in Corn Marigold

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Pattern: Curlew Hat by Linda Shearer

Yarn: Jamieson and Smith 2 ply Jumper weight in 101 (pale pink) and 43 (dark pink) and Jamiesons of Shetland Spindrift in Burnt Ocre, Birch, and Midnight.

What’s On My Needles

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Pattern: Basic vanilla socks

Yarn: River Knits Superwash BFL 4ply in Paper Flowers

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Pattern: A design-in-progress (fondly known as the ‘Mullet Cardigan’ by family members!)

Yarn: De Rerum Natura Gilliatt in Quartz

Cheeky Stash Enhancement

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After making the journey to the remote and beautiful Ardalanish Weavers whilst on holiday on the Isle of Mull, how could I possibly resist picking up a little something to remind me of my trip! I came away with two 50g DK weight cakes, the natural white is 100% Shetland and the grey is a blend of Shetland and Hebridean. I can’t wait to work these into a special colour work project, most likely mittens.

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This shiny, happy skein leapt into my arms during my last visit to the lovely Northern Yarn in Lancaster. It’s Doulton Border Leicester 4 ply in the Uschi colourway and is more eye-wateringly pink in real life than any photograph can hope to capture. I’m really excited to cast on a super wooly (this yarn is non-superwash, worsted spun, 100% British wool) pair of socks, hopefully in a few months time when the weather cools down a bit!

So that’s a wrap for this week, friends! I’ll leave you with a couple of pictures of Ardalanish beach and the meadows I passed through on my walk down to the sea. Such a peaceful, beautiful place. Until next time, happy crafting!

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