The Shinybees Knitting and Yarn Podcast
Summary: The podcast for those who like their knitting, yarn and comedy in equally large measures. Hosted by UK knitter Jo Milmine, there are regular interviews with all your favourite designers and dyers. Get the latest knitting news, yarn and pattern book reviews, show updates along with local yarn shop visits and knitting related travel. Business minded? Enjoy the interviews with knitting and yarn entrepreneurs for top tips and inspiration on making it in the industry. Enjoy the finest funny knitting pattern 'picks' that Ravelry has to offer.
You may or may not have heard before about the infamous folklore that is the Boyfriend Sweater Curse, This occurs when a knitter undertakes to knit a jumper for a significant other, and this leads to the breakdown of the relationship - sometimes before the recipient has even received the gift! In a 2005 survey, 15% of knitters reported having experienced this very curse. 41% believed that it might be true. SO it's worth knowing about, even if you don't believe in it.
Ten pattern suggestions to power up your colourwork socks. Knitted colourwork sock pattern inspiration
Tania Ashton Jones of TJ Frog joins us to talk all about Dorset Buttons, their history, the Isle of Skye, where she currently lives, as well as her very special range of high provenance yarns and beautiful project bags. If you've ever been curious about the Isle of Skye, you should give Tania's podcast a try.
Socktober lends its inspiration this week, where I have a rundown of ten previous banging' Shinybees episodes that cover some great sock themed content. There are a couple of interviews, as well as some expert advice from Clare Devine on the Sock Surgery, all handily signposted from this episode.
There are some great knitting sites available and I often forget that not everyone has discovered them yet. T So, this week I have shared some of my favourite knitting sites that I come back to often, specifically to help those new knitters that have started listening tot the podcast during lockdown, or that have started listening after returning to the needles.
The RAF Comforts Committee was formed by the Air Council in October 1939 to determine the type and quantities of 'knitted comforts' required for the RAF as well as arrange for their collection, storage and distribution through their depots. Inspired by a random eBay purchase of an RAF Comforts Committee pin badge some years ago, and recently rediscovering said badge, this episode delves into a little of the history of the RAF Comforts Committee.
This week is sponsored by Back to School, specifically the absolute abomination that is school shoe shopping. Despite indeed having no school for the kids, I decided to brave Clarks and get the pre-requisite footwear on a special early morning appointment.
Following an existential corona crisis a few episodes back, I've added more blonde streaks, I'm working on the Mini and I have been looking for some vintage inspired pieces to add to my wardrobe. This week I've gone through A Stitch in Time Volume 2 by Susan Crawford and Jane Waller to select my top five must-knit patterns.
This week it's about finding a mindless way to feel productive by painting the fence. There's some knitting chat along with some book recommendations.
Eight years of the Shinybees Knitting Podcast means today is my Octopodiversary! Not sure if that is even a real world, but I'm now going to own it on the whole internet. This show is a roundup of my top 8 episodes of the past 8 years.
A new home for the podcast community and some knitting fails.
Going local with knitting yarn and knowing the provenance of the yarn you buy is a fairly established concept. This week I'm talking about expanding that to other areas of life; namely interiors. There's also some knitting chat of the geeky persuasion and the vintage persuasion.
Here we are at episode 150! This week's planned content has been rejigged so it's a little later than planned. There have been some issues with accessibility on Ravelry which meant it is unwise at this stage for me to add any further links to the site.
Unearthing long term WIPs can sometimes have some unexpected effects. This week, an archaeological dig into old works-in-progress has managed to resuscitate my flailing, corona-ridden mojo.
After the revelation of Ep 146, where I talked about seriously considering a Full and Complete destash, which may or may not have been a mid-Corona crisis, this week I review a method for creating a stash that fits.