In which we abandon our usual format to welcome a fellow podcaster to the microphone. You’ll have to listen to find out who it is! And in which we discuss what’s going on on both sides of the Atlantic, a bit more about ourselves, and of course, our knitting.
Special guest - Louise from Caithness Craft Collective!
In the Patterns of our Life/Wots e Craic section, Louise describes the long process of making bunting for school decorations…with the help of the children. No children were harmed in the production of the bunting. Jan told about the flight south (to the basement freezer) of her flock of turkeys. Ellen told of a fun evening eating cupcakes with Bevil and then laughing through a Franklin Habit lecture on Victorian craft oddity.
Louise is knitting on a Harry Potter scarf in the Gryffindor colorway. Ellen is working on Felfs and finds that if one is going to get fancy with Felfs, stitch markers are in order. She is making the sole double weight by using Susan Newhall’s Blended Intarsia technique. Jan worked on her Fog Lights sweater; the original design is the Green Mist pullover by Kerstin Olson.
Ellen reported on some SKY KNITTING - finishing a little hat based on the pattern Grateful out of Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran. Jan continued working on Stroll, another Swagger version - this one out of her own handspun of Finnsheep fiber, with a lower increase rate to let it have very long “arms” that can be tied around her in the fashion of a working shawl.
Ellen was Bitten by her Knittin’ again when she worked on her Forever in the Forest stole. She is blaming the poor lighting on the airplane. Louise has an Owls sweater in progress, but as it has nibbled her (the decreases got out of order), it is in time out. Her mum had been bitten by knittin’ a mitten, rather, a fingerless glove, in which the fingers got a bit long.
In a fairly long MeMeMeYouYouYou section, the ladies chat about their careers, their dogs, and even the Great Scottish Tapestry.
Louise’s Fun Fur was yellow acrylic yarn for some Despicable Me minion hats. Jan’s was a punny novel by Michael Shepherd, Easy Street.
We close out the show with a discussion of haggis. ‘Nuff said.