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.
Unravel Festival Review with Aimee of Knit.Spin.Cake.
A review of Unravel's hybrid yarn festival with Aimee of Knit.Spin.Cake.
A Hybrid Yarn Festival?
This week we're exploring the evolution of yarn festivals through the past year or so. Many of the festivals were forced to cancel their in person offer and have looked to alternative methods of putting on their event. After discussing the idea of online events this week, Unravel Festival's hybrid approach piqued my interest.
Liz's Lucky Scarf
Knitting, gin, books and a lucky scarf. This week's show is dedicated to Liz Marley aka @greensideknits, dear friend and listener of the podcast. An epic knitter and all round awesome, kind and witty person who will be very sadly missed. There's a general update to get us started, with the tale of Liz's Lucky scarf and how it continues to bring me good luck years later.
Ep 174 - Birthday Gifts For Knitters (That's Not Yarn)
If you have a knitter in your life, you'll appreciate this roundup of knitting gift ideas, that isn't more yarn. In this episode, we'll cover some suggestions for six alternative ideas for gifts for knitters. 1) Adidas Samba Fox trainers 2) A wool blanket 3) Project bags 4) Sheepy themed toiletries 5) Stuff to protect the yarn 6) Sheepskin producers, slippers or moccasins. Shownotes and all links at www.shinybees.com/174 Music as always with kind permission of Adam and the Walter Boys - 'I Need a Drink', available from iTunes.
Baby Knits Roundup
Following Ep 171 about great patterns for baby knits and Ep 172 about good yarns for kids and baby knits, this week is a roundup of all the community feedback on both these subjects. I’m also asking for some suggestion on behalf of Kat, a lovely listener, who is undertaking a fairly arduous physical challenge.
Great Yarns For Kids and Baby Knits
Following on from ep 171, today we are covering some of my go-to baby and kid knitting yarns. Split into 3 sections, we'll cover 4ply, DK and patterned yarns, at a variety of price points. There are also different fibres covered, so if you don't like animal fibre, or you don't want to use synthetics, there is a suggestion for you.
My go-to after work wind down
I was looking for a knitting podcast for awhile...was searching for just the right blend of entertainment + education + knitting nerd-dom. Well, if you’re on the hunt like I was, search no more! Shiny Bees covers such a wide range of topics, and provides just the right blend of “comedy + yarn in equally large measures”
I discovered this podcast recently, and I absolutely love it. I decided to start from the beginning, listening to at least one episode per day while knitting or spinning. I especially enjoy the interviews, and I have to say it’s inspiring to hear how various people in the fiber industry got started and advice they may have for anyone considering jumping in.
So Much Fun!
Despite being happily married (to a husband who knits!!), I find that I do have a good deal of alone time while knitting or spinning. Jo makes it like I have a hilarious friend who enjoys having a drink and a laugh with me while I'm playing with fiber. I wish I had known about this podcast sooner--I'm still working my way through catching up from the beginning, while also grabbing the newer episodes as they drop. I love every minute! As an American, I thoroughly enjoy learning about South Africa and areas of the UK. Keep up the fun, girl!