In the Yarn in the City podcast, Allison and Rachel talk about knitting, spinning, and various fibre-related events and things happening in London and the rest of the UK. Sections include: News and Events, On and Off the Needles and Wheel, Knitting Randoms, and Special Features.
Episode 92: GLYC 2019 Done and Dusted
We wrap up this year's Great London Yarn Crawl and announce the winners of the door prizes. Plus an update on what we've been up to these last months!
Episode 91: Welcome Back
It’s been a loooong time since we’ve recorded, and there’s lots and lots to talk about. In this episode, we’ll update you on plans for this year’s Great London Yarn Crawl, the changes in our circumstances, and what’s ahead for Yarn in the City.
News & Announcements
Over the almost six months since we last spoke to you there have been a lot of changes behind the scenes here at YITC HQ, which mean our focus as an organization is going to be changing pretty dramatically. We talk about Rachel’s move back to the States and Allison’s work changes, and what that means for YITC as an organisation.
Great London Yarn Crawl 2019
There will still be a Great London Yarn Crawl this year, but the structure and format are going to be dramatically different from previous editions.
Who: All of you!
What: The 2019 edition of the Great London Yarn Crawl
Where: All over Greater London
When: 1-8th September 2019
How: Buy your GLYC Passport on 1 July, make plans with your friends or former teammates, and hit the streets the first week of September for some amazing yarn-y goodness! Then send us your passport to be entered to win door prizes. Passports will cost £10, and will be mailed to the person making the purchase, so if you’re buying for friends you’ll need to pass them out once received!
As usual, all net proceeds will go to our charity partner Refuge, which provides support for victims of domestic abuse. With the change in structure, we’re not able to collect donations for Knit for Peace this year, but we encourage you to send in your contributions – details on how to do so are on their website, and there are details about the particular items they’re looking for at any given time so do check out the listing.
What we’re working on
Allison has just finished the Pipit Dress by Aisnworth & Prin (from The Knitting Shed), and her Weekender by Andrea Mowry. She’s working on a second Impressionists Shawl from Curious Handmade, since the first one she made ended up in Rachel’s wardrobe instead…
Rachel has been updating and redoing samples for older patterns, and designing new things based on her travels. She’ll have some test knits running for a couple of half-pi shawls in the next few weeks, so check out her testing pool on Yarnpond if you’d like to join - handspun testers are especially welcome! (Please note: you’ll need to be a member of Yarnpond to join the testing pool.)
What comes next for Yarn in the City?
We talk about some of the challenges behind YITC events and why we’re making some big changes since we are no longer in the same locale. There are exciting things ahead!
Previous YITC designs:
Watching the Tide (on Ravelry soon)
Many thanks for joining us for another episode! You can find the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio (please rate, review and subscribe!) and you'll find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, in our Yarn in the City group on Ravelry, or in person on Wednesday nights at our knit night between 7 and 10pm at The Breakfast Club on Battersea Rise.
Music credits (available on NoiseTrade)
A Good Reason To Smile - Chasing Noise
Episode 90: The Christmas Episode
Even though Allison is in London and Rachel is in Australia we connect thanks to the help of technology to catch up and chat about our plans for the Christmas holidays.
Episode 89: Gap Year
We get ready to take a short hiatus from the podcast as Rachel and her family embark on the adventure of a lifetime!
Episode 88: Party in the City
We wrap up on all the fun that was to be had at Yarnporium 2018!
Episode 87: Launching Local Yarn Love
With just under two weeks to go to the Yarnporium it’s finally time to tell you all about our super secret project that we’ve been working on - our new book, the Mini Yarn Guide: London!
Fun and informative
I love that you feel like you're really listening to two friends just have a chat about something they love. It's a bit like accidentally eaves dropping on the table next to you in a coffee shop. They crack me up and keep me up to date on events and things going on in the knitting community and I love that.
It is a pleasure to have found your podcast. You two are great to listen to. I love the fact you both have other things in your life (work, designing) but still get knitting done. The pacing of the show is good and the episodes via Skype were great for that technology. Thanks for going the extra effort! From the wine country in California.
I love the content of this podcast and love the personalities of these lovely ladies... BUT they whisper a lot and sometimes it's hard to understand what they are saying. Which makes it hard to listen while doing other things.