99 episodes

A UK-based podcast for knitters, crocheters and anyone who loves to play with yarn!

Yarns from the Plain Nic

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A UK-based podcast for knitters, crocheters and anyone who loves to play with yarn!

    Episode 98: All Aboard!

    Episode 98: All Aboard!

    Hello and welcome to 2018! Not quite sure where the last two months went to be honest, but there you go!
    On the Needles Contoura by Woolly Wormhead in BabyLongLegs Mesmerino DK Mystery Hat B by Woolly Wormhead in Stanley Sport.
    In The Weave Shed I have taken some of the designs for upholstery that I created in project 4 at college and reworked them in very fine silks to explore the possibility of small art pieces.
    Yarn Shops Galore The Wool Boat - Colin and Carole's Creations on the Emma Maye. Checkout out their blog or Facebook page for up-to-date information on where they will be moored.
    Something I Really Like The Farmers' Country Showdown on BBC1. Rhian's episode is episode 10 of Series 2 and is available until the 15th February.
    Shop Update Currently there is a 20% off sale until the end of January using the coupon code CHEERUP. This is off all products in the shop as well as the brand new Dyeing Day workshops I have put up for March and June. Don't forget that if you sign up to the newsletter you will be sent regular codes for subscriber discount.
    On The Horizon Waltham Abbey Wool Show Sunday 21st January at the Marriot Hotel, Waltham Abbey. Edinburgh Yarn Festival 14-18th March (marketplace 15th-17th) My 100th episode! No big party like Knit British, but I thought I might have an Ask Me Anything section - those of you who have stuck with me through the last 8 years, especially the lean ones (LOL), can have a chance to take part in an interactive segment. You can either email me your question, or ask it on Twitter using the hastag #askYFTP.
    Links Lucy Neatby
    Music Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.
    Make Contact! We have a listeners' map. Please go on over to pop in a pin - we're covering 5 continents now but I'd still love to see where you all are! Please feel free to leave a comment here or email me at yarnsfromtheplain AT googlemail DOT com. Yarns From The Plain now has a Facebook page here - come over and hit that like button! There's a Ravelry group for both the podcast and the shop, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain, on Instagram as @yarnsfromtheplain and on Twitter as @yarnsfromplain. TTFN, Nic x

    • 36 min
    Episode 97: For The Love Of Woolly

    Episode 97: For The Love Of Woolly

    Full show notes can be found here at yarnsfromtheplain.co.uk/blogs/podcasts/.

    • 38 min
    Episode 96: Redivivus Revisited

    Episode 96: Redivivus Revisited

    Full show notes for this episode can be found here at yarnsfromtheplain.co.uk.

    • 27 min
    Episode 95: Redivivus

    Episode 95: Redivivus

    Shownotes can be found at yarnsfromtheplain.co.uk. Direct link for this episode here.

    • 36 min
    Episode 94: New Year, New Beginnings

    Episode 94: New Year, New Beginnings

    Hello, not from Cheshire today, but Bradford! Join me as I give a quick round up of my knitting and weaving over December and talk about my own new beginnings this year.On The Needles
    The Woolly Wormhead Mystery Hat has been parked, waiting to be frogged. I have cast on a Kunye by Claire Devine as part of The Golden Skein's first birthday celebrations.


    I have also cast on an Every Baby Sweater for my cousin's little boy, but I have no pictures yet.In the Weaving Shed
    I finished my cousin's husband's scarf, made from my Mobberley 4ply and Chelford yarns:


     

    And I finished her scarf too, which was in a merino silk laceweight from DT Crafts.

     


    Shop
    There is currently a 20% discount on items in the shop to banish the January Blues. Use the code JANUARY2015 at www.YarnsFromThePlain.Etsy.com .The shop can also be reached from the Shop link on the front page of my new (almost ready) website at www.yarnsfromtheplain.co.uk, where you can also sing up for the newletter, to keep up-to-date with any shop updates, news, etc. Ultimately the show notes will be hosted here, but not just yet, so the Blog button isn't live yet. For shop tweets, follow @yarnsfromplain.Links
    To find out about the winter Workshop in detail, check out my original blog, Tales From The Plain, starting with this post.Music
    Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.Make Contact!
    We have a listeners' map. Please go on over to pop in a pin - we're covering 5 continents now but I'd still love to see where you all are! Please feel free to leave a comment here or at http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.blogspot.com/, or email me at yarnsfromtheplain AT googlemail DOT com. We have a Ravelry group here, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain and on Twitter as @talesfromplain.
    TTFN,
    Nic x

    • 21 min
    Episode 93: Advent

    Episode 93: Advent

    Hello from the Cheshire Plain. This episode was recorded on 30th November but unfortunately editing took a back seat to real life, so only got finished now.On The Needles
    As well as my Dorothy for WIPCrackAway, I've been working on the Mystery Hat from Woolly Wormhead. I think I may need to rip it out though as I suspect it is too small. :(

    WIPCrackAway
    Well done everyone! What a sterling effort from you all - 87 finished items! Prizewinners can choose from:


    From Left to Right:
    Green Eyed Monster GEM Alpaca Sock in The Green Green GrassEasyKnits  Bamboo Merino Mix in LuauFyberspates Sparkly Silk & Silver SockYarnPosh Yarn Lucia 70% merino 30% cashmere in SkipHazel Knits Artisan sock in 117 - Chuckanut Drive
    I actually finished my Dorothy!

    In The Weaving Shed
    The Chelford/Mobberley scarf for my cousin's husband on the Ashford Samplit loom:


     

     

    And the laceweight yarns I have dyed for my cousin's scarf.:

     



     

    
    I'm still undecided!LinksDT CraftsUpcoming events
    The FO&Dye podcast are hosting FOFest on the weekend of 16th & 17th  May 2015 in Exeter.Music:
    Intro music is Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, final music is Shchedrik - Carol of the Bells by Kitka, from the Magnatune Compilation album Christmas Music, both available from Magnatune.
    We have a listeners' map! Please go on over to pop in a pin - I'd love to see where you all are!
    Feel free to leave a comment here or at http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.blogspot.com/, or email me at yarnsfromtheplain@googlemail.com. We have a Ravelry group here, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain and on Twitter as @talesfromplain. My shop can be found here and the shop tweets as @yarnsfromplain.
    TTFN,
    Nic x

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

CleaStagnitti ,

One of my favorites

I feel like I'm sitting in her livingroom and she's one of my closest friends. She's got a great take on knitting and life in general. Great listening!

1hundredprojects ,

More Episodes!

I enjoy this podcast and wish there were more frequent episodes! I know a teacher's life is busy, though, so I will savor each one ;-) Nick sounds so approachable and friendly that I would definitely go to the podcaster meet-up if I were in the UK!

Nliedel ,

Joy and Peace with Quiet Knitting

I'm not manic, but I have ADHD and the difference is...well, the doctor has never figured it out. I love the more manic podcasts, but this one is a peaceful tale of quiet life in Britain with yarn. Her voice is soothing and she makes all things British sound lovely and tea friendly. Which is a sterotype, but she fits the very best image of Great Britain and all things fibery. She is funny, but not outrageous and a someone I activly watch for. Ideally with a cup of tea and kntting on my needles. Which rarely happens. Today, I am organizing my patterns. However, part of me is across the pond, speaking one on one with this lovely woman. Very much wroth listening to.

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