Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Episode 19 - Experiments!

Hi everyone,

Here are the shownotes!


Follow your arrow KAL in Eden Cottage Titus 4ply Buddleja and Damselfly

Insulate hat


Childs first sock

Incredibly useful tutorial by Cookie A on how to repair badly worn socks

As I mentioned, it isn't graceful or elegant but it means I can wear my favourite handknit socks again :)


Miss Winkle

Chester Fern


Paradise Mill and Silk museum

Stash Fine Yarns Chester 

The portrait!

Erm I'm not sure what is going on, I said it had to be seen to be believed...

 A delight in my bedroom

Entrace to the Roman baths

Looking at the site of the Roman baths


Chester town centre

City walls and gate

Yarn dye experiments

If anyone would like my dye notes please drop me a line and I will email them across for you :)

Hand Dyeing yarn and fleece - Gail Callahan not Carriger (she writes the parasol protectorate books!)

Useful Ravelry groups:

Needle comparison

Signatures at the top and Chiagoo underneath

The Woolly Workshop - Durham

The location of Fowlers Yard Durham, the unit is in C1 but the website has not been updated. It is just behind the indoor market by the river.

Golden Skein yumminess

This is what was in the package this quarter...

Dye for Wool baby camel/merino blend

Yarn Garden Merino/silk

Hedgehog Fibres Merino/nylon

If you want to join in you can sign up for Q2 or indeed the rest of the year here at www.thegoldenskein.com



This is what is up for grabs - A ball of Rowan Pure Wool aran, a Podretreat 2014 badge, a copy of my Chester Fern hat pattern and a interchangeable needle roll holder from Daisy Bun Boo Designs.

To be in with a chance of winning these lovely goodies you can enter in the following ways:

Comment on this post on the blog

Tweet about the giveaway and copy me in @knitspincake

Comment on the episode thread on Ravelry 

Email me at knitspincake@gmail.com

All entries will be put as names in a hat and the winner will be announced in the next episode!

Good luck!

Thanks for listening.

Aimee x

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Doctor Who Review special episode

Hi everyone,

I finally got some time to sit down with Charlie to catch up on all things Who!

Listen to us ramble our way through the convention, 50th anniversary special and the all important Christmas regeneration special...

Monday, 28 October 2013

Episode 17 - Yarndale

Hi everyone,

Here are the shownotes for episode 17!

Shownotes episode 17

Central park hoody I am currently nearing the end of

If you are in the market for some soft donegal like I used in my CPH you can find it here - Knit owl 

Here is the carnaby skirt I started earlier this year and am slowly progressing.

Hat links!

Pedulum shawl - it is a little small but hopefully you can see what I mean about the very grey grey yarn...yeah...

Ripple mitts I loved this pattern and will be making more of them!

Oreo and party ring recipe - To come but here are the photos to keep you entertained for now...

Yarndale photos

Spoils from Yarndale

Hand dyed bee keepers quilt - A playful day sums it up quite nicely

Oh and don't forget to ...

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Episode 16 - Fibre East

Hi everyone,

Here are the shownotes for episode 16!

Vintage Bouquet shawl by Dani Sunshine

Manfield Craft - Sheep and cushion kits

Sherlock trailer :D

The new doctor!!

Thanks for listening!

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Episode 15 - I have some explaining to do

Hi everyone,

Episode 15 is now up...

I am back and this time I do some explaining as to where I have been!

Links are below:

Willo Fibre 

Rosie and Jessica 

Turret shawl 

Fibre East


Thanks for listening :)


Monday, 3 June 2013

Blanket blogging

Hello everyone,

It has been a while, how are you all? Things have been rather hectic in the KSC household lately but I can assure you there will be a podcast coming soon with lots of exciting things to talk about :)

This post is to discuss a crazy decision I made the other day, I made the rash decision to make a sock yarn blanket. I always vowed I was never mad enough to make one of these, I mean a blanket on 2.75mm needles?! Something in me has clearly changed...

The problem came after looking at the lovely blanket KAL thread on the iMake board on Ravelry...Martine is currently working on a stunning blanket and it is her own recipe so I downloaded the pattern and cast a square on before I had a chance to think about it again!

This is my approach to this blanket, like Martine I intend to make this a long term project and use it to eat up all my 4 ply and sock scraps over time. At the moment I am intending on knitting at least 1 square a day, this shouldn't be too much of a challenge as they take me under 30 mins and I am sure I will get quicker :)

I'll try to keep blogging about it as it progresses to see if I can convince anyone else to join in :D

Here is where I am today, day 2 and 2 squares in...

Lets see how this goes...