Thursday, 10 July 2014

Episode 23 - Nearly there

Hi everyone,

Here are the shownotes for this episode:

All my projects I talk about can be viewed here on Ravelry.

The West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK colour range can be found here. If you want to order from me then get in touch by email ( before the Tuesday 15th July to get a 10% discount.

The yarn retails at £4.75 a ball for 200m and comes in a variety of shades.

Me and mam at graduation, post gown removal!

Me and Auntie Bet

The beautiful view behind the shop

Harbour Yarns logo!

Hotel at Dockray, Cumbria - The Royal Hotel - highly recommended!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Episode 22 - Wool, glorious wool!

Hi everyone,

I have updated the podbean player to the right of these posts, if you click the symbol in the top right (3 little lines and dots) it will bring a drop down list of all the episodes...the old one just wasn't working anymore!

Here are the shownotes for this episode:

This is what arrived shortly after I recorded the last episode...

Mam almost got sucked into a bag of Stylecraft...

The chair before and after, I'm really pleased with how these are coming along!

A sneak peak of what is going to be on the website...

Thanks for listening!

Aimee x

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Episode 21 - The one with the big reveal

Hi everyone,

A short podcast is now available for your listening pleasure :)

The big reveal is out! I am opening a wool shop! Harbour Yarns will be opening on either 19th or 26th July...I will keep you all posted!

This is where it is...

This is the beach behind the shop...if you look closely you can see the lighthouse on the end of the pier

This is the marina around the other corner...

If you squint you can see the under offer sign!

Thank you all for listening!

Aimee x

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Episode 20 - Goldilocks sock syndrome

Hi everyone,

Here are the shownotes for this episode!

Winners of the giveaway are:

The giveaway hat!
1st prize - Javapurl

2nd prize - Shiela O'Keefe
3rd prize - Dane abroad

Get in touch to claim your prizes!

My projects 


The Golden Skein group on Ravelry - you can have a look at all the projects which are being planned here!

Unwind Brighton group on Ravelry - here you can find out all about the KAL's going on

This is the website with the information about the Bradford count - a really useful resource

My handspun yarns

No Such thing as a fish podcast - from the people who bring you QI!

Thanks for listening!


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



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

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...