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