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Episode 58 – Fibre, socks and shawls

Show Notes

Finished Objects

gramps by tincanknits using Berocco Vintage in Chocolate and Aquae

Works in Progress

Hartwith by Rachel Coopey using Drops Alpaca in colour 2919

Plain socks using String Theory Colorworks Self Striping in Trifolium

Sweet Cables by Joji Locatelli using DyeNinja Wool Silk DK in South Seas

Piper’s Journey by Paula Emmons-Fuessle using MadelineTosh Tosh DK in Whiskers and Volga – KAL details can be found here

Shiny New Things

Fibre from Porpoise Fur – Ironwork Hat Kit, BFL in Death to MRSA and Merino/Flax in Coommassie Blue

Fibre from Aphaia – Merino, Shetland and Soybean in Nootka

Coffee with C.C.

Retreat News

Sign ups begin on Tuesday 12 April 2016 at 3pm BST. More details can be found here





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Episode 52 Epic

Show Notes

Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza Retreat  29 October – 1 November 2015

Registration now open – watch for exciting updates

Works in Progress

Blurred Lines Socks by Megan Williams using Twisted Limone Tangy BFL Sock in Country Garden on 2.5mm/US 1.5 needles

London Fields by Belinda Boaden using Fyberspates Vivacious DK in Sea Green on 4mm/US 6 needles – available from Purlescence

Aislinn by Amy Herzog in Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester DK in Sage on 4mm/US 6 needles


Finished – Rainbow Clouds BFL fibre from

In progress – Mossy BFL fibre from Juno Fibre Arts (no longer in business)

Shiny New Things

Woolee Winder purchased from P & M Woolcraft


Disobedient Objects at the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London

Shop news

Latest update is now live.

I will be vending with C.C. Almon of JavaPurl Designs at Edinburgh Yarn Festival

New club, starting April 2015 – sheep!

Newsletter coming soon

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We are excited to announce the Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza retreat, taking place from 29 October to 1 November 2015 in Edinburgh. Sign ups will be open from 1 December 2014. There’s a Ravelry group at,  for chatter, announcements and other fun and the website will be up soon.  Yay!

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Episode 41 Sock Bunny Retreat Special

Show notes

Works in progress

Katniss Socks by Rose Hiver  in The Knitting Goddess Merino Nylon Sock in Forks on 2.5mm/ US 1.5 needles

Kingfisher Socks (plain cuff down socks) in Knitterly Things Vesper Sock in Autumn Sky on 2.25mm/ US 1 needles

Ochre by Veera Valimaki in Nimu Yarns Skiddaw in Robin  (dyer no longer in production) on 4mm/ US 6 needles

Miss Winkle by Martina Behm in The Cyborg’s Craft Room Assockilate in Locutus on 3mm/ US 2.5 needles

Finished  Objects

Scylla by Fiona Lucas in The Knitting Goddess Merino Nylon Sock in Day of the Dead on 2.5mm/ US 1.5 needles

Cat Illusion Dishcloth by Kimberly Kwon in Lily Sugar ‘n’ Creme and Peaches ‘n’ Creme on 4.5mm/US 7 needles

Stashbuster Scarf by Angela Tong from the Craftsy class Rigid Heddle Weaving

Woven Scarf using The Knitting Goddess Merino Nylon Sock in Sunset (weft yarn) and Malabrigo Sock in Royal (warp yarn)


Finished – Superwash Merino in Route 66 by Rosy Retro 

Alpaca/Silk/Shetland by Hilltopcloud

In progress – Texel fibre from Hilltopcloud  in Wood Pile

Shiny New Things

Bags by Rain Storm Studios

Yarn from Daizie Knits and SockBunny Studios

Prizes from KikiBoo Bags, Yen for Yarn, Retro Lemon Studios and Vintage Rose

Goodie bag sponsors – Leading Men Fiber Arts, Kimberly Gintar, Absolute Wonder, Paula Emons-Fuessle, Stitched by Jessalu, Kikiboo Bags, Deborah Tomasello, StarKnits, Mindy Vasil, Multicraftual, Sunny Shoppe

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