I've been a bit inconsistent with the show notes but from now on I am going to add them here as well as the video and a link to YouTube! : )
Welcome to Episode 9 of The Loveliest Podcast.
You can watch this video on our YouTube Channel here and you can also Subscribe ; )
Lots of chat about Wonderwool 2019, Banshee Yarns, what’s on my needles, my Wonderwool yarn haul, a discussion of pricing and privilege in the knitting community and then two and a half minutes of lovely Wonderwool clips.
To go straight to the Wonderwool bits, go to 53 minutes (I did a lot more rambling than intended!).
What I’m knitting:
Winwick Mum Socks & a garter stitch pattern
You can find our bundle of the book and yarn here:
Launching at Woollinn in Dublin in June. You can find the social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram – just search for Banshee Yarns
Check out the collaboration between Sam Draws Things and Dye Candy!
Yarns, patterns & notions mentioned
Armscote Manor https://www.armscotemanor.co.uk
The Knit Hatty Hat https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hatty-3. Use code KnitHatty until May 5th to get 35% off (I’ve changed this from May 3rd as I was so late posting this blog!)
Giddy Aunt Yarns https://giddyauntyarns.co.uk
Dragon Hill Studio https://www.dragonhillstudio.co.uk
Ainsworth and Prin (The Knitting Shed) https://theknittingshed.com/product-category/yarn/
John Arbon 2-3ply sock yarn https://www.jarbon.com/yarns-wools/alpaca/alpaca-2-3-ply-yarn/alpaca-2-3-ply-yarn
(Just to say – as I’m relistening to the vlog writing the notes – beautiful commercially dyed yarns)
Cartref Yarn https://cartrefyarn.com
Correction: West Yorkshire Spinners Colourlab – when I said ‘wool mix’ I was referring to a mix of different fleece types rather than it being mixed with other fibres. It is 100% British wool.
Socks from this lovely man https://www.instagram.com/mungotwyford/
Woolly Monkey bags https://www.facebook.com/woollymonkeybags/
Oh and forgot to mention in the video, I also got a gorgeous pattern by Winwick Mum designed for The Yarn Café
Pricing & Privilege
Best to watch to see what I say about this but in short I am committed to looking for yarn and patterns for the business in more places than I do at the moment to ensure I don’t just have a blinkered view of what I find.
Also my economics lesson on price elasticity is definitely not as accurate as it should be! For more information I definitely recommend looking for an actual economist!
As I listened to this again, particularly where I talk about privilege, it might appear that I was talking about material things only. That was not how I intended it to come across as ‘things’ in my mind represent the job you have, the education you receive etc as well as a home etc.
If you do want to work with me, you can get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
And two wee notes – the camper is left hand drive – I am not filming while driving : ) and £10.50 by 2 is not £22.