Episode 11: Constructive

Aplayfulday is kindly sponsored by Superknits, the home of super yarns for super knits. Please show your support for our playful friend by clicking on the link above- go on, spoil yourself!!!

Show notes:


The winner of a skein of Abstract Cat exclusive Aplayfulday colourway in the Superwash Blue Faced Leicester 4 ply weight is: Kaystir

Donation giveaway:

Sock knitter's kit= 4 skeins of Drops Fabel, 2 sets of stitch markers. 1 sheepy set from The Lollipop Stop and 1 set with clip stitch marker from a Little Bit Sheepish


Off the Needles

The Ulmus is no more.....

Deviate test knit by Lisa Mutch for the wonderful yarn club from

Lioness Knits in Silky Sock.

On the Needles

Test Knit for Rose Beck in Sundara Yarn Sock Yarn, in the colourway Brown Sugar over buttermilk and Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga in colourway KatyDid.

Little Colonnade by Stephen West in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock colourway Baltic.

Kai Mei by Cookie A in Superknits Mary, Queen of Socks, colourway 'With my tv and CD collection of Bob Marley'.

The Story of a Shawl

Sugared Violets by Rose Beck in Uncommon Thread Lush Sock in the Cumulonimbus colourway becomes a star for the day for Franklin Habit's friend Harry. And an interview. For more Rose Beck news, visit her blog here or join the RosyPosy Knitters Group on Ravelry.

To win a copy of the 'Be Mine' collection all you have to do is peruse her delicious patterns either on Ravelry, here or on her blog. Choose your favourite and comment here with it to let me know you'd like to win!

Podcasters Delite

Thought provoking and beautifully expressed thoughts on the UK disturbances from The Electric Sheep podcast.

I love My City

Poetry from Warsan Shire

For information regarding ways to help visit: http://riotscleanup.wordpress.com/


http://fromdisctilldawn.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/london-still-calling/ or http://www.riotremedy.org/

These websites also include legal information, insurance claim help and offers of photographers who want to help replace lost photo albums etc. There are many ways people are trying to connect in order to help. 

Thoughtful words from Russell Brand


Donations and information on registered charities, helping relief efforts can be found at:



Why not join in the effort and have some fun?

A comedy night is taking place in Camden aimed at raising money towards relief and community efforts and there's a fundraiser in Ealing with the same intent. Have fun!

Erssie Knitting charts, supporting Operation Cup of Tea

If you know of any registered charity events in your area, why not leave a comment here to spread the news.


Fly, Fly, Fly by Adrina Thorpe, available on Music Alley

So Much Better by Aubrey Wood, available on Music Alley

Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap