Episode 70: A Story of Two Houses

handspun yarn for sssalong
A Playful Day is proud to be sponsored by NorthBound Knitting, Sensuous Yarn: Modern designs. On Friday November 28th, there will be a Black Friday Fiber Update, with FREE SHIPPING!! Spoiler pics will be posted very soon. Click on the banner above for more information. 

A Playful Day is proud to be sponsored by NorthBound Knitting, Sensuous Yarn: Modern designs. On Friday November 28th, there will be a Black Friday Fiber Update, with FREE SHIPPING!! Spoiler pics will be posted very soon. Click on the banner above for more information. 

A Playful Day is proud to be sponsored by pom pom, a quarterly publication based in London, UK for smart, creative types. The Winter 2014 issue is almost here and conjures up a dream winter wardrobe, perfect for afternoons at the pub. For more information please click on the banner above. 

A Playful Day is proud to be sponsored by pom pom, a quarterly publication based in London, UK for smart, creative types. The Winter 2014 issue is almost here and conjures up a dream winter wardrobe, perfect for afternoons at the pub. For more information please click on the banner above. 

 

Show notes:

I recently reviewed Kate Atherley's forthcoming book 'Pattern Writing for Knit Designers' and will be hosting Kate in a special episode next week. 

I will attending the pom pom christmas party on the 6th December 2014. 

 

I encourage you to get a little selfish (or a whole lot!) in our Selfish Single Skein KALCast on will be 21st November 2014 and we'll announce some prizes and fun on Christmas Eve. Hashtags? #SSSalong #apdpodcast. 

I will casting on Jane by Jane Richmond with some delicious handspun. Back up option is Pasha, also by Jane Richmond. 

I give a few suggestions on working with handspun and have added a few useful tutorials to my spin spin sugar pinterest board. 

 

To show we're not always selfish, Cinnamingirl and I will be inviting you to sign up for a Secret Santa Pattern Palooza. You'll be assigned a giftee to secretly gift a pattern to then in January, we're going to knit up those patterns in a casual KAL. Watch out from 1st December 2014 for sign ups. 

 

I host Helen from Curious Handmade to chat about her holiday knitting. 

Knitvent 2014 includes the Candlelit Shawl

Pebble Beach Shawlette

Red Robin Shawl

Holiday Planner

Eden Fells hat for Helen's husband

Helen's beading tutorial

To win a copy of Knitvent 2014, please leave a comment below telling me which of Helen's patterns you would most like to knit by 3rd December 2014. Good luck!

Get 25% discount off Knitvent 2014 at checkout with the code APD25 until 12th December 2014. 

 

Songs:

Fly, Fly, Fly by Adrina Thorpe, available on Noise Trade

Song in My Head by The Banner Daysavailable on Noise Trade