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Podcasts and Progress

It’s thanks to my friend Vero and her brilliant podcast ‘Along the Lanes‘ that I have recently been introduced to the whole new world of knitting podcasts. Being a newbie to podcasts I found it quite overwhelming to know where to start and what to watch but luckily for me one of the lovely ATL Ravelry group members started a thread on recommendations.

So I have started watching the Bakery Bears Podcast. Hosted by husband and wife team Dan and Kay from the UK this is a fortnightly knitting podcast packed full of different features and topics. One of my favourite sections is the ‘Favourite Places to Knit’ part where they go out and about. The episodes I have seen so far have included visits to stately homes and castles – they are great at showing you round and giving the history of the places they visit, I always learn a thing or two from their adventures!

Other regular features include ‘what’s off YOUR needles?’, what’s on YOUR needles?’, ‘what’s in YOUR oven?’ and ‘what’s on YOUR stereo?’. Every week they choose someone from the Ravelry group to answer one of the questions and share the answer in the forums. I nearly fell of my chair when I was watching this week and Dan asked ‘so Jem Arrowsmith…what’s OFF your needles’!

Kay is also a very talented designer and I just adore her Bakery Bears. Here are Mr Bakery Bear and Mrs Bakery Bear.

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Photo’s taken from Kay’s designer page on Ravelry.

I have ordered some yarn this week for my own Mr. Bakery Bear, this will be a present for my best friend who is due to give birth at the end of November.

I am now going back though and watching all the back episodes, I’m now on episode 10 and it’s taking quite a while as some of them are about 2 hours long, but they really are great!

I have quite a list of other podcasts that I want to watch once I am caught up with the BB’s but if anyone else has any recommendations I would love to hear from you!

This week I have also been working on my Peggy Sue by Linda Wilgus and I am now onto the cabling section at the bottom.

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I’m a bit concerned with my yarn though as I am using frogged yarn from another project. I don’t know how clearly you can see it in the pictures but some of the stitches aren’t sitting as nicely as I would like in the bottom rows before the cabling. I’m hoping this will be fixed in the blocking…

I have also been working on a cowl design.

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I thought I had finished it yesterday but when I tried it on it really didn’t sit right. It was twice the depth of this but I have frogged it right back to the middle and I’m going to try something else so it sits a little more snugly. I’ll let you know how it goes!

This weekend is the first in a long time where Mr. A and I have a clear diary, so I have a whole weekend of knitting planned and I can’t wait. Wooohoooo!!

6 thoughts on “Podcasts and Progress”

  1. It won’t be long and you’ll be running your own podcast! I like the cable on the cowl.Love the bears! and the blocking will fix any problems I’m sure – your knitting always looks very neat to me!

    1. Ooh no, that’s far best left to the experts! Yes I do hope it will block out, it’s a bamboo blend and I’m not sure how forgiving it’s going to be…fingers crossed it will be ok!

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