#knitsonikpomegranates

One of the best things about exploring The KNITSONIK System with comrades is seeing the diverse ways in which knitters view the world. This is always a subject of discussion in classes! Differences in perspective and perception become really clear at the end of a workshop when everyone holds up their swatches for all to see. Several folks have mentioned that they’d like to know how these differences might present if a group of knitters work from the same inspiration source. With that in mind #knitsonikpomegranates began just before Christmas – an online swatch-a-long in which curious knitters created stranded colourwork swatches taking pomegranates as their inspiration. Tagging swatch projects #knitsonikpomegranates enabled us to see each other’s work when searching Ravelry projects: projects tagged #knitsonikpomegranates on Ravelry and, as you’ll see, the results are as varied and colourful as their creators.

I thought you might enjoy reading what we learnt (because we learnt a lot) and I wanted to show you the swatches produced during our experiment (because they are gorgeous).

swatches created during the #knitsonikpomegranates swatch-a-long
swatches created during the #knitsonikpomegranates swatch-a-long

We discussed how much to reveal while working on our swatches and decided that while little teasers are encouraging and morale-boosting, sharing whole sections of swatches too early on in the process might end up with us all copying each other!

A wondrous morale-boosting wip shot from jbwb - complete with helpful project PA
A wondrous morale-boosting wip shot from jbwb – complete with helpful project PA

With tasty snippets appearing here and there in our online chatter, we beavered away in relative secrecy with an end-of-February deadline for a big reveal and over the last few days amazing pomegranate-inspired stranded colourwork began appearing in the Ravelry thread!

Inspiration & Palettes

Pomegranates are a nice flexible inspiration source because they are widely represented in art and design, and because they can also be purchased in the flesh for those who like to work from physical things. One of the first ways in which knitters are different is in how we collect and use inspiration. Finding a beautiful piece of fabric or embroidery seems to really do it for some people. For others a bit of art is what gets the knitterly mojo going. For me, nothing really beats making a mess in the kitchen. I was fascinated by the diverse ways in which folk interpreted the inspiration source, and confess to being rather envious of knitters in warmer climates able to record pomegranates growing on actual trees.

POMEGRANATE INSPIRATIONS!
POMEGRANATE INSPIRATIONS!

This is a montage of images that folks posted on their project pages for inspiration. I love how the different ways in which we recorded our inspiration individuated our work.

Using found prints or textiles to record inspiration sources
Using found prints or textiles to record inspiration sources (swatches by Sorosa and DonnaC2)

For instance Sorosa and DonnaC2 found existing artworks – embroidery and print – for inspiration. Seeing how others have interpreted an object can be a brilliant starting point. It narrows down infinite colour choices and I love the distinctive palettes that emerged through consulting these artistic interpretations.

Working directly from pomegranates also produces diverse results; my seeds scattered on a white plate from a very ripe fruit yielded a very pink palette for my pomegranate swatch, while Labistrake had much paler seeds. Arranging them against the background of her blue trailer produced a breathtaking motif of delicate peachy pinks on mid blue. I got juice everywhere while her seeds are neatly arranged – a precision which continues in her neatly ordered stitch patterns vs. my asymmetric motifs.

Working directly from the fruit
working directly from the fruit (swatches by Felix and Labistrake)

Jbwb writes that she too “was inspired by the real pomegranate itself. Mainly I was playing with trying to use the interior with the waxy cells and seeds (which looked creamy white and yellow and even gray at the edges) and the layers of colors in the peel”. There is exciting evidence of looking and seeing and examining and exploring a physical thing in the section of the swatch to which she refers.

waxy interior of pomegranate in stranded colourwork by jbwb
waxy interior of pomegranate in stranded colourwork by jbwb

There is something equally inventive about nisseknits’ approach to managing inspiration. She challenged herself to work without neutrals, and so chose an amazingly colourful painting as a jumping off point. I love the boldness of this choice and the unabashed and vivid palette; I also think – given the busyness of the painting – that it was a good idea to use a simplified pomegranate motif from a fabric design on spoonflower.

Nisseknits' painting-inspired pomegranate swatch
Nisseknits’ painting-inspired pomegranate swatch

Spoonflower is an amazing resource for seeing how other creative people have created repeating patterns on fabric – just look at how many wondrouspomegranate-inspired designs are featured there! Kizmet also used a spoonflower fabric design as inspiration for exploring the many shades and shapes of pomegranate seeds.

Pomegranate seeds in stranded colourwork, inspired by pomegranate seeds on printed fabric (swatch by Kizmet, fabric design by murex_textile_designs)
Pomegranate seeds in stranded colourwork, inspired by pomegranate seeds on printed fabric (swatch by Kizmet, fabric design by murex_textile_designs)

I love all these knitterly styles of collecting and using inspiration and as you can see – whether working with a physical object or a photo or a painting – they have a huge influence on palettes! But they also evidence the different creative sensibilities of knitters.

Patterns

Pomegranates present one particular problem for knitters of stranded colourwork: they are big and round – a shape which can create some stranding issues if you want to be literal in your translations. I love looking at how many ways we found of breaking up that large pomegranate shape and avoiding long strands on the back of the work.

ways of breaking up pomegranates to avoid long strands on the back of the work
ways of breaking up pomegranates to avoid long strands on the back of the work

Another creative strategy for solving this problem involved showing just a section or segment of the pomegranate, like the curve at the edge or cross sections created by cutting the fruit open.

clockwise from bottom left; pomegranate curves suggesting piles of fruit by LaylaKnits; cross-sections by Felix; pomegranate curves by Sorosa; pomegranatesurface textures by Mcginnypig; pomegranate curves by DonnaDz and pomegranate cross-sections by Labistrake
clockwise from bottom left; pomegranate curves in pink by LaylaKnits; cross-sections by Felix; pomegranate curves by Sorosa; pomegranatesurface textures by Mcginnypig; pomegranate curves by DonnaDz and pomegranate cross-sections by Labistrake

We also all messed around in one way or another with depicting the seeds; I love how some of us went big on this in our patterns, and how some of us went small.

lots of amazing pomegranate seeds in stranded colourwork
lots of amazing pomegranate seeds in stranded colourwork

For me the most exciting thing about #knitsonikpomegranates is seeing all the projects side by side. It really shows how knitters can take something as defined as a pomegranate seed and push it in completely different directions.

Some of the patterns that we produced are quite amorphous too; the curves could be the edges of the whole fruit or the rounded end of a seed. It doesn’t matter, the point is that in looking and seeing and in finding details, pomegranate-ness begins to emerge.

Looking down on a crown and across at the whole fruit
Looking down on the crown

When thinking about patterns I am always interested in how different ideas can create a sense of rhythm across a garment. DonnaDz notes that she “tried to capture the way the leaves move in the wind as well as the seeds, arils, and the shape of the fruit” and that sense of rhythm and movement definitely appears in the strong diagonals of her leaves and pomegranates.

Pomegranate Rhythms by DonnaDz
Pomegranate Rhythms by DonnaDz

Shading

One of the most useful things about swatching is that is reveals how different yarn shades interact. Looking at all the #knitsonikpomegranates swatches together presents a lot of information about how shifts in background and pattern yarns can work with different kinds of palettes.

I used Appleton’s Crewel Wool held double for my swatch, meaning there were always 4 strands of yarn in play (2 for the background colour and 2 for the pattern). I sometimes swapped one of the background or pattern yarns for another to create super subtle transitions. Though this was fiddly and made yarn management a bit tricky, I love how I was able to describe the turbo pinks and reds of my pomegranate with this technique.

turbopinks by Felix
turbopinks by Felix

My swatch is really hard to photograph because it’s so luminous and warm; the brightness confuses the white balance on my camera! I like that almost neon effect but there is something magnificent about how introducing some contrasting cool shades like grey and blue can help those bright saturated pomegranate colours to really stand out.

DonnaC2's beautiful grey and red pomegranate swatch
DonnaC2’s beautiful grey and red pomegranate swatch

DonnaC2’s swatch looks so nice photographed against that grey wicker that I had to keep some of it in the frame; there is something so wonderful about how restrained the colours are in this palette and how well those greys and reds sing together.

Similarly, the way the blue trailer background animates the pinks and peaches in Labistrake’s swatch just kills me; I think you can see how well the colours are going to work from the very first photo she posted of a pomegranate against that glorious blue. The blue is so bright and warm and lovely against the peach – in the knitting and also in the photos.

Pomegranate swatch by Labistrake
Pomegranate swatch by Labistrake

The shading also works beautifully in DonnaDz’s swatch and it’s interesting to read her notes and to see how she found ideas for managing colour transitions by looking at the fruits themselves. That burst of vivid orange pink is a precious shot of life in an otherwise understated palette but if you check out her photos you can see that there really is an amazing burst of unreal colour in one of the shots and that her observations of this and of light on the smooth soft skin of the ripening fruits have really informed all her shading decisions. It’s uncannily realistic.

DonnaDz's amazing wild  pomegranates
DonnaDz’s amazing wild pomegranates

The greens and reds in Kizmet’s beautiful swatch seem really autumnal together in contrast to how delicate and springlike they are in DonnaDz’s work. Kizmet’s chunkier designs speak to the succulence of the pomegranate and its wondrous, solid roundness… whereas DonnaDz’s captures beautifully the lacy, tendril-like aspects of the leaves – something I had never thought about until I saw her photos of pomegranate trees.

Kizmet's pomegranate swatch
Kizmet’s pomegranate swatch

Nisseknits’ swatch conveys the quest for a pleasing combination of blues and greens in background and pinks and reds in pattern; it’s a challenging mission and the iterations of the design as she works it out are full of information. In her notes she says “I’m pretty happy with the final attempt but I think there’s too much light green. I think I’d make the dark blues more dominant and lessen the greens if I made a fourth” and you can see that thought process – visible learning – happening in the knitting. It is beauteous!

Nisseknits' quest for the perfect shading scheme
Nisseknits’ quest for the perfect shading scheme

I also see visible learning in Mcginnypig’s swatch – a gorgeous record of seeing and documenting colours and patterns in yarn; a document of process; an exercise in mark-making.

Mcginnypig's Pomegranates swatch
Mcginnypig’s Pomegranates swatch

The golds and deep greens in Sorosa’s swatch are really vibrant and I love what is going on a little ways in on the left with that dramatic shading from yellow through greens into purples; also the contrast between that exuberant section and the far more restrained motif in dark purple pinks further along to the right. I love how both this swatch and LaylaKnits’ swatches redefine PINK. It’s so nice to look at them side by side and to see how differently pink behaves in proximity to other shades.

Sorosa's golden green and pink swatch
Sorosa’s golden green and pink swatch
LaylaKnits' Pomegranates
LaylaKnits’ Pomegranates

The shading scheme that is the biggest surprise is the one in Jbwb’s swatch – the section based on the membranes between the seeds. I love how specific this one section is and how you would almost never design that in stranded colourwork unless you were studying a pomegranate really carefully and with a sense of wonder. It’s so subtle and unexpected and such a reminder that inspiration lurks in the most unexpected of places.

Jbwb's Pomegranates
Jbwb’s Pomegranates

Thank you to all the comrades who joined in with #knitsonikpomegranates and for letting me share your amazing work here – I hope you all learnt as much as I did from swatching together! And if you’re reading about this for the first time I hope you’ve found it interesting.

We’re already planning another swatch-a-long on the KNITSONIK Ravelry forum for those who missed this round, and I’m expanding my classes repetoire to include classes in which knitters explore the same inspiration source together.

In the meantime, if you would like to experience the KNITSONIK system in person I shall be teaching my Quotidian Colourwork class on 26th March in London with Yarn in the City, and at Gwlana with Brenda Dayne in May. Though there will not necessarily be any pomegranates at those events there will definitely be other knitters. And as I hope this post shows, when it comes to colourwork and life in general, that’s often a very fine thing.

YOURS IN POMEGRANATES,
FX

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KNITSONIK Minicast 01 – Radiophonics & Me

As promised in last week’s show, here is some audio for the weekend from the KNITSONIK archives: the first of several KNITSONIK minicasts. You can download it direct from Internet Archive here or through your iTunes subscription. Otherwise you can listen below.

Radiophonics & Me was originally commissioned by Valeria Merlini for MuseRuole : Women in Experimental Music. It is a radio show introducing the work of three pioneers of electronic music – Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire and Maddalena Fagandini – and contemplating their influence for my own work. It was part of an International Radio Broadcast Tour between June the 5th to September the 26th, 2013 and I hope some of you may find it interesting.

Have a great weekend,
YOURS IN SOUNDS,
FX

MuseRuole - Women in Experimental Music, 2013
MuseRuole – Women in Experimental Music, 2013
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KNITSONIK 09 – The Wonders of Electricity

Finally another episode of the KNITSONIK podcast – I didn’t mean to be away for so long but I’ve got a bad wrist; probably it is my old foe arthritis… so a long episode featuring lots of amazing sounds.

You can listen below or through iTunes, or by downloading directly from internet archive here.

Thanks as ever to my amazing comrade Udo Noll, creator of the wondrous aporee soundmaps and to all the aporisti who share sounds there! Here are some of the sounds from the map which I used in this show. If you click on the links you can see the locations where the sounds were recorded and read the notes left by field recordists!

radio aporee ::: maps – My friend’s Garden, Drummagh, Co. Leitrim, Ireland – Felicity Ford
radio aporee ::: maps – Voe & District Agricultural Show, Shetland Islands, UK – Felicity Ford
radio aporee ::: maps – Croft Museum, Boddam, Dunrossness, Shetland Islands, UK, – Felicity Ford
radio aporee ::: maps – Carneval, masopust – Milos@skolska…
radio aporee ::: maps – SMIP RANCH, D.R.A.P., San Mateo County, CA, USA – Norman Long
radio aporee ::: maps – Wood Thrush Dawn Chorus May 4,2008 La Farge, Wisconsin – Rob Danielson

Thanks also to comrades on freesound.org for providing such amazing sounds as this wonderful wolf howl recording by Gorgoroth6669 and this amazing drum roll by bigjoedrummer.

The second print run of the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook is here!

The Quotidian Colourwork workshop at Purlescence last week was amazing good fun; thanks so much to everyone who came and made it such a great day!

KNITSONIK workshop at Purlescence on 14th February 2015
KNITSONIK workshop at Purlescence on 14th February 2015

People knitted amazing things; here are some of the translations of everyday things into stranded colourwork created during this Quotidian Colourwork workshop:

Further KNITSONIK events and workshops;

Unravel

I’ll be on the Purlescence stand today Saturday 21st February 2015 from 3 – 4pm at Unravel; that’s if any of you are listening and would like to say hi! Here’s the address.

Unravel Festival
20th – 22nd Feb 2015

Farnham Maltings
Bridge Square
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7QR

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

I’ll be at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival teaching my signature Quotidian Colourwork Class on the Saturday morning; presenting the world’s first ever Ca-BAA-ret on the evening of Saturday 14th March 2015 from 6:30pm – 11:00pm; and hanging out in the Podcast Lounge on Sunday. Check this page for details on the podcast lounge!

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
14th & 15th March 2015

Edinburgh Corn Exchange
11 New Market Road
Edinburgh
EH14 1RJ

buy tickets for the Ca-BAA-ret here

Teaching at Yarn in the City

I’ll be teaching you how to turn your everyday inspirations into stranded colourwork on Thursday 26th March 2015 from 6:20 – 9:30pm! Bring something that is important to you – a favourite sweetie wrapper, a photo of a place you love, anything which inspires you – and together we’ll explore how it can be used as a basis for amazing and personal stranded colourwork.

Quotidian Colourwork
26th March 2015

6:30 – 9:30pm
Homemade London
21 Seymour Place
London
W1H 58H

buy tickets for the workshop here

Event details will now additionally be listed on the knitsonik workshops and events page.

GIVEAWAY: If you are coming to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival and would like a chance to win two tickets for the Ca-baa-ret please leave a comment here telling me what you’re most looking forward to about the festival. Also, feel free to distribute my sheepy intro song far and wide throughout the land:

Bring your sounds and thoughts on sound to EYF so I can record them in the podcast lounge!

Yokes by Kate Davies

I rave about how amazing this book is with its rich, contextualising essays and mood of feminist confidence. And I talk about how much fun I had making this sweater from this book, using delicious Icelandic Lopi yarn.

Keith Moon - one of the stunning patterns in YOKES by Kate Davies
Keith Moon – one of the stunning patterns in YOKES by Kate Davies

I refer to my wonderful 1930s book about electricity as an inspiration source for my grey and yellow Keith Moon colourscheme;

Wonders of Electricity, published 1930
Wonders of Electricity, published 1930

…the book which also inspired me to knit this swatch:

Wonders of Electricity Swatch
Wonders of Electricity Swatch

I refer to this amazeballs documentary about Björk’s production of Homogenic which blew my mind when I was 19 and which still blows my mind:

I share recordings of cables, lightning, pylons and other electronic textures from around my home.

An online random number generator threw up comment no. 14, meaning that Naomi is the winner of the giveaway from the last episode of the KNITSONIK podcast. Naomi says:

My inspiration would be my brown striped tabby cat Jerry. His colors range from a beautiful cream to a very dark brown with wonderful stripes and spots. And, he is a sonic inspiration with the loudest purr I’ve ever heard which he uses often!

Congratulations Naomi, a copy of the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook will soon be on its way to you.

I describe a scene from episode two of this TV series in which the husband tries to use authentic sound recordings in a movie soundtrack only to be shouted down by the film director.

I play out with my friend Isolde’s wind chimes mixed with the wonderful sounds of a Wood Thrush Dawn Chorus, as recorded in La Farge, Wisconisin, by Rob Danielson.

SEE YOU SOON, COMRADES!
As ever, I am YOURS in KNITTING + WOOL + SOUNDS
XF

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Adventures in Washing Up

You may remember that Kate Davies and I produced a tea towel together last year. The tea towel is back on sale in the KDD shop and it features Kate’s amazing knitwear designs illustrated by me.

KDD tea towels - knitwear designs by Kate Davies, illustrated by Felicity Ford
KDD tea towels – knitwear designs by Kate Davies, illustrated by Felicity Ford

What you may not know is that back in 2008 I produced a radio feature about doing the washing up. I was looking at ways to improve my own relationship with this resented task and found lots of solace in interviewing people about their techniques and recording the bubbles and clanks of many varied sinks. This feature was part of a radio commission and the jingle that I wrote for it was featured on Radio 4’s Question Time when a listener wrote in to ask when plastic basins began to be used as part of the daily washing-up ritual…

I have made the jingle downloadable. Like the tea towel it is best enjoyed while actually doing the washing up, because then you can add your own percussion and bubbles.

As well as the tea towel there is also a fabulous new tote bag featuring my illustrations for YOKES in the KDD online shop, and if you like the washing up jingle you can download all episodes of the radio show for which it was written here.

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KNITSONIK 08 – The Turbo Thank You Episode

Welcome back to the KNITSONIK podcast after a very long hiatus! :) This one is nearly TWO HOURS LONG, so I have split it into two sections and you will need TEA. You can use the players below or download the files directly from internet archive here.

FETCH TEA.
FETCH TEA.

This episode of the podcast is dedicated to the amazing Kickstarter backers who enabled me to produce the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED MY KICKSTARTER IN 2014
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED MY KICKSTARTER IN 2014

Part One

We begin by listening to the wonderful sounds of the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook being printed, after which we travel swiftly to Palmer Park to hear the delightful strains of a steam organ which was playing there in April 2014.

Steam Organ at Carter's Steam Fair, April 2014
Steam Organ at Carter’s Steam Fair, April 2014

My amazing partner Mark Stanley plays a key role in this podcast in which he makes his jingle-writing debut, and insists that I include the exuberant word INCREDIBLE from General Levy’s classic 1994 Jungle/Drum ‘n Bass Hit of the same name:

Every individual backer who supported the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook is named in the podcast, accompanied by the sound of the book being printed at Williams Press in Berkshire – a sound which you enabled through your support!

The KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook covers being printed
The KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook covers being printed

If I mispronounce your name, I am sincerely sorry; please correct me in the comments here or in a voicemail left via Skype. You can reach me there as felixford.

Me with my brother Fergus Ford after spending four days taking photos for the book
Me with my brother Fergus Ford, exhausted, after spending four days taking photos

We listen in on how some of the photos for the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook were created by my talented brother Fergus Ford and we hear Fergus singing “The Road is Long” in his inimitable way.

We also hear an excerpt of a beautiful recording of a music box made by one of my backers – Ian Rawes – from his wonderful album of field recordings “These are the Good Times“.

In August Ian took voluntary redundancy and is now concentrating on running the London Sound Survey as a full time vocation. This is amazing, I wish Ian all the luck in the world with this mission. I also feel some kinship with it as now – thanks to YOU – KNITSONIK is my full-time mission.

Here’s to artists following their dreams and if you want to buy a copy of Ian’s amazing album you can do so here, and you can find his brilliant website here.

There are updates on the forthcoming album, the KNITSONIK Audible Textures Resource, and a foray into the sonic secrets of my beloved Huntley & Palmers Biscuit tin. Sound sources I am currently exploring in relation to this tin include the bells of St. Giles Church which ring out over the land where the Huntley & Palmers biscuit tin were made; the sound of the old water mill on the Thames at Mapledurham which once supplied Huntley & Palmers with flour for their biscuits; the sounds of bowing and resonating the old biscuit tins with a well-rosined violin bow; and the sound of an old advertising record from the 1920s.

Huntley & Palmers advertising record
Huntley & Palmers advertising record
"for every meal there's a biscuit" - Huntley & Palmers
“for every meal time there’s a biscuit” – Huntley & Palmers

I am currently looking for a record player which does not have an auto-return function in order to be able to play my tiny record, please get in touch if you can help! However until such time as I can play my own H&P record, there is a wondrous video on YouTube which conveys its contents beautifully: Thank you EMG Colonel!

Part One of the podcast ends with a joyous combination of kazoo, accordion and the old Huntley & Palmers advertising record.

Part Two

In this half of the podcast we explore Tom’s “Office Sound Machine” which is an amazing lo-fi way of enjoying the sounds produced by flexing the spacers found in towers of CDRs. If that sounds bewildering, don’t worry – the audio will clear up what I am on about! Thanks Tom of Holland for sending me the Office Sound Machine – what an amazing sound from the everyday source of CDRs.

I mention the Pomegranate swatch-a-long which is taking place this January and February in the KNITSONIK Ravelry group. The idea here is to see how many different imaginations take on a single creative challenge, to participate you need only to create some stranded colourwork based on pomegranates and to share your progress with fellow swatchers in the KNITSONIK group! All the details are here.

Pomegranate photo by Michael and found on Flickr here.
Pomegranate photo by Michael and found on Flickr here.

I share recordings of my silk worms and news of the commission I worked on over the summer for TATE Modern. The sounds I produced for the commission are all available to hear and download here.

The sounds I share here were all recorded at The Natural Fibre Company and the Whitchurch Silk Mill, or in my living room whilst raising of a colony of silkworms. I also remixed some textile promotional films from the 1950s, found in the amazing Prelinger archives.

Richard Tuttle’s silk and viscose sculpture is on display in the TATE Modern Turbine Hall until April, so there is still plenty of time to get your sounds and go to explore the work with my accompanying soundtrack.

Louise Harries took this wondrous photo of the KNITSONIK sounds being played on their player in TATE Modern earlier this year - thank you Louise, you are one of the people who opened my eyes to the richness of textiles!
Louise Harries took this wondrous photo of the KNITSONIK sounds being played on their player in TATE Modern earlier this year – thank you Louise, you are one of the people who opened my eyes to the richness of textiles!

After veering into silk and viscose we return to the Ur textile – WOOL – and the origins of the amazing Shetland Wool used throughout the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook. Lambs from Voe and from the Burland Croft Trail in Trondra contribute their lovely baas to the show. We also hear a story from Oliver Henry of how an exceptional fleece saved a lamb from the slaughter. Thank you to Jamieson & Smith for providing all the yarn for the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook.

Oliver Henry of Jamieson & Smith explaining how to sort fleeces during Shetland Wool Week 2013
Oliver Henry of Jamieson & Smith explaining how to sort fleeces during Shetland Wool Week 2013

Then I talk a bit about my WOOL tabard produced by Tall Yarns’n Tales, and share some special recordings from Aunty Hilary’s 90th Birthday party.

Aunty Hilary - one of the wondrous female relatives to whom the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook is dedicated
Aunty Hilary – one of the wondrous female relatives to whom the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook is dedicated

After these fantastically SPECIFIC sounds we diverge off into some frog and goat sounds before completing the TURBO THANK-YOUS.

Finally there is a book giveaway associated with this episode of the KNITSONIK podcast; to be in with a chance of winning your own signed copy of the book, simply leave a comment here telling me about a daily inspiration source which you have noticed and which you feel is worthy of creative celebration. I will use a random number-generator to pick a winner in the coming fortnight.

you can win a copy of this book by telling me about an everyday inspiration source which you have noticed and which you feel is worthy of creative celebration!
you can win a copy of this book by leaving a comment about an everyday inspiration source which you have noticed and which you feel is worthy of creative celebration!

It’s so great to be podcasting again, sorry for my slightly ill-sounding voice and for overusing the word “amazing” in this episode, but that word really does summarise the whole incredible journey from Kickstarter campaign to book that 2014 involved.

Thank you so much,
YOURS IN KNITTING + WOOL + SOUNDS,
and TURBOLOVE FOR 2015 XXXF

in my tall yarns'n tales smock looking bossy in the wheatfield
in my tall yarns’n tales smock looking bossy in the wheatfield
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