Episode 117 - Ramping it Up for Christmas

December 4th, 2014

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It all seems to be Christmas preparation this episode.
Wots e Craic
Go to Ysolda Teagues blog http://ysolda.com/blog/ for VATMESS news.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/yarnsfromtheplain for Nic's lovely dyed yarn.
Castle Fraser ebook has its third pattern release.
Outlanderish Clan kit - very quickly go to http://withmeldotcom.wordpress.com/an-outlandish-clan-kit/ to grab a kit which are AMAZING.
Retreat Retreat - My own retreat is taking sign ups. Price is a tentative £125 per person for 12 places. Dates 28-31 May 2015.
Deposit of £50 by end of January, full price paid by 25 April 2015.
Coming Up
Edinburgh Yarn Fest 14 & 15 March 2015.
Christmas is coming - www.craftmill.co.uk We are making garlands and wreaths this episode.
Me Me Me - Lush Cardigan by Tin Can Knits, Dishcloths.Sports Direct spotting rules.
Caithness Section with Wicked George
Drams with 12 year old Aberfeldy single malt whisky
Bla Blah Blaaaaah - Ravelry as LouiseHunt and CaithnessCraftCollective Group. CaithnessCraft on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Flickr as LouiseJ2010  www.caithnesscraftcollective.podbean.com
Music is from Avalon Rising with The Great Selkie from www.musicalley.com

Episode 116 - Retreat Retreat

November 21st, 2014

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There are 2 BIG announcements in this episode.
The first being I am working with Mel and we are putting together an Outlandish Clan Collective Kit with a project bag made by me. You need to go to http://withmeldotcom.wordpress.com/words-with-mel/ from 9pm on 21 November 2014 (GMT) to get yourself a kit. But BE FAST, they are limited.

Wots e Craic - New logo by the lovely Laura Gesin and please go find her at https://www.etsy.com/shop/summerhillsheepfarm

Also another Etsy shop for lovely art work and jewellery is https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBlackRockGallery

Scardy Cat - Announcement 2. How do you fancy a Crafting Retreat at John O Groats Natural Retreats 28 - 31 May 2015?
Please let me know for numbers as soon as possible and then I will give out a price and a schedule.  I'm looking to see if anyone is interested in the first place before I book it. I would then want deposits of £50 by 30 January 2015 and the full price paid 4 weeks before the retreat. If you couldn't make it you would get the remaining moneys back and if I could fill your place all the money back.  I will give a better idea of price when I know how many are interested. Minimum of 6 people. https://www.naturalretreats.com/uk/destinations/scotland/john-ogroats

Coming Up - www.edinyarnfest.com

Swap - Please have your swaps posted as soon as possible.

Christmas is Coming - Making Soap and candles - go to https://www.soapkitchenonline.co.uk/acatalog/Soap_Making_Kit_natural.html for the kit and all the ingredients you will ever need.

Me Me Me - Lush Cardigan by Tin Can Knits, Upstairs Downstairs Cowl by Paula Emons Feussle, Mad Pom Pom hat.
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Drams - Richard and I drink a 10 year old Tomintoul Single Malt Whisky

Shoppy Section - I have McLean, Gordon, Ancient Fraser, Ancient MacMillan, Farquharson in the shop. www.etsy.com/shop/caithnesscraft
Blah Blah Blah bit - caithnesscraftcollective@gmail.com Louise Hunt on Ravelry, CaithnessCraft on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram. LouiseJ2010 on Flickr.

The music was Avalon Rising with The Great Selkie from www.musicalley.com

Episode 115 - Listen

November 7th, 2014

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Shhhhhh, can you hear it? Yip, its ME again.
The Blether is back with Listen
Wots e Craic
Stash Bot App
WithMel Videocast and Outlander teasers.
Two Ewes Fibre Adventures Podcast
Ichigo Abroad Podcast
Scardy Cat
Swap Section
Sign up on Ravelry
Coming Up
Edinburgh Yarn Fest www.edinyarn.com
Mum Mum Mum Section
Me Me Me Section
Shoppy Section

www.etsy.com/shop/valerieinscotland and www.etsy.com/caithnesscraft

Contact Info - Louise Hunt on Ravelry, CaithnessCraft on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest  LouiseJ2010 on Flickr
Music is an old Orcadian song sung by Avalon Rising called The Great Selkie (a Selkie is a seal) and you can buy this from www.musicalley.com

Episode 114 - Tartanstastic

October 18th, 2014

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Wots e Craic lovely listeners?
Go find me mentioned in Lets Get Crafting Knitting and Crochet Issue 65 and find a nice wee pack of Christmas knitting patterns with yarn and needles.
Etsy Shop worth tracking down - www.etsy.com/shop/summerhillfarms to stalk Laura Gesin's yarny goodness
New podcaster for you - NH Knits via Podbean and iTunes
Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Coming Up
Eden Court Inverness 18 October Highland Textile Fest
Glasgow School of Yarn 18 October Rennie MackIntosh Church Maryhill Road Glasgow
EdinYarnFest - 14, 15 March 2015 Edinburgh Corn Exchange - www.edinyarnfest.com

Mum Mum Mum
Where did you get that hat, where did you get that hat?

Calender swap is now closed.
Christmas Tree decoration or Winter decoration is now open. Please sign up on Ravelry by 5 November and post by 15 November. Handmade or a really nice bought decoration plus 3 items of Crafty winter fun and a note.

Christmas is Coming

This is the run down before Christmas of things we need to do in a timely manner so we don't run around at the last minute.

Me Me Me
Lush Cardigan by Tin Can Knits
Upstairs Downstairs by Paula of Knitting Pipeline fame
Opal Mini Sock yarn Bunny by Susan B Anderson
The Killing by David Hewson

Inchgowan 6 year old Single Malt Whisky with special guests

Shoppy Section


Contact me via caithnesscraftcollective@gmail.com Ravelry as Louise Hunt Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram as CaithnessCraft
Music is Wild Mountain Thyme by Marc Gunn via www.musicalley.com

Episode 113 - Wicked Awesome!!!

October 2nd, 2014

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Wots e Craic
The trip was Wicked Awesome. I can now speak fluent Boston thanks to Mary.
We have thanks, lots of thanks to give. You might like the poem.
I have a small travel log from our trip.
I go through the purchases and gifts. There's a long list.
Susan B Anderson Sock yarn bunny workshop
Knitting Pipeline Podcast. Twinset Designs Podcast. Knitting Dish Videocast, With Mel Videocast
Shoppy Section - www.etsy.com/shop/caithnesscraft
Coming Up - Highland Textile Fest - 18 October in Eden Court
Glasgow School of Yarn 17, 18 October in Charles Rennie MacIntosh Church, Maryhill Road, Glasgow
Edinburgh Yarn Fest 14, 15 March 2015 at Edinburgh Corn Exchange - www.edinyarnfest.com
Swap Section - Post your Calender and stationery swap by 15 October
Me Me Me - lots of me. Bunnies and mittens.
Blah blah blah
Contact me at caithnesscraftcollective@gmail.com Ravelry as LouiseHunt CaithnessCraft on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook. LouiseJ2010 on Flickr
Music - Wild Mountain Thyme by Marc Gunn from www.musicalley.com

Episode 112 - Packing it all in

September 15th, 2014

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Not the podcast, I'm trying to pack all the things in this week and then pack my case.
Shorter episode. Partly because of the deadline and partly because I recorded a Drams last night and can't find if I saved it or not. It wasn't all that funny anyway.

I ramble on about what I will be buying for my Acer cardigan by Amy Christoffers, Newale by Cecily Glowick Macdonald and the cross stitch kit from www.mainelyquilts.com  and of course Apple pie.

New kid on the block podcaster - YarnydaysandSundays http://www.yarnydaysandsundays.podbean.com/ which I liked. I mention again Plutionium Muffins podcast which I recommend.

Shoppy Section has lots of new tartans in so go find out if your clan is there. If not please let me know and I'll keep an eye out for it.  www.etsy.com/shop/caithnesscraft

Coming up - Yarndale at Skipton Auction Mart 27&28 September
Highland Textile Fest at Eden Court Inverness 18 October
Forgot to mention Glasgow School of Yarn on 17 & 18 October

Pass it On Section
Swap Section
KAL Section - The Lush KAL has now closed. Thank you for taking part and if you got a prize well done, if not, well done too for getting a cardigan. You are all winners to me.
Me Me Me

Contact me at caithnesscraftcollective@gmail.com Ravelry as Louise Hunt CaithnessCraft on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and Flickr as LouiseJ2010.
Music is by Marc Gunn with Wild Mountain Thyme and from www.musicalley.com where you can buy it.

Episode 111 - Comfort

September 5th, 2014

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Blether - Comfort, be it eating, shopping or blankie, what's your comfort?

Wots e Craic - Lets Knit September edition, Top Gun Knitting name, You need 2 dice and 6 wrapped presents for the game.

Review Section - I review Rebecca Dangers 50 Yards of Fun, Knit a monster nursery, The big book of Knitted Monsters all available via Martingale & Company Publishing

Shoppy Section - I have a couple more tartan/tweed tote bags at www.etsy.com/shop/caithnesscraft

Coming Up - Yarndale at Skipton Auction Mart 27 & 28 September
Highland Textile Fest at Eden Court on 18 October
Well, you all know by now I'm going to Maine 21-27 September but you don't all know that Paula has a new pattern out - Upstairs Downstairs Cowl

Pass it on has tips from listeners

Swap - Next swap sign up thread has opened on Ravelry for a 2015 calendar of your local area or country. Sign up by 30 Sept and post by 15 October.

Knitalong - Lush Knitalong - post your finished object (at least 75% done which means to its second arm cast on) to Shinybees finished object thread.

Me Me Me - Mens Mittens by Freddie Patmore from The Knitting Book

Caithness Segment where we meet Rumbustious George

Contact me at caithnesscraftcollective@gmail.com Ravelry group as Caithness Craft Collective on Ravelry as LouiseHunt Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest as Caithnesscraft www.etsy.com/shop/caithnesscraft

Music is as ever by the lovely Marc Gunn with Wild Mountain Thyme from www.musicalley.com

Episode 110 - Game On

August 21st, 2014

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Get your game face on, we're going to play.
Blether - Games
Hello Section
Wots e Craic - Rebecca Danger Books, 50 yards of Fun, Knit a Monster Nursery and The Big Book of Knitted Monsters.
Thank you Sue.
Shoppy Section - www.etsy.com/shop/caithnesscraft for Tartan tastic project and tote bags. Still a couple of Outlander bags available.
Castle Fraser Throughout the Year by Aurelie Colas which is a wonderful knitting eBook via Ravelry
Pass it on - Wollombidreamer suggests this blog for Kitchener Stitch help. Thank you. http://techknitting.blogspot.com.au/2007/05/easier-way-to-kitchener-stitch-also.html
Lush Cardigan Knitalong be done by 14 September and there are loads of prizes by following myself, Knit British, KnitSpinCake or ShinyBees chatter threads.
Me Me Me - mostly gardening.
Drams - Isle of Skye Blended Malt Whisky.

Contact info - caithnesscraftcollective@gmail.com  Ravelry as LouiseHunt, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Etsy as CaithnessCraft  Flickr as louisej2010 and www.caithnesscraftcollective.podbean.com

Episode 109 and 3 Quarters

August 8th, 2014

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Wots e Craic
Mentioning the Dear Green Shawl by Anna Fisk via pHop
Undone Capelet by Catchloops, Elanor King, Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart
The Golden Skein yarn club http://www.thegoldenskein.com/
New podcast - Plutionium Muffins via iTunes or http://www.plutoniummuffins.com/

Shoppy Section
Please visit www.etsy.com/shop/caithnesscraft for some new tartan project bags including Outlander Inspired Ancient Fraser Tartan bags.

Cake Swap - Post by 20 August One Cake recipe and 3 cake related items.

Lush Cardigan by Tin Can Knits.  Follow the chatter around Knit British, ShinyBees and Knitspincake podcast groups on Ravelry. Brilliant prizes and lots of blethering going on.

Me Me and Meeeeeeeeee Section
Totally Vanilla Socks by Socktapus
Beginners Lace Shawl by JuJu Vail via the Loop London website
Lush Caridgan by Tin Can Knits

Drams with a Kilchoman Single Malt Whisky

Contact me at caithnesscraftcollective@gmail.com  Ravelry as Louise Hunt and Group is Caithness Craft Collective.
CaithnessCraft on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. Flickr as LouiseJ2010

Music is by Marc Gunn with Wild Mountain Thyme via www.musicalley.com

Episode 108 - Relentless

July 4th, 2014

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The Blether is about freeing yourself from the Relentless grind.
Wots e Craic with Cheese Charade, Horse count and BoP count. Double points for Donkey.
Harbour Yarns soon to be opened in Seaham, Co Durham
Sporting Round up - Tour de Fleece, some tennis tournament, World Cup. All worthy of knitting or spinning along to.
Coming Up - UnWind Brighton 12 - 13 July in the Brighton Corn Exchange. Podcaster meet up at 1pm.
Swap - Project Bag swap - please post it ASAP.  Next Swap is Cake recipe and 3 items cake related, sign up on the Ravelry group.
Knitalong - 100g Knitalong is now closed. Well done and thank you for entering. Next on the agenda is The Lush Cardigan by Tin Can Knits and found in Handmade in the UK book. Starts 20 July.
Me Me Me - Sandys sock. Totally Vanilla by Socktapus.
Ian Rankin - A Cool Head, John Steinbeck - Cannery Row and Of Mice and Men

Shoppy Section - www.etsy.com/shop/caithnesscraft - Kilgour Tartan Project Bags. Notebook and Sketchbook.

Contact me - caithnesscraftcollective@gmail.com  Ravelry Group - CaithnessCraftCollective LouiseHunt user name. CaithnessCraft on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest Flickr as LouiseJ2010
Music is by Marc Gunn from www.musicalley.com

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