Episode 133 - Gas Splaff Blether

July 25th, 2015

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Another Off the Cuff episode as its summer holibags and grabbing 3 hours to write a proper episode is proving too hard.

Terry Pratchett Swap - Please post by 28 July 2015. I hope your package is amazing.

Cast yer Cloot - Dishcloth along until 18 August 2015, link a photo of a finished dishcloth in Raverly thread.

Daisy Craftathon - Wee superstar tells you what we have been crafting this holidays. Bear with her, she gets there in a round about way.

Lemon Curd -
4 large lemons
450g white caster sugar
230g butter
5 eggs

Grate lemon zest and put into headproof bowl. Squeeze all juice and put in with zest. Put bowl over a pan of boiling water or double boiler. Add sugar and stir until its all disolved.
Stir in the butter until it melts.
TAKE OFF THE HEAT. Add the beaten eggs, give a good stir. PUT BACK ON HEAT and stir until curd thickens.
Jar up.
Send me some.
Should last 2 weeks after opening and can be frozen for 3 months.

Drams - Haig Single Grain Whisky

Buttonhole in your inner pockets to thread through your earphones.

Contact details - caithnesscraftcollective@gmail.com Ravelry as LouiseHunt Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter as CaithnessCraft

Music is by Marc Gunn with Wild Mountain Thyme. Thank you MusicAlley

Episode 132 - Jar of Happy

July 4th, 2015

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Show notes to follow

Episode 131 - For Edith

June 19th, 2015

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This episode is dedicated to the memory of a great lady Edith Hunt.

Swap Section - Terry Pratchett Swap

Coming up - Mary's Patch Student Exhibition on 4 & 5 July 2015 in West Carse Public Hall Glencarse Perthshire.

Cast yer Cloot - Join in with a dishcloth knit/crochet along. 19 June - 19 August 2015 and one dishcloth will give you an entry to a prize.

Me Me Me - Owls by Kate Davies New Lanark Chunky in Pebble
Menehune Shawlette by MskiKnits
Other stuff I can't talk about (its all very Fight club).

Shoppy Section - www.etsy.com/shop/caithnesscraft

Bla Bla Blaaaa - www.caithnesscraftcollective.podbean.com for the podcast and all its episodes.  Louise Hunt and the Caithness Craft Collective Group on Ravelry. CaithnessCraft on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook

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

Episode 130 - Tote Bag Anyone

June 5th, 2015

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Wots e Craic
Brit Yarns has opened - go to www.brityarn.co.uk for all things British Yarn and woolly goodies

Runny Runny Runny

A run down of the John o Groats Retreat - put end May 2016 in your diaries for next year. Fantastic time had by myself and fantastic guests. Haste ye back.
http://www.scotchtweed.co.uk/ for Angela's beautiful tartans
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/YarnsFromThePlain for Nics wonderful rainbow

The swap partners have been assigned. Stage one is send out questionnaire. Please be mindful of the timescale.

Coming Up
June 6 is Leeds Yarn Fest in Leeds Industrial Museum, Have a wonderful time.

Me Me Me
Owls by Kate Davies soon to be Owligan (which is the cardigan version of the Owls jumper) as I have bought it and Lopi Bulky
Menehune by MSkiKnits
Inside Crochet May Issue for the Moomin pattern

Shoppey Section
For the new branded Caithness Craft embroidered tote bag go to www.etsy.com/shop/caithnesscraft
And the Outlander Inspired Weathered Fraser Tartan Project Bag and various other tartans.

Blah Blah Blah

Get the podcast episodes at www.caithnesscraftcollective.podbean.com
Flickr is LouiseJ2010
Ravelry is LouiseHunt and CaithnessCraftCollective Group
Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter is CaithnessCraft

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

Episode 129 - Groats

May 22nd, 2015

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Wots e Craic
BritYarns - Open on 2 June 2015. Go to www.brityarns.co.uk  She's on Instagram and Twitter as BritYarn
Quilt Now

Runny Runny Runny

Mey 10k this weekend. All the best competitors and runny types for all events

Retreat Retreat
A couple of things for the attendees and a description of the running order. Plus I take you on the road from Mey on the A836 to John o Groats. I have photos on Flickr LouiseJ2010
Rachel of Weaving Heart https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WeavingHeart
Nic of https://www.etsy.com/shop/yarnsfromtheplain - Nic will be hosting a trunk show at Fluph in Dundee on Wednesday 27 May 2015 www.fluph.co.uk

Plus me www.etsy.com/shop/caithnesscraft will be hosting a small vendor fayre on the Friday morning.


Terry Pratchett themed swap - please go sign up on the Ravelry thread and wow, that box will be amazing coming through the door.

Coming Up
Highland Wool Fest - Saturday 23 May 2015 in Dingwall Mart
Leeds Wool Fest - Saturday 6 June at Leeds Industrial Museum

Me Me Me
Totally Vanilla Sock by Cookie A
Citrus Acid rinse http://www.betterthanyarn.com/2014/10/problems-and-solutions.html#dyefix
Owls by Kate Davies

The Cagney to my Lacey from https://poshyarn.co.uk/
Moonraker Shawl by Kourtney Robinson

Shoppey Section

Blah Blah Blah
Music by Marc Gunn with Wild Mountain Thyme from www.musicalley.com
LouiseHunt on Ravelry CaithnessCraft on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter
LouiseJ2010 on Flickr   www.caithnesscraftcollective.podbean.com for the Podcast alllll the way back to the beginning.

Episode 128 - Debatable

May 7th, 2015

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Blether - Debate

Wots e Craic - BritYarn http://www.brityarn.co.uk/
Issue 92 of Knit Now for Amanda Berry's Daisy May dolly

Retreat info

Swap Section is back with a Terry Pratchett's Discworld themed swap. Sign up on Ravelry by 1 June 2015.

Coming Up - Highland Wool Fest in Dingwall Mart 23 May 2015
Leeds Wool 6 June 2015 - http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/armleymills.aspx

Me Me Me
Totally Vanilla Sock by Cookie A
Owls by Kate Davies
Bad Dog Buachaille
Friendship Star quilt
Sewing for Retreat things of which I will tell you after its done.

Drams - Glenturret Single Malt Whisky - Recommended

Shoppy Section - www.etsy.com/shop/caithnesscraft

Contact Details - Louise Hunt on Ravelry Caithness Craft Collective Group on there.  CaithnessCraft on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. Flickr photos are LouiseJ2010 and podcast can be accessed from www.caithnesscraftcollective.podbean.com

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

Episode 127 - The Jo to my Mo

April 23rd, 2015

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Mo Jo has returned. It was missing in action.

Wots e Craic
Terry Pratchett read along
Knit1Bike1 http://www.createwithfibre.co.uk/page4.htm
BritYarn - on everywhere social media as such but launch date is 2 June 2015.

Retreat Retreat
Next stage of my own retreat is on now. Remember your binoculars and cat litter tray.

Coming Up
Highland Wool Fest - Dingwall Mart on 23 May 2015.
Leeds Wool Festival on 6 June 2015 - http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/armleymills.aspx and http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/armleymills/Leeds-Wool-Festival-2015-.aspx

Me Me Me
How not to sew on a quilt binding
I finished my silk hankie cowl.
Totally Vanilla Sock by Cookie A
World without End by Ken Follet
Textile Artist Fleece to finished object project

Richard & I drink an Edradour 10 year old Single Malt Whisky

Shoppey section

Bla Blah Blaaaa Section
LouiseHunt on Raverly & Caithness Craft Collective Group
CaithnessCraft on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Music is by Marc Gunn with Wild Mountain Thyme and you can buy it from www.musicalley.com

Episode 126 - Listen at Half Speed

April 10th, 2015

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Literally. Listen at half speed.

Totally off the cuff cos i'm on Easter holidays.

Episode 125 - Random

March 26th, 2015

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The Blether
7 Random Facts about craft from me. What are yours?
Answers on a social media postcard please.
Sue Whiting Weekend Crochet book for Babies

Wots e Craic

Sir Terry Pratchett Discworld read along - I will open a thread on Ravelry and you can join as and when you wish. Or just share your thoughts on Sir Terry's writing. Starting with The Colour of Magic

Edinburgh Yarn Fest Run through
Owl Print Panda Ashton Lane shawl
Dreaming Daisy by Ruth Churchman

Flat Stanley - Please send him in before 4 April 2015. Don't worry if you can't now do it but thank you for offering.

Pattern Book additions

Castle Fraser throughout the year by Aurelie Colas new pattern is Remember the Daffodils
Canadian Art Deco Collection by Natalie Servent new pattern is Shawinigan

Me Me Me
Owls by Kate Davies
Totally Vanilla by Cookie A

Bla Bla Bla
- caithnesscraftcollective@gmail.com Raverly as LouiseHunt Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram as CaithnessCraft www.caithnesscraftcollective.podbean.com

Music is The Great Selkie by Avalon Rising from www.musicalley.com

Episode 124 - Unpick

March 12th, 2015

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This episode is dedicated to Sir Terry Pratchett who passed on today.
....Don't think of it as dying, think of it as leaving early to miss the rush...

Included in this episode is Wots e Craic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0iheZT_rQo for the Unpicker/Seam ripper video by http://www.pamdamour.com/


Coming Up with Edinburgh Yarn Fest run down. Get prepared for what you want to buy people.

Me Me Me Section
Owls by Kate Davies
Totally Vanilla Socks by Cookie A

Shoppy Section  - www.etsy.com/shop/caithnesscraft
Bla Blah Blaaaaah section - caithnesscraftcollective@gmail.com Ravelry as LouiseHunt
Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter as CaithnessCraft

Music is from www.musicalley.com by Avalon Rising with The Great Selkie

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