Episode 172 - Word Tasting

June 20th, 2017

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The Taste of Words, whats your favourite flavour? The soft and round words or the sharp and bitter?

Wots e Craic

Tour de Fleece starts 1 July

Book Review

Magical Shetland Lace Shawls to Knit by Elizabeth Lovick

Coming Up

Perth - 10 September 2017

Cheshire Marthall Village Hall 1 October 2017

Loch Ness Knit Fest - 13-15 October 2017

Loch Ness Knit Fest charity drive this year -

The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild (founded in 1882) do a remarkable amount for causes across the UK. Charities local to us that have benefitted from the Guild include Women’s Aid, Raigmore Hospital, Highland Hospice, Horseback UK and CHAS Children’s Hospice.

So what do they do?

The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild collect knitted items (as well as bed linen, anoraks and other items) from generous crafters like you and distribute them across all their charity partners after packing and sorting in the autumn. Incredibly, they manage to gather around 20,000+ items annually for those in need.

And how can you help?

We’ll that’s just the thing. Without people like you, who love to knit, the charity wouldn’t achieve such great things that genuinely aid so many across the country. So we challenge you to get those knitting needles in action and help us add to the collection of crafted wonders.

The items that they’re most in need of are…

  • hats, gloves, scarves and socks for men, women and children
  • Premature baby clothing
  • Baby clothing
  • Pram or cot blankets
  • Knee rugs
  • Bed blankets

So if you’re an avid knitter and able to help, we’d love to hear from you. Or if you’re a beginner, a simple knitted square or two will do and we can transform these into beautiful blankets.

This Knit-A-Long is about the participation and sharing of finished objects. A few prizes will be awarded to people that post in the associated threads in our Ravelry Group ‘Loch Ness Knit Fest Chat’. Exact details will be confirmed but we will award prizes for:

  • Most helpful and congenial
  • Most prolific crafter
  • Best team effort
  • Most Highlander – themed
  • Random prize draw

To show just how marvellous you are, we would like to display your finished objects at the festival and present them to the Guild so please send them to:

Loch Ness Knit Fest Ltd.
8 High Street

Me Me Meeee Section

Dragonflies Rising by Helen Stewart

Newale Cardigan by Cecily Glowik Macdonald

Paving Mitts by Ellen M Silva

Croft Hoose by Ella Gordon

Mystery Knit along by Kirsten Kapur

Shoppy Section


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Episode 171 - Don’t be Snaily Bob

June 4th, 2017

Sandy calls all Snails Bob.

Listen to this episodes Blether to find out why its better not to be a snail. Look beyond the algorithm.

Wots e Craic

Kirsten Kapur's Mystery Shawl - Sign up - Through the Loops group on Ravelry as it starts on 15 June

Amanda B Collins has a new ebook of patterns out called Shifting Horizons and at only £10 it is a steal.

MeadowYarns have a wonderful new yarn range out with brilliant names http://www.meadowyarn.co.uk/


Full run down on the retreat. Also an announcement.


Now finished and announcement of winners - now, go do something with them projects. I've picked mine back up.

Coming Up

Perth Festival of Yarn 10 September

Cheshire 1 October

Loch Ness - 13 - 15 October

Me Me Me

Brioche Hat by Wendy Easton

Puffin by Sue Stratford

Ripple Hat by Linda Johnson

Fireflies Rising by Helen Stewart

Zastruga by Maddie Harvey


12 year old Single Malt Old Pulteney with our special guests Ellen and Lisa

Shoppy Section


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Louise Hunt on Ravelry, Caithness Craft Collective Group on Ravelry, CaithnessCraft on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest


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