Episode 40 – Yarn In The Time Of Corona

Welcome to 2020! Ha. Hahaha…

We’re back after another brief hiatus (unplanned, life happened, we appreciate your patience and coming back to us!) and uh, well it’s the middle of a global pandemic. Cracking timing! So how do we do this podcasting thing?

In Our Glasses

Pip is back on the booze and enjoying some Tiptree English Strawberry Gin Liqueur.
Cia is corona-free, but sipping a Make Me Better Mug from Jack Monroe.

Pip’s Alaska Hat

Yarns We Mention

Gamercrafting Operation Social Justice Yarns – Social Justice Banshee, Fuck Cancer colourways on Suri Alpaca and BFL 4ply bases (no longer available)
Chromatic Yarns Sturdy Sock – assorted colourways including Knitical Role Club yarn & OSJW
Espace Tricot – Grace
Countess Ablaze – Curious Observer Lace
Twisted Squirrel – merino sock & merino aran bases
Knitting Goddess – random minis
Eden Cottage Yarn – yarnlings
The Mermaid’s Purse – random minis
PixelAtlantis – assorted 4ply (NB- Rosie is no longer dyeing yarn!)
HeyJayYarn – OSJW on sparkle sock
EasyKnits – lucky dip random yarns
Mothy & The Squid – undyed skein
Rusty Ferret – OSJW
Third Vault Yarns – OSJW
DyeCandy – Pandemic fundraiser skein

Cia (quite literally) chillin’ in her Soiree Sweater

Patterns We Mention
Ama Sweater
Knitty Paladin
Brioche Kitty Hat
Veiled
Snowshoe
Soiree
Cosmic Wonder
Pebbles & Pathways Socks
Match & Move
Alaska
Uprising
Swallowtail
Bonnie Bank Socks

Pip’s OSJW Knitty Paladin Hat

Wash Your Hands

So… Back when we planned to record this episode before life and pandemics hit the proverbial, we had hoped to chat about size inclusivity and body positivity. That conversation is definitely still important, and we’re both thrilled to see more designers offering a more inclusive range of sizes in their patterns. We’ll probably return to this in a future episode when we’re able to have a proper conversation that isn’t overshadowed by lockdowns, staying home, and worrying about covid-19. So this section is basically us catching up on where we are and where we’ve been! We’ve had babies to raise, family events (sad and happy), and other such things keeping us away from the microphone. We’re glad to be back recording – even if it is via Zoom! – and hope to produce more episodes to hopefully help make lockdown a little more bearable or entertaining wherever you are. We hope you’re all safe, staying home, and washing your hands.

All images (c) Cia Jackson & Pip Vennall 2020

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