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Hi everyone,

Here are the show notes for episode 2.2 - Multicraftual!

Just 1 more row

There has been much more knitting this week and I am delighted to have finished 2 garments:


Emma Top by Suzanne Muller: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/AuntieAipee/emma-top

Ripple Crop Top Worsted by Jessie Maed Designs: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/AuntieAipee/ripple-crop-top-worsted


I am currently working on the Minna top by Suzanne Muller: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/minna-top

and I encourage you to check out the wonderful patterns in Jessie Maed's Collection: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/jessie-maed-designs/patterns


Cake and bake

There has been a return to baking in the past few weeks and our house has been enjoying these amazing creations: https://bakingwithgranny.co.uk/recipe/coffee-kisses/

If you don't already own my favorite baking book you can find out how to get it here: https://www.be-ro.co.uk


Being Sewcial

There isn't as much sewing to report this week as I have been knitting and crocheting more but these are the things I have been working on:

Miette skirt: https://shop.tillyandthebuttons.com/products/miette-digital you can see my version on Instagram @knitspincake

Face coverings: https://www.tillyandthebuttons.com/2020/05/how-to-make-diy-face-mask-with-video.html


Fifi Pyjamas: https://shop.tillyandthebuttons.com/products/fifi?variant=346371437


Back to nature

We have quite a few adventures to talk about in back to nature this week, including Ashes Quarry, Hardwick Park, Tunstall Reservoir and Auckland Park!


Loose Ends

This week Craig joins me again and we ramble our way through book, tv, movie and podcast recommendations including:

I (Aimée ) am still reading Early Riser by Jasper Fforde and the Now Effect by Elisha Goldstein

Craig is still reading Dune and has been reading the Mindfulness of Breathing by Bhikkhu Analayo and you can find the guided meditations he mentions here: https://www.windhorsepublications.com/mindfulness-of-breathing-audio/ 

Tv watching has been mostly Lucifer but we have recently binge-watched Defending Jacob, which was amazing! I am re-watching Smallville and Craig has just started Hunters, both can be found on Amazon Prime.

Podcast recommendations for this week are Caithness Craft Collective: https://caithnesscraftcollective.podbean.com and the Psychology Podcast, in particular, this episode: https://scottbarrykaufman.com/podcast/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-made-simple-with-seth-gillihan/ 


Craig watched a really long movie called Shadow.


As always you can find me in the following places...

Instagram @knitspincake

Email knitspincake@gmail.com

Blog knitspincake.blogspot.com 


Thank you all for listening!

Hi everyone,

Here are the show notes for episode 2.2 - Multicraftual!

Just 1 more row

There hasn't been a huge amount of knitting in the past two weeks but there is some progress being made on the Emma top and a lot of pondering about what to make next!

My Tiger King socks can be found here: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/AuntieAipee/tiger-king-socks Link to the yarn can be found in the show notes for episode 2.1

Ballerina wrap top: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ballerina-wrap-top 

Julie Twist top: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/julie-twist

I love love love this yarn: https://www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk/Naturals+Bamboo%2BCotton+DK/0_caea447_CAFA232.htm


Yarn Fumes

My yarn fumes recommendation for this week is the beautiful Dusty yarn from Beehive Yarns - Beth's gorgeous yarns can be found here: https://www.beehiveyarns.com and she has 10% off for this Bank Holiday weekend only!


Being Sewcial

Despite the lack of knitting, there has been quite a bit of sewing going on over the past few weeks...

Stella Joggers by Tilly and the Buttons: https://www.tillyandthebuttons.com/2018/03/stretch-stella-hoodie-joggers-sewing-pattern.html Mine can be found on my Instagram account @knitspincake

Face coverings: https://www.tillyandthebuttons.com/2020/05/how-to-make-diy-face-mask-with-video.html

Embroidery kits by Hawthorne Handmade: https://www.hawthornhandmade.com/collections/embroidery-kits but I bought mine from Rosie at https://slipstitchldn.co.uk/collections/kits 

Fifi Pyjamas: https://shop.tillyandthebuttons.com/products/fifi?variant=3463714372

Alexa Jumpsuit: https://shop.tillyandthebuttons.com/products/alexa-digital

Patternsy is the place you can get all your patterns printed onto A0 copyshop paper and they do a beautiful job! https://www.patternsy.com 

Bralette advice from the wonderful Madalynne Intimates:

Fitting Barrett: https://madalynne.com/5-tips-when-sewing-fitting-the-barrett-bralette/ 

Plus size vs full bust: https://madalynne.com/plus-size-lingerie-versus-full-bust-lingerie-whats-the-difference/?goal=0_7d94c6bf1b-8a123c06ac-334224717&mc_cid=8a123c06ac&mc_eid=879979d912

Adding foam: https://madalynne.com/how-to-add-foam-cups-to-the-barrett-bralette/?goal=0_7d94c6bf1b-8a123c06ac-334224717&mc_cid=8a123c06ac&mc_eid=879979d912


Back to nature

In the back to nature segment this week come with me on a rambling journey around my local patch and enjoy the sounds of nature in spring!


Loose Ends

This week Craig joins me again and we ramble our way through book, tv, movie and podcast recommendations including:

I (Aimée ) am reading Early Riser by Jasper Fforde and the Now Effect by Elisha Goldstein

Craig is still reading Dune, despite not being able to remember if he has previously read it, and has also picked up The Compassionate Mind by Paul Gilbert. He mentions the foundation around this practice and it can be found here: https://www.compassionatemind.co.uk

Tv watching has been mostly Lucifer but Craig is also watching WestWorld whilst I am laughing my way through Russell Howard and Mum roadtrip re-runs!

Podcast recommendation for this week is Shinybees and you can find out all about Jo and her fab podcast here: https://www.shinybees.com 

As always you can find me in the following places...

Instagram @knitspincake

Email knitspincake@gmail.com

Blog knitspincake.blogspot.com 


Thank you all for listening!

Hi everyone and welcome back to Knit Spin Cake!!

It is so good to be back podcasting after 5 years :D 

Here are this week's show notes:

Just 1 more row

Prima Shawl by Shellie Anderson


West Green Loft Yarns



Emma Top by Susan Muller


Wardrobe architect articles





Yarn Fumes

Fab Funky Fibres 





Being Sewcial

Barette Bralette https://madalynne.com/introducing-barrett-free-pdf-bralette-pattern/

Jordy Bralette https://shop.emeralderin.com/products/jordy-bralette-pdf-sewing-pattern

Rosemary wrap skirt https://sarkirsten.com/patterns/rosemary-wrap


Moneta dress https://www.colettepatterns.com/catalog/moneta


Stella joggers https://www.tillyandthebuttons.com/2018/03/stretch-stella-hoodie-joggers-sewing-pattern.html



Cake and bake

Dolly bakes Aussie Crunch


Loose Ends

Books we are reading...

Lord of the rings trilogy by J R R Tolkien

Dune by Frank Herbert

Unfrazzle by Stephanie Lam

The Wild Remedy by Emma Mitchell

TV we are watching...

Altered Carbon



The Mandelorian

Parks and Recreation

Great British Sewing Bee

Podcasts we are listening to...

Making Sense  https://samharris.org/podcast/ 

Fatman beyond https://www.smodcast.com/channel/fatmanbeyond

Rosie and Jessica's Day of Fun http://www.rosieandjessica.co.uk

No Such Thing as a Fish https://www.nosuchthingasafish.com

SMA https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/sh-ged-married-annoyed/id1451489585

Shownotes coming soon...

Welcome to Knit Spin Cake, sponsored by Harbour Yarns, the best of British Yarns, fibres, accessories and workshops


Hello everyone, it is so good to be back! 

Here are the shownotes for episode 25, if you want to contact me all the details are at the bottom of this post. 

Happy knitting!
Plodding along nicely

I did it, I really did it!

The queue with many items

Word on the Street

Woolfest - Friday 26th & Saturday 27th June - Cockermouth

British Wool Show - Friday 7th & Saturday 8th August  - York

Great London Yarn Crawl - Saturday 5th September - London

Yarndale - Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September - Skipton
Masham Sheep Fair - Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September - Masham, North Yorkshire
Thanks for listening
Aimee x

Episode 24 - Winging it

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to give you and update and some thank you's, regular programming will return shortly :)
Thanks for listening
Aimee x

Hi everyone,

Here are the shownotes for this episode:

All my projects I talk about can be viewed here on Ravelry.

The West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK colour range can be found here. If you want to order from me then get in touch by email (harbouryarns@gmail.com) before the Tuesday 15th July to get a 10% discount.

The yarn retails at £4.75 a ball for 200m and comes in a variety of shades.

Me and mam at graduation, post gown removal!

Me and Auntie Bet


The beautiful view behind the shop
Harbour Yarns logo!
Hotel at Dockray, Cumbria - The Royal Hotel - highly recommended!
icon for podbean

Hi everyone,

Here are the shownotes for this episode:

This is what arrived shortly after I recorded the last episode...


Mam almost got sucked into a bag of Stylecraft...


The chair before and after, I'm really pleased with how these are coming along!



A sneak peak of what is going to be on the website...

Thanks for listening!
Aimee x

Hi everyone,

A short podcast is now available for your listening pleasure :)

The big reveal is out! I am opening a wool shop! Harbour Yarns will be opening on either 19th or 26th July...I will keep you all posted!

This is where it is...


This is the beach behind the shop...if you look closely you can see the lighthouse on the end of the pier


This is the marina around the other corner...


If you squint you can see the under offer sign!


Seagull pattern

Dragonfly wings shawl

Thank you all for listening!

Aimee x

Hi everyone,

Here are the shownotes for this episode!

Winners of the giveaway are:

The giveaway hat!


1st prize - Javapurl


2nd prize - Shiela O'Keefe


3rd prize - Dane abroad


Get in touch to claim your prizes!

My projects 


The Golden Skein group on Ravelry - you can have a look at all the projects which are being planned here!

Unwind Brighton group on Ravelry - here you can find out all about the KAL's going on

This is the website with the information about the Bradford count - a really useful resource

My handspun yarns


No Such thing as a fish podcast - from the people who bring you QI!
Thanks for listening!