Podcast Notes – 16th Jan 2022 – Spinning a Yarn

This week we visited the Morrinsville Cream of the Country Spin In, which was hosted by the local Waikato Creative Fibre group. We hope the background noise isn’t too much for you all!! Morrinsville is ‘famous’ for the gorgeous cows that decorate the main street – check out Herd of Cows for more information if you are interested.


Since we’re at an event, we just HAD to do some stash enhancement!

Gill got some beautiful fibre from Kane Carding, some gorgeous Merino/Silk Sliver from Fibre2Go, some 50/50 Merino/Silk from Weather Wools, and with some gorgeous yarn minis from Purple Sprouting.

Kylie got some bits and bobs from Puddles & Quiltbooks and some black and white yarn minis from Fibre2Go for a Huddling Penguins Beanie.

Kylie also talked about receiving her first PomPom magazine subscription.

What we’re knitting on

Gill has been spinning at the spin-in on some Dye Candy fibre – just gorgeous!

Kylie brought her nano electric spinning ‘wheel’ to work on some very fine yarn out of ‘Unicorn Kisses’ Fibre from Fibre2Go.

Kylie is still knitting on her Summer Madness Top in Prosper Yarn Merino/Linen (Project Link).

Gill has been knitting with Katia Tokyo sock yarn on some plain vanilla socks (Meeting socks!!). She’s also knitting an amazing top which is a combination of the Elton cardigan stripping, the Love Note body shaping and the Mount Pleasant, which she is wearing. The yarn is Purple Sprouting Siri Silk Cloud and 4ply Deluxe Fingering in the ‘Holly Go Lightly’ colourway.

What We’re Wearing

Kylie is wearing her CityScape top again, and she’d love to make another one, but in fingering weight yarn – the one she’s wearing is sport weight which is what the pattern recommends.

Gill is wearing her Mount Pleasant made out of Black Forest Yarns.


Kylie finished some golf club covers this week for her Dad’s birthday out of random stash using the Handknit Golf Club Covers which is a free pattern on ravelry. She also finished Gnombleberry – her mystery gnome from December, and made Gnewt, the little fella that matched as well – all part of the Leave Gnome Stone Unturned pattern. Kylie decided not to knit Gnombleberry’s backpack for Gnewt to sit in.

Gill finished her Mount Pleasant top made out of Black Forest Yarns. It has a gorgeous lace section at the bottom and dropped sleeves. She made the sleeves a bit longer than the pattern suggested. Gill also finished Socks on a Plane out of Opal (Colourway 9282 Feuerwerk).

Gill has also spun some gorgeous core spun spiral plied yarn. The fibre is a Corriedale braid from Yeah Yeah Yarn (her shop is currently closed until the next update – Sunday 23rd January). She followed a tutorial from the PassioKnit Spinner (You can find her videos on YouTube and Patreon)

Coming Up

Gill is heading to Queenstown for work so we’ll see how we go podcasting within a couple of weeks. Otherwise, we will be able to catch up early Feb in person.

Thanks for watching!