Shinybees - The Knitting, Comedy and Yarn Podcast

The podcast for those who like their knitting, yarn and comedy in equally large measures. Hosted by UK knitter Jo Milmine, there's also a regular Sock Surgery co-hosted with Clare Devine and Kate Read. Business minded? Enjoy the interviews with industry entrepreneurs for top tips and inspiration on making it in the yarn industry. Finally - enjoy the finest fringe knitting pattern picks that Ravelry has to offer.

The Podcasts

Hello and welcome to Episode 6 of the Shinybees podcast. This week, we have another pattern pick in honour of Movember. This is followed by an interview with South African indie dyer, Carlé, of Nurturing Fibres. There are also details of the December podcaster hangout, which will take place on 8 December 2012 at 1900 GMT.

Direct download: Episode_6_-_Modown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34am UTC

This week we have a return to some old favourites. First of all we have a run-down of recent happenings in Limpopo, followed by a reattack on Episode 3 - The C Word. Random musings feature the theme 'FEAR' and in Wippin' Piccadilly, I share a very special recent project. A trip to Stellenbosch to taste wine is our SA section and then there is the return of the Shinybees Pattern Pick.


Direct download: Episode_5_-_Poppy_Pickers_1.mp3
Category:Craft -- posted at: 5:37pm UTC

This week we have a close encounter of the rhinoceroidal kind. There is a podcast news update and we are joined by Justus for the South Africa section to make some Malva Pudding before we wrap up. You will definitely need a cup of tea to wash that down! Pull up a chair and enjoy.

Direct download: Episode_4_-_Close_Encounters.mp3
Category:Craft -- posted at: 8:03pm UTC

This week we take a trip to the Kruger National Park in search of the 'Big 5'. For those unable to spot the Big 5, we have the Shinybees Big 5 for your perusement! There is the return of the Wippin' Piccadilly section and we hear why Google is not always your friend, especially in Afrikaans.

Show notes, as always, can be found at

Direct download: Episode_3.mp3
Category:Craft -- posted at: 4:28pm UTC

This week we take a turn around Kwa-Zulu Natal and visit Durban and Swaziland. There is food in the form of the Bunny Chow, weddings in the snow and a trip to Ngwenya Glass. There is the usual on and off the needles section in Wippin' Piccadilly and the South Africa section is spread across the whole episode. Finally, there is a review of the International Quilting Convention Africa before Marlaw plays us out with 'Missing My Baby (Pii Pii)'.

Full shownotes and links can be found, as always, at

Direct download: Episode_2_-_Stop._Bunny_Time.mp3
Category:Craft -- posted at: 7:30pm UTC

This is the promo for the Shinybees podcast and gives a quick overview of what we're all about!

Direct download: Shinybees_Promo.mp3
Category:Craft -- posted at: 6:47am UTC

This week, Jo talks about warthog watch. There is an on and off the needles section, and in the South Africa section, Jo is joined by special guest Tanya to discuss the South African social ceremony that is the braai. There is a book review on The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook, before wrapping up. Shownotes for the episode can be found here.

Grab a glass of Stellenbosch's finest and let's sit round the fire!

Direct download: Episode_1_2.mp3
Category:Craft -- posted at: 12:58pm UTC

Hello and welcome to the pilot episode of the Shinybees podcast. British girl Jo talks about knitting, sewing and crafting from South Africa, along with a liberal helping of South African language, food and culture. Grab yourself a rooibos, a glass of Amarula or the Cape Winelands' finest and cosy up for a bit of chatter.

Direct download: Episode_0_Pilot.mp3
Category:Craft -- posted at: 7:26pm UTC