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

Summer has finally hit in Scotland and it is toasty! This week Clare is back on the Sock Surgery to talk about knitting socks in summer, follwoing on from our summer knitting yarns and pattern suggestions podcasts.

In Enablers' Corner, I talk about Periscope briefly. I'm on there as @shinybees and @TheGoldenSkein.

THe retro perfume review is of Exclamation. Get your bids in the or on Ravelry.

Shownotes are at

Music is via Music Alley with Adam and the Walter Boys with 'I Need a Drink'.

Direct download: Episode_53_-_Knitting_Socks_in_Summer_3.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 5:50pm UTC

We're back with a little light enabling in the form of the #Scollaykal in Enablers' Corner this week. Head on over to KnitBritish and BritYarn to find out more. In news, it's Woolfest this weekend coming and I am looking for a roving reporter to give us the skinny on what the show was like.

Want to help us with our MakeItFit2015 statistical analysis? head on over to our survey and input your vital statistics (and a few other measurements).

In Wippin' Piccadilly, there is Lush by Tin Can Knits, Owls by Kate Davies and Guardian Angel by Sally Cameron. Finished objects include Aestlight by Gudrun Johnston and Lapsang by Clare Devine.

How do you store your finished objects? There's lots of chat on how to store stash, but what about all the stuff you've knitted?

There are some outtakes from The Beast which cover a couple of yarn reviews. And lion hair.

Shownotes as always are at the blog -

Music for this episode is by Adam and the Walter Boys with 'I Need a Drink' available via Music Alley.

Direct download: Episode_52_-_How_to_Store_Your_FOs.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 8:10pm UTC

This week there's a little news about the Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl in Edinburgh at the weekend. In Enablers' Corner, we're all about the kits, 'bout the kits, no trouble with Latvian Mitts and Yarnundyed-knits. In the Sock Surgery, we welcome back Clare Devine to review Coop Knits Socks Vol II by British deisgner Rachel Coopey. Finally, due to popular request, there's a perfume review of Tribe, by Coty.

Shownotes and links are at Clare Devine can be found at

Music for the episode is Adam and the Walter Boys with 'I Need A Drink' available via Music Alley.

Direct download: Episode_51_-_Still_Got_It.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 9:08am UTC

This week we welcome the fabulous Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits and Rainbow Heirloom yarns to the show to chat about all things yarny. Max and Bodhi's Wardrobe will be available in print copy from 11 June 2015 and Emily and Alexa have very kindly offered a giveaway which will be hosted on the Shinybees Ravelry group.

Emily came to knitting whilst studying Architecture in Western Canada and met her business partner, Alexa Ludeman whilst they were both working at their LYS. Emily now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with her husband and seriosuly cute son, Max, who was half the duo who inspired Max and Bodhi's Wardrobe (Bodhi being Alexa's daughter). When not designing for Tin Can Knits, Emily also hand dyes at Rainbow Heirloom. In this interview, she talks in depth about her design process and the influences she draws upon, as well as giving some great advice for those looking to get into the industry.

Shownotes as always can be found on the blog at Emily Wessel can be found at and


This week we hope to leave Narnia behind and experience something approaching summer after jinxing the entire season by talking about summer knitting in the past few episodes. 

News-wise, the Great London Yarn Crawl will be taking place on 5th September 2015. There'll be a marketplace too this year with all proceeds from the event going to Refuge. A Yarn Story in Bath has moved to new premises. BritYarn threw open its virtual woolly doors on 2 June 2015. Go and check it out!

Enablers' Corner highlights our very own Clare Devine who has juts opened pre-orders on Sock Anatomy II. Get socks for the whole family!

The pattern pick is on the subject of 'Sun' (or lack thereof) and has a comedy perfume review for good measure.

Finally the Sock Surgery returns where Clare brings us some inspiration for funky heels to try.

Shownotes are at

Direct download: Episode_49_-_Endless_Winter_2.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 3:57pm UTC