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

Hat mania descends upon the podcast this week as I welcome hat architect Woolly Wormhead to the show. Woolly is a knitting designer who is obsessed with all things hat. Author of 8 books dedicated to all things hats, she delights in exploring the extremeties to which you can take the humber hat. Drawing on her background as an engineer and Fine Art student, she focuses on the sculptural aspects of hat design.

She's a hat architect and she'd like you to be too.

You can find Woolly, her patterns, blog and links to her social media at

This episode is sponsored by Yarn In The City. For more information visit

Shownotes are at

Music for this episode is courtesy of Music Alley and is Adam and the Walter Boys with 'I Need a Drink'.

Direct download: Episode_61_-_The_Hat_Architect_-_An_Interview_with_Woolly_Wormhead.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 9:43pm UTC

How do you go from psychoanalysing serial killers to wool shop maven? Leona-Jayne Kelly of Fluph in Dundee joins us this week to answer just that question. It's a little more straightforward than you might think, and of course, it involves knitting.

The camapign to win the UK Podcasters' Award continues, so please head over to the shownotes for details.

The Shawl of Awesome is ongoing and progressing well. It will be finished in time for the awards!

Events: I'll be at Great London Yarn Crawl and Yarndale in September.

You can find Leona at Fluph at 164 Blackness Road, Dundee or online at

Shownotes are at

Music for this episode is provided via Music Alley courtesy of Adam and the Walter Boys with 'I Need A Drink'.

Because you know it's all about the stripes, 'bout the stripes...

This week I am pleased to welcome Michelle Berry of Berry Colorful Yarnings onto the podcast to talk about all things self-striping. Based in New Mexico in the United States, Michelle is a indie dyer who specialises in wider self striping yarns. Longer colour changes give options for patterns beyond the usual socks (although they do knit into wonderful socks too!) and sets her yarns apart from the majority of self striping yarns on the market. She often themes here colourways around films or books, with the latest collaboration with Lara Smoot - the Potterful Kits - are an homage to a certain boy wizard. She was a featured dyer in the Spring 2015 instalment of The Golden Skein Yarn Club.

You can find Michelle at

Shownotes for this episode are at

Music for this episode is provided via Music Alley and is courtesy of Adam and the Walter Boys with "I Need a Drink".

This week I’m delighted to welcome podcasting legend Brenda Dayne to the show. Voice of the Cast On podcast, Brenda has taught throughout the UK and US in venues large and small, as well as at festivals across the US. Cast On has been downloaded over 2.5 million times since it started in 2005. Brenda lives in rural Wales with her partner, Tonia, and drives fast cars with her knitty partner in crime, Caerthan Wrack. When they’re not cooking up indigo dyed mischief, Brenda also organises the Gwlana Retreats in West Wales. 

This episode is sponsored by Yarn in The City. For more details visit

Shownotes are at

Music for this episode is provided via Music Alley courtesy of Adam and the Walter Boys with "I Need a Drink".

Direct download: Episode_58_-_Cast_On_An_Interview_with_Brenda_Dayne_5.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 12:00pm UTC