Shopcast 197: Shawl-along Knitting Adventures and Spring Taster Box Unboxing

By Caitlin Johnson

On this episode, join us in The Woolly Thistle shop for a late-spring blether! Corinne and Maggie have some Shawl KAL project progress and other WIPs. Emma's a guest to show us her current projects like her Setesdal sweater and Fair Isle cowl. Shop news includes another look through our Spring Taster Box, Hapkerchief Yarn Sets for Simply Shetland's upcoming KAL, an Agatha Christie Book Bundle, Latvian Mittens boxes, and more! Finally, Kim has a grounding Yoga session for us knitters!

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00:00 Welcome and Intro
3:00 What We’re Wearing & Winner #1
17:20 Emma's Projects and Plans
37:36 Taster Box Unboxing
42:53 Kits, Bundles & Books in the Shop
58:37 Yoga for Knitters


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What We’re Wearing & FOs

Maggie is wearing her Half Hansel Hap 




Corinne is wearing her Vanilla Sweater in Rauma Finullgarn 




Maggie’s WIP

Vatna Shawl by Gudrun Johnston 

From Shetland Trader Volume 3: Heritage 

Caitlin’s cowl design in Rauma Fivel & Making Tracks

Corinne’s WIP

Halligarth by Gudrun Johnston in Rambler, Trillium



Dunrobin Sweater in Studio Donegal Irish Heathers, Blackberry

Emma’s Segment

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Ravelry: ebarnaby93

Wearing her Festive Doodle by Caitlin Hunter in hand-dyed 

Aito Shawl by Melody Hoffman in Plötulopi



Planning a Rusty Cardigan with leftover 



Setesdall sweater adventure in J&S-81 and Rauma Lamallgarn-12


Self-designed cowl in infinity cowl shape, in Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift


More in the Shop

Spring Taster Box 

Hapkerchief Yarn Set by Gudrun Johnston

Shetland Wool Week 2023 Buggiflooer Beanie by Alison Rendall

Agatha Christie Book Bundle

Latvian Mitten Yarn Sets from Hobby Wool - Coming Tuesday!

Fair Isle Knitting by Carina Olsson

Making Memories: Timeless Knits for Children by Claudia Quintanilla

Textured Knits by Paula Pereira 


Yoga for Knitters

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Disclaimer: It is up to the individual to assess whether they are ready for the yoga movements and exercises in this video. Like all exercise programs, please use common sense. You know your body better than anyone and we recommend checking with your doctor before starting and with any questions you may have before beginning any new yoga program.

By performing any yoga practices, you are performing them at your own risk and The Woolly Thistle will not be responsible for any injuries sustained while following the instructions given in any knitting yoga segments.

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Thank you for watching! If you go out, take your knitting!

Video editing: Intelligent Octopus

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