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Episode 69: Coffee

We’re on a caffeine high at Hoxton Towers this week, as take a closer look at coffee. Plus there’s an update on my knitting, a yarny way to celebrate the upcoming Royal Wedding, and the scientific proof we’ve all been … Continue reading

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Episode 48: Emily

This week we take a look at the woman who’s at least partly responsible for my vote next Thursday, Emily Wilding Davison. Plus we go over what’s on my needles; a travel knitting quandary and surfing farm animals are clearly … Continue reading

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Episode 47: George & the Dragon

We’re charging across English history with St George this week, just keep an eye out for those pesky dragons…. Plus there’s a look through the latest edition of Interweave Knits; a yummy UK yarn; and a roundup of what’s on … Continue reading

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Episode 45: The City At Night

It’s the witching hour over at Hoxton towers, as I take a brief nocturnal tour through the city. Plus we look through the pattern book Haiku Knits, that’s using some unusual fibres; there are some macho knitters who are worth … Continue reading

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Episode 28: Bonfire

It’s Guy Fawkes Night in the UK, so we take a look at the history of this unusual celebration. There’s also a rundown of what’s on the needles round Hoxton way; some patterns heading up the charts on Ravelry; and … Continue reading

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Episode 16: Tea & Sympathy

This week we’re talking about the nation’s favourite drink. Plus we find out who’s won the plinth competition and some lovely Koigu yarn, and the comedy delights to be found in town, in podcasts and in essays. Tea & Sympathy … Continue reading

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Episode 13: Heroes & Legends

We’re going back a few thousand years in search of fairytales, heroes and pagans. As you do. Plus I tackle a creature of mythical proportions and we bid farewell to a modern day legend. Fortunately the latest issue of Knitty, … Continue reading

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Episode 6: May Day & Morris Dancing

It’s the May Day Bank Holiday so this week we’re talking about Englishness and a few of the more eccentric traditions of Britain. Also, there’s a quick look at the two sweaters I’m working on and a few knitting eccentrics … Continue reading

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