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ModeKnit Yarn Podcast 009, Biggan Ryd Dups

Colorful Ponchos

Welcome to the ModeKnit Yarn Podcast.

In each episode Annie Modesitt or Kathleen Pascuzzi (or both of us!) will chat with some cool person from the knitting world – someone you may have heard of, or perhaps just someone down the street who we think you’d enjoy meeting.

Our ninth episode features Biggan Ryd Dups, a friend of mine who also happens to be an amazing hand knit designer and creator of an incredible line of colorful yarns that are a dream to knit with!

Baby Peacock Blanket

Biggan and I met in London around seven years ago, and we immediately hit it off!  She’s a forward thinking, passionate knitter who lives life fully and richly!  Beautiful inside and out, I think you’ll really love this visit with Biggan and will soon consider her a good friend!

We chat about Biggan’s start in Sweden, the difference between social services in our two nations and then we spend a LOT of time discussing politics – socialism, kindness, Buddhism, gay rights, all kind of stuff, so be warned!

We also discuss our love of being around knitters, how much we gain from our students, and compare notes on how some current fashions can make ANYONE look unattractive (we sound a lot like my mother in this section, I guess that happens to everyone as they grow older…)

 

Mentioned In Podcast

Biggan Designs
Biggan Facebook
Biggan’s Ravelry Designs
Continental Knitting with BRD
Lambspun Yarn Shop, CO
The Bridge / Bron / Broen
Swedish Social Services
£10 Poms
Jesus Was A Socialist
Buddhism
Education in Sweden

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ModeKnit Yarn Podcast 008, Becca Foster

On trail!
Baby Becca in England

Welcome to the ModeKnit Yarn Podcast.

In each episode Annie Modesitt or Kathleen Pascuzzi (or both of us!) will chat with some cool person from the knitting world – someone you may have heard of, or perhaps just someone down the street who we think you’d enjoy meeting.

Our eighth episode is a bit of a throwback!  When we first started recording these podcasts our first victims interviewees were friends and employees.

Here’s a lovely conversation with our sole employee, Becca Foster, who works with us a few hours a week (sometimes much more!) and will be a fixture in our booth at our various fiber show appearances.

Finishing The CDT

This is a meandering, wandering, pointless talk – but it’s funny, and diverting, and do you really need anything else than that from a free yarn podcast?

We discuss sushi, sassafrass creations and myriad other nonsense.

Plus, Becca makes up what might just become the ModeKnit Yarn Jingle!  Enjoy!

The Snows Of The CDT

Mentioned In Podcast

Bamboo Yarn
Sassafrass Creations
Kyoto Sushi
Incident of Testicular Cancer in Chimney Sweeps
Continental Divide Trail
Interweave Yarn Fest
Midwest Mountaineering
Camp Menogyn Wilderness Trips
Fit Socks

 

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ModeKnit Yarn Podcast 007, Lucy Neatby

Welcome to the ModeKnit Yarn Podcast.

Fiesta Feet Socks

In each episode Annie Modesitt or Kathleen Pascuzzi (or both of us!) will chat with some cool person from the knitting world – someone you may have heard of, or perhaps just someone down the street who we think you’d enjoy meeting.

Our seventh podcast is with the unparalleled and very colorful Lucy Neaby. I love Lucy.

One of the first knitting classes I took was with Lucy at Stitches back in 2001, and I’ve loved her since then!

It’s an extraordinary thing that I feel I can call her a friend – but she’s so darned friendly that it’s EASY to love her.

Blossom Blanket
Fishtail Scarf

We begin mid-chat about her decision to enter the Merchant Navy in the late 70’s, we talk about her world travels on board ship and how she began knitting and was compelled, mid-Pacific, to steer her own course with her needles!

Lucy’s known for SO many wonderful knitting inspirations that listing them would be an exercise in futility, so we HIGHLY recommend that you visit her website, LucyNeatbyDesigns, and check out her many classes, books, patterns and options for learning incredible skills!

 

 

Bubbles Scarf

Mentioned In Podcast

UK Merchant Navy
Captain Phillips
The Archers
Handmaiden / Fleece Artist
Halifax
Skipton Narrow Boats
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Josiah Wedgewood
Great British Throwdown
Jenny The Potter