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!
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.
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?
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.
This Fall marks the third year of ModeKnit Yarn’s existence. Shocking. In some ways it feels like we just started last month, in other ways it feels as though we’ve been doing this for five or ten years. We have some new ideas coming down the pike (new ball sizes, new NO SPOILER colorways, new …
We’ve added two new colors, available for a limited time only.
They’re colors we introduced before the election at VK Live in Minneapolis, intending them to be simply a one-off thing. But, to our surprise, folks have been writing and asking if they could buy extra skeins!
After a brief hiatus (okay a few months…) due to general busy-ness of a hand dyeing business, a major move (house and aforementioned business) AND an old computer finally giving up the ghost, we have achieved PODCAST again! My new MacBook Pro allows me to do cool things like actually read emails AND edit a …
Our sixth podcast is with a wonderful crocheter, voice teacher, singer & designer, Dora Ohrenstein. Dora started the influential website Crochet Insider where you can find information on her patterns, classes, blog and even a video of Dora performing as a soloist with the Philip Glass ensemble!
We’ve been working hard to put together two new YARN CLUBS for 2016, taking as our inspiration strong visual elements that have been on our minds lately! The first shipment for these clubs ship on Oct 15, and membership is limited!
Since we’re still in flux with the move, there will be precious few orders finished this coming week.
We anticipate getting the dye works up to full speed beginning Monday, 9/19, and then we’ll be in full production for the Fall.
If you place an order, please know that it will be given our full and complete attention AFTER we set up in our new studio on Sept 15, and it will be all the more beautiful for that!
Our fifth podcast is with amazing friend, designer, food scientist & all around great woman, Ellen SIlva. Along with her sister, Jan, Ellen is 1/2 of the Twinset Designs franchise and co-host of the Twinset Podcast.
Ellen’s been designing for ModeKnit yarn for a while and has created the amazingly beautiful Diana’s Quiver sock and the Foam Flower sock (soon to be available at our booth and on our website)
Ellen and I discuss social justice, working bodies, the joy of skipping and, of course, knitting!
If you’re in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio or Michigan, this has been your Summer to visit with ModeKnit Yarn! We hope to see many of you at Stitches Midwest and/or the Michigan Fiber Festival! Getting a chance to visit with our customers is – in all honesty – the highlight of our trips!
Our fourth podcast is with one of my favorite designers, teachers and tech editors, Kate Atherley.
Kate is SHEER delight, such a wonderful woman to sit down with and have a nice chat and a comfortable knit.
Our third podcast is a treat featuring beloved crochet designer Robyn Chachula AND inspiring double-knitting designer Alisdair Post Quinn! We didn’t exactly mean to double up, and the moment when Alisdair joins our podcast is one of my favorites in our short period of recording these interviews!
Imagine if you will a car ride from New York City to Maryland in the spring of 2004. Gerry is at the wheel, Annie is swatching with silk, translating an idea that has percolated for months into a garment. A fabulous, romantic, lovely garment now known as The Corset Tank Top. The corset slowly takes …
Our second podcast features knitter, entrepreneur and Ravelry guide Kimberly Villareal. Kimberly started, as many of us do, as a crocheter who switched it up and added knitting to her bag of tricks.