Episode 13 features Amy Detjen, wonderful person and insanely great knit teacher! Amy and I discuss a WORLD of stuff, much of it having NO relation of fiber or knitting, but we certainly have a lovely, fun visit!
Episode 12 features Courtney Kelley, owner (along with Kate Gagnon Osborn) of Kelbourne Woolens, the sole distributor of The Fiber Co Yarns.
Episode 11 is a visit with the popular and gracious Romi Hill! Romi has been tearing up the knit-alongs for a few years now, and has become a favorite among knitters who enjoy a beautiful and satisfying shawl pattern.
Our tenth episode features knit designer, yarn shop owner and knit technique teacher, Brooke Nico. We discuss Brooke’s entry into the knit design world (she was discovered having a soda at Shrafts – kind of…) and our mutual love of history, knitting and our families.
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.
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!
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!
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!
I love knitting gifts for friends, and I love receiving hand-knit gifts. As I knitter, I appreciate the love and hard work that goes into creating a gift just for me. This past Christmas, Annie knit me a new Slippy Cowl. I accidentally felted the Slippy Cowl I knit for myself (that’s another blog post for
Who taught you to knit? This is a question knitters are often asked . The answers vary; some folks are self-taught, others learned from family members, and many others others come to knitting in a more circular manner. I am one of those others. It was Easter weekend 2006. I had gone off to a
One of the most satisfying things about making hand-dyed yarn is seeing the garments our customers create! The marriage of yarn and project is fascinating, we love to see how a pretty skein of yarn is utilized in the hands of a skilled knitter or crocheter. Right now on Ravelry there are 19 completed projects