Episode 59: We Got Sheep!

Dear yarn-folk! A new episode is up and full of . . . sheep! Come hang out with the flock that’s pasturing at our place for the rest of the summer. Plus, two baby knit FOs for some dear family and friends, a bit about the history of darning AND a birthday giveaway of fleece and yarn! Come hang a while?

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To enter the Giveaway for either spinning fleece (washed) or two skeins of Vidalana yarn (perfect for summer knitting!), please leave a comment here, on the episode 58 YouTube thread, or on the Ravelry thread telling us which you would like and what you would make. I’ll draw two winners by random number generator in two weeks! Postage is included for US addresses; all other winners will need to pay their own international shipping costs. Good luck!

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Episode 58: Tea Room Time!

Hello lovelies! I have a finished all-over colorwork sweater for you: the Tea Room Pullover by Albina of LB Handknits. It’s gorgeous! Plus, my puppies manage to photobomb me for most of the episode. I announce our giveaway winners plus, the next book in our rare and hard to find series–this one is about Faroese shawls. And a quick trip to Montreal’s Espace Tricot. A little chatter about our farm plans in the end rounds out the episode! Come hang a while?

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Episode 57: Yarn + New Farm

Hello lovelies! We’ve made the move to our new farm! I’m so excited to share a walk-about with you along with an heirloom FO from my great grandmother, a WIP from LB Handknits, a quick book review, and a giveaway from Somer of Dancing Sky Fiber Arts! Come hang a while?

To enter the Giveaway for a gorgeous batt from Dancing Sky Fiber Arts, please leave a comment here, on the Ravelry thread, or on the blog post telling us which is your favorite colorway in Somer’s shop: https://www.dancingskiesfiberarts.com/ I’ll draw a winner by random number generator in two weeks! Postage is included for US addresses; all other winners will need to pay their own international shipping costs.

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Episode 56: Living with Less

Hello lovelies! Well, we’ve emptied out the house . . . and so, we’re currently living with a lot less stash and supplies than usual. Spencer joins me to talk about minimalism and our rare/hard to find book of the cast–which is all about men’s sweaters from the 1970s. Plus, a swap knit with Debbie leads to an entrelac scarf FO and a call for other swappers–complete your WIPs with friends! Come hang a while?

 

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Episode 55: Playbor + Knitting = ?

Hello lovelies! I found a tiny moment of zen for this cast–in the midst of sheep to shawl, sample knitting . . . and MOVING! Oh my! I can’t wait to tell you all about it! And the new Leelanau sweater sample that is *just* about to come off the needles for Wool and Honey (the yarn shop up in Michigan). Plus, a report on baby sheep (aka lambs), the Greencastle Fiber Event, and some fun chatting about playbor (play + labor). I’ll also announce the Making Stories Magazine giveaway winner!! Come hang a while?

 

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Episode 54: Different Directions in Knitting

Hello Yarn-folk! Today I have an action packed cast with three sweaters: Turmok by Norah Gaughan, Rumo by Alice Caetano, and Leelanau by French Press Knits. I also have a review of Making Stories Magazine, issue 1–and I get to GIVEAWAY a copy to one of you! Plus, in our series of rare and out of print books, I have a real peach: Everyday Knitting: Treasures from the Rag Pile!! And we’ll have plenty of chatter about knitting in different directions. Thanks to Two Frenchie Fibers for sponsoring the giveaway from last cast–I’ll announce the winners here in episode 54.

To enter the Giveaway for a copy of Making Stories Magazine, issue 1, please leave a comment here, on the Ravelry thread, or on the blog post telling us which is your favorite pattern from this issue! I’ll draw a winner by random number generator in two weeks! To keep with Making Stories mission of sustainability, this will be a US only giveaway. You can find all of the patterns here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/making-stories-magazine-issue-1/patterns

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Episode 53: Sheep Breeds & Scottish Spinning

Hello yarnista folk! Episode 53 is packed with lots of sheep breed info: a new farm-to-skein yarn, Scottish sheep breeds, sheep smearing (?!), and so much more! Plus, a review of Jen Arnall-Culiford’s new Year of Techniques to liven up your knitting, a giveaway from Two Frenchie Fibers, and a WIP: my Turmok sweater from June Cashmere and Norah Gaughan! Phew! Come hang a while? ~Melissa

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