Author Archives: knittingthestash

Episode 80: Udder Massage & Color Management

Yep, you read that right: udder massage. Mmmm hmmm. Come on over to the podcast, my friends and allow me to drop the knowledge . . . lol! Plus, some info about how I’m managing multiple skeins for an indie … Continue reading

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Episode 79: Craft and Protest

Hello crafter people. . . I sat down to share some ideas about craft and protest: how they might be connected and relevant to one another. And, at your request, a look at some diverse Speculative Fiction and Science Fiction … Continue reading

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Episode 78: Lost and Found

Hi my fiber folk! How are you? It’s been a beautiful Sunday here in Illinois, and I found time in the yarn room and out at the new skirting table 🙂 In this episode I’ll tell you about my new … Continue reading

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Episode 77: Patience Pays Off!

Hi everyone! Patience (or procrastination?) pays off sometimes . . .I’ve been hard at work designing the Afterthought Cardigan and it’s all finished!! So, today’s episode is all about those design choices. Plus, an update on Shorn 3, sheep in … Continue reading

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Episode 76: Making in the Pandemic

Hello makers! This episode is all about what Spencer and I have been making in the pandemic. It’s always nice to have Spencer on as a podcast–I know you all love seeing him visit in the yarn room 🙂 Plus, … Continue reading

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Episode 75: Knitting Intuition

Hello yarn friends! I’m surviving in the pandemic . . . how about you? This episode is all about my Meltdown FO–totally modified, of course! It’s knit in Ranching Tradition Fiber’s new Tobacco Root Valley yarn. Kami Noyes sent along … Continue reading

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Indie Feature: Kami Noyes of Ranching Tradition Fiber

There are a few fiber folk that I’ve known since the beginning of this blog-thing, and Kami Noyes is one of the few to have this distinction. She runs Ranching Tradition Fiber and she was one of the first shepherds … Continue reading

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Episode 74: The Spinning Episode!

Hi everyone: I hope you’re safe and well! And I’m hoping this installment might offer a bit of a respite from the media and news. I’ve got some spinning for you (I know, right?!?), a bit about the talk I … Continue reading

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Episode 73: New Zealand and Norrland

Hello dear knitting folk! I have a fun episode all about New Zealand sheep and Maniototo Wool, plus a Norrland pattern modification from hat to cowl! Some KAL updates and a HUGE giveaway from Mary Furness Weir of Maniototo Wool. … Continue reading

Posted in Assia Brill, community, cowl, Distitch, episode, giveaway, hand dyed yarn, knitting, knitting modification, knitting podcast, Maniototo Wool, New Zealand, Norrland, podcast, Sara Huntington Burch, sock yarn, The Cocoon Tree, video, yarn, yarn review | 9 Comments

Indie Dyer and Yarn Producer: Mary Furness Weir of Maniototo Wool

Hello yarn-folk! As promised on Instagram and in Episode 72, I have an awesome interview with Mary Furness Weir of Maniototo Wool all queued up for the weekend! I first found Mary and Maniototo Wool via an Instagram post and … Continue reading

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