Author Archives: knittingthestash

Apple Oak Fiber Works Discount Code!

Hi everyone! Many of you know that I have been busy test knitting for LB Handknits new book, Facing North–it’s a collection of patterns for bulky weight yarn: 4 sweaters and 4 accessories. I love my Fisherman’s Muse sweater that … Continue reading

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Episode 42: Competition and Creativity

Episode 42 finds me at the crossroads of competition (Sheep to Shawl) and creativity (how do I get it all done?!?) I can also reveal one of the secret test knits I’ve been working on for LB Handknits–including her book … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Sheep and Wool!

I’m dropping in to say: the prep and pressure is on! Our guild, the Champaign-Urbana Spinners and Weavers will be competing in the inaugural Sheep to Shawl Competition *this weekend* up in Wisconsin!! We have a team of 8, screen … Continue reading

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Episode 41: Purl & Ply and Qiviut!

Hello happy fiber folk! I have so much to share! There is a review of Purl & Ply’s beautiful singles yarn knit up in Casapinka’s “Vary the Gate”; a giveaway from Purl & Ply; Sheep to Shawl Competition talk for … Continue reading

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Indie Dyer Feature: Purl & Ply

I bet you have all been watching the recent launch of Purl & Ply along with me! The ladies behind those beautiful and utterly Instagramable colorways are Brit and Mel–a couple of indie dyer, home-school moms who love fiber, and … Continue reading

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Knitting at Work: A Manifesto

I was recently promoted to full professor¬† . . . yay!¬† . . . and I’ve decided on a few resolutions for the upcoming years in the profession. Among other ideas, such as stress less, I’ve added “knitting at work” … Continue reading

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Episode 40: A June Cashmere Yarn Story

Hello happy fiber folk! I have a fun-filled episode for you all about cashmere–and June Cashmere in particular. I am fortunate enough to be doing some sample knitting for their fall line and became really interested in the story behind … Continue reading

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