Category Archives: community

Episode 85: Knit Together . . . At Last!

Hey fellow fiber people! This episode is all about the Knit Together Project–complete at long last–and an invitation to get started on one for your own community. Plus, some 19th century wool industry history from Peggy Hart’s book, and a … Continue reading

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Episode 84: Broken, But Still Knitting!

Sadly, I think I broke my pinky knuckle . . . but I still have some WIPS and knitting history for you! Today, it’s Nancy Bush’s Country Socks and the (long overdue) Knit Together Project! It’s so cool to be … Continue reading

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Episode 83: Hikari, History & Bad Sheep!

Hello party people! The time is here for a HUGE giveaway from Bad Sheep Yarn . . . Yay! Plus, my Hikari modifications are finished and I have some history about Yoked sweaters from Kate Davies. Looking forward to spending … Continue reading

Posted in Amirisu, Bad Sheep Yarn, community, garment, giveaway, history, knitting, knitting history, knitting modification, modifications, Parade yarn, piecework, Shetland, yoke | 13 Comments

Indie Dyer: Marcie Bourne of Bad Sheep Yarn

Hello yarn and fiber folk! I have something truly special for you today: the brilliant and creative mind behind Bad Sheep Yarn, Marcie Bourne! I’m guessing you’d recognize her from her gorgeous yarn collections, such as the 2020 Alaska collection … Continue reading

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Episode 82: Fox in the Hen House

Hello lovely people! Apologies that this cast was delayed a few hours . . . I had technical difficulties and then–a FOX! Holy moly! Happy to chat about my Hikari WIP modifications, some updates on the Modification class I’m planning, … Continue reading

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Episode 81: Inspired By Design

Hello fun fiber folk! Here is an episode in which I talk about sweaters and chatter with my partner in craft, Spencer. We have a lot to say about design, apparently! And it’s the second installment of “Name that Stash” … Continue reading

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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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