Category Archives: wool

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 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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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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Farm Focus: Grand View Farm, VT

Hello Fiber Folk! I am so pleased to offer a two part interview with Kim Goodling, owner and shepherd at┬áVermont Grand View Farm! Since adopting a (temporary) flock of our own, I have been on the lookout for other shepherds … Continue reading

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Episode 30: Sweaterama!

Episode 30 features Spencer in his new Denali sweater . . . and, of course, Tink the puppy! Banter between us covers a CABLE FIX and a SWEATER PILLOW; I have an updated On the Spice Market shawl WIP made … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

Please excuse my radio silence this weekend–I know, it’s unusual for me! I have a good excuse: I was hanging out with the sheep and the herding dogs and the miles of fleece at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival! … Continue reading

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Dryer Ballz

I have been wondering about dryer balls for sometime now. Folks in my SAPGAP group often ask for leftover fiber to be made into dryer balls. I have seen them at my guild meet-ups and at local craft fairs. So, … Continue reading

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Its Raining . . . Roving!

Sometimes things just come your way, even–and especially–if you were not expecting them. Like Corriedale roving, for example. In all the colors of the rainbow. In the exact type of wool you were dreaming of so you could practice some … Continue reading

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