I Thought I Knew How: A Podcast about Knitting and Life
I Thought I Knew How: A Podcast about Knitting and Life
Anne Frost
I Thought I Knew How is a podcast about learning what you thought you already knew in both knitting and life, featuring interviews with members of the fiber arts community around the world, product reviews, and musing about knitting and life. Visit our website at IThoughtIKnewHow.com
Episode 112: New Year, New Episode
Anne is back with a yarn and pattern review, some thoughts on what it takes to be successful with some common crafting resolutions, and a whole lot more! Links to Things Mentioned in the Episode Wovember2023 LoveWovember.com LoveWovember.com Marketplace Woolly Winter Countdown Playlist Interview with Terri Laura Terri Laura on Ravelry Specter Cowl, by Caitlin Murphy Garthenor Organic Preseli FaceTheMusicMonday YSRestash23 Makkin Our Way Through Shetland Tours for 2024 Support the Show by shopping the Be a Booster page, or by spreading the word to your fellow fiber crafters! Email Anne if you'd be interested in an Event in Hartford in August 2024 at anne@ithoughtiknewhow.com Music This episode featured three songs: "Better Life," by Humans Win; "Strawberry Daiquiri," by Sarah Angel; and "I'm Missing You," by Skip Tracy.    
Jan 4
48 min
Episode 111: Back in the Saddle
In this episode, Anne shares a bit about Shetland Wool Week 2023, introduces Wovember 2023, and reviews Mosaic Knitting Workshop, by Ashleigh Wempe.  Links to Things Mentioned in the Podcast Makkin Our Way Through Shetland Tours Shetland Wool Week Eve Eunson Shetland Museum and Archives Hazel Tindall Alison Rendall Wovember 2023 Posting Prompts and Prizes can be found on the I Thought I Knew How Instagram feed.  WovemberWool on Instagram Mosaic Knitting Workshop in print and as a Kindle e-book  (Those are affiliate links, meaning that if you place an order for the books, Amazon will give me a small fee for sending you to the site at no cost to you. It's a simple way to help support the podcast.) Uradale Yarns Double Knitting yarn Fiber Festival of New England The Journal of Scottish Yarns Purl Together on YouTube Music The songs in this episode were "White as the snow" by Tom Goldstein, "Too Dark to Tell," by Ben Bostick, and "Get Down to Get Up Again," by Humans Win.  An Appeal I am no longer accepting direct donations toward the running of the podcast. However, if you enjoy listening to the podcast, please support it by sharing it with the knitting lovers in your life. Many thanks!
Nov 2, 2023
42 min
Episode 110: Solveigh Lass-Evans
In this episode, Anne sits down with Solveigh Lass-Evans of Iolair Yarn and designer of the Sea Pink Top. Solveigh shares her fiber craft journey, including how a major loss sparked a new career as a hand dyer and designer.  Please note that those who are newly experiencing grief may want to delay listening to this episode.  Links to Things Mentioned in This Episode There are only a very limited number of Shetland Hogmanay Boxes left! Order yours here. The Journal of Scottish Yarns The last two Instagram Live events of the #yarnmal2023 had some hints about the upcoming issue 4 of The Journal of Scottish Yarns. Watch them here and here. Iolair Yarn Sea Pink Top Find Solveigh on Instagram Find Iolair Yarn in person this year at the Scottish Yarn Festival, Yarndale, Glasgow School of Yarn, and the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrowgate. Learn more about the listener dinner at No.88 here. The show will now be on a hiatus for the next few months. Please follow or subscribe to the show through your favorite podcast app, and when the show returns, the new episode will automatically for you!
Aug 21, 2023
44 min
Episode 109: Fay Dashper-Hughes
In this episode, meet Fay Dashper-Hughes, designer of both knit and crochet patterns, host of The Crochet Circle Podcast, and owner of Provenance Craft Co. Fay designed the Dunnet Bay Hap from Issue 3 of The Journal of Scottish Yarns and shares her plans for Fay DH Designs. Links to Things Mentioned in the Podcast Shetland Hogmany Boxes Join Anne for the listener dinner at No.88 during Shetland Wool Week. Find the details here.  Provenance Craft Co. Wool Work (Formerly Knit British) Podcast The Journal of Scottish Yarns Dunnet Head Hap Moorit Magazine The Crochet Circle Fay DH Designs on the web and on Instagram
Aug 14, 2023
38 min
Episode 108: Jess of Ginger Twist Studio
In this episode, meet Jess of Ginger Twist Studio, a lovely local yarn store that doubles as a popular fiber destination for visitors to Edinburgh, Scotland. Jess's handdyed yarn has appeared several times in the pages of The Journal of Scottish Yarns, and she took the time to speak about that and the joys and challenges of owning a yarn shop. Have you been dreaming of your own store? Have a listen! Links to Things Mentioned in the Episode Shetland Hogmanay Boxes Join Anne for dinner during Shetland Wool Week Ginger Twist Studio is Jess's home on the web. Find her online store and hours for the brick and mortar! You can also find Ginger Twist Studio on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.  Ginger's Splendor and Masham Mayhem were featured in the Forvie Shawl pattern and Sweet Flax was featured in the pattern for the Carstramon Top in The Journal of Scottish Yarns.  Jess's recommended spots for fiber-travelers to Edinburgh: Dovecot Studios, Chambers Street Museum, Leith, Pascal & Co., 24 Royal Terrace, Art & Vintage.
Aug 7, 2023
33 min
Episode 107: Ange Sewell
In this episode, Anne learns more about weaving with Ange Sewell, owner of Weft Blown and designer of the Magnolia Cowl in issue three of The Journal of Scottish Yarns.  Links to Things Mentioned in the Episode West Kilbride, Craft Town Scotland Zoom Loom Hazel Rose Looms Botanical Blanket Pin Loom Weaving Kit Turtle Loom Ange Sewell's website is weftblown.com and you can find her on Instagram. The Journal of Scottish Yarns Shetland Hogmanay Boxes Join Anne and other listeners for dinner at No.88 during Shetland Wool Week. RSVP here. Grae Cove 
Jul 31, 2023
45 min
Episode 106: Fiber Travels in Normandy
In this episode, Anne shares the fibery goodness of her recent road trip in Normandy, including a visit to a fiber festival, the birthplace of Rambouillet sheep, and more! Links to Things Mentioned in This Episode Le Fil de la Manche Ovis Et Cetera Pôle Laines Robach Shawl The Journal of Scottish Yarns Natissea (Maker of the linen/cotton blend yarn. Please note, the yarn's name is Linae and is actually a fingering weight yarn.) The Verona Tee-Shirt is the sweater I (rather poorly) described that I plan to knit with the Linea. Bayeux Tapestry Museum Pré Salé Sheep La Bergerie Nationale Rambouillet Sheep Shetland Hogmanay Boxes Shetland Wool Week Songs There were many songs in this episode! In order:  "Invisible Love," by Wild Heart and Kaii Dreams "Summer in Paris," by Humans Win "Casa de Frio," by Jon Presstone "Dark Space," by we20fifty
Jul 24, 2023
57 min
Episode 105: Alison Mayne and Roni the Woolchemist
In this episode, Anne sits down with Alison Mayne and Roni the Woolchemist to hear about their fiber crafting journeys, including their recent collaboration in the creation of the Robach Shawl for issue three of The Journal of Scottish Yarns.  Links to Things Mentioned in the Episode Shetland Hogmanay Boxes Order your copy of issue three of The Journal of Scottish Yarns using code ITIKH for 3 off a print version of ITIKH3DIG for 3 off a digital download! Find Anne on Instagram, Facebook, or her website. Find Alison Mayne on Instagram or her website.  Find Roni the Woolchemist on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or Etsy. You can also sign up for her newsletter.  Stitching Together Network Alison's wrist warmer pattern at The Draper's Shop Natalie in Stitches Margaret Fay Shaw The Peigi Anndra Shawl
Jul 17, 2023
55 min
Episode 104: Samira Hill
In this episode, Anne speaks with Samira Hill, designer and teacher of knitting and crochet, as well as a professional pattern writer and tech editor. Samira is also one of the organizers of Tangled Galashiels, a new fiber festival in the Scottish Borders. Links to Things Mentioned in This Episode Shetland Hogmanay Box Listener Dinner at Shetland Wool Week The Journal of Scottish Yarns Episode 101 I Thought I Knew How on Facebook, Instagram, and Ravelry Eildon Hills Designs Samira Hill on Instagram and Ravelry Knitting for All Bowfiddle Yarns Tangled Galashiels
Jul 10, 2023
1 hr 2 min
Episode 103: Merrian Holland
In this episode, Anne sits down with crochet designer, Merrian Holland, who is a regular contributor to The Journal of Scottish Yarns. Merrian relates her experiences with fiber crafts, which began as a child in Germany and progressed along a path through graphic design and replica jewelry. Links to Things Mentioned in the Episode Order Issue 3 of The Journal of Scottish Yarns using code ITIKH3 or ITIKH3DIG for  £3 off the print or digital issue, respectively. The Yarn MAL 2023 continues until August 9, 2023, so there is still time to take part! Order the 2023 Shetland Hogmanay Yarn Box Find Merrian Holland at her website or on Instagram Green Elmbridge The Riverhouse Hookers Machair Tank Top Zakami Yarns Twine Bag Crochet stitch conversions UK/US Whichcraft Wools Unraveled/Farnham Maltings
Jul 4, 2023
1 hr
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