July 28, 2020
Anne sits down with Erin Pirro of Morehouse Farm to talk about sheep farming, Morehouse Farm Merino, the upcoming Lark’s Alvina knit along, and more!
July 20, 2020
Anne interviews Karen Riehl about the upcycled fur pompoms, samoyed yarn, and possum yarn available from Poppy’s Pompom.
July 14, 2020
In this episode, Anne hints at things to come, shares a bit of news about the upcoming knit along with Morehouse Farm and the next Online International Fiber Festival, and takes you on a deep dive into the world of possum fiber!
June 30, 2020
In this episode, Anne gets into the knitty-gritty of why wool is such a wonderful fiber. Yes, even in summer!
June 15, 2020
In this episode, Anne recommends some BluPrint classes for those who are trying to cram in as many as they can before the service disappears, as well as some knitting books she has found helpful for the Master Hand Knitter Program. More progress on the program, the Morehouse Virtual Farm Day, and more!
June 1, 2020
In this episode, Anne finishes her review of Manos del Uruguay Alpaca Heather, theorizes about the closing of BluPrint, and shares some actual progress made on the Master Hand Knitter Program.
May 19, 2020
Anne recaps the Online International Fiber Festival, shakes up the online knit togethers, reviews some patterns, and more!
April 27, 2020
Anne gives one last push for the Wind it Up! knit along before announcing the Online International Fiber Festival, running May 1-8, 2020!
April 13, 2020
In this episode, Anne reviews a few online learning options and gives a progress report on her Master Hand Knitter program and the Wind it Up! knit along.
March 30, 2020
Time to wind up some of our knitting layaway! In this episode, Anne announces a new knit along designed to help us finish off some of our languishing projects, with prizes on offer from Merrily by Design, Ashcroft Makers, Prairie Bag Works, Knitter’s Pride, and Kraemer Yarns as extra motivation!
March 17, 2020
Anne is back early from her season break to talk about what's on her needles, what's coming, and what's up. Welcome to season three!
March 2, 2020
An encounter with Tunisian crochet and the memory of a stranger in a restaurant in Barcelona put Anne in a reflective mood. Please visit to see links to things mentioned in the episode.
February 17, 2020
Anne sits down with Theresa Drouin-Guerette, a.k.a Terri Spins. Terri uses her spinning skills as a living history interpreter, teaches spinning across the United States, and writes for Ply, Spin-off, and The Wheel. Listen in as they talk about Terri's journey, breed-specific fiber, and more! Please visit the show notes for links and photos related to the episode, and check out our Be a Booster page to learn how you can support the show!
February 4, 2020
Anne reviews Vogue Knitting Live and Sandnes Garn yarn before sharing her newest obsession, the Shave 'em to Save 'em initiative by the Livestock Conservancy. Then, the time has come to wrap up the Maakin for the MRI knit along. A few songs, a few announcements. Have a listen!
January 21, 2020
Anne takes you along to Vogue Knitting Live, 2020! Come along to hear some of the voices of vendors and attendees and get a sense of the show. Is it in the cards for next year? Maybe this episode will help you decide!
January 7, 2020
Anne shares the results of her Yarn Stash Destash 2019 and some things on her needles along with a review of Ashcroft Makers yarn, gives an update on her podcast listening project, goes through the prizes available to people involved in the Maakin for the MRI KAL, music and more!
December 24, 2019
In this episode, Anne shares some additional details about the upcoming Maakin for the MRI knit along, upcoming appearances, a yarn review of Brown Sheep's Stratosphere, and mail angst.
December 10, 2019
Anne lays out her plan forward with her Master Hand Knitter Program. She reviews the Knitter's Pride SmartStix Interchangeable Needles, announces the winner of the Dorset Button kit from TJFrog, thanks her very first four patrons, gives details on the Maakin for the MRI knit along and a whole lot more. Listen for details, as well as a coupon code for 10% off your entire order from Needlepoint Joint when you add a kit for a Harriet's Hat to your order.
November 26, 2019
Anne finishes her trip to Loch Ness Knit Fest and shares an interview with Christel Seyfarth, Danish designer and host of Fanø International Knit Festival. She also shares information on a knit-along starting January 1, 2020, that she will be co-hosting with Jana of the Purl Together video podcast.
November 19, 2019
In this episode, Anne got to talk to Tania Ashton Jones, also known as TJ Frog, about Dorset Buttons, a beautiful way to embellish your knits and more. Anne talks about traveling the Highlands, the classes she took at Loch Ness Knit Fest, a new certificate program from the Knitting Guild Association, and more. There is also a giveaway in this episode, so be sure to listen to the entire episode to hear how to enter!
November 12, 2019
In this episode, Anne sits down to talk to Hazel Tindall ahead of Loch Ness Knit Fest. Hazel shares her experiences knitting as a teenager on Shetland in the 1960s when home production of knitwear was still a major industry. They also talk about the festival, Hazel offers advice to new knitters, and they hit on much more.
November 5, 2019
In this episode, Anne shares her experience with the classes at Shetland Wool Week 2019. Also, in honor of Wovember, she shares a few sheep-themed songs. And, finally, she gives a heads up for a UFO-finishing knit-along coming in January, 2020.
October 28, 2019
In this episode, Anne shares the experience of being part of Shetland Wool Week, including the sense of community and the evening events. Next week, she will share her experience in the classes she attended, so stay tuned for that.
October 23, 2019
In this episode, Janette Budge sat down with Anne to talk about Fair Isle knitting on Shetland in the past and present, with special attention paid to the Shetland Peerie Makkers, a group dedicated to teaching knitting to school children using the old methods.
October 14, 2019
Harriet Middleton, designer of the Harriet's Hat (and headband, fingerless gloves, gloves, mittens, and cowl!), sits down to talk to Anne about her knitting life before her fundraising for the Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal began, how the MRI Maakers started, the momentum behind her patterns, and the unintended good that has resulted from them.
September 9, 2019
Anne checks in for a bit mid-hiatus to review Heat Wave, Alize EZ Wool, and the Sea Pinks hat pattern, as well as sharing what she's learned about Fair Isle knitting over the last month. Plus, she talks about her upcoming trip to Knitter's College (aka, Shetland Wool Week) and her invitation to speak at Loch Ness Knit Fest. Look for her and say hi!
July 29, 2019
Anne wraps up her time in New York, reviews Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, and ties up a few loose ends before heading on hiatus. Listen for details about that and a giveaway!
July 16, 2019
In this episode, Anne shares the mixed bag that is the Master Hand Knitter questions, talks about knitting in New York, reviews Knitter's Pride Karbonz circular needles, announces a giveaway for all listeners no matter where they live, and more!
July 2, 2019
Anne has made some progress with the Master Hand Knitter Program, took part in the I-91 Shop Hop, reviews Tatamy DK by Kraemer Yarns and the Spring Treasure Bag pattern from their Festival Wear collection, shares more about Harriet's Hat and Headband, and provides you some music to knit by.
June 18, 2019
In this episode, Anne still needs to catch up on her Master Hand Knitting work. She shares a few podcasts that also relate to the MHK Program and talks about the effect of a stash-gone-awry. Plus, there's more about Harriet's Hat, a giveaway of some summery yarn, and music from The Suitcase Junket!
June 4, 2019
Anne hopes to catch up with the Master Hand Knitter program and the online knitting community. Old podcasts and time management are in order!
May 21, 2019
In this episode, Anne shares her experience signing up for Shetland Wool Week 2019, how she finally nailed her seed stitch, the winner of the episode 7 giveaway and more!
May 7, 2019
Anne has a breakthrough in her seed-stitch practice as she practices before knitting swatch 3 of the Master Hand Knitter Program. She shares her experience at the Connecticut Sheep, Wool, and Fiber Festival; announces a winner for the last giveaway, shares her yarn-related plans for May, June, and July, and more.
April 23, 2019
Anne shares her trip to London, including the yarns she picked up while she was there. She also shares her plans to visit the upcoming Connecticut Sheep, Wool, and Fiber Festival and announces another giveaway.
March 25, 2019
Tension is important when working swatch 3 of the Master Hand Knitter Program. Listen as Anne reveals her plan to perfect her tension, plus music and more!
March 12, 2019
In this episode, Anne shares what she learned while knitting the first and second swatches of the Master Hand Knitting Program.
March 1, 2019
Tips and advice to help you as you plan to visit Shetland from a yarn-loving traveler who had been there. Where to go, what to do, and where to eat!
February 26, 2019
In this episode, Anne shares her visit to Shetland in July 2019. While she does so, she shares a general overview of the history of Shetland knitting, reviews a few yarn shops, shares some book recommendations and a personal essay, and features the music of Fjanna and Arthur Nicholson. It's a packed episode, and a more general bonus episode will follow about the practicalities of paying Shetland a visit.
February 12, 2019
Anne tackles her fear of moving past the preliminary swatch in the Master Hand Knitting program, shares her latest projects, and review The Book of Wool.
January 28, 2019
In this first episode, Anne describes her first and current local yarn stores, what she's knitting now and her experience as a new candidate for the Master Hand Knitter program.
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