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!
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!
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!
An encounter with Tunisian crochet and the memory of a stranger in a restaurant in Barcelona put Anne in a reflective mood.
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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!
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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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.