Category Archives: Podcast

Podcast Episode 8: Share the joy! Knit in public!

Let’s get out and share the joy of knitting by taking every opportunity to Knit In Public! Every time you pull out your needles you invite people to ask questions and maybe be inspired to give knitting a try themselves. And, you’re bound to finish more projects by taking advantage of all that extra time!   3 easy ways to listen…

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Podcast Episode 23: Interview with Vicki Square

Vicki Square is quite a world traveler when it comes to appreciating our knitting heritage. Two of her books, Folk Bags and Folk Hats, make up an armchair tour of countries that many of us only dream of visiting. In her most recent book, Knit Kimono, Vicki shares her discovery of how beautifully the shape of kimonos provides a blank canvas for the talents of every knitter from rank beginner to long-time fiber addict.   3 easy ways to listen…

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Podcast Episode 7: Under-appreciated Ribbing

This week I would like you to meet Kim Cameron. She is our Inventory Manager who focuses on books and DVDs. Kim loves all sorts of crafts and has been looking forward to sharing a few of her adventures with you. After that, I’ll be catching you up on my knitting progress and chat a bit about ribbing.   3 easy ways to listen…

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Podcast Episode 22: Dropped Stitches

Dropped stitches cause much more anxiety than they deserve. First, they are actually very easy to fix. Second, they can help you fix other mistakes that have absolutely nothing to do with dropped stitches in their “error” persona.   3 easy ways to listen…

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Podcast Episode 6: Get to know our staff

This week I would like you to meet Diedre Hess. She is our Inventory Manager. Diedre’s love of fiber began on her family’s farm right here in the Pacific Northwest. Her interest in sheep husbandry eventually led her to knitting. We are lucky to have such a well-trained person helping to design yarns and keep track of their travels as they come to us from far away vendors.   3 easy ways to listen…

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Podcast Episode 5: Embrace your own knitting style

Have you ever had the experience of another knitter telling you that you were knitting “wrong”? Well, a listener asked me to talk about the differences between English vs. Continental knitting and it brought back memories of my own encounters with dogmatic knitters. I decided to use the comparison of knitting styles as a way to highlight knitters’ individuality and encourage you to embrace whatever method works for you.   3 easy ways to listen…

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Podcast Episode 4: Wool, from start to finish

First, I need to give you an apology for the brevity of this podcast. This week was filled with activities that kept me away from my taping equipment and computer. Lots of out-of-town visitors, a quick two-day get away with Bob and golf. You will hear all about it in the podcast. My mind has been focused on wool all week. It must be because I have been thinking about buying a new spinning wheel. That led to the podcast ...

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