I Thought I Knew How

A podcast about knitting
and life and all sorts

A podcast about knitting
and life and all sorts

Episode 117: Julia Madill

Join Anne as she chats with Julia Madill about her design work, including a new book coming in September for crocheters: Every Way with Granny Crochet: 50 shapes in classic granny stitch. Be sure to stick around after for information about three upcoming events! 

Episode 116: Woolly Good, Good Woolens, and Wool for Good

Anne shares about her visit to the Woolly Good Gathering in Edinburgh last month, some thoughts about this year’s Sheltand Wool Week hat, and a whole lot more, including details about the Stitch N’Pitch event coming August 17, 2024 in Hartford, CT!

Episode 115: Nylon

Anne covers Nylon in the newest instalment of the series about the various fibers used in yarn. Also, get all the details for the Shetland Hogmanay Box and find out where you can meet Anne in person at the end of April!

Episode 114: Unravel

Anne shares a travelog of her recent trip to Farnham, England, to attend the Unravel Festival. How was it? How do you get there? Should you get there? Plus, updates about a couple upcoming events, including news about this year’s Shetland Hogmanay Box!

Episode 113: Steek

A close up of a Shetland lace edging showing multiple steeks against a black background.

In this episode, Anne falls down a rabbit hole regarding the etymology of the word steek and how the use of the term in knitting has evolved through the years. 

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!

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. 

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.

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.

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!