I Thought I Knew How

A podcast about knitting
and life and all sorts

A podcast about knitting
and life and all sorts

Episode 037: Awesome Possum!

Multiple types of yarn, fiber, and felt made from possum fiber.

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!

Links to Things Mentioned in the Show

Support the show by becoming a patron on Patreon.
Leave a 5-star review and kind comments on iTunes to help others find the show.
The interview with Karen Riehl of Poppy’s PomPom is coming in the next episode.
Follow the show on Pinterest and help Anne figure it out!
The next Online International Fiber Festival is in the works. It will run November 9 – 16, 2020. Follow the festival on Facebook and Instagram for more information.
NZGK Possum Fibre
New Zealand’s Department of Conservation website about possums. (Possum fiber and yarn available in their store.)
About Possum Fiber. (A source for possum fiber clothing.)
What is 1080, and why do people oppose it?
Zealana produces several different types of possum-fiber yarn and has a list of stockists available on their website. They are widely available through North America, Europe, and Oceania.
Poppy’s PomPom is based in Canada and has a stock of possum blend yarn.
KnitSwag sponsored a giveaway for listeners. I use her notecards and knitters graph paper, and I have a whole list of other gifts things I want to get. Check her out and listen to the episode to learn how to win your own set of notecards and knitters graph paper!
I’ll be running a KAL with Morehouse Farm to knit the Lark’s Alvina from Shawls, Wraps, and Scarves by Louisa Harding. You will need 2 hanks of the Morehouse Lace to knit the shawl with us. (Be sure to check the variegated colors and their larger skeins, too! You need 4 oz.) Get the book and the yarn asap so you can start with us on July 31! Be sure to join the Morehouse Merino Flock and I Thought I Knew How Facebook groups to knit along. Note: There is an errata for the Lark’s Alvina on its Ravelry page. Be sure to print it out and stick it in your book!
Vogue Knitting Live (online). Pick up a ticket for the Virtual Marketplace if you’d like to watch Erin and I talk about Morehouse Farm yarn at 4 pm on July 16th.


This week’s music was “Radio,” by Atoosa Grey and “With the Breeze,” by Louis Yoelin.


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Anne Frost

knitter & podcaster

The host of the I Thought I Knew How Podcast and Online International Fiber Festival.

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