I Thought I Knew How

A podcast about knitting
and life and all sorts

A podcast about knitting
and life and all sorts

Episode 056: Shira Blumenthal of #HatNotHate

In this episode, Anne has an interview with Shira Blumenthal of #HatNotHate and Lion Brand Yarn, as well as information on the upcoming festival, our next knit along, and a few other loose ends as we reach the end of season 4!

Links to Things Mentioned in the Episode

Helen Robertson’s website for Mindful Maakin classes and more.
Shetland Arts occasionally sponsors Mindful Maakin Classes as well. Follow them on Instagram or Facebook to stay up-to-date on what they are offering.
Westfjords Wanderer, by Stephen West. (Ravelry link)
Old Shale vs. Feather and Fan
The Online International Fiber Festival is coming up again on May 1 – 8, 2021.
Keepers of the Sheep: Knitting in Morocco’s High Atlas and Beyond, by Irene Waggener.
Join my mailing list to learn about the special live event with Irene coming up on May 8!

Visit LionBrand.com and have a look at their natural fiber yarns!
Learn more about #HatNotHate, including where to send your finished hats!
Find the Shi Show on Facebook!
Follow Shira and Hat Not Hate on Instagram!

Upcoming Knit Along

Our next knit along will run May 8 – May 31. Beginning with the online event on May 8 to end the Online International Fiber Festival, we will knit blue hats together to donate to #HatNotHate. Please visit their website for the requirements for the hats they accept. (International listeners, it’s up to you if you’d like to knit for #HatNotHate or a local charity.) Keep me posted about how many hats you’ve knit one of the following ways:

1. Post photos to Instagram using the #HatNotHate and #ithoughtiknewhow hashtags.
2. Post photos to the I Thought I Knew How groups on Facebook or MeWe.
3. Send me an email with a photo of your completed hats to anne @ familypodcasts.com or anne @ ithoughtiknewhow.com.

Each hat you complete and show me using one of the options above by May 31 will be one entry toward one of our prizes:

1. One participant based in the US will win $50 worth of Lion Brand natural fiber yarns shipped directly to their address.
2. One participant based outside of the US will win a pdf copy of Top 24 Morehouse Tops to Cover Young and Old.  

Winners will be informed on June 1, 2021 and will have 7 days to send their mailing address for prize 1 or email address for prize 2.

For updates and reminders while the show is on hiatus, visit my website to get on the mailing list!  


How It’s Done,” by Nicholas Rowe.


Keep Morehouse Farm in mind when you are on the look out for luxurious merino yarns, beautiful patterns, and the supplies you need to knit them. If you’re looking for an online community free of the stresses and distraction of social media, hop in to the Morehouse Merino Flock for supportive, instructive knit alongs!

Knit New Haven is happy to help you choose the yarn for your next project! Visit their online store, or hop into their Instagram feed to see what’s currently in stock, then give them a call at 203-777-5648 to order!

Adagio Teas isn’t just for the cold weather months. As we head into spring, have a look at their iced tea offerings, including herbal blends! Use the link here or visit the Be A Booster page to find the links to all our affiliates. Visiting them through our links means any purchase you make will help support the show at no additional charge to you.




Anne Frost

knitter & podcaster

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

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