Anne sits down with Tracey Hawkins, one of the members of the Shetland Wool Week committee at the Shetland Amenity Trust to learn about the history of Shetland Wool Week and what this year’s virtual experience will be like.
Anne reviews some yarn from Faithmead Farms, catches you up on lots of things, has another giveaway, ushers in the return of songs to the podcasts, and wraps it all up with the audio from her interview with Terri Laura. If you’d like to send in a holiday story for the next episode, please email those to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 11, 2020!
In this episode, Anne gets into the knitty-gritty of why wool is such a wonderful fiber. Yes, even in summer!
Anne recaps the Online International Fiber Festival, shakes up the online knit togethers, reviews some patterns, and more!
Anne gives one last push for the Wind it Up! knit along before announcing the Online International Fiber Festival, running May 1-8, 2020!
A common practice for swatching on Shetland is to knit a hat. It allows knitters to test out patterns and colors, and confirm their gauge. In the end, the knitter will have a hat that will surely fit someone, and their time and yarn will be put to productive use.
Anne plans for her Master Hand Knitter Program, reviews Knitter’s Pride SmartStix Interchangable Needles, shares information about Maakin for the MRI KAL, and more.
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 sits down to talk to Hazel Tindall ahead of Loch Ness Knit Fest. Hazel shares her experiences knitting as a teenager on Shetland 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, 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.