I Thought I Knew How

A podcast about knitting
and life and all sorts

A podcast about knitting
and life and all sorts

Episode 065: Shetland Wool Week with Tracey Hawkins

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. 

Episode 48: Terri Laura

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 anne@familypodcasts.com by December 11, 2020!

Episode 036: Wonderful Wool

In this episode, Anne gets into the knitty-gritty of why wool is such a wonderful fiber. Yes, even in summer!

Episode 033: Aftermath

Anne recaps the Online International Fiber Festival, shakes up the online knit togethers, reviews some patterns, and more!

Productive Fair Isle Swatching

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.

Episode 022: Resolve

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.

Episode 021: Christel Seyfarth and Loch Ness Knit Fest

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.

Episode 019: Hazel Tindall

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.

Episode 016: Janette Budge

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.