I Thought I Knew How

A podcast about knitting
and life and all sorts

A podcast about knitting
and life and all sorts

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 101: Susan Anderson and the Journal of Scottish Yarns

In this episode, Anne has a chat with Susan Anderson, the editor of the Journal of Scottish Yarns, about her fiber background and the birth of the Journal. They cover some of the topics in past issues as well as issue three, which will provide the patterns for a make along starting on June 28! Listen to the episode for details!

Episode 094: A Fiber Walk Through Lerwick

Anne takes a fiber-themed walk through Commercial Street in Lerwick and out to the far end of town. Have you been thinking of a visit to Shetland, or do you have a visit coming up? Get a sense of just how fiber-packed the main street of the town is with this walk from Jimmy Perez’s house to Jamieson and Smith.

Episode 088: The Fiber Festival of New England

Anne takes you along to the Fiber Festival of New England. Meet some of the vendors who where there and hear about their ingenious and interesting products. Plus, more on Wovember and an update on the state of wool in Austria from an Austrian listener!

Episode 086: Wovember is Coming

In this episode, Anne checks in after her time away in Shetland and Austria, and looks ahead to Wovember, coming on November 1!

Episode 085: Wool Decanted

Anne speaks with Linda and Lisa of Wool Decanted, a yarn producer in England with the goal of producing a soft, locally sourced and processed British yarn for fiber crafters. 

Episode 082: Hulda Brynjólfsdóttir

Anne sits down with Hulda Brynjólfsdóttir at Uppspuni Mini Mill to talk about Icelandic wool, sheep farming in Iceland, Hulda’s decision to start a mill, and the truly amazing Icelandic yarn she’s been able to produce. 

Episode 079: Pay It Forward

Anne shares some thoughts on charity knitting, or “Pay It Forward” knitting, including some tips for success and how and where to find groups to create for. She wraps things up with a reflection on her Month of Lace and ends with a couple of special announcements. Enjoy!

Episode 075: Katie Sullivan of Bobolink Yarns

In this episode, Anne sits down with Katie Sullivan of Bobolink Yarns, a Vermont-based yarn company creating breed- and farm-specific yarns. Katie is a deep well of knowledge about wool production and shares much of her knowledge with us in this discussion. Enjoy!

Episode 074: Silk

she learned about what it is, where it comes from, and how it affects our fiber crafting, and invites you to share more!