Woolful Podcast

Episode 23: Dianna Walla – Confidence, Cultural influence, Fiber awareness, and Norway

May 26, 2015

I’m very excited to share the twenty-third episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet a special woman who’s multi-faceted interests and background have propelled her in some exciting directions, Dianna Walla of Paper Tiger.

 

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Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Tolt Yarn and Wool. In 2013, Anna Dianich opened Tolt Yarn and Wool. a local yarn shop in Carnation Washington. Most recently she launched an online shop, full of yarns each with their own story and each handpicked by Anna. You couldn’t ask for more soul when it comes to a yarn shop. Visit toltyarnandwool.com

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Fiber folk: I wish I had gotten to know Dianna before we moved from Seattle a couple years ago, because her passion and enthusiasm for cultural fiber knowledge, in particular the Norwegian fiber world is enthralling and at the very least, quite dreamy. Dianna has designed some of the most beautiful color work patterns and her dedication to the craft is inspiring. You can find Dianna at paper-tiger.net and on Instagram @cakeandvikings.

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Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked the question, “What are some of your greatest resources as a fiber artist?” We had some great answers from Jennifer @jaykay_knits and Maria @ninja.chickens

Giveaway: The winner of last week’s giveaway, is Teri! You’ve won a collection of 5 patterns of your choice, designed by Shannon Cook. Congratulations!

The giveaway this week is sponsored by Paper Tiger and Tolt Yarn and Wool, and we’re giving away Dianna’s Moon Sprites hat pattern, along with 3 skeins of Lettlopi from Tolt Yarn and Wool to knit the pattern with. To enter this giveaway, leave a comment below.

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I wanted to make sure and thank today’s sponsor again, Tolt Yarn and Wool. I know many folks have visited Anna’s shop and it truly is amazing. She puts her heart and soul into creating an experience both in person and online that anyone who’s visited, can surely attest to. What a special place to have in this fiber community of ours. Make sure to visit Toltyarnandwool.com for a very special collection of fibers and notions.

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This past week marked the start of the Tales from the Isle of Purbeck Mystery Pattern Knitalong, hosted by Annie Rowden. This pattern is a gentle piece of soothing knitting, resulting in a pretty and versatile piece which will slip right into your wardrobe. Hole and Sons Pure Wool is the inspiration behind this design – and whether you were lucky enough or not to get some yarn from the latest batch, there’s still plenty of time to join this knit along with the yarn of your choice. You can find more information on the by annie claire Ravlery group.

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Music by Jónsi.

 

Transcription coming soon!

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152 Comments

  • Reply Charlotte May 26, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Yay I have a day off work today so will listen this morning with a tea & some knitting or sewing:) I love Lettlopi yarn – gorgeous.

    • Reply jenny May 29, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      I can’t tell you how much I love listening to your podcast. Thank you for putting it all together.

  • Reply Sara Jonsson May 26, 2015 at 3:47 am

    Inspirational as always!

  • Reply Char Jennings May 26, 2015 at 3:55 am

    I enjoy these Woolful episodes so much! Thank you, Ashley. I love Norwegian wool and patterns. These inspire me to get knitting some items for winter even though it’s almost June!

  • Reply Margaret May 26, 2015 at 4:49 am

    I’m looking forward to listening to this episode. I discovered Dianna’s patterns through Tolt and their Icelandic Wool month so am already a fan of both.

  • Reply Jenny May 26, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Still catching up, but I can’t wait to get to this episode!

  • Reply Maria May 26, 2015 at 5:24 am

    Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to participate in The Man On The Street!!

    (Would you mind changing my IG address to ninja.chickens ? Thank you!)

  • Reply Kristie Statuto May 26, 2015 at 5:57 am

    This looks like it will be a lovely episode, as usual! Can;t wait to give it a listen this afternoon 🙂

  • Reply Marci May 26, 2015 at 6:05 am

    mystery knit a longs, give-aways and great listening WOW – such a gift in my “inbox” today!!!! thanks, Ashley.

  • Reply Naomi May 26, 2015 at 6:42 am

    I can’t wait to listen to this episode. Dianna’s work is so beautiful

  • Reply Jessica Johannesen May 26, 2015 at 7:07 am

    this was a lovely interview. I love the hat pattern too, it is so pretty. Knitting hats is actually my current way to prep for winter. Quick, easy and very portable. I haven’t done any colorwork yet so this might be a good pattern to start with.

  • Reply Deborah W. May 26, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Loved this episode and learning about DIanna’s work. I really love her patterns and it reminds me so much of my own Norweigan heritage.

  • Reply cowroad May 26, 2015 at 7:54 am

    I actually live down the road from Tolt Yarn & Wool and Anna’s shop has changed my life! I even met Dianna there! 🙂

  • Reply Claire May 26, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Another slice of inspriation dropped into my week. Thank you Ashley 🙂

  • Reply Heather May 26, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Big fan of Tolt. Looking forward to listening to this episode. Thanks for creating these little gems each week. -Heather

  • Reply Ghazal May 26, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Another delightful episode. Thank you!

    I am a huge fan of Norweigan designs and happy to become familiar with Dianna’s designs 🙂

  • Reply Neza May 26, 2015 at 9:11 am

    So nice to hear Dianna’s voice, thank you both for another lovely episode!

  • Reply Britney May 26, 2015 at 9:31 am

    This is sorcery, OMG I am a wizard.

    This is 100% exactly how I feel when I knit…. Heel turns are the ultimate magic.

  • Reply Dina Rosbeck May 26, 2015 at 11:17 am

    I always wanted to try color work, I can knit sweaters but am intimidated by colors. This podcast never disappoints!

  • Reply Kate M May 26, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I absolutely cannot get enough of her colorwork! Gorgeous.

  • Reply Alexandra BG May 26, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Fantastic episode! I didn’t want it to end!

  • Reply Karen May 26, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Yet another delightful episode………just what I needed today! Thanks Ashley! 🙂

  • Reply Dorie May 26, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Thoroughly enjoyed this episode! Dianna Walla has definitely piqued my interest in Norwegian traditional sheep breeds. I’d love to find out more about them and to try out their fiber/yarns.

  • Reply stephanie May 26, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    GREAT!!! podcast…..Dianna is one of my favorite designers; how nice to hear more about her and her inspirations.

  • Reply Dana May 26, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I love Paper Tiger, thanks for featuring them! And thanks for the chance to win.

  • Reply AE May 26, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    I’ve sewn along to four Woolful podcasts today, and about to start another! My creativity and happiness levels are both through the roof. Thank you so much for bringing these lovely, passionate souls into our homes so skillfully.

  • Reply Katy M May 26, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    That hat’s almost as cute as the dog! x

  • Reply Lianne S May 26, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Amazing podcast and amazing giveaway! I’ve been wanting to knit that hat!

  • Reply Kathy May 26, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Thanks for yet another great podcast, Ashley. Your podcast episodes are so unique, inspiring and informative!

  • Reply Maria May 26, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Your podcast is such a lovely inspiring way to start a day 😀

  • Reply Patty Gnass May 26, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Tolt yarns is a good source for yarn..

  • Reply Tobie May 26, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    I enjoy your podcast.

  • Reply Ellen May 26, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    I LOVE doing colorwork and Dianna’s patterns are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing her voice and her story and now I’m off to explore all her creations…

  • Reply Camanoah May 26, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Of all the knitting shops in the greater Seattle area, Tolt Yarn and Wool is the one that has the most wonderful ambiance and more of the yarns that I am interested in using. I felt like I found home. I only wish I didn’t now live about 1-1/2 hours away from it. Lovely podcast, as always and good luck to Dianna and her move to Norway.

  • Reply Erin May 26, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    I am a new fan to your podcast. I listen with my Roku. Good luck to everyone!

  • Reply Marina May 27, 2015 at 1:53 am

    absolutely inspirational conversation! i was totally thrilled by the fact that Diana’s mum inspired by her daughter’s work and she has started to knit more and more. I was listening on my way from work and i came up with the idea of the ornament for my new socks. thanks heaps for the inspiration!

  • Reply Debbie Cagnina May 27, 2015 at 3:06 am

    Love this so much!

  • Reply susan krisch May 27, 2015 at 6:08 am

    IVE DECIDED TO MAKE TODAY THE FIRST TIME I ACTUALLY SIT DOWN AND LISTEN RATHER THAN RELEGATING THIS TO MY “TO DO” LIST

  • Reply Gracieanne May 27, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Your podcast inspires me in so many ways! I love to listen while I’m knitting. 🙂

  • Reply Marina May 27, 2015 at 9:10 am

    What beautiful inspiration! I think I may just start on some color work, with wool… in summer!

  • Reply Karen Latuchie May 27, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Colorwork is my big push for 2015, so this episode was very inspiring! Am going to steek for the first time on an upcoming vest for my husband – yikes! That should be interesting! I’m a long time knitter, but have been inspired by my daughter, too. Several years ago, she asked me to knit Levenwick for her and it was then that I became aware of the how the fiber world had changed and I started lo knit again. At the same time, she started to be a serious knitter herself and it’s so much fun when we’re together to be knitting side-by-side. We’ve even knitted together while on FaceTime – so much fun! Thanks for another inspiring episode!

  • Reply asteride May 27, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Yes, Norwegian must be a difficult language to learn! But the knitting patterns are gorgeous!
    asteride on Ravelry

  • Reply Lulu May 27, 2015 at 9:51 am

    She is the artist behind Sundottir and Fiordland! I love those patterns!

  • Reply Kathy H May 27, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Just caught up and was able to listen to 3 episodes in a row and I feel like quitting my job and knitting all the time! So inspirational. You’ve really introduced me to designers I had only seen in passing on a much more meaningful level.

  • Reply Jennie May 27, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Another inspiring podcast, Ashley! Keep up the great work. I am now headed over to Ravelry to check out Diana’s patterns.

  • Reply Rain May 27, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Another kindred spirit “met” here today. Thank you for the great interview! We’ve just had Finn rams mowing our back yard and I must say, it furthered my fascination with all things woolly and Scandinavian. Glad I’m not alone in my obsession! And I, too met Cirilia Rose at a Nordic Heritage Museum event…swoon! Next stop – a visit to Tolt!!

    Would love to win this fabulous giveaway.

    Thank you !!

  • Reply Judy May 27, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    What a wonderful edition of Willful! I loved hearing you and Dianna talk about wool and knitting. Thank you for introducing me to her and to so many other terrific knitters, designers, and wool people.
    Have a great summer!
    Judy

  • Reply LuisaM May 27, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    I loved listening to this episode and the hat pattern is a beauty. Thanks!

  • Reply Megan May 27, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    I’m so excited to finally hear Dianna interviewed! I love her designs, aesthetic and sweet disposition. Fingers crossed, I’d love some Letti!

  • Reply Grace J May 27, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Love the podcast! I’ve done a bit of colorwork before but have never really gotten the hang of it. Would love another chance with the hat pattern

  • Reply Cynthia May 27, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    These patterns are intensely beautiful! I adore that shawl, what a dream!

  • Reply Terri May 27, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    I have recently become quite intrigued with Norwegian knitting and heritage. I loved this episode and your guests – thank you for delivering another high quality episode.

  • Reply Emily Boyd May 27, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Dianna’s work is gorgeous! That style is one I aspire to improve in.

  • Reply Susan May 27, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    I’ve recently become familiar with Dianna’s designs through Pom Pom Quarterly — would love to win the prize and have an excuse to cast on one for one of her patterns.

  • Reply Erica May 27, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Loves this episode. Inspiring as always!!

  • Reply Karen Braitmayer May 27, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Dianna is such a talented knitter and designer. I bought my first pattern from her a few years ago. I would adore to knit Moon Sprites and haven’t tried Lettlopi yarn. I would be honored to be selected.

  • Reply Jill May 27, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks for another great episode and giveaway! I really enjoyed your conversation with Dianna.

  • Reply Sonia W. May 27, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    I teally enjoyed making the Sundottir which when finished was promptly whisked away with nimble fingers by my youngest daughter and traveled to University with her where the sweater received lots of Adoring Attention. The sweater deserved to be involved in young shenanigans. I love Dianna’s designs and I look forward to purchashing the ones that do not yet reside with me.

  • Reply Bente Simone May 28, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Yeah. A New episode, and a New super Nice give away gift.
    Crossing my fingers.

  • Reply Jacqueline May 28, 2015 at 12:41 am

    I love Dianna’s patterns and have several queued already! Enjoyed getting to know her better throug the podcast.

  • Reply Christine May 28, 2015 at 2:11 am

    What a great giveaway. Love the episode.

  • Reply Màiri May 28, 2015 at 3:55 am

    Another lovely episode – thanks Ashley, Dianna and all who were involved! Listening to it at work as I type away at my computer but can’t wait to get home and get the knitting needles out this evening! Still catching up on previous episodes but skipped ahead to this one and glad I did – a wee gem 🙂

    xxx

  • Reply Kim May 28, 2015 at 4:13 am

    In the olden days, one would go to the LYS, buy a pattern, the yarn, other necessities, go home, and knit. Maybe you belonged to a knitting group but it was a very individual pursuit and who knew where the yarn came from or the people behind it or the designers. It is so much more interesting and satisfying a hobby/love to be able to dive deep into the fiber world, see what people are doing, learn about origins, history, and passion. You make it come alive! Thank you!

  • Reply sophie (kamalalotus on Rav) May 28, 2015 at 5:57 am

    again a very interesting and inspiring interview. Though I must disagree with your dislike of knitting groups, I regularly (once a month) go to local knitting get-togother in the city near-by, in a small town and the one I helped set up in my own tiny French village, plus the faraway drive to an all-day meeting of the Burgundy Spinniners’ Guild, and I all enjoy them, even though the knitting must be plain and easy if one hopes for some productivity!

    • Reply Dianna May 28, 2015 at 9:29 am

      Oh, I love this! I think perhaps I am just happier as a solitary knitter, but I’m so glad you’ve got such a wonderful knitting group that you even helped set up. Perhaps I’ll become more interested in knitting groups once I move to Norway – might be a good way to meet folks!

  • Reply Erin May 28, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Mmm, gorgeous yarn and what a lovely hat pattern! Dianna was fun to listen to.

  • Reply Kim May 28, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Looking forward to listening to the podcast!

  • Reply Lyn Carter May 28, 2015 at 8:48 am

    This is such a cute pattern. I would love to get my hands on both it and the yarn.
    Thank You!

  • Reply Katie Emma May 28, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I’m a big fan of Diana’s designs – I have Sundottir and Swedish Pancackes (mitts from Pom Pom mag) in my queue!

  • Reply Cathy B May 28, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Lovely yarn, inspiring pattern. Hopefully I will be the lucky one!

  • Reply Megan May 28, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Loved this episode! Dianna has such an inspiring story!

  • Reply Kathy May 28, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I love Dianna’s patterns, and have a few queued and favorited already. I’d love to try Moon Sprites!

  • Reply jenny May 28, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    another great episode!
    so wonderful to hear someone speak so boldly about learning and about not knowing
    very inspiring!
    thanks always!

  • Reply Alyce May 28, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Amazing! Thank you for this podcast.

  • Reply Amy May 28, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I love Dianna’s patterns; her colorwork is so beautiful. Thanks for a great episode!

  • Reply Charlene Scott May 28, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Oooh, I’ve wanted some lettlopi yarn, but as I’m on a serious yarn buying diet, it’s just going to have to wait. Really enjoy your podcast. Been trying to work my way through from the beginning.

  • Reply Roz May 28, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Paper Tiger Talent, what a lovely podcast to listen to today, thanks again Ashley

  • Reply Dominique May 28, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    I woul love to try out that yarn. It is sooo beautiful!

  • Reply Michele May 29, 2015 at 4:02 am

    I love every single pattern published by Dianna-thank you for featuring her this week!

  • Reply Alison May 29, 2015 at 5:16 am

    Great episode as usual. I have long admired Dianna’s work and it was great to learn a little more about her.

  • Reply Cary May 29, 2015 at 7:02 am

    I love this podcast- so peaceful and informative. I love getting in my car and listening and learning on the way to and from my kid’s school. Keep up the awesome work!!!!

  • Reply Teresa May 29, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Its so inspiring to listen to really talented people talk about lacking confidence about the beautiful things they have done – makes me want to keep trying 🙂

  • Reply Kate Tanaka May 29, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I have been too scared to try colourwork, this would be a lovely introduction!

  • Reply Judy May 29, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Another inspiring episode, Ashley!

    I have planned to add color work to my knitting repertoire this year and would love to win some wool and a pattern to get me started! Thanks to Dianna for sharing her story.

  • Reply Robin May 29, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to Dianna’s designs. They are beautiful and it was interesting to hear her story.

  • Reply Kim May 29, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    This is my first listen to woolful and I think it’s love. Thank you for a way to listen to talk about knitting for the time I steal away to knit.

  • Reply Maria May 29, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Another wonderful podcast! Thank you!!

  • Reply Charlaine May 30, 2015 at 3:00 am

    One of my favorite podcasts, the persons you interview are always so interesting. Finding out how they got started and all things about wool and how it is sourced. I love the look of color work and would definitely like to try it.

  • Reply Helen May 30, 2015 at 4:51 am

    love Dianna’s designs. Great podcast as always!

  • Reply kimbuktu7 May 30, 2015 at 6:48 am

    I love Norwegian designs, especially the yoked sweaters, and Dianna’s patterns are beautiful.

  • Reply Luanne Garcia May 30, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    This episode is so fun!! Makes me want to meet Dianna! Her journey is very similar to mine!! Thanks so much for sharing her!!!

  • Reply Juliet May 30, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Once again, thank you for this thoughtful conversation! And for the introduction to another great designer!

  • Reply michelle May 30, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    The moon sprites hat is fabulous–I love it when simplicity (the strip of patterning) can result in so many variations

  • Reply Melissa Wilson May 31, 2015 at 3:55 am

    I recently retired and have rediscovered knitting. I’m so glad to find your podcast and am really enjoying listening to the stories of such inspiring people. I admire all that you are doing.

  • Reply Beth May 31, 2015 at 5:33 am

    I really enjoyed this week’s podcast- it’s a wonderful way to learn about new (to me) designers.
    I love lettlopi wool, and have done a little color work & its definitely a technique I’d like to do more of.

    • Reply Natasha West May 31, 2015 at 7:12 am

      What a great episode. I’m a big fan of Dianna Walla and have most of her patterns queued up both in my head and on Ravelry. I read her blog but it was great to hear her voice. What an excellent interview. Thanks!

  • Reply Filipa May 31, 2015 at 8:13 am

    I have admired Dianna Walla’s work for a while and it was wonderful to listen to this interview. I spent two years living in Norway and I can’t help but share her love for Norwegian knitting.

  • Reply Aby May 31, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I really enjoyed this weeks episode. It finally sat down with a cuppa with the rain outside and listened while working on a test knit. I love learning and I love learning about things that I am passionate about like wool. It makes me feel more connected to my arts. Thank you for all your hard work. 🙂

  • Reply Anne May 31, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    thanks for the interesting range of people you interview on the podcast.

  • Reply Kim wilkinson May 31, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    This is my first time listening to this show. What a lovely podcast. I love the yarn choice and what a pretty pattern.

  • Reply Kristen S May 31, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    I really enjoyed catching up with this week’s (and last week’s) podcasts! I had visited Tolt during Islandic Wool Month and almost purchased the items for that hat. Of course, we haven’t had much of a winter in Seattle this year. It’s on my list for next year!

  • Reply Angeline Tellerman May 31, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Wonderful podcast. Can’t wait to check out all her designs!

  • Reply kristen silvia June 1, 2015 at 7:52 am

    I loved listening to the progression of Anna’s skills…makes it seem doable for me to learn colorwork!

  • Reply Carol Anderson June 1, 2015 at 9:29 am

    It’s so much fun to hear stories from people you “know” through Ravelry and other blogs. Somehow it validates the obsession I have with knitting. I am 70 now and learned to knit when I was 10. Needless to say I used a lot of acrylic yarn for years and years and I was the only knitter I knew! i raised seven children and knit all sorts of clothes and many mittens.

    I offered to teach others but, the interest wad not there. THEN CAME RAVELRY!! There were other knitters and obsessed people like me:)

    I just love listening to the voyages of discovery on Woolful.
    Thank you, for the hard work and inspiration you put into this project. You are a blessing to many of us.

  • Reply Regina Casner June 1, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you for another great podcast and giveaway!!!

  • Reply Julia June 1, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    I always loved Dianna’s work. Such a beautiful episode

  • Reply Melissa June 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    I’m new to your site and podcast – hoping to catch up on past episodes this summer while I’m not teaching. So far, I love it! Thank you!

  • Reply Carmen June 1, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    I’m just getting into colour-work and would be over the moon to win this package! It would make a great introductory project :).

  • Reply Morgan June 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Another fabulous podcast AND another amazing giveaway! Can’t believe it! 🙂

  • Reply Annie D June 1, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    What another perfect episode! I really enjoyed hearing the genesis of Dianna’s Sundottir sweater design…inspires me that I could do the same with designing my own colorwork yoke someday. Thank you!

  • Reply Sindy P June 1, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Love your audio podcast, it always features inetersting people. I am planning colourwork, and a hat is the perfect size to start with.

  • Reply ellen June 1, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Hearing about colorwork makes me want to start a project myself.

  • Reply Jennifer Cole June 1, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I have been admiring Moon Sprites for a long time. Can’t wait to carve out time to listen to the whole episode.

  • Reply Meg June 1, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Awesome podcast, as always!

  • Reply Ryan Page Haas June 1, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Dianna has inspired me to get in touch with my Norwegian heritage and explore this craft my ancestors loved so much in the way that they would do it!

  • Reply Alison Collins June 1, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Yet another very interesting podcast!

  • Reply Melinda June 1, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Thank you so much for making the Woolful podcast! Always inspiring. Tea, knitting, your podcast… Life doesn’t get much better than that!

  • Reply Kate June 1, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    This yarn looks beautiful! I would love to try it!

  • Reply Linda Del Ponte June 1, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    I look forward to your lovely podcast every week! Definitely at the top of my favorites list!

  • Reply Shirley June 1, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    It is great to see another Pacific Northwest designer getting the attention she deserves.

  • Reply Pattie in Vermont June 1, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Your podcasts touch something deep in me. This one has reminded me of my love for Norwegian knitting. Perhaps when I return home I can get started on that road again. (Helping my sister after motorcycle crash. Life can change in an instant.)

  • Reply Heather June 1, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks for another great episode! Long summer walks and tales of knitting go hand in hand!

  • Reply danielle June 1, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    So many beautiful pieces shown here, I almost miss winter . . . almost 😉

    I love your podcast. Thanks for all your hard work! Tuesdays are my favorite day.

  • Reply KimW June 1, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    I haven’t had a chance to listen to this episode yet – it will be my treat after completing a large translation job – but I’m so glad I took a break to check Instagram and saw your post directing me here. I loved looking at the beautiful knitted creations. I could use those cozy socks today!

  • Reply Barb Brown June 1, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Since discovering this wonderful podcast (or podcasts at all) I’m smitten! I started at the beginning and have jumped forward to be up to date! Love this one with the inspiring Dianna! Thank you for asking all the questions I want answered! Barb Knit on! Ps I’m catching up on the old ones between the new ones! xx

  • Reply Ceci June 1, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Oh goodness another awesome episode! Very impatiently waiting to get my mp3 player fixed up so I can listen to Dianna’s story <3

  • Reply Cinnamon June 1, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Love Anna’s shop, really want to visit it in person, not just online. And thank you for another wonderful podcast Ashley. I can’t even imagine the work, but I appreciate the end result!

  • Reply Dixie June 1, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    I love your podcast. I listen over and over while I am knitting. Thanks . Beautiful pattern and yarn.

  • Reply Samantha Rowbottom June 1, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    I just found this podcast, it’s the perfect thing to listen to while knitting! I loved hearing about Dianna’s work! 🙂

  • Reply zaide Reyes June 1, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Amazing podcast as always.

  • Reply Nikki Solomon June 1, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Wonderful podcast as always!! I love hearing others stories. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Reply jessicac June 1, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Would so love to try this yarn out! Thanks for the podcast, wonderful.

  • Reply Helen June 1, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Love listening to the podcast at work it is enjoyable and make the day go by quickly. I am learning alot about fibers

  • Reply Serena June 1, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about Tolt. I didn’t realize they had Lett Lopi there, so I’m excited about that!

  • Reply Paula Garner June 1, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Loved hearing about the Norwegian breeds and fiber awareness! Gives me hope that the fiber community is becoming more aware of heritage breeds. We have Santa Cruz sheep and their fiber is absolutely amazing but sadly they are so rare that nobody knows about them.

  • Reply Edythe June 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Love the Moon Sprite hat and all the oh so lovely Lett Lopi colours to choose from. Never tire of this podcast – thank you again!

  • Reply Sue June 1, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    I loved this interview so much–I have had several of Diana’s patterns in my favorites for quite a while–I think it’s time to get one on the needles! Thank you for the chance to win a pattern and yarn!

  • Reply Angela June 1, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you for opening my eyes to a works I didn’t know existed. It’s beautiful.

  • Reply Keren Duchan June 1, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    I enjoyed the episode as always. The hat pattern is so cute!

  • Reply Romy Tabata June 1, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    As usual, awesome episode! Romykins on rav

  • Reply crystal June 2, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Great episode! Always very inspiring.

  • Reply Kristen B June 2, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    First time listener, and I enjoyed it so much! Found you through following Diana on Instagram. Can’t wait to listen to more episodes. Hoping to make it to Tolt next time I visit the PNW.

  • Reply Alyce June 3, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    I can’t tell you how much I look forward to listening every week. Thank you so much for the immense work you do to bring this magic to our ears!

  • Reply Katie Emma June 4, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Looking forward to listening to the podcast, and that yarn looks amazing!

  • Reply Charlei Scott June 4, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    I love Tin Can Knits! Their sock pattern was my first pair of baby socks and I just finished making their Harvest sweater (grownup sized) for a friend! Such friendly patterns for new knitters. Glad you’ve done something with them!

    • Reply Barb June 5, 2015 at 7:57 am

      amazing, amazing, amazing….did i say amazing! so excited each week for who we get to learn about, and at the same time we learn more about ourselves…thank you!

  • Reply Kathleen Oliver June 6, 2015 at 3:27 am

    As someone addicted to all things fiber..your podcast is a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration. Thank you for what you do.

  • Reply nobutterfly June 8, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Only just recently realised how adorable alpacas are and I thought I only liked their yarn

  • Reply Brianna schueller June 8, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I am truly inspired by this podcast. Thank you for giving us makers a voice and for helping us connect!

  • Reply Kristi June 8, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Love every episode. So happy to hear about small fiber farmers. Glad to be on that journey myself!

  • Reply Marina June 10, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Love the episode! Especially comment from the son “did they look rich?”, not sure but they looked happy!

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