Woolful Podcast

Episode 33: Laurie Gonyea – Fiber entrepreneurism, silver spun yarn, therapeutic fibers, and Feel Good Yarn Co

September 1, 2015

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Sponsor: I wanted to thank this week’s sponsor, Feel Good Yarn Co, the creator of SilverSpun yarn. This incredible cotton and silver blend yarn is produced using only American sourced fibers and is spun by the folks at North Carolina State University. Aside from it’s beautiful texture and stitch definition, SilverSpun yarn has some pretty amazing therapeutic and thermal properties because of it’s unique silver content, which you’ll hear a lot more about in this episode. They recently introduced two new products, a colored version of their flagship product, the sport weight SilverSpun yarn and a new fingering weight version of the SilverSpun…perfect for socks, shawls and other knits. Make sure to visit feelgoodyarnco.com for more information and to buy this very special yarn.

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Fiber folk: One of my favorite things since starting this podcast is being introduced to some of the most amazing people in the fiber industry and the things they are up to. One such person is the spirited Laurie Gonyea of Feel Good Fiber Co, who is doing something pretty exciting with her yarn SilverSpun. As I got to know Laurie a bit better, I loved seeing and hearing her enthusiasm, not only for this great product, but for entrepreneurism and how these two things combined can have a very positive affect on many peoples lives…as makers, as receivers and as women and mothers in business. You can find Laurie at feelgoodyarnco.com and on Instagram @feelgoodyarnco.

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Earlier this Summer, Courtney Spainhower of Pink Brutus Knits posted a helpful and thorough review of the SilverSpun yarn…I encourage you to check it out to learn more from another knitter/designer’s perspective.

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Giveaway: The winner of last week’s giveaway, is Laura! You’ve won a copy of Sequence Knitting by Cecelia Campchiaro from Knitterly and a 3-pack of the Knitters Graph Paper Journal from Rowan Morrison Books. Congratulations!

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Feel Good Yarn Co and we’re giving away the Pompeii hat kit, which includes a skein of natural SilverSpun yarn and a skein of dyed SilverSpun yarn, along with the Pompeii Hat pattern. To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post.

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149 Comments

  • Reply Christine Carol September 1, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Oh, I can’t wait to hear a new episode. The Yar is just sooo gorgeous from the Feel Good Yarn Co!!!

  • Reply Dana September 1, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Lovely once again! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  • Reply Dee September 1, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    silver in yarn? hmmm. gotta try it.

  • Reply Judy September 1, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Thanks for another wonderful podcast.
    I would love to win….maybe someday! I would love to try the Silverspun yarn and knit the hat.

    Thank you

  • Reply Michelle Turner September 1, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Sounds like such a great company!

  • Reply mary knapp-samet September 1, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    sign me up for the raffle, just listened to the podcast. As always, you have such interesting people to talk to.

  • Reply Meaghan September 2, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I loved listening to Laurie’s enthusiasm about her yarn and company!

  • Reply mary m September 2, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Oh, I would love to try this! I stuggle to stay warm, this sounds like a lovely solution.

  • Reply hejomi September 2, 2015 at 11:13 am

    I would so love to try this yarn!

  • Reply Emily Estrada September 2, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I’d really love to try this yarn! I’d knit a pair of house socks for my mother, who broke her ankle several years ago and still has a lot of residual pain and arthritis in that foot.

  • Reply Jennifer Yokell September 2, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    What a wonderful company. Thanks for highliting them!

  • Reply Meagan September 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Neat-o, I will be looking for this yarn.

  • Reply Jordan September 2, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    I am so intrigued by the various benefits of knitting with this yarn. I grew up in Raleigh, and I love that this is spun/produced right at NC State. I’m excited to see Laurie’s company continue to grow!

  • Reply Megan September 2, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    I look forward to the next episode of Woolful more than any other podcast — always something new in the fiber world to learn about!

  • Reply Chelsea Berkompas September 2, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    What a fascinating yarn and story! My grandma has arthritis in her hands and used to knit and crochet but can not anymore- I will be making her some mitts with this yarn!

  • Reply Kay S September 2, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I would love to try this yarn!

  • Reply kimbuktu7 September 2, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I would love to try this yarn. It has such interesting qualities. Thanks for sharing the stories about its therapeutic value.

  • Reply emily falke September 2, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Interesting podcast!

  • Reply Brittany September 2, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    I loved hearing Laurie’s stories about this yarn. Very inspiring!

  • Reply Bente Simone September 2, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    HMm another lovely episode and gift. Never before tried silver in yarn. Fun.

  • Reply Annie September 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    I’ve wanted to try the SilverSpun yarn for a long time. I’m very curious about it.

  • Reply carla September 2, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    I have already bought and knit with this yarn … so I know I would love to win some more!
    Great podcast as always.

  • Reply Katie September 2, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Thanks for another informative podcast! I’d never heard of SilverSpun before. Really neat.

  • Reply jenny September 2, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    what a delight to listen to you and Laurie today! Made my morning!

  • Reply Sarah Wharton September 2, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I love this idea! My mom has diabetes, and I think I’m going to get some to knit her some socks. Or maybe I’ll wait and see if I win. 🙂

  • Reply shirley September 2, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Great podcast. The yarn sounds fantastic. Love how it is able to help people.

  • Reply Patty Gnass September 2, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Thank you for the podcast.

  • Reply Kelly September 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Cute hat! I’ve just moved to Vermont andI have a feeling I will need to knit several warm hats for the winter 🙂

  • Reply Lynn G September 2, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    What a great yarn and accompanying story!

  • Reply Marci September 2, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Feel Good Yarn Company… What a GREAT name! Like, “you had me at “Feel Good”! gotta have it!

  • Reply Vikki September 2, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Oooh this would be perfect socks for my opa!! Even if I don’t win, it’s on my list to order in the near future!! What a cleaver idea 🙂

  • Reply Ani September 2, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing this story – I loved the anecdotes about the way that the yarn and knitting have positively impacted people’s lives. You’re right – it’s “just yarn”, but it’s so much more than that. Every Woolful episode I listen to gets me one step closer to (one day) starting a wool/knitting focused business. Thank you for that, Ashley!

  • Reply Claire September 2, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Very interesting episode. Sounds like a good yarn to try out to see if it can help my husband’s neuropathy that he developed post cancer treatment

  • Reply Brittany September 2, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Laurie’s enthusiasm for her yarn is infectious! I’d love to try it out.

  • Reply corie September 2, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    what an exciting yarn & giveaway!

  • Reply Tatyana September 2, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    What a joyful lady! I felt good just listening to her stories. Was also really great to hear her talk about the very real business challenges we all face as startup business owners. It’s comforting to know that even successful businesses don’t pay themselves off for longer than many of us expect.

  • Reply Robin September 2, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    You seem to have guests on your show that I have heard of and am completely intrigued about! What a lovely podcast and ever so grateful to feel connected to other fiber folk.

  • Reply Cary September 2, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    This is awesome!!! I live in NC- about an hour east of NCSU. I recently purchased towels & washcloths that contain silver and was thrilled to listen to this podcast this morning. I am going to order some- I have a friend with MS and I want to make her something!!!!

  • Reply Lisa September 2, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    I remember seeing the pattern for the connectivity gloves on Knitty and just being amazed by what people are successfully making into yarn. It is wonderful to see you really taking off with this, Laurie. As a knitter with rheumatoid arthritis I feel motivated to try the silver spun for gloves and socks to help me stay active.

  • Reply Marina Gvozdeva September 3, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Amazing episode as always! I’ve never heard about silver spoon yarn and now I really have to try it, hope they are shipping to Australia 🙂

  • Reply Rachel Mac September 3, 2015 at 3:24 am

    Excellent episode! It’s rare that a non-wool yarn grabs my interest, but I would LOVE to try Silver Spun. Cudos to you Laurie for a great product & business.

  • Reply Mary Anne September 3, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Absolutely delightful episode. Her enthusiasm is contagious. A miracle fiber! Can’t wait to knit fingerless gloves my aunt who does not knit anymore due to arthritis.

  • Reply Sindy P September 3, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Loving your podcast and knowledge it brings

  • Reply Mary Ellen Kirkendall September 3, 2015 at 6:56 am

    I’m loving your pocast, however often you are able to post one.

  • Reply craftyone September 3, 2015 at 7:17 am

    I want to try fingerless mitts.

  • Reply Jennifer Fleck September 3, 2015 at 7:53 am

    I’m going to have to give that Silver Spun a try. It sounds really great.

  • Reply Margaret September 3, 2015 at 7:55 am

    I’m looking forward to listening to this podcast. Thanks for providing such great podcasts — so enjoyable!

  • Reply Morgan September 3, 2015 at 8:10 am

    I ran across this yarn at the Crafty Bastards fair in Washington DC a few years ago and always regretted not getting a skein to try. Can’t wait to hear more about it in this episode!

  • Reply Meg September 3, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Thanks for the great information on this cotton and silver yarn and for the giveaway!

  • Reply Lacey Goeringer September 3, 2015 at 9:20 am

    I am in Love! I would absolutely love to try some of the yarn! I’m hoping to save up some money to buy some yarn and make a sweater for my wedding (feb in SD) out of your amazing yarn! Plus I would love to try it out for my family’s health problems! Love your product and thanks for sharing

  • Reply Denise Renee Grace September 3, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I have known about the EMF protecting properties of silver, but to hear about the thermal, therapeutic, and conductive aspects was fascinating! And now i can blend health with hand crafts- fabulous!

  • Reply Amanda September 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Going to have to try some of this yarn.

  • Reply Charlotte September 3, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Fascinating yarn, and that hat kit is gorgeous!

  • Reply Carrie September 3, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Another beautiful giveaway and great podcast–thank you!

  • Reply Sue September 3, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    I loved this episode–such an interesting story and yarn! If I don’t win I will have to buy some of this magical yarn and make myself some fingerless mitts. I’m a potter and I often have weary hands at the end of a long studio day.

  • Reply Emily Boyd September 3, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    This yarn is so amazing!

  • Reply Emily Michetti September 3, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Love the podcast! And I’d love to test out this beautiful yarn 🙂

  • Reply Janet Kemper September 3, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Great Podcast! I just ordered some yarn while I was listening. I was intrigued to use it for fingerless gloves….as a massage therapist, my hands will take all the help they can get!!

  • Reply Susan September 3, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Listening to Woolful has introduced me to so many fascinating new yarns and makers and entrepreneurs! There’s so much inspiration it’s hard to keep up with all the new yarns and projects I want to explore!

  • Reply Doreen MacL September 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Very interested in this yarn. My aching hands (and also my daughter’s) would appreciate fingerless gloves. Thanks for the chance!

  • Reply Angela Digmann September 3, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Sigh. Such a fun episode and so cute how she got so excited about people liking her yarn.

  • Reply Sarah September 3, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Oh my goodness, what an interesting yarn! I think I saw that pattern on Knitty and just assumed it was more of a gimmick, but after hearing Laurie talk about it I want to use SilverSpun to knit ALL the things!!! Especially a sleeve for myself (too much knitting and screen time!) and my mom for her tennis elbow. And my mother-in-law is diabetic, so she clearly needs socks. Oh, and fingerless mittens for her arthritis… See! ALL the things! :p

  • Reply Liisa Hedin September 4, 2015 at 2:54 am

    Love the story! Follow me @liisalainen on instagram 🙂

  • Reply JIll September 4, 2015 at 5:46 am

    I found Laurie’s enthusiasm and gumption to be very inspiring. Thank you for another great episode and another great giveaway!

  • Reply Lauren September 4, 2015 at 6:01 am

    Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply Lulu September 4, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Silver! I’d love to try it!

  • Reply Kaarina September 4, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Wow! This sounds like some amazing yarn that I need to try. Thanks for a great podcast!

  • Reply Giulia September 4, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Exciting! Therapeutic properties? Wow!

  • Reply Katey September 4, 2015 at 7:00 am

    My mother suffers from arthritis (and taught me how to knit). Am thinking I know exactly what I ought to make her for her birthday coming up…

  • Reply Deborah W. September 4, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Loved this episode and found it very interesting.

  • Reply asteride September 4, 2015 at 9:50 am

    This yarn would be great for a cowl. It could help to alleviate pain too. Very interesting podcast.

  • Reply Roberta September 4, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Would very much like to give this yarn a try.

  • Reply Camanoah September 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I have many people in my life with arthritis and will be trying this yarn soon. Thanks for the opportunity to win some.

  • Reply Shannon Y. September 4, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Beautiful yarn! Always look forward to your stories!

  • Reply Terri September 4, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Hearing about this yarn and it’s properties has given me some ideas for things to knit for people in my life who would benefit from the healthy, healing effects. I need to have some!

  • Reply Sabrina Schleicher September 4, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Loved Laurie’s entrepreneurial energy. Very intrigued by this yarn!

  • Reply Susanna September 4, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to learn about the therapeutic properties of this yarn. It’s Father’s Day tomorrow and my dad suffers from arthritis in his hands quite badly. It’s going to be a little late but I’ve decided to make him some fingerless mitts in the hopes they help his hands. Thank you!

  • Reply Joyce September 5, 2015 at 1:43 am

    lovely pattern, thanks for the give away!
    Joyce

  • Reply Anja September 5, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Super interesting podcast…am so curious about this yarn and if it would help with Raynaud’s! Thanks again for the chance to win! 🙂

  • Reply Ines September 5, 2015 at 4:14 am

    How interesting to learn about this unusual yarn. I’d love to give it a try!

  • Reply Julia September 5, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Very interesting podcast! Learned something new about silver. Thanks!

    Juliaknit on Ravelry

  • Reply Carol Bosshard September 5, 2015 at 7:06 am

    My first woolful podcast, love it! Thank you for sharing this amazing entrepreneur and her journey. Best of luck with your business

  • Reply Charlaine September 5, 2015 at 7:50 am

    I found this latest podcast very interesting,I suffer with arthritis in my hands I would loves chance to try out this yarn

  • Reply Kristina September 5, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Great episode! Having grown up in Michigan, I was especially excited to hear this episode. Sounds like I need to pick up some Feel Good Yarn to make something for my grandma. Amazing!

  • Reply Sharon September 5, 2015 at 9:30 am

    I had no idea about the healing properties of silver. I must try some fingerless gloves for my mom who has arthritis in her hands.

  • Reply Hannah September 5, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    This is the first fiber-related podcast I’ve ever listened to and now I am hooked! I really loved this episode and now I’m working my way back through the archives 🙂 I can’t wait for the next episode!

  • Reply Lex September 5, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Silver spun sounds really cool.

  • Reply Denise (Yarnshine) September 5, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    This yarn sounds so interesting–& Great interview!
    – just love your podcasts, keep up the great work!!

  • Reply Tess Felder September 5, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Once again, woolful is a treat! Planning to make Connectivity gloves & told my friend with diabetic foot issues about the socks! Thank you for continuing to broaden my horizons!

  • Reply Kristopher September 5, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    As a materials engineer, I was particularly interested in this episode. I’ve always loved silver for its biocompatible and anti-microbial properties. Also, it’s great that the conductive properties of silver can be harnessed for touch screen technology. I’d love to play with and study some of this yearn. It looks lovely.

  • Reply Jo September 5, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Wowsers! I’m constantly amazed at the innovations in yarn!! I’m going to go broke having to try it all but this silver spun sounds amazing! I’m ordering some to knit mittens for my partner. Arthritis has slowed him down so much, and at only 37, I’d love to ease his pain and get crafty at the same time! xx

  • Reply Angeline September 6, 2015 at 1:06 am

    This episode was so interesting and what amazing yarn!

  • Reply Barbara September 6, 2015 at 3:58 am

    This yarn sounds so amazing that I just ordered two skeins – one in each weight to make mittens and socks. I have Raynaud’s (a circulatory condition that results in fingers and toes that go numb as the temperature does down) and I’m hoping that these mittens and socks will help keep my fingers and toes from getting painfully cold this winter. Thanks for introducing us to this yarn and I hope I win the hat kit!

  • Reply Christen September 6, 2015 at 5:57 am

    What a fascinating product!

  • Reply LuisaM September 6, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Very beautiful! Thanks for one more giveaway.

  • Reply Carrie September 6, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Wonderful podcast , such enthusiasm! Would love to try their yarn!

  • Reply Tera B September 6, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    This yarn is fascinating! I can’t wait to get my hands on some.

  • Reply Carmen N September 6, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Oh my goodness – that yarn looks wonderful!

  • Reply Susan Willey September 6, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Can you point me to the pattern for the natural glove in progress? Thanks!

  • Reply CIndi Brown September 6, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    So inspiring! I think I’ll knit a “knee sleeve” for my husband’s arthritic knee. I’ll let you know if he starts hiking with me again!

  • Reply Neza September 6, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    That was so interesting, I’d never heard of yarn with silver before. Love the yoga socks – great idea!

  • Reply Emily G September 6, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Really enjoyed hearing about how Silver Spun yarn came about!

  • Reply Colleen Davis September 7, 2015 at 7:58 am

    I really enjoyed this episode! It’s much easier to remember and focus on one person per podcast. I often listen to them while I’m driving and if the trip is short, it’s hard to remember where I left off. Thanks again for sharing fiber love with your fiber fans!

  • Reply camille w. September 7, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Very interesting episode!

  • Reply Kristin Tolle September 7, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Interesting idea. I love that she worked with NC State. Such a great opportunity for both her and the school/students. Can’t wait to check out the yarn. Thanks for sharing it with us Ashley!

  • Reply Astrid afKlinteberg September 7, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Ok, I’m an NPR nut; but Laurie totally blows Don out of the water in the ‘Coolest for the Geeks’ competition. I wish I was in their family! BTW–I was told by an Episcopal priest that the reason communion chalices were made out of silver was their anti microbial properties.

  • Reply Mimi September 7, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    So interesting! I’d love to try this out.

  • Reply Jessica Muller September 7, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    I have wanted to knit with Silver Spun for so long! This hat would be perfect for the cold portland winters!

  • Reply Amanda Smith September 7, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    I just finished listening to this episode and I’m going to have to try the knitted sleeve idea. I was in a car accident two weeks ago and I’ve had a lot of nerve pains in my left arm. The worst part has been I can’t knit as often as I like, but maybe that would help me! Thanks for the podcast!

  • Reply Tiffany September 7, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I first saw Feel Good Yarn Co in one of the knitting magazines – instantly intrigued! I’ve been following Laurie and the yarns ever since. I love that the yarn is now available in other colors and I can’t wait to see what else comes from FGY! 🙂

  • Reply Mara September 7, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    First time listener to the podcast- love it!

  • Reply Terrie September 8, 2015 at 8:20 am

    This sounds like really interesting yarn! I enjoyed hearing how the company started. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply Cat B September 8, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    What a pretty hat! Would love to make it 🙂

  • Reply Latasia September 8, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    As soon as Laurie said MS, I couldn’t help but stop what I was doing and listen oh so attentively. My mom was diagnosed with MS 15 years ago and aches all over her body. I’m hoping to make her some gloves for this winter because she types all day at her job, which leaves chronic pain in her wrists and forearms. I want to surprise her with a lovely gift that sounds like it will help her manage that pain.

    Also, for any others with family or friends that have MS, bravelets.com has a section of jewelry dedicated to MS and they donate $10 of each product to the selected cause.

    So I’m purchasing a bracelet that has Be Brave inscribed on the inside and hope to knit her a pair of gloves to go with it!

    Lovely podcast! I listen religiously and have never commented until now because I always thought someone else deserves that yarn over me. But this time around, it’s perfect because my mom deserves the world! As do all moms!

    Have a lovely rest of your week, fiber folk!

  • Reply Nicole J September 8, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    I’m thinking about knitting up Steven West’s shorts with this yarn to help my arthritic hip!

  • Reply Rain September 8, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Fascinating! I once had the idea of a therapeutic yarn using herbs like lavender. 🙂 Would love to win this yarn if I’m not too late to enter!

  • Reply Kim September 9, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Interesting episode and what a wonderful concept! I really enjoyed listening.

  • Reply Amy September 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Such an inspiring story! Especially how the yarn helped the woman with MS. I always knew yarn was magical!

  • Reply Bernardo September 9, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    What a wonderful episode! I love the life-changing stories.

  • Reply Mary September 10, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Great interview! Very interesting story. I would love to win a kit from Feel Good Yarn.

  • Reply Tui September 10, 2015 at 6:10 am

    What a interesting episode, again! Really interesting yarn 🙂

  • Reply Reb September 10, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Silver! It has me imagining projects for friends experiencing neuropathy and arthritis, school auctions that need a splash of fancy, etc. If I win this, I will pick up myself – I live in town. Pick me, Pick me!

  • Reply Allison September 10, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Fascinating and inspiring interview!

  • Reply Courtney September 10, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Following listening to this episode, I purchased some yarn to create a gift for a friend who suffers from arthritis in her hands and also loves her iPad. I can’t see where I could go wrong here. Such a great thought to add therapeutic properties to something we’re going to wear already.

  • Reply Emmaline Long September 11, 2015 at 4:27 am

    Such beautiful yarn, and such a neat idea to incorporate silver. The testimonies are amazing!

  • Reply kittenknit September 11, 2015 at 8:12 am

    So many ideas for this yarn: my mother has arthritis in her wrists, I have it in my neck and my son has neuropathic stomach pain. I would love to try it!

  • Reply Krissa September 11, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Would love to see if socks would help arthritis in my toes!

  • Reply Jennifer September 11, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Lovely interview, and I was interested to hear about the historical uses of silver. That yarn sounds like the stuff of dreams!

  • Reply Helen September 11, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    I will have to definitely save up and buy some of this wonderful yarn.

  • Reply Shannon Y. September 12, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Sounds like miracle yarn and beautiful to boot! Thanks again for a great episode and giveaway!

  • Reply tinaB. September 12, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    What wonderful information – the Dr’s carrying silver and using it as part of their treatment was fascinating! Just Yarn – bah! that’s like saying Just Air. in my world ! Thanks for the wonderful podcasts, I’m marathon listening right now and learning so much.

  • Reply Judith September 13, 2015 at 4:07 am

    I cannot wait to knit with this yarn! Sounds wonderful! I am heading over to the website to have a look.

  • Reply Amber September 13, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    What a fascinating episode! I’m really intrigued and would love to try out this yarn. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply natalie September 13, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    pretty hat ad the addition of silver to yarn is interesting.

  • Reply Filipa Cruz September 13, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Beautiful patterns and lovely yarns.

  • Reply Michelle September 14, 2015 at 11:19 am

    After listening to this podcast, I am terribly excited about silver spun yarn. I think the therapeutic potential for knitwear is enormous. I’m curious what the prospects might be for garments or accessories for individuals with autism. Thank you so much.

  • Reply Jani O September 14, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Thank you for another interesting interview……I had “heard” a bit of the yarn with silver spun into it, but didn’t get
    how cool it may be…..until listening to this great episode, now heading over to look at Laurie’s website and check this yarn out in more detail…..Hope you are well Ash, tell us about your adventures in Idaho 🙂

  • Reply Cathy B September 14, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    You’ve piqued my curiosity. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Reply Emily P September 15, 2015 at 4:27 am

    I’ve never heard of this yarn before, how cool! I would love to explore more uses with the silver yarn!

  • Reply Fwsue September 15, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Would like to hear another interview with Laurie. She covered a lot of ground and I am very interested in her comments on entrepreneurs and her fiber journey. Thank you Ashley!

  • Reply Dana Davidoff September 16, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Love Laurie’s enthusiasm and go get it attitude. Very interested in trying some Silver Spun in the future. Thanks for all you do in the fiber community!

  • Reply Summer Sock KAL Wrap-Up & *PRIZE WINNERS* | knittingsarah September 18, 2015 at 3:24 am

    […] I also have to extend a very big thank you to Feel Good Yarn Co who sponsored this KAL, including the prizes. I worked directly with Laurie who was kind and warm and fun to work with at each turn. I am so grateful for her generosity & enthusiasm and for all she puts into making the fabulous SilverSpun yarn. If you want to get to know Laurie a bit better  (and trust me, you do!), I encourage you to pop over to the Woolful Podcast where she & her SilverSpun story is featured in Episode 33. […]

  • Reply Kelsey September 28, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    This yarn sounds so neat!

  • Reply Bowen Gibson October 20, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I’m so happy to learn about this yarn. I can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply Janet December 26, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    I am listening to this tonight and love it. This is my first podcast ever, I think.
    So inspiring and filled with wonderful facts about silver. Love to see the pictues as well.

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