Woolful Podcast

Episode 51: Susan Cropper – Manhattan, Mademoiselle magazine, Colour and Loop London

March 10, 2016

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Sponsor: It’s the one year anniversary of Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures, a terrific book written and published by Hannah Fettig of Knitbot. And she’s hosting an Instagram fashion show, to celebrate all the beautiful and wearable knits you’ve made since the release last Spring. Hannah strives to design wearable knitwear for the modern knitter and her most recent book Home & Away features 9 wearable designs plus education, support and inspiration to help you grow as a knitter. Now through April 10th you can enter her Home & Away hashtag fashion show on Instagram. Show off how you style your finished knits by posting to Instagram with the hashtag #wewearknitbot and be eligible to win some great prizes! Hannah’s offering a $3 off the print or digital copy of Home & Away, so use the promo code wewearknitbot on her site and on Ravelry. You can find all the details and list of at knitbot.com and you can find Hannah on Instagram @knitbot

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Fiber folk: Aesthetics plays a huge part in a fiber enthusiast’s making, naturally…and there are some certain folks who bring a special beauty to this world, channeled through their delightful shops and welcoming perspective in color, composition and atmosphere. One such person is the lovely Susan Cropper and her fiber emporium, Loop London. I wish I could transport myself to the streets of London and spend a day in this magical place, if you’re familiar with Loop’s books, patterns and Instagram account, you know exactly what I mean. With passion, exquisite taste and color, and a whole lot of love, Susan has built something we all should take a moment to experience. You can find Susan at loopknitting.com and on Instagram @looplondonloves

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Sponsor: MAINE Knits is a collaboration between the hand knitwear designers, yarn makers, dyers and wool-loving folk of Maine. The book includes patterns for 7 garments and 7 accessories, photographs and essays, with knitting designs by Carrie Bostick HogeAlicia PlummerBristol Ivy,Cecily Glowik McdonaldMary Jane MucklestoneElizabeth SmithLeah B. ThibaultKristen TenDykeLeila Raabe and Beatrice Perron Dahlen. And a foreward written by Pam Allen of Quince & Co.

MAINE Knits was born of an idea from Beatrice Perron Dahlen, and is a project that comes straight from the depths of her heart. It’s a chance to honor the creative work that her and her fellow Maine folk are doing, joining talents to make something extraordinary to offer up to the rest of the hand knitting community.  

Right now you can support this special project on Kickstarter to help fund the creation and publishing costs…so make sure to visit kickstarter.com and search for MAINE Knits and do what you can to support this great endeavor and it’s collaborators. 

You can find Beatrice Perron Dahlen at threadandladle.com and on Instagram @threadandladle

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Update: It’s been awhile since I’ve given an update on Woolful and the farm, so I thought I’d share a little of what we’ve been up to. As some of you may have noticed, I’ve settled back into the weekly schedule for the podcast and it’s really nice to get back to that normalcy. Between a new life on the farm, motherhood, working and traveling to San Francisco each month where I lead design at a tech company, it’s been a fun challenge figuring out how all these things come together. 

Over the past few months I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on the next steps for Woolful and slowly, but surely the stars are aligning for some exciting things I’ll share more about in the coming months. 

If you follow me on Instagram than you may have seen the adventure we had last week with our Dexter cow Lulu and our three Maremma livestock guardian dogs. As we’ve been transitioning the animals from their Winter paddocks to the rotational paddocks, the dogs have been antsy to get out and explore our surrounding forest and neighbors pastures. Lulu believes very much that she is one of them and if at all separated she will bellow till the sun goes down and then bellow all night long. So, one particular day when the dogs ran off, Lulu busted straight through the fence and took off after them. Three pups and a cow, running through the forest and fields and down the country road for nearly three hours. It was quite the sight and accompanied by calls from neighbors, “We just saw Lulu and your dogs running up the road down by so and so’s property.” Oh my goodness, it was a bit stressful and at the same time exactly where I wanted to be…running through the woods, sloshing through pastures and then walking my cow all the way home down the road. A couple days later Lulu came down with some bad bloat. I being the new farmer that I am had no idea what caused it and the vet was sure she had grain overload or got into something nasty. He didn’t think she’d make it through the night and if I’m being honest, I was heartbroken and cried that night as I sat with her and worried. But here’s the deal, we’re ultimately not in control. I began preparing for what might likely happen and kept telling myself what so many others before me had said, “Life and death is the first lesson in farming”. So prayed for grace, that we would be granted grace for our ignorance and lack of forethought. Thankfully she made it through the night and when the vet came the next morning he was surprised to see her looking mildly better despite her distended middle. After checking her out he assured us that she was most likely on the road to recovery and gave us some tips about poisonous plants in our area to watch out for. And today, exactly a week later, she’s doing so much better. I’ll be posting a much more detailed recount of this event on the blog later this week, along with some interesting photos. 

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Giveaway: The winners of last week’s giveaways are Caitlin Johnson, you’ve won a copy of Annie Rowden’s Earlyrising hat pattern and 2 skeins of Wing and a Prayer Shetland yarn, and Michelle Miller you’ve won a copy of Mary Jane Mucklestone’s book 150 Scandinavia Motifs. Congratulations!

The giveaway this week is sponsored by Loop London and we’re giving away a copy of their most recent book “Loop’s 10”. To enter and be one of the winners, leave a comment on this blog post. 

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Music by Jónsi.

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117 Comments

  • Reply Angie Kritenbrink March 10, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Thank you for your wonderful podcast! I have become obsessed and am listening through the archives. I would love to be entered in the giveaway as well.

  • Reply Tonya March 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Can’t wait for your podcasts! Thank you!

  • Reply Anna March 10, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Loop London is wonderful! Thanks for featuring them.

  • Reply Cathy B March 10, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    I drool over Loop.

  • Reply Deborah March 10, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Such beautiful images on the blog and Instagram. I look forward to the podcast each week. Thank you!

  • Reply Cary March 10, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I love Loop London! I can’t wait to listen;)

  • Reply Sarah March 10, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Someday I will make my way to London again and visit the heaven that is Loop! Glad Lulu is okay!

  • Reply Pat Collingwood March 10, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Can’t for my next visit to Loop

    • Reply Pat Collingwood March 10, 2016 at 2:55 pm

      This should read ” I can’t wait for my next visit to Loop”

  • Reply Karen Budnick March 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Love your podcasts – your interviews are great and led me to buying O-Wool for a baby sweater for my great nephew as his mom’s organic all the way. Would love to visit Loop but I’ll just have to settle for one of Susan’s books. Knit on…

  • Reply Neza March 10, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Yay, so happy that dear Lulu is on the mend. Please keep us posted about your animals and people too!

  • Reply annie- Boho Chic Fiber Co March 10, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Great episode I LOVE Loop’s aesthetic and would love their gorgeous book! That shawl in the center of the podcast photos is AMAZING! Do you know the pattern? I’ll try to look it up its just stunning xoxo -annie

  • Reply Erin Maclean March 10, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    First time listener–what a great podcast! Thank you!

  • Reply Allison Ashley March 10, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    I look forward to the podcasts each week and would love to be entered in the give a way. Thanks for your work, Ashley.

  • Reply dorinalouise March 10, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    so exciting to hear about susan in london. my daughter is there now with her friend. i hope they get to visit . . i hope someday i get to visit! thanks for posting 🙂

  • Reply Brittany March 10, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I love hearing your farm stories! It sounds like there’s never a dull moment. I can’t wait to bring animals onto our property, so I live a bit vicariously through your stories.

  • Reply Karen Mullen March 10, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I love listening to your podcasts. Loop London sounds wonderful & I love how her dream came about! I also liked hearing about the adventures of the cow doggie and and also glad she’s on the mend!

  • Reply Bente Simone March 10, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    New podcast, yeah. I love your podcast and would love to win the loop book…

  • Reply Brenda Johnson March 10, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Would absutely love to win a copy of Loop’s 10. Will be visiting London from Australia in July and I will be purhasing their first book Juju’s Loops and buying yarn to bring home. Love to hear the podcasts too.

  • Reply Anniken Gulbrandsen March 11, 2016 at 12:22 am

    Your postcast is so great to listen to, would really enjoy knitting the project`s from Loop`s 10.
    Thanks for this lovely giveaway. 🙂

  • Reply Dale March 11, 2016 at 5:03 am

    God I was knitting while listening to this latest episode and I actually had to stop and collect myself when you told the story about Lulu – is there something wrong with me when I am getting emotional about a cow I didn’t even know 🙂 Anyhow I am glad it all worked out for you and for Lulu. I wish I had been more into knitting and had known about Loop in my previous trips to London – hope to get there on my next visit.

  • Reply Susan March 11, 2016 at 7:03 am

    So many of my favourite designers are featured in the Loop 10 book — would love to win a copy!

  • Reply annette March 11, 2016 at 7:12 am

    So much excitement – knitting kickstarter! loop of london sponsoring the giveaway! Thanks for another Woolful Week!

  • Reply Amy C March 11, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Another lovely podcast. So much inspiration, thank you! Love the energy that Loop of London has.

  • Reply Judy March 11, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Another interesting and great podcast. Thank you.

  • Reply Caitlin Johnson March 11, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Yay, I’m so happy to receive Annie’s pattern and the Wing and a Prayer yarn!
    Despite Lulu’s recent escapades, you’ve got me dreaming about keeping a Dexter cow someday.

  • Reply ElaineChicago March 11, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    I wish I could visit Loop London!! The photos are so enticing.

  • Reply Gwen March 11, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I have long wanted to visit Loop London and listening to the podcast just made me long even more.

  • Reply Amber March 11, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Oh my gosh this book is SO GORGEOUS! I want to live in the world in the photographs. Kicking myself that I didn’t buy it at Tolt, the last time I was there. So, please pick me! 😉

  • Reply Meredith S March 11, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I love looking at Loop London’s website and photos – can’t wait to visit next time I’m in the UK!

  • Reply Victoria Cutler March 11, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Brilliant podcast as usual! A pilgrimage to Loop is now on my ever growing list of yarn shops to visit; most of them introduced to me by you , Ashley. Not sure whether to love you or curse you. 😉 Thanks so much for what you are doing. As a sidenote: I am excitedly awaiting the arrival of my order of Cormo – Organic Cotton, Cottage. Monday morning can’t come soon enough. 🙂

  • Reply Cait St. George March 11, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Great episode! I loved hearing Susan’s story! Thank you!

  • Reply Meagan March 11, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I love listening to your podcasts. I look forward to them each week. My mom listens too and we always chat about the beautiful yarn and wool.

  • Reply Janet Kemper March 11, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    I just love listening to your podcasts! They are my go to to listen to on my walks or while I am in the kitchen!

  • Reply Ramona March 11, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    I love all the photos of Loop. I’ve heard about the store before but never had a chance to see it. I checked out the photos of the book patterns. They are lovely!

  • Reply Lourdes March 12, 2016 at 12:22 am

    Love the podcast!! Keep up the good work!!

  • Reply Ines March 12, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Next time I’m in London this place is surely on the list.
    Thanks for another great story!

  • Reply Kristina March 12, 2016 at 4:19 am

    Great episode! Would love to get to Loop someday!

  • Reply Mary Beth March 12, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Wonderful podcasts! I love listening to them while I knit in the morning before work; it centers me for the rest of the day. And… Now I can add Loop London to my travel wish list! Gorgeous aesthetic.

  • Reply Teri March 12, 2016 at 5:44 am

    Oh my goodness wish I could visit Loop one day!!! Great podcast:)

  • Reply Letty March 12, 2016 at 5:47 am

    I loved hearing about Loop and your runaway cow. Such a good podcast

  • Reply Jane March 12, 2016 at 6:35 am

    I just found your podcast. You do a fantastic job and I already learned so much. I’d love to be entered in your give away. Looking forward to a future visit to London and Loop (and eating at Ottolenghi again, just down the road).

  • Reply Jane March 12, 2016 at 8:54 am

    If ever in London, Loop is where I’ll be!

  • Reply Fine Lightness March 12, 2016 at 10:39 am

    I’ll give this a go. Just because Loop is amazing…!

  • Reply Jennifer March 12, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Pick me! Would love to make my way back to London and some point and visit Loop.

  • Reply Rian March 12, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    YES please!! Thank you!!

  • Reply Megan March 12, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    This is such a wonderful podcast! I’ve recently started spinning and I enjoy listening to music while doing so, but I may have to listen through your archives for the next few days…

  • Reply Emily Boyd March 12, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    I am so excited that you’re back to a weekly posting – your podcast is one of my absolute favorites.

  • Reply Beth March 12, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    The podcasts have been fun and inspiring, also great job on the variety!

  • Reply elflyn March 12, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Thank you for sharing the stories and tales you do. I love listening to the podcast and look forward to each new episode.

  • Reply Kristi March 12, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks so much for all your interviews. I love hearing the journeys of all the fiber folk whose creations I love.

  • Reply Christine Vitron March 13, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Thank you for this lovely podcast. I adore your interviewing style and your fascinating guests.

  • Reply Sheree March 13, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Haha! Upon seeing the title of the podcast I thought I’d be listening to a delightful British accent. I quickly realized she must be an American or at the very least, grew up in the States. I thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless. I am fascinated by people’s journeys and how they got to where they are today. Life is full of different seasons in each of our lives.

    Ashley, you are a little gem and your podcasts and blog posts are a constant source of respite and renewal for me. Thank you very much.

  • Reply Ann Trautmann March 13, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Thank you for your podcasts. Loop London is like some far-away dream goal. I know I’ll get there at some point, but don’t know when. In the meantime, I would love to hold a pice of this amazing store and it’s spirit in the book. It’s a lovely idea. (And I don’t know if it’s just me, but I found the audio a bit unclear today. Probably just me.) Thank you!

  • Reply Tatiana Sarasa March 13, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Loop 10 is on my wishlist! I also run a yarn shop and it is so nice to hear stories about other shopwoners. Thank you Ashley for your podcasts.

  • Reply Erin March 13, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Susan Cropper is so interesting.

  • Reply Steph Nappa March 13, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Oooh I would love a copy of this book! I’m trying to grow my knitting library and this would be an amazing addition

  • Reply Doreen MacL March 13, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Another interesting podcast, although I had some difficulty with the audio bteaking up. Maybe the problem was at my end. Loops sound like a great place to visit, must get to London again. Always interesting to hear farm updates too.

    • Reply Madeleine November 13, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      I had problems as well, must have missed every fourth word.

  • Reply Barbara March 14, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Wow! I would love to win a copy of the Loop 10th Anniversary book. I had wanted to purchase it, but it was way too expensive for me.
    Susan Cropper’s aesthetic is so amazing. Thanks for sharing a bit of her with us.

  • Reply Emilie March 14, 2016 at 4:46 am

    As always: It is a joy to listen to your wonderful podcast!

  • Reply Erin Elizabeth March 14, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Another great episode! I can’t wait to visit Loop. Beautiful!

  • Reply Rebecca G. March 14, 2016 at 10:01 am

    I enjoyed this podcast. Another yarn shop on the to be visited list.

  • Reply Naomi March 14, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Loop is such a lovely store. On my last visit to London I took a day long workshop there and just loved it.

  • Reply Linda Gesling March 14, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Inspiring – as always

  • Reply Jessica March 14, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Another shop to try to get to…. 🙂

  • Reply Katia March 14, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Hi Ashley. I’m in the midst of listening to this podcast and enjoying it very much as usual. Susan mentions a Japanese designer a few times and I haven’t been able to catch her name. Do you know who it is? Nina maybe…
    Thanks, Katia

  • Reply Marina Gvozdeva March 14, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Definitely need to visit Loop next time! Love the episode!

  • Reply Julie March 14, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    For Katia — the Japanese designer brand is mina perhonen — such beautiful work they do! Thank you Woolful love the podcast!

    • Reply Katia March 15, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Aah, thank you kindly Julie! Googling now. 🙂

  • Reply Greta March 15, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Thanks for the timely episode. I will be in London in a few weeks, and look forward to visiting Loop!

  • Reply Juli Sampson March 15, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    After listening to you and Susan, I want to go to London and visit her shop! Guess the book will have to do for now though.

  • Reply Barb Brown March 15, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    I love loop! Hoping to visit soon! Love all your podcasts! ❤️

  • Reply christine March 15, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    thank you for the great podcast. I am lucky enough that my office is only one tube stop away from Loop so I often go their in my lunch break to have a browse around or treat myself to one of the gorgeous yarns they have. It was so interesting to hear Susan’s story; I hope I will meet her one day in person.

  • Reply Eline @ Emmy + LIEN March 15, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    I’ve been stalking Loop on instagram for months, and this summer I’ll finally be making a trip to London to see it for myself. Because why else would you go to London?! Fab giveaway, thank you.

  • Reply Emma Breadstill March 15, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Would love to win this book! Loop is my favourite shop

  • Reply Angelica March 15, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Oh, I would love to win this beautiful book! Thank you for doing a giveaway!

  • Reply Sophie March 15, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Almost perfect gkmong as I’ll be in London on a month and visiting Loop is this time my top priority!
    As a non – native, I must confess I found the audio/phone line sometimes difficult to understand.

  • Reply Kat March 15, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    This book has been very hard to get in the US, which seems like a great sign that it’s selling well! I’d love to see a copy. Thanks so much!

  • Reply Lyra Leigh March 15, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Such lovely patterns. Love you podcast!

  • Reply Jocelyn March 15, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    What an inspiring space! I don’t know if I’d ever leave Loop if I was able to get there.

  • Reply Hannah March 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    This was the first Woolful podcast episode I’ve listened to and it was so interesting, what a great interview, Loop London sounds like a very unique and creative space I’d love to see it in person one day! Love the podcast and will definitely be catching up on previous episodes.

  • Reply beccamade on rav March 15, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    What a sweet face Lulu has! Glad to read that she’s ok. Also super excited about this giveaway — I’ve been coveting Loop’s 10 since the first sneak peeks went online.

  • Reply Kristen E Silvia March 15, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks for the update on the farm, I’m living vicariously! I’ve been drooling over the Loop book…❤❤❤

  • Reply Lisa March 15, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Just heard a back podcast on Ryan at Quince Co. So good to hear about his background melding with his mom’s company!

  • Reply Nikki Solomon March 15, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Looks like a wonderful show, I look forward to listening. Oh the Loop Book looks amazing! Thank you!

  • Reply Eve Hammond March 15, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    I LOVE loop I went there with my husband last summer and it was to die for!!!!! I would go back in a second !

  • Reply Alethea M. March 15, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    I loved following your pictures and posts on Instagram about your cows big day out! I had no idea she was sick, I am thrilled things are better. I visited Loop when in London this past fall. Such a magical place.

  • Reply Laura March 15, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Love your podcast Ashley, I look forward to it each week.

  • Reply Laura p March 15, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Another great episode. Loop is a place I would to visit. Some day I will get there. And so glad Lulu has survived her adventure.

  • Reply Corrina McMath March 15, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Another fantastic podcast. I just this morning dropped my cousin off to the airport, who was returning to London and had said a good yarn shop was hard to find in London. I have emailed her the link to Loop already so it should be waiting for her when she lands! I only wish I could fly over to visit too. So glad Lulu is better. I just love hearing your farm stories.

  • Reply Julie March 15, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Loved listening to this interview of Susan and hearing the story behind the store. I suppose receiving a copy of Loop 10 would be the next best thing to visiting the shop in person!

  • Reply Psyknits March 16, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Just discovered your podcast! Thank you for all the work you put into it!

  • Reply Kate March 16, 2016 at 1:15 am

    I am still waiting for a quiet child free period to listen to the podcast, it’s my dream to go to Loop one day! Would love to be entered to the book giveaway.

  • Reply Marie-Louise March 16, 2016 at 1:26 am

    What an adventure Lulu got herself into. So funny that she thinks she is one of the dogs, but what a scare that she became so ill. Good to hear that she is doing better. Soon she will be up to more cheekiness 🙂

  • Reply Teresa March 16, 2016 at 1:35 am

    Lovely episode – would so love to go to Loop – I would make a hopeless farmer, coulden’t bear to see animals in pain either

  • Reply Ella March 16, 2016 at 2:28 am

    Going to Loop is always the highlight of my weekend!

  • Reply Jane March 16, 2016 at 3:35 am

    Ooh what a treat it would be to win! I just arrived in London this morning (from Melbourne, Australia) and Loop is definitely on my list to visit!

  • Reply roberta March 16, 2016 at 4:55 am

    so inspiring!!

  • Reply Leslie Wilcott-Henrie March 16, 2016 at 6:26 am

    something to dream about – so many destinations, so much beautiful fiber!

  • Reply Susan March 16, 2016 at 6:27 am

    So want to visit Loop one of these days! Enjoyed episode. Thank you!

  • Reply Wendy Feller March 16, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    I listen to your podcasts when I’m down in the barn hanging out with the sheep as we finish up our lambing season! Look forward to them every week!

  • Reply Barbara Elfman March 16, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    I had someone stay with me from London and I asked her to bring me a Loop book. I was so excited when she did. I would love another book on my shelf! I just found your podcast and look forward to listening to many more. Thank you!

  • Reply Jeanine March 16, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    So great to hear about Susan Cropper’s background and her inspiration for the “Loop look,” which I wholeheartedly love. Glad your sweet cow is on the mend!

  • Reply Andrea March 16, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    It was wonderful to hear more about Susan Cropper’s inspiration for beginning Loop. I’ve never been to London, however if I ever have the chance a visit to Loop is high on my list of musts!

  • Reply Traci March 16, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Having once a week podcast will be just wonderful. I haven’t missed one yet!

  • Reply Angela Digmann March 16, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Love the podcast and the knitting community. Keep up the great work, Ashley!

  • Reply Beth S March 17, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Heading to London next year and putting Loop on my list of must sees!

  • Reply Christina Lambert March 17, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Loved Susans unique accent at the story of starting Loop. Also immediately went to sponsor the Maine knits book. Can’t wait for it to come out 🙂

  • Reply Leanne March 17, 2016 at 10:13 am

    So glad LuLu is ok! Love the walking your cow down the lane picture.
    Thanks for chance to win!

  • Reply Melissa Mazzeo March 17, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Love loop!

  • Reply Natalie March 17, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Oh, how I would love to visit Loop some day! Until then, I would love to win their new pattern book. I’ve been eyeing it in my local yarn shop, Fuzzy Goat, for quite some time! Such a beautiful book.

  • Reply sherry March 17, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I visited loop when in London several years ago. It was a welcoming and wonderful spot.

  • Reply Sarah March 18, 2016 at 1:04 am

    I’m a newbie to knitting podcasts and now listen avidly on my commute. Connecting with knitty people around the world has inspired me to make my creativity first in my life and I know I’m not alone. Thank you 🙂

  • Reply Carolinejg March 19, 2016 at 3:37 am

    I really enjoyed this episode. Wonderful coincidence, I’m in London for a few days, so today I’m heading to Loops. Happy Saturday!

  • Reply jani March 21, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Loved your story . When I was just a very young girl and my parents were naive farmers, I had a Shetland pony that ate grass that was piled up and warm inside the pile. Bonnie became sick and bloated . The vet. Said to walk her if she got down she’d die..it was horrible. I was not even 10 yrs. old. Our dog Queenie and I slept outside next to the pony.
    I’ll never forget how great my parents were allowing me to do that. Your story sure brought back memories.

  • Reply Nancy March 22, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    I am travelling today and packed my iphone with interesting podcasts to try. Woolful wins. So intelligent and interesting. Thank you!

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