Woolful Podcast

Episode 72: Whitney Hayward – Small town roots, Japanese, Photojournalism, and Stone Wool

December 12, 2016

Sponsor: By Hand is a series of lookbooks that focus on different fiber and fabric “making communities” around the country. Each serial features photo journals and interviews with both up-and-coming and well-known yarn designers and dyers, local yarn stores, knitwear designers, fabric artists, and other makers who share the same philosophy and aesthetic of hand crafting functional forms to share and connect with others in the community. Projects, patterns, classes, and opportunities to purchase the artists’ work are also included, as well as opportunities to share what is beautiful and unique about each locale.

Issue #1 features Portland, Oregon – meet local yarn dyers, designers, companies, and an amazing local yarn store. Find recipes, exclusive knitting patterns made from our featured yarns, and other hand craft projects.  Learn about some of the artists who make up Portland’s creative community, including a pastry chef, an indigo dyer, a letterpress designer, and a team of ceramics artists.  Find hand making classes in Portland that will inspire and challenge you.  Take a photographic day trip to Timberline Lodge and enjoy the beauty and diversity of Portland. 

Coming up:  Issue #2, featuring Portland and mid-coast Maine (to be released late Jan. 2017), and Issue #3, featuring Nashville (to be released May 2017). Learn more about By Hand at byhandserial.com and follow on Instagram @byhandserial

Fiber folk: Whitney Hayward has her hands in a lot of fiber goodness these days and if you’re on Instagram you may be familiar with her journey, from photojournalist and spinning maven to Twig and Horn and now the launch of her yarn line, Stone Wool. Whitney’s ambition and passion is evident as she tells her special story, one I’m sure many of you will be able to relate to. You can find Whitney at thestonewool.co and twigandhorn.com and on Instagram @whit_knits, @stone_wool and @twigandhorn

 

Sponsor: Tightly Knit Designs is a line of patterns by Sloane Rosenthal, a knitwear designer and lawyer in Northern California. She’s just released her first book of patterns, Independent Fabrication, a collection of accessory patterns using lovingly-chosen small-batch yarns. The collection includes five quick-knitting, textured accessories, including two hats, a cowl, and two pairs of mitts, showcasing dramatic cables and other knitterly details that are surprisingly straightforward to work. The patterns feature yarns from outstanding producers of thoughtfully-made, responsibly-sourced small batch yarns, including Sincere Sheep, Elemental Affects, Miss Babs, Alpenglow Yarns, and Jill Draper. The collection is available as a print and eBook bundle, a standalone eBook, and in individual patterns. You can find Sloane and the Independent Fabrication collection at tightlyknitdesigns.com, and on Ravelry and Instagram @skrosenthal

Giveaway: The winner of last weeks giveaway is Teresa Cochran. You’ve won a subscription to Taproot Magazine, congratulations! 

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Twig and Horn and they’re giving away the Ossify Mitts kit, featuring Stone Wool Cormo yarn in Tobacco 3 and Twig and Horn stitch markers and Brittany double point needles. To enter, leave a comment on this post.

Music by Jónsi.

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178 Comments

  • Reply Laurel December 12, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    I’d love to try the yarn and knit the mittens! Both look beautiful.

  • Reply Danielley December 12, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Oh boy! Can’t wait to listen! I loved the last one, especially since I’m a Colorado girl!

  • Reply virginia Sattler-Reimer December 12, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    I am amazed that you have a new podcast with everything happening in your life at the moment! So excited! Tomorrow is my day off, so I’m saving it for the morning. My husband and I have been listening to the very first podcasts together, and it’s really been an amazing experience to share the inspiration and talk about our own fiber dreams and such. I think you are inspiring him to get back to spinning after a many year break. 🙂

  • Reply Raven J. December 12, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Another great episode! Japanese knitting culture seems like a great entry point into the craft, too.

  • Reply Sarah December 12, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Great interview, thanks for the inspiration

  • Reply Bergljot Hofstad December 12, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    What a journey she has had! I can’t wait to try the Stone Wool, it looks so squishy and the colours..! Really great interview.

  • Reply Jonatha Foli December 12, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    news about stone wool is popping up all over the internet…looking forward to tea, yarn and the podcast this week.

  • Reply Jonatha December 12, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    news about stone wool is popping up all over the internet…looking forward to tea, yarn and the podcast this week.

  • Reply Heather Mitchell December 12, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Oh, I would so love to try StoneWool! What a great Christmas present that would be! ; )

  • Reply Peggy December 12, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Ashley, your podcasts are so addicting! Entertaining, educational but most of all personal. So amazing to feel connected to the remarkable people you interview. You have set me on a new path in terms of how I look at fiber and what it means to hold a skein of cormo in my hand that comes from a small farm producer.
    Am thrilled to find this source for cormo…. an amazing fiber!!

  • Reply Whitney Dalby December 12, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Hopefully when I’m a designer people won’t mix us up ;p Whitney is a truly inspiring individual who I’ve been following for a while and I can’t believe she has her own yarn line I didn’t know about! I’m excited to try it.

  • Reply Kelley December 12, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    So excited to listen to this episode. Whitney Hayward’s yarns are beautiful!

  • Reply Caitlin December 12, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Very excited about this one!

  • Reply Julia December 12, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I would love to try Stone Wool! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Reply allison December 12, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I’m so eager to try out Stone Wool, and the Ossify pattern looks amazing!

  • Reply Monica December 12, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I can’t wait to listen to this tomorrow (at work :-o) cannot believe you found the time to finish another episode. I would LOVE to try this kit. Everything from Twig & Horn always looks amazing!

  • Reply Nancy December 12, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    What a great interview. Can hardly wait to try Stone Wool. Thanks.

  • Reply Angela Davis December 12, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Oh! Stone Wool! And those mittens!!! Le sigh…

  • Reply Rosemarie December 12, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Another lovely giveaway and awesome podcast! Thanks!

  • Reply Judy N December 12, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Lovely podcast. Have been wanting to knit with Cormo for a long time. I’ll be ordering Stone Wool anyway. Love the colors.

  • Reply Jess G December 12, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    I would so love to try Stone Wool! Whitneys instagram feeds are so beautifully styled! (:

  • Reply Melanie December 12, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Listening to this podcast was a beautiful way to tie up my day knitting. Beautiful colors in this ossify mitts kit!

  • Reply Rebecca Bandy December 12, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Just started listening this evening. Looking forward to hearing more! Cormo is so dreamy!

  • Reply Danielle December 12, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Congratulations on the baby! I too was surprised to see a new podcast episode so soon (unless you finished it before he arrived).

    I’m a journalist and agree — the emotional component of the work can be hard.

  • Reply Andrea December 12, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    I’ve wanted to know more about Stone Wool! This is awesome

  • Reply Anna December 13, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Thank you for giving away this wonderful kit!

  • Reply Laurie Walton December 13, 2016 at 12:56 am

    In a mitten knitting mood…1st storm of season yesterday. Snowblower broke so there was shoveling….grrr! Cast on a pair from thickly handspinning Icelandic. Now if only thumbs could be optional!

  • Reply Laurie Walton December 13, 2016 at 12:58 am

    In a mitten knitting mood…1st storm of season yesterday. Snowblower broke so there was shoveling….grrr! Cast on a pair from thickly handspun Icelandic. Now if only thumbs could be optional!

  • Reply Neza December 13, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Lovely interview! I never tire of hearing everybody’s stories how they started knitting… Best wishes and congratulations Ashley for your new baby!

  • Reply Cheryl Schofield December 13, 2016 at 1:27 am

    Would love to try stone wool yarn. thanks for the podcast!

  • Reply Ted Beverly December 13, 2016 at 4:13 am

    Always great to learn about new fiber folk

  • Reply Laura December 13, 2016 at 4:24 am

    I love the look of the Twig & Horn mitts, and tbh their entire website is to die for. I can’t wait to listen to this episode!

  • Reply Wendy December 13, 2016 at 4:36 am

    Expecting a high of minus 8 on Friday, so warm woolly mittens are definitely in order.

  • Reply Amy December 13, 2016 at 5:35 am

    I love those mittens!!!! The yarn colors are simply gorgeous. Would love to win this kit.

  • Reply Megan December 13, 2016 at 5:52 am

    This was/is such a great episode! It was so lovely hearing Whitney tell her story after following much of it on instagram. She is an inspiration for anyone trying to pursue a career in the fiber industry!

  • Reply Kate Greenwood December 13, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Love the giveaway. The yarn sounds lovely!

  • Reply Mary Klute December 13, 2016 at 6:54 am

    I just love your podcast…I find these stories so inspiring!

  • Reply Allison Kufro December 13, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Thank you for featuring American made producers so we can make knowledgeable choices when purchasing materials for our hobbys.

  • Reply Brittany December 13, 2016 at 7:05 am

    I definitely need to get my hands on some Stone Wool! Thanks for another wonderful, inspiring episode

  • Reply Maaike December 13, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Thank you for another so inspiring episode! Yet another great story! Love twig and horn and would be very happy to participate in the give away. Thank you! Maaike – breielaar on instagram

  • Reply Arianne December 13, 2016 at 7:42 am

    So delighted there was a new episode today. I savor every one.

  • Reply Sarah Sidoti December 13, 2016 at 7:49 am

    What a great interview! So appreciate hearing about Whitney’s journey.

  • Reply Rachel Palfini December 13, 2016 at 9:35 am

    I had a very similar study abroad experience but in China, not Japan. So fun to hear Whitney’s connection with her host mom as my host mom also knit. She knit the most beautiful baby clothes and just by looking at a photo! No pattern at all.

  • Reply Tobie December 13, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Thank you for all your generosity

  • Reply Margaret December 13, 2016 at 11:34 am

    It was great to learn the story behind Stone Wool, which I’m desperate to try. Thanks for another great episode!

  • Reply Belinda December 13, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Really good interview. I enjoyed listening to the history of Stone Wool.

  • Reply Jason Schultz December 13, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Can’t wait to try out Stone Wool! Great podcast, as always. Thank you for the show, the giveaway and the support.

  • Reply Jennie December 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Whitney, Your grandpa must be so proud! He will love getting a chance to visit with you & to see the beautiful yarn you have created.
    Great interview as always, Ashley!

  • Reply Deborah Murphy December 13, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Great giveaway. Have a peaceful holiday and lots of good knitting ahead for you~

    Deborah

  • Reply Jess Brewer December 13, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Can’t wait to see this wool in person. I love the colorways….Thanks!

  • Reply Anne Marie December 13, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    I’m a new listener and instantly hooked!!

  • Reply Jade McLaughlin December 13, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Loved listening to the podcast and I can’t wait to try Stone Wool!

  • Reply Andrea Doubleday December 13, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Love to see hear the journey of other fiber addicts… we are a breed apart. Thanks and good luck w/ Stone Wool.

  • Reply Rian December 13, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Its forty below here in the Yukon- those gorgeous mitts would help!

  • Reply Julia December 13, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Lovely interview and interviewee, as always. Thanks!

  • Reply Kathy December 13, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    This was (another) wonderful episode. I appreciated hearing Whitney’s story. Thanks.

  • Reply Andrea December 13, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Just finished listening to my first Woolful podcast. Loved it! Whitney’s inspiring journey was just what I needed to hear today.

  • Reply Andrea December 13, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    What beautiful mittens! Looking forward to grabbing a moment with my knitting to listen to this episode.

  • Reply Susan December 13, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    As a spinner and knitting, I’m really curious about a worried/woolful spun yarn. Would love the opportunity to try Stone Woolful.

  • Reply Anna December 13, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Another wonderful episode and still my favorite thing to listen to while knitting. Thank you Whitney for sharing your story and also for including an undyed option for your lovely Stone Wool yarn! While I usually gravitate to neutrals, especially whites, the color palette for Stone Wool is just lovely.

  • Reply Susannah December 13, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    It is interesting to hear about different people’s paths to having a career in the fiber world. Thanks for this episode.

  • Reply Julie December 13, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Such a lovley prize I’m crossing my fingers!

  • Reply Laura December 13, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    What a lovely podcast. Thank you!

  • Reply Karen Grauman December 14, 2016 at 3:27 am

    One of my favorite knitting accessories is my twig and horn knitting gauge. Their products are thoughtfully conceived. Combining with Stone Wool seems a good mstch. Thanks for the interview.

  • Reply Maria eb December 14, 2016 at 3:30 am

    A huge Congratulations! Thank you for another great podcast…how do you do it! Happy Holidays to you and yours! Twig and Horn products are wonderful and what an amazing story.

  • Reply Karen Everitt December 14, 2016 at 8:07 am

    What a wonderful show! As a handspinner I’m fascinated by Whitney’s journey with fiber! I don’t buy much commercial yarn anymore since starting to spin but I clearly need to try Stone Wool. 🙂

  • Reply Kezia Tenenbaum December 14, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Wow, what a lovely, intelligent young woman Whitney is. I appreciated hearing her story. And Stone Wool sounds awesome!

  • Reply Azure December 14, 2016 at 9:36 am

    So lovely! I have become so intrigued by Cormo since listening to the podcast.

  • Reply Ariel Brandt Lautman December 14, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I love Whitney’s goal of sustaining a farm (or two!) with Cormo. I was surprised to see how reasonably priced it is compared to yarns that are marketed as being “sustainable” (for which there are so many definitions) I look forward to finding just the right project to call for a gradient line!

  • Reply Diane December 14, 2016 at 10:22 am

    What an interesting fiber artist. You are always able to get such wonderful information from the people you interview.

  • Reply Pat Herkal December 14, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Another great interview. I look forward to each one. Thanks

  • Reply Antonella December 14, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Whitney’s designs for Twig and Horn are really beautiful…and I found her comments on the effects of being a reporter very thoughtful and sincere. Thanks for this inspiring interview.

  • Reply Debra Sewell December 14, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Enjoyed the podcast! Beautiful give away prize!

  • Reply samantha spigos December 14, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I think this was one of my favorites of the podcast. It felt so honest and genuine and curious. Thank you for sharing! Also, the Stone Wool color palettes: wow.

  • Reply Barb b December 14, 2016 at 11:54 am

    I’d love to win stone wool yarn.

  • Reply Annette December 14, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Great Podcast and thanks for a chance for the wonderful giveaway!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  • Reply Sheryl Sanders December 14, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks for such a great podcast,listening Whitney’s story, you can tell from listening to her that she comes from good stock as my grandfather would say. I would love to try the new yarn Stone Wool with the mitts pattern they look warm and pretty. Thanks for the chance.
    My raverly name is TwinPuggles.

  • Reply Courtney December 14, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    I just discovered your podcast last week, and I feel like I’ve found my people! I’m starting from the beginning, but expect it won’t take me long to catch up, what with the winter really setting in.

  • Reply Abby December 14, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Such an awesome episode! Loved Whitney’s story and her yarn. Fingers crossed!

  • Reply Natalie December 14, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Another perfectly lovely episode. Would love to win this mitts kit, but always love to listen. Thanks!

    Natalie

  • Reply Carrie December 14, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Beautiful and inspiring photos on the blog this week! Hope you are snuggling in with your babies and thanks for the great podcast.

  • Reply Suzanne December 14, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    I appreciate your heartfelt connections with Whitney. I need to look up the Japanese designer she mentioned. I studied abroad too and really enjoyed hearing how knitting was integrated in her experience there.

  • Reply Bri December 14, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I really relate to Whitney’s story, as I myself didn’t get intensely into knitting until faced with hardship. I’m so glad it turned into such a lovely direction for her! It just goes to show that knitting, and the knitting community really is a source of comfort 🙂

  • Reply Anne December 14, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Interesting hearing Whitney’s experience with Japanese. We did not get along, but I have family there and have incredibly fond memories of being there – it was in the 80s and I wore hand knitted big colourful sweaters. These, of course, made me stand out even more than I would have anyway as I am only a couple of inches short of 6 foot!

  • Reply Rebecca December 15, 2016 at 4:18 am

    Stone Wool is the yarn from 2016 I’m most excited to try! Ienjoyed hearing about Whitney’s journey.

  • Reply Pistachios December 15, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Thanks for continuing to publish these great podcasts!

  • Reply Heather December 15, 2016 at 5:44 am

    So looking forward to listening to the podcast. Such a lovely giveaway.

  • Reply Beth December 15, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Beautiful designs, so crazy the variety in the fiber world!

  • Reply Barbara Shaw December 15, 2016 at 8:16 am

    I love your interviews, and this one in particular. I ordered enough Stone Wool to make a sweater for my husband. Am in love with Cormo!

  • Reply Janet Bowen December 15, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Thanks to you and Whitney and Quince. And congratulations to you and your family.

  • Reply Erin December 15, 2016 at 10:12 am

    I would LOVE to try this yarn.

    And congratulations on Jude’s safe arrival!

  • Reply Maria December 15, 2016 at 11:54 am

    This looks like a great pattern! I’ve knit fingerless mitts before but never mittens. These look like awesome ones to start out with. Can’t wait to listen to the podcast later!

  • Reply Hd December 15, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Exciting! Thanks for another fabulous podcast!

  • Reply Steph Nappa December 15, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Oh, I’ve been swooning over Stone Wool ever since its release, but I didn’t know much about its creation. It was lovely to hear the story, and this yarn is definitely on my wish list for a sweater’s quantity in the future

  • Reply Astrid afKlinteberg December 15, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks for your excellent work!

  • Reply Stacy December 15, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks for another great episode. I would love to try this yarn.

  • Reply Jaime Sease December 15, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Love that Stone Wool is all about caring for ranchers and farmers! What a great episode!

  • Reply Meredith S December 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    That yarn and mitten pattern look amazing!

  • Reply Kim December 15, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    I enjoyed this podcast. The giveaway set looks amazing!

  • Reply Amber December 15, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    What a cool kit, love those mittens!

  • Reply Angela December 15, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    What a great pattern and would love to try this yarn!

  • Reply Chelsea B December 15, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Such a lovely episode! I can’t wait to try Stone Wool!

  • Reply Kimberley Miller December 16, 2016 at 1:48 am

    I’ m from Missouri! I find your story exciting and courageous and it encourages me to step out in my dreams of becoming a more accomplished knitter and spinner and who knows what more. Thank you from the “Show Me State”.

  • Reply Carol December 16, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Lovely mitts! I enjoyed this podcast immensely!

  • Reply danielle December 16, 2016 at 6:03 am

    this was an excellent episode!!! does anyone remember the name of the japanese artist whitney talks about? I want to look them up 🙂

  • Reply jeanne December 16, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Another great podcast. Funny…while I was listening I went to Twig & Horn and added that exact kit, then realized that I can’t justify the purchase until after Christmas. Happy Holidays!

  • Reply Alison Latimer December 16, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Loved this episode! Thank you for introducing me to a very inspiring designer and yarn maker. What an amazing kit as well! Those mittens are on my “to make” list for sure.

  • Reply Stefania December 16, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Thank you for the podcast! I started listening to it couple of months ago and got hooked. It is so nice to hear how other people got into knitting and fiber in general. I think it is interesting to see the difference between the US community and my native Icelandic knitting community where it is more of an every day thing.
    I would love to knit something from stone wool as I have never actually knitted from yarn from the US even though I’ve lived here for 6 years.

  • Reply Danielle Neiswender December 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    I just discovered your podcast and am in love with it! Thank you for making my time in the car more enjoyable!

  • Reply Shannon Yeaton December 16, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Loved the episode as always. Have been seeing Stone Wool on Instagram so was already interested and loving it!

  • Reply Ady December 17, 2016 at 1:46 am

    What a fascinating interview!

  • Reply Rain December 17, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Thank you, Ashley for this lovely podcast and giveaway!

  • Reply Naomi December 17, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I just love hearing all these passionate fiber enthusiasts talk about their lives and businesses. Another excellent podcast. Thank you.

  • Reply Madeleine December 17, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    What an amazing journey for Whitney. Twig and Horn is new to me and interesting, worth checking out further. Thank you for these great podcasts!

  • Reply Ellen December 17, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Another amazing episode, thank-you!

  • Reply Cindi Brown December 17, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Just love the softness of Cormo! Interesting pattern.

  • Reply Marielle Milot December 18, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Lovely episode. I love Whitney’s designs! I can’t wait to listen to the next podcast!

  • Reply Theresa December 18, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I’ve never had e mittens before- these are beautiful!
    As always, great episode full of inspiration and interesting journeys.

  • Reply Rebecca December 18, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I love everything I see on Whitney’s instagram! So nice to hear her story on the podcast! <3

  • Reply Dana December 19, 2016 at 1:04 am

    I really enjoy your podcast.
    This prize sounds like a knitter dream comes true.

  • Reply Chris in Durango December 19, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    What a beautiful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Reply Shari (irishpogue on IG) December 19, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Stone Wool is incredible! It is my Crush. It would not go into my stash and jumped immediately onto my needles!

  • Reply kristen December 19, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    oh, I LOVE the new Stone Wool in Tobacco! It’s the perfect, perfect color. I have been on a very strict stash-busting diet but this one is the most dreamy temptation I’ve seen in forever. I can’t wait to try it out one of these days.

  • Reply Jennifer Figgins December 19, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I love that more yarn is coming from our own ranchers here in the U.S. We need to support them. Thanks for this episode, it was great!

  • Reply Katie Schippers December 19, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Lovely listen. Whitney seems completely charming and I appreciate her commitment to domestic farmers and craftsmen

  • Reply colleen December 20, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I so love all the angles on these mittens. Good luck to all of us. Can’t wait to give this episode a listen, with needles in my hands.

  • Reply Dee Karlson December 20, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Delighted to listen to another podcast. Sloan Rosenthal is in my weekly knitting group. So proud of her!

  • Reply Natalie December 20, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Such a delight to hear Whitney’s story. Thank you!

  • Reply Emily Falke December 20, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Haven’t listened for a while ( pregancy+new baby & all)…great podcast. Thanks!

  • Reply Samantha Houghtaling December 21, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Another inspiring podcast. I need to learn how to crochet. Knitting is my love but a instant gratification is what I need. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Melanie December 21, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Have just discovered your podcasts! Amazing. Just love listening to all the amazing creative wooly folks!!

  • Reply Micheline Proctor December 21, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Thank you for another beautiful podcast.

  • Reply Nancy December 21, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Loved the podcast!

  • Reply Anita December 21, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Love your podcast. One of my favorites. Thank you.

  • Reply Sue December 22, 2016 at 4:31 am

    Wow! Finally made my way to your website, though I have been a long time listener

  • Reply lisa December 22, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Great episode!!!

  • Reply Nicole Jurek December 23, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Stone Wool is such an exciting line. Thanks for featuring it.

  • Reply Ld_wiberg December 23, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    I enjoy your podcasts; the format is excellent and your delivery is calming and engaging at the same time. They are absolutely great to listen to while I knit. Thanks for all of your hard work.

  • Reply Stephanie D'Souza December 24, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    So glad to have discovered this podcast! It’s the perfect knitting companion.

  • Reply mindy December 24, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Beautiful yarn. Great podcast. So glad to have found your site.

  • Reply Tori December 26, 2016 at 9:22 am

    This episode was so very near and dear to my heart. I grew up in Japan and learned to knit there too, using Japanese patterns. Visiting Portland, Maine is high in my travel list so perhaps I could meet Whitney. Oh what a chat we would have!

  • Reply lyra December 28, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Such a beautiful pattern! thanks for sharing so many great fiber stories!

  • Reply Kelly December 28, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    I love learning about smaller yarn companies. Thank you for this podcast!

  • Reply Milissa Meyer December 28, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    So much fun listening to your podcasts, and learning about the fiber journeys of so many talented and interesting people.

  • Reply janet December 29, 2016 at 5:52 am

    I would love to try a project with Stone Wool!

  • Reply Rosie December 29, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Another great episode. Thank you! Can’t wait to try out the Stone Wool.

  • Reply Karen Mullen December 29, 2016 at 10:00 am

    What an enjoyable and informative podcast! I love listening to your podcasts while I knit. It always motivates me to get my craft on 🙂 Keep up the great work !

  • Reply Cathy Boyle December 29, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    I love the colours in the Stone Wool. Love the podcast as well

  • Reply Corrin December 30, 2016 at 6:55 am

    This has been one of my favorite episodes yet!

  • Reply Devani December 30, 2016 at 7:34 am

    I’m excited to listen to this episode. I feel connected to it because I’ve lived in Japan and am a lawyer by training in Northern California and have been longing to knit mittens. I love hearing about fiber folk. Thanks!

  • Reply Marybeth OConnell December 30, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Loved listening on my 75 minute commute. Love the Stone connection.

  • Reply Cyndi December 31, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Loved it! Thanks for another excellent podcast!

  • Reply Sally December 31, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Great podcast, always good to hear about supporting farmers in this country.

  • Reply Nadia January 1, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Thank you to show us the Withney’s journey!

  • Reply Juli Sampson January 1, 2017 at 8:12 am

    I am always amazed at the varied journeys that have brought people into this fiber community–and grateful for the twists and turns, even though as Whitney said, they don’t feel good at the time. There must be something healing in wool fumes!

  • Reply HeiM January 1, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Congratulations Ashley 😉 and I wish you and your family a Happy New Year.

  • Reply rachel January 1, 2017 at 10:05 am

    After following Whitney on Instagram for a while now, it was great to hear her story. Thanks for sharing it!

  • Reply Yasmin January 3, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Great story and sounds like a wonderful wool!

  • Reply Liz Alma January 3, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Lovely gift! I would love to try knitting with Cormo.

  • Reply michelle January 4, 2017 at 4:38 am

    great back story to Stone wool, and love the look of the Ossify mitts

  • Reply Rebecca January 4, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Love the mittens! Thanks for the episode and the giveaway!

  • Reply Mary January 4, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Another great episode and generous giveaway! Thanks!

  • Reply Annie Wenstrup January 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Those mittens have been in my queue since I first saw them on IG. They are gorgeous.

  • Reply Dana N January 4, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    I love the mittens and would love to work with Stone Wool…thanks Twig & Horn and Woolful!

  • Reply Caitlin January 5, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Love the podcast – thank you for the generous giveaway chances!

  • Reply Doreen MacL January 5, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Thank you for another very interesting podcast, and a chance for this generous giveaway. Stone Wool looks beautiful.

  • Reply Charlene Scott January 6, 2017 at 8:18 am

    As always, lovely podcast, and lovely wool!

  • Reply asteride January 6, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Grabbing my socks in progress and start listening. The pics are always so inspiring….

  • Reply Patrizia January 6, 2017 at 10:17 am

    For me too knitting is a way to connect with my grandmother. She was so talented! I really enjoyed this episode and the japanese experience. Thank you very much and wishing you a very happy new year.

  • Reply calypso January 7, 2017 at 1:26 am

    Very interesting experience! I learned from my grandmother too and I’m fascinated by japanese patterns. It was interesting to hear about the earthquake in Japan and the following great experience as a photojournalist. Thank you for the episode.

  • Reply Sara January 7, 2017 at 10:01 am

    What a delight!

  • Reply Cathy January 8, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Loved the podcast! Thank you for the opportunity to win the mitten kit.

  • Reply LM January 8, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Listening while knitting a jumper for a wee girl – lovely episode, very thoughtful.

  • Reply lisaqqq January 9, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    I am loving your podcast. Wonderful way to warm up these cold days

  • Reply Madeleine January 9, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I totally understand knitting to deal with unfamiliarity and change. I picked it up when I moved to Connecticut for grad school.

  • Reply Kathleen January 10, 2017 at 11:02 am

    So great to make a living doing what you love. I can relate wanting to get out of St. Louis. Not the happiest place on earth. Thanks for another great, inspiring episode!

  • Reply Gemma O'Hare January 10, 2017 at 11:29 am

    I am new to the knitting community and came across this podcast it was so interesting. I loved it. I have tried a few hats from Wool and the Gang and I’m looking into other projects.

  • Reply Adina January 29, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Hey guys 🙂 Loved the last episode and I would be absolutely thrilled to have those mittens as my new Project 🙂

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