Sponsor: Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is nestled in the little alcove of Madrone Lane on the beautiful Bainbridge Island in the Puget Sound. Just up the street from the ferry, this was my first local yarn shop…a place I remember visiting in my teens, mesmerized and enchanted by this cozy yarn and tea emporium. It was what I dreamed of aspiring to as a knitter, a place I visited often over the years as I grew up and now look back on as a key memory in my fiber journey…a push in the right direction.
Churchmouse opened in 2000 with the intention to help people make their lives beautiful by making beautiful things. From their carefully curated selection of yarns, patterns, gifts and tea, it’s easy to see why Churchmouse has become a favorite for both local and distant knitters. Make sure to visit Churchmouse Yarns and Tea when in the Seattle and Olympic Peninsula area and visit online at churchmouseyarns.com to experience a bit of the magic from the coziness of your chair. And make sure to follow on Instagram @churchmouseyarns, and join the Churchmouse group on Ravelry for knitalongs and support from the design team.
Fiber folk: Paola is an amazing woman with an amazing story, from growing up in rural Italy to immersion in Tibetan life to finding herself in Brooklyn, with a family and a rich history and future for her fiber and textile company mYak. Like with many yarns, mYak has a rich story and impact on our global fiber community and I hope you enjoy getting to know Paola and the mYak vision as much as I have. You can find Paola at mYak.it and on Instagram @myak_us.
Sponsor: Flying Fibers is brought to you by the mother-daughter team of Jeri Robinson-Lawrence and Irina Lawrence. Both women are passionate about providing beautiful products to crafters of any skill, as well as promoting the preservation of rare breed sheep. In the yarn store, you can find a range of British yarns, including their exclusive yarn line, Yorkshire Medley.
In addition to owning a yarn shop, Jeri and Irina have a flock of rare breed Wensleydale sheep, and endangered Leicester Longwool sheep that they raise on their farm in York County. You can hear their fiber journey in episode 21 .
You can find Jeri and Irina at their yarn store in Landisville, PA, or in their booths at Maryland Sheep & Wool, and the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival. Visit flyingfibers.com and follow along on Instagram @flyingfibers
Fall/Winter Woolful Knitalong: This week was the kickoff of the year long Woolful and Biches & Buches knit along. Let’s celebrate the cooler seasons, casting on one of Biches & Buches patterns or with one of their yarns. You choose how you’d like to join the knitalong and then we’ll get started. Visit bichesetbuches.com to be inspired and find your project kit or yarn and look at the previous post for more info on this knit along.
Giveaway: The winner of last weeks giveaway is Nicki Norris, you’ve won the Mae Pullover pattern designed by Andrea Mowry along with the yarn to make it from YOTH, and a set of Petoskey stone stitch markers from Wool and Honey. Congratulations!
This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Churchmouse Yarns and they’re giving away the Churchmouse Pressed Rib Cap pattern along with two skeins of mYak Medium yarn needed to make the hat. They’re also giving away a caddy of Harney & Sons Cranberry Autumn Tea. To enter, leave a comment on this post.
Music by Jónsi.