Sponsor: I want to thank one of our sponsors for this week’s episode, NorthCoast Knittery in Eureka California. This charming shop opened it’s doors in 2008, with the hope to create a unique gathering place for fiber folk and help expand the local fiber community. It’s a wonderful spot to meet friends and work on projects as you enjoy a cup of tea. They offer a variety of classes and workshops, helping enhance your skill levels and each Thursday at 6pm they host a Sip & Knit social evening. Make sure to visit NorthCoast Knittery in person when in Eureka and online at northcoastknittery.com for a full selection of beautiful yarns including Lost Coast Yarn, classes and so much more wooly goodness. You can also find them on Instagram @northcoastknittery
Fiber folk: The Lost Coast is one of my favorite places to visit and one we frequented when living in California, because of it’s incredible beauty and good people, like my friend Annie and her family. I remember getting a text one day from Annie saying that I needed to check out this new local yarn, Lost Coast Yarn. A few months later it popped up again when talking with this weeks sponsor, NorthCoast Knittery, the exclusive retailer of the yarns and I knew there had to be a story and special person behind it, and there was. Amanda Malachesky is the dreamer and doer behind Lost Coast Yarn, a new small batch yarn company that sources local fibers and natural dyes to create their line of hand-dyed farmstead yarns. You can find Amanda at Facebook.com/lostcoastyarn and her yarns at northcoastknittery.com.
Sponsor: I want to thank our other sponsor for this week’s episode 6 Bits Storybooks, a digital quarterly publication for knitters who love to immerse themselves deeply in their knitting experience…from the mouths of story tellers: knitters, photographers, writers, designers, friends & nature. These storybooks incorporate designs, imagery, location, words, learning and tools to create an deeply engaging experience, taking readers on a journey. 6 Bits was created by two incredibly passionate and inspiring folks within this community, Melissa and Melody, and their excited to launch the first storybook this week, so keep an eye out and subscribe at 6bitsstorybooks.com and find them on Instagram @6.bits.storybooks, @mskiknits and @bmandarines.
Man on the Street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked the question, “What sort of local fibers/yarns/fiber farms have you discovered in your area?”. We had some great replies from Leanne @leannecoppola, Sam @samanthamaylamb, Kerry @kerryrobb, and Jessie @bonvivant.
Giveaway: The winner of last week’s giveaway is, Maggie B. You’ve won 2 skeins of Savannah yarn and the Norie Hat pattern from Castaway and Folk! Congratulations!
This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Lost Coast Yarn, and they’re giving away 2 skeins of a wool and alpaca blend 3-ply yarn, naturally dyed with Logwood. We’ll also be giving away a pattern of your choice from designer Ashley Hurst’s new Lost Coast Collection. To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post.
Music by Jónsi.