Sponsor: My Sister Knits is a locally owned and loved yarn shop located in For Collins, CO, minutes away from Historic Old Town and located in a carriage house. What started out as a small venture for founder Julie Luckasen, grew into a passionate community of creative minds. My Sister Knits provides a welcoming atmosphere for knitters of all types and skill levels, a place for people to gather and cultivate their passion for knitting, share and support one another. Join them each Tuesday night from 5-8pm for their Open Knitting Night. And make sure to visit mysisterknits.com to view their list of upcoming classes including, Learn to Knit, Latvian Mittens, Brioche, Knitting Backwards, and Intro to Stranded Colorwork. And if you find yourself in or around Fort Collins, make sure to visit this shop in person to find YOTH yarns and more. Follow on Instagram @mysisterknits
Fiber folk: It’s hard to put into words just how great the family behind Yarn on the House, or YOTH yarns is. Earlier this year I spent an evening with the whole crew and it was mesmerizing to watch the dynamic between each member, the love, the dedication and the consideration that makes this family run operation a joy and success. For anyone who’s even been in the same room as Veronika Jobe, knows the positive energy and enthusiasm this woman exudes. I hope as you listen today, you come away inspired by this family’s story and gratitude. You can find YOTH at yothyarns.com and on Instagram @yarnonthehouse.
Sponsor: Wool & Honey’s focus is on thoughtful companies who add their own stories to our little spot in the world–brands that highlight fibers that mirror the exquisite natural beauty of their area. Michigan fiber artists are paramount—and their selection of locally grown, dyed, spun yarns and fiber is unparalleled. The hive is the center of it all–it’s home. Home to bees of all ages and ability levels, each adding a bit of shine to a vibrant community. Every day, these tiny workers gather pollen–powdery bits of fluff–and with a little time and effort, transform it into gorgeous, golden nectar. How similar we knitters are to the bee! Taking nothing more than two sticks and a string, we create warmth and comfort, fabric to clothe and decorate our bodies.
Make sure to visit on Saturday October 29th from 10-4pm for the Brooklyn Tweed trunk show, full of surprises, samples to try on, patterns and special guest Jared Flood will be signing copies of his new book, Woolens. Visit woolandhoney.com for more info and in person for a selection of YOTH yarns and other wooly goods. Follow along on Instagram @woolandhoney.
Fall/Winter Woolful Knitalong: Beginning November 1st, let’s celebrate the cooler seasons with a Biches & Bûches inspired knitalong, casting on one of their patterns, kits or with one of their yarns. You choose how you’d like to join the knitalong and then we’ll get started. Visit http://www.bichesetbuches.com to be inspired and find your project kit or yarn and Monday I’ll be announcing further details of the podcast on the blog.
Giveaway: The winner of last weeks giveaway is Jamie Dear, you’ve won a sweaters worth of Purewash yarn and the R&R Hoodie by Tanis Fiber arts, Pumpkin Spice tea from Plum Deluxe, a skein of Moeke Stela yarn along with Lesley Robinson’s Mug Matt pattern. Congratulations!
This week’s giveaway is sponsored by YOTH yarns, DreaReneeKnits and Wool and Honey and they’re giving away Andrea’s Mae Pullover pattern along with a sweaters worth of yarn YOTH’s Father yarn and a set of Petoskey stone stitch markers. To enter, leave a comment on this blog post.
Music by Jónsi.