In this episode: Educational, interesting, funny, agreeable, disagreeable, and lovely ways to dance with wool.
On the hook: Kata crocheted squares by Penny Davidson.
On the bookshelf: If you buy one book to learn to crochet, this is the one I recommend. It’s very good. Crochet Tips and Tricks by Lily Chin
Huge Thanks to Shelly Sheehan, from The Yarnery, in St Paul, for taking time to tell me about her new book, wearwithall. And to Tom Podner for sharing his wonderful Civil War Monument story with me, so that I could share it with you.
Live and in person: I’ll be teaching at Vogue Knitting Live, as well as the Madrona Fiber Arts Festival. I’m looking for teaching opportunities in the Southern US between January 21st and 30th. Please get in touch if you’d like me to come teach in your town, or let your local yarn shop know you’d like to take a class with me.
I’m wearing wool! For the month of Wovember I’ll be wearing and working with wool, talking about wool, and joining others in showing our collective appreciation of WOOL by wearing as much of this fabulous fibre as possible, while celebrating WOOL and its unique qualities in stories and pictures throughout the month of November.
Oh, and did I mention? There will be fabulous prizes! prizes! prizes! in Wovember.
This week’s giveaway includes beautiful Estonian wool brooches created by Felix, and a skein of truly Shetland-y fingering weight yarn, handspun by me. To win, simply share your story of the first time you ever knit with wool (or realized you couldn’t knit with it, if you’re allergic) in the comments below. The winner will be drawn using a random number generator on November 10th.
I can’t wait to read your wool stories. Good luck!
This week’s audible pick is: Moranthology, by Caitlin Moran.