Episode 195

Thank you to everyone who has purchased a copy of Humblebee, my first pattern for knitted socks.  Your purchase funds Heifer International‘s effort to provide gifts of honeybees to agrarian communities.

Local Yarn Shop Day

I’ll be hanging out at Hope’s Favorite Things in Richmond, PA with printed patterns for Humblebee socks. Hope is dyeing up a special colorway and we’ll celebrate with honey-themed drinks and snacks.

Yarn Lover at Large

I met up with Amy, Svea, and Laura on Sunday, where we did some shopping at the Allentown Fiber Festival and enjoyed a picnic lunch in the car. It was such a pleasure to finally meet Jen and Scott of Turtlemade in person.  Just look at that fun array of 3D-printed Turkish spindles. I also visited Colleen and Sean of Mulberry Hill Farm and picked up some fingering weight yarn from their very own sheep.  I’ve been wanting to try spinning a fiber blend with flax, and this braid from hipstrings is just the thing. Last year, I was entranced by the natural dyeing of Spencer Hill, so I was sure to pick up a beautiful skein of Ruth’s “Bruised Ego” in the Harriet base.

Iris KAL

Join me and Emily of the FibreTown podcast as we knit Iris, a shrug designed by Melody Hoffmann. Iris is the perfect warm weather garment, and we’ll be knitting with dreamy Samite yarn from Blacker.

Cast on: May 5
FOs: by July 5

You are welcome knit along with any yarn you like, but if you’d like to use Samite yarn from Blacker, Claire of The Woolly Thistle is offering 10% off your purchase until May 5th.

Post in the Iris KAL thread on Ravelry to knit along with us and for a chance to win prizes.

And Sew Forth

I’ve been dreaming of all the possible tunic and sweater possibilities in UNIFORM, a very special collaboration from Madder and Grainline Studio.