Episode 286

Fall is here! Sweater knitting is picking up and the NY Sheep & Wool Festival is just around the corner. In this episode, I’ll catch you up on the saga of my RB sweater and share chats with MJ Packer of Battenkill Fiber Mill and Carole Foster of Foster Sheep Farm. They are brimming with suggestions for your festival shopping.

Tiny knitted acorns glued into caps I collected. (pattern by Caroline Hosmann)
  • Goldwing by Jennifer Steingass in Battenkill Fiber Mill seconds
  • socks in the Rock Collecting colorway from KnitSpinFarm
  • Acorns pattern by Caroline Hosmann knit with scrap yarns
  • Leni by Isabelle Kraemer in Oysters & Purls yarn held double
Flourish Cowl by Beach House Knits

Battenkill Fiber Mill 27A #12 (outside between barns 26 & 27)

Foster Sheep Farm indigo-dyed yarn

Foster Sheep Farm Building 31 Booth 10

  • Carole’s sweater – Caribou Hills by Caitlin Hunter in FSF Concordia natural and botanical colors
  • Carol’s other sweater – Saknes by Zanete Knits in FSF Schuyler 3-ply worsted marl NEW*
  • botanically-dyed hat kits for Andrea Mowry’s Flicker & Flame hat
  • soaps by mary Jane
  • all the notions and supplies you need from FSF Yarn Shop
Flicker and Flame knit in FSF botanically-dyed yarns

All that, plus #powerpantry returns with pantry stocking suggestions and . . . sumac are available in the full-length version of this episode, available on archive.org.