Episode 308

Congratulations, Pamela! You are the winner of a skein of Bear Mountain sock yarn and the pattern for my Taking Back the River socks.
This is the Candied Orange Almond Cake from Taproot Issue 49: REFRESH. It looks amazing with blood oranges and you don’t need any fancy mixing equipment — just a springform pan!
The Spring Speakers Series at Thomas Jefferson University is now available via YouTube. Select the Sustainability Panel or the Farm to Fabric Panel (featuring MJ Packer and Dr. Lilly). Grab your knitting, sit back, and learn from these experienced speakers.
Flickerl by Simone Eich is the ultimate scrap yarn project: a 4-row repeat and no ends to weave in. I knit one of these in 2015! I called it scrappiness and I still receive lots of compliments on it. This version will feature muted colors.
Here are the Winterlight Mittens designed by Abby Goodman for Taproot Issue 53: AMEND.
I’m giving away my leftover yarn from this mitten project to a listener who wants to make the Winterlight Mittens or another small accessory. These are two great farm yarns to try! Leave a comment on my website or on the IG post for this episode (or both) for your chance to win. I’ll announce the winner on Episode 309.
This month, I worked on a collaboration with six local artists, recording audio files in which they talk about their work, which will be featured in a show of 20+ artists to commemorate Women’s History Month. Follow this LINK to hear these skilled and powerful women. The piece above is a multimedia piece on handmade felt by Linda Schwartz. It is the first in her “Badass Babes” series. The show was created and curated by Trisha Lowrey Lippert.

“The Spinner’s Lament” — TUMBLR link