I learned to crochet in a professional development course called “Crochet for Stress Relief.” I had never been much of a crafty person — but I fell in love with the fiber arts. A few years later, I learned to knit by watching video tutorials. Next, I took my first spinning class and purchased a Louet. When my mother discovered a loom in her attic, I took it home. The setting for all of this crafting is a lovely tea house near Delaware Water Gap, PA.
I’ve been a longtime listener of audio podcasts and I’m happy to add my contribution with Yarns at Yin Hoo, which I will release in August of 2013.
In Part 8 of our eight-part series, we discuss the situations that arise as knitters seek clarity about what constitutes an original design and how to negotiate issues of crediting design and technique. Dr. Lilly and I reminisce about the series and close by asking questions of each other. We
In this episode, I talk about my completed KnitLoops socks, a shawl in progress, working on woodturning, and give a recommendation for a BBQ sauce made with rhubarb. Of course there are new socks already on the needles and I share a poem by Jameson Fitzpatrick titled "A Poem for Pulse."
This episode is focused on institutional responses to Elizabeth Zimmermann’s impact on knitters, knitting, and the industry. Dr. Lilly Marsh discusses evidence of the durability of EZ's influence.
In this episode, I talk about my completed Derecho sweater, and share the details of several new projects, including Knitloops socks in self-striping yarn from Knit Spin Farm, the Craghill shawl in Distelfink Fiber Farm Raised Fingering, and my entry into the #lostwordsmal. I've completed all of the preliminary steps for another garment in negative reverse appliqué, this time with a beautiful fern motif.
So far we’ve been talking about what Elizabeth was doing . . . what avenues she was pursuing and how she was developing the channels she had for communicating to her readers, listeners, and viewers. In this episode, we look at the other side of that conversation -- the response of those knitters who were reading, watching and knitting along with Elizabeth. It's the fan mail episode, full of delightful examples from Dr. Lilly's several weeks spent combing through the archives of Schoolhouse Press.
Amy Jumpsuit by Closet Core patterns (hack to dress), Glynn sweater, "ted talk" by Jenny Zhang, link to Distelfink hat pattern on Meghan's website, about Mulberry Hill Farm, link to Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival vendors, link to the Night Sky punchneedle kit and many other craft & knitting kits...
It makes my day when Sara posts a new episode. I settle into my knitting space and listen to each incredibly thoughtful episode. I’ve learned about pie baking, poetry, natural dyeing and of course knitting from Sara. I can’t wait for the next episode.
calming + chill
While in self isolation i sort out a knitting podcast. i was so excited to finally make some progress on my knitting skills in all my new alone time (i’m a crocheter already). I listened to one new episode and was hooked. Obsessed about learning more about Sara’s own knitting origin story, I located Sara’s first couple of years of podcasting on her website. This podcast is exactly what I need right now and i’m thrilled to have hundreds of episodes in front of me on my new knitting journey. Thank you Sara.
I love this podcast! Sara discusses all of my favorite topics: fiber arts, spinning/knitting, food and many other creative endeavors. I just started listening and can’t wait for the next episode. This is truly food for my soul - thank you for sharing your beautiful voice!