What do you get when you take a Yankee rare breed sheep farmer and a Southern indie dyer and turn them loose? Transient Wool Merchants! A little bit foodie, lots of knitting, some travel tips, and other misadventures!
Transient Wool Merchants Episode 26 – Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
She’s Crafty Amy is currently working on: • Mean Girls Socks in “On Wednesdays…” colorway on the sparkly sock from Desert Vista Dyeworks • ALL-Ways Cowl By Laura Nelkin Aquifer Scarf Kit from Laura Nelkin’s M Club kit • La Dame Blanche by Barbara Bensen (in our yarn too!) • Spinning a sweater’s worth of […]
Episode 25 – Grumbly Gus and SSK Recap
Transient Wool Merchants Episode 25 – Grumbly Gus and the SSK Recap She’s Crafty Amy is currently working on: • Radiate Sweater by Joji Locatelli in a purple handspun yarn created from a Loop Bullseye Bump and silver Leicester Longwool (millspun) from our flock • SSK Socks! Based on Susan B. Anderson’s How I Make My Socks out of […]
Transient Wool Merchants Episode 24 – Ovechkin Gets Traded to Pittsburgh
Transient Wool Merchants Episode 24 – Ovechkin Gets Traded to Pittsburgh She’s Crafty Amy is currently working on: • SSK Socks! Based on Susan B. Anderson’s How I Make My Socks out of Turtle Purl’s “Party! We’re 5!” Colorway • ALL-Ways Cowl By Laura Nelkin • Corner to Corner blanket – enabled by eannrn of […]
Episode 23 – Not That Arne & Carlos
Transient Wool Merchants Episode 23 – Not That Arne & Carlos She’s Crafty Amy is currently working on: Transitus Hat Test knit by Laura Nelkin Sugar Skull socks – OMG Toe Up Socks by Megan Williams in the Dia de Los Muertos colorway by Desert Vista Dyeworks ALL-Ways Cowl By Laura Nelkin Corner to Corner […]
Episode 22: A New Day — A New Host
Transient Wool Merchants Episode She’s Crafty Amy is currently working on: • La Dame Blanche by Barbara Bensen (in our yarn too!) • Fairyhill Shawl by Helen Stewart from The Shawl Society 2 • Hring Scarf by Laura Nelkin • Nugget Peds by Laura Nelkin • Creatrix MKAL by Laura Nelkin Spinning a braid […]
Episode 21: Disney Rendezvous
On this episode, the Transient Wool Merchants meet up at the Happiest Place on Earth and dish about everything that’s happened since Rhinebeck! Show notes to follow!
unique, i think
this is an enjoyable listen. a rare glimpse of sheep-raising and fiber-hawking on the road. i like the informal and unscripted tone. keep up the great work, gals!
Entertaining - Life of a Shepherd and a Fiber Artist
It’s not easy being a shepherd, especially in this day and age when, if one wants the fleece from one’s flock to avoid the $0.30/pound black hole of the wool pool, one must focus on breeding, jacketing, and a dozen other things. One of these “other things” is running around the country to various fiber fairs, setting up booths of yarn and roving in summer heat, deluges, wind, and freezing weather, and hoping enough will be sold to make one’s gas money and camping costs. Amy and Heather give the inside scoop on life from this other side of the fiber buyer/vendor equation.