It’s time to delve back into my knitting basket! So bring out your own crafting project, take a seat, and listen to a bit about my finished projects, current projects, and how I’ve explored the cornucopia of yarns available to knitters.

I think I’m getting better at using my regular camera, but there were still a couple of hiccups, so bear with me!

In lieu of detailed episode notes, I’ll direct you to my Ravelry project page, from which you can find any yarn and pattern specifics that might have caught your eye (or friend me for that matter). Here is my queue and stash, in case you want more information about my new acquisitions or the patterns I plan to make with them. There’s now a Ravelry group; I’d love to ‘meet’ my viewers! If you’d like to follow along with my projects, I post frequently knitting photos on Instagram; my account is thecharmofit.

When talking about yarn, I mentioned the wonderful Clara Parkes and her books The Knitter’s Guide to Yarn, The Knitter’s Guide to Wool, and The Knitter’s Guide to Socks. I also talked about Deborah Robson’s free Crafty class Know Your Wool. I showed you some of my colour cards from Beaverslide Dry Goods, Elsa Wool (I think I emailed her to order a colour card; I can’t find the information on the site but she has wonderful customer service), and Quince & Co. The company that provides the biggest colour card ever, although some of the yarn samples come loose and you have to sort them yourself, is Blackberry Ridge.

Finished Objects

Marzipan Socks

Woodsman HatWoodsman Hat

Soaring to the Heavens Beret

Works in Progress

Caravanserai SocksCaravanserai Socks

Octoberfest Beanie

Octoberfest Beanie

Thistledown Jumper

Thistledown Jumper


9 thoughts on “Knitting Podcast Episode 9: Exploring the Yarn Cornucopia

    1. Sorry for taking ages to reply! I got mine from Amazon: I just looked it up & it’s the Armarkat Cat tree Furniture Condo 24″ x 24″ x 73″. I’m happy with it; it’s seen a lot of use over the past six months & only has needed tightening once. I believe the Armarkat company makes lots of models; I wanted one that was quite tall in case Moth ever needs to escape from a suddenly crazed Thistle (lol) but didn’t have a big floor footprint since my space is limited. I also wanted one with an enclosed perch since most cats like a little ‘cat cave.’ It was less than $100 too.

  1. I started to watch your podcast and I love it:-) Your beret is amazing!
    The details you incorporate in your knitting are stunning.

    1. Thank you! Now that holiday/trip craziness is over, I should be back to posting/responding regularly, I’ll be recording my next episode on Saturday. 🙂

  2. We have not heard from you for several weeks. I hope all is well & that it is just that you were away on holiday with family.

    I hope you had a happy Christmas & will be having a peaceful new year … not many hours now!

    Anne in Cambridge (the U.K. one)

    1. Hi Anne! Yep, first I was preparing for my trip & then I was out of town without a computer. I’m home now though. Even when I don’t have time to blog, I’m still active on Instagram, so you can always check on me (thecharmofit) there if you’re worried!

      I had a wonderful Christmas, but more a crazy than peaceful beginning to the year. 😉 I have to cram a year’s worth of love and fun with my family into two weeks, so it’s always a very full trip. But now that I’m back in my little apartment, I’m finding peace and beginning to mull over my hopes and dreams for 2016. I hope your holiday season was lovely!

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