Apologies right up front for my boneheadedness during this episode. I filmed three interviews with the record button on pause. Yes, I AM that dopey when it comes to operating a digital camera. I did give a shout out to everyone who was left out, but it isn't the same as the awesome footage.
Huge Happy Shout Out to Susan! It was great to meet you. Sorry I was a dope who "recorded" you with the record button off. Your shawl was lovely.
And...I actually chatted with designer Alison Green Will about my Gawain sweater (she designed it). Sadly, less than 2 seconds of that footage was recorded. (I can actually hear you laughing at me through the internet, Diane). Please check out Alison's recent pattern offering Petronia from the latest Twist Collective, and browse her other patterns, including her latest, Thaxter, on either her designer page on Ravelry, or on her website.
You can visit the vendors shown/mentioned in this video at the following links:
The Yarn and Fober Company of Derry, NH, owned and operated by the lovely Cindy, who we interviewed during our Mass Sheep & Wool Roadtrip Episode. Free shipping if you order online. I showed lots of my Ivy Brambles Romantica stash to make up for screwing up her awesome footage. I will show the other lovely things I bought from them in the next regular episode.
Mad Color Fiber Arts. You can buy directly from the online store or see her products in person at the Yarn & Fiber Company in Derry. Since the footage of her lovely goods was also lost, I show you a couple of my stash items. Gorgeous!
Hair of the Dog Design. Do you have a dog, cat or other pet whose hair you'd like to incorporate into a project? Do you love alternative fibers? Check out her beautiful yarns.
Spunky Eclectic. She sells gorgeous fiber and spinning wheels, too! (And has lots of awesome art on her arms.)
The Merlin Tree. They will repair antique wheels and they offer a beautiful line of Hitchhiker wheels that are built for travel.
Enchanted Knoll Farm. Owner Josette dyed the pretty Treasure Chest colorway I used for my Iris Mystery Shawl. She does gorgeous things with batts and sparkles, and offers lots of pretty yarn as well, including a new sparkly line!
The Woolen Rabbit. Purveyor of many gorgeous yarn bases that you may have seen featured in Anne Hanson's designs on Knitspot. I totally want her to rename her colorway "New England Red" as "Nantucket Red." I don't know why.
Leslie Wind. Handcrafter of beautiful sterling silver knitting jewelry and other metal work items. She has a cable needle necklace that would make a great knitter gift, and lots of awesome shawl pins. She will also guide you to through making your own items.