Yarn has a memory: memory of what it once was, what you’ve knit it into, and even where you bought it. Today’s discussion focuses on several kinds of memories tied up in yarn: I review SilverSpun yarn, talk about my trip to Arkansas Fiberarts Extravaganza, and marvel at the incredible gift given to me by the now-defunct Yarn Harvest company.
For the technique segment at the end, I talk about how to get a skein of yarn back into near-mint condition if you’ve already knit with it, need to frog it, and want to knit with it again.
Mentioned in this episode:
- SilverSpun yarn from the Feel Good Yarn Company (87% cotton, 11% silver, 2% Lycra), 173 yds per 50g skein
- Textile Extension Lab at North Carolina State University
- A history of the medical uses of silver (the site this article is reproduced on seems a bit sketchy, but this is a legit piece from a peer-reviewed journal and is listed on MedLine)
- Connectivity Gloves by Mari Luke (thanks to eagle-eyed viewer D Louise for the link!)
- Arkansas Fiberarts Extravaganza in lovely Hot Springs
- Must Stash Yarns shop and podcast
- October House Fiber Arts: run, do not walk, people
- Yarn Harlot’s blog post about Arkansas Fiber Arts (that’s me and Stacie in the back left corner of her third photo from that event!) and her time-lapse photo montage of knitting Must Stash’s Dark Side of the Moon colorway
- Kung Fu Knits—now out in digital and paperback
- Watch the two-minute video trailer here. It’s a great way to see if a kid you know is interested in the story and the knits.
- See the great reviews on the Down Cellar Studio and Fibre Town podcasts, theMixed Martial Arts blog, and an interview with me on the Berroco Yarns blog. More reviews and interviews to come!
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- Our group on Ravelry—come join us for the Kung Fu Knits pre-launch giveaway and other fun discussions about fiber crafts.