Episode 78: Brampton Inn Bed and Breakfast

 

On today’s show, we talk to the owners of the beautiful Brampton Inn Bed and Breakfast in Chestertown, Maryland, one of our retreat locations.

  • Plus, we’re getting closer to our Maryland South Independent Dyer Festival, May 4 and 5.
  • And, Blue Heron shares information about their gorgeous yarns.

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<Lucas and Danielle

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Related Links:

Order your Fish Pepper Kit by clicking here.
Register for our new Twigg Stitch Frosted Scarf Retreat by clicking here.
Portuguese Knitting Retreat registration – click here.
Order your Blue Crab Yarn – here.
Customize Your Yarn

Episode 77: Duets and Inspirations

 

In this episode, we listen to author and designer Shirley Paden. She’s working on a new book to inspire us.

  • Plus, Joyce talks about the greatness of Elizabeth Zimmerman.
  • And, we’ll preview Maryland South, a new Indie yarn festival.

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Sheep

Shirley Paden's Recolte sweater.

Shirley Paden’s Recolte sweater.

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Shirley sketch

Knitwear Design

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Shirley Paden teaching

Related Links:

Order your Fish Pepper Kit by clicking here.
Register for our new Twigg Stitch Frosted Scarf Retreat by clicking here.
Portuguese Knitting Retreat registration – click here.
Order your Blue Crab Yarn – here.
Customize Your Yarn

Episode 76: New Zealand Knitting, Part 2

 

In this episode, we listen to our New Zealand guest about learning how to knit and the New Zealand brush tail possum.

  • Plus, it’s time for our Maryland Showcase.
  • And, we’ll preview our next show for you.

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Fish Pepper color choices

Related Links:

Order your Fish Pepper Kit by clicking here.
Register for our new Twigg Stitch Frosted Scarf Retreat by clicking here.
Portuguese Knitting Retreat registration – click here.
Order your Blue Crab Yarn – here.
Customize Your Yarn

Episode 75: “Thank you, but no thank you.”

 

In this episode, we listen to our New Zealand guest about learning how to knit and the penguin sweater disaster.

  • Plus, Joyce shares some thoughts on men knitting books.
  • And, we preview upcoming retreats for you to join.

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Club Cummings in New York for knit night.

Club Cumming in New York for knit night.

Photo by Ellion Paz - see JoshBennettnyc.com

Photo by Ellion Paz – see JoshBennettnyc.com

Related Links:
Register for our new Twigg Stitch Frosted Scarf Retreat by clicking here.
Portuguese Knitting Retreat registration – click here.
Order your Blue Crab Yarn – here.
Customize Your Yarn

Episode 74: The Inn at Huntingfield Creek

 

In this episode, we have our first retreat of the year on Maryland’s Eastern Shore at the Inn at Huntingfield Creek.

  • Plus, Vicki Twigg teaches her Twigg Stitch.
  • And, we preview upcoming retreats for you to join.

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Related Links:
Register for our new Twigg Stitch Frosted Scarf Retreat by clicking here.
Order your Vicki Twigg book by clicking here.
Order your Blue Crab Yarn – here.
Customize Your Yarn
Portuguese Knitting Retreat registration – click here.

Episode 73: Little Hats, Big Hearts

 

In this episode, we work with the American Heart Association on their Little Hats, Big Hearts initiative.

  • Plus, we share our latest Maryland Showcase, the Hon cowl.
  • And, we talk about our upcoming retreats.

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Little Hats banner

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Baby and Mom hat 2

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Cafe Hon Cowl

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Related Links:

Order your Hon Cowl by clicking here.

Join our Masterpieces Club by clicking here.
Order your Blue Crab Yarn – here.
Customize Your Yarn
Portuguese Knitting Retreat registration – click here.

Episode 72: How to Trash the Stash

 

In this episode, we have a designer who will make patterns for our new Men’s Pattern Club that will start in 2019.

  • Plus, Joyce and her daughter Louisa join us to talk about how to get rid of your stash.
  • And, we have comments from our listeners.

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Mickey knitting at weekend retreat.

Mickey knitting at weekend retreat.

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Men sweater knitting

Karen and her sister Cindy knitting on front porch.

Karen and her sister Cindy knitting on front porch.

Related Links:
Join our Masterpieces Club by clicking here.
Order your Blue Crab Yarn – here.
Customize Your Yarn
Portuguese Knitting Retreat registration – click here.

Episode 71: Men Who Knit

 

In this episode, we talk to men who knit and better understand their joy of the craft.

  • Plus, we talk about adding a “men’s pattern club” to our list of clubs.
  • And, blue crab yarn for sale!

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Related Links:
Join our Masterpieces Club by clicking here.
Order your Blue Crab Yarn – here.
Customize Your Yarn
Portuguese Knitting Retreat registration – click here.

Episode 70: Happy New Year!

 

In this episode, we introduce you to our 2018 Masterpieces Club.

  • Plus, Heather Zoppetti has this month’s tip and technique.
  • And, Joyce talks about some great book choices.

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new year sheep

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Author Clara Parkes

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Shetland pattterns

Shetland patterns

Shetland patterns

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Japanese pattern swatches.

Japanese pattern swatches.

Year of Techniques

Pattern from Year of Techniques book.

Pattern from Year of Techniques book.

Masterpieces Night Hawks

Masterpieces Night Hawks

Masterpieces West Side Story

Masterpieces West Side Story

Blue Crab yarn

Blue Crab yarn

Blue Crab yarn

Blue Crab yarn

Blue Crab Yarn

Blue Crab Yarn

Heather Zoppetti of Stitch Sprouts - Visit her YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv5VfI4SomY

Heather Zoppetti of Stitch Sprouts – Visit her YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv5VfI4SomY

Related Links:
Heather Zoppetti’s YouTube Channel – click here.
Join our Masterpieces Club by clicking here.
Order your Holiday Sparkle Kit.  Click here.
Customize Your Yarn
Portuguese Knitting Retreat registration – click here.
Brioche Retreat registration by clicking here.

Episode 69: Perfectly Pretty Pence Jugs

 

In this episode, we talk to Teresa of Teresa Ruch Designs about our new Tenceltown Female Superheroes Club.

  • Plus, we share this month’s Maryland showcase.
  • And, Joyce talk to us about Weldon’s historical patterns and books.

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Joyce pence jug

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Related Links:

Join our Tenceltown Female Superheores by clicking here.
Order your Holiday Sparkle Kit.  Click here.
Customize Your Yarn
Portuguese Knitting Retreat registration – click here.
Brioche Retreat registration by clicking here.
Learn more about our retreats. Click here.

Episode 68: The Purity of Hemp

 

In this episode, we talk about our Hemp Club with an education about Hemp yarn.

  • Plus, we talk to Heather Zoppetti who is designing new patterns for the Hemp Club.
  • And, Bonita will share a tip and technique with us.

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Hemp new pattern full cropped

Lana of LanaKnits

Lana of LanaKnits

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Heather Zoppetti

Heather Zoppetti

Related Links:

Join our Hemp by clicking here.
Order your Baable Cowl kit.  Click here.
Customize Your Yarn
Portuguese Knitting Retreat registration – click here.
Brioche Retreat registration by clicking here.
Learn more about our retreats. Click here.

Episode 67: Amy Herzog and Sweaters Everyday

 

In this episode, we hear from Amy Herzog about her new Sweater Club design.

  • We also talk about next year’s Sweater Club and discount.
  • Plus, we announce our November Maryland Showcase.
Eastern Shore Cardigan by Amy Herzog

Eastern Shore Cardigan by Amy Herzog

Eastern Shore Cardigan by Amy Herzog

Eastern Shore Cardigan by Amy Herzog

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Amy Herzog

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Baable Cowl yarn

Related Links:

Order your Baable Cowl kit.  Click here.
Join our Sweater Club by clicking here.
Customize Your Yarn
Portuguese Knitting Retreat registration – click here.
Brioche Retreat registration by clicking here.
Learn more about our retreats. Click here.

Episode 66: Continuing Family Farm Traditions

 

In this episode, we talk to children who know and love life on the farm.

  • We talk about two clubs, Perfectly Vintage and Rare Breeds.
  • Plus, we announce giveaway winners.

Hunter tractor

Hunter tractor

Hunter Sweitzer

Leah and her Pygora goats.

Leah and her Pygora goats.

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Brooke Sweitzer.

Brooke Sweitzer.

cattle

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Jason and his son Hunter Sweitzer.

Jason and his son Hunter Sweitzer.

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Dorset horn ewe with her lamb

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Related Links:
Perfectly Vintage Club  Click here.
Rare Breeds Club.  Click here.
Take look at our new 2018 Club Choices.
Customize Your Yarn
Portuguese Knitting Retreat registration – click here.
Brioche Retreat registration by clicking here.
Learn more about our retreats. Click here.

Episode 65: 8 Club Countdown

 

In this episode, we begin talking about our 2018 Club Choices – we start with our Shawl Club.

  • And, we travel to Pennsylvania for Knitter’s Day Out.
  • Plus, we introduce our October Maryland Showcase on Billie Holiday.

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Knitter’s Day Out

Related Links:

Melodies of Billie Holiday yarn kit.  Click here.
Take look at our new 2018 Club Choices.
Customize Your Yarn
Portuguese Knitting Retreat registration – click here.
Brioche Retreat registration by clicking here.
Learn more about our retreats. Click here.

Episode 64: The Two Andreas

 

In this episode, we talk to both Andrea Wong of Portuguese Knitting and Andrea Rangel, author of Rugged Knits and her newest book, AlterKnits.

  • And, we kick off our new customized yarn product – MyYarn.
  • Plus, we preview our 2018 Club choices.

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my yarn cover podcast copy

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Related Links:
Customize Your Yarn
Book Festival Kit – click here.
Portuguese Knitting Retreat registration – click here.
Brioche Retreat registration by clicking here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.
Learn more about our retreats. Click here.

Episode 63: Next up, Domino Knitting

 

In this episode, we are at the Hillbrook Inn and Spa for our Swing Knitting retreat.

  • We hear from retreat participants about their weekend of classes, food and fun.
  • And we announce our newest retreat for 2018.

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Related Links:
Book Festival Kit – click here.
Portuguese Knitting Retreat registration – click here.
Brioche Retreat registration by clicking here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.
Learn more about our retreats. Click here.

Episode 62: Oomingmak: The Bearded One

 

In this episode, Joyce and her daughter Louisa talk about the fun and challenges of Intarsia.

  • Joyce visits Alaska and brings back some yarn yummies.
  • And we announce podcast giveaway winners.

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muskox vertical 2

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Oomingmak Coop

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Related Links:
Book Festival Kit – click here.
Portuguese Knitting Retreat registration – click here.
Brioche Retreat registration by clicking here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.
Learn more about our retreats. Click here.

Episode 61: Brioche and Brampton Inn

 

In this episode, we prepare for our upcoming Brioche Retreat at the Brampton Inn on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

  • Joyce gives us inspiration before the summer ends.
  • And we have some comments from some of our listeners.

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Brioche yarn

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Brampton Inn, MD

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Related Links:
Brioche Retreat registration by clicking here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.
Learn more about our retreats. Click here.

Episode 60: 3. 2. 1. Blast Off!

 

In this episode, we celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse and Maryland’s Goddard Space Center by meeting rocketeers.

  • We talk to Lilly Sweitzer about her plans for Lilly’s Rainbow Yarns.
  • And introduce our Rocket Kit as part of the August Maryland Showcase.

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Maddie and dad

Maddie and Dad

Maddie and Dad

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Rocketry Kit

Rocketry Kit


Rocketry yarn

Rocketry yarn


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Related Links:
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.
Learn more about our retreats. Click here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Order your Rocketry Kit – Blast Off!

Episode 59: Restoring History

 

In this episode, we talk to Will from Meadowcroft Yarn about how he and his father got started and their plans to move to their new facility.

  • And we talk to Marcy of the Hillbrook Inn and Spa about our upcoming visit as part of our Swing Knitting Retreat.

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Related Links:
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.
Learn more about our retreats. Click here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.

Episode 58: Celtic Crochet

 

In this episode, we talk to author Bonnie Barker about her new book Celtic Crochet.

  • We update our listeners on our 8 Club choices.
  • And, we have a tip and technique from Sensai Cathy.

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Pattern by Bonnie Barker

Pattern by Bonnie Barker

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Pattern by Bonnie Barker

Pattern by Bonnie Barker

Pattern by Bonnie Barker

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Rare Breeds Club pattern

Sensai Cathy

Sensai Cathy

Related Links:
Purchase our Maryland Winery Kit – click here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.
Learn more about our retreats. Click here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.

Episode 57: On the Road to Maryland Wineries

 

In this episode, we introduce our July Maryland Showcase, the “On the Road” shawl combined with our Maryland wineries.

  • We update our first Mystery KAL with Kino Knits.
  • And, we have a tip and technique with Heather Zoppetti.

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wine shawl 2 cover

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Photo from Joyce's trip

Photo from Joyce’s trip

Photo from Joyce's trip

Photo from Joyce’s trip

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Heather Zoppetti of Stitch Sprouts

Heather Zoppetti of Stitch Sprouts

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Related Links:
Purchase our Maryland Winery Kit – click here.
Join our Mystery KAL.
Learn more about our retreats.  Click here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Heather Zoppetti’s Tip and Technique. Click here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.

Episode 56: Two Loves: Reading and Knitting

 

In this episode, we begin by listening in on Joyce and Louisa as they discuss Louisa’s new passion.

  • We also begin our first Mystery KAL and we want you to join us.
  • And, it’s time to learn about our new retreats for 2018.

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Green Gables Knits

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heather yarn

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Related Links:
Join our Mystery KAL.
Learn more about our retreats.  Click here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Andrea Wong’s Aspen Wye River Retreat. Click here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.

Episode 55: Baltimore Snowball

 

In this episode, we begin by listening to an Andrea Travels segment – she’s in California at Stitches West.

  • We also have our newest Maryland Showcase which features Baltimore Snowballs.
  • And, Sensai Cathy joins us with a message from one of our customers.

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snowball juice

Stitches West - Andrea Class

Stitches West – Andrea Class

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Stitches West hotel

Stitches hotel lobby

Stitches hotel lobby

My Lucky Day! Rainbow and Sold out classes!

My Lucky Day! Rainbow and Sold out classes!

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Lilly with her Lilly Rainbow Yarn, Green Apple Raspberry yarn.

Lilly with her Lilly Rainbow Yarn, Green Apple Raspberry yarn.

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Sheep Shearer

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Melissa shares Sheep to Shawl competition information.

Melissa shares Sheep to Shawl competition information.

The Bowland Family

The Bowland Family

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Join our Mystery KAL.
Learn more about our retreats.  Click here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Andrea Wong’s Aspen Wye River Retreat. Click here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.

Episode 54: Join Us on Our Mystery

 

In this episode, we begin by listening in on Joyce and Louisa as they discuss Louisa’s new passion.

  • We also begin our first Mystery KAL and we want you to join us.
  • And, it’s time to learn about our new retreats for 2018.

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Kino Knits logo cropped

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Brampton Retreat

Brampton Retreat

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Brampton bed mark cropped

Joyce and her daughter Louisa

Joyce and her daughter Louisa

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Related Links:

Join our Mystery KAL.
Learn more about our retreats.  Click here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Andrea Wong’s Aspen Wye River Retreat. Click here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.

Episode 53: Commissioning Week and Fair-theWell

 

In this episode, we congratulate and celebrate the cadets of the United States Naval Academy and Commissioning Week. It’s part of our Maryland Showcase for the month of May.

  • We attend the Powhaten Fiber Festival in Virginia.
  • And, we catch up with Julie and her Border Collies.

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Related Links:
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Andrea Wong’s Aspen Wye River Retreat. Click here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.

Episode 52: Celebrating Our Earth

 

In this episode, Heather Zoppetti of Stitch Sprouts joins us with a tip on the Kitchener stitch.

  • It’s Earth Day and Joyce shares how the celebration originated.
  • And, Sensai Cathy has a question from one of our customers.

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Heather Zoppetti of Stitch Sprouts

YouTube Stitch Sprouts Kitchener Stitch

Ocean City Shawlette

Sensai Cathy

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Related Links:
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Andrea Wong’s Aspen Wye River Retreat. Click here.
To see our Virtual Class options – click here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.

Episode 51: Getting into the Swing of Things

 

In this episode, we hear from Brigitte Elliott about her upcoming Swing Knitting Retreat at the Charles Town, West Virginia Hillbrook Inn and Spa.

  • Our Maryland Showcase features the Ocean City Shawlette.
  • And, we talk about our upcoming Virtual Classes.

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survey link

Related Links:
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Andrea Wong’s Aspen Wye River Retreat. Click here.
To see our Virtual Class options – click here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.

Episode 50: Sally Melville and Creativity

 

In this episode, we go to the Aspen Wye River Conference Center Retreat where we had a Sally Melville weekend.

  • Retreat participants share their excitement about the weekend.
  • And, we talk to Sally about what she shared with students.

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Related Links:

Andrea Wong’s Aspen Wye River Retreat. Click here.
To see our Virtual Class options – click here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.

Episode 49: Flowers, Flags and March Madness

 

In this episode, Joyce is on her way to the Philadelphia Flower Show. She’ll give us a information about one of the oldest and largest flower shows in the country.

  • Andrea Wong joins us to talk about her Portuguese Knitting Retreat weekend in March of 2018.
  • And, we provide an update on our Clubs.

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Flower show

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March Flag cowl

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Capelet Cowl Hemp Pattern for March

George Sprocket Scarf in our Tenceltown Club

George Sprocket Scarf in our Tenceltown Club

Related Links:

Andrea Wong’s Aspen Wye River Retreat. Click here.
Order Your March Madness Maryland Flag Cowl Kit.  Click here.
To see our Virtual Class options – click here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.

Episode 48: Hoppy Feet, Froth and Foam

In this episode, we share information about our upcoming virtual classes.

  • Kelli Slack joins us to share her new books with us.
  • And, it’s time for our next giveaway!

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Knitting Boutique teachers for our Virtual Classes

Knitting Boutique teachers for our Virtual Classes

Hoppy Feet Cover

Related Links:

Order Kelli’s Hoppy Feet book. Click here.
Order Kelli’s Froth and Foam book.  Click here.
To see our Virtual Class options – click here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.

Episode 47: Knitting Double and Mother, Daughter

In this episode, we’ve just come back from Kent Manor Inn and our Double Knitting weekend. We talk to instructor Vicki Twigg and participants.

  • Joyce and her daughter Louisa let us listen in on their “mom and daughter” talk.
  • And, it’s February and time for our Maryland Showcase and Dots and Dashes.

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retreat group shot

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Louisa and Joyce

Louisa and Joyce

Dot and Dashes hat

Dot and Dashes hat

Twigg stitch scarf

Twigg stitch scarf

Twigg stitch hat

Twigg stitch hat

 

Related Links:
Dots and Dashes Maryland Showcase by clicking here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.
Blue Crabs available – click here.

Episode 46: More Hygge in Your Life

In this episode, Joyce shares with us Pantone’s new color of the year, plus the importance of “hygge” in our lives.

  • Andrea Wong joins us to talk about her new segment and introduces us to lace knitting in Brazil.
  • And, it’s time for our next giveaway!

New York Times article

New York Times article

Lace Knitting in Brazil

Related Links:
Andrea Travels to Brazil and meets a lace maker – see video by clicking here.
Andrea Wong Knits – Youtube Channel
Pantone’s Color of the Year – click here.
New York Times article – read by clicking here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.
Blue Crabs available – click here.

Episode 45: Crabs for Sale

In this episode, Heather Zoppetti joins us with her Stitch Sprouts Technique and tells us how to make the perfect pom-pom.

  • Joyce and Cathy talk about their upcoming virtual class schedule.
  • And, it’s January, so we’ll introduce you to our January Maryland Showcase, plus Sensai Cathy joins us.

Heather Zoppetti of Stitch Sprouts

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Related Links:
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.
Order your January Maryland Showcase by clicking here.
Retreat registration by clicking here.
Stitch Sprouts Perfect Pom-pom Tutorial by clicking here.

Episode 44: Happy New Year!

 

In this episode, we wish everyone a happy new year and we kick off the new year introducing our new website and free shipping.

  • We also share some changes to our podcast for 2017, including a segment with Andrea Wong and Portuguese Knitting.
  • And, we say goodbye to our bricks and mortar store with some wonderful comments from our customers.

We launch our new website.

Heather Zoppetti of Stitch Sprouts

Related Links:
Sign up for our 2018 Portuguese Knitting Weekend with Andrea Wong Retreat.
Order your December Maryland Showcase Holiday Lights by clicking here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.

Episode 43: Making Your Masterpieces

In this episode, we talk about our most popular club, our Masterpieces Club where we dye the yarn to match a famous painting or image.

  • Heather Sweitzer of Sweitzer Mill Farm joins us to talk about how the family gets the farm ready for winter.
  • And, it’s time for a giveaway.

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Heather and her daughter Brooke on the farm.

Sweitzer Mill Farm

Cattle on Sweitzer Mill Farm.

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Related Links:
Join our Masterpieces Club by clicking here.
Order your December Maryland Showcase Holiday Lights by clicking here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.

Episode 42: Bunnies and The Shepherd’s View

In this episode, we talk with Kelli Slack, the designer of our Tenceltown Club about her plans for 2017 and the Jetsons theme. Kelli will also share farm work.

  • Joyce shares with us books on a shepherd and his flock.
  • And, it’s December so we’ll introduce you to our December Maryland Showcase.

Kelli Slack, designer of the Tenceltown and her rabbits.

James Rebanks and his flock.

Hampden Lights on 34th Street

Holiday Lights kit

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Related Links:
Join our Tenceltown Club by clicking here.
Order your December Maryland Showcase Holiday Lights by clicking here.
Order the Shepherd’s View book by clicking here.
Facebook for The Shepherd’s View by clicking here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.

Episode 41: The Jetsons and Slow TV

In this episode, we continue our discussions on our 2017 Clubs. We talk to Teresa Ruch who shares her plans for the Jetsons theme.

  • Joyce tells us about the fun of Slow TV.
  • And, Sensai Cathy answers a customer’s question.

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Slow TV train

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Norway knitting

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G409R6 The Jetsons cartoon animated series

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Velma and the 2016 Tenceltown Club

Join our Sweater Club!

Related Links:
Join our Sweater Club by clicking here.
Order your Ravens Exploration Station by clicking here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.

Episode 40: Books, Shawls, and Sweaters, Oh My!

In this episode, we introduce you to this year’s Sweater Club by talking to designer Joan Forgione.

  • Joyce shares a great holiday gift idea, plus we have a new giveaway.
  • And, Sensai Cathy answers a customer’s question.

Related Links:
Order The Knitted Hat book by clicking here.
Join our Sweater Club by clicking here.
Order your Ravens Exploration Station by clicking here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.

Episode 39: Lilly, Baby Moo Moo and Rare Breeds

In this episode, Lilly of Lilly’s Rainbow Yarns talks about her upcoming plans for 2017 yarn.

  • We also talk to her mom Heather about the 2017 Rare Breeds Club.
  • And, Sensai Cathy answers a customer’s question.

Lilly and Baby Moo Moo

Lilly and Baby Moo Moo

Lilly and Baby Moo Moo

Heather shares information about Sweitzer Mill Farm.

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The Coupelet Sock using the Fall Fling colorway.

Sensai Cathy

Related Links:
Join Lilly Rainbow Yarn Club by clicking here.
Join our Rare Breeds Club by clicking here.
Order your Fall Fling colorway by clicking here.
Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.
Order our Chessie Leg Warmer by clicking here.

Episode 38: Festivals and Fellowship

In this episode, we visit the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville, Virginia.

  • We also have interviews from our Swing Knits retreat.
  • And, it’s time for our next giveaway!

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Related Links:

Swing Knits Retreat registration by clicking here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.
Order our Chessie Leg Warmer by clicking here.

Episode 37: Let the Clubs Begin!

In this episode, we introduce our 2017 yarn clubs.

  • Lana from LanaKnits talks about our new Hemp Club and hemp yarn.
  • And, we talk to Andrea Wong who is teaching at the Boutique in October.

Lana of Lana’s Hemp Yarn

Masterpieces Yarn Club

Tenceltown Yarn Club

Join our Sweater Club and receive your bag and water bottle, plus 20% off on your yarn purchases.

Andrea Wong teaches at the Boutique.

Portuguese knitting bundle.

Related Links:
Order the LampKnits Hemp Club for 2017.
Order our Chessie Leg Warmer by clicking here.
Check out our Retreats by clicking here.
Take look at our new 2017 Club Choices.
Order your Portuguese Knitting Bundle.

Episode 36: Knitting Guilds

In this episode, we introduce you to Knitting Guilds and how they got started.

  • Dianna is invited to a local guild to talk about the store.
  • And, we introduce our newest Maryland Showcase.

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South River Knitting Guild meeting

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Empty space which will eventually host The Knitting Boutique

Chessie Leg Warmer

Related Links:
Order our Chessie Leg Warmer by clicking here.
Order our Silk and Spice and Everything Nice Cowl Kit by clicking here.
Check out our Retreats by clicking here.
Take look at our Club Choices.

Episode 35: History and Hillbrook Inn

In this episode, we get a preview of our upcoming Swing Knits retreat with Marcy from the Hillbrook Inn and Spa.

  • Joyce previews Amy Herzog’s new book for us.
  • And, we have our Maryland Showcase – our Silk and Spice and Everything Nice cowl kit.

 

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Related Links:
Order Amy Herzog’s new book You Can Knit That clicking here.
Order our Silk and Spice and Everything Nice Cowl Kit by clicking here.
Check out our Retreats by clicking here.
Take look at our Club Choices.

Episode 34: Yarn and Fiber 101

In this episode, we talk with Heather Sweitzer of Sweitzer Mill Farm about yarn buying and what we should be looking for.

  • Sensai Cathy joins us to talk about dye lots and the importance of alternating skeins.
  • And, Joyce shares with us her book recommendations.

Heather Sweitzer being interviewed on our podcast.

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Related Links:
Order Clara Parkes Book of Yarn by clicking here.
Order Clara Parkes Book of Wool by clicking here.
Check out our Retreats by clicking here.
Take look at our Club Choices.

Episode 33: Sally Melville Shares her Passion for Teaching

In this episode, Sally Melville joins us and gives us a preview of her teaching plans for our March 2017 retreat.

  • We also talk to students who took Vicki Twigg’s classes with us.
  • And, another preview to our 2017 Club Choices.

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Sally Melville

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Vicki Twigg teaching class.

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Aspen Wye River

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Related Links:
Order Sally Melville’s Knit Stitch Experience book by clicking here.
Order Vicki Twigg’s “Twigg Stitch” book by clicking here.
Check out our Retreats by clicking here.
Take look at our Club Choices.

 

Episode 32: Update on Our Clubs

In this episode, Joyce and Dianna give us an update on our clubs.

  • Joyce talks about her upcoming summer trip and knitting.
  • And, Sensai Cathy talks to a customer about how to store her yarn.

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Canyonlands Shawl

Canyonlands Shawl

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Shaggy Hat from Tenceltown Club

Lilly of Lilly Rainbow Yarns

Related Links:
Take look at our Club Choices.
For our newest Maryland showcase, click here.
Check out our Retreats by clicking here. 

Episode 31: Tanis Gray Focuses on Baby Knitting

In this episode, we talk with Author, designer Tanis Gray about her newest book, Modern Baby Knits.

  • Joyces shares information about a new documentary about yarn.
  • And, we’ll tell you our newest podcast giveaway winners.

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Related Links:
To purchase Tanis Gray’s “Modern Baby Knits” book, click here.
For our newest Maryland showcase, click here.
Check out our Retreats by clicking here. 
Take look at our Club Choices.

Episode 30: The National NeedleArts Association

In this episode, we travel 30 minutes to Washington, DC – the nation’s capital – where the yarn and craft industry’s conference is underway. The National NeedleArts Association hosts many events throughout the year, but the summer conference is one of it’s biggest.

  • We interview Vicki Twigg who will teach at the Boutique next month.
  • And, we get a headstart on next year’s Clubs.

The entrance to the NeedleArts conference

The entrance to the NeedleArts conference

Joyce talks with author and host of DIY’s Knitty Gritty Vicki Howell.

Lana of Lana’s Hemp Yarn

New author Andrea Rangel with her just published book “Rugged Knits.”

Vicki Twigg teaches at the Boutique in July.

Related Links:
To register for Vicki Twigg classes, click here.
Check out our Retreats by clicking here. 
Take look at our Club Choices.

Episode 29: A Virtual Visit to Kenya

In this episode, we travel to Kenya with Mary of KinoKnits who lives and knits in Kenya.

  • Bonita gives our listeners a new knitting tip.
  • And, Joyce invites you to send us postcards of your knitting as part of “Knit in Public Day.”

Bonita (left) talks to a student.

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The Maribou by KinoKnits.

Email your photo to Boutique@KnittingBoutique.com.

Email your photo to Boutique@KnittingBoutique.com.

Related Links:
For the Blue Heron Shawl, check out our Sassafras DK – you’ll need 700 yards.
Click here to visit the KinoKnits website, blog and podcast.
Check out our Retreats by clicking here. 
Take look at our Club Choices.
Email us your “Knit in Public” photo to Boutique@KnittingBoutique.com.

Episode 28: Joyce Comes Clean

In this episode, Joyce tells us about how her experiment to spring clean her stash is going.

  • Sensai Cathy talks to a customer about her question.
  • And, we have a giveaway for you.

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Sensai Cathy

Sensai Cathy

Related Links:
Check out our Retreats by clicking here. 
Take look at our Club Choices.

Episode 27: Border Collies and the Powhaten Virginia Fiber Festival

In this episode, we visit the Powhaten Virginia Fiber Festival just outside of Richmond.

  • Take a look at the border collies as they herd sheep for Julie.
  • And, we talk to vendors and customers who visit our booth.

Julie and her border collies. Click below to see video of Julie and her border collies – https://youtu.be/ARy5OndsUvY.

Julie and her border collies.  Click below to see video of Julie and her border collies –

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Michelle, Yankee Dyer Yarns

Related Links:
Click here to see video of Julie and her border collies.
Check out our Retreats by clicking here. 
Take look at our Club Choices.

Episode 26: Customers in Nashville at Stitches

In this episode, we talk to customers who came to our booth in Nashville at Stitches South.

  • Corrina Ferguson joins us as part of our Famous Knitter Workshop series.
  • And we announce our new Maryland Showcase – the Baltimore Oriole bird kit.

Ann Berk, author of Annetarsia Knits stops by the Knitting Boutique booth.

A customer stops by our Stitches South booth.

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Joyce shares information about the Maryland Showcase and the Oriole bird kit.

Related Links:
Order your Oriole Bird Shawl kit by clicking here.
Sign up for Corrina Ferguson classes by clicking here.
Check out our Retreats by clicking here. 
Take look at our Club Choices.

Episode 25: Springtime on the Farm

In this episode, Joyce shares the knitting styles on in the runway.

  • We go on the farm with Heather of Sweitzer Mill Farm to enjoy the farm in the spring time.
  • and Bonita talks about how to create fringe for your afghan.

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Related Links:
Check out our Retreats by clicking here. 
Take look at our Club Choices

Episode 24: Amy Herzog, Mansions and S’mores

In this episode, we spend the weekend at our Amy Herzog retreat on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

  • Participants at the retreat share their experiences,
  • and Amy talks about our new Mattawoman BFL yarn.

Related Links:
Our new Mattawoman yarn used by Amy Herzog in her new design.
Check out our Retreats by clicking here. 
Take look at our Club Choices.

Episode 23: Famous Knitter Series Kicks Off

In this episode, we kick off our Famous Knitter series with Heather Zoppetti.

  • Joyce shares a story about knitting at the Waldorf School.
  • And Bonita joins us with a new technique.
Kim, Heather Zoppetti and Marsha and their Double Knitting projects.

Kim, Heather Zoppetti and Marsha and their Double Knitting projects.

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Zoppetti class

Rudolf Steiner developed the Waldorf education philosophy.

Rudolf Steiner developed the Waldorf education philosophy.

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The Boyd hat knitted by Joyce.

The Boyd hat knitted by Joyce.

Related Links:
Check out our Retreats by clicking here. 
Take look at our Club Choices

Episode 22: Amy Herzog and Aspen Wye River Retreat

In this episode, learn about the history of the Aspen Wye River Conference Center.

  • Learn about Amy Herzog and her gift to knitters worldwide.
  • And Joyce has some great book ideas for us.

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Houghton House

Houghton House

Amanda shares information about Aspen Wye River.

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Related Links:

Purchase Knitlandia by Clara Parkes by clicking here.
Purchase In the Footsteps of Sheep by clicking here.
Check out our Retreats by clicking here. 
Take look at our Club Choices

Episode 21: We Hear from You

In this episode, we talk to customers at our Blue Sky Alpaca Saturday Morning Breakfast Club.

  • We also talk to customers at our Shadow Knitting Retreat at Kent Manor Inn.
  • And Joyce shares our Famous Knitters planned for 2016.

Bonita instructs Kim on her Shadow Knitting technique.

The Twins at the Retreat

Knitting in the parlor at Kent Manor Inn.

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The Saturday Morning Breakfast Club

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The Saturday Morning Breakfast Club

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Designer Heather Zoppetti

Related Links:

Sign up for Famous Knitter Heather Zoppetti’s class by clicking here.
Purchase Unexpected Cables by Heather Zoppetti.
Purchase Everyday Lace by Heather Zoppetti,
Check out our Retreats by clicking here. 
Take look at our Club Choices

Episode 20: In Sickness and in Health

In this episode, the podcast team is almost “snowed under” with a yucky bug and our 30 inches of Maryland snow.

  • We interview Heather Zoppetti about her new book and her upcoming visit to the Boutique.
  • And Sensai Cathy answers a listener’s question.

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Joyce's hat using our Anacostia Bulky Superwash.

Joyce’s hat using our Anacostia Bulky Superwash.

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Baa-ble Hat Kit

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Designer Heather Zoppetti

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Heather Zoppetti will teach a Double Knitting class.

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Heather Zoppetti’s Mulinello Shawl class

Related Links:
Sign up for Famous Knitter Heather Zoppetti’s class by clicking here.
Purchase Unexpected Cables by Heather Zoppetti.
Purchase Everyday Lace by Heather Zoppetti,
Purchase our Baa-ble Hat Kit by clicking here.
Check out our Retreats by clicking here. 
Take look at our Club Choices

Episode 19: Brigitte Elliott and Swing Knits

In this episode, Brigitte Elliott will join us to talk about Swing Knits and our swing knitting retreat weekend.

  • Joyce shares Unexpected Cables and a new book.
  • And Kayla joins us to share social media tips.

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Joyce talks about this adult cable onesie on the podcast.

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Kayla and Joyce

Related Links:
Check out our Retreats by clicking here. 
Purchase Heather Zoppetti’s Unexpected Cables here.
Purchase Heaher’s Everyday Lace here.
Take look at our Club Choices
Class registration, click here
Purchase a Knitting Boutique gift card
Purchase our Anacostia Blue Crab Yarn

Episode 18: Get Into the Swing of Swing Knitting

In this episode, we welcome in the new year by talking about our newest retreat in Charles Town, West Virginia.

  • Joyce talks about Swing Knitting.
  • And Sensai Cathy answers a listener’s question.

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Hillbrook Inn and Spa cottage for our fall retreat

Classes will be held in the Hawthorne house.

Classes will be held in the Hawthorne house.

Brigitte Elliott teaches Swing Knits at the fall 2016 retreat.

Brigitte Elliott teaches Swing Knits at the fall 2016 retreat.

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Sensai Cathy answers a listener’s question.

Related Links:
Check out our Retreats by clicking here. 
Take look at our Club Choices
Class registration, click here
Purchase a Knitting Boutique gift card
Purchase our Anacostia Blue Crab Yarn

Episode 17: A Dog Named Blue

In this episode, we introduce you to Carol who talks about teaching kids how to knit and “a dog named Blue.”

  • Some of our customers share their plans for the holidays.
  • And Joyce has a “decluttering” idea for you for 2016.

Decluttering Book

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Anacostia Superwash Blue Crab Colorway

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Cathy and Rex and their holiday knitting projects.

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Allison and Judy share their thoughts best wishes for a great holiday season!

Related Links:
Purchase Stashbot – as recommended by Joyce by clicking here.
Take look at our upcoming Club Choices
Winter Class registration, click here
Purchase a Knitting Boutique gift card
Purchase our Anacostia Blue Crab Yarn

Episode 16: Introducing Wandering Wool

In this episode, we talk to Joelle from Wandering Wool about her yarn for our Sock Club.

  • We talk about the eight clubs that you can join before the new year begins.
  • And Joyce talks about gifts that you can purchase for the holiday season.

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Yarn from Wandering Wool for the Boutique Sock Club.

Order the Mill’s Choice calendar for 2016

Order your Knitting Boutique gift card.

 

Related Links

Join Sock Club by clicking here
Take look at our upcoming Club Choices
Winter Class registration, click here
Purchase a Knitting Boutique gift card
Purchase a Mills Choice calendar or Skin Care Kit

Episode 15: The Season for Thanks

In this episode, we share our thanks during this Thanksgiving holiday season.

  • We interview designer Joan Forgione about her new hat design that appeared in Interweave Winter Knits 2016.
  • We talk to our customers about Thanksgiving, and
  • Sensai Cathy answers a question from Kathy in Colorado.

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The Warwick Hat by Joan Forgione in Interweave Winter Knits 2016.

Warwick Hat

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Mom and Daughter share their Thanksgiving day plans.

Mom and Daughter share their Thanksgiving day plans.

Interweave's new magazine

Interweave’s new magazine

Related Links
Purchase the Warwick Hat kit in Amber and Midnight.
Purchase the Warwick Hat kit in Merlot and Light Moss
More information about Kent Manor Inn and our Weekend Getaway with Bonita – click here.
Join Our Clubs by clicking here.
Order your Dora Shawl kit.

Episode 14: A Visit to Kent Manor Inn

In this episode, we take a tour of Kent Manor Inn on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the location or our February Retreat.

  • We interview Chef Cameron and meeting coordinator Stephanie about our upcoming visit to the Inn.
  • We also introduce you to Kayla, our millennial associate who shares her interests with us.
  • And, Joyce talks about Shadow Knitting, the focus of our Weekend Getaway with Bonita.

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Kent Manor Inn on Maryland's Eastern Shore

Kent Manor Inn on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

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Stephanie and Cameron share the secrets of Kent Manor Inn.

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Kayla and Joyce

Kayla and Joyce

Kayla and her daughter Lilly

Kayla and her daughter Lilly

Lilly in the field

Lilly in the field

Related Links
More information about Kent Manor Inn and our Weekend Getaway with Bonita – click here.
Join Our Clubs by clicking here.
Join The Knitting Boutique Sweater Club
Order your Dora Shawl kit.

Episode 13: It’s Our Anniversary!

In this episode, celebrate our 4th year anniversary with us!

  • Joyce and Dianna walk down memory lane (just a little) as we celebrate the store’s 4th anniversary.
  • Our customers celebrate our anniversary with us and share their well wishes.
  • And, we introduce you to our next Maryland Showcase, the “Dora Shawl” made in Sassafras.

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Our store sign building built!

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Hanging the sign up on our bricks and mortar!

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The shell of the store before build out.

Furniture arrives!

Furniture arrives!

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First Friday Celebration

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Sale shopping at our 4th year anniversary celebration.

Cider and cookies at our anniversary.

Cider and cookies at our anniversary.

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The Dora Shawl in Sassafras, our October Maryland Showcase

Related Links

Join Our Clubs by clicking here.
Join The Knitting Boutique Sweater Club
Order your Dora Shawl kit

Episode 12: Tenceltown

In this episode, we take you to “Tenceltown” with designer Kelli Slack and dyer Teresa Ruch.

  • Teresa and Kelli talk about our new Tenceltown Club.
  • Shirley Paden joins us to talk about her new upcoming Knit-a-Long for Sweater Club members.
  • And we announce the winners of our Podcast giveaways.

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Recolte by Shirley Paden

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Related Links

Join Tenceltown by clicking here
Join The Knitting Boutique Sweater Club
Order your Thrummed Hat by clicking here
Take look at our upcoming Club Choices
Fall Class registration, click here

Episode 11: Lilly’s Rainbow Yarns

In this episode, we have our interview with 5-year-old Lilly Sweitzer of Lilly’s Rainbow Yarn.

  • Lilly shares her secret to dyeing yarn.
  • We also talk to her mom Heather of Sweitzer Mill farm about the upcoming clubs.
  • And Sensai Cathy joins us with a call from a Detroit listener.

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Photos from the Mill’s Choice 2016 calendar

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Photos from the Mill’s Choice 2016 calendar

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Photos from the Mill’s Choice 2016 calendar

Related Links
Take look at our upcoming Club Choices
Fall Class registration, click here

Episode 10: Fairs, Festivals and Fun in the Shop

In this episode, the Knitting Boutique is out in the field again.

  • We share the sights and sounds from the Anne Arundel County fair, our local fair.
  • We spend the day at Knitter’s Day Out – listen to our interview with Vicki Twigg.
  • And we have our Saturday Morning Breakfast Club event at the shop to kickoff our new 2016 clubs.

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Vicki Twigg shares her swatch book.

Vicki Twigg shares her swatch book.

Listening to Kelli at our Saturday Morning Breakfast Club

Listening to Kelli at our Saturday Morning Breakfast Club

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Our tent at the Anne Arundel County fair,

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Related Links
Take look at our upcoming Club Choices
Purchase our Maryland Showcase “Red Caboose Kit” made in our BFL Silk
Classes

Episode 9: Amy Herzog Make, Wear, Love

In this episode, Amy Herzog describes her new book Make, Wear, Love.

  • Amy also talks to us about her plans for the Knitting Boutique Retreat in March at Aspen Wye River on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
  • Bonita, our Personal Shopper talks about yarn substitutions.
  • Joyce gets us all in the mood for “fall knitting.”

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Houghton House at the Aspen Wye River – our March retreat location with Amy Herzog.

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The tree lined drive at the Aspen Wye River – our March retreat location with Amy Herzog.

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Related Links
For information about the Amy Herzog’s retreat on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, click here
Make, Wear, Love book – click here
Fall Class registration, click here
Take look at our upcoming Club Choices
Purchase our Maryland Showcase “Red Caboose Kit” made in our BFL Silk
Flutter Front Cardigan KAL underway, join us on Ravelry by clicking here
Classes

Episode 8: Knitting Boutique at West Virginia Fiber Festival

In this episode, The Knitting Boutique travels to West Virginia to share in the fun of the West Virginia Fiber Festival.

  • Listen to those who visited our “mini-boutique” at the festival.
  • Sensai Cathy gets a call from a left-handed knitter.
  • Joyce gives us a preview of Knitter’s Day Out in Pennsylvania.

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Dave Moran, announcer at the West Virginia Fiber Festival.

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Modeling our “L’Enveloppe” knitted in our Anacostia Baltimore City Skyline.

Episode 7: Shirley Paden Kicks Off the Boutique Sweater Club

In this episode, Shirley Paden kicks off The Knitting Boutique’s Sweater Club. Shirley also shares her philosophy about designing and knitting.

  • We preview our eight new clubs for 2016.
  • Bonita joins us with her Tips and Techniques.
  • And we talk about our podcast giveaway!

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Cresecre Shrug Knit-a-long with Bonita.


Related Links

Purchase Shirley’s Knitwear Design book
Join our Sweater Club by clicking here
Take look at our upcoming Club Choices
Purchase our Maryland Showcase “Red Caboose Kit” made in our Merino Bamboo
Flutter Front Cardigan KAL underway, join us on Ravelry by clicking here
Bonita, The Personal Shopper
Classes

Episode 6: Stories in Stitches

In this episode, we talk with students who took Anne Berk’s “Annetarsia” Knits class.  We also interview Stories and Stitches author Donna Druchunas before her September visit to The Knitting Boutique.

  • We preview our eight new clubs for 2016.
  • Students from Anne Berk’s class share their lessons learned.
  • And Donna Druchunas previews the upcoming classes that she’ll teach.

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Related Links
Donna Druchunas Class Registration here
Stories in Stitches Books – Order here
Take look at our upcoming Club Choices
Purchase our Maryland Showcase “Red Caboose Kit” made in our Merino Bamboo
Flutter Front Cardigan KAL underway, join us on Ravelry by clicking here
Bonita, The Personal Shopper
Classes

Episode 5: Shop Local, Buy Local

We continue our interview with Heather Sweitzer of Sweitzer Mill farm who concludes our chat with stories about the children and tales from living on the farm.

  • Heather also gives us a preview of upcoming clubs you can join.
  • Bonita provides a tip and technique, plus an update on the KAL.
  • Joyce talks about her trip to China and shares photos.

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Rice Terraces from Joyce's hotel room window.

Rice terraces from Joyce’s hotel room window.

Mosaic from a museum in China.

Mosaic from a museum in China.

 

 

 

 

 

Baltimore City Skyline

Baltimore City Skyline

Anascostia Supwerwash

Anascostia Supwerwash

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Lilly's Rainbow yarns

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Related Links
Take look at our upcoming Club Choices
Purchase our Maryland Showcase “L’Enveloppe” made in our Anacostia Superwash
Flutter Front Cardigan KAL underway, join us on Ravelry by clicking here
Bonita, The Personal Shopper
Classes

Episode 4: Meet the Sweitzers

On this episode of our Saturday Morning Breakfast Club, we introduce you to Heather Sweitzer of Sweitzer Mill Farm.

  • Heather shares with us information about the family farm in Pennsylvania.
  • We also hear from customers following our Portuguese knitting classes.
  • Sensai Cathy talks about the differences between knitting and crocheting.

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Related Links
Flutter Front Cardigan KAL underway, join us on Ravelry by clicking here
Take look at our upcoming Club Choices
Purchase our Portuguese Knitting Bundle
New Portuguese Knitting Magnetic Pin

Episode 3: Learning to Love Intarsia

 

Joyce and Dianna introduce the next Maryland Showcase, boot toppers in either a cashmere or yak blend.

  • Learn about the Twigg Stitch book by Vicki Twigg
  • Anne Berk’s new book Annetarsia Knits
  • Bonita, the Personal Shopper talks about gauge and the Flutter Front Cardigan Knit-a-long
  • See our exclusive Boutique Yarn 

 

Related Links
To sign up for classes with Anne Berk, click here Anne Berk classes
To purchase Anne Berk’s book Annetarsia Knits, click here
To purchase Vicki Twigg’s book, The Twigg Stitch, click here
Check out our boot toppers in our Maryland Showcase
Bonita, The Personal Shopper
Classes

Episode 2: Portuguese and Peruvian Knitting

Do your hands or shoulders hurt when you knit? Industry expert Andrea Wong will talk about the virtues of Portuguese Knitting. You’ll also meet Sensai Cathy, our Boutique knitting expert.  This episode also includes:

  • We introduce our Maryland Showcase and feature Maryland’s Peabody Museum
  • Check out the Parquet Pullover by Ann Weaver as part of our Sweater Club
  • Join the 2015/2016 Sweater Club
  • Sensai Cathy talks English and Continental

Related Links

To register for classes with Andrea Wong, click here Andrea, Famous Knitter
To purchase Andrea Wong’s books or DVDs, click here
Ann Weaver’s Parquet Pullover pattern – Parquet Pullover
To see the Peabody Chesapeake Socks, click here Maryland Showcase
Click here to purchase Sivia’s sweater design pattern – Flutter Front Cardigan
For Wicomico Flutter Front yarn kits, click here
Click here for more information about our Knitting Boutique Sweater Club
Bonita, Personal Shopper
Classes

Episode 1: Welcome to the Saturday Morning Breakfast Club

We introduce you to The Knitting Boutique’s Saturday Morning Breakfast Club, talk to Sivia Harding about her new sweater design, and introduce you to Bonita, the Personal Shopper. Show highlights include:

  • Dianna and Joyce introduce themselves
  • Local customer? Make sure you join our Knitting Boutique Loyalty Club
  • What are Curls?
  • Sivia’s Flutter Front Cardigan design
  • Register for our Flutter Front Cardigan national knit-a-long by emailing us
  • Bonita, the Personal Shopper is here to help

Curls cover

Related Links

Based on requests, we’ve added a custom dyeing option for you to choose the color of your Flutter Front Sweater Kit, Custom Dye My Kit
Click here to purchase Sivia’s sweater design pattern – Flutter Front Cardigan
For Wicomico Flutter Front yarn kits, click here
To purchase Curls by Hunter Hammersen, click here
Click for more information about our customer Loyalty program Boutique Club Card
Click here for more information about our Knitting Boutique Sweater Club
Bonita, Personal Shopper
Classes

Join Bonita in her Flutter Front National Knit-a-Long on Ravelry