Friday, August 14, 2009

Episode 2: Confessions of a Dyeaholic

Greenberry House

Natalie came up again to the shop this week to record the podcast, Knitting in the Round, but she didn't bring the Sideshow Baby! I missed seeing the little guy but I'm sure he'll be visiting again quite soon. We had lots of exciting things to talk about: projects, new spinning wheels, books to review and a special interview with Natalie about her thriving business, Knit Fit Knitting.

Our Projects:

Corridale Singles
Corriedale Singles spun by Leslie

I demonstrate spinning at the Meadows of Dan Folk Fair, which took place this past weekend. We had a lovely crowd and a lot of people interested in seeing all the heritage demonstrations throughout the day. Great music, fantastic food, and a wonderful historical play round out a full day of events for the Folk Fair. This weekend I was hand carding and spinning a beautiful variegated Corriedale fleece from Rising Meadow Farm in Liberty, North Carolina.

Current Spindle Spinning Project
Leslie's current spindling project

I've also been spinning some gorgeous merino/bamboo roving, dyed by the incomparable Miss Babs. I just had to have it when she brought it into the shop. It is selling quickly and I've asked Miss Babs for more.

Special Fiber Interview:

The main part of our show was a fabulous interview with Natalie, who "told all" about her business as an indie dyer. She has a great web site at Knit Fit Knitting and also keeps an etsy shop and a blog. Natalie's projects are numerous and fun! There are links to her Facebook pages and twitter ID on the sidebar at left and descriptions and links to her work that we discussed on her web site. Don't miss the wonderful collections we talked about!


I really loved the new issue of Interweave Knits...Fall 2009. Very special projects and articles! I only have a few copies left here at the shop!