Shopcast 169: Taster Box Sneak Peek | Fleece Washing with Caitlin | Yoga with Kim

By Caitlin Johnson

On this Shopcast episode, join Corinne and Maggie as they show their Hansel Haps in progress. They also show the Love Note yarn sets we've put together, the new colors of Ullcentrum we've just got in, and they give us a sneak peek of the Spring Taster Boxes coming soon! They also have a little mystery for us - which Marie Wallin British Breeds color is missing from the display? Let us know! Caitlin walks us through the steps of washing a wool fleece, and finally Kim of Turning Ground Yoga has another lovely yoga session for us.

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00:00 Intro

1:35 Giveaway #1 & Hap News

18:48 What’s in the Shop & Love Note

24:03 Caitlin Washes a Fleece

49:50 Something Special!!

1:21:39 Yoga with Kim

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If you were one of the TWO giveaway winners in this episode, please send us an email to with “WINNER” in the subject line.

Maria Wallin’s Cumbria book and kits 

Maggie is wearing:

Amory Sweater in Garthenor Number 1  



Isle of Purbeck Shawl   


Printed pattern


Corinne is wearing: 

Highland Thistle Shawl knit by Carolyn Holbrook (@WoollyNeedle) in Tuku fingering

Shawl Ravelry Pattern


Sweater Ravelry Pattern 


Maggie is working on her Half Hansel Hap by Gudrun Johnston in Black Welsh Mountain (main) and Woolly Mammoth + Blacker Cove-blue (colors)


Corinne forgot to bring her green Victory Cardigan!

Full Hansel Hap in Jamieson & Smith 2-ply jumper weight (from the cone)



ChiaoGoo Shorties needles 


Vanilla Fluff kits 


Ullcentrum 2 ply sport weight 

Shine mittens by Sofia Kammeborn  

Love Note sweater yarn sets in Jagger Spun & Rauma Plum 

Pattern by Tin Can Knits: 

Caitlin- Playing with a Fleece

Fleece & Fiber Source Book 

Caitlin is wearing Caspian Sweater by Jared Flood. This would be lovely knit in Retrosaria Brusca.



Wool Washing article:

New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival  

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Laine 14 

Contrasts: Textured Knitting by Meiju K-P 

Worn: A People’s History of Clothing by Sofi Thanhauser 

Traditions Revisited- Modern Estonian Knits by Aleks Byrd 


A Fair Isle Nurse by Mona McAlpine 

With Fair Isle Cap OR Tirval’s Toorie kit


Shetland Wool Adventure Journals ALL ISSUES are available 


Taster Boxes are coming back around the end of May.  Sign up to know when these will be available!  


Marie Wallin British Breeds yarn 

And new book Cumbria 


Yoga With Kim

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Disclaimer: It is up to the individual to assess whether they are ready for the yoga movements and exercises in this video. Like all exercise programs, please use common sense. You know your body better than anyone and we recommend checking with your doctor before starting and with any questions you may have before beginning any new yoga program.

By performing any yoga practices, you are performing them at your own risk and The Woolly Thistle will not be responsible for any injuries sustained while following the instructions given in any knitting yoga segments.

We’d love to see any of your FO’s from our yarn or patterns as well!  Use #thewoollythistle to have your FO included in a future shopcast!

Thank you for watching! If you go out, take your knitting!

Corinne's gold bangles from

Video editing: Intelligent Octopus

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