Shopcast 184: Maggie's Knitting Funk Plus New Wensleydale Longwool

By Caitlin Johnson


On this episode, Corinne is wearing her new design prototype in Biches et Buches le Gros Lambswool and shares about how the design is coming along. Maggie's been in a knitting funk, but still has lots of projects to show! Caitlin shares her progress on two projects, and we have a visit from Rachel in Fair Isle who's had a very hard and sad month of November. We have Alafosslopi and two other new yarns to show and more in the shop, plus we finish with a relaxed yoga session with Kim.

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00:00 Intro

1:35 Intro, Winner #1 & Wool We’re Wearing

9:18 WIPs

24:37 Caitlin’s Projects

34:38 Coming in the Shop

45:00 Fair Isle Postcard

56:38 New in the Shop & Books

1:09:34 Yoga for Knitters

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Maggie is wearing Dark and Stormy cardigan by Thea Colman


And a simple handspun cowl

Corinne is wearing her latest prototype sweater in Biches & Bûches Le Gros Lambswool

Corinne’s WIP

Her new sweater design, prototype 3, in Lettlopi

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Maggie’s WIPs & FOs

So many handspun samples!

FO- Follow Your Path Hat by Stephen West in Rachel’s Bee Croft Butterscotch yarn and handspun 

Westknit’s MKAL project in Rambler, colorways Natural & Blue Spruce


Stripes Mittens from Maja’s Swedish Mittens


Caitlin’s Segment

Pressed Flowers Cardigan by Amy Christoffers


Yarns: Ullcentrum Sport 

Handspun fiber from Three Waters Farm

Strange Brew child’s sweater in Rambler


Coming to the Shop

Uradale cakes are coming soon!

Wensleydale Longwool 4ply and Tweed


Rachel’s Fair Isle Postcard

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More in the Shop


Christmas Stitch Markers  

Thistle Stitch Markers, free with $125 purchase  

Vanilla Sweater or Victory Cardigan course is only $5 with a corresponding kit  

Books & Magazines

Mini Pom  

Icelandic Knits 

Yarnologie 1-3 Already sold out but more are coming!


52 Weeks of Easy Knits

Laine 16  

The Knitted Fabric: Colourwork Projects for You and Your Home by Dee Hardwicke


Yoga for Knitters

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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.

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

Video editing: Intelligent Octopus 

1 Comment

  • Maggie in a funk?????? OK – I want to know who cooks dinner in her house! Gorgeous knitting and spinning all around.
    O – and farewell sweet Blossom :( It has been so sweet to at least meet her. These glimpses into a far away life are priceless.
    Thank you for sharing…


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