Shopcast 220: Rambler Yarn & Travel Talk with Battenkill Fiber

By Jill Schroeder

Welcome to another episode of The Woolly Thistle Shopcast! This week we celebrate one KAL finishing and another one getting ready to start, the return of Peace Fleece and a wonderful interview with Mary Jeanne of Battenkill Fibers and Battenkill Textile Tours. Grab your favorite beverage, your current WIP, and join us!


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00:00 Intro

0:47 Welcome, Fiber Crafting Thoughts  & A Winner

14:45 Kelsey reviews 3 yarns

28:20 Wearing, WIPs & FOs

42:24 Emma on using scraps

54:41 What’s in the Shop

1:15:20 Interview with Battenkill Fiber

1:34:19 Battenkill Tours 2024

1:45:48 Battenkill- Seeking Out Experiences

206:38 Yoga for Knitters

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What we're wearing

Maggie is wearing Humulus by Isabell Kraemer in Ullcentrum 3-ply Worsted



Corinne is wearing her Vanilla Sweater, the original, in Rauma Finullgarn


Kelsey Shares Some Swatches

Kelsey’s Yarn Reviews

WoolDreamers Saona 

Jagger Spun Woolful 

Rauma Vandre


WIPs and FOs


Colorwork KAL wristlets, in J&S, in whatever motif struck the fancy

Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder in West Yorkshire Spinners

If You Go Out Socks by Virginia Sattler-Reimer in Rambler


Aggie the Sheep from Mouche & Friends


Emma talks about using your scraps

Find Emma at-



Ravelry: ebarnaby93

Colorwork headbands in J&S 2-ply or Biches & Bûches

Seaglass Tee by Wool & Pine 

Paul Klee by Midori Hirose 

Finished mittens from Mittens from Around Norway

Shawl KAL plan- Traveler’s Shawl by Andrea Mowry in handspun 

From the Shop

Sign up for the Shawl KAL 

Peace Fleece 

Daughter of a Shepherd 


Heritage 4-ply 

Recommended Shawl - Halligarth by Gudrun Johnston 

Anne Cleeves Book Bundle 

On the Bouncers

Hansel Hap by Gudrun Johnston 

Full size  yarn set- 

Half-size yarn set- 

Fantoosh! by Kate Davies in Jagger Spun 

Interview with Mary Jeanne of Battenkill Fiber Mill

Miele by Knitting For Breakfast

Battenkill Textile Tours 

New Tour this year - Nova Scotia June 13-22

Sidsel Hoivik - Norwegian designer/instructor

Yoga for Knitters

Find Kim & Turning Ground Yoga at: 




Disclaimer: It is up to the individual to assess whether they are ready for the yoga movements and exercises in this video. Please use common sense. You know your body better than anyone and we recommend checking with your doctor before starting & 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!

Video editing: Intelligent Octopus

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