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Transient Wool Merchants Episode 24 – Ovechkin Gets Traded to Pittsburgh

Transient Wool Merchants Episode 24 – Ovechkin Gets Traded to Pittsburgh

She’s Crafty

Amy is currently working on:
• SSK Socks! Based on Susan B. Anderson’s How I Make My Socks out of Turtle Purl’s “Party! We’re 5!” Colorway
ALL-Ways Cowl By Laura Nelkin
• Corner to Corner blanket – enabled by eannrn of the Carolina Fiber Girls
Aquifer Scarf Kit from Laura Nelkin’s M Club kit
La Dame Blanche by Barbara Bensen (in our yarn too!)
Hring Scarf by Laura Nelkin
Creatrix MKAL by Laura Nelkin
• Spinning a braid of Polwarth/Silk from Dragonfly Fibers in the Cheshire Cat colorway on the Hansen e-spinner
• Spinning a sweater’s worth of Moonbear, our Romney ram on my Custom Classic wheel

Amy has finished:
• Transitus Hat Test knit by Laura Nelkin out of our Romney Jackson worsted weight
• Sugar Skull socks – OMG Toe Up Socks by Megan Williams in the Dia de Los Muertos colorway by Desert Vista Dyeworks

In the Rear View Mirror
Mt Vernon
Whiskey Rebellion Festival
Disney for the 4th

Down the Road
Next week we are at the Super Summer Knitogether with The KnitGirlls in Nashville
August is our local fair and we ARE showing animals and helping our FFA friend with Miss Diva
August 26-27 is our Trunk Show at fibre space in Alexandria, VA
November is the next Disney retreat at Coronado Springs.

What’s Cookin’?
Corn on the Cob, Tomato salads and PEACHES

The Barn Report
Peabody and Sherman are doing very well. Duke the Leicester Longwool ram left for the Smithsonian Biodiversity Preservation program.
Still putting up hay and mowing the pastures.

Foodie Finds
Presidents Pub
California Grille
Frontera Cocina
Whispering Canyon

Word on the Street
Amy is working on a new article for PLY Magazine.
We are participating in a new USDA-funded Food Shed program.
The distillery has created a hangtag detailing the partnership between us and highlighting the fact that their spent grain feeds out sheep and creates our wool.
Laura, the owner of Four Purls Yarn Shop in Winter Haven, FL joins us to give us a peek into the market she’s creating at the upcoming retreat.
Registration is over half sold out for our second Disney retreat! Join Laura Linneman, Laura Aylor, Tanis Gray and Liz Gipson for great classes, evening events, a mega market with demos and mini-classes – all at Coronado Springs resort November 8-11, 2017 – more details at www.magicalfiberfantasyretreat.com

Episode 9: Where have we been? Planning a CONTEST!

Episode 9: Where have we been? Planning a CONTEST!

Countdown Challenge!

Join us in counting down to the New Year by clearing the needles to start fresh in 2015! In this contest, you’re encouraged to turn those WIPs and UFOs into FOs and Holiday gifts! Post photos of projects finished during the Countdown Challenge in the Transient Wool Merchants Ravelry group thread to enter to win awesome prizes detailed below!


1) Be a member of the Transient Wool Merchants group on Ravelry.

2) Post a photo of the finished object to the Countdown Challenge Thread.

3) All photos must be submitted by Jan. 1. 11:59 pm EST

You can enter all of your FOs individually in the thread. Each piece off the needles is another entry! Winners will be chosen via Random Number Generator in early January and announced on the Podcast.

We’d also love to see you post your WIPs and UFOs you’re working on for the Countdown Challenge on Instagram under the hashtag #CountdownChallenge2014



1. Three Prize packages of Exuberance and Cladonia from Kirsten Kapur of Through the Loops

2. A Mudra cuff and necklace kit from Laura Nelkin

3. Three Prizes of any individual pattern designed by Laura Linneman

4. Self Striping Sock skein set from MandTim Hand Dyed

5. One Akerworks bobbin donated by Akerworks (in the wheel preference & color chosen by winner)

6. Lipstick & Change Bag kit (complete with findings, frame, red yarn and pattern) by NONI donated by Darn Yarns, Needles & Thread of Zelienople, PA

7. Hedgehog Flyer Threader donated by Akerworks

8. A handled box bag (of the winner’s choosing) from KSC Designs

9. A copy of Another Door Opens pattern from Sarapomegranate