This week Kathy talks with Barbara Parry about her new book Adventures in Yarn Farming.
Kathy and Barbara talk about her humble beginning with 2 sheep in her small suburban backyard to owning and managing a large flock at Springdelle farm as well as goats, cows, and a llama. The book contains patterns written and knits using yarns produced from her flock as well as a chapter on her kitchen garden and recipes.
The book follows the ebb and flow of the seasons in New England and the challenges and rewards that each bring to the farm.
Join us at WEBS the evening of November 14th from 6:30 -8pm to meet Barbara Parry and buy your own signed copy of her new book. Barbara will do a short presentation about her farm and life with sheep including beautiful pictures of her flock and farm. She will also be bringing sample knitted garments from the book. Light refreshments will be served! The even is free but please register so we know how many to expect.
Steve’s Yarn Picks:
- Reywa Fibers Embrace
- Berroco Versa – Closeout
- Berroco Seduce – Closeout
- Buffalo Gold Lux – Closeout
- Classic Elite Soft Linen – Closeout Colors
Ready, Set, Knit! listeners are you up for a challenge?! The KnottyGirls Knitcast issued a challenge and started the Ravelry Podcaster Throwdown. They claimed that their listeners will turn in more hats for Halos of Hope by the end of Stitches West 2014 than any other podcast out there. You all know that Kathy has a competitive streak a mile wide and can’t resist a challenge! Steve has even stepped in and said that he will ship all the collected hats to Stitches West! Here’s what you need to do:
Make as many knit and/or crochet hats as you can (check here for preferred fibers and free patterns) and get them to us by February 1, 2014. Make sure each hat and package is labeled with “Team RSK!” Please mail all packages to:
Attn: TEAM RSK!
6 Industrial Pkwy.
Easthampton, MA 01027
If you’re posting about your progress on Facebook or Twitter please use #PodcastThrowdown. And please join the Podcasters Throwdown Group on Ravelry and show your support in the Team RSK thread! If you’ve sent in hats let us know who you are.