This week Kathy talks with first time guest, Taiu Landra from Koigu.
Taiu tells the history of the company from it’s beginnings in the kitchen of the family farm, to the 5,000 sq. foot facility that they built in the early 00′s.
Her grandmother was a weaver and she learned to knit from her mother, an artist, who had begun hand painting wool in their kitchen to match the yarn she imagined she wanted to knit sweaters from. They also discuss the creation of their colorways and how weather conditions can affect the dyeing process and why dye lots in hand-dyed yarns can vary so widely.
Steve’s Yarn Picks:
- Rowan Fine Art Aran
- Abstract Fiber O’Keefe
- Debbie Bliss Winter Garden – Closeout
- On-Line Bambus Color – Closeout
- On-Line Miami Color – Closeout
- On-Line Wohlfuhl – Closeout
- On-Line Supersocke Silk – Closeout
Northampton Bag Day is happening next weekend, Nov 23rd, 20% off any one item, in store only
Team WEBS is running and walking in the Annual Hot Chocolate run to benefit Safe Passage on December 8th. Please make a donation to any member of our team and Steve and Kathy will match all funds raised!
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.