Transient Wool Merchants
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What do you get when you take a Yankee rare breed sheep farmer and a Southern indie dyer and turn them loose? Transient Wool Merchants! A little bit foodie, lots of knitting, some travel tips, and other misadventures!
||Transient Wool Merchants Episode 26 – Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes||She’s Crafty Amy is currently working on: • Mean Girls Socks in “On Wednesdays…” colorway on the sparkly sock from Desert Vista Dyeworks • ALL-Ways Cowl By Laura Nelkin Aquifer Scarf Kit from Laura Nelkin’s M Club kit • La Dame Blanche b||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 25 – Grumbly Gus and SSK Recap||Transient Wool Merchants Episode 25 – Grumbly Gus and the SSK Recap She’s Crafty Amy is currently working on: • Radiate Sweater by Joji Locatelli in a purple handspun yarn created from a Loop Bullseye Bump and silver Leicester Longwool (millspun||8/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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!||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 23 – Not That Arne & Carlos||Transient Wool Merchants Episode 23 – Not That Arne & Carlos She’s Crafty Amy is currently working on: Transitus Hat Test knit by Laura Nelkin Sugar Skull socks – OMG Toe Up Socks by Megan Williams in the Dia de Los Muertos colorway by Desert Vist||6/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 22: A New Day — A New Host||Transient Wool Merchants Episode She’s Crafty Amy is currently working on: • La Dame Blanche by Barbara Bensen (in our yarn too!) • Fairyhill Shawl by Helen Stewart from The Shawl Society 2 • Hring Scarf by Laura Nelkin • Nugget Peds by Lau||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 21: Disney Rendezvous||On this episode, the Transient Wool Merchants meet up at the Happiest Place on Earth and dish about everything that’s happened since Rhinebeck! Show notes to follow!||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 20: Guess who’s on the dinette?||Episode 20: Guess who’s on the Dinette? This week we are recording from Interlake RV Park in Rhinebeck, NY and we have a guest! Joelle of Wandering Wool is on the dinette in the camper this weekend to help us out in the booth at New York Sheep and Woo||10/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 19: On the Road Again!||Episode 19: On the Road Again! Show notes will be up soon!||9/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 18: Please Don’t Pet The Buffalo||In this episode, we apologize profusely for the lag in recording time and explain why… Heather has become super transient and Amy recaps the SSK adventures Show notes will be available soon!||8/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 17: Together again!||Show notes will be up soon! Please pardon the delay in getting this posted. We’ve had technical challenges!||6/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Entertaining - Life of a Shepherd and a Fiber Artist
It’s not easy being a shepherd, especially in this day and age when, if one wants the fleece from one’s flock to avoid the $0.30/pound black hole of the wool pool, one must focus on breeding, jacketing, and a dozen other things. One of these “other things” is running around the country to various fiber fairs, setting up booths of yarn and roving in summer heat, deluges, wind, and freezing weather, and hoping enough will be sold to make one’s gas money and camping costs. Amy and Heather give the inside scoop on life from this other side of the fiber buyer/vendor equation.
unique, i think
this is an enjoyable listen. a rare glimpse of sheep-raising and fiber-hawking on the road. i like the informal and unscripted tone. keep up the great work, gals!