Episode 8: A Continuation of Last Week's Discussion

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Show Notes

This week's episode of the Fibre Muse Podcast is a continuation/extension of the conversation Claire and Frenchie had last time, this time with Chelsea's input and insights! We once again dive into how we got into knitting as our career paths and talk about valuing our work.

What We're Knitting 5:30

Claire's Project

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Perfect Fit Socks by Hanna Mette using her sock club yarn

Siri Cardigan

Fade Cardigan

Claire is wearing Treysta by Jenn Steingass

Chelsea's Project

Velo Cowl by Michelle Kroll & Larissa Brown

Frenchie's Project

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Upcoming Pi Shawl Design in BigFootFibers

Continuation of last week's conversation... 25:00

You can find us on...

Frenchie:

Chelsea:

Claire:

  • IG: @weloveknitting and @knitting_inspiration

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Episode 7: Why DID WE CHOOSE KNITTING AS A CAREER?

This week it's Frenchie and Claire on the show! In an unexpected turn of events, a light hearted conversation about knitting and running a fibre-biz turns into a deep dive into why we exactly chose to pursue a career in the fibre arts. From Claire's story of healing to Frenchie's of self-realization, knitting is more than just knitting. Prepare to get a little philosophical and introspective in this one Fibre Muses!

Show Notes:

Intro!

What are we knitting? 2:10

Behind-the-scenes talk of running a fibre business 24:49

Why did we chose a profession in knitting? 32:50

Knitting as self-development 45:26

Claire's Project

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Frenchie's Projects

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You can find us on...

Frenchie:

Chelsea:

Claire:

  • IG: @weloveknitting and @knitting_inspiration

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Episode 6: Knitting on the Silver Screen!

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The whole gang's here for episode 6 of the Fibre Muse Podcast! This week, we catch up with Claire and where's she been for the past few weeks and share our current knitting projects. Frenchie divulges the saga of meeting Steven West and we talk about our favourite on-screen knitting!

Shownotes/Timestamps:

Intro/Claire’s Back! 0:00

What are we knitting? 6:20

Claire's Project

 Yarn: We Love Knitting, Pattern: Please and Thank you Socks from Sweater Collective

Yarn: We Love Knitting, Pattern: Please and Thank you Socks from Sweater Collective

Chelsea's Project:

 Yarn used: We Love Knitting, Pattern: Double Stripe Sock from Handmade Koala

Yarn used: We Love Knitting, Pattern: Double Stripe Sock from Handmade Koala

Frenchie's Project:

 Yarn: A Fibre Co.

Yarn: A Fibre Co.

Frenchie met Steven West! 25:53

(For the video, click here)

Knitting on the big screen - our fav knitting spottings! 35:18


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Frenchie:

Chelsea:

Claire:

  • IG: @weloveknitting and @knitting_inspiration

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Episode 5: Knitting Spotted at the Olympics!

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In this week's episode, Frenchie talks about the struggles of having multiple WIPs on the needles and Chelsea shares her ongoing #socksagashenanigans. Then they discuss the knitting that has been happening at the Olympics and try to decode what the coach of the Finnish Snowboarding team is knitting...

Show Notes

Chelsea's Project

 We Love Knitting Sock Yarn!

We Love Knitting Sock Yarn!

Frenchie's Project

Left to right: Australian Woolstore, Fiber Lily, Round Table Yarns

The Fibre Muse Dreamer Issue drops this week! Click below to browse through the lookbook!


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Episode 4: What's it like being a knitter in Japan?

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In this week's episode, Frenchie invites knitter and avid-podcast listener Ayumi onto the show to talk about our experiences of being a knitter in Japan. We discuss differences (and similarities) of the knitting culture in America and Japan and share our favourite places to go shopping to get our yarn fix! Thank you Ayumi for joining me last minute to make this week's episode special and insightful!

Show Notes

Follow Ayumi on social media below!

Sweetfishdream@gmail.com

IG: suitephish

Twitter: @sweetfishdream

Ravelry: sweetfishknits

The Fibre Muse Podcast Episode 3: In-Depth Discussion on Vanity Fair's "Take Up Knitting"

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This week, Frenchie is joined by Chelsea and we catch up after our month long holiday break! We share our newest project on and off the needles (including Frenchie's first sock design!) and talk about Vanity Fair's "Take up knitting" statement, once again challenging the notion that knitting = being quiet. It's quite a lively and insightful discussion, with many golden nuggets shared by Chelsea in her infinite wisdom.

Show Notes:

Frenchie's Project

 First FO of 2018 - socks knit up in The Australian Wool Store

First FO of 2018 - socks knit up in The Australian Wool Store

The Fibre Muse Podcast Episode 2.5: 4 Year Knitting Anniversary!

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January 2nd marked my 4th year since I picked up the knitting needles for the first time, so in today's minisode, I share my story of how I got into this craft and my journey over the years up until 2018.


I also share the projects I've been working on since returning back to "work" and a new pattern release that drops today...


Show Notes

On Frenchie's Needles:

 Harnie Hoolie's Soft Minky, Warm Minky (Mink, Cashmere, Merino and Viscose blend)

Harnie Hoolie's Soft Minky, Warm Minky (Mink, Cashmere, Merino and Viscose blend)

 We Love Knitting's Sock Base

We Love Knitting's Sock Base


New Pattern Release: You are Knit-Worthy

“Self-care is never a selfish act - it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives we touch.
— Parker L. Palmer

Why do we knit for other people, after all? Because we find them worthy; because we value them and we want them to know they are loved. Because we care enough about them to make something with our own two hands, just for them.

Don’t we deserve to give ourselves that same level of love and care?

When you get on an airplane they will tell you that in case of an emergency, you need to put on your own oxygen mask before you help someone else. The idea is that you can’t help anyone if you’re suffocating - and the same is true of the rest of your life! You can’t help or serve others if you’re not taking good care of yourself, first.

If you want to better serve the world, you’ve got to take care of yourself! It’s absolutely okay to put yourself first, at least every once in awhile.

So treat yourself to some indulgent knitting with the “You are Knit-Worthy” cardigan. This cardigan is worked top-down, allowing you to try it on as you go, featuring luscious cables on the back and down the sleeves. Big and cozy, it’s perfect to wrap yourself in on a chilly day with a hot cup of your favourite beverage.

The Fibre Muse Podcast Episode 2: Discussing Pantone's Color of the Year 2018

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In this week's episode, we talk about what projects we are working on and dive into Pantone's Color of the Year 2018 and discuss it from the perspective of a yarn dyer, a graphic designer/branding coach, knitwear designer, and knitter.

Also, thank you for your comments and reactions to the first episode!


Shownotes:

Claire's Project

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Cheslea's Project

 Chelsea's project with her pregnancy announcement!

Chelsea's project with her pregnancy announcement!


Frenchie's Projects

 Yarn Love's Goldilock's DK: Unicorn Poop

Yarn Love's Goldilock's DK: Unicorn Poop

 New design in Holly and Ivy Dyeworks Speckles Rock!

New design in Holly and Ivy Dyeworks Speckles Rock!

 New design in mYAK Cashmere in Pop Colors

New design in mYAK Cashmere in Pop Colors


New Pattern Release: Comfort Cowl

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home." — Edith Sitwell

ometimes the best acts of comfort are the simplest ones. No need for grand gestures, nor is there a need to stress oneself over what the most appropriate course of action would be. A listening ear, a friendly touch, or a handmade knit can bring great comfort to someone in need.

The Comfort Cowl, knit up in bulky yarn, makes for a quick knit, perfect for gift giving. It’s long enough to be wrapped around the neck for a snug fit, or can be worn hanging down. The Maori wave motif serves as a unique colorwork design that is simple to knit and stunning to look at.