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Episode 59 – A Passel of Sheep and Wool

This weekend (October 14-16), the Savvy Girls are going to Rhinebeck! (AKA The New York Sheep & Wool Festival) They’re super-excited, and they’ve got lots of related fun planned. If you’re in the area, come by one of the meetups (details below) and say hi. Shockingly enough, though, there is …

Episode 58 – Stinky Brie and Knife Throwing

Deborah wants to make sure you look your best in your knitwear in the coming months, so she talks a bit about fall and winter fashion trends. When she was in Victoria a few weeks ago, Melanie got to chat with the owner of the LYS, Knotty By Nature. The …

Episode 57 – The Loser Tax

All this traveling seems to be affecting Melanie rather…uniquely. Amid tales of dodging the Law in western Canada, she recounts a strange, synesthetic (and yarnful) dream she had. Deborah, meanwhile, is just getting over a cold. Unsurprisingly, that hasn’t kept her away from a variety of knitting projects. While Melanie …

Episode 56 – The Knit-Off

As promised, Savvy Dad takes on Doctor Stitch in an epic knitting battle. Listen to find out how it turns out. Melanie is still working hard promoting and performing her latest show at various fringe festivals. Deborah talks a bit about her knitting and spinning, and reviews the book Great …

Episode 55 – The Stitch Doctor

Melanie is just wrapping up her fringe plays in Saskatoon, and somehow still found a way to include knitting in her experience. Deborah gives an update on her knitting, as she talks a bit about her experience participating in the Tour de Fleece, trying Fractal Spinning, and learning a new …

Episode 54 – Reunited And On A Mission

The Savvy Girls are back together again… sort of. Melanie is in Ontario doing her Fringe show, while Deborah and her trusty new wheel are spinning their way through the Tour de Fleece. When Melanie was recently Fringing her way ’round London (the Canadian one), she was fortunate enough to …

Episode 53 – Deborah’s Back!

It’s finally time for Deborah’s solo podcast! Deborah bought herself some presents: A new Schacht Matchless spinning wheel and a Pat Greene drum carder. Her decisions were made much easier because of the assistance provided by Maggy Casey (author of Start Spinning), from the shop Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins was …

Episode 52 – Florida Fun

Melanie caps off her solo-traveling series with a trip to Florida for the Orlando Fringe Festival. When she wasn’t coughing her way through performances, she was meeting lots of great new friends–she even got to visit Disney World and go yarn shopping with listener kigeliakitten!

Episode 51 – Knees Up Savvy Melanie

Melanie continues her adventure in the streets of Morocco, then she pops back to the UK where she goes back for more yarn shopping at Loop, visits with A Playful Day‘s lovely host GreenTriangleGirl, goes to a Kate Rusby concert, and meets some distant relatives for the first time.