Episode 90: Ice & Eagles

Hello & Happy New Year!

I’ve dabbled a bit more in editing and filmography. I am enjoying this piece of the process and I hope my amateur skills add a little extra zing.

In this episode be prepared for LOTS of bird footage. As the title implies, there is a lot of ice and eagles. I enjoyed gathering little vignettes of my time over the holidays. I wonder what the next couple of weeks will bring now that I am back in school. I’ve brought my camera down south to my parents to capture some time with the sheep and maybe even my riding lesson!

I also awkwardly announce a Patreon page. You’ll see the link below the post if this is of interest to you. All the content remains free and charges will be on a per episode basis not to exceed two posts per month. Additional content will be posted here should I choose to add any additional episodes or enrichment. All the same, a heartfelt thank you for all support.

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Tenderhearts by Tin Can Knits-Rauma Strikkegarn

Kofteboken 3 Frokengardekofte Solje by Hillevag Yarn

The Jay Sweater by Rachel Brockman

High County Wool-Meadow

Little Women Knits

Lost Words MAL

Tatter-Textile Classes and Events

Eleweys of Finchingfeld

Leather Wrap Bracelet-Creativebug

Hello Friends,

Again, I have included a little additional footage of what we’ve been up to in the North Woods. Many winter blessings to you and yours. Thank you for your support of this endeavor and I look forward to our time in 2021

Fond Wishes,


Find the textile discussion at minute 8:00

Waffles the Puppy by Susan B. Anderson in Pure Wool Chunky-Knit Picks

TenderHearts by Tin Can Knits in Rauma Strikkegarn

The Jay Sweater by Heather Brockman-Holm Garde

Farm to Cable Yarns-Hillesvag Yarn Tinde, Vilje & Solje

Madderroot Bags

The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane

The Lost Words MAL

The Last Homely House Podcast Youtube


Fresh Fallen Snow by Chris Haugen-Youtube

Bottle of Something by TrackTribe-Youtube

Deck the Halls by Kevin MacLeod-Youtube

Angles We Have Heard on High-Kevin MacLeod-Youtbe

Hello Friends,

I’ve added some elements this time round as I get more familiar with editing on iMovie. I am by no means a cinematographer or film specialist, but I had some fun adding music and other segments. The initial part features a hike I take with Ruby regularly and some scenery from around our house in the woods. I share a few funny stories of bear adventures and reminisce a bit about my old dogs, Fern, Coe and Bella. There is, of course, knitting and stitching at the end. I hope this finds you well and in good spirits. Thank you for your support of the vlog and all your comments and insights.

Fondly, Sarah

Tenderhearts by Tin Can Knits

Rauma Strikkegarn

The Jay Sweater by Heather Brockman

Norsk Spelsau from Holum Gard Gunn Elin Folland (gunnelinfolland on IG)

Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris- The Lost Spells, The Lost Words

Underland by Robert Macfarlane

Waffles the Puppy by Susan B Anderson

Classic Elements on Etsy: 7ply Irish Linen Thread

Music: Downloaded from Youtube

Deck the Halls by Kevin Macleod

Moonrise by Reed Mathis

Hello Friends, a quick check-in before the Thanksgiving holiday here in the States. My nephew loves his new tiny boat hats! He couldn’t wait so I’ve no finished hat to show you. In this episode I talk about knitting, embroidery and spinning. HO! HO! can you believe it? Thank you as always for tuning in. Wishing you health and peace. Fondly, Sarah

Tiny Boats Hat: Elizabeth Doherty

Bressay: Marie Wallin

The Jay Sweater: Heather Brockman

Three Bags Full

Spinning Rare Breed Wool

Longthread Media

FMI: Shisha and other textile classes-Tatter.org

Episode 86: Lost Words

Hey Friends,

As you can probably tell I am still a little obsessed with The Lost Words by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris. They recently published The Lost Spells and The Lost Words game. I share my experience with these two new pieces in the podcast. I also have some knitting and an idea for a new make-a-long. You’ll see a separate video highlighting my thoughts about start and end time, which correlate to the solstice and equinox. As always, I hope this finds you well and in good spirits.




Treysta Sweater by Jennifer Steingass

Tidal Yarns

The Jay Sweater by Rachel Brockman

Tiny Boats by Elizabeth Doherty

Elsa Cormo

Blacker Swan Falklands Wool

Tenderhearts Tin Can Knits

Rauma Strikkegarn

Unstoppable Mitts by Matilda Kruse

Wild Lily Artisan Fibers

The Lost Spells by Robert MacFarlane & Jackie Morris

The Lost Words Game (I found my copy via an independent booksellers in Britain recommendation at shop4megastore

The Lost Words Make-a-long starts on the Winter Solstice and ends on the Spring Equinox. Make something which highlights as many words represented in The Lost Words as you like! Use the hashtag #lostwordsmal

Welcome! As the title implies this episode travels outside the bounds of knitting. I share a little insight from the Weavers Oracle as a way to support my lackluster thought process these days. I hope that you are well and in good spirits wherever you are and as always thank you for tuning in.

The Weavers’ Oracel by Carolyn Hillyer

Madderroot Bags

Treysta by Jennifer Steingass

Tidal Yarns

The Jay Sweater by Heather Brockman

gunnelinfolland on instagram-Norwegian Wool

The Norrland Hat by Sara Huntington Birch

Gotland Gray Yarn, Barnswallow Farm, Maine

Skogur by Bmandarine

West Coast Colour- Homegrown undid in Milk Chocolate

Bressay by Marie Wallin: Spindrift Yarn from the Woolly Thistle

Alabama Chanin Ezra Coat

Norwegian Braid, wooly baa bab yarns

Don’t be alarmed in this episode! Yes, that is still me avec le maquillage! There are a few tangents but mostly I include my current progress on knitting, stitching, quilting, card weaving and a little spinning. I have made a list below of items mentioned. I hope you are well and in good spirits!

Fondly, Sarah

Treysta by Jennifer Steingass in Tidal Yarns

Robert McFarlane -Lost Spells, Landmark, The Lost Words

Jackie Morris-Artist

The Jay Sweater by Rachel Brockman

gunnelinfolland on instagram-Norwegian Wool

Foula Wool & Baby Cables and Big Ones Too-Suvi Simola

Edyta Star- Laundry Basket Quilts- Stars upon Stars

Nowegian Braid-Wooly Baa Baa


Episode 83: Yoke Fever

Hello!  I hope this finds you well and in good spirits.  I found myself without my camera why staying south at my parents but not to be deterred and let perfection be the enemy of great (thank you very much Natalie Chanin) I pushed forward with some recording application on my computer.  Hopefully, it is clear enough for you to see the projects.  Probably best to NOT to watch it full screen… bleck!  

Below are listed the knitting patterns and yarns I mentioned as well as any links to other stitching resources.  Thanks as always for tuning in. See you next time!  Fond wishes, Sarah



Goldwing by Jennifer Steingass in Else Cormo Worsted Woollen and Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair Spice

Madderroot Trundle Bags in wax and wool 

Treysta by Jennifer Steingass

Goldwing by Jennifer Steingass. this links to my project page which features the yarns used. 

Skogur by Melody Hoffmann

Bressay by Marie Wallin

The Woolly Thistle

Snuggle Monkey

Tidal Yarns 

Alabama Chanin the Ezra Coat 

Glossier- Cake Lipstick & Holographic Gloss 


It only took 24 hours but it uploaded!


Treelight & Goldwing by Jennifer Steingass

Elsa Cormo

Uist Wool

Green Mountain Spinnery

Patricia Fortune at Knitography Farm 

Midtnorsk Strikkefestival

Hillesvag Wool

Husfliden, Trondehim Norway

Holum Gard Gunn-elin-folland@hotmail.com

Fleece and Fiber Source Book

Farm Animal Genetic Resource Norway 

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth

Podcasters and Designers where you can find film footage!







Janette Budge



Chickenwood Studio



Hello all! How are you fairing this surreal time of Covid?  I can’t complain as my immediate situation includes my dog and my craft stash.  If I don’t look too far beyond my environs all is steady and manageable.  I hope you’re finding moments of steadiness and finding opportunities to take positive action in your community or with family.

This time round I had hoped to have two separate videos.  One to detail my stitching, quilting, and weaving and the other to discuss knitting with some details about my trip to Norway.  BUT… I am having internet issues and could not upload the knitting video in a timely fashion. I am still working on it with my friend Kevin at the internet company. With any luck I’ll be able to post about the knitting soon.

I also had a difficult time uploading in HD this time around so it might benefit you to watch on a smaller screen for crispness.  Agh, I was very frustrated by this!~  I hope you find something inspiring here.  In the meantime, be well and take heart.





Cricut Maker

marsma (see pintrest or # on instagram)

Hexies (see Ann Wood on Instagram or blog)

The Durham Weaver- Susan Foukes Weaving Patterned Bands

Harvest Looms on Etsy

Laundry Basket Quilts

Diana Vingert on Youtube- floral embroidery

Emilie Ferries on Instagram -moth embroidery

Woman Who Run with the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Schact Inkle Loom and Cards

Snuggly Monkey

Tamar Nahir Yanai