The Fall Sweater Challenge explained by Susie Allen opens a magic box of fun on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly. Just the kind of thing we love on a Tuesday!
Mom taught Susie Allen to knit using chopsticks with bright yellow yarn when she was about ten or eleven. She traveled to Vermont, and developed an eye for the handwork that she always seem to love. One day, her then boyfriend now husband was having surgery so she picked up a book to learn to crochet and with her mother-in-laws help she got through. Then friends started requesting her scarves, and she began writing things down to remind herself what she was doing. When her daughter was born and she began posting on Etsy and someone said ‘have you heard of Ravelry?’ Her travels to Vermont eventually landed at the Green Mountain Spinnery at about the time she began to post things in Etsy, and she fell in love with creating things from their yarns.
There is a website: www.FallSweaterChallenge.com that has a place to enroll, the lists of sponsors, and plenty of suggestions for sweaters and yarns. There are other places, that you may wish to follow or join, there is a Ravelry group which seems to be the place more people are gathering, there is a Facebook page to stay tuned for special announcements and a Facebook group for encouraging each other and share progress.
If you missed hearing this visit LIVE you can still hear it as an archived episode at this link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2016/08/30/the-fall-sweater-challenge-explained-by-susie-allen or with your favorite podcast catcher like iTunes or Stitcher Radio. There is also a video on Marly’s Facebook page that she recorded as behind-the-scenes video from her studio.