Last week I promised a special episode, recorded live at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival, with Karie Westermann. I am delighted to bring you that interview now and I think you should get yourself a nice cuppa and just pretend you are sitting there in the podcast lounge with us.
Karie discussed her inspiration behind the as-yet-unreleased designs for the Authors and Artists series. We look at some of the designs she had with her in the lounge, such as Byatt and Proserpine and Karie also discusses the next big project following Doggerland: Knits from a Lost Landscape, which is going to form a trilogy. In addition to this she also answers some of the audience questions.
I am really chuffed with this interview; it was laidback, it was good fun and it was very warmly received by those who attended – in fact, those are the very things that I intended the Podcast Lounge to be, so I am doubly chuffed.
UPDATE: Due to space I can no longer host the audio files on the blog, please use your favourite podcatcher or right click the Podgen link above, to listen in a new tab (y’know, so you can also refer to the shownotes whilst you listen!)
If you are a fan of Karie’s designs you really need to keep an eye out on Monday when the Scollay cardigan is released. Karie’s first garment was published last year in KnitNow and now that the rights have reverted back to her she is releasing the pattern. News of the release will be posted on her blog on Monday. I know there are lots of knitters champing at the bit to cast this on, particularly in the New Lanark yarn that Karie designed it in.
Listeners will remember that I did promise we could have a Scollay-along KAL and we will definitely do that in July after the Hap-along – so watch this space for more info on that. I feel, as the Scollay, I should have numerous Scollay’s in my wardrobe in a whole wealth of British wool, as the pattern celebrates.
Thanks so much to Karie for taking time to join us in the lounge and everyone who took part. If you enjoyed this episode you can also listen to an earlier interview with Karie and I here.
Opening Music: Boscobell Golden Days. Closing music: Mind’s Made Up by Antiqcool. Both Available from Noisetrade.com