Ep 19: Christmas Cheer

Welcome to Little Skein & the Big Stash, hosted by Anne and Stacie. We both make yarn, and knitting kits, and really wonderful products to enliven your crafting time. This is our monthly podcast where we share what we’re knitting and give you a peek behind the scenes at what it’s like to run a microbusiness. And, because we connect with lots of other small business owners, we share our perspectives on some of the topics that are influencing the knitting and craft world.

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In this episode, Anne and Stacie are full of Christmas cheer. Stacie shows off a new finished sweater, and Anne shows a new pattern, Christmastide. Anne’s worsted sock arms sweater is practically knitting itself. Anne is wearing her Christmastide cowl and Stacie is wearing her new South Bay sweater.


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Anne on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleskeinanne/

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Anne’s Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitalong-with-little-skein

Stacie’s Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/must-stash


Anne finished: Christmastide cowl https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/christmastide

Stacie finished: South Bay sweater by Sam Lamb https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/south-bay-sweater

Anne finished: Hidden Falls Wrap https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hidden-falls

Anne started her Worsted Sock Arms by Stephanie Lotven (tellybeanknits) https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/worsted-sock-arms. Anne is adjusting the pattern to knit the sweater as a cardigan and she is knitting it in pieces using Amy Herzog’s CustomFit: https://customfit.amyherzogdesigns.com/about/

Anne went on a cast-on binge: Yet another single sock that might become a pattern Age of Winter hat in Winter Aran Blend “Mr. Tumnus” Selbu mitts by Skeindeer Knits in House Merino DK “Mr. Tumnus” & “Lotta’s Fountain”

Stacie mentions a test knitter who created an oversized Sock Arms sweater. See it here: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/NinjaChickens/sock-arms.


Thanks for feedback on business side of show ! We will keep tailoring what we talk about based on what you want to hear.


We remember President HW Bush’s service dog, Sully, laying by the President’s coffin: “mission complete.” Anne talks about Molly and her muzzle.


Must Stash: Is closed for the holidays. Sign up for the Must Stash mailing list to find out about the upcoming sale. Sign up at https://muststashshop.com/.

Little Skein: Is open for orders but closed for the holidays until January 8. We’ve got a refreshed website, and Anne is slowing refreshing stickers and packaging. Anne is working on a new design and collaboration with Kemper of JunkYarn: https://www.junkyarn.net. Anne shares a story about connecting with illustrator Bill Joyce on Instagram.

Stacie Dawson