One of the things I enjoy most about our podcast interviews on the VeryPink Knits podcast is seeing the connections. Sometimes one interview connects to another in interesting ways. Other stories connect listeners to a new charity, to see the connection between knitting and science or history, or the story brings non-knitters into our midst if only to hear the story of energy-producing yarn or about a historic wool mill.
This week I have another giveaway of alpaca yarn from Phi Beta Paca Alpacas & Yarns. I met with Frana on one of my earliest interviews last year. She told me via email that hay prices are high because there is a drought in the area. It's not easy keeping a herd of alpacas fed, but if the weather doesn't cooperate it's even harder.
Which connects us back to this latest episode featuring the founders of The Tempestry Project. If you haven't listened (why not?), the group is using knitting to visualize historic weather data to drive conversations about climate change. We've heard from so many knitters who want to make tempestries to illustrate the changing temperatures in their own towns. We even heard from a knitter who is married to a professor in climate science. She's going to knit tempestries for his office. I would love to hear how that goes over with the climate scientists.
Please keep us updated on your tempestry projects or other knitting connections you make after listening to our podcast. Do you have any ideas for a great interview? Comment below or send me an email.
To enter to win this blue skein of yarn, fill out the form below! What would you name this beautiful baby alpaca (pictured in front)? His mother's name is Diamond. According to Frana, "she got her name because her fleece shone so brightly in the sun when she was first born." What a beautiful creature!
Please note, in the case of duplicate suggestions we'll go with a random choosing among the same names. All email addresses will only be used to contact the winner and will be deleted after the contest is completed.