The Knit Picks team has grown a lot during our long hiatus,
and in this episode, we’re excited to introduce you to two new
staff members: Alena Ruman, the IDP Program Administrator, and Jen
Burt, our Content and Outreach Coordinator.
Lee interviews Alena about her experiences starting at the
Knit Picks warehouse in Ohio and then moving to the Pacific
Northwest to work as the IDP Program Administrator. Alena is an
experienced yarn dyer and shares with Lee some of her tips for
dyeing using acid dyes.
Later, Stacey interviews Jen about joining the Knit Picks team
as well as her regular participation in Olive Knits Annual 4-Day
KAL. Jen talks about her speedy knitting of our sample of this
year’s pattern Sailaway in High Desert Worsted and the color
selection process for our Sailaway curated color kits.
0:03 Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast
1:45 Swatching for the Game Day Cardigan and casting
10:19 Summer crafting plans
7:15 Meet Alena, the IDP Program Administrator
20:33 Alena’s dyeing experience
32:40 Meet Jen, the Content and Outreach Coordinator.
35:46 The Olive Knits 6th Annual 4-day KAL
40:40 Choosing colors for the Sailaway color kits
44:58 Sailaway’s construction and Marie Greene’s writing