Author Archives: Susan Gundrum

Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2018

Peggy and I were off to the Edinburgh Yarn Fest with a couple of knitting buddies this year!  Set in Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange, it was a fairly quick bus ride from our flat in the West End of Edinburgh.  There were no big yarn companies present, just a lot of wonderful smaller dyers and farms….awesome! […]

A New Day Begins….

I locked up the store for the last time on Monday and handed over the key to the new leaser.  I watched her joy at moving in and planning for her store layout while I thought about the last five years.  I must say that I am over the emotional toll of closing DocKnits as […]

Shetland Wool Week 2017

Shetland Wook Week is a wonderful event, where knitters, spinners and weavers can get together and just enjoy fibre and friendship.  Everything is based out of the Shetland Museum on the waterfront and the “Hub” is a gathering spot where you can just sit and knit and meet people.  The Museum itself is amazing and […]

A Little Shetland Love

If you have followed DocKnits on Facebook, you might have noticed that Ingrid and I went to Shetland Wool Week this year. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone who is interested…..the Island is absolutely beautiful, the people very friendly and Wool Week is unforgettable.  I thought you might like to read more details […]

New Product from West Yorkshire Spinners!

I love British wool!  Britain has managed to revitalize their yarn industry by focusing on breed-specific and British wool and they have been very successful.  I picked up a ball of West Yorkshire Spinners yarn when I was on holiday in Europe and really enjoyed knitting with it…..So, when I discovered we could get it […]

Great Canadian Yarns!

When I was a teen, the ONLY thing my grandmother ever knit was from Patons & Baldwin; Canadiana Sayelle, Astra, and other 100% acrylic yarns.  The finished products have lasted forever and her wonderful knitted treasures are still being passed around the family.  My foray into Yarn Neverland started when I worked at a local […]