I Thought I Knew How

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Episode 039: Erin Pirro of Morehouse Farm

Anne sits down with Erin Pirro of Morehouse Farm to talk about sheep farming, Morehouse Farm Merino, the upcoming Lark’s Alvina knit along, and more!

Brown Merino ewe with her daughter, a white Merino named Harriet
Baby Harriet was named after Harriet Middleton, designer of Harriet’s Hat, a pattern designed to raise money for the Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal. Kits are available at the Morehouse Farm website.

Links to Things Mentioned in the Show

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Morehouse Merino Flock Facebook Group
I Thought I Knew How Facebook Group
Shawls, Wraps, and Scarves by Louisa Harding is the book with the pattern for the Lark’s Alvina knit along. You will need 2 ounces of Morehouse Merino Lace to knit the shawl as written, three ounces if you’d like to expand it.
Master Hand Knitter Program
Morehouse Farm
Sepe Farm
Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool
Romney and Texel breed sheep
FFA (Future Farmers of America)
CraftNewYork, where Erin helped sell Morehouse Yarn and did sheering demonstrations in the heart of NYC.
Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Growers Association
Patty Lyons’ classes
The Lark’s Alvina project page on Ravelry.
The Evanthe project page on Ravelry.
The Tansie project page on Ravelry.
The Muppet Show Opener (totally a zoom look-alike)
Vogue Knitting Live
The Calvin Sweater
The MRI Maakers are raising funds for the Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal, which is working to raise enough to bring an MRI Scanner to the hospital on Shetland. You can buy the printed patterns for the Harriet’s Collection and kits from Morehouse Farm.
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Judith MacKenzie
Debbie Stone
Khanyisa, by Noma Ndlovu.
Morehouse Merino Gator Sport
Duotone Scarf
Hedgehog Mitts
Dinosaur Hat
Elephant Backpack
Dragon Scarf
Frog Mitts


Song for You,” by Tom Goldstein.

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