7A: Spring Time on Cold Comfort Farm



Sherri, host, knitter, spinner, and fosters dogs.

You can find Sherri as
TangledThread on Ravelry
Instagram: geminatepodcast

Guest Information

Cynthia Strelkoff, retired opera singer and costumer designer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cynthia is now a fiber farmer and designer in Butler, Missouri. She has a new book out, The Lace Makers of Wright Road. The book is co-authored by Willow Oringderff.

You can find Cynthia
Facebook: The Lace Makers of Wright Road
Lace Designs on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/cynthia-anne-strelkoff

Current Projects


Molly version B by Julie Weisenberger. Sherri's Molly version B


Getting to the Point by Cynthia Strelkoff out of hand-dyed Olan sock yarn from Ireland and glass beads.
An Irish wool sweater she's designing in colorwork with a medallion on the front.
Twined wool weaving in lime green and taupe that will be her new project bag.
Spinning the alpaca her daughter dyed with French woad.

Finished Projects


Biographical colorwork for her daughter with Russian dancing girls, bunnies and an apple orchard worked in burgundy, cream and green 2-ply Irish wool.
Cabled stockings from Highland Knits: Knitwear Inspired by the Outlander Series out of 2-ply cream colored wool.
Fingerless Gloves by Nihon Vogue.
Getting to the Point beaded scarf in chocolate brown 2-ply alpaca from Loretta on her farm.

What We've Been Wearing


Maggie by Tamara Moots. Sherri's Maggie
Matching Night Sky Cowl


Alpaca Cabled Knitted Sweater in turquoise yarn by Blue Sky Alpaca.
Irish knitted cable sweater in Plum colored alpaca.

Topic of the Show:

Sherri and Cynthia discuss springtime on an alpaca farm and the book that discusses Cynthia's herd.

Something New

Sherri and Cynthia talk about creating Art Yarn out of singles.

Podcast Announcements

Find Cynthia on Facebook at The Lace Makers of Wright Road

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That's Entertainment


Watching the TV show Party of Five.
Listening to the Dresden Files audiobooks.


Watching Big Love on Amazon Prime.
Watching weaving videos on YouTube.
Watching YouTube Fruity Knitting podcasts on YouTube.  

Board Games 

(with Knitability Rankings from 0 with no time to knit at all to 10 with time to finish half a sock during the game)

Pente. Knitability: 0.
Scrabble. Knitability:  Always time to knit while the other person is thinking.
Bingo. Knitability:  Time to knit between games and during intermission.


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