IAPM42: The Circle

This episode is the first half of a story told by Allison about her knitting store dreams.

Alison is a pillar of knitting in the Boston area. She runs Circles, teaches knitting at her store and during the knit-outs, is a mother of a fantastic and funny little girl, and is always a welcome presence at any knitting circle. Her story echos the hopes and desires of many knitting folk. Basically, she wanted a place to knit with others without having to say a word… really what more do any of us want… (except then to blab on about everything…)

15 thoughts on “IAPM42: The Circle”

  1. Wow, what an amazing story to listen to. Thanks for sharing, just as it is…
    Funny, I had cast on for the Sunrise Circle jacket last night, and decided to listen to the long show today, not knowing what it was about when I got started. Circles…

  2. What an amazing story. I am going through some very hard things in my life right now and what a great inspiration to listen to this! I can’t wait for part 2.

  3. Loved this episode, thanks so much for sharing Alison’s story, appreciate your thoughtful questions and then letting her talk. Move over Ira Glass! Looking forward to Part 2.

  4. As a small business owner catering to fiber lovers, I really appreciate Alison’s perspectives on balancing dreams, goals and the realities of running a 21st Century business. Thanks

  5. I love how Alison talks! This interview was a total pleasure to listen to. Guido, thank you for just letting her talk. I appreciate that you, as the interviewer, just let the story come. You rock!

  6. I found Alison’s story so inspirational and related very much to the community aspect of her business. I run a small community knitting business here in Perth Western Australia teaching people to knit socks and hosting knitting circles, as well as an online store.

    Thank you very much for sharing Alison’s amazing story and looking forward to part 2.

  7. I loved every word of Allison’s story and can’t wait for part 2. Great story, great interviewing skills, Guido. You were right to let it be as it came to you. Sweet!

  8. That was a really great interview, very thought provoking. One of the things I also yearn for as a knitter is community, which I mostly find on-line, as opposed to in person. I’m intrigued by the community aspects of Circles and I’ve met Allison in the store once or twice and found her to be extremely articulate and interesting. Can’t wait for part two!

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