Tue, 29 May 2018
The knitting has been naughty, but the Ewes have plenty to say about potential new projects and combo spinning. For photos of the Combo Spin sweaters that Marsha has made, check out our full show notes with pictures here.
Marsha has been working on her Little Wave cardigan and is almost finished. The pattern is by Gudrun Johnston. Although Marsha has known how to read for a long time, (and has a degree in Literature) her reading skills failed her at times on this pattern. Who hasn't had that problem!
Marsha's other active project, a Summer Fjord in DK weight, is requiring calculations and modifications since the original pattern calls for fingering weight yarn. So this project spent some time in the knitting bag due to complications.
Kelly is making a Summer Fjord, too (in lace weight). She has finished the bottom ribbing. Now its at the point of picking up sleeves--not the most relaxing part of the project so it also sits in its bag. The pattern is by Trin-Annelie.
The Argyle socks have also been naughty. The criss-cross lines aren't matching up with the corners and centers of the diamonds. They will have to be ripped back to a point where they can be fixed. Meanwhile, the Two at a Time socks aren't much fun, and a LOT of conference and travel knitting time left Kelly feeling tired of knitting on the Sommer Sleeveless Top. GASP!!
All this knitting misbehavior has led to thoughts of new projects. Kelly is planning a sweater and talks about Melaine by Julie Partie, Bloom by Anne B. Hanssen, and the Koru Cardigan by Francoise Danoy.
Nevertheless, the Ewes find plenty to talk about with a listener question from Leona on Combo Spinning. Marsha is working on her third combo spin yarn and Kelly is in the process of preparing some Lincoln roving for a combo spin.
There is a lot of information about Combo Spinning and some great pictures in the Spin-Off Ravelry discussion group. There was a Spin-Along-Knit-Along in 2017 that was kicked off by an article by Debbie Held in the winter 2017 Spin Off magazine. The Passioknit Spinners Podcast also has some great information about Combo Spinning and an informative discussion on the her Ravelry group.