Sat, 12 March 2016
Marsha and Kelly start off talking about Kelly's beautiful commute down the Salinas Valley (aka John Steinbeck's Long Valley). She hasn't stopped to take photos, but here is an example of what she sees two days a week.
As she commutes, she has been listening to podcasts--many of them non-knitting related. One that she discovered and just had to try because it sounded so unusual is the Chameleon Breeder Podcast . The topic of raising chameleons led to the topic of raising bugs and this week's episode is about stick and leaf insects.
Even more fascinating is the discovery that there is such a thing as the Ovogram insect egg swap service. Insect breeders use it the same way knitters use a mini-skein swap!
The guest on this week's Chameleon episode owns the Full Throttle Feeders bug supply company. Kelly is now addicted to this informational podcast! On her commute today she also listened to True Crime Garage. Another fun (but totally irreverent) true crime podcast is White Wine, True Crime.
Marsha finished spinning our Two Ewes premium CVM and mohair that Kelly sent her to test. It's beautiful and the mohair reflects the light to give the yarn a luster. Marsha has about 200 yards.
Kelly has finished Darth Vader in her Star Wars Amigurumi project. She also finished the Bourbon Socks. Sweet Georgia yarn is scrumptious! She has finished about half of the yarn for her mom and has more ready to ply.
Not much else has been touched in terms of projects. However, she is looking forward to participating in the Division One, Leave It Un-KAL that is being hosted on Ravelry by the Caithness Craft Podcast and the Twinset Designs Podcast. Marsha may have to join in, too!
Marsha's puppy, Enzo, is doing well and getting BIG...over 24 pounds! Marsha talks about puppy class and Enzo's progress. If you want to see more pictures of Enzo check out his Instagram feed @enzo_fuesel or Marsha's @mfuesel.
The Two Ewes are excited to offer batts, as well as the handspun mini-skeins made from them, as premiums for any listeners who would like to support the podcast! There is a limited amount of CVM and mohair still available for premiums of either batts or mini-skeins. There is also the gray fleece from Charlotte (that Kelly is using for the Funky Grandpa) that has also been blended with mohair. Any contribution of $15 or more will qualify for the premiums. Kelly will contact you to determine whether to send fiber (two approximately 1-ounce batts) or mini-skeins (two approximately 80-yard minis). If you are interested, please click the donate button at the show notes!