Sat, 26 August 2017
A little knitting, a lot of knitting planning, and details about the scrumptious yarn and fiber in the Two Ewes Fiber Adventures shop.
Kelly has taken a break from the Summer Fjord tee by Trin-Annelie She had made great progress, but then found a new fun project. Wolkig is a really interesting and EASY cowl by Martina Behm. It's a perfect pairing yarn and pattern. The yarn is a super shiny yak/silk blend handspun.
Marsha is continuing to work on her two shawls, Twice Born by Magdalena Lorentz and Among the Shadows by Kelene Kinnersly. Meanwhile, she has swatched for three different sweaters so there will be a new project on the needles soon.
The Two Ewes talk about the process of having yarn made from their fleeces and they describe each of the yarns that is available in the shop. There are three different gray yarns, a Merino, a Romney, and a Shetland. All are available in gray and also in beautifully overdyed colors.
There are two white yarns that are available in hand-dyed skeins, a soft, fluffy, and textured rambouillet is available in a worsted weight. A more rare variety, a Border Leicester/Corriedale cross, is available in about a sport weight.
The rambouillet wool is also available in carded batts. The batts are a blend of the wool, mohair, and silk noil.
In appreciation for Two Ewes listeners, one lucky listener was selected to win an item from the shop.
Fri, 11 August 2017
Marsha has started a new shawl with her Stonehedge Crazy! The yarn is fabulous.The shawl is the Among the Shadows and she is making it for the second time.
Marsha has also finished her sweater using the pattern 221 Summer Cardigan by Diane Soucy. And since she has finished one sweater, she is ready to cast on another using the linen that she has been swatching. After swatching the linen biased so she is looking for a pattern that will mitigate the tendency to bias.
Kelly has finished very little. One Mother Bear and one swatch of handspun are all she has to show for two weeks. The swatch will be submitted along with her county fair entries. It is a precursor to the Orca Run sweater that she has planned once the fair is over in September.
She has started a new linen tee since the last episode. She is making the Summer Fjord and the construction is really interesting.
The Two Ewes have a new website with a shop! The blog and shownotes will be on the new site as well as a shop with yarns and fibers from their fiber adventures. More details in the next episode! Join in our adventures with new producers and mills. Support the podcast and get something in return!
The Two Ewes also talk organization. Kelly celebrates New Year when school starts in the fall and gets structure and organization back into her life. Calendars and steno pads are her main supplies for organization.
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