Two Ewes Fiber Adventures: A Podcast about Knitting, Spinning, Weaving, Crochet, Dyeing-- All the Ways to Play with Yarn and Wool (general)

In this episode Marsha and Kelly have a phone conversation about Marsha's finished knitting projects, both of their current knitting projects,  Marsha's new interest in baseball, and the ever-perplexing topic of the fit of a knit garment.  The Custom Fit patterns are a huge breakthrough and are teaching knitters a lot, but there are other components of how a sweater fits.  For example, the texture of the yarn and what the wearer is comfortable with.

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Join Marsha and Kelly as the Two Ewes Ravelry group has its first Knit Along!  We will be knitting summery items between April 1 and July 1, 2015.  More details can be found in the Ravelry Group, http://www.ravelry.com/groups/two-ewes-fiber-adventures
Meanwhile, the two talk together about their recently finished and recently started projects and Kelly provides information about wet finishing for weaving that just might help when you knit with linen or cotton. It also might be helpful for knitters who have just started weaving with a rigid heddle loom.

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Kelly and Marsha met up in Portland, Oregon for the Rose City Yarn Crawl from March 5-8. Can you believe there are fifteen yarn shops in the Portland area? We didn't have time to visit each shop but sure gave it a try. In this episode we discuss our experience of the yarn crawl, talk about Marsha's woolen spinning in the hotel room, and share information about three indie dyers we met during the crawl.  We hold off discussing project updates until the next episode. It was so much fun to put this podcast together while we were actually in the same room!

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Listeners have asked us about our distance walking so in this podcast we talk about our walking adventures and, not to worry, we also talk about fiber, including knitting, spinning and some weaving.

We are excited that we found a way to record our phone conversation! It's almost like we are in the same room and not separated by a state! Together we discuss how we each came to the sport of distance walking, how we train, and some of the challenges and pleasures we each find in training.

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Marsha and Kelly talk about their Cast On Five challenge and all the knitting and weaving that has and hasn't happened yet!  Kelly talks about knitting lace and the progress of her Niebling piece.  Marsha talks about her spinning and the handspun and hand-dyed yarn that she has been knitting with.  The Two Ewes announce contest winners, and Marsha talks about her adventures outside of the fiber world.

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In this episode Marsha and Kelly start the New Year off right by each starting FIVE NEW PROJECTS!  Stepping out of the comfort zone is a good thing for the New Year, right?  There is also a bit of spinning and a short segment about weaving.  There is a new contest and giveaway going on in the Two Ewes Fiber Adventures Ravelry group. Win a prize! 

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Kelly and Marsha both talk about knitted items and gifts that have special memories for them.  Marsha talks about her finished custom-fit cardigan, The St. John Cardigan and the skeins of handspun and hand-dyed yarn that she has made since getting her new spinning wheel.  The Two Ewes also announce a contest for listeners to post photos of knit or crocheted items with the theme #knittedmemories.

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In addition to talking about current and recently finished projects, Marsha and Kelly talk about how they started knitting, spinning, weaving, and loving the fiber arts. 

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Ep 2: 5 Yarn Shops, 2 Adobes, and a Trailer named Clyde

Marsha and Kelly talk about the SLO Yarn Crawl and their trip to San Luis Obispo.It was a great fiber adventure!  Kelly talks about what knitting patterns she has on her queue, some of them that are coming soon and some that are "fantasy" knits.  No spinning on this episode. 

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Ep. 1: Who Are Ewe and What Are Ewe Doing Here?

Who are we and why are we podcasting? We are Kelly and Marsha.  We came at yarn and fiber from different directions, but we both love it. Marsha is an accomplished knitter, learning to dye yarn.  Kelly is a spinner who knits and weaves.  Fiber is one of the many interests we share after over 30 years of friendship.  On this episode, hear about us, our recently completed projects, including Marsha's account of a recent dyeing project, and our plans for the podcast.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:07pm PST