Sun, 19 June 2016
Knitting, spinning and preparing for the Black Sheep Gathering has Marsha and Kelly so excited that they can't stay on topic! Lots of interesting (we hope!) tangents in this episode.
Kelly cast on and finished a Spirit Yarn project. The Bethel Tank has been in her queue for about two years. She used some coned cotton that she and Marsha had dyed a couple summers ago in a dyeing experiment. Along with the cotton she carried along a strand of rough-spun linen coned yarn.
The Spirit Yarn Along will continue until June 30 in the Ravelry Group. Winners will be chosen randomly from the discussion participants. Share your projects and Spirit Yarn stories. While discussing the projects Marsha speculated that there was probably a podcast about buying storage units. Indeed there is! Kelly found this podcast about buying storage units. Storage Auction Shogun's Podcast.
Kelly is also working on Civil War era socks for her husband from a 19th century pattern. The toes, cuffs, and heels will be her handspun. It is a 3-ply mohair and merino blend fiber from Sincere Sheep. The leg and foot of the socks will be Invictus Yarn BFL sock in an indigo color.
Going to the Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, Oregon? If so, we have a meet-up planned for the evening of Saturday, June 25. We hope you can join us. Listen to the show and check out the Ravelry Group for more details.
Sun, 5 June 2016
In this episode you will only hear one half of the Two Ewes. Kelly finished up the school year with a cold and wasn't able to record. We didn't want to miss reaching out to everyone so it is short episode with Marsha. Well, Kelly does make a short appearance at the end of the podcast since at editing time she had a little better voice!
Kelly has finished two projects! She decided that a good day to bind off the I Love My Husband scarf was their 32nd anniversary. It was one of the projects that she brought on the camping trip they went on. She also finished the Edie tee by Isabel Kramer. She decided not to add the neckline edging, but she did add a moss stitch edging to the hem and sleeves. The yarn fabric washed up nicely in a cold water machine wash and a trip through the dryer. The hem and sleeve edges are rolling up, so it will need a bit of ironing there.
She continues work on the Latticework Cardigan and hopes to finish before the Black Sheep Gathering. Breaking News! The sweater is finished!
The end of the semester prevented her from selecting a spirit yarn project (although Pi Baby from last episode was made from spirit yarn). Now that school is over and the grading is done, she will be searching through stash for a good candidate.
Marsha has not picked up her Fairfield Cardigan by Michele Wang for weeks since she has been working on other projects.
She is almost to the bottom edge of her Ricky for All Seasons by Vera Sanon. She want the T-shirt to be a little longer than the pattern is written. She plans to put the bottom edge on waste yarn, finish the neck and sleeves and see how much yarn she has to make the Tee longer.
Marsha is still working on her Spirit-Yarn-a-Long project, a shawl called Sunny Delight by Brian Smith.
She has been spinning and carding the Merino fleece she bought last year at the Black Sheep Gathering. Marsha promised herself she cannot by more fleece at this year's gathering until she spins what she bought last year!
Fiber in the Wild:
Marsha visited just two yarn shops, Tolt and Quintessential Knits, during the LYS Tour of shops in the Seattle area. At Tolt she bought baa ram ewe Dovestone DK from Yorkshire, in a light grey/blue call Brambly Bath . The yarn is 50% Blueface Leicester, 25% Wensleydale, and 25% Masham. Marsha had not heard of Masham so had to buy the yarn!
We have a discussion thread in the Ravelry Group for the Spirit Yarn Along. Use your spirit yarn (whether de-stash or DEEP stash) to make something between now and June 30. Talk about it, show us pictures, and share the creativity. Winners will be selected randomly from the thread.
Kelly attended the Spinning at the Winery on June 4, held by the Treadles to Threads Guild at the Retzlaff winery in Livermore. What a fun event! In addition to spinning a braid from Woolgatherings, there was much spinning encouragement going on. Dagmar got going with her new wheel and Jennai actually won a wheel in the raffle! Woohoo! What a great day!
Going to the Black Sheep Gathering? If so, we have a meet-up planned for the afternoon/evening of Saturday, June 25. We hope you can join us. Listen to the show and check out the Ravelry Group for more details.
There is a little Bee Talk at the end of the podcast. For photos check out our blog at twoewesfiber.com