Jan 19, 2020
Knitting, crochet and weaving are all in full swing! Also a frenzy of casting on for a trip to Iceland. Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com Join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page.
I’m close to finishing the crocheted sweater! It’s the Habitat Cardigan, crochet cardigan by Jess Coppom. I’m making it with the Lion Brand Heartland that is called for in the pattern. The sleeves are on the hook right now and it should be done by the end of the weekend.
I’m still hooking along on the Dew Drop Shawl crochet shawl by Silke Terhorst. My project is using a gradient handspun that I made from a Loop Bump in teal, purple, and gray. Once the sweater is finished I’ll work on this more and get it finished.
Stashbuster Weaving. Warp problems are fixed! Crowd-sourcing works! Several listeners helped with this problem. The bottom line is that when warping multiple threads at the same time I need to make sure they don’t twist as I put them on the warping board. Winding onto a warping reel rather than a warping board can somewhat alleviate this problem, it seems. That would explain why the warping process in the video didn’t talk about this potential problem. I could also use a warping paddle as another potential solution. Or I could go back to warping with one or two threads at a time instead of 4.
Never Have I Ever Socks--Fix or Nix project: I have resurrected and fixed these instead of nixed. I am knitting them in tandem on dpns and making them longs socks using a larger stitch count to fit on my calves. So far I am really enjoying them. The double sock blank gradient from Invictus Yarns was too beautiful to nix and destash.
I finished the first sock of my John O Groats Socks and have knit about 2” on the second sock. I’m using Yarns From the Plains fingering weight in the colorway Cumbrian View. I bought the yarn from the dyer at the Caithness Craft Retreat in May. The pattern I’m using is the sock recipe from Nancy Lindberg, NL7 Knit to Fit Socks.
I’m getting ready for my Iceland trip from January 17 to February 3. I’m still mulling over what clothes to bring, but I have my projects ready to go!
I’ll be bringing a sweater called Seven Sisters by Sarah Pope using Dovestone Baa Ram Ewe from my stash. Pattern starts with a tubular cast on and is straight stockinette until I stop, knit the sleeves and join them to body and begin the yoke pattern. Should be good airplane and talking knitting.
Also bringing a shawl, Dusk Into Twilight, by Rosemary (Romi) Hill. I’m using our Two Ewes Fiber Adventures Replenish Rambouillet in fingering weight. It's a three color shawl and I'll use Falling Leaves (multi), Bourbon and Suede (Rust), and Aquamarine (aqua). I think the pattern will also be good for knitting and talking.
Because I was in the mood to cast on a sweater and use my stash, I cast on a second sweater called Isle au Haut Pullover by Beatrice Perron Dahlen. The stash yarn I’m using is Columbia from Imperial Yarns. It will be an unusual project for me: an aran weight pullover with a high collar.
Daphne’s Skull designed by Ellen Sibelius of Wooly Wonders hasn’t been worked on at all since we last recorded. I thought I would set a goal to finish it by Stitches West the end of February. But that’s unrealistic since I will be in Iceland. I will be lucky to get it done in time for the NoCKRs retreat. If I do, I can bring it to Kelly’s and use her washer to felt it.
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Quarterly Patreon Drawing winner won yarn from Quintessential Knits: Intrepid Otter northwest dyer, Superwash merino sock yarn. Green with navy speckles. Colorway “12” referring to the Seattle Seahawks football team.
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There are threads in the Ravelry discussion board if you have questions that you would like us to answer. Also, we are soliciting ideas for the kind of contests and “Alongs” that you would like to see in 2020.
Winter Weave Along--Started October 15 in the Two Ewes Ravelry Group. This weave along goes until the end of March so you have plenty of time for weaving projects.
Iceland January 17-February 3 Marsha and her friend Kim will be travelling to Iceland with Janine Bajus, who will be replacing Cat Bordhi as our guide and teacher on this trip.
Stitches West is February 20-23 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. There is a podcaster meetup hosted by Yarniacs and 2 Knit Lit Chicks on Saturday the 22nd in the lobby bar area of the Hyatt (connected to the Convention Center).