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Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Welcome to Two Ewes Fiber Adventures, a podcast about knitting, spinning, crochet, weaving and all the ways to play with yarn!

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Nov 2, 2020

Two (count them two!) therapy sessions on this episode! Plus we talk design--both architectural and knitting. And wait, there’s more! A live FO and Winter Weave Along talk round out the show topics. Full show notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of our shop website:

Also, we have a coupon code for 3GreenSisters Etsy shop. Visit their site and use the code TWOEWES to get 15% off and free US shipping. Offer good until December 31, 2020. 

Marsha’s Projects

I’ve stopped knitting on Holey Comfort cardigan by Hinterm Stein using Elemental Effects Cormo since I’m running out of yarn. I’ve been perplexed why when the pattern calls for 1500 yards and I have 1600. I think the problem is row guage. I’m getting 37 rows instead of 35 rows per inch. Apparently, that makes a huge impact. I’ve learned my lesson and will check row gauge from now on. I ordered another skein which arrived this week so I can start again on the sweater

I finished the Arne and Carlos socks in Pairfect.

I cast on socks for myself using Tilli Tomas Artisan Sock in Coconut Grove. This is yarn I picked up at the first NoCKRs retreat destash room. This project was finished live on the episode! 

Kelly’s Projects 

I finished the green socks I was making with Yarns from the Plain yarn

I started the new pullover and ended up using a combination of these patterns--Rachel by Josée Paquin, Fresh by Josée Paquin.  I decided not to use Muriel by Josée Paquin. To view the changes that I made to the striping sequence, see my project page

Get Your House Right is a book that we both recommend for information about architectural details. Just like in knitting design, it’s the little details and bits of knowledge that can make a design look just right. The Fibonacci sequence is another one of the tools that relate to both architecture and knitting. I used the numbers from the Fibonacci sequence to make sure that the stripes in the pullover look balanced, even though I had to modify them a bit. 

It’s Winter Weave Along Time!

Or Summer Weave Along if you’re in the southern hemisphere! Starts November 1. We’ll talk about it more in the kickoff in the next episode! It will go through March 31.

Planning a weaving project: How do you know if you have enough yarn?

Quick and dirty method from Jane Stafford

Jane Stafford’s Project Planning 101 pdf has additional information, plus some things to think about if you’re planning linens. 

Weavolution is a website for weavers with projects, discussion, classes, and lots of resources. The website has a handy Weaving Calculator that you can use for project planning. Erica, the owner of Weavolution is generously offering one of her classes as a prize for our Winter Weave Along! Stay tuned to hear more about that!

Weaving Suppliers and Kits

Webs has dishtowel and wrap kits

Yarn Barn of Kansas has a LOT of kits, including holiday themed items,

Halcyon Yarn has kits for table linens and a variety of scarves and cowls.