Feb 14, 2017
A completed poncho, a train adventure, a handspun sweater, and an amazing beekeeping experience are on this week's show.
Marsha finished her Rodeo Drive Poncho. Marsha is really happy with this pattern by Staci Perry. She has also worked on her Good Vibes shawl. Even the Pismo Beach socks (yarn from the yarn crawl in our very first podcast) got a little knitting during her adventurous train trip!
Kelly has finished 4 more Pussy Hats. She also finally got on the ball and knitted the button band the on Funky Grandpa Cardigan. This is a pattern by La Maison Rililie. The button band has an i-cord bind off and Kelly isn't sure whether it will lay flat or not. If, after blocking, it still isn't laying flat, she will need to experiment with needles that are either larger or smaller. She isn't sure which direction will solve the issue.
Marsha had quite the train adventure trying to get to Spokane to visit friends. Hours of delay had her almost hysterical! On the positive side, it gave her plenty of time to finish her Rodeo Drive Poncho.
She had planned to visit a couple of Spokane yarn shops. One was closed while she was there. Another that she saw from the train, The Knitting Factory, turned out to be a music concert venue and nightclub. The third was a charm, Sew E-Z Too is a knitting and quilting shop and she was able to visit.
Marsha and Kelly will be at Stitches West on February 25-26. Come say hi to us if you see us. Also, we will be attending the meet-up organized by the Yarniacs and 2 Knit Lit Chicks. The meet-up is in the lobby bar area of the Hyatt (host hotel) and will start at around 1 pm. We can't wait!!!
Kelly had a great bee adventure last weekend. A small beehive was found in a drainage pipe where her husband works. The area is slated for some construction and the hive had to be removed so Kelly went in on Saturday to remove it and bring it home to her yard. The experience was AMAZING! She was able to cut down the combs and wedge them between rubber bands in frames that then went into her bee box. Overnight almost all the bees went into the box (because the queen and all their brood was in there). Next morning she closed them in and took them home. Such an interesting process! So far they seem to be doing very well. They are a small hive, but busy bringing in pollen.
Many of our listeners have commented on the topic of compost and would like to know more. So next episode we will discuss composting and maybe a little gardening along with the knitting. What else would you like to hear more about? Leave a comment in the shownotes, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come talk to us in the Two EwesRavelry Group. Meanwhile, here is a funny video about urban farmers like Marsha and me.