May 24, 2020
Get ready for the Summer Spin-In! Wash and card fiber, spin yarn, knit with handspun. It all starts Monday, May 25. 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 cast on Summer Fjord by Trin-Annelie using Quince & Co Sparrow in three colors. Kelly and our friend Janis both have yarn to cast this on, too. We got it last summer in the clearance bin at Tolt.
I’m working on foot of first Arne & Carlos sock. These ultra bright socks are for my brother, Mark.
I recently picked up a Simple Shawl by Jane Hunter that I started March 2018! Using Michael’s CWD in San Francisco Fog, to put it back in the knitting rotation, but I haven’t made much progress since the last episode. This will probably stay on the back burner for awhile since I am swatching with Elemental Affects Cormo for the Holey Comfort cardigan by Hinterm Stein
I’m still working on the handspun Babydoll Southdown socks. I’m not really enjoying the feel of the yarn, though. It’s a good workhorse yarn and the gauge is nice and tight for a hard wearing sock. It’s 100% wool--no nylon, silk or mohair for added strength, so that’s good. But the fabric doesn’t have the bounce of the yarn as I knit it.
I finished plying the Fleeber’s Farm Tasmanian Comeback. Light brown wool overdyed with red-orange. It’s 210 yards and 129 grams. That sounds like a heavier weight than worsted but it also feels like a heavier fiber--more like a longwool.
I started spinning a brown targhee lamb fleece that I had carded and ready to go in the stash. I’ve spun about 1000 yards of a 3 ply (DK to worsted). It was two boxes of carded batts. Now I have to card more of this fleece to get enough for a sweater. I’m thinking of knitting The Grandpa Cardigan by Joji Locateli . Also a possibility, but not quite as high on the list is Que Sera by Kirsten Kapur. This spinning (and now carding) project is really inspiring me for the Summer Spin-In.
Show us your pattern!
This giveaway is closing June 4th! How do you use your patterns and how do you store them? Check out the Ravelry group to participate in the thread. We will be drawing winners on June 4th for some beautiful Duren Dyeworks worsted weight skeins.
Starting on Memorial Day
(celebrated this year on May 25 in the US) we will have a Summer
Spin-In. Join in the chat thread and show off your finished
projects in the FO
threads. We will also include a thread for knitting with handspun. So non-spinners can be included, too.
Kelly is doing an online dog training class with Fenzi Dog Sports and one of the things she is learning is how to do shaping with Bailey. This video shows a dog that is already skilled at figuring out a shaping training session learning how to do the shaped skill of putting two feet into a box.