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Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

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Jan 25, 2021

Preventing pooling, planning with paper, and a dilemma about how to hide where you are alternating skeins. These are the topics of the day! Full show notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of our shop website:

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Marsha’s Projects

I finished Holey Comfort cardigan by Hinterm Stein and it fits beautifully. This is a great pattern.

I am continuing to work on a pair of socks for myself using Drops Fabel Print that I bought in San Luis Obispo.

Along with my friend Kim I cast on a Tee called Walk Along by AnkeStrick. I’m using Little Fish Stitches fingering that I got at the yarn shop in Seabrook. I have a bit of a dilemma about alternating skeins. The yarn is variegated and I want to prevent pooling. So of course, I’m alternating skeins. The problem is how to hide the place where it is happening, especially while working on the yoke.

Kelly’s Projects 

The Persian Tile Blanket for my grand niece is coming along well. I have about a dozen octagons finished and I’m planning to get some of the squares and triangles done before I finish up the octagons. I want the yarn colors to be well distributed.

I’m still working on my With Friends Pullover using the pattern Rachel by Josée Paquin.  However, I am planning to modify the ribbing on the bottom of the split hem by using the larger needle size and also by using garter stitch instead in the reverse stockinette sections of the ribbing. That will keep the ribbing from pulling in at the bottom, I hope. 

Paper, Planning, and Plotting

We had our drawing for the giveaway and Marsha identified several themes in people’s responses. Here’s what she has to say:

I went down a rabbit hole watching videos about Bullet Journals, Hobonichi Techno, and Elfinbooks. :-)

Paper still seems to be the most popular...wall calendars, journals, dayrunners, notebooks for lists. Graph paper seems to be a favorite. Notebooks for keeping ideas for craft projects.

Most people seem to keep track of patterns, projects, stashes, etc on Ravelry.