Two Ewes Fiber Adventures
Two Ewes Fiber Adventures
Kelly and Marsha
Who are we and why are we podcasting? We are Kelly and Marsha.  We came at yarn and fiber from different directions, but we both love it. Marsha is an accomplished knitter, learning to dye yarn.  Kelly is a spinner who knits and weaves.  Fiber is one of the many interests we share after over 30 years of friendship.
Just Make It Happen
Christmas knitting and some finished projects. Wishing everyone a happy holiday and a peaceful New Year. 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. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Subscribe on Android or Subscribe on Google Podcasts Marsha’s Projects Santa’s Laundry Line: by Eleonore von Castelmur. Finished! Used Lang Yarn Jawol fingering in red, green and cream and some left over fingering weight gray.  Mossy Lane Hat: By Daleside Knits. Finished! Used Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted in colorway Berries. Knit for Ben. Camella Hat: by Katie Pomper. Using Meeker Street Olive’s Outerwear DK in the colorway Dragon’s Breath. Cast on for Mark but changed my mind and cast on a different hat. Ames Beanie: by Stephanie Larson. Using Leading Men Fiber Arts Box Office (worsted) in colorway Spiced Apple Cider. Making for Mark. I bought the yarn at the much missed String Theory Yarns.  Flowers from My Garden: Spinning the last bobbin before plying. Nanny Meier Tea Cozy: Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Finished first side. Socks: Using Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn in the colorway Sum-Sum-Summertime. Heels and toes will be Dream in Color Mini Smooshy in the colorway Bermuda Teal. Halfway down the foot of the first sock. Fine Sand: by Heidi Kirrmaier. Using West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious in the colorway Claret. Finished the body and need to pick up stitches for sleeves. The sweater is on hold while I work on Christmas gifts.  Kelly’s Projects Continuing to work on Purple/Gray socks for Robert. These are the ones that I had to stop working on during the last episode because I forgot to turn the heel. I pulled the needles out and put them back in the bag to fix later. Later turned out to be a month later. I now can’t remember what yarn this is. I got it at the very last Stitches West ever in 2022.  Continuing to work on Dozens of Little Squares. I’ve washed 83 squares and have another 21 finished. So I’m at over 100 squares so far.  Club Car Curtains. This is for the back window of the trailer in the bedroom.  Knitted Nativity–Donkey and Sheep Finished Mom’s reindeers. Events  Winter Weave Along starts October 1 and goes through March 31. Join the fun in our Ravelry group!  
Dec 16, 2023
1 hr 7 min
What Happened to November?
We’re back! The Two Ewes have been missing in action with work, travel, a vintage trailer rally, a knitting retreat, Thanksgiving, and a nasty cold. We have lots to talk about including project updates.   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. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Subscribe on Android or Subscribe on Google Podcasts Marsha’s Projects Snowflower: by Heidi Kirrmaier. Finished! Used 13 Mile Lamb and Wool for the main color and Brooklyn Tweed Tones for some of the contrasting colors. It fits great and I think I did a great job on the colorwork yoke. Ames Beanie: by Stephanie Larson. Finished! Made for Madi using Cascade 220 Superwash Merino in Summer Sky. Flowers from My Garden: Spinning the last bobbin before plying. Nanny Meier Tea Cozy: Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Finished first side. Santa’s Laundry Line: by Eleonore von Castelmur. Using Lang Yarn Jawol fingering in red, green and cream and some left over fingering weight gray. Finished his jacket, pants, hat and currently knitting his long johns. Socks: Using Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn in the colorway Sum-Sum-Summertime. Heels and toes will be Dream in Color Mini Smooshy in the colorway Bermuda Teal. Halfway down the foot of the first sock. Fine Sand: by Heidi Kirrmaier. Using West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious in the colorway Claret. Almost done with the body. Working on four garter stitch rows for edging and then bind off. Kelly’s Projects Continuing to work on Purple/Gray socks for Robert. These are the ones that I had to stop working on during the last episode because I forgot to turn the heel. I pulled the needles out and put them back in the bag to fix later. Later turned out to be a month later. I now can’t remember what yarn this is. I got it at the very last Stitches West ever in 2022.  Continuing to work on Dozens of Little Squares. I’ve washed 83 squares and have another 21 finished. So I’m at over 100 squares so far.  Started Club Car Curtains. This is for the back window of the trailer in the bedroom.  Events  Winter Weave Along starts October 1 and goes through March 31. Join the fun in our Ravelry group!  
Nov 27, 2023
1 hr 9 min
Her Headstone Will Read, "I'm Not Buying a Fleece"
Kelly’s backyard suint bath science project, Lambtown, Marsha's sweater is going well, and  lots of other news. 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. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Subscribe on Android or Subscribe on Google Podcasts Lambtown Saw lots of fiber friends. Took class from Jacey Boggs Faulkner. Joined the Ply Spinning Guild. Marsha’s Projects Flowers from My Garden: Starting a spinning project with fiber I bought at Stitches in March. I’ve spun five 3-ply skeins. Snowflower: by Heidi Kirrmeier. Using 13 Mile Lamb and Wool for the main color and Brooklyn Tweed Tones for some of the contrasting colors. Finished the first sleeve and now halfway done with the second sleeve. Nanny Meier Tea Cozy: Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Finished first side. Santa’s Laundry Line: by Eleonore von Castelmur. Using Lang Yarn Jawol fingering in red, green and cream and some left over fingering weight gray. Finished his jacket, pants, hat and currently knitting his long johns. Socks: Using Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn in the colorway Sum-Sum-Summertime. Heels and toes will be Dream in Color Mini Smooshy in the colorway Bermuda Teal. Knitting the gusset of the first sock. Daphne’s Skull: Very fiddly knitting and, honestly, not that much fun. I was determined to finish it before Halloween but the pressure was too much. I’m working on it but have taken off the pressure of finishing the skull in time for Halloween. Swatching to start another sweater. Either Little Love by Ankestrick using Brooklyn Tweed Loft or Fine Sand by Heidi Kirrmaier using West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious. Kelly’s Projects Finally finished and washed the baby blanket. Now I’m eyeing the rest of that tub of acrylic for a potential next project. Aunt Betty used a really pretty rusty orange for a pumpkin. Maybe I’ll find another inspiration or maybe it goes to Goodwill. Suint Bath Update: Took out the dark gray Romney and laid it out to dry. Put in a part of the small Shetland that followed me home from Lambtown. It was in for a week (or two?) and now is out on the drying screen. It was almost dry yesterday, but now it is being drizzled on. By the way, the Romney stayed on the drying screen for about a week or so, getting dry during the day and then coated with dew or drizzle each morning.  Events  Pismo Beach Trailer Rally, November 2-5. Saturday Nov 4 is the open house. Pismo Coast Village RV Park. Winter Weave Along starts October 1 and goes through March 31. Join the fun in our Ravelry group! Seattle Weavers’ Guild Thursday, October 26, 5 pm - 8 pm (4-5pm member only shopping) Friday, October 27, 10 am - 8 pm Saturday, October 28, 10 am - 4 pm At Bloedel Hall in St Mark’s Cathedral 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle Free admissions & parking Fort Worden Knitters Retreat November 1-5 Port Townsend, Washington Washington DC Adventure Marsha will be in Washington DC from 11/8-11/17 Schedule includes knit night at Fiber Space in Alexandria and a visit to Looped Yarn Works in the city.  
Oct 23, 2023
1 hr 7 min
Suint Baths, Scams, and Sweaters
Scams and suint baths are stinking up the joint. But the sweater is looking lovely. Join us for a shorter episode with lots of the non-fiber content you know we sometimes cover.  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. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Subscribe on Android or Subscribe on Google Podcasts PSA on fraud: Federal Trade Commission: Consumer Advice Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  Marsha’s Projects Flowers from My Garden: Starting a spinning project with fiber I bought at Stitches in March. I’ve spun five 3-ply skeins. Snowflower: by Heidi Kirrmeier. Using 13 Mile Lamb and Wool for the main color and Brooklyn Tweed Tones for some of the contrasting colors. Currently knitting 3” rib on the body. Nanny Meier Tea Cozy: Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Finished first side. Santa’s Laundry Line: by Eleonore von Castelmur. Using Lang Yarn Jawol fingering in red, green and cream and some left over fingering weight gray. Finished his jacket, pants, hat and currently knitting his long johns. Socks: Using Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn in the colorway Sum-Sum-Summertime. Heels and toes will be Dream in Color Mini Smooshy in the colorway Bermuda Teal. Knitting the gusset of the first sock. Daphne’s Skull: I’m back at it! I pulled out the project and figured out I had stopped just before knitting the teeth for the upper jaw. I have now knit 6 out of 16 teeth for the upper jaw. Very fiddly knitting and, honestly, not that fun but I’m determined to finish him before Halloween. Kelly’s Projects Still working on the baby blanket using the best parts of my mom’s acrylic leftovers. Suint Bath Update: Put the dark half of the new romney fleece in the suint bath right after last week’s episode. Wow, it smells bad. Still soaking. Events  Lambtown October 7-8 in Dixon Winter Weave Along starts October 1 and goes through March 31.  Seattle Weavers’ Guild Thursday, October 26, 5 pm - 8 pm (4-5pm member only shopping) Friday, October 27, 10 am - 8 pm Saturday, October 28, 10 am - 4 pm Bloedel Hall St Mark’s Cathedral 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle Free admissions & parking
Oct 9, 2023
46 min
As Summer Ends
We announce the winners of our Summer Spin and talk about the upcoming Winter Weave Along. Marsha dog sits, moves along on a sweater, and weaves vicariously. Kelly knits and ferments a fleece. Plus the usual chit chat. 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. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Subscribe on Android or Subscribe on Google Podcasts Marsha’s Projects Flowers from My Garden: Starting a spinning project with fiber I bought at Stitches in March. I’ve spun three 3-ply skeins. I received the new motor for my Dreaming Robots EEW 6.0 espinner so I am back in business. Snowflower: by Heidi Kirrmeier. Using Thirteen Mile Lamb and Wool for the main color and Brooklyn Tweed Tones for some of the contrasting colors. Knit about 6” of the body. Nanny Meier Tea Cozy: Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Finished first side. Santa’s Laundry Line: by Eleonore von Castelmur. Using Lang Yarn Jawol fingering in red, green and cream and some left over fingering weight gray. Finished his jacket and first leg of his pants. Socks: Using Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn in the colorway Sum-Sum-Summertime. Heels and toes will be Dream in Color Mini Smooshy in the colorway Bermuda Teal. Kelly’s Projects Still working on the baby blanket using the best parts of my mom’s acrylic leftovers. Fleeces washed:  The fleece portion in the suint bath came out after about two weeks. The smell was very sulfurous. I rinsed it out and left it out to dry. Just like it said in everything I read, the smell disappeared when it was dry. It is still greasy from the lanolin so I’ll need to use hot water. I might spin some of it in the grease just to sample.  Window Shopping Queue Hunting Creek, Laura Aylor Barnes, Sarah Solomon – Into the Wool Solomon Poncho by Cheryl Beckerich Engi, Jennifer Steingass Events  Lambtown October 7-8 in Dixon Winter Weave Along starts October 1 and goes through March 31. Join the planning chat in our Ravelry group!
Sep 24, 2023
1 hr 3 min
Sweaters Not So Nice, She Had to Knit Them Thrice
It has been a busy few weeks with the start of school, contract negotiations, and a possible strike looming. Take a listen as we report on finished projects, new projects, false starts, and fleeces that had to come home.  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. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Subscribe on Android or Subscribe on Google Podcasts Note: Winners of our Summer Spin in will be announced in our next episode. Thank you for your patience. Marsha’s Projects: Noromania: Finished!! I used 42 skeins of Noro Kureyon (Aran weight). The finished size is about 71” x 83”. I used 4,578 yards and estimated I knit 173,680 stitches. Ironically, I ran out of yarn binding off so I found some leftover Lamb’s Prides to bind off the last 1⁄8 of bind off. Flowers from My Garden: Starting a spinning project with fiber I bought at Stitches in March. I’ve spun three 3-ply skeins. I received the new motor for my Dreaming Robots EEW 6.0 espinner so I am back in business. Snowflower: by Heidi Kirrmeier. Cast on twice and both times twisted the stitches when I joined 312 stitches. Decided after the bright yellow provisional cast on to knit two rows of main color. Then I picked one leg of the backside of the provisional cast on with bright blue and knit four rows and bound off. This gave me more fabric to keep the stitches from twisting. I would love to know if listeners have a better idea of how not to twist stitches when joining that many stitches in the round. Nanny Meier Tea Cozy: Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Finished first side. Santa’s Laundry Line: by Eleonore von Castelmur. Using Lang Yarn Jawol fingering in red, green and cream and some left over fingering weight gray. Socks: Using Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn in the colorway Sum-Sum-Summertime. Heels and toes will be Dream in Color Mini Smooshy in the colorway Bermuda Teal. Kelly’s Projects: Corrie x Targhee x Merino The blue/green (peacock) singles are spun but didn’t get plied. Started a baby blanket using the best parts of my mom’s acrylic leftovers. Fleeces washed:  New Romney fleece. Skirted the lightest (and best) parts and washed them.  New East Friesian fleece. Skirted and sorted into front and back quarters. One front quarter has been soaking in a suint bath since Monday. Orvus Paste Unicorn Scouring Powder Mills in California:  Valley Oak Wool Mill Yolo Wool Mill Mendocino Wool & Fiber Inc. Winterstrom Ranch Fiber Mill Woolgatherer Carding Mill Mills in Oregon: Rodger Family Farm and Fiber Mill Mills in Washington: Tahoma Vista Fiber Mill Events:  Lambtown October 7-8 in Dixon Recommendations: Itchy Boots: YouTube channel of Noraly who travels the world on her motorcycle. Truly inspiring.
Sep 18, 2023
1 hr 19 min
Falling Out of Love
Sometimes we fall a little out of love with things. In this episode we talk about needing a break from our projects and things we love so we can fall in love again. 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. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Subscribe on Android or Subscribe on Google Podcasts Marsha’s Projects Anzula Socks: Finished. Bankhead Hat: Finished. Noromania: I am using 42 skeins of Noro Kureyon (Aran weight) to make a blanket for Mark. I’ve knit 76 inches and used 39 balls. I’m beginning to feel the end is in sight. Flowers from My Garden: Starting a spinning project with fiber I bought at Stitches in March. I’ve spun three 3-ply skeins. I’ve been having problems with my Dreaming Robots EEW 6.0 espinner for a few months and it stopped working while on my beach weekend where I planned on spinning the whole time. I emailed Maurice at Dreaming Robots and he diagnosed that the electric motor is defective and is sending me a new one. Not happy the motor failed, but very happy with the quick response from Maurice. Snowflower: by Heidi Kirrmeier. Swatched for gauge and hope to cast on today. Nanny Meier Tea Cozy: Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Santa’s Laundry Line: by Eleonore von Castelmur. Using Lang Yarn Jawol fingering in red, green and cream and some left over fingering weight gray. Great Wall to Wall Carpet Removal Project Kelly’s Projects Finished knitting the Pride socks using Weird Sisters Wool Emporium yarn. They turned out really pretty and I’m excited to give them away.  I’m still working on processing a Corriedale x Border Leicester from 2016. I’m flicking the locks before I feed them into the drum carder, trying to keep the fibers as aligned as possible (as is done in combing). I’m pulling the batts off the carder through a diz and making nests of pseudo-combed top. I’ve done another 2 oz of this relatively slow process.  Finished my mom’s Chicks in a Basket and finished the antlers on her reindeer ornaments. Why, oh, why did she choose these patterns? Finished the dyeing up the remainder of the Corrie x Targhee x Merino fleece that I started this summer with the purple skeins. Once it was dry I started carding the red/orange dyed fleece into batts. I also have blue/green, blue, and a red, purple and natural batches to card.  Events Summer Spin In: Memorial Day - Labor Day, May 29 - September 4 SF Pen Show August 25-27 in Millbrae  Monterey County Wool Auction–September 4 at Monterey County Fairgrounds Lambtown October 7-8 in Dixon  
Aug 18, 2023
1 hr 26 min
Why Block A Sock?
Why do some knitter's block socks after washing? We don’t and are wondering if there is an important reason to do so. We need input from our listeners. Plus, project updates, and lots of spinning as part of our Summer Spin In. 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. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Subscribe on Android or  Subscribe on Google Podcasts Marsha’s Projects Noromania: I am using 42 skeins of Noro Kureyon (Aran weight) to make a blanket for Mark. I’ve knit 70 inches and used 37 balls. I’m beginning to feel the end is in sight. Flowers from My Garden: Starting a spinning project with fiber I bought at Stitches in March. I’ve spun three 3-ply skeins and am back to spinning singles. Spun one bobbin Bankhead Hat: Using Dimond Laine Elmer Tweed worsted from Lamb & Kid in the colorways Fir and Farmhouse. Here are links to the tubular cast on tutorials from Brooklyn Tweed and Purl Soho. About to start decreases for the crown. Great Wall to Wall Carpet Removal Project In planning stage of Snowflower by Heidi Kirrmeier. Bought a different fourth color…rose! Also bought lime green and hot pink Cascade 220 to make a Lily Pulitzer inspired tea cozy to go with my Lily Pulitzer tray. Also bought Lang Yarn Jawol fingering in red, green and cream to make Santa’s Laundry Line by Eleonore von Castelmur. Suppose to use sock scraps but I don’t have any in Christmas colors. I do now!  Kelly’s Projects Finished socks for myself using the yarn from Purl 2 Walla Walla called Epicurean Kitchen. Currently knitting socks using a skein of Gay Pride Flag from Weird Sisters Wool Emporium . I finished spinning the Corriedale x Targhee x Merino fleece where I dyed the wool and then carded.  This is a Black Sheep Gathering fleece from 2017. I still have about 2 lbs of this fleece left and I was losing about 10% in the carding process on this fleece.  I started and finished a 3 ounce braid of mixed BFL that was overdyed by Two Guys Yarn. It’s a two ply yarn in muted primary colors.  I’m still working on processing a Corriedale x Border Leicester from 2016. I’m flicking the locks before I feed them into the drum carder, trying to keep the fibers as aligned as possible (as is done in combing). With this fleece I’m pulling the batts off the carder through a diz and making nests of pseudo-combed top. This process has resulted in about 20% loss. I worked on the quilt and completed the eleventh circle of quilting out of twenty.  Events Summer Spin In: Memorial Day - Labor Day, May 29 - September 4 Flock Fiber in Seattle August 4-6 Magnussen Park Monterey Wool Show Fleece Judging–August 12 at Monterey County Fairgrounds SF Pen Show August 25-27 in Millbrae  Monterey County Wool Auction–September 4 at Monterey County Fairgrounds Lambtown October 7-8 in Dixon  
Jul 30, 2023
59 min
Summer Spin In Pop Up Winners
Our Summer Spin In continues with winners of our Pop-Up Giveaway. Plus project updates with fiber and beyond. An automotive project named “Raven” and “The Great Wall to Wall Carpet Removal Project” are in this episode.  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. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Subscribe on Android or Subscribe on Google Podcasts Weird Sisters Wool Emporium Chelsea and Megan of the Weird Sisters Wool Emporium in Aberdeen, Washington, offer our listeners a 13% discount with promo code: TwoEwesAndWeirdSisters.  Code is active through July 31 Marsha’s Projects Noromania: I am using 42 skeins of Noro Kureyon (Aran weight) to make a blanket for Mark. I’ve knit 67 inches and used 34 balls. I’m beginning to feel the end is in sight. Anzula Socks: Using two shades of Anzula Dreamy (blue) and Squishy (coral) that I bought at Stitches 2022. Working on the foot of the second sock. Flowers from My Garden: Starting a spinning project with fiber I bought at Stitches in March. I’ve spun three 3-ply skeins and am back to spinning singles. Bankhead Hat: Using Dimond Laine Elmer Tweed worsted from Lamb & Kid in the colorways Fir and Farmhouse. Here are links to the tubular cast on tutorials from Brooklyn Tweed and Purl Soho. I’m about half way done. Using 2 stripes Farmhouse and 5 stripes Fir. Rose Colored Glasses Towels: I’m calling these finished. Used a weaving kit from Gist Yarns to make two monk’s belt hand towels. I learned a lot on this project:  Great Wall to Wall Carpet Removal Project Kelly’s Projects I’m continuing the pair of socks for myself using the yarn from Purl 2 Walla Walla called Epicurean Kitchen. I’m on the foot of the second sock. I have a skein of Gay Pride Flag from Weird Sisters Wool Emporium waiting to be cast on for my next pair of socks (for a gift). I finished spinning the Cormo x Merino x Wensleydale fleece. I have about 1500 yards of a 3-ply that is about fingering weight. The staple length gives the yarn a nice sheen but it is soft enough that most people could probably wear it in a pullover. This is a Black Sheep Gathering fleece from 2016. I still have another box of this for another project. I’m now spinning the Corriedale x Targhee x Merino fleece where I dyed the wool and then carded. The batts are a nice heathered blue/purple and I’m spinning woolen. I have 9 ounces of the purple carded batts to spin. This is a Black Sheep Gathering fleece from 2017. I still have about 2 lbs of this fleece left and I was losing about 10% in the carding process on this fleece.  I am also working on processing a Corriedale x Border Leicester from 2016. This fleece has nice long locks so I am doing the same as with the black fleece. I am flicking the locks before I feed them into the drum carder, trying to keep the fibers as aligned as possible (as is done in combing). With this fleece I’m pulling the batts off the carder through a diz and making nests of pseudo-combed top. This process has resulted in about 20% loss.  I think I’d like to finish processing the whole bag (about 36 ounces). I’ve processed about 8 ounces in the first batch and ended up with 6.25 ounces of nests.  I will probably use this for rug yarn.  Pop Up Giveaway:  Valley Oak Wool Mill: California Red Roving 8oz Targee/Alpaca Roving 8oz  Debouillet Roving 2 oz Shetland Roving 4 oz Events Summer Spin In: Memorial Day - Labor Day, May 29 - September 4 Monterey Wool Show Fleece Judging–August 12 at Monterey County Fairgrounds SF Pen Show August 25-27 in Millbrae  Monterey County Wool Auction–September 4 at Monterey County Fairgrounds Lambtown October 7-8 in Dixon  
Jul 17, 2023
58 min
Summer Spin-In Pop-Up Giveaway
We’re having a pop up Summer Spin In giveaway. Listen to the end for full details. Plus, project updates and lots of chit chat. 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. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Subscribe on Android or Subscribe on Google Podcasts Weird Sisters Wool Emporium Chelsea and Megan of the Weird Sisters Wool Emporium in Aberdeen, Washington, offer our listeners a 13% discount with promo code: TwoEwesAndWeirdSisters. June 11 - July 31 Here is a link to the restaurant Kelly visited in Los Banos, California. The Wool Growers Marsha’s Projects Noromania: I am using 42 skeins of Noro Kureyon (Aran weight) to make a blanket for Mark. I’ve knit 56 inches and used 29 balls.  Anzula Socks: Using two shades of Anzula Dreamy (blue) and Squishy (coral) that I bought at Stitches 2022. Working on the foot of the second sock. Flowers from My Garden: Starting a spinning project with fiber I bought at Stitches in March. I spun three bobbins each holding a 4 oz braid. I plied a third skein and am spinning singles again. Bankhead Hat: Using Dimond Laine Elmer Tweed worsted from Lamb & Kid in the colorways Fir and Farmhouse. Here are links to the tubular cast on tutorials from Brooklyn Tweed and Purl Soho. I’m about half way done. Using 2 stripes Farmhouse and 5 stripes Fir. Nanny Meier Tea Cozy: Finished the tea cozy for my friend Brian. Using Cascade 220 in navy and yellow. Rose Colored Glasses Towels: Using a weaving kit from Gist Yarns to make monk’s belt hand towels. I have warped the loom and have started weaving. A bit of a delay when I realized I needed a second shuttle for the Monk’s Belt pattern. Kelly’s Projects I’m continuing the pair of socks for myself using the yarn from Purl 2 Walla Walla called Epicurean Kitchen. It’s a pale gold, wine, and rose that looks like it has been overwashed with a pale gray. One sock is done and I’m starting the second sock. I finished spinning the braid I bought from Wonderland Dyeworks. The colorway is Summer Bliss and it is green, gold, and deep purple. I’ve spun up the 5 oz. of singles with a fractal technique and I plan to make a 3 ply.  I've been working on my quilt since I was in high school.  I am spinning the Cormo x merino x Wensleydale fleece and I’ve finished three bobbins and I’m ready to ply. Summer Spin In Memorial Day - Labor Day May 29 - September 4 Tour de Fleece starts Saturday Pop Up Giveaway: Make a comment in our Summer Spin In comment thread on Ravelry and we’ll draw names for the following prizes. Winners will be announced in our next episode. Valley Oak Wool Mill: California Red 8oz Targee/Alpaca 8oz Debouillet 2 oz Shetland 4 oz
Jul 3, 2023
1 hr 4 min
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