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Ep 170: Live and Unedited at the Beach!

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Release Date: 09/19/2021

Ep 173: Spirit Yarn Start-A-Palooza! show art Ep 173: Spirit Yarn Start-A-Palooza!

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A spirit yarn start-a-palooza is underway! The stresses of life call for self-care and for the Two Ewes that means starting new projects. or or Marsha’s Projects (Ravelry link) by Jared Flood using . The pattern is also available . Still need to knit a swatch with #10 needles and then determine my next steps. I’m headed to the beach on November 15th for a week and I may bring this. by Amelia Carlsen. I am using Cascade 220 Heather in Red Wine Heather (9489) and green Irelande (2429). Nothing to report here. Still waiting for Brian to measure his teapot so I know when to start...

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Ep 172: Where Have We Been? show art Ep 172: Where Have We Been?

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We have a Crochet-A-Long starting and project updates and we reconnect after a hectic month. or or Marsha’s Projects (Ravelry link) by Jared Flood using . The pattern is also available . I have made the tiniest bit of movement. JoAnn (momdiggity) came to my house to offer help with my colorwork. She was a tremendous help and it was lovely to finally meet her. My plan is to knit a swatch with #10 needles and then determine my next steps.   by Amelia Carlsen. I am using Cascade 220 Heather in Red Wine Heather (9489) and green Irelande (2429). Nothing to report here. Still waiting for...

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Ep 171: Garter Squish Obsession show art Ep 171: Garter Squish Obsession

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Moorit, a new crochet magazine and the Garter Squish obsession are the topics this week. Plus, the Two Ewes are back at their respective homes and we talk about how it is going now that we are back to our “real lives”.  or or We still have a   coupon code EWES2 for 15% off.  Marsha’s Projects (Ravelry link) by Jared Flood using . The pattern is also available . No movement on this project. by Amelia Carlsen. I am using Cascade 220 Heather in Red Wine Heather (9489) and green Irelande (2429). Bought shorter straight needles because mine were too long and kept...

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Ep 170: Live and Unedited at the Beach! show art Ep 170: Live and Unedited at the Beach!

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Summer Spin-In winners announced! The Two Ewes are together for two weeks so this is a quick, unedited episode to announce the winners and give a brief update on our Washington adventures. or or We drew prizes for the Summer Spin-In. Also, the 3Green Sisters giveaway thread is still going! If you didn’t win yet, go try that thread! You can also shop with a coupon code EWES2 for 15% off.  Marsha’s Projects Marsha bought a fountain Pen: we found the at the UW bookstore. We also found  and we try to pronounce. Finished the socks that I had been working on for awhile. Used...

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Ep 169: Adding Pens to Our Venn Diagram show art Ep 169: Adding Pens to Our Venn Diagram

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Wow! The San Francisco International Pen Show! After hearing about all the beautiful pens Kelly saw, we may all want to start collecting a few ourselves. We also learn that pens join knitting, dogs, chickens, and teaching on our Venn Diagram. Show notes with full transcript, photos, and links can be found in the podcast section of . or or Three Green Sisters prizes: Grand prize is an 18 by 18 pillow using fabric designed by Cheri Magnusson. A fabric designer who is the shepherd of an Icelandic flock in Maine.  In addition to the pillow, they are generously providing their Patty style...

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Ep 168: Gamp Weaving and Spinning Weasels...We Learn Some New Words show art Ep 168: Gamp Weaving and Spinning Weasels...We Learn Some New Words

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The Summer Spin ends in less than a month so we discuss knitting with handspun. Plus, we have great prizes for the Spin In provided by the Three Green Sisters and we have our Patreon Pattern Giveaway. Show notes with full transcript, photos, and links can be found in the podcast section of . or or Three Green Sisters prizes: Grand prize is an 18 by 18 pillow using fabric designed by Cheri Magnusson. They are very interested in supporting this new fabric designer who is the shepherd of an Icelandic flock in Maine.  In addition to the pillow, they are generously providing their Patty...

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Ep 167: Dominant and Submissive Colors in Stranded Knitting show art Ep 167: Dominant and Submissive Colors in Stranded Knitting

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In stranded knitting what is the opposite of the dominant color?  Is it the submissive color? There are lessons we've apparently not learned about alternating skeins and we have a Patreon patron giveaway! Thank you to all our patrons! You can join them in supporting us at Show notes with full transcript, photos, and links can be found in the podcast section of .  or or Marsha’s Projects (Ravelry link) by Jared Flood using . The pattern is also available . I have attached the sleeves to the body and have knit about five rows of the colorwork. The Jared Flood video on stranded...

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Ep 166: Shut Up About the Basement show art Ep 166: Shut Up About the Basement

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Heritage sheep breeds, ink as the new souvenir sock skein, and Marsha's realization that she needs to get out of her basement are all on the agenda this week. Plus, a reminder that we have just over a month left of our Summer Spin In. Show notes with full transcript, photos, and links can be found in the podcast section of . or or Marsha’s Projects Spinning the brown and green merino.  (Ravelry link) by Jared Flood using . The pattern is also available . I have completed the body to the armholes and almost completed the first sleeve. I’ve washed and blocked it to  see how it...

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Ep 165: Fiber Prep for Spinning and Some Rants show art Ep 165: Fiber Prep for Spinning and Some Rants

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Wool fiber carding and preparation is our topic in this episode as our Summer Spin In continues. Current spinning and knitting projects along with a couple of rants are also on the program! Show notes with full transcript, photos, and links can be found in the podcast section of . or or Marsha’s Projects I frogged the foot of my Drops Fabel sock, turned the heel and I am knitting the gusset. Picked up a long dormant shawl called by Jane Hunter that I started in March 2018. Using Michael CWD in the colorway San Francisco Fog. Cast on the pullover by Jared Flood for my brother. The yarn...

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Ep 164: Pooling on the Left Breast 2.0 show art Ep 164: Pooling on the Left Breast 2.0

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How to select a wool fleece and where to purchase a wool fleece are today's topics. This might cause money to fly out of your wallet so beware! Also, some interesting pooling shows up in an FO. Show notes with photos and links, as well as a full transcript can be found in the podcast section of . or or Marsha’s Projects I have a finished project! I finished my by Ankestrick. I love it and it fits so well. I highly recommend this pattern. I had knitted halfway down the foot of my second Drops Fabel socks when I realized I had not turned the heel. So now I need to frog to the heel flap....

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Summer Spin-In winners announced! The Two Ewes are together for two weeks so this is a quick, unedited episode to announce the winners and give a brief update on our Washington adventures.

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We drew prizes for the Summer Spin-In. Also, the 3Green Sisters giveaway thread is still going! If you didn’t win yet, go try that thread! You can also shop 3 Green Sisters with a coupon code EWES2 for 15% off. 

Marsha’s Projects

Marsha bought a fountain Pen: we found the Pilot Metropolitan at the UW bookstore. We also found J. Herbin ink  and we try to pronounce.

Finished the socks that I had been working on for awhile. Used Garnstudio Drops Fabel.

Atlas (Ravelry link) by Jared Flood using Navia Tradition. The pattern is also available at his website. Kelly and I had a long discussion about the sweater while poor Mark had to wear it and listen to us try and figure out what I need to do. 

Still knitting on the tea cozy pattern, Nanny Meier’s Tea Cozy by Amelia Carlsen. I am using Cascade 220 Heather in Red Wine Heather (9489) and green Irelande (2429).

Garter Squish Blanket by Stephen West. Wanted to use “spirit yarn” to make a blanket for my brother that he had seen at Close Knit in Portland called Noromania Blanket. Turns out we remembered the blanket very differently and he was correct. So, that will be another blanket project. Decided to go ahead and dye the yarn for my second Garter Squish. Kelly helped by dye all the yarn. The main color is a gradient of a terra cotta. The contrasting yarns we dyed with short color repeats and long color repeats. 

While Kelly was in meetings I drove into Aberdeen, Washington and visited Weird Sisters Wool Emporium owned by Megan Blackburn and Chelsea Barr who dye all the yarn. Megan used to own Little Fish Stitches. I made a pair of sock and the Walk Along tee with her yarm. Bought a skein of sock weight yarn for Kelly from the “Bob Ross: Happy Little Mistakes” bin. Their shop is a little hard to find on the second floor of a business office but do persevere or check out their website.

Also visited Harbor Bead and Craft in Hoquiam, Washington. A nice craft store also a bit hard to find but worth the effort.

Kelly’s Projects

Dark Green Forest by Christina Korber-Reith. I am using a terra cotta yarn that is a dark red overdyed over the light brown color of the CVM yarn. Working on the first sleeve but I’m almost done.

Spinning wheel came with me on the trip and I’ve gotten a little spinning done on my Oxford singles. I think they will become a two ply. 

Patreon Pattern Giveaway!

Patrons get a pattern of their choice up to $8.00. Contact Kelly with your pattern selection! This is going on until the end of September.

Three Green Sisters are offering Fiber Adventurers a coupon code EWES2 for 15% off until the end of the year. They also make custom loom totes, spinning wheel carriers and spindle and heddle bags, along with one of a kind styles. Take a look at what Suzanne and other 3 Green Sisters are offering in their 3 Green Sisters Etsy shop.