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Ep 173: Spirit Yarn Start-A-Palooza!

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Release Date: 11/15/2021

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Marsha’s Projects

Atlas (Ravelry link) by Jared Flood using Navia Tradition. The pattern is also available at his website. 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.

Nanny Meier’s Tea Cozy 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 decreasing for the top of the tea cozy.

Garter Squish Blanket by Stephen West. I am getting close to the end. Started ball #9, and last, of the main color gradient and knitting with contrasting color #8 of 15. I’m making the contrasting color repeats shorter so I can be sure to use all 15 colors.

Meadow Stripe Socks using Patons Kroy Sock in the colorway, Meadow Stripes. Working on these when I have a few minutes. The navy I plan to use for heels and toes is Lang Yarns Jawoll Superwash fingering.

Cast on Quick Switch hat by Abbyeknits using Madelinetosh Tosh DK in the colorway Cousteau. Hat has a fun zig zag effect.

Paving Mitts (Ravelry link) I’m thinking of making these crocheted mitts as part of our Crochet Along.

Kelly’s Projects

I have a start-a-palooza! 

I bought the pattern for the Pebblebrook Beanie by Wish Upon a Hook (Ravelry link). I’ll be using it with my Knit Picks Brava worsted leftovers to make at least one multicolor hat, and if it’s fun I can make many more. I have the equivalent of about 5 skeins leftover from the blanket.

I started the Sundowner shawl by Tanja Steinbach. (Ravelry Link). I’m using NoCKRs spirit yarn. Wollmeise twin 80/20 in two different brown variegated colors. 

I started a pair of socks in Bob Ross Happy Little Mistakes yarn from Weird Sisters Wool Emporium in Aberdeen. This is the yarn Marsha bought for me while we were in Seabrook. 

I started and finished weaving a baby blanket using spirit yarn (Ravelry link) I used a twill pattern--nothing fancy--and was able to thread and weave in just a little more than one weekend. 

I finished two more charity hats (Ravelry link). I have one or two more I can make with the yarn. It was also NoCKRs spirit yarn. Super Yarn Mart! German Town. 

Speaking of Super Yarn Mart!, I couldn’t figure out the exact vintage of the German Town yarn. But I found an obituary for the founder, Irving Hershey Gold from 2013 and Ellen Bloom’s blog from 2006 reminiscing about the good old days of Super Yarn Mart! 

"Super Yarn Mart was the ONLY place where we could find a variety of yarn to buy. Oh sure, you could find a few skeins at Woolworth's, Sears, Fedco and even the May Company, but Super Yarn Mart was the best. They even imported yarn from Europe! There were locations all over the Southland. The aisles were wide, the stores were huge. There were samples of afghans, sweaters, baby clothes hanging from the rafters. They gave you these patterns for free. Everything was pink. All of the ladies that worked there were old, wore lots of lipstick, drank coffee all day and smoked in the store. Ahh, yes...those were the days of acrylic heaven."

Dark Green Forest (Ravelry link) by Christina Korber-Reith is at the stage where I have to make sure that the sleeves are the correct length before the ribbing. I think one sleeve is not the same length as the other--due to my counting issues possibly!). Once I’ve sorted out the length equality, I’ll be ready to put on the ribbing and the knitting will be finished. 

Crochet

Crochet Along Dates November 1 through Jan 10.

There is a crochet bundle in the Ravelry group.

Winter Weave Along

Starts October 15 and goes through the end of March.