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Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Release Date: 02/28/2022

Ep 188: Summer Vacation Edition show art Ep 188: Summer Vacation Edition

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Summer Vacation! Camping in The Club Car and beach trips along with spinning and fiber preparation. We've got to get it all in before summer ends.  Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of Join the or become a patron and support the show on . or or Marsha’s Projects:  by Kyle Kunnecke using in the colorway Happiness. I’ve started the armhole shaping.  Spinning: I’m still spinning the Manx Loaghton. I have spun 768 yards, or 15.2 ounces, of a 2 pound bag of roving. No work on this since the last episode. Started spinning the two 8 ounce...

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Knitting Happiness and Spinning Beauty show art Knitting Happiness and Spinning Beauty

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Our Summer Spin In 2022 is in progress and we both have doing lots of carding and spinning. Hear what we have been up to.  Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of Join the or become a patron and support the show on . or or Thank you to our patrons. To become a patron visit . Marsha’s Projects:  by Kyle Kunnecke using in the colorway Happiness. I’ve been knitting this sweater exclusively and have knit about 7” of the total 9” needed to start armhole shaping.  Spinning: I’m still spinning the Manx Loaghton. I have spun 768 yards, or...

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Happiness is a Neutral show art Happiness is a Neutral

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

So much to discuss in this episode! We met at the Black Sheep Gathering, in Oregon for a weekend packed with friends, sheep, and fiber. Plus, hear about  Harvest Host camping experiences, our ongoing Summer Spin In, and project updates. Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of Join the or become a patron and support the show on . or or Thank you to our patrons. To become a patron visit . Black Sheep Gathering Kelly had lots of fun shopping for interesting bumps of roving at the booth, plus a purchase of some and roving.  She also got a small...

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Go Go Boots and Vinyl Pants show art Go Go Boots and Vinyl Pants

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

We have winners for the Stash Busting Blanket Along! Plus project updates, camping in the Club Car and some clothing memories. Full notes with photos, links, and transcript can be found in the podcast section of or or coupon code: 15% off with code TWOEWES. Laura Bellows . Thank you to our patrons. To become a patron visit . Marsha’s Projects:  by Karen Alfke. Ben tried on the sweater and it is too big. Designers instructions were misleading so I ended up with too many stitches for the body. Need to rip back to correct number of stitches because the sweater is too big and I...

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Ep 184: Welcome Aboard The Club Car show art Ep 184: Welcome Aboard The Club Car

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Kelly’s restored 1950 Westcraft Coronado trailer, “The Club Car,” finally comes home after snow related delays. Plus, we have project updates and our Summer Spin in starts June 1st.   Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of Join the or become a patron and support the show on . or or coupon code: 15% off with code TWOEWES Marsha’s Projects:  I finished this hat. The yarn is The Fiber Seed Sprout Special Speckles DK, in the colorway Dirty Seahorse. I could not get the yarn to pool in the way that attracted me to the pattern in the first...

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Ep 183: Ready For Changes show art Ep 183: Ready For Changes

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Our knitting projects are not inspiring right now, but we do have good news about the Kelly’s vintage trailer and an update on bees. Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of Join the or become a patron and support the show on . or or coupon code: 15% off with code TWOEWES.  They have a wide variety of shawl pins and cuffs, and clever screw-on leather and metal closures. Marsha’s Projects:  On the tenth color. Realized I wouldn’t have enough contrasting colors. Searched my stash but couldn’t find any solid worsted weight yarn!...

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Bonus! I forgot something! show art Bonus! I forgot something!

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Many messages this week that I forgot to announce who won the third Instagram prize. Listen here to find out who the mystery winner is. Goodness! I need to go back to podcaster school.  

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Live, But Not From the Road show art Live, But Not From the Road

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Lots of the fun at the Northern California Knitting Retreat affectionately known as NoCKRs. Plus project updates, announcement of the winners of our Stitches West 2022 Celebration Giveaway, and a JUL Designs discount. We are still recording together at Kelly’s house in California so no editing again this episode. Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of Join the or become a patron and support the show on . or or coupon code: 15% off with code TWOEWES They have a wide variety shawl pins shawl cuffs clever screw-on leather and metal closures  sew-on...

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From Ohio to the Faroe Islands: Listeners Report In show art From Ohio to the Faroe Islands: Listeners Report In

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

What a fun episode this week! Two listeners sent us reports on their travels to yarn shops from Ohio all the way to the Faroe Islands. Kelly and Marsha are together at Kelly’s house, so once again this episode will not be edited so we have more time to play with string. Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of Join the or become a patron and support the show on . or or Marsha’s Projects:  using in the colorway, Meadow Stripes and fingering for the heels and toes. I’ve “lost” somewhere in my house the navy yarn for the toe. On the seventh...

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Stitches West 2022, What Marsha Bought Doesn't Count show art Stitches West 2022, What Marsha Bought Doesn't Count

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

We had so much fun at Stitches West 2022! We have lots to share about our experience at the show, the people we met, the vendors we loved, and lots of prizes to give away.   Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of Join the or become a patron and support the show on . or or Comments about Stitches:  Class from Toni Lipsey, very entertaining and knowledgeable. Has a new book . Fabrics–jelly rolls, fat quarters and other fabrics. Japanese fabrics,  Trends–red, black, grey combinations are in every booth. This is not something that we saw a...

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Marsha’s Projects

Quick Switch Hat by AbbyeKnits. My son liked the hat so much I cast on another for him using Meeker Street Olives Outerwear DK in the colorway Sage. I finished the hat and was worried it was too small but it fits well and he loves it.

Nanny Meier’s Tea Cozy by Amelia Carlsen. I am using Cascade 220 Heather in Red Wine Heather (9489) and green Irelande (2429). I have finished both sides and am ready to sew together and make pompoms.

Meadow Stripe Socks using Patons Kroy Sock in the colorway, Meadow Stripes and Lang Yarns Jawoll Superwash fingering for the heels and toes. Working on gusset.

Garter Squish Blanket I’m so excited to start another garter squish blanket for our Stash Busting Blanket Along. 

Phrancko Designs crew neck from Phrancko.com by Frank Jernigan. I’m using my green and brown handspun merino. I finished the body and about half of the first sleeve when Ben came home and I was able to have him try it on. It is too small all over but especially tight fitting through the shoulders and upper arms. I will have to frog and find another pattern. The good news is he loves the Fibonacci sequence striping.

I cast on for a cowl and am using the helix knitting technique with four colors green (Amazon), blue (Cornflower), light blue (Rain), and mauve (Plum) that our listener Rochelle (Reecreates) suggested. Here is a link to the Purl SoHo video.

I’m spinning a 2lb bag of Manx Loaghton in my stash. This is a protected breed from the Isle of Man. I am using a woolen spun technique.

Our listener UlrikaC recommended the Fiber Nation podcast episode about the history of the Manx Loaghtan sheep. Here is the link to the episode Manx for the Memories. Fiber Nation is an excellent podcast hosted by Alison Korleski. She examines the history of fiber production, sewing, crafting, and a few mysteries. Here are links to some of the episodes I listened to that I found fascinating. 

Home Economics Versus Hitler: Sewing in WWII

Hemp: The Fall and Rise of a Forbidden Fiber

The Mystery of Gunnister Man

The Donner Party ad the Doll: Patty Reed’s Doll

Kelly’s Projects

I finished a pair of socks (Ravelry link) in Bob Ross Happy Little Mistakes yarn from Weird Sisters Wool Emporium in Aberdeen. I used the stitch pattern from Blueberry Waffle socks. 

I also started and finished a charity hat with sock scraps (including the leftovers from the finished socks) and I’m currently working on a Helix Hat with some vintage sock yarn. 

I started a Garter Squish blanket to use the handspun leftovers from my tossing of the stash. I’m about to the halfway mark and I’m almost done with the natural white Columbia and Oxford that I’m using as the base color. I spun more Oxford and then I knit all of that (maybe 375 yards). So now it's stalled again. I have one more batt that is already carded, but I think I may need to card more. This blanket will be helping with my fleece stash, too.

Finally doing some of the weaving in ends and blocking that I didn’t do during the pandemic. A crochet shawl, a knitted shawl, the Rachel Sweater and the Dark Green Forest Sweater should all be ready to wear at Stitches this weekend!

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Whidbey Weavers Guild

Spin In: Saturday, April 2 and Sunday April 3

10:00-4:00 both days

Oak Harbor High School

Admission $20 for both days

 

Winter Weave Along

Just about a month left. It ends March 31. There is an FO thread and a chat thread and prize winners will be drawn from both.

Two Ewes’ Hand Dyed Cotton Yarn and Dishcloth Pattern Giveaway 

One day left to enter! 

Stash-Busting Blanket Along

Starts now, ends May 31. There will be prizes.