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A Ridiculous Amount of Slouch

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Release Date: 03/18/2024

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Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Our Out-of-Hibernation-Along is ending June 1st. There is just enough time to enter your projects. Plus, we report on our “close enough” finished projects. 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 Marsha’s Projects : Finished! Inspired by Lily Pulitzer using Cascade 220. Hat: by Katie Pomper. Using DK in the colorway Dragon’s Breath. Don’t really like it. Thinking of frogging. d: by Heidi Kirrmaier. Using . Finished the second sleeve but I don’t really like the sweater. Hibernating until I...

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The Two Ewes are together for this episode. Join us as we discuss our time at the NoCKRs retreat, Marsha’s travels, and our continued obsession with Emotional Support Chickens. We also have a little bit of other knitting, spinning and weaving to talk about.  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 Knitter’s Haven is a gathering spot for crafters located in LaQuinta, California. is located inside selling various yarns including the owner’s hand dyed yarn called . Marsha’s Projects :...

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Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Lots of project updates and project planning in this episode. Plus join our Out-of-Hibernation-Along. Look in those closets and pull out long forgotten projects. Let’s finish ‘em, frog ‘em, or toss ‘em! 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 Marsha’s Projects : Finished. I learned so much about weaving on this project. I had so many broken warp threads that I've gotten really good at repairing them. Hat: by Katie Pomper. Using DK in the colorway Dragon’s Breath.  : Inspired by Lily...

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Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Oh that Sockhead Slouch hat! Find out just how ridiculous Kelly's is! Our Winter-Weave-Along ends soon and our Out-of-Hibernation-Along is underway. Join the or become a patron and support the show on . or Welcome to our first new patron of 2024, Jill P! Thank you for your support of the show and our community. Marsha’s Projects Hat: by Katie Pomper. Using DK in the colorway Dragon’s Breath.  : Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Cast on the second side. d: by Heidi Kirrmaier. Using . Finished first sleeve and almost done with second. :...

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Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Our Out of Hibernation Along is underway so join us and bring your hibernating projects into the sunlight. We have one more month of the Winter Weave Along so there's still time to start or finish a weaving project.  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 Everest Garbage article. Marsha’s Projects Hat: by Katie Pomper. Using DK in the colorway Dragon’s Breath.  : Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Finished first side. d: by Heidi Kirrmaier....

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Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Progress on the woven square blanket, some trip knitting, a couple new sweater patterns in the queue, adventures in weaving, and we leave you with a cliffhanger.  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 Marsha’s Projects : Finished! Colorway 855 which is a blue green. Approximately lace weight and 1,036 yards. Hat: by Katie Pomper. Using DK in the colorway Dragon’s Breath.  : Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Finished first side. d: by Heidi...

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Join us as we go down the weaving rabbit hole with a discussion on surrendering to the creative process and bucking the rules. Plus, project updates and we announce an “Out of Hibernation Along”. Listen and join the fun. 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 Marsha’s Projects : Finished! Used in the colorway Sum-Sum-Summertime with Dream in Color Mini Smooshy in the colorway Bermuda Teal for the heels and toes.  : Have two braids in the color way 855 which is a blue green. Halfway through...

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Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Marsha has an exciting addition to our fiber adventures. A new loom! Plus we have project updates and some listener comments.  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 : Have two braids in the color way 855 which is a blue green. Finished the first braid and started second Hat: by Katie Pomper. Using DK in the colorway Dragon’s Breath.  : Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Finished first side. : Using in the colorway...

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Happy New Year! The Two Ewes recap their projects from 2023 and look forward to a productive and yarn-filled 2024. 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 Marsha’s Projects : by Stephanie Larson. Finished! Used (worsted) in colorway Spiced Apple Cider. Made for Mark. I bought the yarn at the much missed String Theory Yarns.  Finished! Eight skeins and 1,758 yards. Finished yarn may be worsted or DK. : Have two braids in the color way 855 which is a blue green. The first braid I split into 10...

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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 Join the or become a patron and support the show on . or or Marsha’s Projects : by Eleonore von Castelmur. Finished! Used Lang Yarn Jawol fingering in red, green and cream and some left over fingering weight gray.  : By Daleside Knits. Finished! Used in colorway Berries. Knit for Ben. Hat: by Katie Pomper. Using DK in the colorway Dragon’s Breath. Cast on for Mark but changed my mind and cast on a...

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Marsha’s Projects

Camella Hat: by Katie Pomper. Using Meeker Street Olive’s Outerwear DK in the colorway Dragon’s Breath. 

Nanny Meier Tea Cozy: Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Cast on the second side.

Fine Sand: by Heidi Kirrmaier. Using West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious. Finished first sleeve and almost done with second.

Alpaca Shawl: I’ve woven 36”. I thought I would keep alternating twill patterns but I was really struggling getting any kind of rhythm throwing the shuttle. Decided to make larger sections tabby and smaller sections (1-1.5”) twills. Going much better!

Socks: The Artful Ewe Clackamas. Halfway down the foot of the first sock.

Baby Surprise Jacket: by Elizabeth Zimmerman. This morning I ordered her digital book that has modifications. 30,000+ projects means it must be a great pattern! I’d like to make a hooded jacket modification. 

Combo Spin #3: Made a swatch of my green combo spin. Trying to decide on a pattern to knit.

Combo Spin #4: I needed something a bit mindless at the beach so I started my fourth combo spin in red. 

Water’s Edge Fiber and Dye: taught by Kathleen Adams Olsen. We dye with indigo. Class held in Kathleen’s home in Seabrook, WA. Her website is under construction but you can subscribe to her newsletter to be notified of events. I messaged her via Instagram (watersedgefiberanddye) or Facebook (Kathleen Adams Olsen).

Kelly’s Projects

I finished my Ultra Slouch Sockhead Hat with Punk Rock Unicorn Dirty Neon. Ridiculously slouchy hat with a cozy folded brim that can be a double or even triple layer for my ears.

I finished the weaving for the Trailer bedroom curtain project.  I bought the cord to go through the bottom casing. Now Robertt needs to install the hooks and attach the cord so I can measure one last time and then sew the two rod casings in the curtain fabric.

I’ve stalled a little with The Drifter by Tamy Gore, Narrow Path Designs. I’m on the decreasing end of the long triangle.

Dozens of Little Squares I now have five strips sewn together and it’s about 17” wide. I’ve slowed down on this because I started two new projects.

For Out of Hibernation I’ve been spinning the batts of Corriedale x Merino x Targhee that I washed, dyed, and carded last summer. It was half a fleece from Black Sheep Gathering in 2017 (about two pounds). During the summer I spun up a violet and a blue-green 3-ply yarn. I've now spun up the red-purple and I’m currently spinning a bright blue. The final color is a red orange. Between the two colors I have about 12 ounces left to spin. 

I started another Classic Knitted Ripple baby blanket using the Red Heart from my mom. There were two grays, black, white and a partial skein of red. There are also two different pinks, but I don’t think I’ll use them.  

A book recommendation from Kelly–Never Alone: A Solo Arctic Survival Journey, by Woniya Dawn Thibeaut. The author describes a lot of fiber arts in preparation for her time on the reality TV show. 

Ravelry Tips and Tricks

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Out-of-Hibernation Along 

February 1 - June 1. Have you started? Find something that has been in hibernation and get it out and do something. Back to active status, frogging and reclaiming yarn, giving away, throwing away, composting–this is spring cleaning for your project list. Check in with your progress in the Ravelry thread. 

Winter-Weave-Along 

Ends March 31. Join the fun in our Ravelry group!

Seattle Opera Production of Barber of Seville

Friday, May 17th

20% discount on tickets with the code KNITTER20

Seattle Opera is having a Relaxed Performance of our production of The Barber of Seville. While there will be no changes to the performance, the experience for the audience will have some alterations including:

  • Lights being dimmed in the theater instead of fully dark
    • A relaxed atmosphere allowing patrons to talk and vocalize as they wish
    • Being able to leave and re-enter the theater as needed
    • Special areas designated as a technology use area

…and much more.

These adaptations are designed for a multitude of people and as a knitter myself, I couldn’t help but think this would be great for groups of fiber artists to attend and craft throughout the show! While I can knit a basic pair of socks during a performance, having the lights up alone will make it easier to find any dropped stitches or check a pattern.

More information about the production can be found at www.seattleopera.org/barber. More information about what a relaxed performance entails can be found at www.seattleopera.org/themenights.

Meg Stoltz
Associate Director of Marketing and Knitter

Thank you Meg for offering listeners a discount on tickets. It should be a fun event.