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Ep 15: Fits about Fit

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Release Date: 04/11/2015

Ep 163: Washing a Fleece and Drafting Techniques show art Ep 163: Washing a Fleece and Drafting Techniques

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Our Summer Spin In is underway and in this episode we answer listener questions on washing a fleece and drafting techniques. Show notes with full transcript, photos, and links can be found in the podcast section of . or or Marsha’s Projects (Ravelry link) It has been slow going but the sleeves are done and I’ve started the bottom ribbing! Halfway on the foot on the second sock of a for myself using Drops Fabel Print that I bought in San Luis Obispo.   My Barber Pole spinning project has hit a road bump. All the green and brown has been plied into a three-ply. I decided to...

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Ep 162: Knitting with Handspun show art Ep 162: Knitting with Handspun

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In this episode we discuss knitting with handspun yarn, including estimating yardage, picking needle size, and selecting potential patterns. Show notes with full transcript, photos, and links can be found in the podcast section of . or or Marsha’s Projects (Ravelry link) I’ve put the body on waste yarn to check length. I’ve decided to move on to the sleeve which will stop just above the elbow instead of ¾ length. I started the gusset on the second sock of a for myself using Drops Fabel Print that I bought in San Luis Obispo.   Still spinning the green and brown three ply....

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Ep 161: Welcome Home, Bear! show art Ep 161: Welcome Home, Bear!

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Kelly shares happy news about adopting Bear, a big, sweet, eight year old shepherd. And Marsha has a surprise finish! Show notes with full transcript, photos, and links can be found in the podcast section of . or or Marsha’s Projects (Ravelry link) I finished my (Ravelry link) just in time for the end of our Extremities Knit/Crochet Along.  I started the gusset on the second sock of a for myself using Drops Fabel Print that I bought in San Luis Obispo.   I ordered another 8 oz of the dark brown roving for the green and brown three ply. I plan to spin the brown separately...

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Ep 160: Just a Few Ends to Weave show art Ep 160: Just a Few Ends to Weave

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Lots of ends to weave and finished objects to discuss this week. Plus we announce the winners of our Winter Weave Along.  Show notes with full transcript, photos, and links can be found in the podcast section of . or or Marsha’s Projects (Ravelry link) (Ravelry link) Almost done.  I started the heel flap on the  (Ravelry link) for myself using Drops Fabel Print that I bought in San Luis Obispo.   Spun three more skeins of merino green and brown three ply. Have a total of five skeins and 716 yards Kelly’s Projects  Finished! (Ravelry link)...

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Ep 159: Spring Break Project Heaven and a Whole Lotta Tree Talk show art Ep 159: Spring Break Project Heaven and a Whole Lotta Tree Talk

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Tree removal competes with Spring Break weaving and the stuffing of Frog and Toad for the content this week. You never know what you'll hear about on the Two Ewes show! Show notes with full transcript, photos, and links can be found in the podcast section of . or or Marsha’s Projects (Ravelry link) (Ravelry link) Almost done. Just the thumb to finish. In the evenings I've been spinning the green and brown merino. Kelly’s Projects  (Ravelry link) from the Coffee Socks Collection by Dots Dabbles Designs. I’m using . It is a merino/cashmere/silk yarn in a gray blue purple tonal...

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Ep 158: Tomatoes, Lambs, and Frog and Toad show art Ep 158: Tomatoes, Lambs, and Frog and Toad

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What's blooming, tomatoes, Frog and Toad, and lambs join in with the knitting content this week. It must be the start of Spring, or even Spring Break!

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Ep 157: It Ends in a Fit of Laughter show art Ep 157: It Ends in a Fit of Laughter

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More discussion about shots (not from a glass) and needles (not for knitting). Sorry! We finally get down to knitting, bored dogs, and new projects. We end by laughing at own ridiculousness when read in a transcript.

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Ep 156: Captions, Clarity, and Needles (not for Knitting!) show art Ep 156: Captions, Clarity, and Needles (not for Knitting!)

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We talk about captions, speaking clearly, vaccinations and our pitifully small batch of knitting projects.

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Ep 155: Extremities Knit or Crochet Along show art Ep 155: Extremities Knit or Crochet Along

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Lots of tangents and a new KAL/CAL inspired by some new patterns for your hands and feet generously donated by the designers as prizes. Full show notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of . or or Marsha’s Projects I’m still working on the for myself using Drops Fabel Print that I bought in San Luis Obispo. I’m back to working on the by AnkeStrick and I’m using Little Fish Stitches fingering. I was having problems where I was alternating skeins at the beginning of row which was at the back of the sweater. A huge thank you to MyBlueGirl and Sarahjhill for...

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Ep 154: Preventing Pooling Presents Problems show art Ep 154: Preventing Pooling Presents Problems

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Preventing pooling, planning with paper, and a dilemma about how to hide where you are alternating skeins. These are the topics of the day! Full show notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of . or or Marsha’s Projects I finished cardigan by Hinterm Stein and it fits beautifully. This is a great pattern. I am continuing to work on a for myself using Drops Fabel Print that I bought in San Luis Obispo. Along with my friend Kim I cast on a Tee called by AnkeStrick. I’m using Little Fish Stitches fingering that I got at the yarn shop in Seabrook. I have a bit of a...

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In this episode Marsha and Kelly have a phone conversation about Marsha's finished knitting projects, both of their current knitting projects,  Marsha's new interest in baseball, and the ever-perplexing topic of the fit of a knit garment.  The Custom Fit patterns are a huge breakthrough and are teaching knitters a lot, but there are other components of how a sweater fits.  For example, the texture of the yarn and what the wearer is comfortable with.