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Ep 21: Cool Knits and Big Wins!

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Release Date: 07/14/2015

Ep 123: The Real Us, Warts and All show art Ep 123: The Real Us, Warts and All

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Technology troubles meant you almost didn’t get to hear this episode. But here we are! Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of  our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com Come join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page. This episode was recorded back on October 29 and is just now getting published due to Kelly's ancient Macbook finally showing its age. Learning a new audio software on a different computer platform meant little editing and a long delay in getting this out to you. We know you'll forgive our...

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Ep 122: It Takes 2 Brains to Make a Skull show art Ep 122: It Takes 2 Brains to Make a Skull

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Troubleshooting a tricky pattern, productive struggle, and planning to Fix It or Nix It are the topics for this week. Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of  our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com Come join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page. Marsha’s Projects I finished 1898 Hat by Kristine Byrnes with worsted weight.  Leading Men Fiber Arts Box Office Worsted in the colorway Wild Goose Chase. The pattern is available for free on the Seamen’s Church Institute: Christmas at Sea...

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Ep 121: Knitting Funk vs. Inspirations show art Ep 121: Knitting Funk vs. Inspirations

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Reviewing the WA Coast Meetup, a fiber mill, inspirations to cure a knitting funk, weaving plans and patron appreciation prizes round out this episode.

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Ep 120: (K)Not Along, Crochet Charts, and Beeswax Wraps show art Ep 120: (K)Not Along, Crochet Charts, and Beeswax Wraps

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Kelly is making crochet charts and modifying a cardigan to a pullover. The (K)Not Along was a smashing success with beautiful projects and fun prizes. Hear some great listener feedback about non-gaping button bands. Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of  our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com Come join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page. Save the Date for the Two Ewes Washington Coast Meet-up at  String Theory Yarn and Fiber in Seabrook, Washington, September 20-22. Friday 9/20 late...

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Ep 119: Dog Days and Sweater Closures show art Ep 119: Dog Days and Sweater Closures

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

New puppies, cute babies on pattern photos, and LOTS of discussion and conjecture about button bands, zippers, and grosgrain ribbon. Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of  our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com Come join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page. Save the Date for the Two Ewes Washington Coast Meet-up at  String Theory Yarn and Fiber in Seabrook, Washington, September 20-22. Here is an RSVP form so you can let us know if you’re coming! We want to make sure we have enough goodie...

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Ep 118: Stash, Natural Dyeing, and Spinning Tips show art Ep 118: Stash, Natural Dyeing, and Spinning Tips

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Lots of travel knitting, a natural dye workshop with fiber friends and some listener questions about spinning and stash are the topics for this week. Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of  our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com Come join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page. Save the Date for a Washington Coast Meet-up! September 20-22.  We'll be meeting to knit and chat at String Theory Yarn and Fiber. Find lodging for the weekend in Seabrook, Washington or in nearby Pacific Beach or Ocean...

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Ep 117: Secret Message if You Listen Backwards show art Ep 117: Secret Message if You Listen Backwards

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Crochet critters, punch needle projects, finished sweaters, and listener questions are the topics for this episode. Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com.  Join the community on Ravelry,  or email us with your thoughts at twoewes@twoewesfiberadventures.com Marsha’s Projects Finished Lace Market T-shirt by Marie Green using Schoppel-Wolle El Linio. The neck is too big. I intentionally didn’t weave in ends because I thought this might be an issue. I'll reknit the neckline with smaller needles, picking...

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Ep 116: Shameless Finishing Techniques show art Ep 116: Shameless Finishing Techniques

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Answers to your questions about finishing knits-weaving in ends, washing, blocking. There is no shame in not weaving in ends and you can be a little reckless with your washing. Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com.  Join the community on Ravelry  or email us: twoewes@twoewesfiberadventures.com or contact us on our website.  This episode's topics come from questions in our community on Ravelry: Finishing Knit and Crochet Projects Marsha: Two quick stories. 1. In the 80/90’s when Kaffe Fassett’s...

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Bonus! Last of the Scotland Adventures show art Bonus! Last of the Scotland Adventures

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Castles and gardens share the spotlight with food and drink as Marsha and Kim wrap up their Scotland adventure on the East coast of Scotland. Marsha also fills us in on her project progress during the trip.  Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com Come join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page. Marsha’s Instagram feed Forse of Nature The Bay Owl Gary Rhodes Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe Dunbeath Castle Garden Tour King Craig Fabrics Dunrobin Castle Kincraig...

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Bonus! Dispatch from the Orkneys show art Bonus! Dispatch from the Orkneys

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Neolithic sites, wool mills, and sticky toffee pudding are the highlights of the Orkneys part of Marsha and Kim’s Scotland trip. Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of  our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com Come join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page. Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin in Kirkwall A Yarn from North Ronaldsay wool mill North Ronaldsay lighthouse See Orkney Skaail house Brough of Birsay Viking settlement Brough of Gurness Viking settlement Barony Mill   Foveran restaurant

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Marsha and Kelly both finished knitting their sweaters and both are big wins!  (At recording time we both had a little left to go, but now that the episode is published we are finished).  Marsha's Blue Juno sweater fits even better than she thought it would.

Kelly's Purple Cherry Vanilla sweater is the perfect sweatshirt alternative and used yarn from her extensive stash of rescued weaving cones.  Double win!

Marsha is planning to finish her son's tricolor socks before the month of July is over.  Inspired by others in the Warmth of Summer KAL, Marsha has started a Wispy Willow Cardigan using a spring green CoBaSi yarn from Hi-Koo.  She has also been busy spinning some of the CVM fleece that Kelly gave her to try, and is making plans to wash and card the fleece that she got from The Black Sheep Gathering.

Kelly has also been spinning a bit since returning from her trip and has some plans for Tour de Fleece. But mostly she has been finishing up current projects that she brought with her--a Rikke hat, for example.

Kelly also explains why her decision to start beekeeping with foundationless frames has made the steep beekeeping learning curve even more steep. 

The Two Ewes review a wonderful first book by designer Corrina Ferguson.  Review copies were kindly provided by the publisher, Interweave/F+W. Interweave also provided this information about the book:

Knitting is not just for cold and snowy climates! For anyone who has ever stopped to wonder what knitters in the South are wearing—and knitting—for the changing seasons, Florida designer Corrina Ferguson has set out to show us in her new book, Warm Days, Cool Knits: Lighter Designs for Every Season (Interweave/F+W; $24.99; June 2015).

“In the South we love to knit. And we want to knit pretty wearable things, not just accessories and household decorations,” explains Corrina. “That’s why I created this collection of patterns to showcase the knitted seasons of the South, with projects that are fitting for any climate.”

  Marsha and Kelly had almost an identical list of favorites from the book, including the tank shown on the book's cover.  Kelly has started swatching already for one of the other tops in the book.  Another big win!  This book is full of great knitting patterns for warmer coastal climates like the Salinas and Seattle areas--not just the south.

A copy of this wonderful book is awarded as one of the two prizes for the Warmth of Summer Knit Along that just ended. Check the episode to hear the winners.