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Ep 22: Town Ewe and Country Ewe

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Release Date: 07/28/2015

Chicken Emotional Support Group show art Chicken Emotional Support Group

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

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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A Ridiculous Amount of Slouch show art A Ridiculous Amount of Slouch

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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Weaving or Taxes? What Will She Do? show art Weaving or Taxes? What Will She Do?

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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"I Give Up!"

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

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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Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

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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Just Make It Happen show art Just Make It Happen

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

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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Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

We’re back! The Two Ewes have been missing in action with work, travel, a vintage trailer rally, a knitting retreat, Thanksgiving, and a nasty cold. We have lots to talk about including 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 Marsha’s Projects : by Heidi Kirrmaier. Finished! Used 13 Mile Lamb and Wool for the main color and Brooklyn Tweed Tones for some of the contrasting colors. It fits great and I think I did a great job on the colorwork yoke. : by Stephanie Larson....

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 Kelly is camping in her newly painted trailer known as "The Clubhouse." It is a 10.5 foot, 1967 trailer that has been decorated in a San Francisco Giants theme.  They have camped in The Clubhouse for 3 summers, but this is the first trip after it got the new paint job, had some water damage repaired, and had the interior re-paneled. This episode includes an audio field trip to the Mt. Madonna Campground in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Watsonville and Gilroy. It is a beautiful "on location" recording studio!

 

 

In the background you may hear Steller's Jays and Acorn Woodpeckers. The Acorn Woodpeckers make holes in trees and store their acorns in them like a winter pantry. They often take one tree and completely cover it with holes. On the visit here last November all the holes in the trees near the restroom were filled with acorns from the Tan Bark Oaks. On this trip all the holes were empty.

 

 

While on the camping trip, Kelly is knitting on two projects: the Dorthelia tank by Corrina Ferguson from the book that the Two Ewes reviewed last episode and the Featherweight Cardigan pattern by Hannah Fettig. The tank top is knit from red Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy yarn and the Featherweight is being knit with three cones of thread (two linen, one cotton) in blue, cream and mint green. Progress on the tank is fast, progress on the cardigan is slow!

 

 

The cardigan is a project from Kelly's rescued stash of coned weaving yarn. This project started with swatching during the Yarniacs Q1 Love the Yarn You Own challenge. (Link to Yarniacs episode 92.)  It was supposed to be finished in Q2, but that didn't happen. A couple of other stash projects that were more portable got in the way. This cardigan will be finished in Q3. Also started during the Q1 challenge are a set of dishtowels with turquoise as the main warp color and a Herbert Niebling doily in the Frosted Ferns pattern. (The name in English is not very accurate since the pattern is actually oak leaves and acorns.)

 

Both of these projects hit the rocks with mistakes, but have been righted and are now in full swing again for Q3. The challenge has been a great way to focus on using the stash of coned yarns that Kelly was itching to find a use for!

 

 

In our last episode Marsha was blocking her Blue Juno Cardigan by yellowcosmo made with Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silky Victoria. The fit is perfect! Marsha highly recommends the pattern and the yarn. Marsha continues to work on the Wispy Willow Cardigan by Cheryl Beckenrich made with HiKoo CoBaSi.

 

She cast on for a cardigan called Lanata by Amy Christoffers using StahlSche Wolle Limbo Superwash that was a destash yarn from a friend. The cardigan has raglan sleeves and is knit from the bottom up featuring lace panels that look like vines trailing up the front and back of the sweater.

 

Marsha talks about washing some of the Shetland fleece she bought last month at the Black Sheep Gathering. Since recording the episode she bought hand carders and has carded and started spinning the Shetland.

 

Marsha had an "advent-ewe" to Chicago the home of "Cloud Gate," or as the locals call it, "The Bean."

 

 

She had time to visit a few yarn shops and did a little stash enhancing. She saw:

 

 

  • A lovely shop named Loopy Yarns. She bought a skein of HPKY Regina Louise Lace in Shamrock.

 

 

 

 

Her last stop was a crazy shop called Chicago Fabric Yarn and Button.

 

The Chicago Yarn Crawl will take place from August 1-9. If you're in the area be sure to check it out!

 

 

Marsha loves old houses and had time to visit three. She highly recommends visiting:

 

The Driehaus Museum

 

Henry B. Clarke House

 

John J. Glessner House Museum