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From Ohio to the Faroe Islands: Listeners Report In

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Release Date: 04/07/2022

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kelly and I are together for this episode and recording in her backyard. We have lots of project updates and a discussion of our contests and an interesting podcast. 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 AbbyeKnits. My son liked the hat so much I cast on another for him using in the colorway Sage. I finished the hat and was worried it was too small but it fits well and he loves it. by Amelia Carlsen. I am using Cascade 220 Heather in Red Wine Heather (9489) and green...

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Full notes with photos, links, and a transcript can be found in the podcast section of Join the or become a patron and support the show on . or or We Want to Hear You! Give us a call and tell us about your favorite LYS!  Go to and leave a message. It will take 90 seconds or less. Or you can use the voice memo app on your phone and email us the audio file. We’ll put your voice feedback on the show!   Marsha’s Projects 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...

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A stash busting Garter Squish blanket obsession, project updates, and after almost two years of online teaching, Kelly returns to the classroom. Lots to discuss this week.  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 of Kelly’s dogs as she leaves for work for the first time in almost two years. Marsha’s Projects 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. ...

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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.

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Marsha’s Projects: 

Meadow Stripe Socks using Patons Kroy Sock in the colorway, Meadow Stripes and Lang Yarns Jawoll Superwash fingering for the heels and toes. I’ve “lost” somewhere in my house the navy yarn for the toe.

Garter Squish Blanket On the seventh of fourteen contrasting colors 

I frogged the Phrancko Designs crew neck from Phrancko.com by Frank Jernigan as it was too small. I don’t think this is a problem with the Phrancko program but a problem with my gauge. I started a new sweater using Unpattern Top Down Raglan Pullover by Karen Alfke.

Still knitting on cowl with four colors green (Amazon), blue (Cornflower), light blue (Rain), and mauve (Plum) 

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 and have spun 5 skeins or approximately 400 yards 

Kelly’s Projects

I’m still working on spinning (Oxford this time) so I can keep working on the Garter Squish blanket using handspun leftovers. So far there is only one yarn that was from a commercial braid of fiber. All the rest are small mill or  hand carded and dyed by me. We’ll see if I’m able to continue that. 

I also started a Mielie vest. I’m using Schaeffer Yarn Company Little Danya mohair. Considered bulky so I did some modifications to the pattern. Color is Rosa Parks and it was spirit yarn from NoCKRs retreat in 2018. 

We Want to Hear You!

Give us a call and tell us about your favorite LYS!  Go to speakpipe.com/twoewes and leave a message. It will take 90 seconds or less. Or you can use the voice memo app on your phone and email us the audio file. We’ll put your voice feedback on the show!  

From Janie- Stash 46

Hear all about her LYS, Around the Table Yarns in Ohio. 

From Cat-Catitude:

Here is the last of the audio on The Faroe Islands. It's about Navia, the most visible yarn company both locally and internationally. They've done a neat thing: they designed vests and sweaters for a brand new detective series 'Trom' (available on viaplay.dk) which is set and filmed on the Faroes, the first of it's kind here on the islands. Scandinavia has a long standing tradition of thrillers and detectives, sometimes referred to as Nordic Noir. 

Some people may know the Danish series 'The Killing' (Forbrygdelse) from 2011 which features a very popular knitted sweater worn by detective Sarah Lund. That sweater was designed by Faroese fashion designers Gudrun & Gudrun and can therefore not be sold as a pattern. (Although there are charts floating around Ravelry, and it's easy to make up your own version. I've seen at least 30 Faroese people this week wearing a homemade sweater just like it, including children.) The sweaters are still being sold in all sizes by Gudrun & Gudrun here in Torshavn.

Navia wanted to get in on the action this time, and they worked together with the director and team who produced 'Trom'. One of the Navia-family members even wrote on the script. 

There are only 60.000 Faroese people (in total!) so you can imagine that a lot of locals were involved in the filming. The Mayor of Runavik, the third city here, even plays a part as a security guard! 

I talked at length with the lady in the Navia flagstore at the village of Toftir (in Faroese) about Trom. I included some short audio bits, might be fun to hear a totally different language!

She pointed out that there are also a lot of older knitted sweaters in the series, which makes sense because everyone here wears wool all the time. Lots to look at, even for knitters who are not into murder mysteries! And of course you get a glimpse of this fabulous archipelago.

She has also given permission for both the audio and her picture to go onto the podcast and shownotes, I told her about the Two Ewes and asked her permission specifically!

Audio "Navia Toftir": english info by me

Audio "What is Trom": she explains it's a detective series and Navia has designed vests and sweaters.

Audio "Nerd": she explains we knitters can really 'nerd out' when watching the series, as you can look at all the sweaters and knit them at the same time!

The patterns for Trom will be available in English on the Navia website shortly: www.Navia.fo

Also, please see pics for the beautiful store. 

Best wishes from your foreign correspondent :) :)  Cat

The Wool Islands video about the Faroe Islands 

Stitches West 2022 Celebration Giveaway:

Instagram and Ravelry ends soon– April 15. For IG– Enter to win by commenting on Kelly’s or Marsha’s post announcing publication of Episode 180. For Ravelry there will be a thread with a prompt. Answer the prompt. 

Stash-Busting Blanket Along

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

Two Ewes’ Hand Dyed Cotton Yarn and Dishcloth Pattern Giveaway 

Irene–Bluebirdsnest get in touch! You’re a winner!