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Happiness is a Neutral

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

Release Date: 07/10/2022

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Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

We have winners! Our Summer Spin In has ended and we announce the winners. Listen to hear if you’ve won. Plus, camping, hiking, and yurt adventures. 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 Kyle Kunnecke using in the colorway Happiness. I have joined the front and back and am about to pick up the neckband.  Spinning: Still spinning the Manx Loaghton. I have spun 11 skeins, 1,116 yards, or 22 ounces, of a 2 pound bag of roving. This spinning project is going to...

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This is the last weekend of our Summer Spin In. Be sure and post your finished object in our Ravelry threads and Instagram using #summerspinin2022 by September 5th. 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:  I finished spinning the two 8 ounce braids I bought at Black Sheep Gathering. A Corriedale cross and 70/30 merino/silk. I have seven skeins (two ply of each single) and have about 1,790 yards/16.6 ounces. I think it is fingering weight or a very light sport. by Kyle...

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Summer, spinning, and carding are in full swing for us and we count down to the completion of our Summer Spin In. Plus, more camping adventures and some future project plans. And who the heck is Steve? Full notes with 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 Kyle Kunnecke using in the colorway Happiness. I’ve knit about 2” of front armhole.  Spinning: I’m still spinning the Manx Loaghton. I have spun 768 yards, or 15.2 ounces, of a 2 pound bag of roving. No work on this since the...

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Summer Vacation! Camping in The Club Car and beach trips along with spinning and fiber preparation. We've got to get it all in before summer ends.  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 Kyle Kunnecke using in the colorway Happiness. I’ve started the armhole shaping.  Spinning: I’m still spinning the Manx Loaghton. I have spun 768 yards, or 15.2 ounces, of a 2 pound bag of roving. No work on this since the last episode. Started spinning the two 8 ounce...

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Our Summer Spin In 2022 is in progress and we both have doing lots of carding and spinning. Hear what we have been up to.  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 Thank you to our patrons. To become a patron visit . Marsha’s Projects:  by Kyle Kunnecke using in the colorway Happiness. I’ve been knitting this sweater exclusively and have knit about 7” of the total 9” needed to start armhole shaping.  Spinning: I’m still spinning the Manx Loaghton. I have spun 768 yards, or...

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Two Ewes Fiber Adventures

So much to discuss in this episode! We met at the Black Sheep Gathering, in Oregon for a weekend packed with friends, sheep, and fiber. Plus, hear about  Harvest Host camping experiences, our ongoing Summer Spin In, and 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 Thank you to our patrons. To become a patron visit . Black Sheep Gathering Kelly had lots of fun shopping for interesting bumps of roving at the booth, plus a purchase of some and roving.  She also got a small...

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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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So much to discuss in this episode! We met at the Black Sheep Gathering, in Oregon for a weekend packed with friends, sheep, and fiber. Plus, hear about  Harvest Host camping experiences, our ongoing Summer Spin In, and project updates.

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Black Sheep Gathering

Kelly had lots of fun shopping for interesting bumps of roving at the Valley Oak Wool and Fiber Mill booth, plus a purchase of some Debouillet and California Red roving. 

She also got a small California Red fleece from Lynda Silk’s flock at the fleece show. 

Plus a flick carder, a vintage sweater and Duncan Carder repair instructions.

Marsha bought a blending board from Celestial Farms, plus two braids from Eugene Textile Center.

On the drive to the Black Sheep Gathering, Marsha stopped at the Willamette Heritage Center for a mill tour.

Marsha’s Projects: 

Happiness by Kyle Kunnecke using Yarn Snob PowerBall. I finished the back of the sweater, set it aside to start front, and realized I did the ribbing wrong. It should be a broken rib and not a 2/2 ribbing. I had the, “I think it will be okay” conversation with myself, and decided to unravel and start over. I have knit front and back and joined in the round. Need to knit 9” until I reach the armholes where some shaping will begin. 

Spinning: I’m still spinning the Manx Loaghton. I have spun 768 yards, or 15.2 ounces, of a 2 pound bag of roving. 

I’ve been playing with my new blending board from Celestial Farms. I can make a rolag but cannot pull the fiber off the board with a dizz to make roving the way shown in YouTube videos. I still have some learning to do but it sure has been fun.

Here is a video about a DIY blending board.

Kelly’s Projects:

Finished the shortie socks out of Tomato and Mink Falkland handspun yarn. 

Trip Knitting/Crochet: I started and finished three hats using Invictus Yarns worsted weight yarn. I finished the two flat mother bears and made a third. 

I started plying the Columbia fleece blended with tussah silk top. I was planning to spin all the singles first, but I plied one skein of 3-ply at Black Sheep Gathering so I could start spinning a new braid of fiber.

That new spinning project was 70/30 merino silk from Eugene Textile Center that I planned to ply with the merino silk that I bought from the Huckleberry Knits fiber close out. I had finished the Huckleberry Knits at BSG and wanted to start spinning a companion braid to ply it with. I am now starting to ply this yarn and I love the way it is coming out. 

Summer Spin-In 

Started June 1 and goes until September 5. (US Labor Day)

If you are on Instagram use #summerspinin2022.

Prizes: Shibui yarn hat kit donated by Dagmar (Dagger51), Alpaca sample fiber set from Cathy (Straightfork), pint of maple syrup from Cathy, plus other fibery surprises.