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Ep 134: Cabin Fever Dreams

Kelly Locke

 

It could be worse and Marsha's dreams prove it! Marsha has dreams of camping, training a horse in her house, and a line of people, six feet apart, waiting to rent rooms in her boarding house. Join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page.

Kelly recommends Girl Beer from Strike Brewing in San Jose, CA, Made for International Women’s day by her niece and her women brewer colleagues, it is a hazy double IPA. This pint sized woman is not too bitter and very strong!

Marsha’s Projects:

I’m done with the stripes on my Dusk Into Twilight Shawl by Rosemary Hill and have started the final stripe of lace. I’m using Two Ewes Fiber Adventures Replenish Rambouillet fingering dyed by Kelly in three colors, Bourbon and Suede, Falling Leaves, and Aquamarine.

No knitting on my John O Groats socks since we last recorded. Using Yarns From the Plain sock yarn.

I finished my Isle au Haut (“eye la hoe”) pullover by Beatrice Perron Dahlen in Imperial Yarn Columbia. Last episode I talked about changes I made for ease. Sweater fits great!

 

Started a hat called Goro Anamara by Valeria Garcia. Using Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted. Its been a slow start. First time cast on with the wrong size needles. Second time by tubular cast on was super loose and funky. Going to cast on a third time with regular cast on. Lots of problems getting started, but all of my own making and nothing to do with pattern.

Kelly’s Projects

I continue to slog along on my size three needles on the Mariannes Cardigan, a pattern by Trine Bertelsen that combines crochet and knitting. Not a lot of knitting time in the last two weeks so I’ve made limited progress. Plus, I’m getting tired of all this stockinette in the round… I think I have about 2 more inches before I can do the crochet hem treatment.

I’ve started doing some spinning using a mixed wool roving from Shaky K fibers. It is a multicolor braid and it’s been a delight to spin.

The most exciting thing is that I finished the Cotswold Ruana! I fulled it carefully in the washing machine and I love the way the fabric looks. The handspun yarn marinated for 20 years and then found the perfect project!

 

Events

The Ewes will do "Zoom Baaaah" for their next episode. We’ll be recording live on April 23. Check Ravelry and Instagram for information about recording time.

It's not too late to join in for a chance to win a skein of Cosmic Crisp! Enter in the  Thread in Ravelry (finally!). Deadline is April 12th.


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