Ep 135: Finished Knits and Spins

Kelly Locke

Live recording again this time! Two finished knitting projects, some “show and tell” and some finished spinning.  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 become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page.

This was another live episode so Kelly had the opportunity to “show and tell” her 1958 Lace Cardigan. This sweater was started before I was much of a knitter and had to be put away for quite a long time while my knitting skills caught up to my plans! 


The discussion about how little instruction there was in old patterns reminded Marsha of a series of videos by Arne and Carlos about Norwegian sweaters and their history

Marsha’s Projects:

I finished my Dusk Into Twilight Shawl by Rosemary Hill. I used Two Ewes Fiber Adventures Replenish Rambouillet fingering dyed by Kelly in three colors, Bourbon and Suede, Falling Leaves, and Aquamarine. 



Finished the heel flap of second John O Groats. Using Yarns From the Plain sock yarn.

Finished  Goro Anamara hat by Valeria Garcia. Using Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted. 


Correction: Frank Jernigan’s website is Phrancko.com this is a correction from a previous episode show notes. Frank upgraded my account to premiere and I can get custom patterns for $1. Thinking of using Frank’s program to make a sweater for Ben out of North Ronaldsay yarn.

 Kelly’s Projects

I’ve finished my spinning using a mixed wool roving from Shaky K fibers. It was a multicolor braid or Corriedale, Columbia and Rambouillet. Such a bouncy blend of fibers and the colors worked well for a 3-ply.


I’ve also finished spinning a two-ply of merino and silk from Alexandra the Art of Yarn. It is burgundy and gold and as I started spinning I noticed that the singles  matched well with two skeins of Wandering Wool Udaipur (also a merino silk) in Cranberry Bog. So I think this spin will join those two skeins and become something. A sweater would be nice and maybe it would be my first wool pullover? 

The  Mariannes Cardigan, a pattern by Trine Bertelsen may not be completely fine, unlike Eleanor Oliphant. I tried it on and although the “seam” where I am alternating skeins starts out under the arm, it seems to be skewing and twisting so that the seam is more to the front of my body down at the bottom of the tee.. Will this block out? Do I want to find out the hard way? Or do I want to rip back to the underarms and try again? If I put a faux seam on each side I could more easily hide the place where the skeins alternate and the “jog” happens. 

Duren Dyeworks Spring Skeins Drawing

Laura from Duren Dyeworks was having a sale AND she threw in an extra skein. The yarn is targhee heavy worsted to aran weight. 

We’ll be using it for prizes for a new giveaway. In the Ravelry thread show us how your used patterns look and tell us how you store your patterns. Marsha’s patterns are folded and mutilated by the end of a project. She has friends who keep their patterns pristine.  Check out the Ravelry group to participate in the thread. 

Summer Spin Along?

Fiber Adventurers have been talking about the possibility of a summer spin along. We both have plenty of fleeces and think it’s a great idea since we have so many fleeces needing to be processed and spun. There’s currently a thread in the group for planning for this. It will start at the end of May so there is time to think and plan. 

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  • Your segment about cookbooks produced by kitchen things was so good, bringing back memories and laughs. What in the world happened “a can of soup” recipes? One of my favourite I enjoyed as a hiking counsellor at a day camp, ”Rattle snake stew” cook some hamburger, maybe add an opinion then add a cam of Cambell’s Vegetable soup. Great! To tell the truth, I have never made it at home, maybe the secret is having 20 children who just finished a 8 mile hike in 100+ temperatures with the stew cooked over a small camp fire! And the jello salad with mayonnaise topping, I would imagine the recipe included a can of mixed fruit put into the jello. That is what made America great! Truth to tell, I never ate that but many a pot luck included that salad certsinly a 1950s pot luck was not complete without it! Thank you for a laugh, no, for many laughs before falling asleep with a smile on my lips and dreams of the 50’s.

    Martha Peach

  • I forgot to mention, my ancestral island is also located in Penobscot Bay, next to Isle au Haut. As a kid, we took the mail boat out, with bicycles, and would bike around the island. It has a large chunk of land that is part of Acadia National Park. The Isle au Haut was named by Capt John Smith in 1614, meaning High Island. it is pronounced Isle o HO. it is a gorgeous place. Not sure if the Isle au Haut Pullover was photographed on island — likely was!

    Jane Haskell

  • I retired Aug 1. As I clean out generational “stuff” from mum & dad’s house, I thought I’d “discover” podcasts. Yours is one I now tune in, as well as Maine Yarn, Keep Calm and Carry Yarn, and Library Love (this one from Falkirk, Scotland and one day their focus including knitting and one or more of the librarians frequently mention knitting).
    I chuckled when you mentioned what your knitting patterns looked like. Most of mine are packed – somewhere – as I moved from a Maine island to a small Maine town not as isolated during this pandemic – plus it’s next door to my son & family. Not only do I have my own marked up, folded, ragged and tea stained patterns, I also have some from my mum and both grandmothers! They are like favored recipes. the more folded and marked, the “better” the pattern/recipe!.
    I could not see where to post the two patterns I’m currently working on [Peggy’s Cove Stole] [Blacker Yarn’s Hartland Cliffe Shawl]. The markups look pristine and minimal compared to others!
    And I have subscribed to the podcast.

    Jane Haskell

  • I really like the Dust intoTwilight shawl’s colors and pattern – very nice! And, the hat looks perfect on Enzo! (Why do they always strike that look of “Mom, please!” – I think I’ll make one for my Samantha!

    Teresa Kludt

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