Ep 141: A Break from Deck Building

Kelly Locke

Negative test results, a DIY deck, walking, spinning, knitting, and an updated shop are all on the show this week. Join the discussion in the  community on Ravelry

Kelly’s Projects 

I’m continuing with Robert’s Pandemic Socks using Twist Fiber Studio Pisgah Fingering and Drops Fabel (same combination as the Paving Mitts). Robert and I have a different view of what looks like running out of yarn and what looks intentional. I wanted to add stripes in the contrast color. He says just start the contrasting toe color in the middle of the foot when I run out of the multicolor. Since his version is easier, that’s what I’m doing. (P.S. between recording and publishing I actually finished them!)



The Mariannes Cardigan by Trine Bertelsen is still on the needles. I’m ready to be done and have challenged myself to have this finished by the next episode. That will give me time to wear it during summer weather. 

I finished the rug yarn Combo spin using Lincoln roving. I have about 900 yards. 

I started a Columbia fleece to yarn project. I washed and carded about half of the 3 lbs of fleece that I have and I’ve spun one bobbin. I’m planning a 3-ply in this fluffy woolen spun yarn. 

Marsha’s Projects

My brother, son, and I are working on replacing the deck so that has taken a lot of my time in the last couple weeks.


I'm close to finishing Summer Fjord by Trin-Annelie using Quince & Co Sparrow in three colors. I finished the body and decided not to put in the short rows to make the back longer. I now need to pick up for the sleeves. I had planned to make the sleeves longer but think I will wash and block the tee before making my decision about the sleeve length. 

I spun two skeins of Huckleberry Knits (40/40/20 Targhee, bamboo and silk) and Sauked in Farm (50/50 alpaca/Babydoll Southdown Wool). It is a three ply with two singles of the multi colored Huckleberry Knits and one of the solid Sauked in Farm. Based on weight and ounces completed so far, I think I will have about 900 yards of DK weight. Enough for a vest?

Summer Spin-In

We have lots of new spinners in the Summer Spin-In. Quite a few of the veteran spinners shared pictures of what we made with our first handspun yarns--several spinning oil pouches and a couple of coasters/hot pads. 

The Summer Spin-In started on US Memorial Day (May 25) and will continue until US Labor Day (September 7). Join in the chat thread and show off your finished projects in the FO
threads. We will have a thread for finished spinning projects and we’ll also include a thread for finished projects made with handspun. So non-spinners can be included, too! 

Yarn in the Shop!

Our shop has new colors in fingering plus two new bases of Climate Beneficial(™) Replenish Rambouillet! 

We have a new sport weight 3-ply Replenish Rambouillet. Marsha created these colorways as part of the Iceland Collection.

We also have an Aran weight 5-ply Replenish Rambouillet, in a variety of greens. Look for more colors in the future. Here are just a few examples...


Besides the Replenish Rambouillet, We have silver gray Romney and a white Corriedale/Romeldale cross milled by Marcaile at Valley Oak Wool Mill.  These are Aran to Bulky weight yarns with a nice ply twist for a durable yarn. Both are currently available as natural colors, with some dyed versions available in the future. 

The shop also has some spinning fiber. Check out the Two Ewes Fiber Adventures Shop

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