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Ep 142: Lots of Finished Projects

Kelly Locke


We finished knitting, crochet and spinning projects. But the deck construction is still in progress!  Join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page. We'd love to hear from you!

We have a coupon code for listeners! 3 Green Sisters makes project bags, spinning wheel bags and loom bags and is providing prizes for the Summer Spin-In as well as as a coupon code for listeners!  They are offering a 15% savings for any bag in our shop with free shipping in the USA with the coupon code TWOEWES.

Kelly’s Projects 

The Mariannes Cardigan by Trine Bertelsen is FINISHED! 

A blue knit tee with crochet yoke and hem details

Robert’s Pandemic Socks are FINISHED! 

150 grams of Columbia fleece to yarn project is FINISHED! 

White handspun skeins

 

 I think the amount that was listed on the bag of fleece wasn’t up-to-date. It said 3 lbs and I washed up half of it and carded about half of that. So I just guessed it was about ¾ pound or 12 ounces.  I know I didn’t lose that much to waste and washing to only get 150 grams (5 ounces). That would be losing more than half. That would be expected with a high lanolin fleece, but not with this Columbia. I think my fleece record-keeping isn’t quite up to snuff!

Targhee Lamb sweater is now on the needles and I am through one cable chart repeat. I am using the Dark and Stormy pattern by Thea Colman

start of a cabled sweater knit from brown handspun

 

Marsha’s Projects:

Summer Fjord by Trin-Annelie using Quince & Co Sparrow in three colors. Finished! Washed, held my breath, and put it in the dryer! The drop sleeves were perfect so I completed the ribbing according to the pattern and did not lengthen the sleeves. May give another trip though the dryer.

I finished the first Arne and Carlos sock. The yarn is patterned to change color as you knit the different parts of the sock. However, the toe color changes quite early so the toe is similar to the socks Kelly made for Robert.

Bright blue, red, and orange hand knit sock

 

I cast on Holey Comfort by Hinterm Stein with Elemental Effects Cormo. I love the coral color of this yarn!

I finished spinning the Huckleberry Knits and Sauked in Farms roving. Have about 850 yard Dk to light worsted weight yarn. This is a 3-ply with two plies of variegated and one ply of solid.

I started spinning cotton top. This is a challenge!!

Summer Spin-In Prizes!

3 Green Sisters makes project bags, spinning wheel bags and loom bags and is providing prizes for the Summer Spin-In as well as as a coupon code for listeners!  They are offering a 15% savings for any bag in our shop with free shipping in the USA with the coupon code TWOEWES.

Here is some information from the 3 Green Sisters:  My sisters and I have been making purses and bags, knitting bags and project totes, loom carrier totes and spinning wheel bags for 19 years.

We come from a long line of seamstresses.  My great grandmother, Cecilia, sewed sequined and fancy dresses for the elite  in San Francisco in the early 1900's.   Cecilia passed down the craft to my grandmother, who taught my mother, who taught us.   We take great pride in the quality of work-woman-ship in every product we make.

Our bags are made from recycled, upcycled, repurposed, vintage and rescued fabrics.  We have many sources to obtain our fabrics including an incredible fabric shop in NYC which lets us "dumpster dive" remnants, generous upholstery and drapery making shops who save their scraps for us, yard sales, Estate Sales and of course, second hand shops.  Each bag is a one of a kind.  This is our small way to give back to Mother Nature.  

Visit their site and use the code TWOEWES to get 15% off and free US shipping. www.etsy.com/shop/3Greensisters

tote bag with flowers
herringbone fabric bag with lots of pockets
large bag with red and blue print fabric

 

Summer Spin-In Dates

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. 

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 (my gauge is about 3.5 st/inch on size US 10 needles) 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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