Ep 215: Her Headstone Will Read, "I'm Not Buying A Fleece"

Marsha Failor


Kelly’s backyard suint bath science project, Lambtown, Marsha's sweater is going well, and  lots of other news.

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Saw lots of fiber friends. Took class from Jacey Boggs Faulkner. Joined the Ply Spinning Guild.

Marsha’s Projects

Flowers from My Garden: Starting a spinning project with fiber I bought at Stitches in March. I’ve spun five 3-ply skeins.

Snowflower: by Heidi Kirrmeier. Using 13 Mile Lamb and Wool for the main color and Brooklyn Tweed Tones for some of the contrasting colors. Finished the first sleeve and now halfway done with the second sleeve.

Nanny Meier Tea Cozy: Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Finished first side.

Santa’s Laundry Line: by Eleonore von Castelmur. Using Lang Yarn Jawol fingering in red, green and cream and some left over fingering weight gray. Finished his jacket, pants, hat and currently knitting his long johns.

Socks: Using Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn in the colorway Sum-Sum-Summertime. Heels and toes will be Dream in Color Mini Smooshy in the colorway Bermuda Teal. Knitting the gusset of the first sock.

Daphne’s Skull: Very fiddly knitting and, honestly, not that much fun. I was determined to finish it before Halloween but the pressure was too much. I’m working on it but have taken off the pressure of finishing the skull in time for Halloween.

Swatching to start another sweater. Either Little Love by Ankestrick using Brooklyn Tweed Loft or Fine Sand by Heidi Kirrmaier using West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious.

Kelly’s Projects

Finally finished and washed the baby blanket. Now I’m eyeing the rest of that tub of acrylic for a potential next project. Aunt Betty used a really pretty rusty orange for a pumpkin. Maybe I’ll find another inspiration or maybe it goes to Goodwill.

Baby Blanket

Suint Bath Update: Took out the dark gray Romney and laid it out to dry. Put in a part of the small Shetland that followed me home from Lambtown. It was in for a week (or two?) and now is out on the drying screen. It was almost dry yesterday, but now it is being drizzled on. By the way, the Romney stayed on the drying screen for about a week or so, getting dry during the day and then coated with dew or drizzle each morning. 


Pismo Beach Trailer Rally, November 2-5. Saturday Nov 4 is the open house. Pismo Coast Village RV Park.

Winter Weave Along starts October 1 and goes through March 31. Join the fun in our Ravelry group!

Seattle Weavers’ Guild

Thursday, October 26, 5 pm - 8 pm (4-5pm member only shopping)

Friday, October 27, 10 am - 8 pm

Saturday, October 28, 10 am - 4 pm

Bloedel Hall

St Mark’s Cathedral

1245 10th Ave E, Seattle

Free admissions & parking

Fort Worden Knitters Retreat

November 1-5

Port Townsend, Washington

Washington DC Adventure

Marsha will be in Washington DC from 11/8-11/17

Schedule includes knit night at Fiber Space in Alexandria and a visit to Looped Yarn Works in the city.

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