Ep 220: "I Give Up!"

Marsha Failor

Join us as we go down the weaving rabbit hole with a discussion on surrendering to the creative process and bucking the rules. Plus, project updates and we announce an “Out of Hibernation Along.” Listen and join the fun.

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Marsha’s Projects

Socks: Finished! Used Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn in the colorway Sum-Sum-Summertime with Dream in Color Mini Smooshy in the colorway Bermuda Teal for the heels and toes. 


Malabrigo Nube Merino Braids: Have two braids in the color way 855 which is a blue green. Halfway through spinning the second braid.

Camella Hat: by Katie Pomper. Using Meeker Street Olive’s Outerwear DK in the colorway Dragon’s Breath. 

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

Fine Sand: by Heidi Kirrmaier. Using West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious in the colorway Claret. 

Alpaca Shawl: Rosepath and tabby warp. I put the warp on the loom but discovered an error that I need to fix.

Socks: The Artful Ewe Clackamas. I don’t know the name of the colorway but it's red…again.

Kelly’s Projects

I got a whole basket full of yarn scraps for my Dozens of Little Squares. Shout out and huge thank you to Alene, who tracked me down at school to deliver the gift. She had placed the scraps in a basket that she made from quilting fabric. I’ve already made and washed over 30 squares. 

basket of yarn scraps and pin loom

Yarn construction discussion..plied, cabled, singles, how many plies, how tightly twisted.  All of these yarn structures in the sock yarn scraps. It is interesting to see them all and to see how they weave up. I think these little squares could be a great beginner project to learn about yarn, but then again, maybe the differences wouldn't be obvious or interesting to a yarn novice. 

pin loom squares drying after being washed

Continuing on the Sockhead Hat with Punk Rock Unicorn Dirty Neon.

Ravelry Tips and Tricks

Need yarn? Want to pretend you are just helping your Ravelry friends destash? Under the community tab you can click friends and see the recently posted photos of projects your friends are making. On that same page you can click “Search friends’ stash” and see what they have stashed in Ravelry. And you can filter to get the “for sale or trade” and go shopping!

Other Stuff

My Subversive Cross Stitch Calendar 2024 “You’re the Worst. In the best way.” 


Out-of-Hibernation Along, February 1 - June 1:  Thank you Shoedweller for the idea. Pat’s in and so are Marsha and I. Spring cleaning for your project page! WIPs or hibernating projects that have been hanging around. 

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

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