Knitting a blanket, an octopus, and some wash cloths have been keeping the Two Ewes in stitches these days. Fleeces, yarn, and fiber friends were in abundance at Lambtown last weekend. In addition, two public pledges will keep the Two Ewes accountable for some future projects!
Marsha's ProjectsMarsha continues to work steadily on her Frank's Spirit Yarn Afghan but found she needed to take a break from it.
She discovered washcloths!! She has made two from the pattern All Washed Up by Jill Arnusch and is almost done with Diagonal Knit Dishcloth by Jana Trent. Both are free patterns.
|All Washed Up|
|Diagonal Knit Dishcloth, finished live on the podcast!|
Kelly's ProjectsAll octopus, all the time! Kelly has more than half of the tentacles finished and has been working mostly on this project.
She did finally get back to the Mesa poncho by Yumiko Alexander so she could finish it in time for her sister's birthday. Finding buttons from the stash will finish it up!
There has also been some casting on/hooking on! The Curious Case crochet sweater by Michelle DuNair and a new pair of striping socks. were both started during the weekend away. The yarn for the socks is from Invictus Yarns and was purchased at Lambtown.
"Advent-ewes"Lambtown in Dixon, California was great fun! Quite a few Northern California fiber friends were also attending and Kelly talks about the fun they had, including watching the fleece judging and selecting fleeces. The judge for the day was Maria Rooney, a Romney breeder at Silver Creek Lambscapes in Oregon.
Kelly bought a skein of green and yellow striping yarn from Invictus Yarns, a skein of red, yellow and gray striping sock yarn and a skein of blue gray to finish the NoCKRs Shawl from Duren Dyeworks. She also bought a smaller gauge punch needle for punch needle rug hooking from Wooly Walkers. This will join some other equipment and supplies she got at Stitches 2015 and Kelly has publicly pledged to start a punch needle rug project before the end of November.
Bees and DogsThe small swarm hive bees are taking a lot of sugar water since they have a small foraging force and the food sources at this time of year are limited. Kelly hoped to be able to take video of the weekend inspection, but the sun was too hot and the phone camera kept shutting off. Maybe next time!
Marsha talked about how nice it would be to have video of her training to help her see mistakes more easily. Maybe the Two Ewes should hire videographers!
Marsha and Enzo are learning a lot in their training classes. Marsha is learning that she needs to practice more between classes! She has also publicly pledged to do so!