The combo spin discussion last week prompted some great discussion about color, design, knitting, and spinning. So after the project updates, the Ewes talk about some of the ideas shared by listeners and the inspiration they provided.
Kelly has done a lot of finishing! Not saving the best for last, she finished the Lime Green and Pink Argyle socks. They are so much fun that she's already cast on for the next pair of Argyles. The pattern she uses is adapted from this vintage sock pattern on freevintageknitting.com
She also finished two summer tops. The first is Summer Fjord by Trin-Annelie and she's really happy with the results. The second is Sommer Sleeveless Top by Mari Chiba. These will make a great summer tops if the weather on the coast ever warms up!
Kelly also urges all California shepherds to enter fleeces into the Monterey County Fair Fleece Show and Auction. Entries are due July 31 and entry instructions can be found here on the Monterey County Fair website. The fleece judging is on August 11 by Shelia January and the auction will be held on September 3. For more information you can contact Kelly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marsha is almost done with her Little Wave cardigan by Gudrun Johnston but discovered the sleeves are too big and too long. She has unraveled the first sleeve and is knitting it again adding more decreases. Check out her project page for an explanation of the math she used.
The pattern modifications continue with Marsha's Summer Fjord T-shirt and there is a discussion of changing the straight body to an A-line.
In our last episode The Ewes answered a listener's question about Combo Spin yarn. Several listeners posted pictures of their combo spin techniques and finished projects.
"Infryq" had very different fibers she was working with and decided to card six pieces together and and then spin the rolags. Check our her finished yarn on her project page. Gorgeous!
"StaciDSL" wove with her combo spin.
"Meemacox" made two different sweaters with one combo spin project.
Just a reminder that Kelly and Marsha will be attending the Black Sheep Gathering held in Albany, Oregon on June 29 - July 1. We will again have a meet up around 4:30 p.m. at Kelly's trailer. Stop by and say hi!