Ep 206: Summer Spin In Begins

Marsha Failor

Our Summer Spin In begins so it's time to put some miles on our wheels. Plus we give project updates, hear about Kelly’s new babies, and offer a sad farewell to Stitches. 

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Marsha visited the Bloedel Reserve garden, and the yarn shops, Lamb & Kid, and La Mercerie all located on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Kelly has three baby chicks.



Marsha’s Projects

Noromania: I am using 40 skeins of Noro Kureyon (Aran weight) to make a blanket for Mark. I’ve knit 46 inches and used 25 balls. This started out fun but at slightly past the halfway point, it is becoming a slog.

Anzula Socks: Using two shades of Anzula Dreamy (blue) and Squishy (coral) that I bought at Stitches 2022. Working on the gusset of the second sock.

Flowers from My Garden: Starting a spinning project with fiber I bought at Stitches in March. I spun three bobbins each holding a 4 oz braid. I have plied two skeins so far.

Bankhead Hat: Using Dimond Laine Elmer Tweed worsted from Lamb & Kid in the colorways Fir and Farmhouse. Here are links to the tubular cast on tutorials from Brooklyn Tweed and Purl Soho.

Ames Beanie: Finished! Used Little Skein in the Big Woods worsted in colorway Hyde Park. 


Kelly’s Projects

I’m currently hemming the Crackle towels and will be calling them finished today. Two of them are hemmed and hanging in the kitchen right now. 


I finished the socks for Robert out of Purls Before Wine (From Purl 2 Walla Walla). The Glamping Colorway turned out to look like a Barred Rock Chicken. I put red/burgundy heels and toes on the socks using a “star toe” method that Robert prefers. He doesn’t like how the standard toes look pointy when they are sitting in his sock drawer! 

Continuing work on  the Summer Fjord tee. This is a pattern by Trin-Annelie. This is my second one of these. This one is out of Quince and Co. Sparrow that Marsha, Janis, and I all found on sale at Tolt during a 2019 trip. The color is an icy gray blue called Birch. I’m also going to be striping in some spirit yarn Louet linen in navy and maybe some leftover Claudia’s Handpaint linen in a deep orange color. They are all three different gauges so this might not be a good idea. Orange is lace weight, main color is fingering, and the navy is more like sport weight. 

Summer Fjord

Stitches West:

We announce the winners of patreon drawing.

We are sorry to hear that Stitches has closed operations. We will miss meeting friends and vendors at the show. If you can, check out the list of vendors posted by Lamb Town that we can support.


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