May 9, 2017

Episode 150 - Jelly Roll Socks

Just a super low-key episode this week! A quick catch up on what I'm knitting and spinning. Socks, sweater progress...I even pulled out one of my Turkish drop spindle to play with while the kids and I wander outside.


April 24, 2017

Episode 149 - Juicy Handspun Socks

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Show notes -

My April Legacy Yarn Club from Mountain Meadow Wool arrived! Check out more from Mountain Meadow Wool here -

https://www.instagram.com/mountainmeadowwool/
https://www.facebook.com/MountainMeadowWool
https://twitter.com/MtnMeadowWool
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/mountain-meadow-wool/3524482/1-25

Still working on Idunn, and half way through a pair of Jelly Roll Socks.

Handspun Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks are finished.

I finished off spinning the Nest Fiber Club from March 2017, and showed off the fiber from April.

I talk about the Hansen Mini Spinner and Schacht Sidekick as travel wheels (just a few pros and cons).

Hey! I'm Chrissy. Canadian, mom of two littles under the age of three, a lover of knitting and spinning, and fledgling designer.

Any music used in the video is fully credited at the end of the video.

April 8, 2017

Schacht Flatiron - Preparing to Chain Ply and Chain Plying

A special feature video!


Today's adventure includes getting the Schacht Flatiron set up and ready for some chain plying, often called Navajo plying.

I finished up spinning the bobbin of Nest Fiber Studio from the last video (here), so it was all ready to go! Just a refresher, the fiber was from the March 2017 club shipment, and is the Fluorite colorway on Finn wool.

I will talk about the finished yarn (after soaking and thwacking) in Episode 149.

Want to know more about plying yarn? Here's a playlist I will keep updating with new resources.

Any music used in the video is fully credited at the end of the video.

April 5, 2017

Schacht Sidekick - Initial Thoughts + Spinning Across The Top

A special feature video!


Join me for this informal review of my initial thoughts on the Schacht Sidekick spinning wheel and demo of spinning across the top.

The fiber I'm using is Nest Fiber from the March 2017 Club shipment (Finn in the Fluorite colorway).

For more information on Finnsheep -

Finsheep.org

International Finnsheep Registry

April 3, 2017

Episode 148 - FO Central

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I take a close look at Manos del Uruguay Alegria, a delightfully soft fingering weight yarn
#manosyarns #manosdeluruguay

Not only is the yarn luscious to knit with, it is Fair Trade Certified, produced in cooperatives throughout Uruguay, and helps the women who produce it support their families.

Thank you to Fairmount Fibers, North American distributor of Manos, for sending the skein of Alegria (in the dreamy new Stratus colourway) for me to review!

Appia by Hillary Smith Callis -

Rose City Rollers Socks (for my leftover Alegria!) -


Iðunn Cardigan by Ragga Eiríksdóttir using Lettlopi -

Yellow Tail Shawl by Taiga Hilliard -
Caterpillar Green Yarns -

Handspun Farmer's BFL Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks

Schacht Spindle Company (Flatiron, Matchless, Sidekick mentioned

Spunky Eclectic February 2016 Club Fiber (Aspens colorway)

Nest Fiber Club

Northbound Knitting Fiber Club

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March 20, 2017

Episode 147 - The WIP Basket

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I chat a bit about my new Schacht Flatiron spinning wheel near the beginning, but get into knitting a few minutes later (skip ahead if you're not into the spinning wheel talk).

After going through my finished objects (FOs) and works in progress (WIPs), I get back into the details of my spinning from the last two weeks, including a brief and not particularly helpful discussion about Schacht wooden bobbins vs travel bobbins vs Akerworks bobbins. I swear, I'm going to buy an Akerworks bobbin just so I can record a video comparing all 3 (there's nothing out there)!

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Lambing Mitts from Tolt Yarn & Wool

Mountain Meadow Wool Legacy Yarn Club (Mountain Meadow Tweeds Pumice overdyed with Russet)

Iðunn Cardigan by Ragga Eiríksdóttir using Lettlopi

Yellow Tail Shawl by Taiga Hilliard
Caterpillar Green Yarns

Within by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook

Tread by Shannon Cook

Schacht Spindle Company (Flatiron, Matchless, Sidekick mentioned)

Spunky Eclectic February 2016 Club Fiber (Aspens colorway)

Any music used in the video is fully credited at the end of the video.