September 30, 2015

episode 104

{show notes ~ episode one oh four}

It's been a month and a half since we last talked!  Yikes! Where has the time gone?  On the bright side, I have a tonne of finished objects and works in progress to show you!

I've opted to give a quicker than usual run-through of my projects this time, so if you have any questions about any of them, please send me a message on Ravelry, and I'll do my best to answer any questions on the next show!

Baby #2 is due to arrive at any time now, so the next show will be dependent on when she arrives, but fear not, I will record again as soon as possible! 

August 14, 2015

Episode 103

This week we finally get to catch up with each other! 

I share several works in progress (including a new pair of socks and a baby sweater), some spinning and future spinning projects, a few purchases I made over the last month, and a reminder that the Spinzilla signups are coming up at the beginning of September.   

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July 5, 2015

Episode 102

Episode 102 Show Notes -

FOs -

Pebble Beach Shawl in Madeleinetosh TML in Stovepipe and Silver Fox. Medium size.
Pebble Beach - Medium Size

Pebble Beach - Large Size using lace weight yarn.
Pebble Beach - Medium Size using fingering weight yarn.

Pebble Beach Shawl in Madeleinetosh TML in Stovepipe and Silver Fox. Medium size.
Pebble Beach - detail shot

WIPs -

Fireflies Rising Shawlette out of Madelinetosh TML in Modern Fair Isle.

Happening Now -

Tour de Fleece, oh and I think there's some sort of thing where people are riding bikes too... :P

Spinning (current) -

Sweet Georgia Yarns Superwash BFL in the Stella colourway.

Day 2 progress! Sweet Georgia SW BFL in Stella. #tdf2015 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2015 #igspinners #spinning #spinnersofinstagram #sweetgeorgiayarns #bfl #fiber #twistedtdf2015
TDF Day 2 Progress

Spinning (finished) -

Sweet Georgia Yarns Panda in the Shipwreck colourway. Details here.

On The Round BFL in BFL0098 (one of a kind). Details here.

Spun, plyed, washed and thwacked #handspun. Fiber from #ontheround (bfl098). Spun on my Lendrum, plyed on my Hansen. #bfl #hansencrafts #sweetsoffthewheel #spinnersofinstagram #igspinners #spinning #Lendrum
On The Round 3-Ply BFL Hanspun

Acquisitions -

All Spun Up Superwash Merino
Spunky Eclectic June 2015 Club
Into the Whirled June 2015 Club

Soundtrack -

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

June 21, 2015

Episide 101

Episode 101 -

Finished spinning half of the first bobbin. #Lendrum #ontheround #spinnersofinstagram #bfl #spinning #wool
On The Round BFL on the Lendrum

No real show notes this week.

Pebble Beach Shawl in Habu Tsumugi 100% silk.
Finished Pebble Beach Shawl

Points of interest -

Curious Handmade Podcast with Helen Stewart
Fireflies Rising by Helen Stewart
Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart

Pebble Beach Shawl in Habu Tsumugi 100% silk.
This is the largest size of the Pebble Beach Shawl pattern and it's huge!

Spinning - 

Tour de Fleece - July 4-26.

I've joined team Lendrum, Hansen and Completely Twisted and Arbitrary Spinning Group.

I mentioned 'ply day' which takes place in the Sweets Off The Wheel group.

Soundtrack -

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

June 11, 2015

Episode 100

Episode 100 Show Notes -

Week In Review -

I've been obsessively listening to the Curious Handmade Podcast with Helen Stewart, designer extraordinaire!  I also signed up for her newsletter and was surprised with a coupon for her patterns.  I didn't need much more encouragement than a 30% off coupon for 2 or more patterns, and I bought the Odessa Shawl, Fireflies Rising Shawlette, Candlelit Shawl, and the Sunburst Shawl.

I've been thinking a lot about hand pulled roving...

I know many of you are spinners and do some level of fiber prep, but I thought I'd include a link to some info on the different fiber preps.  There's even more info here from Abby Franquemont, one of my favourite spinning authorities. 

WIPs -

Lots of new cast ons and works in progress this week!

My crafty spot.
sitting in the window

FOs -

Quynn by Woolly Wormhead. Using a handspun sample I spun up last summer. Fiber is Sweet Georgia BFL in the Stella colourway. My sample is a worsted spun 2 ply and measured 13 - 14 wraps per inch (WPI), which is DK weight territory and weighed 32 grams.

I used a 4mm (US6) needle and cast on for the 16" size, which gave me a finished size somewhere between the smallest and second smallest sizes. I also worked the plain round during the decrease section only until round 20, then decreased every round, in order to make the hat a little less pointy on the top.

Spinning -

Still working my way through the Sweet Georgia 85% Polwarth / 15% Silk in the Grouse colourway. I've spun up 31 grams of a total of 223 grams so far. Spinning this worsted and aiming for a fingering/light fingering 3 ply finished yarn.

I bought some raw fleece from Ranching Tradition in Montana.

I snagged this beautiful gray Border Leicester (75%) / Romney (25%) fleece (all 8lbs of it!) -

and also Petunia's lovely Rambouillet/Targhee/Suffolk Cross fleece -

Here's a pic of a bit more of this massive 9lb fleece! -

Both fleeces are on their way to Morro Fleece Works to be processed into pin drafted roving.

I also picked up my braid of SW BFL from Sweet Georgia in the Stella colourway -

Look what I got today! ��������
one of my all time favourite colourways!

I'm going to make myself a pair of socks with this eventually. Thinking it'll be part of my Tour de Fleece goal!

Soundtrack -

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

June 1, 2015

Episode 99

Episode 99 Show Notes -

WIPs -

I'm working on the Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart out of Habu Textiles Tsumugi in colour #48 (100% silk).

Zipping along on the largest size of the Pebble Beach Shawl. @curioushandmade #pebblebeachKAL #knitting #knittersofinstagram
Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart

Check out Helen's podcast, Curious Handmade.

I'm also working on Brickless by Martina Behm and some Fish Lips Kiss socks for Jack.

FOs -

Nothing this week.

Spinning -

Sweet Georgia Polwarth Silk in Grouse.

Testing out my new battery for the Hansen. So far, so good. #spinnersofinstagram #spinning #sweetgeorgiayarns #hansencrafts
Sweet Georgia Polwarth/Silk in Grouse

Finished spinning the Sweet Georgia Panda in Shipwreck, now I just need to ply it up!

Received my May 2015 Spunky Eclectic Club fiber!

I also talked about my Rav Power battery, details here if you're interested.

I'm sure you can guess where we are...
Fun at the Park!

Soundtrack -

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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