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.
Lots of new cast ons and works in progress this week!
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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.
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 -
|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!
"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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