Saturday, November 21, 2015

Ep 30: Talkin' Turkey


Welcome new listeners from the Shorty's Sutures and Libsyn Feed podcasts!  Welcome also to our listeners from outside the US (including Brazil, Mexico, Sweden, and Norway)!

Marsha and Kelly announce the winners in the Front Range Bags giveaway.  Thanks again to Nancy for offering one of her bags for a prize!  If you aren't the winner, don't despair.  She has generously offered a coupon code for 15% off to Two Ewes listeners!  Listen to the podcast or visit our Ravelry Group for details.  Then go shop for a Front Range Bag!

Marsha had quite a bit of knitting time while at the hospital with her son.  Ben had a bad bicycle accident, but is now doing much better.  While at the trauma center she made lots of progress on the Mark's Crazy Scarf out of Stonehedge Crazy (mill ends).
Mark's Crazy Scarf


She has also been working on the Stripe Study Shawl by Veera Valimaki.  She is using the yarn she created at Yarnia in Portland.  Despite all the knitting time, Marsha has no finished projects this time.


Kelly is still working on her Color Affection (also by Veera Valimaki).
Color Affection
She has used most of two skeins of the peacock blue, most of the large skein of spring green, and has just started on the second skein of brown yarn.  She made some modifications to the color pattern so that she could see more color interactions and use more yarn.  All that is left is a large band of solid brown at the bottom of the shawl, but it has become so large that each row takes soooooo loooooong.

During a Veteran's Day camping trip in The Clubhouse, Kelly also made progress on the Hippo (pattern by Heidi Bears).
Hippo with no head

Alas, not enough progress to be able to claim a finished project!  She also brought the drum carder so she could continue her fleece processing obsession.  The most recent batts are natural colored California Variegated Mutant blended with hand-dyed mohair locks.  Both are from very deep stash.
Adding mohair to the wool.
Some finished, some in fluff stage.


The Indie Designer Gift-Along starts on Thursday, November 19.  Over 5,000 independent designers have their patterns available for 25% off.  Knitters and crocheters who have purchased these patterns can participate in a 6-week Gift-Along between November 19 and December 31.  See the Indie Gift Along group on Ravelry to check out the pattern bundles and the GAL threads.
A few crochet patterns that Kelly is considering are:
Etheria cowl by Julia Trice
True Love shawl and Latticework Cardigan by Michele DuNaier
Geisha's Finest stole by Tanja Osswald

Both our CAL and the GAL end on New Year's Eve so there is definitely some double dipping potential here!

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