Spinning, dyeing moth-proof yarn, crocheting bears, and knitting handspun singles are adventures in this episode. Kelly gives an extensive review of knitting with handspun singles so that spinners will know how to use their yarn without always plying it. Marsha has been researching the meaning of the old-fashioned "moth-proofing" that was done to her spirit yarn. We hope that both topics are interesting and helpful to you!
Marsha's projectsMarsha has not done too much knitting recently but she has made some progress on the Havasu Falls Shawl by Allison LoCicero and completed spinning 10 ounces of golden Shetland roving that she got at the Black Sheep Gathering.
|Havasu Falls Shawl|
|Golden Shetland spinning|
|Two more dyed skeins--right was "moth-proof" yarn meant to be coral|
|Frank's sweater is ready to be unraveled and knit into a blanket|
Kelly's ProjectsKelly has started back up on the second of the Civil War Socks for Robert. She has put a few more sections on the NoCKRs shawl, too, but it is now time to figure out how much yarn she will need to do the final repeats. She has modified the New Beginnings pattern by Boo Knits in order to use two colors and wants to use all 800 yards, if possible. Kelly has also continued in her addiction to crocheting bears for the Mother Bear Project! She now has 13 bears to enter into the Knit/Crochet Along that the 2 Knit Lit Chicks are hosting on their Ravelry group. To see pictures of the bears with the children in African countries take a look at the Mother Bear gallery!
Swatch-a-PaloozaKelly has been doing a study of knitting with handspun singles. She used a variety of handspun yarns and swatched them with a variety of needle sizes, documenting the process along the way. She has posted her article, complete with pictures, here on the Two Ewes blog dated July 31, 2016.
|One of the finished swatches!|