Monday, November 21, 2016

Ep 55: The Great Poncho Adventure



New projects this time for both Marsha and Kelly. Also lots of poncho talk and information about The Great Poncho Adventure.  The Ewes are making ponchos!  There are also two yarn giveaways announced this episode.

Marsha's Projects

Marsha has started her shawl with the NoCKRs yarns she got from Duren Dyeworks last year in commemoration of the retreat.   The pattern is Good Vibes by Nadia Crétin-Léchenn.


She was ready to start her poncho with some Spirit Yarn, but decided that it was not the right yarn for the pattern.  Instead she is going to find some yarn that is better suited.  Late breaking news!  Marsha got some yarn for the poncho! The pattern she is using is The Rodeo Drive Poncho by Staci Perry.


Kelly's Projects

Kelly has made some progress on the crocheted Crazy Stitch Cardigan. It's a pattern by Michelle DuNaier.  She has started on the shoulder and is almost ready to start the second side of the sweater. 

She also had a project that was both started and finished since the last episode!  She made two pair of Helmikuu Boot Toppers (by Sunshine Ravioli) while on a camping trip.  The yarn was leftovers of Rowan Soft Tweed.  Each topper took less than a skein, so about 75 yards per topper.  It was great to use up these leftover skeins.



Yarn Giveaway

The Two Ewes have two giveaways this episode!  Thanks to Claire from The Woolly Thistle, (and the New Hampshire Knits podcast) we have three skeins of Blacker Yarns to give away:  Blacker Classic, Westcountry Tweed, and Blacker Swan.  All are DK weight, 50 g balls of yarn.  Go to the Ravelry group and answer the question in the Woolly Thistle Giveaway thread to be entered to win.  Thank you, Claire for supporting the podcast with these three skeins to give away to listeners!  Here are the skeins that will be given to one lucky winner!

The second giveaway is one of three GORGEOUS hand-dyed skeins Kelly bought from Countess Ablaze in England.  Kelly told The Countess that she was going to use one of the skeins for a podcast prize, so she included a free tote bag in the order.  So the lucky winner will win a skein of The Blue-Faced Baron fingering weight yarn in the color "This Ain't a Scene"  and a black Countess Ablaze tote.

"Advent-ewes"

 The Great Poncho Adventure has started!  It's a poncho-a-long.  Details are in the episode and in the Ravelry group.  Make a poncho, a ruana, a buttoned wrap or a cloak.  Start a new one or finish a work in progress.  If you post on Instagram use #ponchoadventure

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