Ep 71: Spinning Our Wheels


In this episode Kelly and Marsha talk spinning! Plus we give updates on current projects and news about upcoming events.

Marsha's Projects

Marsha doesn't have any finished projects to report but has made steady progress on her Twice Born shawl and Summer Cardigan.

Twice Born shawl

Summer Cardigan

Marsha had a fun day with lunch and a visit to All Wound up in Edmonds, Washington with "laterknitter" and "jchant". Look how happy we are to be together surrounded by gorgeous yarn!

With Kristen and Julie at All Wound Up.

Kelly's Projects

Kelly has finally finished the Playground Shawl!  This pattern caused her a lot of trouble, not because it is difficult, but because of her combination of slippery yarn and slippery needles.
Playground Shawl finished.

Here is the mesh Kelly found so difficult.


The only other active project is the Striped CoBaSi Socks.
CoBaSi Sock #1

Oh wait!  There is an octopus that needs to be stuffed and seamed up.

Tour de Fleece

Marsha has been spinning every day as time allows. Here is a link to to her  Tour de Fleece project page for more photos.

Loop Bump

Beacon Bend

Merino
Kelly has also committed to spinning every day, along with a few other spinning related goals.  Her Tour de Fleece 2017 page has a list of the goals and photos of the spinning projects.  The first finished spinning of the tour is the Loop Bump that she plied with silk thread from the Black Sheep Gathering.

Upcoming Events

Kelly will be presenting to the Santa Cruz Knitting Guild for their July program.  The title of the presentation is How Ply Structure Affects Knitting.  Presentation will be July 20, 10:15-12:15 at the Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz.

Want to see some wool judging?  Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 12 at 9 am.  This is the date of the fleece judging for the Monterey County Wool Show.  The show is in conjunction with the Monterey County Fair and the auction is held on the last day of the fair which is Labor Day in September.  But the fleeces are judged ahead of time and the Ann's Web Guild holds a potluck lunch for attendees of the judging. If you are attending and want more information, contact us at twoewes@twoewesfiberadventures.com

Bees

Kelly had an aspiring beekeeper come over to watch her recent bee inspection.  Four of the five colonies are doing well.  They were able to see a couple queens and they had the chance to eat honey comb right out of the hive.

Join us for Morning Coffee!  

It's a chat thread on our Ravelry group that has been really fun. Come join the conversation. And if you're not a member of our Ravelry group, please join. Marsha and Kelly will be doing a member appreciation giveaway during our next episode.

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