Knitting and spinning are so therapeutic for the difficult times in life. They also bring joy and a community that enhances the good times. Join the Ewes in this episode that includes a little of each. Plus, they talk about the Two Ewes Shop and some of their learning experiences with this labor of love connecting local shepherds, mills, and small-batch yarns to knitters and crocheters.
Kelly has two finished projects. She finished the Aztec Cupcake socks made with beautiful Duren Dyeworks yarn using the Slip and Swirl Socks pattern by Kristi of the In a Sknit podcast. The pattern and yarn are a perfect pairing and created this great design.
She also finished the black Molly hat for her sister using spirit yarn from Marsha's stash. That leaves her with only one active knitting project, the Indigo Frost poncho.
Marsha is also down to one active project. She's almost finished with her Opteka sweater. This is a pattern by Isabell Kraemer and it has an interesting hem detail that was fun to knit.
The odd line in the photo is the demarcation between the part that was washed and blocked and the new knitting that has been done since then. Marsha washed and blocked the partially completed sweater to double check that she was getting the same gauge as her washed swatch.
Both Marsha and Kelly are thinking about next projects. Kelly is swatching with some deep stash to see if it will work for the Knit it Down sweater. Marsha is thinking about either Vintersol or Snowflower for her next sweater knit.
The Ewes are excited about some upcoming events. They will both be at Stitches West, Feb 22-25. Kelly is taking an Argyle class and they will both be spending plenty of time in the market. They will be attending the meet-up in the lobby of the Hyatt (conference center hotel) on Saturday starting at about 2 pm.
Marsha is visiting Scotland for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival March 15-17, plus some "fringe events" on Sunday, March 18. There is a podcaster lounge and she'll spend some time there as well as with the enticing vendor exhibits.
In April Marsha will return to California for the annual Northern California Knitting Retreat, hosted by the two podcasts the Yarniacs and The 2 Knit Lit Chicks.