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Who are we and why are we podcasting? We are Kelly and Marsha.  We came at yarn and fiber from different directions, but we both love it. Marsha is an accomplished knitter, learning to dye yarn.  Kelly is a spinner who knits and weaves.  Fiber is one of the many interests we share after over 30 years of friendship. 

Two Ewes Fiber Adventures Kelly and Marsha

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Who are we and why are we podcasting? We are Kelly and Marsha.  We came at yarn and fiber from different directions, but we both love it. Marsha is an accomplished knitter, learning to dye yarn.  Kelly is a spinner who knits and weaves.  Fiber is one of the many interests we share after over 30 years of friendship. 

    Ep 137: Ready for the Summer Spin-In

    Ep 137: Ready for the Summer Spin-In

    Get ready for the Summer Spin-In! Wash and card fiber, spin yarn, knit with handspun. It all starts Monday, May 25. Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com.  Join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page.
    Marsha’s Projects:
    I cast on Summer Fjord by Trin-Annelie using Quince & Co Sparrow in three colors. Kelly and our friend Janis both have yarn to cast this on, too. We got it last summer in the clearance bin at Tolt. 
    I’m working on foot of first Arne & Carlos sock. These ultra bright socks are for my brother, Mark.
    I recently picked up a Simple Shawl by Jane Hunter that I started March 2018! Using Michael’s CWD in San Francisco Fog, to put it back in the knitting rotation, but I haven’t made much progress since the last episode. This will probably stay on the back burner for awhile since I am swatching with Elemental Affects Cormo for the Holey Comfort cardigan by Hinterm Stein 
    Kelly’s Projects
    I’m still working on the handspun  Babydoll Southdown socks. I’m not really enjoying the feel of the yarn, though. It’s a good workhorse yarn and the gauge is nice and tight for a hard wearing sock. It’s 100% wool--no nylon, silk or mohair for added strength, so that’s good. But the fabric doesn’t have the bounce of the yarn as I knit it. 
    I finished plying the Fleeber’s Farm Tasmanian Comeback. Light brown wool overdyed with red-orange. It’s 210 yards and 129 grams. That sounds like a heavier weight than worsted but it also feels like a heavier fiber--more like a longwool. 
    I started spinning a brown targhee lamb fleece that I had carded and ready to go in the stash. I’ve spun about 1000 yards of a 3 ply (DK to worsted). It was two boxes of carded batts. Now I have to card more of this fleece to get enough for a sweater. I’m thinking of knitting The Grandpa Cardigan by Joji Locateli . Also a possibility, but not quite as high on the list is  Que Sera by Kirsten Kapur.  This spinning (and now carding) project is really inspiring me for the Summer Spin-In. 
    Show us your pattern!
    This giveaway is closing June 4th! How do you use your patterns and how do you store them?  Check out the Ravelry group to participate in the thread. We will be drawing winners on June 4th for some beautiful Duren Dyeworks worsted weight skeins. 
    Summer Spin-In
    Starting on Memorial Day (celebrated this year on May 25 in the US) we will have a Summer Spin-In. Join in the chat thread and show off your finished projects in the FO
    threads. We will also include a thread for knitting with handspun. So non-spinners can be included, too.  
    Other News
    Kelly is doing an online dog training class with Fenzi Dog Sports and one of the things she is learning is how to do shaping with Bailey. This video shows a dog that is already skilled at figuring out a shaping training session learning how to do the shaped skill of putting two feet into a box. 

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    Ep 136: Particularly Irreverent

    Ep 136: Particularly Irreverent

    It was a fun chat this episode after a long week. Knitting, old cookbooks, vintage Norwegian sweaters, and a few tangents! We also announced the winner of the Cosmic Crisp giveaway. Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of  our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com.  Join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page.
    Marsha’s Projects:
    I finished the John O Groats socks made with Yarns From the Plain sock yarn.
    I also cast on Summer Fjord by Trin-Annelie using Quince & Co Sparrow in three colors. Then I picked up a Simple Shawl by Jane Hunter that I started March 2018! The yarn I'm using is Michael’s CWD in San Francisco Fog.
    There's a new project coming, too. I'm swatching with Elemental Effects Cormo for either Holey Comfort by Hinterm Stein or Waits by Bristol Ivy and I'm swatching with North Ronaldsay DK for a Phrancko custom sweater for Ben.
     Kelly’s Projects
    I started a pair of socks using handspun Babydoll Southdown yarn. First sock is done and I went through some gyrations to use up as much yarn as I could while still doing a top down sock. I can see the benefit of toe up socks, but the problem solving gave my brain something to focus on that was kind of a fun puzzle.
    I started another spinning project with some Fleeber’s Farm Tasmanian Comeback. Light brown wool overdyed with red-orange. I’m planning a 2-ply dk to worsted weight yarn. One bobbin is spun.
    Vintage Norwegian Sweaters
    Marsha talked about finding photos of her family living in Norway in 1959 and the sweaters her parents bought.
    Marsha has also been finding fun little cookbooks that companies would giveaway to promote their products plus old clipping from her great aunt.
    Show Us Your Pattern. Closing June 4th!
    Show us your pattern! In the Ravelry thread show us how your used patterns look and tell us how you store your patterns. Marsha’s patterns are folded and mutilated by the end of a project. She has friends who keep their patterns pristine.  Check out the Ravelry group to participate in the thread. 
    Summer Spin Along Starts May 25 (US Memorial Day)
    There’s currently a thread in the group for planning for this. It will start on May 25 so there is time to think and plan. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 135: Finished Knits and Spins

    Ep 135: Finished Knits and Spins

    Recording with a Zoom audience again this time! Two finished knitting projects, some “show and tell” and some finished spinning.  Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of  our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com.  Join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page.
    This was another live episode so Kelly had the opportunity to “show and tell” her 1958 Lace Cardigan. This sweater was started before I was much of a knitter and had to be put away for quite a long time while my knitting skills caught up to my plans! 
    The discussion about how little instruction there was in old patterns reminded Marsha of a series of videos by Arne and Carlos about Norwegian sweaters and their history. 
    Marsha’s Projects:
    I finished my Dusk Into Twilight Shawl by Rosemary Hill. I used Two Ewes Fiber Adventures Replenish Rambouillet fingering dyed by Kelly in three colors, Bourbon and Suede, Falling Leaves, and Aquamarine. 
    Finished the heel flap of second John O Groats. Using Yarns From the Plain sock yarn.
    Finished  Goro Anamara hat by Valeria Garcia. Using Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted. 
    Correction: Frank Jernigan’s website is Phrancko.com this is a correction from a previous episode show notes. Frank upgraded my account to premiere and I can get custom patterns for $1. Thinking of using Frank’s program to make a sweater for Ben out of North Ronaldsay yarn.
     Kelly’s Projects
    I’ve finished my spinning using a mixed wool roving from Shaky K fibers. It was a multicolor braid or Corriedale, Columbia and Rambouillet. Such a bouncy blend of fibers and the colors worked well for a 3-ply.
    I’ve also finished spinning a two-ply of merino and silk from Alexandra the Art of Yarn. It is burgundy and gold and as I started spinning I noticed that the singles  matched well with two skeins of Wandering Wool Udaipur (also a merino silk) in Cranberry Bog. So I think this spin will join those two skeins and become something. A sweater would be nice and maybe it would be my first wool pullover? 
    The  Mariannes Cardigan, a pattern by Trine Bertelsen may not be completely fine, unlike Eleanor Oliphant. I tried it on and although the “seam” where I am alternating skeins starts out under the arm, it seems to be skewing and twisting so that the seam is more to the front of my body down at the bottom of the tee.. Will this block out? Do I want to find out the hard way? Or do I want to rip back to the underarms and try again? If I put a faux seam on each side I could more easily hide the place where the skeins alternate and the “jog” happens. 
    Duren Dyeworks Spring Skeins Drawing
    Laura from Duren Dyeworks was having a sale AND she threw in an extra skein. The yarn is targhee heavy worsted to aran weight. We’ll be using it for prizes for a new giveaway. In the Ravelry thread show us how your used patterns look and tell us how you store your patterns. Marsha’s patterns are folded and mutilated by the end of a project. She has friends who keep their patterns pristine.  Check out the Ravelry group to participate in the thread. 
    Summer Spin Along?
    Fiber Adventurers have been talking about the possibility of a summer spin along. We both have plenty of fleeces and think it’s a great idea since we have so many fleeces needing to be processed and spun. There’s currently a thread in the group for planning for this. It will start at the end of May so there is time to think and plan. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 134: Cabin Fever Dreams

    Ep 134: Cabin Fever Dreams

    It could be worse and Marsha's dreams prove it! Marsha has dreams of camping, training a horse in her house, and a line of people, six feet apart, waiting to rent rooms in her boarding house.  Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com.  Join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page.
    Kelly recommends Girl Beer from Strike Brewing in San Jose, CA, Made for International Women’s day by her niece and her women brewer colleagues, it is a hazy double IPA. This pint sized woman is not too bitter and very strong!
    Marsha’s Projects:
    I’m done with the stripes on my Dusk Into Twilight Shawl by Rosemary Hill and have started the final stripe of lace. I’m using Two Ewes Fiber Adventures Replenish Rambouillet fingering dyed by Kelly in three colors, Bourbon and Suede, Falling Leaves, and Aquamarine. 
    No knitting on my John O Groats socks since we last recorded. Using Yarns From the Plain sock yarn.
    I finished my Isle au Haut (“eye la hoe”) pullover by Beatrice Perron Dahlen in Imperial Yarn Columbia. Last episode I talked about changes I made for ease. Sweater fits great!
    Started a hat called Goro Anamara by Valeria Garcia. Using Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted. Its been a slow start. First time cast on with the wrong size needles. Second time by tubular cast on was super loose and funky. Going to cast on a third time with regular cast on.  Lots of problems getting started, but all of my own making and nothing to do with pattern.
     Kelly’s Projects
    I continue to slog along on my size three needles on the  Mariannes Cardigan, a pattern by Trine Bertelsen that combines crochet and knitting. Not a lot of knitting time in the last two weeks so I’ve made limited progress. Plus, I’m getting tired of all this stockinette in the round… I think I have about 2 more inches before I can do the crochet hem treatment.
    I’ve started doing some spinning using a mixed wool roving from Shaky K fibers. It is a multicolor braid and it’s been a delight to spin. 
    The most exciting thing is that I finished the Cotswold Ruana! I fulled it carefully in the washing machine and I love the way the fabric looks. The handspun yarn marinated for 20 years and then found the perfect project!
    Events
    The Ewes will do "Zoom Baaaah" for their next episode.  We’ll be recording live on April 23. Check Ravelry and Instagram for information about recording time.
    It's not too late to join in for a chance to win a skein of Cosmic Crisp! Enter in the  Thread in Ravelry (finally!). Deadline is April 12th.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep 133: It Takes a Long Time to Talk About Nothing

    Ep 133: It Takes a Long Time to Talk About Nothing

    Our first episode recorded while livestreaming! It takes a really long time to talk about nothing… Because we are recording live people will actually see how long it takes! 
    Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of  our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com.  Join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page.
    Marsha’s Projects:
    I’ve knit a bit on my Dusk Into Twilight Shawl by Rosemary Hill. I’m done with the short row shaping and on the last row of stripe before I start the final stripe of lace. I’m using Two Ewes Fiber Adventures Replenish Rambouillet fingering dyed by Kelly in three colors, Bourbon and Suede, Falling Leaves, and Aquamarine. 
    No knitting on my John O Groats socks since we last recorded. Using Yarns From the Plain sock yarn.
    Learned from a listener Sarah (salpal1) that the correct pronunciation of Isle au Haut is “eye la hoe”. The pattern is by Beatrice Perron Dahlen. I’m using Imperial Yarn Columbia which is an aran weight in the color Juniper Green. We discussed in the last episode that the yarn has lots of knots. About 10-15 per skein. I learned from a listener, Sue, that the ranch no longer owns the yarn line. It’s great to get listener feedback! Since the last episode I have finished both sleeves, attached them to the body and knit a little over half the yoke. I added eight stitches to the body for 4” of ease and I then had to remove those stitches in the yoke. The yoke has raglan shaping with a two stitch decrease at the four raglans which equals 8 eight stitches. Perfect! I did one extra row of decreases at the beginning of the raglan. Should be hidden there.
    What Marsha is currently watching:
    Arne and Carlos Daily Quarantine Knitting Podcast
    Kelly’s Projects:
    I decided to keep going on the  Mariannes Cardigan after looking closely at the place where I am alternating skeins. It actually is under my arm when I try it on and it looks ok. It is a pattern by Trine Bertelsen that combines crochet and knitting. 
    I’ve made great progress on the Cotswold Ruana and may even finish in time for the Winter Weave Along end (March 31). I have about 18 inches to go before it is ready to come off the loom for finishing. That will go fast since there are only about 8-10 picks per inch. Then I will hem it and wet finish it. I might not finish that part by the end of March.
    I started another scrap hat using sock scraps. I’m down to very few tiny scrap balls. But I have some larger sock yarn leftovers.  I’m using the rest of the skein of Little Fish Stitches Seabrook Sunset yarn that I got at Seabrook and holding along with a cream colored sock yarn that I’m surprised I have in my stash.
    Events
    Cosmic Crisp yarn giveaway. Thread in Ravelry (finally!). Enter by April 12th.
    Winter Weave Along--Started October 15 in the Two Ewes Ravelry Group. This weave along goes until March 31, so it ends in just a couple days. 
    Marsha and Kelly are taking an online dog training class from Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. It starts on April 1. 

    • 1 hr
    Ep 132: Suspected Yarn Bomber

    Ep 132: Suspected Yarn Bomber

    Yarn talk, pandemic talk, and an eye-opening airport security experience.  Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com.  Join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page.
    Marsha’s Projects:
    I haven’t touched my Dusk Into Twilight Shawl by Rosemary Hill since we last recorded. I’m using Two Ewes Fiber Adventures Replenish Rambouillet fingering dyed by Kelly in three colors, Bourbon and Suede, Falling Leaves, and Aquamarine. 
    I’m knitting on my John O Groats socks as we record. Using Yarns From the Plain sock yarn.
    We talked so much in the last episode I forgot to mention that I cast on a pullover called Isle au Haut by Beatrice Perron Dahlen. I’m using Imperial Yarn Columbia which is an aran weight in the color Juniper Green. The yarn has lots of knots. About 10-15 per skein. Really surprising that the company thought this was okay. Maybe this is why the yarn was on sale! My bust is 40” and the finished size choices were 42” or 46”. I decided to cast on the smaller size but add eight stitches (2”) to get 4” of positive ease. We’ll see if my math works.
    Kelly’s Projects:
    Finished the Dew Drop Shawl crochet shawl by Silke Terhorst.  My project used a gradient handspun that I made from a Loop Bump in teal, purple, and gray. 
    While at Stitches I made great progress on the Mariannes Cardigan that I am making as a tee. It is a pattern by Trine Bertelsen that combines crochet and knitting. I’ve split for the sleeves and I’m several inches down the body. The pattern calls for no waist shaping and I’m thinking about whether to do a little bit of increasing for a slight A-Line. 
    Events
    Cosmic Crisp yarn giveaway. Thread in Ravelry (finally!). Enter by April 12th.
    Winter Weave Along--Started October 15 in the Two Ewes Ravelry Group. This weave along goes until the end of March so get your projects into the FO thread this month. 
    Silberman & Brown is the stationery store Marsha talks about where she bought her desk blotter.

    • 1 hr 4 min

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130 Ratings

130 Ratings

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Kelly and Marsha include you in their best friends chats full of laughter, random interesting stuff, and of course, their knitting and spinning adventures. Love it!

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