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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 188: Summer Vacation Edition

    Ep 188: Summer Vacation Edition

    Summer Vacation! Camping in The Club Car and beach trips along with spinning and fiber preparation. We've got to get it all in before summer ends. 
    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.
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    Marsha’s Projects:  Happiness by Kyle Kunnecke using Yarn Snob PowerBall in the colorway Happiness. I’ve started the armhole shaping. 
    Spinning: I’m still spinning the Manx Loaghton. I have spun 768 yards, or 15.2 ounces, of a 2 pound bag of roving. No work on this since the last episode.
    Started spinning the two 8 ounce braids I bought at Black Sheep Gathering. A corriedale cross and 70/30 merino/silk. I have finished three skeins (two ply of each single) and have about 753 yards/7.1 ounces. 
    Here is a link to the listing for my mother’s 1968 Ford that we said goodbye to. 
    Kelly’s Projects: Currently spinning and plying yarn from a black Shetland. So far I have about 430 yards and 190 grams. But they aren’t washed yet so the weight will probably go down a bit. I have another bobbin of yarn done and I’m about half finished with the carded batts. 
    I’ve also started carding the Wensleydale X Cormo that was already washed and waiting to be processed. I’m about halfway through the carding and I have about 9 large batts. On average the fiber is about 4 inches long and very fine. It isn’t carding up like a long wool at all. The staple length is longer than the Shetland, but the batts are super dense and puffy like a cormo or a merino would be. I’m looking forward to spinning it. 
    CVM Hats, one is finished, one is on the needles.
    Future project: Wensleydale x Lincoln fleece from 2003 into a lock woven rugs for the dogs for camping or for their pillows inside.
    Adventures Kelly went on a camping trip to Dumbarton Quarry campground in Fremont, CA. The campground opened in August of 2021 and has an interesting history.
    “Tuibun Ohlone Indians inhabited a nearby village for 2,000 years before the arrival of Europeans. Their descendants preserve Ohlone culture with programs and special events at adjacent Coyote Hills Regional Park. Subsequent land use has included ranching and farming. 
    Dumbarton Quarry was in operation from the 1950s through 2007. Quarrying changed a 190-foot hill into a pit 22 acres across and 320 feet below sea level at the deepest point, making it the lowest human-made elevation in North America.
    The quarry took 12 years to fill using six million cubic yards of dirt from major construction projects in the Bay Area, including the Bart extension to San Jose. The top 50 feet of dirt was then compacted with a 10-ton weight suspended from a crane.”
    Summer Spin-In  Started June 1 and goes until September 5. (US Labor Day)
    If you are on Instagram use #summerspinin2022. Post your chat and FOs in the Ravelry group. We'll draw prizes from all three. 

    • 57 min
    Knitting Happiness and Spinning Beauty

    Knitting Happiness and Spinning Beauty

    Our Summer Spin In 2022 is in progress and we both have doing lots of carding and spinning. Hear what we have been up to. 
    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.
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    Thank you to our patrons. To become a patron visit Patreon Page.
    Marsha’s Projects:  Happiness by Kyle Kunnecke using Yarn Snob PowerBall in the colorway Happiness. I’ve been knitting this sweater exclusively and have knit about 7” of the total 9” needed to start armhole shaping. 
    Spinning: I’m still spinning the Manx Loaghton. I have spun 768 yards, or 15.2 ounces, of a 2 pound bag of roving. 
    I finished spinning the fiber I blended on my new blending board from Celestial Farms. I have about 250 yards of worsted weight. I still have some learning to do but it sure has been fun experimenting with the board.
    Started spinning the two 8 ounce braids I bought at Black Sheep Gathering. A corriedale cross and 70/30 merino/silk. I have finished one skein, a two ply of each single, and have about 260 yards/2.6 ounces. 
    Kelly’s Projects: Previously I had finished the Oxford blend that I had made with mohair and silk noil (about 600 yards of worsted weight) and I finished off a 3-ply sock weight with the Santa Cruz Island fleece that had been carded (about 2 ounces).
    I finished the 70/30 merino silk plied with the Huckleberry Knits fiber close out. I love the way it turned out. I used the extra of the merino silk to make a skein that was just a two-ply of that yarn. About 8 ounces of the first batch and 4 ounces of the leftovers. 
    I finished plying the Columbia fleece blended with tussah silk top. I got about 10 ounces of yarn.
    I'm currently carding a black Shetland fleece (~3 lbs). I also started sorting and skirting the California Red fleece that I got at the Black Sheep Gathering. 
    Recommendation Kath and Kim on Netflix
    Summer Spin-In  Started June 1 and goes until September 5. (US Labor Day)
    If you are on Instagram use #summerspinin2022.
    Prizes: Shibui yarn hat kit donated by Dagmar (Dagger51), Alpaca sample fiber set from Cathy (Straightfork), pint of maple syrup from Cathy, plus other fibery surprises. 

    • 47 min
    Happiness is a Neutral

    Happiness is a Neutral

    So much to discuss in this episode! We met at the Black Sheep Gathering, in Oregon for a weekend packed with friends, sheep, and fiber. Plus, hear about  Harvest Host camping experiences, our ongoing Summer Spin In, and project updates.
    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.
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    Thank you to our patrons. To become a patron visit Patreon Page.
    Black Sheep Gathering Kelly had lots of fun shopping for interesting bumps of roving at the Valley Oak Wool and Fiber Mill booth, plus a purchase of some Debouillet and California Red roving. 
    She also got a small California Red fleece from Lynda Silk’s flock at the fleece show. 
    Plus a flick carder, a vintage sweater and Duncan Carder repair instructions.
    Marsha bought a blending board from Celestial Farms, plus two braids from Eugene Textile Center.
    On the drive to the Black Sheep Gathering, Marsha stopped at the Willamette Heritage Center for a mill tour.
    Marsha’s Projects:  Happiness by Kyle Kunnecke using Yarn Snob PowerBall. I finished the back of the sweater, set it aside to start front, and realized I did the ribbing wrong. It should be a broken rib and not a 2/2 ribbing. I had the, “I think it will be okay” conversation with myself, and decided to unravel and start over. I have knit front and back and joined in the round. Need to knit 9” until I reach the armholes where some shaping will begin. 
    Spinning: I’m still spinning the Manx Loaghton. I have spun 768 yards, or 15.2 ounces, of a 2 pound bag of roving. 
    I’ve been playing with my new blending board from Celestial Farms. I can make a rolag but cannot pull the fiber off the board with a dizz to make roving the way shown in YouTube videos. I still have some learning to do but it sure has been fun.
    Here is a video about a DIY blending board.
    Kelly’s Projects: Finished the shortie socks out of Tomato and Mink Falkland handspun yarn. 
    Trip Knitting/Crochet: I started and finished three hats using Invictus Yarns worsted weight yarn. I finished the two flat mother bears and made a third. 
    I started plying the Columbia fleece blended with tussah silk top. I was planning to spin all the singles first, but I plied one skein of 3-ply at Black Sheep Gathering so I could start spinning a new braid of fiber.
    That new spinning project was 70/30 merino silk from Eugene Textile Center that I planned to ply with the merino silk that I bought from the Huckleberry Knits fiber close out. I had finished the Huckleberry Knits at BSG and wanted to start spinning a companion braid to ply it with. I am now starting to ply this yarn and I love the way it is coming out. 
    Summer Spin-In  Started June 1 and goes until September 5. (US Labor Day)
    If you are on Instagram use #summerspinin2022.
    Prizes: Shibui yarn hat kit donated by Dagmar (Dagger51), Alpaca sample fiber set from Cathy (Straightfork), pint of maple syrup from Cathy, plus other fibery surprises. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Go Go Boots and Vinyl Pants

    Go Go Boots and Vinyl Pants

    We have winners for the Stash Busting Blanket Along! Plus project updates, camping in the Club Car and some clothing memories.
    Full notes with photos, links, and transcript can be found in the podcast section of our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com
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    Jul Designs coupon code: 15% off with code TWOEWES. Laura Bellows Blog post series on wearing a Balinese sarong.
    Thank you to our patrons. To become a patron visit Patreon Page.
    Marsha’s Projects:  Unpattern Top Down Raglan Pullover by Karen Alfke. Ben tried on the sweater and it is too big. Designers instructions were misleading so I ended up with too many stitches for the body. Need to rip back to correct number of stitches because the sweater is too big and I don’t think I will have enough yarn to finish. Very frustrating. This project need to be set aside for awhile
    Troyggja við Mynstur (Sweater with Round Pattern) by Tora Joensen (translated by Kate Gagnon Osborne: I have finished the body and the first sleeve. Washed and blocked the sleeve to be sure the size is correct because it felt tight unwashed. 
    I’m spinning a 2lb bag of Manx Loaghton in my stash. This is a protected breed from the Isle of Man. I am using a woolen spun technique and have spun 5 skeins or approximately 400 yards. Spun three more bobbins that are ready to be plied.
    Happiness by Kyle Kunnecke using Yarn Snob Power Ball. The skein is massive, weighing 500 grams and 2,187 yards. I wound into three cakes and labeled yarn ends 1-6 so I can keep color order. In order to pull from the outside of cake, which I prefer, I am starting with #6 and working backwards.
    Kelly’s Projects: I’m a little more than halfway done with the shortie socks out of Tomato and Mink Falkland handspun yarn. It’s a 3-ply chain plied yarn. I can really see the variations in thickness since chain ply has a tendency to exaggerate the differences. I also have an overplied and unbalanced yarn. This is good for durability in socks, but is also something that can happen in a chain ply. While your fingers are doing the chaining, sometimes your feet don’t slow down. 
    I also have a new spinning project with the remainder of the Columbia fleece. I blended this with tussah silk top that I had in my stash. It is spinning up thin so I think I’ll make a 3-ply with this. 
    Stash-Busting Blanket Along Listen to the episode to hear the winners.
    Summer Spin-In  Started June 1 and goes until September 5. (US Labor Day)
    If you are on Instagram use #summerspinin2022.
    Black Sheep Gathering June 24-26
    Albany, Oregon
    Saturday June 25 meet-up starting about 4-4:30. We will supply snacks and beverages. We can’t wait to meet you!
    We Want to Hear You! Give us a call and tell us about your favorite LYS!  Go to speakpipe.com/twoewes and leave a message. It will take 90 seconds or less. Or you can use the voice memo app on your phone and email us the audio file. We’ll put your voice feedback on the show!  
    Show Transcript
    Marsha  0:03  
    Hi, this is Marsha 
    Kelly  0:04  
    and this is Kelly. 
    Marsha  0:05  
    We are the Two Ewes of Two Ewes Fiber Adventures. Thanks for stopping by.
    Kelly  0:10  
    You'll hear about knitting, spinning, dyeing, crocheting, and just about anything else we can think of as a way to play with string.
    Marsha  0:17  
    We blog and post show notes at Two Ewes Fiber Adventures dot com.
    Kelly  0:22  
    And we invite you to join our Two Ewes Fiber Adventures group on Ravelry. I'm 1hundredprojects, and I am betterinmotion. We are both on Instagram and Ravelry. And we look forward to meeting you there.
    Both  0:36  
    Enjoy the Episode 
    Marsha  0:43  
    Good morning, Kelly.
    Kelly  0:44  
    Hi, Marsha. How are you?
    Marsha  0:46  
    I'm doing well.
    Kelly  0:47  
    Good.
    Marsha  0:48  
    Well, not really, though. Not really. 
    Kelly  0:50  
    Oh, really? 
    Marsha  0:51  
    W

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep 184: Welcome Aboard The Club Car

    Ep 184: Welcome Aboard The Club Car

    Kelly’s restored 1950 Westcraft Coronado trailer, “The Club Car,” finally comes home after snow related delays. Plus, we have project updates and our Summer Spin in starts June 1st.  
    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.
    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Subscribe on Android or Subscribe on Google Podcasts
    Jul Designs coupon code: 15% off with code TWOEWES
    Marsha’s Projects:  Depth Hat by Talitha Kuomi I finished this hat. The yarn is The Fiber Seed Sprout Special Speckles DK, in the colorway Dirty Seahorse. I could not get the yarn to pool in the way that attracted me to the pattern in the first place. The colors spiral, but I still like it. 
    Meadow Stripe Socks using Patons Kroy Sock in the colorway, Meadow Stripes and Lang Yarns Jawoll Superwash fingering for the heels and toes. I finally found the misplaced yarn for the toe and was able to finish these socks.
    Garter Squish Blanket On color fourteen of sixteen. I’m ready for this project to be done! 
    Unpattern Top Down Raglan Pullover by Karen Alfke. I finished the Fibonacci Sequence striping of the body except for the ribbing. I’m waiting for Ben to try on the sweater. Picked up and knit the neck band and started the first sleeve.
    Troyggja við Mynstur (Sweater with Round Pattern) by Tora Joensen (translated by Kate Gagnon Osborne: I knit my swatch and got gauge with size 8 needles instead of the suggested size 9. I plan to knit colorwork yoke with size 9. I cast on the sweater while at the beach and knit the ribbing, the colorwork and about an inch of the body. Decided the size was too small, frogged, and cast on the next size up. At about 9” I put the body on waste yarn and washed and blocked to be sure gauge and size are okay. The ball of red arrived for Navia that will be in the yoke.
    I’m spinning a 2lb bag of Manx Loaghton in my stash. This is a protected breed from the Isle of Man. I am using a woolen spun technique and have spun 5 skeins or approximately 400 yards. Spun three more bobbins that are ready to be plied.
    Kelly’s Projects: Finished the Garter Squish blanket using handspun leftovers. 
    Mother Bear time! 
    Mielie vest using Schaeffer Yarn Company Little Danya mohair. This sat in the knitting basket for the last two weeks. Color is Rosa Parks and it was spirit yarn from NoCKRs retreat in 2018.
    Shortie socks out of Tomato and Mink Falkland handspun yarn. 3-ply chain plied yarn. 
    Suggested podcasts:
    Hooked and Booked podcast with AJ of KJKrochet, South Africa
    Crochet Conversations Inez and Mell from Singapore
    We Want to Hear You! Give us a call and tell us about your favorite LYS!  Go to speakpipe.com/twoewes and leave a message. It will take 90 seconds or less. Or you can use the voice memo app on your phone and email us the audio file. We’ll put your voice feedback on the show!  
    Stash-Busting Blanket Along Ends May 31. 
    Summer Spin-In  Starts June 1. Goes until September 5. (US Labor Day)
    Black Sheep Gathering June 24-26
    Albany, Oregon
    Saturday meet-up starts 3:30
    Show Transcript
    Marsha  0:03  
    Hi, this is Marsha and this is Kelly. We are the Two Ewes of Two Ewes Fiber Adventures. Thanks for stopping by.
    Kelly  0:10  
    You'll hear about knitting, spinning, dyeing, crocheting, and just about anything else we can think of as a way to play with string.
    Marsha  0:17  
    We blog and post show notes at Two Ewes Fiber Adventures dot com.
    Kelly  0:22  
    And we invite you to join our Two Ewes Fiber Adventures group on Ravelry. I'm 1hundredprojects and I am betterinmotion. We are both on Instagram and Ravelry. And we look forward to meeting you there. Enjoy the Episode!
    Marsha  0:43  
    Hi, Kelly. 
    Kelly  0:43  
    Hi, Marsha. 
    Marsha  0:45  
    Okay, big news.
    Kelly  0:47  
    Yes.
    Marsha  0:47  
    Talk. Big news. 

    • 58 min
    Ready For Changes

    Ready For Changes

    Our knitting projects are not inspiring right now, but we do have good news about the Kelly’s vintage trailer and an update on bees.
    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.
    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Subscribe on Android or Subscribe on Google Podcasts
    Jul Designs coupon code: 15% off with code TWOEWES.  They have a wide variety of shawl pins and cuffs, and clever screw-on leather and metal closures.
    Marsha’s Projects:  Garter Squish Blanket On the tenth color. Realized I wouldn’t have enough contrasting colors. Searched my stash but couldn’t find any solid worsted weight yarn! Bought two skeins of Cascade 220 (teal and coral) so now have sixteen contrasting colors.
    Unpattern Top Down Raglan Pullover by Karen Alfke. I finished the Fibonacci Sequence striping of the body except for the ribbing. I’m waiting for Ben to try on the sweater. Picked up and knit the neck band and started the first sleeve.
    Troyggja vi Mynstur by Tora Joensen: I was inspired by Cat (Catitude) who shared with us her audio about touring yarn shops on the Faroe Island. I had knit for my brother,  Atlas by Jarod Flood, but the yarn I used, Navia Tradition, is too bulky for the pattern and the sweater is too small. I’ve decided to make a traditional Faroese sweater for him.
    I’m spinning a 2lb bag of Manx Loaghton in my stash. This is a protected breed from the Isle of Man. I am using a woolen spun technique and have spun 5 skeins or approximately 400 yards. Spun three more bobbins that are ready to be plied.
    Kelly’s Projects: The Garter Squish blanket using handspun leftovers. I finished the skein I was using at NoCKRs and spun another. I finished plying my last (?) skein of yarn last night. Washed it and got it wound to knit with while recording today.
    Mother Bear time! I worked on a Mother Bear in the car yesterday as we drove to pick up bees. She has red boots, a multicolor handspun skirt (red, yellow, magenta) and a purple leotard. Right now she has no head. I hope I have enough brown for her whole head. If not she’ll have some gray curly hair on top using a thick and thin handspun for top of her head. 
    Mielie vest using Schaeffer Yarn Company Little Danya mohair. This sat in the knitting basket for the last two weeks. Color is Rosa Parks and it was spirit yarn from NoCKRs retreat in 2018.
    Winter Weave Along Prizes
    Listen to hear the names of winners and their prizes.
    We Want to Hear You! Eva from Ireland (Evaliz on Ravelry) sent us this message about This is Knit, a yarn shop in Dublin. 
    Give us a call and tell us about your favorite LYS!  Go to speakpipe.com/twoewes and leave a message. It will take 90 seconds or less. Or you can use the voice memo app on your phone and email us the audio file. We’ll put your voice feedback on the show!  
    Stash-Busting Blanket Along Ends May 31. 
    Black Sheep Gathering June 24-26
    Albany, Oregon
    Saturday late afternoon meet-up.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

southernprincessiowa ,

A gift during this pandemic

While I am a spinner, knitter, weaver who values your wide experience with these arts, I enjoy having your discussions of reality, of life in general..you’ve made me laugh, smile and simply commiserate along the way. Thank you

CACallahan ,

Hanging out w the gals!

I want to listen to this podcast weekly. Kelly and Marcia share fiber, knitting, spinning, weaving and life! I feel like we are in my livingroom chatting. I have learned lots from their experience. Keep up the fabulous work!

Judyp64 ,

All my favorite things!

Kelly and Marsha are perfect background sound for my neighborhood walks. Whatever they talk about—Knitting, fiber, dog stories and general everyday life—their warm giggly friendship makes me smile!

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