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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. 

    Just a Few Ends to Weave In

    Just a Few Ends to Weave In

    Lots of ends to weave and finished objects to discuss this week. Plus we announce the winners of our Winter Weave Along.  Show notes with full transcript, photos, and links can be found in the podcast section of our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com.
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    Marsha’s Projects Walk Along tee by Ankestrick (Ravelry link)
    Abington Mitts by Jennifer Lassonde (Ravelry link) Almost done. 
    I started the heel flap on the pair of socks (Ravelry link) for myself using Drops Fabel Print that I bought in San Luis Obispo.  
    Spun three more skeins of merino green and brown three ply. Have a total of five skeins and 716 yards
    Kelly’s Projects  Finished! Iced Matcha socks (Ravelry link) from the Coffee Socks Collection by Dots Dabbles Designs. I used Invictus Yarns Seraphic. 
    Finished! Frog and Toad (Ravelry link) from frogandcast.com. 
    Finished! Reading in Bed blanket (Ravelry link)
    Started the Huck weaving sampler from the Jane Stafford Guild
    Winter Weave Along The Weave Along is over and we drew winners! Listen to see if you won!
    Extremities Knit/Crochet Along This KAL/CAL was inspired by the generous donation of these patterns:
    Abington Mitts, Jennifer Lassonde, Down Cellar Studio
    Coffee Socks Collection, Dotsdabbles Designs, Deborah
    It ends on April 25, 2021. Knit anything for your extremities (hands, arms, legs, feet).
    Full Transcript Marsha  
    Hi, this is Marsha
    Kelly  
     and this is Kelly.
    Marsha  
    We are the Two Ewes of Two Ewes Fiber Adventures. Thanks for stopping by.
    Kelly  
    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  
    We blog and post show notes at to Two Ewes Fiber Adventures dot com
    Kelly  
    and we invite you to join our Two Ewes Fiber Adventures group on Ravelry. I'm  1hundredprojects 
    Marsha  
    And I am betterinmotion.
    Kelly  
    We both look forward to meeting you there. 
    Both  
    Enjoy the episode.
    Marsha  
    Good morning, Kelly. 
    Kelly  
    Good Morning, Marsha.
    Marsha  
    How are you today?
    Kelly  
    I'm doing all right. The sun is finally coming out. I would say if you want to travel to my neck of the woods don't come in April. April's not-- I don't think April is that good of a weather month for the Monterey Bay Area. It's cold. It's very coastal feeling this morning that cold ocean breeze and overcast and the sun is now finally coming out. So maybe I'll get my hat and my fleece vest off att some point today.
    Marsha  
    Well, we are having beautiful weather in Seattle.
    Kelly  
    That's good.
    Marsha  
    I haven't checked the temperature but warm, you know, Sunny blue sky. Yeah, no rain in the forecast. I think it's gonna be up to 70
    Kelly  
    Oh, nice.
    Marsha  
    I'm sorry. I don't know what that is in Celsius for those who are on Celsius.
    Kelly  
     30? Somebody in the Ravelry group posted and they said they have like milestones, like body temperature is 37.
    Marsha  
    Okay,
    Kelly  
     I think they said 30 degrees was like a 70 degree day. Now, I may be totally wrong on that. But but that's-- I'm just doing that from memory and then you know, zero is freezing. And below zero is nobody wants to, nobody wants to feel that!
    Marsha  
    Anyway, Well, anyway, it's beautiful. So I have Mark came up and helped me move the patio furniture app onto the deck. So we've been sitting in the furniture and we got the umbrellas out yesterday 
    Kelly  
    Wow!
    Marsha  
    and, we've had so and I'm... you probably saw my Instagram post that I painted the south side of the garage. Well, primer and first coat yesterday. I have to do the second coat today
    Kelly  
    You and Robert so I just have to ask. Did you vacuum it before you primed it?
    Marsha  
    Well, Ben power washed it for me. [l

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    Spring Break Project Heaven and a Whole Lotta Tree Talk

    Spring Break Project Heaven and a Whole Lotta Tree Talk

    Tree removal competes with Spring Break weaving and the stuffing of Frog and Toad for the content this week. You never know what you'll hear about on the Two Ewes show!
    Show notes with full transcript, photos, and links can be found in the podcast section of our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com.
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    Marsha’s Projects Walk Along tee by Ankestrick (Ravelry link)
    Abington Mitts by Jennifer Lassonde (Ravelry link) Almost done. Just the thumb to finish.
    In the evenings I've been spinning the green and brown merino.
    Kelly’s Projects  Iced Matcha socks (Ravelry link) from the Coffee Socks Collection by Dots Dabbles Designs. I’m using Invictus Yarns Seraphic. It is a merino/cashmere/silk yarn in a gray blue purple tonal color. I want to knit more with this yarn base!
    I started stuffing Frog from Frog and Toad (Ravelry link) from frogandcast.com. I’m using the crushed walnut and it is staying inside and not coming through the fabric. Frog is currently sitting in a tumbler with a funnel in his head! I realized I should put the needles into the provisional cast on before I start filling them so I will be ready to kitchener the top. I anticipate it will be somewhat messy. 
    Canvas weave sampler (Ravelry link) from JST Online Guild. Throughout spring break I spent time weaving and watching the Canvas Weave videos of Season 5. I used the warp that I wound at Christmas and adapted the sampler threading to fit the number of threads I had. I wove a dresser scarf for the linen cupboard, 5 dishtowels, and a small hand towel. 
    I had Cesar Chavez day off and I got the Reading in Bed blanket (Ravelry link) threaded onto the loom and ready to start weaving. This is all using my handspun yarn. With 6 epi compared to 22 epi  and a 3 yard warp instead of a 7 yard warp it went really fast! Like the difference between a fingering weight sweater and an Aran weight sweater. 
    News/Other Extremities Knit/Crochet Along This KAL/CAL was inspired by the generous donation of these patterns:
    Abington Mitts, Jennifer Lassonde, Down Cellar Studio
    Coffee Socks Collection, Dotsdabbles Designs, Deborah
    It ends on April 25, 2021. Knit anything for your extremities (hands, arms, legs, feet).
    Transcript Marsha 00:03
    Hi, this is Marsha
     
    Kelly 00:04
    and this is Kelly.
     
    Marsha 00:05
    We are the Two Ewes of Two Ewes Fiber Adventures. Thanks for stopping by.
     
    Kelly 00:09
    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 00:17
    We blog and post show notes at Two Ewes Fiber Adventures dot com.
     
    Kelly 00:22
    And we invite you to join our Two Ewes Fiber Adventures group on Ravelry. I'm 1hudredprojects
     
    Marsha 00:29
    and I am betterinmotion. We are both on Instagram and Ravelry. And we look forward to meeting you there.
     
    Both 00:35
    Enjoy the episode.
     
    Marsha 00:43
    Hi, Kelly.
     
    Kelly 00:44
    Hey, Marsha. How's it going?
     
    Marsha 00:45
    Pretty good.
     
    Kelly 00:47
    Good.
     
    Marsha 00:48
    lots going on here.
     
    Kelly 00:49
    Yeah, nothing noisy, though. We waited till late enough that all the noise is gone.
     
    Marsha 00:54
    Yes. We were actually.. were scheduled to record yesterday but moved it to today because yesterday, I had the Alaskan yellow cedar
     
    Kelly 01:06
    bonsai!
     
    Marsha 01:07
    Yeah, the former so I just the former bonsai. So I think I talked about this. But in case I didn't a really quick story about this is when my parents bought this house in 1962, there was a Japanese garden between the two houses that actually belonged to the neighbors. And in that Japanese garden was a bonsaied Alaskan yellow cedar. That was maybe four feet tall. And years have passed.
     
    Kelly 01:38
    Yes, I can say because I was bor

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    Tomatoes, Lambs, and Frog and Toad

    Tomatoes, Lambs, and Frog and Toad

    What's blooming, tomatoes, Frog and Toad, and lambs join in with the knitting content this week. It must be the start of Spring, or even Spring Break!

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    It Ends in a Fit of Laughter

    It Ends in a Fit of Laughter

    More discussion about shots (not from a glass) and needles (not for knitting). Sorry! We finally get down to knitting, bored dogs, and new projects. We end by laughing at own ridiculousness when read in a transcript.

    • 59 min
    Captions, Clarity, and Non Knitting Needles

    Captions, Clarity, and Non Knitting Needles

    We talk about captions, speaking clearly, vaccinations and our pitifully small batch of knitting projects.

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    Extremities Knit Along

    Extremities Knit Along

    Lots of tangents and a new KAL/CAL inspired by some new patterns for your hands and feet generously donated by the designers as prizes. Full show notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com.
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    Marsha’s Projects I’m still working on the pair of socks for myself using Drops Fabel Print that I bought in San Luis Obispo.
    I’m back to working on the Walk Along by AnkeStrick and I’m using Little Fish Stitches fingering. I was having problems where I was alternating skeins at the beginning of row which was at the back of the sweater. A huge thank you to MyBlueGirl and Sarahjhill for suggesting Helical knitting. This solves the problem of the messy looking change.
    I started a spinning project with olive green merino roving I bought at the Whidbey Island Weavers meet up in April 2019. Combining it with another merino I ordered from Paradise Fibers in Spokane, Washington in a dark brown called Bitter Chocolate. Making a 3 ply with two green and one brown single.
    Kelly’s Projects  Finished!  I hemmed the Christmas Candy dishtowels and put them away! 
    I also finished With Friends Pullover using the pattern Rachel by Josée Paquin.  It still needs ends woven in and blocking. I’m really happy with how it turned out and I’m looking forward to wearing it. 
    The Persian Tile Blanket is coming along, but I didn’t work on it as much in the last two weeks. Instead I started a pair of socks for Robert. I’m using leftovers of Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper, Independent Will colorway. I had 90 grams left after using it for argyle socks for my brother-in-law. Not sure I’ll have enough but I’m planning to use toes and heels of a different yarn.
    Extremities Knit/Crochet Along This KAL/CAL was inspired by the generous donation of these patterns:
    Abington Mitts, Jennifer Lassonde, Down Cellar Studio
    Coffee Socks Collection, Dotsdabbles Designs, Deborah
     
    It starts now (February 2021) and will end on April 25, 2021. Knit anything for your extremities (hands, arms, legs, feet). Some examples include socks, leg warmers, mitts,  mittens, gloves, and wristlets. There will be a giveaway thread in the Ravelry Group for you to post your FOs. 
    Winter Weave Along You can join in with your weaving projects anytime until March 31. We will have prizes, including a class generously donated by Erica at Weavolution. Check out this great website for weavers with projects, discussion, classes, and lots of resources. The website has a handy Weaving Calculator that you can use for project planning.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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160 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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