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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. 

    We're Calling It Finished

    We're Calling It Finished

    Our Out-of-Hibernation-Along is ending June 1st. There is just enough time to enter your projects. Plus, we report on our “close enough” finished projects.
    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 Nanny Meier Tea Cozy: Finished! Inspired by Lily Pulitzer using Cascade 220.
    Camella Hat: by Katie Pomper. Using Meeker Street Olive’s Outerwear DK in the colorway Dragon’s Breath. Don’t really like it. Thinking of frogging.
    Fine Sand: by Heidi Kirrmaier. Using West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious. Finished the second sleeve but I don’t really like the sweater. Hibernating until I decide what to do.
    Socks: The Artful Ewe Clackamas. Starting toe of first sock.
    Baby Surprise Jacket: by Elizabeth Zimmerman. 
    Mountain High Combo Spin #3: Finished body and halfway done with first sleeve.
    Combo Spin #5: Spun two skeins for about 640 yards between Sport or DK.
    Navarro Vineyards and Full Circle Wool
    Kelly’s Projects The Classic Knitted Ripple baby blanket is almost finished. I’ve used all of the black and red and have just enough gray to bind off. I still have almost full skeins of white, light pink, and dark pink.
    The Bouclé Chicken is waiting to be stuffed and sewn up. Made with wool and silk boucle spirit yarn from this year’s NoCKRs destash table. This is my third Emotional Support Chicken and probably won’t be my last. 
    I finished knitting the Dream Shawl (The Drifter by Tamy Gore) but I still have to weave in the ends and block it.  
    The Wine and Cheese socks are chugging along and doing their job as the take-along knitting.
    I'm almost finished with spinning the Corrie x Targhee x Merino wool that I processed and dyed last summer. I should have the 3-ply yarn done by the time the episode is out. 
    Out-of-Hibernation Along  Is ending June 1. It’s not too late to enter your projects.
    Summer Spin In Memorial Day - Labor Day
    May 27 - September 2

    • 1 hr
    Chicken Emotional Support Group

    Chicken Emotional Support Group

    The Two Ewes are together for this episode. Join us as we discuss our time at the NoCKRs retreat, Marsha’s travels, and our continued obsession with Emotional Support Chickens. We also have a little bit of other knitting, spinning and weaving to talk about. 
    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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    Knitter’s Haven is a gathering spot for crafters located in LaQuinta, California. Coachella Valley Yarns is located inside selling various yarns including the owner’s hand dyed yarn called Smirligans.
    Marsha’s Projects Emotional Support Chicken: Finished! Chicken Mania is real! I’ve made two so far. Number One looks a bit like a Barred Rock and Number Two vaguely like a Buff Orpington.
    Camella Hat: by Katie Pomper. Using Meeker Street Olive’s Outerwear DK in the colorway Dragon’s Breath. 
    Nanny Meier Tea Cozy: Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Cast on the second side.
    Fine Sand: by Heidi Kirrmaier. Using West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious. Finished the second sleeve but I don’t really like the sweater. Bringing to California for Kelly to give me her thoughts.
    Socks: The Artful Ewe Clackamas. Starting toe of first sock.
    Baby Surprise Jacket: by Elizabeth Zimmerman. Went to buy yarn at Fiber Gallery to use my gift cards but they have moved and not yet reopened the store. 
    Mountain High Combo Spin #3: About halfway done with the body.
    Combo Spin #4: I’ve spun two bobbins and started the third bobbin getting ready for a 3-ply.
    Kelly’s Projects I am continuing on the Classic Knitted Ripple baby blanket using the Red Heart from my mom. There were two grays, black, white and a partial skein of red. I decided I needed to use the white and the pink. The blanket is wider than a typical baby blanket and will take more yarn.  I'm about 12 inches from finishing it. 
    Chickens! Finished: One worsted weight, one fingering weight (size 1 needles).  Started one boucle chicken. 
    Out-of-Hibernation Along  February 1 - June 1. Have you started? Find something that has been in hibernation and get it out and do something. Back to active status, frogging and reclaiming yarn, giving away, throwing away, composting–this is spring cleaning for your project list. Check in with your progress in the Ravelry thread. Patreon Pattern Giveaway! 

    • 54 min
    Chicken Mania!

    Chicken Mania!

    Lots of project updates and project planning in this episode. Plus join our Out-of-Hibernation-Along. Look in those closets and pull out long forgotten projects. Let’s finish ‘em, frog ‘em, or toss ‘em!
    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 Alpaca Shawl: Finished. I learned so much about weaving on this project. I had so many broken warp threads that I've gotten really good at repairing them.
    Camella Hat: by Katie Pomper. Using Meeker Street Olive’s Outerwear DK in the colorway Dragon’s Breath. 
    Nanny Meier Tea Cozy: Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Cast on the second side.
    Fine Sand: by Heidi Kirrmaier. Using West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious. Finished the second sleeve but I don’t really like the sweater. Bringing to California for Kelly to give me her thoughts.
    Socks: The Artful Ewe Clackamas. Starting toe of first sock.
    Baby Surprise Jacket: by Elizabeth Zimmerman. Went to buy yarn at Fiber Gallery to use my gift cards but they have moved and not yet reopened the store. 
    Mountain High Combo Spin #3: Cast on and about halfway done with the yoke.
    Combo Spin #4: I needed something a bit mindless at the beach so I started my fourth combo spin in red. 
    Bloedel Reserve
    Churchmouse Yarns
    Kelly’s Projects The Trailer bedroom curtains were finished and installed in time for our trip. The cord at the bottom worked great. I’m going to wash in hot water and dry in the dryer one more time, then I might just rehem them a little shorter so they will hug tighter to the window. 
    Almost finished with The Drifter by Tamy Gore, Narrow Path Designs. I probably have about 30 rows left in the pattern. 
    For Out of Hibernation I’ve been spinning the batts of Corriedale x Merino x Targhee that I washed, dyed, and carded last summer. The blue is now finished and I’m working on the red-orange. Also for the Out of Hibernation Along, I finally got all the Spin-In prizes sent out!
    I started another Classic Knitted Ripple baby blanket using the Red Heart from my mom. There were two grays, black, white and a partial skein of red. I decided I needed to use the white and the pink. The blanket is wider than a typical baby blanket and will take more yarn.   
    I started a sock out of another skein of Comfort and Joy Enjoy. This one is also an Oopsie colorway. I’m thinking of it as Wine and Cheddar or maybe Wine and Mustard. I’m finished with the cuff and debating about what patterning to use on the leg. 
    Chicken Mania Are you knitting an Emotional Support Chicken by Annette Corsino? We are thinking about joining in the chicken mania! 
    Ravelry Tips and Tricks Sarah Salpal1 says:
     It’s not a secret, but the Ravelry tip that helps me the most is the ? Button next to “preview” on the posts. It tells how to do all kinds of formatting things, which is very helpful. She showed (for example) how to make a spoiler alert so that your text will be hidden unless someone clicks on it. 
    Out-of-Hibernation Along  February 1 - June 1. Have you started? Find something that has been in hibernation and get it out and do something. Back to active status, frogging and reclaiming yarn, giving away, throwing away, composting–this is spring cleaning for your project list. Check in with your progress in the Ravelry thread. 
    Winter-Weave-Along  Ended! 
    Prize Drawing Next Episode.
    Seattle Opera Production of Barber of Seville Friday, May 17th
    20% discount on tickets with the code KNITTER20
    Seattle Opera is having a Relaxed Performance of our production of The Barber of Seville. While there will be no changes to the performance, the experience for the audience will have some alterations including:
    • Lights being dimmed

    • 1 hr 3 min
    A Ridiculous Amount of Slouch

    A Ridiculous Amount of Slouch

    Oh that Sockhead Slouch hat! Find out just how ridiculous Kelly's is! Our Winter-Weave-Along ends soon and our Out-of-Hibernation-Along is underway.
    Join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page.
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    Welcome to our first new patron of 2024, Jill P! Thank you for your support of the show and our community.
    Marsha’s Projects Camella Hat: by Katie Pomper. Using Meeker Street Olive’s Outerwear DK in the colorway Dragon’s Breath. 
    Nanny Meier Tea Cozy: Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Cast on the second side.
    Fine Sand: by Heidi Kirrmaier. Using West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious. Finished first sleeve and almost done with second.
    Alpaca Shawl: I’ve woven 36”. I thought I would keep alternating twill patterns but I was really struggling getting any kind of rhythm throwing the shuttle. Decided to make larger sections tabby and smaller sections (1-1.5”) twills. Going much better!
    Socks: The Artful Ewe Clackamas. Halfway down the foot of the first sock.
    Baby Surprise Jacket: by Elizabeth Zimmerman. This morning I ordered her digital book that has modifications. 30,000+ projects means it must be a great pattern! I’d like to make a hooded jacket modification. 
    Combo Spin #3: Made a swatch of my green combo spin. Trying to decide on a pattern to knit.
    Combo Spin #4: I needed something a bit mindless at the beach so I started my fourth combo spin in red. 
    Water’s Edge Fiber and Dye: taught by Kathleen Adams Olsen. We dye with indigo. Class held in Kathleen’s home in Seabrook, WA. Her website is under construction but you can subscribe to her newsletter to be notified of events. I messaged her via Instagram (watersedgefiberanddye) or Facebook (Kathleen Adams Olsen).
    Kelly’s Projects I finished my Ultra Slouch Sockhead Hat with Punk Rock Unicorn Dirty Neon. Ridiculously slouchy hat with a cozy folded brim that can be a double or even triple layer for my ears.
    I finished the weaving for the Trailer bedroom curtain project.  I bought the cord to go through the bottom casing. Now Robertt needs to install the hooks and attach the cord so I can measure one last time and then sew the two rod casings in the curtain fabric.
    I’ve stalled a little with The Drifter by Tamy Gore, Narrow Path Designs. I’m on the decreasing end of the long triangle.
    Dozens of Little Squares I now have five strips sewn together and it’s about 17” wide. I’ve slowed down on this because I started two new projects.
    For Out of Hibernation I’ve been spinning the batts of Corriedale x Merino x Targhee that I washed, dyed, and carded last summer. It was half a fleece from Black Sheep Gathering in 2017 (about two pounds). During the summer I spun up a violet and a blue-green 3-ply yarn. I've now spun up the red-purple and I’m currently spinning a bright blue. The final color is a red orange. Between the two colors I have about 12 ounces left to spin. 
    I started another Classic Knitted Ripple baby blanket using the Red Heart from my mom. There were two grays, black, white and a partial skein of red. There are also two different pinks, but I don’t think I’ll use them.  
    A book recommendation from Kelly–Never Alone: A Solo Arctic Survival Journey, by Woniya Dawn Thibeaut. The author describes a lot of fiber arts in preparation for her time on the reality TV show. 
    Ravelry Tips and Tricks Do listeners have any tricks to share?
    Out-of-Hibernation Along  February 1 - June 1. Have you started? Find something that has been in hibernation and get it out and do something. Back to active status, frogging and reclaiming yarn, giving away, throwing away, composting–this is spring cleaning for your project list. Check in with your progress in the Ravelry thread. 
    Winter-Weave-Along  Ends March 31. Join the fun in our Ravelry group!
    Seattle Opera Production of Barber of Seville F

    • 56 min
    Anything to Avoid the Gym

    Anything to Avoid the Gym

    Our Out of Hibernation Along is underway so join us and bring your hibernating projects into the sunlight. We have one more month of the Winter Weave Along so there's still time to start or finish a weaving project. 
    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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    Mount Everest Garbage article.
    Marsha’s Projects Camella Hat: by Katie Pomper. Using Meeker Street Olive’s Outerwear DK in the colorway Dragon’s Breath. 
    Nanny Meier Tea Cozy: Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Finished first side.
    Fine Sand: by Heidi Kirrmaier. Using West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious in the colorway Claret. Blocked a second time and it fits great. Picked up and started the first sleeve.
    Alpaca Shawl: I’ve woven 36”. I thought I would keep alternating twill patterns but I was really struggling getting any kind of rhythm throwing the shuttle. Decided to make larger sections tabby and smaller sections (1-1.5”) twills. Going much better!
    Socks: The Artful Ewe Clackamas. Halfway down the foot of the first sock.
    Baby Surprise Jacket: by Elizabeth Zimmerman. This morning I ordered her digital book that has modifications. 30,000+ projects means it must be a great pattern! I’d like to make a hooded jacket modification. 
    Kelly’s Projects Dozens of Little Squares  have four strips sewn together. 
    Continuing on the Sockhead Hat with Punk Rock Unicorn Dirty Neon. 
    More than halfway done with The Drifter by Tamy Gore, Narrow Path Designs  I’m using Invictus Yarns, Master of My Feet in New Jeans along with Stitch Stuff Yarns Plumpy Stuff in Off the Grid. 
    Trailer bedroom curtain project is still in the threading process but I fixed the mistake that first derailed me and I’m continuing to thread reed and heddles. Usually I thread the whole reed first and then thread all the heddles, but because I knew I had a mistake, I wanted to start threading heddles where I could better see the error before I threaded all the dents in the reed and then had to take them back out due to errors. 
    Ravelry Tips and Tricks Advanced search for people. Hold down the Advanced Search tab at the top and then select people from the choices that pop up. If you have put in your location in your profile you can select a radius of miles and see all the Ravelers within that radius, e.g. within 10 miles. 
    Out-of-Hibernation Along  February 1 - June 1. Have you started? Find something that has been in hibernation and get it out and do something. Back to active status, frogging and reclaiming yarn, giving away, throwing away, composting–this is spring cleaning for your project list. Check in with your progress in the Ravelry thread. 
    Events  Winter Weave Along starts October 1 and goes through March 31. Join the fun in our Ravelry group!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Weaving or Taxes? What Will She Do?

    Weaving or Taxes? What Will She Do?

    Progress on the woven square blanket, some trip knitting, a couple new sweater patterns in the queue, adventures in weaving, and we leave you with a cliffhanger. 
    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 Malabrigo Nube Merino Braids: Finished! Colorway 855 which is a blue green. Approximately lace weight and 1,036 yards.
    Camella Hat: by Katie Pomper. Using Meeker Street Olive’s Outerwear DK in the colorway Dragon’s Breath. 
    Nanny Meier Tea Cozy: Inspired by Lily Pulitzer colors. Using Cascade 220 in hot pink and lime green. Finished first side.
    Fine Sand: by Heidi Kirrmaier. Using West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious in the colorway Claret. 
    Alpaca Shawl: I found four errors in my threading. Had a discussion with Kelly. Couldn’t find any information on treadling for a Rosepath warp. All this led to my decision to remove Rosepath threading and rethread with straight draw. I’m getting back on track.
    Socks: The Artful Ewe Clackamas. I don’t know the name of the colorway but it's red…again.
    randomstripes.com
    Kelly’s Projects All the squares are sewed into 20 strips of 14 squares.  So Dozens of Little Squares is actually 280 squares.  Four strips sewn together already and it’s going quickly. 
    Continuing on the Sockhead Hat with Punk Rock Unicorn Dirty Neon. PRU is a German company.
    I badly need trip knitting ready to go since I leave on Sunday for an all day flight to Florida! I’ve had The Drifter by Tamy Gore, Narrow Path Designs in my library for a while waiting to use two particular yarns.  I’m using Invictus Yarns, Master of My Feet in New Jeans along with Stitch Stuff Yarns Plumpy Stuff in Off the Grid. The Stitch Stuff was a gift related to the conference I’m going to, so it seemed perfect to use it now. 
    Other designs in Tamy Gore’s portfolio are calling to me. London Dusk is a unique take on the colorwork yoke. My attention was also caught by Trelawny, a short sleeve sweater with the wider neckline I like. In both of them I prefer the low contrast versions. 
    Ravelry Tips and Tricks Yarn Shop Directory (1 shop within 10 miles of my hotel in Orlando) and Road Trip Planner (57 yarn shops between Salinas and Seattle, all within 5 miles of the main route). 
    Out-of-Hibernation Along  February 1 - June 1. Have you started? Find something that has been in hibernation and get it out and do something. Back to active status, frogging and reclaiming yarn, giving away, throwing away, composting–this is spring cleaning for your project list. Check in with your progress in the Ravelry thread. 
    Events  Winter Weave Along starts October 1 and goes through March 31. Join the fun in our Ravelry group!
     

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
185 Ratings

185 Ratings

oryxrun ,

The Two of Ewes

By far the most entertaining podcast I listen to. I enjoy the camaraderie. Your laugh is infectious. I listen with a headset and sometimes I catch myself smiling yet there are times when I laugh out loud. Thank you for sharing your time with us.

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!

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