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Ep 99: Just Say No to Pumpkin-Spice Bourbon

Lambtown Sheep and Wool Festival, two sweaters, some weaving, the Fibonacci sequence, and some dog talk round out the topics for this episode. All this knitting has left us wishing fiber crafts were more aerobic! Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of our shop website: Come join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page. Marsha finished her Iba cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns, well sort of...


Ep 98: Sloshing the Pickle Jar

A nasty fall has Marsha under the weather, but the knits, crochet, and weaving talk goes on. Besides a sweater project for each, the Two Ewes talk about future fiber plans, the Learn Along, and some new fall colors in the shop. No full show notes this week, but do check out The Small Bird Workshop pattern page on Ravelry. Catherine has generously donated five patterns as prizes for the Learn Along. Her patterns are great. Take a look! Keep on Learning!


Ep 97: Wool Wows and Woes

Marsha's knitting project has some woes, but the Wool Auction and Shop News are a big WOW! There's a Two Ewes Shop update with an exciting new Replenish Rambouillet yarn, produced with climate beneficial practices. Support the podcast AND the planet with these new fingering weight yarns. Kelly has no knitting projects on the needles and she has finished her first Papel Picado in filet crochet. It still needs to be washed and blocked, but it turned out great! There will be at least a few...


Ep 96: School Days Learn Along!

Marsha is knitting, Kelly is swatching crochet techniques, and the Ewes are planning a Learn Along that will last through November. For full show notes with pictures, visit the Two Ewes website. Marsha is working along on her Iba by Bonne Marie Burns. She's using textured Rambouillet yarn from the same batch that is in the Two Ewes Shop. She loves the feel of the wool and the fit of the pattern. She also has the Elinya shawl on the needles for social knitting. Kelly has no knitting or...


Bonus! Wool Auction Sneak Peek!

A bonus episode with a sneak preview of 100 fleeces that will be at the 2018 Monterey County Fair Wool Auction on September 3. Kelly talks about the auction, how it works and what to expect. She also describes the beautiful fleeces, talks about the judge's comments, and shares which fleeces are her favorites. Here is an article from shearer Stephany Wilkes about canary staining. Here is an article from Montana State that has a chart that compares the 3 grading systems. Here is a website...


Ep 95: Alaska, Socks, and Fresh Starts

Knitting and weaving, plus Alaska, sock recipes, and fresh starts in this longer-than-usual episode. For full show notes, including all pictures and links visit the Two Ewes Fiber Adventures website. Kelly has finished almost all her works in progress (WIPs) and is contemplating a clean slate on her Ravelry project page. She finished the woven blankets, using over 4400 meters of yarn in the process. She also finished the Sockhead Cowl that she had been working on last episode. She still...


Ep 94: Sweater Math Resources and More

Sweater fit, math for pattern modifications, and a way to help sheep farmers impacted by California wildfires add to the usual project updates in this episode. Join the Ewes for all this and more! For full show notes with links and pictures, go to Marsha's projects are her combo spin and a linen tee. The combo spin is almost finished and the yarn is really beautiful. She has selected a simple cardigan pattern and will talk more about that when she is ready to cast...


Ep 93: Gathering Together

The Two Ewes are back home after a fun weekend at The Black Sheep Gathering. This year the festival was held in Albany, Oregon June 29th - July 1st. Kelly and Marsha discuss the highlights of festival. Marsha had twelve hours of knitting on the round-trip train ride from Seattle plus knitting time the festival. She is almost ready to start the ribbing and short row shaping on her Summer Fjord tee by Trin-Annelie. At the BSG Marsha fed her addiction with more braids for a combo spin in,...


Ep 92: Sweaters and Blankets in Summer

Spinning and weaving projects are working down Kelly's stash, while Marsha finished a cardigan. The Ewes also discuss linen, based on a listener question. They're also in planning mode, thinking ahead to the trip to Black Sheep Gathering and projects that will work for that trip. Contact Marsha and Kelly here if you have a topic you'd like discussed, if you're interested in the Black Sheep Gathering Meet-up, or to provide feedback. Marsha has finished her Little Wave cardigan by Gudrun...


Ep 91: Project, Color, and Design Ideas from Listeners

The combo spin discussion last week prompted some great discussion about color, design, knitting, and spinning. So after the project updates, the Ewes talk about some of the ideas shared by listeners and the inspiration they provided. For full show notes with pictures visit our show notes blog. Kelly has done a lot of finishing! Not saving the best for last, she finished the Lime Green and Pink Argyle socks. They are so much fun that she's already cast on for the next pair of Argyles. The...


Ep 90: Naughty Knits and Combo Spinning

The knitting has been naughty, but the Ewes have plenty to say about potential new projects and combo spinning. For photos of the Combo Spin sweaters that Marsha has made, check out our full show notes with pictures here. Marsha has been working on her Little Wave cardigan and is almost finished. The pattern is by Gudrun Johnston. Although Marsha has known how to read for a long time, (and has a degree in Literature) her reading skills failed her at times on this pattern. Who hasn't had...


Ep 89: Spirit Dress Forms and Uncanny Coincidences

The Ewes are back to regular episodes with prize drawings, weaving, a couple stories and, of course, our knitting. The weave along ended with some prizes. One of the prizes is a Sweetheart Loom from Hazel Rose Looms. The Sheep Thrills KAL prize was also drawn in this episode. Marsha made good progress on her Little Wave cardigan by Gudrun Johnston. She has knit the body up to the armholes and has finished the first sleeve. When the second sleeve is completed both will be attached to the...


Ep 88: Two Ewes Unplugged

Lots of knitting to talk about and then we're off to the NoCKRs retreat. An unedited episode to catch you all up on our adventures before we rush off to another fun time. Visit our Two Ewes Fiber Adventures shop.


Fiber Adventures in Scotland

The intrepid fiber adventurers have filed a few more foreign correspondent dispatches. And this time there's yarn! Also whisky, department store gin, interesting food, sheep, and castles. Join Marsha and Kim on this yarn lover's journey.


Bonus! Argyle Socks and Edinburgh Sights

Kelly answers a few listener questions about the Argyle socks and then there are two dispatches from our foreign correspondent Marsha and her partner in travel, Kim. They see the sights, drink great Whisky, and eat wonderful food. And the Yarn Fest hasn't even begun! Here is a link to Kelly's Argyle chart for a 72 stitch sock. If you have a Stitch Fiddle account you should be able to download and edit your own version of this chart. Here is the link to the free vintage knitting...


Ep 87: Argyle is the New Combo-Spin

No show notes this time. We talk about what we finished to wear at Stitches West and then we talk about our fun weekend. Since this is late getting out to listeners, we are dispensing with show notes to just get this episode out!


Ep 86: Events, Knitting Tips, and Bee Talk

A little knitting and a lot of planning for upcoming events on today's show. Plus a couple of knitting tips, the perfect spirit buttons, and some bee talk. To see these show notes with photos, go to our website. Marsha's Projects Marsha started her second combo spin sweater so she'd have something going when the Opteka is finished. She is quite close to finishing Opteka. Kelly's Projects Kelly continues to work on the Indigo Frost poncho. Another careless moment led to a mistake. Instead...


Ep 85: A Two-Ply of Joy and Sorrow

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. If you read these show notes on your podcast app and want to see pictures, go to our complete show notes...


Winter Weave Along 2

This weaving lesson episode is audio. Winter Weave Along 3 will be an accompanying pdf. If your podcast app doesn't deliver the pdf, visit the Weave Along thread in the Two Ewes Fiber Adventures Group on Ravelry. The episode was recorded "on location" in Marsha's weaving studio (aka dining room) in Seattle. The Ewes talk about Marsha's first weaving project from start to finish. As a beginner, Marsha asks questions and provides insights into the experience.


Ep 84: Fiber Friends and Sweater Study

The Two Ewes are both in Seattle! Assembling spinning wheels, meeting listeners, weaving, knitting, and comparing notes on sweaters are just some of the activities from their fun week. Project Updates Marsha is knitting a new project since the last episode. The pattern is Opteka by Isabell Kraemer and the yarn is Imperial Yarn Tracie Too. This is Marsha's second long-sleeved pullover. She is wearing her Combo Spin sweater so much she decided to make another sweater with similar...