Franklin Fiber Episode 20: The Doldrums of Summer

Layin’ low to avoid the heat, but I’ve got some new knitting to show off!

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SHOW NOTES:

On the Needles:

Finished Works:

  • None!

Spinning:

  • None!

Ramble On:

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Franklin Fiber Episode 17: Sleepyhead

It’s the crack of dawn, but I can talk fiber at any time of day or night. Enjoy!

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SHOW NOTES:

On the Needles:

  • Striped afterthought heel socks for sister – yarn = Paton’s Kroy Socks Stripes (2 skeins/332 yards – 166 yards ea) in 55520/Rusty Stripes from AC Moore, 64 sts on US 1.5′s (2.5mm)
  • Eyeblink shawl by Heidi Alander – yarn = hand-dyed 75% SW Merino, 25% Nylon fingering in “India Ink” (462 yards) on US 7’s (4.5mm)

Finished Works:

  • The Vermonter hat by Abi Gregorio (Spiderwomanknits) out of hand-dyed “Wavy Gravy” superbulky wool yarn on US 11 (8mm) needles

Spinning:

  • Finished 4 oz Crown Mountain Farms Fiber Falkland in Walpurgis, which is now 250 yards of a 2-ply worsted. (Crown Mountain appears to not be selling any fiber.)

Ramble On:

  • Magazine review of Knitscene’s Fall 2014 issue (spoiler alert: I love it!)
  • Baby sweater KAL??
  • Moving (again) next month! This time to Asbury Park, NJ–any knitters in the area?
  • Join the Ravelry group! Find me on Instagram! (username: loveelamb)
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Franklin Fiber Episode 16: Morning Glory

It may be before 7am (and before coffee!) but I still manage to semi-coherently discuss my latest knitting, spinning, and dyeing exploits. Enjoy!

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SHOW NOTES:

On the Needles:

  • Striped afterthought heel socks for sister – yarn = Paton’s Kroy Socks Stripes (2 skeins/332 yards – 166 yards ea) in 55520/Rusty Stripes from AC Moore, 64 sts on US 1.5′s (2.5mm)
  • Eyeblink shawl by Heidi Alander – yarn = hand-dyed 75% SW Merino, 25% Nylon fingering in “India Ink” (462 yards) on US 7’s (4.5mm)

Finished Works:

  • None!

Spinning:

  • Finished Into the Whirled Ramboullet in Mercy Hartigan (~4 oz). Ended with 236 yards fractal spun and 34 yards plied on itself, for 270 yards of a 2-ply worsted weight
  • Started Crown Mountain Farms Fiber Falkland in Walpurgis (it’s a Black Sabbath reference–how did I not get that?!) (8 oz), which will probably be a 2-ply. (Crown Mountain appears to not be selling any fiber…will try to get more info!)

Dyeing:

  • Fun experimenting with new techniques, and making some up myself!

Ramble On:

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Franklin Fiber Episode 15: Windswept

Back from sick bay with knitting and spinning, and also jabber about everything from geodes to hot toddies!

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SHOW NOTES:

On the Needles:

  • Striped afterthought heel socks for sister – yarn = Paton’s Kroy Socks Stripes (2 skeins/332 yards – 166 yards ea) in 55520/Rusty Stripes from AC Moore, 64 sts on US 1.5′s (2.5mm)
  • Eyeblink shawl by Heidi Alander – yarn = hand-dyed 75% SW Merino, 25% Nylon fingering in “India Ink” (462 yards) on US 7’s (4.5mm)

Finished Works:

  • None!

Spinning:

Ramble On:

  • Not sick…thanks to Wellness Formula, chicken soup & laughter!
  • Beck concert at Hammerstein Ballroom
  • Happy 4th of July! (And if you need the best hot dogs at the Jersey Shore, look no further than the Windmill)
  • World Cup – I recorded this before Brazil lost. Fingers crossed everything remains peaceful!
  • Coffee with SeaShoreSharon and BusyB
  • Acquisitions: Got more Patons ColorWul in Creek color!
  • Still working on improving video quality
  • Next week might be late, who knows!
  • Join the Ravelry group!

Franklin Fiber Episode 14: Put a Pompom on It

I might be sick, but if there’s one thing being sick is good for, it’s uninterrupted hours of stockinette!

SHOW NOTES:

Works in Progress:

  • Striped afterthought heel socks for sister – yarn = Paton’s Kroy Socks in color 1402, 64 sts on US 1.5′s
  • UFO vanilla socks – yarn = Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Deck the Halls

Finished Works:

  • Striped afterthought heel socks for husband. Yarn = hand-dyed merino/nylon fingering weight, 64 sts on US 2′s
  • 3 hats: 2 out of Feederbrook Farms Finn handspun(137 yards bulky)–invisible Shackleton hat, plus dream hat (no pattern). 1 out of Paton’s ColorWul (no pattern)

Spinning:

Miscellany:

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Franklin Fiber Episode 13: Feels Like Thirteen

The podcast gods are against us, but we persevere! Back from a break with spinning, stash enhancements, and a book review.

SHOW NOTES:

Works in Progress:

  • Striped afterthought heel socks for husband – yarn = hand-dyed merino/nylon fingering weight, 64 sts on US 2′s

Finished Works:

Spinning:

Miscellany:

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Franklin Fiber Episode 12: Baby Steps

SHOWNOTES:

Coming soon!!

Franklin Fiber Episode 11: Decoration Day

Enjoy absurd suburban extraneous noise, as well as a book review and the great giveaway drawing on today’s Memorial Day episode!

SHOW NOTES:

Works in Progress:

  • Striped afterthought heel socks for husband – yarn = hand-dyed merino/nylon fingering weight, 64 sts on US 2’s
  • Wood Hollow Vest by Kirsten Kapur – yarn = Cascade 220 in Highland Green, needles = US 6

Finished Works:

  • On the Beach – again. Yarn = Ironstone Flake Cotton in Slate and Cream, needles = US 8

Spinning:

  • Nope.

Miscellany:

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