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Franklin Fiber Episode 29: Good Citizen

Knitting, spinning (!), and picking a winner for the giveaway! Plus, as usual, randomness directly or marginally related to fiber…

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Franklin Fiber Episode 28: Sorrynotsorry

Finished objects! Deliriously tired Julie! And a 100-member GIVEAWAY!

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Show notes WILL be posted soon…but in the meantime, join the Rav group and enter the giveaway!!

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Franklin Fiber Episode 22: Sand in My Shoes

Lots to talk about… Finished objects, old and new works in progress, even (dun-dun-DUN!) SPINNING! Fall has finally arrived, and with it the promise of sweater weather!

Show notes will be posted tomorrow…scout’s honor! And I’ll go back and do show notes for the last few episodes, too. It’s too late and I’ve spent too long uploading tonight!

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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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