30 January, 2009

Episode 19: Big news all over the Place

Testing Embedding

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Weigh in:

SSSIII Estes Park
Still going: CPH
Started: Alpaca cowl for her boy, Regia Kaffe Fasset socks in blueberry waffle
Finished: One row neck warmerOne row neck Warmer muff Muff and

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Still going Sgt scarf, NYCO Sweater, and the toe up socks

Fiber Exercise:

100_5916Spun up the polypay fiber, corriedale fiber & merino
Received shipment from the spinning loft: Surprise from Briar Rose for my swap, Australian top and Corriedale
Spun hand dyed Merino- 70‘s appliances
Washed skeins

Our exercise:

Bams: Working out to the TV works in the winter


Bams went to “Knit away weekend”
Nautical Knits
Tons of Prizes and Goodie bags
Wool2dye4 kit
Knits to be noticed
KnitPicks Options set
Namaste bag
Knitting fundamentals from Knitting at KNoon

Shout out : Thank you to DNA Price for get well package.
Reading: on book 5 – Dead men can’t crochet

Reclaiming the home on Ravelry
Give away free stuff: Freecycle & Craigs list

Shout out: Sancocho Thank for for letting us know you purchased from Windsweptfarms

You’ve just been schooled:
More info on Bams Blog

Corriedale- Little bit of grease

Coltswold Fiber-Spinning from the cloud

Spinning Wheel: Golding Fiber Tools

Look what I found:
Catsayknit on Ravelry finished up and post about her Green Pea Coat.
She got the buttons from
BeadFreaky, custom made. Fits her beautifully and is wonderful in design.

On the menu for this month:
ThreadBear has yarn tasting sign up right now for Feb 28/Mar 1
Spinning Loft
Needle in a Haystack- South Haven, MI

Not in stone yet!!
Autumn Fiber Getaway:
Come knit with us!

1st weekend in November-Thursday to Sunday
Between $150 and $200
Holland Yarn Crawl
No classes, but lots of fun
Donations accepted for door prizes

We will let you know when deposits are needed

Say Goodbye to Winter Swap:

$25 (not including shipping)
Sign up are until February 7th
Ship by March 7th
Opening date will be March 21st

Gadget Corner:
Knit Picks View Sizer

22 January, 2009

Episode 18: Where we agree on nothing..And we're ok with that

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Weigh in:

a muff in my hand spun Muff
1 row scarf One Row Scarf
Still going:
Toe up socks Toe ups

Mug Cozy
The Chief’s Sweater
and the Abby Cowl
Still going:
Nutkins one done


Fiber Exercise:

Received CVM in the mail
Spun up two ready done skeins to learn to ply
Learning to Ply
Spun up the bag of multicolored wool mixJoseph's Coat handspun
love the yarn; I am calling it my Joseph’s coat yarn.

Sick of Alpaca!
Washing BFL

Our exercise:

Coggie: None, had surgery on Monday, I cannot exercise for 4 weeks

Bams: Cable on Demand Exercise programs Step workouts, Cardio Kick boxing, Dance aerobics, great indoor exercises


Reading loving books, what type do you like.
Book 3- A deadly yarn
“Life is too short to read all the good books, so read only the best” (Bams Dad)
Keep finding the best to read.
Food Podcast: Crispy on the outside not Crunchy and tastes like chicken, sorry
We love our families, REALLY we do!
The story about the houses
Rants about marriage

You’ve just been schooled: More info on Bams Blog

Coopworth: Partly spun in the fleece: Long Staple
Cormo: Prep has a lot to do with how it comes out. Fine fiber. Short staple. Long Draw.

Jackie’s Tips:
Merino is not for beginners, scales tend to remain open and the stickiness makes it harder to draft.
She starts her students with Jacob
Temperature changes are ok with wool if done gradually, do not agitate

Look what I found: Profusion on Ravelry has an awesome Winter Freeform crochet bag (Ravelry link). She free formed over a pre-made crocheted bag and it is wonderful. This technique is also called scrumbling.

On the menu for this month:

Knit a way is this weekend : can't wait for feed back next week!!
Franklin is at ThreadBear this weekend
Knit Michigan February 7th
LNYP at City Knitting February 20th

Gadget Corner:
Stitch Markers
Stitch markers
Socks stitch marker
Increase/decrease markers
Split ring Markers or Lobster claw row markers
Split ring/lobster claw markers
4 row repeat marker
4 row repeat marker

14 January, 2009

Episode 17: Windswept Farms and Baby Stories

You can listen to the show here

Weigh in:

Working on: Chiefs sweater
Nutkins socks
Started: Mug cozies (flirtation cozy)

Started: Two socks at a time
Frogged: Knotty gloves

Finished: three Muppet pelts for charity
muppet pelts
Blanket pads for Pound Puppies
Ms. Purple Pants
Ms. PurplePants pre-blocking

Fiber Exercise:

Spun up the rest of the Wensleydale and plied it.

Spun up some of the dyed wool
Spinning 1/7/09

and some of the Polypay wool.
Plying Questions answered by Bams
Making of a Rolag Youtube Video

Spinning tips from Jackie

Spinning Alpaca still, BFL
Cold Water Wash Method explained

Our exercise:

Bams: Week 4 of Couch2-5K
Coggie: Added Walk away the pounds

Shout out:Welcome Charlotte to the world!

Happy Birthday and good job mom & dad !


Interview with Windswept Farms – Thank you Mike and Heather
Lots of information and Bams bought another fleece. The Farm does have a few left.

The Spinning room:
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The Sheep:
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The Fleece Room:
fleece room

“You’ve just been schooled”:
More Info can be found on Bams Blog

Clun Forest Fiber: Yummy
Columbia Fiber: Hearted

On the menu:
Knit away in Two Weeks: Bams is excited!
Knit Michigan: Find info here Feb. 7, 2009
LNYP: February 20th at City Knitting in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Gadget Corner:
Ear Light Find it here

Archives.org has our shows now use one of our names as a keyword in search

06 January, 2009

Episode 16: Wool Thongs?! And We Don't Mean the Shoes

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Weigh in:
The Sgt’s Slippers
The SGT in the AAF Clogs

iPod cozy
iPod Cozy
Working on: Ms. Purple Pants and CPH, NYCO: Seamless Hybrid Sweater andSGT's Scarf 2 the Sgt Scarf is still going

Finished: Snowdrop socks, Wonderful Mystery Gift,
Socks for Ri
Ri's socks

Working on NYCO (sort of) Drops pattern for the Chiefchief's sweater

Abby Cowl

and Queen Bitch Socks

Fiber Exercise:

Spinning Wheel:
Babe Pinkie:
Babe Pinkie Wheel
LOVE IT! Thank you Knitinmn

First Babe Spin
and Dyed wool from Ladybugknitter (Thank You)
Ball of Polypay from Shadyside Farm
New Swift from Hornshaw Woodworks

washed bfl
& carded BFL Fleece
carded bfl

Trip to Shady Side Farm
Bought a Suffolk fleece and two balls of Roving

Our Exercise:
Week three on running
Coggie: Starting Yoga with the SGT, Walk away the pounds


Holiday Overload:
Granddaughter: Birthday girl

Bams yarn crawl and meet McFiber

St. Distaff Day: The day after Epiphany, or January 7th. Traditionally the day to get back to housework after the 12 days of Christmas. It has become a day for spinners and fiber people.

“You just got schooled”: Main information is on Bams Blog

California Variegated Mutant (CVM) – Yummy Squishy Want some!
Cheviot- Soft enough for a sweater
" Be careful who you buy fleece from online, ask for a sample"

Goals for the New Year?

Bams: Knit one item for herself for every item made for someone else
Coggie: Reading 52 books, one done (knit one, kill two)
Audio Books from the Library

On the menu for this month:

Knit Away Weekend 22-25 January
Franklin at ThreadBear Jan. 25 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm -its Franklin's Birthday weekend

Gadget Corner:

Chibi Needles: These Needles are super for finishing and finishing is super important.
Green- Straight tip
Yellow or pink- small bent tips (tapestry needles)
Blue- Large bent tips (Gold needles)