Sunday, June 25, 2017

Dropped Stitches Episode 15: Not Quite Eco Printing

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Today on Dropped Stitches Podcast, watch as I do some eco printing and dyeing on silk scarves by an experimental method.  No knitting today, only a demonstration of dye and plants on silk.

Plants attempted include Japanese maple, clematis, St Johns Wort, lambs quarter, veitch, marigold, red clover.

To see more (real) eco printing, search Instagram for #ecoprinting

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Dropped Stitches Episode 14: All the Tour de Fleece teams!

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In which I ramble about my half-formed Tour de Fleece plans!  For the non-spinners out there, I also collected a list of fun make-along happenings for you, flash a little knitting, and show a miniature orchid that looks like barbie cucumbers.  Hope you enjoy!

Fleece Owl (sewing) and Shell baby blanket

Spinning - Hobbledehoy battlings, Gnomespun Dorset roving, Babydoll Southdown, and Hilltop Cloud top
Knitting - Knit Me Baby One More Time by Lyrical Knits in MarigoldJen sock, and Robin by Leethal Knits in Berroco Vintage DK

Tour de Fleece teams!!! - KnitSpinFarm, Fibernate and Solitude, Akerworks, Classy Squid Fiber Co., Kromski North America

Make Alongs mentioned:
Lyrical SAL (Sweater Along, Lyrical Knits), #thegreatunravel2017 with Wool Needles Hands podcast, Finish Along with Crafternoon Treats podcast, Steek Along with Ninja Chickens Podcast, Slow Ass Knitters club with LuckyJennyKnits podcast, All the small things with Bunniphish Podcast.

Dendrobium cucumerinum and Dendrobium rigidum 

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Episode 13: Festivals and Stash Enhancement


Get a tiny peek at how piggish I was at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival in 2017!  Guaranteed to make you feel better about your stash! 

Finished objects include a handspun cowl (What Alice Found by Kelly Judson), crochet baby blanket (Leaping Stripes and Blocks by Moogly), knit tank top (Huevos by Carol Feller).  In progress includes some handspun and a peek at my Clemes Modern wheel, and the Ocean Waves Baby Afghan (Lion Brand).

Come say hi on Ravelry here

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Episode 12: Woolly Goodness

Ride the way back machine to visit some woolly goodness sourced from not-your-average breed of sheep on this episode of Dropped Stitches Podcast.  We'll have cocktails and a special guest star.

We'll wrap with our usual look at a plant. NOTE: I mispronounced the name.

Come say hi in the Ravelry group!

Today's Beverage: Ginger Ale ~ Lemon Juice ~ Tequila

The free copy of Wind Song by Lara Smoot Designs goes to LisaDNewman! YAAAAY
FOs:<br />
* Armadillo Sweater in Solitude Wool Targhee 2

* crochet Leaping Stripes Baby Blanket
* Robin by Lee Meredith in Berroco Vintage DK

Way back machine:
* Carabe Cardigan by Justyna Lorkowska in Solitude Wool Suffolk Dorset Boot Sock
* Gnarled Oak Cardigan by Alana Dakos in Solitude Wool Border Leicester Sport
* Ripple Effect mitts by Jill Zielinski in Solitude Wool Clun Forest

Wool Pigery:
Countess Ablaze yarns
Hilltop Cloud roving

Encyclia (alata x bractescens)