Sun, 3 July 2016
It's tour time again, no not the spinning rock band, but the Tour de France. And that means Tour de Fleece is rolling too. In this podcast I give a synopsis of what I hope to accomplish during the next three weeks.
I also was in a wonderful fiber swap, and I talk all about the box I sent, and the box I got.
A few links for things I mention in this podcast:
My blog is here.
I will try a link to my Ravelry group, please be logged into Ravelry before clicking the link, then it should work. It is yarnspinnerstales spin in, if you want to search groups. It's a very good way to access a listing of past episodes, and I tell you how to find that in the podcast.
The Clouds of Luxury fibers came from Sericin on the Etsy store. You may have to special request the item.
I will be recording podcasts during the TdF but will not be releasing them until after the tour. This will give me time to do more of the spinning I want to do during the tour. See you in August!
Tue, 14 June 2016
In the first part of the podcast I fill you in on what Has happened in the last two months. I have spun some yarn, found some fiber that needs processing, and made some wonderful purchases (see links below)
I also talk about my plans to enter items in the State Fair, and some preliminary plans for the Tour de Fleece.
The last part of the podcast is about my recent knit with hand spun project the Kensington Steeked Pot by Gemma Pickford-Waugh. It is shown in the photo for this podcast.
The different fiber breed tops came from Laughing Lamb Fibers.
The blended rolags are from Fellview Fibres and can be found in their Etsy store.
If you are looking for the spinners journal, it can be found here.
Wed, 30 March 2016
This month's podcast has a review of Craftsy and also talks about my finished knitted with hand spun project and plans for the next project.
If you are looking to buy the Spinners Journal I made, it can be found here.
The fiber Three Feet of Sheep is from Frabjous Fibers. Google and buy it from your favorite vendor.
The shawl I plan to knit for Tour de Fleece this year is the Oslo Shawl.
The pattern for the fingerless mitts I knit is Te Ara. You may have to sign into Ravelry to see this link.
Wed, 17 February 2016
My first completed project for this year of knitting with my hand spun yarn was a garter stitch hat made from a cabled yarn from a Jacob fleece. This was a true start to finish project, I bought the fleece raw, processed it, spun it and then knit the hat,
The inspiration for the hat came from the book HomeSpun HandKnit by Linda Ligon. The pattern was the garter stitch cap.
The second knitting project started in Jan 2016 was the Painted Sky Cowl provided free by KnittingFever. I am using a worsted spun 2 ply yarn I also made from the Jacob.
My blog can be found here.
Contact me with any comments (don't just talk to the podcast I can't hear you!) here or on Ravelry as Yarnspinnerstales.
Direct download: YST20Episode201322020Hand20spun20hand20knit20hat.mp3
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Thu, 7 January 2016
In this podcast there is news about what I have done with spinning, carding and my spinning wheels over the last six weeks.
I also talk about another big sorting of my hand spun.
And finally the first project for the year of knitting with hand spun has been chosen.
A thank you to Jon Caspi for his music that I use in the opening theme song.
The Unraveling podcast can be found here.
Find my group on Ravelry by searching under groups for Yarnspinnerstales Spin In. Join us there for the discussions about spinning with hand spun and other topics.
The Spinners Journal that I published can be found here.
My blog is here.
Thanks for listening!
Sat, 2 January 2016
I have 8 years worth of podcasts, and it can be hard to find just the one you need. This list will help you. First look at the content to find what topic you want to hear. Then look at the date. On the left hand side of the website, there are archives by year and then the months under the year. Find the year and month of the podcast you want and click there. Then find the episode number and you should have the podcast on the specific topic you want. Enjoy!
Episode number Topic Date
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Thu, 26 November 2015
A chatty podcast to close up the spinning year. I review a fiber fair, talk about drum carding and what's on my spinning wheels. Then after a bit of daydreaming, I have a plan for some of next year's projects.
There are no links to mention for this podcast.
I want to say thank you to all my listeners for being there over these last eight years of podcasting. I am truly thankful for every one! Looking forward to many more years of spinning together.
Happy Holidays to one and all, see you on Roc Day.
Thu, 22 October 2015
The Spinzilla report is actually the second part of the podcast. In the first part, I continue the review of using the Ashford quill spindle, using mohair, angora, hemp, bamboo and cotton.
A few links for things mentioned in the podcast:
Needle Junkies podcast has a link on their website
Spinzilla total yards this years was 5,246,497. See more details here.
Get your free pattern and yarn recommendations and help knit for Knitted Knockers at this website.
Fibers spun on the quill were from the following:
Sun, 13 September 2015
It seems I really have made many skeins of yarns over the last three years. Since I had the habit of not washing yarns until I was ready to use them, I discovered I had many skeins that really should be washed. In this podcast I talk about the sorting, and washing of these skeins, enjoying the memories of their making.
Mon, 3 August 2015
Besides going over the spinning during the final days of the Tour de Fleece, I discuss several topics in detail.
First is my experience with spinning on a quill set up on my Ashford Traditional. A photo of the quill can be seen here. I also recommend searching Youtube for good videos if you plan to try this too. Here is one that shows a quick method for wrapping the single onto the cop.
Second I talk about spinning Suri alpaca, both on a drop spindle and a spinning wheel.
Last is a discussion of plying and one of my observations and ah ha moments.