Episode 14: Old and new friends, learning, and shopping!

May 31, 2011 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

Thank you for joining us for episode 14!  In this episode we talk about what we’ve been working on, what we’ve finished, what’s new in our queues, the Middle TN Fiber Festival, and announce the winner of the April/May donation incentive!  Let us know if we’ve missed linking anything, and don’t forget to join the Ravelry group if you haven’t already! 🙂

WIPs/Bobbins:
Dana: Scarf Made For Travelling, Stripey Tomato, Angee socks, Watercolor Rambouillet by MidnightPurls on Etsy (shop is currently on hiatus)
Brittany: Ruched Yoke Tee, Socks for Mom, merino from Selah Spinning Fibers

FOs/Yarns:
Dana: Olympia mishmash (206yds dk to worsted), Swiss Chard Merino/Silk (328yds dk)
Brittany: Saartje’s Bootees (loafer mod)

New In The Queue:
Dana: Handspun Delight Shawlette by Susanne Visch (free and only uses 219-230yds! mentioned this project on Ravelry)
Brittany: Quick Cable Slouch Hat (free), inspired by Dana’s.

Recap of Middle TN Fiber Festival:
The festival was free, and had ample parking.  We were able to park within 20 yards of the front door both days.  Food was reasonably priced for fair food, and what we had wasn’t greasy (yaay!).  Did require a bit of walking because the buildings were spaced out a bit, but that let you feel like you could catch your breath between vendors and not get overwhelmed by choices.  Dana loved all the fresh air that the weekend provided- the fairgrounds were also very clean and bathrooms were readily available.  Sheep shearing was fun to watch and they liked to be petted, and we liked how soft our hands were afterward!  There was one particularly vocal sheep that was hilarious.  Brittany would say the best thing overall was seeing friends!  We got to see each other, got to meet a couple of listeners, ran into people we knew, and Christine came down to see us.

We really enjoyed our silk spinning class with Judy Crouch of A Twist In Time!  We learned how to spin silk caps, bombyx silk, tussah silk, BFL/silk blend, throwster’s waste, silk noil, and sari silk.  We really felt like the class was a good addition to our spinning repertoire and would take another class with Judy anytime we got a chance!  We also enjoyed getting to take the class with our listeners, Flutterbys and EweManiac!  It was wonderful getting to meet listeners in person! 🙂

Brittany’s stuff:

Icelandic Batt from Blackberry Hill Farm
Batt from Yarnadoodledoo! Natural color, sari silk mixed in (local to Nashville)
Batts from Dana! (“Miss Scarlett” merino/firestar batt and “B” bfl/merino/tussah silk/sari silk/firestar/angelina batt)
Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks 100% bombyx silk- autumnal colors (different for me!)
Silk caps- gift from Dana from Moonwood Farms

Dana’s stuff:
3oz camel down from Marsh Mellow Meadows
Art batt from Wild Hair Studios (1.6oz, romeldale/cvm/cotswold/alpaca/sari silk/angelina)
(next 3 from Twist In Time) 4oz merino/silk Ashland Bay top (sea mist colorway)
4oz BFL/silk blend top
undyed silk cap (.8oz)
purple/gold/navy dyed silk cap from Moonwood Farms (.8oz)
1oz dyed silk hankies from Chrysalis Fibers (ocean blue/mint/gray)
Blackberry Hill Farms’ “Ravanna”’s Heart & Soul Spinning Batts (3) @ 2oz each for 6oz total, chocolate brown icelandic fleece & sari silk bits
Threads Thru Time large Turkish spindle ( hormigo rojo crossarms and African blackwood shaft)

Announcements:

  • Dana’s shop (Unwind Yarn Company on Etsy) is now an official business!  She got her tax ID and is now officially doing her shop full time! 🙂
  • Winner of the donation incentive giveaway is heliveswwjd!  Congratulations!  We’ll let you get in touch with us so we can mail your prize out, but if we haven’t heard from you by Friday June 3 we’ll email you!
    We hope you enjoy your beautiful yarn from Tyrannosaurus Knits!

"Candy Striper" Velociraptor Sock

  • We want to thank all 7 donors because you guys are awesome!
  • We got some gorgeous Chrysalis Fibers sock yarn for a prize for the Summer Sweater KAL!  We don’t have a picture of it yet, but will post it here when we get one!
  • Thanks again to everyone who’s been leaving us iTunes reviews!  If you haven’t already done one, please consider leaving us a star review or written review as it helps us pop up on searches for knitting podcasts! 🙂

Contact Info:

Dana on Ravelry: craftygirl83

Brittany on Ravelry: brittanylaine

Our group on Ravelry: Just One More Row Podcast Fans

Email us: justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter: @justonemorerow

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