Episode 7: Dye Experiments

Dyed Stuff

My sister, who you can find as @gabigails on Instagram, invited me down to play with the acid dyes she ordered. She’s been experimenting a bit with dyeing yarns, so we decided to make a day of dyeing some yarn stock she had and the fiber bunches we both ordered from Gnome Acres’ fiber stock sale.

Merino/nylon blends (unsure exact percentages), 100g, 463 yds

  • Speckled Yarn
  • Handpainted
  • Immersion dye

Fiber

  • SW Merino/Merino/Silk – Carrot fiber – hand painted
  • SW Merino/Bamboo/Nylon – Immersion dye
  • Falkland – Immersion dye
  • Onion Skin dye

I didn’t do any of the dying myself for that, but my sister did do a couple of skeins in an onion skin dye and gave me a mini skein for my blanket

Stuff on Sticks

FOs

  • Flying North by Maria Montzka (Stitched in Sweden) – Sensations Truly (55% wool, 30% nylon, 15% rayon from bamboo) “Turquoise” – US 1 /2.25 mm aluminum dpns – http://www.ravlery.com/patterns/library/flying-north-2
  • Basic Socks – Loops & Threads Luxury Sock (60% merino, 30% nylon, 10% cashmere) “Canyon” – US 1/2.25 mm aluminum dpns
  • Handspun Socks – “Dunedin” BFL from Frabjous Fibers hand spun – vanilla sock – US ½.25 mm aluminum DPNs
  • Mini Sweater Ornaments – Mini Sweater Ornament with Cables by Emily5446 – Merry Little Lamb (100% Wool) in “Green” and Loops & Threads Luxury Sock (60% merino, 30% nylon, 10% cashmere) “Canyon” – US 2/2.75 mm aluminum DPNs – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mini-sweater-ornament-with-cables

WIPs

  • Cozy Memories Blanket using the Memories Blanket tutorial by Georgie Hallam – sock scraps – US 2/2.75 mm interchangeable circulars – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/memory-blanket
  • Lace Weight Triangle Shawl – Plymouth Yarn Revel (85% alpaca, 15% merino) in “Grape Mist” – US 5/3.75 mm aluminum circulars – improvised pattern
  • Del Norte by Danielle Morgan – Ella Rae Lace Merino (100% extra fine merino) in “Green/11” – US 4 / 3.5 mm Boye aluminum circular interchangeables – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/del-norte
  • Gift Knitting – I’m not going to show things that I’m intending for gifts for Christmas because I don’t know who watches the podcast. You might catch pieces on Instagram, but I will do a full blog post about the items I’m made for Christmas after everything’s handed out.

Stuff on Hooks

WIPs

  • Granny Square Odds and Ends – Based off of a square seen on Attic24 – misc acrylic worsted weight yarn – H/5.00 mm
  • Weekender Blanket by Sandra Paul – Lion Brand Wool Ease and Vanna’s Choice Yarns leftover from Doctor Who scarves in worsted and light aran weight – US I/ 5.5 mm- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/weekender-blanket

Stuff on Spindles and Wheels

FOs

  • Phoenix Fiber Club May – Andean 2 ply – raw elm drop spindle

WIPs

Stuff with Thread

FOs

  • Renaissance Faire Pants

WIPs

  • Christmas Cross Stitch – The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
  • Quilt top from Bento Bag Scraps

New Stuff

  • Spun Fiber Co – “Luna” Local Merino – Kickstarter Reward
  • KnitCircus – Greatest of Ease 80% SW Merino, 20% Nylon “Grand Canyon” – Kickstarter Reward
  • Turkish and Bottom Whorl Spindles from Turtle Made on Etsy
  • Christmas Gift Yarns

 

Stuff for Etsy

  • Phoenix Fiber Handspun
  • Ordered new business cards

Other Stuff

Stuff I’m Watching – Agents of SHIELD, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

Stuff I’m Reading – Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le Guin

Stuff I’m Playing – Lego Marvel Superheroes

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Transcription

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I still look sweaty.

 

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Hello and welcome to

the Freakish Lemon video podcast thing. I

 

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am the Freakish Lemon, I go by Adrian, and

I use male pronouns. Welcome if you’re a new

 

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viewer and welcome back if you’re a returning

viewer. If you hear a low humming noise under

 

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the sound of this video it is because I have

a box fan sitting on the table right in front

 

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of my face in order to record this video so

that I’m not dripping by the end of it.

 

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It is August, it is hot, and it is humid,

as August tends to be, even here in the hills

 

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of Connecticut. I didn’t finish the introduction

stuff. Oh my god, I’m so good at this podcast

 

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thing. Okay, so bleh. Show notes for this

episode will be over at freakishlemon.com.

 

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You can join the Ravelry group. It’s the

Freakish Lemon Podcast Video… no. Freakish

 

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Lemon Video Podcast group on Ravelry and you

can find me as freakishlemon on Twitter, Tumblr,

 

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Instagram, places, Ravelry. All the places.

It’s freakishlemon. And the links to all

 

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those things will be in the down bar here

on YouTube.

 

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So, August, hot, humid… it’s gross. Although

it hasn’t been terrible the past couple

 

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of weeks. I mean, there have been hot days,

but it’s been fairly mild for August thus

 

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far. But of course this weekend is when it

has to get hot. It’s just the way things go.

 

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What have I done since my last episode that’s

exciting? I went down to Pennsylvania for

 

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a weekend. I took a long weekend and went

down visited some friends. Drove down Friday,

 

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we went to the Renaissance Faire on Saturday

because we’re Renaissance Faire people, and

 

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then they both had work on Sunday so I waited

until they both went to work and I drove back

 

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up to Connecticut. Not in my car because my

car is a problem. I borrowed my dad’s car.

 

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More on car stories later. But I actually

made some pretty good time. Traffic wasn’t

 

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terrible. Made it in about six hours. Because

they live pretty close to the Maryland border

 

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in southern Pennsylvania, so you go across

a lot of Pennsylvania.

 

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Anything else exciting other than my car troubles?

Not really. Yeah, so my car is a 2000 Buick

 

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LeSabre, which I bought used with the help

of parents when I graduated from college in

 

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  1. I have an hour to an hour and a half

commute to Hartford and then an hour/hour

 

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and a half back, depending on traffic. If

thigns are going well, it’s an hour. And I

 

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drive that five times a week to and from Hartford

and I’ve been slowly running this car into

 

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the ground. And it was pretty bad last year.

It’s been okay this year, but I think that’s

 

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because it knew I was looking for a new car.

And I had kind of slowed my search down and

 

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it gave me trouble this week. It’s playing

this fun game where it won’t start. Mechanics

 

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thought it might be the fuel pressure regulator,

so, which had been failing, so we swapped

 

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that out and that wasn’t a terrible expense,

but my starting problem was still happening,

 

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so they can’t figure it out. They can see

no mechanical reason for it. My dad thinks

 

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that it might be something to do with the

ignition because my car will turn over once

 

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and then shut down. And he was having the

same problem with an old Saturn Ion of his

 

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a while back because the Ion ignition was

having problems reading the chip in the key.

 

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So you’d to go to start the car, it would

turn over once, it wouldn’t start, and then

 

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you’d have to wait 10 minutes for the sensor

to reset. Basically. Is my understanding of

 

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how it went. So, we’re going to see how it

goes, but I am looking for a new car in the

 

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coming weekends. Not next weekend because

I’m going to the New York Renaissance Faire.

 

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That’s a family thing that we do. My car will

not be invited on that trip. and then a lot

 

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of car dealerships around here aren’t open

on Sundays and I can’t go during the week

 

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because of when work coordinates and I don’t

want to deal with annoying, pushy people after

 

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a whole day of dealing with annoying, pushy

people. So the next Saturday I have free,

 

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I’m gonna go start test driving stuff. See

what I like. What is this bit of hair doing?

 

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I don’t know.

It’s humid. It doesn’t know what to do. So

 

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those are really the big events that have

happened in my life since I last podcasted. I

 

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go to work. I come back. I craft. Well my

parents went on vacation this week, which

 

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was interesting. Of course that’s when my

car decides to start having problems is when

 

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my parents go on vacation. But I suppose that

would bring me to the reason why this podcast

 

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episode is so late. Because the day I’m filming

this is Sunday, August whatever – 16th? Is

 

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is the 16th today? I don’t know. Normally

I film on Friday nights or Saturdays, so I

 

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have the weekend to do all the processing

stuff. And I know I posted my last episode,

 

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was it Tuesday? So this will probably go up

Wednesday or Thursday. Not that you care at

 

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the time that I’m filming this. It will already

be up by the time you hear this. But because

 

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my parents were on vacation, I took Friday

off because usually that’s a day where my

 

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mom doesn’t have any work so she’s with the

dog all day. I mean, my brothers are home.

 

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One brother is home from college and the other

one is um.. he start a job this week. He’s

 

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graduated, but he’s starting a new job this

week. But, I mean, she’s used to Mom and Dad

 

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and occasionally me because they were both

in school for a big chunk of her living here.

 

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Because Mom got her for Christmas, so they

were off for the winter break, but they went

 

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back to school and she got used to the three

of us. You know, this dog is very attached

 

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to my mom. So they were on vacation and she

was depressed and whiny and timing is wonderful,

 

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she went into heat this week, so she was,

you know, puppy cramps and whining and her

 

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favourite people aren’t here. She was just

a mess. And I knew it was going to be, even

 

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without her going into heat. She was going

to not be pleased about everything, so I took

 

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Friday off so I could spend the day with the

dog. Well my sister had this week off too

 

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because where she works closes for a week

in AugusT and she invited me down to play

 

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with fiber dyeing because I had bought that

undyed fiber from the Gnome Acres fiber sale.

 

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And she had bought some of that undyed fiber

from that Gnome Acres fiber sale and she had

 

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bought some undyed yarn and dye kit stuff

to play with. So I thought, bring the dog

 

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down to my sister’s place. We’ll play with

yarn all day. The dogs will play with each

 

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other all day. It’ll be wonderful.

 

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And that’s why this podcast is later than

what I typically do is because of our dye

 

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experiments. I should also note that you can

follow my sister on as gabigails on Instagram,

 

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primarily, and she has a blog called Once

Upon a Corgi where she had been providing

 

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updates on the corgi puppies when Audrey had

puppies back in last October. Of which Penny

 

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is one. But she’s playing around with sewing

some project bags and dyeing some yarn and

 

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I don’t know if she’s really kind of I mean

she said she’s going to put up an Etsy shop,

 

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but she’s playing around with it right now

and I don’t think she has that yet. But yes,

 

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so we went down there and we played with some

dye. So we got down there and we started doing

 

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vinegar water soaks on our fiber. She is already

pre-soaked a bunch of yarn bases. Well, she

 

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had bought like ten Merino/nylon fingering

weight skeins. And she had pre-soaked those

 

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previously so they were ready to go, so while

we were soaking our fiber we were dyeing some

 

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yarn. And I had so much fun after the first

one that I asked her if I could just buy three

 

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skeins because that seemed – Well, I had a

20 in my wallet so… 20 pretty much covered

 

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three skeins from where she bought them from.

So I gave her a 20 and I dyed three 100 gram

 

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fingering weight skeins, which I think was

463 yds. I think that’s what she said. And

 

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I did  kind of three techniques. I got halfway

through my explanation. That’s why this podcast

 

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is so late because we were… we did all the

soaking and we did all the dyeing on Friday,

 

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but not everything dried before I had to go

home and bring Penny home. So some of it did

 

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and I brought it home with me and I started

doing a citric acid bath on them just to finalize

 

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and set the colors and she brought up the

rest yesterday and we were doing the citric

 

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acid dyes and drying them all day. Because

the yarn went quickly because all of her yarn

 

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stayed with her, but then she brought her

fiber up so that we could put it up on the

 

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clothesline out here. Because the air circulation

was better and there is direct sunlight on

 

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our clothesline. So we first started dyeing

yarn. We each did two and then we started fiber

 

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dyeing and then we dyed some more yarn. But

I’m going to show the yarn all at once. Because

 

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that’s just how my notes are organized.

 

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So this was the first one I did. I got weird

shadows here. It’s a speckly, speckly yarn.

 

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Mostly just because speckly yarn is really

cool and technically I’m not allowed to buy

 

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yarn, even though I bought this, but also

it’s really hard to find – It was really hard

 

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for me to find speckly yarn that I liked that

was in stock. A lot of the yarn I find – I’ve

 

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found was pink which is not really my color.

So, I just decided to do some speckles. I

 

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did some orange, some bright blue, well the

orange was called pumpkin, so some pumpkin,

 

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bright blue, pansy purple, and some twilight,

which was a darker greyish stormy blue. Like

 

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here’s a – there’s some twilight and there’s

some pansy purple. I don’t know how well that’s

 

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going to come out different colors on the

screen, but that was my first one. And then

 

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I did a second handpainting. This one’s very

saturated. It has a red that’s called turkey

 

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red. Although, I may accidentally call it

turkey blood in the podcast because we kept

 

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calling it turkey blood because it looked

like blood when it was all mixed up. Some

 

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turkey red, some pumpkin, and the pansy purple. And

for this one – this is handpainted – I arranged

 

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it in like a square and I did the red in each

of the corners and then the orange on either

 

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side of the red and the the purple on the

sides of square. So I did reskein all of these

 

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because after dyeing and citric aciding and

drying and all that, they were really kind

 

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of ratty looking and they had gotten pulled

all over the place. So I reskeined them and

 

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I really like how this color combination turned

out. You can see where in some places that

 

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I didn’t quite get the dye all the way through

the yarn, but I think that’ll look fine. I

 

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don’t know what I’m going to do with this.

The speckle yarn will probably be socks. I

 

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don’t know if this will also be socks. Probably,

knowing me. And then we dyed a bunch of fiber.

 

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I’ll show you the fiber in a minute and then

it was getting really late and I needed to

 

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dye – oh I’m not in focus. There we go. It

was getting really late and and I had one

 

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more skein to dye and I was ready to go home.

The dogs were ready to be separated. Everybody

 

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was tired. So I took a skein and this is what

it ended up with. This is the finished product,

 

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which is kind of a tonal green. I had dyed

– I had taken the pot – It had a little bit

 

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of twilight left – just a smidge, smidge,

smidge, smidge – so I poured some yellow dye

 

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in there. And ti was really diluted yellow

dye. It was a very soft yellow, so it turned

 

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a kind of really soft green.I think it was

buttercup? I think that’s the name of the

 

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dye for the yellow. So the whole thing turned

kind of a soft green. I pulled it out, I tied

 

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two or three knots in it, put it back in.

I dumped a little bit of the bright blue in

 

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there just to make it a little bit green again.

And then once it took that, I poured some

 

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spring green in there, which is kind of a

blueish green. And it was really diluted.

 

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It’s not really saturated at all, but I think

it’s a nice tonal green and I think I’m going

 

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to do the Verdure shawl in this color. Because

I didn’t really have anything in my stash

 

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that would be really fit that pattern.

 

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Now the fiber, dyeing the fiber was an adventure.

After we took it out of the vinegar soak we

 

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put it outside to dry up a bit. We didn’t

wait for it to dry completely. And I only

 

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did the three fibers – the three white fibers

I got from Gnome Acres. So there was a superwash

 

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merino/merino/silk, a superwash merino/bamboo/nylon,

and a Falkland. And the Falkland – which my

 

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sister also got – and she was dyeing her Masham

– Masham? M-A-S-H-A-M, I didn’t look up how

 

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to pronounce it. My sister dyed that two.

And those two were the only types of fiber

 

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we had that wasn’t superwash, I think. So

it absorbs the water really quickly and then

 

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when we took it out, it dried really quickly.

The superwashes and the blends – I don’t know

 

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what was because it was superwash and what

was because it was a blend – but it took a

 

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while to absord the water and then it wouldn’t

let it go. It would just stay heavy with water.

 

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It didn’t want to dry. So that was fun. Also

the superwash merino/bamboo/nylon was sticky.

 

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It stuck to gloves. It stuck to my skin. It

stuck to the towel we put it on out on her

 

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deck. it stuck to itself. It was a sticky

fiber. It was difficult to manage the fiber

 

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when it was wet. So the first fiber that I

decided to play with was the superwash merino/silk,

 

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which I decided to try to do handpainting.

My sister had a book that we were referencing

 

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and they said you could handpaint fiber, so

I wanted to try doing that and my sister tried

 

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doing that, too. And that was really difficult.

The fiber wanted to stick to what we were

 

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using. She had tried it first with a foam

brush. It would stick to it and she was like,

 

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nope, no. And then we tried just like paint

brushes. Stuck to it less, as long as you

 

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didn’t really brush. As long as you kind of

dabbed, it was fine. But the color would stay

 

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at the top of the fiber and not really go

in unless you liek squooshed it. And like

 

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the fear of doing things with fiber is accidentally

felting it so you don’t really want to agitate

 

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it too much. So, what I ended up doing was

taking the dye and pouring into spots and

 

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then just kind of smooshing it into the fiber

with my hands. Which actually worked out pretty

 

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well in the  end, but it just seems like

it was a terrible idea when I was doing it.

 

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But it actually turned out okay. So my plan

for that one was yellow, the buttercup yellow,

 

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pumpkin orange, and some pine green which

was really kind of yellowy, bright green.

 

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And this is the fiber I dyed with that method.

You’ll see it’s the most saturated of all

 

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the dyed fiber that I have and it’s probably

the most dyed throughout. You’ll see you in

 

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my other fiber there are parts where the dye

just I didn’t take or of there wasn’t enough

 

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dye in the pot. After we each painted one

fiber we went, nope, no. We’re going to immersion

 

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dye the rest of them. Because it was so much

hassle in her tiny kitchen and it took so

 

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much time that we were like, no. We’re not

gonna do that. So this is what- It looks more

 

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pumpkiny now than it did. The whole day we

were calling at my carrot fiber. And I really

 

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like it. I really do. I’m not sure if superwash

merino/mernio/silk would be good for socks,

 

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but I really want to spin this into a pair

of Halloween socks with black contrasting

 

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heels and toes. I think that would be kind

of amazing.

 

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The second fiber I dyed was the superwash

merino/bamboo/nylon, which was so sticky to

 

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work with. So because it was so sticky, we

decided that there’s no way I’m going to handpaint

 

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this, so we did some immersion dyeing. And

here’s the end product. You can see it’s not

 

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really saturated. I think it’s pinker in real

life than it is one the screen there. There’s

 

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some parts where it got pretty saturated,

but it took the dye really interesting, but

 

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it was also our first immesion dye, so we

were still playing with it. So we put it in

 

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a pot on simmer, and I poured some  turkey

red dye in there. It was diluted, that’s why

 

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it looks pink. So, did that. And then I kind

of coiled it into these loose knots that I

 

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was like  please don’t felt because pulling

you apart would be terrible. And we put some

 

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bright blue in there and then I just kind

of rolled it all into a ball and poured a

 

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bunch of pansy in there and just simmered

it until the water ran clear every time. This

 

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braid has it doubled up, you can see here

the singles. This fluffed up to twice the

 

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original fiber thickness. This was a very

thin fiber when it just came in the bag. And

 

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it got so fluffy out on the clothesline. I

mean, it really got the wind and the sun first

 

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thing in the morning, but it is so fluffy.

Fluffy, fluffy, fluffy. It’s

kind of ridiculous and I kind of love it.

 

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I don’t know what this will be, but I’m excited

to spin it because I’ve never spun this particular

 

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blend of fibers before and we’ll see what

I want to do with it once I spin it.

 

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And then the last one is my Falkland, which

I knew I wanted to do just kind of one color.

 

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Well it didn’t end up as one color, but I

tried. Here’s the Falkland. I couldn’t double

 

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it up to do the braid. It was too fat. There

was still some purple dye – the purple dye

 

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tended not to be absorbed all the way through.

Because it would be- the water would have

 

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the same amount of purple in it like over

the course of 15 minutes, so we just kind

 

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of kept leaving a little bit of purple in

there. And then I added the twilight. And

 

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the Falkland- where the dye was poured in,

it absorbed the dye really well, if you can

 

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see. And I tired to pour it in different places,

but it didn’t really spread out in water.

 

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The fiber absorbed it so quickly that it didn’t

really get a chance to get stirred in. Also,

 

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this wool is so ginourmously fluffy that I

kept having to add water – like almost to

 

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the top of the pot that my sister had for

dyeing things in – before it could be covered.

 

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But there were parts in the middle that were

up, so I had to carefully like flip it over

 

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in the pot. But I’m pretty pleased with how

this dyed up. And this will be really nice

 

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to spin.

 

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So that was all the yarn and fiber that I

dyed. My sister also did a bit of onion skin

 

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dyeing kind of just before we went on a lunch

break  and she gave me one of the mini skeins

 

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from that pot of dye, which was nice of her.

That’s why this podcast is late. Because I

 

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was playing with dye. That will not be a regular

thing because I can’t really take over the

 

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kitchen here to do any of it regularly. If

I had wanted to. Because there are many people

 

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who live here and everybody kind of needs

to eat. We could do it at my sister’s house

 

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because it’s just her and her boyfriend and

her boyfriend was working, but she doesn’t

 

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have space to do it during cold weather, so

it’s kind of a summer hobby, playing with

 

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dye. At this point.

 

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So now we can go into my regular segments,

starting with

 

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I have 3 finished

 

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objects and they are all socks. The first

thing I finished are my Flying North socks

 

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which are by Maria Montzka of the Stitched

in Sweden podcast. I used Sensations Truly

 

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which is 55% wool, 30% nylon and 15% rayon

from bamboo in Turquoise. I used US 1/ 2.25

 

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mm DPNs and I did this using the fish lips

kiss heel. It’s a little longer than it should

 

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be, so that wasn’t entirely accurate for my

foot – because I followed all the things,

 

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I did the cut out, and the foot is a little

long for my foot. But here’s the sock. And

 

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I’m not sure about this toe. I do want to

make a modified version of these socks again

 

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as my Hawkeye socks, which I talked about

last episode. I think I’d go wider just because

 

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it didn’t block out as round. When I kitchener

toes, which is about the same amount of stitches,

 

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it usually blocks out round for my foot. Or,

you know, washing it out round, whatever. But

 

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I think because it’s so structured, because

it’s a very stuctured cast on toe and because

 

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it is, it’s not going to round out. Which

is kind of weirdly pointed for my foot. I

 

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have an idea to try and do the fish lips kiss

heel as a toe. I have a theory on how I might

 

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be able to pull that off because that would

work well for a toe for me, but we’ll see

 

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how that goes. I will play. But overall, I’m

pretty pleased with how these socks turned

 

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out. I did these for the Opposites-along for

the YarnderWoman podcast and for the sock

 

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knit along for the Yarnaceuticals podcast.

I think these are the socks I entered for

 

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that. I was working on a lot of socks all

at the same time, but those are finished so

 

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that’s good.

 

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And then I finished a pair of basic vanilla

socks that I kept in my bag for work using

 

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Loops & Threads Luxury sock which is 60% Merino,

30% nylon, 10% cashmere in the “Canyon” colorway.

 

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Again on US 1/ 2.25 double pointed needles.

And I use the aluminum needles from Boye?

 

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That you buy at Jo-Ann’s. So here’s sock on

a blocker and this one was done using 64 stitches,

 

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which is slightly… like it’s comfortable

for my foot, but it’s slightly looser than

 

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I generally prefer, but if worse comes to

worst I can use them as layering socks in

 

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the winter, but I do like how these turned

out. And I did the fish lips kiss heel on

 

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these, too, which actually worked out well

for this striping yarn. I think I hit it at

 

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just the right point to get the heels more

or less identical. These are the socks that

 

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I also knit two in tandem with each other,

so… And I tried to get them to start at

 

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exactly the same point. It’s not exactly the

same point, but it’s pretty close. Like I

 

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have yellow in the cast on here, but only

like one little bit here. But it’s a pretty

 

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close match and I’m pretty pleased that worked

out.

 

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Then I finished a pair of hand spun socks

for the Yarngasm podcast spinalong/knitalong/sockalong

 

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thing. I haven’t posted them up there as of

recording this yet, but I spun this- here

 

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are my finished socks. Talk with the socks

on the screen. I spin this using Frabjous

 

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Fibers fiber. It was a BFL in the Dunedin

colorway. I played yarn chicken with these

 

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socks. I thought about spinning extra for

the heels and toes. I should have done at

 

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least for the heel because I was 10 yards

maybe short? I skipped a bunch of the plain

 

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knit rows in the sock decreases and I kitchenered

them at quite a few stitches. It’s a very

 

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flat toe. And probably in a commercial yarn

this would not fit my foot. They’re almost

 

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an inch shorter than my other socks, but this

is heavier than a fingering weight, so it

 

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actually stretches more than a fingering weight

socks. So my foot’s a little bit bigger than

 

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this blocker, but it quite easily accommodates

a little extra room in the sock. I wore them

 

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around for a while. They’re really cushy because

I was knitting them more or less the same

 

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gauge. I mean, I was using US 1/2.25 DPNs

, basic vanilla sock, pretty sure I cast on

 

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56 the same way I normally do . I mean, the

fabirc came out a little bigger so it’s closer

 

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to this size sock, but there is a lot of stretch

in my chain ply yarn, so these will work out

 

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nicely for me. I just did a normal reinforced

heel flap. A slipped stitch heel flap. I came

 

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so close to doing exactly my vanilla sock,

so close. So now I know when I’m doing handspun

 

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socks, do at least a contrasting heel until

I can reliably spin a fingering weight. Because

 

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I think if this had been a true fingering

weight, I would not have run out. But I was

 

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working two ends of the same ball at the end

of it and I had maybe this much yarn left

 

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between the socks when I got to the point

where I was going to –  I had just yarn enough

 

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to kitchener the toes. I was knitting one

row on one sock, one row on one sock, one

 

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row on one sock, one row on one sock. It was

real close. But I made it and I’m pleased

 

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and I can submit these for the spinalong/knitalong.

 

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And I do have a couple of finished objects.

Let me scroll my notes here. Not finished

 

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objects, works in progress. I showed you my

finished objects. Works in progress. Say the

 

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words that you mean to say. So I have my cozy

memories blanket, which is in progress. I

 

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did put a few more quares on it since the

last episode. Here we go. So, let’s see, where

 

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was I last time? Okay, I had started – the

weight is making them rectangular. This one

 

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last time – also I think I just knit rectangularly

– I had started this one and I finished that

 

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one up. I added this one, this one, this green

one, and this brown one. Amd I started on

 

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this one. And these are all from Diane of

the Peggy May podcast because we did a swap

 

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and she also included some in a prize that

I won for her Mayalong , which was very nice

 

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of her. And I try to use of yarns I’ve gotten

from people – I’ve only gotten them from two

 

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or three people, three people – but I try

to use them all up at once so that I remember

 

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whose they are to say on the podcast. Oh,

I forgot about this one. And I put this one

 

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on it. I forgot. Because I had finished this

squared off row and then I put one on here

 

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and this one here because those are the ones

that require cast ons, so I just did those

 

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real quick. This one I didn’t have quite enough

of to finish I started- I added in a little

 

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bit left over from one of the ones I got from

Kristen from the Yarngasm podcast up there

 

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at the top. But I think it matches pretty

well. Well enough for a blanket that’s not

 

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going to match itself, so that works out.

 

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I also have that lace triangle shawl in my

Star Wars comics bag from Tangerine Designs

 

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– whoops. Just kick my tripod. This is out

of the Plymouth Yarn Revel, which is 80% alpaca

 

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and 15% merino. It’s a single ply. It’s in

the Grape Mist colorway. I’m using US 5/3.75

 

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mm aluminum circulars. And this had started

out as a modular kerchief, but I decided to

 

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just keep going with the basic triangle part.

And I haven’t really put too much on this

 

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since last time I showed it to you. I got

through the dark-dark purple and I’m in the

 

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blue again, but it’s been warm. And this yarn

sticks to me when it’s warm. I’m using these

 

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little ring stitch markers I got from EllieKnitter

in a mini swap. But yeah, I haven’t really

 

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put too much knitting in on this. Because

socks just go by so much quicker than shawls

 

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do.

 

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I do have more finished objects. I forgot

to put them in my notes. Because they only

 

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took a couple hours. I have little tiny scrap

sweaters to add to my ornaments box. It’s

 

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the Mini Sweaters pattern. It might say Mini

Sweaters with Cables. I don’t remember who

 

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it’s by. I don’t remember what needle size

I used off of the top of my head because I

 

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forgot to put them in my notes. I brought

them over here and I didn’t put them in my

 

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notes. I don’t know what happened. But here

they are. I only noticed them because I knocked

 

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them over. But they’re tiny little sweaters

on these tiny little hangers. I have a tiny

 

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little blue sewater that also had a hanger.

Because it was a package of three hangers.

 

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I’ve made this one which is Merry Little Lamb

wool and this is leftover from the Canyon.

 

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Just little raglan sweaters to put on a Christmas

tree.

 

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I’m also working on a shawl for the LittleBobbins

Purposeful stash-along because apparently,

 

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I am a sucker for knitalongs. It’s in my space

ray guns bag by Tangerine Designs and it is

 

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the Del Norte shawl by Danielle Morgan. I’ve

started it in some Ella Rae lace merino, which

 

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is 100% extrafine merino in Green under the

number 11. It’s not a lace weight, though.

 

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It’s a fingering weight, but it’s called lace.

I don’t know why. And it’s a triangular shawl.

 

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It’s a pretty simple – oh, you can see right

through it. It’s a pretty simple triangular

 

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shawl. The patterning is done using different

sections of stockinette and garter stitch.

 

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So there’s a triangle of stockinette at the

top and then there’s a triangle of stockinette

 

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in between these garter stitches at the bottom.

And I believe it will finish up with a few

 

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garter rows and some stripes. And I have another

yarn in here to do with the stripes and it

 

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is a Berroco Cosmo – Cosma in this blue color

2442 which is 60% baby alpaca, 30% wool, and

 

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10% silk. I had bought this blue to specifically

go with this green

and that’s why it’s part of my stashalong.

 

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Because it’s been in my stash together for

a shawl project for a while. This is actually

 

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a little bit of a heavier weight than the

green, but it will be at the end of the shawl

 

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in a garter stripe and I don’t think it will

make much of a difference. And I have on here

 

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all these test stitch markers I did for my

shop. I knew I wanted to have Star Trek stitch

 

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markers, but I didn’t quite know how to – what

would be the best way to have the different

 

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colors, so those are test ones. All my test

ones that I don’t completely botch, I keep

 

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because I might as well use them.

 

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And I’m also working on gift knitting. I’ve

already started working on gift knitting for

 

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Christmas.  I’m not going to show things

that I’m knitting as gifts on the podcast

 

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because I’m not sure who watches and who doesn’t.

Usually, in years past, I’ve done a kind of

 

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Christmas gift roundup blog post over at my

blog after New Years, pretty much once I have

 

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all the gifts sent out to everybody I’m sending

gifts to. You might see pieces of gifts that

 

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I’m making over at Instagram because I do

like posting vague pictures of knitting on

 

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Instagram, but that’ll probably be it for

some of that knitting until I get all those

 

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gifts out. Because I want to be prepared and

I don’t want to be rushed into crafting things

 

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at like I have been for the past few years

which really really sucked a lot. And I don’t

 

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have any more notes, so I think that’s all

I’ve been working on, so we’ll move onto the

 

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next segment.

 

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The next segment a couple hours later because

my camera battery died is

 

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I’m still just working on the two projects

crocheting, the granny square odds and ends

 

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I haven’t done anything with. But I have been

working on my Weekender blanket, the pattern

 

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Weekender Blanket by Sandra Paul using a variety

of Lion Brand Wool-Ease and Vanna’s Choice

 

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yarns. Here it is. This is probably the same

view you got last time, but I did add a few

 

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more. I think these two rows will be the last

ones because this will go across – across,

 

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across, across, across, across – and then

down all the way to the bottom and then I

 

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think I’ll start adding borders after I fill

in all the half hexagons and the little partial

 

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arrow shaped ones. These little guys. This

is being crocheted on a US I/ 5.5 mm hook.

 

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But not much other progress for crochet.

 

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So we’ll move on to

 

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I have one finished handspun project.

 

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I meant to get it out of the plastic before

I showed it on the podcast. This was the Phoenix

 

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Fiber Club rolags for May. I just spun each

of the rolags – I’ll just show one up close

 

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–  I spun these on my raw elm drop spindles

from sunniefairy on etsy and I Andean plied

 

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them, which – I meant to bring something over

to show you. Do I have scrap yarn in here

 

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still? I have this. Okay. Glass of water,

almost knocked it over. Basically, Andean plying

 

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is a way of wrapping fiber around your hands

to do a 2 ply with one single strand of yarn

 

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or one single spun, so pretend this is my

handspun. You would wrap it up and around

 

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your middle finger- this is terrible. This

is a terrible view. So you wrap it up and

 

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around your middle finger then down around

your hand and then up around your middle finger

 

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again over and over until you have something

like that but with more fiber. And then you

 

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kind of scrunch it up,  get your finger out

from under there, and then put the whole thing

 

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back on your wrist. And then you have to ends

and you can ply them together off your wrist.

 

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And if you do it right, it comes off fairly

easily. Sometimes that fiber was sticking

 

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to me and to each other so there was a little

bit of a struggle for me, but for the most

 

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part it’s a nice way to get a two ply out

of a little bit of handspun. I wouldn’t do

 

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it off of a spool that came off of a spinning

wheel, but this much is manageable on your

 

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hand and it also evens out my drop spindling

singles. Because you know, when you start

 

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the spindle is lighter because there’s nothing

on it, but as you spin it gets heavier and

 

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heavier and my singles tend to get a little

bit thicker as they go, but if I two ply it

 

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that way, it evens it out because you’ve got

the thickest and the thinnest strand plied

 

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together evely to make an average-

an average weight of the yarn. And this is

super sparkly, as you can see. These little

 

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sparkly things have been flying all over the

house.  This ended up being 17 wraps per

 

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inch at a light sport weight. It’s 45.5 grams

at about 178 yards. Which isn’t that bag out

 

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of four little rolags.

 

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But that’s the only finished spinning I have

currently. I do have an update on my giant

 

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ball of wool hand spun on the wheel. It’s

been a work in progress since forever. I finished

 

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one half of the fiber. One half was divded

into two for long color repeats and the other

 

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half was divided into a whole bunch of little

nests for short color repeats to do fractal

 

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plying. Well, I have finished the short color

repeats half. There’s my bobbins. And I am

 

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really pleased with how they look right now.

I’m going to spin something else really quick

 

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on the wheel – on my Ashford Kiwi 2 – before

I start into the other half of that fiber

 

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just because

spinning that much fiber can be really tedious.

It really can. I don’t know, but I think I

 

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will spin something in between so that I don’t

drive myself crazy just spinning this until

 

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the end of time.

 

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So my next segment is

 

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This

is a sewing portion. I have one finished object.

 

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I made a new pair of pants for the Renaissance

Faire. It is green. And they’re just a simple,

 

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elastic waisted long pant. I used a pajama

pants pattern from Craftsy. It was a free

 

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PDF download, Wide Pajama Pants pattern. It’s

really wrinkly, but whatever. Because I don’t

 

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really care about wrinkles when I’m going

to the Ren Faire because you end up disheleved

 

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and sweaty anyway. It had me doing reinforced

seams because I don’t have a serger, like

 

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a regular seam and then a zigzag stitch to

reinforce it. And it was pretty simple. It

 

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was not unlike the pajama shorts that I had

made, but I did ensure a tag in the back.

 

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Because I couldn’t- at a quick glace, it’s

hard to tell what’s the back and what’s the

 

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front on pajama pants. On my pajamas shorts,

I don’t care. Because they’re pajamas, but

 

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these are actually going to be – well, I did

wear them in public, so I want to make sure

 

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I’ve got the back in the back and the front

in the front. That’s the only finished object

 

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I have. Toss it over there.

 

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I have not done any work on that quilt top

from the bento bag scraps because it’s been

 

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hot and all my sewing stuff is upstairs and

I don’t want to bring it downstairs. And my

 

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Christmas cross stitch is not finished, but

I have made some progress. I’m getting up

 

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to the second corner. I had done this corner

down here. You can’t see it, it’s under there.

 

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And I’ve gone up on this corner. So, the end

is in sight for this. Slowly but surely on

 

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this as well.

 

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So we’re going to move on to

 

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There’s

a suprisingly large amount of new stuff. I

 

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wasn’t intending to get this much new stuff,

but there was a coupon that worked out well

 

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for getting a bunch of stuff that I knew I

needed to get soon anyway. But the first things

 

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I got were a couple of Kickstarter rewards.

The Spun Fiber Co. had a Kickstarter and they

 

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sent me the reward for the level I backed.

The Spun Fiber Co. This is Wellfleet, a 100%

 

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local merino. It’s a sport weight, 50 g, 175

yards. And it’s this tonal grey. And they

 

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also sent a little lavender thingy with it.

So it’s been hanging out in the Yarn Chicken

 

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tote with all my finished objects and things

for the podcast. I’m not sure what I’m going

 

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to do with this yet, but … It’s not super,

super soft, but it’s it’s airy, so I don’t

 

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know. It’ll probably be a hat or something.

It’s kind of squooshy. I like that.

 

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And Knitcircus also had a Kickstarter and

this was the reward for that Kickstarter.

 

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It’s the Greatest of Ease base, 80% superwash

merino, 20% nylon, 400 yards, 3.5 ounces,

 

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100 grams in Grand Canyon, which is this red.

And I don’t know what I’m going to make with

 

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this either, but it’s a very nice yarn. It’s

very soft.

 

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I also bought a couple of new drop spindles

because I can’t help myself but they’re different

 

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ones than the ones that I already have. I

have like 5 top whorl drop spindles, so I

 

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bought a bottom whorl drop spindle with this

Celtic knot design and a little Turkish spindle.

 

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These are from Turtle Made on Etsy and they’re

3D printed. They’re also interchange because

 

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I can take that apart and Turkish spindles

come apart anyway and I can put this on this

 

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one and have a taller Turkish spindle or a

tiny little bottom whorl spindle. And that’s

 

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pretty cool. I don’t know which one I’m going

to spin with first, but I thought it’d be

 

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really cool to try them out and they’re pretty

cheap. I don’t remember how much I paid for

 

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them, but they’re around the same or less

than the just plain starter wooden ones you

 

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can get for bottom whorl spindles and I was

having hard time finding Turkish spindles

 

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that were below $30, so even though it’s teeny

tiny, I can swap out the shaft on this one

 

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or I can just spin it teeny tiny. See how

that goes. But I’m excited to try them because

 

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I’ve never spun with either type of spindle

before. That’ll be really interesting.

 

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And I bought Christmas gift yarn which is

what I had a coupon for. It was a free shipping

 

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coupon. I bought the yarns from Joann’s.com.

I prefer to buy a gift yarns from big box

 

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stores because they tend to be easy to care

for which is good when you’re giving gifts

 

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because not everybody is well versed in wool

care. Lots of stuff people can throw in the

 

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01:00:45,540 –> 01:00:59,740

wash and dryer and its not bad yarn. Its really

not. There are few yarns in the big box stores

 

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that bother me. I mean, I love sock yarns

from the big box stores because you know what

 

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it’ll do and they have a lot of great blends

that aren’t scratchy or anything, so I’ll

 

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just quickly go through some of the yarns

that I bought for gifts. I bought this Premier

 

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Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity sock weight

in Picasso Marble

and I bought a Deborah Norville Serenity sock

 

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01:01:47,589 –> 01:02:09,589

yarn in Charcoal. I bought some Red Heart

Heart and Sole with Aloe in Blackjack. I bought

 

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some Patons Kroy socks in Mulberry Stripes.

I bought some Lion Brand Sock-Ease in Cotton

 

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Candy and I haven’t used the Sock-Ease before

so I’m interested to see what that’ll be like

 

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washed because it is a little rough in the

skein but I will find out. And I bought some

 

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01:02:49,380 –> 01:03:04,130

more Lion Brand Sock-Ease in Rock Candy, which

is a lot all at once but I got free shipping.

 

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And I love going to the store to Jo-Ann’s,

I really do, but I know that they have more

 

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colors online and I didn’t want to just buy

what was there as opposed to buying what I

 

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thought people would like. So I made an order,

free shipping. That was worth it. I’m almost

 

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set on Christmas gift yarn. I still have some

more to look at, but  I’m a lot more prepared

 

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now than I was last year or the year before.

 

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So then

 

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I am going to putting

these up on my Etsy shop all together as a

 

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mini skein pack because you could probably

make something with this amount of yardage

 

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that would be really interesting or use it

with another yarn as like a focal yarn or

 

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something. And I don’t know what to do with

it, so I figure I’d put it up in the shop.

 

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If anybody wants it, it’ll be up there. I

meant to do more, but then the situation with

 

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my car kind of killed a couple of evenings

where I wanted to work on more stitch markers,but

 

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we’ll see what happens. But I have ordered

new business cards. My old business cards

 

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are ones that I had had for a long time. I

got them for free in college and they weren’t

 

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quite well designed. But I have ordered more

business cards that are really simple. They

 

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just – I’ll show you them when I get them

in, but it’s the freakish lemon and then freakishlemon.com,

 

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freakishlemon.etsy.com. And that’s it. Because

that’s really all you need to know. And I

 

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like having business cards with a lot of space

on them. Because if I need to write something

 

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01:05:44,130 –> 01:05:54,140

down for somebody I can just give them a business

card with a note on it. Or, like, if I’m giving

 

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01:05:54,140 –> 01:06:04,530

a promo code for something, I can just write

it on the back and give it to you. So, nice,

 

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simple, two most important places. Because

freakishlemon.com will get you everywhere.

 

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They haven’t come in, but I am excited to

see them. Because it’s been a long time since

 

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I’ve played with business cards. And that’s

really it for the shop at this point.

 

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Stuff I am watching: I’ve rewatched

all of the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

 

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episodes that are on Netflix.  I am rewatching

Agents of SHIELD. I haven’t really watched

 

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01:06:45,970 –> 01:06:52,869

any movies since, it’s mostly been podcasts.

Just an endless stream of podcasts. Stuff

 

475

01:06:52,869 –> 01:07:02,500

I’m reading: I’m still reading Planet of Exile

by Ursula K. LeGuin. I don’t know. I’m having

 

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an off year with books. It’s really bad. I

just need to sit down and finish it. Maybe

 

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I’ll do that while I’m uploading all this

footage to my computer. I mean, I’m reading

 

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plenty of fanfiction. I am never not reading

fanfiction, but I’ve been really slow on books

 

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01:07:30,170 –> 01:07:36,980

this year. Stuff I am playing: I am still

playing Lego Marvel Superheroes. I’ll be playing

 

480

01:07:36,980 –> 01:07:48,050

that for a long time. And I said I’d update

on podcasts when I started listening to new

 

481

01:07:48,050 –> 01:07:55,890

ones and I’ve subscribed to a new one but

I’ve only listened to one episode so far.

 

482

01:07:55,890 –> 01:08:03,630

They were recently on Stuff Mom Never Told

You which is a podcast put out by How Suff

 

483

01:08:03,630 –> 01:08:12,690

Works. I think three of the hosts, I think

there’s four hosts, but it’s a podcast called

 

484

01:08:12,690 –> 01:08:20,929

Black Girls Talking and I’ve listened to one

episode where they were talking about the

 

485

01:08:20,929 –> 01:08:34,380

movie, oh what’s it called… Magic Mike?

Is that the movie? The one about the strippers?

 

486

01:08:34,380 –> 01:08:40,630

And it was an alright episode. I mean,  I

hadn’t seen the movie and it’s not really

 

487

01:08:40,630 –> 01:08:49,239

a movie that I would go to a theater to see

because I have problems with comedies. I can’t

 

488

01:08:49,239 –> 01:08:57,270

always sit through and watch a comedy, especially

if there is – and there usually is because

 

489

01:08:57,270 –> 01:09:06,339

comedies often include embarrassment. I have

a second hand embarrassment problem. It makes

 

490

01:09:06,339 –> 01:09:12,100

my skin crawl and I have to get up and leave

the room, so I don’t really see comedies in

 

491

01:09:12,100 –> 01:09:16,500

theaters. I don’t think I’ve even seen a preview

for that movie, so I don’t even know if that’s

 

492

01:09:16,500 –> 01:09:23,370

one I’ll watch later on Netflix, but it was

interesting to hear their thoughts and all

 

493

01:09:23,370 –> 01:09:31,199

that. But I’ve only listened to the one episode,

so we’ll see if I keep it in my queue. I feel

 

494

01:09:31,199 –> 01:09:42,520

like it could be really interesting and probably

good perspective for me to hear periodically.

 

495

01:09:42,520 –> 01:09:47,730

So I’ll keep listening to it for a while.

See if I really like it.

 

496

01:09:47,730 –> 01:09:53,540

I think that’s it. I think that’s all I’ve

got to talk about on this podcast. I’ve no

 

497

01:09:53,540 –> 01:10:01,110

idea how long the podcast is because I spent

so long talking about dyeing fiber and yarn

 

498

01:10:01,110 –> 01:10:07,940

at the beginning. Show notes and links to

everything can be found over at freakishlemon.com.

 

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01:10:07,940 –> 01:10:15,160

Come join the Freakish Lemon Video Podcast

group over at Ravelry. There’s not a ton of

 

500

01:10:15,160 –> 01:10:19,550

participation in the threads at this point,

but we’re still a pretty small group, so come

 

501

01:10:19,550 –> 01:10:27,460

join and, you know, talk and stuff. That’ll

be fun. You can follow me as freakishlemon

 

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01:10:27,460 –> 01:10:36,890

on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Ravelry

and check out my shop over at freakishlemon.etsy.com.

 

503

01:10:36,890 –> 01:10:47,070

All the links to that will be in the downbar

here on YouTube. And that’s it. That’s the

 

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01:10:47,070 –> 01:10:51,170

episode.  I will see you in September. Goodbye.

 

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