Episode 60: Plying Party

 

Filmed on 9/8/18

Podcast Stuff

  • 2018 Blanket MAL! There’s a thread up on Rav for photos and discussion, so please join us there as you work on blankets.
  • Quilt Along!
    • Time Frame: March 2018 – September 2018 – 6 months
    • Quilt size: smallest side 3 ft/36”/92 cm
    • Quilt top pattern: Half Square Triangles – The entire quilt does not have to be half square triangles, but half square triangles should be a feature. I created a Pinterest board with some cool ideas.
    • Quilting: No rules about the actual quilting! Long arm, machine, by hand, or tie quilting is all welcome.
    • Link HERE to Jaclyn/Brooklyn Knitfolk’s quilt along tutorials

FOs

  • Sewing
    • Grey tank top #1 – Lago Tank by Itch to Stitch – I got free from Craftsy
      • Technically a women’s pattern, but the only difference between a “women’s” tank top and a “men’s” tank top is a smidge of waist shaping and the size of the arm hole, which doesn’t bring up any gender-junk for me.
      • I measured a t-shirt for finished garment measurements and ended up making the size 16 top.
      • I made this pattern according to the pattern exactly.
      • It fits comfortably except that the neckline is lower than I had anticipated.
      • First time sewing a garment with knit fabric – not my favourite, but I’ll be more proficient with it with practice.
      • Used an old jersey bed sheet that is super worn out and soft
    • Grey tank top #2 – Lago Tank by Itch to Stitch – same as before except for the following
      • Front and back pieces are 2 halves seamed in the middle because I didn’t make the best use of space cutting out the first one
      • Raised the neckline by about 2”
      • Used the armhole and neck bands as facings and trimmed the excess after zig-zagging the facings down flat
      • Sewing with knit fabric was easier the second time around
  • Slytherin Scarf – LK 150 dial tension 3, tension rod 5 – adapted from the scarf measurements and stripe repeats from Harry Potter Hogwarts House Scarf by Dovile Petra – Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport in Aurora Heather and Dove Heather – stockinette stitch double width to fold and seam instead of ribbing – I had to stop because I ran out of green, so I scrapped it off rather than leaving it on the floor while I wait for more yarn to come in.
  • Dye Projects
    • Found a white bed sheet that no one in the house remembers buying – dyed it grey with “Raven” Procion dye to use as a possible quilt back
    • Dyed various fibers blue for rolags and batts
  • Handmade rolags from stash fibers and extras – I had originally started collecting these fibers and extras to open up an Etsy shop, but I’ve come to the realization that starting a proper business is not in the cards any time soon, so I’ve decided
  • Handspun
    • Alpaca handspun – Fiber from Alpaca Obsession – 2 ply drop spindle handspun, plied on Blackfoot spindle
    • Classy Squid Fiber Co – All the Mirrors of the World batt – 2 ply, singles spun on the Hitchhiker wheel, plied on the Ashford Kiwi
    • Classy Squid Fiber Co – Intergalactic batt kit – 2 ply, singles spun on the Hitchhiker wheel, plied on the Ashford Kiwi
    • Classy Squid Fiber Co – Star Fishing megabatt – 2 ply, spun on the Ashford Kiwi
    • Watermelon from Skirted Fleece Mill – Ashford Kiwi – 3 ply fractal spin
    • The last of the Mystery Fleece! – 2 ply woolen spun on the Hitchhiker and Ashford Kiwi wheels

WIPs

  • Granny Stripe Blanket by Lucy/Attic24 – Size G/4.25mm hook marling Knit Picks Stroll Fingering in Black with a magic ball of Legacy Fiber Artz minis
  • Marled Magic Shawl by Stephen West – US 6/4.0 mm – scrap yarns and old handspun
  • Fingering Weight Sweater Blank Sweater by Renee Callahan – Brother KH 836e knitting machine with the KR850 ribber – Dial set to 8 for stst, ended up using 7/7 for the ribbing – Grinning Gargoyle Khaleesi Sock in “Shiny Penny” and Knit Picks Stroll Fingering “Black”
  • Yardage for sewing project – plain weave, 12 dent heddle, Ashford 24” loom – a whole slew of grey and black yarns, Andre Sue Knits “Freakish Lemon” – See my Ravelry page for the full list of yarns
  • Tablet weaving band from a chart in Card Weaving by Candace Crockett – Nazli Gelin Garden 3 in black, red, yellow, and white – on a tablet weaving loom from chuckjones on Etsy, which doesn’t appear to be a shop on that platform anymore
  • Half Square Triangle Quilt – part of the HST QAL – Basted and started quilting
  • Star Wars Aurebesh Sampler Pattern by Adleones

Other Stuff

Stuff I’m Watching:

  • Extraordinary Tales – on Netflix, animated retellings of Edgar Allan Poe stories
  • Charmed – So much 90’s witchy goodness

Stuff I’m Listening To:

  • Sayer – Sci-fi horror podcast, like a darker version of Portal in a space station research facility
  • Point Mystic – Documentary type fiction podcast about a strange town with strange happenings
  • Wormwood – Fiction audio drama about a supernatural murder mystery in the small town of Wormwood
  • Spirits – Podcast where two young women drink and tell myths and urban legends
  • Potterless – A guy in his mid-twenties reads Harry Potter for the first time and snarks about it
  • Passage – A short mystery podcast with supernatural leanings about a reporter following a story about a mysterious lifeboat that washes up in the Puget Sound
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II by Sean Williams (audiobook) narr by Jonathan Davis
  • Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials by Marilynne K. Roach (audiobook) narr by Kate Reading

Stuff I’m Reading:

  • Knitting Comfortably: The Ergonomics of Handknitting by Carson Demers
  • Clothing from the Hands that Weave by Anita Luvera Mayer
  • All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages ed Saundra Mitchell
  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  • Love That Grows series by Wizardheart83 (Plant_Murderer)
    • Less than a year after the death of the Potters, Rose Evans and her husband Lyle take care of their orphaned grandson, Harry, and try to take steps toward a future where he’ll be loved and accepted. Spring is coming, and with it, the memory of stirring warmth, and the first real hope for life and growth.

 

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Transcription

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ummm….

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Yes. Intro – Complete

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Yes, my hair is still wet, but we’re
just gonna

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roll with it because it’s gonna take forever
to dry

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because it’s not DEATHLY HOT OUT today

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which is very exciting

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So exciting. It like rained last night and

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the temperature just went down to a
reasonable level

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it’s probably a higher
temperature than what I think

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but because it’s been so hot for
so much of this summer

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it feels amazing right now

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which is why I’m not going to
wait for this mess to dry

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We’re gonna have to deal with it

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which means it’ll probably get
stuck to my face

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and I’ll do this and it’ll get stuck
the wrong way

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We’re just gonna ignore it, see? See?
Look at that.

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We’re gonna ignore it.

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because it’s too nice not to be filming
and I actually got my act together

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and I’m filming this in the morning
on Saturday

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So… awesome.

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So, we start this podcast out with a little
bit of Podcast Stuff

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2018 Blanket Make-Along still going strong

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if you’re making a blanket, come over to
the Ravelry group and share a picture of it

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in that thread

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Just share what you’re doing, ask
questions if you need help

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if you need second opinions on something , come on over

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doesn’t matter what craft, doesn’t matter
what stage of completion the blanket is

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we’re just encouraging work on blankets

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because they take a million years

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and speaking of blankets, we are
in the last month of the

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Half Square Triangle Quilt-Along

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Rules are all in that thread, but it
ends at the end of September

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basically working on a quilt that has half
square triangles featured as part of the design

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and I’ll talk more about my quilt later

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but feel free to come along and check that out

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There’s been some finished quilts posted
in there and they look really awesome

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So we’re gonna start out this
podcast with Finished Objects

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and I have a lot of them this episode

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uhh… because of

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I had a spinning plying party so the
– I think I’ve got it

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Yep, at the end of this segment I’ll talk
about all the handspun that’s finished

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but we’ll get there

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So first we’re gonna start out with two
sewing finished objects

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Uhh… This – They’re grey tank tops

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Super exciting, right?

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Look, it’s a tank top

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that’s finished

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I have a lot of things to say about it, but
it’s not all that interesting to look at

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since it’s a grey jersey tank top

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and I made two of them

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So let me talk about this first one

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This is the pattern Lago Tank by Itch to Stitch

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that I got free from Craftsy

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It’s technically a women’s pattern, but

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for a tank top, the only difference between

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a women’s pattern and a men’s pattern

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is a smidge of waist shaping and
maybe the size of the arm holes

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which is not enough for me to care

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So, uhmm… [click click click]

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I measured a t-shirt to get the finished
size that I wanted

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which for me put me at a size 16 top

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I think this went up to like a….

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I don’t remember, They’re all nonsense
sizes anyway – completely arbitrary
numbers

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so I went by finished garment measurements

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‘cuz I don’t know

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This one I made to the pattern
exactly, so there’s

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a front piece, a back piece,

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and then two arm hole pieces
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It’s very comfortable

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the only thing about this one
that’s a little meh

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is the neckline is lower than
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but, eh

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and this was made using an
old jersey cotton sheet

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um, when I had the old bed in here
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I did have a set of jersey cotton sheets

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that I – I’ve probably had them for
twelve… years

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so they are well worn and
too worn to be donated

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so I cut them up into pieces and

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this is the first garment I’ve made
using jersey cotton

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it’s not the best – you can tell
I’ve got some tucks in here

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um, my top stitching is not entirely straight

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but it’s not bad

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I did have a problem with my walking foot

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where the fabric would get stuck
under the back

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I may have busted a spring in
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I gotta look at it

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possibly get another walking foot

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It’s had some heavy use over the years

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yeah, overall – happy with it

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and so happy with it that I made a second one

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and there were a couple of changes
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the first is that each of the front and
back pieces are actually two pieces

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you can see the center seam there
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which is handily only visible from
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which is pretty cool

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and that’s because I didn’t really care
about how I was cutting up the sheet

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and a sheet is much wider than a
normal piece of fabric

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so I was just not conscientious
about where I was cutting pieces

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and I was also avoiding holes
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so , uhh… so the front and back
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I raised up the neckline by about 2″

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and just kind of free handed the curve

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and I also took the armhole and
neckline pieces and

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used them as a kind of facing instead
of a band

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which worked out pretty good

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It gives it more structure

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but either way – I don’t have a
preference one way over the other

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since it’s really just kind of the same
number of steps and

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and same level of difficulty using narrow
pieces like that that want to curl

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but I’m very happy with these tank tops

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and I have been living in them

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since it’s been…. so hot this summer

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So that’s two finished grey tank tops

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made out of an old sheet

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oh, my show notes went to sleep
– come back!

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Was there anything else that I
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Nope, that was it

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So, two sewing finished objects

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which means that my garment sewing

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ideas have been firing off like crazy

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I’ve got … three patterns that I
want to make multiples of

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So I gotta finish some quilts so
I can free

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up the sewing machine so I can
make some garments

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but that’s the only sewing
finished object that I have

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this episode, I do have

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one knitting finished object

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which I did show on the last episode
as a work in progress

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but it was nearly complete and

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that is my machine knit Slytherin scarf

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It’s so amazing

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So, when you last saw it,

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it was a big wide stockinette rectangle

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with waste yarn in it because
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I’d gotten more yarn in,
I’ve finished it off

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um and then scrapped off uh the top

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and what I did to finish off these edges

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before I seamed up the side

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is I flipped it inside out

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and then I basically kitchener stitched

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the open loops kind of around the waste yarn

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basically the wrong way around

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so there’s this nice easy purl bump edge

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on the edge so that it wouldn’t shift
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like you can easily tell where that
fold should be

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[creaking door]

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Oh, my door’s creaking.

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Let me go close that all the way so that

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it doesn’t creak throughout this
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okay, so I was saying that I
kitchenered it

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inside out so that you had a
row of purl bumps

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so you can tell exactly where that fold

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– that “fold” should be

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and then I mattress stitched all the
way along this entire scarf

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which probably took the same amount
of time as knitting the scarf

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machine knitting is very strange like that

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both ends were closed before
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this way it would be easy to tell
when I got to the other end

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if I needed to make adjustments in
the mattress stitching

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so that one side was not stitched
more than the other

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umm… yeah.

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And then for a lot of those ends I just
kind of like knotted them and

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scooted the uh knot into the
inside of this

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because this is all open

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I figure over time and wear
they’ll probably

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just felt together in there

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it’s the best thing about doing
basically a tube scarf

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is all the ends can be on the inside

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So this is my finished Slytherin scarf

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if you didn’t see last episode, this was
knit on my Silver Reed LK150

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which is a plastic flatbed
knitting machine

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um, this is using Knit Picks
Wool of the Andes

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sport in Aurora Heather for the green

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and Dove Heather for the grey – “silver”

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and….

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stockinette width – er- stockinette stitch

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double width and I told you how
I put it together

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and I’m so pleased with it

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it looks so professional

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and it took me probably a total of
10 – 11 hours

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which for a scarf is, uh, phenomenal

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I don’t even think weaving a scarf would
that short amount of time for me, so

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very pleased with how this turned out

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I’m so excited that I have replaced the
old terrible acrylic one

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that I made when I first was knitting,
so huzzah

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and then I have a quick little section
here for finished dye projects

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I debated whether or not to put
this in here, but

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the episodes where I talk about dyeing
things, I get a – you know

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a lot of feedback from folks, so I guess

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that’s something that people are
interested in

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and, you know, frankly with the

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– the increase in independent dyers

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like every year it seems like
everybody’s started dyeing

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um yeah, I guess it’s something that
people want to hear about

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and uh learn about, so I’ll talk about a
couple of finished dye projects

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so I have one cotton dye project and
one wool dye project

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so the cotton dye project is this

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I don’t have a before –
oh, it looks so light here

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it’s not that light. It’s more of a
that color

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but this is a sheet

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It was a white sheet.

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I found it in my fabric stash

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and nobody could remember ever
having purchased a white sheet

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like I went around my house like

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– do you have? did you ever
buy this white sheet?

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and everybody’s like, no, why would we

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ever buy white sheets?

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Like we have a dog – growing up we had a
dog and we had a couple of cats, you know

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and with four children – nobody would ever
own white sheets in this house

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so I was like, sweet. Yardage.

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I’m gonna dye it grey. I was aiming to
dye it black

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but I… I don’t know whether it’s the
fiber content of the sheet

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which is a mystery but is probably
cotton but I don’t know

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or if it’s me having expectations of the

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dye powder that I have that are incorrect

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I used the Raven colored procion dye

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um, I’m pretty sure that’s supposed to be
black or incredibly dark grey

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but it kind of gave me this
light grey color

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again, I don’t know if that was

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– it’s off because of the fiber
content of the sheet

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or if I didn’t put enough soda ash in the
fixative bath or

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what, but I have this grey,
which I’m not mad about

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I do use grey

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and I can probably use this to back one of
my small Halloween quilts

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which would look uh pretty neat

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especially if I did the quilting

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with black thread on the back

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so it would do kind of

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interesting things on the back

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but yeah great way to use up an old sheet

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hat nobody remembers ever buying

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and that’s all the dyeing I’ve done
with cotton dyes

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since last episode

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I have also done some wool dyeing

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which I have done before

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and I have a couple of great resources

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Gabby from Once Upon a Corgi is my sister

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and my mom, Mama Gergs, of
Little Elephant Yarns

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has been doing a yarn dyeing

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which is why I could do this
wool dyeing thing

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because she has dyes and equipment

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and I don’t have to invest anything

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unless she needs me to replace something

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that I’ve used up

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but she had a pretty near full container

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of extreme blue in the Jacquard dyes

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I think, or was it the Dharma

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I don’t know, the color was Extreme Blue

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she told me to use that blue

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because the other blue was running low

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she had plenty of it

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that’s fine

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I had several

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bits a fiber that I found in

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my stash to make rolags and batts with

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that were just colors that

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I didn’t need or wasn’t going to use

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so one of them was

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these two bits of

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you can still see some of the original color here

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kind of this like camo green

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overdyed it with blue

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this group was not very well covered

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because I I did kind of tie it loosely

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to keep it from separating

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but I think I should have
split into more pieces

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since this was kind of

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this was from a set of mill ends
that I bought

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it was just miscellaneous mill ends

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and some of them were a little bit felty

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so I ran them through my drum carder

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ages ago so they’re kind of mini batts

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and I could have done a better job of
getting coverage on this

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but I figure I’ll just blend these on
the drum carder again

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and kind of disperse the dark and
the light colors together

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and get a more balanced bit of fiber

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I also found this braid of fiber

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it didn’t have a tag on it

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I probably got it out of somebody’s
destash

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or Gabby might have given it to me,
I don’t know

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but it was yellow and like a lime green

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and like a mid-tone purple

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which wasn’t rocking it for me

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and the color repeats in the fiber
were so short

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that it wouldn’t have made sense to

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try to separate out the colors
to use individually

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so I just overdyed the whole thing blue

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since yellow green and purple are all
good colors that go with blue

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because you make a bright green

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you make like a turquoise, you make a purplish blue

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and they all go together

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so that’s what that looks like

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so that’s definitely a success

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and then I also had this Merino sliver

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I don’t remember where I bought it from

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but it’s – it was not the kind of
creamy white Merino

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that you’re used to seeing

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it was much more of a dingy beige color

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and it has a lot of vegetable matter in it

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so I was never using it

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because it wasn’t a color that really
went with anything

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and trying to pick the veg matter out

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to just get plain beige-y color
into something

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so I dyed it blue

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I still have to pick veg matter out of it
when I use it

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but it’s for a color worth using now

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instead of a dingy gross looking

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like it looked dirty

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so I don’t know

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like I said I don’t know where
I bought it from

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it was labeled with a Post-It note

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so now I have a whole varying blue fibers

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to use for making batts and rolags

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which I’m going to talk about now

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because I made some rolags

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so basically this came about because I was

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going through the things in my craft room

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as you do, like why is this
taking up space

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why haven’t I done anything with this

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I have one of those big, big
plastic totes

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and two 16 quart plastic totes

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which are like the smaller like shelf sized ones
you could fit them in here

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just full of fiber and odds and ends

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to make batts and rolags with

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I had at one point dreamed of

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selling mixed batts and rolags

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and for a time there was some stuff
up in my Etsy shop

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but it’s become pretty clear to me that

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it’s not really something starting a like

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legitimate real business is not really
something

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that’s in the cards for me right now

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and probably will be will not be any
time in the near future

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I was going through the bin and just kind
of evaluating the fibers that I had

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there was stuff in there I don’t know why

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it was in there to be blended up
with stuff

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I found a gorgeous Greenwood fiber arts
I think it was braid

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that was in there, I was like
why is this here?

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I’m just going to spin that

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I found a bunch of fiber that I

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remember buying from the
New England Fiber Festival

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from various farms

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and they’re all in a bag together and
they all went together

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I was like why am I gonna blend these?

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it was like a dusky purple

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and a burnt orange and a dark blue

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like they all went- a dark red,
they all went really well together

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I could do like a color work sweater
out of this

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why is that in there to blend

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just spin it

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and I’m sure my tastes have changed

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a lot since I’ve purposefully
bought things

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for that bin

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but I figured I’d go through it

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remove anything that I I just want to spin

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and just start making rolags and batts

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that I want to spin

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since I have the tools to do it

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and I have fiber that I’ve
already paid for

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I might as well get something out of it

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and it’s good practice for if I ever do
want to start

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a business or contribute to a business

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that sells you know, mixed blended
rolags and batts

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I have two bags here cuz

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I’ve separated them out by like
related ones

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so this bag is really what started me on

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this blue dying thing

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cuz I was going through all my bits
and bobs

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00:24:13,968 –> 00:24:20,075
the Angelina, the silk-like add-ins that
you put in there for texture

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and I have a lot of stuff that would go
great in like blue

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I didn’t have any blue

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but I did find a bunch of stuff

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that went together in this kind of
minty green

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I had some mill ends that were
minty green

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I had some white cormo in there

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there’s some green angelina

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there’s I don’t know

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bits and bobs- some other stuff’s
not labeled

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some of that stuff that I got from
other people

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they sent it to me in swap packages or
whatever years ago

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so these ones are pretty fluffy and fat

403
00:25:02,449 –> 00:25:08,384
but these ones really cuz there
was a bunch

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of stuff that could have gone with this

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but was too dark

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or would be a really extreme contrast

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so I was like I need some blue

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I just need some blue

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and I don’t want to buy blue fiber for
the sake of buying blue fiber

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because then I’ll find myself in the
same situation

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with a whole bunch of fiber I don’t
know what to do with

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and then I pack it away for years until I
decide to do something with it

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so that’s a little bag of like minty ones

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and then these ones

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were all put together to kind of go

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with some Sith and spin batts

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00:25:45,438 –> 00:25:47,267
that I’d spun for myself a few years ago

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which had a lot of black and red

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00:25:50,729 –> 00:25:56,069
and like yellow – like yellow eyes of
the the evil Sith

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type colors in them

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00:26:00,659 –> 00:26:02,403
so here is a kind of gradient

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black to red

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I’ve got a bunch of these

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These are probably the neatest ones
that I pulled off

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the blending board

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I’ve got these yellow and red ones

427
00:26:20,327 –> 00:26:23,168
that have a bunch of sparkle in there

428
00:26:24,583 –> 00:26:25,783
I’ve got like red sparkle

429
00:26:26,019 –> 00:26:28,680
and I think I also have some copper
sparkle in these ones

430
00:26:35,620 –> 00:26:40,176
and then I have these kind of sunny
yellow ones

431
00:26:40,807 –> 00:26:43,831
with milk silk and mohair

432
00:26:44,117 –> 00:26:49,671
and cormo and all sorts of fun stuff

433
00:26:50,027 –> 00:26:58,599
so I’m definitely going to be making
more rolags

434
00:26:58,868 –> 00:27:01,934
I’ll probably make some batts as well

435
00:27:02,083 –> 00:27:04,032
but rolags are really kind of
easy to store

436
00:27:04,242 –> 00:27:05,957
you can fit a bunch of them in
a small space

437
00:27:06,949 –> 00:27:08,960
since everything’s all compressed

438
00:27:09,322 –> 00:27:14,822
but if you guys are interested in seeing
more of those things

439
00:27:15,070 –> 00:27:17,319
that I make I’ll add them to the podcast

440
00:27:17,569 –> 00:27:18,350
just let me know

441
00:27:19,001 –> 00:27:22,150
if not I’ll just probably keep posting
them on Instagram

442
00:27:22,742 –> 00:27:27,278
but yeah I’m having a lot of fun

443
00:27:27,631 –> 00:27:28,997
with that, especially rolags

444
00:27:29,241 –> 00:27:31,824
cuz I’ve had trouble doing rolags
in the past

445
00:27:32,184 –> 00:27:33,348
but I think I’ve figure out my technique

446
00:27:33,592 –> 00:27:36,720
where I’m not going to hurt myself
making them

447
00:27:40,709 –> 00:27:42,477
but I do want to make some batts

448
00:27:42,981 –> 00:27:45,037
on the drum carder

449
00:27:46,211 –> 00:27:47,574
it’s just that when I do that

450
00:27:47,755 –> 00:27:49,743
I kind of take over the whole entire
craft room

451
00:27:49,897 –> 00:27:51,339
so I can have everything spread out

452
00:27:51,601 –> 00:27:52,582
so I can see all the colors

453
00:27:53,188 –> 00:27:55,442
and I’m trying to finish some other
things

454
00:27:55,708 –> 00:27:57,048
that also take up a lot of room

455
00:27:57,562 –> 00:28:01,310
so I’m sure I’ll have some for
the next podcast

456
00:28:01,638 –> 00:28:02,769
if you guys want to see them

457
00:28:03,232 –> 00:28:05,728
but probably not as many as that

458
00:28:05,960 –> 00:28:07,929
cuz I did have a full weekend
where that’s

459
00:28:08,351 –> 00:28:09,418
just all I did

460
00:28:09,760 –> 00:28:12,525
and we’re coming up on yarn
festival season

461
00:28:12,794 –> 00:28:16,288
so might not have a full weekend to do
that kind of thing

462
00:28:20,719 –> 00:28:24,485
now that brings me to my
parade of finished handspun

463
00:28:25,230 –> 00:28:26,303
it’s a lot

464
00:28:26,626 –> 00:28:27,961
please remember that this is basically

465
00:28:28,222 –> 00:28:30,369
all of the spinning that I’ve done

466
00:28:30,871 –> 00:28:35,346
over the past year-and-a-half probably

467
00:28:35,951 –> 00:28:38,344
because I was just filling up bobbins

468
00:28:38,823 –> 00:28:42,784
and leaving them until I filled up
all the bobbins

469
00:28:43,087 –> 00:28:45,136
the only spinning that’s not a
part of this

470
00:28:45,690 –> 00:28:49,636
is that basically travel spinning

471
00:28:49,876 –> 00:28:52,603
that I’ve done with the Turtle Made
drop spindle

472
00:28:53,059 –> 00:28:56,234
out of the orange and green fiber

473
00:28:56,585 –> 00:28:58,194
that’s kind of blending into ugly colors

474
00:28:58,605 –> 00:29:02,540
but this is basically everything spinning
that I’ve worked on

475
00:29:02,840 –> 00:29:04,012
in the past year-and-a-half

476
00:29:04,369 –> 00:29:05,487
which is why they’re so much of it

477
00:29:07,278 –> 00:29:09,200
so first thing I finished

478
00:29:09,498 –> 00:29:12,322
was this alpaca hand-spun

479
00:29:12,707 –> 00:29:16,140
in this kind of tawny brown color

480
00:29:16,915 –> 00:29:20,314
this fiber is from Alpaca Obsession

481
00:29:20,539 –> 00:29:23,511
which is kind of a local ish Alpaca Farm

482
00:29:24,061 –> 00:29:28,358
and this was two ply on drop spindles

483
00:29:28,749 –> 00:29:30,912
I plied it on my Blackfoot spindle

484
00:29:31,149 –> 00:29:32,708
which I actually really liked

485
00:29:33,059 –> 00:29:36,838
I don’t really like a drafting and
spinning on my Blackfoot spindle

486
00:29:37,170 –> 00:29:41,731
which is a spindle you kind of lean

487
00:29:42,037 –> 00:29:45,111
or hand- just turn in your hands

488
00:29:45,443 –> 00:29:46,896
you can lean it on your leg and use it

489
00:29:47,117 –> 00:29:48,654
or turn it in your hands

490
00:29:49,081 –> 00:29:51,803
it’s not like a drop, it’s not a supported

491
00:29:52,007 –> 00:29:53,731
upright spindle

492
00:29:54,398 –> 00:29:57,222
I find drafting off the tip of that

493
00:29:57,590 –> 00:29:59,550
really hard but for plying

494
00:29:59,839 –> 00:30:00,969
it was brilliant

495
00:30:01,200 –> 00:30:03,123
because it’s bigger than most of
my other spindles

496
00:30:03,511 –> 00:30:06,344
in fact it’s bigger than all of my
other spindles

497
00:30:06,648 –> 00:30:09,291
so you know holding 2 ounces

498
00:30:09,640 –> 00:30:11,034
or maybe this is 4 ounces

499
00:30:11,267 –> 00:30:11,847
I don’t know

500
00:30:12,250 –> 00:30:19,123
but it’ll hold a lot more handspun than
any of my drop spindles

501
00:30:19,356 –> 00:30:21,090
so that was pretty awesome

502
00:30:22,119 –> 00:30:30,926
and then here’s the parade is
Classy Squid Fiber Company batts

503
00:30:31,629 –> 00:30:35,308
this is from the All the Mirrors
of the World bat t

504
00:30:36,653 –> 00:30:36,921
it’s a two ply

505
00:30:38,128 –> 00:30:41,606
I spun the singles on the hitchhiker wheel

506
00:30:41,882 –> 00:30:44,185
and I plied it on my Ashford kiwi

507
00:30:48,360 –> 00:30:52,021
and Amanda from Classy Squid Fiber Company

508
00:30:52,288 –> 00:30:57,349
makes most amazing mixed batts ever

509
00:30:57,641 –> 00:31:00,769
like she’s the one who inspired me
to get a drum carder

510
00:31:01,112 –> 00:31:02,851
and a blending board and play around with

511
00:31:03,113 –> 00:31:07,558
making these because they’re just
so amazing

512
00:31:07,808 –> 00:31:08,961
and I love spinning them

513
00:31:11,036 –> 00:31:12,576
cuz I don’t know about anybody else but I

514
00:31:12,803 –> 00:31:15,146
basically just let the fibers tell me

515
00:31:15,508 –> 00:31:16,373
how it wants to be spun

516
00:31:17,128 –> 00:31:19,429
so you know, there’s thick, there’s thin

517
00:31:19,714 –> 00:31:21,978
it just it does what it wants

518
00:31:22,221 –> 00:31:23,532
I’m not fighting it

519
00:31:23,840 –> 00:31:26,554
so it’s really really incredible

520
00:31:26,763 –> 00:31:28,884
and makes amazing textures
when you knit it up

521
00:31:29,312 –> 00:31:33,972
so there’s that

522
00:31:38,447 –> 00:31:42,579
then a while back I got an Intergalactic
spinning kit

523
00:31:42,841 –> 00:31:47,501
which included a black and green
mixed batt

524
00:31:47,871 –> 00:31:50,988
and then a bunch of little different
fiber samples

525
00:31:51,312 –> 00:32:02,083
like there was- I’m blanking on any of
those fiber samples were

526
00:32:02,232 –> 00:32:05,039
but there was some synthetic fibers

527
00:32:05,471 –> 00:32:07,710
there were some natural fibers

528
00:32:08,090 –> 00:32:09,740
but they were all in different colors

529
00:32:09,954 –> 00:32:15,544
to represent different planets

530
00:32:15,886 –> 00:32:17,862
I did what I think a lot of people do

531
00:32:18,091 –> 00:32:19,711
is I spun the batt as 1 ply

532
00:32:20,034 –> 00:32:21,974
and all the little samples as another ply

533
00:32:22,795 –> 00:32:26,597
and this is like a Lisa Frank explosion

534
00:32:26,898 –> 00:32:29,898
of color it’s pretty great

535
00:32:30,391 –> 00:32:33,959
I’m really happy with how this turned out

536
00:32:34,626 –> 00:32:40,355
and it was really interesting
just as a spinner

537
00:32:40,586 –> 00:32:44,267
spinning different types of fibers in that

538
00:32:44,671 –> 00:32:48,078
in that one ply

539
00:32:48,372 –> 00:32:49,883
like which ones could be spun woolen spun

540
00:32:50,135 –> 00:32:52,684
which ones had to be spun worsted

541
00:32:53,013 –> 00:32:55,012
otherwise you’d just get a really
thick blob

542
00:32:55,650 –> 00:33:00,219
but super fun to spin

543
00:33:00,519 –> 00:33:01,302
and it looks amazing

544
00:33:06,033 –> 00:33:10,481
and then basically last- two weekends ago

545
00:33:10,875 –> 00:33:14,869
I finished plying this Classy Squid
Fiber Company

546
00:33:15,174 –> 00:33:18,184
Star Fishing megabatt

547
00:33:18,577 –> 00:33:25,605
cuz she at some point in the past couple
years got a big drum carder

548
00:33:25,853 –> 00:33:27,777
and could do like 5 oz batts on it

549
00:33:28,596 –> 00:33:30,040
so this is one of those batts

550
00:33:31,599 –> 00:33:34,762
block my face so you can see

551
00:33:35,678 –> 00:33:38,124
this one’s getting blown out –
it’s not this light

552
00:33:38,504 –> 00:33:41,269
it’s darker

553
00:33:43,178 –> 00:33:44,585
like this is true to color here

554
00:33:45,027 –> 00:33:45,806
back here

555
00:33:47,592 –> 00:33:49,867
but again incredible textures

556
00:33:50,151 –> 00:33:53,550
I love her batts – I love spinning
her batts so much

557
00:33:57,578 –> 00:34:00,451
and then the last- nope, second to last

558
00:34:00,792 –> 00:34:06,273
fiber that I bought that’s dyed

559
00:34:06,842 –> 00:34:08,105
I keep forgetting about the last one

560
00:34:08,546 –> 00:34:12,273
I don’t know why because I’m super
excited about it

561
00:34:12,702 –> 00:34:18,761
but this is from Skirted Fleece Mill

562
00:34:19,242 –> 00:34:21,590
it was an 8oz braid

563
00:34:21,737 –> 00:34:23,714
that was split into

564
00:34:24,073 –> 00:34:28,890
was it 8 ounces?

565
00:34:30,657 –> 00:34:35,975
yeah split into three lengths of fiber

566
00:34:36,246 –> 00:34:39,082
that were two and some change ounces

567
00:34:39,430 –> 00:34:43,538
and it was dyed as a watermelon gradient

568
00:34:43,882 –> 00:34:48,283
so the pinky red down through
like the pale rind

569
00:34:48,676 –> 00:34:49,624
into a dark green

570
00:34:50,989 –> 00:34:54,180
I spun it 3-ply fractal spinning

571
00:34:54,492 –> 00:34:58,018
so one-ply was just as was

572
00:34:58,322 –> 00:35:02,251
the other was split into three lengthwise

573
00:35:02,532 –> 00:35:04,742
and then the last one was split into
6 lengthwise

574
00:35:05,264 –> 00:35:08,361
so maximum barber pole-ing

575
00:35:08,600 –> 00:35:10,555
I can never spin gradients where
the colors lineup

576
00:35:10,962 –> 00:35:12,308
that’s too much fussiness for me

577
00:35:12,577 –> 00:35:15,075
I want to ply it when it’s ply time

578
00:35:16,175 –> 00:35:23,458
I didn’t say on any of the Classy Squid
ones

579
00:35:23,689 –> 00:35:30,645
the singles were either spun on the
Hitchhiker or the Ashford kiwi

580
00:35:30,794 –> 00:35:32,191
they were all plied on the Ashford kiwi

581
00:35:32,486 –> 00:35:35,122
because I have the jumbo bobbin
attachment for that

582
00:35:35,312 –> 00:35:39,746
so this was super fun to do

583
00:35:41,466 –> 00:35:43,363
and then the last that I keep forgetting
but I shouldn’t

584
00:35:43,873 –> 00:35:49,928
is the last of the mystery fleece

585
00:35:54,053 –> 00:35:55,148
the last of it

586
00:35:55,644 –> 00:35:56,280
finally

587
00:35:56,702 –> 00:36:00,823
I bought this- these fleeces like 4
years ago now

588
00:36:01,268 –> 00:36:02,886
3 years ago?

589
00:36:03,242 –> 00:36:05,051
four years ago? a long time ago now

590
00:36:05,772 –> 00:36:09,726
if you don’t know the mystery fleece story

591
00:36:10,067 –> 00:36:11,452
cuz it’s been awhile since I talked
about it

592
00:36:12,123 –> 00:36:23,493
was it 3 years ago? it was around the
time when Gabby started dyeing yarn

593
00:36:23,889 –> 00:36:27,573
so that’s when we really went crazy

594
00:36:27,969 –> 00:36:31,596
and I started looking for cheap fleeces

595
00:36:31,870 –> 00:36:33,385
to learn how to process a fleece on

596
00:36:34,323 –> 00:36:37,223
and I saw an ad on Craigslist from
a local farmer

597
00:36:37,405 –> 00:36:39,171
like the next town over local

598
00:36:39,601 –> 00:36:41,952
who just keeps sheep because
she loves sheep

599
00:36:42,341 –> 00:36:45,264
she had dreams of weaving rugs

600
00:36:45,555 –> 00:36:46,413
at one point in her life

601
00:36:46,710 –> 00:36:47,912
but never got around to it

602
00:36:48,175 –> 00:36:50,191
so she sheared these sheep
and kept the fleeces

603
00:36:50,497 –> 00:36:54,521
and she was just looking to
offload fleeces

604
00:36:54,895 –> 00:36:56,390
so I went up to her farm

605
00:36:56,725 –> 00:37:00,195
I’ve said it before on the podcast

606
00:37:00,402 –> 00:37:01,501
and I know others have said it

607
00:37:01,904 –> 00:37:05,191
for farmers who raise sheep

608
00:37:05,545 –> 00:37:12,812
and don’t know how to treat the fleeces
after they’ve sheared them

609
00:37:13,537 –> 00:37:15,278
they’ve done a common thing

610
00:37:15,430 –> 00:37:15,680
they’ve done a common thing

611
00:37:15,680 –> 00:37:19,056
which is to basically stuff in a bag
and throw it in a barn loft

612
00:37:19,121 –> 00:37:25,427
but she basically just wanted
it out of her barn

613
00:37:25,994 –> 00:37:28,440
so I grabbed a basically a feed bag

614
00:37:28,760 –> 00:37:29,719
which had two fleeces in it

615
00:37:30,033 –> 00:37:30,987
which I didn’t know at the time

616
00:37:31,626 –> 00:37:32,871
I paid ten bucks

617
00:37:33,428 –> 00:37:34,207
and took that home

618
00:37:34,882 –> 00:37:37,443
I’ve been spinning it ever since

619
00:37:38,797 –> 00:37:47,255
approximately 1 fleece of it I did spin
in a big chunky super chunky yarn

620
00:37:47,577 –> 00:37:52,661
and this fleece or approximate fleece

621
00:37:53,156 –> 00:37:57,611
I decided to practice my long
draw spinning

622
00:37:57,893 –> 00:38:00,076
which is just kind of holding it
loosely in one hand

623
00:38:00,562 –> 00:38:02,937
and just kind of let the twist travel up

624
00:38:03,211 –> 00:38:06,941
without manipulating it too much

625
00:38:07,202 –> 00:38:08,188
with your fingers

626
00:38:08,819 –> 00:38:12,736
so I’ve got a lot of it

627
00:38:13,156 –> 00:38:16,832
I may kind of enlist

628
00:38:17,185 –> 00:38:21,467
my sister Gabby to dye these for me

629
00:38:22,244 –> 00:38:24,256
because it’s fall colorway time

630
00:38:24,490 –> 00:38:26,075
and there’s some fall colorways
that I want

631
00:38:26,317 –> 00:38:30,129
but I don’t- I feel like I shouldn’t
necessarily be buying yarn

632
00:38:30,320 –> 00:38:31,367
just to have the colorways

633
00:38:31,858 –> 00:38:36,780
but there is a colorway of hers
that I have talked to her about

634
00:38:37,024 –> 00:38:39,550
maybe doing a sweater’s quantity
of before

635
00:38:40,092 –> 00:38:41,866
but maybe I can get her just to dye this

636
00:38:42,318 –> 00:38:45,250
and that’s the best of both worlds

637
00:38:45,658 –> 00:38:47,248
but I will talk to her about that

638
00:38:47,479 –> 00:38:48,825
this is not the place to do it

639
00:38:49,146 –> 00:38:51,848
this may come back dyed at some point

640
00:38:52,271 –> 00:38:57,699
but I’m so pleased to be finally done
with the mystery fleece

641
00:38:58,819 –> 00:39:00,479
I now have to find projects for it

642
00:39:00,872 –> 00:39:07,034
but I’m pretty sure I’ve got a sweater’s
worth of this here

643
00:39:07,418 –> 00:39:14,214
and if not always match bands, cuffs,
all that stuff

644
00:39:14,644 –> 00:39:15,706
stripe it was something

645
00:39:15,942 –> 00:39:19,308
I don’t know but I’m done wiht it

646
00:39:19,576 –> 00:39:21,178
and that feels really good

647
00:39:22,027 –> 00:39:24,365
and that means I’ve got empty bobbins

648
00:39:24,782 –> 00:39:27,426
now for both spinning wheels

649
00:39:27,740 –> 00:39:29,657
the only bobbins that still have
something on them

650
00:39:30,075 –> 00:39:32,035
are two bobbins of the brown cormo

651
00:39:32,406 –> 00:39:34,703
that I’m slowly making my way through

652
00:39:34,970 –> 00:39:36,600
for a brown cormo sweater spin

653
00:39:36,991 –> 00:39:39,425
it just gets really boring

654
00:39:39,836 –> 00:39:42,919
spinning brown and it’s a worsted spin

655
00:39:43,223 –> 00:39:45,854
so it’s pinching out the air

656
00:39:46,287 –> 00:39:47,481
as opposed to this

657
00:39:47,670 –> 00:39:48,896
which took me a lot less time

658
00:39:49,119 –> 00:39:52,734
because I was just letting the twist
do the work

659
00:39:52,947 –> 00:39:56,414
which meant it kind of went by faster

660
00:39:56,766 –> 00:39:57,837
than the worsted spun

661
00:39:58,480 –> 00:40:03,957
but that’s a lot of spinning to finish
in a couple of weeks

662
00:40:04,603 –> 00:40:08,729
but like I said singles I’ve been
working on

663
00:40:08,986 –> 00:40:11,284
or the past year-and-a-half

664
00:40:13,267 –> 00:40:17,498
which brings us onto Works in Progress

665
00:40:18,773 –> 00:40:22,541
so first work-in-progress is my granny
stripe blanket

666
00:40:22,898 –> 00:40:26,531
this is using the pattern by Lucy
of Attic24

667
00:40:27,123 –> 00:40:30,939
I’m using a size G hook 4.25 mm hook

668
00:40:31,240 –> 00:40:35,890
and I’m marling mini-skeins /leftovers and

669
00:40:36,127 –> 00:40:37,825
black knit picks stroll fingering

670
00:40:38,222 –> 00:40:40,790
since that’s cheap and easy and consistent

671
00:40:41,510 –> 00:40:44,862
for a big project like this

672
00:40:45,390 –> 00:40:48,564
and I have made progress

673
00:40:48,916 –> 00:40:50,475
that little iced bun progress keeper

674
00:40:51,283 –> 00:40:53,226
is where I was last episode

675
00:40:53,666 –> 00:40:59,687
I’m just about- oh no, I’ve more than
doubled the height of this blanket

676
00:41:00,497 –> 00:41:01,611
huzzah

677
00:41:02,048 –> 00:41:03,147
I’m nearly finished

678
00:41:03,790 –> 00:41:08,677
Legacy Fiber Artz half-mini-skeins

679
00:41:09,067 –> 00:41:12,100
Advent thing from the first year
that they did it

680
00:41:12,436 –> 00:41:13,771
my sister and I split it

681
00:41:14,010 –> 00:41:15,446
so these are half mini-skeins

682
00:41:15,962 –> 00:41:19,012
which shows you kind of how far
mini-skeins can go

683
00:41:19,466 –> 00:41:22,821
cause you get like 2 1/3 rows

684
00:41:23,406 –> 00:41:24,281
crochet

685
00:41:24,918 –> 00:41:31,197
which uses up one and a half times the
yarn as knitting

686
00:41:31,527 –> 00:41:37,196
and that’s pretty awesome

687
00:41:37,867 –> 00:41:39,991
this magic ball is nearly done

688
00:41:40,459 –> 00:41:44,019
which means I will soon be able to go
on to this magic ball

689
00:41:44,457 –> 00:41:48,735
which also has some Legacy Fiber
Artz yarns on it

690
00:41:49,189 –> 00:41:53,509
so it’ll be an easy transition into
other scraps

691
00:41:53,668 –> 00:41:54,441
and minis

692
00:41:59,527 –> 00:42:02,425
I’ve also been making a lot of
progress on my

693
00:42:02,791 –> 00:42:05,941
Marled Magic Shawl which is a pattern
by Stephen West

694
00:42:06,380 –> 00:42:10,192
many people are aware of his designs

695
00:42:10,388 –> 00:42:12,618
and therefore will not be

696
00:42:13,054 –> 00:42:17,139
will be familiar with this particular
pattern

697
00:42:18,215 –> 00:42:23,062
again I’ve made considerable progress

698
00:42:23,443 –> 00:42:26,557
cuz this is really the only hand
knitting project

699
00:42:26,785 –> 00:42:27,827
I’ve been working on

700
00:42:30,825 –> 00:42:34,566
so last time I spoke to you my little
plate of Halloween cookies

701
00:42:34,781 –> 00:42:35,897
from Sucre Sucre Miniatures

702
00:42:36,190 –> 00:42:37,105
was over there

703
00:42:37,492 –> 00:42:39,296
and I finished off this section

704
00:42:43,486 –> 00:42:47,485
I finished this kind of triangular
section

705
00:42:48,645 –> 00:42:51,990
which is blowing out. It’s this color

706
00:42:52,230 –> 00:42:55,145
back here is where the light’s correct

707
00:42:57,111 –> 00:43:06,316
and I just yesterday finished this
triangle section

708
00:43:08,181 –> 00:43:11,362
there’s another section that will
continue out from here

709
00:43:12,076 –> 00:43:13,571
for the other point of the shawl

710
00:43:14,624 –> 00:43:16,536
I will be doing the larger shawl

711
00:43:16,889 –> 00:43:19,641
so there’s a couple more wedges that
I’ll be doing

712
00:43:19,950 –> 00:43:23,410
or something- I’ve got to go
check the pattern

713
00:43:23,980 –> 00:43:28,506
and then it’s be i-cord bind off until
the end of time

714
00:43:28,977 –> 00:43:33,099
for the entire border of this shawl

715
00:43:33,576 –> 00:43:37,079
if you are unfamiliar of my version
of this shawl

716
00:43:37,424 –> 00:43:42,349
this shawl is made using marled
commercial yarns

717
00:43:42,942 –> 00:43:45,270
that just came off the end of the
stitch holder

718
00:43:46,991 –> 00:43:51,720
commercial yarns and old handspun

719
00:43:52,164 –> 00:43:55,299
the newest handspun on here is this

720
00:43:55,632 –> 00:43:58,881
but this green is some of my very
first hand-spun

721
00:43:59,386 –> 00:44:02,216
the kind of blacks in here

722
00:44:03,057 –> 00:44:06,706
and over here weren’t originally black

723
00:44:06,956 –> 00:44:09,429
here was some really ugly
beginner hand-spun

724
00:44:10,167 –> 00:44:12,983
there’s like a semi gradient
hand-spun here

725
00:44:13,243 –> 00:44:14,915
that I didn’t know what else to do with

726
00:44:15,473 –> 00:44:18,038
lots of handspun

727
00:44:18,679 –> 00:44:21,846
which I think is a great way to use up
your old hand-spun

728
00:44:22,147 –> 00:44:23,109
marl it with something

729
00:44:23,390 –> 00:44:24,810
do a Stephen West pattern

730
00:44:25,429 –> 00:44:26,943
you don’t always need large
amounts of things

731
00:44:28,306 –> 00:44:32,600
honestly if I wasn’t using hand-spun

732
00:44:32,819 –> 00:44:35,395
I probably would never have made
this pattern

733
00:44:35,785 –> 00:44:40,009
but the fact that it lends itself greatly
to odd bits of hand-spun

734
00:44:40,940 –> 00:44:43,087
brilliant

735
00:44:45,048 –> 00:44:45,872
so that’s that

736
00:44:46,285 –> 00:44:50,810
this is being knit on size 6 – 4mm needles

737
00:44:51,493 –> 00:44:53,941
they’re Chiaogoo interchangeables

738
00:44:54,169 –> 00:44:56,761
so I can use all the chords to hold
all the stitches

739
00:44:57,416 –> 00:45:04,591
and it’s in my Avengers bag
that I made for myself

740
00:45:05,750 –> 00:45:09,528
oh I forgot to mention the bag on my
granny stripe

741
00:45:09,730 –> 00:45:14,131
this is the Sheep and Shawl yarn shop
5-year birthday tote bag

742
00:45:14,400 –> 00:45:18,575
which is a great tote bag for projects

743
00:45:19,037 –> 00:45:22,141
it’s, as you can see,

744
00:45:22,520 –> 00:45:25,282
it’s like a deep tote bag

745
00:45:26,019 –> 00:45:29,735
so like this red is the width of
the tote bag

746
00:45:29,894 –> 00:45:30,877
which is great for blankets

747
00:45:31,157 –> 00:45:33,200
you don’t necessarily need a tall tote bag

748
00:45:33,534 –> 00:45:35,554
or a wide tote bag for blankets

749
00:45:35,977 –> 00:45:38,596
you really kind of need to deep
tote bag for blankets

750
00:45:38,986 –> 00:45:39,641
and it’s perfect

751
00:45:40,090 –> 00:45:47,106
what else am I knitting on

752
00:45:47,278 –> 00:45:48,770
I have a machine knitting project

753
00:45:49,093 –> 00:45:50,259
in progress

754
00:45:51,148 –> 00:45:53,859
if I can unhook it from this studio light

755
00:45:55,121 –> 00:45:55,494
there we go

756
00:45:56,557 –> 00:45:59,613
kind of hold the pieces in this
Erin Lane bag

757
00:45:59,953 –> 00:46:04,931
of Star Wars: The Force Awakens sheeples

758
00:46:05,218 –> 00:46:11,712
and this is a sweater blank sweater

759
00:46:12,139 –> 00:46:13,795
the sweater blank by Renee Callahan

760
00:46:14,043 –> 00:46:19,542
which is a really great beginner machine
knitting sweater pattern

761
00:46:19,781 –> 00:46:20,864
which I love

762
00:46:21,321 –> 00:46:23,818
this is my third sweater blank sweater

763
00:46:24,151 –> 00:46:26,642
and I finished the back piece

764
00:46:27,280 –> 00:46:31,595
so let me tell you about this sweater

765
00:46:33,121 –> 00:46:39,124
this is being knit on my Brother 836e
knitting machine

766
00:46:39,639 –> 00:46:44,235
with the KR 900 Ribber attachment

767
00:46:44,614 –> 00:46:47,716
which is basically a second bed for
the machine

768
00:46:48,130 –> 00:46:54,031
so I’ve done the ribbing for
the waist bands

769
00:46:55,311 –> 00:46:55,916
here’s the other one

770
00:46:56,509 –> 00:47:01,012
and the two sleeve cuffs

771
00:47:01,955 –> 00:47:05,232
just kind of on their own scrapped
off with waste yarn

772
00:47:05,899 –> 00:47:09,568
which is why there’s fifty thousand
strings and ends

773
00:47:13,399 –> 00:47:16,824
these were done with a dial tension of 7

774
00:47:17,311 –> 00:47:20,684
because the ribbing on the machine
because of how it goes

775
00:47:20,963 –> 00:47:22,568
is going to be bigger than your

776
00:47:22,707 –> 00:47:28,865
stockinette it equivalent on the
single bed

777
00:47:30,757 –> 00:47:33,522
and I was having tons of problems

778
00:47:33,916 –> 00:47:35,340
with the ribber attachment

779
00:47:36,072 –> 00:47:39,167
part of it was I didn’t have it
adjusted correctly

780
00:47:39,686 –> 00:47:42,317
so at one I basically took the
whole thing off

781
00:47:42,723 –> 00:47:45,950
readjusted it, tightened some bolts,
loosened some things

782
00:47:46,460 –> 00:47:47,229
moved it around

783
00:47:47,588 –> 00:47:49,691
put it back on – it worked much better

784
00:47:50,189 –> 00:47:52,752
bit I also completely underestimated

785
00:47:53,005 –> 00:47:56,351
how much weight you need on ribbing

786
00:47:56,592 –> 00:47:59,449
because of how it hangs

787
00:48:00,347 –> 00:48:05,759
so these pieces took me a million
years to get done

788
00:48:07,682 –> 00:48:10,639
and actually the waist band on here

789
00:48:10,982 –> 00:48:13,610
you can see there’s kind of ends
over here

790
00:48:14,129 –> 00:48:16,794
there was a big loop for no reason

791
00:48:17,039 –> 00:48:17,960
on one of the stitches

792
00:48:18,473 –> 00:48:20,361
so I just kind of sewed that in

793
00:48:20,635 –> 00:48:23,312
I wasn’t going to reknit that piece
after all that trouble

794
00:48:24,285 –> 00:48:25,393
waited a couple weeks

795
00:48:26,024 –> 00:48:28,452
and then cast on the sleeve cuffs

796
00:48:28,933 –> 00:48:32,950
which I had a harder time balancing the
cast on combs on

797
00:48:33,403 –> 00:48:34,269
because they’re smaller

798
00:48:34,688 –> 00:48:38,462
but I just put the heaviest weights
on these

799
00:48:39,045 –> 00:48:41,522
and this is like 64 stitches

800
00:48:41,759 –> 00:48:44,346
not a problem

801
00:48:44,730 –> 00:48:48,114
just perfect from start to finish

802
00:48:48,610 –> 00:48:53,500
so I have a much better understanding of
how to use the ribber now

803
00:48:53,988 –> 00:48:55,090
so that’s good

804
00:48:55,158 –> 00:48:57,003
but I really do like

805
00:48:57,489 –> 00:49:03,236
instead of knitting a cast on and doing the cuff

806
00:49:03,618 –> 00:49:06,196
and then transferring it onto the main
bed and finishing the piece

807
00:49:06,655 –> 00:49:08,320
I really do like the versatility of just

808
00:49:08,687 –> 00:49:09,824
doing all the ribbing at once

809
00:49:10,296 –> 00:49:11,521
dropping the ribber bed

810
00:49:12,143 –> 00:49:15,030
and then doing all the stockinette
pieces at once

811
00:49:15,474 –> 00:49:18,179
which of you’re not a machine knitter

812
00:49:18,555 –> 00:49:20,885
that are probably sounds incredibly
complicated

813
00:49:21,144 –> 00:49:22,210
and confusing

814
00:49:22,707 –> 00:49:26,098
and as a machine that or you know
it can be

815
00:49:26,368 –> 00:49:28,446
but it’s a lot of fun to learn to play

816
00:49:28,746 –> 00:49:31,934
this is my finished back piece

817
00:49:32,346 –> 00:49:35,644
per the pattern you scrap off the top

818
00:49:35,937 –> 00:49:37,525
so you can just basically three needle
bind off the shoulders

819
00:49:37,974 –> 00:49:44,266
but the first color is as grinning
gargoyles Khaleesi sock in shiny penny

820
00:49:44,723 –> 00:49:48,766
this is stash that I bought at
Stitches Midwest

821
00:49:49,300 –> 00:49:51,491
which was several years ago now

822
00:49:52,085 –> 00:49:56,245
so I knit the cuff on the ribber

823
00:49:56,442 –> 00:49:58,464
or with the ribber

824
00:49:59,429 –> 00:50:02,746
and then I hung that waistband

825
00:50:02,974 –> 00:50:05,138
on to the main bed of the machine

826
00:50:05,376 –> 00:50:06,674
after I finished all those pieces

827
00:50:07,031 –> 00:50:07,912
to pick up the stitches

828
00:50:08,470 –> 00:50:12,225
knit a bunch in-

829
00:50:12,494 –> 00:50:13,523
I say knit a bunch

830
00:50:13,778 –> 00:50:16,504
I did do all the calculations and
measurements of things

831
00:50:17,013 –> 00:50:21,552
I did some short row shaping here

832
00:50:21,929 –> 00:50:27,103
to drop the back down a little bit

833
00:50:27,514 –> 00:50:31,280
because I have noticed with this
particular pattern

834
00:50:31,747 –> 00:50:34,229
that the back when it’s on my body

835
00:50:34,501 –> 00:50:36,535
the back is shorter than the front

836
00:50:36,864 –> 00:50:38,865
if I just do the pattern as is

837
00:50:39,149 –> 00:50:42,969
so I added some short row shaping to kind
of curve that bottom edge

838
00:50:43,360 –> 00:50:47,298
and then I switched over to some knit
picks stroll fingering in Black

839
00:50:47,675 –> 00:50:50,996
which is my go to supplemental yarn
these days

840
00:50:51,395 –> 00:50:53,576
like I said before it’s consistent

841
00:50:53,941 –> 00:50:55,616
it’s cheap and it’s easy to get

842
00:50:56,877 –> 00:51:00,667
this used a hundred grams of black

843
00:51:01,051 –> 00:51:02,909
I don’t know how much the copper penny

844
00:51:03,664 –> 00:51:05,915
well, early a hundred grams

845
00:51:06,191 –> 00:51:08,264
there is some left of that second ball

846
00:51:08,601 –> 00:51:12,064
but not enough that I want to start
another sweater piece on it

847
00:51:12,295 –> 00:51:14,695
because I’ll be nervously checking it
every row

848
00:51:14,926 –> 00:51:16,264
to make sure I have enough for the
next row

849
00:51:16,810 –> 00:51:20,666
that is where I’m at with that

850
00:51:20,926 –> 00:51:23,614
so the next stage is to go ahead and

851
00:51:24,064 –> 00:51:28,065
pick up the stitch- oh, I forgot to say

852
00:51:28,520 –> 00:51:34,248
I put the other end of the open stitches

853
00:51:34,626 –> 00:51:37,203
cuz it’s open on both sides

854
00:51:37,390 –> 00:51:41,567
onto a size 1 – 2.25 mm Chiaogoo needle

855
00:51:41,992 –> 00:51:44,237
and did a surprisingly stretchy bind off

856
00:51:44,510 –> 00:51:48,775
for the live bottom edge

857
00:51:49,285 –> 00:51:51,333
it’s not the best because it’s a long time

858
00:51:51,507 –> 00:51:52,687
since I use that bind off

859
00:51:53,069 –> 00:51:55,723
it’s the back of the bottom of a sweater

860
00:51:55,957 –> 00:51:57,958
nobody’s going to care

861
00:51:58,446 –> 00:52:02,456
I will probably improve with time

862
00:52:02,658 –> 00:52:06,066
as I do the other pieces

863
00:52:07,127 –> 00:52:09,033
and then most of the ends have been
woven in

864
00:52:09,649 –> 00:52:10,083
most of them

865
00:52:10,697 –> 00:52:14,783
so that’s exciting

866
00:52:15,073 –> 00:52:16,618
I am using the adjustment on this

867
00:52:16,865 –> 00:52:18,067
that I did on the last sweater

868
00:52:18,222 –> 00:52:20,903
which is I’m doing the size large for
all the pieces

869
00:52:21,080 –> 00:52:24,081
but I’m using the measurements for the
medium neckline

870
00:52:24,247 –> 00:52:26,292
so it’s closer to this kind of crewneck

871
00:52:26,563 –> 00:52:28,681
and not here

872
00:52:29,412 –> 00:52:33,121
since this is more of a shirt sweater
than the other sweater

873
00:52:33,577 –> 00:52:35,705
and that’s very exciting

874
00:52:36,918 –> 00:52:39,604
and then I have two weaving projects that
are in progress

875
00:52:39,903 –> 00:52:42,277
and I’ll put video up here to show you

876
00:52:42,601 –> 00:52:44,718
since it’s harder to cart them into
the room

877
00:52:45,131 –> 00:52:47,375
the first is the yardage

878
00:52:47,673 –> 00:52:51,231
for my hand woven pants project

879
00:52:51,666 –> 00:52:55,209
using a whole bunch of stash

880
00:52:55,826 –> 00:52:59,986
it’s on my Ashford 24-inch Loom

881
00:53:00,345 –> 00:53:04,437
using a 12 Dent heddle for
fingering weight yarn

882
00:53:04,982 –> 00:53:06,517
I’m doing just a plain weave

883
00:53:06,957 –> 00:53:09,310
and when I have the bobbins full

884
00:53:09,663 –> 00:53:11,487
the little paper quills full of yarn

885
00:53:11,918 –> 00:53:12,963
I fly through that thing

886
00:53:13,234 –> 00:53:16,967
and then I just run out of yarn

887
00:53:17,276 –> 00:53:22,183
and I- it takes me a few days to refill
all those quills

888
00:53:22,474 –> 00:53:25,617
I do refill them using a drill

889
00:53:25,971 –> 00:53:29,566
with a drill bit in it that fits into the

890
00:53:29,767 –> 00:53:30,519
not a drill bit

891
00:53:30,736 –> 00:53:32,460
but it’s a hex bit

892
00:53:32,813 –> 00:53:34,532
that fits into the end of the paper quills

893
00:53:34,544 –> 00:53:37,283
and I use a power drill

894
00:53:37,541 –> 00:53:39,828
to wind the yarn on, but it’s still
kind of a pain

895
00:53:40,193 –> 00:53:46,534
at some point I may purchase more of
those paper quills

896
00:53:46,937 –> 00:53:47,745
since they’re super cheap

897
00:53:48,131 –> 00:53:51,296
and just have a bunch of them filled up

898
00:53:51,595 –> 00:53:56,447
like 30 of them filled up

899
00:53:56,666 –> 00:53:58,806
for these longer yardage projects

900
00:53:59,013 –> 00:54:00,235
so I don’t keep having to stop

901
00:54:00,686 –> 00:54:02,871
I mean I should be stopping to
take breaks

902
00:54:03,112 –> 00:54:06,785
but I don’t keep having days where I
don’t work on it

903
00:54:06,952 –> 00:54:08,788
because I don’t want to spend the time

904
00:54:09,101 –> 00:54:11,568
filling up the paper quills for
the boat shuttle

905
00:54:13,457 –> 00:54:14,517
then the other weaving project

906
00:54:14,809 –> 00:54:18,543
is some tablet weaving on the band that
I’m working on

907
00:54:18,848 –> 00:54:28,153
it’s adapted from chart in Candice
Crockett’s card weaving book

908
00:54:28,426 –> 00:54:35,228
it’s using the Nazli Gelin Garden 3
crochet cotton

909
00:54:35,510 –> 00:54:37,184
in black, red, yellow, and white

910
00:54:37,862 –> 00:54:41,619
on a tablet weaving loom from Chuck
Jones on Etsy

911
00:54:42,059 –> 00:54:42,957
and that’s going along

912
00:54:43,245 –> 00:54:45,352
I’ve been hoping to finish it for this
weekend

913
00:54:45,550 –> 00:54:49,445
so I could wear it kind of as an
additional belt

914
00:54:49,723 –> 00:54:50,519
on my Renaissance Faire costume

915
00:54:50,785 –> 00:54:52,595
but it’s not done so that’s not going
to happen

916
00:54:52,902 –> 00:54:55,980
but one day it probably will be an

917
00:54:56,201 –> 00:54:58,368
additional belt on my Renaissance Faire
costume

918
00:55:01,044 –> 00:55:03,245
then my half square triangle quilt

919
00:55:03,480 –> 00:55:05,901
I have made considerable progress
on this quilt

920
00:55:06,140 –> 00:55:09,333
cuz I actually was able to

921
00:55:09,601 –> 00:55:10,386
clear off the dining room table

922
00:55:10,570 –> 00:55:11,917
to baste the quilt

923
00:55:12,265 –> 00:55:13,512
so the quilt has been basted

924
00:55:13,957 –> 00:55:16,640
and I spent basically all of Labor
Day weekend

925
00:55:16,958 –> 00:55:21,076
quilting the main body of the quilt

926
00:55:21,321 –> 00:55:23,984
so here it is

927
00:55:24,431 –> 00:55:26,976
all of the half square triangles have
been quilted

928
00:55:27,368 –> 00:55:32,106
I did use my free motion foot on my
sewing machine

929
00:55:32,523 –> 00:55:35,171
since I’ve been doing a lot of free
motion quilting practice

930
00:55:35,532 –> 00:55:38,363
and you can only get better if you
keep practicing

931
00:55:38,655 –> 00:55:42,172
so I decided to – and while I was
fighting with my walking foot

932
00:55:42,315 –> 00:55:43,655
I was just going to

933
00:55:43,908 –> 00:55:46,209
do free motion quilting

934
00:55:46,692 –> 00:55:50,569
so in one column of the colored pieces

935
00:55:50,829 –> 00:55:53,492
I did just kind of meander squiggles

936
00:55:54,143 –> 00:55:58,195
and in the other column I did kind of
loop-de-loop squiggles

937
00:55:58,752 –> 00:56:00,733
and in the white and off-white

938
00:56:00,967 –> 00:56:06,404
I did these kind of curvy squash blossom
shapes

939
00:56:07,243 –> 00:56:09,186
most of them are terrible

940
00:56:09,565 –> 00:56:12,624
I won’t point them out

941
00:56:12,952 –> 00:56:14,524
They’re all done in this yellow thread

942
00:56:14,794 –> 00:56:15,835
on the front

943
00:56:16,344 –> 00:56:21,873
since it’s a color that went with many

944
00:56:22,088 –> 00:56:22,704
of the colorful squares

945
00:56:22,903 –> 00:56:26,756
and would be visible but not too
contrasty in the white

946
00:56:27,318 –> 00:56:30,771
like from far away you can barely
tell on camera

947
00:56:31,018 –> 00:56:32,948
you can see it in person a lot more

948
00:56:33,477 –> 00:56:37,683
which kind of lends to the squash blossom
kind of effect

949
00:56:37,977 –> 00:56:41,446
you can see there’s some really bad
lines in those

950
00:56:41,841 –> 00:56:46,633
just cuz I was learning how to do
continuous curves over

951
00:56:46,839 –> 00:56:49,573
basically the height of two blocks

952
00:56:49,906 –> 00:56:54,066
but I learned a lot from doing this

953
00:56:54,277 –> 00:56:57,352
and I’m pretty pleased with it

954
00:56:57,746 –> 00:57:00,009
I mean there’s definitely points
where I look at it

955
00:57:00,274 –> 00:57:01,727
and like – hoo, that was bad

956
00:57:02,028 –> 00:57:03,917
but that’s how you learn

957
00:57:04,153 –> 00:57:07,652
so that’s what that looks like on
the right side

958
00:57:07,758 –> 00:57:09,808
and on the wrong side

959
00:57:11,270 –> 00:57:15,297
if I can open this quilt

960
00:57:15,774 –> 00:57:19,652
it looks pretty good

961
00:57:19,810 –> 00:57:23,136
I uses a white for the bobbin thread

962
00:57:23,461 –> 00:57:27,638
which blends in pretty nicely to this
grey bed sheet

963
00:57:27,979 –> 00:57:35,737
and contrasts pretty nicely to this
reddish orange

964
00:57:36,046 –> 00:57:39,548
and you can kind of see from this

965
00:57:39,793 –> 00:57:46,616
the shapes the kind of arrow parts

966
00:57:46,947 –> 00:57:49,768
which looks really cool on the back

967
00:57:50,084 –> 00:57:52,601
probably looks better on the back that
does on the front

968
00:57:52,962 –> 00:57:54,220
but that’s alright

969
00:57:54,653 –> 00:58:00,080
I’m still fairly new to the quilting
portion of quilting

970
00:58:01,964 –> 00:58:07,320
when I next sit down to quilt

971
00:58:07,508 –> 00:58:12,704
I’m going to do in the kind of red
orange here

972
00:58:12,955 –> 00:58:16,313
red threads on the top and the white
threads on the back throughout

973
00:58:16,567 –> 00:58:21,086
I’m just going to do – I think they’re
call infinity loops

974
00:58:21,606 –> 00:58:26,674
where you kind of do kind of figure
eights like that

975
00:58:26,883 –> 00:58:32,556
that’s nice and descriptive, right?

976
00:58:32,983 –> 00:58:35,382
kind of figure eights slanting downwards

977
00:58:35,625 –> 00:58:36,324
and traveling

978
00:58:36,898 –> 00:58:39,944
and then I don’t know what I’m going
to do for the blue

979
00:58:40,241 –> 00:58:44,997
I’m going to use blue thread and
white thread on the bobbin

980
00:58:45,043 –> 00:58:46,963
but I don’t know whether I’m just going
to do an all-over meander

981
00:58:47,249 –> 00:58:48,977
or try to do like a leaf meander

982
00:58:49,175 –> 00:58:51,079
or something fancier – I’ll figure it out

983
00:58:51,236 –> 00:58:52,052
when I get there

984
00:58:52,280 –> 00:58:55,108
but that’s nearly done

985
00:58:56,482 –> 00:58:59,191
probably just need another day or two

986
00:59:00,317 –> 00:59:01,856
devoted to quilting

987
00:59:02,934 –> 00:59:04,412
and then I can trim the edges

988
00:59:04,923 –> 00:59:06,128
and figure out what I’m going to do
for the binding

989
00:59:06,506 –> 00:59:09,555
so there’s hope, if I don’t lose steam
on this

990
00:59:09,988 –> 00:59:13,074
that I’ll finish it before the end of
my own quilt along

991
00:59:13,844 –> 00:59:14,584
would be great

992
00:59:18,672 –> 00:59:21,816
and then one more thing that I’ve
been working on

993
00:59:22,091 –> 00:59:23,943
pretty consistently

994
00:59:24,183 –> 00:59:25,340
just toss that quilt over there

995
00:59:26,340 –> 00:59:32,346
since last episode is my Star Wars
aurebesh cross stitch sampler

996
00:59:33,165 –> 00:59:34,755
cuz I pulled it out one day to work on it

997
00:59:35,042 –> 00:59:37,484
and I saw how close I was to finishing it

998
00:59:38,125 –> 00:59:41,725
which has really motivated me to
work on it

999
00:59:42,264 –> 00:59:44,465
so when I pulled it

1000
00:59:44,656 –> 00:59:47,025
it’s out of its frame for right now

1001
00:59:47,364 –> 00:59:49,752
when I pulled it out I was in this corner

1002
00:59:52,295 –> 01:00:00,095
and everything from here over

1003
01:00:01,004 –> 01:00:01,962
had already been done

1004
01:00:02,664 –> 01:00:04,839
so basically just kind of did the

1005
01:00:05,487 –> 01:00:06,693
this edge

1006
01:00:07,326 –> 01:00:08,746
I’m working my way down

1007
01:00:10,785 –> 01:00:13,901
so very excited about this

1008
01:00:14,765 –> 01:00:18,436
it’s all sorts of distorted because of
the way I’ve had it in the hoop

1009
01:00:18,814 –> 01:00:21,965
but it’s got the full alphabet in aurebesh

1010
01:00:22,323 –> 01:00:31,375
and – sorry nose itches

1011
01:00:31,604 –> 01:00:34,035
and our alphabet – the English alphabet

1012
01:00:34,246 –> 01:00:39,275
there is an actual name for that alphabet
and I can’t recall it at the moment

1013
01:00:39,554 –> 01:00:45,312
and then the specialty characters
down here

1014
01:00:45,532 –> 01:00:46,225
where my thumb is

1015
01:00:47,164 –> 01:00:49,634
for the combined letter sounds

1016
01:00:50,022 –> 01:00:52,352
and the numbers

1017
01:00:52,665 –> 01:00:55,152
and then this bit down at the bottom here

1018
01:00:55,396 –> 01:00:56,632
that I haven’t finished all the
lettering on

1019
01:00:56,946 –> 01:00:59,216
it says “a long time ago in a galaxy far,
far away”

1020
01:00:59,677 –> 01:01:02,730
and this side has the rebel symbol

1021
01:01:03,005 –> 01:01:05,185
this side will have the Imperial cog

1022
01:01:05,475 –> 01:01:09,864
and will have some more TIE fighters on
the bottom there

1023
01:01:10,180 –> 01:01:13,315
and I’m super excited to have this done

1024
01:01:13,612 –> 01:01:17,679
super excited because I’ve got more
Star Wars cross-stitch that I want to do

1025
01:01:17,975 –> 01:01:21,917
and I sensibly did not do all of them at
the same time

1026
01:01:22,304 –> 01:01:25,298
probably after this one I’ll do

1027
01:01:25,674 –> 01:01:26,646
a really easy one

1028
01:01:26,964 –> 01:01:33,584
I do have one for the Jedi Order kind
of starbird symbol

1029
01:01:33,757 –> 01:01:34,776
that I want to do

1030
01:01:35,028 –> 01:01:36,566
which I think is just one color

1031
01:01:36,890 –> 01:01:40,374
which will be on black fabric

1032
01:01:40,637 –> 01:01:43,193
and then I have a kind of

1033
01:01:43,740 –> 01:01:52,130
I have one that’s of the skyline
of Mos Eisley

1034
01:01:52,374 –> 01:01:54,826
and says “Bless this wretched hive of
scum and villainy”

1035
01:01:58,420 –> 01:02:00,793
oh good times

1036
01:02:01,153 –> 01:02:03,523
the pattern by Adleones

1037
01:02:03,937 –> 01:02:07,128
which is a shop that was on hiatus
for a long time

1038
01:02:07,381 –> 01:02:08,935
I don’t know if they still are

1039
01:02:09,287 –> 01:02:10,428
or if they’re still doing things

1040
01:02:10,733 –> 01:02:13,761
but I’m loving that sampler

1041
01:02:13,979 –> 01:02:15,048
and I can’t wait until it’s done

1042
01:02:15,328 –> 01:02:16,845
I can’t wait to do finishing work on it

1043
01:02:17,061 –> 01:02:20,197
since cross stitch finishing is kind of
super fun to do

1044
01:02:20,600 –> 01:02:24,855
if you’re not too picky about how
it turns out

1045
01:02:25,259 –> 01:02:26,626
which I’m not

1046
01:02:26,853 –> 01:02:29,484
I know I’ll never get anything perfect

1047
01:02:30,770 –> 01:02:37,152
so that’s it for the craft stuff

1048
01:02:37,352 –> 01:02:38,505
I’ve done no new swatches

1049
01:02:38,755 –> 01:02:41,721
but I’m about to swatch for a new sweater

1050
01:02:41,955 –> 01:02:44,762
with yarn that I bought from Rhinebeck
last year

1051
01:02:45,125 –> 01:02:47,719
I’m going to see if I can finish it in
time for Rhinebeck

1052
01:02:48,168 –> 01:02:50,696
I don’t know if we’ll be able to wear
sweaters at Rhinebeck

1053
01:02:51,075 –> 01:02:52,556
cuz it’s been pretty hot the past 2 years

1054
01:02:52,916 –> 01:02:56,976
but it would be a great jacket sweater

1055
01:02:57,235 –> 01:03:00,382
so stay tuned for that

1056
01:03:00,732 –> 01:03:03,444
so we’ll move on to other stuff real quick

1057
01:03:03,679 –> 01:03:05,363
stuff that I am watching

1058
01:03:05,725 –> 01:03:08,074
there’s a series on Netflix that
came up in

1059
01:03:08,528 –> 01:03:09,647
stuff you might want to watch

1060
01:03:10,001 –> 01:03:13,726
which was completely on point
– thanks Netflix

1061
01:03:14,182 –> 01:03:16,207
called Extraordinary Tales

1062
01:03:16,579 –> 01:03:20,107
it’s animated retellings of Edgar
Allan Poe stories

1063
01:03:20,573 –> 01:03:21,726
and it’s super great

1064
01:03:22,179 –> 01:03:26,010
the first one is narrated by
Christopher Lee

1065
01:03:26,233 –> 01:03:28,112
which of course

1066
01:03:28,386 –> 01:03:35,797
one of them is – I think it’s
The Tell-Tale Heart

1067
01:03:36,748 –> 01:03:39,546
is actually a recording that Bela
Lugosi did

1068
01:03:41,107 –> 01:03:42,870
and it’s animated over his recording

1069
01:03:43,161 –> 01:03:44,064
it’s super great

1070
01:03:44,458 –> 01:03:48,391
totally check it out if you’re into
creative animation

1071
01:03:48,888 –> 01:03:50,691
and Edgar Allan Poe

1072
01:03:51,240 –> 01:03:57,063
and also I’ve started casually
watching Charmed

1073
01:03:57,381 –> 01:03:59,331
the TV show from the 90s

1074
01:03:59,734 –> 01:04:02,437
which is not one that I ever got
into at the time

1075
01:04:02,756 –> 01:04:08,699
it was mostly airing in that period
of my life

1076
01:04:09,119 –> 01:04:15,319
where I was devouring every book
that I can get my hands on

1077
01:04:15,625 –> 01:04:18,740
but also I didn’t necessarily
television schedules

1078
01:04:19,198 –> 01:04:24,406
I could understand them for a
couple of weeks

1079
01:04:24,621 –> 01:04:25,715
but then something would change and

1080
01:04:25,884 –> 01:04:27,629
I’d be like I don’t understand how TV
works anymore

1081
01:04:27,866 –> 01:04:29,721
I’m going to go read a book

1082
01:04:30,211 –> 01:04:32,801
I’ve been casually watching that

1083
01:04:33,217 –> 01:04:36,492
as something to just have on while
I’m crafting

1084
01:04:36,718 –> 01:04:46,317
and it’s full of some great 90s
witchy goodness

1085
01:04:49,881 –> 01:04:52,013
stuff I am listening to

1086
01:04:52,470 –> 01:04:55,689
a whole lot of podcasts and a couple
of audiobooks

1087
01:04:55,994 –> 01:04:57,708
so let’s run to the podcasts

1088
01:04:58,420 –> 01:05:02,859
we’ll do it short style so I’ll just
give a brief blurb

1089
01:05:03,051 –> 01:05:04,649
about what the podcast is about

1090
01:05:05,049 –> 01:05:06,759
so I don’t take up all of your time

1091
01:05:07,194 –> 01:05:10,586
so I started listening to a podcast
called Sayer

1092
01:05:10,923 –> 01:05:12,719
it’s a sci-fi horror podcast

1093
01:05:13,000 –> 01:05:15,160
like a darker version of Portal

1094
01:05:15,557 –> 01:05:17,022
and Portal’s pretty dark

1095
01:05:17,470 –> 01:05:22,919
there’s some body-horror in this podcast

1096
01:05:22,919 –> 01:05:27,365
it takes place in a space station
kind of research facility

1097
01:05:29,215 –> 01:05:33,338
Point Mystic, which is a documentary
style fiction podcast

1098
01:05:33,610 –> 01:05:36,726
about a strange town with
strange happenings

1099
01:05:37,133 –> 01:05:42,634
kind of X-Files but as a documentary
type thing

1100
01:05:44,573 –> 01:05:47,476
Wormwood, which is a fiction audio
drama podcast

1101
01:05:47,861 –> 01:05:50,954
about a supernatural murder mystery

1102
01:05:51,188 –> 01:05:52,257
in the small town of Wormwood

1103
01:05:52,927 –> 01:05:54,887
that’s how it starts in season one

1104
01:05:55,113 –> 01:05:58,154
and then the world kind of expands
in season 2

1105
01:05:58,583 –> 01:06:00,342
which is where I am

1106
01:06:00,746 –> 01:06:03,926
I think it’s currently doing season 3

1107
01:06:04,318 –> 01:06:06,299
so I am catching up on that

1108
01:06:06,924 –> 01:06:08,754
the Spirits podcast

1109
01:06:09,264 –> 01:06:13,408
it’s a podcast where two young women
who are friends

1110
01:06:13,751 –> 01:06:15,400
get drunk and talk about mythology

1111
01:06:15,886 –> 01:06:21,318
one of whom is kind of Mythology buff

1112
01:06:21,653 –> 01:06:24,957
who’s an expert and has done study
in that area

1113
01:06:25,256 –> 01:06:26,942
the other one that has no clue
what’s happening

1114
01:06:27,161 –> 01:06:27,995
and is along for the ride

1115
01:06:28,551 –> 01:06:29,978
great podcast

1116
01:06:31,104 –> 01:06:34,257
and their podcast turned me onto
Potterless

1117
01:06:34,609 –> 01:06:36,541
which I did post about on my Instagram

1118
01:06:37,107 –> 01:06:41,643
this is a podcast where a guy in
his mid-20s

1119
01:06:41,964 –> 01:06:44,970
had never gotten into Harry Potter
as a kid

1120
01:06:45,115 –> 01:06:48,888
partially because of the hype

1121
01:06:49,096 –> 01:06:50,380
and partially because his disappointment

1122
01:06:50,643 –> 01:06:52,822
reading The Lion, the Witch, and the
Wardrobe

1123
01:06:53,247 –> 01:06:54,229
it was just not his jam

1124
01:06:54,732 –> 01:06:58,328
so he is reading Harry Potter as an adult

1125
01:06:58,734 –> 01:07:00,944
and he has guests on every episode

1126
01:07:01,191 –> 01:07:03,306
who are Harry Potter Fanatics

1127
01:07:03,717 –> 01:07:05,966
and they just snark about the series

1128
01:07:06,258 –> 01:07:07,233
poke fun at plot holes

1129
01:07:07,669 –> 01:07:13,092
he comes up with theories how about
each book is going to progress

1130
01:07:13,270 –> 01:07:15,706
which are sometimes really great

1131
01:07:15,885 –> 01:07:20,155
and accurate which is hilarious

1132
01:07:20,444 –> 01:07:23,415
but also sometimes wildly inaccurate

1133
01:07:23,634 –> 01:07:25,804
which is the best thing ever

1134
01:07:29,241 –> 01:07:32,201
so go check that out if you’re a
Harry Potter fan

1135
01:07:32,495 –> 01:07:38,338
it’s kind of handled my enjoyment
of the books

1136
01:07:38,779 –> 01:07:48,022
and it’s great

1137
01:07:50,342 –> 01:07:51,429
and then two audio books

1138
01:07:52,011 –> 01:07:55,398
I listened to Star Wars the Force
Unleashed 2

1139
01:07:55,813 –> 01:07:58,245
the Force Unleashed 2

1140
01:07:58,686 –> 01:08:00,059
just slur that all together

1141
01:08:00,500 –> 01:08:03,978
by Sean Williams narrated by
Jonathan Davis

1142
01:08:04,317 –> 01:08:05,793
because I have listened to the first one

1143
01:08:06,030 –> 01:08:07,519
and I had some Audible credits to use

1144
01:08:07,738 –> 01:08:08,620
so I grabbed the second one

1145
01:08:10,760 –> 01:08:13,133
pretty sure there’s a loosely based or

1146
01:08:13,889 –> 01:08:15,726
pretty closely based on games

1147
01:08:16,163 –> 01:08:19,191
the Force Unleashed and the
Force Unleashed 2

1148
01:08:19,666 –> 01:08:21,070
but I enjoyed listening to them

1149
01:08:22,044 –> 01:08:24,358
I have those games, but I have
not played them

1150
01:08:26,162 –> 01:08:27,555
and then I started listening to

1151
01:08:28,416 –> 01:08:31,288
basically since September hit

1152
01:08:31,829 –> 01:08:33,616
Six Women of Salem

1153
01:08:33,905 –> 01:08:37,455
the Untold Story of the accused and their
Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials

1154
01:08:37,785 –> 01:08:39,255
by Marilyn K Roach

1155
01:08:39,617 –> 01:08:41,176
narrated by Kate Reading

1156
01:08:41,627 –> 01:08:48,929
it’s nonfiction but it does have like
little snippets of dramatizations

1157
01:08:48,954 –> 01:08:56,681
of things that may have happened to or
were likely to have happened

1158
01:08:56,861 –> 01:08:58,937
in these women’s lives

1159
01:08:59,306 –> 01:09:03,547
but yeah, it’s an in-depth look at

1160
01:09:03,547 –> 01:09:07,209
six of the women who were heavily
involved

1161
01:09:07,488 –> 01:09:10,586
accused and accusers in the Salem
witch trials

1162
01:09:14,101 –> 01:09:17,544
I’ve got another sneeze kind of
lingering there in my face

1163
01:09:18,434 –> 01:09:20,806
forgive any weird facial expressions

1164
01:09:22,568 –> 01:09:27,937
yeah since it’s September which is
officially in my mind Halloweeny time

1165
01:09:28,446 –> 01:09:31,488
I haven’t put anything up yet

1166
01:09:31,770 –> 01:09:33,188
except I put out my Halloween quilt

1167
01:09:33,859 –> 01:09:38,097
mostly because my dad’s working
on the upstairs bathroom

1168
01:09:38,471 –> 01:09:43,085
and it’s hard to get to the closet
where my decorations are

1169
01:09:43,552 –> 01:09:47,668
but I probably won’t actually pull those
out for another week or two

1170
01:09:48,003 –> 01:09:52,694
yeah that’s when I start really thinking
about Halloween things

1171
01:09:53,171 –> 01:09:59,917
and some friends and I had talked about
maybe doing a trip up to Salem

1172
01:10:00,363 –> 01:10:04,506
or doing more kind of day trips together

1173
01:10:05,411 –> 01:10:08,220
we decided we’re probably going to go
camping in the spring

1174
01:10:08,427 –> 01:10:10,405
so that’ll be fun

1175
01:10:10,857 –> 01:10:16,708
but yeah we were talking about maybe
going up to Salem

1176
01:10:16,967 –> 01:10:19,630
and I started just thinking about the
Salem witch trials

1177
01:10:19,847 –> 01:10:21,706
and I wanted to learn some stuff

1178
01:10:22,128 –> 01:10:23,963
or re- remember some stuff

1179
01:10:24,305 –> 01:10:26,015
cuz I used to know a lot more
than I do now

1180
01:10:26,331 –> 01:10:29,377
but that’s been great listening to it

1181
01:10:29,677 –> 01:10:36,392
the only criticism I have is cuz I’m so
used to the Star Wars audio books

1182
01:10:36,598 –> 01:10:40,464
which are bombastic and full of
sound effects

1183
01:10:40,857 –> 01:10:44,614
and music and theatrical that

1184
01:10:44,969 –> 01:10:48,856
Kate Reading’s reading which is
perfectly fine

1185
01:10:49,133 –> 01:10:52,952
and is I do enjoy listening to her

1186
01:10:53,461 –> 01:10:54,984
it just seems so flat

1187
01:10:55,835 –> 01:10:58,842
because I’m so used to listening to
Star Wars audio books

1188
01:10:59,528 –> 01:11:07,493
probably so used to just listening
to fiction

1189
01:11:07,665 –> 01:11:12,760
where things are even when they’re
just read aloud to you

1190
01:11:12,902 –> 01:11:18,653
are a little bit more theatrical
in terms of dialogue

1191
01:11:18,963 –> 01:11:24,151
and narration than a nonfiction book

1192
01:11:24,558 –> 01:11:28,882
something to be aware of if you don’t
listen to non-fiction books a lot

1193
01:11:29,891 –> 01:11:31,913
like me

1194
01:11:33,994 –> 01:11:36,339
and then stuff that I am reading

1195
01:11:37,204 –> 01:11:40,056
I bought this book a while
back when I was

1196
01:11:40,520 –> 01:11:47,997
really kind of in the long haul for
my hand troubles

1197
01:11:48,345 –> 01:11:54,079
which are thankfully pretty much
non-existent at this point

1198
01:11:54,437 –> 01:11:59,062
that hand specialist I I went to actually
knew he was talking about

1199
01:11:59,327 –> 01:12:00,219
so that’s great

1200
01:12:00,499 –> 01:12:04,485
I generally do not have hand pain anymore

1201
01:12:04,726 –> 01:12:06,995
over the past month or so

1202
01:12:07,295 –> 01:12:08,840
my hands will get tired still

1203
01:12:09,140 –> 01:12:13,437
I still can’t and I probably shouldn’t
get back in the habit of

1204
01:12:13,615 –> 01:12:16,035
like knitting for 3 hours straight

1205
01:12:16,438 –> 01:12:20,264
but it has considerably improved

1206
01:12:20,512 –> 01:12:24,332
as you saw from the array of finished
objects and works in progress

1207
01:12:24,679 –> 01:12:26,707
but in the kind of midst of it

1208
01:12:26,962 –> 01:12:28,775
I did end up purchasing this book

1209
01:12:29,065 –> 01:12:34,917
Knitting Comfotably: The Ergonomics
of Hand Knitting by Carson Demers

1210
01:12:35,156 –> 01:12:38,137
I don’t know how you pronounce
his last name

1211
01:12:38,411 –> 01:12:43,570
but I have been kind of picking it up
and reading it on occasion

1212
01:12:43,979 –> 01:12:46,803
just to get some tips and tricks

1213
01:12:47,080 –> 01:12:50,109
now that I am routinely knitting again

1214
01:12:50,450 –> 01:12:53,910
so that’s good- I’m about
halfway through it

1215
01:12:55,497 –> 01:12:58,723
and I have changed some of the things I do

1216
01:12:59,039 –> 01:13:05,272
in particular this is a trick that it’s
super easy for me to do at home

1217
01:13:05,497 –> 01:13:07,829
it’s not as easy to do out in the world

1218
01:13:08,098 –> 01:13:13,868
but when I’m knitting now generally
I’m standing at my craft table

1219
01:13:14,081 –> 01:13:16,115
my cutting table which is raised up

1220
01:13:16,267 –> 01:13:19,638
so it’s kind of higher than a normal table

1221
01:13:19,863 –> 01:13:22,499
and I’m just resting my knitting on that

1222
01:13:22,696 –> 01:13:25,667
so the weight of it is an aggravating
anything

1223
01:13:25,897 –> 01:13:29,960
and basically at the table everything
is supported

1224
01:13:30,198 –> 01:13:34,739
cuz that’s a pretty heavy shawl to lift
it out of the bag

1225
01:13:35,199 –> 01:13:37,181
so like that is a thing that helps

1226
01:13:37,449 –> 01:13:40,298
and I’m also standing which is
great for my posture

1227
01:13:40,508 –> 01:13:42,320
I’m not like slumping and knitting

1228
01:13:42,641 –> 01:13:46,252
so that’s the trick that I found
really helpful

1229
01:13:46,716 –> 01:13:50,820
and is something that is talked about
a lot in here is

1230
01:13:51,343 –> 01:13:52,500
the posture of your spine

1231
01:13:52,944 –> 01:13:54,655
how you’re holding your arms

1232
01:13:55,346 –> 01:13:56,413
the weight of your knitting

1233
01:13:57,051 –> 01:14:00,279
so good Instinct there

1234
01:14:00,629 –> 01:14:03,080
it’s nice to see like you know of a

1235
01:14:03,324 –> 01:14:06,228
physical therapist actually talk
about those things

1236
01:14:06,561 –> 01:14:09,097
that I managed to figure out

1237
01:14:09,411 –> 01:14:11,013
so that’s good

1238
01:14:12,949 –> 01:14:16,331
and then another book that
I’ve been reading

1239
01:14:16,580 –> 01:14:18,421
what I’ve basically read it

1240
01:14:18,750 –> 01:14:20,179
I mean I didn’t in-depth read it

1241
01:14:20,410 –> 01:14:22,072
but I did a first read-through

1242
01:14:22,411 –> 01:14:28,900
and it the Clothing from the Hands that
Weave book by Anita Rivera Mayer

1243
01:14:29,382 –> 01:14:33,570
which is a great resource

1244
01:14:33,842 –> 01:14:36,514
if you want to get into making clothing

1245
01:14:36,757 –> 01:14:37,563
with your weaving

1246
01:14:37,987 –> 01:14:41,061
which I’ve really been inspired to do

1247
01:14:41,300 –> 01:14:44,040
because of Grace from Babbles
Traveling Yarns

1248
01:14:44,484 –> 01:14:49,197
and just kind of making clothes in general

1249
01:14:49,490 –> 01:14:54,401
this book it’s not necessarily how to

1250
01:14:54,690 –> 01:14:58,290
it’s more about how to get started

1251
01:14:58,548 –> 01:15:04,335
and why things have been done the
way they have been done

1252
01:15:04,718 –> 01:15:14,245
so it basically starts out with like a
history of how cloth was used

1253
01:15:14,790 –> 01:15:19,200
like the first big weaving looms

1254
01:15:19,441 –> 01:15:22,485
like how they did wrapped garments

1255
01:15:22,725 –> 01:15:26,055
because it was just a lot easier

1256
01:15:26,448 –> 01:15:31,163
to do a big piece of cloth than to
cut it into tiny pieces

1257
01:15:31,547 –> 01:15:34,081
and she goes all over the world

1258
01:15:34,432 –> 01:15:37,893
so like the same piece of cloth is
wrapped

1259
01:15:38,058 –> 01:15:39,742
differently based on where you were from

1260
01:15:40,047 –> 01:15:45,537
India or Ethiopia or Somalia or in
ancient Rome

1261
01:15:45,951 –> 01:15:57,011
and then goes through basically the
patterns in clothing types

1262
01:15:57,418 –> 01:16:01,194
a poncho started out as a piece of
animal skin

1263
01:16:01,526 –> 01:16:06,280
but if you weave it you can do a couple
of different things

1264
01:16:06,621 –> 01:16:08,225
and the evolutions of those things

1265
01:16:08,476 –> 01:16:09,976
everything is a simple line drawings

1266
01:16:10,271 –> 01:16:13,587
so you’re not distracted by color or
embellishments

1267
01:16:15,139 –> 01:16:18,138
the evolution of shirt shapes

1268
01:16:18,649 –> 01:16:22,350
and a bunch of different traditional
cultural shirt shapes

1269
01:16:23,014 –> 01:16:24,283
which broken down like this

1270
01:16:24,495 –> 01:16:28,284
make it really easy to see how
these garments are constructed

1271
01:16:33,266 –> 01:16:34,879
a bunch of caftans

1272
01:16:42,317 –> 01:16:45,880
and then probably the most
valuable resource

1273
01:16:46,709 –> 01:16:49,932
for me personally

1274
01:16:50,196 –> 01:17:04,252
are these kind of schematics for garments
using rectangles

1275
01:17:04,258 –> 01:17:06,282
like this one’s a shirt

1276
01:17:06,396 –> 01:17:07,699
it gives you the measurements

1277
01:17:07,938 –> 01:17:10,043
this is 14 3/4″ wide

1278
01:17:12,313 –> 01:17:14,875
27 in here, 27 in here

1279
01:17:15,540 –> 01:17:20,134
like those are your sleeves- do
one line cut there

1280
01:17:20,339 –> 01:17:23,286
you leave this piece for the
front and back

1281
01:17:23,572 –> 01:17:24,618
you cut out a hole

1282
01:17:24,875 –> 01:17:29,186
basically giving you plans

1283
01:17:29,419 –> 01:17:33,510
on once you know what shapes you want

1284
01:17:33,877 –> 01:17:35,734
and your own measurements

1285
01:17:35,965 –> 01:17:38,490
how you figure out how to weave
those pieces

1286
01:17:38,937 –> 01:17:42,245
as simply as possible

1287
01:17:42,688 –> 01:17:47,611
like this one I’ve got bookmarked a
couple of them that I want to try

1288
01:17:47,931 –> 01:17:50,478
this is a Greek style shirt

1289
01:17:50,726 –> 01:17:54,378
using pieces that are 8 in wide

1290
01:17:54,778 –> 01:17:59,257
which you can do on a 10 inch Cricket Loom

1291
01:17:59,554 –> 01:18:03,628
which is a lot of- like a lot of people
start with really small looms like that

1292
01:18:04,012 –> 01:18:04,910
you can make a shirt

1293
01:18:05,209 –> 01:18:07,052
fairly easily

1294
01:18:07,408 –> 01:18:10,639
once you figure out your numbers

1295
01:18:11,129 –> 01:18:16,239
and they just kind of- that’s an
incredible resource

1296
01:18:17,177 –> 01:18:22,594
and then like there’s these pages
of like design ideas

1297
01:18:23,112 –> 01:18:24,401
and embellishments

1298
01:18:28,629 –> 01:18:34,576
how to add things like to
accommodate for hips

1299
01:18:34,923 –> 01:18:37,101
like if you have wide hips,
how to accommodate for that

1300
01:18:40,401 –> 01:18:41,848
how to measure for things

1301
01:18:42,111 –> 01:18:44,888
how to- there’s stitches for

1302
01:18:45,310 –> 01:18:48,638
joining the pieces if you’re going to
sew them by hand

1303
01:18:49,224 –> 01:18:57,213
he has some examples of pieces
that she’s woven and embellished herself

1304
01:18:57,931 –> 01:19:14,624
like they’re super cool, obviously
not everyone’s taste

1305
01:19:14,857 –> 01:19:23,626
but brings you a breakdown of the
construction of these pieces

1306
01:19:23,891 –> 01:19:27,139
like this one looks like something you
could buy in a shop

1307
01:19:34,869 –> 01:19:37,473
so it’s a really great resource to kind of

1308
01:19:38,159 –> 01:19:43,048
get a foundation of how clothing has
been made traditionally

1309
01:19:43,542 –> 01:19:50,448
which is kind of easier to wrap your
head around

1310
01:19:50,625 –> 01:19:52,055
how these pieces work

1311
01:19:52,287 –> 01:19:57,977
rather than a modern pattern where so
many of the sides of a garment are curved

1312
01:19:58,213 –> 01:19:59,825
because of modern styles

1313
01:20:00,163 –> 01:20:02,155
but that’s a great resource

1314
01:20:02,362 –> 01:20:08,129
if you’re interested in possibly weaving
for making clothing

1315
01:20:08,610 –> 01:20:17,823
I’ve also been trying to make time to
actually read my books

1316
01:20:18,148 –> 01:20:22,823
so I’ve done a little bit more reading
in the book

1317
01:20:22,993 –> 01:20:25,685
All Out: the No Longer Secret Stories of

1318
01:20:25,883 –> 01:20:29,449
Queer Teens Throughout the Ages edited
by Saundra Mitchel

1319
01:20:29,750 –> 01:20:31,207
which is phenomenal

1320
01:20:31,733 –> 01:20:33,078
I love it

1321
01:20:33,461 –> 01:20:35,996
and it’s one of the books that I’ve
been making time to read

1322
01:20:36,263 –> 01:20:39,490
I’ve also started reading the young
adult book

1323
01:20:39,719 –> 01:20:41,501
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

1324
01:20:42,443 –> 01:20:46,493
I’ve been following the vlogbrothers
YouTube channel

1325
01:20:46,703 –> 01:20:48,878
that he shares with his brother Hank
for a long time

1326
01:20:49,197 –> 01:20:53,864
I’ve read pretty much all of his
previous books

1327
01:20:54,294 –> 01:21:04,423
I met him at an event once when they
were doing vlogbrothers nerdfighter tours

1328
01:21:07,101 –> 01:21:09,911
so my mom got me his newest book
for Christmas last year

1329
01:21:10,371 –> 01:21:12,212
I’m just now getting around to reading it

1330
01:21:12,681 –> 01:21:15,503
like once I get into the meat of it
I’ll be done in a day

1331
01:21:15,771 –> 01:21:24,253
but sometimes I find it hard to start
young adult fiction books

1332
01:21:24,739 –> 01:21:31,749
I don’t know why that is

1333
01:21:31,974 –> 01:21:33,092
but sometimes I find it hard to-

1334
01:21:33,365 –> 01:21:34,683
especially if they’re from the
first person

1335
01:21:35,197 –> 01:21:37,143
and John Green always writes in
the first person

1336
01:21:37,533 –> 01:21:42,175
it’s not my favorite writing style

1337
01:21:42,995 –> 01:21:47,012
I much prefer third person limited

1338
01:21:48,509 –> 01:21:55,230
or third person omniscient if the
narrator is snarky

1339
01:21:55,551 –> 01:21:58,127
that’s like my jam

1340
01:21:59,180 –> 01:22:02,526
I’m liking it so far

1341
01:22:02,756 –> 01:22:05,262
I did have to put it down for a
while after the first chapter

1342
01:22:05,436 –> 01:22:06,968
because the character goes into

1343
01:22:07,322 –> 01:22:10,805
depressive thought spiral

1344
01:22:11,090 –> 01:22:13,092
that hit a little close

1345
01:22:13,404 –> 01:22:17,930
let’s put that away until I’m in a
better place to read this

1346
01:22:18,330 –> 01:22:24,999
but I’ve gotten into the groove of
the beginning of the story

1347
01:22:25,288 –> 01:22:26,499
so I think I can keep going now

1348
01:22:28,072 –> 01:22:30,375
and also I want to talk about one fanfic

1349
01:22:30,795 –> 01:22:40,160
that I’ve finished reading for
you guys this episode

1350
01:22:40,430 –> 01:22:48,362
and it’s a series called Love That Grows
by wizardheart83 (plant_murderer)

1351
01:22:48,898 –> 01:22:52,847
and it’s an alternate universe fic –
it’s Harry Potter

1352
01:22:53,002 –> 01:22:57,770
and the summary for the first fic in
the series is

1353
01:22:58,081 –> 01:23:00,406
Less than a year after the death
of the Potters,

1354
01:23:00,805 –> 01:23:02,419
Rose Evans and her husband Lyle

1355
01:23:02,642 –> 01:23:04,685
take care of their orphaned grandson,
Harry,

1356
01:23:05,019 –> 01:23:06,597
and try to take steps toward a future

1357
01:23:06,809 –> 01:23:08,844
where he’ll be loved and accepted.

1358
01:23:09,572 –> 01:23:11,396
Spring is coming, and with it, the memory

1359
01:23:11,586 –> 01:23:14,748
of stirring warmth, and the first real
hope for life and growth.

1360
01:23:16,661 –> 01:23:17,497
so in this fic

1361
01:23:18,523 –> 01:23:21,997
Harry’s dropped off at the Dursleys
per the story

1362
01:23:22,519 –> 01:23:27,674
but because Petunia and Lily’s parents
are still alive in the story

1363
01:23:28,154 –> 01:23:35,488
Petunia has the sense of mind to be
like I cannot take care of this child

1364
01:23:37,282 –> 01:23:44,281
because I have not gotten over my envy
and my hatred and my jealousy of my sister

1365
01:23:45,236 –> 01:23:49,655
so she brings baby Harry over to her
parents house

1366
01:23:50,140 –> 01:23:52,221
and they take him in and they love him

1367
01:23:52,571 –> 01:23:58,033
and they invite Petunia up

1368
01:23:59,200 –> 01:24:02,177
just to spend time with him once a month

1369
01:24:02,638 –> 01:24:06,304
just so he knows where you are if
something happens

1370
01:24:06,446 –> 01:24:09,674
and he has to go back, he knows who
you are

1371
01:24:10,233 –> 01:24:16,570
and really great healing process with
this fic

1372
01:24:17,137 –> 01:24:24,159
kind of the grandparents and Harry
kind of healing you know

1373
01:24:24,627 –> 01:24:28,214
their grief over the death of
James and Lily

1374
01:24:28,643 –> 01:24:34,332
and through getting to distance herself

1375
01:24:34,609 –> 01:24:37,519
that pain and really kind of seeing Harry

1376
01:24:37,792 –> 01:24:44,407
for a child, Petunia kind of starts
healing

1377
01:24:44,597 –> 01:24:48,166
from that process and her own grieving
process for Lily

1378
01:24:48,418 –> 01:24:51,551
which I think is completely arrested
in the actual book

1379
01:24:51,746 –> 01:24:53,893
because she cannot forgive Lily

1380
01:24:54,414 –> 01:24:56,939
so she cannot grieve her properly

1381
01:24:57,407 –> 01:25:03,142
so like as Harry’s growing up

1382
01:25:03,372 –> 01:25:07,989
Petunia starts kind of warming
up to magic

1383
01:25:08,252 –> 01:25:11,631
she’s seeing a child that’s magical
through a different light

1384
01:25:11,938 –> 01:25:12,716
through different lens

1385
01:25:13,208 –> 01:25:15,872
she starts when she’s comfortable with it

1386
01:25:16,146 –> 01:25:19,011
bringing Dudley over so they can play

1387
01:25:19,456 –> 01:25:22,805
and it’s not this horrible bullying
relationship

1388
01:25:23,063 –> 01:25:24,854
it’s just ‘oh, he’s kinda my weird cousin’

1389
01:25:25,224 –> 01:25:28,110
let’s go play in the dirt, you know?

1390
01:25:29,783 –> 01:25:34,210
it kind of slowly warms Vernon
up to the idea, too

1391
01:25:34,450 –> 01:25:39,397
it becomes a less toxic relationship
overall

1392
01:25:39,540 –> 01:25:42,782
because there is this distance kind
of buffered with the grandparents

1393
01:25:43,273 –> 01:25:48,691
which is really it’s really well explored

1394
01:25:48,935 –> 01:25:50,100
and I highly recommended it

1395
01:25:50,421 –> 01:25:52,048
links to that will be in the show notes

1396
01:25:53,822 –> 01:25:55,987
and that’s going to do it for this
podcast episode, so

1397
01:25:57,139 –> 01:25:59,341
how notes and everything are
over freakishlemon.com

1398
01:25:59,525 –> 01:26:00,646
if you want to go check those out

1399
01:26:01,563 –> 01:26:03,530
come join us in the Ravelry group

1400
01:26:03,820 –> 01:26:05,449
just search Freakish Lemon in
the groups tab

1401
01:26:05,922 –> 01:26:08,113
come post in the 2018 blanket make Along

1402
01:26:08,420 –> 01:26:10,103
come check out the quilt along

1403
01:26:10,555 –> 01:26:12,604
if you’re a super fast quilter
consider joining

1404
01:26:12,809 –> 01:26:15,240
it’s half square triangles

1405
01:26:15,621 –> 01:26:18,738
or if you’ve got a quilt that you
need to finish

1406
01:26:19,045 –> 01:26:20,293
and it’s got half square triangles in it

1407
01:26:20,610 –> 01:26:22,844
just finish it, be a part of our
quilt along

1408
01:26:24,664 –> 01:26:27,620
you can follow me as freakishlemon at
all the fun places

1409
01:26:27,817 –> 01:26:30,240
like Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Ravelry

1410
01:26:30,546 –> 01:26:33,516
you know the fun places

1411
01:26:33,805 –> 01:26:36,411
links to all those things will be in the
down bar here on YouTube

1412
01:26:36,756 –> 01:26:39,173
or around here if you’re watching this
somewhere else

1413
01:26:39,653 –> 01:26:42,421
if you are here on YouTube and you
want to follow along

1414
01:26:42,671 –> 01:26:44,451
if you want to know when I post the
next episode

1415
01:26:44,786 –> 01:26:47,262
which is approximately monthly
on this channel

1416
01:26:47,740 –> 01:26:50,831
consider hitting that subscribe button
down here on YouTube

1417
01:26:51,081 –> 01:26:53,941
so you can know when I post something new

1418
01:26:54,181 –> 01:26:55,525
but it’s up to you

1419
01:26:56,014 –> 01:26:58,240
so that is going to do it for this episode

1420
01:26:58,531 –> 01:27:00,145
it’s probably been the long one

1421
01:27:00,598 –> 01:27:03,472
I always say that, I need to stop
doing that

1422
01:27:03,733 –> 01:27:05,340
okay goodbye

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