Episode 69: Rhinebeck & NEFF

Filmed on Sunday, November 3, 2019

NY Sheep & Wool 2019 Recap

  • Thursday
    • Drove up to Saugerties to help Once Upon a Corgi set up for Indie Untangled
    • Went to Bread Alone for lunch in Rhinebeck to wait for check in at our rental
    • Chill day waiting for folks to get in from other places and had dinner at the house
  • Friday
    • Went separate ways for Friday events and met back at the house for dinner from Smoky Rock BBQ
    • Needles Up – Mom and I went to Needles Up to catch up with Amanda of Classy Squid Fiber Co and Sue and Chelsea of Legacy Fiber Artz.
      • Potions Classroom Rolags
      • Velaris Rolags
    • Ate lunch at Gabby’s Cafe, which is a great Mexican food place
    • Went back into Rhinebeck to see what was up with the Yarn Bazaar event, but the line was way too long
    • Poked around the Yarn Garage
    • Wandered around downtown and checked out antique stores and got apple cider like true New Englanders
  • Saturday
    • Got into the festival and did our Might Be Gone shopping
      • Lana Plantae – 3 skeins cochineal dyed fingering weight Rambouillet
    • Ravelry/Podcaster Meet Up
      • Got to meet a couple of viewers, so hello people I met!
      • Hugged a bunch of folks and even managed to introduce myself to some podcasters that I hadn’t or had barely met in person before!
        • If have the chance to get a GGMadeIt hug, do it. She is a professional hugger.
    • Meandered through the barns and then the buildings later after the crowds for our first walk through to note places we wanted to check out on Sunday
    • Dinner at Aroi, excellent Thai place
  • Sunday
    • Back to the festival for shopping
    • Started raining in the afternoon, so we said goodbyes and drove home

NEFF 2019 Recap

  • Went to New England Fiber Festival, ran some errands for Gabby/Once Upon a Corgi who was vending
  • Walked through about half and started making purchases
  • Met up with friends and chatted/had lunch
  • Finished walking through and made more purchases

FOs

WIPs

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    • The Raven Boys
    • Dream Thieves
    • Blue Lily, Lily Blue
    • Raven King
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and we’re gonna start off this podcast

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with a couple of festival recaps. First

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recap we’re gonna do is the New York

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Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, New

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York 2019. This was three weeks ago now.

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The weekend of the 20th? I don’t know the

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days, but it was a while back. I’m sure if

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you follow other crafty podcasters here

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on YouTube or elsewhere you’ll have

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heard or seen some Rhinebeck recaps

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before, but I don’t know. I guess- I guess

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we all have to do it. You know, we-

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we just all got to do it. So my mom and I

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drove up on the Thursday before

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Rhinebeck. We drove up to Saugerties, New

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York to help Gabby from Once Upon a

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Corgi set up her booth at Indie Untangled.

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Gabby from Once Upon a Corgi is my sister,

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disclaimer. So we went up there first,

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helped her set up. Not much to say there.

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Gabby already had the booth and how it

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was going to be set up already planned,

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so it was basically setting up grid

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walls and her saying put that there, put

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that there, while me and mom put things

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up. We were- we were done with the whole

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booth in less than an hour. People at the

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venue were shocked when we walked out of

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there with the booth all set up except

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for a few things that, you know, need to

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get set up day of. So we did that and

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then we headed over to Rhinebeck itself

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and ate lunch at Bread Alone because we

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had some time to kill before booking

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into our Airbnb house that we rented

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with a bunch of friends. So we killed

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some time there and then went and

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checked into the house and just kind of

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hung out, knit. Gabby and Sam brought

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their electric eel nano wheels so that

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was spinning and knitting and we just

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kind of chilled out. We brought food to

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make for dinner

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since everybody was coming in at

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different times. We didn’t want to try to

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organize going out anywhere, so we

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brought taco and burrito fixings and we

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we did tacos and burritos at the house

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that we rented, which was a beautiful

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house. It was like a little vacation

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house. I don’t think anybody has lived

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there full-time in a long time. It’s down

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a long winding driveway out in the

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middle of the woods. Picturesque. It was

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beautiful.

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We saw turkeys and deer and hawks,

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which was real fun for a couple of our

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folks who don’t live in Connecticut

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where the wildlife is everywhere. So that

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was fun. And then Friday was kind of

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everybody figuring out where they wanted

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to go. There were three different events

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happening on Friday. There was Indie

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got tickets for and Gabby was vending at.

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Her fiance came up to help vend and

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Samantha Guerin, who was one of our

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housemates. She was there kind of

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promoting her designs because Gabby and

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Sam are friends and so they they have

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her designs up in the booth. You can get

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her patterns pretty much anywhere where

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Gabby vends. So- so they went off to do

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Indie Untangled. A couple of folks went

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over to the Yarn Bazaar which was put on

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by Kristy Glass and then there was

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Needles Up over in Kingston, New York

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across the bridge. So mom and I went to

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Needles Up so we could catch up with

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Amanda from Classy Squid Fiber Company

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and just go say hi and chat to Chelsea

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and Sue of Legacy Fiber Artz and, you

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know, poke around. We didn’t go in to

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Rhinebeck having a huge list of things

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we needed, so there wasn’t a ton we were

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looking for, but we were kind of be-

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lining it for the Classy Squid booth

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because Classy Squid Fiber Company

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released a series of Harry Potter fiber

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things and my mom has been determined to

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learn how to spin, so she needed some

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Harry Potter fiber things. I made two

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purchases at Classy Squid Fiber Company.

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I did get a Harry Potter one. I got

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potions classroom, which is a set of

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rolags that are kind of dark and moody and

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-yeah, there we go-

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this includes corriedale, merino,

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penduncle silk, sari silk, cotton neps,

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firestar, nylon, and Angelina.

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It’s a two-ounce grouping and then I

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also bought these a Court of Thorns and

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Roses- whoops- rolags. I have only read

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the first book, but I really like the

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colors on these so I don’t care what

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they’re themed. These are the Valeris

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rolags. That glare is not great. Stop

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looking at my face, camera. Look at the

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rolags.

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These are Falkland Merino,

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firestar, nylon, penduncle silk, sari silk,

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mohair, and Angelina. And it’s two ounces

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again. I always end up buying from

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Classy Squid Fiber booth because her-

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Classy Squid Fibre Company booth because

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I love how she plays with fibers and

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textures. So I have been in the process

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in spinning quite a stash of her fibers, but

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I can’t say no. They’re so good and I

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usually tend to buy them in small

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amounts like that, so it’s not the worst

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stashing. And then mom and I ate lunch in

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Rhinebeck over at Gabby’s Cafe, which is

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a Mexican food place which was really,

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really good. We wanted to see what was

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going on with the Yarn Bazaar event so

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we- we did go over to go see what was

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happening, but there was a line a mile

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long and it was cold and windy outside. I

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was getting over a cold. My mom didn’t

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want to stand in line. We just kind of

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went nope and just went puttering around

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downtown Rhinebeck. We went into a couple

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of antique stores and an art store just

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poking around seeing what was in town.

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Yep, that’s basically what we did. We

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ended up picking up food. We decided to

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do barbecue from Smoky Rock BBQ there in

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Rhinebeck and we decided to do a pickup

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order, so we just killed time until it

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was time to get

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food. So we got our pick up order. We

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headed back to the rental house, brought

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everybody their dinner, and then stayed

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up way too late,

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which is as you do when you stay with

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friends at these fiber festivals. It’s

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just staying up way too late.

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So then Saturday was the first day of

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the New York Sheep and Wool Festival

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proper. We- we got into the festival

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fairly early.

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I consider before noon fairly early for

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the festival, and we decided to go ahead

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and do our “must have this thing, might be

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gone shopping”, which is what you need to

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do on Saturday. The Saturday is if

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there’s this thing and I want it and it

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might be gone, I need to get it and

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that’s the only shopping we do on

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Saturday is the might be gone stuff.

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So I went to the Lana Plantae booth.

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They do natural dyeing on- I think most

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of their bases are Rambouillet

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and I specifically wanted to go to her

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booth for the naturally dyed yarns so

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that I can get some yarn for my hose for

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my 10th century Slytherin costume. So I

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bought three fingering weight skeins in

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this gray. These are all dyed with

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cochineal. These are all Rambouillet. These

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are 500 yards skeins, which is impressive.

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I bought three because I have no idea

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what kind of yardage I need and I also

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don’t know how long the hose need to be.

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If they- I haven’t decided whether

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they’re just going to be to the knee or

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if they’re going to go further up the

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thigh. It depends on how I figure out the

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construction of the undergarments for

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this costume. So I got my must-haves

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right away and luckily they were

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basically right inside the gate

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So did that and then we puttered around

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and got pretzels for lunch because

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that’s what we do for lunch at Rhinebeck

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on Saturday because the food lines get

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very very long and– just making sure that

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there wasn’t anything else in there that

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I needed to show. So the pretzel line

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goes really fast because it’s pretzels

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and that’s filling enough to kind of get

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us through the day until the crowds die

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down and then we headed over to the hill.

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We got there at about 12:30 so it

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was still during the Ravelry Meetup,

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but people were starting to mill over

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for the podcaster meetup and we just

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hung out there for maybe an hour and a

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half, two hours. Yeah I got to meet a

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couple of viewers, so hello viewers that

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I met at Rhinebeck! And hugged a bunch of

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folks and managed to not be anxious

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enough to introduce myself to some other

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folks, which was like a milestone for me.

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I just went up to three or four people

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and was like hey, I watch your podcast,

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I like your podcast, this is who I am, and this

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is my podcast– without

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panicking and dissociating from my body.

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Which I’m still amazed that that managed

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to happen. Also if you ever get a chance

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to get a GGMadeIt hug, do it because

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she’s like a professional hugger. Yeah, I

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got a hug before she even asked me who I

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was. Um I got to meet in person my good

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friend Marce from the heybrownberry

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podcast. We’ve talked back and forth

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online and sent each other packages and

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things and I went in and said hi to

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her in person and she basically turned

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me around into a GG hug and I was just

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like, oh, oh I did want to say hi to you but

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now we’re hugging.

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It was top-notch hug. Highly recommend. If

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you have the opportunity for a GG hug, do

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it. And then we just- me and mom ended up

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meandering through the rest of the barns

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just getting our bearings on where

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things were. Not that we can ever

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remember where things are, but you know

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just kind of getting an idea about where

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things are. Um then we went back to the

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the rental house for a while,

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hung out, met back up with everybody, and

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we went out to dinner at Aroi, which is

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an excellent Thai place in Rhinebeck, and

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then went back to the house and stayed

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up way too late again because that’s

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what you do when you rent a house with

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friends. And then Sunday, we went back

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in to Rhinebeck. Not everybody in our

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group did because we had a couple of

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folks who were flying out kind of early

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that afternoon, which totally fine, but we

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packed up the car and everything, went

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over to Rhinebeck, and started doing our

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“real shopping,” where you know we had seen

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some things on Saturday and we wanted to

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check it out- did that kind of stuff. I

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ended up with three purchases and the

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first was Neighborhood Fiber Company. I-

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she- she was on my list to go buy from

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this year because I had found that it is

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difficult to find black fingering weight

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yarn and I said if there’s anybody at

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Rhinebeck who’s going to have a straight

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black or you know, black tonal fingering

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weight yarn, it’s gonna be Neighborhood

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Fiber Company and they did, so I got

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three skeins of a black fingering weight

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yarn. This is not for any particular

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project in mind. I just use a lot of

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fingering weight black yarn.

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Um so last year, year before, a couple

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years ago I did a big Knitpicks order

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that was just black and gray yarn and I

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have I think most of a 50 gram ball

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left. I went on a yarn crawl in September

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that I spoke about-

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nobody had any black fingering weight

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yarn, so I was like there’s got to be

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some at Rhinebeck, so I just grabbed

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black fingering weight yarn because I

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need black fingering weight yarn. And it

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shouldn’t be this difficult to find it.

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so hurray for the Neighborhood Fiber

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Company and her sensible tonal colors

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and then I also ended up with a kind of

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impulse purchase over at Loop fiber

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studio. I was hanging out with my mom in

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the Into the Whirled booth because my mom

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was getting fiber for her spinning and I

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was just looking over at the Loop booth

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and it occurred to me that I have a

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chain plied handspun made out of a Loop

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batt that does not go with anything else

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in my life and I did find out- you can tell

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how often I wore this shawl because I

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knit it into an asymmetrical triangle

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shawl and I forgot that I had knit it

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into an asymmetrical triangle shawl. So

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clearly I never wear that asymmetrical

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triangle shawl, so I ripped out that

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shawl, but I had the photo of the hand

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spun on my phone and went into the booth

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looking for friends to go with that loop

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bump.

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so this blue jumped out at me because

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it’s a the center blue is very similar

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to the blue that’s in that hand-spun

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skein that I finished from Loop, so

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that’s nice and this is a color that I

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wear all the time so having a lot of

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blue would be good. And then I grabbed

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this other one because it had the same

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kind of pinky peach and the same sort of

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magenta purple, so this color and this

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purple color, which is repeated, are very

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similar so I think what’s going to

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happen is I’m going to spin these the

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same way as a chain ply yarn and the

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three of them will go together either in

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a shawl or a sweater or something, but

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something where I don’t just have one

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random skein that doesn’t really go with

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anything else.

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So impulse purchases- there’s always one

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whenever I go to a fiber festival.

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Luckily I’ve gotten to the point where

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it’s usually only one or two impulse

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purchases, but that was my impulse

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purchase for Rhinebeck and then I did

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buy- I want to show you this- this tiny

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little felted witch mouse, which is

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adorable.

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I just couldn’t handle it. Their booth

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had a bunch of little witch mice. It took

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all of my willpower not to walk out with

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like five of these, but that’s- that’s

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going up on the shelf over there

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somewhere. So that’s exciting.

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And yeah that was Sunday. It started

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raining in the afternoon, so we kind of

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packed it up once it started raining and

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headed out, said goodbye to all of our

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housemates and everybody, and headed on

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out and that was Rhinebeck. It

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simultaneously feels like years ago and

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also yesterday because time is a foolish

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figment of our imagination. So

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fast-forward a couple of weeks, which

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brings you to this weekend and the New

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England Fiber festival is going on this

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weekend. At the time of filming this, it’s

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still going on, but by the time you see

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this it will have been probably a week.

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New England Fiber Festival is up in- I

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think it’s technically Springfield,

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Massachusetts, but if you’re familiar

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with the area it’s at the Big E

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fairgrounds and while Rhinebeck is my

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favorite to meet up with friends because

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it feels like everybody goes, New England

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Fiber festival is my favorite to

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actually go and buy things and feel

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inspired about crafting. New England

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Fiber festival has- they have yarn, they

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have fiber, they also have a lot of rug

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hooking, they have some quilting, they

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have interesting bag makers, and pottery

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and ready-made like linen clothing or up

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cycled aprons. It- it’s a lot of cool

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stuff and even when it’s busy, it doesn’t

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feel

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crammed or rushed or oppressive the way

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sometimes Rhinebeck can feel when you’re

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like sardined into a barn and you can’t

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go anywhere. It’s one of my favorites. So

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mom and I went up yesterday November 2nd

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to do shopping. My sister – Gabby from

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Once Upon a Corgi is vending there, so

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Jake, her fiance, took off work and was

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helping her vend yesterday and my mom’s

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actually up there

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today helping her vend. So we got out of

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the house late because, of course we did.

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Because I was driving and that’s how

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life works now. I’m not on time for

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anything.

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Um so we headed on up there and the first

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thing we do is we run some errands for

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Gabby. We kind of intercepted her

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as we were coming in. She needed to go

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one way, but coffee for Jake needed to go

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another way and I had brought batteries

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for some of her display things so we

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went and dropped off that stuff with

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Jake at the booth. And then we walked

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around sort of the main room of the

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building and started making purchases.

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Usually we do one walkthrough and then

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we go through and make purchases, but we

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took a kind of weird meandering way

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around this year. So first thing I

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purchased were these three skeins of

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Done Roving yakety-yak yarn in the

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Prussian blue colorway. I was

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specifically looking for yak bases at

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this festival because I had bought two

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skeins of a yak base from A Hundred Ravens

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last year. They were these two skeins

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Atherton Wing and Perennial and I was

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hoping A Hundred Ravens would have another

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solid color that would go with these, but

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I forgot to bring my samples to match

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colors and nothing in the booth for A

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Hundred Ravens was looking quite right.

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I knew the picture on my Ravelry account

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for this the lighter green, Atherton wing,

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would be fairly accurate so when I went

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over into the Done Roving Yarns – At the

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Done Roving Yarn booth they had a sale

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on this yarn. I want to say it was like

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15% off or something and I knew this

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blue would go with this green, but I’m

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happily- I’m- words, but I am happy to say

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that all three of these colors actually

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go together so these should be a sweater

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at some point, which is very exciting.

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Just throw all the things. And then while

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we were walking around I did make an

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impulse purchase.

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I’m not typically in the market for

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project bags anymore. I have a lot of

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project bags and they cover what I need

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them to cover, but I did walk into the

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Stitched by Jessa Lu booth and she does

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wonderful project bags and she had a

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sweater size project bag that is

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sweater sized enough for me and it was

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in this Halloween fabric, so I had to get

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it. I just couldn’t not. Yeah my excuse is

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that I only have a couple of sweater

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size bags that fit sweater quantities

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for my size

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especially if I’m using a thicker weight

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yarn, but it’s a simple boxed

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bottom zipper bag. There’s no pockets

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inside. It didn’t come with handles or

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anything, but I just couldn’t get over

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this fabric and it’s a great size for my

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size sweater, so I got it. And I think- I

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think I’ve officially reached bag

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saturation. No more project bags, I say

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hoping that I won’t buy any more next

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year. And then we met up with some

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friends who had come up to New England

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00:27:10,330 –> 00:27:12,430
fiber festival for the first time and

485
00:27:12,430 –> 00:27:15,280
hung out and chatted, ended up getting

486
00:27:15,280 –> 00:27:19,810
lunch, and then chatted some more, and after

487
00:27:19,810 –> 00:27:24,180
we parted ways to go shopping some more,

488
00:27:24,180 –> 00:27:26,680
mom and I finished our walkthrough. We

489
00:27:26,680 –> 00:27:28,300
went up to the front, which we had kind

490
00:27:28,300 –> 00:27:34,150
of skipped over and did our annual

491
00:27:34,150 –> 00:27:37,660
purchase over at- oh I’ve forgotten the

492
00:27:37,660 –> 00:27:41,290
name of the farm, but the link is in the

493
00:27:41,290 –> 00:27:43,510
show notes and they have this lotion

494
00:27:43,510 –> 00:27:46,780
called My Daughter’s Recipe sold in

495
00:27:46,780 –> 00:27:50,950
these little tubs and there was a deal

496
00:27:50,950 –> 00:27:58,210
so we got soap, but this lotion- I don’t

497
00:27:58,210 –> 00:28:00,790
use it for everyday use. My mom does cuz

498
00:28:00,790 –> 00:28:02,890
my mom’s a nurse and she has to wash her

499
00:28:02,890 –> 00:28:05,200
hands constantly for work, so it really

500
00:28:05,200 –> 00:28:08,710
helps heal her hands overnight. So if you

501
00:28:08,710 –> 00:28:11,940
are in a hand washing intensive

502
00:28:11,940 –> 00:28:14,740
profession, you might want to look into

503
00:28:14,740 –> 00:28:17,650
it, but I like to use that for spinning. I

504
00:28:17,650 –> 00:28:21,100
like to lotion up my hands before I’m

505
00:28:21,100 –> 00:28:23,710
spinning and this stuff kind of stays

506
00:28:23,710 –> 00:28:26,890
with my skin longer than other lotions I

507
00:28:26,890 –> 00:28:31,270
have used. Our genetics give us

508
00:28:31,270 –> 00:28:36,480
perpetually dry hands constantly so and

509
00:28:36,480 –> 00:28:43,510
spinning for us dries out skin anyway

510
00:28:43,510 –> 00:28:46,510
because that’s how spinning works, I

511
00:28:46,510 –> 00:28:49,330
guess, but I love using that for spinning

512
00:28:49,330 –> 00:28:52,030
and I was running low on the the one

513
00:28:52,030 –> 00:28:53,260
I’ve got down there in the craft room

514
00:28:53,260 –> 00:28:56,590
now. So I got some more of that and then

515
00:28:56,590 –> 00:29:00,570
hilariously we stumbled upon this booth

516
00:29:00,570 –> 00:29:05,830
for Falling Star Farm. They have Romney

517
00:29:05,830 –> 00:29:11,080
sheep. I bought this five ounce ball of

518
00:29:11,080 –> 00:29:14,560
Romney from a lovely sheep named Adele

519
00:29:14,560 –> 00:29:19,800
and Falling Star Farm where Adele lives

520
00:29:19,800 –> 00:29:28,450
is two miles away from where I live. On the main

521
00:29:28,450 –> 00:29:31,840
road of our town and I didn’t know that

522
00:29:31,840 –> 00:29:41,040
this farm existed, which I tell you.

523
00:29:41,040 –> 00:29:45,670
Surprise! Like I know there are sheep

524
00:29:45,670 –> 00:29:48,190
farmers in my town.

525
00:29:48,190 –> 00:29:51,730
I just didn’t know anybody was selling

526
00:29:51,730 –> 00:29:58,450
fleeces like to the hand spinning, hand

527
00:29:58,450 –> 00:30:03,250
knitting crowd but apparently they are.

528
00:30:03,250 –> 00:30:07,450
So next time I feel the urge to process

529
00:30:07,450 –> 00:30:13,150
a fleece, somebody remind me to just go

530
00:30:13,150 –> 00:30:17,440
down the street and buy one cuz they’re

531
00:30:17,440 –> 00:30:21,880
right there. And that was the last of my

532
00:30:21,880 –> 00:30:24,900
purchases. We ended up going back to

533
00:30:24,900 –> 00:30:28,180
Gabby’s booth because the- the festival

534
00:30:28,180 –> 00:30:29,890
kind of really winds down in the last

535
00:30:29,890 –> 00:30:33,250
hour and a half. like the crowds thin out

536
00:30:33,250 –> 00:30:35,440
so we just went back to Gabby’s booth and

537
00:30:35,440 –> 00:30:36,820
were hanging out with Gabby and Jake

538
00:30:36,820 –> 00:30:42,010
and met up with friends and hung out on

539
00:30:42,010 –> 00:30:46,840
the booth and sort of helped her close

540
00:30:46,840 –> 00:30:49,690
up the booth for the night. And that was

541
00:30:49,690 –> 00:30:51,250
the end of New England fiber festival,

542
00:30:51,250 –> 00:30:54,160
and that’s the end of the fiber festival

543
00:30:54,160 –> 00:30:57,639
season for us. Sorry if you weren’t

544
00:30:57,639 –> 00:30:59,859
interested in any of that. So let’s move

545
00:30:59,859 –> 00:31:01,479
on to the actual crafting stuff. There’s

546
00:31:01,479 –> 00:31:04,119
not a ton because I’ve been out and

547
00:31:04,119 –> 00:31:06,249
about at fiber festivals, but I do have

548
00:31:06,249 –> 00:31:07,899
some stuff to talk about. I’ve got two

549
00:31:07,899 –> 00:31:11,200
FOs to talk about. The first is I

550
00:31:11,200 –> 00:31:14,529
finished my granny striped blanket. This

551
00:31:14,529 –> 00:31:23,309
is a pattern by Lucy of Attic24 and I

552
00:31:23,309 –> 00:31:28,889
used a US G a 4.25 millimeter hook and

553
00:31:28,889 –> 00:31:35,739
this is magic balls of mini skeins and

554
00:31:35,739 –> 00:31:41,379
scraps held double with black Knit Picks

555
00:31:41,379 –> 00:31:48,669
stroll fingering yarn and I got a few

556
00:31:48,669 –> 00:31:50,889
colors into the last magic ball and

557
00:31:50,889 –> 00:31:52,779
decided it was time to do borders

558
00:31:52,779 –> 00:31:57,249
because borders take a lot more yarn

559
00:31:57,249 –> 00:32:01,029
than you anticipate. So I ended up doing

560
00:32:01,029 –> 00:32:07,299
one two three four rounds of single

561
00:32:07,299 –> 00:32:15,719
crochet for the border and it is done.

562
00:32:15,719 –> 00:32:20,219
I’m so happy to have this off the hook

563
00:32:20,219 –> 00:32:26,409
because it’s blanket season now. Have I

564
00:32:26,409 –> 00:32:28,450
washed and blocked it? No. One day I’ll

565
00:32:28,450 –> 00:32:31,179
wash it. It’s a blanket. I don’t think it

566
00:32:31,179 –> 00:32:35,109
needs blocking particularly. I crocheted

567
00:32:35,109 –> 00:32:37,209
in my ends as I went and it’s got

568
00:32:37,209 –> 00:32:42,959
little ends poking out, but I don’t care.

569
00:32:42,959 –> 00:32:45,459
If any of them bother me, I’ll clip them

570
00:32:45,459 –> 00:32:49,299
later. So as far as I’m concerned this

571
00:32:49,299 –> 00:32:51,039
blanket is completely finished. I just

572
00:32:51,039 –> 00:32:53,529
have to photograph it for my Ravelry

573
00:32:53,529 –> 00:32:57,989
project page, which I may have done. I

574
00:32:57,989 –> 00:33:01,599
got to find out, but it is done and I am

575
00:33:01,599 –> 00:33:07,209
pleased. And my mom and I have this

576
00:33:07,209 –> 00:33:11,560
running spreadsheet from I-91 shop hop

577
00:33:11,560 –> 00:33:13,720
through to the next I-

578
00:33:13,720 –> 00:33:16,420
91 shop up to make sure we’re hitting

579
00:33:16,420 –> 00:33:19,870
our goals for using stash and actually

580
00:33:19,870 –> 00:33:22,420
making things with our yarn and this

581
00:33:22,420 –> 00:33:25,780
accounted for- I- I only use finished

582
00:33:25,780 –> 00:33:27,400
objects in the count because I can’t

583
00:33:27,400 –> 00:33:32,490
keep track of stuff so this accounts for

584
00:33:32,490 –> 00:33:37,870
almost half of the agreed amount that me

585
00:33:37,870 –> 00:33:40,350
and mom decided we were gonna try to hit.

586
00:33:40,350 –> 00:33:46,990
So huh, it’s like a weight has come off

587
00:33:46,990 –> 00:33:50,410
my shoulders finishing this long-term

588
00:33:50,410 –> 00:33:53,020
project. It always feels like that for

589
00:33:53,020 –> 00:33:56,700
long term projects, so that is awesome

590
00:33:56,700 –> 00:33:59,940
and I will be napping under that later

591
00:33:59,940 –> 00:34:04,690
today. And then the second finished

592
00:34:04,690 –> 00:34:07,270
object, which was never a work in

593
00:34:07,270 –> 00:34:11,169
progress on here because I sewed this

594
00:34:11,169 –> 00:34:17,679
like a madman, is the Maker’s Tote by

595
00:34:17,679 –> 00:34:24,450
Noodlehead. It is a zippered tote bag. I

596
00:34:24,450 –> 00:34:29,169
used to this Rey fabric. There’s dog hair

597
00:34:29,169 –> 00:34:33,280
all over it. I did show this on Instagram

598
00:34:33,280 –> 00:34:37,899
if you want to get a pretty in-depth

599
00:34:37,899 –> 00:34:39,610
walkthrough of how I load this bag up.

600
00:34:39,610 –> 00:34:42,030
This bag is for my electric eel nano

601
00:34:42,030 –> 00:34:44,590
spinning wheel so that I can carry it

602
00:34:44,590 –> 00:34:47,409
around. This is a snap front pocket.

603
00:34:47,409 –> 00:34:51,010
There’s nothing in it right now. If I

604
00:34:51,010 –> 00:34:54,310
were the person to take notes while

605
00:34:54,310 –> 00:34:56,050
spinning, I would put a little notebook

606
00:34:56,050 –> 00:34:57,460
in there, but I’m not, so there’s nothing

607
00:34:57,460 –> 00:35:02,080
there. On the other side there is a set

608
00:35:02,080 –> 00:35:08,320
in zipper pocket. I used this red for the

609
00:35:08,320 –> 00:35:12,310
sides. This uses a separating zipper so

610
00:35:12,310 –> 00:35:16,300
you can open the whole thing up Mary

611
00:35:16,300 –> 00:35:23,400
Poppins style. Inside there are three

612
00:35:23,400 –> 00:35:25,380
pockets here with the

613
00:35:25,380 –> 00:35:29,849
black and then- oh here we go,

614
00:35:29,849 –> 00:35:33,059
on this side there are two red pleated

615
00:35:33,059 –> 00:35:39,269
pockets and I can fit all of my spinning

616
00:35:39,269 –> 00:35:44,519
wheel gear, any spare gear,

617
00:35:44,519 –> 00:35:47,880
the spinning wheel itself, and fiber all

618
00:35:47,880 –> 00:35:53,700
in this bag, which is great. The only

619
00:35:53,700 –> 00:35:56,789
change that I made to the pattern is I

620
00:35:56,789 –> 00:36:00,059
added this black bit of trim here

621
00:36:00,059 –> 00:36:07,710
because it is a pain to sew this inside

622
00:36:07,710 –> 00:36:10,140
zipper and have the back the seam along

623
00:36:10,140 –> 00:36:13,650
the front of the bag- because you sew

624
00:36:13,650 –> 00:36:18,299
this zipper straight in but then you

625
00:36:18,299 –> 00:36:22,680
have the seam here and I could not get

626
00:36:22,680 –> 00:36:24,599
it to look straight so I just covered it

627
00:36:24,599 –> 00:36:28,880
up with some extra black trim that I had.

628
00:36:28,880 –> 00:36:32,670
Part of the difficulty with this

629
00:36:32,670 –> 00:36:36,750
construction is this the main body of

630
00:36:36,750 –> 00:36:41,519
this bag has this foam inside per the

631
00:36:41,519 –> 00:36:45,150
pattern. I will be making a second bag of

632
00:36:45,150 –> 00:36:47,250
this for my mom for Christmas. She

633
00:36:47,250 –> 00:36:49,200
requested it because she wants one for

634
00:36:49,200 –> 00:36:53,339
her electric eel nano wheel, but for hers

635
00:36:53,339 –> 00:36:56,930
I’m just gonna use some quilt batting

636
00:36:56,930 –> 00:37:01,380
instead of that foam. Quilt batting won’t shift

637
00:37:01,380 –> 00:37:05,880
as much as that foam did and even if I

638
00:37:05,880 –> 00:37:08,430
do two layers of the quilt batting that

639
00:37:08,430 –> 00:37:12,240
we have here in the house, it’s not going

640
00:37:12,240 –> 00:37:13,920
to be as thick as this foam which made

641
00:37:13,920 –> 00:37:17,039
it really difficult to get seams to look

642
00:37:17,039 –> 00:37:19,019
nice getting through the machine,

643
00:37:19,019 –> 00:37:23,670
especially around these curves. Wow lots

644
00:37:23,670 –> 00:37:26,339
of dog hair. I ended up hand sewing on

645
00:37:26,339 –> 00:37:29,069
this binding because I was not getting

646
00:37:29,069 –> 00:37:30,569
these curves through my machine again.

647
00:37:30,569 –> 00:37:33,420
The once was good enough and I hand

648
00:37:33,420 –> 00:37:35,609
sewed all the binding on just to avoid

649
00:37:35,609 –> 00:37:39,380
dealing with it.

650
00:37:39,380 –> 00:37:41,330
I will let you know how that goes when I

651
00:37:41,330 –> 00:37:45,500
do this bag with the quilt batting

652
00:37:45,500 –> 00:37:49,190
instead of the foam, but ultimately I’m

653
00:37:49,190 –> 00:37:51,170
very pleased with how this bag turned

654
00:37:51,170 –> 00:37:53,450
out and it’s the perfect size for my

655
00:37:53,450 –> 00:37:57,920
Nano and now I can bring my Nano around

656
00:37:57,920 –> 00:38:04,070
and spin at gatherings that I go to once

657
00:38:04,070 –> 00:38:17,270
a year. I’m very pleased with that. That’s all

658
00:38:17,270 –> 00:38:20,089
I’ve got to say about it. So we’ll go on

659
00:38:20,089 –> 00:38:23,720
to WIPs. First WIP I have on my list

660
00:38:23,720 –> 00:38:27,550
is my Palmer fa- Palmer family farm

661
00:38:27,550 –> 00:38:33,830
yarn ribbed socks. I was, I believe last

662
00:38:33,830 –> 00:38:36,589
time I showed them to you, nearly done

663
00:38:36,589 –> 00:38:38,540
with the toe on this sock.

664
00:38:38,540 –> 00:38:42,500
Here is a sock. I finished up the toe and

665
00:38:42,500 –> 00:38:46,609
I cast on the next sock so I finished

666
00:38:46,609 –> 00:38:53,359
the cuff. I am nearly done with the full

667
00:38:53,359 –> 00:38:57,080
ribbed leg and then there’s an inch with

668
00:38:57,080 –> 00:39:00,500
the back just stockinette and then heel,

669
00:39:00,500 –> 00:39:03,619
foot, everything. This sock has been going

670
00:39:03,619 –> 00:39:05,500
the slowest out of all of the socks.

671
00:39:05,500 –> 00:39:09,589
Because while I usually don’t have

672
00:39:09,589 –> 00:39:11,450
second sock syndrome,

673
00:39:11,450 –> 00:39:15,290
this is sock number 6 of this exact same

674
00:39:15,290 –> 00:39:19,190
pattern that I put together for these-

675
00:39:19,190 –> 00:39:22,160
for this particular yarn, so I’m really

676
00:39:22,160 –> 00:39:26,330
feeling pattern fatigue on this sock. I’m

677
00:39:26,330 –> 00:39:28,160
hoping to finish it by the end of the

678
00:39:28,160 –> 00:39:31,430
year because then I’ll be done with my

679
00:39:31,430 –> 00:39:41,660
Palmer family farm stash and I won’t

680
00:39:41,660 –> 00:39:47,880
have to worry about it for a while.

681
00:39:47,880 –> 00:39:50,770
Hoo-yeah, sixth

682
00:39:50,770 –> 00:39:53,859
sock syndrome there. And then I have made

683
00:39:53,859 –> 00:39:57,270
some progress on my machine knit Redford

684
00:39:57,270 –> 00:40:01,210
sweater by Julie Hoover. I finished the

685
00:40:01,210 –> 00:40:04,060
back piece. I have compared it to this

686
00:40:04,060 –> 00:40:05,770
sweater. It’s a little bit longer than

687
00:40:05,770 –> 00:40:07,750
the sweater, which is not what I was

688
00:40:07,750 –> 00:40:09,369
aiming for, but I’m not mad about it, and

689
00:40:09,369 –> 00:40:10,839
I’m not gonna reknit it, so I’m just gonna

690
00:40:10,839 –> 00:40:17,050
keep on going. So that’s the back. It’s

691
00:40:17,050 –> 00:40:22,780
very exciting in gray. This is Green

692
00:40:22,780 –> 00:40:26,650
Mountain Spinnery Lana in grey and I’m

693
00:40:26,650 –> 00:40:30,640
using my lk 150 to knit this. More

694
00:40:30,640 –> 00:40:33,940
information in the future when I publish

695
00:40:33,940 –> 00:40:35,680
the video that I’m doing about this

696
00:40:35,680 –> 00:40:39,700
sweater and then the other knitting

697
00:40:39,700 –> 00:40:43,180
project that I’m aiming to put progress

698
00:40:43,180 –> 00:40:47,200
on is my Rice Fields Shawl. This is a

699
00:40:47,200 –> 00:40:53,500
pattern by Elzbieta Tourinc. I’m using a US

700
00:40:53,500 –> 00:40:55,839
three/ three point two five millimeter

701
00:40:55,839 –> 00:40:57,609
needles. I forgot to say I’m also using

702
00:40:57,609 –> 00:40:59,619
that same size on the Palmer family farm

703
00:40:59,619 –> 00:41:00,310
socks.

704
00:41:00,310 –> 00:41:04,530
I have tangled my yarns. This is a,

705
00:41:04,530 –> 00:41:06,400
depending on which version of the

706
00:41:06,400 –> 00:41:08,470
pattern you go with, either a semicircle

707
00:41:08,470 –> 00:41:12,700
or a half circle shawl. It is almost

708
00:41:12,700 –> 00:41:15,910
entirely two color brioche. I’m using

709
00:41:15,910 –> 00:41:19,000
Legacy Fiber Artz Hocus Pocus colorways

710
00:41:19,000 –> 00:41:22,240
from a few years ago and some Berroco

711
00:41:22,240 –> 00:41:27,280
Ultra Alpaca fingering light. So the last

712
00:41:27,280 –> 00:41:30,099
time I picked this up and showed you, I

713
00:41:30,099 –> 00:41:34,060
was, this is not exact, but I was one or

714
00:41:34,060 –> 00:41:37,390
two rows into this Mary Sanderson pink

715
00:41:37,390 –> 00:41:42,640
color and I have put on some inches. This

716
00:41:42,640 –> 00:41:45,010
takes a very long time because I’m doing

717
00:41:45,010 –> 00:41:50,200
two pass two color brioche because my

718
00:41:50,200 –> 00:41:52,060
brain’s not at a place to learn one pass

719
00:41:52,060 –> 00:41:55,000
two color brioche and there are a lot of

720
00:41:55,000 –> 00:41:59,380
stitches on the needles so it takes

721
00:41:59,380 –> 00:42:08,259
while. Yes this shawl is a very long-term

722
00:42:08,259 –> 00:42:11,950
project because the stitch count gets so

723
00:42:11,950 –> 00:42:16,390
big but I am very excited for the

724
00:42:16,390 –> 00:42:19,230
finished object, so I’m going to keep

725
00:42:19,230 –> 00:42:28,269
grinding away at this shawl. And that’s

726
00:42:28,269 –> 00:42:34,869
the end of that. I have also been doing

727
00:42:34,869 –> 00:42:38,200
some spinning. Going to Rhinebeck and

728
00:42:38,200 –> 00:42:40,799
seeing Sam and Gabby spinning on their

729
00:42:40,799 –> 00:42:43,720
nano spinners made me want to finish up

730
00:42:43,720 –> 00:42:45,490
some stuff on my nano. I finished

731
00:42:45,490 –> 00:42:49,059
spinning the singles for these blue,

732
00:42:49,059 –> 00:42:50,980
white, and black fluffs which I called

733
00:42:50,980 –> 00:42:52,869
the 501st fluffs after

734
00:42:52,869 –> 00:42:57,160
the 501st- oh I forgot

735
00:42:57,160 –> 00:43:00,579
the name of that particular group of

736
00:43:00,579 –> 00:43:04,329
soldiers- legion? 501st

737
00:43:04,329 –> 00:43:09,609
legion? They’re- they’re Vader’s group of

738
00:43:09,609 –> 00:43:12,250
stormtroopers, but prior to the end of

739
00:43:12,250 –> 00:43:13,900
the Clone Wars, it was his group of

740
00:43:13,900 –> 00:43:16,980
clones and their colors were blue and

741
00:43:16,980 –> 00:43:22,660
white. So I finished those fluffs. I have

742
00:43:22,660 –> 00:43:26,380
now started in. Those fluffs are fluffs

743
00:43:26,380 –> 00:43:28,180
that I made. Nobody made them. I just

744
00:43:28,180 –> 00:43:29,769
named them Star Wars things because

745
00:43:29,769 –> 00:43:32,470
that’s what I do. I started on this patch

746
00:43:32,470 –> 00:43:37,839
of a mixed bat that I made. I called this

747
00:43:37,839 –> 00:43:40,569
one House Organa because it looked

748
00:43:40,569 –> 00:43:42,579
like the colors of Alderaan and the

749
00:43:42,579 –> 00:43:47,589
colors that Bail Organa wears. So this is

750
00:43:47,589 –> 00:43:55,079
my first bobbin and then I finished up a

751
00:43:55,079 –> 00:44:00,309
Classy Squid Fiber Company batt on my

752
00:44:00,309 –> 00:44:04,960
Ashford Kiwi. This is not entirely Classy

753
00:44:04,960 –> 00:44:06,549
Squid. There’s another set of singles

754
00:44:06,549 –> 00:44:08,740
under here because I obsessively fill up

755
00:44:08,740 –> 00:44:11,529
my bobbins before I ply anything. So

756
00:44:11,529 –> 00:44:13,210
this is 2 ounces of

757
00:44:13,210 –> 00:44:16,750
the batt Quoth version 1, which has

758
00:44:16,750 –> 00:44:20,530
corriedale, Romney cross, mulberry silk

759
00:44:20,530 –> 00:44:23,140
firestar, carbonized bamboo, and sari silk

760
00:44:23,140 –> 00:44:26,470
and I’ve started in on quoth version 2,

761
00:44:26,470 –> 00:44:28,510
which is a darker version of this

762
00:44:28,510 –> 00:44:34,599
without the sparkly stuff and silk to be

763
00:44:34,599 –> 00:44:38,230
plied with this on the companion bobbin.

764
00:44:38,230 –> 00:44:44,770
I am getting very close to filling up

765
00:44:44,770 –> 00:44:49,349
bobbins. It’s going to be a ply party

766
00:44:49,349 –> 00:44:57,490
I’ll say by January. That’s it for my

767
00:44:57,490 –> 00:45:00,040
works in progress. I just have a little

768
00:45:00,040 –> 00:45:02,109
bit of other stuff I wanted to talk

769
00:45:02,109 –> 00:45:06,640
about. Not really watching anything. Not

770
00:45:06,640 –> 00:45:10,359
really reading anything as of note as of

771
00:45:10,359 –> 00:45:13,869
yet, but I have been listening to some

772
00:45:13,869 –> 00:45:18,309
stuff. I kind of fell headfirst into the

773
00:45:18,309 –> 00:45:22,859
Raven cycle by Maggie Steifvater and

774
00:45:22,859 –> 00:45:25,299
the audiobooks are narrated by Will

775
00:45:25,299 –> 00:45:26,380
Patton.

776
00:45:26,380 –> 00:45:28,869
The books are as follows: The Raven Boys,

777
00:45:28,869 –> 00:45:32,290
Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and

778
00:45:32,290 –> 00:45:37,270
The Raven King and I went through all

779
00:45:37,270 –> 00:45:39,940
four of those books in week and a half

780
00:45:39,940 –> 00:45:44,619
and I’ve been reading fanfic ever since

781
00:45:44,619 –> 00:45:46,960
then, so that is really exciting that my

782
00:45:46,960 –> 00:45:53,829
brain is just excited about diving into

783
00:45:53,829 –> 00:45:55,960
a new fandom because that hasn’t

784
00:45:55,960 –> 00:45:58,270
happened in a while. I’ve been returning

785
00:45:58,270 –> 00:46:00,700
to old fandoms recently, but new fandom

786
00:46:00,700 –> 00:46:04,900
is exciting and I have been steadily

787
00:46:04,900 –> 00:46:12,250
making it through the Inheritance Cycle

788
00:46:12,250 –> 00:46:16,530
series by Christopher Paolini.

789
00:46:16,530 –> 00:46:20,700
I’ve talked about listening to or-

790
00:46:20,700 –> 00:46:24,790
listening to Eragon and Eldest on this

791
00:46:24,790 –> 00:46:27,190
podcast before I am very close to finishing

792
00:46:27,190 –> 00:46:31,060
Brisingr. Brisingr has been the longest

793
00:46:31,060 –> 00:46:34,410
book out of all the books thus far. I

794
00:46:34,410 –> 00:46:37,780
feel like I was at 20 hours of audiobook

795
00:46:37,780 –> 00:46:42,339
for a million years, but I’m finally like

796
00:46:42,339 –> 00:46:49,420
within- I must be close to only 3 hours

797
00:46:49,420 –> 00:46:52,750
left now and it’s due tomorrow back at

798
00:46:52,750 –> 00:46:57,089
the library. Well, on the library app so

799
00:46:57,089 –> 00:46:59,800
I’m gonna finish that today, but it has

800
00:46:59,800 –> 00:47:05,440
been a wild ride and I’m a little bit

801
00:47:05,440 –> 00:47:07,720
annoyed with myself that I didn’t read

802
00:47:07,720 –> 00:47:11,619
this back when it was coming out because

803
00:47:11,619 –> 00:47:14,560
I’d read Eragon and Eldest and then I

804
00:47:14,560 –> 00:47:17,650
just fell off, but this one was really

805
00:47:17,650 –> 00:47:19,780
good and so much- more happens in

806
00:47:19,780 –> 00:47:21,520
Brisingr alone than the entire

807
00:47:21,520 –> 00:47:25,390
Chronicles of Narnia. It is jam-packed

808
00:47:25,390 –> 00:47:32,619
with all sorts of fun stuff. I highly

809
00:47:32,619 –> 00:47:34,510
recommend if you’re into fantasy and

810
00:47:34,510 –> 00:47:41,770
also dragons. Yeah and that’s gonna do it

811
00:47:41,770 –> 00:47:44,619
for this episode so we’re gonna sign off.

812
00:47:44,619 –> 00:47:47,230
Show notes and links to everything and

813
00:47:47,230 –> 00:47:49,920
transcript is over at freakishlemon.com.

814
00:47:49,920 –> 00:47:52,240
Come join us over on the Ravelry group

815
00:47:52,240 –> 00:47:54,640
at fre- just search ‘freakishlemon’ in

816
00:47:54,640 –> 00:47:57,180
the groups tab on Ravelry, you’ll find me,

817
00:47:57,180 –> 00:48:00,040
but you can follow me as ‘freakishlemon’

818
00:48:00,040 –> 00:48:02,079
on instagram and Ravelry if you like.

819
00:48:02,079 –> 00:48:03,910
Links to these things will be in the

820
00:48:03,910 –> 00:48:06,369
downbar here on youtube or around here

821
00:48:06,369 –> 00:48:07,450
if you’re watching this somewhere else

822
00:48:07,450 –> 00:48:09,520
and if you want to find out when I post

823
00:48:09,520 –> 00:48:12,010
my next video, consider hitting that

824
00:48:12,010 –> 00:48:14,680
subscribe button here on youtube to

825
00:48:14,680 –> 00:48:16,089
follow along with this thing that I do

826
00:48:16,089 –> 00:48:25,230
and that’s gonna do it from me. Goodbye.

 

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