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Episode 78 Live: Singles, washing fleece & POP! blanket progress

Thank you for tuning in this week! We joined together on Saturday morning for a Live Stream with the Patreon subscribers – thank you to everyone who made it! I appreciate your enthusiasm so much. To new and returning viewers, welcome! I saved some housekeeping for the end of the show – stay tuned to the end if you are curious. About halfway through the show, I have a demonstration of hackling the fleece I have been processing this week. Today, we chatted at length about socks, spinning for socks, nylon and made some comparisons between commercial socks, handspun 2-ply and 3-ply socks, and fibre content in our Ask Anything segment. Then, I shared three spins I finished in the last week, and all of the squares that I have knit thus far on my POP! blanket/wall hanging. Enjoy the *cough cough* very long *cough cough* show!

Our Patreon winner this month is Angela Cartwright! Congratulations, Angela! I have your address, so I will pop that in the mail this week.

The extra episode of Wool n’ Spinning Radio has been released for EVERYONE now that Tour de Fleece is finished – please have a listen here and maybe you won something!

The ASK ANYTHING thread is here for those with burning questions – remember, you can ask anything, literally!

Stay tuned for an extra episode of Wool n’ Spinning Radio this month announcing all the winners from Tour de Fleece – Good Luck!

Ravelry Group can be found here – please join!

Don’t forget to contribute to the Gorgeous and Inspiring Handspun Bundle on the Ravelry group to keep each other inspired! Have a pattern you particularly like for handspun? Contribute to the Pattern bundle here. You only need to be a member of the group to contribute to bundles!

Find me on Instagram here.

We have several SPAKALs and spin-alongs (SALs) happening in the group – Our yearly #zerotohero2017, our Stashdown SAL and our current Breed & Colour Study. We also just started a Year of the Haps along. Please join anything that calls to you!

Projects I talked about this week:

  1. Edgewood Garden Studios Grey Masham singles project page here
  2. Kinfolk Yarn & Fibre Corriedale Cross Wool singles project page here and 2-ply page here
  3. Spunky Eclectic Targhee singles project page here
  4. POP blanket by TinCanKnits project page here

If you are wondering about something specifically, please don’t hesitate to contact me by leaving a comment below!

Until next time,

R.

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