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Episode 107: A Smattering of Projects & Socks

Thank you to those who joined us this week on the live stream – your time means a lot to me and I appreciate spending this time with you all. To those who are returning or new viewers of the show, welcome! This week, we chatted about an extra fine Merino & Bamboo spin that was our feature for Spinning Growth. We discussed tension, managing flyaway fibres and over-plying for certain situations. Next, we chatted about socks at great length. I discussed the fabric that I’ve created recently from opposing 3-ply to smooth 4-ply fabric. We talk about the surface of the fabrics and the differences. Lastly, I share some swatching I’ve been doing and I discuss the finishing touches that I made to my Sparkle Cardigan by Joji Locatelli. I give a brief update on the book Katrina and I are working on – we are hoping to have it released in the Spring. I hope you enjoy the show this week!
Please head over the Ravelry group and introduce yourself. The Spinning Growth thread is here and more information on what that thread is all about is here. For the Ask Anything thread, please look here. The blog post I read from All Fiber Arts is here.
My friend Kim, who I mention in the podcast, blogs here.
Projects I talked about this week:
  1. SweetGeorgia Yarns SW BFL 4-ply socks project page here
  2. Created by Elsie B. SW Merino opposing ply socks project page here
  3. Hedgehog Fibres SW Merino + Nylon Hawser yarn project page here
  4. Sparkle Cardigan, designed by Joji Locatelli, project page hereand handspun project page here
  5. Ambristo Farms Llama + Silk spin project page here
My previous Advent spins and projects:
  • Advent 2014 project here
  • Advent 2015 project here
  • Advent 2016 project here
For anything I discussed that you’re wondering about or can’t find, please comment below and I will direct you further!
Until next time,
Rachel

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