Episode 174: Happy Hallowe’en!

Dear Spinning Circle,

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Thank you for being here today, especially those who were able to make it to the Live Stream. I appreciate your time spent here in this place with me. You are most welcome. I hope you feel most welcome because you are welcome here.

BONUS! Breed & Colour Stuy: How I Spin: Bonus content released earlier today on the Charollais spins that I did for Breed & Colour Study. Link here! Everyone welcome!

Enjoy the show!

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On & Off the Needles & Bobbins

Works in Progress – Spinning

Hallowe’en Rolags handspun

  • striped vs. blended project – note the differences between the two yarns
  • barber-poling vs. heathering in the finished yarns
Hallowe’en Rolags from Ashford blending board

Works in Progress – Knitting

Perfect Blend shawl by Casapinka

  • blend of all silk yarns spun since June
  • working through chart for colour/fibre placement

Finished Objects – Knitting

Endell Test Knit by Kelly G. Knits

  • MC:KnitPicks Pallette in cream, 37 grams
  • CC: On the Round BFL, 2-ply, light (light!) fingering
  • 2.25mm / US 1 & 2.75mm / US 2 needles

Love Note by Tin Can Knits

  • Small Bird Workshop 80/20 CVM/Mohair pin-drafted roving (handspun page here)
  • Spun on Ashford e-Spinner 3 – continuous backward draft, full draft & minimal smoothing
  • Knit swatch – 16 stitches per 4 inches with yarn HELD DOUBLE

Community Participation

For October, tell us about your spinning plans for the rest of the year? What are you looking forward to learning, exploring and making?

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BONUS! Breed & Colour Stuy: How I Spin

Bonus content released earlier today on the Charollais spins that I did for Breed & Colour Study. Link here!

Tin Can Knits Along #tincanknitsalong

Martha (@marthamew) shares: Checking in with an update for you all. I’ve been working a little bit on my Strange Brew, as you can see, I did rip out what I had done before because I felt that the patterning just wasn’t coming through as much as I’d liked. I did keep going thinking “oh, maybe it’ll come through better the more I do” but it didn’t seem to be happening and I thought I had best stop before I did too much more and couldn’t face re-knitting. Anyway, I changed it to a much more simple design of just chevrons. You may also notice there is another colour! So I actually took all but the one blue skein that I had already caked up and over-dyed them in this purple. And I have now decided this is my main colour. So the plan is to finish the chevrons using the purple and do the body/sleeves in the purple. I love it!

Tessa (@tessaw) shares: 20 days start to finish – I could get used to these big needle sweaters! I made two adjustments to make this something I will wear more often – no short rows because I prefer the fit without them and I increased the overall body length. Best of all, today was chilly enough to wear it!

Handspun Knitting

Marce (@heybrownberry) shares: Another combination project using my handspun plus a commercial (but naturally-dyed) yarn. The burgundy is a 2-ply light fingering weight spun from John Arbon’s Yarnadelic Corriedale top. The pattern is my R and R Socks with a modification to use the heel from my Walk Good Socks.

Zero to Hero

Sue (@mightysue) shares: I started spinning for this in early February. Zero to hero. Four different colours spindle spun and plied on Minnie. Multiple attempts to get this going as the yarn is so thick. But it’s done and I love it. It will get blocked in due course, but right now I’m wearing it!

51 Yarns – Group A – New Natural Yarn

Megan (@lykkemeg) shares: Fiber: fall foliage, Wheel: my hands, Structure: ??, Reflections: I decided on a hike with my boys that while they were playing in the lake I would spin the fall. The hike was gorgeous. The leaves and plants were red, yellow, gold, and orange. I used the sturdy stem of anaphalis as my “core” to “core spin” some fall leaves!

How I Spin: Exploring Blends 

Upcoming How I Spin content to finish off the year in November & December exploring how the recent explorations of blends resulted for me, thoughts for the future & kicking off luxury fibres for the new year. For more information, please head to the Co-Executive Producer or higher on Patreon.

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Until then, Happy Spinning!

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