Ep. 178: Handspun Brioche-alicious!

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!

Patreon 2021’s Video has been released this morning for you to watch and catch up with what’s happening here at Wool n’ Spinning – Patreon post here.

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On & Off the Needles & Bobbins

Finished Objects – Knitting

Headband with a Twist by Mirella Moments {free pattern}

  • Hallowe’en blended rolags yarn here; knit on 3.75mm / US 5 needles
  • Knit to 19” and then sewn in twist

Endell by Kelly G. Knits

  • Never shared finished toque after washing & blocking!
  • On the Round BFL handspun here with Knit Picks Palette ~35 grams

Updates – Knitting

Black Forest Cardigan by Verena Cohrs

  • Ripped out previous pullover; washed yarn
  • Gauge on 5.00mm needles

Tilted Duster by Norah Gaughan

  • Cascade 220 Heathers, straw colourway
  • Gauge on 5.00mm needles; knit body seamlessly
  • Increases for skirt started; gently increasing

Last Unicorn Sweater by Meghan Regan

  • Lettlopi; 4.5mm needles
  • Re-working sweater for smaller size; gauge matched but too big for Norah

Community Participation

For November, please tell us about your favourite item(s) you’ve made based on an emotion or feeling.

Episode thread here or comment below here on YouTube!

BONUS Breed & Colour Stuy: How I Spin

Wool n’ Spinning Radio this month featured a bonus episose this month with Rebecca (@rebbiejaye) in our community. Have a listen here.

Handspun Knitting

Make NINE Progress

LizzieH (@lizzieh) shares: I finished my poet sweater! I really like the final product. I had the magazine and was thinking about knitting it for a while, but finally got the inspiration to get started with Rachel starting hers. While not hand spun, I used Cumbria by The Fibre Co. It is a mix of brown masham, merino, and mohair.

Maria (@palmikkopuu) shares: I made myself a Poet sweater too with the same inspiration. I used a sustainble merino yarn that I dyed myself with a certain mushroom and greens of carrots. I used the magazine version of the pattern. I took a copy of the charts and draw the line of increases with a pen, so it was easier to follow. There was an errata in my size in the other side of the chart. I made the sleeves a hint wider and the neck ripping with a bit less stiches. The lace got easier during the process. It is not difficult. I should have altered the skeins, but I did not. There where small differences in the shade. A bit dull pic, but there is so little day light now.

Zero to Hero

Jackie (@jackierevilla) shares: I used three skeins from the Targhee spin (part of which went into the Birdsong sweater) to create the Festival of Stitches shawl. It is such a clever design. You start with a triangle shawl and then work each side on the bias. The textures include garter, lace, cables and mosaic.

Aracely (@OurFreckledLife) shares: I’m very slowly working on a sweater spin. Just finished skein 2. The last pic shows the 2 skeins I have so far. I started spinning July of last year so a sweater spin seems nuts but I’m going for it! A Fractal spin!

51 Yarns – Group A – Community

Rebecca (@rebbiejaye) shares: Community chapter! I’ve been sitting on these posts and these yarns for a while because it’s difficult to commit myself to emotional posts, but I’m glad I finally did. 46: Spinning on Retreat: This is a yarn I spun from Rachel’s battlings when I was in Vancouver. 47: Spinning with a Group: This is some qiviut I spun with/from my friend Alide, who I’ve been spinning with almost weekly for a good year now. Not meeting right now obviously, but still enjoying so much inspiration from each other! 48: Teaching Someone to Spin: I gave my 7yo a spinning lesson back in March. I think we are overdue for another one, though we also have weaving and cross-stitch on the go right now!

How I Spin: Exploring Blends – Part I transcript here; vlog here

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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