In Episode 53, Greg and Pam discuss Peruvian Highland Wool, Romeldale CVM and Hat Trials.
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- Greg finished Joey’s scarf. It was well received.
- Greg finished his Emmen hat (project page) Yarn is The Fiber Seed Sprout Sock.
- Greg finished the Coffee Shop Hat out of mystery yarn (project page).
- Greg continues to work on socks:
- Last time Pam forgot to share a hat she finished called C’mon, Cat Happy by Pattymac Knits for her niece. She used Malabrigo Chunky (not Bulky as was said in the podcast).
- Pam finished her Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks. She’s using Lang Jawoll Cotton Stretch Color.
- Pam is on color 3 (of 3) on her 150 Fade by Fiber Me This. She’s using some Plymouth Happy Feet she had dyed.
- Pam started a test knit for her friend Martha. She is using Anzula Nebula and APL Crafts Handmade in Blue Galaxy.
- Pam is casting on Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Sideways Gloves with merino/angora yarn from BaaBerry Farms.
- Pam mentioned 2 sock patterns she wants to try by Sarah Jordan.
- Pam swatched for the Stripe Domination KAL.
- Safari Nation is a fun place in Greensboro for kids.
- Greg’s Coffee Shop: A Special Blend
- Peruvian Highland Wool: As Greg shared, it’s a cross between Merino (for softness) and Corriedale (for strength). After consulting The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook (affiliate link), this breed is not mentioned but the authors state there are so many Merino crosses that their information on merinos is incomplete.
- The Livestock Conservancy
- Carolina FiberFest:
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- Join in on our KAL! Let’s explore color dominance with the Stripe Domination Hat by Ellen Silva. See the KAL thread in the Ravelry Group for a pattern discount code.
Upcoming Events Where You Might Find Us
- Carolina FiberFest (March 22-23, 2019) – In addition to the main event, CFF will be hosting a casual community even on Saturday March 16 in the Expo building at the NC State Fairgrounds. We will have more details soon, but if you might be able to join us, put it on your calendar!
- Sarah Jordan’s shop is Fluvial Fibers – she has beautiful handspun in a wide variety of fiber breeds
- Ellen’s shop is Zephyr Creek Farm and she has Romeldale/CVM sheep. Romeldale/CVM is considered a threatened breed. Pam purchased some of the mill spun yarn and it is SO soft. Ellen has offered our listeners 20% off her millspun yarn through 2/2/2019 – use code UNRAVELING
- The weekly FiberCrafty newsletter always has a list of current coupon codes! And other fun stuff. Pam writes it, it’s good. You should subscribe.
The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link)
- We had a lot to talk about this week! We will discuss Leaflet #6 next time, pages 36-41.
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