Show Notes for Episode 1: Diving Right In

Show Notes

First, Steph and Stacie want to give a big shout-out and say “Thank you” to all our friends, new and old, who left comments and feedback about our podcast. We appreciate each and every one of you so please keep the feedback coming! 

We want to give a special “Thank you” to Laura Linneman (LaLa) from The Knit Girllls. She has been a tremendous help to us in getting our feet wet in the podcasting world.

Knitting:

Stacie is working on:
Steph is working on:

Both Steph and Stacie are each knitting an afghan strip for a charity blanket with their local knitting group. The pattern is Knit Textured Afghan by Bernat. The finished afghan will be sent off to an orphan graduating from Maryvale Orphanage.

Spinning:

Stacie managed to get a teeny bit more done on her Loop Bullseye batt in the Terra Cotta colorway.

Steph finished spinning her Western Sky Knits 85% Polwarth and 15% Tussah silk in the Azaleas colorway. Final yarn weighed in at 4 oz and was 417 yards and she *hearts* it very much.

Next Up:

Stacie is planning to spin a braid from The Droll Eclectic in the “Other Duties as Assigned” colorway. Steph will start her 2nd braid from Natural Obsessions.

Stacie’s next sweater will be the Bláithín which she will knit with Classic Elite Portland Tweed.

March will be our “Month of Socks”. Stacie might do Skew with her Kraemer Yarns Sterling Silk & Silver. Steph may use her WSK handspun to knit Marlene or perhaps Pomatomus. The Fruit Loop pattern also intrigues her.

Question for our viewers:

How do you manage your spinning projects on Ravelry? Do you use your stash page? Start a project page? Must Stash Podcast wants to know!

Loose Ends:

We’re learning as we go as we embark on this new journey. If you have any advice or suggestions, especially when it comes to hosting and iTunes, we’d love to hear from you! We plan on producing an episode every 2 weeks from here on out. We do have a donation button on the blog; donations are not necessary but are very much appreciated and go to help pay for production costs. We have some super cool buttons coming our way that we plan on giving in return for donations of $10 or more.

Miscellaneous:

Stacie was wearing her Color Affection (Veera Välimäki pattern).

Steph was wearing her Ishbel (Ysolda Teague pattern).

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8 thoughts on “Show Notes for Episode 1: Diving Right In

  1. Great fun! So Glad I get to watch you both. As for spinning on rav, I usually put things in my handspun-stash. Now I haven't been extremely productive as a spinner (I spin in spurts) and I should really take better notes. I think that inspires me to run over there and add some.

  2. Yes, that's what I have been doing. Today I had the idea of putting in some good handspun notes on a project page when I'm spinning for a specific project. That way the finished object and the finished yarn notes are all in one space.

  3. I don’t consider my handspun a “project”. I prefer to add my spun yarn to my stash (and then I remove my fiber frm my stash as “used”). Then I can chose the yarn from my stash as I knit it. Thanks for all your work on the podcast and for putting yourselves out there. Enjoyed episodes “0” & “1” today!

    • Thanks, Melissa, for your thoughts on how to handle handspun. I never thought to keep the fiber stash and the newly spun yarn stash as separate. Previously, I had just edited the fiber stash and renamed it. Marking it as used up makes sense. There are so many different ways I hadn’t yet considered!

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