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Episode 114: I Love Lobster

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UPDATES - The "Classic Must Knits KAL" I'm co-hosting with Molly from "A Homespun House" podcast kicks off (Aug.1 — Oct.1) - Voolenvine Yarns Art Nouveau Yarn Club — sign-ups end July 31st!

OFF THE NEEDLES
- Sealab Socks w/ Afterthought Heels / Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind-off

- Handspun Tan House Brook Shawl (Blocked) by Jennifer Lassonde (aka BostonJen) / Fiber: Corgi Hill Farm in "Sempervarium 2"

ON THE NEEDLES - "Everything is Awesome" Vanilla socks
SPINNING - Finished spinning GourmetStash Fibery Tribbles / "Obligatory Box of Chocolates"
- Spinning 4oz Merino Wool Top from The Yarn Wench in "Denim & Leather" - This will be a pair of mittens or a hat for Dennis
- Review: Rock and String Creations Pencil Roving in "Mermaid" (Alpaca/Merino : 70/30) / Erin will be offering a skein of her fiber for the Must Knits KAL giveaway. 
SHOP UPDATE


Episode 113: Hello from Cape Cod!

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As the title of this episode suggests, I recorded from Cape Cod! I decided to put out a quickie episode this week because I know for a fact, when I get back to Brooklyn, there won't be any time — and I have lots to show you!

During the last episode, I showed you my Corgi Hill Farm fiber that I was spinning. Well, I loved spinning it so much, I actually finished spinning and navajo plying it! Even better? I knit it up!
Ladies and gentlemen, my very first EVER handspun FO!!! Now I just want to spin and knit ALL the things! The pattern is the Tan House Brook shawl by Jennifer Lassonde (aka BostonJen on Ravelry).
Next weekend I will have some time to photograph a blocked FO version of it.

I also finished some socks I've been working on, and putting a dent in my Daybreak shawl with yarn from Gynx Yarns.


Also, don't forget: Sign-up for the Voolenvine Yarns Art Nouveau Yarn Club before July 31st! Space is limited — join while you can :)

In other news, we had a great time at the…

Episode 112: Spin Machine

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UPDATES


I hope everyone in the US had a great 4th of July weekend! Dennis and I spent a long weekend in Cape Cod — our first trip of the summer! Needless to say, I got lots of knitting accomplished.

This week I also announced Voolenvine Yarns' very first Yarn Club! For three months, members will receive three uniquely hand-dyed skeins inspired by the Art Nouveau era — Think Klimt, and Mucha ;) Click here for more info!






WHAT I'VE BEEN KNITTING



"Everything is Awesome" Rainbow Socks - Lush MCN vanilla socksVivid Square blanket: I knit one square on my way to Cape CodOphidian Shawl: Put a small dent in it.
SPINNING


Just a Day Dream 1 oz 35g Hand blended spinning fiber - STORM blue black teal and white rolags for fiber artHobbledehoy "Butterfly Bush" Butterfly Bush -- high contrast Battlings -- mini batts (2 oz.) merino, fine alpaca, silk, bamboo, sparkle, etc.Corgi Hill Farm fiber for Tour de Fleece / Polwarth Tussah Silk 85/15 Combed Top Roving - 5oz - Sempervari…