Hilary shares her fantabulous fusion of life with fiber and other randomness.

Archive for May, 2011

Hippie Penguin Episode 5 – 5/28/11

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  • Finished objects
    • None
  • WIP’s
    • Bearfoot socks
    • Handspun cowl
    • Haruni shawl – no progress
    • Koigu socks
  • Spinning
    • Polypay/mohair from local farms – 8oz including spindle
    • Copperpot Silk/Merino/Firestar Pebble Beach Sparkle
  • Everything else
    • Thursday podcast with Leslie starting in two weeks 6/9, will have some tutorials, book reviews, giveaways
    • Leslie earrings
    • June Phat Fiber samples – from X-files “Triangle” Scully’s dress.
    • Corriedale fiber – blues and purples
    • Interweave Knit & Spin 2011
      • Types of fibers & prep
      • Washing Wool
      • Spindle Spinning
      • High whorl vs. low whorl
      • Spinning on a Wheel
      • Parts of the wheel
      • How to choose your first wheel
      • Seven drafting techniques
      • Plying/twist
      • Estimating yarn requirements
      • Patterns
        • Fleece lined mittens
        • Week and a day beret – made from wedges
        • Annukka socks pg 85

 

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Hippie Penguin Episode 4 – 5/22/11

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  • Finished objects
    • None 😦
  • WIP’s
    • Bearfoot socks
    • Handspun cowl
    • Haruni shawl – starting row 53
    • Koigu socks
  • Spinning
    • Polypay/mohair from local farms
  • Everything else
    • Knit night Thursday at Firehouse Teas – angora
    • Phat fiber box
    • Salomon Farm Fiber Festival – Dyed Romney locks, merino/silk, soap dish, earrings

Hippie Penguin Episode 3 – 5/17/11

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Finished Objects – Lattice Cable Hat & Handspun Armwarmers WIP’s – Bearfoot socks, Handspun cowl, & Haruni Shawl…. special guest appearance by awful 13oz scarf of doom. Spinning – Mystery Orange/Green Yarn Review – Sit and Spin! by Jacey Boggs

Cinnamon Spice Alpaca

Finally have the full sizes of my Cinnamon Spice alpaca roving listed in the shop!