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

Archive for June, 2011

Hippie Penguin episode 8

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Thing’s mentioned in this episode:

The remembering Remy preemie hat, Group page: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/remembering-remy

Loopy Yarns in Chicago: http://www.loopyyarns.com/

Phat Fiber box: http://phatfiber.com


Hilary, www.hippiepenguin.artfire.com

Leslie, www.coppermothstudio.artfire.com


Group, http://www.ravelry.com/groups/hippie-penguin-fibers

Hilary: Hippiepenguin

Leslie: Coppermoth


Show: https://hippiepenguinfibers.wordpress.com/


Hilary, Hippiepenguin http://www.plurk.com/Hippiepenguin

Leslie, Coppermoth http://www.plurk.com/CopperMoth


Hilary, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hippie-Penguin-Fibers/318861639408

Leslie, http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Leslie-D-VanderHart/178050912243407


Hippie Penguin Episode 7 – 6/9/11

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The Hippie Penguin and Copper Moth give a “rad” pod cast! Episode 7

Hippie Penguin Episode 6 – 6/4/11

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  • Finished objects
    • Bearfoot socks
  • WIP’s
    • Handspun cowl
    • Haruni shawl – up to row 68
    • Koigu socks
    • Handspun slipper socks


  • Spinning
    • Polypay/mohair from local farms – 124yds, 5oz.
    • Copperpot Silk/Merino/Firestar Pebble Beach Sparkle – 5oz, 102yds.


  • Everything else
    • Ugliest roving in the world.
    • Thursday podcast with Leslie starting 6/9, giveaways
    • June Phat Fiber samples – from X-files “Triangle” Scully’s dress.
    • The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook
      • Color and dyeing – color theory, mixing colors, dye methods,
      • Spinning – fiber prep, splitting colors, carding, “sock addict survival kit” pg. 36, plies, working with singles
      • Knitting – basic sock pattern, top down & toe up, how to fit your feet, socks knit flat, toe options, cuff options, heel options, methods of casting on, bind off options.