Saturday, May 29, 2021

Episode 29: Creeeeaaak!!

Minerva takes my first roving rug for a test ride

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Warm Thanks Dept:

Tinyshinythings- hey, somebody had to tell me!

What's On My Hooks and Needles:


Roving Rug #1—how to use up roving from a more coarsely coated breed of sheep such as churro, Finn, etc. Pin drafted on big needles.

In Progress:

Really Pretty Socks—on the leg of sock #1

 Wild Lettuce Shawl: on the knitted on lace edging, but not yet at the midpoint
Twinface’s vest (restarted in smaller size) finished second skein at about 14”.
Temperature Blanket—caught up and having a week of single stripes as the weather varies wildly

Roving Rug #2—still using up the roving stash!

Eyeing..the owl post sweater...or another Agnes without pockets

I’m currently wearing...  

My Three Favorite Resources:

Webs for supplies
Mimi's Needlebasket for supplies

Dizzy Blondes:  


Distress tolerance: guidelines: practice daily, try skills more than once, draw up a plan and carry it with you.

Put a Lid On It:


Aw Shoot!

30 minutes per day; gear from the bottom up: fluids and carrying fluids

Fluffy Books:

by Ray Bradbury

 Something Rotten—done
by Jasper Fforde

What the Devil Knows—done
Sebastian St. Cyr series

Jodi Taylor
Chronicles of St. Mary’s

Something I Really Like:

Crio Bru--all the chocolatey goodness without the trash
Blue Poppy on Etsy—toilet fizzies and shower steamers—high shipping cost


Count-down to June 3rd
Dad turns 100
Eleanor update 

And Minerva gets the last word:

The Mouse Terminator 


orphie said...

Longtime listener, love your podcast❤️ Would you please list all of the coping skills in your acronyms, so I can print them up and laminate them and memorize them and practice them? Thank you!

twinsetjan said...

Gemma! Fun to be mentioned on the latest podcast!

Also, I do need weigh in on the kind of fiber with which you were working. First, Finnsheep come in lots of colors -- I have gray, white, black, black and white (piebald, marked, dalmatian), chocolate brown, and moorit brown animals in our flock. Second, Finnsheep fiber is not coarse at all. (I have nothing against coarse fiber -- it has many good purposes!). Finnsheep fiber falls in the fine end of medium fineness fleeces and most people are reasonably comfortable wearing Finnsheep yarn against their skin. And, if a flock has been bred for fineness, it can cross over to the coarse end of fine fleeces and be next to skin soft for almost all. Finnsheep will never be Merino, but it is not coarse.

I'm going to hazard a guess that you may have something like Shetland with a double-coat. The dual coated nature means that if the fiber hasn't been combed to separate the external coat from the inner coat, your fiber can feel quite coarse. In fact, the inconsistency of fineness can make the fiber feel more coarse than it actually is. OR if it's definitively coarse, it might be something like Churro or Icelandic or some cross breed.

I'm enjoying the recent episodes -- in fact, have purchased some material on DBT. Thank you!